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Your Future 16-19 Course Guide 2013-14


Open evenings We hold open evenings at our Benfleet campus and New Campus Basildon throughout the year to give you a chance to: • • • •

Tour our College Campuses View our facilities Meet our tutors and current students Discuss your options with our Careers Advisers

Open evenings are designed to help you find out about all of your options. They are an excellent opportunity to see what life could be like for you if you choose to study with us. There is no need to book - just come along. Parents, carers and other family members are all very welcome.

Benfleet Campus Open Evenings Tuesday 9 October 2012, 6.00-9.00pm Tuesday 20 November 2012, 6.00-9.00pm Tuesday 22 January 2013, 6.00-9.00pm Tuesday 30 April 2013, 6.00-9.00pm New Campus Basildon Open Evenings Church Walk House Wednesday 17 October 2012, 5.00-7.00pm Wednesday 28 November 2012, 5.00-7.00pm Wednesday 30 January 2013, 5.00-7.00pm Wednesday 27 March 2013, 5.00-7.00pm

For more information visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk Benfleet Campus 01268 756 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk New Campus Basildon 01268 240 300


Welcome Our campuses Digital thinking College experience Sporting achievement Support and guidance Your future Financial support and costs See your options Which course will suit me? General entry requirements

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COURSES Apprenticeships A Levels Subsidiary Courses BTECs & Professional Qualifications Beauty Therapy Passport to Progression Essential Skills

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APPLICATION PROCESS Calculate my points How to apply What happens next? How to find us Need a lift?

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Course Index

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Welcome to Seevic College. We’re here to help you create your own success story. The decision about where to study can be complex and confusing and it’s so important to get it right as it will impact on your future and your earning capacity. Whether you are just leaving school, or have had some time out of education and want to extend your skills and broaden your career options, we can get you on the right track to a bright future, with great employment opportunities and earning potential. We can help and advise you on all of the options available for your future career and further study routes. Seevic College is based at three campuses and offers different types of courses and modes of study. Both Benfleet and New Campus Basildon offer a wide range of A Level and BTEC course options that you’d expect from a College. In addition, NCB offers apprenticeship programmes where you can combine learning with paid work. Whatever your choice you can be confident that learning with us is underpinned by the years of experience and high quality teaching and support that Seevic College is well known for.

We offer a very broad range of full and part time courses from entry to degree level. Achieving success on these courses will give you a competitive edge, and help you get where you want to go.

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When we ask students why they have chosen to study with us the answers are nearly always the same. We have an excellent regional reputation for good teaching and results and a fantastic team of expert, friendly and approachable staff. Not to mention strong links to local and regional employers. We pride ourselves in meeting your educational needs and giving you the freedom to develop as an individual. We look forward to meeting you soon.

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Respect We treat everyone with equal respect and warmth Responsibility We are each responsible for our actions and successes Results We identify potential, raise aspirations and achieve excellence

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Our campuses Seevic College has three campuses in South Essex. Our largest is the Benfleet Campus, which has been around for 40 years and is used by around 3,000 students each year. In 2008 we opened New Campus Basildon (NCB), which has two sites in Basildon town centre – The Icon and Church Walk House.


Benfleet Campus Here are a few great things about our Benfleet Campus: Restaurant – Our restaurant boasts a top chef who loves to offer a variety of yummy breakfast, lunch and snack options. You can also find a sandwich and salad bar, and if you fancy a treat, there are always great homemade cakes and baked goodies to choose from! Campus Coffee – What better way to chill out between lessons than with a Starbucks coffee and fresh Panini from Campus Coffee? We also have a cash machine on campus – so no need to trek up to town every time you need a fiver… Zones Gym – Our fully equipped airconditioned gym is accessible to all our students on a membership basis for use in your spare time - from as little as £6.50 a month. The Octagon – This is our 200 seater theatre which hosts a variety of productions throughout the year. With charity events, plays, dances, fashion shows, musicals and much more, there’s never a dull moment.

Study areas – All students enjoy access to free IT facilities at the LINC (Learning and Information Centre), and an extensive Library on campus. Students can also enjoy free wireless internet across the campus – so you can work on your laptop wherever you prefer. Getting here – We run our own transport service, and you can sign up to it one term at a time. We also have free parking on site – which is very popular, so be sure to get here early and grab a spot before they go!

New Campus Basildon Why we love New Campus Basildon: Location – Our Basildon Campuses are right in the town centre. The Icon is directly opposite the train station, and the Basildon Bus Station is just a few minutes walk away from each Campus. The central location also means that students are spoilt for choice at lunchtime and can look forward to hitting the shops after College.

Modern – NCB is all about being bright and modern, offering a whole new learning experience for our students. Our students use laptops during lessons and study in open plan, vibrant surroundings with modern furnishings. Learning Lounge – the Learning Lounge at Church Walk House is a great place to study or revise in your free time. You’ll have access to laptops, textbooks and other resources, along with support from our staff if you need it. Athletics Academy – if you have a strong interest in sports and fitness, then our Athletics Academy is for you. Open to all NCB students, it offers outstanding coaching from former Olympic Athletes, using the facilities at the nearby Basildon Sporting Village.

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Digital thinking At Seevic, we like to think that we’re a pretty modern College. Each year we move closer to being a paperfree College - in fact, this prospectus is the last full prospectus that Seevic College will ever print, so congratulations on bagging yourself a limited edition! Instead of trawling through chunky guides, you can simply visit our website, which is jam packed with details about the College and the courses we have available. Our personal favourite part of the site is that you can also apply for courses online – much easier than hunting down a pen that works so you can fill out the printed form, just to realise you don’t have a stamp …or even an envelope.

And once you’ve started studying at Seevic, you’ll be able to use the website to log in to our exclusive Virtual Learning Area (VLE) which allows you to access course materials, assignments, see your progress, and access college emails from anywhere in the world (as long as you have internet access of course). You can find Seevic on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and FlickR. We’re always sharing new videos, event photos, and the latest College news. You can also use our Facebook page to meet other students who are starting the same course as you, or ask us any questions you might have.

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We’re exploring new digital opportunities for the College all the time, so you can expect our use of technology to grow during the time you spend with us. Ok, so it’s unlikely that we’ll have robots that can do your coursework for you any time soon, but you might see a handy mobile app launch…!


Get more from your college experience The Student Association The Student Association represents the needs and concerns of all our students and offers a regular cross-College forum to discuss ideas, suggestions and concerns. The Student Association also work with the College’s Senior Leadership Team to enable students to have ongoing input into the development of the College. The association organises a number of fun activities and events for students throughout the year. For example, during the last week of every autumn term the Student Association raises money for charity by getting students involved in a wide range of fundraising activities. Over the years these activities have raised tens of thousands of pounds for a variety of local and national charities. To find out more or to get involved speak to Student Services on 01268 882 666.

Trips and Workshops Throughout the year, there are regular opportunities for you to take part in trips or specialist workshops. Students have travelled with the College to the following destinations: • Austria – ski trip • Germany – exchange for language students • Holland – soccer coaching trip • Italy – Geology trip to study volcanoes • London – English trips to theatre performances, various Media trips to film/TV studios and newspaper/magazine offices • Los Angeles – Film Studies/ Media Studies trip • New York City – Art & Photography trip to study American culture • Paris – ICT & Computing/ Performing Arts trip to EuroDisney • Wales – Biology field trip to study marine ecology • Yorkshire – cricket trip.

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A place for sporting achievement Seevic College is one of the most successful sporting colleges in the country – we are currently ranked in the top five British colleges for competitive sport.

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There are plenty of opportunities to take part in sport at both Benfleet and Basildon. Our comprehensive sports programme complements most academic study. Our students have won recent national titles and medals for badminton, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, trampolining, netball, rugby, crosscountry running, football, volleyball and swimming. We also cater for other sports, including table tennis, tennis, golf and cricket. We are committed to competing and playing in the best local and national competitions and leagues available to students. We provide excellent coaching, mentoring and training throughout the year.

Football For male and female students with exceptional talent in football, the Soccer Coaching Open Route to Education (SCORE) scheme provides an exciting opportunity to link a highquality post-16 education with top class professional football training. To be enrolled on the SCORE programme you must pass a trial or receive an invitation and meet the entry requirements for your College course. The SCORE programme is available with the following courses: • Sport (Performance) Level 2 BTEC Diploma • Sport & Exercise Sciences Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma • Apprenticeship Programme

If you would like to apply for SCORE, tick the appropriate box on your application form.

Netball The current British Colleges champions play in the BCs Elite League and attract the areas most prominent players. Students combine their studies with their netball programme.

Basketball Currently the basketball team also compete in the prestigious BCs Elite League and have met with much success over the past years.

Rugby Union We have a full-time Rugby programme, which is linked to Southend Rugby Club.

The men’s rugby union team competes against some of the best colleges and schools in the country. We aim to develop our players through quality coaching and expert input, which includes strength and conditioning. Students combine their studies with their rugby programme.

Athletics Academy at New Campus Basildon The Athletics Academy at New Campus Basildon is available to all NCB students who have a strong interest in Sports & Fitness, whatever you choose to study. It uses the outstanding facilities at Basildon Sporting Village and is coached by a former Olympic athlete. If you would like to apply for the Athletics Academy, tick the appropriate box on your application form.

New Campus Basildon is working in partnership with Everyone Active, the company behind the Basildon Sporting Village to provide excellent learning opportunities for our Sport & Leisure students. 11


Providing high quality support and guidance Seevic College has a strong tradition of providing high-quality support and guidance for all our students. We encourage you to take more responsibility for your own learning, but we recognise that you may require some guidance and support. Each of our students has a personal tutor or learning coach who gets to know them well and acts as a guide and mentor. To help you achieve your full potential, your progress will be reviewed regularly, targets will be set with you and we will provide any additional support you need. Your parents/carers will be kept informed through reports, Parents’/Carers’ Evenings and through informal contact with tutors. As well as specialist Learning Plus Tutors and Careers Advisors, we have Wellbeing Advisers to support, advise and refer students.

Every Student Matters At Seevic College, we believe in supporting the development of each learner through the five themes of the Every Child Matters initiative: Be Healthy, Stay Safe, Enjoy and Achieve, Make a Positive Contribution, and Achieve Economic Wellbeing. We deliver this in many ways, including through our tutorial programme, themed activities and input from external agencies such as the PCT, Samaritans and the Police. Our students tell us they feel safe, and we recognise that staff and students have an important role to play in safeguarding the welfare of others. Our staff recruitment involves safety checks to protect our students, and we work closely with local agencies such as Social Services if concerns are raised about a student. We have a comprehensive policy to ensure that student welfare is always our first priority.

We also work closely with the local Primary Care Trust (PCT) to provide sexual health advice and guidance.

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Students with Disabilities Seevic College is committed to equality of opportunity, and we respect all students for their abilities, aims and individuality. We actively encourage applications from students with disabilities or learning difficulties. While studying you will receive the support you need to achieve your full learning potential. If you need more information, please request a copy of our disability statement and related leaflets, which provide information on the type of support available. Most College buildings are accessible to students with physical and sensory impairments. Our main buildings have lift access to each floor. We aim to provide the highest quality support to visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf students. If you would like to see the buildings for yourself please contact us on 01268 756 111 to arrange a visit. We have designated car parking spaces available for students or visitors with disabilities.


Planning for your future Can I get careers advice at College? Yes – because your future is our business! The Careers Team and our Student Advisers are available at both campuses during term time and at specific times during vacation periods. Additionally, we have a wealth of resources for you to utilise throughout your time at Seevic College. Your future is our business It’s great to be able to study something you enjoy, but it’s equally important to understand where your studies could lead you. We believe that knowing what you can do with your qualification is as important to your success as having the qualification itself. You will have access to our awardwinning and nationally accredited Careers Service and the opportunity to participate in learning through our Careers Education Programme. This will ensure that you have the tools to fully understand the opportunities ahead of you and how to achieve them.

You can also make use of a range of careers resources (hard copy and online), engage with visiting speakers from industry and higher education, visit universities and even get help applying for a part-time job to fit around your studies. Whether you intend to progress into higher education (often referred to as ‘going to University’), undertake further learning or are looking to secure employment, our Careers Team can offer the impartial advice and guidance you need to set you on the right path.

What subjects do I need to study to become a Teacher? What subjects do I need to study to become an Engineer?

Which subjects will work for you? Some careers and higher education courses require you to have specific qualifications. Please make sure that the programme of study you choose is appropriate to your long-term aspirations around employment and/ or education. It’s really important that you do some research yourself, but don’t worry; the Careers Team are on hand to support and guide you. Your Tutor can also offer advice on progression routes into your chosen career.

What subjects do I need to study to become an Accountant? If you need more advice, please contact our Careers & Advice Team on 01268 882 666 or email yourfuture@seevic-college.ac.uk

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Financial support & costs If you have lived in the UK or any European Union (EU) country for three years, and are under the age of 19 on 31 August 2013, you will not have to pay fees for your main course.

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If you are over the age of 19 before 31 August 2013, or are not an EU national, or have not lived in the UK for most of the last three years you may be charged course fees. For further details please refer to our website.

Resource and Course Costs Some courses involve equipment and resource costs for students (e.g. Graphics or Arts & Media courses). You will need to pay for any trips that form part of your course (e.g. theatre trips for Performing Arts courses). All students will also be asked to pay a refundable resource deposit; more details will be outlined during enrolment. 16-19 Bursary Fund The College’s Bursary Fund offers financial support to young people whilst they are in education, there are two parts: 1. A weekly paid guaranteed sum for some groups of young people; you may be eligible for a guaranteed sum if you are: • in care • a care leaver • receiving income support in your own right • or have a disability and receive both Employment Support Allowance and Disability Living Allowance.

2. A discretionary award to young people facing financial barriers to learning and who live in a household with a low income. This award is to help with course costs and transport.

Welfare Fund A Welfare Fund is available to students, which can provide help towards the cost of some essential equipment or trips.

In 2011/12 we were able to support approximately 1,000 students with their course costs. This included: • travel to and from College • books • essential trips • equipment e.g. sports kit, art and photography kit, calculators etc.

CRB Checks If you plan to study a Childcare course, you must complete an enhanced Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) check before the start of your course. All other students who want to go on a placement involving children or vulnerable adults will also have to complete an enhanced CRB check. You will need to pay a fee for this process.

Please visit our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk for the latest information regarding financial support.

We will provide more information about CRB checks during the enrolment process.

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See your options It is important to think about how you want to study at Seevic College, as well as choosing what to study. A Levels A Levels are an academically-based programme that normally take two years to complete full-time. They are made up of two parts, AS and A2. You must pass an AS in your first year before you study at A2 level in the second year. Students normally choose four AS subjects in year one, and continue three of these subjects to A2 in year two. You may wish to study a subsidiary course in place of an A Level, see p30-33 for more information. In addition you can choose to take AS General Studies, this is discussed at interview. A Levels involve considerable amounts of reading, research and essay writing. Assessment is mainly by written exams, although in some subjects there is an element of coursework and practical assessments. Students are expected to do four hours of study for each subject every week, on top of lessons.

BTECs BTEC qualifications combine a practical approach to learning with work-related study. We offer a range of different levels of BTECs, including: • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas, which are equivalent to three A Levels. • BTEC Level 3 Diplomas, which are equivalent to two A Levels. • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas, which are equivalent to one A Level. • BTEC Level 2 Diplomas, which are equivalent to four GCSEs at grade A*- C Level 2 BTECs are one-year courses and Level 3 BTECs are two-year courses. The Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma can be taken as part of the A Level programme.

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Students are expected to do 12 hours of study per week for Level 3 Extended Diplomas, eight hours for Level 3 Diplomas, four hours for Level 3 Subsidiary Diplomas and 10 hours for Level 2 Diplomas on top of lessons and work experience.

Apprenticeships Apprenticeships are a nationally recognised work-based learning scheme for people aged 16-24. They combine work with learning, both on and off the job. They give you an opportunity to improve your skills and career prospects while earning a salary. Apprenticeships are suitable for students looking to get practical skills for the workplace. In addition to Level 2 Apprenticeships we also offer Level 3 Apprenticeships. Apprentices need to be enthusiastic, focused on their career, prepared to work hard and be on time. For more information about Apprenticeships see p20.


Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) AAT qualifications are one-year courses, designed to give you practical financial skills for the workplace. They can offer a fast-track, non graduate route into chartered accountancy. Assessment is by timed computerised examinations. Business Administration Business Administration courses are for students who wish to pursue a career in an office environment or who are considering a career as a secretary, legal secretary or personal assistant. Assessment is mainly courseworkbased, with approximately six or seven practical exams, including timed external exams in IT and shorthand. Students are expected to do 10 hours of study each week, on top of classes.

Essential Skills We offer a special Essential Skills programme for students with learning difficulties and or disabilities. Through a series of one-year modules, this programme aims to help you progress to further education, training and employment. See p53 for more details.

Foundation Learning Foundation Learning courses are one-year programmes that can help you to progress onto a Level 2 BTEC Diploma or Apprenticeship. It includes a vocational qualification, Functional Skills and Personal & Social Development. Functional Skills/GCSE Requirements If you haven’t achieved GCSE English Language or Maths at grade C or above before you join Seevic College, you must either resit GCSE English Language and/or Maths. If you achieved below a grade D you must take a functional skills course in English/Maths. This will be discussed with you when you enrol.

Supplementary Courses We offer a choice of extra subjects for study over one year to broaden your experience and enhance your range of qualifications. We will discuss entry onto suitable supplementary courses during your interview and enrolment. English Baccalaureate If you missed out on the opportunity to achieve the English Baccalaureate at school you may be able to achieve it at College. If you would like more information please contact a Student Adviser on 01268 882 666.

Did you know you can study A Levels at NCB? For more information see p22-29. 17


Which course will suit me? The information in the next few pages and the course listings in this prospectus will help you to identify courses that suit you. Plan Your Next Step Identify what you would like to do after College for example, what career area you want to work in. Consider whether you want to go straight into employment or whether you want to progress onto university. To help you research your options you could look at websites like www.icould.com and www.careerbox.co.uk. These websites can help you to better understand career paths, what’s on offer and what you need to succeed. Above all make sure that your chosen course/qualification supports your career aims.

Depending on your qualifications, you can also consider our courses at other levels. If you want to go to university and know the course you want to take, it is a good idea to check the entry requirements for that course before you finalise your College subject choices.

Also think about how you would like to study. A Levels, BTECs and qualifcations like AAT are very different and require you to learn and be assessed in a variety of ways. If you’re unsure, speak to a Student Adviser or a Careers Adviser who will explain more.

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Course Levels The table on the right is a guide to the general entry requirements for each course. This should help you to find the best options for you. Each course in this Prospectus is listed as Level 1, 2 or 3 to help you find courses that are available at your starting level.

If you would like to discuss your options please contact our Advice & Guidance Team on 01268 882 666


General entry requirements The table below outlines the General Entry Requirements for the different course types offered at Seevic College. LEVEL

QUALIFICATION

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LEVEL 3

AAT ACCOUNTING

AAT Foundation or four GCSEs at grade B or above including GCSE English Language and Maths.

(A Subsidiary Course may be taken in place of one A Level)

A LEVELS*

1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language GCSE. 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from all of your GCSE subjects. 3. A commitment to an additional four hours of study per A Level subject per week.

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMAS*

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above or a Level 2 BTEC Diploma (or equivalent) in a related area at Merit Level. You will also need to commit to an additional eight to 12 hours of study per week.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

At least four GCSEs at grade C or above which should include English Language OR a related vocational qualification at Merit level, plus GCSE English Language at grade C or above. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

SUBSIDIARY COURSES*

These qualifications will normally be taken as part of an A Level programme. Students will usually take one Subsidiary Course in place of one A Level. You will also need to commit to an additional four hours of study per week.

APPRENTICESHIPS

A minimum of two GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths is preferred but not essential. Entry onto the course is subject to an interview and selection day. For Advanced Apprenticeships please contact us on 01268 756 111.

BTEC DIPLOMAS*

At least two GCSEs at grade D or above or having successfully completed a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. You will also need to commit to an additional 10 hours of study per week.

FOUNDATION LEARNING*

The ability to contribute and benefit from the programme of study.

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

*Certain subjects have additional specific requirements which can be found at the end of each course entry

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Apprenticeships An Apprenticeship Programme is a brilliant first step on a career path in many industries and a great way to improve your skills and career prospects while earning a salary. Apprenticeships are a nationally recognised work-based learning scheme for people aged 16-24. They combine work with learning and training, both on and off the job and they provide the skills to gain employment in a specific career field. The programmes normally last between 12 and 18 months depending on the level and speed at which you progress. Assessment is mainly through assessment in the workplace, practical assignments and can include exams.

We offer Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 Apprenticeships, based at our sites at Benfleet and New Campus Basildon. To apply for an Apprenticeship you can complete an online application by visiting our website at www.seevic-college.ac.uk or by requesting an application form from our Apprenticeship Team on 01268 240 347.

You will then be asked to complete Literacy & Numeracy Assessments, and if successful you will be invited in for a formal interview at the College for a place on the programme, subject to employment being found.

What Apprenticeships do we offer? • Accounting (AAT) • Activity Leadership (Coaching) • Business Administration • Children & Young People’s Workforce • Customer Service • Exercise & Fitness (Gym) • Health & Social Care • IT Users • Laboratory Technician • Legal Administration • Marketing • Pharmacy Assistant • Youth Work For more information, please contact the Apprenticeship Team on 01268 240 347 or email apprenticeships@seevic-college.ac.uk


Subject Areas A Levels Subsidiary Courses BTECs & Professional Qualifications Art, Media & Performing Arts Business, Finance & Tourism Science, Technology & IT Social Science & Childcare Sport & Exercise Beauty Therapy Passport to Progression Essential Skills

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A Levels At Seevic College we offer a wide range of A Levels for you to choose from either at Benfleet or Basildon. A Levels are an academically-based programme that normally take two years to complete full-time. They are made up of two parts, AS and A2. You must pass the AS Level in your first year before you study at A2 Level in the second year.

A Levels are suitable for students who want to study a particular range of subjects in detail, and for those who do well in an academic environment. Students are expected to do four hours of study for A Level subjects every week, on top of lessons.

A Levels involve considerable amounts of reading, research, essay writing and written exams. Most of the assessment is by written exams, although in some subjects there is an element of coursework. There are also practical assessments for some subjects, such as Science or Art.

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You may wish to study a subsidiary course in place of an A Level, see p30-33 for more information. In addition you can choose to take AS General Studies, this is discussed at interview.


A levels

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Fine art

HISTORY OF ART

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Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This course will appeal to students who have an interest in creating and understanding art. There is a focus on traditional and experimental drawing and painting, and opportunities to use digital and 3D processes. Year one focuses on learning the fundamentals of Fine Art, Year two focuses on using and developing these skills.

What will I learn? This course studies artists, designers, architects and art movements from the late eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. You will examine what inspired the production of art works, the style of the works and how they were influenced by the societies in which they were produced. History of Art combines well with any A Levels to provide a broad academic base for many university courses.

What will I learn? During the course students will study lifestyle, transport, genes, health, development, plants and the environment. Students then apply this information to a range of contexts, showing how science works in the real world.

How will I be taught and assessed? The emphasis of coursework is on individual creative projects that promote personal interpretation and the development of individual style. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in an Art or Design based GCSE. What could I do next? This course is suitable for students who wish to study art and design or media at a higher level and the recommended progression route is the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will be assessed through exams and ongoing in class assessment. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education or the Arts Industry. Career opportunities include Museum Curator, Restoration/Conservation, Auctioneer, Advertising and Journalism.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students concentrate on classroom learning with practical application, assessment is 80% examination, 20% coursework. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements BB or above in GCSE Science (not equivalents) and a C or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto university and a solid foundation for employment in many areas.

business studies

chemistry

COMMUNICATION & CULTURE

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This course helps students develop the knowledge and skills needed to take part in the world of business. All aspects of business decisions and behaviour will be addressed. In year one (AS), students cover units in Introduction to Business and Business Functions. In year two (A2), students cover mandatory units in Strategic Management and a unit will be offered in Production.

What will I learn? Students on this course will learn about the following topics: Atomic and Electronic structures of atoms, Bonding, and Reacting amounts calculations in Foundation Chemistry. Kinetics, Energetics, Organic synthesis and some Inorganic chemistry in Chemistry in Action. In AS these topics are mostly qualitative but at A2 these topics are studied in more depth and much more quantitatively.

What will I learn? This course is the study of all aspects of communication. It is a discovery subject, taking your experiences and matching them to the theory.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is classroom based, and involves answering problem solving style questions based on pre-issued case study and data response materials about real businesses.

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. Assessment is 80% examination and 20% coursework.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

Specific entry requirements B or above in GCSE Maths and English Language.

Specific entry requirements BB or above in Science GCSE (not equivalents) and B or above in Maths.

What could I do next? Students may progress to study at degree level in any business related subject.

What could I do next? Chemistry is an excellent basis for progression to a science degree program when taken in conjunction with other sciences and/or maths.

You will learn about how we communicate to each other non-verbally, such as: dress; facial expression; body language and accent. You will also look at how we communicate verbally, for example how we acquire language and slang. The course also examines our cultural habits, for example why we study things like Shakespeare in school and not Lady Gaga. How will I be taught and assessed? Students will be assessed by exams and coursework. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education to study many subjects including English, Communication and Journalism.

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A levels dance

3D Design

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Key elements of the course include studying choreographic and performance skills complemented by a thorough grounding in the appreciation and analysis of dance works. Students will learn how to understand and analyse the components that form a dance work. Students will participate in classes in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance, and will study practical anatomy in relation to dance training.

What will I learn? 3D design is all about living in a modern world, understanding materials and how these influence design. You will use specialist workshops to explore materials and create three-dimensional work using a broad range of materials and techniques, including: powder coating; working creatively with wire; working to scale and creating floor plans and elevation drawings.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students are examined on group choreography projects and in a solo based on the work of a chosen practitioner. There are two written papers.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will be assessed through exams and ongoing in class assessment.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Dance, plus a successful audition and interview that you will need to attend. What could I do next? This course can lead to a range of Higher Education dance performance or teaching degree courses and vocational full-time dance training at accredited schools.

FORMER STUDENT “I chose to study at Seevic because I liked the location, the people and the interesting ways of teaching. I loved that I was made to feel like I could do anything and have the freedom to explore interests and new things. I’m now studying English Literature & Creative Writing at Kingston University.” Charlotte Geraghty-Graham Corringham

General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education or the Arts Industry. Many career opportunities include interior design, architecture, product design and set or stage design for TV film and theatre.

Drama & Theatre Studies

economics

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? The course covers four essential areas: evaluating live productions seen during the course; the analysis of set texts; the study of an influential theatre practitioner and the presentation of group performances. Through the process of devising, rehearsing and performing their own work in created and scripted productions to different audiences, students build an understanding of the different elements of theatre.

What will I learn? In year one (AS), study includes competitive markets and how they work, as well as the national and international economy. In year two (A2), study includes the economics of transport and macroeconomics in a global perspective.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will have the opportunity to engage in practical workshops and perform their own work. Students will also explore the theory side of plays and practitioners. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific Entry requirements You will need to attend an audition. What could I do next? Students may choose to progress to study at degree level or at a drama college to train as an actor or in the Performing Arts sector.

How will I be taught and assessed? There is a strong emphasis on practical applications and problem solving, in the classroom. Assessments are comprehension exercises based on case studies, newspaper articles or statistics. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements B or above in GCSE Maths and English Language. What could I do next? Economics is a very popular subject at degree level, and is of particular value to careers such as accountancy, insurance and banking, where it is an element of the professional exams.


A levels

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english language Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet What will I learn? Students will be introduced to new areas of study relating to the theory and practice of language, introducing them to linguistics. Students will analyse a wide range of texts and study a number of topics, including Language and Gender, Language and Power, Language Change and Child Language Development. How will I be taught and assessed? Students will produce a folder of original writing at AS Level, and will undertake a small research project at A2. Both years also have a written examination. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Literature plus a B or above in GCSE English Language. What could I do next? Career options include administration, publishing, journalism and teaching. Degree progression subjects include English, Drama, Linguistics, Creative Writing.

english language & literature Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon What will I learn? The course develops skills from the two separate Literature and Language A Level courses. Students will analyse texts as diverse as novels, poems, plays, speeches, TV scripts and e-communication. The course considers how language is used in spoken and written forms. How will I be taught and assessed? Students will produce a folder of creative writing at AS and A2 Levels based on a theme set by the exam board. Both years also have a written examination. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Literature. What could I do next? Career options include administration, publishing, journalism and teaching. Degree progression subjects include English, Drama, Linguistics, Creative Writing.

english literature Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet What will I learn? English Literature is a course that will appeal to those who love reading, discussing and writing about literature. Students will consider poetry, drama and fiction texts based on the First World War in their AS year and ‘Love Through The Ages’ in their A2 year. How will I be taught and assessed? Texts will be analysed in class, and there will also be a lot of independent reading. For coursework, students will be expected to write academic essays on a variety of texts. Both years also have a written examination. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Literature. What could I do next? Career options include administration, publishing, journalism and teaching. Degree progression subjects include English, Drama, Creative Writing.

film studies

french

geography

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Film Studies is designed to deepen students’ understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of film – the major art form of the twentieth century. The interaction between film as ‘text’ and spectator is central, with a strong emphasis on the film’s producers and spectators as ‘makers of meaning’.

What will I learn? This course is designed for students who have a passion for France and the French language, have a solid understanding of grammar, wish to study in depth a variety of topics relevant to the culture of the country and its people, and develop their French grammar and listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, to an advanced level.

What will I learn? The syllabus focuses on current environmental and political issues around the world. Includes natural hazards, climate change, migration and globalisation. We also look at extreme weather and the rebranding of places. In A2 we study the use, management and threats to vital resources such as energy, water and biodiversity.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is by externally-assessed oral examination and mixed-skill paper. Teaching comprises interactive classroom activities and skills practice using ILT materials in the Lab.

How will I be taught and assessed? Fieldwork will be used to supplement theoretical knowledge to support unit 2. Students should frequently digest news in order to participate in discussion of motivations of World’s main players. Classroom content is heavy but manageable with commitment and enthusiasm.

How will I be taught and assessed? In year one (AS), the course introduces the basics of the subject by reference to popular cinema, such as Hollywood and Britain. Short film-making is also an option. In year two (A2), there is a clear progression with opportunities for study in World Cinema and personal research. Short film-making is also an option. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Film Studies offers a worthwhile and enjoyable course of study, both for students with an interest in the subject and as preparation for Higher Education and employment.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements B or above in GCSE French. What could I do next? This qualification is highly sought-after by universities, and is an asset to any area of employment.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? Higher education course in Geography, Earth Science, Geology and Environmental Sciences, and a range of careers directed at planning, surveying and environmental management.

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A levels geology

Government & Politics

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Geologists need to be both scientists and detectives. Evidence left by events sometimes millions of years ago, must be obtained, analysed and compared with things happening today. In year one (AS), topics include: the Earths structure; earthquakes; geological structures and the rock cycle; igneous; sedimentary and metamorphic processes. In year two (A2), topics include fossils and economic and environmental geology. In both years, practical skills will be developed in class and in the second year, also through fieldwork.

What will I learn? This course will appeal to students who wish to develop their understanding of the main political ideas, issues and institutions which shape our world. The two AS units of study concern questions about modern UK politics. How democratic is the UK? How is the UK governed? The two A2 units of study concern themselves with Global Politics: the structures of Global Politics and Global Political Issues.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will concentrate on classroom learning with much practical application. Assessment is based on written examinations and practicals throughout the year. General entry requirements See page 19.

How will I be taught and assessed? There are two written exams at AS and two written exams at A2. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Higher Education and jobs in teaching, law, journalism, the civil service, local and central government.

Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? Students could progress to Higher Education. Career possibilities include civil engineering, planning, surveying, and work in science-based industries.

BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT “College life has exceeded my expectations, I receive excellent support for my dyslexia and the facilities in the Art department are amazing – I’ve discovered materials and processes that I didn’t even know existed!” Lucy Jennings Rayleigh

graphic DEsIGN

history

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Students will be expected to develop the skills and knowledge of the processes used to develop exciting Branding, Advertising, Illustration, and Typography. In addition to creative practical work, students will establish links between their own practical work and the broader art world. Year one focuses on learning the fundamentals of Graphic Design, Year two focuses on using and developing these skills.

What will I learn? At AS level, you will study Tsarist Russia from 1881 to the 1917 revolutions and Bolshevik Russia under Lenin (1917-24); the US civil rights movement 1945-68; and the impact of the Crimean, Boer and First World Wars on Britain. A2 coursework covers 100 years of AngloIrish relations up to the creation of the Irish Free State in 1921. The final unit is a study of German history 1900 to 1945.

How will I be taught and assessed? The emphasis of coursework is on individual creative projects that promote personal interpretation and the development of individual style.

How will I be taught and assessed? Two written examinations at AS, and coursework and a written examination at A2.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in an Art or Design based GCSE. What could I do next? This course is suitable for students who wish to study art and design or media at a higher level and the recommended progression route is the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE History if taken. What could I do next? Higher Education, and jobs in teaching, law, publishing, journalism or a role requiring evaluation of evidence, analysis and fluent, concise communication.


A levels

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information, communication & technology Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon What will I learn? Students on this course will learn about the following topics: input, output and storage devices; data validation and verification; health and safety; network environments; human computer interface; modes of processing and different jobs in ICT. In A2 all students undertake a large project which includes aspects of systems lifecycles and project management. Theoretically they will study emerging technologies and future developments, information systems and ICT management and strategies. How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

law

USE OF MATHEMATICS

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, AS Level One-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Students will learn how Law is made and interpreted, the alternatives to Civil Courts, the differences between barristers and solicitors, the role of magistrates and juries and basic Criminal and Personal Injury Law. Year two includes the differences between murder and manslaughter, general defences, the difference between theft, robbery and burglary and the relationship between Law and morals or justice.

What will I learn? This course is designed for students aiming to develop their mathematical skills in algebra, dynamics and data handling. It is ideal for students wanting some mathematics to support their other subjects, such as biology, psychology or accounting, but also stands as a course in its own right.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will concentrate on classroom learning with practical application of the Law to problem-scenarios. Assessment is through written exams in January and May/June each year. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Law (if taken).

How will I be taught and assessed? In the first year the course is assessed through examinations in May. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? This would be a useful qualification for further study in a related field, such as Accounting or Statistics.

What could I do next? ICT complements many programmes at A Level and is good for progression onto many degree courses.

What could I do next? Law is useful for careers in banking, insurance, media, the police, civil service, management and administration, and the legal profession.

MATHS SINGLE

Further maths

MEDIA STUDIES

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? This course teaches the skills of mathematical analysis, primarily through coordinate geometry and calculus. The art of independent problem solving is developed along with principles of logic and proof. Students will also be introduced to new functions used in mathematical modelling. One third of the course consists of applied modules. Students have the option of either mechanics or statistics. Mechanics is strongly recommended for students studying AS Physics.

What will I learn? This course is taken in addition to Maths and specialises in introducing more abstract areas of mathematical investigation; it is not for the faint hearted! Students will learn about √(-1), matrix theory, numerical approximations, and differential equations, an advanced calculus topic. In addition, students will expand their study of applied Maths into mechanics, learning how to model motion, projectile motion, vectors, and collisions.

What will I learn? Through a variety of approaches, this subject will enable students to develop their enjoyment of media texts, in addition to developing a framework for critical analysis of their meanings and contexts. Production work is an important component of Media Studies in both years (AS and A2). The purpose of production work is for students to put theory into practice, by demonstrating knowledge and understanding of technical skills in their own media productions.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is assessed through three examinations at the end of each year.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is assessed wholly by examination with modules spread between January and June of each year.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is based on coursework and written examination throughout the year.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements B or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto Higher Education and a solid foundation for employment in many areas.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements A or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? This is a specialised qualification aimed at those who are looking at Higher Education to study Maths, Physics or Engineering.

General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Media Studies provides an excellent foundation for further study in media-related courses in higher education, and for a range of related subject areas in the arts and humanities. Both the AS and A2 Levels offer opportunities for a satisfying and coherent course of study on their own. The ability to think critically about the media is an important life skill for the modern citizen.

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A levels Philosophy

photography

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This course develops the ability to analyse, investigate and evaluate, whilst dealing with the investigation of some of the vital issues underlying our existence. Students will study topics such as reason and experience, the idea of God, personhood and freewill. In year two, study includes topics such as epistemology, metaphysics and philosophy of mind.

What will I learn? The emphasis in this course is on dynamic and individualistic approaches to image making and is suitable for those who are enthusiastic about photography in the digital age. It offers students the potential to make a personal response to their own experience, environment and culture.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will concentrate on classroom learning with minimal practical application. The final assessment is based on written examinations. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements B or above in GCSE English Language. What could I do next? The career intentions of any student will benefit from this course, as it will demonstrate the ability to think logically and be analytical.

FORMER STUDENT “My favourite subject at college was Psychology so it’s no coincidence that I’m studying for a BSc in Psychology at the University of East Anglia. I enjoyed every moment at Seevic, Charity Week containing the most vivid memories, with all the crazy things that went on.” Ryan Morley South Woodham Ferrers

How will I be taught and assessed? In year one (AS) students will be asked to respond to set themes in order to produce thought-provoking imagery. In year two (A2) students develop further technological skills and creative awareness. Both years are assessed through coursework and a controlled test. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? The course will combine well with a variety of arts or media-based subjects. Studying photography will also equip students with some of the study skills required for higher education.

physical education

physics

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet & Basildon

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Students will take part in a wide range of physical activities, encouraging them to engage in and promote a physically active lifestyle. At AS and A2, students look at scientific and socio-cultural aspects of sport and Physical Education. The practical element is an integral part of both years and enables students to be assessed in sporting, coaching or officiating skills.

What will I learn? Students study the following topics during the course: Electricity, Particle Physics, Waves, Mechanics, Fields, Nuclear Physics, and Turning Points or Applied Physics.

How will I be taught and assessed? AS PE is broken down to 60% for the theory paper and 40% for the practical element. At A2 this changes to 70% for the theory paper and 30% for the practical element. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Science plus a practical specialism in at least one sport, played/participated in to a high standard and a commitment to additional study and extra coaching/training. What could I do next? This is an important qualification for entry to Higher Education institutions, and especially for those wishing to pursue a career in teaching, coaching, sports science and the health and fitness industry.

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. Assessment is by two theory papers (80%) and a practical exam each year (20%). General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements BB or above in Science GCSE (not equivalents) and B in Maths. What could I do next? Physics is an excellent basis for progression to a science or engineering degree program when taken in conjunction with other sciences and/or maths.


A levels

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psychology

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

APPLIED SCIENCE

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Psychology looks at a range of aspects of human behaviour in a scientific way. This course looks at ideas about why people behave in the way that they do and at research studies that provide evidence.

What will I learn? This course develops the ability to analyse, investigate and evaluate the values of religion and society, focusing on two areas, the Philosophy of Religion and Religious Ethics. Students will consider various influences and challenges on Christianity as well as looking at specific ethical theories such as Utilitarianism. In year two, study includes topics such as miracles and life after death.

What will I learn? The course is split into 3 modules; 1 investigating substances, 1 science at work and 1 split between biology and physics focusing on energy transfers in humans and other contexts.

How will I be taught and assessed? A core aspect of Psychology involves learning about the process of designing research and analysing data. Students will appreciate the importance of research methods and gaining new knowledge and will develop critical awareness of such methods. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will concentrate on classroom learning with minimal practical application. The final assessment is based on written examinations. General entry requirements See page 19.

How will I be taught and assessed? This is a very practical course, with a heavy emphasis on coursework (66%). General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements CC or above in GCSE Science (not equivalents) and a C or above in GCSE Maths.

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto Higher Education and a solid foundation for employment in many areas.

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto university and a solid foundation for employment in many areas.

SOCIOLOGY

SPANISH

textiles

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, AS/A2 Level Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Sociology will appeal to students who are interested in social issues. It explores many aspects of social life and provides a framework for understanding different explanations of human behaviour. Sociology is an engaging subject for those students who are interested in how society works and want to work with people.

What will I learn? This course is designed for students who have a passion for Spain and the Spanish language, have a solid understanding of grammar, wish to study in depth a variety of topics relevant to the culture of the country and its people, and develop their Spanish grammar and listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, to an advanced level.

What will I learn? This course is based on creative design and will appeal to students who wish to specialise in the area of Textiles and Fashion Design. Students will be expected to develop a knowledge and understanding of constructed textiles, dyed textiles and printed textiles; with the ultimate aim of successful garment design and construction. Students will be involved in the Seevic Fashion Show, and the End of Year Show.

What could I do next? Psychology combines well with a range of subjects, including arts and sciences. It is good for progression to Higher Education and is particularly useful for careers that involve working with people.

How will I be taught and assessed? A variety of teaching methods will be used to engage learners in new concepts and terms and the final assessment will be by exams in January and at the end of the year. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Sociology combines well with a range of AS/A2 Levels from the fields of arts, languages, humanities or sciences. It is a popular choice at university and is also a suitable subject for courses that lead into social work, nursing or the teaching profession. Other career possibilities include the media, marketing and personnel.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is by externally-assessed oral examination and mixed-skill paper. Teaching comprises interactive classroom activities and skills practice using ILT materials in the Lab.

How will I be taught and assessed? The emphasis of coursework is on individual creative projects that promote personal interpretation and the development of individual style.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

Specific entry requirements B or above in GCSE Spanish.

Specific entry requirements C or above in an Art or Design based GCSE.

What could I do next? This qualification is highly sought-after by universities, and is an asset to many areas of employment.

What could I do next? This course is suitable for students who wish to study art and design or media at a higher level and the recommended progression route is the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design.

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Subsidiary Courses At our Benfleet campus you can also study a range of Subsidiary Courses in place of one A Level. You can study any combination of A Levels and Subsidiary Courses. A Subsidiary Course is equivalent to one A Level and combines a practical approach to learning with workrelated study. Assessment is mainly coursework based, which can take the form of written work, presentations, roleplays and other projects. Students are expected to do four hours of study per week for a Subsidiary Course, on top of lessons.

Students have access to a range of resources including our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), access to computers and other IT facilities, our extensive College Library and many other resources. You will also benefit from dedicated tutors, who use a range of techniques including one-to-one support.

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AAT ACCOUNTING

Acting

Level 2, Certificate One-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Students will achieve competence at Level 2 QCF Accounting, assuming you are successful at Level 2, you can progress to Level 3 in your 2nd year. Skills learnt include: • Preparing and recording financial documentation • Maintaining and reconciling the cash book • Maintaining petty cash records • Processing business transactions and extracting a trial balance

What will I learn? This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. This course is aimed specifically at those with a practical interest in acting. If you have already had performing experience or have enjoyed the practical aspects of GCSE Drama, then this course would be ideal. You will engage and explore in a wide range of Drama and Theatre based elements.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course focuses on hands-on learning although some theory and written work is included. Assessments are computer based. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Grade C or above in GCSE Maths. What could I do next? After successfully completing Level 3, students can progress to AAT Level 4 Diploma. Students can then practice as Accountants, work in finance, study to become a Chartered Accountant or progress to Higher Education.

How will I be taught and assessed? The focus of this course will be practical, however, some assignments are written. There will be opportunities to see live performances. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Drama plus a successful audition and interview that you will need to attend. What could I do next? This course can lead to further study of Acting or Performing Arts at Drama school or university.

BUSINESS

COSTUME DESIGN

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Students will improve their knowledge, understanding and skills on a range of topics related to the business environment. Units include: The Business Environment, Business Resources and Introduction to Marketing.

What will I learn? This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and learn the specialist skills needed to work in the costume industry. You will learn to interpret clothing from a given period and produce a range of authentic looking under and outer garments. You will study a range of modules, which will cover elements of both costume design and costume construction.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is made up of six units and assessed entirely through internal assessed assignments rather than external exams. It is equivalent to a single A level and will form part of a full time programme, which will include other A levels. After finishing the course you will achieve a BTEC Certificate in Business which is a Level 3 qualification equivalent to half an A Level.

How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a sequence of projects that encourage you to develop your skills and understanding. You will be assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

Specific entry requirements Grade C or above in GCSE Maths.

Specific entry requirements GCSE in Art is desirable but not essential. You will be required to present a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability in this area.

What could I do next? This course is an ideal choice for those students looking to pursue a career in the modern business world, potentially in a management role. It provides an excellent opportunity to progress into Higher Education.

subsidiary COURSES

NCB STUDENT “NCB is a great experience and you make great friendships. I like studying at NCB because the tutors are friendly and treat you like a young adult.” Jack Davis Benfleet

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into an Apprenticeship, Higher Education, Art College or the Creative Industry.

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subsidiary COURSES dance

FINANCIAL SERVICES

interactive media

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, IFS Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This is a two-year programme that can be taken in place of one A Level. These courses are aimed specifically at those with a practical interest in dance who are looking for a career in dance performance, choreography or dance teaching. If you have already had dancing experience, or are studying for Dance GCSE, then this course would be ideal.

What will I learn? This course will suit students who are interested in a career in Financial Services such as insurance, banking and investment. Year 1 of the course focuses mainly on personal financial services and looks at the complete range of products that it provides. In the second year you will look at priorities and pressures that apply to the providers.

What will I learn? Choosing Interactive Media alongside your A Level programme will give you an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in the media production industry, with a specific focus on the Web Design elements of the Adobe Creative Suite including Flash, Final Cut Express and Dreamweaver.

How will I be taught and assessed? The focus of this course will be practical however some assignments are written. There will opportunities to see live performances.

How will I be taught and assessed? This diploma is structured similarly to an A Level. Students will cover three units each year, and will complete a stand-alone qualification called a Certificate in Financial Services (CSF) in year one.

How will I be taught and assessed? This qualification is solely assessed through coursework and practical outcomes.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Dance plus a successful audition and interview that you will need to attend. What could I do next? This course can lead to further study of Dance or Performing Arts at accredited vocational colleges or university.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Students need to be numerically competent but above all they need an interest in the world of business. What could I do next? Students may progress to study at degree level in any business related subject. Financial Services has always been, and will continue to be in the future, the UKs most important industry. It provides many employment opportunities.

General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment or pursue higher study at university. Successful candidates can go on to explore various positions, all of which will benefit from your studies. For example: Animator; Computer Games Designer; Graphic Designer; Internet/Web Professional; and Multimedia Designer.

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

print based media

SET DESIGN

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This course is aimed at students who are interested in a career in production or sound engineering and related industries. You will have the opportunity to study: Sound for Multimedia; Sound Synthesis; Sampling and Live Sound. You will also get the opportunity to perform and record in group and solo projects, finishing with a public performance and the release of a CD of all students’ work.

What will I learn? Choosing Print Based Media alongside your A Level programme will give you an understanding of the practical skills and knowledge needed to begin professional work in the media production industry, with a specific focus on the Graphic Design Elements of the Adobe Creative Suite including PhotoShop, InDesign and Illustrator. The structure of the course allows you to focus on your interests or introduce yourself to new areas, for example: • Producing Print-Based Media • Page Layout and Design • Digital Graphics for Print

What will I learn? This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and learn the specialist skills needed to work in the theatre, TV and media industry. You will develop an awareness of drawing, technical drawing and model making, as well as exploring the history of film and design to support your work. Starting from a script or a brief, you will learn how to design studio plans to scale, make set models and produce construction drawings and storyboards.

How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a sequence of projects that encourage you to develop your skills and understanding. You will be assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment. General entry requirements See page 19.

How will I be taught and assessed? This course is assessed solely through coursework and practical outcomes.

Specific entry requirements Knowledge of music, an instrument or graded exams.

General entry requirements See page 19.

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into an Apprenticeship, Higher Education or employment.

What could I do next? With the international recognition of BTEC courses such as this, you can progress straight into employment or pursue higher study at university. Successful candidates can go on to explore various positions, all of which will benefit from your studies, for example: Print Production Planner; Advertising Copywriter and internet/web professional.

How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a sequence of projects that encourage you to develop your skills and understanding. You will be assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements GCSE in Art is desirable but not essential. You will be required to present a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability in this area. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into an Apprenticeship, Higher Education, Art College or the Creative Industry.


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SPORT

THEATRICAL MEDIA & MAKE-UP

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Year 1: three units of work consisting of Anatomy & Physiology, Sport & Exercise Psychology and Fitness testing for Sport & Exercise. Year 2: three further units of specialist package knowledge including, Sport & Exercise Physiology, Fitness Training and Programming, and Sports Nutrition.

What will I learn? This course provides you with the knowledge, confidence and skills to pursue a career in TV, film, and theatre as a make-up or special effects designer. You will study traditional and cutting edge techniques, such as 2D & 3D visualisation and prosthetic techniques. You will also study the history of media, the arts and special effects as well as the professional and industry aspects of the subject. You will also get the opportunity to work with current special effects make-up practitioners.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will experience a variety of learning and teaching methods which will fully aid the completion of their assignment work. Assessment is 100% assignments/coursework. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Students who have not achieved GCSE Maths will be expected to work towards achieving a numeracy qualification. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification to aid progression onto Higher Education and is worth one A Level. It gives a solid foundation for employment in many sports areas, including coaching, teaching, sports science, fitness & leisure industry and sports therapy.

TV & FILM Level 3, BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet What will I learn? This course focuses on making and studying media. You will develop skills in pre-production, production and post-production for television. The course will show you how to take something that is a live performance into a recorded performance. Some of the units you will study include: pre-production techniques; research techniques; film & editing techniques; single camera drama, and interviewing & presenting on camera. How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a sequence of projects that encourage you to develop your skills and understanding. You will be assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education courses such as Media, Film, Drama, Journalism and Performing Arts.

subsidiary COURSES

How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a sequence of projects that encourage you to develop your skills and understanding. You will be assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements GCSE in Art is desirable but not essential. You will be required to present a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability in this area. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education, Art College or the Creative Industry. This course will equip you to undertake a variety of make-up and special effect occupations in stage, screen, TV and video commercials.

FORMER STUDENT “I chose to study at Seevic as I liked the feel of the place when I visited and felt that it offered the best educational path for me. The atmosphere was great and I made some great friends that I will stay in touch with for life. I now work at Fox International Channels and am the Marketing Manager for BabyTV Channel.� Laura Mead London

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Art, Media & Performing Arts These courses will interest you if you are creative, imaginative and have an interest in analysing and discussing ideas and concepts. We offer a range of Art, Design, Media and Performing Arts courses from Level 2 to Level 4 which are ideal for creative students who are looking for a more hands on approach to learning. Whether you choose to study at Benfleet or Basildon, you’ll have access to some fantastic facilities. For Art students, there’s a dark room, specialist studios, etching and printing equipment, sewing machines, kilns, and a range of specialist cameras. Students can also develop skills using industry software including Adobe Premium Suite 3, Final Cut Express, Photoshop, InDesign, Flash and Dreamweaver.

The Octagon, our amphitheatre that can be changed into many staging configurations, music recording facilities and musical instruments. Students will also have the opportunity to go on visits relevant to their chosen course, from art galleries and exhibitions, to theatres and even some international trips!

Performing Arts students have access to two performance rooms with cushioned flooring, a large dance space with a sprung floor and mirrors,

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For all our Art, Media and Performing Arts courses, students require a good level of English and the ability to research, analyse and evaluate the work of fellow students and established practitioners.


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ART, MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS

ART & DESIGN

Art FOUNDATION

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3/4, Foundation Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Under the close support and guidance of a team of Art & Design staff, students will learn about specialist areas and develop creative skills: including Graphic Design and Fine Art & Textiles. Students will also take part in a group project which is a vital part of the course. The central aims of the course are to develop creative ability and improve levels of communication.

What will I learn? This is a creative and intensive, post A Level course. It will enable students to build a dynamic, original and exciting portfolio; and maximise their chances of progressing to the degree or career route of their choice. Students will move through a diagnostic phase across creative workshops before focusing on specialist pathways: Fine Art & Visual Arts, Fashion /Textiles, Lens Based Media & Graphical Communication.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will complete a range of projects, which will be assessed regularly by your tutors. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Students will be required to present a portfolio of artwork to one of our team. What could I do next? This course is the ideal route into a wide range of Art & Design or Media Level 3 BTEC courses, either at Seevic or other educational establishments.

CREATIVE DIPLOMA sound/music, PA, animation, media pathways Level 3 Two-year course Location: Basildon What will I learn? This course is designed to provide a wide variety of media production skills, including how to develop an idea into a media product and how to research, plan, create and present your final product. It will develop your understanding of the Media world, both as an industry that informs and entertains but also an industry that influences and shapes the way that we think and see things. You will also be able to choose a pathway to specialise in. How will I be taught and assessed? Each element is delivered via practical workshops, group work and lectures. You are assessed on a portfolio of evidential work, coursework and written assignments. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language or Level 2 Literacy. If you do not have Maths you will need and be given the opportunity to achieve a numeracy qualification. What could I do next? Students can progress onto university, further training or employment.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will complete a range of projects and assignments, which will be assessed regularly by the tutors General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements A minimum of one A Level which must include Art & Design or a BTEC National Diploma in Art & Design. You must also show a portfolio of artwork. What could I do next? This course is the ideal route into a wide range of art & design-related degrees at university. Students who wish to enter employment directly, could work in a designrelated industry.

CREATIVE DIPLOMA Radio, Music Technology & Performing Arts Level 2 One-year course Location: Basildon What will I learn? This course provides students with an opportunity to develop practical skills in three creative areas. You will work on practical projects and learn and develop your knowledge of radio, music technology, performing arts and media. Students will gain a broad understanding of how the creative industries work, the products they make and how they are employed. How will I be taught and assessed? Students are assessed by a combination of internal marking and are subject to external verification. Most of the assessments are practical assignments, produced throughout the course. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Students who have not achieved GCSE Maths or English will be expected to work towards achieving a literacy and numeracy qualification. What could I do next? Students can progress on to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Media Production or another related Extended Diploma.

DESIGN

Design for TV, Film & Theatre

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? The aim of this intensive design course is to cover every aspect of the design process feasible in two years. Specialist projects will include: Graphics; Fashion and Textiles; Fine Art; Printing; Sculpture; Painting; Advertising; Marketing and Branding; Illustration and Public Artwork. How will I be taught and assessed? Throughout the two-year programme, students will complete a range of projects, which will be assessed regularly by your tutors.

What will I learn? This course provides you with the opportunity to develop and learn the specialist skills needed to work in the theatre, TV and media industry. You will develop an awareness of drawing, technical drawing and model making, as well as exploring the history of film and design to support your work. Starting from a script or a brief, you will learn how to design studio plans to scale, make set models and produce construction drawings and storyboards. How will I be taught and assessed? You will be taught through a sequence of projects that encourage you to develop your skills and understanding. You will be assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in an Art or Design based GCSE. Students will be required to present a portfolio of artwork to one of our team, as part of the advice and guidance process. What could I do next? This course is the ideal route into a wide range of art & design-related degrees at university. Progression to Higher Education via the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is recommended. Students who wish to enter employment directly, could work in a design-related industry.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements GCSE in Art is desirable but not essential. You will be required to present a portfolio of work to demonstrate your ability in this area. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education, Art College or the creative industry.

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ART, MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS VISUAL design

media

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? The aim of this intensive design is to cover every specialist aspect of the design process in a two year course. Specialist projects will include: Graphics; Fashion and Textiles; Surface Design; Advertising; Marketing and Branding.

What will I learn? This course provides students with an opportunity to work on practical media projects and learn how media institutions operate. Students will gain a broad understanding of how the media industries work, the products they make and how they are employed.

How will I be taught and assessed? Throughout the two-year programme, students will complete a range of projects which will be assessed regularly by your tutors.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students are assessed by a combination of internal marking and are subject to external verification. Most of the assessments are practical assignments, produced throughout the course.

General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in an Art or Design based GCSE. Students will be required to present a portfolio of artwork to one of our team, as part of the advice and guidance process. What could I do next? This course is the ideal route into a wide range of art & design-related degrees at university. Progression to Higher Education via the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is recommended. Students who wish to enter employment directly, could work in a design-related industry.

NCB STUDENT “I chose to study at NCB because it’s close to where I live. It’s a friendly College and the tutors & assistants are helpful.” Leighann Holmes Basildon

General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? A BTEC Diploma prepares students for employment and provides a good grounding to go on to a more advanced course such as the more specialist Extended Diploma in Media Production at Seevic College.

media production

performing arts

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? This course offers students a challenging and stimulating introduction to this expanding field. They will get a good grounding in the skills used in a range of media-related areas including television, film, advertising and radio.

What will I learn? Study will combine both practical and theoretical elements, providing a base for a future career in the industry. All the subjects will work together to combine a solid foundation – giving students the practical skills to perform and stage a variety of performances. During the year, students will have the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities to the full.

How will I be taught and assessed? Coursework assignments include the planning and production of an advertising campaign, location assignments, producing films, documentaries and other production projects. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Opportunities for work in the media industries are intensely competitive, but students have found that this qualification prepares them for a variety of vocational contexts, as well as equipping them with the study skills required for Higher Education.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will be taught through practical workshops and discussions. Assessment is mainly based on practical exploration but there is an element of theory in each of the units. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements There will be an audition you will need to attend. What could I do next Students can progress on to the Extended Diploma in Performing Arts at Seevic College, or go straight into employment in the performing arts industry.


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ART, MEDIA & PERFORMING ARTS

performing arts

PHOTOGRAPHY

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This course is aimed at students who are primarily interested in gaining practical skills and experience prior to joining the performing arts industry. The units on the course have been devised to give a balanced programme for skills development in the Performing Arts. Students will fully participate in all aspects of production and administration. Students will perform in a wide variety of productions. Theatre trips and workshops are organised.

What will I learn? Photography is a cutting-edge discipline with many applications in the advertising, publishing, print and new media industries. You will learn to use appropriate techniques to create photographic work in many contexts including: Editorial; Documentary; and Fine Art.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will be taught through practical workshops and discussions. Assessment is mainly based on practical exploration but there is an element of theory too in each of the units. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Entry to the appropriate level of qualification will be determined at an interview and audition which you will need to attend. What could I do next? This course is the ideal springboard for training at degree level or for entrance to professional schools for the performing arts.

TECHNICAL THEATRE Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet What will I learn? This course covers the technical production and management of live performance. This is an ideal course if you want to work in the entertainment industry but not in a performance role. You will study: lighting design & operation; stage management; set and stage design & construction; sound design; live sound operation; digital video and projection. How will I be taught and assessed? Students will assessed by projects and some written assignments which are completed whilst working on realistic workplace situations. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression into Higher Education or employment. Students who have completed the diploma have been highly successful in securing places in specialist drama colleges or finding employment directly in the industry as technicians.

How will I be taught and assessed? Throughout the two-year programme, students will complete a range of projects and assignments, which will be assessed regularly by your tutors. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Students will be required to present a portfolio of artwork to one of our team. What could I do next? This course is the ideal route into a wide range of art & design-related degrees or to the Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Students, who wish to enter employment directly, could work in a design-related industry.

BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT “I’m studying a BTEC Level 3 in Art & Design. My artwork this year focused on spiritual beliefs, I wanted to convey a spiritual message through my work – it is about opening doors into opportunities, like the possibilities opened to me through my course.” Joseph Adetunji Stanford-le-Hope

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BTECs & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Business, Finance & Tourism These courses are a step in the right direction if you aspire to work in the commercial sector. Whether you see yourself as a future CEO, an entrepreneur starting up your own business, or working in the finance or travel industry, we have courses to suit you. People with good business skills are in high demand and well rewarded in all sectors. With Seevic, you will develop abilities that are valued by employers and colleagues, build on your transferable skills and gain qualifications. Whatever your interest or ability, our courses can help you to unlock your potential and boost your earning power in this competitive work environment.

You can benefit from expert tuition from our team of dedicated tutors, who use a range of techniques including one-to-one support and ‘stretch and challenge’ activities. Some courses also include practical elements. Our courses range from Level 1 up to Level 4, and can prepare you to start university degree courses or enter the world of work.

The courses have been developed to offer you a unique learning experience and give you the opportunity to build up appropriate skills for future employment. At the same time, all our courses can be used as a step towards higher qualifications.

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They lay the foundations for employment in a wide range of business sectors, including banking, insurance, the travel and tourism industry, retail, accountancy, civil service and management.


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BUSINESS, FINANCE & TOURISM

AAT accounting

business

business

Level 2/3, Fast Track One-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? Students will work to achieve competence at Level 2/3 QCF Accounting, studying for Levels 2 and 3 in one year. Skills learnt will include: • Book keeping and finance • Cash management • Computerised accounting and spreadsheets • VAT returns

What will I learn? This vocational course offers students the opportunity to develop a range of business based knowledge and skills. You will study a range of topics such as Business Purpose; Business Organisations; Financial Forecasting and People in Organisations.

What will I learn? The course encompasses 18 units and will look at key business topics and disciplines. For example: Business Resources; Introduction to Marketing; Business Ethics; and Organising a Business Event. In your 2nd year you will be given the option of two different pathways, Entrepreneurship which will allow you to actually start your own business in College, or a Marketing and Retail pathway.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course focuses on hands-on learning although some theory and written work is included. Assessments are computer based. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Students can progress to AAT Level 4 Diploma. Students can then practice as Accountants, work in finance, study to become a Chartered Accountant or progress to Higher Education.

How will I be taught and assessed? All units are portfolio-based, with a wide variety of assessment methods. Guest speakers and trips to industries aid learning. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements E or above in GCSE English Language or a Foundation Learning course in a related area and achieved Level 1 in English for Functional Skills. What could I do next? Students will be prepared for work in the business industry. With a Merit grade, students could progress to a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma.

How will I be taught and assessed? All units are assessed by means of a range of internally set and assessed projects involving practical investigations, presentations, case studies and teambased projects. There are no exams. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry Requirements C or above in GCSE English Language. What could I do next? Students who successfully complete this course can progress onto Higher Education and a variety of business related degree courses or into a number of vocations, ranging from merchant banking to retail management.

Business

BUSINESS (1 Year Fast Track)

Business & Finance

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Basildon

Level 3, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Diploma & IFS Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business provides you with knowledge, understanding and skills on a wide range of business subjects. For example you will study units on Marketing, Business Organisations, Managing a Business Event, Retail and Human Resources.

What will I learn? This qualification provides students with knowledge, understanding and skills on a wide range of business subjects. You will study a range of topics such as Marketing, Accounts, Managing a Business Event, Business Resources and Business Ethics.

What will I learn? This course is a mixture of two separate qualifications. The Business element consists of BTEC Diploma in Business equivalent to two A Levels. The finance element consist of a Diploma in Financial Studies from the Institute of Financial Studies (IFS) which is made up of six units and is equivalent to one A Level.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is assessed through coursework and assignments.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is solely through projects and assignments based on four mandatory units and a range of specialist units.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths and English Language.

Specific entry requirements C or above in Maths and English Language. Students will need to demonstrate some successful study at Level 3. This might be at AS or a BTEC qualification in another subject.

What could I do next? The course makes an ideal choice for those students looking to pursue a career in the modern business world, possibly in a management level role. This course provides the opportunity for progression into Higher Education. For example BA Hons Business Management Degree at Seevic College.

What could I do next? An ideal choice for students who have not enjoyed their first year of study at Level 3 and are still keen to progress to Higher Education. This qualification provides sufficient UCAS points for progression to Higher Education without requiring such students to start another two year programme.

How will I be taught and assessed? The BTEC Diploma is assessed entirely by a series of internally set and assessed assignments. There are no exams. The IFS units are assessed by externally set exams, usually taken online. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language. Good maths will be a distinct advantage. What could I do next? Many successful candidates from this programme find employment in a financial services role, however the natural progression route is Higher Education on a Business, or Business & Finance Degree.

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BUSINESS, FINANCE & TOURISM

Business Administration

business administration

Travel & Tourism

Level 2, OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) One-year course Location: Basildon

Level 3, OCR Diploma in Administration (Business Professional) Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 1, Foundation One-year course Location: Basildon

What will I learn? This course will develop practical skills that will support a career working in an office. You will study a range of units including: Working in Administration; Organising Meetings; and Business Presentation.

What will I learn? Students will study Teeline shorthand and will develop advanced IT skills. They will acquire good administrative skills across a range of areas including meetings, travel and event organisation. In addition students can study for an A Level or ILEX Level 2 Certificate in Legal Studies, if qualified, or retake GCSE Maths. This will be discussed at interview.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is assessed by a series of practical assessments. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements Good English will be an advantage.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course is skills based and is assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework assignments. General entry requirements See page 19.

What could I do next? Successful candidates may progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Administration. This qualification is recognised by employers and will be valuable in employment.

What could I do next? Most students completing this course find employment. Progression to Higher Education is possible with certain universities.

travel & tourism

travel & tourism

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This vocational course offers students the opportunity to develop a range of Travel and Tourism based knowledge and skills. You will study a range of topics such as the UK Tourism Industry, Customer Service, Tourist Destinations and Holiday Reps.

What will I learn? This is a practical, work-related course. Visits are arranged to enable students to research the Tourism Industry first hand. Examples of past trips include: New York, EuroDisney and Thorpe Park. Introduction to Air Cabin Crew is available alongside this course. You will study a range of topics such as Travel and Tourism as a business; Tourist Destinations; Customer Service; Working as a Holiday Rep; Responsible Tourism.

How will I be taught and assessed? All units are portfolio-based, with a wide variety of assessment methods. Guest speakers and trips to industries aids learning. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements E or above in GCSE English language. What could I do next? Students will be prepared for work in the Travel & Tourism Industry or could progress to a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism.

What will I learn? This course is a practical, work-related course. Students are assessed solely by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations and activities.

Students will study different aspects of the Travel and Tourism industry: • UK Travel Destinations • European Holiday Destinations • Planning a trip to a UK destination How will I be taught and assessed? Students will be required to submit written evidence for assessment and some practical demonstrations. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto the Level 2, BTEC Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students are assessed solely by completing projects and assignments that are based on four mandatory units and a wide range of specialist units. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language. What could I do next? Extended Diplomas are valued by employers and you could progress to Higher Education.

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Science, Technology & IT We offer a range of Science, Technology and Information Technology (IT) courses to suit your abilities and interests. IT courses will suit students with a passion for technology and are aimed at those wishing to work or study in a technological field such as manufacturing, product design or servicing. For students with a passion for science or technology, we offer courses from Level 1 through to Level 3. Depending on the course you choose, you will gain an understanding of the dynamic and diverse field of IT or Engineering, gain an appreciation of the exciting and varied world of games design graphics, or build your understanding of practical science.

We offer excellent facilities and resources to enhance your studies. Such as a variety of computers and software, from word processing and office applications to multimedia packages and games. We also have a range of games consoles and industry standard software. Science students benefit from our fully equipped laboratories and computer suite, as well as local fieldwork and trips to see industrial facilities.

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The qualifications we offer are recognised worldwide and offer a range of opportunities in this country and abroad.


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MATHS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Applied Science

engineering

engineering

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Basildon

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Basildon

What will I learn? The course is split into 19 modules including: maths; physics; chemistry; and biology. Modules can range from astronomy, statistics in science, chemical analytical techniques to the physiology of the human body.

What will I learn? Students on this course will study six different units which will include the following: • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering • Engineering Assembly Methods and Techniques

What will I learn? Students on this course will study 18 different units which will include the following: • Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering • Engineering Design • Electrical and Electronic Principles • Fabrication Processes and Technology

How will I be taught and assessed? This is a very practical course, with a heavy emphasis independent research. It is 100% coursework. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements CC or above in GCSE Science (or equivalent), a C or above in GCSE Maths and a C or above in GCSE English Language. What could I do next? This qualification can be used for progression onto university but is also a solid foundation for employment in any scientific field.

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. Most of the theory units will be delivered at Church Walk House and some practical units at Prospects College. All assessment is done by coursework, either written or observed practical work. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements GCSE Maths at D or above.

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. All assessment is done by coursework either written or observed practical work. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements GCSE Maths and English Language at C or above.

What could I do next? This course is suitable for progression onto a Level 3 BTEC qualification in Engineering.

What could I do next? This course is suitable for progression onto a degree or HNC/HND course in Engineering. It is also good for progression onto an Apprenticeship or employment as a trainee technician.

Games Development

Games Development

Games Development

Level 1, Extended Certificate One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? This course will enable the student to gain an Extended Certificate in Digital Applications. It is aimed at teaching students real world skills using a variety of software packages. You will study a range of units including: • Games Authoring • Multimedia • Graphics

What will I learn? You will study a range of units including: • 2D Digital Art for Computer Games • 3D Computer Game Engines • Writing for Creative Media • Computer Games Testing

What will I learn? This course will enable the student to gain a BTEC L2/ L3 in Media Production (Games Development). This is a two year course which is equivalent to three A Levels. It is ideal for students who would like to pursue a degree in games development or employment in the games, special effects or advanced web design industries.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills in related subject areas and take qualifications in Maths and English.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is by coursework based assignments and observation records.

How will I be taught and assessed? The course has both practical and written elements. Assessment is based on assignments and coursework set throughout the year.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is through course work assignments and observational records.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

What could I do next? This course can lead to progression to a Level 2 course in IT, Games Development or Media.

Specific entry requirements D or above in GCSE English Language and Maths.

What could I do next? This qualification can lead directly to one of the cutting edge degree courses that are being offered at many universities within the UK, including Anglia Ruskin University and Southampton Solent University. The skills taught by this course are sought after by employers and can lead to exciting and fulfilling careers.

What could I do next? This course will prepare students for progression to the Level 3 Games Development course.

General entry requirements See page 19.

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MATHS, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

IT

IT

Level 1, CIDA + One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? Students on this course will study units which will include using ICT, Multimedia and ICT in Enterprise. Students will learn: • IT User Fundamentals • Desktop Publishing Software • Website Software • Design Software You will also follow courses in Personal and Social Development, English and Maths at appropriate levels.

What will I learn? Students on this course will study six different units which may include the following: • Using ICT Present Information • Website Development • Database Software • Doing Business Online

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. All assessment is done by coursework, either written or observed practical work and presented in an e-portfolio. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This course is suitable for progression onto a Level 2 BTEC qualification in IT.

IT Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon What will I learn? Students on this course will study 18 different units which will include the following: • Communications and Employability Skills for ICT • IT Technical Support • Organisational System Security • Advanced Database Skills • Human Computer Interface • Website Production and Management • Digital Graphics and Computers • Computer Animation How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. All assessment is done by coursework, either written or observed practical work. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This course is suitable for progression onto a degree or HNC/HND for further study or can be used as a platform to move into employment as a trainee technician or helpdesk worker.

How will I be taught and assessed? Teaching is a mixture of classroom based theory and practical work. All assessment is done by coursework either written or observed practical work. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This course is suitable for progression onto a Level 3 BTEC qualification in IT, or can be used to aid an application for employment in a trainee role within an IT based environment.

FORMER STUDENT “Seevic was two of the best years of my life, it’s a wonderful college and I found I flourished within it’s walls. I have always been quite shy, but by the time I finished I was a different person, confident and aware of the abilities I have. When I look back at my time there I remember happy faces everywhere, and it’s full of laughter.” Katherine Graham Thundersley

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BTECs & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Social Science & Childcare These courses suit people with a keen interest in the care and welfare of others, and who may be looking for a career working with children, young people or adults. Our courses also offer a real ‘hands on’ understanding of what it is like to work in a care environment. Our dedicated team of tutors have professional experience of care work with children, young people or adults. Our Childcare, Health & Social Care courses involve coursework and project-based learning, in a wide variety of topics. Depending on your area of study you may look at topics such as children’s or adult development, diet and nutrition, psychology and sociology.

Students studying Level 2 & 3 Childcare courses can gain work experience in a childcare setting. Students will use appropriate props, equipment and placement experience to understand the requirements of a childcare provider.

Students may go on trips as part of their course that will help you understand difference and equality in people and the benefits of taking young children to a theme park abroad. You may also go on adventure activities to develop teamworking skills.

Benfleet Campus 01268 756 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk New Campus Basildon 01268 240 300

Students on our Childcare, Health & Social Care courses can go on to study Diplomas, Degrees or Foundation Degrees in subjects such as Nursing, Early Years, Midwifery or Social Work or find employment in care settings.


For detailed course information visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk

Caring for Children Level 1, Foundation One-year course Location: Basildon What will I learn? The BTEC Level 1 Foundation course in Caring for Children has been designed to help you gain the skills, knowledge and understanding needed to care for your own children or children in a voluntary capacity, eg baby sitting. You will learn how to respect and value children as individuals, how to tell stories, plan musical and creative experiences and keep children safe. How will I be taught and assessed? The course is entirely coursework based. You will work individually and in groups. You will take part in practical activities, visits and meet visiting speakers. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? Students who successfully complete the course can progress onto a Level 2 Childcare or Health course or an Apprenticeship programme in the care sector.

SOCIAL SCIENCE & CHILDCARE

Children’s Care, Learning & Development

Children’s PLAY, Learning & Development

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

What will I learn? This is a course aimed at students who know they want to work with children. Students will study a range of areas relating to children. An important part of the course is work experience and students will spend time at a variety of childcare settings.

What will I learn? This course is equivalent to slightly over three A Levels and gives students a professional qualification to work with children aged 0-8 years. Throughout the course students will cover a variety of units where they will learn about the care and education of children. A large part of the course is work experience and students will work in a range of childcare settings, enabling them to gain hands on experience.

How will I be taught and assessed? There are no exams on this programme and all the work is completed by assignments that are set and marked by your tutors throughout the course. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements A CRB check will be required (see p15). What could I do next? Completion of this course at a high level will enable you to progress to Level 3. Alternatively you may be able to gain employment within childcare.

How will I be taught and assessed? The majority of work is completed by assignments that are set and marked by your tutors throughout the course. There will be some externally marked, timed assignments. General entry requirements See page 19. Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language and Maths. A CRB check will be required (see p15). What could I do next? Students may progress to employment or further academic studies.

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Level 1, Foundation One-year course Location: Basildon

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? This course offers an introduction to the health and social care sector and is designed for students who are interested in caring for others and working with people.

What will I learn? This qualification consists of eight coursework units and provides a programme of study that will enable students to develop their knowledge, understanding and some of the practical skills required for working in the care sector.

What will I learn? This course is equivalent to three A Levels and provides a specialist vocational programme of study that covers the key knowledge and some of the practical skills required when working in the Health and Social Care sector.

How will I be taught and assessed? There are no exams on this programme and all the work is completed by assignments that are set and marked by your tutors throughout the course.

How will I be taught and assessed? There are no exams on this programme and all the work is completed by assignments that are set and marked by your tutors throughout the course.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

What could I do next? This qualification can be extended to further study such as the Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care (equivalent to three A Levels). Some students choose to go straight into employment and they can consider a wide range of opportunities in the care field.

Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language and Science (or equivalent). A CRB check will be required (see p15).

How will I be taught and assessed? There are no exams on this programme and all the work is completed by assignments that are set and marked by your tutors throughout the course. General entry requirements See page 19. What could I do next? This qualification can lead to further study such as the Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Health & Social Care. Some students choose to go straight into employment or voluntary work and they can consider a wide range of opportunities in the health & social care field.

What could I do next? The qualification can lead to university to study health based courses. It is also appropriate for further education and training in Radiography, Occupational Therapy and other careers in Health and Social Care.

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BTECs & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Sport & Exercise Our Sport & Exercise courses are aimed at physically gifted students who are able to combine academic study and physical activity. By studying Sport & Exercise you can unlock your sporting and academic potential and open the door to a wide choice of careers. You will benefit from support of professionals who have knowledge and passion, and who want you to succeed. Courses include a combination of activities that take place in the classroom and on the sports field. These range from assignments, projects and presentations in the classroom, to testing and building fitness, sports skills, performance, leadership and coaching in our Fitness Suite, Sports Lab and Sports Therapy Massage Room.

We have fantastic facilities. Our Sports Lab has excellent testing equipment and our Fitness Suite, Sports Hall, Sports Therapy Massage Room and playing fields are all of a high specification. Past students have also gone on to play competitive sport at the highest levels, including playing football for Southend United and Wycombe Wanderers, playing netball for England and playing rugby for English Colleges and National League Club Southend.

Seevic College has earned a reputation as an excellent sporting college. We are ranked in the top five British Colleges for competitive sport, and we provide opportunities for you to combine studies with recreational or competitive sports.

Benfleet Campus 01268 756 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk New Campus Basildon 01268 240 300

We offer a choice of extra sport related subjects, including the Community Sports Leader’s Award (CSLA), the Gym Instructor’s Award and national governing body coaching qualifications. We can discuss these options when you attend an interview. If you complete a supplementary course you may be able to enrol in the Deanes Sports Leadership Academy, which provides practical coaching experience in the community to hone your skills.


For detailed course information visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk

SPORT & EXERCISE

PUBLIC SERVICES

sport

SPORT (PERFORMANCE)

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 1, Foundation One-year course Location: Basildon

Level 2, BTEC Diploma One-year course Location: Benfleet or Basildon

What will I learn? This course will develop leadership and team-building skills and provides an excellent foundation for a career in the Pubic Services. You will cover topics such as: team leadership; citizenship and diversity; international institutions and human rights; understanding the impact of war; conflict and terrorism; outdoor and adventurous expeditions; crime and its effects on society; planning and management of major incidents; security procedures and Police powers. How will I be taught and assessed? The course is assessed by coursework and ongoing in class assessment. Examples of assessment include report writing to practical assessments.

What will I learn? Students will study different aspects of the Sport and Leisure Industry, including: • Taking part in Exercise and Fitness • Improving Own Fitness • Job Opportunities in Sport and Active Leisure

What will I learn? This course teaches the ability to describe, explain, analyse and evaluate a variety of Sports Science concepts. These include: Anatomy and Physiology; Nutrition; Practical Sport; Fitness Testing; Training & Planning and Leading Sports Activities. You will also develop a range of study skills including leadership, communication and presentations.

There may also be an opportunity to gain an additional qualification as a Gym Instructor and a numeracy and literacy qualification.

General entry requirements See page 19.

How will I be taught and assessed? This course is very practical in its nature. Much of the work will be carried out at Basildon Sporting Village and will involve students performing activities as part of their assessment such as learning how to perform a gym induction.

Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE Maths and English Language.

General entry requirements See page 19.

What could I do next? After completing the course you can apply for employment in the Public Services e.g. the Fire Service, Police, Armed Forces and related civilian occupations. You may also progress onto a Higher Education course.

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto a Level 2 Diploma in Sport or a Leisure Apprenticeship.

Sport & EXERCISE SCIENCE

sport

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Benfleet

Level 3, BTEC Extended Diploma Two-year course Location: Basildon

What will I learn? Students will study nine units of fundamental sports knowledge in year one, including anatomy, physiology, sports psychology and fitness testing. Nine further units of specialist package knowledge including, sport & exercise massage, sports injuries and current issues in sport will be studied in the second year.

What will I learn? Students will be taught a range of different team and individual sports. Topics include: • Fitness Testing • Sports Injury • Sports Coaching • Analysis of Sports Performance

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will experience a variety of learning and teaching methods which will fully aid the completion of their assignment work. Assessment is 100% assignments/coursework.

How will I be taught and assessed? This course is very practical. Much of the work will be carried out at Basildon Sporting Village and will involve students planning and leading coaching sessions and looking at ways to analyse performance.

General entry requirements See page 19.

General entry requirements See page 19.

Specific entry requirements C or above in GCSE English Language and preferably a C or above in GCSE Maths/Science.

Specific entry requirements Students who have not achieved GCSE Maths will be expected to work towards achieving a numeracy qualification.

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto Higher Education and a solid foundation for employment in many sports areas, including coaching, teaching, sports science, fitness & leisure industry and sports therapy.

How will I be taught and assessed? Learners will be assessed through one externally assessed exam and course work. Assignments are varied and will include word processed assignments, presentations and observations. The course includes both hands on practical experiences and classroom based activities. General entry requirements See page 19. Preferably including English Language, Maths, or Science. Having studied GCSE PE would be an advantage. What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto the Extended Diplomas in Sport or alternatively onto the Apprenticeship in Sport programmes. In order to progress, learners must achieve a Merit and achieve a Level 2 in Literacy.

What could I do next? This is a useful qualification for progression onto Higher Education in Sport or a career in the sport and active leisure industry.

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BTECs & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

New Beauty Therapy courses From September 2012 Seevic College is working in partnership with The Beauty Skills Academy, opening September 2012 in Billericay, to offer 16 – 19 year olds the opportunity to gain a hands-on beauty therapy qualification in a working salon. Courses run over 2-3 days a week, and will enable students to gain practical experience of working with customers and learning about a range of treatments such as:

For more information and to apply online visit: www.seevic-college.ac.uk/beauty-therapy-courses

• Make-up services • Manicure and pedicure treatments • Facial skin care • Eyebrow and eyelash enhancement In addition, students will learn about practical tasks and responsibilities such as customer care, appointment booking, and product promotion, needed to succeed in the industry after achieving their qualification.

Benfleet Seevic College 01268 Campus 01268 756 756 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk NCB 01268 New Campus 240 Basildon 300 01268 240 300


For detailed course information visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk

PASSPORT TO PROGRESSION

Passport to Progression Located in Basildon, this entry level one year course is aimed at students with very little formal achievements who are looking to develop and progress. It has been designed to motivate and inspire by recognising achievements and building confidence while strengthening basic skills. What will I learn? Students will focus on: • Employability, interview skills, job searching and writing the best CV • Develop your IT, Maths and English • Problem solving skills • Team building • Confidence Students will also have the opportunity to research their chosen career paths in depth to help focus and make the right decisions to support long-term goals. Students will be required to attend college three days a week.

How will I be taught and assessed? Students will complete a mixture of short skills based tests and portfolio based assessments throughout the year. Achievement will be regular so students will have the opportunity to focus on just one or two areas at a time.

General entry requirements There are no specific entry requirements for this course. Delivery will be personalised for the individual student dependent on their qualifications.

What could I do next? Students will have the opportunity to gain a qualification each term which will enable them to progress to higher levels. Students may then progress onto a vocational course, employment or an apprenticeship programme at the next level which is right for them.

FORMER STUDENT “After studying A Levels I completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Biological & Medicinal Chemistry and a Masters by Research in Advanced Organic Chemistry. I’m hoping to do a PhD next or a PGCE in Chemistry.” Daniel Wightman Norfolk

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Benfleet Campus 01268 756 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk New Campus Basildon 01268 240 300


For detailed course information visit www.seevic-college.ac.uk

essential skills

Essential Skills Our Essential Skills programme aims to enable students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to progress through a series of one-year modules into opportunities in Further Education, training and employment. Students will usually stay with the College for three years. Our Essential Skills Essential Skills is an integrated programme which includes the Diploma in Independent Living and a Personal and Social Development qualification. In addition some students will also complete a functional skill qualification in ICT.

Length of Course Students will receive an individual timetable planned over at least three full days depending on the student’s current abilities and long term aims. The course is for one year with possible progression.

What will I learn? This course incorporates the development of independent living, basic skills such as numeracy, literacy and ICT. Students will learn how to prepare a simple meal, understand their rights and responsibilities, develop an understanding of their own community and how to use local resources effectively.

How will I be taught and assessed? Assessment is ongoing and based on coursework and practical assignments. The course is made interesting and relevant through a variety of educational trips and visiting speakers.

General entry requirements There are no specific entry requirements. The course is primarily designed for students who would find it beneficial to receive a fully integrated programme below Level 1, work at a pace that is right for them but still be challenged and encouraged to work hard.

What could I do next?

BENFLEET CAMPUS STUDENT “I study Essential Skills and enjoy all the subjects, it takes my skills to a new level. The tutors are very nice and helpful. I’ve made lots of friends here.” Zak Bannon Canvey Island

Students can progress onto a Level 1 programme either at Seevic College or another college. Some students will continue their learning within supported employment or training.

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Calculate your points GCSE grade

No. of GCSE subjects

A* A B C D E F G U/NOT COMPLETED

X X X X X X X X

8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0

POINTS = POINTS = POINTS = POINTS = POINTS = POINTS = POINTS = POINTS = POINTS

Calculating your total points score TOTAL POINTS

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For A Level courses you will need ALL of the following: 1. At least five GCSEs at grade C or above which must include English Language. OR Maths GCSE. 2. An average point score of 5.0 calculated from all of your GCSE subjects. 3. Additional course specific requirements, which can be found within each course entry.

What do you need to know?

= Total number of GCSE subjects

Use this page to calculate your average GCSE points score for A Level courses.

• Applied GCSEs count as two subjects and have double points • Half GCSEs have half the points value of a full GCSE

Need some help? Call us on 01268 756 111


How to apply We welcome applications from students throughout South Essex and beyond. You can apply for courses across our Benfleet or Basildon campuses by completing the online application on our website www.seevic-college.ac.uk or by filling in the application form at the back of this course guide and sending it to*: Admissions Seevic College Runnymede Chase Benfleet Essex SS7 1TW *Applicants from our partner schools (see below) should give their completed form to their school. You can also pop into any of our campuses to speak to one of our Student Advisers about your application. Further copies of the application form are available from www.seevic-college.ac.uk or by calling 01268 756 111. Please get in touch if you require an alternative format.

Partner Schools Seevic College works closely with six partner schools to help students choose the right programme of study. Our partner schools are: • The Appleton School, Benfleet • Castle View School, Canvey Island • Cedar Hall School, Thundersley • The Cornelius Vermuyden School, Canvey Island • The Deanes School, Benfleet • The Sweyne Park School, Rayleigh

We guarantee a place for all partner school students, if you apply by the date agreed with your partner school and meet the entry requirements for the courses you choose. If you attend one of these schools, please complete the application form and return it to your school, who will forward it to us. When we have received your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement letter immediately. We then invite you to meet us and discuss your course choice, as we want to ensure it’s right for you.

Choosing Your Course There are a wide variety of courses and programmes to choose from at Seevic College. Please refer to p16 to help identify the right type of course for you. Remember to check what general and specific entry requirements are needed for your chosen course. More information on each course we offer can be found on the course pages. If you have read about all the courses available and are still uncertain about which is best for you, please call our Careers Team on 01268 882 666 to discuss your options. We can also help by talking through your options at our Open Evenings held throughout the year (see p2 for dates).

How to Complete the Application Form Complete your contact details, making sure you include your email address and phone numbers. SECTION A – Courses Complete the course you would like to study making sure that you include the level, qualification and subject. Don’t forget to tick Seevic or NCB so we know which campus you want to study at. SECTION B – Essential Skills Tick the box in Section B if you wish to apply for the Essential Skills programme for students with learning difficulties and/ or disabilities. SECTION C – Soccer Coaching Open Route into Education (SCORE) Tick the box in Section C if you wish to apply for SCORE in addition to your chosen course. SECTION D – Athletics Academy, NCB Tick the box in Section D if you wish to apply for Athletics Academy in addition to your chosen course if you are studying at NCB. Complete the name and address of your present school/college and the qualifications section. Remember to turn over the page and fill in the back section, remembering to sign the back!

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What happens next?

1

When we receive your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement letter so you know that your application has arrived safely. Our Admissions Team will then manage your application.

2 3

After your interview we will write to you and confirm the outcome.

4 5

We will invite you to an interview where you will be able to discuss your options and course choice; we will give you immediate feedback. You can also discuss any support you might need.

We will invite you to come into College during the summer to find out more about the course you have chosen and the College facilities.

If your course starts in September you will receive information advising you when you need to enrol. Enrolment starts during the last week of August.

Benfleet Campus 01268 756 111 www.seevic-college.ac.uk New Campus Basildon 01268 240 300


How to find us

Seevic College has three campuses. Our Benfleet Campus is on the A13 next to the Castle Point Borough Council offices and Runnymede Swimming Pool. New Campus Basildon has sites at The Icon, situated next to Basildon train station, and Church Walk House, adjacent to M&S in Basildon High Street.

Chelmsford A12 A130

Benfleet

A129 Wickford

J28

Brentwood

A129

A127

Rayleigh

Basildon

J29

A127 A13

M25

A130

Thurrock

A13 South Benfleet

Southend-on-Sea

Canvey Island

J30

River Thames

A127

A130

CASTLE POINT

GREAT OAKS CAR PARK

A129

WESTGATE TOWNGATE THEATRE

A13

Basildon

BROADMAYNE

RAYLEIGH ROAD

CHURCH WALK HOUSE

BASILDON DISTRICT COUNCIL

ROUNDACRE

M&S

TOWN CENTRE

KILN ROAD CAR PARK

WESTGATE SHOPPING

CANVEY WAY MARKET SQUARE

SOUTH BENFLEET

ROUNDACRE

B1014 BENFLEET ROAD

A176 THE ICON

SOUTHERNHAY

Basildon

A130

CHERRYDOWN

Benfleet

By rail Benfleet station, on the Fenchurch Street Line, and Rayleigh station, on the Liverpool Street line, are the nearest stations to Seevic’s campus in Benfleet. Please note that these stations are not within reasonable walking distance of the College and may require further transport. By bus The following buses currently stop outside our Benfleet campus but it is recommended that you contact the bus companies for further information as routes are subject to change. Arriva 1&5 First 2, 26B & 27

By rail Basildon train station, on the Fenchurch Street Line, is within walking distance of both sites at New Campus Basildon. By bus The following buses currently stop in Basildon Town Centre, just a few minutes walk from each NCB site. It is recommended that you contact the bus companies for further information as routes are subject to change. Arriva 5 First 2, 5, 8, 15, 22, 25, 100, 200, 551 Useful websites www.c2c-online.co.uk www.greateranglia.co.uk www.arrivabus.co.uk www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/essex

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Need a lift? Seevic College welcomes students from a wide area. Although all campuses enjoy excellent links with local public transport, students from further afield will be pleased to know that we also run our own subsidised transport service to the Benfleet Campus. We constantly review our routes – so please let us know if our buses don’t currently cover your area.

Bus Schedule Our buses run once a day to and from our Benfleet campus. All buses aim to arrive at our Benfleet campus by 8.45am.

B Route

South Woodham/Wickford

A Route Billericay

LAINDON ROAD BILLERICAY

07.40

(NEAR QUILTERS SCHOOL)

FRONT OF LAINDON RAILWAY STATION

07.55

08.15 CLAYHILL ROAD

TRAFFORD HOUSE BASILDON

08.05

TRAFFORD HOUSE BASILDON

08.05

(BEHIND TRAIN STATION)

We guarantee to provide a bus service to our Benfleet Campus from the areas identified on the map but details may change. If you would like more information or have any queries regarding transport, including how to find out if you are eligible for financial support, please contact Student Services on 01268 882 618.

TESCO BUS POLICE STOP SOUTHEND STATION LONDON ROAD ROAD JUNCTION HILL AVE WICKFORD

08.08

(BEHIND TRAIN STATION)

BUS STOP PAST BMW GARAGE SOUTHEND ROAD CORRINGHAM

BUS STOP PAST FOURTH AVENUE SOUTHEND ROAD CORRINGHAM GORDON ROAD CORRINGHAM

(OPPOSITE PETROL STATION)

STANFORD RAILWAY STATION

(BUS LAY-BY AFTER POLEY ROAD)

(POWERHOUSE)

STACEY’S CORNER

WATERMILL PUBLIC HOUSE

08.10

08.12

08.20

PITSEA BROADWAY 08.23

08.07

08.08

08.12

08.20

08.23

CLAYHILL ROAD

CLAYHILL ROAD

CLAYHILL ROAD & TIMBERLOG LANE

WATERMILL PUBLIC HOUSE

PITSEA BROADWAY

(BUS STOP AFTER OWL & PUSSYCAT)

08.00

BUS STOP NEAR MINI ROUNDABOUT LAMPITS HILL CORRINGHAM BUS STOP PAST MILTON ROAD SOUTHEND ROAD CORRINGHAM

(CORNER OF CHURCH ROAD)

CLAYHILL ROAD & TIMBERLOG LANE

(CORNER OF CHURCH ROAD)

(POWERHOUSE)

CORNER GLEBE & CHURCH ROAD

08.10

08.18

SHOTGATE SOUTHEND ROAD

08.25

RAYLEIGH STATION

08.20

EASTERN ELECTRICITY

08.19

SWEYNE PARK BUS STOP

ALLEN’S FARM WHITE JUNCTION HORSE DOWNHAM RAMSDEN ROAD & HEATH OAK ROAD

08.05

08.00

07.50

07.30

ASDA MERCHANT STREET

07.32

CORNER OF HULLBRIDGE & FERRERS ROAD

07.35

LEVEL CROSSING SOUTH WOODHAM

07.40

OLD WOODHAM RD

07.42

RETTENDEN SCHOOL A1245

07.45

BELL PUBLIC HOUSE RETTENDEN

(OPPOSITE CAR WASH)

07.47 CHALK STREET SOUTH HANNINGFIELD

07.59

07.58

07.57

07.55

HUNGRY HORSE LAY-BY

08.18

TOP OF HAMBRO HILL

08.15

(FACING DOWN HILL)

C Route

Rayleigh/Hockley/Rochford

08.12

08.07

08.05

07.55

07.51

07.45

07.42

HAMBRO SHOPS

(RIVERSIDE SCHOOL)

HULLBRIDGE

HULLBRIDGE

HOCKLEY SPA

GREENSWARD SCHOOL

OPPOSITE VICTORY PUBLIC HOUSE

OPPOSITE GOLDEN CROSS

(LAST BUS STOP)

(BUS STOP OUTSIDE PARADE OF SHOPS)

07.35 ROCHFORD STATION

(BACK OF STATION BY IRON BRIDGE)

07.50

D Route

Stanford Le Hope

Please note: Bus routes and transport information is correct at the time of publication and may change at any time.


COURSE INDEX Benfleet Campus A Accounting Acting Apprenticeships Fine Art History of Art Art & Design Art Foundation B Beauty Therapy Biology Business Business & Finance Business Administration Business Studies C Chemistry Children’s Care, Learning & Development Children’s Play, Learning & Development Communication & Culture D Dance Design 3D Design Costume Design   Design for TV, Film & Theatre Set Design Visual Design Drama & Theatre Studies E Economics English Language English Language & Literature English Literature Essential Skills F Film Studies Financial Services French G Games Development Geography

31, 39 31 20 23 23 35 35 50 23 31, 39 39 41 23

23 47

47

23

24, 32 35 24 31 35 32 36 24

24 25 25 25 53

25 32 25

43 25

Geology Government & Politics Graphic Design H Health & Social Care History I Information, Communication & Technology IT L Law M Theatrical & Media Make-up   Maths Interactive Media Media Media Production Media Studies Music Technology   P Performing Arts Philosophy Photography Physical Education Physics Print Based Media Psychology Public Services R Religious Studies S Applied Science Sociology Spanish Sport Sport (Performance) Sport & Exercise Science T Technical Theatre Textiles Travel & Tourism TV & Film

26 26 26

47 26

27

45

27

33 27 32 36 36 27 32

36, 37 28 28, 37 28 28 32 29 49

29

29,43 29 29 33 49 49

New Campus Basildon B Business Business & Finance Business Administration Business Studies C Caring for Children Children’s Care Learning & Development Creative Diploma Sound/Music, PA, Animation, Media pathways Creative Diploma, Radio, Music Technology & Performing Arts E Engineering English Language & Literature G Games Development H Health & Social Care I Information, Communication & Technology IT L Law M Media Studies P Passport to Progression Performing Arts Physical Education Psychology S Sociology Sport Sport (Performance) T Travel & Tourism

39 39 41 23

47 47

35

35

43 25

43

49

27

45

27

27

51 36 28 29

29 49 49

41

37 29 41 33

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New Campus Basildon Church Walk House Church Walk, Great Oaks Basildon Essex SS14 1FG

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T 01268 756 111 F 01268 565 515

T 01268 240 300 F 01268 534 022

T 01268 882 622 F 01268 534 022

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