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A P P LY & I N D E X

SPECIALIST CO UR SES

V O C AT I O N A L C O U R S E S

A-LEVELS & T-LEVELS

LEWES


Please note: All content in this guide is correct at time of going to print and may be subject to change. Please contact the college or view the website to ensure you have the most up to date course information (levels/campuses etc.)


LEWES

DREAM IT LEARN IT BE IT


hello! East Sussex College Lewes is a place where you can start to achieve your dreams.

To match our highly successful courses we also have highly dedicated and caring tutors who nurture and encourage you to achieve great things, both academically and personally.

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 Our incredible facilities give you the and hopefully discover what you freedom to explore your subject, want to do in the while our links with future. Whether local and national University? you want to go to give you Apprenticeship? organisations university, start an the opportunity to Career? We will undertake meaningful apprenticeship, or launch yourself into work help you get there industry your career - we can placements and see help you do it. the industry in action during visits and trips. Since the college merger in March 2018, we have been improving, By encouraging our students to aim evolving, and growing in order to be for the highest standards, we strive the most successful local provider of for an adult atmosphere in which post-16 education in the South East. freedom and responsibility are evenly balanced. We have a fantastic Sixth Form that boasts a huge range of I look forward to meeting you at A-Level courses, all of which help one of our open events very soon. our students into university or employment. We regularly celebrate success in the arts with many of our wonderfully talented students entering into and winning lots of creative awards in art and design, music, and performing arts. We are also incredibly proud of our Beauty students success in the WorldSkills competition. In 2019 Beauty Therapy alumni Rebecca West one the gold medal representing Team UK in the finals of the competition held in Russia. Rebecca follows in the footsteps of Kaiya Swain, who was gold medallist in Abu Dhabi in 2017. We can proudly say that we are still home to the world’s best young beauty therapist!

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Fred Carter

Principal, ESC Lewes

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Principal’s Welcome

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Why Lewes?

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Campus Snap Shot 

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Travelling to Our Campus

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Industry Placements 

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Get Involved 

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MiniFest16 Parent & Guardian  Information

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Student Support 

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Countdown to College

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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 Hastings and Lewes course guides too.

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A-Levels  26

T-Levels  52 Vocational  58 Business & Service Industries 

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Business & Marketing 

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Hair & Beauty 

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Travel & Tourism 

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Creative, Design, Digital, Music  80 & Performing Arts Creative & Design 

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Digital Media 

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Music 

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Health, Care, Sport  & Public Service

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Care Services 

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Education & Early Years 

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Sport & Fitness 

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Public Services 

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Specialist Courses 

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Personal Development

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A-Level Pathway 

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Vocational Studies Award 

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WorkSkills Award BTEC

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How to Apply 

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Course Index 

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Here are some of the best reasons to study with us... Our Lewes campus is a very friendly place to study. We have a great community feel to our college where we treat each other as young adults and with respect.

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The white chalk cliffs of the South Downs make the perfect backdrop to the picturesque town of Lewes. It’s a town steeped in rich history: its medieval castle, Tudor houses, and narrow cobbled lanes. Lewes is known for being proudly independent – it even relaunched its own currency in 2008, a throwback to its 19th century pound! Boutique shops, cafes and a cinema make the town an exciting place to explore. Our Lewes campus is just a short walk from the train station and town centre, located next to the Wave Leisure Centre. The fitness centre features a gym, swimming pool and full class timetable, making it a popular choice for students before or after college and during break times. We like to think that the college is an extension of our historic town and reflects many of the characteristics it has. We excel in a number of areas including A-Levels, the Arts, Beauty Therapy, and Performing Arts, to name just a few.

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Thriving arts community Lewes and neighbouring Brighton have a thriving arts community and we are no different. We excel in the creative subjects. If you are a visual arts student, you will be able to practise your subject in a purpose built Visual Arts Block. This houses specialised facilities for a number of disciplines such as printmaking, photography, digital and media design. Our students often comment on how these facilities allow ideas come to life in a ‘real’ environment.

A pioneering Creative Hub In September 2019 we launched our Creative Hub to 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 include Art & Design, Computing & IT, and Business 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.

We’re born to succeed Like many of the former (and current!) residents of Lewes, our students succeed in and win lots of local and national awards. We regularly compete in the WorldSkills and UK Skills competitions and have helped our students launch their careers in the Beauty, Fashion, Film, and Music industries.

We’re eco friendly Our beauty and hair salons have eco status which means we are fully committed to looking after the environment and reducing our waste. We offer ammonia, p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), sulphate and paraben free hair products and vegan-friendly beauty treatments. We only use brands and products that have the same ethos and they have to be cruelty free.

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East Sussex Academy of Music Just like neighbouring Brighton, we have music in our bones and our campus is home to the East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM). Our musically gifted students, whether they study music related courses or not, are able to join the academy and have the opportunity to perform at huge national events each year. Even our students perform at the Royal Albert Hall.

need to be able to care for people or educate the next generation with our Health, Child, and Social Care courses. You’ll be able to explore health, exercise, fitness and the protective services with our range of sport and Public Services courses. Or you can explore the world of business, commerce, and consumer services by studying Business, Travel and Tourism, Hair, Beauty, or Make-Up Artistry.

Award-winning students

Our students’ achievements are something worth celebrating. In 2019, Beauty Therapy alumni Rebecca West won the gold medal in the WorldSkills Finals, which took Since merging to become East place in Kazan, Russia. Rebecca Sussex College we have been able represented Team UK after to offer the widest range of progressing through the regional academic and vocational courses finals during her time at college. in the whole of the South East. As Rebecca follows in the we mentioned earlier, footsteps of alumni Kaiya Lewes is the place to Our Lewes Swain, who won the gold go if you’re looking to medal in the WorldSkills study A-Levels. campus has Final in Abu Dhabi 2017. everything you We can honestly say Our A-Level students have a fantastically need from quiet that the World’s Best Young Beauty Therapists, high progression study spaces to as recognised by the rates to their first choice universities. state of the art WorldSkills competition, studied and trained here! We are proud to offer facilities. WorldSkills is known as subjects across a the Skills Olympics. To range of disciplines have two consecutive including Accounting, gold medallists in Beauty Therapy Business, Economics, Law, and from Team UK is outstanding. The Politics, a full complement of fact that they both attended East sciences, humanities, languages, Sussex College is truly phenomenal and visual and performing arts, as and shows the incredible talent of well as subjects including Computer our students and the dedication Science, Music, Dance, Drama, and and hard work of the teaching Theatre Studies. team, in recognising these students and encouraging them to succeed. Our vocational and technical subjects are equally as impressive. If you have an idea about the types of Expert tutors subjects you’d like to explore further We have some of the finest at university or start to work. You teaching staff around. Our tutors will be able to do that with us. have years and years of teaching and industry experience in their We have a range of artistic and subjects. Many have been industry creative subjects such as Art and professionals who have had Design, Creative Media, Music, illustrious careers, either managing and Performing Arts. You will be at a high level or owning their own able to learn the key skills you

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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 the best learning experience. One thing is for sure, they all have fantastic industry and university contacts which means they are able to easily set up guest talks, take you out into the industry for educational trips and visits, set up industry placements, and even help you to secure interviews for jobs once you finish college.

Awesome campus facilities

Science labs Back inside Cliffe Building, we recently invested in improving the quality of our science labs to make sure you have access to the latest scientific equipment and the classrooms are modern and create a fantastic working environment.

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’s even better our students get a discount.

We’re lucky enough to have lots of great facilities, open spaces, and greenery to enjoy around our campus. We have a university-feel, which is great for preparing you for higher education, yet we’re small enough so it’s easy to find your way around.

Performing Arts Centre Along with our eco salons and visual art studios we also have a purpose-built Performing Arts Centre which holds spacious performance and dance studios. We have the latest professional music recording equipment, theatre lighting, and industry software.

Sport and leisure Rebecca West competing at the WorldSkills event 2019

We have lots of great outdoor spaces for you to excel in sport and exercise as well. As well as our football and rugby grass pitches, our partnership with Lewes Football Club gives us access to their modern all-weather 3G pitch. Our partnership with Wave Leisure also gives us access to the indoor swimming pool, fully-equipped gym, sports hall, and outdoor athletics track.

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Our campus in a snap shot... Art Shop

Hair & Beauty Salons

Free Parking

Large Refectory

Extensive Performing Arts Facilities

Football & Rugby Pitches 2 Mins Walk to The Train Station

Spacious & Light Art Studios

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Large Format Print & Reprographics Service

100-seater Lecture Theatre

Easy Walk to all Amenities

• Dance, Rehearsal & Performance Rooms

Real-life Working Environments

Student Support Open Spaces

Fully Equipped Digital Design Department The New Creative Hub!

Great Transport Links

Coffee Shops

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Travelling to our campus... Our campus is situated in the heart of Lewes, right next to Lewes Train Station. This information is for illustration purposes only and travel times can differ. All travel times are to Lewes Train Station which is a two minute walk from our campus.

We’re just a short walk along Mountfield Road or there is even a footbridge across the train line. Lewes is a large and busy station and has regular trains to and from Brighton, Haywards Heath, and towards the east to

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Eastbourne, Bexhill, Hastings and Ashford. There are plenty of direct buses that come into Lewes from the surrounding area such as Brighton, Ringmer, Chailey, Hailsham, Haywards

Heath, and Polegate. The main bus station is about a 10 minute walk to college, or buses arrive regularly to the train station which is even closer. We also have plenty of parking for cars, mopeds and push bikes.

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s t n e m e c a l P y r st u d In Industry placements is an integral part of our courses. We aim to ensure that each of our students is able to complete at least one week of meaningful industry experience each year. This hands-on experience helps to bring your learning to life and demonstrates to employers that You have the you are able opportunity to to carry out work in Seville! the tasks that you’re being taught in class. All subject areas, from vocational subjects such as Health & Social Care and Hairdressing, to subjects such as Law and Business, include an industry placement.

Our campuses have helpful staff on hand to provide information on employability skills and industry placement opportunities. Tutors also have industry contacts and create industry experience opportunities for keen students, encourage you to source and secure your own placement in a business or industry you are interested in.

We will help you to get industry placements

Industry experience comes in many forms, for example Law students will have the chance to compete in the Bar National Mock Trial Competition and Health & Social Care students will spend a week in placements at hospitals, nursing homes, primary schools or day care centres.

We are here to help you through the whole process. 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.

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

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A big thank you to all of the businesses 1066 Gymnastics Absolute Beauty Age Concern Age Uk Alders Alexander Hotel & Spa Alisun Salon All Saints & St Richards Church Of England Primary School Argos Ashdown Park Hotel Attenborough Centre Avalon Nursing Home Axa Ppp Healthcare Balcombe Estate Baldwins Travel Balfour Primary School Bannatyne Group Barn Joinery Beacon Academy Beauty Factory Bevern View Trust Big Futures Show Birch Hotel Bliss Spa And Beauty Bluebell Wood Nursery Bodywerkx Personal Training Boomerang Kids Border Force Boundless Bourne School Bowes House Bowes House (Care Uk) Bradbury Centre Brewers Bright On Beauty Bright Sparks Nursery Brighton Library Brightwell Dispensers Limited British Heart Foundation Browns Hair & Beauty Bunnyrun Nursery Burdyke Lodge Burlington Hotel Burnside Centre Busy Bees Nursery Butterfly Nursery Button Books Callender Restaurant Camelot Kids Nursery Carlisle Lodge Carole Electra Hair & Beauty Cath Kidston Cats Protection Cavendish Pre-School Cavendish School Chailey Heritage Foundation Chalkhill Pre-School Chameleon Art Products Charlie Bears Nursery Charlston Farm House

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Chaseley Residential Home Churchill Constructions Churchill Retirement Living Chyngton Primary School City Gym Express Claremont Academy Claverham Community College Clifden House Clifford Hayles Limited Clinic Privee Clock Tower Nursery Cluded Up Cobie Animal Care Cold Fusion Concept Hairdressing Limited County Office Supplies Crazy Comic Club Crossfit Corinthian Custard Design & Print Damara Fencing Dc Home Improvements Dean’s Place Hotel Depot Cinema Devonshire Nursing Home Devonshire Park Care Home Dgh Ditzy Media Ltd Divas Hair Salon Dmh Stallard Dnk Dolphin Leisure Centre Downlands Community School Duck Productions Dynamic Hair & Beauty Salon Early Birds Pre School East Hoathly Cp School East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service East Sussex National Eastbourne Mencap Eastbourne Podiatry Limited Eastbourne Tech Repairs Eastbourne Volunteers Easy Jet Edwards Ltd Global Electronics And Software Centre Elan Nursery Ellis Building Contractors Limited Elm Lodge Embrace Enys Doctors Surgery Equipment Library Conquest Esht Audiology Essential Beauty Salon & Spa Eversie Court

Excell Group Ltd Experience It Now Travel Filsham Lodge Five Ashes Primary School Flair Soccer Academy Flare Academy Footsteps Nursery Forest Lodge Frampton And Co Frantic Assembly Freedom Leisure, Hailsham Full Range Fitness Limited Game On Sports Camps Gatwick Airport Georgios Coffee House Glam Bar Gm Monk Good Times Nursery Gradient Consultants Grange House Residential Home Grangemead Respite Services Greggs Grovelands Community Primary School

Hailsham Chiropractic Clinic Hair And Beauty For Everyone Hair By Candice Hair Port Hair Smiths Hair Studio Halo Hair & Beauty Hampden Park Sports Centre Happy Days Nursery Harbour Primary And Nursery School Harlands Nursery Hastings Direct Hawkhurst House Hazel Court Headlines Headmasters Heavenly Hair Heron Park Primary Academy

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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 welcome addition to the team during busy periods. We recognise the importance and relevance of industry experience, so we are proud to work with the college.

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Herstmonceux Infant School High Cliff AcademyNursery Hilton Brighton Metropole Holiday Inn Fish Restaurant Holy Trinity C Of E Primary School Home Link Horam Pre-School Horsted Health Club Iceland Foods In Trim Inglewood Nursing Home Inner Beauty Integrity Auto Repairs Ivy House Day Centre Janes Hairdressers Jarvis Brook Bakery Jazz Barbers John D Clarke Limited John Lewis


Jumping Beans Pre-School Jury’s Inn Brighton Kings And Mcgaw Knill James Accountancy Kube Hairdressing L J Electrical Langham Hotel Laughton Community Primary School Le Tennis Lewes Football Club Lewes Hospital Lewes Priory School Linden Court Lindfield School Little Poppets Nursery Living Streets Project Lj Electrical Luscious Vip Magnetic Business Development Maldon House Margaret House Marie Curie Charity Shop Marks And Spencers Mccauley Photos Meadows Nursery Mencap - Day Care Centre Metro Bank Michael Turner Plumbing Ltd Micklefield Nursery Mid-Sussex Hockey Club Mildren Construction Millets Milton Grange Mint Hair And Beauty Mitie Mohair Centre Morgan Carn Partnership Architects Morgan Sindall Nails Inc National Trust Natwest Bank Newhaven Safety In Action North Corner Residential Care Home Northease Manor School Norto5kidz Nuts Hair Design Oakdown House Oathall School Ocklynge Junior School Old Hastings House Respite Home Oscars Wish Foundation Paradise Park Park Mead Primary School Patcham High School Peacehaven Community School Pebble Beach Nursery Peewee’s Hair Salon Pevensey & Westham

School Pilbeam Pippa’s Group Plumpton College Polegate Pre-School Contact Poundstrecher Premier Inn Lewes Primark Primary School Coaching Priory Court Hotel Priory School Profiles Pruners Hair & Beauty Pure Print Purple Bricks Pybus Group Llp Quality Reliable Care Railway Nursery Rapid Results Ratton School Raystede Responsive Services Sussex Community Nhs Trust Foundation Ringmer Primary School Rockinghorse Children’s Charity Roedean Moira House Rosebud Montessori Nursery Roselands Infant School Rottingdean Nursing Home Russell Catering Rustington Hall Nursing & Care Home Saffrons Park Nursery Contact: Saxon Mount School Saxonwood Sea Change Sussex Ltd Seaford Gymnastics Academy Seaford Head Community College Seaford Head School Seaford Primary Seahaven Fm Senior Sunrise Living Sherlock Shinewater Primary School Shinewater School Sign Wizard Signature Studios Simon Fordham Simply Beauty Sir Henry Fermor School Sitevisibility Skateworld Skinners Kent Academy Slipstream Cycles Someone South Coast Driveways South Downs East

Southdowns Park Southern Car Sales Sovereign Lodge Care Home Spar Post Office Spidge Event Photography Spire Pre-School Sportif Travel Sse: Scottish And Southern Electricity Networks St Andrews C Of E Infants St Andrew’s Infant School Contact St Andrews Prep School St Catherine’s College St Gregory’s Catholic School St Gregory’s Montesssori Nursery St Thomas A Becket Catholic Infant School St Thomas A Becket Nursery St Wilfrids School Stafford School Step By Step Nursery Stepping Stones Nursery Stone Cross School Stone Cross Surgery Streets Ahead Streets Living Project Studio 2 Hair Design Sue Mitchell Sunrise Senior Living Sussex Partnership Nhs Foundation Trust, Swandean Hospital Sussex Police Tag Mag Tenpin The Beauty Bar The Bluedoor Nursery The Cavendish School The Crew Club The Cutting Club The Dolls House The Dolls House Hair And Beauty Boutique The Eastbourne Academy The Farm The Fashion School The Grand Hotel The Grand Hotel Brighton The Grand Hotel Spa The Gym Group The Hair Lounge The Health Boutique The Kube The Phoenix Centre The Picture House The Picture House Restaurant The Red Lion The Retreat Salon The Rodmill Pub

The Triangle The View Hotel The Village Hair Shop Theo Brown Think Media Consultancy Ltd. Think Promote Thompson Homes Investment Threeways Care Home Threeways Nursing Home Tiddlers Nursery Tiggywigs Nursery Tiny Tekkers Tisshaws Solicitors Tlc Electrical Supplies Tom Thumb Nursery Toppers Hairshop Tuk Tuk Twiglets Forest School Nursery Uckfield Garage Uckfield Motor Services Uckfield Technology College Uhv Design Under The Bridge Studio Underground Gym Unique Hair & Beauty Victoria House Victoria House Care Home Victoria Pavilion Sussex Support Service Vittle & Swig Vocalus Wallands Primary School Warden Park School Warden Park Secondary School Warren’s Law Warrens Law Firm Wave Leisure Wave Leisure Peacehaven Wealden District Council West Rocks Hotel Wickes Willingdon Community School Willingdon Primary School Willingdon School (Pe Dept) Windlesham Manor Windmills Nursery Wivelsfield Playgroup

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College will be a very memorable and important part of your life. You’ll spend two or three years working towards gaining your chosen qualification(s). However, 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! As a student you will automatically become part of our Students’ Union.

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. This is a great opportunity where you get to build up confidence and develop various skills in teamwork, leadership and organisation. You will help our students have a great time at college, giving a firsthand insight into the experience of being a student.

Personal Statement Writing Football Academy Netball Academy Interview Skills

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.

Talks From Guest Lectures College Events London Experiences Theatre Trips

Stress Awareness Month culminated with popular stressbusting days at each of our campuses, where students are given tips on how to relax, practise mindfulness and effectively prepare for their exams.

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Our Students’ Union is run by our elected 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. Whether that’s through social events, political campaigns or raising awareness for local or national issues.

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Sports Academies If you love to play sports then we have a thriving sports academy in Lewes. 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 and women’s football and rugby, as well as netball academies. So no matter what subjects you’re studying, you can join one of our academies.

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, and have some fun at our freshers’ welcome party. Various events take place throughout the autumn up until Christmas such as Vegan festivals, musical theatre and Christmas markets. Then into the new year we regularly host fundraising and charity events, relaxation and stress busting days. After your exams have finished and you’ve handed in your course work we throw the biggest end of year party with our smash-hit college festivals. Headline acts including Reggie Yates, Amelia Lily, and Jack Maynard have all performed at our Lewes campus and helping you to start your summer in style.

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Over 3,500 of you let your hair down, celebrated the end of your exams, and start the summer in style during our Mini-Festivals! 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.

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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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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

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

How can I help my child decide on the right course for them? 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.

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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.

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.

What happens at the start of college? 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

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.

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 financial support is available? Tuition and exam fees are free for learners aged 1618. 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.

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Support & Care We have dedicated teams who are always here to support you. 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. We have Autism Accreditation and we’re a centre of excellence for the British Dyslexia Association meaning we are committed to providing

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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.

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! p l e h o t e r e h e r a e W 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.

Maths & English You may think that you’re done with Maths and English once you’ve finished your GCSEs, but your results in these subjects will determine the level at which you start studying at college. High grades in these two subjects are also highly sought We strive to motivate and after by employers engage students, and we and universities. If you haven’t understand that not everyone achieved a grade or above in will learn in the same way. 4/C Maths and English, then you will study these subjects alongside your College courses. Exactly how much you study will depend on the level of your

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course, previous experience and qualifications, as well as any support needs you might have. Maths and English are relevant to all courses and future employment opportunities.

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.

Financial Assistance Tuition and exam fees are free of charge for home learners aged 16 to 18 and you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the duration of your qualification. Please note, you may need to pay for equipment and materials relevant to your course. If you are aged 19 or over please contact us for further advice. If you are worried about the costs of studying at college, there are various sources of financial help which you may be eligible, such as: Bursaries, Travel grants and discounts, Care to learn grants, Discretionary Learner Support.

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n w o d t n u o e g C to colle Find a course September In this guide or online at escg.ac.uk Read up on the courses you’re interested in. Choose from A-Levels, vocational courses, new T-Levels or an apprenticeship.

Open events

Accept your offer

November, December & January

February, March & April

Come along to our Lewes Open Event on Wednesday 13th November, to find out what it’s like to study here. Meet students and staff and go beyond the classroom in our #Fearless activities. Complete your application form online, in person or by post. We will be contacting you to invite you in for an interview. If you’re still undecided on the right course, we open our doors for a second Open Event in Lewes: Thursday 5th December 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: when you receive your offer letter from us, be sure to return the acceptance form within three weeks to guarantee your place. It’s also revision time! All the hard work you put in now will pay off.

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

Good luck! May It’s GCSE time. Good luck in your exams!

MiniFest 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 star line-up. Then it’s time to take a break for summer you’ve earned it!

GCSE Results!

Welcome to ESC

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September

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.

Dream it. Be it! To guarantee your place, you will need to enrol and attend an induction session. See your enrolment pack for full details including your official start date!

We can’t wait to meet you!

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A-LEVELS & T-LEVELS

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What are A-Levels? 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 study A-Levels with us? We’re renowned for our Sixth Form in Lewes. We have great success rates for achieving top grades and helping our students to get into some of the most prestigious universities in the country. We have a huge range of A-Levels subjects for you to choose from 31 in total. Our large buildings and facilities mean you have the luxury of learning in clean and comfortable classrooms. Our newly science labs are There are lots refurbished well stocked with equipment of quiet spaces and materials, and our A-Level for you to art students have the freedom use all of the art facilities work outside to including a photography studio, of class as well. 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 have two coffee shops and loads of outside space with grassy banks, shaded areas and benches - perfect for relaxing and socialising (as well as revising!).

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We’ll give you outstanding support! Tutorial System 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.


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Learn outside the classroom

It’s not all work, work, work!

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

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.

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

We’re all in it together 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, starting apprenticeship, or go off into the world of work. Our students always tell us how friendly and welcoming our sixth form is. It is a place where they’re able to meet new lifelong friends and they are able to mature and gain independence. The feel of the large, modern building, the interaction with the tutors, and their in-depth subject knowledge is the perfect stepping stone to university.

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Each year we organise a week-long ski trip to Austria where you’ll be able to enjoy some time on the slopes, and if you’re studying A-Level PE, you’ll even be able to carry out your practical assessment!

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.

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 courses they offer and discover what 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.

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n a c u o Y . . . m o r f e choos BIOLOGY Course Code: 5589/021 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in maths and Combined Science and a grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry. During this two-year course you will be able to expand your knowledge about the millions of living organisms on this planet. You will learn to think critically 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 • Molecules • Enzymes • Genes and genetic coding • Physiology • Social and ethical context of Biology What next? 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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I certainly made the right decision to study at East Sussex College Lewes. I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support of teachers and staff. It was at the end of my first year I decided to start my own business, Sussex Vegan Ltd. With the support of my business teacher and the help of the marketing team I launched the UK’s first college-based vegan festival, which welcomed over 1,500 attendees, including celebrity guest Heather Mills.

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BUSINESS Course Code: 5912/011 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in English Language and maths. 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 practise. 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.

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CHEMISTRY

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Course Code: 5590/021

Course Code: 5560/011

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in maths and grade 6 in Combined Science, Chemistry and Biology or Physics.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in maths.

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 go 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.

This is a fascinating A-Level that will really stretch you in terms of your programming ability and general Computer Science knowledge. You will finish the course being a good C# programmer who has a deep understanding of the principles of programming and object oriented development. The course is designed to give you a good understanding of both the practical side of programming and using computer systems together with the theoretical ideas which computer systems depend upon. You will learn about: A range of programming methods and styles to a high level with a particular focus on Object Oriented Programming, which C# is particularly good for. Boolean logic, Software algorithms, Object oriented programming, a range of programming languages, in depth knowledge of C#, theoretical and practical understanding of computer systems. And an in-depth analysis of the way data is stored and managed. What next? It’s a great A-Level for proceeding to study Computer Science, Cyber-Security, Games Development and many other IT based subjects. Computer Science is recognised as a significant A -Level that will help your progression to university but also stand you in good stead for whatever future career you undertake.

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Our students progress to some of the most prestigious universities in the country DANCE Course Code: 1020/011 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in English Language. On this course you will gain skills in Dance Performance and Choreography alongside a solid academic thread which focuses on studying and learning from the works of some of the most successful and inspiring choreographers working in the dance industry. You will have regular contact with touring dance companies through one-day workshops and residential courses running alongside the weekly work with the dance teachers. The emphasis on this course is to allow you to gain knowledge and creative experiences from professional dancers and choreographers and the college dance specialists themselves. You will have the opportunity to workshop with industry professionals and widen your live performance experiences on our annual six-day trip to New York. You will learn about: • Contemporary/Classical Dance Techniques • Body Conditioning • Core and Flexibility Training, • Technical Solo and Group Performance work • Group Choreographic Projects What next? You will be able to access highly reputable dance courses at degree level and at the number of conservatoire dance institutions around the country with the focus very much on working within the industry as a dance performer or choreographer.

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DRAMA & THEATRE Course Code: 5956/011 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 4 in English Language. Working collaboratively, you will devise original work, applying your ideas to produce innovative theatre, where you will be actor/director/ dramaturge. You will develop your practical and contextual skills in: the content of text and how to understand and analyse theatre, the work and methodology of theatre practitioners, the process of creating devised drama, the performance of devised drama, the exploration and interpretation of dramatic material & the performance of dramatic material. You will learn about: We have three specialist, purpose built drama studios, on-site theatre space, private vocal/ monologue rehearsal spaces, access to a fully equipped recording studio facilities, specialist theatre practitioners (all from the dance industry), access to casting agencies, access to high level of performance opportunities locally, nationally and internationally, unique access to professional actors, directors and writers through teacher links to the industry, audition practise and support schemes and access to live shows and extensive theatre trips programme. What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as English, Music, Fine Art or Media, allowing for progression to university courses in Acting, Directing or Creative Writing, or to Drama School. If you love Acting, Writing or Directing, we have the specialist facilities and teaching staff to make that happen.

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ECONOMICS

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Course Code: 5640/011

Course Code: 5881/021

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in English Language and maths.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in English Language.

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.

During this two-year course you will study the concepts and methods of linguistic analysis to explore a wide range of spoken, written and multi-modal forms of English. You will focus on the system of English language, pronunciation, writing, grammar, and meaning, and will develop your ability to apply the system to texts, both in comparing them and in explaining how particular language features contribute to meaning. You will develop your original writing skills and learn how language can develop.

You will learn about: You will learn about:

• Success and failure of markets • Government fiscal management

• Contextual factors and stylistic features

• Inflation, balance of payment and deficit management

• Impact of new technology

• Economic growth

• How gender and culture influence our verbal interaction

• Unemployment

• How the English language is in flux

• Control of variables through policy instruments

• How children learn to speak

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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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 in English Language, Linguistics, or Journalism.

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This college has a great atmosphere and all of the teachers are very enthusiastic. My advice, if you are unsure about what to study, don’t be afraid to talk to the teachers about your options. They are all very nice and will do everything they can to help you. Holly Purdie | French, Biology & English Language Student

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ENGLISH LITERATURE Course Code: 5599/011

Course Code: 5601/011 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in English Language and Literature. 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 • Characterisation and narrative structure

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in English Language and Literature. 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 • Importance of form, structure and language • Importance of point of view, themes and ideas

• Poetry

• Works from different time periods and genres

• Monologue and dialogue

• Close-reading techniques

• Critical commentary

• Critical approaches to texts

• 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.

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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FILM STUDIES Course Code: 6071/011 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. During this two-year course you will be able to explore the power that films have over the spectator and the impact cinema has had on the world. You will be able to combine the academic with the creative during this course. You will learn about a wide range of films from the mainstream, La La Land, to the more challenging, Trainspotting. Films from all eras are explored including the Golden Age of Hollywood. Along with the analysis of films, you will also have the opportunity to learn about screenwriting and produce a short film. You will learn about: • Film text and context (sociological, economic and technological) • Global cinema and critical perspectives • Cinema in context (1895-1915, World War ll, blockbusters and 2000 - present) • Creative investigation in film What next? This course is complemented by other A-Level subjects such as Media or Business, allowing for progression to university courses in TV and Film Production, Digital Media, or Broadcasting.

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Students work on a live client brief and host their very own exhibition exploring the theme of ‘Home’. The popular exhibit even featured on BBC South East Today!

FASHION TEXTILES

FINE ART

Course Code: 5880/011

Course Code: 6405/010

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 4 in English Language and an art subject.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 4 in English Language and an art subject.

This exciting two-year course will encourage a wide exploration of textiles techniques that could be developed into fashion or interiors. In the first year you will undertake a series of projects which will be initiated with drawing and then progress to creating samples that demonstrate various processes in print and constructed textiles. This will develop your skills, research and understanding of the subject to give you a clear idea of where your strengths and interests lie. The second year gives you the opportunity to develop your own specialised project. You will develop your understanding of how design works and have the opportunity to explore and develop skills in the creative areas of printing, fabric dyeing, machine and hand stitching, applique, fabric manipulation, felt-making, weaving and knitting, alongside skills in drawing, painting and photography.

Fine Art makes a difference to how we see the world. Studying Fine Art at Lewes will make all the difference to you. You start by exploring techniques within drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. We show you how to do things properly, so you can work with knowledge and confidence. You need to know how different media can be made to work. We help you see how artists have created new visions through practical work. The best start for experimentation, comes from confidence. We will teach you skills that you can apply to your original work and achieve success. We take you through the whole project process. Sketchbooks record your thoughts and development. You apply what you learn from looking at art and using techniques. Your work comes from what you do and what you bring to the course.

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You will learn about:

• Materials and techniques

• Practical drawing and painting skills

• Processes and design through colour and texture

• A range of different printmaking practices • Ideas and approaches of artists and art movements

• Cutting and weaving with fabrics and combining materials

• Experimenting with different media

• Creating new and exciting art and designwork in materials • Create large format print designs on fabrics, paper and materials What next? This course would be good to study alongside a range of different A-Level options such as Photography and Textiles or Media and English, as well as maths and science if you are interested in architecture.

• Showing and exhibiting your work in and outside college What next? This course would be good to study alongside a range of different A-Level options - traditional combinations like photography and Textiles or Media and English as well as others like maths and science if you are interested in architecture.

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FRENCH

GEOGRAPHY

Course Code: 5696/021

Course Code: 5902/021

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

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus a grade 4 in Geography.

During this two-year course you will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, and find 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 • Environment

You will learn about:

• The multicultural society • Contemporary social issues

• Population change

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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• Coastal environments • Plate tectonics • 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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There is a great learning environment here with plenty of classrooms and IT rooms for coursework and research lessons. I like the surrounding area and that you get the chance to go into the town centre on your breaks.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

HISTORY

Course Code: 5880/041

Course Code: 0917/011

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 4 in English Language and an art subject.

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

This practical course that offers a creatively stimulating experience, encouraging you to engage with practical skills. A graphic designer uses words and pictures to communicate, inspire, entice, inform and educate, as part of the growing creative industries. On this Graphic Design course, you will be encouraged and supported to build a personal, imaginative and reflective approach to the creation of type and images within the role of commercial advertising, design and 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 France (18th century), you will compare how one gave rise to parliamentary democracy, while the other was the dawning of the modern age. You will learn about: • Rebellion, Republic and Restoration: England 1625-1688

You will learn about: • Drawing

• Impact of the Glorious Revolution

• Photography

• The French Revolution

• Printmaking and 3D printing • Adobe Creative Suite.

• The witch craze in Europe and America 1580-1750

• Typography

• Mass media and social change 1882-2000

• Design thinking • Digital media • Illustration • Branding and advertising • Live client projects What next? Student-focused classes, supported by workshops and a team of enthusiastic professional designers aim to provoke an intimate understanding of typography, illustration, advertising, branding and graphic design, emphasising its significance as visual language to stimulate, challenge and inform an audience. This will prepare you for your next steps to university.

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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LATIN Course Code: Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. During this two-year course you will become familiar with the prose and verse of authors like Cicero, Tacitus, Livy, Apuleius, Seneca, Virgil, Ovid, Horace and Catullus from the first century BC and the first century AD and begin to appreciate them within their literary, social and historical contexts. Through the exploration of these ancient texts, you will also build your knowledge of vocabulary and develop an understanding of linguistic structure including syntax (how words are put together to create phrases, clauses and sentences) and accidence (how the forms of words change for a particular use). You will critically analyse and evaluate the texts and learn how to translate from Latin to English and vice versa and be able to practise your reading and speaking to aid your understanding. You will learn about: • Latin literature • Vocabulary • The basis for all modern foreign languages What next? Latin is a challenging subject but once you understand the structure and rules of this fascinating language all modern spoken languages will seem a breeze. You could study this subject alongside other subjects such as French, History and Philosophy, allowing for progression to university courses in Latin or History.

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LAW

MATHEMATICS

Course Code: 6108/021

Course Code: 1011/021

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in English Language.

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

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 solving crimes, as you learn about the UK legal system and gain an understanding of how laws are made. You will also learn about the specialisms of law by understanding offences, court procedure, and sentencing. This course will develop your ability to become a quick thinker and put forward a well-balanced argument. You will learn about: • Law making and the legal system • Concept of liability

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 learn how to coordinate geometry. 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. You will learn about:

• Criminal law, offences against the person

• Algebra and functions

• Criminal law, offences against property

• Coordinated geometry

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

• Differentiation and integration • Sequences and series • Trigonometry and vectors • Exponentials and logarithms • Complex numbers What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Further Maths, Core Maths or Physics, allowing for progression to university courses in STEM-based subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths.

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FURTHER MATHEMATICS

MEDIA STUDIES

Course Code: 1016/021

Course Code: 1021/011

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus a grade 7 in maths.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications.

Studied alongside Mathematics, this two-year course will help you to broaden and deepen your mathematical knowledge. You will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and learn how to coordinate geometry. You will also learning about the applications of mathematics in mechanics and statistics.

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.

You will learn about: • Pure core • Further pure • Statistics

You will learn about:

• Mechanics • Decision

• Media’s role in society

• Mathematical modelling

• Understanding codes, conventions, messages and values

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level courses such as Mathematics, or Physics, allowing for progression to university courses in STEM-based subjects in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Maths.

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• Exploration of varied texts • Research and application of theory and practical production 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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Our students get to work with world class composers and Oscar-nominated artists during their time with us! They’ve also featured in the Music for Youth Schools Prom at the Royal Albert Hall, one of the biggest arts festivals in the world.

MUSIC

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

Course Code: 5609/011

Course Code: 6123/011

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus demonstrate your ability to play an instrument or sing and understand music theory to grade 5.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 4 in English Language and be able to play an instrument or sing.

During this two-year course you will be able to expand your musical horizons through listening, learning, and written work, enhanced by trips to hear professional performances. You will study three areas of music, one of which will be harmony - the skill at the heart of all fine composition. You will also have up to four recitals per year giving you the experience and chance to practise for your solo recital assessment.

During this two-year course you will explore the technical ‘behind the scenes’ work of the music industry. You will learn how to record music including live multi-tracking, and how to produce your own sequenced arrangement of a well-known song. You will also study pop and jazz styles since 1910. You will have access to Logic Pro software and the use of two recording studios.

You will learn about:

You will learn about:

• Influences on music

• Development of technology-based music

• Creating, developing and interpreting musical ideas

• Sequenced realised performance

• Musical performance

• Creative sequenced arrangement

• Harmony

• Popular music styles since 1910

• Multi-track recording

• Rhythm • Melody What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Music Technology, Drama, or Dance, allowing for progression to university courses in Music, Performance, Sound Engineering, or Music Production.

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as Music, Drama, or Dance, allowing for progression to university courses in Music Technology, Music Production, or Creative Recording.

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What ‘A Spectacle’! Our student Freya had her work featured in the first ever Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show.

PHILOSOPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

Course Code: 1015/011

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Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in English Language or Literature and grade 5 in maths. During this two-year course you will explore this rigorous intellectual discipline focusing on reason, argument and justification. You will learn about Epistemology - theory of knowledge, Moral Philosophy, the Metaphysics of God, and the Metaphysics of Mind. You will also develop your critical and intellectual skills, to challenge preconceptions, and to develop knowledge and understanding of major philosophical issues.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. 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

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• Epistemology

• Documentary

• Philosophy of religion

• Photo-journalism

• Ethics

• Experimental imagery

• Philosophy of mind

• Photographic installation

• Present and evaluate arguments

• Video, television and film

What next? This course would be good to study alongside other A-Level subjects such as History, Sociology, Geography, or Psychology, allowing for progression to university courses in Philosophy, World Philosophy, or Media, Communications, Philosophy and Ethics.

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• Editing, image manipulation, printing and an outline of photographic history and culture 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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PHYSICAL EDUCATION

PHYSICS

Course Code: 5915/011

Course Code: 5883/021

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 4 in English Language, grade 6 in Combined Science and PE.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in maths, grade 6 in Physics and either Biology or Chemistry.

During this two-year course you will 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.

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.

You will learn about: • Scientific principles of physical education • Psychological and social principles of Physical education

You will learn about:

• Practical performance

• Electrical circuits

• Performance analysis and performance Development

• Electric and magnetic fields

• Mechanics and further mechanics

• Nuclear and particle physics

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.

• 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 Course Code: 5883/021 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. During this two-year course you will gain a broad-based knowledge in political theories and practises, 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, focusing 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.

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PSYCHOLOGY

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Course Code: 0339/021

Course Code: 5607/011

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in English Language and Combined Science and grade 4 in maths.

Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 5 in English Language and grade 4 in Sociology.

During this two-year course you will delve into the inner workings of the human mind and gain an understanding and awareness of how psychology can be applied to everyday life. You will study and analyse human behaviour, giving you the opportunity to view the mind from a systematic and scientific perspective in a number of areas including behaviourism, psycho dynamics and individual differences. This will increase your awareness of how psychology can be applied to personal, social, academic and professional situations, and get you thinking and acting like a psychologist.

You will learn: • Culture and socialisation

You will learn about:

• Methods and methodology

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• Youth culture and subculture

• Cognitive

• Crime, deviance, victimisation

• Biological

• Social stratification

• Individual differences

• Measurement of inequality

• Development • Psycho dynamics • Psychological research methods • Behaviourism What next? After completing the course you may choose to study a number of subjects at university in the arts or science-based degree subject. There could be a number of career opportunities available to you such as becoming a Clinical Psychologist, a Neuropsychologist, a Child Psychologist, a Teacher or even a Lawyer.

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During this two-year course you will be encouraged to develop a critical view of the world and question some of the opinions and stereotypes that exist in society. You will learn about the relationship between individuals and society. You will understand that sociology is not just about Britain, it also deals with global issues including the environment, migration, and ‘globalisation’ itself. You will also study cultures and media and social stratification and inequality.

What next? This course would be 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.

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SPANISH Course Code: 5697/021 Entry Requirements: You need at least five grade 9(A*) to 4(C) or equivalent qualifications. Plus grade 6 in Spanish. 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 by 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 • 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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After Your A-Levels University 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 “I’m off to Warwick no harm in looking at university to study courses and universities creative writing you’d like to study at in - look out for my Year 11 or during your books on Amazon!” first year at college. You will give yourself plenty Emilia King of time to get an idea of A-Level Student what the university is like, to research the types of courses that are out there, and 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.

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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.


“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!” Lucy Head, A-Level Student

Employment 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 are able to learn and retain information. You may be able to find fulltime positions in a number of organisations related to the subject you have studied, thanks to industry placements. In the past, students have gone to work for local banks, galleries, accountancy firms, solicitors, and language schools.

Apprenticeship 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 industry placements in that area.

“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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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 industry placement • Developed alongside employers’ needs • A fantastic progression route into employment, an apprenticeship or university

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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. 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.

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

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

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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 three 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 practice 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. Core elements you will learn 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 subject or complete a teaching degree.

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What are vocational courses?

Vocational courses are designed to give you the knowledge and skills in a particular industry so that you are ready for work. 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 assisting teachers in primary schools, all helping to get you ready for a specific job.

Pioneering Education We’re leading the way in a new era of education. We’ve spotted an opportunity to improve our Our courses are curriculum to make it even for you. We’re aligning endorsed by local better our courses more closely with businesses! the apprenticeship standards (which T-Levels are based on) to We have fantastic links and help you gain the right skills you relationships with lots of local need to secure jobs once you’ve businesses who have endorsed finished college. our courses. We have been working closely with them to We’re working closely with our ensure the knowledge and skills local employers so that we can we are teaching you are the ones teach you the core knowledge, that they are looking for. 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: • Business and Service • Construction, Engineering and Automotive* • Creative & Design, Digital, and Performing Arts • Health, Care, and Sports and Public Services 58

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Within each family, you will be able to find your specialism. One of the key benefits to this 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 Lewes tops 400 and includes businesses such as Absolute Beauty, Custard Design & Print, and the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. We aim to ensure that every single student completes at least one 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. *It’s important to note that our Construction, Engineering and Automotive Industries isn’t yet available to study in Lewes - but you can study one of these specialisms in Eastbourne or Hastings!


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I’m very glad that I decided to study here - I love it! It’s a brilliant college with everything and anything that you need. I love meeting new people, and learning new skills while enjoying myself at the same time!

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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...

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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, you have a passion for travel, or a creative flair in the kitchen.

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

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. 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 industry experience with local employers

such as East Sussex County Council, learn from real-life business case studies and be able to travel abroad to countries such as Hungary and China to see how international businesses operate.

Our business tutors are highly professional and well educated to ensure their teaching is always up to date. They have terrific business acumen and have studied and specialised in a number of areas including finance and leadership.

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Understand management systems

Manage projects effectively - planning, monitoring and reporting

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Be highly organised and work methodically

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Business Level 2 Course Code: L5723/010 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. 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.

Level 3 Course Code: L6107/020 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. 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. Don’t forget - We have HND courses at University Centre Hastings!

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These courses provide a really good route into different careers where you can work with numbers in a practical way or look at the world and address some of the problems you might face. Kevin Bull | Economics & Business Tutor

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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, beauty and makeup 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 commercial hair and beauty salons as we welcome real paying clients in for treatments. Our Eco salons are fitted with brand new styling chairs, washing basins, beauty beds, and nail stations, and we

significantly reduce the amount of waste we create and only use products with recyclable packaging. In fact all of the products we use are better for the environment, and even offer a pure 100% natural hair colour. You will have the opportunity to visit hair and beauty trade shows at the ExCel in London and go on educational trips. You’ll also gain experience by entering national competitions

such as UK Skills and Wella’s Xposure and have the opportunity to listen to talks from industry experts from local and national salons. 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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If you love the idea of making a diverse range of people feel good and look their best, a job in the beauty therapy industry could be perfect for you!

Beauty Therapy Level 2 Course Code: L6289/020 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. 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, 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 Complementary Therapies course.

Level 3 Course Code: L5035/010 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 Complementary Therapies course in Eastbourne to specialise in holistic treatments.

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Hairdressing Level 2 Course Code: L6290/020 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. 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 newly revamped 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.

Level 3 Course Code: L5039/010 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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World Number One! Beauty Therapy Success on The World Stage... Again! Our tutors regularly encourage students to showcase their talents in the UK Skills competition, competing in Regional Heats with the aim of advancing to the National Finals.

The most recent, WorldSkills Kazan 2019, saw Beauty Therapy alumni Rebecca West bring home the GOLD MEDAL! It’s official: we train the world’s best Beauty Therapists.

A squad of 37 men and women – the best in their industries - were selected for Team UK then taken to the global stage in a challenging final in what is the skills equivalent of the Olympics.

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Congratulations Rebecca West on winning gold at WorldSkills! Rebecca’s hard work and talent was always well evidenced. During her time at college, she was named Vocational Student of the Year in our 2018 Student Awards

It is just amazing! I am so proud to say that I am the best in the world. This means everything. Over the past 20 weeks I’ve done nothing but train, it’s been crazy but all the hard work has paid off! R EB ECC A W E ST 201 9

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We’re no stranger to WorldSkills! Did you know? This is the second consecutive win in Beauty Therapy for Team UK and for East Sussex College! Kaiya Swain, Beauty Therapy alumni, won the gold medal in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017, so we can honestly say that the World’s Best Young Beauty Therapists, as recognised by the WorldSkills competition, studied and trained with us!

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Make-Up Artistry

Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-Up Artistry

Level 2 Course Code: L6440/010 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. During this course you will be able to gain an introduction into 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 on our Level 3 course to improve your knowledge and skills further.

Level 3 Course Code: L6441/010 To join this course you will need to have successfully completed Level 2 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 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 highlyskilled make-up artist or you could go onto study Level 4 Advanced Beauty Therapy – at East Sussex College Eastbourne or University Centre Hastings.

As a make-up artist you always need to keep up with current trends, so this course teaches you how to apply different types of foundation, the types of contouring, styling eyebrows and eyelashes. We look at the trends that come and go, along with historical make-up, including key looks from the 1940s and 1960s. You will also study airbrushing, create fantasy looks and poly-painting, which is very fashionable at the moment.

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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 indepth look at the world of travel and tourism, both at home and abroad. You will be able to put this knowledge into practise during a range of industry experience opportunities and industry related trips. You’ll

have the opportunity to visit the World Travel Market in London and visit one of the UK’s biggest airline companies, Virgin. 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.

As well as your core units, you will learn... A knowledge of world-wide geography and popular travel destination

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Travel & Tourism Level 2 Course Code: L5747/010 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) 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 destinations, and understanding customer service, airlines and airports. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 course.

“You could have the opportunity to travel abroad and experience different foods, and cultures!”

Level 3 Course Code: L6112/010 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.

We try to bring the subject alive as much as we possibly can. You’ll study various units, each linked to a specific part of the industry. What better insight than actually getting to see it or do it. We go to Butlins, we go overseas to New York, and we go to the Virgin training base in Crawley - It’s a fantastic day out where we get to put out fires and jump down slides.

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This college is great because you are treated like an adult and trusted with your own learning, meaning you have more independence. The teachers are so knowledgeable and have taught me so much. They’re great at giving advice and guidance which has really helped me to decide what I want to do after college. I’ll be heading to university to study Travel Management.

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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 may 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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Alumni

Fashion designer Katie Jones, is a former student and has gone on to make big waves in the fashion industry with her love of carefully crafted garments and her use of recycling cast-off materials. Her designs are colourful, funky, fun and truly unique. She has worked with some of the top designers from the UK and Europe and was chosen by Selfridges to collaborate with them on the ‘Bright Young Things’ programme.

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Our Creative & Design, Digital, Music & Performing Arts 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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The Creative Hub allows you to work alongside professional designers on projects to gain valuable industry experience. The new hub features 10 workstations, four with iMacs and six workstations where you can use your own laptop. The Creative Hub will enhance your software skills, give you first-hand experience of project planning, improve your communication skills and gain valuable experience working alongside professional designers in a production studio environment. As a result, it will further enhance your learning, meaning the likelihood of improved coursework and grades.

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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. The UK government define them as “industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property. 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. Our creative subjects are based in Cliffe building and feature large, spacious art studios on the ground floor and digital design studios on the third floor. We have a whole range of traditional and modern art equipment ranging from paints, and printing presses, to light boxes, and bird’s eye view cameras. You will be able to gain valuable experience during your course

through visiting lecturers from the industry such as animators and illustrators, UX experts and UI experts who run workshops with you. Local employers also set projects and grade to see how well you meet their brief. You’ll have the chance to take part in the Royal Opera House challenge and the Penguin Book awards so you can create high quality pieces of work and compete with other students on a national level. In September 2019 we opened our Creative Hub in Lewes. This pioneering hub allows 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. From creating and selling their own art, to working for international media and digital companies there is a wealth of knowledge for you to tap into and learn from here.

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Art, Design & Media

Art & Design Level 2 Course Code: L5502/020

Level 1 Course Code: L5718/020

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

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 the technical skills required by the creative industries and build an impressive portfolio of exciting work. You will be encouraged to explore, experiment and experience a wide range of art and design including drawing, photography, animation, graphics, illustration, 3D model making, textiles, printmaking and the use of new technologies.

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 & Design course.

Level 3 Course Code: L6068/020 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE.

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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.

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Creative Media Production & Technology

Filmmaking & Photography

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Course Code: L5762/020

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Course Code: L4079/030 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. During this course you will learn and develop a range of media production skills such as video production, audio production and interactive print production. You will also learn about how media industries work and how to analyse professional media products. Once you have completed the course you will be able to move on the Level 3 course.

To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. This visual arts course offers the opportunity to experiment and develop practical filmmaking and photography skills whilst exploring your own interests and inspirations. Emphasis is on personal development and application of the creative method. Over the year we undertake a number of projects of increasing size and complexity across film and photography, which allow you to stretch and challenge yourself in a safe creative and collaborative environment. Assessment and achievement are tracked through portfolios of practical work and online sketchbooks. This course includes: both studio based and location shooting for film and photography, Digital and 35mm photography including dark room developing, Video editing and Photoshop, Sound recording and editing, Interactive storytelling, A final major project of your own devising based on your own skills and interests. If you complete both years of the course, you will have the equivalent of three A-Levels and will be well placed for University applications to creative and visual arts courses.

We are the only animation and illustration course in the county so we’re are the only ones to offer this professional, vocational view of fine art and design and we are trying to blend different actual working applications of art. We have computers and desks all around our suites so you can have a tactile and analogue version of your work.

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Animation & Illustration Level 3 Course Code: L5729/020 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. This course concentrates on narrative. Developing the ability to plan, develop and create stories through a diverse range of animation and illustration methods and techniques. You will be encouraged to develop different styles of visual language based on genre and target audience profiles. You will use a wide range of different software titles and develop your non-digital drawing skills. The course endeavours to you give you the opportunity to develop your skills, enhance your knowledge of the subject and related areas and give you the confidence to be a successful independent creative. Tuition will include: Introduction to computer software for creation and manipulation of/for Illustration and animation, basics of analogue and digital animation, basics of digital and hand drawn illustration, responding to client requirements & writing creative proposals. On successful completion of the course you will be qualified to progress onto Higher Education, to pursue a Higher National Diploma or degree course, a Level 4 apprenticeship or progress into full time employment.

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I’ve had the chance to work on live briefs including the Royal Opera House Design Challenge and Charleston’s Home exhibition. I won the ‘Best Set Design’ in the Royal Opera House Design Challenge for ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and was awarded the ‘Best Art in Show’ during the Charleston ‘Home’ Exhibition. These opportunities were the exact reason I chose to study at ESC. Imogen McIntosh-Roffey | Art & Design Student

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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. The UK government define them as “industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property. 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 able to learn all aspects of digital technology and IT in our digital hub and fullyequipped computer suites. We have high-spec 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 visit a number of tech businesses to see the industry in action and listen to industry experts as they visit college to give you an insight into their role and the ever-changing digital landscape. 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. In September 2019 we opened our Creative Hub in Lewes. This pioneering hub allows 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.

As well as your core units, you will learn how to... How to maintain and upgrade software

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Games Development

Computing & Digital Technologies Level 2

Level 3

Course Code: L6065/010

Course Code: L6064/010

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

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

This course will teach you a wide range of modern IT and Digital skills, introduce you to coding, app development, a firm understanding of computer systems and networking and give you a head start for progression on to our Level 3 Creative, Digital and Development course or our Level 3 Software & Games course. You will learn about games design & development, mobile app design & development, set up & configure computer systems, website design & development, creating digital animation & cyber security/system security protection.

Video and mobile gaming is the fastest growing creative industry worldwide. We have the course to start you on the first steps to your games career. On our full-time Level 3 Games Design course, you will learn about the key elements of games design and gain insight into the industry you want to be part of. This is a practical, work-related course and you will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. As well as learning about the employment area you have chosen, you will develop the skills you need to start your career. Learn to develop 2D and 3D games, programme using industry specific languages, create digital artwork using a range of software titles, learn how to create narratives for your games, character development and creation, advanced storyboarding techniques and explore different methods of game production and animation. This qualification is designed to support learners who are interested in a two-year, fulltime course that meets entry requirements for a course in computer-related study at higher education. The qualification enables learners to explore a choice of sector areas, enabling progression to either higher education or employment in the computing sector.

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App, Web & Games Design Level 3 Course Code: L6063/010 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE, with a minimum of a grade 4 in maths. The UAL Extended Diploma in App, Web & Games Design is a two-year, full time programme at level 3 (equivalent to three ALevels). You will have the opportunity to learn how to create websites, mobile applications, interactive games and video designs. In addition to the practical projects, you will explore contextual influences covering app & web design, mobile technologies, graphic design elements and games design. Photoshop and image manipulation for mobile applications and games design, UI and UX design, online video production, website design, responsive page layout design & web animation & games. After completing this course you could move to Higher Education with a range of degrees available for the mobile industries, Apprenticeships or employment with this area of the south coast having a large concentration of companies in the web and mobile industries.

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MUSIC & PERFORMING ARTS COURSES Just like the rest of the creative industry, Music & Performing Arts 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 and performing arts courses are some of the best in the area. You will be able to develop your current acting and musical ability and discover talents that you never knew you had. We have some of the best music and theatre facilities anywhere in East Sussex. We have professional recording studios, black box theatre space, large dance studios and performance stage, all perfectly complemented by cutting edge audio-visual technology.

Our purpose-built Performing Arts building is home to East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM). ESAM gives you access to the very highest quality of teaching. You will be able to study music in its entirety from theory lessons in the classroom to playing in an ensemble on stage. There are endless opportunities for you to collaborate with your classmates, higher education students, former students, and local production companies so

you can share ideas and help your talents develop. Our tutors all have industry experience and are still practising in the industry as musicians, sound engineers, writers/composers, artists, and performers. They have lots of industry tips, strong links with top music and acting universities, and excellent contacts in the industry to help get your career off to a flying start.

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Music

Performing Arts

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Course Code: 5174/010-01

Course Code: L6066/010

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

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

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to understand music, write your own songs, and perform them for recording. You will study three topic areas over three lessons per week. You will learn about live music, contemporary songwriting techniques, and aural perception. You be able to complete live music presentations and build portfolios or your work. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the second year of the course or look to start your career in the industry as a performer.

This exciting new UAL course has been written by the University of the Arts, London (UAL) ensuring that it is academically and vocationally challenging and preparing students for continued study at HE or conservatoires.

Music | Double Level 3 Course Code: 4991/020-01 To join this course you will need to have a minimum five grade 9(A*) - 4(C) at GCSE. This advanced course will teach you the key knowledge and practical skills required for your chosen career in the music industry. You will have six lessons per week and will develop your knowledge of the music industry, help you to understand music, write your own songs and perform them for live performances and recordings. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career as a performer, session player, songwriter/producer, film composer, or within the framework of a record, publishing, or management company.

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You will explore many opportunities for progression and there are an exciting variety of workshops and trips, including London and New York. You may choose one of the following pathways to study as your major project but will experience all disciplines throughout the year. Dance: A highly physical dance training programme focusing on technique, performance, choreography and body conditioning. Students study a mixture of Contemporary, Jazz and Commercial dance, alongside other styles, across the two years and is the perfect springboard for future dance training institutions. Musical Theatre: Develops your triple threat skills; with challenging and motivating classes in Dance, Acting for Musical Theatre, Vocal Training, Repertoire & Creative Devised Projects. You will perform in large scale Musicals, performing both internally and at external venues, gaining valuable industry related experience. Acting: You will develop your acting skills taking part in the creation and performance of projects in our theatre, and local commercial and community theatres. These include Physical Theatre; Contemporary Drama; Devising; Pantomime; Shakespeare and your own unique performance project.

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I came along to a workshop and the audition and I really loved it. Although I live in Hastings and I have to travel over an hour each day to college, I don’t mind at all because it is worth it! The tutors and facilities are amazing and they have helped me to secure places at two drama schools, so now I have a decision to make.

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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, Music & Performing Arts 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 wish to explore our BA(Hons) Digital Design course in Lewes, learn more about Computing and Systems Development, or you’re keen to learn more about our BA (Hons) Music Production and Creative Recording Production in Eastbourne. Or you may also look to progress to drama schools such as Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts or the Guildford School of Acting.

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, actor, or events coordinator.

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I looked at a lot of different colleges before I came to Lewes. The facilities here are amazing; we have so much space outside to do our leadership activities, along with classroom space to be able to complete our assignments.

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HEALTH, CARE, SPORT, AND PUBLIC SERVICES

Our Health, Care, Sport, and 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.

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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. 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 to 200 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, residential homes and hospitals. 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 knowledge in anatomy and physiology and you will be able to visit the Houses of Parliament

to learn more about the legal framework of Care. Our classrooms are comfortable and well resourced with a range of subject specific equipment for you to learn with. Our tutors are highly qualified and have years of experience in the industry. Some have practised in health, some psychology and others specialise in Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

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Health & Social Care Level 2 Course Code: L6253/020 To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. During this course you will develop key personal skills such as communication and teamwork, confidence, resilience, employability, and presentation skills to help you prepare for further study or start your career in the industry. You will also gain an insight into the industry and learn about the anatomy of the human body. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 Health and Social Care course.

Level 3 Course Code: L5801/020 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 broaden and deepen your knowledge of Health and Social Care by studying a range of topics such as communicating in health and social care, professional development, human growth and development, anatomy and physiology, equality and diversity, partnership working, safeguarding, and health and safety. You will also develop skills essential to the health and social care sector such as confidentially, resilience and communication. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career in the industry with full-time work or an apprenticeship, or move onto study the subject in more detail at university.

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This course has been really valuable for me because a lot of the things I have learnt have really helped me in my current job. I have a better understanding of legislation, how the business actually runs, helped me to develop life-skills and opened doors to a lot more charity work. In September, I’m going to volunteer with primary school children in Borneo.

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EDUCATION & EARLY YEARS COURSES There are approximately 1.4 million people working in Early Years Education, 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.

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.

Practical learning plays a big part in this course. There will be plenty of opportunities for you to put your learning into practise through industry

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. 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.

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Early Years Education

Childcare & Education

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Level 3

Course Code: L5368/020

Course Code: L5998/020

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

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

During this course you will be able to develop the skills and knowledge required for this demanding yet rewarding job. You will develop key personal skills such as communication and team working, confidence, resilience, employability and presentation skills. You will also gain an understanding of the industry and increase your knowledge about how children develop and learn, the stages of development, supporting play, and equality and diversity. 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. You will also have the chance to learn from the industry during 2-3 days a week on industry placements. 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.

We’ve been overseas to places such as Budapest, New York, and Krakow in Poland. We try to relate all of our trips to learning so have been to children’s homes, teenage mental health units, and we’ve been to Auschwitz - so a real variety of places. We always go up to the House of Commons in London for a tour and educational workshop. We go to Drusillas to look at enabling environments with educational workshops and we also go to the Nursery World Exhibition to look at things like universities and different careers.

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You will gain a lot of experience during this course. I’ve been out onto placement during the first and second year where I’ve had the opportunity to experience the Early Years setting first-hand. I was able to use my knowledge gained during class, but expand on it by observing the practitioners.

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SPORT & FITNESS COURSES The Sport and 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 £23 billion. In 2018, there were 189,000 people with sports and fitness occupations in employment in the UK. Our Sports courses and facilities are some of the best in the area. We have exceptional facilities and our partnerships with Wave Leisure and Lewes Football Club means that we’re able to offer you much more than just learning in a classroom. On campus we have a gymnasium which is perfect for gym-based fitness and games such as basketball, netball and badminton. We have exclusive access to the football club’s all-weather 3G sports pitch, and the leisure centre’s 400metre running track, swimming pool and gym. But our partnership doesn’t stop there. In fact, we can offer you much more than just facilities. As a sport student with us you will be able to get hands on experience of the industry by working alongside

Wave to manage our facilities, everything including managing bookings, taking fitness classes, recommending diet programmes, and helping with sports injury rehabilitation. You will also have the opportunity to boost your qualifications while studying with us as we give you the opportunity to complete a Community Sports Leadership Award at Level 2 and a Higher Sports Leadership Award at Level 3. 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 we visit the sport science facilities at the University of Brighton to take

part in dissertation research using oxygen masks, use heat chambers, and ice baths, as well as look at the placebo effect of caffeine. You will visit the Body Works exhibition in London to get a deeper understanding of Anatomy and Physiology, have the opportunity to take part in our annual skiing trip to Austria, and take part in walking expeditions form Devils Dyke to Hassocks and back. Our tutors are highly trained professionals who have years of experience in the sports industry. They have specialisms in a number of areas including team sports, anatomy and physiology, and sports psychology.

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Level 2 Course Code: L6134/010

Level 3

To join this course you will need to have a minimum four grade 9(A*) to 3(D) at GCSE. During this course you will develop your skills and knowledge of the sports industry with topics such as understanding business in sport, preparing to work in the sport and leisure industry, participating in sport, sports coaching, outdoor and adventurous activities, setting up an enterprising sport business, and delivering and evaluating an activity session. You will also have the option to study the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA) and the opportunity to join one of our sports academies. You will also be able to develop your knowledge and practical performance in sport of your choice. Once you have completed this course you will be able to move onto the Level 3 course in Sport and Exercise Science or Sport and Physical Activity.

Course Code: L5746/020 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 develop your practical skills and theoretical knowledge of the industry and study topics including anatomy and physiology, fitness training and programming, professional development in the sports industry, sports leadership, practical sports performance, coaching for performance, and sport psychology. Once you have completed this course you will be ready to start your career in this multi-million pound industry. Or you may wish to continue studying and improve your knowledge, in which case you could study our FdA Sports Coaching and Development course.

We have a very strong sports history with our sports academies and are renowned for winning leagues and cups. The academies are all tied in with your education, which means your timetable will allow you to train twice a week and play competitive matches on a Wednesday.

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We’ve got access to some really great facilities. We can use the gym at Wave Leisure, we can use Lewes FC’s 3G all-weather pitch, and we’ve got our own sports hall.

Matt Perry | Sport Student

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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 purpose built facilities on-site and we’re surrounded by a stunning natural landscape. We have sports pitches, a sports hall and running and athletics facilities which you’ll be able to use to learn more about exercise, fitness requirement, and health and lifestyle. We’ll also make the most of our outdoor adventure space where we can go up onto the Downs,

trek across the Seven Sisters, go white water rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding. We have great links with local authorities such as Fire and Police services which provide you with the opportunity to see how these organisations operate on a day-to-day basis. Other opportunities include going abroad to see how international services operate, visiting the Houses of Parliament to see how laws are made, and visiting Gatwick Airport to take a look behind the scenes of the Border Agency observing what happens at the point of entry to the country, right the way through to the custody suite.

We regularly welcome the Army into college to run leadership and teamwork workshops, and former students, who are now working in the public services industry, come back in to tell you about their experiences. Our tutors are highly experienced and qualified and teach from direct experience in the industry. The amount of hard and soft skills you will learn will set you up perfectly for any career you choose.

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Criminology

Level 2

Level 3

Course Code: L6139/010

Course Code: 6412/010

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

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

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.

During this course you will explore the world of Criminology: the difference between criminal behaviour and deviance, why people commit crime, what happens to those who commit a crime, why and how do we punish people, and the organisations in our society to control criminality. You will also develop your critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills. Once you have completed this course you will be well set to either continue studying the subject at university or look to start your career within a legal context.

Level 3 Course Code: L4756/010 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 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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I have been running this course for over 20 years and it is such a successful course. If your ambition is to get into a Service after college, then you will get into one. You’ll have lots of opportunities along the way to link your learning to the theory, whether that is services visiting us or you working for them.

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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.

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 Services industry.

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 degrees in Health, Medical Science or Midwifery. You could become a fully qualified 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.

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 full-time 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 courses that will help you to build your confidence, meet new people, and gain some valuable industry placements and employability skills. There are others 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.

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

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124 Personal & Social Development

125 A-Level Pathway

126 Vocational Studies Award

127 WorkSkill Award

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Personal & Social Development Course Code: L4540/080 Personal and Social Development is a supported learning course which gives you the opportunity to develop your own personal and social skills at college, while following a project based approach to get ready for adult life. You will be supported to develop new friendships, look after your relationships and think about how you can get involved in your local community. You will also be encouraged to look after your own personal health and wellbeing as well as make healthy choices about your diet and lifestyle. What next? You may wish to move onto the Workskills course before looking at an Independent Living or Employment Pathway in your third year.

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A-Level Pathway Course Code: L0000/220 You will need a Pass L2 (BKSB) initial assessment in English and Maths with above 45% score, plus pass a short diagnostic Science entry test.

The A-Level Pathway programme has been designed to help you progress onto our A-Level or Level 3 courses.

Our A-Level Pathway course has been specifically designed to help you gain the skills and grades you need to join our sixth form. If you just fell below the entry requirements after your GCSEs you will be able to study this specific programme made up of core GCSE subjects to boost your qualifications. You will study a mixture of maths, English, science, and complete a personal project. What next? On successful completion of this course you will have the skills and qualifications to progress to A-Levels.

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Vocational Studies Award Course Code: L4496/030 / L4496/020 During this course you will be able to explore a vocational subject that you’re interested in and develop a range of valuable work skills. You will learn how to manage your time, learn effective communication techniques, build confidence in presenting, and enhance your English and maths skills. You can choose from subjects such as Sport, Public Services, Health & Social Care, Business, Retail, Art, Music, Catering, Carpentry, Brickwork, or Hair and Beauty. What next? Once you have successfully completed this course you may be ready to progress onto a Level 2 course in a subject of your interest, or you may wish to start an apprenticeship.

Want to study a vocational course but don’t have the correct qualifications? This course will help you.

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l a c i t c a r P n i Ga Experience y r st u Ind Workskills Award BTEC Course Code: L1600/060 Workskills is a supported learning course which helps you to spend time thinking about your future and choices after college. You will explore the type of work you’d like to do, how you will manage your money, who will be able to support you, where you will live, and who you will live with. You will be given the opportunity to take part in industry placements to gain practical experience in an area of your choice. Social action and enterprise projects will develop your communication and teamwork skills, as well as the behaviours and attitude you need for work. What next? This course will prepare you for a Level 1 courses, Project SEARCH or the Vocational Studies Award.

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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. 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 Lewes campus by sending it to East Sussex College, 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH.

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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31st December We will accept applications after this date, but it is best to apply before 31st December to secure your place with us.


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.

r u o y r Af te ion: applicat 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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Accounting

Level 3

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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

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Drama & Theatre Studies

Level 3

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Economics

Level 3

English Language

Level 3

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English Language & Literature

Level 3

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English Literature

Level 3

Page 35

Fashion Textiles

Level 3

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Film Studies

Level 3

Fine Art

Level 3

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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

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Law

Level 3

Mathematics

Level 3

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Further Mathematics

Level 3

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Media Studies

Level 3

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Music

Level 3

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Music Technology

Level 3

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Philosophy

Level 3

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Photography

Level 3

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 / Criminology

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

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Digital Production, Design & Development

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Education

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Hastings


Vocational courses you can study here:

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Business

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BUSINESS & SERVICES INDUSTRIES Business & Marketing

Hair & Beauty Barbering

Level 2

Beauty Therapy

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Beauty Therapy

Level 3

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Beauty: Spa Therapy

Level 3

Complementary Therapies

Level 3

Hair & Beauty Studies

Level 1

Hairdressing

Level 2

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Hairdressing

Level 3

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Make-up Artistry

Level 2

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Theatrical, Special Effects & Media Make-up Artistry

Level 3

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Hospitality & Catering Food & Beverage Service Supervision

Level 3

Food Preparation Cooking & Beverages

Level 2

Food Preparation Cooking & Beverages

Level 1

Hospitality & Catering

Level 1

Hospitality & Catering

Level 2

Professional Cookery

Level 1

Professional Cookery

Level 2

Professional Cookery

Level 3

Professional Cookery: Kitchen & Larder

Level 3

Professional Cookery: Patisserie & Confectionery

Level 3

Travel & Tourism Cabin Crew

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Travel & Tourism

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Travel & Tourism

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CONSTRUCTION, ENGINEERING & MOTOR VEHICLE Construction Bench Joinery

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Bricklaying

Level 1

Bricklaying

Level 2

Carpentry & Joinery

Level 1

Construction & The Built Environment

Level 2

Construction & The Built Environment

Level 3

Electrical Installations

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Vocational Course

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Electrical Installations

Level 3

Foundation Construction Skills

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Multi-skills 2

Level 2

Painting & Decorating

Level 1

Painting & Decorating

Level 2

Painting & Decorating

Level 3

Plumbing & Electrical Installation

Level 1

Plumbing Studies

Level 1

Plumbing Studies

Level 2

Plumbing Studies

Level 3

Site Carpentry

Level 2

Site Carpentry

Level 3

and at our other campuses:

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Engineering Engineering

Level 2

Engineering

Level 3

Motor Vehicle Foundation Skills in Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1

Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

Level 3

Light Vehicle Maintenance

Level 2

Motor Vehicle Panel & Paint

Level 2

Preparation for Motor Vehicle Industry

Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1

Vehicle Maintenance & Mechanical Repair

Level 2

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

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Art & Design

Level 2

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Art & Design

Level 3

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Art & Design Foundation

Level 3

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

Games Art & Animation

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Music & Performing Arts Music Performance & Production

Level 2

Music Performance & Production

Level 3

Music

Level 3

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Music (Double)

Level 3

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Performing Arts

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Games Development

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Information Creative Technologies

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Information Creative Technologies

Level 2

Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

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Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

Level 2

Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

Level 3

Introduction to Digital Technologies

Level 1

IT: App, Web & Games Design

Level 3

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IT: Computing & Digital Technologies

Level 2

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IT: Software Development

Level 3

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

Level 1

Personal Training

Level 3

Professional Sports Coaching

Level 3

Sport & Exercise Science

Level 3

Sport & Physical Activity

Level 3

Sport & Public Services

Level 1

Sport Massage Therapy

Level 3

Sports Studies

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Sports Studies

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Care Services Health & Social Care

Level 2

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Health & Social Care

Level 3

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Health & Social Care (Certificate)

Level 3

Health Child & Social Care Combined

Level 1

Adult Care

Level 2

Education & Childcare Children & Young People’s Workforce

Level 2

Childcare & Education

Level 3

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Early Years Education

Level 2

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Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Level 2

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

Level 3

Public Services Criminology

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Public Services

Level 2

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Public Services

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Inclusive Pathways Personal & Social Development

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Personal Progress Prince’s Trust Team Programme Project Search Supported Education Vocational Studies Award

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Workskills Award BTEC

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