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East Sussex College Hastings is a place where you’ll start to achieve your dreams. The next two or three years will be a very memorable and important part of your life. College is a place where you will meet life-long friends and hopefully discover what you want to do in the future. Whether you want to go to university, start an apprenticeship, or launch yourself into a career - we can help you do it.

mirror those that you would find in the industry, and we have a dedicated campus for our Motor Vehicle students to learn their trade.

To match our fantastic range of courses, we have a friendly and dedicated team of tutors who are highly experienced, and will be with you every step of the way to make sure you have everything you need University? to succeed.

Since the college Apprenticeship? merger we have been improving, Career? We will Our incredible give you the evolving, and help you get there facilities freedom to explore growing in order your subject, while our strong to be the most successful connections with local and local provider of post-16 national businesses give you the education in the South East. chance to put your learning into practise and see your industry in We have a huge range of action during visits and trips. courses across our three campuses - all situated within I hope to see you at one of our new modern facilities. To give open events very soon, where you a flavour of what we offer, you’ll be able to find out more. our Station Plaza campus features fully-equipped Hair and Beauty salons, complete with a sauna and Jacuzzi. Our Ore Valley campus features construction and engineering workshops that

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Jim Sharpe Principal of East Sussex College Hastings


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Prince’s Trust  A-Levels  30 Inclusive Pathways  T-Levels  54 Supported Education  Vocational  62 How to Apply  Business & Service Industries  64 Course Index  Business & Marketing  66 Hair & Beauty 

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Once you’ve found your perfect course, flip to the back where you’ll find an application form. Want to see what else ESC has to offer? Why not pick up our Eastbourne and Lewes course guides too.

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y d u st o t s n o s Rea ngs i st a in H The biggest reason is because of our campuses; we have three purpose built campuses in Hastings - Station Plaza, Ore Valley, and the Automotive Training Centre (ATC). They are very modern campuses that are designed to help you excel in your studies. Station Plaza has five floors of classroom and work space and is dominated by the central atrium. Ore Valley is where learning comes to life with construction and live-build areas. The Automotive Training Centre is dedicated to car and light vehicle repair. We excel in a number of areas including Art, Construction, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Catering and Travel & Tourism, to name a few.

Construction workshops and working yard

Engineering and welding suite

CAD workshop

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Learn in real life working environments in the interior of an Airbus A320 Our Hair, Beauty, and Make-Up fuselage. Preflight checks, serving salons are modern and spacious in-flight meals, and and give our paying clients the opportunity to relax Our students always duty free! and indulge. We have tell us how our Our Ore Valley campus comfy washing basins campuses give them boasts 7,000 sq metres and styling chairs in independence of realistic working our hair salon, brightly space, with bricklaying, carpentry, lit mirrors for our make-up artistry, electrical, painting and decorating, and beauty beds, nail stations, and plumbing workshops for you to a sauna and a Jacuzzi in our learn your trade, as well as outside beauty salon. yard space to practise paving and On the third floor we have our very roofing. We also have engineering own plane! Our cabin crew and travel workshops fitted with industryand tourism students are able to standard machinery including learn all about the aviation industry lathes and welding bays. and jet set all around the world

Art shop Hair & beauty salons Real-life working environments

Great transport links

Learning Resource Centre Snap-On tools

State-ofthe-art gym

Full access to Horntye sports centre

Priory Meadow 2 mins walk

Subway

Coast Restaurant & training kitchens

5 mins walk to the beach

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Science labs

Fully functioning garage

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“I love teaching! It is always a highlight when past students tell me that they have jobs flying for an airline! I have worked for Air2000, First Choice and Thomson I loved it and want to pass my knowledge on to all our students.” Louiza , Cabin Crew & Travel Tutor

Expert tutors

“After graduating from Brighton with a Sport & Exercise Science degree I wanted to become a teacher to help students who are unsure about what they want to do, as I once was!”

We have some of the finest teaching staff in their field - and you can’t get much better than Sussex FE Teacher of the Year, Louiza Tryphonos. Our Cabin Crew tutor Louiza was voted as the best FE teach in Sussex in 2018. Like Louiza, all of our tutors have years and years of teaching and industry experience in their subjects. Many have been industry professionals who have had illustrious careers, either managing at a high level or owning their own business before coming into teaching to pass on their knowledge to you. Others have been teaching and perfecting their craft for a number of years to ensure you have “All the tutors here are the best learning amazing, even the ones experience.

Craig, Sport & Fitness Tutor

“I like the light bulb moments! Such as when you over hear them tell their friends that their lesson was really interesting,

or they have learnt something they didn’t know 30 minutes ago. This is why I love teaching. ” Jake, Health & Social Care Tutor

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that don’t teach you, want to help you! They are so knowledgeable and want you to succeed”

One thing is for sure, they all have fantastic industry and university contacts which Jordan Levere, A-Level Student means they are able to easily invite guest speakers, take you out into the industry for educational trips and visit, set up industry placements, and even help you to secure interviews for jobs after you finish college.


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line. Hastings is also well connected by Our campuses are really easy to get to, in fact Southeastern and has direct trains from our Station Plaza campus couldn’t be any Roberstbridge and Battle. easier to find. It is situated right in the centre of town, just 65 steps from Our Automotive Centre There are plenty of Hastings train and bus station. is on a bus route and direct buses that come into Hastings from the Ore Valley is a two-minute walk Ore Valley and Station surrounding area such as from Ore train station, and the Plaza have easy access Eastbourne, Bexhill, Battle, Automotive Training Centre (ATC) is just out of town along to buses and are right and Rye. We have a secure the Ridge on the Ivy House Lane next to train stations. car park for cars, mopeds and push bikes at Station Industrial Estate. Plaza and Ore Valley, and plenty of Regular trains pass through Hastings from space for mopeds and push bikes at Brighton, Eastbourne, and Bexhill, and come the Automotive Training Centre. from Ashford and Rye along the Southern

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Thriving Arts Community Hastings has always had a great reputation for the arts and the college has played a significant role in that for a number of years. We have a whole floor dedicated to art, design and craft. We have an array of equipment for you to use including printing presses, pottery wheels, a kiln, photography studios and a darkroom. We also have Macs and computers with the most up to date Adobe software, and 3D digital design software. Our University Centre, which sits proudly on the fifth floor, also boasts 6 full BA (Hons) in the arts providing exceptional progression routes for you.

We’re going green! We’ve made positive changes to our campuses to help reduce our carbon footprint and protect our environment. Towards the end of 2018 we installed 900 Solarworld PV panels to the roof of our Ore Valley campus. The solar panels generate an estimated 237,500kwh of solar energy per year, providing over 70% of our electricity needs. Our coffee shops and canteens at Plaza and Ore are plastic free. We don’t use out plastic straws or cutlery which means we are not contributing to the amount of single-use plastic going landfill.

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Our supported education students lead the way with recycling their food waste and look after our ecofriendly composter. We are replacing old, traditional light bulbs with more energy efficient LED bulbs and our atrium has a Ground Heat Source System installed to help keep the space cool or warm, depending on the time of year, which helps to slash our heating and energy bills.


Ore Valley is perfectly set up for students who want to learn the construction trade, no matter their gender. The workshops are big enough for you to work comfortably, there are always plenty of tools, and the tutors are great! I’m up with the high flyers in the class and my grades are really good. I want to have my own plumbing business in the future after I have built-up my experience and knowledge in the industry.

Ashleigh Carpenter | Level 2 Plumbing

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More awesome facilities... We’re lucky enough to have amazing new facilities which means you have the luxury of learning in clean and comfortable classrooms, all fitted with interactive white boards.

State of the art training kitchens and restaurant

Sport and leisure

Station Plaza is home to our Coast Restaurant and training kitchens where our hospitality and catering students are able to learn their culinary craft. Coast Restaurant has a 5 out of 5 rating on Tripadvisor! This is because of its cosy and friendly setting, fantastic food and popular themed menu evenings.

On the first floor at Plaza we have our fullyequipped fitness suite.

Our students are able to practise their dinner service, bartending and barista skills. Next door in the training kitchens our students are able to prepare, cook and serve three course meals. Our kitchens are modern and spacious and are fitted with high-tech commercial computer controlled rational ovens, vacuum packers, and sous vide water baths - the types you’d expect to find in high quality restaurant kitchens.

Science labs Our third floor is dedicated to our A-Level subjects. We have an A-Level common room for you to spend free periods, as well as modern science labs with well stocked equipment.

Coffee shops, canteen, and Subway There are plenty of places for you to grab breakfast, lunch, snacks, or a cup of coffee before or after lessons. At Plaza and Ore Valley we have Coast Coffee which serves Costa coffee and a selection of sandwiches and paninis. Our college canteen, Coast Kitchen, serves freshly cooked hot meals. We also have an on-site Subway at Plaza, meaning you can still enjoy your sub of the day!

Sports and Public Services students are able to train, exercise, and learn using the equipment and machinery. The gym is also open to members of the public who pay monthly or annual memberships. As a sport or public services student you will also have access to Horntye Sports complex, featuring an indoor sports hall, astroturf and cricket pitch. All of our students also have free access to the swimming pool at Summerfields Leisure Centre before college starts. Both Summerfields and Horntye are just a short walk along Bohemia Road.

Art shop We also have a fully -stocked art shop so you’ll be able to purchase all kinds of equipment and supplies to help you create your masterpieces. What makes it even better is the student discount.

LRC Sometimes you just need a quiet space to buckle down and focus. That’s why we have designed our campuses to have accessible Learning Resource Centre. Both LRCs feature lots of computers, plenty of books, and quiet study pods, as well as friendly and super helpful staff who are on hand to point you in the right direction for assignment research, referencing and proofreading.

There is a friendly and welcoming atmosphere at each of our campuses - a real togetherness and community where we treat each other with respect and individuality.

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Each year our students succeed in and win lots of local and national awards. We regularly compete in UK Skills competitions and have helped our students gain valuable experience in their industries, setting them up for their careers.

Barratt Homes industry placement

Since merging to become East Sussex College we have been able to offer the widest range of academic and vocational courses in the whole of the South East.

We’re an important part of the community We love our community and like to think that we play an important role in making Hastings a great place to live, study, and play. Our Plaza atrium is the perfect venue for a number of community events such as Gin festivals, awards nights, Christmas carol concerts, gala dinners, and political debates. Our Public Services department also work very closely with Hastings War Veterans to host an annual Remembrance Day service. Early in 2019 we took over the day-today running of two popular community venues in the town, the Stade Hall and the Classroom on the Coast. We’ve since been able to offer community based events such as cooking demos and literacy festivals.

Hastings is the place to go if you’re looking to study vocational and technical qualifications. If you have an idea about the types of subjects you’d like to explore further at university or start to work in, then you’ll be able to do that with us.

It’s great that the college is right next to town, so you can go off at lunch time. Sam MacLeod | A-Level Student

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Location, location, location! Our Station Plaza campus is a 30second walk away from Priory Meadow, five-minute walk to the beach and a ten-minute walk to the park. This means that you have lots of options at lunch time, or even during your free periods! Hastings is full of local businesses who actively look for students to fill job roles for part-time work, and work placements! Hastings is a great place to study and work, and with Ore Valley a ten-minute bus journey away there is nothing stopping our students reach their full potential.

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A pioneering creative hub coming 2020

b u H e v i t a e r C After the successful launch of our Creative Hub at our Lewes campus, we will be developing a Creative Hub in Hastings. The Hub will give ‘Creatives’ the opportunity to work on live briefs

from real clients to enhance their learning. Students from across a range of the college’s subjects, which could include Art & Design, Computing & IT, Business, and depending on the brief may

include others, are able to come together to work and create products and services for our local business partners. This could range from a website to the promotion of a sports event.

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Stress Awareness Month gave our students tips on how to relax, practise mindfulness and effectively prepare for their exams.

Student Experience

Students’ Union

College isn’t just about studying. You’ll be able to develop yourself as a person and gain all the soft interpersonal skills you need in order to succeed by getting involved with activities outside of the classroom - you’ll also develop your social skills and have loads of fun too!

Run by the students, for the students!

Studying with us gives you a wide choice of challenging and mind-stretching enrichment activities to choose from.

As a student you will automatically become part of our Students’ Union

Hang out with friends and other people who have the same interests as you. Choose from activities such as:

Whether that’s through social events, political campaigns or raising awareness for local or national issues. If you feel you want to be more proactive within the Union, then you could stand for an executive role on the committee, including Student Governor.

Card & Board Games Netball Ab Attack Boxing Gaming Club Fifa Club Reading Club 5-a-side Football Women’s Football Academy Men’s Football Academy Elite Football Academy

Our Students’ Union is run by our Student President who partakes in Committee meetings with our Governors and Principal. The Union works to improve all aspects of College life for all students.

This is a great opportunity where you get to build confidence and develop various skills in teamwork, leadership and organisation. You will help our students have a great time at college, giving a first-hand insight into the experience of being a student. We also encourage our students to form their own societies and clubs, so if you have a keen interest in a particular subject or you’re passionate about trying new things then we want to hear from you.

Golf Basketball Tennis Yoga Swimming Club Film Club Reading Club Strength and Conditioning Duke of Edinburgh Alton Towers and other trips

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Sports Academies If you love to play sports then we have a thriving sports academy in Hastings. You’ll be given plenty of time outside of your lessons to train and practise, then have Wednesday afternoons for competitive matches. We offer men’s football, in partnership with Hastings United Football Club, as well as rugby, and netball. So no matter what subjects you’re studying, you can join one of our academies.

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Things happen all-year-round We have a jam-packed calendar of events once you become an ESC student. During the first couple of weeks of term we have our freshers’ events giving you the chance to get to know your fellow students, sign up for the sports academies and societies. Various events take place throughout the Autumn up until Christmas such as Vegan festivals and Christmas markets. Then into the new year we regularly host fundraising and charity events, relaxation and stress busting days.

Getting involved will help you discover new people and interests to help you grow as an individual East Sussex College Hastings, Remembrance Parade

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w o r h t o t n e p p a s h e i t o r s a l p a we gest end-of-year ! eth big smash hit minifest iw th our Over 3,500 of you let your hair down, celebrated the end of your exams, and start the summer in style during our three MiniFests!

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We welcomed headline acts YouTube and DJ sensation, Jack Maynard; X Factor star, Amelia Lily; and Love Island stars and DJ duo, Sam Bird and Adam Collard to our three festivals in Eastbourne, Lewes and Hastings. As well as three hours of live music, there was free food and drink, festival games, and festival hair and make-up. Plus a handful of lucky competition winners were also able to meet and greet the celebrities.

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Industry placements are an integral part of our courses. This hands on experience helps to bring your learning to life and demonstrates to employers that you are able to carry out the tasks that you’re being taught in class. We work with some amazing local and national employers.

East Sussex College students industry placements in Seville, Spain

Industry

Placements All subject areas include an industry placement from vocational subjects such as Brickwork and Hairdressing, to subjects such Business.

Our campuses have helpful staff on hand to provide information on employability skills and work experience opportunities. Teachers also have industry contacts and will create work experience opportunities for keen students.

Industry experience comes in many forms, for example, Health & Social Care students will work in hospitals, nursing homes, primary schools or day care centres.

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Industry placements bring the theories we learn in class to life and enable students to use and apply practical real life experiences

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We aim to ensure that each of our students is able to complete at least one industry placement. This hands on experience helps to bring your learning to life and demonstrates to employers that you are able to carry out the tasks that you’re being taught in class.

Working abroad In 2017, we secured funding to enable our students to undertake a four-week industry placement trip to Seville, Spain. Ever since, we have been You have the sending groups opportunity to of students work in Seville! from across our college curriculum to the sunny Spanish city to work as chefs in tapas bars, reception staff in hotels, and giving tourist guided Segway tours of the city.

Type of course A-Level Extended time for work industry placements, at least one week. T-Level 45 day work placement Vocational Course Extended time for industry placements and opportunity to work on Live briefs from clients in the creative hub.

We will help you get an industry placement We encourage you to source and secure your own placement in a business or industry you are interested in. If you can’t secure a placement we can help. We work with many different businesses and will help you contact and secure your place.

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The Travel and Tourism courses are fantastic. The students that we’ve worked with came with a tremendous amount of knowledge about the tourism industry, and were a welcomed addition to the team during busy periods. We recognise the importance and relevance of work experience, so we are proud to work with the college.


A big thank you to all the businesses we have worked with this year We work with some amazing local and national employers:

Cynets Nursery

Little Skaters Nursery

Dale Saunders Plumbing & Heating

Magdalen and Lasher Charity

Daytime Healthcare Recruitment

Magic Wok

Delta Auto Parts

Market Café

De La Warr Pavilion

Martha Trust

Abbey House

Derwent Residential Care Ltd

Mary House

Able-Weld Engineering

Diego’s Restaurant

Maybo Ltd

Actar Ellis

Dorothy Marchant Flowers

Meadows Nursery School

Active Hastings Operations

Dudley Infant Academy

Hastings Borough Council

East Grinstead Football Academy

Meadway Youth Trust and Hidden Patterns Ltd

Aerodynamic Test Equipment Ltd

East Sussex County Council

Alex Burgess Carpentry

Education Future Trust

Albion In The Community

Ernest Hathaway

Alex Nichols

Etchingham Primary School

Alfa Laval Eastbourne Ltd

Falaise Health & Fitness Centre

Alfa Laval Holdings Ltd

Fellowship of St Nicholas

Alfa Electric Ltd

Ferry Road Nursery

Anglesey Adventures

Freedom Leisure Rye

Anytime Recruitment Ltd

Freedom Leisure Bexhill

Amplec Ltd

Focus SB

Akro Valve Ltd

Foreign Trading Solutions Ltd

Artemis Nursery

Gardenworks

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy

GDE Precision Engineering

Aspens Charities Ltd

George Stone Ltd

Asletts Ltd

Gifted Care Services Ltd

ATS Ltd

Glenmuir House

Audi Cars

Goodman Apparel & Barbers

Mencap Open Door Mini Moo’s Nursery MJS Media

Morgan and Morgan Builders Ltd

Mountside Residential Care Homes National Trust (Bodiam Castle)

Nationwide Telephone Assistance New Horizons School

Sussex Housing & Care Saxonwood Care Home

St Dominic’s Nursing Home Ltd St Michaels Hospice Studio One

St Leonards C of E Primary Academy

Steven Rowsell (Precision) Ltd Strawberry Fair

Swan Housing Association Swiftune Engineering Taylors of Battle

Teco Building Products Teddy’s Barbers and Gents Grooming Tigfusion Ltd

Timber Frame IT (South East) Ltd Timber Logistics

Newland Chase

The Baird Academy (Elphinstone School)

Nicholas James Care Homes Ltd

The Beauty Room

Northiam Primary School

The College of the Holy Child

Old Hastings House (Magdalen and Lasher Charity)

The Chaseley Trust

One Answer Insurance Services Ltd

TFTTB of Tenterden and District Day Centre

Opera South East

The Grand Hotel Eastbourne

Optivo

The Green Room

Ore Village Primary Academy

The Grange

Oxfam

The Lauren Nursing Home

Park Beck Rest Home

The Mermaid Inn

Parchment Trust

The National Trust

Pardean Resorts

The Painting Company

Halcyon Hairdressing Ltd

Park Holidays Ltd

The Retreat Beauty Salon

Parsonage Farm Day Nursery

Bannow Retirement Home

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance

Pazzaz Hair Salon

The Royal Society for the protection of birds

Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary

Hastings & Bexhill Mencap Society

Phoenix Carpentry Services

The Shoe Shuffle

Battersby Restaurant

Hastings Borough Council

Photek Ltd

The Spaghetti Tree Day Spa

Bayhouse Nursing Home

Hastings Court Care Home

Prior Care Ltd

The Stables Trust

Bespoke Recruitment

Pugwash Nursery

The Stag Inn

Bexhill Museum

Hastings Stage Studio School of Performing Arts

The Union SteakHous

Birkin Lodge

Hastings United FC

Robsack Wood Primary Academy

The White Dog Inn

Bistro 45 Restaurant

Hastings Art Forum Ltd

Royal Victoria Hotel

The White Rock Theatre

Blair House

Hawkhurst Community Hospital

Redspot Care Limited

Thyme House

Blue Health Care

Hazel Court School

Remedy Recruitment Group Ltd

Boots

Headquarters

Retrotec Ltd

Torr Scientific

Bonmarche

High and Mighty Scaffold and Building Services

Revive Beauty Bexhill

Tourism Information Centre

Richmond Nursing Home

Trade Paints Ltd

Riding for the Disabled (RDA)

True Fusion

Robsack Wood Nursery

Treat Hair & Beauty

R G H Brick work Limited

TT Carpentry

R & L Tanning

The White Dog Inn

R&R Developments

Urban Hair - Toni Dorling

Priory Group Healthcare

Village Cafe

RX Architects

Westfield Primary School

Sandown Primary School

West St Leonards Primary School

Santander Bank (Hastings)

Westwood Care Home

Sara Lee Trust Hastings

White Cliff Residential Home

Secol Engineering Ltd

Whitegates Retirement Home

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White Label Hospitality

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Scope

WH Smith

Silverdale Primary Academy

Kingsview Optical Ltd

WiDEYE

Southdowns Nursing Home

KC Computers

Winston Sports

Sovereign Lodge

Land Management Ltd

Wood Estate Agents

Summerfields Gymnastic Club

Lansdowne Hotel Hastings

Zeta Homes

Lanton Ash Nursery

SPS (Sussex Plumbing Supplies Hastings)

Zeus Gym

Lankelma Ltd

Sussex Police East Sussex Divison

Lauriston Care Home

Sussex House ( Autism Sussex)

Autowise

Avco Maintenance

AXA PPP Healthcare Azur Restaurant

Bannatyne Spa Hotel

Bourne Barber

Bourne Leisure British Army

British Gypsum – Highweald British Heart Foundation

Gordon’s Barbershop

Great Hairdressing Ltd Hoopers Grosvenor House

Holden and Sons Roofing

Holly Blakeley Hair Designs Holy Trinity Church Home Hope and Anchor Hotel

BRE Trust and Subsidiary

Hollington Primary Catepillars Nursery

Bryher Court

Hudson Conway East London Ltd

BP Oil International Limited

In2play

Coast Care Homes Ltd.

Iron Works Uk Ltd

Carousel Nursery School Ltd

Isabel Blackman Centre

Charlwood Rest Home

James Guinn Electrical

Citizen Advice 1066

Jigsaw Day Nursery (Cumberland Gardens)

Classroom on the Coast The Stade

Claverham Community College Clippers Hairdressing Salon Clive Vale Nursery

Clive Vale Primary School

Coghurst Hall Park Holidays

Coombe Haven Holiday Park Cutting Corner

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Coming here has made me realise that I shouldn’t compromise anything anymore, and my dyslexia shouldn’t hold me back! My tutors have helped me realise my full potential, and the stuff I can’t do? My tutors help me until I can do it! Ed Burrows | A-Level Student

BDA Quality Mark Our College is a centre of excellence, committed to meeting the needs of young people and embraces diversity.

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Student

Support & Care We have dedicated teams who are always here to support you through your studies. We want to help you make your goals and dreams become a reality. So whatever you need to succeed, we’ll try our very best to make it happen for you.

Additional Learning Support We have Autism Accreditation and we’re a centre of excellence for the British Dyslexia Association meaning we are committed to providing exceptional support for young people and adults who have autism and dyslexia. We also provide exceptional additional learning support for students with learning difficulties and disabilities, medical conditions, those recovering from mental health problems and those who struggle with English and Maths. For more information, come and speak to us in Student Services.

Safeguarding We work closely with East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board to make sure that all young people are protected from any kind of abuse. We have a designated team of staff to protect our students.

Wellbeing Our Wellbeing Team can provide support with any issues you may be facing during your time at college (whether college related or external) or any situation where you feel that you are not safe and need help. Wellbeing advisers are available to offer practical support and advice for those struggling with challenging issues.

Health The college has a special team who are able to offer a wide range of health services. If you need help or more information about any health issues, please drop into the Student Support office and talk to a member of the team. Whatever the difficulty you may be experiencing, our commitment to support your learning is our priority and we will do our best to help you get back on track.

National Autistic Society

Young Epilepsy

We are committed to understanding and raising the aspirations of individuals with Autism to achieve.

We are recognised for providing better support and doing more to improve our understanding of epilepsy.

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We encourage parents to play an active role in this exciting new chapter of their child’s life. Here we answer some frequently asked questions on the ways in which you can support your child’s education. If you have any queries about college and your child’s options please call 030 300 39699.

Parent & Guardian Information

Further Education (FE)? FE refers to post secondary school education and encompasses A-Levels, BTECs, apprenticeships and other vocational courses as well as Foundation Learning.

We offer campus How can I help my tours where you can child decide on the meet the tutors and right course for them? maybe even see a lesson in progress There are many qualifications to choose from at East Sussex College and we can help your child with that choice, looking at their predicted grades, their interests and preferred ways of learning. For more information call 030 300 39699 or drop in and see us.

Can I visit the college before my child applies? We hold a number of open evenings throughout the year at each of our campuses. This is your chance to explore the college, check out the facilities on offer and meet course tutors and current students.

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How does my child apply to college? Your child can easily apply to ESC online, by post (application form included in this prospectus) or in person. We accept applications until September. Your child can apply for more than one course and have more than one interview. On receipt of your child’s application, an interview date is sent out. At the interview, we make sure your child has chosen the right course for them and provide details about the course or programme. Parents are encouraged to attend. Usually an offer is made with conditions such as GCSE grade requirements. Occasionally a referral will be made to consider alternative options. 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.


What happens at the start of college?

What financial support is available?

The induction period is there to make the transition from school to college as easy as possible. It ensures your child is on the right programme, settling into college life and creating excellent relationships with their peers and tutors. For term dates please visit www.escg.ac.uk

Tuition and exam fees are free for learners aged 16-18. However, you may need to pay for equipment and materials relevant to the course. If you are aged 19 and over, there will be a course fee. Financial help is available including bursaries, travel grants and discounts, Care to Learn grants and Discretionary Learner Support. Students may also be eligible for a Further Education Free Meal. Please speak to one of our team to find out more on 030 300 39699.

What support is available for my child at college? When your son/daughter starts college they will be allocated a personal tutor. This will be the key contact for you and your child during their time at college. Many students require additional support while they study with us. Our Additional Learning Support (ALS) team helps students with learning difficulties and disabilities, and can assist with the transition from school to college, in-class support, assistive technology and more.

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Find a Course September Find the perfect course for you right here in this guide or online at www.escg.ac.uk. Choose from A-Levels, vocational courses, new T-Levels or an apprenticeship in the subjects that interest you! If you can dream it, then you can be it.

Apply! Open Events November December Our Open Events are the perfect opportunity to find out what it’s like to study here. Meet students and staff and go beyond the classroom in our #Fearless activities. Ore Valley Thursday 7th November

There are three ways to apply: Online, in person or by post. You will then be invited in for an interview. Beat the rush: Deadline for applications is 31st December. Your Interview: Once we have received your application we will invite you for an interview. You will receive your interview date in a letter through the post.

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Accept Your Offer February - April Accept your offer: After your interview you will receive a offer letter from us, be sure to return the acceptance form within three weeks to secure your place. It’s also GCSE revision time! All the hard work you put in now will pay off.


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Take a look around our campuses, and talk to our tutors on a private tour. Get in touch and book today.

Remember to book MiniFest tickets 2020 with your festie-bestie!

We can’t wait to meet you!

Good Luck!

GCSE Results!

May

August

It’s GCSE time...

Good luck in your exams!

Mini Fest June - July You’ve finished your exams, now it’s time to let your hair down as ESC MiniFest returns. Watch out for more info nearer the time as we reveal the acts. Then it’s time to take a break for summer you’ve earned it!

Thursday 20th August is GCSE Results Day! Fingers crossed your grades are as you expected but if not, don’t panic – we can offer you guidance on your next steps. Contact details will be in your enrolment information that you will receive this month.

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Welcome to ESC September Dream it. Be it! Welcome to ESC! To secure your place, make sure you enrol and attend an induction session. Your official start date will be in your enrolment pack. The year kicks off in style with our Freshers’ Fair. See you there!

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What are A-Levels?

Tutorial System

Advanced Level qualifications, better known as A-Levels, are two year courses that are perfect for helping you get into university. You’ll be able to choose three subjects to study and you will usually be assessed by exams. Our A-Level programme follows the linear structure which means your exams will be at the end of your two years, rather than at the end of each module or year.

Why should you study A-Levels with East Sussex College? You’ll have everything you need! The third floor at our Station Plaza campus is home to our Sixth Form. Our modern building means you’ll have the luxury of learning in clean and comfortable classrooms, all fitted with interactive white boards. Our modern science labs are well stocked with equipment and materials, and our A-Level art students have the freedom to use all of the art facilities on the fourth floor which include a photography studio, dark room, and printing presses.

There are lots of quiet spaces for you to work outside of class as well.

The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) is a popular spot as it has thousands of books and journals, access to lots of computers and quiet study pods. Our friendly LRC team are always happy to help you with finding the right book for your essay research and they’ll also be happy to proof-read your work before you hand it in.

We also have an A-Level common room; a dedicated space for our sixth form students to relax and socialise between lessons.

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A Sixth Form education requires determination and hard work and we realise that support outside of the classroom is essential to enable you to succeed. When you enrol with us you will be assigned a tutor. They will be aligned with the subject you have chosen and be able to give you expert support and guidance with those subjects.

Academic Support We can provide academic support in the form of study and revision workshops. These enable you to focus on developing your skills and knowledge of your subject and take place throughout the year and more regularly as we approach exams season.

UCAS Application Support If your goal is to head to university after A-Levels then we’ll be able to support you with your UCAS application. We regularly run UCAS surgeries to help you with each step of the process, from setting up your account to writing and refining your personal statement.

Outstanding opportunities... We also offer you the chance to complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). The EPQ is a Level 3 qualification that is worth half an A-Level and will help to boost your UCAS application and develop your knowledge in a particular area of interest. You can choose a topic, carry out research, and then write either a 5,000 word essay or create a ‘product’ and write a 1,000 word essay, followed by a short presentation. The skills you’ll develop as a result of doing an EPQ, such as project planning, decision making, record keeping, evaluation, presenting are invaluable in most jobs and uni courses. As a guide an A* in the EPQ is worth roughly 70 UCAS points, an A 60, B 50 and so on.


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Learn outside the classroom

We’re all in it together

Your learning will also take place outside of the classroom with a number of work experience opportunities, guest talks, and trips.

We have a close-knit sixth form that has fantastic progression rates - giving our students the opportunity to move onto the things they want to do next - including their first choice university, start an apprenticeship, or go off into the world of work.

Each year you’ll be able to take advantage of our excellent links with local and national employers to gain valuable work experience in an industry related to your studies. In the past students have worked Industry for accountancy firms, worked in placements, marketing departments, worked in local hospitals, worked with local news guest talks and outlets in print, TV and radio, and industry trips worked with lawyers and solicitors. These opportunities not only give you valuable hands-on experience, it also looks great on your CV and UCAS application.

Our students always tell us how friendly and welcoming our sixth form is. It is a place where they’re able to meet new life-long friends and they are able to mature and gain independence. The feel of the large, modern building, the interaction with the tutors, and the in-depth subject knowledge is the perfect stepping stone to university.

We often welcome university lecturers and industry experts into the college to give talks about their jobs, their industry, and to give you an insight into what the industry might look like in the future. We also give you the opportunity to get involved with lots of trips throughout the year. We put on coaches to the UCAS fairs in London and Brighton so you can chat to and find out more about university courses up and down the country. Our subject areas also organise course related trips throughout the year. Our students often visit the capital to experience the Law courts, parliament, banks, marketing agencies, and tourist attractions.

It’s not all work, work, work! As we mentioned earlier, there are plenty of activities for you to get involved with outside of the classroom. Whether it is joining one of our sports academies becoming a student rep or starting your own club or society there is plenty to keep you busy.

So how do you choose your A-Level subjects? Some of the best advice we’ve ever heard is to plan backwards. Work out a rough plan of what job you’d like to have in ten years. From there you can look into the details of whether you’d need a degree to do this, and the subjects you need to study at A-Level to get you onto that degree.

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Play to your strengths There is nothing wrong with studying the subjects your good at. If you’re predicted 8s and 9s in English, then perhaps consider taking A-Level English Language & Literature.

Don’t get bored The linear structure means that you’ll study A-Levels for two years. So it’s sensible to choose three subjects that you’re going to enjoy and maintain your interest in right up until the end.

Do your uni research As well as researching the courses you want to study at uni, find out about the entry requirements you’ll need to get in. You’ll also be able to find out what facilities they have, what the student lifestyle is like, and whether you’d like to study there.

Facilitating subjects If you’re the type of person that likes to keep their options open, then perhaps facilitating subjects could be a good option. Many of the top universities look for facilitating subjects such as Geography, History, Physics, or French, because they equip you with critical thinking skills, the ability to research data, analyse data, and you are able to demonstrate your ability to learn and retain information.

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BIOLOGY

New course! Please visit escg.ac.uk for details.

Course Code: 1343Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus, at least a grade 6/B in maths.

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus, at least a grade 5 /C in maths and grade 6/B in Biology.

During this two-year course you will learn about the differences between financial accounting and management accounting and the purpose of each. You will also understand all the different types of businesses, and the role accountants play. You will understand how to prepare and record adjustments in ledger accounts and financial statements, as well as learn about general accounting concepts and how to use them in different situations. After this course you will be able to analyse and evaluate financial information.

During this two-year course you will be able to expand your knowledge of the millions of living organisms on this planet. You will learn to critically think and examine a number of modern day challenges that face us, such as saving endangered species, curing deadly diseases, and feeding an ever-growing population. You will discover more detail about cells, molecules, and enzymes, while figuring out what makes us who we are, and what is in our genetic code. You will learn about: • Cells

You will learn about:

• Molecules

• Double entry model

• Enzymes

• Preparation of financial statements for sole traders

• Genes and genetic coding • Physiology

• Limited company accounts

• Social and ethical context of Biology

• Standard costing and variance analysis • Absorption and activity based costing

What next? What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Business and Economics, allowing for progression to university courses in Accounting or Finance.

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This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology, allowing for progression to university courses in Biology, Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Marine Biology, or Neuroscience.

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CHEMISTRY

Course Code: 1346Y1

Course Code: 1348Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus, at least GCSE English Language and maths grade C/5.

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus a GCSE maths grade B/6 and combined science grade 6-6 or chemistry grade 6.

During this two-year course you will build on your existing knowledge and interest in business, developing your understanding of business functions such as marketing, human resources, strategy and analysis. You will understand and learn the key interpersonal skills that professionals in this industry have, you’ll sharpen your ability to assess trends and solve problems, while putting theory into practice. You will learn about: • Marketing • Human Resources • Business environment • Business strategy • Break-even analysis What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Economics, Accounting, Computer Science, or Media, allowing for progression to university courses in Business, Marketing, or Human Resources.

Over the two-years of the course you will develop your understanding of how science works in the laboratory as well as in the world outside. You will gain a detailed understanding of a discipline that will remain at the forefront of scientific development, and you will be able to understand how the behaviour of atoms and molecules determines the world we live in, our shape and size, and even how we feel on any given day. You will get into the detail of physical and organic chemistry to understand the transition of elements while sharpening your analytical skills. You will learn about: • The inorganic chemistry of main group and transition elements • The organic chemistry of functional groups and synthesis • The physical chemistry of kinetics, equilibria and energetics • Analytical chemistry including spectroscopic techniques What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Biology, Physics, or Maths, allowing for progression to university courses in Chemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Nursing, or Chemical Engineering.

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I’ve got a scholarship to study Computer Science at McGill University in Canada. A-Levels have been a big help in preparing me for university. The subject content and delivery has been great and I am academically ready for higher level study. Being able to do independent work and being part of the Student Council has given me lots more skills outside of the classroom. I’ve been able to develop my social skills and become more confident. I have really enjoyed my time at college. My tutors are really nice, supportive and caring. They’re good at getting us to work together and giving us the independence to learn for ourselves. I can’t recommend this college enough! Vella Sandra Abur | A-Level Student Business, Economics, French & Physics Student

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

ECONOMICS

New course! Please visit escg.ac.uk for details.

Course Code: 1355Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE Maths grade B/6.

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B/6.

This two-year course will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills in programming and your understanding of the way computer technology impacts every aspect of our lives. You will have the opportunity to write code during the whole course and will gain a high level of proficiency in C#, a very commercially viable programming language, which will enhance your ability as a programmer. You will also understand how computers process data at a binary and register level.

During this two-year course you will study key theoretical concepts of Economics such as supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and government policy. You will discover the reasons why the cost of petrol keeps rising, why education is free in the UK, and whether all nations benefit from free trade and globalisation. You will also develop your interest in the world, politics, current affairs, and the environment.

You will learn about: • Fundamentals of programming • Fundamentals of data structures

You will learn about: • Success and failure of markets • Government fiscal management

• Systematic problem solving

• Inflation, balance of payment, and deficit management

• Theory of computation

• Economic growth

• Data representation

• Unemployment

• Computer systems

• Control of variables through policy instruments

• Organisation and architecture • Communication and networking • Computing consequences What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Business, Economics, or Media, allowing for progression to university courses in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Games Development, or even Robotics.

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Business, Accounting, Politics, Law, or Media, allowing for progression to university courses in Business, Economics, Marketing, or Law.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Course Code: 1356Y1

Course Code: 1357Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language and English Literature grade B/6 (if taken).

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language grade C/5.

During this two-year course you will study the concepts and methods of linguistic analysis by exploring a wide range of spoken, written and multi-modal forms of English. You will learn about the English language and its pronunciation, writing, grammar and semantics. You will analyse, evaluate and compare how particular language features contribute to meaning in a variety of texts. You will also develop your creative writing skills and learn how English has developed over time and how children acquire language.

This two-year course will help you to develop your interest in literature and literary studies with like-minded people, and share ideas and interpretations. You will develop and apply your knowledge of literary analysis and evaluation in writing. You will explore the contexts of the work you are reading, while learning how to place texts within the historical and cultural contexts they were written. Set texts will consist of both classics and modern works of literature including prose, poetry and drama. You will learn about: • Construction of meaning

You will learn about:

• Importance of form, structure and language

• The technical aspects of language, such as word classes and grammar

• Importance of point of view, themes and ideas

• How context and style impacts meaning

• Works from different time periods and genres

• The impact of technology and power on the English language

• Close-reading techniques

• How gender, ethnicity and other social factors can influence our language use

• Critical approaches to texts

• The history of the English language and its ever-changing nature • The ways children learn how to use language What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as English Literature, History, Sociology, or even French or Spanish, allowing for progression to university courses and careers in English Language, Linguistics, Journalism, Creative Writing and Social Media.

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What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as English Language, History, Sociology, Law, or even French or Spanish, allowing for progression to university courses in English Literature, Creative Writing, or Journalism.

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE Course Code: 5881/011 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. at least GCSE English Language grade C/5 and English Literature grade C/5 (if taken).

During this two-year course you will study a wide range of engaging literary and non-fiction texts and be able to improve your critical reading and discursive essay writing skills. You will also use literary and linguistic methods to develop clear and coherent study techniques, and be able to make connections between texts using the analytical concepts and methods you learn. To demonstrate the knowledge and understanding of narrative techniques you acquire through your prose study, you will create original creative and non-fiction writing for coursework. You will learn about: • Making connections • Method of language analysis

I got into Warwick University to study creative writing. I want to be a successful author and have already written 3 books! You have much more independence at college and the tutors work ridiculously hard all the time. They are so supportive, helpful and make classes really fun! English language is much more than just reading - we look at the more scientific side and be analytical. I also find language and gender interesting and have lots of great discussions about texts we have read in class!

• Characterisation and narrative structure • Poetry • Monologue and dialogue • Critical commentary • Exploring conflict What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as History, Sociology, or even French or Spanish, allowing for progression to university courses in English Literature, Creative Writing, or Journalism.

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I moved from Cardiff to Hastings as this college has a really good reputation for art! And it was totally worth it as I love it here! The teachers are fantastic . They will always encourage you to keep doing what you are doing to find your own way. They give great advice and help us achieve the grades we need. After A-Levels, I want to study the Art Foundation as it has a really good reputation for getting so many students into prestigious universities, then study at Goldsmiths or the Slade School of Art. Cassie Hoggitt | A-Level Student Fine Art, Graphic Design & Politics

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FILM STUDIES

FINE ART

New course! Please visit escg.ac.uk for details.

Course Code: 1342Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

During this two-year course you will explore the power that films have over the spectator and the impact that cinema has had on the world. You will study a wide range of films from the mainstream to the experimental. You will discover films from all eras and from all around the world, beginning with the Golden Age of Hollywood, before exploring independent British film and the spellbinding cinema of Iran. Along with the analysis of films, you will combine the academic and the creative, learning about screenwriting and will have the opportunity to produce a short film.

During the two-year course you will gain a thorough introduction to Fine Art. You will gain numerous skills in developing ideas, experimenting with materials, techniques and processes, and presenting a personal, informed and meaningful response. You will also understand how different media can be made to work, and show you how artists have created new visions through practical work. You will also learn skills that you can apply to your original work to achieve success. You will learn about: • Drawing

You will learn about:

• Painting

• Film ‘language’ and how directors use it to construct meaning

• Mixed media • Sculpture

• Critical perspectives on film, including feminist readings and the concept of ‘authorship’

• Land art • Printmaking

• Film as a medium of representation, and what films tell us about our world

• Installation

• The contexts of film; historical, social, political and cultural

• Light-based media

• Lens-based

• Screenwriting, narrative structure, basic cinematography and editing techniques

What next?

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Media or Business, allowing for progression to university courses in TV, Film Production, Digital Media, or Broadcasting.

This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Graphic Design, Photography, or Textiles, allowing for progression to university courses in Fine Art, Graphic Design, or Photography.

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FRENCH

GEOGRAPHY

Course Code: 1361Y1

Course Code: 1363Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE French grade B/6.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

During this two-year course you will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, whilst finding out about French culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken French, expressing your point of view. French grammar and translation will be an integral part of the course and help you to build confidence.

During this two-year course you will study and critically engage with real world issues and places and apply your own geographical knowledge to make sense of the world around you. You will learn about the consequences of globalisation, water insecurity and climate change, and the responses to hazards. You will develop your understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environmental issues, and to become critical and reflective. You will also learn a range of transferable skills including observation, measurement, analysis, interpretation and reporting.

You will learn about: • Lifestyle • Relationships

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications and a grade C/4 in Geography (if taken).

• Environment You will learn about:

• The multicultural society

• Population change

• Contemporary social issues

• Coastal environments • Plate tectonics

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Spanish, English Language, Business, or Economics, allowing for progression to university courses in French, International Business, or International Relations.

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• Development and globalisation What next? This course is a high-profile humanities subject and would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as History, English, Economics, or Law allowing for progression to university courses in Geography, Environmental Planning, Architecture, or Oceanography.

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GRAPHIC DESIGN

HISTORY

Course Code: 6377Y1

Course Code: 1366Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language grade B/5 and History grade C/4 (if taken).

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

This exciting two-year subject will involve the generation and development of ideas about visual communication and the production of wide ranging outcomes. You will be able to build on and learn traditional art and design skills while developing new skills in IT-based media. You will also apply critical analysis of design and study recent and current practitioners throughout the course. You will produce practical and critical work in the following areas: • Illustration

During this two-year course you will become adept at asking insightful questions and thoughtfully examining research and evidence before drawing a conclusion. You will study the revolutions of England (17th century) and Russia (20th century), you will compare how one gave rise to parliamentary democracy, while the other was an attempted utopian dream. In the second year you will have the choice to explore one of two subjects; The witch craze that took hold in the late 16th century, or contemporary America and the fundamental issue in US society.

• Advertising • Design for print • Packaging design • Computer graphics • Film • Communication graphics • Animation • Multimedia • Web design • Television and/or video What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Fine Art, Photography, Media, or Business, allowing for progression to university courses in Graphic Design, Fine Art, Visual Communications, or Marketing.

You will learn about: • Rebellion, Republic and Restoration: England 1625-1688 • Impact of the Glorious Revolution • The Russian Revolution • The witch craze in Europe and America 1580-1750 • Mass media and social change 1882-2000 What next? This course is a highly respected subject and would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Sociology, Law, Philosophy, or Politics, allowing for progression to university courses in History, Classical Civilisations, or Anthropology.

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The teachers at East Sussex College are really really inspiring. I know that every student wants their teachers to do the best for them, but it’s quite nice to be able to see a teacher that is very versatile and can work with students who have a whole range of different abilities. I think it’s a really amazing skill to cater for all of those students at the same time, and my teachers have been able to pull that off fabulously Geheris Gidlow | A-Level Student History, Politics & Economics

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LAW

MATHEMATICS

Course Code: 1369Y1

Course Code: 1377Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE Maths grade B/6 and English Language or Literature grade C/4.

grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language grade C/5.

Over the duration of this two-year course you will constantly be sharpening your legal mind and developing analytical and critical thinking skills. You will discover that there is much more to Law than merely punishing crimes, as you learn about the legal system and how to “get the compensation you deserve”. You will also study different aspects of the English Legal System, including how laws are made and the role of the courts in creating and deciding legal outcomes. This course will develop your ability to become a quick thinker and put forward a well-balanced argument, using sound legal reasoning to come to decisions about legal outcomes. You will learn about:

During this two-year course you will be able to sharpen your skills in mathematics and take your powers of logic, analysis, and deduction to the next level. You will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and will develop the skills in order to extend this knowledge to explore real life patters by using mathematical models. You will develop your ability to spot clarity, pattern, and structure in maths, while learning about the applications of mathematics in mechanics and statistics. The skills you develop will be very valuable and in great demand and are central to technology, medicine, engineering and almost every aspect of everyday life.

• Law making and the English legal system • Criminal law - offences against the person and property • The Law of Tort – negligence, nuisance and employer liability • Contract Law – what’s included in a valid contract and what happens when it all goes wrong

You will learn about: • Algebra and functions • Coordinate geometry • Differentiation and integration • Sequences and series • Trigonometry and vectors • Exponentials and logarithms

What next?

• Sampling and statistical distribution

This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Politics, History or English, allowing for progression to university courses including Law or Criminology.

• Hypothesis testing and mechanics What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Psychology allowing for progression to university courses in STEM-based subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths.

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MEDIA STUDIES

PHOTOGRAPHY

Course Code: 1378Y1

Course Code: 6342Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

This two-year course will allow you to explore culturally significant theoretical perspectives in analytical writing and then demonstrate your understanding in a creative portfolio. You will be able to learn about a wide range of texts, discuss cultural contexts and representations as well as gaining an insight into production, marketing and how to target specific audiences. Using your knowledge of TV, film, print and digital as a starting point, you will be able to grow your knowledge to help you produce original pieces of work, while exploring the channels of mass communication in more depth.

During this two-year course you will develop all the skills you need to explore the visual language of photography. You will learn to become visually literate by gaining skills in composition, lighting, focus, and exposure to help you create expressive, meaningful photographs. You will learn skills in both digital and chemical image making and explore the work of many other photographers, artists and filmmakers. You will learn about: • Portraiture, landscape and still-life • Analogue and digital • Documentary

You will learn about: • Media’s role in society

• Photo-journalism

• Understanding codes, conventions, messages & values

• Experimental imagery

• Exploration of varied texts

• Video, television and film

• Research and application of theory and practical production

• Editing, image manipulation, printing

• Photographic installation

• An outline of photographic history and culture

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Business, Economics, or Graphics, allowing for progression to university courses in Marketing, Journalism, PR, or Design.

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What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Fine Art, Media, or Graphics, allowing for progression to university courses in Photography, Fine Art, or Creative Media.

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I‘ve loved college - the teachers are lovely and they’re really helpful. The photography course has been great. It has taught me about traditional processes as well as modern. I find developing film really exciting because you don’t know how your pictures are going to turn out. After college I’m planning to go to university to study Photography. My options are open and I’m looking at either Nottingham, Bath, Plymouth or Hastings. Emily Hendy | A-Level Student Photography & Graphic Design

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYSICS

New course! Please visit escg.ac.uk for details.

Course Code: 1384Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language grade C/4, combined Science grade CC/6-6 and PE grade B/6 (if taken).

grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE Maths grade C/5 and Additional Science grade BB/6-6 or Physics and either Biology or Chemistry, grade B/6.

During this two-year course you gain an understanding of elements of sport with theoretical and assessments in a practical performance at its core. You will learn a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of PE. You will learn how to use data to analyse physical performance and also be assessed in one practical sport. You will learn about:

During this two-year course you will learn a range of theoretical knowledge, lab-based, analytical, and evaluative skills. You will learn about working as a Physicist in mechanics, electric circuits, electric and magnetic fields, and nuclear and particle physics. You will also study topics to increase your knowledge in waves and particle nature of light, thermodynamics, and gravitational fields and oscillations, all while applying theoretical knowledge in a ‘real-life’ context.

• Scientific principles • Psychological and social principles • Practical performance • Performance analysis and performance development What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Biology, English, or Business, allowing for progression to university courses in Sport, Sport Science, Physiotherapy, Outdoor Education, or Sports Journalism.

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You will learn about: • Mechanics and further mechanics • Electrical circuits • Electric and magnetic fields • Nuclear and particle physics • Waves and particle nature of light • Thermodynamics • Oscillations What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, or Maths, allowing for progression to university courses in Physics or Engineering.

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Politics students explored the complexities of the UK voting system by holding their own mock general election

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Course Code: 1364Y1

Course Code: 1386Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

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grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language grade C/5 and Maths grade C/5.

During this two-year course you will gain a broad-based knowledge in political theories and practices, which will allow you to develop skills in analysing and evaluating the current political scene. You will learn about the political participation of politics and government in the UK, focussing on elections, pressure groups, and democracy. Once you have an understanding of the UK government you will study Politics in the USA and compare Politics in the USA and UK. Using historical examples you will also realise how politics has influenced every major human event in history. You will learn about: • Voting behaviour • Electoral systems • Ideology and pressure groups • Historical events • Political system operation What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as, Economics, Law, History, or Sociology, allowing for progression to university courses in Government and Politics, Law, Economics and Politics, Journalism, or International Relations.

Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour which is both fascinating and applicable to every aspects of life. During your two year A-Level course you will learn how to question and evaluate from each of the main psychological perspectives; Psychodynamic, Cognitive, Behavioural, Biological and Humanistic. As students of psychology you will implement both scientific method and maths skills to explore the variety of ways in which human behaviour is researched and data used to support theories. The Psychology A-Level course offers you the chance to explore some fascinating areas of human behaviour; why do people obey orders they do not agree with? What causes OCD and how it can be treated? What happens to our nervous system when experiencing stress? Do criminals have similar biological traits and what are the repercussions for a child when an infant-carer bond is broken? You will develop critical analysis skills and the ability to compare and evaluate theories and experiments produced and carried out by established psychologists. What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Sociology, English and Biology allowing for progression to university courses including Psychology or Criminology.

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SCIENCE BTEC

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New course! Please visit escg.ac.uk for details. Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

I already have a unconditional offer from Roehampton University to study Sports Psychology! I chose to study something I enjoyed after realising engineering and statistics wasn’t for me after finishing two industry placements. These placements were really helpful and look great on my UCAS application and personal statement. Joe Whitehall-James | A-Level Student Maths, Further Maths & Psychology Student

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During this two-year course you will be able to learn about science in a more applied way developing skills in independent learning, lab work, and research. You will learn about the principles and applications of science, practical scientific procedures, and gain scientific investigation techniques and skills. You will also gain understanding of how to work safely in the laboratory and competently use laboratory equipment. You may also be able to choose to obtain a Forensic Science Qualification as part of the course. You will learn about: • Principles and applications of science • Science practical techniques • Science investigation skills • Also the choice of one optional unit What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, allowing for progression to university courses in Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy, or Zoology.

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SOCIOLOGY

SPANISH

Course Code: 1388Y1

Course Code: 1389Y1

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

Entry Requirements: You need at least five

grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus at least GCSE English Language grade B/5 and Sociology grade C/4 (if taken).

grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus you will need at least GCSE Spanish grade B/6.

During this two year course you will be encouraged to develop a critical view of society and question some of the opinions and stereotypes that exist in society. You will learn about the relationship between individuals and society. For example you will debate the degree to which individuals are shaped by society, versus the degree to which individuals have genuine free will and power to shape society. You will also focus on social issues such as the educational underachievement of particular social groups and the relationship between crime and social class, gender and ethnicity.

During this two-year course you will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, while finding out about Spanish culture and ways of life. You will be able to widen your horizons but studying this interesting language, and learn how to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken Spanish. You will also study Spanish grammar and translation and be given lots of opportunity to practise your spoken Spanish in class. You will learn about: • Environment • Multicultural society

You will learn about: • Education • Theory and methods • Families and households • Crime and deviance • Beliefs in society What next? This course is good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Psychology, Philosophy, or Politics, allowing for progression to university courses in Social Sciences,Sociology, or Criminology.

• Contemporary social issues • Cultural topics: region/community, a period of 20th century history, an author, poet director musician or artist • Broaden vocabulary and structures accurately • Pronunciation What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as French, English Language, Business, or Economics, allowing for progression to university courses in Spanish, International Business, or International Relations.

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“I’m off to Warwick university to study creative writing - look out for my books on Amazon!” Emilia King A-Level Student

University?

Employment? “I wanted to have a gap year so decided to get a paid job as the Student President - it’s a great way to save up for uni and get experience!”

The popular route for many students after completing their A-Levels is to study at university. Students go on to study subjects that are related to the ones they have studied at college, or take the opportunity to specialise in a subject, for instance Sports Journalism, Architecture, or Sound Production. You will be able to apply to university in your second year of A-Levels, but there is no harm in looking at courses and universities you’d like to study during Year 11 or in your first year at college. You will give yourself plenty of time to get an idea of what the university is like, to research the types of courses that are out there, and to discover what types of jobs the course can lead on to. Our advice is to apply to as many universities as you can (although there will be a fee for your UCAS application), and then you will be able to keep your options open. Once you have applied, the university will make you a conditional offer to their course, based on your predicted grades at the time you apply. Once you have opened your A-Level results, and you meet the conditional offer, you will then be able to accept their offer.

You may feel that you’re ready to start earning a salary and begin working full-time after A-Levels. Lots of our past students have opted for full-time work rather than uni or an apprenticeship, and this may be right for you too.

You will have gained Advanced Level qualifications in three subjects, showing that you Lucy Head, A-Level Student are able to learn and retain information. You may be able to find fulltime positions in a number of organisations that relate to the subject you have studied, even thanks to their industry placements. In the past, students have gone to work for local banks, galleries, accountancy firms, solicitors, and language schools.

Apprenticeship? “I found out that I could study an apprenticeship to become a paramedic, so I jumped at the chance!” Alex Whiting, A-Level Student

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You may decide that going to university isn’t for you, but you’d still like to learn more about a particular subject, gaining valuable work experience in that area. Since a few changes were made to apprenticeships, more students are finishing their A-Levels and are turning to this work-based qualification. Students are able to study Higher Apprenticeship which allows them to gain the equivalent level qualification to a degree, while gaining valuable experience in the workplace. Students have started higher apprenticeships in a number of areas including Engineering, Software Development, and Public Relations.

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The Department for Education has chosen us to be one of the first colleges in the country to offer T-Levels!

T-Levels at a glance: • Two-year courses • Level 3 Qualifications • The equivalent to three A-Levels • Three-month work placement • Developed alongside employers’ needs • A fantastic progression route into employment, an apprenticeship or university

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Choose from: The first three T-Level pathways starting in September 2020 are: • Design, Surveying and Planning (Construction sector) • Digital Production, Design and Development (Digital sector) • Education (Education and Childcare sector)

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What are T-Levels? T-Levels are brand new technical study programmes and are set to become one of the three major options available to you after finishing your GCSEs, alongside A-Levels and Apprenticeships. Just like A-Levels, you will study your chosen T-Level for two years and at the end of the course, you can achieve the equivalent of three A-Levels.

We will be adding more T-Level pathways in September 2021. These will be:

CONSTRUCTION DIGITAL HEALTH & SCIENCE

T-Levels offer you the chance to study one subject in detail, focusing on core elements that will underpin your knowledge, concepts and skills in your chosen industry. You will then have the opportunity to study a specialised set of skills, before undertaking an industry placement with an employer, which will last for a minimum of 315 hours, which is roughly 45 working days.

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T-Levels have been developed by the government, alongside employers, to teach you the Knowledge, Skills, and Behaviours and positions that employers need you to fill, getting you ready for work.

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DESIGN, SURVEYING AND PLANNING Entry Requirements: You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grade 9 (a*) to 4(c) in a relevant subject (including English & maths).

The Design, Surveying and Planning T-Level will develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of core elements that will underpin your learning in this industry. You will be given a context to the industry, learn the key concepts and theories in design, surveying and planning, and develop the skills you need to do the job. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in one of four areas depending on your area of interest: • Surveying and design for construction and the built environment • Civil engineering • Building services design • Hazardous materials analysis and surveying

Building Technology - You will learn about the different construction methods, including traditional and modern methods, building regulations, and building standards. Digital Technology - You will learn about existing and new digital technology and how it can be used in construction such as computeraided design, simulation, and animation. Relationship Management - You will learn the importance of creating good working relationships with others which includes teamwork, methods and styles of communication, and customer service principles.

You will undertake your industry placement and be given an employer-set project to work on which requires you to demonstrate your learning in response to an employer-set brief. Your English, maths, and digital skills will also be enhanced throughout the two years. Core elements you will learn about include: Health and Safety - You will explore legislation, working at height, and the implications of poor health and safety performance. Design - You will discover the benefits of good design, not only whether the product is fit for purpose but also with budgetary constraints. Construction industry - You will be given a context to the industry, learning about how the industry serves the economy, the integration of the supply chain, and how projects are procured.

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DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT Entry Requirements: You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grade 9 (a*) to 4(c) in a relevant subject (including English & maths).

This T-Level will develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of core elements that will underpin your learning in this industry. You will be given a context to the industry, learn the key concepts and theories in digital production, design, and development, and develop the skills you need to do the job.

Digital Environments - You will learn more about computing systems including physical, virtual and cloud, you will understand the landscape of network connectivity, and understand concepts such as SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (platform as a service) and IaaS (infrastructure as a Service).

You will then have the opportunity to learn more in-depth knowledge and skills within the subject to help specialise in a number of areas including troubleshooting, how to design, implement and test software, and how to change, maintain and support software.

Security - You will learn about the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality, understand processes and protocols used to ensure internet security, and gain an understanding of threats and vulnerabilities such as Botnets, Hacking, Malware, Phishing, and Spam.

You will undertake your industry placement and be given an employer-set project to work on which requires you to demonstrate your learning by combining your core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer-set brief. Your English, maths, and digital skills will also be enhanced throughout the two years. Core elements you will learn about include: Business Context - You’ll be able to understand and learn the value of Digital to businesses, understand technical changes to digital systems and how these may affect a business, and understand the risks including privacy, noncompliance, and security. Data - You will learn about the concepts and fundamentals of data such as search, store, integrate and organise, data formats and their importance for analysis, and how to manage and access data across different platforms. Digital Analysis - You’ll gain an understanding of Algorithms and how they can solve problems, you’ll learn Abstraction so that you can filter details, and understanding Pattern recognition to look for similarities within problems.

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EDUCATION Entry Requirements: You will need a minimum of five GCSEs grade 9 (a*) to 4(c) in a relevant subject (including English & maths).

The Education T-Level will develop your knowledge and understanding in a range of core elements that will underpin your learning in this industry. You will be given a context to the industry, learn the key concepts and theories in education, learning and teaching, and develop the skills you need to do the job. You will then have the opportunity to specialise in one of four areas depending on your area of interest: • Early Years education and childcare

Observation and Assessment - You will understand the purpose and role of national assessments and benchmarks, and learn how to accurately observe, record and report on children and young people’s participation, conceptual understanding and progress. Special Educational Needs and Disability You will learn the laws, codes of practise and policies that affect provision for children and young people with disabilities and those with special educational needs.

• Assisting teaching • Supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education You will undertake your industry placement and be given an employer-set project to work on which requires you to demonstrate your learning by combining your core knowledge and skills to develop a substantial piece of work in response to an employer-set brief. Your English, maths, and digital skills will also be enhanced throughout the two years. Core elements you will learn about include: Child Development - You will learn about the expected patterns of children and young people’s cognitive, physical, social and emotional development and their development of receptive and expressive language. Supporting Education - You’ll gain an overview of the National Curricula for different key stages, learn about the skills and attributes that support children and young people’s education, and understand current theories and pedagogical approaches, how they are applied in education and the evidence that underpins them. Safeguarding, Health and Safety and Wellbeing - You will fully understand the legal requirements of health and safety, security, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. You will also learn about safeguarding policies and Prevent Strategy.

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After T-Levels T-Levels have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses and are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. If you would like to talk to us about T-Levels, please call 030 300 39699. Work After completing a T-Level you will be fully equipped to start your career in your chosen industry which means your natural progression route would be into full-time employment.

Apprenticeship You may wish to continue learning in which case an apprenticeship would be a seamless transition. Depending on your chosen employer and the existing level of the apprenticeship you’d like to study, it may be possible for you to start a higher apprenticeship at Level 4, 5 or even 6 the equivalent to a degree!

University As you will be able to achieve the equivalent grade to three A-Levels after completing your T-Level, university is also a possibility. You may wish to specialise in a certain area such as architecture, cyber security, or complete a teaching degree.

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What are vocational courses?

You may hear many different terms or names used to describe vocational qualifications, such as professional and technical, but essentially they are more hands on and usually very practical. They will involve learning in real situations, such as cutting real client’s hair in the college salon or cooking for paying customers in the college restaurant, all helping to get you ready for a specific job.

Our courses are endorsed by local businesses!

Pioneering education

We’re leading the way in a new era of education. We’ve spotted an opportunity to improve our We have fantastic links and curriculum to make it even relationships with lots of local better for you. We’re aligning businesses who have endorsed our our courses more closely with courses. We have been working the apprenticeship standards closely with them to ensure the (which T-Levels are based on) to knowledge and skills we are help you gain the right skills you teaching you are the ones need to secure jobs once you’ve that they are looking for. finished college. We’re working closely with our local employers so that we can teach you the core knowledge, skills, and behaviours you’ll need for your chosen industry. We’re then giving you more time and more meaningful opportunities for you to demonstrate these skills during industry placements. Our courses are grouped together in what we’re calling Career Families. Within each family, you will be able to find your specialism. One of the key benefits to this

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structure is that you will be able to learn core skills that are transferable across the whole career family - no matter what specialism you choose. All this adds up to you being a very sought after employee!

Industry placements are an essential part of our courses! We are working with more employers than ever before to offer you meaningful work experience and industry placements. Our local employers in Hastings tops 300 and includes businesses such as the National Trust, Hastings Borough Council and Hastings United FC. We aim to ensure that every single student completes at least one week of industry placement during their time with us. We have a dedicated team who are able to match your career ambitions to a local employers so that your experience is meaningful and not a waste of your time.

We have the widest range of courses We offer one of the widest range of vocational qualifications in East Sussex. Over the past decade we have excelled in a number of vocational areas such as Art & Design, Engineering, Hair & Beauty, Hospitality & Catering, and Travel & Tourism to name just a few. Browse the next few pages to see the full list of our courses.


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BUSINESS & SERVICE INDUSTRIES Our Business and Service Industries pathway is perfect for you if you have always dreamed of owning your own business, you’ve always been good with people, you’ve always enjoyed making people feel good about themselves, have a passion for travel, or a creative flair in the kitchen.

There are a number of core skills and behaviours you will learn on this pathway no matter which specialism you choose...

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The course not only gives me the essential knowledge I need in business, but also helps me to develop other key skills, such as working in teams and being an effective leader. Personally, I like the friendly atmosphere of the college and it is a lovely place to study. I like that I am always encouraged to study independently and have enough space and equipment, such as computers, books and pods in LRC, so you can do your work.

learn... Work collaboratively and independently to reach your targets

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You will become highly organised and learn to multi-task

How to prioritise tasks over others

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BUSINESS & MARKETING COURSES The UK has one of the largest economies in the world, consisting of micro, small, medium and large businesses across the public, private and voluntary sector, employing a staggering 29.7 million people. It is simply big business. Our business and marketing courses will give you the opportunity to study a whole range of business functions ranging from marketing to human resources. You will be able to gain valuable work experience with local employers such as Hastings Direct and travel

abroad to Seville for a fourweek placement. You will learn from reallife business case studies and bring learning will be brought to life while on industry related trips to the Amex, Harry Potter Experience and the Bank of London.

We have a highly experienced team of tutors who have been working together for over 10 years. They each have terrific business acumen and specialise in a number of areas including finance and law.

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Manage projects effectively - planning, monitoring and reporting

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Business Level 2 Course Code: 2546 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) to 9(A*) at GCSE, including maths and English. This course will give you a solid overview of how businesses operate. You will study business functions such as marketing and communications, finance for business, and customer service. It will help you develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours you need to work in the business sector. Once you have completed this course you can progress onto Level 3, start an apprenticeship or move into employment.

The business and finance courses offered by the college provides crucial and relevant skills to their students. We are delighted to be able to work in partnership with them through offering industry placements and employment opportunities.

We have worked with Santander to provide placements. Some have even been employed by them after a successful placement!

Level 3 Course Code: 3544Y1

This course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. During this course you will build on your business knowledge from previous study to learn more about the world of business, the business environment, marketing and social media, the principles of management, business law, and financial account management. You will complete case studies, projects and assignments to help embed your learning. This is an exciting course choice which will encourage you to think creatively and use your entrepreneurial spirit. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move into employment, start an apprenticeship, or choose to study one of these business functions in more detail at university.

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You will get to go to the Harry Potter experience, AMEX Stadium, The Bank of England and Disneyland Paris Conference to see how the business is run behind the scenes!

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE, including at least a grade 5 English and grade 4 in maths.


My two years at college have been great! I chose Business because it’s a good way into lots of different sectors and keeps my options open. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but the college and my tutors have been great and have helped me figure out that I want a career in recruitment. Victoria Kokkinos | Business Student

The best thing about my job is that I’m able to create a learning environment where students can perform better than they thought they ever could. That gives them the springboard to develop the confidence, skills and knowledge to begin a challenging and rewarding career in Business.

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HAIR & BEAUTY COURSES There are over 42,000 hairdressing, barbering, and beauty businesses in the UK, employing around 260,000 people. In 2016 the industry generated almost £7.5bn for the UK economy. Our hair, barbering, beauty and make-up courses will give you the opportunity to learn the essential skills you need to cut hair and perform beauty treatments. You will be able to gain valuable experience in our state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons as we welcome real paying clients in for treatments.

Our salons are fitted with styling chairs, washing basins, beauty beds, nail stations, a sauna, a Jacuzzi and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) room. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the hair and beauty trade shows at the ExCel in London, gain work experience and listen to talks from industry experts from local salons and theatres, and enter national

competitions such as UK Skills and Wella’s Xposure competition. We have a highly experienced and well trained team of tutors who are experts in their industry and are very well connected which means they are able to help you secure work placements and even jobs after college.

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Hairdressing

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Course Code: 19111

Course Code: 3735

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or a Level 1 in Hair & Beauty Studies.

This course will teach you the basic skills you need to get you ready for a career in one of these exciting industries. You will learn a range of practical skills including how to perform a manicure, nail art application and basic make-up techniques, along with shampooing, conditioning, blow-drying and styling hair. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 2 course in Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy course.

If you enjoy hairstyling and being creative, have a keen eye for fashion and the latest trends, and like meeting different people, then this could be the perfect career for you. During this course you will master the basic skills of cutting, styling, and colouring, taught by industry professionals in our brand new salon. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to showcase your skills at various college and local community events and fundraisers throughout the year. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 3 Hairdressing course.

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Course Code: 14983 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or a Level 1 in Hair & Beauty Studies. You will practise cutting techniques with scissors and clippers, learn how to carry out an effective client consultation, you will shampoo and condition hair, blow-dry and apply finishing products, cut and sculpt facial hair, and learn about health and safety in the salon environment. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start working in a salon.

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To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification in Hairdressing. During this course you will build on your existing knowledge and be able to master the advanced skills of creative cutting, styling short and long hair and colouring. You will fine-tune your excellent customer service and ‘people’ skills, and learn how to provide clients with specialist consultation and treatment services for hair and scalp conditions. Once you have completed the course you’ll be ready to start your career as a hairstylist. Options may include working in salons across the world, in hotels, hospitals and care homes, cruise ships and even armed forces bases. You may even explore the opportunities of freelance work, travelling to clients’ homes rather than working in a salon.

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Our students furthered their knowledge by attending a specialist barbering masterclass

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Beauty Therapy

Make-Up Artistry

Level 2

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Course Code: 3648

Course Code: 11490

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or a Level 1 in Hair & Beauty Studies.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or a Level 1 in Hair & Beauty Studies.

If you love the idea of making people feel good and look their best, a job in the beauty therapy industry could be perfect for you. During this course you will be given a thorough introduction to the industry and learn all about the latest beauty treatments, including manicures, pedicures, make-up application, nail art, and waxing. Our beauty salons are open to the general public, so you’ll get first-hand experience of working with real clients using industry standard products and equipment, as well as developing your customer service and teamwork skills through reception duties. Once you have completed this course you can move onto the Level 3 Beauty Therapy course or join our Spa Therapy course.

During this course you will be able to gain an introduction to the world of make-up artistry. You will study theoretical, technical and practical aspects of the subject and learn about the different types of make-up there are and how to apply them. You will also develop your knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Once you have finished this course you will have a solid understanding of the industry and be able to start your career as a make-up artist or continue studying to improve your knowledge and skills further.

Level 3 Course Code: 3651 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification in Beauty Therapy. Building on your knowledge from previous study you will be able to go deeper into the theory behind beauty treatments and be introduced to more advanced techniques. You will be able to understand the ageing process and learn how to perform anti-ageing face and body treatments, you will be able to care for certain skin conditions, and learn more advanced hair removal techniques. You will train in a range of body massage techniques, how to carry out spray and cream tanning, and gain a commercial understanding for running a salon, including planning and implementing promotional events. Once you have finished this course you may decide to move into employment within a salon, or decide to carry on studying by joining our Level 3 Spa Therapy course to specialise in more holistic treatments.

Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-Up Artistry Level 3 New course! Please see website for details To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification in Make-Up Artistry. During this advanced course you will use your creative ability to explore and develop skills in all aspects of make-up. You will develop techniques to so that you are able to apply make-up to those who appear on television, in films, and on stage. You will also learn how to create camouflage make-up, fashion and photographic make-up, applying prosthetic pieces, applying air-brush make-up, and designing and applying face and body paint. Once you have finished this course you will be able to move into the industry as a highly-skilled make-up artist.

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HOSPITALITY & CATERING COURSES Last year there were 202,000 accommodation and food services businesses operating in the Hospitality and Catering sector. Just over 1.75 million people were employed in the industry, which made up 5.5% of the nation’s 32 million strong workforce. Our hospitality and catering courses will give you the opportunity to learn the essential culinary skills you need to prepare, cook, and serve food. You will be able to gain valuable experience in our modern, fully-equipped kitchens where you have the freedom to use high-tech computer controlled Rational ovens, vacuum packers, and

sous vide water baths, the types of equipment you’d expect to find in the latest industry kitchens. You’ll also gain experience in cooking for real customers as you serve them in our college restaurant.

at home and abroad, as well as put your skills to the test in local cookery competitions. We have very professional staff and tutors who are highly experienced in the industry with lots of industry tips and strong links to employers.

You’ll have the opportunity to experience different foods, cooking styles, and cultures,

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Maintain a clean and hygienic kitchen environment

Identify trends, seasonality and environmental factors that may affect menus

Produce accurate records and documents

Ability to work as part of a team

Management principles and tools to plan and monitor

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Hospitality & Catering

Practise your skills in our on-site fine dining restaurant

Level 1 Course Code: 3717 If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course. During this course you will be given a thorough introduction to the essential culinary skills and knowledge you need to work in professional cookery. You will learn about food preparation, cooking, healthy foods, teamwork, table service, health and safety, and food hygiene. Once you have finished this course you will be able to move onto the Level 2 Hospitality and Catering course.

Level 2 Course Code: 3803 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or a Level 1 in Hospitality & Catering. During this course you will build on your knowledge and skills from previous study and broaden and deepen your culinary skills and knowledge to master techniques such as boiling, poaching and steaming, stewing and braising, baking, roasting and grilling, deep frying and shallow frying. You will also learn about professional kitchens and the principles of working as a professional chef, how knives, tools and equipment are used in professional kitchens, and how to work safely and hygienically. You will also be able to develop your leadership and supervisory qualities by managing our college restaurant in a front of house role. This will help you to gain a thorough understanding of food and drink business operations. Once you have completed this course you can move onto one of our Level 3 Professional Cookery courses to enhance your skills even further.

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The tutors here are so passionate about their subject and it is really infectious. My team and I created a dish that won the Masterchef competition in Brighton. I also went to work in Seville and now have experience running my own station - it was amazing! Emily Donaldson-Antelo | Kitchen & Larder Student

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Professional Cookery: Kitchen & Larder Level 3 Course Code: 9745 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification in Hospitality & Catering. Using your skills and knowledge from previous study you will be able to specialise in cooking with a whole range of 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. Once you have finished this course your catering qualifications can help to open doors in a number of commercial establishments such as hotels and restaurants or gastropubs and entertainment venues. You also have the option of continuing with your studies to specialise further in patisserie and confectionery.

Industry placement students in France! There are lots of opportunities throughout the year for you to see the industry in practice. Visit food markets, live cooking shows as well as taking part in cooking competitions.

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Professional Cookery: Patisserie & Confectionery

Food & Beverage Service Supervision

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Course Code: 17202

Level 3

Course Code: 14911

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification in Hospitality & Catering.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 qualification in Hospitality & Catering. During this specialist advanced course you will learn a range of high level skills and techniques used by international pastry chefs and patissiers as well as learning how to use a wide range of professional patisserie materials, equipment and ingredients. You will work to industry standards in practical sessions and study topics on how to bake bread and complex dough, how to finish creations with chocolate, finishing with marzipan, pastillage and sugar and planning and producing complex hot and cold desserts. Once you have completed this course you will be well equipped to start your career in patisserie, confectionery, and desserts.

During this you will be able to specialise and develop all the skills you need to progress your career in the hospitality industry in a front of house role. You will learn how to supervise and ensure there is a safe working environment, you will develop leadership and supervisory qualities, gain a thorough understanding of food and drink business operations, and gain experience in planning and delivering a hospitality event. Once you have completed the course you will be ready to start your career in the industry. Other options may include studying our Level 4 Hospitality Management course.

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TRAVEL & TOURISM COURSES In 2018, we welcomed 37.9 million visitors to the UK. This boosted the economy by £22.9bn. In the same year, 71.1 million UK residents took the opportunity to travel abroad and spent an estimated £45.4bn. Our courses will give you an in-depth look at the world of travel and tourism, both at home and abroad. You will be able to put this knowledge into practice during a range of work experience opportunities and industry related trips. You’ll have the opportunity to visit the World Travel Market in London, board cruise ships, and visit one of the UK’s major airports.

You’ll have the chance to see the industry in action by visiting local tourist attractions and travel abroad to some of our favourite holiday destinations. We have expert tutors who have years of industry experience having worked for tour operators and airlines.

FE Vocational Tutor of the year in 2018. We have comfortable classrooms for you to learn in as well as our very own Airbus A320 for you to practise pre-flight and inflight procedures.

Our Cabin Crew tutor, Louiza is an exceptional teacher and won Sussex

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Understand the consumer profile, analysing trends, habits and behaviours

Deal effectively with all aspects of customer care and customer service

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Cabin Crew Level 2 Course Code: 1963 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE. During this specialist course you will be able to gain a thorough understanding of airline operations and the role of cabin crew. You will be able to improve your geographical knowledge, learn about worldwide travel destinations, and develop exceptional customer service skills. This course is designed to help you reach your dreams of working for an airline and will teach you all about the checks and procedures cabin crew carry out before takeoff, during the flight, and before landing, including what to do in the event of an emergency. Once you have completed this course and you are 18 years old you will be in a great position to apply for cabin crew roles with some of the UK’s top airlines.

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Travel & Tourism Level 2 Course Code: 3066 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE. During this course you will gain a thorough introduction to the travel and tourism industry. You will learn about the UK travel and tourism sector, world travel destination, and understanding customer service, airlines and airports. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 course.

Level 3 Course Code: 3534Y1 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. Building on your knowledge of travel and tourism from previous study you will learn about the key features of some of the world’s best loved travel destinations, while learning key tactics in promoting and selling these destinations to holiday makers. You will look at the landscape of tourism in the UK and abroad, and undertake a project to plan, create and deliver a guided tour around a popular town or place. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move into employment in this industry either in full-time employment or by starting an apprenticeship. Other options may include continuing to study the travel, tourism or leisure industries at university.

I was awarded the ‘East Sussex Vocational Teacher of the year in 2018! I love teaching and have been doing so for 14 years. It is always a highlight when past students tell me that they have jobs flying and have trained with an airline. They always come back into the college and share their experiences with new recruits. After my degree I went to work as cabin crew for Air2000, First Choice and Thompson - and loved it!

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after your course... Once you have completed one of these specialisms you’ll have gained expert knowledge and fine-tuned your skills so that you are ready to take that next step in making your dreams a reality.

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or Our Business and Service Industries courses are geared up to help you secure work after you have finished college.

Even though our brand new courses are designed to help you secure employment within your dream industry, university is still an option after your studies. There are plenty of higher education and degree level courses out there in the Business and Service industries.

We have been working with key employers in these exciting industries to help shape the things that you learn during your time with us.

You my wish to study with us to complete an HNC/HND in Business at the University Centre Hastings. You may want to learn advanced Beauty treatments, in which case we have a Level 4 course available in Eastbourne, or you may be passionate about studying a degree in Event Management.

You will have developed many of the key knowledge, skills, and behaviours that employers are looking for which will make you a prime candidate for employment. Opportunities may include fulltime employment in a number of areas in your chosen specialism such as Administration, Sales, Marketing, working in a beauty or hair salon, working in a restaurant, or for a tour operator.

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As we have based our new curriculum on the occupational maps that apprenticeships are built on, there are also opportunities for you to move directly into an apprenticeship after college. Depending on the type of apprenticeship and your chosen employer, you may be able to move directly into a Level 3 or Level 4 apprenticeship in a whole range of specialisms such as Social Media Marketing, Holistic Therapy, Hospitality Management, or Travel Consulting.

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There are a number of core skills and behaviours you will learn on this pathway no matter which specialism you choose...

The importance of punctuality & time-keeping

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You will How to problem solve efficiently and effectively

Range of skills for installation, maintenance and repair

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CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & MOTOR VEHICLE Our Construction, Engineering and Motor Vehicle pathway is perfect for you if you have always enjoyed working practically, you love getting stuck in, or you’ve always wanted a job where you can design and build things.

The thing I like the most, apart from the tutors - they are the best - would be the machining, it’s so fun! When you first learn the skills it is quite nerve-wracking. But once you have practised a few times, you can create some really great pieces and take pride in what you are doing.

learn... Work collaboratively and independently to reach your targets

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Have a good understanding of environmental awareness

Develop personal responsibility and self development

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CONSTRUCTION COURSES Construction in the UK is worth more than ÂŁ110 billion per year and accounts for approximately 3 million jobs, 10% of total UK employment. Approximately a quarter of construction output is public sector and threequarters is private sector. Approximately 60% of construction output is new build, whilst 40% is refurbishment and maintenance.

Our construction courses will give you the opportunity to study a whole range of construction disciplines such as Bricklaying, Carpentry, Electrical, Painting & Decorating, and Plumbing. You will learn the essential skills you need for your industry in our purpose-built construction facilities at Ore Valley.

We have a dedicated bricklaying, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and painting and decorating workshops as well as live build areas for you to learn your trade. You will gain valuable work experience with a whole range of local employers and put your skills to the test during regional, national, and international Skill Build competitions.

All of our tutors are highly qualified and experienced in their industry. They have an incredible amount of knowledge about their trades and have lots of industry contacts to help you on your way once you’ve finished college.

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Understand the importance of health and safety

Ensure projects are sustainable

Project management - setting goals and objectives

The benefits of good design

Forms of construction foundations, structures, sub-structures, and superstructures

Lean construction reduce, re-purpose, recycle

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Foundation Construction Skills

Bricklaying Level 1 Course Code: 13205

Level 1 Course Code: 9641 If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course. During this course you will develop a range of skills and knowledge across the construction industry, helping you to specialise in one particular area. Learning will take place in our purpose built workshops, where you will try your hand at a number of carpentry, plumbing, bricklaying and painting tasks. You will become familiar with a saw, learn how to mix cement, bend copper piping, and how to paint walls. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to specialise in your chosen pathway.

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course. During this course you will learn about the theory and practical skills you’ll need to start your career in the industry. You’ll learn how to set measurements, calculate and estimate materials, and understand different building methods. You will practise constructing straightforward brick walls and the setting out and building of basic masonry structures up to damp-proof course level. Once you have completed this course you will be able to progress to the Level 2 Bricklaying course.

Level 2 Course Code: 13484

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To join this course you will need to have completed the Level 1 Bricklaying course.

Level 2 Course Code: 18027 To join this course you will need to have completed one of our Level 1 Construction courses. During this course you will learn a range of technical skills, across the construction industry, to allow you to carry out small scale repairs and be prepared for employment in the industry. You will be able to draw on your previous knowledge and experience to help you master a number of repair and cosmetic requirements. Using our purposebuilt workshops you will learn skills in joining pipework, making basic carpentry joints and structures, plastering, and decorating using paint, tiles, and wallpaper. Once you have completed this course you may wish to study one of the construction specialisms or look to start your career in the industry.

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During this course you will develop your existing knowledge and learn more advanced techniques and principles of bricklaying. You will start to become familiar with working and technical drawings of building plans, build solid walling and experiment with cavity and solid wall construction. As a trained bricklayer you will be able to work on housing sites, city developments, domestic extensions and conservatories, new work, conversions or repairs.

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We have high quality workshops which are perfect for any young person looking to learn their trade. We’re a highly experienced and dedicated team of lecturers, who all have tons of experience and a whole range of outside contacts within the construction industry.

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Carpentry & Joinery

Site Carpentry

Level 1

Level 2

Course Code: 13202

Course Code: 2628

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have completed the Level 1 Carpentry course.

During this course you will learn how to use essential carpentry hand tools safely before moving onto using a range of portable power tools to cut and sand wood and how to produce basic woodworking joints such as mortise and tenon joints. The course also includes classroombased learning, where you will develop your understanding of the technical knowledge and understanding which underpins your practical work. Once you have completed this course you can move onto our Level 2 Site Carpentry or Level 2 Bench Joinery course.

During this course you will build on your existing knowledge and skills to gain a greater understanding of the trade. You will use your knowledge of basic joint making and be able to apply it to more advanced carpentry maintenance. You will practise performing first fix carpentry, such as installing floor joists, and practise putting together timber frames for partition walls. You will also learn how to use more advanced power tools. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 Site Carpentry course.

Level 3 Course Code: 13485 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 course. During this advanced carpentry course you will fine tune your skills in our purpose built workshop and become adept at building and installing first and second fix fittings. You will be able to construct door frames, partition walls, roofing, floor joists and lay flooring. You will become familiar with fixed and transportable machinery and fully understand the principles of building construction. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career in the industry working alongside other trades people in construction.

Next year I am hoping to go and do an apprenticeship with the company I currently work for. I think an apprenticeship will suit me because I prefer to be out on site, getting paid, and building up my experience. Toby Keep | Carpentry Student

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Electrical Installation Level 2 Course Code: 14924 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 1 Plumbing and Electrical installations (page 101) course. During this course you will further develop your understanding of the scientific principles of electricity and fully understand the health and safety requirements of the industry. You will also continue to improve your practical skills in wiring, inspecting and testing systems. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 course.

Level 3 Course Code: 14930 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 course. During this advanced course 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, how to carry out inspection and testing procedures safely, and gain an understanding of electrical systems design. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career in the industry as an electrician.

The best thing about college is the tutors. They are really knowledgeable and make coming to college really enjoyable. Dylan Evans | Electrical Student

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Painting & Decorating Level 1

Level 3

Course Code: 13208

Course Code: 10620

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

On this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to be successful in the painting and decorating trade. You will gain essential knowledge of safe working practices, building methods, techniques and building technology. You will learn the skills of how to prepare surfaces for decoration, apply paint by both brush and roller, produce specialist decorative finishes, and hang foundation and plain wallpaper. Once you have completed the course you will be ready to move onto the Level 2 course.

During this advanced course you will fine-tune your knowledge and skills to become adept at all aspects of painting and decorating. You will be able to apply hangings to walls and ceilings and apply a range of decorative finishes to your work. You will also learn how to use advanced equipment such as high volume low pressure spray equipment. Once you have completed this course you will be a well trained professional meaning you can start your career in the industry with domestic, commercial or industrial businesses, or start your own business.

Level 2 Course Code: 13549 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 1 course. During this course you will build on the knowledge you have gained from previous study to learn more advanced techniques and principles of painting and decorating. You will learn decorative and finishing techniques such as stencilling, glazing, marbling, graining and broken colour effects. Once you have finished this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 3 Painting & Decorating course.

I really got on here, I came to college and I completely flourished and turned into the person I’m supposed to be. I wasn’t the best at school but being here has helped me to be myself. Roo Anderson | Painting & Decorating Student

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My goal is to become a qualified Plumber and the college has helped me work towards this. The course content is great, the facilities are excellent, and my work placement with Barratt Homes was enjoyable and useful! Freya Eaton | Plumbing Student

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Plumbing & Electrical Installation

Plumbing Level 2 Course Code: 2321

Level 1 Course Code: 13211 If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course. During the course you will be given a thorough introduction to the skills and knowledge required to work within the plumbing and electrical trades. You will build your knowledge of plumbing by working with copper and plastic piping, learn how to bend and join pipework, and understand the science of plumbing. You will increase your electrical knowledge as you become familiar with wiring and terminals, fabrication techniques, and electrical science and technology. You will also gain an overview of the construction industry and environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings. Once you have completed this course you will be well prepared to move onto the Level 2 Plumbing or Level 2 Electrical Installations course.

To join this course you will need to complete the Level 1 Plumbing & Electrical Installation course. Building on your knowledge and skills from previous study you will learn about health and safety, electrical principles and processes for building services engineering, the science behind domestic, commercial and industrial plumbing, and the importance of communication skills to the industry. You will also develop practical skills in common plumbing processes, cold and hot water systems, sanitation, central heating and drainage systems. Once you have completed this course you can move onto the Level 3 Plumbing course.

Level 3 Course Code: 2327 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 course. During this course you will be able to fine tune your skills in plumbing to understand complex systems and installations. You will learn about the principles and requirements of environmental technology systems, understand system installation planning and increase your knowledge in complex water systems. You will also learn about domestic gas principles which will open a pathway for you to train in Gas Installation. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career as a plumber.

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ENGINEERING COURSES Engineering is one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. In 2018, 27% of businesses in the UK were engineering-related. The industry employs 5.6 million people and generates 23% of the UK’s total turnover. Our engineering courses will give you the opportunity to learn the essential skills you need for the industry in our purpose built workshops at our Ore Valley campus. You will develop your skills in machining as you learn and practise on our industry standard machinery which includes lathes, grinders, welders, and milling machines. As you advance you will become more familiar with technical drawings, 3D design, and scientific principles of manufacturing.

You will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge during a number of educational trips and visits to local engineering companies, take part in client set briefs, and undertake valuable work experience in the industry. Our tutors are highly experienced and have a wealth of knowledge in the industry. They each have expertise in different areas of the industry such as tool makers or design engineers.

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Gain expertise in using specialist tools and equipment

Understand mathematical and scientific principles

Learn how to conduct nondestructive testing (NDT)

Apply appropriate solutions to well-defined engineering problems

Understand engineering terminology

Become familiar with 3D Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Engineering

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The tutors are extremely helpful and take the extra time to make sure that you understand what you’re doing. They’ve also been great at helping us to secure a week’s industry placement with an engineering company to gain experience in a real working environment. Matthew Connor | Engineering Student

I have a Degree and a Master’s Degree in Engineering and I have worked across 6 continents training engineers in a multitude of disciplines. I love being able to pass on my knowledge to the next generation of engineers!

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Engineering Level 2 Course Code: 8888 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE. This course will give you an introduction to engineering and combines theoretical learning alongside an opportunity to develop practical work-related skills. You will develop knowledge and skills in engineering by studying engineering principles, product design and manufacturing, applied commercial and quality principles, welding technology, electronic devices and circuits, and fabrication manufacturing processes. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 3 Engineering course.

Level 3 Course Code: 3558Y1 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. During this advanced course you will build on your existing knowledge of engineering and have the opportunity to develop your practical work-related skills further. You improve your engineering skills in product design and manufacturing, applied commercial and quality principles in engineering, welding technology, electronic devices and circuits, and fabrication manufacturing processes, and be introduced to the more technical side of the industry by studying computer automated and robotic systems principles.

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MOTOR VEHICLE COURSES The Motor Vehicle industry in the UK is booming and is set to keep on going in the future. The total market value for UK primary car body repairs is expected to grow by 14% from £4.75 billion in 2018 to £5.43bn in 2023. When you add that to the £3.65 billion car manufacturing industry, there is plenty of opportunity for employment in this sector. We have our very own, dedicated motor vehicle workshops at the Automotive Training Centre, along Ivy House Lane just north of Hastings town centre. Our two large garage spaces are kitted out with high-tech, industry standard equipment, the types you’d expect to see in all top vehicle repair garages.

As well as gaining hands on experience at college you’ll also be able to understand the industry and put your skills to the test during dealerships tours, industry expert talks, and industry work placements.

We also have some of the best tutors around. They have years of industry experience having worked on thousands of different models of vehicles.

Last year our motor vehicle students completely repaired and renovated a 1986 Robin Reliant so that it could enter into a charity rally across Europe.

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Carry out vehicle safety inspections and maintenance

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Adopt a safety mindset to manage and avoid risk

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Interpret technical data to make judgements on wear and serviceability

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Foundation Skills in Vehicle Maintenance Since I was little, I’ve always loved getting my hands dirty and learning how to fix things. I came along to the Taster Day and really liked it, so decided to study here. Charlie White | Motor Vehicle Student

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Level 1 Course Code: 16651 If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course. During this course you will focus on the practical and personal skills you’ll need to work in the motor vehicle trade. You will learn about light vehicles, including the electrical systems, engine maintenance, steering and suspension, and braking systems. You will gain a good understanding of health and safety and improve your customer service skills. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 1 or Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance course depending on your grade.

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Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Level 3

Course Code: 1438

Course Code: 13233

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

During this course you will gain the essential knowledge for mechanics and cover the basic technical requirements for the light vehicle repair and maintenance industry. You will learn about the tools, equipment and materials used to repair light vehicles, learn about engine systems and components, and learn about the diverse aspects within the modern retail motor industry, including vehicle valeting. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance course.

During this advanced course you will gain essential knowledge and skills in fault diagnosis and rectification. You will be able to use our latest industry standard equipment to find, diagnose and repair faults on engines, electronics, transmission, and chassis systems. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move into employment or start an apprenticeship in the industry.

Level 2 Course Code: 14942 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 1 course. During this course you will build on your knowledge of light vehicle repair and learn more about vehicle servicing and the technical requirements and practices when carrying out servicing to industry standards. You will be trained on the diagnosis of non-complex system faults for light vehicles, gain a solid understanding of engine and chassis technology. Once you have finished the course you may start working full-time in the industry, start an apprenticeship, or study the Level 3 course in maintenance and repair.

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after your course... Once you have completed one of these specialisms you’ll have gained expert knowledge and fine-tuned your skills so that you are ready to take that next step in making your dreams a reality.

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or Our Construction, Engineering, and Motor Vehicle courses are geared up to help you secure work after you have finished college. We have been working with key employers in these exciting industries to help shape the things that you learn during your time with us.

Even though our brand new courses are designed to help you secure employment within your dream industry, university is still an option after your studies. There are plenty of higher education and degree level courses out there in the Construction, Engineering and Motor Vehicle industries.

You will have developed many of the key knowledge, skills, and behaviours that employers are looking for which will make you a prime candidate for employment.

You may wish to study with us on our HNC Construction and the Built Environment or choose degree courses such as Architecture. We also have degree courses in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at our University Centre Hastings. Or you could study automotive engineering or study motorsport mechanics at universities across the country.

Opportunities may include fulltime employment in your chosen specialism or depending on your ambition, you may even decided to become self-employed.

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As we have based our new curriculum on the occupational maps that apprenticeships are built on, there are also opportunities for you to move directly into an apprenticeship after college. Depending on the type of apprenticeship and your chosen employer, you may be able to move directly into a Level 3 or Level 4 apprenticeship in a whole range of specialisms such as a Surveying Technician, Civil Engineering Technician, or Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician.

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There are a number of core skills and behaviours you will learn on this pathway no matter which specialism you choose...

Interpreting the objectives of the client’s brief and research ideas and concepts

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CREATIVE & DESIGN, DIGITAL, AND MUSIC Our Creative & Design, Digital and Music pathway is perfect for you if you have always had an artistic flair, you have a passion for being creative, you’re a trendsetter, you love technology or you’ve dreamed of being a performer.

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Develop an awareness of cultures and trends

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Capturing image and audio using audio and visual equipment

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CREATIVE & DESIGN COURSES The Creative industry in the UK now generates more than £100bn a year for the economy and employs more than 2m people. The industry continued to power the growth of the UK’s workforce last year as new jobs developed faster in this sector than in any other. Our Creative & Design courses will give you the opportunity to study a whole range of artistic disciplines including fine art, graphic design, photography, animation, fashion, and film. We have a whole floor dedicated to our creative subjects. The fourth floor at Plaza is where you’ll find spacious art studios, equipped with everything you need to explore your subject. We have printing presses, pottery wheels, a kiln, metal workshops, photography studios, a darkroom, and the latest adobe software for digital work.

You will be able to gain valuable experience during your course through client set briefs and industry placements with local, national, and international employers such as the Hastings Contemporary art gallery and De La Warr Pavilion. Each year our art department create and produce a tabloid newspaper. They are responsible for the whole project from planning to print - everything including creating content and design and layout. We’re also excited to announce that in September 2020 we’ll be opening our Hastings Creative Hub. A pioneering

hub that will allow you to work on real projects, set by real employers. You will have the chance to design marketing materials, build websites, or put on events for local businesses. You gain real-world experience and the businesses gain products and services to help grow their business. Our tutors have a huge amount of experience in their industry. They are all creative practitioners who have all sold their own work and worked for international design companies, which means there is a wealth of knowledge for you to tap into and learn from.

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Art, Design & Media

Art & Design

Level 1

Level 2

Course Code: 9778

Course Code: 3067

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE.

During this course you will have the perfect opportunity to explore, develop and test your creativity. You will be introduced to materials, processes and skills in art, design and media, gain an introduction to contextual research and explore a range of 2D and 3D processes. Once you have completed the course you will be able to move on the Level 2 Art and Design course.

During this course you will have the perfect opportunity to further explore, develop and test your creativity. You will increase your knowledge of the materials, processes and skills used in art, design and media. You’ll further develop your contextual research and explore a range of 2D and 3D processes, before completing a personal project. Once you have completed the course you will be able to move on the Level 3 Art and Design course.

Level 3 Course Code: 3542Y1 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. During this advanced course you will be able to develop your creativity and artistic skills to help you prepare for entry to university or employment. You’ll be able to develop your research skills alongside your critical and contextual awareness. You’ll explore visual language and develop your portfolio ready for progression in the industry. Once you have completed this course you may decide to continue studying with us on our Foundation Art & Design course to boost your application to university, or move straight into related degree courses.

I know how difficult it is to decide what direction you want to take with your career when you’re at college - because I’ve been there. However, if you’re sure you want to do something creative then our art courses will equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills you need to become the creative practitioner you want to be. There are an abundance of opportunities in Hastings and being open minded and proactive will help you to find them.

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Art & Design Foundation

Games Art & Animation

Level 3

Level 2

Course Code: 2581

Course Code: 3081

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE and a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE.

During this advanced course you will be able to develop the skills you need to move onto specialist art and design courses at university. You will undertake research into visual language and creative practices which will allow you to experiment within a range of creative disciplines. You will be able to study your chosen area of art and design during a personal project and learn how to contextualise your work. Once you have completed the course you will be ready to study at some of the top art universities in the country.

During this course you will improve your skills in digital media production. You will be able to create a range of animations and digital graphics, create engaging digital advertising, learn skills in how to record, edit and produce audio elements, and develop techniques in video editing. As well as expanding your knowledge in these technical elements you will also improve your planning, research, presentation and evaluation skills during assignments. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 3 course to further your skills.

Level 3 Course Code: 13193Y1 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. During this advanced course you will acquire all the skills your need for an exciting career in the world of digital game production. You will develop a broad understanding of digital media, with a big focus on computer game design and construction. You will develop your technical ability in the virtual world to design and make 3D models of sets and characters, as well as research and plan concepts for games. Throughout the rest of the course you will be able to learn about audio production, film editing, and the details and components of interactive media. Once you have completed this course you could progress to university to study the games creation further or find work in the industry as a games designer.

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DIGITAL COURSES In the UK, the digital sector and the creative industries are closely related. The digital sector helps to make up a proportion of the £100bn that is produced in the UK each year. There are over 1.5m jobs in the digital sector which accounts for almost 5% of the UK’s workforce. In 2016, Cisco estimated that there were 1.3 zettabytes of traffic over the internet - which equates to roughly a billion terabytes! Our digital based courses will give you the opportunity to learn a wide range of cuttingedge skills to prepare you for employment in this constantly evolving industry. You will be able to learn all aspects of digital technology and IT in our digital hub and fully-equipped computer suites at Ore Valley. We have highspec computers with industry standard software and tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, Android Studio, Unreal Engine, PHP, JavaScript, HTML, CSS and C++. You will have the opportunity to go on a whole range of interesting and diverse trips and

visits during your time with us. In the past our students have been to the House of Parliament to interview MPs about social and economic issues affecting the town and then created documentaries. You’ll also have the chance to visit the EuroGamer Exhibition (EGX) in London each year and take part in our eSports and streaming enrichment activities during one evening a week. You’ll also be able to gain valuable work experience as you undertake an industry placement with companies aligned to your particular area of interest. Coming in September 2020 will be our exciting new Hastings

Creative Hub. A pioneering hub that will allow you to work on real projects, set by real employers. You will have the chance to put together hardware, create databases, build websites, and even produce mobile apps. You gain real-world experience and the businesses gain products and services to help grow their business. Our tutors have zettabytes of knowledge and experience in the industry - from building computers to building websites. They are constantly immersing themselves in new technology to keep their industry knowledge and teaching practice up to date.

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Information Creative Technologies

IT: Software Development

Level 1

Level 3

Course Code: 2594

Course Code: 3604

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE.

During this practical, hands-on course you will have the chance to learn and improve your IT skills across a range of software packages. You will study design imaging, multimedia software, using the internet, using email as well as creating presentations for different work-based scenarios. You will also be able to maximise the use of database software, word processing and spreadsheet software. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to improve your knowledge and skills further on our Level 2 course.

During this course you will gain an in-depth knowledge about a wide range of ICT areas including networking, programming, web design, and game development. You will be able to analyse complex tasks and develop innovative solutions to their problems. You will develop your independent study skills and learn how to manage projects; skills which will help you to excel in professional environments. You will also gain an industry recognised accreditation from CISCO upon completion of the course. Once you have completed this course you will be well prepared to either study this subject in more detail at university or look to start your career in the industry.

Level 2 Course Code: 2551 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE. This course will give you a thorough introduction to computer systems and networking as well as teach you a wide range of modern IT and Digital skills. You will be introduced to coding, have the chance to design, create, update and improve mobile applications to meet user requirements, and be able to design, develop, test and launch your own website. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto a Level 3 course in Digital Technology or Games Development. Studying computing with us will open up a number of unique pathways for you to take after college. Technology is at the forefront of modern industry and employers are looking for young minds to be front and back end website developers, network engineers, data managers, programmers, games developers, video editors, music producers and camera technicians.

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Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX Level 1

Level 3

Course Code: 19101

Course Code: 19103

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE.

During this course you will gain a full introduction to the virtual reality and games industry. You will learn about interactive media and computer games, while developing a range of key practical skills such as computer animation, CGI techniques, designing moving image, photo manipulation, and video and audio editing. Once you have completed this course you will be well prepared to either study this subject in more detail at university or look to start your career in the industry.

During this advanced course you will learn aspects of graphic design, content capture, video editing and special effects, computer game design, web design and animation. You will become familiar with video and audio editing software, and master image manipulation and adobe programmes for editing still imagery. You’ll then be able to set your creativity free while designing and building your own websites, mini-games, interactive videos and Virtual Reality content. Once you have completed this course you will be perfectly set to find employment in the industry. Or you could continue to study at university to gain a degree in this rapidly expanding and exciting industry.

Level 2 Course Code: 19102 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE. During this course you will build on key aspects and knowledge taught in the Level 1 course and understand how to use software, creatively integrate audio and visual elements, and produce ideas and materials for an interactive media context such as web pages, intranet pages and other interactive products. You will also be able to further develop your practical skills in video production, audio and MIDI sequencing techniques, web authoring. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to progress to the Level 3 course.

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MUSIC COURSES Just like the rest of the creative industry, Music continues to see healthy growth. Last year the music, performing arts, and visual arts sector helped to contribute to the ÂŁ100billion industry and provided just over 300,000 jobs. Our music courses are some of the best in the area. You will be able to develop your current musical ability and discover talents that you never knew you had. We have fantastic music facilities and recording equipment in our music department at Ore Valley. We have a recording studio and sound booth, crammed full of musical instruments for you to play and record music. We have industry standard recording equipment such as Allen and

Heath QU 16 RK 19 mixers with Nord Electro 6 synthesizers.

Spring Live, the South of England show, and ESC MiniFest.

There are endless opportunities for you to collaborate musically with your classmates, former students, and local singers and bands so that you are able to constantly share ideas and help your talents develop. We also have fantastic opportunities for you to get your name out there as a performer or producer during your time with us. We perform at events and festivals throughout the year, including,

We have very professional staff and tutors who are highly experienced in the industry with lots of industry tips and strong links to employers in a whole range of music careers including light engineering, sound engineering, and even music journalism.

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Music Practitioners Level 2 Course Code: 13258 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE. This course will give you the perfect introduction to the music industry and will help to prepare you for further study or employment in the industry. You will gain an understanding of music production and performance, develop an understanding of the industry, and undertake a wide range of practical project work to establish your interests and strengths. This will help you to determine whether you’d like to follow a performance based specialist pathway or a production based one in recording, producing, or engineering. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to progress onto the Level 3 course.

Level 3 Course Code: 13179Y1 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. This advanced course will prepare you for employment in the music industry, selfemployment, or progression to higher education. You will study the principles of music performance, develop your music and production skills and develop your professional practice to prepare for progression in the industry. You will also undertake a collaborative music performance project which will help to determine your overall grade. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move into employment in the industry or continue studying. Options available to you include our FdA Music Production & Creative Recording course in Eastbourne, or the new HND Music Production and Sound Design course in Hastings.

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after your course... Once you have completed one of these specialisms you’ll have gained expert knowledge and fine-tuned your skills so that you are ready to take that next step in making your dreams a reality.

or...

or Our Creative & Design, Digital, and Music courses are geared up to help you secure work after you have finished college.

Even though our brand new courses are designed to help you secure employment within your dream industry, university is still an option after your studies. There are plenty of higher education and degree level courses out there in the Creative Industries.

We have been working with key employers in these exciting industries to help shape the things that you learn during your time with us.

You may wish to study with us to complete a BA (Hons) degree in one of our 6 art disciplines at the University Centre Hastings. You may want to learn more about Computing and Systems Development, or you’re keen to learn more about Recording and Production, both are subjects you can study at higher education level with us.

You will have developed many of the key knowledge, skills, and behaviours that employers are looking for which will make you a prime candidate for employment. Opportunities may include fulltime employment in a number of areas in your chosen specialism such as a graphic designer, photographer, web developer, games animator, musician, or events coordinator.

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As we have based our new curriculum on the occupational maps that apprenticeships are built on, there are also opportunities for you to move directly into an apprenticeship after college. Depending on the type of apprenticeship and your chosen employer, you may be able to move directly into a Level 3 or Level 4 apprenticeship in a whole range of specialisms such as a Junior Content Creator, Cyber Security Specialist, or Creative Venue Technician.

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College is a nice chilled out environment where you’re treated like an adult. I came along to one of the open evenings and all the tutors were so easy to get along with and you could have a really good conversation with them all. From that point onwards, I was sold! George Upton | Personal Training Student

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HEALTH, CARE, SPORT, & PUBLIC SERVICES Our Health, Care, Sport & Public Services pathway is perfect if you have always had a caring nature, you love helping and being around people, fitness, health and wellbeing is important to you, you enjoy being active, and you’re passionate about getting the best out of others.

learn... Use relevant technology to effectively improve learning

How to manage time effectively

Adopt a conscientious and caring approach

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CARE COURSES The Health and Social Care sector is one of the largest employment sectors in the UK and includes a wide range of roles, taking place within hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospices and dental practices. The industry contributes £46.2 billion to the economy and represents 6% of total employment in the UK. Our Care Services pathway consists of courses in Health and Social Care which gives you the opportunity to learn a diverse range of skills in one of the most important industries in the country. You will learn key knowledge, practical skills, and behavioural qualities that will prepare you for careers in roles ranging from youth work to dentistry.

to 175 hours worth of work placement within a huge range of industry settings such as Special Educational Needs Schools, day-care centres, GP surgeries, care homes and residential homes. We work closely with The Conquest Hospital to provide you with work experience opportunities within one of the UK’s biggest employers, the NHS.

knowledge in anatomy and physiology.

Practical learning is a key part of our Health and Social Care courses which is why we give you the chance to undertake meaningful industry placements. There is the opportunity to complete up

You also have the opportunity to see you theoretical learning come to life during a range of industry trips, visits, and talks. For example you will be able to visit the Body Works exhibition in London to enhance your

Some have practised in health, some psychology and others specialise in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

Our classrooms are modern, comfortable and well resourced with a range of industry standard equipment such as a hoist to help you learn skills in how to care for people with limited mobility. Our tutors are highly qualified and have years of experience in the industry.

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Introduction to Health & Social Care Level 1 Course Code: 14830 If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course. During this course you will be given a thorough introduction to the Health and Social Care and Childcare industries. You will explore what it’s like to work in health and child care so you’re able to decide which progression route you’d like to take. You will discover what skills you will need to care for adults, young people, and people with disabilities. Through a range of creative activities you will also develop your own communication skills as well as identifying how to effectively communicate with other people. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 2 Health and Social Care course or specialise in Childcare and move onto the Level 2 course in that specialism.

Health and Social Care is such a varied course. We learn so many different things ranging from how to take and read blood pressure to understanding how infections and illnesses can spread. Alleah Ranson | Health & Social Care Student

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Adult Care

Health & Social Care

Level 2

Level 3

Course Code: 14876

Course Code: 14887 (Diploma)

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

During this course you will learn everything you need to know about working in adult care. You will be given a thorough introduction to the industry and learn about the principles and practices of working in an adult care setting. You will develop your skills so that you are able to clearly and confidently communicate information, contribute to health, safety, and safeguarding, and develop your professional practice, practical abilities, and demonstrate the behaviours expected by employers in the adult care setting. This course focuses on getting you ready for the workplace which means you’ll be perfectly set up to start working in the industry once you have finished. Or you may wish to continue studying with us on one of our Level 3 courses.

During the course you will explore the theories and practices that make for effective communication, how to effectively meet individual care needs, and study the ageing demographic. You will also gain an understanding of diseases and illnesses, expand your knowledge of disabilities, and how to analyse human behaviour. This course is the equivalent to three A-Levels and its main focus is to prepare you for university.

Health and Social Care is such a diverse industry. We’ve had a lot of students branching out a little bit and not going down the “typical” nursing routes. We encourage you to think outside with the types of careers you can do within Health and Social Care!

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EDUCATION & EARLY YEARS COURSES There are approximately 1.4 million people working in Early Years Education sector, in roles ranging from childminders to teaching professionals. The industry is dominated by women and it is thought that men only make up 2% of the workforce. Since the start of 2019, there has been a big push to encourage more men to train and work in the sector. Our Early Years courses give you the opportunity to learn a huge range of knowledge and skills in working with young children and education. Practical learning plays a big part in this course. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to put your learning into practice through industry placements, projects, and trips. You will have the chance to visit local nurseries, primary schools and even travel abroad to see Early Years

practices in action. You will have the opportunity to visit the Nursery World Exhibition to learn from industry experts about healthy snacks, the importance of physical activity, and collect a range of educational resources to promote holistic development.

Their own experiences from running nurseries and working with children from all over the world means that you will have an enriching experience. They continually develop themselves to ensure that their knowledge and teaching is as up to date as it can be.

Our tutors are fully qualified professionals in the industry. They have been practising and teaching for a number of years and are able to pass on everything they know to you.

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Early Years Practitioner

Early Years Educator Level 3 Course Code: 2571

Level 2 Course Code: 9982

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 1 course. During this course you will learn a range of skills that will prepare you for work in a supervised capacity with children and their families. Learning will combine theory and practical elements to give you an understanding of the role that a childcare practitioner plays in the workplace, how to ensure that children are kept safe, and understand how children learn and develop. You will also take cognitive, emotional, and environmental influences into consideration. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 3 course in childcare and education.

During this advanced course you will be able to develop the skills and knowledge required to work with young children between the ages of 0-8. You will develop your skills essential to the early years and education sector such as communicating with a broad range of people, confidence and resilience. You will broaden your theoretical knowledge through studying topics such as children’s care, learning and development. You will also build up a portfolio of professional practice which demonstrate your ability to keep children safe, activity plan, and observe and assess children. Once you have finished the course you will be well prepared for a career in this rewarding industry. Or you may choose to continue with your studies at university.

Each year we invite Early Years businesses in to tell you more about the range of job roles and opportunities available once you’ve finished college. The great thing about the Early Years qualifications is that give you a licence to practice, meaning you’ll be able to apply for jobs in an Early Years environment once you’ve finished college.

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Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools

Specialist Support in Teaching and Learning in Schools

Level 2

Level 3

Course Code: 18065

Course Code: 18104

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

During this course you will gain essential firsthand experience in the classroom environment to develop your skills as a teaching assistant. You will spend four days a week in a school setting giving you the opportunity to observe and learn from experienced teaching professionals. You will be able to develop key skills that will enable you to become an effective teaching support worker and learn all aspects of working in a classroom environment in line with the National Curriculum requirements, with particular focus on care and education. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 course.

During this advanced course you will be able to build on your knowledge and experience in the classroom environment. You will spend four days a week in a school setting continuing to develop your abilities as a teaching assistant, while developing knowledge and skills in individual needs. You will become an effective communicator, promote positive behaviour, and learn how to conduct observations. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start working as a classroom assistant within a school setting.

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SPORT & FITNESS COURSES The sport & fitness industry is booming. It is at an all time high and is predicted to keep on growing. Experts say that by 2020 the industry will be worth ÂŁ23 billion. In 2018, there were 189,000 people with sports and fitness occupations in employment in the UK. Our Sports courses will teach you all the knowledge and skills you need to start working in this exciting industry. We have a range of exceptional facilities both onsite and nearby. Our on-site gym is modern and kitted out with a whole range of fitness equipment. Our Beauty Therapy salons also allow our sports massage students to assess sporting injuries and carry out sports massage treatments. Our partnerships with Summerfields Leisure Centre and Horntye Sports Complex mean that we have access to a whole range of other sporting facilities such

as a swimming pool, astroturf, badminton courts, netball courts, and basketball courts.

part in anatomical dissections to further your knowledge in anatomy and physiology.

As well as the practical side of the course you will have the opportunity to see theory lessons come to life during visits, trips, and talks from industry professionals. Each year students are able to travel to Spain to complete an incredible four-week work placement for sports and tourism businesses. University of Brighton students regularly invite us to take part in dissertation research using oxygen masks, use heat chambers, and ice baths. We also visit the Body Works Exhibition in London and take

At the start of each year our sports students are able to go on a week-long activity camp to help them get to know their fellow classmates. Our tutors are highly trained professionals who have years of teaching experience and each have their own specialisms within sport such as sports science, coaching, and physiotherapy.

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Sport & Public Services

Sport

Level 1

Level 2

Course Code: 9645

Course Code: 9646

If you get below four grade 3(D) - 1(G) at GCSE or didn’t get any formal qualifications after leaving school you can start a Level 1 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 1 course.

During this course you will gain an insight into the sport and public services industries. You will start the year with a three-day development programme where you will learn core skills in teamwork and communication. You will camp for two nights and have the opportunity to take part in a range of activities and tasks. Once you return from camp, theory and practical lessons will take place in the classroom, in our fully-equipped gym and at Horntye Sports complex, where you will learn about anatomy and physiology, fitness, and diet. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 2 course in either Sport or Public Services.

During this course you will gain an insight into the many disciplines associated with sport. You will develop practical skills, theoretical knowledge and understanding of the sports industry throughout the course. Learning will take place in the classroom and in our fully-equipped gym where you will explore the components of fitness, how to improve sports performance, how lifestyle and wellbeing can impact of personal fitness and performance, as well as analysing the mind and what affect psychology can have. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move onto the Level 3 course in Sport or specialise in Personal Training.

Level 3 Course Code: 3609Y1 To join this course you will need a minimum of five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course. This course will develop your existing knowledge of sport and prepare you for a career in the industry. You will learn a range of practical, theoretical and scientific modules giving you an in-depth look at sport and exercise. You will study the respiratory and circulatory systems, getting to know the organs of the human body, you will see these vital organs in action during fitness testing and be able to create your own fitness programme, taking into account everything from lifestyle to diet. Gaining an understanding of sports injuries and injury management will also form part of your learning. After this course you will be well prepared to find work in the industry, progress to university or specialise in another area of sport such as Massage Therapy or Personal Training.

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The college has a really great feel to it. The lessons are really good because they’re varied and enjoyable. Sometimes we’ll be studying theory in the classroom, other lessons we’re working on fitness in the gym, and then other lessons we’re learning about team games such as netball and rugby at Horntye Sports Park. Katie Sills | Sport Student

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I’m a professional footballer and play for Stevenage Borough. I got my PT qualification at college, so I guess if I wasn’t a footballer, I’d be doing something in personal training because I like to help people and keep people motivated. Jamie Fielding | Personal Training Student

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Sports Massage Therapy

Personal Training Level 2/3 Course Code: 17503

Level 3 Course Code: 10625

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 1 course. This course has in-year progression to Level 3.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course. This one-year programme will increase your skill-set and train you in the prevention and management of sports injuries. You will learn a range of sports therapy and physiotherapist techniques that will allow you to work within sports clubs, hotels or progress onto a higher level of study. You will learn sports massage techniques in our therapy suite and expand your knowledge in anatomy and physiology so that you can identify troubled areas on clients and give them the correct treatment. You will also be able to tape and strap minor sporting injuries and learn techniques in rehabilitation. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career in the industry or continue your learning at university.

During this course you will learn the essential skills and in-depth knowledge you need to be able to put together comprehensive training programmes for clients. You will use your passion for exercise to understand the principles of fitness so that you can pass on your knowledge to others. You will learn how to conduct fitness testing and learn a range of advanced fitness techniques. Theory and practical sessions will take place in our fully-equipped gym, where you will be able to consult with clients about their fitness goals, and then create and deliver training and fitness programmes to meet their needs. Once you have completed this course you will be qualified to take personal training sessions and could find employment within a gym or on a self-employed basis.

We have fantastic industry links with lots of local and regional organisations which means there are plenty of opportunities for you to experience the industry. We actively encourage and support you to complete relevant additional training to make you highly employable after college. On top of all that we all have fantastic subject knowledge and help our students to get excellent results year on year.

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Professional Sport Coaching

Outdoor Adventurous Education

Level 3

Level 3

Course Code: 30029

Course Code: 30012

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

During this course you will be able to develop all the skills you need to become an effective coach and help improve performance. You will study the Sports, Coaching and Physical Activity sector, while building on your previous knowledge and experience of coaching in your chosen sport. This qualification is a perfect stepping stone to a range of occupations often through the route of higher education.

During this course you will use your passion for the great outdoors to develop your knowledge of industry and work towards a career in this area. You will learn about the types of activities that are available to outdoor adventurers, develop a range of skills that will help you work towards becoming an instructor, and have the opportunity to put your learning into practice during a range of outdoor adventure activities. Once you have completed the course you will be ready to start working in the industry or you may decide to continue studying at a higher level to boost your qualifications.

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I went to Brighton University to study Sport and Exercise Science. I also have a coaching qualification, first aid and teaching degree. Once I graduated I wanted to become a teacher and help students, who like me, are not too sure what they want to do for their career. My advice - choose a course that you are going to enjoy getting out of bed for. Craig Ottley | Sport & Fitness Tutor/Course Leader

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PUBLIC SERVICES COURSES The Public Services play a vital role in the welfare and safety of people here in the UK and abroad, on the front-line and behind the scenes. There are 5.36 million people employed in the public sector across the UK. Of this figure, there are 122,000 Police Officers, 146,000 people in the Armed Forces, 30,100 Firefighters and 26,000 Paramedics. Our Public Services courses will teach you everything you need to know about the uniformed public services and help you to become an independent thinker and problem solver two skills that are vital for this industry. We have a fantastic range of facilities on-site and nearby for you to test your physical and mental fitness. Plaza gym is fully equipped with modern fitness machinery, Horntye Sports Complex and Summerfields Leisure Centre have a range of facilities including an astroturf and swimming pool, and our natural surroundings of Hastings East and West

hills provide a short but challenging workout. We also regularly trek across the Seven Sisters; camp, canoe and rock climb at local outdoor activity centres; and towards the end of the year, we take on the ultimate test by climbing Mount Snowdon during an expedition on Snowdonia. Our Public Services department also plays a very big part in the community. We often visit local schools to help manage and run their events, we work closely with local authorities such as the police and fire service to help them with their training, and each November, we organise

a Remembrance Parade to mark the anniversary of the First World War. Your learning will be enhanced during a number of trips abroad, most notably our annual trip to the AuschwitzBirkenau concentration camps in Poland. All of our tutors are experts role model the behaviours that you will need to adopt in order to work in the public services. They are expert teachers and have a range of industry and university contacts for you to tap into once you have finished your course.

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I came along to look around during the open evening and I could see that the facilities were very modern, clean and there was a really good gym. I also really liked the sound of all the different trips and work experience that I could get involved with. Laura Poole | Public Services Student

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Public Services Level 2 Course Code: 3094 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 3(D) - 9(A*) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 1 course. During this course you will study units incorporating both practical and theoretical elements including employment in the uniformed services, physical fitness, team working and problem solving, health and hygiene, map reading and navigation, adventurous activities and competitive sports, telecommunication, and volunteering. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to enter into employment in the industry or move onto the Level 3 course.

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Level 3 Course Code: 3606Y1 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE or have successfully completed the Level 2 course.

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During this advanced course you will build your practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the public services through a range of classroom study, activities and field trips. This will include topics such as government, policies and the public services, citizenship, and health and fitness. You will also build on your interpersonal and communication skills and learn how to be an effective team player - an essential skill in any public service. Once you have completed this course you will have gained the skills, knowledge, and confidence needed to progress successfully into a role in one of these services.

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after your course... Once you have completed one of these specialisms you’ll have gained expert knowledge and fine-tuned your skills so that you are ready to take that next step in making your dreams a reality.

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or Our Health, Care, Sport and Public Services Courses are geared up to help you secure work after you have finished college. We have been working with key employers in these exciting industries to help shape the things that you learn during your time with us.

Even though our brand new courses are designed to help you secure employment within your dream industry, university is still an option after your studies. There are plenty of higher education and degree level courses out there in the Health, Care, Sport and Public Service industries. You may wish to study degrees in Health, Medical Science or Midwifery.

You will have developed many of the key knowledge, skills, and behaviours that employers are looking for which will make you a prime candidate for employment.

You could become a fullyqualified teacher or study child psychology. Perhaps you’d like to study sports science or learn more about analysing performance or you could study degrees in Criminology or Policing studies.

Opportunities may include fulltime employment in a number of areas in your chosen specialism such as a care worker, youth worker, nursery assistant, primary school teacher, fitness instructor, sports coach, join the armed forces, or become an expedition leader.

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As we have based our new curriculum on the occupational maps that apprenticeships are built on, there are also opportunities for you to move directly into an apprenticeship after college. Depending on the type of apprenticeship and your chosen employer, you may be able to move directly into a Level 3 or Level 4 apprenticeship in a whole range of specialisms such as Adult Care Work, Learning mentor, Physiotherapy, or Police Intelligence.

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What are Specialist courses?

We have a range of specialist courses that have been designed to help you gain the qualifications you need to progress on to our college courses, help you re-engage with education, or help you to build confidence and independence - gaining some valuable skills for life. We have a course that will help you to build your confidence, meet new people, and gain some valuable work experience and employability skills. There are other courses that will help you to become more independent, learn about healthy living, learn how to cook a range of basic recipes, and learn to manage your own money.

For many of these courses, you won’t need any formal qualifications, just the commitment to come to college.

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We also have courses that will help you to settle back into the college environment, help you to improve your English, maths, and employability skills, and get you involved with work experience and college enrichment activities. Our tutors have years of teaching experience and are experts at helping you to settle into college. They are approachable, friendly, and will be able to provide you with one-to-one support.

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Prince’s Trust Team Programme Course Code: 17522 / 17754 / 17755 Our Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ Programme is a 14week personal development course perfect for you if you are aged between 16-25, and not currently in full-time employment, education or training. The course is designed to build your self-confidence, independence and skills, along with CV writing, interview and employability skills. You will also be given support and guidance during, and after the course, to help you find opportunities in work, education and training. You will also get to go on an action-packed residential week, participate in work experience and are given the chance to take part in community projects. During two of the weeks you will complete a work experience placement, giving you valuable experience to put on your CV and talk about during job interviews.

We pack a lot into our Team programme, designed to help you uncover your hidden talents and improve your confidence, as well as gain a nationallyrecognised qualification, while developing your English and maths skills. As part of the course, we also spend some time developing your interview and CV skills to ensure your confidence is sky-high when taking the next step. It’s completely free and won’t affect your Jobseeker’s Allowance.

The course is free and the Prince’s Trust makes sure that you don’t lose your benefits.

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Our Inclusive Pathways programme is designed to help you reconnect with education. We will support you while you build your confidence to help you progress onto a mainstream college course. We can put together a personalised plan to help you improve your academic abilities, including maths and English if necessary, build your experience in the workplace, and teach you a range of essential life skills.

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Sport & Leisure Health & Wellbeing Business & IT Maths English Lifeskills

by setting your own individual targets.

The main focus will be to develop social, personal and ethical work skills as well as give you an understanding of healthy living, participating in leisure, understanding diversity, awareness of alcohol and drug mis-use, understanding law and order, independent living, career planning and employability. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to move into mainstream college education. 030 300 39699

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Supported Education Course Code: 2401 This course has been designed to support young people with severe learning difficulties and/or disabilities, to help them develop greater independence and employability skills. You will be taught and supported by our specialist staff in our dedicated supported education area. You will have access to enabling technology such as task prompters, and a real-life home skills area where you can practise your domestic skills and master the use of household appliances. We also have a safe haven, chill out zone, low arousal environment, sensory room, and creative arts environment. We are also very proud to hold National Autistic Society accreditation for our excellent support for young people with Autism.

We will help you develop skills for everyday life and build your confidence by taking part in events and shows! Our facilities are fantastic - Resources include a safe haven, a chill out zone, a low arousal environment, sensory room, and a creative arts and employability skills environment. You will also develop employability skills to take part in work experience. If you want to gain further qualifications, we can help and guide you to progress onto other mainstream courses. We offer an additional Enrichment programme, available for up to five sessions per week.

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There are 3 different ways to apply to us: Through our website You can apply to us online via our college websites. 1. Visit www.escg.ac.uk. 2. You will then be able to search for the course or courses that you’re interested in and then click ‘apply’. Make sure you select your course at the right campus. 3. You’ll then be taken to another page where you will be able to fill in an application form. 4. You will receive an automated email to say that we have received your application within five working days. If you have any problems please don’t hesitate to call and speak to one of our student advisors.

Send us your application by post There is an application form in the back of this prospectus that you can pull out and fill in. Once you have completed the form, hand it back to your current school or college for completion.

You can apply to us in person. Drop into the campus you would to study at and speak to our friendly Student Advisors who are happy to help you with your application.

If you’re under 16 you will need to ask your parent/ guardian to sign the form.

We will be able to assist you in filling out the application form, but you will need your parent/ guardian to sign the form if you are under 16.

You can then post it to our Hastings campus by sending it to Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings, TN34 1BA.

There is no need to arrange an appointment as we will always have someone on hand to help you - so pop in and say hello soon.

Please note: If you’re under 16 your parent or guardian should check the consent box.

Application deadline:

All of my friends went to other colleges, but I still wanted to come here because I just felt more comfortable here. I threw myself into the deep end, made new friends and it's really helped me to build my confidence! Everyone is really friendly and chilled which is really nice. Bethen Blackabee | A-Level Student

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r u o y r Af te ion: pa plicat Can’t make up your mind?

If you can’t decide on a course, don’t panic. You can apply to study more than one course on your application form (a copy of this is at the back of this prospectus). You will have the chance to discuss your options with us at interview. We also offer bookable careers guidance appointments for you to explore your options. The most important thing is you eventually enrol on the course that’s right for you - we are here to help you.

Interviews If we have all the information we need on your application form, we will invite you to an interview. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner you’ll receive an interview. You will receive a letter telling you what you will need to bring with you on your allocated day and time, as a general rule, these are held weekly. The interview is a good opportunity to find out more about your chosen subject(s) and will give you more information and make sure you are considering the right course for your future. Your parents/carers are welcome to come with you.

Offers At the end of your interview, you will be given written confirmation of any exam grades (or other requirements) you need to secure your place. Once your place is confirmed, you will continue to receive information about starting college and your journey to an exciting future will begin. After your exam results in August, you will be invited to attend enrolment in late August or early September – this is when you officially become an East Sussex College student! You will need to bring in your exam results and we’ll contact you to tell you exactly when you start your course.

Course cancellations In the unlikely event that your course is cancelled, we will do our best to find you an alternative course to help you succeed in your career ambitions. Where possible, any payments towards the cost of your course can be transferred to your new course. Any refunds will be credited by bank transfer (BACS) to your bank account.

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course index A-Level courses you can study here:

and at our other campuses: Pick up our Eastbourne and/or Lewes guide to find out more.

A-Level Course

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Accounting

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Biology

Level 3

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Business

Level 3

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Chemistry

Level 3

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Computer Science

Level 3

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Dance

Level 3

Drama & Theatre Studies

Level 3

Economics

Level 3

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English Language

Level 3

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English Language & Literature

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English Literature

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Fashion Textiles Film Studies Fine Art

Level 3

French

Level 3

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Geography

Level 3

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Graphic Design

Level 3

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History

Level 3

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Latin

Level 3

Law

Level 3

Page 45

Mathematics

Level 3

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Further Mathematics

Level 3

Media Studies

Level 3

Music

Level 3

Music Technology

Level 3

Philosophy

Level 3

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Photography

Level 3

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Physical Education

Level 3

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Physics

Level 3

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Politics

Level 3

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Psychology

Level 3

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Science BTEC (with & without Forensic)

Level 3

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Sociology

Level 3

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Spanish

Level 3

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T-Level Course Design, Surveying & Planning

Level 3

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Digital Production, Design & Development

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Education

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Vocational courses you can study here:

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BUSINESS & SERVICES INDUSTRIES Business & Marketing Business

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Business

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Barbering

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Beauty Therapy

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Beauty Therapy

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Beauty: Spa Therapy

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Complementary Therapies

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Hair & Beauty Studies

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Hairdressing

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Hairdressing

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Make-up Artistry

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Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry

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Food & Beverage Service Supervision

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Food Preparation Cooking & Beverages

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Food Preparation Cooking & Beverages

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Hospitality & Catering

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Hospitality & Catering

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Professional Cookery

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Professional Cookery

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Professional Cookery

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Professional Cookery: Kitchen & Larder

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Professional Cookery: Patisserie & Confectionery

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Cabin Crew

Level 2

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Travel & Tourism

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Travel & Tourism

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Hair & Beauty

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Bricklaying

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Bricklaying

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Carpentry & Joinery

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Construction & The Built Environment

Level 2

Construction & The Built Environment

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Electrical Installations

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Vocational Course

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Electrical Installations

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Foundation Construction Skills

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Multi-skills 2

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Painting & Decorating

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Painting & Decorating

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Painting & Decorating

Level 3

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Plumbing & Electrical Installation

Level 1

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Plumbing Studies

Level 1

Plumbing Studies

Level 2

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Plumbing Studies

Level 3

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Site Carpentry

Level 2

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Site Carpentry

Level 3

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Engineering

Level 2

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Engineering

Level 3

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Foundation Skills in Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1

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Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Level 3

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Light Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2

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Motor Vehicle Panel & Paint

Level 2

Preparation for Motor Vehicle Industry

Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance & Mechanical Repair

Level 2

Engineering

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CREATIVE& DESIGN, DIGITAL, MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS Creative & Design Art, Design & Media

Level 1

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Art & Design

Level 2

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Art & Design

Level 3

Page 116

Art & Design Foundation

Level 3

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Creative Media Production & Technology

Level 2

Creative Media Production & Technology

Level 3

Fashion & Textiles

Level 3

Filmmaking & Photography

Level 3

Games Art & Animation

Level 2

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Games Art & Animation

Level 3

Page 119

Music Performance & Production

Level 2

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Music Performance & Production

Level 3

Page 129

Music

Level 3

Music (Double)

Level 3

Performing Arts

Level 3

Music & Performing Arts

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Information Creative Technologies

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Information Creative Technologies

Level 2

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Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

Level 1

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Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

Level 2

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Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

Level 3

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Introduction to Digital Technologies

Level 1

IT: App, Web & Games Design

Level 3

IT: Computing & Digital Technologies

Level 2

IT: Software Development

Level 3

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HEALTH, CARE, SPORT & PUBLIC SERVICES Sport & Fitness Outdoor Adventurous Education

Level 1

Page 148

Personal Training

Level 3

Page 147

Professional Sports Coaching

Level 3

Page 148

Sport & Exercise Science

Level 3

Sport & Physical Activity

Level 3

Sport & Public Services

Level 1

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Sport Massage Therapy

Level 3

Page 147

Sports Studies

Level 2

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Sports Studies

Level 3

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Care Services Health & Social Care

Level 2

Health & Social Care

Level 3

Page 137

Introduction to Health & Social Care

Level 1

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Adult Care

Level 2

Page 136

Level 2

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Education & Childcare Early Years Practitioner Early Years Educator

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Childcare & Education

Level 3

Early Years Education

Level 2

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Level 2

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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Level 3

Page 141

Public Services Criminology

Level 3

Public Services

Level 2

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Public Services

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Personal & Social Development Personal Progress Prince’s Trust Team Programme

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Project Search Supported Education

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Vocational Studies Award Workskills Award BTEC

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