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OPEN EVENTS LEWES CAMPUS

JAMIE BEDWELL The 2016 Summer Olympics may be over but the Olympic dream is alive for Sussex Downs College alumni Jamie Bedwell. The athletic 18-year-old from Uckfield, studied Sport & Exercise Science at the Eastbourne campus. Jamie chose Sussex Downs College for the range of courses available and the facilities. He achieved a triple Distinction (D*) on the BTEC course. He is now going to study Podiatry at Brighton University. His goals are to qualify as a podiatrist working in Sports Biomechanics and reach the Olympics. The outgoing sports star has a positive message for future SDC students, advising them to take every opportunity given to them.

Friday 7th October, 4:30pm - 8pm Saturday 8th October, 10am - 1pm Tuesday 15th November, 4:30pm - 8pm Wednesday 25th January 2017, 4:30pm - 8pm

EASTBOURNE CAMPUS Friday 14th October, 4:30pm - 8pm Saturday 15th October, 10am - 1pm Monday 14th November, 4:30pm - 8pm Wednesday 1st February 2017, 4:30pm - 8pm

Full Open Event details can be found by visiting our website.

Don’t miss your chance to find out why so many students choose to study at Sussex Down s College!


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

Eastbourne Courses

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Lewes Courses

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Principal’s Welcome

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Campus Information

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Campus Information

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Your Future Starts With Us

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Art & Design

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Art & Design

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Student Voice

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Business, Management & Law

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Business, Management & Law

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Be The Best

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Childcare, Health & Social Care

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Alumni

Childcare, Health & Social Care

58 English & Modern Foreign Languages

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Construction & The Built Environment

62 Foundation Learning

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Motor Vehicle & Engineering

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Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

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Humanities

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College Life

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Sports Academies

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SDC in Numbers

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Four Pillars of Excellence

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English & Modern Foreign Languages

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Here to Help You Succeed Guardian & Parent Information

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Floristry

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IT, ICT & Computing

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Foundation Learning

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Mathematics

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Other Programmes of Study

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Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

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Media, Film & Digital Media

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Access to Higher Education

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Performing Arts & Music

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Humanities

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IT, ICT & Computing

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Which Course is Right For Me?

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28 Mathematics

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Public & Uniformed Services

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AS & A Level Qualifications Skill up Maths & English

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Science

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Course Levels Explained

30 Performing Arts & Music

Sport & Fitness

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New GCSE Grading Structure

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Progression to A Level

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Countdown to College

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Public & Uniformed Services

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Science

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Sport & Fitness

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Apprenticeships

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HELLO AND WELCOME TO SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE As Principal and Chief Executive I have the opportunity to meet amazing and wonderfully talented students. At Sussex Downs College we believe that every student has potential and it’s my job to ensure that their potential is achieved and surpassed. High quality education and training are pre-requisites to a prosperous and successful adult and working life. Whether via higher education or apprenticeship, young people are entitled to the best possible platform with which to enter adult life. Sussex Downs College students are achieving across a wide range of courses and programmes. For example: • Our A Level pass rate is 98.3% - amongst the best in the region • Many of our technical and business students compete in World Skills competitions in industries including Beauty and Construction • Our Performing Arts and Production Art Students have won prestigious awards from the Royal Opera House for three years running. • We have A Level students achieving places at top universities • The College supports over 1,200 apprenticeships • We have very successful and thriving Sports Academies

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• The East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) is based here, which prepares musicians for ‘conservatoire’ training whilst combining music with other subject choices. You’ll find out much more about all of this in this guide. In other words, Sussex Downs College is an ‘opportunity factory’ delivering excellence for all. So, what’s the secret to success at Sussex Downs College? Fundamentally we are completely committed to ensuring that you achieve your goals and ambitions. Within a caring context we stretch and challenge every student to achieve more. As a College we are big enough to deliver breadth and depth across all subjects and disciplines, but small enough to care and offer a personalised service. We have great staff who are personally committed to your future and professionally qualified, often with substantial experience in the industry about which they teach. As a father of two girls, both of whom are now in successful careers, I know how important this decision is for you. I hope that you choose to come to Sussex Downs College. If you do, we shall do our very best to ensure that you have a successful, happy and rewarding experience. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Mike Hopkins Principal and Chief Executive, Sussex Downs College


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Your Future STARTS WITH US 10 reasons to choose Sussex Downs College...

WE GET RESULTS!

SPEAK UP!

Our A Level pass rate is 98.3%, amongst the best in the region and above the national average. In addition, nearly three quarters of subjects (73%) had a 100% pass rate.

The Student Union gives a voice to all our students during their time with us. Ideas and suggestions are listened to and taken on, promoting positive changes across the College. The Students’ Union team also hosts fun events throughout the academic year!

PICK ‘N’ MIX! With so many courses to choose from, at Sussex Downs College you will be able to study the subjects that interest you. Choose academic or vocational courses in subjects that interest you and make you excited and motivated to learn.

OUTSTANDING FACILITIES Subject areas across all our campuses are equipped to help you succeed during your time here. At Sussex Downs College you will find sewing rooms, print rooms, dark rooms, a motor vehicle workshop, beauty salons and amazing new science labs. It’s time to be inspired by your surroundings!

TOP TEACHING From TES award-nominated staff to the FE Sussex Award winner for ‘Innovative Teaching’, it’s time to change the way you learn and be taught by the best.

SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE GIVES YOU REAL EXPERIENCE! Our students gain invaluable work experience, preparing them for the world of work.

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SEE THE WORLD Trips take place throughout the academic year and during the summer break in different subject areas. Whether it’s soaking up the art galleries and theatres in New York City or helping underprivileged children in Uganda, at SDC you will find that education extends beyond the classroom walls.

LEADING THE WAY IN SPORTS With fantastic facilities on campus at both Eastbourne and Lewes, our College sports teams and courses are great for budding athletes or sports teachers.

OUR STUDENTS GET JOBS! Our relationship with employers helps students get a first step on the career ladder.

OUR STUDENTS WIN AWARDS! Students win awards during their time at College and after! Current students advance in the WorldSkills competitions, with multiple award winners in Hair & Beauty and Construction subject areas. Alumni Bailey Langford was a hat-trick winner in Eastbourne Film Festival 2015. Ivor Novello and Grammy award winner Nicole Marshall who penned the hit song ‘Rather Be’ is also SDC Alumni.


STUDENT VOICE Sussex Downs College Students’ Union is the only Further Education College Union in the country to have achieved the NUS Quality Union Audit kitemark, usually awarded to university Student Unions. This remarkable achievement is due to the commitment and hard work of our Students’ Union Teams. As a result of this, they have been invited by the NUS to help develop a specific quality standard for other colleges to follow. This shows that the students have an influential voice – both locally and nationally. Our latest student survey contained great results, with 91% of learners saying that teaching on their course was very good and 94% stating that they felt safe at College.

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY….

The atmosphere across the College is really relaxed, which makes for a fun learning environment. Everyone is really helpful too.

The College offers a wide variety of courses for everyone to find their passion. Annie Nagyilles, Biology student Previous school: Varndean School

Thea Fox, Musical Theatre student Previous school: Priory School

The training resources available at the College are great; students are friendly and the teachers are lovely. Steph Williams, Level 3 Hairdressing student Previous school: Falmer High School

College has pushed me to become more independent and given me so many opportunities. I hope to pursue a career as a Sports or Gaming Journalist. Mike King, Creative Media Production student Previous school: Heathfield Community College

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BE THE BEST As well as completing your qualifications, your time at Sussex Downs College can be rewarding in so many ways. You will be encouraged to challenge yourself and there are various activities you can take part in to increase your success and help you enjoy your time with us.

ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME Our Gifted & Talented Scheme offers a tailored package of activities for highperforming students, providing real stretch and challenge. The Scheme will help you to achieve your best possible grades and we will provide specialist support to help you apply to world-class Higher Education institutions. You will be able to take advantage of a range of opportunities, including educational trips, guest lecturers, and support with entering competitions, student governance, ambassadorial work and access to challenging academic options.

COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS At Sussex Downs College, there will be opportunities to achieve national awards, gain performance recognition and win medals in regional and national competitions.

THE GR BRITISEAT SEWIN H G BEE FINALI S T 2016!

Here are just a few examples of some our recent students...

JADE EARLEY Art & Design student Jade, from Uckfield, was the youngest ever contestant on the BBC’s The Great British Sewing Bee. When an accident in 2012 meant Jade couldn’t pursue her first ambition in competitive swimming, she decided to take up sewing and hasn’t looked back. She told FE Week in 2016: “I will be sewing for the rest of my life. I live, eat and breathe it. Sewing is my career now.”

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CRISTIAN & GUIDO BOWEN

NICOLE ALLEN

Identical twins Guido and Cristian Bowen, achieved identical A-Level exam grades, albeit in different subjects. The brothers, who are from Eastbourne but studied at the college's Lewes campus, are going on to study at opposite ends of the UK after both won places at prestigious universities. Cristian achieved an A* grade in philosophy and A grades in both history and French. He is going to the University of Sussex to study philosophy and French. Meanwhile Guido achieved an A* grade in geography and A grades in both Spanish and mathematics. He is going to Edinburgh University to study languages and classics.

Triple D* (Distinction) BTEC Sport student Nicole, from Seaford, joined forces with the BBC for their Get Inspired BodyPositive Initiative in 2016. Nicole, who lives with Cystic Fibrosis details her active and positive attitude to life in her blog ‘Living & Breathing CF’. Working with the BBC, Nicole kept a video diary of her life for the first half of 2016 to inspire and empower others to feel happy by embracing what makes them unique.

URJIT SONI Urjit, from Eastbourne, achieved two A* grades and an A in A-Level Chemistry, Biology and Maths. He is going on to study Medicine at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Urjit says: “From the beginning of the course, it was clear of what is expected in order to achieve your best. One-to-one help with the teachers allows you to clear up any misconceptions or get help with exam questions.”

JACOB CRANCH Professional Cookery student, Jacob, from Eastbourne, was chosen to represent Eastbourne in the Rotary Club Young Chef of the Year Competition. He then won the District Final held in Maidstone in January 2016. Jacob says about the competition: “It was challenging getting used to an unfamiliar kitchen and keeping my focus throughout, but I enjoyed the preparation and mentoring beforehand at College.”

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KATIE JONES Former Textiles and Art & Design student Katie is one of nine designers chosen to collaborate with Selfridges and the Centre for Sustainable Fashion as part of Bright New Things. Katie’s label takes a waste-not approach to design by sourcing surplus materials from British and Italian design houses, proving that sustainable fashion doesn’t have to be plain or unimaginative.

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DESIGNED B SELFRIDG Y E ‘BRIGHT N S’ E THING’ KA W TIE JONES


ALUMNI Many of our former students keep in touch and tell us about how they have progressed in their chosen careers – their stories are amazing! Here are just a few examples from some of our recent students:

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Kaiya, from Stone Cross, finished her studies at Sussex Downs College in 2014. She is currently working for the Cooden Medical Group and is training to represent SDC in Beauty Therapy at WorldSkills, with the hope of making it to Abu Dhabi in 2017. Kaiya also trains current Beauty Therapy students who are hoping to follow in her footsteps in the UK Skills competition. In 2016 she was a guest judge in the WorldSkills regional heats.

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Twins Lucas and Marco applied for apprenticeships with Eastbourne Accountancy firm, Humphrey & Co., during their last year at Sussex Downs College, where they were studying Business and Accounting. The pair are excelling in their apprenticeships, with Marco based in the dental and medical team and Lucas with the General Practice team.

Jamie studied Sport & Exercise Science at Sussex Downs College and achieved a triple Distinction (D*) on the BTEC course. During his time with us he also received the ‘Tim Whitmore Cup for Sporting Excellence’ at the Sussex Downs College Student Awards 2016. Jamie is now studying Podiatry at Brighton University. His goals are to qualify as a podiatrist working in Sports Biomechanics and reach the Olympics.

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Jade, from Seaford, is now a Marketing Apprentice with Mayo Wynne Baxter solicitors in Brighton. She is also in the running for ‘Advanced Apprentice of the Year’ in the National Apprenticeship Awards, which will be announced in January 2017.

(Pictured bottom left, being presented with an award by Caroline Ansell, MP for Eastbourne and Willingdon.)

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Fashion Designer Alie, 24, from, Uckfield, studied Art & Design and Economics A Levels at our Lewes campus and now runs the online fashion business Boom Boom Boutique. Alie can now count one of the most photographed women in the world, Kim Kardashian, as one of her clients. In 2016, Alie won an order from the US reality star/ entrepreneur, with the design available in the Kardashian sisters' USA stores: Dash. Testing the water of Alie’s designs, Kim had 83 million hits on Instagram wearing one of the young designer’s skirts.

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

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

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

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

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THE UGANDA STUDY PROGRAMME Since 2003, College students have been visiting Uganda, volunteering in schools and at the Bungokho Rural Development Centre (BRDC), as well as assisting with the tree planting programme in the Bulambuli District. The BRDC trains Africans in a wide range of vocational skills, from nursery care to beekeeping and bricklaying. The range of topics attracts student volunteers on various college courses including Sociology, Geography, Politics and Sports Coaching. The trip teaches students about poverty in a different culture and how it can be overcome. “It’s a life-changing programme for Sussex Downs College students. It is hard work but the experience they gain is amazing. Biology students with an interest in medicine benefit from working in hospitals. Likewise, brickwork students can learn different techniques and develop their own skills as they help others. It’s great for the students’ CV and personal development, even years after their education, students in the programme can still benefit from the links the College has with Uganda.” Ian Elgie, Enrichment Lecturer (first visited Uganda in 1964)

FITNESS AND WELLBEING You can take part in loads of sporting activities, join the gym or use the sports park. We offer new sports and courses depending on student interests, and have a dedicated Sports Maker who will listen to what you want to do and help make it happen. You can apply to join our sports academies in football, tennis, rugby or golf, in addition to your normal programme of study; or you may wish to opt into our enrichment offer as part of the crosscollege healthy lifestyle initiative.

STUDENTS’ UNION Run by the students for the students, the Student Union (SU) ensures the views of all students are represented. It means you get everything you expect – and more – from your College. The SU also arranges a calendar of events.

STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council provides every student with the opportunity to voice their opinion and be a real part of the decision-making process at the College.

STUDENT VOICE We want to hear what you have to say about your experience at the College, whether positive or pointing us in the right direction to improve. So get involved – it’s your chance to make a change!


98.3% 98.7% overall pass rate of students taking their A Level exams.

overall pass rate for our vocational courses.

ALUMNI Keep in touch with us through the College Alumni after you leave to let us know how you are doing, share your success story, inspire future students, or access further support if you need help with getting into university or employment.

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If you are a parent reading this and you are a former student, then why not register with the College Alumni and stay connected? Get back in touch with old classmates, tutors and maybe even come into the College to share your experiences and success with our students, helping to inspire a new generation.

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To join the Sussex Downs Alumni Association: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/alumni

Kier Easterbrook progressed from Level 3 onto the FDA in Music Production and Creative Recording and is now moving onto our BA Hons degree in the same subject. Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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Sussex Downs College photography students had the opportunity to soak up the sights, arts and culture of Berlin, Germany. Photographs taken by Sussex Downs College Photography students. Our students get to experience trips all over the world, including New York, Uganda and Barcelona to name a few.

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SPORT ACADEMIES Our sport academy programme provides opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance.

SPORT ACADEMIES OVERVIEW The College seeks to identify elite sportsmen and women to offer additional training and fitness opportunities and to represent the College at British College’s Sports events. We will encourage and support these athletes to compete regularly, with the prospect of competing in national competitions if successful in regional heats. Sussex Downs College has a number of high level sports performers who attend the College, some of whom are active within the Academies and Sports Performance options. These include regional and national representation in sports such as football, taekwondo, sailing, mountain biking and karate. We have a number of students who have trained for and represented Great Britain. The Sports Academy programme at Sussex Downs College aims to provide opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance for students. The Academies enable talented athletes to receive high level coaching and competition alongside their academic and vocational studies. Our students have access to the best facilities in the local area, including Eastbourne Sports Park, athletics tracks, College gyms, Lewes Leisure Centre and Southdown Private Sports Club. Each Academy trains three times a week with fixtures taking place on Wednesday afternoons.

ACADEMIES FIVE FOCUSES 1. 2. 3. 4.

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Development of individual and team skill Enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition Understanding of strategies and tactics of the game Competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team Understanding and practice of the basic principles of coaching sport

ACADEMY REQUIREMENTS All students who join are expected to have a high level of attendance, performance in the classroom, attitude to learning and personal presentation. There is no additional fee for being a part of an academy, however training kit and academy apparel is available for purchase on the Eastbourne sport department kit website page: www.kukrisports.co.uk/teamshop/ sussexdownscollege

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS ACADEMIES SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE FOOTBALL ACADEMY The Football Academy comprises of a men’s U19 team competing in the Sussex county college league and English schools and colleges cups. Each student will receive four hours of skill and match development training per week, in addition to strength and conditioning training from a qualified personal trainer.

EASTBOURNE BOROUGH SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL ACADEMY Eastbourne Borough offer opportunities for both men’s and women’s U19 football, competing in the Conference Youth Alliance League - the highest level of non-league football, and the Ryman Youth League. The primary goals for this Academy programme is to firstly provide its players with the opportunity to develop their footballing abilities through the Academy’s holistic, multidisciplinary approach, with a view to progressing the club's young, homegrown players into the Eastbourne Borough FC 1st team squad. And secondly, on an educational level, to give students the opportunity to study a broad choice of A Level subjects and or BTEC courses alongside their individual full-football programme to provide players with the academic qualifications required to open up and make available the preferred future educational pathways. All Academy scholars will be coached by the club’s carefully selected coaching team and will train regularly alongside the Eastbourne Borough FC 1st team squad.

TENNIS ACADEMY The Tennis Academy offers each student four hours per week of skill and match development training, delivered by a Level 3 Lawn Tennis Association coach. They also receive one and a half hours’ fitness training from a qualified personal trainer. They will take part in matches for the Aegon League and British Colleges Sports events.

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SPORT ACADEMIES CONTINUED... LEWES CAMPUS ACADEMIES MEN’S RUGBY UNION ACADEMY

MEN’S FOOTBALL ACADEMY

WOMEN’S NETBALL ACADEMY

Average Number of Students: 50+ Course Code: 1288/010 Competitions Entered: Natwest Cup, British Colleges Cup, British Colleges Elite League, Sussex League, Sussex Cup and various 10’s/7’s competitions.

Average Number of Students: 30+ Course Code: 4962/010 Competitions Entered: British Colleges Cup, ESFA Cup, Sussex League, Sussex Cup and various 5-a-side competitions.

Average Number of Students: 20+ Course Code: 1293/010 Competitions Entered: British Colleges Cup, Sussex League, Sussex Cup and various mixed and Fastnet competitions.

I have really enjoyed being a part of the rugby academy this year. I feel my game has improved a lot since I started and I feel this is down to the highly competitive environment that has been established. I would highly recommend being a part of the academies here at Lewes as you can do it alongside your other courses and it is all done within the college timetable.

The men’s football academy has been great over the last year. I have been able to play football at a high level whilst still focusing on my academic studies. We enter many competitions which provide us with regular matches that are all highly competitive. If you play football you should definitely choose the men’s football academy whilst studying at SDC.

Ed Chrusciel (A Level PE, A Level Biology, A Level Business & A Level Psychology 2014-16)

Paul Woods (BTEC Sport Diploma, A Level Human Biology, Community Sports Leader & Higher Sports Leader 2014-16)

I have loved being a part of the netball academy this year. I have made loads of new friends and have been able to continue playing netball at a high level inside and outside of college. The facilities we use and level of competition we face are really high and this has helped me improve as a player and the whole team as well. Elizabeth Noakes (BTEC Sport Diploma, A Level English Language, Community Sports Leader & Higher Sports Leader 2014-16)

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SUSSEX DOWNS IN NUMBERS Over 900

98.3% A Level Pass Rate

13,150 8,600 4,550 students in total.

students 19+

students 19 and under.

5000

Applications per year

1,187

98.7% Vocational Pass Rate

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Apprenticeship success rate.

Apprentices in training in 2014/15.

1700 Figures are correct at time of going to print.

the number of local and national employers we have links with.

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A Levels

763 Vocational courses

number of Alumni.

333 job and apprencticeship vacancies advertised on behalf of local employers through the Sussex Downs College Job Shop.

4950 3750

Students studying at Level 1.

Students studying at Level 2.

4100

Students studying at Level 3.

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Students studying at Level 4.

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Students studying at Higher than Level 4.


FOUR PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE The world of post-16 education and training is changing rapidly. Sussex Downs College is amongst the best Colleges in the region and across the UK. That’s why I recently launched my vision for the future of the College in the form of ‘Four Pillars of Excellence’. The focus on four key areas will ensure that Sussex Downs College delivers excellence in all that it does.

These areas are: •  Sixth form A Level provision •  Vocational, Professional and Technical Education and Training •  Adult Learning including Higher Education and Foundation courses •  Skills Solutions for Sussex including Apprenticeships

ACADEMIC ROUTE

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

GCSEs and Technical Awards

The College is on a journey. We are amongst the best in the country, giving the very best to our students and communities.

MIKE HOPKINS Principal & Chief Executive, Sussex Downs College

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GCSEs and Technical Awards

Traineeship (if appropriate)*

College-based technical education including placement in industry

A Levels and/or applied general qualifications**

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Employment-based technical education e.g. Apprenticeship with at least 20% College-based education

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Degree Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships

Bridging provision (where appropriate) Higher Education (Levels 4/5 technical education)

Higher Education (Undergraduate Degree)

SKILLED EMPLOYMENT

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HERE TO HELP YOU SUCCEED STUDENT SUPPORT - help when you need it As a student at Sussex Downs College you will receive individual help and support. Our friendly staff team can help with: • Financial information and support, including childcare • Admission to full and part-time courses • Information, advice and guidance – what’s on offer and what’s right for you • Course advice and progression pathways • Careers, Higher Education, employment information and Apprenticeships

FREE STUDY AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Tuition and exam fees are free of charge for home students 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 for which you may be eligible, such as: • • • •

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Bursaries Travel grants and discounts Care to Learn grants Discretionary Learner Support

To discuss any of these options further, or for more information, contact us on 030 300 39551 or visit www. sussexdowns.ac.uk If you need any additional support to access our information, we can arrange this for you.

STUDY PROGRAMME TUTORS Our Study Programme Tutors will give you the support you need to make your move into College life and beyond. You will have a Study Programme Tutor for the duration of your time at College, helping you to become a confident, independent learner with high achievement and excellent progression prospects. Your Tutor will be ready to listen to you and offer individual support when you need it, setting and reviewing with you the targets you will need to support your progression throughout your journey as a learner and on into the rewarding university course or career of your choice.

Whatever the difficulty you may be experiencing, our commitment to support your learning is absolute and we will help you to get back on track.

LEARNING SUPPORT We know that each person’s learner journey is a different one. The Learning Support Team are here to help you throughout your time at Sussex Downs College. If you have a learning difficulty or disability our expert team will work with you to agree a learning support package that best suits you. Remember to take full advantage of the support you’re entitled to, as this will boost your achievement at College. For further details about the Learning Support available, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/als or call us on Eastbourne 030 300 39258 or Lewes 030 300 39562 The text number for hearing impaired students is 07584 684363 or (Minicom) 01323 637216

SAFEGUARDING AND INTERVENTION ADVISORS

SUSSEX DOWNS AND BEYOND

Because your personal safety and wellbeing are more important than anything, our Safeguarding and Intervention Team is specially trained to be able to support you through difficult situations you may encounter during your time at college. Our Advisors will be able to advise you on a range of welfare issues, and provide effective interventions to ensure your college experience is a safe, supported and happy one.

We have your future in mind, whether you plan to go straight into employment or on to university first. We have links with around 1,000 employers who tell us they value skills and experience as well as qualifications. Many of our tutors have industry experience in their subject specialism and as a student you will often be given the opportunity to work on live project briefs.


MY FUTURE My Future is a College service preparing you for the next steps, including: • UCAS application support • Impartial Careers Advice and Guidance, from professionally qualified staff • Advice on developing your CV • Support to improve your interview and presentation skills • Gain paid and voluntary work experience – we have an on-line jobs board where local employers post their vacancies • Help to find apprenticeship opportunities through SDC Recruit • Careers fairs and recruitment events

SDC TALENT BANK – HELPING YOU TO FIND AN APPRENTICESHIP Our Recruitment team can work with you to make sure your applications and CV stand out from the crowd and during interviews. By registering on our Talent Bank we will notify you of apprenticeship vacancies that match you and your aspirations. For further information on how Sussex Downs College can support you contact: 030 300 39474. For further information on the Apprenticeships we offer see pages 192 - 197.

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PARENT & GUARDIAN INFORMATION Working in partnership with you to ensure a smooth transition for students from school to College with care, guidance and support.

WHAT IS FURTHER EDUCATION (FE)? Typically, Further Education (FE) includes A Levels, AS Levels, Apprenticeships, vocational and industry recognised skills qualifications such as BTECs, and Foundation Learning. FE encompasses learning beyond that which is achieved in primary and secondary education by Year 11.

QUALIFICATION GUIDE AND INFORMATION, ADVICE AND GUIDANCE There are lots of qualifications to choose from at Sussex Downs College and we can help your child with that choice. For more information: call 030 300 39551 or email admissions@sussexdowns.ac.uk or just drop in and see us.

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OPEN EVENTS

SUPPORT

Our Open Events can help you to find out what our College has to offer. You will have an opportunity to look around and meet our lecturers and tutors. You can also find out about the support that is available, from additional learning to financial help. And there will always be the chance to meet some of our current students who can tell you more about College life.

Expert information and advice is offered as part of the support service. There are specialist Additional Learning Support teams and Study Programme Tutor teams, who work closely with students.

APPLYING TO THE COLLEGE On receipt of your child’s application, an interview date is sent out. At interview, we make sure your child has chosen the right course for them and help them with details about the course or programme. We encourage parents to attend. Usually an offer is made with conditions such as GCSE grade requirements. Occasionally a referral will be made to consider alternative options. Our Introductory Days at the end of the summer term enable your child to attend classes in the subjects they have chosen. Instructions, student support and enrolment details will be sent to you during the summer about what to do on GCSE results day.

BEGINNING COLLEGE The induction period is an opportunity to make the transition from school to College as easy as possible. Your child will be introduced to their personal and academic tutors who will be able to help with their timetable. For College term dates visit: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk or contact us on 030 300 39551

Help with course costs and bursaries for travel, visits and equipment may be available for eligible students. Please visit our website where you’ll find further information for parents and carers: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/parentsinformation/

STUDY PROGRAMME TUTORS Our Study Programme Tutors will give your child the support they need to make their move into College life and beyond. They will have a Study Programme Tutor for the duration of their time at College, helping them to become a confident, independent learner with high achievement and excellent progression prospects. Their Tutor will be ready to listen to them and offer individual support when they need it, setting and reviewing with them the targets they will need to support their progression throughout their journey as a learner and on into the rewarding university or career of their choice.


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

SHORT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES If a full-time course is not what you’re currently looking for (or not yet ready for), then one of the College’s short programmes may be more appropriate. With various start dates throughout the year, these programmes prepare you for your next steps to College or into work with training and are individually tailored to meet your needs. Exciting experiences are arranged to develop your skills through team building, community projects and vocational skills training, alongside ensuring your Maths and English skills continue to develop. Popular examples of these programmes include The Prince’s Trust Programme,

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Workskills, Opt Into and new programmes are always being developed. Visit our website www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for the latest details.

PRINCE’S TRUST Prince’s Trust Team Programme Eastbourne Start dates: September, January, April Lewes Start dates: January 2017 Are you aged 16 - 25 and currently not in employment or education? Give your life a kick start and join the 12 week Prince’s Trust Team programme! You’ll improve your confidence, gain new skills and qualifications and meet new people. It’s free, you won’t lose your benefits and you’ll get the chance to: • Take on your own group community project, making a positive difference to the place where you live • spend a week away on an action-packed residential

LEVEL 2 PROGRAMMES The Level 2 Programme is for students to gain or improve GCSE and vocational Level 2 qualifications to progress to Level 3 courses. For many of our students, the Level 2 programme is a year to build a firm base from which to take further study or move into employment. The programme will support you in developing a wide range of skills and knowledge and in building your confidence. Many of our students choose to study a vocational qualification, the equivalent of 2 GCSEs, while improving their skills and qualifications in Maths and English. Others choose to follow a more mixed programme, taking 5 GCSEs or equivalent in a range of different subjects, or a combination of AS and Level 2 courses. The programme that you choose to follow will be discussed at interview and is tailored to your career aspirations and interests.

• complete a two-week work placement in something you are interested in

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• write a great CV and practice your interview skills • give a speech at your final presentation, and much more! Get in touch today, Contact Henrietta Valler-Still Tel: 030 300 39379 / 07342 065442 Email: henrietta.valler-still@ sussexdowns.ac.uk Visit the Prince’s Trust website: www.princes-trust.org.uk/team

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ACCESS TO

Higher Education WHAT IS AN ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION COURSE? Access courses offer adults over the age of 19 a genuine alternative to A Levels as a means of entry into Higher Education. Courses have been created which still give you the time to lead your own life – an important consideration for adult students! You do not need any previous formal qualifications to be accepted on to the course as your experience of life and work is highly valued as good preparation for this level of study. However, these are 10-month intensive courses to help committed learners gain a university place, so dedication is required.

NATIONALLY RECOGNISED QUALIFICATION? The Access Certificate is a nationally recognised qualification – there are now around 1,000 Access courses running across the country and they are ‘QAA approved’, which means that the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in England approves them as suitable for access to degree courses. Validated by LASER Learning Awards, our Access courses have been designed in close collaboration with the universities of Sussex and Brighton. They maintain an excellent reputation both in, and increasingly beyond, the South East region.

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WHO IS IT FOR?

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Often, people who decide to join an Access course feel they didn’t fulfil their potential at school. They may have spent many years in unsatisfying work, been at home looking after children or have otherwise been in a situation where they needed to bring about a change in their lives. What they all have in common is a thirst for knowledge and a desire to carry on with their education. students will require one or two GCSE’s at C grade or above, depending on the pathway for which they are applying for and the degree course which they intend to progress onto. This is all made clear during informationsessions and discussed with applicants.

A number of different options are offered, which run as either day time or evening pathways. Access students will commence their studies in September with the course lasting approximately 36 weeks, normally finishing in the first or second week of July the following year. All students complete an individual research project, and study at least six subject units. Both the day and evening pathways lead to the same qualification.

WHAT CAN I DO FOLLOWING THE COURSE? Access courses can be life changing for the people that take them and most of our students go on to university following successful completion of the course.

To find out more about the course subjects available, forthcoming Access to Higher Education information sessions, and for general enquiries, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk


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

RAISING THE PARTICIPATION AGE

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO STUDY?

WHERE WOULD YOU PREFER TO STUDY?

Since June 2015, it is compulsory to continue your studies until you are 18, but the path you take is your own. Choose from: • Full-time education: this can be at a college, school or independent training provider for at least 540 hours per year • An Apprenticeship: enabling you to earn while you learn and gain valuable skills for the workplace, preparing you for employment or university • Full-time work: to include a minimum of 280 hours of accredited education over the year • Part-time education or training: if you’re in employment or a volunteer role full time (20+ hours per week)

Remember to think carefully about the choice you are making. We want you to achieve your goals and to be able to move on to the career or Higher Education course that’s right for you.

The time and cost of travelling to College is an important consideration and studying locally can be more convenient. Our campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven have great public transport links and free parking, helping to make things easier for you. We also help students with travel discounts and grants.

WHY HAS THE PARTICIPATION AGE BEEN RAISED?

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF COURSE YOU CAN TAKE?

The Government is making these changes to provide young adults with the skills for a brighter future. Staying in education or training until the age of 18 will prepare you for Further Education, Higher Education and the workplace, arming you with the skills required to fulfil your potential.

WHAT IF I CAN’T AFFORD TO STAY IN EDUCATION? Raising the participation age also means changes in funding and an improved quality of education or training. Financial support may be available to those who need it through the 16-19 bursary fund.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE GOOD AT AND WHAT YOU ENJOY DOING? If you have any career ideas, have you researched the subjects or courses you will need to study to achieve your goals? How do you prefer to learn? How do you learn best? Is it through taking exams, being assessed by coursework, or a combination of the two?

These include academic, vocational, and even work-based courses.

A FULL-TIME COURSE OR AN APPRENTICESHIP? To become an apprentice you will need to find an employer prepared to employ you. We can also help you with this process. Please refer to the Apprenticeships section of this FullTime Guide for further details.

HAVE YOU DECIDED WHAT TYPE OF STUDY MIGHT SUIT YOU BEST? If you have, look for the level that you will be able to study at the College. This will depend on your GCSE results. You can check with the chart on page 26 ‘Course levels explained’ that shows the level of programme you can study with us based on your predicted GCSE grades.

WHICH SUBJECTS? When you have chosen your preferred programme and the level you are aiming for using your predicted GCSE grades, please look through this prospectus for a choice of courses. For the latest course information, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk. Have a look at what is available but remember you can always speak to staff at your school or you can tick the guidance box on your College Application Form for an interview with a Guidance Advisor.

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AS & A LEVEL QUALIFICATIONS Further government changes to A Level and AS Level qualifications from September 2016

Since September 2015, changes to A and AS Level qualifications have been introduced in schools and colleges across England and Wales. The changes will be phased in over a three-year period and it is currently planned that all new A and AS Levels will be in place by September 2017. What are the Government’s plans? The AS Level will be a separate qualification from the A Level and students will need to enrol on a specific qualification at thestart of the course. The AS Level is designed to be taught over 1 academic year and the A Level over 2 academic years with both qualifications requiring examinations at the end of the course. The coursework element of current AS and A2 qualifications will be reduced, and after 2017 there will be fewer subjects available.

New A and AS Subjects available from September 2016 are: Maths, Further Maths, Modern Foreign Languages, Geography, Music, Drama, Dance, Design and Technology, PE and RS. In addition, all students who have not achieved a C grade or above in GCSE Maths and English will be required to continue to study these qualifications. What does this mean for students? The Government reforms apply only to A and AS Level qualifications. You may be enrolled on a programme of study which mixes BTEC qualifications with A and AS Levels but it is only the A and AS Level qualifications which will change. You will still have a large choice of both subjects and qualifications to create a programme of study appropriate for you. 3 A Levels or equivalent (such as a combination of BTECs and A Levels) is likely to remain the normal requirement for entry to Higher Education. As such the majority of students enrolling at Sussex Downs College from September 2015, will enrol on such a study programme, as long as they have achieved the required entry qualifications.

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

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COURSE LEVELS EXPLAINED Information to help you decide which level of study is right for you.

your predicted grades

You will need 5 GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and/or Maths.

You will need 6 GCSEs at A* to A including English and maths

4 GCSEs grade Ds or a Level 1 Introductory Diploma or a Level 1 Introductory Certificate and 2 Ds at GCSE. (There is flexibilty around these entry criteria so please contact the guidance team for more detailed information).

Mostly GCSE E - G grades. (There is flexibilty around these entry criteria so please contact the guidance team for more detailed information).

No formal qualifications

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what you can study with us

3 A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC qualification (and English and Maths, if required).

4 A Levels or a Level 3 BTEC qualification

level of study

LEVEL 3 A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Extended Project Qualifications NVQ/QCF/Advanced Apprenticeship VRQ (Certificate Diploma)

LEVEL 2 Level 2 programme (to include English and Maths, as required)

Foundation Learning – Level 1

Foundation Learning – Entry courses

what you can do next

You may progress on to Higher Education, Higher Apprenticeships or enter full time employment.

GCSE, BTEC Level 2 NVQ/QCF/Intermediate Apprenticeship City & Guilds

You may move on to Level 3 courses, start an Apprenticeship or enter full time employment.

LEVEL 1

You may progress to the next Level, start an apprenticeship or enter full time employment.

Foundation Learning NVQ/QCF 1 Functional Skills

entry level Entry level 1,2 or 3 Foundation Learning

You may progress to the next Entry Level or Level 1 course.


NEW GCSE GRADING STRUCTURE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Reformed GCSEs will be introduced gradually over 3 years from September 2015. They will be graded from 9 to 1, instead of A* to G.

Students awarded GCSEs in 2017 and 2018 will therefore receive a mixture of 9 to 1 and A* to G grades. Students will not lose out as a result of the changes. Ofqual will use a statistical method (known as comparible outcomes) so that:

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•  broadly the same proportion of students will achieve a grade 7 and above as currently achieve a grade A and above.

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•  the bottom of grade 1 will be aligned with the bottom of grade G.

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•  a grade 5 will be awarded to the top third of students gaining the equivalent of a grade C or bottom third of a grade B.

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•  In addition, the top 20 percent of those who get a grade 7 or above in each exam will be awarded a grade 9.

(June 2015 - Ofqual/15/5712)

Your GCSE results will determine your initial level of study post 16. As you complete each level of education you can progress to the next. To see how qualifications compare and our standard entry requirements, see the table opposite.

current structure

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B C

If studying a practical vocational subject, it is likely that students will enter at Level 1. Students with some experience in their chosen subject, or who display skills and aptitude, may be able to fast track and enter at Level 2. Planned skills development is vital to ensure students build expertise and confidence in their vocational specialism. There may be flexibility around these entrance criteria, depending on your individual situation. Please contact our Admissions Team if you need any further information, advice and guidance. Please note, if you have not achieved GCSE English Language and/or Mathematics at grade C or above, you will be required to do these (or similar) qualifications as part of your full time programme.

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* Please Note: Individual subjects/ Courses may have further specific entry requirements

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COUNTDOWN TO COLLEGE 2017/18

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

Our Eastbourne and Lewes Open Events take place in October, so visit us and check out what we have on offer!

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

Lewes: 7th & 8th October

Lewes: 25th January

Eastbourne: 14th & 15th October

Eastbourne: 1st February

OCTOBER

JANUARY

NOVEMBER/ DECEMBER

FEBRUARY/ MARCH/APRIL

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

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

We’d really like to meet you! From November onwards, you’ll receive an email or letter inviting you to the College. This is your chance to find out all about us and discover what’s right for you. There are also additional open events in November: Eastbourne: 14th Nov Lewes: 15th Nov

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


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

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

Enjoy it – you’ve earned it!

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

JULY

SEPTEMBER

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

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

MAY

JUNE

AUGUST

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

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

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HAMMOND HOUSE CONSTRUCTION CENTRE BUILDING SERVICES CENTRE OAK HOUSE

KINGS BUILDING

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EASTBOURNE CAMPUS CALL US... 030 300 39300

VISIT US ONLINE... www.sussexdowns.ac.uk Twitter: @sussexdowns facebook.com/sussexdowns

FIND US... Eastbourne Campus: Cross Levels Way, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 2UF

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

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E EASTBOURNE Campus Information

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Art & Design

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Business, Management & Law

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Catering & Hospitality

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Childcare, Health & Social Care

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Construction & The Built Environment

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Motor Vehicle & Engineering

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English & Modern Foreign Languages

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Floristry

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Foundation Learning

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Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

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Humanities

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IT, ICT & Computing

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Mathematics

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Media, Film & Digital Media

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Performing Arts & Music

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Progression to A Level 106 Public & Uniformed Services

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Science

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Sport & Fitness

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CAMPUS FACILITIES The Eastbourne campus is made up of ten specialist and general teaching buildings. LEARNING FACILITIES

ILEARN

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

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

A LEVEL CENTRE SDC are proud to introduce the new A Level Centre at the Eastbourne Campus. As the new A Level reforms take place, this centre will provide a dedicated learning environment for A Level students. It has been designed to provide easy access to independent learning space through our new, fully equipped Independent Learning Hub. Furthermore, a new Tutorial Centre provides all of the support students could ask for and a new IT Centre means working at college is a breeze.

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

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

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

GYM AND FITNESS CLASSES The A Level Centre at Eastbourne Campus is equipped with a gym which is available for use by all students at Sussex Downs College. There are also a number of fitness classes available throughout term time.


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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Eastbourne campus students celebrate their outstanding results, Eastbourne’s award winning beach and pier, Students enjoy the sunshine on campus.

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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE: OPEN FOR BUSINESS Our staff and students run a number of businesses which are open to the public including hair, beauty & treatment salons, a restaurant & bistro and high quality print & design services.

Our popular Kings Bistro & Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, featuring a range of speciality events with the finest quality food and wine in intimate surroundings at the Eastbourne campus. Award winning students prepare, cook and serve guests in the restaurant under professional supervision as part of their training. It is open to the public, staff and students throughout term time. Booking is recommended. Coffee Shop Opening Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9:00am – 1pm Kings Bistro Opening Open for lunch Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 11:45am (last orders 12:45pm) 2 Course Lunch - £6 per person 3 Course Lunch - £8 per person No booking required. Tables of 6 or more can be reserved in advance. Kings Restaurant Opening Wednesday & Friday Lunch is served at 12 noon 3 course lunch with coffee - £12 per person Booking required.

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Themed Events Thursday evenings, £25 per person Booking required Please see website for more information: www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/ kings-bistro-restaurant Our vibrant hairdressing and tranquil treatment rooms offer a variety of professional treatments with great value for money. Choose from a wide range of services and treatments including: Haircuts - £5 Colouring from - £20 Facials - £15 Manicures - £6 Body massage - £13 Reflexology - £10 and much more. Please call 01323 637323 for more information or to book your appointment www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/eastbournegraduations-hair-and-beauty-salon

TWEET US!

@SDCEvolve

floristry

In our Floristry Studio we are pleased to be able to offer beautiful floral arrangements, wedding flowers, or just a thank you bouquet, all available to order.

For prices and more information please call 030 300 39389 The Reprographics team at Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne Campus can now offer you high quality print and design service at reprographics a highly competitive price. Recent upgrades to our print equipment means we are able to offer a wide range of print and finishing services,including: • Colour and black and white copying • Business stationery, NCR forms, flyers & leaflets • Large format printing • Binding & laminating • Wedding invitations, order of service etc. We are able to use your own artwork or create some for you to suit your requirements (charges may apply). Please feel free to give us a call or email us for further information and pricing: 030 300 38409 repro.eastbourne@sussexdowns.ac.uk


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ART & DESIGN Creative Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 29,609

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,396

Currently employed within the region: 28,213

A Average Mid Wage: £48,000

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £62,500+

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A Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN

ART & DESIGN

ART AND DESIGN

FINE ART

UAL Level 2 Diploma

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Foundation Studies Diploma

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5502/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Level 2 Diploma is designed to provide students with an interest in art and design an opportunity to explore some of the materials, methods and processes of many art and design activities. The qualification will also help students begin to develop related technical skills and build a portfolio of art and design work. Learning will be through practical activities and projects. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway on to the Extended Diplomas in Art and Design or Creative Media, or other appropriate vocational programmes. Past students have progressed successfully on to courses in photography, media and games design, illustration, furniture design, product design, graphic design, design crafts, textiles and fashion design.

Course Code

4813/010

Entry Requirements You will need GCSE grade C or above in an art related subject. What will I study? The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design is a two-year course where you will develop your ability and understanding of art and design. You will study all aspects of this rich and varied subject, and explore the wide possibilities open to you as a student and potential artist or designer of the future. Following a short diagnostic period, you will specialise in one of the main pathways (graphic design/illustration, visual communication, fashion and textiles, or product and 3D crafts), and work towards a portfolio which will help you to progress to further study or employment. This is a full time and mainly practical programme. The combination of our outstanding teaching team, brilliant facilities and amazing progression rates will help you to realise your potential in art and design. What can I do after this course? The two years of the course are known as the Extended Diploma in Art and Design, a highly successful pathway to universities and colleges throughout the UK. This course has an outstanding record of students securing places on prestigious universities courses in a wide range of specialist art and design subjects.

Course Code

4020/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4 or above plus 1 GCE A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification. What will I study? This intensive course, for those considering careers in art and design, begins with diagnostic study where you develop your skills in research, drawing, making, thinking, problem solving, and working with new materials and processes. You will study and specialise in one of a range of art and design areas, including textiles, fashion, furniture, product, crafts (wood, metal, plastic, ceramics, glass, etc.), interior, jewellery, architecture, theatre, costume, graphics, illustration, animation, photography, film, printmaking, painting, sculpture and fine art. Your studio practice will be supported by contextual studies, and the course will fully support you in your choice and application to further study. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to universities and colleges throughout the UK, and in specialist subject areas across the spectrum of art and design practice.

Course Code

5880/031

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C. What will I study? This course will introduce you to the amazing breadth of study available in fine art. Practical assignments include drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics and sculpture. There is also an opportunity to work in a range of other media which include video and time-based media. Learn how to form and develop creative ideas and working methods in response to stimulating starting points, and to make exciting and personal outcomes. An aptitude for critical analysis of art history and contemporary art practice is useful and a requirement for primary and contextual research is incorporated throughout the course. There is a compulsory piece of written communication (essay of approx. 2,000 words) in one of the Y2 units. What can I do after this course? If specialising in Art and Design, you will progress to the Year 1 Art & Design Foundation Diploma. This will help you to find the right pathway and prepare the best portfolio possible for entry to specialist Art and Design degree courses. Some students progress to other degree courses from A Level using art as one of their 3 diverse A levels.

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ART & DESIGN

GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

A level

GCSE

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5880/051

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C. What will I study? Graphic Communication is an exciting area of study, involving the generation and development of ideas about visual communication and the production of wide ranging outcomes. On this course you will undertake practical art and design assignments based on drawing, use of colour, layout, printing, animation, illustration and typography. You will then learn how to design on the computer screen. Critical analysis of design history and the study of recent and current practitioners are incorporated into all units. Written annotation is expected throughout and there is a compulsory requirement for a piece of written communication (essay of 2,000 approx.) in unit 3, which is usually taken in Y2. What can I do after this course? Many students progress from this course to a 1 Year Art & Design Foundation Diploma, before applying to a degree course in a specialist creative subject. Some students apply directly to university courses.

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Course Code

0426/050

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will explore many aspects of photography. Emphasis is placed on practical work, the importance of camera skills in both colour, black and white, and traditional black and white processing and printing. The use of digital image processing is also an important element. Contextual studies are a vital piece in this course, helping you develop an appreciation of photographic work, both historical and contemporary. What can I do after this course? If part of the GCSE Level 2 programme, then successful completion of this course can provide a pathway to a Level 3 mixed or more specialist programme. If you are keen to pursue photography at the next level then there are a number of possibilities (see A Level and BTEC listings at Level 3).

Course Code

5880/071

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C. What will I study? We live in a visual world and lens-based imagery (photography) is all around us. This course is designed to help you become visually literate by getting you to explore how images work, what composition does and how control of lighting, focus and exposure adds to your power to communicate. This exciting and creative course encourages you to explore the visual language of photography. You will develop skills in both digital and chemical image making and explore the work of many other photographers, artists and film makers. The course is project and assignment based, giving you practical experience of elements such as light, lenses and digital techniques. What can I do after this course? After completion you can go onto employment or an apprenticeship or further specialism in Education. Students wanting to progress in the Creative Industries may choose to take the 1 year full time Art Foundation Course, the 2 year Foundation Degree or the 3 year full BA Honours course in the specialism of your choice.


Take College seriously and you’ll be amazed how far it can take you. Ella Moreno, Photography Previous school: Bishop Bell

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW Business & Accounting industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Average Upper Wage: £75,000+ Annual vacancies within the region: 12,378 Currently employed within the region: 250,919

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Averag e Mid Wage: £45,500

£ Average Entry Wage: £25,500

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW

ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING

ACCOUNTING

Certificate AAT

AAT Diploma

A2

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4505/050

Course Code

4506/050

Course Code

0913/040

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

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

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

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

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

What will I study? On this A2 course you will study further aspects of financial and management accounting.

What can I do after this course? This qualification can provide a pathway to the Level 3 AAT Diploma in Accounting, which is also a one-year course.

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

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment as a trainee accountant. As a trainee you can continue your studies at Sussex Downs College on a day release basis, or as an apprentice. You can then study the following Professional courses: AAT Level 3, AAT Level 4, ACCA qualifications or accounting and finance at university.

Course Code

0301/050

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6 and Science grade B. What will I study? On this course you will learn many aspects of both financial and management accounting including the double entry procedures, the verification of accounting records and the preparation of income statements and balance sheets. In addition you will learn budgeting and budgetary control. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to study Accounting at A2 Level.

Are you interested in studying Economics at our Eastbourne campus? Call 030 300 39551 to enquire about plans to run this course.

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

BUSINESS

BUSINESS STUDIES

BTEC First Certificate L2

BTEC Certificate L3

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5773/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will study a range of Business topics including Marketing, Finance and Human Resource Management. What can I do after this course? BTEC Business Level 3 Certificate.

Course Code

3987/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? The BTEC Certificate in Business is an AS Level equivalent qualification; it is coursework based and has no exams. The course contains criteria to cover Pass, Merit or Distinction grades. On this course you will study subjects including: investigating the business environment, business resources, and introduction to marketing. The business department organises day trips throughout the year looking at many types of businesses as well as visits to universities offering business programmes. You will also be expected to undertake a one week work placement to gain evidence for your coursework. Access to a computer and the internet outside of college is advisable due to the volume of coursework. What can I do after this course? Many students go onto university or into employment after completing this course. However, students can convert this qualification into a BTEC 90 Credit Diploma in their second year of study at the college. Progression onto this will need to be discussed with the business team at the end of the first year.

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Course Code

3933/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Business is an A Level equivalent qualification; it is coursework based and has no exams. The course contains criteria to cover Pass, Merit or Distinction grades. On this course you will study subjects including: investigating the business environment, business resources, introduction to marketing, business communications, team development, and introduction to on-line businesses. The business department organises day trips throughout the year looking at many types of businesses as well as visits to universities offering business programmes. You will also be expected to undertake a one-week work placement to gain evidence for your coursework. Access to a computer and the internet outside of college is advisable due to the volume of coursework. What can I do after this course? The Subsidiary Diploma in Business can contribute to a range of qualifications taken at College, which can provide a pathway to Higher Education courses. These qualifications are also respected by employers and will help you when applying for business-related careers.

Course Code

5912/021

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? On this course you will gain an overview of the business world. The AS year focuses on starting a small business and centres around entrepreneurs and the development of a business plan. What can I do after this course? After successfully completing the AS Level, most students go on to study Business Studies A2. This can then provide a pathway to business studies degree courses, which are a popular progression route for students wishing to continue with their education. This course also provides a good introduction for those wishing to pursue a career in business.


BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW

LEGAL STUDIES

LAW

LAW

Level 2 Certificate

BTEC Certificate Level 3

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5772/010

Course Code

5771/010

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

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

What will I study? You will study how laws are made, enforced and interpreted.

What will I study? You will learn the ways in which laws are made in England and Wales.

What can I do after this course? You can progress to the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Law.

What can I do after this course? You can progress to a BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Law.

Course Code

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMME: NCFE OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES 0313/090

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B or 6. What will I study? Our A Level Law course provides students with an understanding of the English legal system and substantive law, including both criminal and civil law. In addition, you will develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, which will assist you in higher education, in the workplace and in everyday life. The second year of the course has a much larger focus on case law and real life application of legal principles and legislation to everyday circumstances. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Law A2 or you may choose to apply for a position as a trainee legal executive and enrol on our Ilex course. Alternatively, you can apply to study Law at University.

Level 1 Certificate Level: 1 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5986/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Level 1 Professional Studies Programme will prepare students for transition into employment or further study in their chosen field. All students will complete units on teamwork, improving own learning and performance and a community project. Students can then choose from the following subject specialism options: Business and Travel: Customer Service in Retail, The Travel Industry, Worldwide Tourism Destinations,UK Tourism Destinations; Health and Social Care: Introduction to HSC, Child Development, Craft Activities; Sport and Public Services: Taking part in leisure activities, Taking part in sport, Planning a fitness programme. What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L2 professional studies courses available)and some onto Apprenticeships

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Studying at College encourages you to work independently. Tim Russell, Business Studies Previous school: Bishop Bell

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CATERING & HOSPITALITY Catering & Hospitality industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 80,780 , ,780

Annual vacancies within the region: 4,10 4, 9

Currently employed within the region: 76,671

8% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £36,000+

A Average Mid Wage: £21,000

£

A Average Entry Wage: £14,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


CATERING & HOSPITALITY

FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE FOOD PREPARATION, COOKING AND BEVERAGE NVQ Level 1 Certificate NVQ Level 2 Diploma

PATISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level 1 Certificate

Level 3 Diploma

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 1

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4527/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least 4 GCSE grade E, including English Language and Maths grade E or 2. What will I study? You will study how to meet the needs of customers in our commercial restaurant and how important it is to interact and anticipate the needs of others. You will learn through practical restaurant sessions the skills required to understand what good customer service is and how to serve customers in our bistro servery counter. This qualification is taught alongside the Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery and students study both disciplines. What can I do after this course? Work in hospitality outlets or progress onto L2 programmes either full time at college or Apprenticeship programme.

Course Code

4297/030

Entry Requirements You will have successfully completed Food and Beverage Services NVQ Level 1 or have relevant industry experience. What will I study? You will study how to provide excellent customer service in our commercial restaurant and learn how to prepare and clear bar areas, understand the complexity of using specialist equipment when making coffees and how to meet all customers’ needs. You will enjoy the teamwork aspect and get a taste of silver service and theatrical table service. What can I do after this course? You will have acquired good employability skills to enable you to progress into employment or progress on to our L3 programmes either Food Production or Patisserie and Confectionery.

Course Code

4526/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course is for candidates who are looking for a career in the hospitality industry and wanting to acquire good practical skills to increase job opportunities within the industry. The certificate allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or a career in the hospitality sector. What can I do after this course? Work in catering & hospitality environments or progress to L2 full time course or Apprenticeships.

Course Code

5903/010

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed Food Preparation and Hospitality Level 2 or Food Production NVQ Level 3 course or have relevant industry experience. In addition you will need GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4. What will I study? It is for learners who work or want to work as patisserie chefs in the catering and hospitality sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the catering and hospitality sector. What can I do after this course? Brigade chef and management training schemes.

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CATERING & HOSPITALITY

PROFESSIONAL BARTENDING

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

Level 1 Diploma

NVQ Level 2 Diploma

NVQ Level 3 Diploma

Level 2 Award

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

4113/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? If you want to acquire skills as a bartender or get a qualification that recognises your skills then this qualification will specifically give you the tools to work within this area. You may be working in hospitality already, or looking for your first job as a bartender. With the Award in Professional Bartending you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to prepare cocktails and provide a high standard of customer service. You’ll also have the option to learn free pouring techniques. You must be at least 18 years old to take this qualification. You may be working in an environment that offers cocktails already, but it is not a requirement. What can I do after this course? Work in bars, pubs or anywhere that holds a alcohol licence.

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Course Code

2939/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade D or 3. What will I study? This course is designed to appeal to those wanting a practical career where craft skills and knowledge are required to work as a chef. As well as learning to prepare, cook and present a wide range of dishes, your studies will also include health and safety, food safety, healthier foods, personal workplace skills and other industry related units. You will also achieve a Level 1 qualification in Food & Beverage Service. You will be working in our bistro and restaurant, both of which are open to the public. This course is offered with the Food and Beverages Services Certificate at Level 1. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 2 to further develop your skills either as a full time programme or on an Apprenticeship scheme.

Course Code

4304/020

Entry Requirements You will have successfully completed Professional Cookery Beverage Service Level 1 or have relevant industry experience. What will I study? On this course you will learn the practical skills and knowledge needed to work successfully across all areas of the food service industry. You will complete mandatory and optional units that could include effective teamwork, food safety, health and safety, and preparation and cooking of meat, poultry, fish, vegetables, hot sauces, stock and soups. You will also have the opportunity to gain an NVQ in Food and Beverage service, gaining valuable hands-on experience working in our professional kitchens, preparing and serving meals in our bistro and restaurant, both of which are open to the public, as well as participate in our themed evenings developing your experience. You will also study for the Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a wide range of jobs including chef or food service personnel in hotels, restaurants and contract catering, with opportunities to travel. Successful students can also continue their studies to the NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery.

Course Code

4328/030

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed the Professional Cookery Level 2 diploma. In addition you will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4. What will I study? On this course you will develop more complex skills in food preparation and cooking to enable you to work quickly towards a chef de partie role in a hospitality business, whether it is in a hotel, restaurant or other catering outlet. The units on this course reflect the more developed skills that you need at this level. At Level 3 you will need to show that you can apply a range of skills to your work and demonstrate an ability to work independently. For chefs this will include the production of a range of more complex dishes including starters, main courses and desserts as well as bakery products. You will supervise the front of house sessions, mentor all levels of students and achieve the Barista Skills Level 2 Award. What can I do after this course? You will be confident enough and be equipped with the skills to join a team in a serious kitchen and high end hospitality environment that demands high quality workmanship in food production and customer service. It will be the building block for the beginning of an exciting and successful career in the hospitality and catering industry.


Sussex Downs College is helping me reach my goal of becoming a professional chef. Yasmin Bennett, Level 2 Professional Cookery Previous school: Causeway

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CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Health & Care industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 128,861

Annual vacancies within the region: 6,248

Currently employed within the region: 122,613

A Average Mid Wage: £29,500

3% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £36,000+

£

A Average Entry Wage: £17,000 7, 7,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE

CARE AND CHILDCARE

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Technical Certificate Healthcare

Applied Diploma/Certificate

Technical Diploma

Advanced Technical Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5998/010

Entry Requirements This is available as a certificate or a diploma and you will need 5 GCSE’s at C or above which must include English. What will I study? This programme offers learners the opportunity to build up excellent childcare practitioner skills by studying a range of specialist units in the classroom and being given the opportunity to build up those skills in placement. It is a qualification which has direct links to both employment and Higher Education. You will study a range of units which give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the role of the early Years Practitioner. There are nine units in year 1 which include Planning for Professional Development, Child Development, Effective use of observation and assessment, Safeguarding, Children’s Health and Safety, Promoting Children’s Health Theories which underpin Early Years Practice, Positive Behaviour, Working in Partnership Speech, language and Communication and Supporting Children’s activities and play. What can I do after this course? This course is a great choice for anyone who wishes to start a career in the rewarding childcare industry working as a nursery worker, early years teacher, classroom assistant to name a few. We will apply for DBS clearance for you and there are opportunities to build up a range of key skills for working with children

Course Code

5998/010

Entry Requirements You will need 4 GCSE’s D including English What will I study? This brand new qualification will give learners the opportunity to explore both health and childcare with a view to specialising at level 3 or going on to undertake an apprenticeship in their preferred area of care. You will study a range of units which cover both health and childcare and will be given the opportunity to develop our skills in a care setting. You will need to have a DBS check and we build in the opportunity to develop your skills in Maths and English so that you are a skilled practitioner What can I do after this course? Progress onto a City and Guilds level 3 Childcare or Health TechBac.

Course Code

TBC

Entry Requirements You will need to meet out standard entry requirements and will need to have gained at least a C grade or above in GCSE English Language. What will I study? The Applied Health and Social Care qualification is designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills of the health and social care sectors, providing a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment within the sectors. The qualification is built on a firm foundation of knowledge and understanding of practitioner roles and values, set within contemporary sector-specific contexts. Units studied will include: Core Values and Services; Employment within the Sectors; Disease Illness and Disability and Human Behaviour. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and external examination. The Level 3 Applied Diploma is a two-year course, but it is possible to study on the programme for one year and gain the Certificate. What can I do after this course? This course is recommended for students choosing a mixed A level programme who are interested in a career in the health, social care and children’s sector.

Course Code

TBC

Entry Requirements This is available as a certificate or a diploma and you will need 5 GCSE’s at C or above which must include English What will I study? New for 2017-18 is our City and Guilds Technical Diploma in Health and Social care which offers learners the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities needed for a successful career in the ever growing field of health and social care. You will study a range of units in the classroom and use those skills in a range of care setting to really demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of working with care service users – some of whom are very vulnerable and need good care skills. What can I do after this course? This qualification can lead to a good job in a range of health or care settings - residential care homes, nursing homes, health care assistant or mental health worker or can lead you onto university to study for example to become a nurse, midwife of social/youth worker. This Technical Diploma in Health and Social care which offers learners the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities needed for a successful career in the ever growing field of health and social care.

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CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

EARLY YEARS EDUCATION & CARE INTRODUCTION

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

CACHE Certificate

Level: 2

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5368/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D or 3. What will I study? You will study a range of units which are organised into clusters and include: Support physical care routines for children; An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner; Understand how to work in partnership; Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children; Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children; Use legislation relating to equality; Diversity and inclusive practice; Play, development and learning for school; Understand how to plan and meet the needs of the developing child; Supporting children’s play in early years; Use observation, assessment and planning; Support children’s positive behaviour; Engage in professional development. You will also need to undertake a minimum of 250 placement hours. What can I do after this course? This qualification allows progression onto the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare. Job roles include nursery assistant, class room assistant, nanny, pre-school assistant.

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BTEC Extended Certificate

Course Code

5441/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements and there are no other course specific entry requirements for this course. What will I study? The BTEC Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has been developed by the health and social care sector to focus on: education and training in health and social care, providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the health and social care sector. Topics that you will study on this course include: communication and individual rights within the health and social care sectors, healthy living anatomy and physiology for health and social care, human lifespan development, and creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or similar programme at level 3. Alternatively you would be eligible to work in health and social care settings at assistant level.

All the staff and students here are really friendly. Matt Simmons, Health & Social Care Previous school: Cavendish


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CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Construction industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 43,594 Annual vacancies within the region: 1,894

Currently employed within the region:41,700 41,700 41,

Average Mid Wage: £36,500

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £45,000+

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Average Entry Wage: £18,500

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

BRICKWORK

BRICKWORK

BRICKWORK

CARPENTRY

Level 1 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 1

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

2892/020

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

Course Code

2893/020

Course Code

2894/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E or 2, or the equivalent Functional Skill. Plus Brickwork Diploma Level 1 or relevant industry experience with a suitable reference.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E or 2, or the equivalent Functional Skill. Plus Brickwork Diploma Level 2 or relevant industry experience with a suitable reference.

What will I study? Following on from the Level 1 Diploma you will further develop your hand skills while improving your knowledge of the trade. On this course you will learn how to build cavity walling, form masonry structures such as arches, and how to construct solid and cavity walling and isolated and attached piers. You will also learn how to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures and carry out thin joint masonry and masonry cladding. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What will I study? This challenging Diploma is the final qualification that will prepare you for a career in the brickwork industry. On this course you will further develop your hand skills and further improve your trade knowledge. You will build more challenging and complicated brick structures including decorative work and block work models in our brick workshop. You will also learn how to maintain and repair various masonry structures in our well-equipped workshops under the expert eye of our experienced lecturers.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to Level 3 Brickwork or, if you obtain suitable employment, you could continue your studies to achieve an Apprenticeship.

What can I do after this course? Progressing from Level 3, you can move to a technician level qualification such as the BTEC courses in Construction and the Built Environment. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the construction industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

Course Code

2892/030

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

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CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

BENCH JOINERY

BENCH JOINERY

CARPENTRY

CARPENTRY

Level 2 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5816/020

Course Code

5318/020

Course Code

2893/030

Course Code

2894/010

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

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

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

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

What will I study? This course is a mixture of theory and practical learning. You will learn how to use carpentry hand tools and how to produce complex woodworking joints used to create stairs and staircases and window frames, for example. You will later progress to using a range of fixed machinery. The course also includes classroombased learning, where you will continue to develop your understanding of the technical knowledge which underpins your practical work. This will include the study of construction building methods and the importance of communication at work. Most students will also study either Functional Skills or GCSE in Maths and English as a compulsory part of their programme unless they have already obtained a Grade C or above.

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

What will I study? On this course you will further develop your practical skills in carpentry or joinery, and improve your knowledge of the construction industry in general. You will learn how to carry out first and second fixing, how to build a timber frame structure, and how to erect structural carcasses. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate these skills by building a model in one of our large modern workshop areas. You will also learn how to set up and operate a circular saw. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme.

What will I study? On this course you will further develop your hand skills while improving your knowledge of the site carpentry trade. You will learn how to set up and use fixed and transportable machinery, how to construct a traditional hipped roof with a dormer and how to erect complex structural carcassing components. Your skills in carrying out both first and second fixing will also be developed further.

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

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What can I do after this course? Employment or perhaps studying at technician level via the BTEC course in Construction and the Built Environment.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress to Level 3 Carpentry or, if you obtain suitable employment, you could continue your studies to achieve an Apprenticeship.

What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the Level 3 Site Carpentry or Bench Joinery qualification you will be well prepared to seek employment in the construction industry with specific skills that should increase your employability. If you obtain suitable employment, you could continue your studies to achieve an Advanced Apprenticeship.


CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

SKILLS FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY E3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma Level: 1 Eastbourne Campus

Level: NA Eastbourne Campus Course Code

CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

5987/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Ascentis Entry 3 Diploma in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries provides the learner with an excellent initiation into the world of construction in order for them to decide whether this is the sector within which they feel the wish to choose to work in the future. The qualification also promotes the development of the wider employment skills, emphasising the importance of appropriate conduct and dress within a work area, customer service, customer care and safe working practices. This hands-on course will steer you through a series of training and assessment tasks, developing your skills and knowledge in the following trades: Carpentry, Painting and Decorating, Bricklaying & Health and Safety

Course Code

5864/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. You will also need 4 GCSEs at D/E or above with a D in Maths. What will I study? This course is an ideal introduction into the Construction industry covering the essential skills used in Brickwork, Carpentry and Joinery, and Painting and Decorating. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of this course and with a positive reference from the class tutor, you will be able to progress onto a level 2 Diploma in your chosen single trade or into Maintenance Operations, a general building course aimed at training people for the building maintenance industry.

CONSTRUCTION MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

CONSTRUCTION PAINTING AND DECORATING

Level 2 Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5450/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The course is designed to develop the skills necessary to carry out building repair operations in order to maintain existing buildings. It covers a range of construction and service skills and includes repairs to building structure, basic ground works, roof repairs, internal repairs to walls, painting, decorating and tiling and basic plumbing repairs. What can I do after this course? Move to work in the Construction Service sector.

Level 1 Diploma

Course Code

2892/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to eventually become qualified within the painting and decorating trade. You will learn about safe working practices, building methods, techniques and building technology. You will learn how to prepare surfaces for decoration, apply paint by both brush and roller, produce specialist decorative finishes and hang foundation and plain wallpaper. You will learn how to erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms. You will carry out all these tasks in our specialist painting and decorating workshop under expert tuition of our skilled lecturers. What can I do after this course? Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating from City and Guilds.

What can I do after this course? You can go onto a Full time Level 1 course in your chosen trade.

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CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION Level 1 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5512/010

Course Code

4779/010

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

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

What will I study? On this course you will gain a very good understanding of the many aspects of the construction industry, from drawing and design techniques to building science and understanding materials. You will study 9 units: health, safety and welfare in construction, sustainable construction, mathematics in construction, science and materials in construction, construction technology and design in construction and civil engineering, building technology in construction and construction design procedures. These units are then carried forward into the second year to form part of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

What will I study? This qualification is ideal if you wish to pursue a professional career in construction, architecture, building design technology, surveying or site management. On this course you will study six core and 12 optional units. Core units include sustainable construction, building technology in construction and health, and safety and welfare in construction. Optional units will have an architectural/design related theme such as computer aided drafting (CAD) in design, graphical detailing in construction and construction design technology. The College has new computer facilities with 3D projector and video-conferencing plus new state-of-theart surveying equipment, 3D printing and laser cutting equipment for modeling.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment in the second year, and increase the value of the overall qualification to three A Level equivalents. The extended diploma will give entry to university degree courses.

What can I do after this course? This qualification has an equivalent value of 3 A Levels so you will be able to apply to study for degree, HND or HNC at Higher Education institutions (subject to achieving the relevant grades), or you may be able to obtain a Higher Apprenticeship with an appropriate employer to further your studies.

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Course Code

5501/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade D or 3. What will I study? This is a broadly based course which will help you to prepare yourself for further study in the construction and building services industries, and give you an opportunity to gain some basic skills in electrical installation. The qualification has a range of units. The mandatory units cover health and safety, environmental protection, installation methods, practical craft skills and electrical science. The additional unit covers preparing for interview, managing study and developing learning skills. Your course will also include GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or Maths if you do not have either of these subjects at GCSE grade C or above. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, you will be able to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation. You should also hold at least grade C in both English and/or Maths by the end of the course in order to progress. This Level 1 course is also a suitable progression route to the Level 2 course.

Course Code

1546/030

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4, and Science grade D plus one other GCSE grade D. What will I study? This course will give you a basic knowledge of the underpinning principles, and industry standards and requirements of electrical installation technology. It includes theoretical learning on scientific principles, and on health and safety requirements. You will learn the practical skills required to install wiring systems to recognised standards, and to be able to inspect and test wiring systems. It is good preparation for those intending to find an Apprenticeship to complete their training. What can I do after this course? You can progress to Electrical Installation Level 3 if you successfully complete this course and show an aptitude for further study. This qualification can also be used directly as part of the Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation. We will discuss this option with you as your course progresses.


CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION PLUMBING STUDIES

PLUMBING STUDIES

Level 3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 1

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

2426/070

Course Code

5982/010

Course Code

5115/010

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

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. You will also need 4 GCSEs at A*-D grades including Maths and English at C or 4 and preferably Science.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. You will also need 4 GCSEs at A*-D grades including Maths and English at C or 4 and preferably Science.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The facilities here cater to all students and there is a huge range of courses to choose from. Rhys Lavender, Level 2 Joinery Previous school: Willingdon

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MOTOR VEHICLE & ENGINEERING Motor Vehicle & Engineering industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 41,495

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,559

Currently employed within the region: 39,936

Average Mid Wage: £40,000

1% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Average Entry Wage: £19,000

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

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MOTOR VEHICLE & ENGINEERING

ACCIDENT REPAIR MET PRINCIPLES

GENERAL VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT BODY REPAIR

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT BODY REPAIR

Level 3 Diploma

E3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

Level: 3

Level: NA

Level: 1

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5282/010

Course Code

4111/010

Course Code

5010/010

Course Code

5009/010

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

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

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade E or 2. GCSE ICT is an advantage.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to an apprenticeship or to Level 3 in the following year. You will need to have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills requirements at Level 2, in order to move forward on your development pathway. Expectations are that you will also have achieved progression in your Maths and English as this is a vital element of any motor vehicle course. This will also include successful completion of the target grades, where required.

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MOTOR VEHICLE & ENGINEERING

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT BODY REPAIR

MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

MOTOR VEHICLE MAINTENANCE & REPAIR

Level 3 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma

Level 2 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4163/010

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed Body Repair Level 2 diploma achieving a good pass in the theoretical elements and show suitable progress in English Language and Maths. What will I study? This course takes forward your learning from Level 2 and teaches you the more advanced techniques needed in the workplace. The additional areas you will study include jig work and chassis realignment, mig brazing, replacing structural body panels and hybrid joining techniques. In these and other projects you will develop your practical skills and extend your knowledge of the underpinning theory. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment in the vehicle body repair sector. This will allow you to gain commercial experience and hone the skills you have developed. You will be well placed to take up further specialist training from manufacturers or work towards the highly valued technician status.

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Course Code

5000/010

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

Course Code

1760/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least 4 GCSE grade C, which include English Language and Maths grade C or 4. GCSE ICT grade C is an advantage, or students will have achieved good grades for Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 1 diploma with good progress in English and Maths.. What will I study? On this course you will combine workshop-based training with the necessary technological theory needed for modern vehicle maintenance and repair work. Workshop practice will provide opportunities to remove, dismantle, rebuild and replace many vehicle components. In particular you will build your understanding of more complex operating systems such as charging systems (electrics) and fuel injection. Level 2 theory lessons will help you in developing your knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of the subject. You must be ready to do independent guided study in order to succeed. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 if you have achieved good grades in the theoretical elements and the practical skills requirements at Level 2, in order to move forward on your development pathway. Expectations are that you will also have achieved progression in your Maths and English as this is a vital element of any motor vehicle course. Alternatively, you may obtain suitable employment in the motor vehicle maintenance and repair industry and continue your studies as an apprentice.

Course Code

5012/010

Entry Requirements You will need to have successfully completed Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2 and have at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4. What will I study? On this course you will combine workshop-based training with the necessary technological theory needed for modern vehicle maintenance and repair work. Workshop practice will provide opportunities to remove, dismantle, rebuild and replace many vehicle components. In particular you will build your understanding of more complex operating systems such as charging systems (electrics) and fuel injection. Vehicle maintenance and repair is increasingly technical and at Level 3 theory lessons will help you in developing your knowledge and understanding of the technical aspects of the subject. You must be ready to do independent guided study in order to succeed. If you have not yet achieved at least GCSE grade C in Maths and/or English these subjects will form a compulsory part of your programme. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment in the vehicle body repair sector. This will allow you to gain commercial experience and hone the skills you have developed. You will be well placed to take up further specialist training from manufacturers or work towards the highly valued technician status.


MOTOR VEHICLE & ENGINEERING

ENGINEERING BTEC FOUNDATION

ENGINEERING

Level 3 Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5765/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4, Maths grade B or 6 and Science grade C. What will I study? This is a broad base Engineering course which covers many areas within the large umbrella of Engineering. Units covered are Engineering Principles, Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team, Engineering Product Design and Manufacture, Applied Commercial and Quality Principles in Engineering, Welding Technology, Electronic Devices and Circuits, Fabrication Manufacturing Processes. This qualification forms the first year of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering. It combines substantial theoretical learning alongside an opportunity to develop practical work-related skills. It provides a challenging but enjoyable experience for those with an interest in science and maths and a satisfaction in practical applications and problem solving.

Level 2 BTEC First Diploma

Course Code

5766/010

Entry Requirements You will have at least Maths and English GCSE grade C or 4, Science GCSE grade C and at least one other GCSE grade C. What will I study? This course has been designed to give new entrants to the engineering sector the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of modern engineering. On this course you will study a wide range of units, which will provide opportunities for you to progress. Units include safe working in engineering and mathematics for engineering technicians. The course also includes units relating to computer design, electrical and electronic work and machining. What can I do after this course? Students who achieve an overall Merit grade can progress to the Engineering Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma, subject to interview. Employers also recognise and value BTEC qualifications and this course can prepare you for progression into a technician role.

Sussex Downs College has the best equipped motor vehicle facilities. Luke Butland, Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Previous school: Eastbourne Academy

What can I do after this course? This course leads to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering in the following year. This can provide a pathway Higher Education, i.e. HNC (L4), HND(L5) as well as university degree courses in one of the many branches of engineering.

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I’m hoping to become an engineer with the RAF after finishing College. Millicent King, Level 3 Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Previous school: Ratton

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ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES English industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Example: AUTHOR, WRITER OR TRANSLATOR

Average Upper Wage: £40,000+

A Average Mid Wage: £24,000

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A Average Entry Wage: £16,000

Example: JOURNALIST

Average Upper Wage: £57 00+ £57,0

Average Mid Wage: £33,000

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Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

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ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

ENGLISH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

ENGLISH LITERATURE

FRENCH

GCSE

A Level

A Level

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5488/091

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course enables you to develop the reading, writing and research skills that you will need to achieve your English GCSE. What can I do after this course? This course is a requirement for entry to most Advanced Level 3 courses. It is also a highly regarded qualification for entry to many jobs and professions.

Course Code

5881/011

Course Code

5882/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B or 6.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and if taken English Literature grades B or 6.

What will I study? English Language A Level is an exciting course in Linguistics and will develop your understanding of the way language is used in a wide range of situations. You will analyse and discuss language use in literature, advertising, conversations and a wide range of other genres.

What will I study? This course provides you with the opportunity to read a range of texts from different periods. You will study a variety of modern and classic literature, focusing on specific forms and conventions of drama, prose and poetry. You will develop your analytical skills through discussion and evaluation of literary criticism. You can look forward to studying an eclectic range of literature from Shakespeare to Blake to Margaret Atwood.

What can I do after this course? An English Language A Level is of use in many professions as it is evidence that you understand how to communicate effectively. This course is also especially useful for students interested in studying for a career in journalism, law, education or social sciences.

What can I do after this course? English is useful in many professions and can provide a pathway to university degrees in journalism, teaching, law, acting, creative writing, theatre and publishing.

Course Code

5696/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least French GCSE grade B. Candidates without French GCSE but who are bilingual (can write and speak in French fluently) will also be considered. What will I study? A level French is a challenging and rewarding course which will widen your horizons. You will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, whilst finding out about French culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken French, expressing your point of view. The study of French grammar and translation is an integral part of the course. The study programme is supplemented with weekly oral classes in small groups with a native speaker. You will also study independently in the Learning and Resources Centre, which is fully equipped with books, films, magazines, and computer-assisted learning resources. What can I do after this course? Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having an A Level in a language will improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university as single or joint honours degrees.

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SPANISH A Level Level: 3 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5697/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least Spanish GCSE grade B. Candidates without Spanish GCSE but who are bilingual (can write and speak in Spanish fluently) will also be considered. What will I study? A Level Spanish is a challenging and rewarding course which will widen your horizons. You will develop more advanced listening and reading skills in a variety of contexts, whilst finding out about Spanish culture and ways of life. You will learn to communicate with confidence and increased accuracy in written and spoken Spanish, expressing your point of view. The study of Spanish grammar and translation is an integral part of the course. The study programme is supplemented with weekly oral classes in small groups with a native speaker. You will also study independently in the Learning and Resources Centre, which is fully equipped. What can I do after this course? Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having an A level in a language will improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.

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Choose subjects that you enjoy so that you can get the most out of College. Rebekah Wiggins, English Literature Previous school: International School


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FLORISTRY Level 1 Certificate Level: 1 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

4784/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will gain the basic practical floristry skills whilst at the same time building your confidence and developing a range of social skills. You will be introduced to planning, preparing and constructing floristry designs. You will begin to learn about different flowers, plants and leaves and how to look after them. Your skills and knowledge will be developed to create basic floral designs using appropriate tools, equipment and flowers. Activities include preparing and displaying goods for sale, planning and creating shop displays, customer care and service, and assembling basic floral designs. You will also be working towards developing the right standard of English and Maths for the workplace.

FLORISTRY Floristry industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £22,000+ Average Mid Wage: £15,000 Average Entry Wage: £11,000

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Example: FLORIST

£

Average Upper Wage: £44,000+

Average Mid Wage: £23,000

Example: SHOPKEEPER

£

Average Entry Wage: £12,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Level 2 Floristry Diploma, or you could enter employment or take up an Apprenticeship.


FLORISTRY

FLORISTRY

FLORISTRY

Level 2 Diploma

Level 3 Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4788/010

Course Code

1006/010

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

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

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

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

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to more advanced qualifications at Level 3, or into employment or an Apprenticeship.

Louisa Phillips, Floristry Previous School: Eastbourne Academy

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EXPLORING THE CARING SECTORS BTEC Level 1 Extended Certificate Level: 1 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5452/020

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

FOUNDATION LEARNING Sebastian Lynn, Foundation Learning student

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What will I study? There are a range of units which make up the Extended Certificate and these include: Health and Social Care Needs, Personal Care in Health and Social Care, Communication with Adults and Children in Health and Social Care, Promoting Healthy Eating in Care, Creative Activities for Children, Creative and Leisure Activities for Adults in Health and Social Care, Learning Experiences for Young Children, Encouraging Children to Eat Healthily, Developing Communication and Literacy with Children and Physical Activities for Children. What can I do after this course? A Level 2 course in Health and Social Care or other Level 2 courses.


FOUNDATION LEARNING

PERSONAL PROGRESS Foundation

SKILLS FOR INDEPENDENCE SKILLS FOR INDEPENDENCE VOCATIONAL STUDIES AND WORK CERTIFICATE AND WORK DIPLOMA (EXPLORER)

Level: NA

Entry 2

Entry 2

Explorer

Eastbourne Campus

Level: NA

Level: NA

Level: 1

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

3793/060

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Personal Progress programme focuses on developing students’ levels of independence, personal and social development, and their Maths and English skills. Students benefit from a project based approach, developing skills through planning and taking part in events, Horticulture, Media, Arts and Crafts, and Catering and Hospitality projects. Students gain independence through trips out into their local community, using local facilitates such as public transport, leisure centres and supermarkets. Students will work towards a destination which is agreed between them, college staff, and their parents/carers. This could be independent living, making a contribution to their local community, and/or supported or paid employment. What can I do after this course? You can remain on the Personal Progress programme for up to three years. Some students progress to Entry 2 provision which has an increased vocational and employability focus. During your exit year, you will work towards building links and o perating independently within your local community.

Course Code

4540/010

Course Code

4248/030

Course Code

4416/030

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

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

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

What will I study? The Certificate in Skills for Work & independence is designed to prepare learners for employment and independent living. The units are based on life skills such as ‘Healthy Living’, ‘Managing Own Money’ and ‘Basic Cooking’, underpinned with embedded literacy and numeracy, ensuring learners reach their full potential cross curriculum. Vocational experience and preparation for employment is through specialist vocational subject areas, taught by industry specialists in purpose-built teaching areas and workshops. Learners can try their hand at Horticulture, Art & Design, Floristry, Vehicle Maintenance, Catering or Hair & Beauty. Learners finish the course with an increased sense of self confidence and a greater awareness of some key employment sectors.

What will I study? This is a highly personalised and supportive course for students to begin college life. The focus is on building personal and social, independence and employability skills. Students’ programmes include a range of activities. These include vocational sessions; Catering & Hospitality, Motor Vehicle, Floristry, Horticulture, Performance, Art, Sport, Hair & Beauty, and personalised English and maths teaching for students at whatever their presenting level of skills. Students also take part in projects around themes such as Independent Living, Enterprise, Work, Getting Out and About.

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

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

What can I do after this course? Some students spend a year on this programme before progressing to the Explorer course or higher level vocational courses. Others may spend 3 years in the area with the aim of progressing to work and independent living.

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

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HAIR, BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES Hair & Beauty industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £30,500+ Average Mid Wage: £22,500 Average Entry Wage: £16,000

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Number of jobs within the region: 48,834

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5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


HAIR BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

BEAUTY THERAPY

BEAUTY THERAPY

Diploma

Extended Diploma

Level: 2 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5034/020

BEAUTY MAKE-UP TECHNIQUES

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Level: 3

Extended Diploma

Diploma

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5035/020

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

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

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

What will I study? This engaging and practical vocational course provides progression from the Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma. It will extend your skills as a beauty therapist by introducing you to a larger range of specialist beauty face and body treatments, including body massage, Indian head massage, electrical face and body treatments and epilation. You will also be given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in running a beauty business, including retailing and promotional activity, health and safety and client care and communication.

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

What can I do after this course? This course will give you an introduction to working in a commercial beauty salon. In order to carry out a wider range of treatments and increase your employment prospects you may wish to progress to the Complementary Therapy or Make-Up Artistry.

Course Code

5033/020

Course Code

5036/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

What will I study? This is an innovative, new industry-focussed course for those who have creative ability, a keen sense of colour, an interest in developing and researching make-up design ideas and who wish to pursue a career as a professional make-up artist. It covers all aspects of make-up techniques to provide access to film and television work, stage, display and other media purposes. On this course you will explore and develop skills in media make-up, camouflage make-up, fashion and photographic makeup, applying prosthetic pieces, styling and fitting postiche, applying air-brush make-up to the face and designing and applying face and body paint. You will need to be prepared to work in and out of class to build a portfolio of your work.

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

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment in a related industry such as fashion promotion, film and television, or as a freelance make-up artist. Alternatively it could lead to Higher Education.

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

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HAIR BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

HAIR AND BEAUTY

HAIRDRESSING

HAIRDRESSING

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5037/020

Course Code

5038/020

Course Code

5039/020

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

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

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

What will I study? This Level 1 course is a good introduction to working in the hairdressing sector and gives a general insight into the world of work. It offers the opportunity to develop personal confidence, customer awareness and the ability to work as part of a team. On this course you will begin to develop the necessary skills to perform your own services and assist colleagues in the salon. You will gain knowledge of the hair sector; art of dressing hair, shampooing and conditioning hair, styling men’s hair, retailing, reception, hair plaiting and twisting hair and using temporary hair colour. You will also begin to develop the right standard of English and maths for the workplace, which will also help you with your course.

What will I study? This course can provide a pathway to many career opportunities, at a junior stylist level, including work in salons, hotels and cruise liners. You will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to carry out and study Hairdressing at Level 3 or to take the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up.

What will I study? Hairdressing is an ever expanding, exciting and competitive industry. On this Level 3 course you will gain an increased depth of knowledge and skills, including specialised skills and techniques in creative cutting, colouring, dressing and styling short and long hair. You will also receive training in specialist consultation and treatment services for hair and scalp conditions. In order to gain the product and services promotion unit you will plan, organise and carry out a promotional activity such as a coffee morning.

What can I do after this course? This course will give you an introduction to working in a commercial salon. In order to carry out professional treatments and increase your employment prospects it is desirable to progress to Hairdressing Level 2..

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What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to more responsible positions in the industry, from stylist to salon manager, as well as to exciting careers in health spas and on cruise liners in the UK and overseas.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to more specialised course in Beauty Therapy or to higher study in the College in Salon Management.


The teachers here are really helpful. Kana Sakata, Level 2 Beauty Therapy Previous school: KG in Japan

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HUMANITIES Humanities industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Example: GEOLOGIST/ SCIENTIST

Average Upper Wage: £66,000+

Average Upper Wage: £43,000

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Example: SOCIAL/ HUMANITIES SCIENTIST

Average Upper Wage: £53,000+

Average Upper Wage: £24,000

Average Mid Wage: £35,000

£ Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


HUMANITIES

GEOGRAPHY

HISTORY

PHILOSOPHY

POLITICS

A Level

A Level

A Level

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5902/011

Course Code

0917/021

Course Code

1015/021

Entry Requirements You will need GCSE Geography grade C or above if taken.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken History grade C.

Entry Requirements You will need at least 5 GCSE grade B including English Language and Maths grade B or 6.

What will I study? On this course you will study a qualification that enables you to engage critically with real world issues and places, apply your own geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to make sense of the world around you, and help prepare you to succeed in your chosen pathway. Units include, Consequences of Globalisation, Responses to Hazards, Water Insecurity and Climate Change. The course gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environment questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners.

What will I study? Modern history is an exciting, engaging and rewarding subject. Students will explore a number of topics that will develop their knowledge and a range of highly sought after skills, from critical thinking to analytical writing. A large focus of the History A Level course will be on understanding the development and changes of modern Communist states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. These will include Russia between the Revolution of 1917, right up until the end of the Cold War in 1991, as well as Communist China under Chairman Mao. You will be studying challenging historical controversies, such as the reasons for the fall of the USSR or the rapid and tragic transformation of Chinese society during the 1950s and 60s.

What will I study? On this course you will study four compulsory modules. In Section A of Year 1, you will study Epistemology: What can we know? and in Section B, you will study Philosophy of Religion: Can the existence of God be proven? In Section A of Year 2, you will study Ethics: How do we make ethical decisions? and in Section B, you will study Philosophy of the Mind: Are the mind and body separate? The course will develop your critical and intellectual skills as well as give you a knowledge and understanding of major philosophical issues.

What can I do after this course? Geography is a high-profile humanities subject, which shows a breadth of knowledge and can provide a pathway to a range of degree courses. It is seen as a ‘facilitating’ subject by Russell Group universities. Our students have gone on to study subjects including town planning, medicine, environmental planning, architecture and oceanography.

What can I do after this course? As a traditional academic subject, History is highly respected in all areas of education and employment, and is highly sought after by universities and employees. Students with a History A Level will have proven analytical skills, able to evaluate, analyse and assess a range of historical sources, arguments and ideas.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to university or employment. A significant number of students have progressed on to a philosophy or humanities-based degree or any degree requiring high level thinking and analytical skills such as Law, Politics, Media, Journalism and Business.

Course Code

1014/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will study the following modules in the first year: Political Participation in UK Politics and Government of the UK. In Participation in UK Politics you will study Elections, Pressure Groups and Democracy and Political Participation. In Government of the UK you will study issues relating to government and the role of the Executive. In the second year of the course you will study Politics in the USA and The Comparison Between Politics in the USA and UK. This course provides a broad-based background in political theories and practices, which will allow you to develop skills in analysing and evaluating the current political scene. What can I do after this course? This course provides a number of qualifications providing the pathway to university or employment. Employment opportunities with a politics background include Journalism, Civil Service or working with pressure groups.

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HUMANITIES

SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

GCSE

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4495/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? Sociology is a study of people, their lives and relationships. You will reflect on your own experiences of the world in a variety of social settings. On this course you will study sociological topics such as the mass media, inequality and power. You will develop the ability to look at evidence, judge whether it is correct and come to reasoned conclusions. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses or employment. The traditional occupation for sociology students has been social work or some other form of public sector welfare work such as the probation service. However in practice sociology students go into a much wider range of jobs, for instance, human resource management.

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Course Code

5608/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken Sociology grade C. What will I study? Sociologists study the relationship between individuals and society. This course requires and encourages you to develop a critical view of the world that you live in and question some of the opinions and stereotypes that exist in society. Sociology is not just about Britain, it also deals with global issues including the environment, migration and ‘globalisation’ itself. This course consists of the following components: Socialisation & Culture, Youth Cultures and Media; Methods of Sociological Enquiry; and Social Stratification & Inequality and World Sociology. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment or Higher Education. The traditional occupation for sociology students has been social work or another form of public sector welfare work. However, in practice, sociology students go into a much wider range of jobs, including human resource management.

I chose to study here because the teachers seemed the most enthusiastic out of all the Colleges I visited. Charlotte Collins, History & Politics Previous school: Ratton


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IT, ICT & COMPUTING Computing industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 263,297

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,437

Currently employed within the region: 33,016

A Average Mid Wage: £50,500

7% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £62,000+

£

Average Entry Wage: £23,500

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


IT, ICT & COMPUTING

COMPUTER SCIENCE

ICT

IT (BUSINESS)

A Level

A Level

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

BTEC L2 Extended Certificate

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 2

Course Code

5884/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? Computing Science is a new style, two-year A Level. 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 programming using the commercially widely used Java programming language You do not need any programming experience but you do need to be a confident computer user. You will learn how computer systems operate from the construction of the processor through to operating systems and networking. You will also investigate a variety of computer applications from Artificial intelligence to weather forecasting. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a degree in Computing, Forensic Computing, Programming, or Software Engineering. It can also lead to a foundation degree in Games Development at Sussex Downs College. Alternatively it may lead to an apprenticeship or employment in IT and computing.

Course Code

0302/050

Course Code

4835/010

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

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

What will I study? On this course you will study a wide variety of uses of ICT systems. This will involve developing skills with software for image, sound and video editing and document and presentation production. In the practical work you will learn to analyse problems, design models, make, test and evaluate solutions using computers to model a number of different situations. The practical work will be put into context of the capabilities and limitations of ICT systems. You will learn about the impact of ICT in the home, organisations and society and how it is used to help businesses function.

What will I study? The 90 Credit Diploma in IT course (Business) is a general IT course offering a variety of different units of study. This course forms the first year of a possible two-year course with the achievement of an Extended Diploma in the second year. Similar to the structure of A Levels, the 90 Credit Diploma is equivalent to 1 A Level and, once the second year is completed and achieved, has the equivalence to 3 A Levels.During the first year, the units of study cover many aspects of the wide subject of IT, including Website Production, e-Commerce, Event Driven Programming, IT Technical Support and Database Design. There are some ‘Core’ units of study that include Computer Systems and Communication and Employability Skills for IT.

What can I do after this course? This course provides a pathway to a degree or HND in information systems or systems analysis. This course combines well with business and computing to provide a pathway into either business or IT Higher Education or employment.

What can I do after this course? The majority of students progress to the second year of study, the BTEC Extended Diploma in IT (Business). From there many students progress to university degrees, including going on within the department itself to the FdSc Computer Games Development course, which is validated by Brighton University.

INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

4085/030

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade D or 3 or an IT Users Diploma Level 1, with Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1. What will I study? This course is all about being creative through the use of IT and digital tools. You will learn how to make documents that are properly structured. Specifically, you will learn how to create a web site that you build from the ground up. You will make your own website and launch it online. In addition to this you will explore the online world and technology systems. You will also focus on working with software applications like databases, creating computer graphics, creating computer animation and sound. Another unit is about learning the fundamentals of creating and installing a computer network. For the last part of the qualification, you will create a digital portfolio where you can upload all of the excellent work you will have created during the year. What can I do after this course? If you achieve an overall merit grade, you can progress in the following year to the BTEC 90 credit Diploma in IT at Level 3, subject to interview. You may also consider an A Level programme, subject to GCSE grades. This qualification is recognised and valued by employers.

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IT, ICT & COMPUTING

IT USERS BTEC L1 Diploma Level: 1 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

4083/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This is a practical, hands-on course giving you a chance to learn and/or improve basic IT skills across a range of software packages in an interesting way. You will study design imaging, multimedia software, using the internet, using email as well as creating presentations for different work-based scenarios. Your course will also include use of database software, word processing and spreadsheets, showing you how to use these fully and correctly. What can I do after this course? If you gain a pass for this course you can progress to a Level 2 IT course such as the Extended Certificate in ICT. IT is a useful skill in many areas and successful completion could help you to progress on to a wide range of courses such as Business, Art and Design, Media, Health and Social Care and Public Services.

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Studying at Sussex Downs College is the start of my journey to become a Software Engineer. Paolo Espiritu, IT Business Previous school: St. Richard’s


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MATHEMATICS Business & Accounting industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £52,000+

Number of jobs within the region: 263,297 Annual vacancies within the region: 12,378 Currently employed within the region: 250,919

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Average Mid Wage: £39,000

£ Average Entry Wage: £19,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


MATHEMATICS

CORE MATHEMATICS

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS

Stand-Alone Maths Qualification

A Level

GCSE

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

1008/010

Course Code

1016/011

Entry Requirements Our standard requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including GCSE Maths.

Entry Requirements Our standard requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including Maths at grade 7 or above.

What will I study? Core Maths is a new Level 3 course for students who have achieved a good pass at GCSE mathematics. It is designed to better prepare students for the mathematical demands of work, study and life. The course has been developed with employers, universities and professional bodies as valuable preparation for higher education and employment.

What will I study? Further Mathematics is an AS or A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside an AS or A level in Mathematics. On this course you will study the content of the new A level EDEXCEL Further Maths syllabus which consists of the study of Pure Mathematics content and the study of the application of mathematics in Mechanics, Statistics or Decision. To gain the AS Further Mathematics award at the end of the first year, you will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. To convert in the second year the AS level Mathematics into A Level Mathematics you will study further pure mathematics topics covering more algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and other topics, and extended applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics.

What can I do after this course? Students in social sciences, business, psychology, sciences and health sciences who are not taking A/AS level Maths will find the Core Maths element useful in preparing for university study where a working application of Maths or Statistics may be required.

What can I do after this course? The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates. These subjects are underpinned by mathematics. Having a broad mathematical knowledge and secure technical ability will help the transition from sixth-form to higher education.

Course Code

4565/090

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will study 2 units of core mathematics, 1 calculator and 1 non-calculator. Units include Algebra, Number, Shape and Space, and Statistics. You can choose to study for the higher level if you already have a grade C in GCSE Maths, or you can take the foundation level if you need to get a grade C. You will improve your problem solving skills, develop your ability to generalise, and use symbolic notation to consider abstract ideas. What can I do after this course? GCSE Mathematics is essential for many courses at college and university and is required by many employers.

Course Code

1011/011

Entry Requirements Our standard requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including Maths at least at grade 6. What will I study? On this course you will study the content of the new A level EDEXCEL Maths syllabus which consists of the study of Pure Mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. To gain the AS Mathematics award at the end of the first year, you will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and basic applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. To convert in the second year the AS level Mathematics into A Level Mathematics you will study further pure mathematics topics covering more algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and other topics, and extended applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. What can I do after this course? Mathematical skills are highly prized and an AS or A Level qualification in some form of mathematics will be valuable when applying for university entry and will give you a very significant advantage in the job market.

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MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL Creative Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 29,609

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,396

Currently employed within the region: 28,213

A Average Mid Wage: £48,000

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £62,500+

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A Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL

ART, DESIGN AND MEDIA UAL Level 1 Diploma Level: 1 Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5718/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will work with specialist staff in specialist facilities in Eversley House on the Eastbourne Campus in Art, Design & Media, as well as the Foundation Learning team in Grove House. What can I do after this course? This course will provide a pathway on to our UAL Level 2 Diplomas either in Art and Design or Creative Media Production.

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY

MEDIA STUDIES

UAL Diploma Level 2

UAL Level 3 Diploma

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4079/020

Course Code

5762/010

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

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

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

What will I study? This full-time, 2 year course offers intensive professional production-based education and training across the four major media languages of print, radio, film, TV and video. You will be taught by a team of professionals with extensive experience in journalism, film-making, publishing and broadcasting. As well as developing a sound understanding of these fields through theory and research, additional study in film theory and photography will develop competencies in visual language for those from a non-art background. You will also develop academic research and writing skills, essential for progression to Higher Education and much of the workplace. You will gain good, work related experience of practical production assignments, which involve considerable teamwork and specialist expertise.

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

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

A Level Level: 3

Course Code

1021/021

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course is split into two elements; exam and coursework. The exam element looks critically at a range of media forms from music videos to magazine adverts. You will analyse the way they are constructed, engage audiences and represent social ideas and beliefs. One focus will be on the representation of social groups, issues and events. Previous case studies have included the cult of celebrity, the London riots and teen delinquency. There will be one end of year exam that assesses your understanding of textual analysis, representation and audience theories. You will undertake practical and creative coursework, which may include the production of a script and the marketing materials for a teen horror film and will develop your skills in design, desktop publishing and digital photography. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Media Studies A2 and then on to a wide range of media related courses on offer in Higher Education.

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I’d love to start a career in media or journalism after College. Lucy Wood, Creative Media Production Previous school: Ratton

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PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC Performing Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £50,000+ Average Mid Wage: £36,000

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Average Entry Wage: £18,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

DANCE

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION

MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION

Level: 3

A Level

UAL Award

UAL Diploma

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 3

Level: 2

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

BTEC Certificate Level 3

Course Code

0161/040

Entry Requirements You will need at least Dance GCSE grade B or Dance BTEC level 2 qualification. What will I study? This course (equivalent to an AS Level) is the first stage of the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma programme in Dance. On this course you will develop your knowledge and skills in a range of different dance techniques and styles. It combines extensive practical work with underpinning knowledge. For students interested in a career in dance, this course works as an excellent companion to any of the BTEC Diplomas or drama courses available at the College. As well as demanding physical activity, there is a rehearsal requirement beyond class contact time. What can I do after this course? Although this Certificate carries its own UCAS points, you would progress to the second year of the dance programme (Subsidiary Diploma), which will prepare you for further progression in general, specialist performing arts education, or employment. Past students have gone onto dance school, drama school and to work in the industry.

Course Code

5886/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken Drama grade C or above. What will I study? On this course you will develop your performance and textual analysis skills. It looks at practical acting techniques in detail to make you a better, more confident performer and director, and greatly increases your understanding of how theatre works. You must demonstrate a practical and academic interest and ability in drama. What can I do after this course? Many of our students gain places at university/ drama school. We will support you in your applications and auditions. It also acts as an excellent basis for further study in many other curriculum areas where confidence is key. It is often taken along side Photography, Media, Psychology and Law or as part of a programme with other Performance courses.

Course Code

5698/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D or 3. What will I study? The one year UAL Level 2 Award and Diploma in Music Performance and Production will provide you with a broad foundation of study in recording (including microphones, mixing MIDI and sequencing), music business (including copyright and contracts) and performance. You must be able to play an instrument or sing in order to enrol on this course, you will be expected to participate in music performance. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the UAL Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production at Level 3.

Course Code

5643/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The one year Level 2 UAL Music Production Diploma is equivalent to taking 4 GCSEs. It is designed to prepare you for employment in the music industry, self-employment or for progression to our Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma. You will undertake a wide range of practical project work to establish your interests and strengths, before progressing to either a performance based specialist pathway, or a production (recording, producing, engineering) based one. There are no examinations on this course. Practitioners in the industry need to be multi-skilled and be able to draw upon a wide range of different fields in order to have a long lasting and rewarding career in the industry. This course has been designed to help you accomplish this. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to both our Level 3 UAL Music Production Diploma and careers in the music industry and beyond, including with the BBC. After the Level 3 students may enter higher education, which includes our own foundation degree and degree in Music Production and Creative Recording, awarded by the University of Brighton.

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PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION

MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION

PERFORMING ARTS

UAL Diploma

UAL Extended Diploma

Level: 2

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5699/010

Course Code

5909/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken BTEC L2 Music merit.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken BTEC L2 Music merit.

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

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

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

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

BTEC First Extended Certificate Level 2

Course Code

5153/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The course is designed to be as practical as possible and is delivered through workshops, rehearsal and performance. On this course you will participate in acting, movement and voice workshops and must be willing to attempt all three skills to pass the course. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses and provide excellent training for vocational progression in performing arts and other related industries. If you do not yet have Maths or English at C or above (GCSE) you will be required to study these subjects alongside your main programme.

PERFORMING ARTS (ACTING)

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

3939/050

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Drama or Dance grade C or an equivalent relevant qualification BTEC Level 2 Distinction. What will I study? This is the first stage of the 2-year acting programme. During the first year, you will study 6 units which focus on the development of your skills in acting, voice and movement. You will also explore a range of different theatre/performance styles through projects leading to public performances. You will be encouraged to take control of artistic decisions as the course progresses. Our intention is to develop your professional skills and give you the opportunity to explore your own artistic creativity. What can I do after this course? This course leads to the BTEC Diploma in Acting, which can provide a pathway to further study in performing arts at university or drama school. It is also relevant to arts administration, art therapy and teaching courses and is good preparation for employment in a wide range of areas where teamwork, initiative and personal confidence are important.


PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE)

PRODUCTION ARTS

BTEC Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

0161/030

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Drama, Music or Dance grade C if taken. What will I study? On this course you will develop performance skills and organisational abilities within the performing arts. You will study acting, singing and dance, with your major pathway being musical theatre. You do not need to be confident in all three skills as we will help to improve areas of weakness and develop areas of strength to help you become a more all-round performer. At the end of the two-year course you will achieve a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Musical Theatre which is equivalent to an A Level. You will develop the skills needed to be a musical theatre performer and perform in Musicals and cabarets to the public. You will also be given the opportunity to take part in Master Classes and visit Dance and Drama to see backstage and watch productions. What can I do after this course? This can lead to further study in performing arts at university or drama and dance school. This course can also provide a pathway to arts administration, arts therapy and teaching courses.

BTEC Certificate

Course Code

3965/020

Entry Requirements You will need evidence of stage management/ backstage experience. What will I study? This course will enable you to progress towards a career in stage management, stage design, lighting, sound and all areas of backstage work. On this course you will learn how to perform stage management roles in a variety of public performances in college, the community and professional venues. You will be involved in the lighting, sound design, set construction and wardrobe of shows, as well as taking a full role in all the backstage work that happens on the night of the performances. You will achieve a BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Production Arts after two years of study which is equivalent to 1 A Level. What can I do after this course? This can then provide a pathway to study at drama school or university (assuming the right subject combination). Many of our students have been offered professional work experience or work after completing this course as well as apprenticeships.

Going to College makes your life better! Charlie Haffenden, Stage Management Previous school: Bishop Bell

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PROGRESSION TO A LEVEL

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PROGRESSION TO A LEVEL

HIGHER PROJECT

PRE-ACCESS COURSE

PROGRESSION AWARD

Level: 2

Level: 2

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

3524/110

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Higher Project Qualification allows students to study and complete a project based around an area of interest to them, that may link to a current area they are studying or something they would like to study in the future. The Higher Project aims to develop a student’s study skills such as time management towards a deadline, planning, researching and producing an extended piece of work. A student will be able to develop their abilities at selecting appropriate information in completing work and reflect and review how successfully this was achieved. In other words it is not only what you produce but the process you went through to achieve it. What can I do after this course? Successful completion alongside BTEC/GCSE retakes results will enable a learner to progress onto a variety of Level 3 programmes of study.

Course Code

5978/020

Entry Requirements No previous qualifications required What will I study? You will study a variety of modules which will prepare you for the Level 3 Access course pathways. What can I do after this course? Progress onto the Access to HE Level 3 course.

Course Code

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5100/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will learn to organise, manage and extend your learning to support your existing subjects and develop the personal study skills required to be successful at A Level. This will include learning how to; locate, retrieve and store information, produce and respond to written materials for a variety of purposes, use IT to organise, edit and compile information and make positive contributions to discussions. You will develop a portfolio to evidence your skills which may include researching a career path, completing a team work challenge, or extended writing skills. Achievement of the award is via submission of a portfolio of your personal study skills which can also be presented during A-Level interviews towards the end of the year.

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What can I do after this course? This qualification will prepare you for further study at Level 3 as well as useful skills for the workplace.

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PUBLIC & UNIFORMED SERVICES Public & Uniformed Services Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 14,229

Annual vacancies within the region: 563

Currently employed within the region: 13,666

Average Upper Wage: £38,000+ A Average Mid Wage: £31,000

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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PUBLIC & UNIFORMED SERVICES

PUBLIC SERVICES

PUBLIC SERVICES

Extended Certificate Level 2

Level 3 90 Credit Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5511/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The course is a one year, Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of the requirements for entry into Public Uniformed Services. You will study a total of 6 units during your time at College, incorporating both practical and theoretical elements including Employment in the Public Services, Fitness, Public Service Skills, outdoor adventurous activities, Citizenship in the UK and Crime and its Effects on Society. What can I do after this course? On successful completion of the course, Students may wish to progress on to the Level 3 90 Credit Public Service Diploma.

Course Code

4816/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4. What will I study? Students will complete the BTEC 90 Credit Diploma (equivalent to 1 A level) in Year 1 and progress on to the BTEC Extended Diploma in Year 2. This is an advanced level course equivalent to 3 A-Levels and potentially 420 UCAS points. The subjects studied are designed to underpin the entry requirements of a number of Public Uniformed Services. You will study 18 units over the year incorporating both practical and theoretical elements. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway into employment or Higher education - including a Foundation Degree in Public Service Management.

Katie Rich, Public Services Previous School: Willingdon

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SCIENCE Science Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 8, 8,199

Annual vacancies within the region: 292

Currently employed within the region: 7,907 7

A Average Mid Wage: £36,500

2% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Average Upper Wage: £45,000+

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A Average Entry Wage: £19,000

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

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SCIENCE

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS

PSYCHOLOGY

A Level

A Level

A Level

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

5589/011

Course Code

5590/011

Course Code

5883/011

Course Code

0339/011

Entry Requirements You must have a grade B in both Core and Additional Science (or grade B in Biology and grade B in Chemistry if taken separately). Minimum of B grade in GCSE Mathematics is recommended. Vocational Qualifications such as BTEC are not accepted.

Entry Requirements You must have a grade B in both Core and Additional Science (or grade B in Chemistry and another grade B in either Physics or Biology (if taken separately). You must also have a B in GCSE Maths. Vocational Qualifications such as BTEC are not accepted.

Entry Requirements You must have a grade B in both Core and Additional Science (or grade B in Physics and another grade B in either Chemistry or Biology (if taken separately)). You must also have a B in GCSE Maths. Vocational Qualifications such as BTEC are not accepted.

Entry Requirements You will need grade B or above in English Language GCSE, and grade C or above in Mathematics GCSE and Science GCSE (due to the scientific and statistical content of the course B grades are recommended).

What will I study? On this course you will learn about Biology and disease, and the variety of living organisms. Biology is an interesting and fascinating subject - the key question that underpins Biology is ‘How does life work?’. To begin with you will discover new components of cells and understand how molecules are transported across a cell membrane. Next you will explore the structure and function of full organs such as the heart and the lungs! During the first year you will also expand your knowledge of DNA, cell division and immunity. You will develop new skills in maths, practical experiments, how to analyse data and evaluate studies. This is certified by AQA. We strongly recommend that Biology be taken along with another Science subject at A-level e.g. Psychology, Chemistry, Physics or Maths.

What will I study? A Level Chemistry builds on chemical concepts from GCSE. On this course you will develop essential knowledge and understanding of different Chemistry topics and how they interrelate. You will study topics including atomic structure, electrons and bonding, the periodic table, organic chemistry, modern analytical techniques, energy and resources. Over the course you will deepen understanding of how science works; appreciate how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how science affects the economy, environment and society; develop safe and effective practical skills of manipulating lab equipment, handling chemicals, observation, analysis and evaluation; develop your enthusiasm for chemistry and prepare for further study and careers in chemistry and the sciences.

What will I study? On this course you will discover a large range of Physics concepts and use mathematical models to understand the real world. The topics in the first year include: Measurement and their errors; Particles and radiation, including constituents of the atom, particle interactions, collisions of electrons with atoms; Waves, including progressive waves, interference and diffraction; Mechanics and energy, including projectile motion, and Newton’s laws of motion; Electricity, including current/voltage characteristics, circuits, electromotive force and internal resistance.

What will I study? On this course you will develop an understanding of the scientific methods used by psychologists. You will be familiarised with four key techniques for collecting and analysing data: self-report, experiment, observation and correlation. You will also be introduced to the five main approaches in psychology. To do well in this subject you need to have good thinking and analytical skills and should enjoy reading, researching and problem solving. An interest in science is essential, as is the need to be well organised. Psychology is based on empirical evidence therefore you will need to enjoy working with statistics and interpreting data.

What can I do after this course? Interested in a career in healthcare or Science? A Level Biology can lead to a wide range of degree courses e.g. biology, medicine, nursing, dentistry, biomedicine, veterinary science, pharmacy, marine biology, pharmacology, neuroscience, environmental studies and physiotherapy. For many biological degrees you will also need Chemistry A Level.

What can I do after this course? A Level Chemistry is essential for entry to courses in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, biochemistry, pharmacy, some biology courses, chemical engineering, and, obviously, chemistry.

What can I do after this course? Physics A Level can lead to a range of university degrees such as physical sciences, engineering, applied maths and medicine. Many employers and universities see the skills gained in A Level Physics as valuable in other careers as well, such as the armed services and financial industries.

What can I do after this course? Completing A Level Psychology can lead to a range of university degrees such as psychology, nursing, law, social sciences, physical sciences and medicine. Many employers and universities see the skills gained in A Level Psychology as valuable in many other careers as well.

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SCIENCE

SCIENCE (ADDITIONAL)

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

SCIENCE (CORE)

GCSE

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Extended Certificate

GCSE

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 2

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

2778/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Additional Science or Core Science grade D, or BTEC Science Distinction. What will I study? On this course you will study the science that underpins day-to-day life. The focus will be on scientific explanations and models through which you will gain an insight into how scientists help develop our understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. You will study the Biology, Chemistry and Physics units 4-6. You will gain skills in scientific data analysis and learn how you can use this information to understand the science and technology that we encounter in our everyday life. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to more advanced Level 3 qualifications such as A Level Science or to a science-related career. To study A-level Sciences you need a B in Core Science and a B in Additional Science.

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Course Code

3971/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4 and Double Science grade C, or BTEC Diploma in Applied Science Merit.. What will I study? This course is aimed towards students that enjoy Science but want to continue learning in more of an applied way. You will develop skills in independent learning, practical ability, research and active group work. On this course you will study 2 core units taken over 1 year - one unit is examined but the other is based on coursework. These are Principles and Applications of Science and Practical Scientific procedures and Techniques. These give a basic understanding of scientific principles and how to work safely in laboratories and competently use laboratory equipment. The certificate is equivalent to 0.5 of an A-level. What can I do after this course? This qualification has the same UCAS points as 0.5 A Level, and combined with other BTECs or A Levels provides a sound footing for progression to employment, an apprenticeship or Higher Education. Some University degrees you could apply to with BTEC Science include nursing, forensic science and zoology.

Course Code

3006/010

Entry Requirements You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and Double Science, or a Merit in a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered. Good literacy skills are beneficial. What will I study? This course consists of 4 units of study taken over 1 or 2 years, These are Principles and Applications of Science,Practical Scientific procedures and Techniques and Scientific Investigation skills. These give a basic understanding of scientific principles and how to work safely in laboratories and competently use laboratory equipment. In addition students will study one unit from Biology or Chemistry. What can I do after this course? This qualification has the same UCAS points as half an A Level, and combined with other BTECs or A Levels provides a sound footing for progression to employment an apprenticeship or Higher Education. Students intending to go into employment will be qualified to apply for a range of science-based jobs in the Medical, Industrial and Laboratory sector.

Course Code

2774/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Core Science Grade D or BTEC Science Level 2 Distinction and GCSE Maths and English Language grade D or 3. What will I study? On this course you will study the impact that science and technology has on everyday life. You will study Biology, Chemistry and Physics Units 1-3. In addition to the 3 exams on these units, you will also undertake a practical work assignment and a case study, which will be of topical relevance. You will be able to use these skills to become a more informed and active citizen in a world where science and technology play a key role in shaping our lives. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Additional Science GCSE and thereafter to A Level Science. It can also be useful for teaching and nursing courses.


Be prepared to put in the time and effort and College will take you far. Claudia Fairweather, Biology Previous school: Ratton Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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SPORT & FITNESS Sports Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 12,756 12,

Annual vacancies within the region: 673

Currently employed within the region: 12,083

A Average Mid Wage: £30,000

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £39,000+

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A Average Entry Wage: £15,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


SPORT & FITNESS

COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADER

EASTBOURNE BOROUGH FOOTBALL ACADEMY

FOOTBALL ACADEMY

GOLF ACADEMY

Academy

Academy

Award

Academy

Level: NA

Level: NA

Level: 2

Level: NA

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus

Course Code

4298/030

Course Code

2705/020

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

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

What will I study? The course is taught in a practical and theoretical context and is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable sports leadership experience. You will gain experience leading groups of people from a range of different backgrounds, ages and abilities. You are required to organise and complete a 10-hour minimum voluntary leadership placement in the community, as well as demonstrating a working knowledge of organisational skills, safety in sport and first aid.

What will I study? Provides a two year, full-time educational and football development programme for selected players aged between 16 and 18 years. The primary goals for the Borough Academy programme is to firstly provide its players with an opportunity to develop their footballing abilities through the Academies holistic, multi-disciplinary approach with a view to progressing the clubs young, home-grown players into the Eastbourne Borough FC 1st team squad. And secondly to on an educational level give students the opportunity to study a broad choice of A Level subjects and or BTEC courses alongside their individual full time football programme to provide players with the academic qualifications required to open up and make available the preferred future educational pathways.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Higher Sports Leadership Award in your second year, alongside your main programme of study. You will need to pass a formal assessment in order to progress to the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate.

Course Code

2705/010

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

Course Code

1286/030

Entry Requirements Applications will be welcomed from individuals who have already demonstrated an ability to excel and/or possess the necessary commitment and potential (a club handicap would be an advantage). What will I study? Study: The development of the swing; Match strategy; Tactics; Psychology of competition; Physical and mental preparation; Rules; The role of the Club Professional What can I do after this course? Successful completion leads to continuation into Year 2 of the course. This course gives opportunities to represent Sussex Schools and British Colleges at a national level.

What can I do after this course? Continuation into year 2 of the course. This course can open up opportunities to represent Sussex Schools and English Colleges at a national level.

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SPORT & FITNESS

GYM INSTRUCTION

HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Level: 2

Certificate

Level: 3

Extended Diploma

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Level: 3

Certificate

Course Code

4273/010

Eastbourne Campus

4547/010

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

Course Code

What will I study? On this course you will learn the skills required to instruct and lead in a fitness/gym based environment. You will learn the basics of anatomy and physiology, how to plan, conduct and evaluate a fitness gym induction session as well as how to deal with clients. There are both practical and theoretical modes of study culminating in two multiple choice examinations and two practical assessments. You will study the following units: anatomy and physiology, client support, health, safety and welfare, principles of exercise and fitness, planning gym based exercise, and instructing gym-based exercise.

What will I study? On this course you will study 8 units including Sport Leadership and the Community; Introducing Children to Sport; Sport and Fitness; First Aid; National Governing Body Award and Organising and Running an Event. You will lead three different community groups including primary school children, disabled groups and secondary school children. You will need to complete a Level 1 National Governing Body Award and an 8-hour first aid course. You need to have a keen interest in working with others and leadership. This course does require large amounts of commitment outside of college.

What can I do after this course? The course will enable you to register on to the REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) at Level 2 and gain entry to employment within the fitness industry. You will need to take the Level 3 to be a personal trainer.

What can I do after this course? This course is beneficial for further education in teaching, coaching, sports development, sports administration, sports centre work and careers within the leisure industry. All fields of industry value leadership, which is developed by this nationally recognised qualification, and provides the student with 30 UCAS points.

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Entry Requirements You will need the Community Sports Leadership Award.

A Level

Course Code

5915/021

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4, Science grade CC and if taken PE grade B. What will I study? On the A level PE course you will study 4 major elements, with theoretical and assessment in a practical performance at its core. The course will equip students with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education and the use of data to analyse physical activity. Students are assessed in one practical performance in which students must be actively competing in prior to the start of the course. Students will sit one exam at the end of their second year which will represent 70% of their overall grade with 30% being assessed via practical assessment. Students must have a keen interest in PE and enjoy studying the areas that will be the focus of the courses. What can I do after this course? Sport is a massive growth industry and this course can provide a pathway to a wide range of sport and non-sport based careers. Common progression routes into university include PE teaching, sports science/studies/ development or coaching, leisure management and physiotherapy.

SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCE

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5744/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language, and Maths grade C or 4 and Science at grade C. BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Sport at Distinction if taken. What will I study? Study: Sports & Exercise Physiology – Examined (M); Functional Anatomy – Examined (M); Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology – Externally Assessed Task (M); Field & Laboratory Based Field Testing (M); Applied Research Methods in Sport & Exercise Science (M); Coaching for Performance & Fitness (M); Research Project in Sport & Exercise Science; Physical Activity for Individual & Group Based Exercise. This course has 2 exams and an externally assessed task. What can I do after this course? On Successful completion of the 2 year qualification students may gain entry to the Foundation Degree in Sport Coaching and Development offered by Sussex Downs College. Options for those achieving higher grades also include BA/BSc degrees in Sport and Exercise Science, PE, Sports Studies, Fitness Instruction, Sports Therapy & Physiotherapy.


SPORT & FITNESS

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT

SPORT

Level 3 Foundation Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Eastbourne Campus

Eastbourne Campus Course Code

5746/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and either Maths grade C or 4 or Science grade C. What will I study? This qualification consists of 7 units, 4 mandatory units and 1 specialist units and has the academic equivalence of one A Level. The course units for study are; Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness – Examined (M); Fitness Training and Programming – Externally Assessed Task (M); Professional Development in the Sports Industry (M); Sports Leadership (M); Practical Sports Performance; Coaching for Performance; Sport Event Organisation. You will produce 3 or 4 assignments for each unit. What can I do after this course? Students may wish to progress to year 2 to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is an additional 8 units. To do so you must achieve the Foundation Diploma.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

Course Code

5743/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4 and Science grade C if taken. What will I study? This qualification consists of 4 units, 3 mandatory units and 1 specialist units and has the academic equivalence of one A Level. The course units for study are; Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness – Examined (M); Fitness Training and Programming – Externally Assessed Task (M); Professional Development in the Sports Industry (M); Practical Sports Performance. You will produce 3 or 4 assignments for each unit.

We aim to offer students the best opportunities for progression, be it into higher education or straight into a lasting career. Mark Watts, Sport Curriculum Leader

What can I do after this course? Students may wish to progress to year 2 to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Performance and Excellence. To do so you must achieve the Extended Certificate.

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I’m hoping that the skills I’m gaining at College will take me to the Olympics. Jamie Bedwell, Sport & Exercise Science Previous school: Uckfield Community Technology College

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FIND US... Lewes Campus: 1 Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH

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

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L LEWES Campus Information

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Art & Design

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Business, Management & Law

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Childcare, Health & Social Care

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English & Modern Foreign Languages

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Foundation Learning

146

Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapies

148

Humanities

152

IT, ICT & Computing

156

Mathematics

160

Media, Film & Digital Media

164

Performing Arts & Music

168

Progression to A Level 174 Public & Uniformed Services

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Science

178

Sport & Fitness

182

Travel & Tourism

188

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CAMPUS FACILITIES The Lewes campus is made up of five specialist and general teaching buildings.

LEARNING FACILITIES

CATERING

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

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

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

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

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


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CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Lewes Music Academy students rehearsing in the Performing Arts Centre, Lewes campus students staged a week-long reenactment of the battle of Lewes, Lewes campus students celebrate their outstanding A Level results.

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SUSSEX DOWNS COLLEGE: OPEN FOR BUSINESS Our staff and students run a number of businesses which are open to the public including hair, beauty & treatment salons and high quality print & design services.

Our vibrant hairdressing and tranquil treatment rooms offer a variety of professional treatments with great value for money. Choose from a wide range of services and treatments including: Haircuts, Hair Colouring, Facials, Manicures, Body massage, Reflexology and much more. Please call for more information or to book your appointment: Hairdressing Salon: 030 300 38500 Beauty Salon: 030 300 38600 www.sussexdowns.ac.uk/lewesgraduations-hair-and-beauty-salon

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The Reprographics team at Sussex Downs College, Lewes Campus can now offer you high quality print and design reprographics at a highly competitive price. Recent upgrades to our print equipment means we are able to offer a wide range of print and finishing services, including: • Colour and black and white copying • Business stationery, NCR forms, flyers & leaflets • Large format printing • Binding & laminating • Wedding invitations, order of service etc. We are able to use your own artwork or create some for you to suit your requirements (charges may apply). Please feel free to give us a call or email us for further information and pricing: 030 300 38550 repro.lewes@sussexdowns.ac.uk


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ART & DESIGN Creative Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 29,609

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,396

Currently employed within the region: 28,213

A Average Mid Wage: £48,000

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Average Upper Wage: £62,500+

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A Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


ART & DESIGN

ART AND DESIGN UAL Award

DOUBLE AWARD IN ART AND DESIGN

FINE ART

GRAPHICS

A Level

A Level

Level: 2

Introductory Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5707/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course is a broad introduction to art and design. The Level 2 Award in Art & Design provides an opportunity for individuals who are intrigued by art and design to explore, develop and test their creativity within a simple course that will provide a sound base of skills and knowledge but will also build your confidence and show you the potential career and opportunities which could open up for you across the third most important sector of the UK economy. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Further Education in Level 3 subjects such as Fine Art A Level, Textiles, Graphic Design, The Applied Art Double Award and Digital Design.

Lewes Campus Course Code

5729/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? College entry requirements, together with: a minimum of C grade at GCSE in an Art & Design based subject (though grade B or above candidates tend to perform better), or Merit at BTEC Level 2 Art & Design level, together with a grade C or above in English Language and Maths. At your interview it is essential that you bring evidence of recent art and design work in the form of a portfolio and sketchbook(s). This is in addition to the standard College entry requirements for the programme you have chosen. It is expected that you achieve a MM or above to guarantee progression into the second year of the course. What can I do after this course? This course is suitable for learners wishing to gain a Level 3 qualification to support further study in Further Education (F.E.) and Higher Education (H.E.) in Art and Design as well as learners studying in preparation for employment in Art and Design. The main choice of progression is enrolment onto a one year Art & Design Foundation.

Course Code

5880/021

Course Code

5880/041

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C.

What will I study? Fine Art is a course for anyone who enjoys drawing, painting and making images. We help students to find out who they are and discover their original voices. The work you produce in Fine Art will give you a sense of achievement, and we will show you artists that will bring art to life for you. You will take part in exhibitions as well as go on trips and visits to galleries. You will learn about a range of modern artists and focus on the ones who are most meaningful to you and your development. All art and design starts with learning and practising drawing. Drawing is an essential step on your journey to university and art school. You can also enjoy this course as a creative foil to other subjects.

What will I study? Much information we take in from phones, computers, iPads, magazines and print media is of a visual nature. A graphic designer uses words and pictures to communicate, inspire, entice, inform and educate, as part of a growing industry. This practical course builds on your traditional skills (drawing, photography and printmaking) and new skills in IT based media such as Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign). You will work on projects which teach you about the design process, where you will be required to solve real life graphical problems. This will encompass a range of graphic design techniques including the use of typography, illustration, advertising, branding and packaging design, in a range of contemporary contexts.

What can I do after this course? Fine Art will prepare you for university. Fine Art courses lead to a range of creative subjects as well as Art School. People in the creative industries often have Fine Art training since it provides transferable skills and brings creativity and imagination to managing information.

What can I do after this course? After completing this course you may seek employment or an apprenticeship. Or you may decide to continue in specialist education either a 1 year full time Art Foundation course, 2 year Foundation Degree or 3 year BA Honours degree.

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ART & DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

PHOTOGRAPHY

TEXTILES

GCSE

Cambridge Certificate

A Level

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

0426/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This is a practical course divided into 2 units. On this course you will undertake 3 practical projects where you will learn about different aspects of photography using both film based and digital technology. You will learn how to shoot, process and print photographic film as well as develop some picture editing skills in Photoshop. You will explore composition, visual communication and develop your ability to analyse what makes images effective. What can I do after this course? If you have completed the course successfully and have achieved a range of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above you may apply for the AS Level Photography course or other AS Level courses. Alternatively you may wish to use your portfolio as evidence of your skills and experience when applying for jobs.

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Course Code

5988/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements, but you will need to demonstrate an interest and potential in photography. What will I study? This exciting one-year course introduces students to the world of digital photography. Looking at existing artists and practitioners, you will be inspired to create your own photographs and to explore digital media. You will study how a camera works and how to control it to get the results you want. You will look at creative and thought provoking photographs and will learn from research into the work of historical and contemporary practitioners, working in a range of contexts. What can I do after this course? Progress to further study; Train to be a photographer; Become a photographer.

Course Code

5880/061

Course Code

5880/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and an Art related subject grade C.

What will I study? We live in a visual world and lens-based imagery (photography) is all around us. This course is designed to help you become visually literate by getting you to explore how images work, what composition does and how control of lighting, focus and exposure adds to your power to communicate. This exciting and creative course encourages you to explore the visual language of photography. You will develop skills in both digital and chemical image making and explore the work of many other photographers, artists and filmmakers. The course is project and assignment based giving you practical experience of elements such as light, lenses and digital techniques.

What will I study? On this two-year course you will explore a range of materials, techniques and ideas within Textiles. The first year is primarily portfolio based, so you will undertake a series of projects which combine working with a wide range of materials and processes. Through these projects you will develop your skills, research and understanding of the subject. In the second year you will continue with a more specialised project-based assignment. As well as developing your understanding of how design works, this course offers you the opportunity to explore and develop skills in the creative areas of printing, fabric dyeing, machine and hand stitching, felt-making, weaving and knitting, alongside developing skills in drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

What can I do after this course? After completion you can go onto employment or an apprenticeship or further specialism in Education. Students wanting to progress in the Creative Industries may take the 1 year full time Art Foundation Course, the 2 year Foundation Degree or the 3 year full B.A. Honours course in the specialism of your choice.

What can I do after this course? After completing this course you may seek employment or an apprenticeship. Or you may decide to specialise further by either going on to a 1 Year full time Art Foundation Course or a 2 Year Foundation Degree or a 3 Year BA Honours Degree.


I love the freedom of studying at College. It’s completely different to school. Chase Hayden, Double Art & Design Previous school: Uckfield Community Technology College Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW Business & Accounting industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Average Upper Wage: £75,000+ Annual vacancies within the region: 12,378 Currently employed within the region: 250,919

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Averag e Mid Wage: £45,500

£ Average Entry Wage: £25,500

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

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BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & LAW

ACCOUNTING

BUSINESS

BUSINESS ENTERPRISE

BUSINESS AND FINANCE

A Level

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

0301/010

Course Code

3987/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6 and Science grade B.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6.

What will I study? On this course you will learn the core functions of financial accounting and management accounting and how these are applied in a range of businesses from sole traders through to household name companies. You will learn the building blocks of accounting including the essential skills of double entry bookkeeping, budgeting and ratios to manage a businessĂ?s performance. You will also learn how to produce the end product of accounting, the financial statements including the income statement and balance sheet.

What will I study? On the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business you will be studying an overview of business studies that includes the different types of businesses, the way they are organised and affected, and an overview of business accounts and human resources. This qualification covers three units: the business environment, business resources and business communications.

What can I do after this course? Many students progress from the AS to A2 in their second year of study. The course provides a pathway into both degree level study in a financial subject and also into employment as a trainee accountant or in a related field. As a trainee accountant you may further your accounting studies through one of the professional accounting qualifications.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Business at this college. In addition it will enable progression to higher education in this field, transition to the workplace or an apprenticeship.

Course Code

5731/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Business Enterprise you will be studying the nature of enterprise, motives for entrepreneurship, the skills and activities required to launch an enterprise as well as how to develop a marketing campaign. This qualification covers two units: Unit 1 Enterprise and Entrepreneurs; Unit 2 Developing a marketing campaign. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Business at this college. In addition it will enable progression to higher education in this field, transition to the workplace or an apprenticeship.

Course Code

5196/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? This course will give students an overview of the financial services industry as well as the financial function of business start-ups. The qualification covers three units: Financial Services for Individuals, Business Financial Performance and Financial Services Regulation, Ethics and Trends. What can I do after this course? You could progress to complete the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Personal and Business Finance (A Level equivalent). You could go on to work in the financial services sector or start up your own business. A significant number of students seek higher level apprenticeships in this field.

Are you interested in studying Law at our Lewes campus? Call 030 300 39551 to enquire about plans to run this course.

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BUSINESS LEVEL 2 PROGRAMME

BUSINESS LEVEL 2 PROGRAMME

BUSINESS STUDIES

NCFE Enterprise Skills Certificate

NCFE Retail Knowledge Certificate

Level: 3

Access to HE Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 2

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5722/010

Course Code

4971/020

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

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

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

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

What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L3 Business courses available), some onto Apprenticeships or Employment and others may seek to establish their own start-up business.

What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L3 Business courses available), some onto Apprenticeships or Employment and others may seek to establish their own start-up business.

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A Level

Course Code

5912/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? Are you a budding entrepreneur? Do you aspire to being in a managerial position? Are you a customer or an employee? Business Studies is relevant to everyone! This course will give you a good overview into the internal workings of business as well as the external environment which affects their ability to meet objectives and strategies. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to business studies degree courses, which are a popular progression route for students wishing to continue with their education. This course also provides a good introduction for those wishing to pursue a career in business or embark on a business related apprenticeship.

BUSINESS STUDIES COMBINED WITH LAW

Lewes Campus Course Code

0452/240

Entry Requirements GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above is required. What will I study? On this course you will study a mixture of law, business, social science and psychology units, to give you the background necessary to progress to a range of business studies or law degrees. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to higher education programmes.


BUSINESS/TRAVEL LEVEL 2 PROGRAMME

ECONOMICS

NCFE Employability Skills L2 Certificate

Level: 3

NCFE Occupational Studies L1 Certificate

Level: 2

Lewes Campus

Level: 1

Lewes Campus Course Code

5723/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Level 2 Business and Travel Employability Skills Course will prepare students will prepare students for employment or further study in the relevant industry. What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L3 Business and Travel & Tourism Courses available), some onto Apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in their chosen field.

A Level

Course Code

5640/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? On this course you will study key theoretical concepts, such as supply and demand, competition and monopoly, and government policy. You will discover the answer to questions such as: Why does the price of petrol keep rising? Why is education free in the UK? Do all nations benefit from free trade and globalisation? The main thing is to have some interest in the world around you - in politics, current affairs, the environment, etc. Economics can be applied to most situations in life. What can I do after this course? This can then lead to a variety of university courses and careers. It can provide an insight into decision making in a variety of occupations, including law, town planning, business management and marketing, as well as conservation and environmental management.

PROFESSIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

Lewes Campus Course Code

5986/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Level 1 Professional Studies Programme will prepare students for transition into employment or further study in their chosen field. All students will complete units on teamwork, improving own learning and performance and a community project. Students can then choose from the following subject specialism options: Business and Travel: Customer Service in Retail, The Travel Industry, Worldwide Tourism Destinations, UK Tourism Destinations; Health and Social Care: Introduction to HSC, Child Development, Craft Activities; Sport and Public Services: Taking part in leisure activities, Taking part in sport, Planning a fitness programme. What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L2 professional studies courses available) and some onto Apprenticeships.

There’s always a fantastic atmosphere here, everyone really wants to learn. Dana Burring, Business Studies Previous school: Ratton


CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE Health & Care industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 128,861

Annual vacancies within the region: 6,248

Currently employed within the region: 122,613

A Average Mid Wage: £29,500

3% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £36,000+

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

EARLY YEARS AND CHILDCARE

CARE AND CHILDCARE

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

Technical Certificate Healthcare

Applied Diploma/Certificate

Technical Diploma

Advanced Technical Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus Course Code

5998/020

Entry Requirements This is available as a certificate or a diploma and you will need 5 GCSE’s at C or above which must include English. What will I study? This programme offers learners the opportunity to build up excellent childcare practitioner skills by studying a range of specialist units in the classroom and being given the opportunity to build up those skills in placement. It is a qualification which has direct links to both employment and Higher Education. You will study a range of units which give you the underpinning knowledge and understanding of the role of the early Years Practitioner. There are nine units in year 1 which include Planning for Professional Development, Child Development, Effective use of observation and assessment, Safeguarding, Children’s Health and Safety, Promoting Children’s Health Theories which underpin Early Years Practice, Positive Behaviour, Working in Partnership Speech, language and Communication and Supporting Children’s activities and play. What can I do after this course? This course is a great choice for anyone who wishes to start a career in the rewarding childcare industry working as a nursery worker, early years teacher, classroom assistant to name a few. We will apply for DBS clearance for you and there are opportunities to build up a range of key skills for working with children

Course Code

5998/020

Entry Requirements You will need 4 GCSE’s D including English What will I study? This brand new qualification will give learners the opportunity to explore both health and childcare with a view to specialising at level 3 or going on to undertake an apprenticeship in their preferred area of care. You will study a range of units which cover both health and childcare and will be given the opportunity to develop our skills in a care setting. You will need to have a DBS check and we build in the opportunity to develop your skills in Maths and English so that you are a skilled practitioner What can I do after this course? Progress onto a City and Guilds level 3 Childcare or Health TechBac.

Course Code

TBC

Entry Requirements You will need to meet out standard entry requirements and will need to have gained at least a C grade or above in GCSE English Language. What will I study? The Applied Health and Social Care qualification is designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills of the health and social care sectors, providing a broad basis for further or higher education or for moving into employment within the sectors. The qualification is built on a firm foundation of knowledge and understanding of practitioner roles and values, set within contemporary sector-specific contexts. Units studied will include: Core Values and Services; Employment within the Sectors; Disease Illness and Disability and Human Behaviour. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and external examination. The Level 3 Applied Diploma is a two-year course, but it is possible to study on the programme for one year and gain the Certificate. What can I do after this course? This course is recommended for students choosing a mixed A level programme who are interested in a career in the health, social care and children’s sector.

Course Code

TBC

Entry Requirements This is available as a certificate or a diploma and you will need 5 GCSE’s at C or above which must include English What will I study? New for 2017-18 is our City and Guilds Technical Diploma in Health and Social care which offers learners the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities needed for a successful career in the ever growing field of health and social care. You will study a range of units in the classroom and use those skills in a range of care setting to really demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of working with care service users – some of whom are very vulnerable and need good care skills. What can I do after this course? This qualification can lead to a good job in a range of health or care settings - residential care homes, nursing homes, health care assistant or mental health worker or can lead you onto university to study for example to become a nurse, midwife of social/youth worker. This Technical Diploma in Health and Social care which offers learners the opportunity to develop the skills and qualities needed for a successful career in the ever growing field of health and social care.

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CHILDCARE, HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

EARLY YEARS EDUCATION & CARE INTRODUCTION

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

CACHE Certificate

Level: 2

Level: 2

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus Course Code

5368/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will study a range of units which are organised into clusters and include: Support physical care routines for children; An introduction to the role of the early years practitioner; Understand how to work in partnership; Understand legislation relating to the safeguarding, protection and welfare of children; Use legislation relating to the health and safety of children; Use legislation relating to equality; Diversity and inclusive practice; Play, development and learning for school; Understand how to plan and meet the needs of the developing child; Supporting children’s play in early years; Use observation, assessment and planning; Support children’s positive behaviour; Engage in professional development. You will also need to undertake a minimum of 250 placement hours. What can I do after this course? This qualification allows progression onto the CACHE Level 3 Early Years Educator qualifications and other Level 3 qualifications relating to childcare. Job roles include nursery assistant, class room assistant, nanny, pre-school assistant.

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BTEC Extended Certificate

Course Code

5441/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements and there are no other course specific entry requirements for this course. What will I study? The BTEC Level 2 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care has been developed by the health and social care sector to focus on: education and training in health and social care, providing opportunities for learners to gain a nationally recognised vocationally specific qualification to enter employment in the health and social care sector. Topics that you will study on this course include: communication and individual rights within the health and social care sectors, healthy living anatomy and physiology for health and social care, human lifespan development, and creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or similar programme at level 3. Alternatively you would be eligible to work in health and social care settings at assistant level.

Everybody is really nice and welcoming at the College. Charlotte Basham, Level 2 Childcare Previous school: Uckfield Community Technology College


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ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES English industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Example: AUTHOR, WRITER OR TRANSLATOR

Average Upper Wage: £40,000+

A Average Mid Wage: £24,000

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£

A Average Entry Wage: £16,000

Example: JOURNALIST

Average Upper Wage: £57 00+ £57,0

Average Mid Wage: £33,000

£

Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

ENGLISH

ENGLISH

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Functional Skills

GCSE

A Level

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

A Level

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Course Code

4121/290

Course Code

5488/111

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

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

What will I study? On this course you will develop your ability to read and write clearly and competently in a range of everyday situations, such as writing a formal letter. You will learn to use information from documents to write for a specific audience, either to convey information or to persuade.

What will I study? This course enables you to develop the reading, writing and research skills that you will need to achieve your English GCSE.

What can I do after this course? The aim of this course is to improve your skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in Year 1 so that you are ready to take the GCSE in English Language the following year.

What can I do after this course? This course is a requirement for entry to most Advanced Level 3 courses. It is also a highly regarded qualification for entry to many jobs and professions.

Course Code

5881/021

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade B or 6. What will I study? In this course you will study the concepts and methods of linguistic analysis to explore a wide range of spoken, written and multimodal forms of English. The syllabus puts the system of English language (pronunciation and writing, grammar and meaning) at the heart of the course, 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 skills of original writing for a real-world purpose on topical language issues. You will also study how language develops, and its use in the media. You will complete an independent language investigation which will develop your research and presentation skills. What can I do after this course? Students are well prepared not only for undergraduate study in English Language or Linguistics, but also for progression into other language-related degrees such as Modern Languages, Classics, or Speech Therapy. Students will develop advanced reasoning skills and abstract thinking, skills that are required in most fields.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Lewes Campus Course Code

5601/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 5 and if taken English Literature grade C or 5. What will I study? On this course you will study a wide range of engaging literary and non-fiction texts (mainly modern). You will also use literary and linguistic methods to develop clear and coherent study techniques. The course will help you 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. What can I do after this course? A Level English Language & Literature is highly prized by universities demonstrating advanced skills in critical reading and discursive essay writing. It provides an excellent basis for a wide variety of HE courses, especially Journalism, Creative Writing and English. It is valued by employers as evidence of excellent communication skills.

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ENGLISH & MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES

ENGLISH LITERATURE

FRENCH

GERMAN

SPANISH

A Level

A Level

A Level

Level 1 for Beginners

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 1

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5599/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and if taken English Literature grade B or 6. What will I study? The course aims to encourage learners to develop their interest in and enjoyment of literature and literary studies. You will read widely and independently both set texts and others that you have selected for yourself. 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, considering the interpretations of others and possible ways of responding to them. Set texts will include both classics and modern works of literature including prose, poetry and drama. In the second year you will complete coursework based on post-1900 texts, developing independent skills of reading and research. What can I do after this course? A Level English Literature is highly prized by many universities demonstrating advanced skills in critical reading and discursive essay writing. It provides an excellent basis for a variety of university courses, including humanities, languages and law. It is valued by employers as evidence of excellent communication skills.

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Course Code

5696/021

Course Code

5716/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least French GCSE grade B. Candidates without French GCSE but who are bilingual (can write and speak in French fluently) will also be considered.

Entry Requirements You will need at least German GCSE grade B. Candidates without German GCSE but who are bilingual (can write and speak in German fluently) will also be considered.

What will I study? This new, two-year A Level French course will be an exciting and motivating journey that will enable you to develop an advanced knowledge and understanding of the French language, the culture of France and other francophone countries. There will be varied and dynamic lessons where you will study a range of inspiring and engaging topics and learn how to express your point of view fluently and communicate with confidence. Studying grammar at A Level is integral and will enable you to develop translation skills. A popular French literary text and a contemporary French film will be studied over two years.

What will I study? You will have fun learning German over two years in this exciting new A Level. Classes will involve lots of conversation practice, role plays and grammar exercises which will enable you to become a fluent speaker. You will broaden your knowledge about Germany and German speaking people around the world. You will study a range of stimulating and challenging topics which will enable you to express yourself fluently and with confidence. The study of German grammar is an important, integral part of the course and will prepare you for increased accuracy in writing and translation tasks. One literary text and a German film will be studied over two years.

What can I do after this course? Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.

What can I do after this course? German is the most spoken language in Europe and the most important business language in the EU. With German A Level, you can improve your chances of getting a job either in the UK or abroad. This language qualification also provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.

Course Code

4911/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will learn how to communicate in Spanish in order to carry out everyday transactions such as ordering food and drink in a bar or restaurant, making a reservation for a hotel and dealing with travel and accommodation arrangements for tourists. You will also learn to give directions and ask the way to various destinations. At the end of the course you will achieve an award covering 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course consists of 1 lesson per week; most of the work for the qualification is carried out in lesson time. What can I do after this course? This qualification will give you a good knowledge of the language in order to communicate at a basic level, with the emphasis on active use of the language, which can be very helpful in the world of work or when travelling. It may be possible to progress to GCSE Spanish in the following year.


SPANISH A Level Level: 3 Lewes Campus Course Code

5697/021

Entry Requirements You will need at least Spanish GCSE grade B. Candidates without Spanish GCSE but who are bilingual (can write and speak in Spanish fluently) will also be considered. What will I study? Spanish is spoken by 350 million people worldwide and it is growing in popularity all the time. If you want to be able to communicate in another language and if you are interested in the culture and society of the Spanish speaking world, then this new two year A Level course is for you. You will study a range of interesting and challenging topics and learn how to express yourself fluently and confidently. Studying grammar is essential and will enable you to develop translation skills into Spanish and into English. A literary Spanish text and a popular Spanish film will be studied over two years. What can I do after this course? Languages are in great demand in the modern workplace and having a language at A Level will certainly improve your prospects of employment within the UK or abroad. A language qualification provides an opportunity to progress to language courses at university, as single or joint honours degrees.

When I came for the open day everyone was so friendly and the whole college had a really nice atmosphere. Joe Visick, French Previous school: Warden Park Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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LASER INDEPENDENT LIVING CERTIFICATE E1 Entry 2 Level: NA Lewes Campus Course Code

5712/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. Each applicant receives a one-to-one interview and will be assessed to make sure that they are at the right level for this course. Students will in most cases already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

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What will I study? The Skills for Independent Living course enables students to work at their own level and pace on their personal progression, building personal independence, social and employability skills. Students benefit from a project-based approach, using enterprise and vocational options to develop confidence within the college environment. Comprehensive learning support helps each individual to achieve their full potential, with progression towards independent living and supported employment. Our students attend college for 4 days a week 9.00-3.40 and learn in classes of 6 or 7, with an hour per day dedicated to a speech & communication programme. What can I do after this course? Possible progression outcomes include the Entry 2 Independent Living Skills programme, or moving on to community learning, supported employment or independent living. Some of our students for example have progressed to courses at Plumpton College and others have found supported employment at charity shops, cafes and many have developed skills to help them live more independently. Why not see what you could do?


FOUNDATION LEARNING

ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE ENTRY LEVEL CERTIFICATE TRANSITIONS LEAP IN INDEPENDENT LIVING IN INDEPENDENT LIVING E3 CERTIFICATE E3

LEAP LEVEL 1 KEY TO EMPLOYABILITY (K2E)

Entry 2

Entry 3

Entry 3

Level: NA

Level: NA

Level: NA

Level: 1

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5713/010

Course Code

5711/010

Course Code

5964/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. Each applicant receives a one-to-one interview and will be assessed to make sure that they are at the right level for this course. Students will in most cases already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. Each applicant receives a one-to-one interview and will be assessed to make sure that they are at the right level for this course. Students will in most cases already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. Each applicant receives a one-to-one interview and will be assessed to make sure that they are at the right level for this course. Students will in most cases already have an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP).

What will I study? Independent Living provides a supported transition to college life for students with an Education and Health Care Plan or equivalent. This course is designed to meet the needs of students with moderate learning difficulties. Students work in small classes to develop the skills necessary for progression towards employment/supported employment, independent living, friendships, contributing to the local community and being as healthy as possible in adult life. Students benefit from a project based approach, using enterprise and vocational options in a range of subjects including personal care managing money, working as part of group and healthy eating, amongst other topics. Foundation Learning qualifications are portfolio based, students will achieve the Laser Certificate in Independent Living and Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT.

What will I study? This is a one-year course, for students who have learning difficulties and need additional support with their learning. The programme enables students to improve their independence and develop skills for entry into the world of work. Learning takes place in small groups through a range of projects focusing vocational and practical work. You will continue to develop your Functional Skills in English, maths and ICT together with a range of employability focused topics leading to a Certificate in Learning for Employment & Progression at Entry Level 3. The course will help you to develop employability skills include CV and application form writing and preparation for interviews. Students will also develop independence skills by taking part in team enterprise and fundraising events.

What will I study? The LEAP programme enables students to develop their skills for independence in adult life and employability skills, with opportunities to learn through vocational, practical and social skills work LEAP is a stepping-stone to help students to move from Foundation Learning into paid or supported employment. Students will be working towards a LASER Learning for Achievement & Progression Certificate Entry Level 3 which includes units designed to enable students to develop skills needed to enter into work including customer service, health & safety, job application, interviews skills, team work and managing money. Students will continue to develop their essential skills in English and Maths.

What can I do after this course? Students can stay within the Independent Living Skills programme for up to three years, and have yearly progression reviews which include carers. Some students take up voluntary or paid employment in their exit year or can progress into LEAP courses or onto vocational Level 1 programmes or a supported internship (Project Search at Eastbourne).

What can I do after this course? Throughout the course students (and parents & carers) will receive on going advice and guidance from staff in order to ensure progression routes are clearly identified. We will help you to find out about supported employment opportunities in your area. students can progress onto the LEAP Certificate (at E3 or level 1) or into supported or paid employment.

What can I do after this course? Throughout the course, students will receive on going advice and guidance from staff in order to ensure that appropriate progression routes are identified, including supported employment opportunities in your area. Students may join the level 1 LEAP Certificate (K2E) or go into either supported or paid employment. Students may also progress into a supported internship opportunity based at the Eastbourne campus (Project SEARCH).

Course Code

5498/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. This course is for students aged 16–18 who want to explore the world of work. Students over 19 will need appropriate SEN documentation to access this provision. Students may have already completed a Foundation Learning course at either entry 3 or level 1 and looking to move into employment or voluntary work in their community. What will I study? K2E is a progression-focussed course which will enable you to participate in work experience and develop the self-confidence to help you to progress into employment. K2E will provide you with the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and support you in finding employment/ supported employment. You will be able to achieve the LASER Level 1 Certificate in Learning for Employability and Progression (LEAP) and Functional Skills in English & Maths at Entry level or level 1. You will be taught as part of a small group of 10-12 students. Additional Learning Support will be discussed at interview. Students will spend up to 3 days a week working towards their certificates in college and also attend a work placement in the community for up to 2 days a week. Students will continue to develop their essential skills in English and Maths. What can I do after this course? K2E students progress into either supported or paid employment. Students may also progress into a supported internship opportunity based at the Eastbourne campus (Project SEARCH)

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HAIR, BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES Hair & Beauty industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £30,500+ Average Mid Wage: £22,500 Average Entry Wage: £16,000

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Number of jobs within the region: 48,834

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5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


HAIR BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

BEAUTY THERAPY

BEAUTY THERAPY

Diploma

Extended Diploma

Level: 2 Lewes Campus Course Code

5034/010

BEAUTY MAKE-UP TECHNIQUES

COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

Level: 3

Extended Diploma

Diploma

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5035/010

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

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

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

What will I study? This engaging and practical vocational course provides progression from the Beauty Therapy Level 3 Diploma. It will extend your skills as a beauty therapist by introducing you to a larger range of specialist beauty face and body treatments, including body massage, Indian head massage, electrical face and body treatments and epilation. You will also be given the opportunity to develop skills and knowledge in running a beauty business, including retailing and promotional activity, health and safety and client care and communication.

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

What can I do after this course? This course will give you an introduction to working in a commercial beauty salon. In order to carry out a wider range of treatments and increase your employment prospects you may wish to progress to the Complementary Therapy or Make-Up Artistry.

Course Code

3943/010

Course Code

5036/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

What will I study? This is an innovative, new industry-focussed course for those who have creative ability, a keen sense of colour, an interest in developing and researching make-up design ideas and who wish to pursue a career as a professional make-up artist. It covers all aspects of make-up techniques to provide access to film and television work, stage, display and other media purposes. On this course you will explore and develop skills in media make-up, camouflage make-up, fashion and photographic makeup, applying prosthetic pieces, styling and fitting postiche, applying air-brush make-up to the face and designing and applying face and body paint. You will need to be prepared to work in and out of class to build a portfolio of your work.

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

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment in a related industry such as fashion promotion, film and television, or as a freelance make-up artist. Alternatively it could lead to Higher Education.

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

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HAIR BEAUTY & COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES

HAIR AND BEAUTY

HAIRDRESSING

HAIRDRESSING

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5037/010

Course Code

5038/010

Course Code

5039/010

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

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

Entry Requirements You will need to meet the standard College entry requirments and have a previous Level 2 Qualification in this subject area.

What will I study? This Level 1 course is a good introduction to working in the hairdressing sector and gives a general insight into the world of work. It offers the opportunity to develop personal confidence, customer awareness and the ability to work as part of a team. On this course you will begin to develop the necessary skills to perform your own services and assist colleagues in the salon. You will gain knowledge of the hair sector; art of dressing hair, shampooing and conditioning hair, styling men’s hair, retailing, reception, hair plaiting and twisting hair and using temporary hair colour. You will also begin to develop the right standard of English and maths for the workplace, which will also help you with your course.

What will I study? This course can provide a pathway to many career opportunities, at a junior stylist level, including work in salons, hotels and cruise liners. You will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to carry out and study Hairdressing at Level 3 or to take the Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up.

What will I study? Hairdressing is an ever expanding, exciting and competitive industry. On this Level 3 course you will gain an increased depth of knowledge and skills, including specialised skills and techniques in creative cutting, colouring, dressing and styling short and long hair. You will also receive training in specialist consultation and treatment services for hair and scalp conditions. In order to gain the product and services promotion unit you will plan, organise and carry out a promotional activity such as a coffee morning.

What can I do after this course? This course will give you an introduction to working in a commercial salon. In order to carry out professional treatments and increase your employment prospects it is desirable to progress to Hairdressing Level 2..

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What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to more responsible positions in the industry, from stylist to salon manager, as well as to exciting careers in health spas and on cruise liners in the UK and overseas.

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to more specialised course in Beauty Therapy or to higher study in the College in Salon Management.


The Hair & Beauty salons here are the best place to learn. Ellie Newbery, Hairdressing Previous school: Warden Park

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HUMANITIES Humanities industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Example: GEOLOGIST/ SCIENTIST

Average Upper Wage: £66,000+

Average Upper Wage: £43,000

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Example: SOCIAL/ HUMANITIES SCIENTIST

Average Upper Wage: £53,000+

Average Upper Wage: £24,000

Average Mid Wage: £35,000

£ Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


HUMANITIES

GEOGRAPHY

HISTORY

PHILOSOPHY

POLITICS

A Level

A Level

A Level

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5902/021

Course Code

0917/011

Course Code

1015/011

Entry Requirements You will need GCSE Geography grade C or above if taken.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken History grade C.

Entry Requirements You will need at least 5 GCSE grade B including English Language and Maths grade B or 6.

What will I study? On this course you will study a qualification that enables you to engage critically with real world issues and places, apply your own geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to make sense of the world around you. Topics studied include: Consequences of Globalisation, Responses to Hazards, Water Insecurity and Climate Change. The course gives students the opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of physical and human geography, the complexity of people and environment questions and issues, and to become critical, reflective and independent learners.

What will I study? On this 2 year A Level programme you will study 4 key areas; 1 coursework element plus 3 examined units at the end of Year 2. In Year 1 you will study global issues in China, USA and Britain. In Year 2 you will study Germany 1900-45 plus the coursework unit The Making of Modern Russia 1856-1964.

What will I study? Philosophy is concerned with the big questions: What is knowledge? What is truth? What is beauty? Philosophy is a rigorous intellectual discipline focused on reasons, arguments and justification. This course introduces you to Epistemology (theory of knowledge), Philosophy of Religion as well as in-depth studies in Moral Philosophy, including Normative Ethical theories, Utilitarianism, Deontological Ethics, Virtue Ethics and Metaethics. You will also study the Philosophy of Mind, which concerns questions about the relationship between mind and body, the mental and the physical. The course is designed to develop critical and intellectual skills, to challenge preconceptions, and to develop knowledge and understanding of major philosophical issues.

What can I do after this course? Geography is a high-profile humanities subject, which shows a breadth of knowledge and can provide a pathway to a range of degree courses. It is seen as a ‘facilitating’ subject by Russell Group universities. Our students have gone on to study subjects including Town Planning, Medicine, Environmental Planning, Architecture and Oceanography.

What can I do after this course? As a facilitating subject History combines well with other A Levels including Philosophy, English Literature and Sociology, as well as modern languages. History is a sought-after A Level and thus can provide a pathway to most university courses and it reveals a wide range of skills valuable for any career.

What can I do after this course? Philosophy A Level is extremely popular with universities as it demonstrates the capacity for original and rigorous thought and the critical analysis of difficult texts. These skills form an important basis for intellectual development, and are useful for any Higher Education course.

Course Code

1014/021

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will study the following modules in the first year: Political Participation in UK Politics and Government of the UK. In Participation in UK Politics you will study Elections, Pressure Groups and Democracy and Political Participation. In Government of the UK you will study issues relating to government and the role of the Executive. In the second year of the course you will study Politics in the USA and The Comparison Between Politics in the USA and UK. This course provides a broad-based background in political theories and practices, which will allow you to develop skills in analysing and evaluating the current political scene. What can I do after this course? This course provides a number of qualifications providing the pathway to university or employment. Employment opportunities with a politics background include Journalism, Civil Service or working with pressure groups.

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HUMANITIES

SOCIOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

GCSE

A Level

Level: 2

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

4495/030

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? Sociology is a study of people, their lives and relationships. You will reflect on your own experiences of the world in a variety of social settings. On this course you will study sociological topics such as the mass media, inequality and power. You will develop the ability to look at evidence, judge whether it is correct and come to reasoned conclusions. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to level 3 courses or employment. The traditional occupation for sociology students has been social work or some other form of public sector welfare work such as the probation service. However in practice sociology students go into a much wider range of jobs, for instance, human resource management.

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Course Code

5607/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken Sociology grade C. What will I study? Sociology involves the analysis of a wide range of social issues. The course requires and encourages you to develop a critical view of the world we live in and question some of the racist, sexist or stereotyped opinions that still exist in society. What can I do after this course? Many students continue Sociology or related subjects at university. Students of Sociology at the College have pursued careers in media, IT, teaching, social work, care professions, the police and even the armed forces.


Enjoy your time at College. Don’t get stressed over the small things! Will Gold, History Previous school: Warden Park Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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IT, ICT & COMPUTING Computing industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 263,297

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,437

Currently employed within the region: 33,016

A Average Mid Wage: £50,500

7% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Entry Wage: £23,500

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


IT, ICT & COMPUTING

CERTIFICATE IN DIGITAL APPLICATIONS

COMPUTER SCIENCE

ICT AND INFORMATICS

DIGITAL DESIGN

A Level

BTEC L3 Certificate

BTEC L3 Certificate

Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 2

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus Course Code

5706/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will learn how websites are made and what makes web products suitable for specific audience and purpose. You will also learn basic HTML and CSS skills and will be creating your own digital portfolio. You will be working with digital images, will explore vector and bitmapped images, and will be creating your own images in Illustrator and Photoshop. These are the standard software applications for industry. The course is divided into 2 units. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Further Education in Level 3 subjects such as Digital Design, Web Design, Informatics, The Applied Art and Design Double Award, Fine Art A Level, Textiles, and Graphic Design.

Course Code

5560/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Maths grade B or 6. What will I study? Technology has revolutionised how we live today. From social networks to augmented reality, self-driving cars to wearable technology - all of these are made possible through Computer Science. During the first year of this course, you will gain a solid foundation in the art of programming. This is more than learning a specific language, it is a new way of thinking that requires a creative and precise approach to problem solving. What can I do after this course? Many students continue to university to study Computer Science, Software Engineering or more specialist fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics or games development.

Course Code

4437/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4. What will I study? The ICT and Informatics Certificate is equivalent to an AS Level and can be taken as the first of a two-year course that combines to be the equivalent of a full A Level. As this is a BTEC course there is no exam to revise for. Informatics mean problem solving with data and information. The course is concerned with using software to solve issues in practical, real world projects. Students learn how to process data and work with it to reveal information that is useful for decision taking. Informatics is useful for all students since it encourages them to manage their study load through the acquisition of organisational skills and by using IT to create meaningful solutions for working with data. What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the UCAS points that you need to get into university as well as practical skills highly valued by employers. This course will also be applicable to many other courses at SDC, since you will learn how to effectively manage and process information.

Course Code

3952/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Digital Design first year is equivalent to an AS Level and can be taken as the first of a two-year course that then becomes the equivalent of a full A Level. There is no exam and all work is assessed at this centre. You will develop skills in pre-production planning together with still and moving (animation and video projection) and graphic layout. This is a course for all creative elements of design work with digital platforms. We work with images in industry leading software. We make interactive documents and graphic novels for print, the web and tablets. We produce moving image and special effects in video and help you develop your creative style and identity. This course can be taken in combination with other courses like the Double Award in Art and Design. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a wide range of media related courses on offer in Higher Education.

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IT, ICT & COMPUTING

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

WEB DESIGN

BTEC Certificate

BTEC L3 Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

4437/020

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. This must include at least grade C or 4 in Maths and English GCSEs, as well as an interview to establish your suitability and aptitude for the course. You should have a strong interest in solving problems, new technology, ideas and programming. What will I study? The Software Development course was conceived around the industry-based need for a new generation of creative problem solvers equipped with skills to enable them to work effectively in teams, exchange ideas effciently, collaborate on complex problems, build prototypes and test solutions. Whilst we teach software design and programming, the focus is on problem solving, critical thinking and exposure to the end-to-end project lifecycle. The Software Development BTEC Certificate is equivalent to an AS Level and can be taken as the first of a two year course that then becomes the equivalent of a full A Level. You will learn how to programme in Java, and design and develop mobile applications and games. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Higher Education. Students often go on to take courses in Games Development, Software Engineering and Computer Science. The Subsidiary Diploma will equip you with the skills and knowledge to launch your own software start-up.

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Course Code

3952/030

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Maths grade C or 4. What will I study? The Interactive Media BTEC Certificate (Web Design) is equivalent to an AS Level and can be taken as the first of a two-year course that then becomes the equivalent of a full A Level. As a BTEC there is no exam and all work is assessed at this centre. On this course you will develop skills in pre-production planning together with an understanding of resourcing requirements for the production of an asset rich website. You will develop skills in using digital imaging software by producing digitally manipulated visual material for use in fully interactive image galleries and website navigation systems. You will learn how to apply design principles to create a fully interactive website. What can I do after this course? This course provides you with the UCAS points that you need to get into university as well as the real, practical and up to date skills highly valued by employers. A place on this course will give you real strengths that can be used directly in other courses at the College since you will learn how to manage and process information.

My ambition is to study at university to become a games developer. Stephanie Barden, Computing Previous school: Bishop Bell


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MATHEMATICS Business & Accounting industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £52,000+

Number of jobs within the region: 263,297 Annual vacancies within the region: 12,378 Currently employed within the region: 250,919

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Average Mid Wage: £39,000

£ Average Entry Wage: £19,000

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

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MATHEMATICS

CORE MATHEMATICS

FURTHER MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS

MATHEMATICS

Stand-Alone Maths Qualification

A Level

GCSE

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 2

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

1008/020

Course Code

1016/021

Entry Requirements Our standard requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above, including GCSE Maths.

Entry Requirements Our standard requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including Maths at grade 7 or above.

What will I study? Core Maths is a new Level 3 course for students who have achieved a good pass at GCSE mathematics. It is designed to better prepare students for the mathematical demands of work, study and life. The course has been developed with employers, universities and professional bodies as valuable preparation for higher education and employment.

What will I study? Further Mathematics is an AS or A level qualification which both broadens and deepens the mathematics covered in A level Mathematics. Further Mathematics is taken alongside an AS or A level in Mathematics. On this course you will study the content of the new A level EDEXCEL Further Maths syllabus which consists of the study of Pure Mathematics content and the study of the application of mathematics in Mechanics, Statistics or Decision. To gain the AS Further Mathematics award at the end of the first year, you will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. To convert in the second year the AS level Mathematics into A Level Mathematics you will study further pure mathematics topics covering more algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and other topics, and extended applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics.

What can I do after this course? Students in social sciences, business, psychology, sciences and health sciences who are not taking A/AS level Maths will find the Core Maths element useful in preparing for university study where a working application of Maths or Statistics may be required.

What can I do after this course? The skills gained from studying a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) subject at A level or degree level are in demand by employers. Graduates with STEM degrees earn on average 5% to 10% higher salaries than the mean for all graduates. These subjects are underpinned by mathematics. Having a broad mathematical knowledge and secure technical ability will help the transition from sixth-form to higher education.

Course Code

3451/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will study 2 units of core mathematics, 1 calculator and 1 non-calculator. Units include Algebra, Number, Shape and Space, and Statistics. You can choose to study for the higher level if you already have a grade C in GCSE Maths, or you can take the foundation level if you need to get a grade C. You will improve your problem solving skills, develop your ability to generalise, and use symbolic notation to consider abstract ideas. What can I do after this course? GCSE Mathematics is essential for many courses at college and university and is required by many employers.

Course Code

1011/021

Entry Requirements Our standard requirement is 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including Maths at least at grade 6. What will I study? On this course you will study the content of the new A level EDEXCEL Maths syllabus which consists of the study of Pure Mathematics and the study of the application of mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. To gain the AS Mathematics award at the end of the first year, you will study pure mathematics content covering topics in algebra, trigonometry, and calculus and coordinate geometry, amongst others, and basic applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. To convert in the second year the AS level Mathematics into A Level Mathematics you will study further pure mathematics topics covering more algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and other topics, and extended applications of Mathematics in Mechanics and Statistics. What can I do after this course? Mathematical skills are highly prized and an AS or A Level qualification in some form of mathematics will be valuable when applying for university entry and will give you a very significant advantage in the job market.

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There are lots of opportunites here and the teachers are really great. Najiyah Ahad, GCSE Maths Previous school: Beacon Academy

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MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL Creative Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 29,609

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,396

Currently employed within the region: 28,213

A Average Mid Wage: £48,000

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £62,500+

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A Average Entry Wage: £21,000

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

Figures are based on averages from a range of typical career paths. These figures are intended as a guide only and will vary depending on your chosen career.


MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL

CREATIVE MEDIA (FILM & TV)

CREATIVE MEDIA FILM & TV PRODUCTION

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Certificate

Level: 3 Lewes Campus Course Code

3951/010

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

DIGITAL DESIGN

Level: 3

UAL Award

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Level: 2

Course Code

4175/010

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

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

What will I study? On this course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a progessional film-maker. You will be introduced to the practical side of film-making by creating animations, using film and digital cameras, working with actors and editing your own film footage. Alongside learning to make films you will also get an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next.

What will I study? On this stand-alone course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a professional film-maker. You will develop film-making skills that will help you plan, shoot and edit your own short films. Alongside learning to make films you will also get an insight into where film has come from and where you might take it next.

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

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

Level: 3

Course Code

Lewes Campus Course Code

Pre Professional Course

5495/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will have the choice of studying either Filmmaking or Video-gaming for this Level 2 creative subject. If studying Video-gaming, you will learn how video games are constructed and engage first hand with the game development process. You will have the opportunity to design and create simple video games (programming skills will not be required at this level.) In Film-making you will learn how short films are constructed and engage first hand with the film-making process, from conception of ideas through to editing. You will have the opportunity to write and produce your own short films; previous experience of making films will not be required at this level.

5341/040

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? This course is for all students at the college who have an interest in progressing into the creative design and technology industries either by going into the workplace or by progressing to HE. What can I do after this course? This course is designed to help you progress in this subject into industry or HE.

What can I do after this course? This course will allow you to progress onto a Level 3 Creative Media programme.

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MEDIA, FILM & DIGITAL

FILM STUDIES

JOURNALISM

MEDIA STUDIES

A Level

BTEC Certificate

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

0330/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4. What will I study? On this course you will study how popular British and American films are put together and understood by their audiences. You will look at camera and editing techniques, design, acting, and other aspects of the ways meanings are produced in films. We also consider narrative, genre and the workings of the film industry. A special study is made of how films communicate social messages and values, possibly looking at how crime or the immigrant experience is reflected in British films. In addition you will explore new approaches to analysing film and consider a range of themes such as the depiction of city life in films from France and Brazil, and the relation between films and emotional response. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to employment or as a foundation for a more specialised study of film or media at university.

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Course Code

4175/020

Course Code

1021/011

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

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

What will I study? On this stand-alone course you will be starting your journey towards becoming a journalist. You will develop skills that will help you research, write and edit your own opinion pieces. You will also get an insight into where journalism has come from and where you might take it next.

What will I study? This course is split into two elements; exam and coursework. The exam element looks critically at a range of media forms from music videos to magazine adverts. You will analyse the way they are constructed, engage audiences and represent social ideas and beliefs. One focus will be on the representation of social groups, issues and events. Previous case studies have included the cult of celebrity, the London riots and teen delinquency. There will be one end of year exam that assesses your understanding of textual analysis, representation and audience theories. You will undertake practical and creative coursework, which may include the production of a script and the marketing materials for a teen horror film and will develop your skills in design, desktop publishing and digital photography.

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

What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Media Studies A2 and then on to a wide range of media related courses on offer in Higher Education.


The College has fantastic facilities and the teaching staff are excellent. Joe Robinson, Double BTEC Digital Design Previous school: Seaford Head Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC Performing Arts industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Average Upper Wage: £50,000+ Average Mid Wage: £36,000

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Average Entry Wage: £18,000

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PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

DANCE

DANCE

A Level

BTEC Certificate Level 3

Level: 3 Lewes Campus Course Code

1020/011

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this contemporary dance course you will build your practical skills in both dance technique and choreography. The course also explores anatomy and physiology, and dance analysis, which will provide you with a solid understanding of the theory and practise of contemporary dance. For students interested in a career in dance this course works as an excellent companion to the BTEC National Award in Dance. The course will require you to take part in physically active practical sessions and solo dance performances. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to Dance A2, and then on to full-time professional dance training at the London School of Contemporary Dance, the Laban Centre, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and a range of universities. There is also an exciting opportunity to move on to our Contemporary Dance Degree.

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES

MUSIC

Level: 3

A Level

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Course Code

0161/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least Dance GCSE grade B or Dance BTEC level 2 qualification. What will I study? This pre-professional vocational dance training course will help you to build your skills in a range of different dance styles. On this course you will cover six different units, which will provide you with a wide range of different dance performance opportunities and experiences. For students interested in a career in dance, this course works as an excellent companion to the A Level Dance programme. This course is physically demanding and is suitable for those committed to improving their dance skills through rigorous training activities. What can I do after this course? Dance students from Sussex Downs College are now training at a range of prestigious dance schools and universities including London School of Contemporary Dance, London Studio Centre, Central School of Ballet and the Laban Centre. There is also an exciting opportunity to move on to our Contemporary Dance Degree.

Lewes Campus Course Code

5956/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and if taken Drama grade C or above.

A Level

Course Code

5609/011

Entry Requirements You will need to demonstrate your ability to play an instrument or sing and understand music theory to grade 5 standard.

What will I study? On this course you will study the ideas and themes behind key dramatic texts and explore these through practical workshops, leading to your own presentations and performances. You will have the opportunity to develop both your analytical and research skills, as well as demonstrate and explore your practical ideas and ability. The course will help you develop your subject specific skills related to performance and the theatre, as well as various transferrable academic and personal skills. It will be under the New A Levels so only operates as an A LEVEL (ie No AS).

What will I study? On this course you will study three areas of music. For that exam, you will be required to give one solo recital. In addition, at ESAM you will perfrom up to four recitals per year, which gives you more experience and the opportunity to produce your best possible performance. You will study a range of set works that are certain to expand your musical horizons. Classroom listening, learning and written work is enhanced by trips to hear progessional performances. In addition, you will have your compositions performed and recorded by professionals. Students also study traditional harmony - the skill at the heart of all fine composition.

What can I do after this course? This popular subject can prepare you for a specialist course at university or drama school. Past students are currently studying or have studied at Central School of Speech and Drama, East 15, Rose Bruford, Guildhall, the London Studio as well as a range of universities such as Cambridge, Royal Holloway, Kent, UEA, Manchester and Leeds.

What can I do after this course? A very high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. Music has proved to be a well respected A Level qualification enabling many students to gain entry to degree courses in a wide range of subjects.

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PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

MUSIC

MUSIC BTEC

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

MUSICAL THEATRE

BTEC L3 Subsidiary Diploma

Level 3 Certificate

A Level

BTEC Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

4916/020

Entry Requirements You will need to have completed the BTEC Level 3 Certificate in Music. What will I study? This course follows on from the Music BTEC Level 3 Certificate and will offer students the key knowledge and practical skills required for their potential chosen career as a freelance musician. They will have 3 lessons per week (4 hours tuition) and will study 3 subject areas: Composing Music, Music and Sound for the Moving Image, Working as a Musical Ensemble. There will be an opportunity for each student to carry out an in-depth Special Subject Investigation into a chosen area of their interest. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to studying for a Pop Music degree at university or other specialist music college. Or you might just feel that the world is waiting for you!

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Course Code

5174/010

Course Code

0334/010

Course Code

3958/020

Entry Requirements You will need to demonstrate your ability to play an instrument or sing and understand music technology.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and be able to play an instrument or sing.

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Drama or Dance grade C or above, or an equivalent relevant qualification.

What will I study? This BTEC Level 3 course will offer students the key knowledge and practical skills required for their potential chosen career as a freelance musician. They will have three lessons per week (4 hours tuition) and will study three subject areas: Live Music workshop, Contemporary Songwriting Techniques and Aural Perception. Together these three areas should give you the skills to understand music, write your own songs and perform them for recording.

What will I study? This Music Technology AS course explores the technical behind the scenes work of the pop music world. On this course you will learn how to record pop 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. Music technology is taught on classroom computers using Cubase. We also have two recording studios here at the Performing Arts Centre in Lewes. You will receive mentoring from professionals currently working in the industry.

What will I study? On this course you will study a stimulating and involving programme, which explores Musical Theatre, and develops your Singing, Acting and Dance skills. Through individual and ensemble activities, you will enhance and develop your performance practice. You will work on a number of practical project and explore vocational opportunities, as well as researching the cultural and historical background of musical theatre. This course will help you develop your performance and textual analysis skills and it complements a wide number of other subjects on the curriculum.

What can I do after this course? Most students will continue onto the Year 2 course, Music BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at ESAM at Sussex Downs College.

What can I do after this course? This course can lead to Music Technology A2. A high percentage of Academy students go on to study music, music technology or music production at colleges or universities offering such courses. A number of students move on to study at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

What can I do after this course? This course provides excellent training for progression into the area of musical theatre in higher education, or to work in the performing arts and entertainments industries. Our students have gone on to study musical theatre at drama schools, and on into the West End in musicals such as Chicago and Shrek.


PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

PERFORMING ARTS

BTEC First Award

BTEC Certificate (Single)

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (Double)

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Certificate

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Course Code

4673/020

Course Code

3958/010

Course Code

3939/010

PRE-PROFESSIONAL MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Lewes Campus

5270/010

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

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

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

Course Code

What will I study? The course is designed to be as practical as possible and is delivered through workshops, rehearsal and performance. Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of acting, movement and vocal performance and be encouraged to develop skills that will increase confidence and develop an understanding of the realities of working in the entertainment industry. This course will also encourage you to explore your own creativity and help you be a strong and effective member of a team. A key element of this course is for students to practise self-discipline, self-confidence and concentration. You will explore and develop your acting skills and techniques, whilst exploring progression and employment opportunities.

What will I study? On this course you will study a stimulating and involving programme, which complements a wide number of other subjects on the curriculum. Skills in performance are enhanced and developed through a number of practical projects, and ensemble and individual activities. You will research the cultural and historical background of the performing arts, as well as explore vocational opportunities. There are also opportunities to explore the various technical and backstage aspects of performing arts. The course will help you develop your performance and textual analysis skills.

What will I study? On this course you will study the creation of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. This is a busy, exciting and performance centred course based in the purpose built Performing Arts Centre. In both years you will take part in and organise performances within the Performing Arts Centre, the community and local commercial theatres. This provides practical vocational experience and training as an actor/performer, and in a wide variety of supporting production roles. You can also participate in an exciting variety of workshops and enrichments throughout both years, and you will also explore the many vocational and educational opportunities for progression and work.

What will I study? This is a fantastic opportunity for musicians hoping to go on to study at conservatoire, or to develop their performance skill to a higher level. The Pre-Professional Certificate is a one-year course (a second year leading to an Advanced Certificate is available) and is an add-on available only to A Level Music and BTEC L3 Music students. Students are tutored in small ensembles (for example string quartet, vocal trio or rock group) by teachers who are themselves professional performers. The student ensembles give two recitals per year. The course is taught on one timetabled lesson per week, so it will not clash with other subjects or take the place of a full A Level.

What can I do after this course? This course is designed for students aiming to progress to advanced Level 3 courses such as the Performing Arts BTEC Nationals and to provide training for vocational progression in performing arts and other related industries. In order to progress to a Level 3 course there is an expectation that you will achieve a minimum of a Merit.

What can I do after this course? This course provides excellent training for progression into higher education, or to work in the performing arts and entertainments industries. Many of our students have gone on to study for degrees in the performing arts or other subjects at universities across the country, and others have gone on to study at drama schools.

What can I do after this course? This course acts as a foundation for progression onto a second year Diploma and as the first major step towards a career or further training in the performing arts related industries. Many of our students go on to study at drama schools or universities such as Mountview, Rose Bruford, LAMDA, East 15, Central, Chichester, Middlesex or Kent.

Entry Requirements You will need instrumental or vocal skills grade 6.

What can I do after this course? A high percentage of Academy students have progressed on to university or college to study music. A sizable number of students have gained places at music conservatoires ranging from the Royal Academy of Music to the Brighton Institute of Modern Music (BIMM).

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PERFORMING ARTS & MUSIC

PRODUCTION ARTS BTEC Certificate Level: 3 Lewes Campus Course Code

3965/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will study the core aspects of Stage Management and Technical Theatre structured around the creation, production and support of specific projects and the development of your vocational skills. During the course you will explore and develop your creative production skills in stage management; mask and prop-making; stage design and construction; lighting, sound and video. What can I do after this course? Students studying Production Arts have gone to a range of technical courses at Drama Schools or universities such as Mountview, Guildhall, Rose Bruford, Bournemouth, UAL, as well as the workplace at the Komedia, Brighton Dome and a range of production companies.

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I wanted to study here because of the great facilities in the Performing Arts Centre. Harry Savage, Drama & Theatre Studies Previous school: Seaford Head


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PROGRESSION TO A LEVEL

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PROGRESSION TO A LEVEL

HIGHER PROJECT

PRE-ACCESS COURSE

PROGRESSION AWARD

Level: 2

Level: 2

Level: 2

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

3524/120

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The Higher Project Qualification allows students to study and complete a project based around an area of interest to them, that may link to a current area they are studying or something they would like to study in the future. The Higher Project aims to develop a student’s study skills such as time management towards a deadline, planning, researching and producing an extended piece of work. A student will be able to develop their abilities at selecting appropriate information in completing work and reflect and review how successfully this was achieved. In other words it is not only what you produce but the process you went through to achieve it.

Course Code

5978/030

Entry Requirements No previous qualifications required What will I study? You will study a variety of modules which will prepare you for the Level 3 Access course pathways What can I do after this course? Progress onto the Access to HE Level 3 course.

Course Code

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Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? You will learn to organise, manage and extend your learning to support your existing subjects and develop the personal study skills required to be successful at A Level. This will include learning how to; locate, retrieve and store information, produce and respond to written materials for a variety of purposes, use IT to organise, edit and compile information and make positive contributions to discussions.

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What can I do after this course? This qualification will prepare you for further study at Level 3 as well as useful skills for the workplace.

What can I do after this course? Successful completion alongside BTEC / GCSE retakes results will enable a learner to progress onto a variety of Level 3 programmes of study.

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PUBLIC & UNIFORMED SERVICES Public & Uniformed Services Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 14,229

Annual vacancies within the region: 563

Currently employed within the region: 13,666

Average Upper Wage: £38,000+ A Average Mid Wage: £31,000

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PUBLIC & UNIFORMED SERVICES

PUBLIC SERVICES

PUBLIC SERVICES

PUBLIC SERVICES

First Extended Certificate Level 2

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5513/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? The course is a one-year Level 2 course that develops the basic underpinning knowledge of the requirements for entry into uniformed public services. You will study a number of units during your time at college incorporating both practical and theoretical elements including employment in the Public Services, fitness, public service skills, outdoor adventurous activities, citizenship in the UK, crime and its effects on society. Students normally study GCSEs in English and Maths alongside this qualification. What can I do after this course? Students may wish to progress on to the Level 3 Public Service qualification.

Course Code

4756/010

Entry Requirements You should be able to demonstrate an interest in a career in the uniformed public services. This is an academic course that requires commitment. What will I study? On this BTEC Level 3 90 Credit Diploma in Public Services course you will study a wide range of subjects, which will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter a uniformed public service. You will study at least 9 modules during the course including Politics; Leadership; Psychology; Citizenship; Physical Training and Outdoor Activities; Criminology and Employment. The theoretical units provide background knowledge and understanding of the public services. During the course you will be required to participate in visits to workplaces, and residentials and expedition training, which involve overnight stays. What can I do after this course? This course can lead to university, the police, armed forces (including direct officer entry), the emergency and rescue services, the merchant navy, offender management services and private and public security organisations. Students are eligible to apply for a range of non-uniformed jobs in support and civilian services in addition to private industry roles.

Course Code

3938/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4. What will I study? On this BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services course you will study a wide range of subjects, which will prepare you with the necessary knowledge and skills to enter a uniformed public service. You will study at least 6 modules during the course including Politics; Leadership; Psychology; Citizenship; Physical Training and Outdoor Activities. The theoretical units provide background knowledge and understanding of the public services. During the course students will be required to participate in visits to workplaces, and residentials and expedition training, which involve overnight stays.

Make the most of your time at the College by getting involved with clubs and societies. Steph Hollis, Public Services Previous school: Priory

What can I do after this course? The course is equivalent to one A Level and 140 UCAS points can be obtained. This course leads to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services for the second year. You can apply for entry to the police and other law enforcement organisations, the armed forces, the emergency and rescue services and the merchant navy, amongst others.

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SCIENCE Science Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove* Number of jobs within the region: 8, 8,199

Annual vacancies within the region: 292

Currently employed within the region: 7,907 7

A Average Mid Wage: £36,500

2% Predicted Growth by 2022

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A Average Entry Wage: £19,000

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SCIENCE

BIOLOGY

CHEMISTRY

PHYSICS

PSYCHOLOGY

A Level

A Level

A Level

A Level

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5589/021

Course Code

5590/021

Course Code

5883/021

Entry Requirements You must have a grade B in both Core and Additional Science (or grade B in Biology and grade B in Chemistry if taken separately). Minimum of B grade in GCSE Mathematics is recommended. Vocational Qualifications such as BTEC are not accepted.

Entry Requirements You must have a grade B in both Core and Additional Science (or grade B in Chemistry and another grade B in either Physics or Biology (if taken separately)). You must also have a B in GCSE Maths. Vocational Qualifications such as BTEC are not accepted.

Entry Requirements You must have a grade B in both Core and Additional Science (or grade B in Physics and another grade B in either Chemistry or Biology (if taken separately)). You must also have a B in GCSE Maths. Vocational Qualifications such as BTEC are not accepted.

What will I study? On this AQA Biology A level course you will study the following course content in the first year: biological molecules; cells; how organisms exchange substances with their environment; and genes, variation and relationships between organisms. In the second year you will study energy transfers in and between organisms; how organisms respond to changes in their internal & external environments; genetics, populations, evolution and ecosystems; and control of gene expression. In addition to course content you will develop a range of practical skills, analytical and evaluative skills.

What will I study? On this AQA Chemistry A Level course you will study the following content in the first year (the full specification can be downloaded from www.aqa.org.uk): Physical Chemistry, including the study of the atomic structure, amount of substances and how different chemicals and elements bond together and react. You will also study Inorganic Chemistry; the study, bonding and synthesis of inorganic compounds such as metals (eg, Na, Mg and Al), non-metals (eg, F2, Cl2, Br2 and I2), salts (eg NaCl and MgCl2 ) and metal oxides (eg, Na2O. MgO and Al2O3 ). And finally, Organic Chemistry, including the study of compounds containing carbon and hydrogen such as alkanes, alcohols, carboxylic acids, aldehydes, ketones and amines. In the second year these topics are studied in more depth and detail.

What will I study? On this Edexcel Physics A level course you will study the following course content in the first year: Working as a Physicist, Mechanics, Electric Circuits, Further Mechanics, Electric and Magnetic Fields, Nuclear and Particle Physics. In the second year you will study Working as a Physicist, Materials, Waves and Particle Nature of Light, Thermodynamics, Space, Nuclear Radiation, Gravitational Fields and Oscillations. In addition to course content you will develop a range of practical, analytical and evaluative skills.

What can I do after this course? This course offers a pathway to many university courses where you can study either a broadbased biological science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area of science. The course also provides you with many transferrable skills should you decide to take an alternative pathway.

What can I do after this course? This course offers a pathway to many university courses where you can study either a broadbased science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area of science. Many students go on to study medicine, veterinary, chemistry, pharmacy, nursing, and chemical or physical engineering.

What can I do after this course? This course offers a pathway onto many university courses where you can study either a broad-based physics science course or one in which you specialise in a particular area of science. In addition, many students who study physics go on to study engineering or mathematics.

Course Code

0339/021

Entry Requirements You will need grade B or above in English Language GCSE, and grade C or above in Mathematics GCSE and Science GCSE (due to the scientific and statistical content of the course B grades are recommended). What will I study? On this course you will develop an understanding of the scientific methods used by psychologists. You will be familiarised with 4 key techniques for collecting and analysing data: Self-Report, Experiment, Observation and Correlation. You will also be introduced to the 5 main approaches in Psychology. To do well in this subject you need to have good thinking and analytical skills and should enjoy reading, researching and problem solving. An interest in science is essential. Psychology is based on empirical evidence, therefore you will need to enjoy working with statistics and interpreting data. What can I do after this course? Many students go on to study further at university studying Psychology or a combined honours degree. This subject combines well with other university courses such as teaching, nursing, medicine and criminology.

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SCIENCE

SCIENCE (ADDITIONAL)

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

SCIENCE (APPLIED)

SCIENCE (CORE)

GCSE

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Extended Certificate

GCSE

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 2

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

3260/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Additional Science or Core Science grade D, or BTEC Science Distinction. What will I study? GCSE Additional Science offers students a broad, coherent course of study that adds to their knowledge and understanding of the living, material and physical worlds. You will study elements of the three core Sciences of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. What can I do after this course? If you achieve a minimum of a B grade you will be able to progress on to an A Level Science course.

Course Code

3971/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4 and Double Science grade C, or BTEC Diploma in Applied Science Merit. What will I study? This course is aimed towards students that enjoy Science but want to continue learning in more of an applied way. You will develop skills in independent learning, practical ability, research and active group work. On this course you will study two core units taken over one year - one unit is examined but the other is based on coursework. These are Principles and Applications of Science and Practical Scientific procedures and Techniques. These give a basic understanding of scientific principles and how to work safely in laboratories and competently use laboratory equipment. The certificate is equivalent to 0.5 of an A Level. What can I do after this course? This qualification has the same UCAS points as 0.5 A Level, and combined with other BTECs or A Levels provides a sound footing for progression to employment, an apprenticeship or Higher Education. Some University degrees you could apply to with BTEC Science include nursing, forensic science and zoology.

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Course Code

3006/020

Entry Requirements You will need 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths and Double Science, or a Merit in a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science. Other equivalent qualifications will be considered. Good literacy skills are beneficial. What will I study? On this course you will study a balanced programme of scientific disciplines drawn from the biological, physical and chemical sciences. In addition to this you will also have the chance to investigate how science is used in medicine and health care, forensics and in industry. The course content reflects how science is used in the science sector and adopts a hands-on vocational approach to scientific training. You will be required to take part in all aspects of practical work, industrial visits and fieldwork (where required). What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to higher education and you could continue your study to degree level in vocational scientific disciplines. A BTEC in Science is a qualification valued by industry and you may be able to enter a laboratory based career upon completion of your BTEC.

Course Code

3259/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE Core Science Grade D or BTEC Science Level 2 Distinction and GCSE Maths and English Language grade D or 3. What will I study? On this course you will study units for each of the three science areas: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The course consists of a mix of scientific theory, practical work and how science relates to everyday life. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses within the College. To start an A-level Science course you would need BB in Core and Additional Science. Chemistry and Physics also require a B in Maths.


The library and communal areas here are fantastic. Luke Leckie, Chemistry & Biology Previous school: Claverham Call us on 030 300 39551 or go to www.sussexdowns.ac.uk for more information

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SPORT & FITNESS Sports Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 12,756 12,

Annual vacancies within the region: 673

Currently employed within the region: 12,083

A Average Mid Wage: £30,000

5% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £39,000+

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A Average Entry Wage: £15,000

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

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SPORT & FITNESS

COMMUNITY SPORTS LEADERSHIP

HIGHER SPORTS LEADERSHIP

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Award

Certificate

Level: 3

Foundation Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5523/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. There are no other course specific entry requirements. What will I study? On this course you will learn to lead groups of people from varying backgrounds, ages and abilities. You will learn how to plan, conduct and evaluate a sports session as well as how to umpire and referee different sports. There are both practical and theoretical modes of study. All students must complete a 10 hour minimum voluntary leadership placement in the community. The following units are studied: Organisational Skills, Safety in Sport and First Aid. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate (HSLC) in your second year of study at the College. You will need to pass a formal assessment in order to progress on to the HSLC. This is good preparation for teaching/coaching jobs and general leadership.

Course Code

A Level

4547/020

Entry Requirements You will need the Community Sports Leadership Award. What will I study? The HSLC is an exciting course where you complete seven units of study about sport leadership. You will also complete 30 hours of community sports work with children, and people with disabilities. The units of study include: developing leadership skills, provision of sport within the community, leading sessions designed to improve fitness, organising and leading a sports event or competition, legal and ethical responsibilities when working with others, leading sport/activity sessions for children and leading sport/activity sessions for disabled people. The ability to work in a team is essential. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to teaching, coaching, sports development, sports administration, sports centre work and the leisure industry. This is a nationally recognised qualification and is recognised by Higher Education and the workplace as a course that develops leadership skills.

Course Code

5915/011

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4, Science grade CC and if taken PE grade B. What will I study? On the A Level PE course you will study four major elements, with theoretical and assessment in a practical performance at its core. The course will equip students with both a depth and breadth of knowledge, understanding and skills relating to scientific, socio-cultural and practical aspects of physical education and the use of data to analyse physical activity. Students are assessed in one practical performance in which students must be actively competing in prior to the start of the course. Students will sit one exam at the end of their second year which will represent 70% of their overall grade with 30% being assessed via practical assessment. Students must have a keen interest in PE and enjoy studying the areas that will be the focus of the courses. What can I do after this course? Sport is a massive growth industry and this course can provide a pathway to a wide range of sport and non-sport based careers. Common progression routes into university include PE teaching, sports science/studies/development or coaching, leisure management and physiotherapy.

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DEVELOPMENT

Lewes Campus Course Code

5746/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and either Maths grade C or 4 or Science grade C. What will I study? This qualification consists of seven units, four mandatory units and one specialist units and has the academic equivalence of one A Level. The course units for study are; Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness - Examined (M); Fitness Training and Programming - Externally Assessed Task (M); Professional Development in the Sports Industry (M); Sports Leadership (M); Practical Sports Performance; Coaching for Performance; Sport Event Organisation. You will produce three or four assignments for each unit. What can I do after this course? Students may wish to progress to year 2 to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma, which is an additional 8 units. To do so you must achieve the Foundation Diploma.

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SPORT & FITNESS

SPORT ACADEMY: MEN’S FOOTBALL

SPORT ACADEMY: MEN’S RUGBY

SPORT ACADEMY: WOMEN’S NETBALL

SPORT

Academy

Academy

Academy

Level: 2

Level: NA

Level: NA

Level: NA

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

4962/010

Course Code

1288/010

Course Code

1293/010

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

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

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

What will I study? The Sussex Downs Men’s Football Academy provides opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance. Students can combine their academic and sporting commitments within the college timetable. The academy trains twice a week within the normal college day and compete in fixtures on Wednesday afternoons. The academy is involved in local and cup competitions and also competes in national cup competitions and tournaments. The combination of high quality coaching provided by Brighton & Hove FC coaches, use of the Lewes FC’s 3G pitch for training and fixtures and a committed coaching and playing team has resulted in a highly successful men’s football academy.

What will I study? Sussex Downs College Lewes Sport Academy - Five Focuses: Development of individual and team skill; Enhancement and knowledge of personal fitness and nutrition; Understanding of strategies and tactics of the game; Competing and performing at the highest level possible, both individually and as a team; Understanding and practice of the basic principles of coaching sport.

What will I study? The Sussex Downs Netball Academy provides opportunities at the highest level of sporting performance. Students can combine their academic and sporting commitments within the college timetable. The academy trains twice a week within the normal college day and compete in fixtures on Wednesday afternoons. The academy is involved in local and cup competitions and also competes in national cup competitions and tournaments. The combination of high quality coaching provided by the netball coach use of Wave Leisure Centre sportshall for training and fixtures and a committed coaching and playing team has resulted in a highly successful men’s football academy.

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

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

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

BTEC First Extended Certificate

Course Code

3996/040

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade D or 3 and Maths grade D or 3 or Science grade D. What will I study? The course forms part of the Level 2 programme. Within the qualification you will study 12 units including: Fitness; Sports Performance; Anatomy and Physiology; Leading Sport; Fitness Training; Sports Injuries and others. You will also have the option to study the Community Sports Leadership Award (CSLA) and have the opportunity to join a Sports Academy course. Where appropriate, you will also be able to study additional GCSEs. We will expect you to show a commitment to developing your knowledge associated with practical performance in sport. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to Level 3 courses if you achieve a minimum of a Merit grade. Your attendance, behaviour and attitude to work will also be considered for this progression.


SPORT & FITNESS

SPORT

SPORT

SPORT

SPORT

BTEC Certificate

BTEC Diploma

BTEC L3 National Extended Certificate

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

4549/010

Entry Requirements You will need to meet our standard entry requirements. As part of the above this must include English Language at grade C or above. A grade D or above in a science module is advisable. Mature applicants are also welcome. What will I study? This is a work-related qualification suitable for a wide range of students and is built to accommodate the needs of sport employers and allow progression to university. The course provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. It is an ideal course to be taken alongside other A Levels and bigger BTEC programmes. The course is usually taken by students who have an interest in sport but also study other subjects. It can be taken alongside GCSEs, A Levels, the Community Sports Leadership, and Sport Academy programmes at Sussex Downs College. The BTEC Certificate normally forms part of a two-year programme in which students achieve the certificate in Year 1 and progress onto completing the remaining units on the Subsidiary Diploma in Year 2. What can I do after this course? You can go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport in Year 2, after which there are a variety of jobs and careers within the sports industry you can pursue, for example; sports coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, leisure management and sport science. Students can also persue Higher Edication following completion of this course.

Course Code

3998/020

Entry Requirements You must have achieved the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport. What will I study? The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport is a work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students and is built to accommodate the needs of sport employers and allow progression to university. This is a one-year course following on from the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma. It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background. It can be taken alongside GCSEs, A Levels, the Community Sports Leadership Award, the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate and Sport Academy programmes at Sussex Downs College. On this course you will study subjects including Sports Development, Planning and Running a Sports Event, and Fitness and Training in Sport. As part of the course there will be numerous opportunities to take part in trips and visits throughout the year. What can I do after this course? This course can provide a pathway to a variety of different jobs and careers within the sports industry. Popular career routes are sports coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, leisure management and sport science. Students are well equipped to pursue careers straight after college, whilst many also go into Higher Education.

Course Code

5743/020

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language and Maths grade C or 4 and Science grade C if taken. What will I study? This qualification consists of four units, three mandatory units and one specialist units and has the academic equivalence of one A Level. The course units for study are; Anatomy and Physiology related to Fitness - Examined (M); Fitness Training and Programming - Externally Assessed Task (M); Professional Development in the Sports Industry (M); Practical Sports Performance. You will produce three or four assignments for each unit. What can I do after this course? Students may wish to progress to year 2 to complete the Level 3 Diploma in Performance and Excellence. To do so you must achieve the Extended Certificate.

Course Code

3934/010

Entry Requirements You will need at least GCSE English Language grade C or 4 and Science grade D. What will I study? The BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Sport is a work related qualification suitable for a wide range of students and is built to accommodate the needs of sport employers and allow progression to university. This is a one-year course which, if passed, allows you to move to the second year of study to achieve the BTEC Diploma. It can be taken alongside, GCSEs, A Levels, the Community Sports Leadership Award, the Higher Sports Leadership Certificate and Sport Academy programmes at Sussex Downs College. On this course you will study subjects including Sports Coaching, Planning and Running a Sports Event and Fitness and Training in Sport. As part of the course there will be numerous opportunities to take part in trips and visits throughout the year. What can I do after this course? Students often go on to study the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Sport and onto a variety of careers within the sports industry, including sports coaching and teaching, physiotherapy, sports journalism, leisure management and sport science. Students are well equipped to pursue careers straight after College, whilsh many also go into Higher Education.

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Choose your subjects wisely so that you can make the most of your time at College. Polly Saunders, Sports BTEC Previous school: Chailey

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TRAVEL & TOURISM Travel & Tourism Industries data for East Sussex, Kent and Brighton & Hove*

Number of jobs within the region: 22,167 22,

Annual vacancies within the region: 1,331

Currently employed within the region: 20,836

A Average Mid Wage: £25,500

8% Predicted Growth by 2022

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Average Upper Wage: £34,000+

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Average Entry Wage: £13,500

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

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TRAVEL & TOURISM

L2 TRAVEL PROGRAMME

L2 TRAVEL PROGRAMME

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

NCFE Resort Reps Award

NCFE Travel Services Certificate

BTEC 90 Credit Diploma

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 2

Level: 3

Level: 3

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Lewes Campus

Course Code

5724/010

Course Code

5747/010

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

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

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

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

What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L3 Travel and Tourism Courses available), some onto Apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in a travel and tourism field.

What can I do after this course? Some students progress into a higher level of study at the college (we have L3 Travel and Tourism Courses available), some onto Apprenticeships and others go straight into employment in a travel and tourism field.

Course Code

4909/010

Course Code

3960/010

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

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

What will I study? This course is ideal for those seeking a vocational travel and tourism qualification. On this course you will gain an extensive introduction to the travel and tourism industry. Subjects include investigating travel and tourism, customer service and long haul travel destinations.

What will I study? This course is ideal for those seeking a vocational travel and tourism qualification. On this course you will gain an extensive introduction to the travel and tourism industry. Subjects include investigating travel and tourism, customer service, and long haul travel destinations. The travel and tourism department organises residential trips every year to destinations such as New York, Rome, Barcelona and Paris as part of the course programme, as well as numerous day trips throughout the year. There may also be the opportunity to study NVQ Spanish and a City and Guilds Travel Destinations qualification alongside this qualification.

What can I do after this course? Most students progress on to the Extended Diploma in Travel and Tourism after which there are a variety of employment opportunities students can choose from. These include air cabin crew, tour operators and travel agents. Students also progress to university.

What can I do after this course? Most students progress to the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism in the second year.

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College may seem intimidating at first, but just relax and you’ll find that the atmosphere here is really welcoming. Katie Short, Level 3 Travel & Tourism Previous school: Heathfield Community College

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

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APPRENTICESHIPS What is an Apprenticeship?

GET TARGETED!

An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while you learn, and pick up some nationally recognised qualifications as you go.

Our Recruitment Team works directly with local employers to give an insider’s perspective on what employers are looking for. We ensure your applications and CV stand out from the crowd, securing you the all-important interview. We will also work with you on interview techniques so that you can make a lasting impression.

There are two types of Apprenticeships that the college deliver:

• DAY RELEASE • WORK BASED Day release involves attendance at college for one day a week and four days in the workplace. Most Apprenticeships are however work-based and are delivered entirely in the workplace. Apprenticeships take between one and five years to complete, and cover around 1,500 job roles in a wide range of industries. To gain all the support you need with creating a CV, filling out application forms, registering with the our employment and recruitment advisors and to receive updates in your chosen sector, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

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

PROVIDING APPRENTICESHIPS & SKILLS TRAINING

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HOW TO APPLY FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP Option 1: Find an Employer You may decide to generate your own Apprenticeship, based upon the Apprenticeships that the college offers. A full list of these Apprenticeships can be found opposite. To help you to generate an job offer we can send you a CV template, an example cover letter template, and tips on how to gain an Apprenticeship. If you already have a job contact we can support you into turning this into an Apprenticeship.

Option 2: Register with the Employer and Recruitment Advisor If you are interested in gaining an Apprenticeship from the age of 16 then you can register your details on the Apprenticeship Talent Bank. If a vacancy meets your designated sector, location and wage it will be sent to you via email along with a blank application form. Suggestions will be made if areas need to be improved. To register with the our employment and recruitment advisors and to receive updates in your chosen sector, visit www.sussexdowns.ac.uk

Option 3: The National Apprenticeship Website The National Apprenticeship Website advertises all the live Apprenticeships across the country, however, support is only available to those Apprenticeships that the college offer. To view all the current live Apprenticeships visit: www.gov.uk/ further-education-skills/apprenticeships

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Want to stand out from the crowd? It’s all about attitude and employers will be looking for: • • • • • • •

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

Apprenticeships will negatively affect my future career prospects Employers increasingly value consider apprenticeships as a viable career route as it means applicants will have experience of the workplace and a qualification. I won’t get a good qualification.

Common Apprenticeship Myths

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

Apprenticeships are only for people with bad grades.

If I do an apprenticeship I’ll get stuck in the same industry.

Apprenticeships are simply an alternative route into employment and offer the chance to learn and earn at the same time. As employees, apprentices need to be reliable, committed and motivated.

Apprenticeships aren’t just available in a variety of industries but different areas of the business too. Many offer transferable skills and most importantly first-hand experience of day to day work life which will stay with you throughout your career.

I won’t be able to afford it/I won’t be paid. Your wage will be covered by your employer and Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum Apprenticeship Wage which is currently £3.30 per hour for those aged 16 to 18 and those aged 19 or over in their first year. However many companies across sectors pay more than this. Apprenticeships are only available in certain sectors. The days where apprenticeships were only available in certain industries are long gone. Apprenticeships are available in a wide range of industry sectors with employers from large national companies to smaller, local companies. Apprenticeships are available at Intermediate, Advanced, and Higher and Degree Levels covering more than 170 industries and 1,500 job roles

Apprenticeships are only for young people. Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16. There is no upper age limit. I need experience to get an apprenticeship Apprenticeships provide the opportunity for young people to gain first-hand experience and to develop workplace skills. Employers recognise applicants won’t necessarily have previous work experience and are more often looking for motivation, reliability and a real desire to learn. Businesses are not hiring apprentices. Apprenticeships are a national government priority, and the number of apprenticeships businesses are hiring has increased. In fact we often find that good vacancies that we are advertising are not being filled due to lack of suitable applicants.


APPRENTICESHIPS

LEVEL

AAT (Accounting)

2, 3, 4

Beauty

2, 3

Brickwork

2, 3

Business Administration

2, 3, 4

Carpentry & Joinery

2, 3

Childcare

2, 3

Customer Service

2, 3

Electro Technical (Delivered in partnership with JTL)

See JTL

Once I have completed my apprenticeship I will be out of a job.

Engineering

3

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

Food and Beverage Service

2

Food Production and Cooking

2

Front House-Reception

2

Hairdressing

2, 3

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF DOING AN APPRENTICESHIP?

Health and Social Care

2, 3, 4

Hospitality Management

4

• You will earn money – you will receive a wage from day one of your apprenticeship

Hospitality Services

2

Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership

3, 4

• You won’t rack up debt – there are no tuition fees for apprentices to pay

ICT Applications Specialist

2

IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professional

2,3

Kitchen Services

2

Management

2, 3, 5

Maintenance Operations

2

Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

2, 3

Motor Vehicle Accident Repair/Body Repair/MET

2, 3

• This is the start of your career - 90% of apprentices stay in employment after finishing their apprenticeship (includes 2% self-employed) and 71% of apprentices stay with the same employer

Painting & Decorating

2, 3

Plumbing

2

Professional Cookery

2, 3

• 82% said their apprenticeship had improved their ability to do the job and 79% said that their career prospects had improved

Sales

2, 3

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

2, 3

Team Leading

2

• You will receive practical and relevant experience and training and gain a recognised and relevant qualification • They will build your confidence – if you are already in a job, an apprenticeship can not only provide you with a nationally recognised qualification, it can also improve your skills and build your confidence.

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THINGS TO ASK AT OPEN DAYS...

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FURTHER NOTES...

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COURSE INDEX COURSE

A LEVEL

VOCATIONAL

GCSE

APPRENTICESHIPS

Art & Design 45, 131

Art & Design

131

Double Award in Art & Design Fine Art

45, 131

Graphics

131

Graphic Communication Photography Textiles

46 46, 132

132

46, 132

132

Business Management & Law Accounting

49, 135

Accounting AAT Diploma

49

Accounting Certificate AAT

49 50, 135

Business

197

Business Administration 135

Business Enterprise BTEC Business & Finance BTEC

135

Business Level 2 Programme

136

Business Studies

50, 136 136

Business Studies Combined with Law

137

Business/Travel Level 2 Programme Economics

137 51, 137

Professional Studies Programme: NCFE Occupational Studies Law Legal Studies

197

51

51 51

Management

197

Team Leading

197

Catering & Hospitality Food & Beverage Service

55

Food Preparation Cooking & Beverage

197 197

Food Preparation Cooking 55

Food Production and Cooking

197

Front of House-Reception

197

Hospitality Management

197

Hospitality Services

197

Hospitality, Supervision & Leadership

197 197

Kitchen Service Patisserie and Confectionery

55

Professional Bartending

56

Professional Cookery

56

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Childcare, Health & Social Care 197

Childcare Care and Childcare

59, 139

Early Years and Childcare

59, 60, 139, 140

Health & Social Care

59, 60, 139, 140

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KEY =

COURSE

EASTBOURNE

A LEVEL

VOCATIONAL

LEWES

GCSE

APPRENTICESHIP

APPRENTICESHIPS

Construction & The Built Environment Bench Joinery

64

Brickwork

63

Carpentry

63,64

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Carpentry & Joinery Construction & The Built Environment

66

Construction Maintenance Operations

65

Construction Painting & Decorating

65 65

Construction Skills

66,67

Electrical Installation Electro Technical (Delivered in Partnership with JTL)

197

Maintenance Operations

197

Painting & Decorating

197 197

Plumbing Plumbing Studies

67

Skills For Employment in The Construction Industry

65

Motor Vehicle & Engineering Accident Repair MET Principles

71

Engineering

73

Engineering BTEC Foundation

73

197

71

General Vehicle Maintenance Motor Vehicle Accident Body Repair

71,72

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Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

72

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English & Modern Foreign Languages 77, 143

English

143

English Functional Skills English Language English Language & Literature

77, 143 143

English Literature

77, 144

French

77, 144

German

144

Spanish

78, 145

144

Floristry Floristry Certificate and Diploma

80,81

Foundation Learning Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living

147

Exploring The Caring Sectors BTEC

82

Laser Independent Living Certificate

146

Leap Level 1, Key to Employability

147

Transitions Leap Certificate

147

Personal Progress

83

Skills For Independence & Work Certificate

83

Skills for Independence & Work Diploma

83

Vocational Studies (Explorer)

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COURSE

A LEVEL

VOCATIONAL

GCSE

APPRENTICESHIPS

Hair Beauty & Complementary Therapies 197

Beauty Beauty Therapy Diploma

85, 149

Beauty Make-Up Techniques Extended Diploma

85, 149

Complementary Therapies Diploma

85, 149

Hairdressing

86, 150

Hair & Beauty Diploma

86, 150

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Humanities Geography

89, 153

History

89, 153

Philosophy

89, 153

Politics

89, 153

Sociology

90, 154

90, 154

IT, ICT & Computing 157

Certificate in Digital Application Computer Science ICT

93, 157 93 197

ICT Application Specialist ICT & Informatics

157

Digital Design

157

Information & Creative Technology BTEC

93

IT (Business) BTEC

93 197

IT Software, Web and Telecoms Professional IT Users

94

Software Development

158

Web Design BTEC

158

Mathematics 97,161

Core Mathematics Further Mathematics

97, 161

Mathematics

97, 161

97, 161

Media Film & Digital Art Design & Media Diploma

99

Creative Media (Film & TV)

165 165

Creative Media Film & TV Production

99, 165

Creative Media Production & Technology

165

Digital Design Film Studies

166 166

Journalism Media Studies

99, 166 165

Pre-Professional Course In Digital Design Performing Arts & Music Dance Drama & Theatre Studies Music

169 169

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170 103, 104

Music Performance & Production Diploma Music Technology

103, 169

103, 169

170


KEY = COURSE

EASTBOURNE A LEVEL

VOCATIONAL

Musical Theatre

170

Performing Arts

104, 171

Performing Arts (Acting)

104

Performing Arts (Musical Theatre)

105

Pre-Professional Music Performance Certificate

171

LEWES GCSE

APPRENTICESHIP APPRENTICESHIPS

105, 172

Production Arts Progression to A Level Higher Project

107, 175

Pre-Access Course

107, 175

Progression Award

107, 175

Public & Uniformed Services 109, 177

Public Services Retail Sales

197

Customer Service

197

Science Biology

111, 179

Chemistry

111, 179

Physics

111, 179

Psychology

111, 179 112, 180

Science (Additional) 112, 180

Science (Applied) BTEC

112, 180

Science (Core) Sport & Fitness 115, 183

Community Sports Leader Award Eastbourne Borough Football Academy

115

Football Academy

115

Golf Academy

115

Gym Instruction

116 116, 183

Higher Sport Leadership Physical Education Sport & Exercise Science Sport & Physical Activity Development Sport

116, 183 116 117, 183 117, 184, 185

Sport Academy Men's Football

184

Sport Academy Men's Rugby

184

Sport Academy Women's Netball

184

Teaching 197

Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools Travel & Tourism L2 Travel Programme

189

Travel & Tourism

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