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LEVEL 2 COURSES AT SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE

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Progress to A Level 2016/2017 - eastbourne & lewes The Progress to A Level offer is designed to support the progression of students onto an A Level / Level 3 programme. The Progress to A Level offer is aimed at motivated students whose chosen career pathway is tied to the A Level offer. Students will sign up to a programme that will provide them with the qualifications and skills to progress to A Levels at the end of 2016/17. Rather than present these as separate qualifications we want to promote this as a programme of study requiring students to achieve in all the selected elements. On successful completion there will be a progression ceremony where you will be presented with your ‘Progress to A-Level certificate’. The Programme will be made up of GCSE’s selected from the list on the right and compulsory elements. The planned learning hours will also be supplemented by Tutorial/WRL/Self-Study.

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All Level 2 students will study English & Maths at GCSE if they have not achieved these at Grade C.

Compulsory taught elements 1.

Higher Project Qualification – 60/65hrs taught time The Higher Project Qualification allows students to study and complete a research project in an area of interest, this may link to a current or future area of study or interests outside of their curriculum. The Higher Project course develops study skills such as time management, planning, research, gathering resources and evaluating their work. Students will develop an extended piece of work which can take the form of a written report, a work of art, a prototype, design or even a performance or event.

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Progression award – 60/65hrs taught time Students will complete a progression award that will enable them to develop the personal study skills required to be successful at A Level. This will include learning how to; locate, retrieve and store information, produce and respond to written materials for a variety of purposes, use IT to organise, edit and compile information and make positive contributions to discussions. Students may also research a career path, develop team working skills, or extend their writing skills further. Achievement of the award is via submission of a portfolio evidence of their personal study skills which can also be presented during A-Level interviews towards the end of the year.

GSCE qualifications

On this course you will study the impact that science and technology has on your everyday life. You will gain an understanding of how science may affect your own and others’ lives. You will develop the skill of deciphering science as it is reported in the media and learn how to present and interpret scientific information yourself. Science (Additional) On this course you will study the science that underpins day-to-day life. The focus will be on scientific explanations and models through which you will gain an insight into how scientists help develop our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. You will gain skills in scientific data analysis and learn how you can use this information to understand the science and technology that is all around us. The units studied encompass Biology, where you will look at the processes of life, growth and development and the brain and mind. In Chemistry, chemical patterns, chemicals of the natural environment and chemical synthesis will all be covered. Physics looks at explaining motion, electric circuits and radioactive materials. Sociology Sociology is a study of people, their lives and relationships. You will reflect on your own experiences of the world in a variety of social settings. On this course you will study sociological topics such as the mass media, inequality and power. You will develop the ability to evaluate, judge whether it is correct and come to reasoned conclusions. Photography

GCSE options – 90 hours taught time per GCSE - (students will need to complete 3 GCSEs including English and or Maths) from the following options: GCSE (Eastbourne and Lewes): Science (Core), Science (Additional), English, Maths, Sociology, Photography

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Science (Core)

On this course you will explore many aspects of photography. Emphasis is placed on practical work, the importance of camera skills in both colour, black and white, and traditional black and white processing and printing. The use of digital image processing is also an important element. Alongside practical work, contextual studies are a vital piece of this course, helping you to develop an appreciation of photographic work, both historical and contemporary.

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Professional Studies Offer Sport BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - eastbourne & lewes Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in sport coaching, fitness and sport performance. Content: The course is a one year Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of how the body performs when we exercise. You will study a total of 12 units during your time at college incorporating both practical and theoretical elements including: • • • • • • • • • • • •

Fitness for Sport (exam) Practical Sport Anatomy & Physiology (exam) The Mind & Sport The Sports Performer Training & Personal Fitness Leading Sport Promotion & Sponsorship Lifestyle & Wellbeing Injury in Sports Performance Running an Event The Sports & Leisure Industry

Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary level of skill, there is a Level 1 sport course incorporated into the explorer programme which will prepare students for the Level 2 course. At Lewes, there is a level 1 sport course incorporated into the Level 1 Pre-Professional Studies Programme Progression: On completion of the Sport BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate you may be eligible to move up to the Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport or Diploma Sport & Exercise Science if you achieve an overall Merit or Distinction grade. At Lewes, on completion of the Sport BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate you may be eligible to move to the Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 2 A levels) or BTEC Level 3 The Extended Diploma in Sport (equivalent to 3 A levels). Both are two year

courses. For progression to the above courses students need to have achieved a Merit or Distinction from their Level 2 sport qualification and a C in English Language in addition to the standard entry criteria for Level 3 courses.

Public Uniformed Services BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - eastbourne & lewes Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in the Public Uniformed Services. Content: The course is a one academic year, Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of the requirements for entry into uniformed public services. You will study a total of eight units during your time at college and have direct contact with serving members of the armed forces and emergency services. The course incorporates both practical, theoretical elements as well as two externally assessed tests. Subject areas include: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Security procedures Land navigation Public Service Working Skills Expeditions Citizenship & Diversity in the UK Crime & its Effects on Society

Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary level of skill, there is a Level 1 Public Services course incorporated into the explorer programme which will prepare students for the level 2 course. Progression: On completion of the Public Uniformed Service BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate students may be eligible to progress to the Public Uniformed Service BTEC Level 3 Diploma (equivalent to 3 A levels) if they achieve an overall Merit or Distinction grade at Level 2 as well as a grade C or above in GCSE English.

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CILEX Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies - eastbourne Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: This course is for students that are interested in a career in the legal profession but haven’t yet met the entry requirements for BTEC Applied Law at level 3 (5 GCSEs at grade C or higher including grade C in English Language and Maths). Content: You will study how laws are made, enforced and interpreted. You will sit one multiple choice exam and also submit a range of course work. Progression: Upon successful completion of this course students can progress to BTEC Applied Law at Level 3 (as long as they have achieved grade C or higher in English Language and Maths)

BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Business - eastbourne Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: This course is for students that are interested in a career in business management, or who are looking to run their own business. Content: You will study a range of Business topics including Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management. You will sit two exams and submit a range of course-work. Progression: Upon successful completion of this course students can progress to BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business (as long as they have achieved grade C or higher in English Language and Maths).

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Mandatory units • •

Effective Communication in Health & Social Care Internally assessed Healthy Living Externally assessed

Optional specialist units chosen from • • • •

Business Programme Level 2 - lewes Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for?:This vocational qualification is aimed at students who are looking to progress into a business related field of employment or start their own business. Content: The Level 2 Business Programme will prepare students for employment or further study in their chosen field. The course includes the following industry recognised vocational qualifications: • • •

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills (1 GCSE equivalent) NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Retail Knowledge (1 GCSE equivalent) NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills (1 GCSE equivalent)

Alternatives: There is a Level 1 offer which allows students to explore the business sector whilst accessing English & Maths and any additional support needed. Progression: Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L3 Business courses available), some onto Apprenticeships or Employment and others may seek to establish their own start-up business.

Social Influences on Health and Wellbeing Promoting Health & Wellbeing The Impact of Nutrition on Health & Wellbeing Creative and Therapeutic Activities in Health & Social Care

You may also need to study GCSE Maths and/ or Science as part of your programme if you have not achieved a grade C. There will be a fundraising community activity and you will spend time in our in house clinic.

Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate - eastbourne & lewes Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Entry is subject to entry qualifications being obtained and a good reference. An interest in science and an understanding of care skills will be an advantage.

Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary skill level, there is a Level 1 offer which allows students to explore the care sector whilst accessing English & Maths and any additional support needed. Progression: On completion of the BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care students may be eligible to progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care (equivalent to 3 A levels) if they achieve an overall Merit or Distinction grade at Level 2 as well as a grade C or above in GCSE English.

Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in the growing Health or Social Care sector. Content: The course is a one academic year, Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of the requirements for entry into Health and Social Care. You will study a total of eight units during your time at college and have contact with the community during a care based project. This year we raised money for braille signs across the college and the year before we raised money for signs in Hampden Park. The course incorporates both practical and theoretical elements as well as two externally assessed tests. Subject areas include: • •

Human Lifespan Development (Externally assessed) Health & Social Care Values (Internally assessed)

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CACHE Level 2 Certificate – Introduction to Children’s Care and Development - eastbourne & lewes Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. You will also have an interview to assess your suitability for the course. Entry is subject to entry qualifications being obtained and a good reference. A genuine desire to work with children and an understanding of care skills will be an advantage. This programme is subject to DBS clearance (Criminal record) Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in the wonderful world of Early Years. Content: The course is a one academic year, Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of the requirements for entry into Childcare. You will study a range of childcare related units during your time at college and spend time each week on placement in a child care setting. Subject areas include: Understand Children’s Development, Planning to meet the needs of Children, Health and Safety in Childcare, Safeguarding Children, Creative Play in the early years, Diet for children’s health, the role of the practitioner and Understanding Additional Needs You may also need to study GCSE Maths and English as part of your programme if you did not achieve a C. Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary skill level, there is a Level 1 offer which allows students to explore the care sector whilst accessing English & Maths and any additional support needed. Progression: On completion of the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Introduction to Children’s Care and Development, students may be eligible to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Children’s Care and Development Early Years Educator (equivalent to 3 A levels) if they achieve a Pass at Level 2 as well as a grade C or above in GCSE English.

Travel & Tourism Programme Level 2 - lewes

Entry Requirements: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme.

Who is it for: This is a vocational qualification aimed at students who are looking to progress into a travel and tourism related field.

Progression: Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have Level 3 Travel and Tourism Courses available), some onto Apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in a travel and tourism field.

Content: The Level 2 Travel Programme will give students an overview of the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The full Level 2 Travel Programme at Lewes includes the following qualifications:

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C&G Worldwide Destinations (1 GCSE equivalent) NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills (1 GCSE equivalent) NCFE Level 2 Award for Resort Representatives (1 GCSE equivalent)

Alternatives: There is a Level 1 offer which allows students to explore the travel sector whilst accessing English & Maths and any additional support needed.

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Creative and Digital Studies offer (Eastbourne) We offer fantastic Level 2 programmes in the Creative and Digital sectors, providing opportunities to focus on progression pathways into the thriving creative industries. Each of these courses is designed to enable you to progress to one of our Level 3 Diplomas. These are very practical, more specialist in nature, and very successful in preparing you either for further study of going into work. You normally take Maths, English and ONE from the following:

Art and Design: UAL Level 2 Diploma

This full-time course involves drawing and painting, 3D work, textiles, photography, graphic design, illustration, printmaking, and a diagnostic look at how art and design relates to the world of employment. It is very practical and helps to prepare you for your next steps. Usual progression route: UAL Extended Diploma in Art and Design, where you will become a full-time specialist student before going to university or work.

Creative Media Production: UAL Level 2 Diploma

This full-time course gives you an insight and working knowledge of a number of media pathways including film making, journalism, television and radio broadcasting, design, publishing etc. It is very practical and will involve lots of group productions. Usual progression route: UAL Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production and Technology (Level 3), in which you will become a full-time student before going to university or work.

Performing Arts: BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

This course acts as a foundation year to our level 3 courses and is designed to help develop your confidence, communication and performance skills. You don’t have to have had any experience in performing, but you do need an interest in theatre and acting in general. The course is designed to be as practical as possible and is delivered through workshops, rehearsal and performance. You will participate in Acting, Movement and Voice workshops and must be willing to attempt all three skills to pass the course. Current units include scripted performances, devising your own work, multimedia production and physical theatre. Usual progression route: BTEC L3 courses in acting, musical theatre, dance and production arts, before entering employment or Higher Education.

Music Production: UAL Level 2 Diploma

This full-time course is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, self-employment or further study. You will undertake a wide range of practical project work to establish your interests and strengths, before progressing to either a performance based specialist pathway, or a production (recording, producing, engineering) based one. In the industry you need to be multiskilled and be able to draw upon a wide range of different fields, and so breadth is an important focus. Usual progression route: UAL Extended Diploma Music Production, in which you will become a full-time student before going to university or work.

IT: BTEC Level 2 Diploma

This full-time course is all about being creative through the use of IT and digital tools. You will learn how to make documents that are properly structured, and how to create and launch a web site that you build from the ground up. You will explore the online world and technology systems, and learn to work with software applications like databases, creating computer graphics, creating computer animation and sound. You will also learn the fundamentals of creating and installing a computer network. Usual progression route: BTEC Extended Diploma IT (business), in which you will become a full-time student before going to university or work.

In addition to this there are enrichment activities, trips, the academic tutorial programme and private study requirements.

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level 2 courses at sdc

Creative and Digital Studies offer (lewes) The Creative and Digital L2 programme gives you a chance to focus on progression pathways in this growing sector of the regional, national and international economies. All of these courses are connected, and so you will be part of a larger group of students taking only these options. What will I study? If you are still working towards your Maths and English GCSEs, then you would normally take three out of the five creative pathways below, and so you would opt ‘out’ of two. If you have Maths OR English already, then you can take four (or opt ‘out’ of one). That way, your total programme reaches the 570 guided learning hours (H) required to be a full-time student (if you are 16-18) at the college.

Where next? All of these subjects can be taken to level 3 following successful completion of your L2 programme. If you find that the creative industries are not for you, then the transferrable skills you acquire (discipline, teamwork, problem solving, communication, research, study skills etc.) will lead to successful progression into a number of L3 alternatives.

What do I need? You need to have the standard L2 entry requirements to join this programme.

Art and Design: UAL Level 2 award

This course involves drawing and painting, some 3D work and printmaking, and a diagnostic look at how art and design relates to the world of employment. It is very practical and helps to prepare you for your next steps.

Creative Media Production: UAL Level 2 award

This course gives you an insight into a number of areas of the creative media industries. At level 2 you can choose to specialise in either film and video production, or in games design. It is a very practical course which involves lots of group productions.

Performing Arts: BTEC Level 2 award

This course acts as a foundation year to our level 3 courses and is designed to help develop your confidence, communication and performance skills. You don’t have to have had any experience in performing, but you do need an interest in theatre and acting in general. The course is designed to be as practical as possible. You will participate in and explore a range of styles and it is delivered through workshops, rehearsal and performance. Usual progression route: BTEC L3 courses in acting, musical theatre, dance and production arts, before entering employment or Higher Education

Digital Applications BTEC Level 2 Cert

This course introduces you to a number of opportunities in IT, ranging from the use of IT to solve problems in creative and business settings, through to aspects of networking and hardware.

Photography: GCSE Level 2

This course gives you a chance to explore photography and lens based media in depth, both in the darkroom and in a digital environment. You will become proficient in both technical and creative aspects of photography.

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vocational Studies Offer - eastbourne Electrical Installation Level 2

Plumbing Level 2

Entry Criteria: This course is for students who have GCSEs mainly at D grades including English Language and Science but with a C in Maths. Students without a C in English Language will be required to study GCSE as part of their study programme.

Entry Criteria: 4 GCSEs at A* to C including maths and English, (Science preferred).

Who is it for?: This is for those who want to pursue a career as an electrician. Content: Course content covers the knowledge and skills required to install electrical equipment in simple systems e.g. houses. Alternatives: There is a one year, Level 1 course for those who do not have the necessary entry criteria, which will prepare learners for the level 2 course. Progression: from level 2 is to the Level 3 course in Electrical Installation which covers the skills required to install equipment in more complex systems e.g. industrial electrical installations. Level 3 is the main entry level for those entering the electrical installation industry.

Engineering Level 2 Entry Criteria: This course is for students who have GCSEs mainly at D grades including English Language and Science but with a C in Maths. Students without a C in English Language will be required to study GCSE as part of their study programme. Who is it for: The course provides a comprehensive and challenging programme of study related to engineering that is particularly suited to post-16 learners who have the relevant interest and aptitude to progress in the sector. Content: This is a general Engineering course which covers many areas within the large umbrella of Engineering. These include electrical, electronic, mechanical and control engineering. Alternatives: To be offered Electrical L1 but you would need at least a D GCSE in both Maths and English. Progression: Apprenticeship workplace or entry onto Engineering L3.

Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career as a plumber. Content: Level 2 Plumbing is the basic entry qualification for entry into the plumbing industry. The course covers the skills and knowledge to install plumbing equipment in straight forward “vented” systems. Equipment includes, pipework (copper and plastic), central heating components (not vented systems and not boilers), bathroom sanitary ware (wash hand basins), kitchen equipment and appliances (washing machines). Alternatives: for students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Plumbing Course which will prepare students for the level 2 course. Progression: Progression is to Level 3 Plumbing or to a series of short courses that will develop skills in unvented plumbing systems, gas training and the maintenance of gas appliances.

Progression: This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 if you have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the motor vehicle maintenance and repair industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 Entry Criteria: For entry to this Level 2 “Fast Track” diploma, students will require C grades in Maths and English and minimum D grades in 2 other GCSEs, preferably Science and/or IT. Who is it for: This course is suitable for anyone who wants to make a serious career in vehicle body repair work. Content: You will combine workshop-based training with the necessary theory needed for modern vehicle body repair. You will gain welding skills including gaining an introduction to MIG brazing and make use of more advanced tools such as a plasma cutter. You will also build your metal finishing skills including single sided repairs.

Vehicle Maintenance (Motor Vehicle) Level 2

Alternatives: For students who do not meet the entry criteria there is a Level 1 course in body repair that will help prepare them for entry into Level 2.

Entry Criteria: For entry to this Level 2 “Fast Track” diploma, students will require C grades in Maths and English GCSEs and C grades in 2 others, preferably Science and/or IT.

Progression: This course can provide a pathway to an apprenticeship or to Level 3 in the following year. You will need to have achieved good grades in theoretical elements and the practical skills.

Who is it for: This course is suitable to anyone who wants to make a serious career in Vehicle Maintenance and repair. Content: You will combine workshop-based training with the necessary technology theory needed for modern vehicle maintenance and repair work. Opportunities to remove, dismantle rebuild and replace many vehicle components. In particular you will build your understanding of more complex operating systems such as charging systems and fuel injections. Alternatives: For students who do not meet the entry criteria there is a Level 1 course in motor vehicle that will help prepare you for entry into L2.

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Beauty Therapy Level 2 Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: Those interested in the Beauty Therapy industry. You will learn about the many and varied career paths open to you in this area and obtain hands-on practical skills in our training salons.

Professional Cookery Level 2

Hairdressing Level 2

Entry Criteria: 4 GCSEs at C or above or Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme.

Who is it for: Those wishing to progress and develop further practical and knowledge skills across all areas of the food service industry. Content: To achieve the full qualification you must complete three mandatory units and 11 optional units, examples of which are effective teamwork, food safety, Health & Safety preparation and the cooking of meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, hot sauces, stocks and soups. In addition you will study NVQ Level 2 in Food & Beverage Service. You will also gain valuable hands-on experience working in our professional kitchens preparing and serving meals in our Restaurant and Bistro, both of which are open to the general public. Alternatives: Professional Cookery L1. Progression: Progression is to NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or NVQ Level 3 in Patisserie & Confectionery.

Who is it for: Those interested in a career within the Hairdressing industry. You will need to show an excellent record of attendance and commitment from your previous school and a dedication to working in this industry. You will be expected to have a pleasant personality and good personal presentation skills as you will be working with clients. Content: You will have ‘hands-on’ creative lessons in our modern well equipped studios and the opportunity to carry out services on paying clients and develop excellent customer service and practice skills. This experience will develop both confidence and competence in preparation for the workplace or progression to Level 3 Hairdressing. You will advise and consult with clients, shampoo, condition and treat the scalp, cut hair, change hair colour, style and finish hair. Reception duty will include the use of the salon IT system, so that you enter the world of work with commercial experience. Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Hairdressing Course which will prepare students for the Level 2 Hairdressing course. Progression: Successful completion of the course will give you the opportunity to study Hairdressing Level 3.

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Content: This Level 2 Diploma is seen as the first step towards a career as a professional Beauty Therapist. On this course you will develop beauty therapy skills in areas such as basic manicure, pedicure, make-up application, nail art, face painting, salon reception, Health & Safety and creating retail displays. You will have the opportunity to carry out services on paying clients, develop excellent customer service and teamwork skills through reception duty. You will also get the chance to visit the Professional Beauty exhibition in London. Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Hairdressing Course. Progression: Successful completion of the course will give you the progression opportunity to study Beauty Level 3 or Theatrical Make Up Level 3 or Complementary Therapies Level 3.

Floristry Level 2 Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Previous qualifications will be taken into account at interview. Who is it for: If you are looking for an exciting career in Floristry, then this is the course for you and is an ideal starting point for those interested in Floristry.

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vocational Studies Offer - lewes Content: You will learn all the skills needed to become a cutting edge florist and will be working in a creative and lively atmosphere within our training studio. You will learn how to identify flowers and plants, create beautiful handmade tied floral designs, flowers for weddings and other occasions using colour and texture as well as display and promotion design principles related to floristry. Tuition is also given in table design and dressing, learning how to combine colours, mix seasonal flowers and use containers to create the most impact.

Hairdressing Level 2

Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Floristry Course.

Content: This course includes health and safety, salon reception duties, client consultation for hair services, shampoo and conditioning of the hair and scalp, colour and lighten hair, cut women’s and men’s hair, the art of dressing hair and styling men’s hair

Progression: Successful completion of the course will give you the progression opportunity to study Floristry Level 3.

Construction Maintenance Operations Level 2 Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in Building Maintenance. Content: This course covers a range of construction service skills and includes repairs to building structures, basic ground works, roof repairs, internal repairs to walls, painting, decorating and tiling and basic plumbing repairs. Alternatives: for students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Maintenance Course which will prepare students for the level 2 course. Progression: On successful completion of this course you will be prepared to seek employment in the Construction Service Sector.

Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in hairdressing.

Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Hair and Beauty Diploma which will prepare students for the level 2 course Progression: Progression is to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Hairdressing

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme.. Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in beauty therapy. Content: This course includes facial treatments, make-up application, eyelash and eyebrow tinting and eyebrow shaping techniques, depilation and waxing, manicure and pedicure treatments, health and safety in the workplace, customer care and reception duties. Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Hair and Beauty Diploma which will prepare students for the level 2 course

Hair and Media Make-up Level 2 Entry Criteria: This course is designed for students who achieved four GCSEs at grade D or above, including English Language and Maths. If you have not achieved these, you may take an assessment at interview to ensure your Maths & English skills are at the level to undertake this study programme. Who is it for: A course for those who want to pursue a career in hair or make-up artistry. Content: This course includes units of work in: The art of dressing hair, photographic make-up, applying make-up, creating an image based on a theme, cutting and basic colouring techniques, eyelash and brow treatments. Alternatives: For students who do not have the necessary entry qualifications, there is a Level 1 Hair and Beauty Diploma which will prepare students for the level 2 course. Progression: Progression is to Level 3 in Theatrical, Special Effect, Hair and Media Make-up which is essential for employment in this industry.

Progression: Progression is to Level 3 in Beauty Therapy Studies which is essential for employment in this industry.

ME Students will study Maths & English if not achieved grade C.

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Student Services: 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk


APPRENTICESHIPS AT SDC HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP OPTION 1: FINDING AN EMPLOYER You may want to find your own Apprenticeship, based upon the Apprenticeships that the college offer. A full list of these Apprenticeships can be found online at: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/courses/apprenticeships/ apprenticeships-index/ To generate an Apprenticeship you can be sent a CV template, an example cover letter template, and tips on how to gain an Apprenticeship by the college’s Employer and Recruitment Advisor.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING AN APPRENTICESHIP? • • • •

Earning money; The chance to earn around £117,000 more than those who have not completed an Apprenticeship, over the course of your career; The ability to progress, whether that is it go onto a higher Apprenticeship or gain a full-time job within the same organisation; Having a mentor alongside your studies; Paid holiday.

OPTION 2: REGISTER WITH THE EMPLOYER AND RECRUITMENT ADVISOR Sussex Downs College students can register their details on the Recruitment Team’s Talent Bank. If a vacancy meets your designated sector, location and wage, it will be sent to you via email, along with a blank application form. Suggestions will be made if areas need to be improved. To register please contact Sussex Downs College’s Recruitment Team (030 300 39474) and request an Apprenticeship Enquiry Document.

TRAINEESHIPS For those of you that are not quite ready for an Apprenticeship, there is the option of a Traineeship. Traineeships are designed for ages 16-24, and are in place to give you the skills so that you are ready to apply for an Apprenticeship. To find out more visit www.gov.uk/government/collections/traineeships-programme.

LEVEL 2 APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE AT SDC BUSINESS, IT & MANAGEMENT • • • • • • •

AAT Accounting Business Administration Customer Service ICT Application Specialist IT Software, Web & Telecoms Professional Sales Team Leading

CONSTRUCTION • • • •

Brickwork Carpentry & Joinery Maintenance Operations Plumbing

ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING • •

Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Motor Vehicle Accident Paint Repair/Accident Body Repair/MET

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, EARLY YEARS & EDUCATION • • •

Early Years Education Health & Social Care Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

SERVICE INDUSTRIES • • • • • • •

Hairdressing Food & Beverage Service Food Production Cooking Front of House (Reception) Hospitality Services Kitchen Services Professional Cookery

Level 2 Courses at Sussex Downs College  

Level 2 Courses at Sussex Downs College

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