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Welcome

to

Shrewsbury Colleges Group

I am delighted you are thinking of studying at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. We have the widest choice of courses in Shropshire for school leavers to study. We offer academic excellence at our English and Welsh Bridge town centre campuses and vocational excellence at our technical and professional centre based at London Road Campus. Whether you are interested in studying A Levels, a vocational course, or earning while you learn through an apprenticeship, we offer you opportunities to excel. We provide the best facilities, teaching, and resources for all our students. At the core of our success is our commitment to individual students. This approach means high quality teaching and close tutorial support. Every student has a personal tutor who will act as an academic guide and mentor, helping solve any day-to-day problems. All subjects offer additional one-to-one and small group support for struggling students or who want to push themselves even further. Additional support is provided for students applying to the top universities, including Cambridge and Oxford. Our Student Support team is there to offer advice and guidance with any difficulties you may have or encounter. We want you to enjoy your time with us and achieve your potential. College life isn’t just about studying though, and student life is brilliant. College is a place where you will meet new friends and develop new interests. There are many activities taking place inside and outside the college, including sports, music, dance, and drama. Every year we run trips across the country and the world, including to the USA, Greece, Italy, and France. This blend of excellent teaching, support, and enrichment opportunities are why so many students travel to us from across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, and Wales. Excellent transport links make it easy to get to our different campuses. Thank you for thinking of Shrewsbury Colleges Group and we look forward to meeting you. Best wishes, James Staniforth Principal

Where

every

student makes

outstanding progress

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This prospectus will help you find out about our courses and our college. We also have regular Advice Events and college Taster Days throughout the year, which are an excellent opportunity for you to find out more about us and see our facilities. If you cannot make these events, or if you want a personal visit, please contact us and we will be happy to show you around. - James Staniforth

99% Overall pass rate

across all college courses 2020 student cohort results

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Contents 06

Why Choose Shrewsbury Colleges Group?

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Sports and Enrichment

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Campus locations

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Partnerships

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Facilities

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Outstanding results 2020

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Parent Q&A

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Alumni: Achieving your dreams

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Sustainability at college

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A Level courses

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Choosing the right course for you

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A Level destinations

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A Level entry requirements

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Vocational courses

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Vocational entry requirements

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Vocational destinations

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How to apply

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Preparation Routes

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Supporting your study at college

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Apprenticeships

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Fees and travel costs

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Local, affordable, highquality higher education

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The Agency

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Index of courses

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Dates for your diaries

Open Evenings •

13 October 2020 4.15pm - 8pm, English and Welsh Bridge campuses

21 October 2020 4.15pm - 8pm, English and Welsh Bridge campuses

5 November 2020 4.15pm - 8pm, London Road Campus

Taster Events •

21 November 2020 9am - 1pm, English and Welsh Bridge campuses A Levels and Vocational Arts

w / c 24 November 2020 4pm - 6.30pm, London Road Campus Vocational Courses

Please note that the dates and formats of these events are subject to change and will be dependent on the current circumstances. Please check the website for updates.

For these and other events book online at scg.ac.uk

Open Evening Who’s it for? All Year 11s who are considering joining SCG. What’s Involved? Visit all parts of our campuses, all classrooms and workshops plus social and individual learning zones. Speak to current students, our teachers and support teams about everything to do with college life and how we will support you in the coming year.

Subject Tasters What’s Involved? Take part in a mock lessons and activities to find out more about how A Levels and college courses work and how you will learn with us.

Why Should I Come? To try out subjects you are considering but are completely new to you, or narrow down your choices to the required number and make sure you’ve made the right decision.

Advice & Guidance Nights Who’s it for? Anybody considering starting a course with SCG, including Year 11s who may have missed our Open Evenings and want to speak to a number of different subject areas.

What’s Involved? An exhibition stand style night where all our subjects are in one place as well as support staff from Finance, Student Services, Additional Learning Support and our Careers Advisers, etc.

College Tours Who’s it for? Any Year 11s who have missed Open Evenings or want to visit our campuses again on a quieter day and chat with our Admissions Team. What’s Involved? A small group tour of our campuses (English & Welsh Bridge Campuses OR London Road Campus) with Q&A opportunities with the Admissions Team as you go around. 5 5


Why Choose Shrewsbury

Colleges Group? Study in an inspiring location Shrewsbury is an exciting and vibrant town in which to study. The town centre combines historic landmarks with contemporary cafés, restaurants and shops. The Quarry Park provides a great location to meet friends and enjoy a variety of sports.

Subject experts We pride ourselves on the quality and experience of our teachers. In many cases, our teachers have either worked professionally in the areas they teach (many still do alongside their teaching!) or have published sector-leading articles, books or art and media.

Widest range of course choices Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the widest choice of both A Level and vocational courses in Shropshire. The broad range of subjects offered at A Level means we can offer virtually any A Level combination and ensure the timetable enables you to get to class, whatever campus it’s on, easily.

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Outstanding progression to university Our students are significantly more likely to win a place at university compared to the national average. In the last three years, we have sent 30 students to Oxbridge and 500 students to Russell Group universities. What’s more, our students achieve significantly higher results at universities than the independent sector nationally.

Many teachers work with exam boards and awarding bodies, setting and marking papers, or acting as external examiners. Other teachers work with external agencies to ensure quality and best practice in the subject and represent numerous national industry forums. Examples of teachers who are wellrenowned or ‘experts’ in their field include published authors, professional chefs, counsellors, health practitioners, successful artists, music producers and many more.


Campus facilities Our subject-specific facilities cover three sites, all within walking distance of each other. The English Bridge Campus has been developed to accommodate all the Creative Arts courses. Welsh Bridge has specialist classrooms for the science subjects, and at London Road, there are a range of specialist workshops with up-to-date equipment. All three campuses use a range of new technologies in the classroom, including apps, tablets, and augmented reality with free Wi-Fi and the ability to bring your own device. See page 10-17 for more details.

Range of enrichment opportunities to develop broader skills A lively programme of competitive sports, volunteering, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme, Music & Dramatic Art, clubs, and the Student Council – to name but a few.

Great preparation for university or the world of work

Links with local employers We have excellent links and partnerships with over 600 local, regional, and national companies as well as international organisations, providing opportunities for work experience, placements, apprenticeships, and employment. For more links and connections, please visit the partnerships page on page 35.

Academic Excellence Programme Our programme will help you prepare for competitive entry programmes such as medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry, and midwifery. There are also specific programmes to help you apply to Oxford and Cambridge universities.

You’ll be treated like a young adult as college is a more mature environment than school, with time to study and complete homework and work with fellow students on assignments and activities. You will develop organisational and time management skills that will make the transition to university, an apprenticeship or employment much easier, particularly if you plan to move away from the area for the next stage of your studies. You will meet new people, make new friends, and take part in a wide range of activities, providing you with great experiences to enhance your application to university or employment.

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Campus Locations Welsh Bridge Campus A Levels Biology Business Chemistry Computer Science Economics Electronics Further Mathematics Geography Geology Law Mathematics Modern Languages

English Bridge Campus

Railway Station

Bus Station

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Welsh Bridge Campus

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(French, German, Spanish).

Physics Psychology Sociology Statistics

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CTECH Extended Diploma Applied Science CTECH Extended Certificate Applied Science Business IT - Multimedia & Games

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Approximate Walking Times English Bridge - Welsh Bridge via Quarry route (15 Mins) Town Walls (10 Mins) High Street (10 Mins) Train station - Welsh Bridge (10 Mins) Bus station - Welsh Bridge (8 Mins) Train station - English Bridge (10 Mins) Bus station - English Bridge (10 Mins) English Bridge - London Road (25 Mins)


English Bridge Campus A Levels Classical Civilisation Drama & Theatre English Language and Literature English Language English Literature Film Studies Fine Art Graphic Communication History Media Studies Music PE

London Road Campus

Photography Politics Product Design Religious Studies Textiles

Vocational Diplomas Beauty Therapies Business Childcare & Education Computing & IT Construction Construction Trades:

CTECH Extended Certificate Health & Social Care

(Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery, Electrical Installation, Painting & Decorating, Plumbing).

Vocational Diplomas Art & Design Fashion Photography

Creative Media Engineering Hairdressing & Barbering Health & Social Care (Nursing Pathway)

Hospitality & Catering Motor Vehicle Music Technology Outdoor Activities Performing Arts Public Uniformed Services Sport (Rugby & Football pathways)

Travel & Tourism

Preparation Routes

London Road Campus

Apprenticeships

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London Road

Bus Route

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Parking (Fees may apply)

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Bus route from town centre to London Road Campus

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Facilities SCG offers fantastic facilities to support your study and leisure time across our three campuses. From a range of cafés and shops to social areas, sports facilities, and our first-class Learning Resources Centres, we are always working to listen to you and make our facilities the best they can be.

Found at all

Campuses

Bridges Cafés Enjoy time out with other students and enjoy our range of hot and cold food and refreshments. All the food meets the full range of dietary requirements, including healthy and vegan options. Reusable cups and bottles are on sale to help reduce plastic waste. Students can also gain work experience in the Food Service areas.

Learning Resource Centres You’ll find excellent library facilities or LRCs at SCG with a huge range of online and printed resources plus friendly staff with broad subject knowledge that are on hand to support you, whether it’s finding information for your assignments or helping you with IT facilities.

The LRCs also manage many of the digital resources available, including access to online magazine archives, newspaper archives, e-books, OS mapping, academic research, film / TV / radio archives, and theatre productions.

There are computers and laptops with MS Office 365 and internet access, printing, copying, laminating, and binding facilities, and Wi-Fi is available throughout for you to use your own device.

The majority of these are available through the e-learning page on Moodle.

Browse our online library catalogue (OPAC - also available as an app for mobile devices) and reserve or renew resources. 10 10

Each campus LRC holds resources that are particularly significant for the subjects taught at campus. A collection of over 3000 free eBooks is also available 24 / 7, both on and off-campus.


Railyway Station

Welsh Bridge Campus

Bus Station English Bridge Campus Welsh Bridge Campus

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Dedicated Science Laboratories Separate Biology, Chemistry and Physics Labs

Additional Specialist Labs such as Geology and Electronics Labs

Computer Science Networking Facilities

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Railyway Station

English Bridge Campus

Bus Station English Bridge Campus

Welsh Bridge Campus

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Product Design Workshop

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Music Suites

Apple Mac Suites


Fashion & Textiles Studios

Dark Rooms

Sibelius Computer Suite

Rehearsal & Dance Suites

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London Road Campus

London Road Campus

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Industry Standard Kitchens Origins Restaurant Our fully licensed, commercial restaurant is open to the public and businesses serving morning coffee, lunch, and dinner and is available to hire for meetings, events, and weddings. The restaurant provides Hospitality & Catering students with real-life experience. For the last five years, we have been awarded an AA Rosette and Gold Award in recognition of the standard of service the students displayed. In addition, students from across the campus use the restaurant for assignment and fundraising activities. originsrestaurant.co.uk

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Evolve Hair & Beauty Salon This professional and training salon is a unique facility available to the Hair & Beauty Training students at London Road. Experienced staff and trainees provide professional treatments in hair, therapies, and beauty using hand-picked products. The salon operates throughout the week all year and has a highly qualified team. Work experience is available for all students in a variety of subject areas, particularly those interested in trying reception / business aspects. evolveshrewsbury.co.uk

Music Technology Studios

Business Enterprise Suite

‘Black Box’ Theatre & Dance Studios

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London Road Campus

London Road Campus

Sports Centre, 3G pitch and Athletics Track.

London Road Sports Centre

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Motor Vehicle Workshop

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The Sports Centre and associated facilities include a gym, two sports halls, a 3G pitch, athletics track and sports fields all available for your use and for public hire. The Centre is run in partnership with the Mosaic Group, which provides health and leisure facilities across the country, including at the Shrewsbury Club. There are work experience and placement opportunities at London Road and the Shrewsbury Club for students and part-time paid employment – offering opportunities not only in sports but also in business, finance, therapies, hair, computing, and marketing. londonroadsports.co.uk

Electrical Installation Facilities


Plumbing & Gas Facilities

Construction Facilities

Extensive Engineering Workshops

New Automotive Engineering Training Centre

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Parent Questions and Answers

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How many days per week will my son or daughter be in college?

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A student taking an academic study programme will be on campus for around 5 hours per subject. These hours are typically spread over 5 days and students are expected to supplement classroom teaching with independent study. Full-time vocational study programmes involve at least 15 hours of teaching per week, typically over 3 days. Students will be expected to complete assignments and other work when not in class. Many students will add to their core study programme with a selection from our broad range of enrichment opportunities.

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What should students do when not in lessons?

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Students can use the Learning Resource Centre for independent study, join an enrichment programme, or take part in work experience through our dedicated co-ordinators.


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How do students get between the English Bridge and Welsh Bridge campuses?

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It takes about 10-15 minutes to walk between English Bridge Campus and Welsh Bridge Campus. Timetables allow time to move between campuses as required.

The map for all campuses and how they may relate to locations such as car parks, the bus station and Shrewsbury railway station, can be found on pages 8-9.

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What financial support is available?

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Students can apply for bus / train passes through Shropshire County Council. Application forms will be available from the college. You can also apply for a student bus or train pass through the college. Financial help is also available at SCG including a Bursary Fund. Application forms are available through the college. Please refer to pages 30-31 for more details.

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What support is available for students with additional needs?

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All students complete an initial assessment before starting their programme, which will help us, and them, identify any learning support requirements they might have. If you are able to make us aware of any additional support requirements prior to starting college, this will enable us to put any support measures or specialist equipment in place from their first day.

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Sustainability

at college SCG has an active Sustainability Group, made up of both students and staff, who review the operation of the college’s Sustainability Policy to suggest, where practical, opportunities for further improvement. The Group is open to anybody at the college and warmly welcomes new people and ideas.

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Energy Reviews

As part of the ongoing drive to be more sustainable, the college Estates Team carry out reviews to see what can be done to reduce the carbon footprint across the three campuses and identify which areas of the college use the most energy and which generate most waste.

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Reducing our Carbon Footprint

Staff at Shrewsbury Colleges Group have undertaken a scheme of work to reduce the organisations impact on the environment, including the planting of 420 trees. The tree saplings were delivered by the Woodland Trust. Les Hurdley, the husband of a staff member, gave up his time to plough two large furrows for the trees to be planted in and staff and friends came in to plant them all.

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Energy Efficiency

To reduce energy use, the college completed a lighting refit in 2019 to replace old lighting at its London Road Campus with energy efficient LED units. Funded by a loan from the government SALIX Energy fund this ÂŁ150,000 investment, it will save 50 tonnes of Co2 emissions annually.


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Compostable Products

If customers at the college cafés really want a disposable container, they can have a compostable cup or take away food containers, but are charged 30p and 50p to discourage this and contribute towards the higher cost of the containers. The college has all but eliminated single use plastic consumables from our cafés.

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Reducing single use plastic

The three college cafés were identified as the biggest users of single waste consumables, including coffee cups, EPS (polystyrene) containers and plastic cutlery. These have now all been changed to compostable products, including single use coffee cups.

Hire it out

The college also introduced the SCG hire box. For £1 people can have their food put in a reusable container, use it, and bring it back; staff wash it for them and return their £1 deposit. Staff and students take these efforts very seriously.

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Help us help the world

These steps may seem small, but our ambition is not. We are committed to working together as a college community to secure a better future for all our current and future students. If there is something you feel passionately about when it comes to sustainability, why not join the Student Union as an Environmental Officer? Speak to The Agency to find out more or contact the Sustainability Group to input your ideas into our Sustainability Policy.

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Choosing the right

course for you Finding the right course will ensure you are successful at college and prepare you for university, employment, or an apprenticeship, and our experienced team of advisers can help you choose. We offer academic excellence through our A Level programme, taught at the Welsh and English Bridge campuses and vocational excellence at our London Road and English Bridge* campuses. *for vocational arts

A Levels A Levels will suit you if you perform well in exams, want to study a range of particular subjects, or if you know which career path or study area you would like to follow through to university. A Levels are two-year courses with assessment through exams at the end of that period. Although mostly exam-based, some subjects, such as the arts, include ongoing projects and coursework. We offer the widest choice of A Levels in the county: you can choose a combination of over 30 A Levels as well as some CTECH Extended Certificates (which are each the equivalent of one A Level). A study programme will typically consist of three A Levels / CTECH courses. If you have achieved mainly grade 7 or above at GCSE, you may want to consider studying four A Levels to stretch yourself or to improve your chances of a place at a competitive university / on competitive courses.

The Arts You can only study one Art A Level due to the quantity of coursework, deadlines, and exam dates, and because studying two art A Levels will not give you sufficient breadth to apply for non-art subjects at university, and too limited a portfolio to apply for many art courses. Our Art A Levels are; Fine Art, Graphic communication, Photography, and Textiles.

There are, however, a small number of subject combinations that are not allowed by exam boards.

If you would like to study art for most or all of your time, you can study an Extended Diploma in Art and Design, Fashion or Photography. These courses are each worth three A Levels and can lead to university progression. If you decide to study an Extended Diploma in an art subject, you can also choose to study an A Level in a non-art subject at the same time. After you apply to study with us, you will attend a oneto-one interview to discuss your choices and ensure they best meet your strengths and future plans. 22 22

One of the advantages of our A Level programme is that as one of the largest colleges in the county, you will be able to study almost any combination of three subjects – you won’t find that your choices are restricted because of timetable clashes.

Please note, you cannot study the following combinations: •

A Level Combined English Language and Literature with A Level English Literature

A Level Combined English Language and Literature with A Level English Language

A Level Business with CTECH Extended Certificate Business.

You can study both English Literature and English Language, but this would only be advisable if you intended to study English at university. If you want to study A Level Further Maths you have also to study A Level Maths, and you will typically need to study four A Levels.


Vocational Courses Our vocational courses give you the knowledge, skills, work experience, and qualifications to progress to higher education, an Apprenticeship, or into full-time employment. They also provide employability skills that will give you a head start in your chosen career. Our vocational courses are almost all taught at our London Road Campus, with the exception of art vocational courses, which are taught at the English Bridge Campus. If you decide on a full-time vocational course, you will normally attend college for up to four days a week. Depending on your GCSE achievement and equivalent qualifications, you will start your course at Level 1, 2, or 3. However, in some trades, everyone starts at Level 1 or

2 regardless of their qualifications, as you need to build up your industry-specific skills before progressing to an advanced level. Extended Diplomas are two-year courses that allow you to progress to higher education or employment. They are worth three A Levels and are highly valued by both universities and employers. You can study an A Level alongside an Extended Diploma in some cases. You will need to have achieved the entry requirements for the course, typically four GCSEs at grades 4-9, though individual subjects have different specific requirements. Vocational courses in Hair, Beauty, Construction Trades, Fabrication & Welding, Engineering, Motor Vehicle, and Hospitality & Catering require specific manual skills. Therefore you will start studying at either Level 1 or Level 2.

Industry Placement opportunities Over the next three years, Level 3 vocational qualifications are changing to include a compulsory extended work placement of 45 days. Shrewsbury Colleges Group is part of the national pilot for this scheme. We can offer students a range of work placements, so please tell us if you are interested. The benefits of this extended time with an employer could lead to opportunities for permanent employment or an apprenticeship.

Maths and English If you have achieved a grade 3 in GCSE English Language and / or Maths, you will be required to study the subject alongside your main programme and resit the GCSE to improve your grade. If you have achieved a grade 2 or below in GCSE English Language and / or Maths, you will be required to initially study Functional Skills before taking GCSE alongside your main programme.

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A Level

Entry Requirements To study A Levels, you need a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4* or above, including English Language. If you do not gain a grade 4 or higher in GCSE Maths, you will have to study GCSE Maths alongside your A Levels. There are additional entry requirements for some subjects which are set out below. If these prevent you from studying a subject that is central to your progression plans after A Level, we will help you explore alternative routes. Each subject page also states the specific entry requirements. You will need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, to study these subjects: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Applied Science CTECH Biology Chemistry Computer Science, Business Studies – A Level and CTECH Economics, Electronics Further Mathematics Geography Geology CTECH IT Multimedia & Games Mathematics Physical Education Physics Product Design Psychology Statistics

*For those applying from Welsh Schools, this is grade C. Please check with the Admissions team, which will do a comparison with UKNARIC to check if your qualifications are GCSE equivalents.

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You will need five grades at 4 or above and specific entry requirements, to study these subjects: Fine Art, Graphic communication, Photography, Textiles: 4 or above in an Art & Design subject. If you have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject, you will be considered on an individual basis. You will need to demonstrate your interest in the subject through a visual portfolio. Applied Science: 4 in any two Sciences or 4:4 or above in Combined Science Biology: 5 or above in two sciences including Biology or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths Chemistry: 5 or above in two sciences including Chemistry or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths Computer Science: 5 or above in Maths Economics: 5 or above in Maths Electronics: 5 or above in Physics or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths English Language, English Literature, English Language and Literature: 4 or above in English Literature French, German and Spanish: 5 or above in the language to be studied or proven linguistic ability Geography: 4 or above in Geography (if taken at GCSE) Geology: 4 or above in Chemistry or Physics or 4:4 or above in Combined Science History: 4 or above in History (if taken at GCSE) Music: At the start of the course, you must be able to play an instrument or sing to grade 4 standard or higher. (If no graded exam results are available you will be required to audition) Maths: 7 or above in Maths Statistics: 5 or above in Maths Further Maths: 7 or above in Maths Physical Education: 5 or above in Biology or 5:5 or above in Combined Science Physics: 5 or above in two sciences including Physics or 5:5 or above in Combined Science, 5 or above in Maths Psychology: 4 or above in any Science or 4:4 or above in Combined Science and 4 or above in Maths.


Vocational

Entry Requirements

The vocational courses offered by Shrewsbury Colleges Group have many different levels of entry requirements. As many of the courses help to develop skills for a trade, there are differing levels of academic qualifications or experience required and these requirements are entirely dependent on the course itself. However, with a number of courses, there is no minimum number of GCSE grades required. Please refer to the course page for further details. Level One A one-year course in vocational skills subject areas. It is often the starting point, regardless of previous academic qualifications and experience, and helps you to develop trade skills. You can work at your own pace and develop Level 2 skills within that first year. Progression to Level 2 as a second year is required for employment or can be studied as an apprenticeship.

Level Two A one-year course, suitable if you have achieved some GCSEs at grades 3-1 or have passed a Level 1 qualification. For some subjects, this is the first level based on skill development (see specific course pages for details). You can progress to Level 3 courses or an apprenticeship.

Level Three Could be either A Level, Diploma, Subsidiary, or Extended Diploma. Normally taken over two years and suitable if you have gained four or more GCSEs at grade 4 or above or have passed a Level 2 qualification with an overall Merit or Distinction, with either Maths or English at grade 4 or above. Higher entry requirements are needed for some subject areas. However, a Level 3 course can be one year if it is as a progression from Level 2 in trade and skill areas. 25 25


How To

Apply

Experience college life Attend a Taster event (details are on our website) to get an idea of what you might enjoy and see what college life is like. See a show - Performance students put on shows throughout the year. You can book online for specified dates of tours around our English and Welsh Bridge Campuses - or call us to arrange tours of our London Road Campus, which take place throughout the year. Book a meal at Origins Restaurant or have a treatment at the Evolve Salon or the Hair & Beauty Training Academy.

A guide to starting a course with us Apply online from October 2020! To guarantee your course choice for A Levels, we recommend you apply by February half-term, but later applications are accepted dependent on course availability.

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Find out about us

Visit our website and come to an Open Evening or Advice Event to meet teachers and see our facilities. Chat to our School Liaison Team when they visit your school or call our Admissions Team for advice. The college website has details of all events.

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Apply for a course

Apply via the course pages on our website; you can contact Admissions for help if needed. We accept applications throughout the year for vocational courses, subject to availability of places. For A Levels we ask that you apply by February half-term as demand is high on certain courses. Although applications after this date will be processed, some A Level courses might be full. If you are applying in September for 26 26

courses starting that same year, please ring the Admissions Team before applying. Please note: You can apply to both an academic and vocational programme. If you want to find out about both and keep your options open, we will invite you to interview and to pre-enrolment events for both applications to help you make your choice by the time of enrolment. Please check your emails as we will send you information about your application.


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Smash that interview

A Level applications:

All applicants will be invited for an interview.

Interviews for A Levels happen throughout the year at the English Bridge Campus, as well as some events in Telford and Oswestry if that’s easier for you to attend. At the interview you will find out more about the college and discuss your reasons for your course choice with a teacher. We will look at the predicted grade information from school or achieved grades and offer you a place on the course or refer you for further information and guidance.

This is a good time to discuss any support requirements you may have and chat to Student Services about any financial or transport requirements. At the interview we will offer you a place depending on your actual or expected examination results. These sessions start in January and continue until September. •

You are required to accept the offer of a place within two weeks of your interview.

You can ask for someone to support you at the interview if necessary, although it is nothing to worry about, just an opportunity to meet and discuss your ideas.

Your parents / guardians can attend the sessions to find out more about the college, but they won’t be invited to join you in the individual discussion, as we want to get to know you.

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Please make sure you have read the qualifications section on page 22 to find out more about the range of qualifications available and check entry requirements on page 24.

Vocational applications: You will be invited to an interview session at London Road Campus (or English Bridge Campus for Art, Fashion and Photography courses) so you can see the specialist facilities. You will get a better idea of what the college is about and have a chance to discuss your goals with your teacher and meet others who are applying for the same course.

Save the dates

We will keep in touch by email and text and you will be invited to attend a pre-enrolment event in July where you will meet other students and find out more about your programme. You will need to have applied and been offered a place by mid-May. Please apply in good time to secure your place on this day. You will receive newsletters with information and updates between application and enrolment. We will write to you to confirm arrangements for enrolling in August / September. You will get your student ID card and be told all you need to know about starting here.

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Begin your journey

Your course will begin with an induction programme. Your teachers and Progression Specialist / Support Tutor will identify your aims and goals to put on your Individual Learning Plan. If you require support to get settled into college, this will be agreed and reviewed throughout the year.

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Enjoy the adventure

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Supporting your study at college

The friendly Student Services team helps with any queries about college, including finance, health & well-being, travel & transport, support with your studies, counselling, accommodation, applications, and any general enquiries.

How we can help you We want you to get the most from your student experience so that you’re ready to take on your next challenge after college, whether that’s higher education, an apprenticeship, employment or starting your own business. We have received the matrix Standard accreditation for our information, advice, and guidance service to students. We want to provide a supportive studying environment so we can offer support with... • • • • • •

Settling into college Talking through any issues that are affecting your learning Making adjustments so that a support need doesn’t hold you back Understanding and using assistive technology Essay planning, assignment writing, revision skills, exam techniques, study skills, and effective work planning Access Arrangements for exams.

Your Progression Specialist / Student Support Tutor will refer you for further support if needed.

There are several opportunities for you to tell us about any support needs you may have:

Access arrangements

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If you’ve previously received access arrangements for exams, or feel you will need support, please tell your Student Support Tutor or Progression Specialist so we can arrange this for you.

On your application form At interview At enrolment Or at any time during your course, by talking to your teacher or Student Services.

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Support workshops


Personal tutors

Safeguarding

Every student has a personal tutor, and they will support you and monitor your progress and help with your progression at college and into further or higher education, work, or an apprenticeship.

It is important that young people receive the right help at the right time. We have a dedicated and trained Safeguarding Team at each campus who will listen to you, understand your concerns, and take prompt action should they feel you or others are at risk of harm. We work alongside local agencies such as Shropshire Family Information Service and the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board. If you are a young person who is looked after, a young adult carer, or a young parent, please let us know as you might benefit from extra support we can put in place for you. We want to continue to be proud of the fact that students feel safe at our college, and we take our Safeguarding roles very seriously.

We also have a dedicated careers and progression adviser and ‘Targeted Progression’ programmes for help in accessing the most competitive career paths such as medicine, teaching, and midwifery as well as programmes for students looking to study at Oxford or Cambridge. Support is given for applying to specialist summer schools and programmes which enhance opportunities.

Keeping parents and carers informed We work closely with the parents and carers of our students to ensure a smooth transition from school so our students can develop confidence and motivation to make the most of their time with us. The Agency e-newsletter informs parents / carers of any trips, enrichment, and career activities as well as summer schools. Information on progress can be accessed through Pro Portal, and we will give you login details. Please see page 18-19 for parent Q&A, and the Parents section on our website for more details about how you can find out more.

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Fees and travel costs

Student Bursary & Hardship Fund It is the aim of the college to support students who need financial assistance. All funds awarded are subject to the guidelines issued by the appropriate government agencies such as the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA).

Vulnerable Groups Bursary Subject to eligibility, you could receive up to £1,200 per academic year. (Pro-rata for part-time courses). •

You must be enrolled on a full or part-time course

You must be under 19 years of age on 31 / 08 / 2021

To be eligible, you must be in one of the categories below:

In order to apply for the Advanced Learner Loan, you must have been offered a place on a course and have received a letter giving specific information that you entered onto your Student Loans application.

You must be enrolled on an eligible Level 3-6 course at Shrewsbury Colleges Group and You must be aged 19 or over.

In care

A care leaver

Receiving Income Support or Universal Credit because you are financially supporting yourself or financially supporting yourself and someone who is dependent on you and living with you such as a child or partner

Advanced Learner Loan Bursary

Receiving Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payments in your own right, as well as Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit in your own right.

If you have been successful in applying for an Advanced Learner Loan you can also apply for an Adult Learner Loan Bursary which can help towards:

Bursary payments will be made directly to students every two weeks based on your attendance (minimum 90%), behaviour, and work completed. We require written confirmation from the local authority declaring your looked after status. If you are in receipt of Income Support, we will need to see your benefit entitlement letter showing how much you receive, and if you are in receipt of both ESA and DLA, we will need to see both your entitlement letters. 30 30

Advanced Learner Loan

Childcare (must be OFSTED registered)

Travel (college bus in the first instance. Other means of travel can be considered).

For a bursary, your household income must be £21,000 or less. How to apply •

Complete the application form from the Student Services page of our website

Collect a form from Student Services at any campus

All evidence must be dated within the last three months and show how much you receive.


Travelling to college Students from all over the region choose to study here. If you are under 19 and live more than three miles away from the college, you may be entitled to a subsidised travel pass from Shropshire County Council. The bursary at college can help you with travel costs associated with a variety of providers including our own college buses. We welcome students from outside of Shrewsbury and offer subsidised transport from Powys, Ludlow, Telford, Bridgnorth, Market Drayton, Oswestry, along with other rural areas en-route. All three campuses are on these bus routes. Please note these services operate subject to numbers.

College Bus Routes Map To check that routes have not changed in 2021 / 22, please contact Student Services.

Discretionary Bursary for 16-18-year-olds If household income is less than £26,000 per year, you could be eligible for financial assistance including travel, books / kit / equipment that are essential to your course. To check that the threshold hasn’t changed for 21 / 22 please contact Student Services.

NEED MORE INFORMATION? Staff from student services will be available at all college events to guide and help answer concerns. For more information about travelling to college, please visit: scg.ac.uk / students / travelling-to-college, contact 01743 235491 for Student Services at English & Welsh Bridge Campus and 01743 342322 or 01743 342310 for London Road Campus or email studentservices@shrewsbury.ac.uk 31 31


The Agency Wouldn’t it be great if your college had a one-stop-shop that gave you everything you could need to help you with your UCAS application, find employment, volunteering opportunities, work experience, and more? We do at SCG! Maybe you want some career advice or simply want to hook you up with a regular five-a-side team? Maybe you’d like to find out about apprenticeship options, a part-time job, make your views known as part of the Student Voice (council), or take part in college music and dramatic arts productions?

Supporting your journey to higher education

Working with you to find your way forward Introducing you to industry placement, work experience and volunteering Enriching your time at college with extra curricular activities

Connecting you with potential employers and part-time work

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Be work or university ready We run activities to help you develop the transferable skills you’ll need once you enter employment or go on to higher education. We have everything you need to prepare you, including: •

Careers and university course advice

Volunteering

Work experience and shadowing

Enterprise experience, including Young Enterprise Challenge.

We also hold several events, including Careers Week, job fairs, and higher education events, to ensure you have lots of information about your career choice. Whether it’s our annual visit to the Skills Show at Birmingham NEC, or university visits up and down the country to help you decide on the right course, our programme has something for everyone. Our college volunteering programme helps students gain awards for social action.

Jobshop We advertise local, seasonal, part-time, and full-time vacancies though the SCG jobshop. We can also provide expert advice on applying for jobs, writing CVs, and developing your interview skills to maximise your chances of success. Don’t miss out on our annual jobs fair, because it gives you direct access to recruiters.

National Association of Student Employment Services

We are officially recognised by NASES and offer you the chance of work experience and placements as well as paid employment opportunities during your course. Getting experience really helps with job and university applications, and many of our students doing a placement gain full-time employment as a result.

Over the course of a year The Agency arranges around 900 work experience placements.


Oxford and Cambridge Applicants

The Competitive Professions If you are looking to enter a career such as veterinary science, medicine, dentistry, or some competitive NHS courses, we know you are going to need a little extra help. We can offer you: •

Expert speakers

Mock interviews

UCAS Admissions support

UCAT / BMAT preparation advice

University visits

Targeted work experience

If you aspire to go to these prestigious universities, we can help you with a competitive application. Our support package includes: •

Oxford and Cambridge conferences

Visits and contact with our link staff

Access to competitive summer schools

Specialised application support

Entry to essay competitions

Super-curricular activities

Access to free university-level Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).

The Student Voice SCG is an NUS recognised college, and our Student Voice representatives have a demonstrable impact on the student experience across our campuses. It runs student-related events and fundraisers for local and national charities. The Student Voice has a budget that it can spend on improving the college environment for students and helping to set up groups and societies.

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Sports and Enrichment

Alongside your studies, we want you to have the chance to improve your health, develop new skills and make new friends. SCG believes these things will help make college the best experience for you. Enrichment includes competitive sports teams for football, rugby, netball, and hockey; sessions for volleyball, yoga, badminton, walking, circuit training, and dance. There is also the Tennis Academy at the Shrewsbury Club. But it doesn’t stop there: you can get involved with music and dramatic arts, as well as the college magazine, the debating society, the Student Voice (council) and lots, lots more….

Sports & Recreation If you can say ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, get in touch with The Agency to make it happen. Do you want to take part in: •

Competitive team sports and play against other schools and colleges?

Sport competitions in Shropshire, the Midlands, and nationally?

Officiating our team sports?

Trying a new activity such as dance, aerobics, yoga?

Sports Academy (Competitive Sports)

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Football – male and female teams

Rugby – male and female teams

Hockey – male and female teams

Volleyball - mixed

Netball Enrichment sports

Music & Dramatic Arts (MaDA) Throughout the year, there are many opportunities to get involved in music and the dramatic arts, either as an individual performer or as part of an ensemble, band, chamber group, choir, cast, crew, or tech team. MaDA sessions are based at our English Bridge and London Road campuses. To give you a flavour, productions are put on throughout the year. Past examples have included; ‘9 to 5’, ‘Grease’ and ‘The Addams Family’. Instrumentalists and serious vocalists interested in performing in any of our main ensembles should sign up for our Music Activities Programme. Events include a Christmas concert, our Celebrating Achievement Awards Evening; a Bands’ Night; our Graduation Ceremony in St Chad’s Church, and Composition Week (a series of events for young composers). Groups include a choir, concert band, orchestra, big band, chamber orchestra, rock bands, folk band, and string quartet.

Enrichment Sports

Get Active

Rowing

Fitness Suite Use

Basketball

Circuit Training

Squash

Contemporary Dance

Badminton

Street Dance and Zumba

Table Tennis

Archery

Tennis Academy

Rock Climbing

Arcadian Youth Dance also run dance workshops.

The Agency also offers a range of other activities, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s award, community volunteering, National Citizen Service involvement, and lots more. Plus, if you would like to set up your own club or activity, we’re here to help make it happen.


Partnerships The college works with several businesses and organisations to provide students with a range of experiences across all courses. Some of these activities are linked to coursework, where you might be given a project with an employer as part of your assignment. Employers provide you with invaluable feedback, which helps you in the future. Shrewsbury Town Football Club (STFC) We work in partnership with STFC to deliver coaching for the Football and Education Level 3 programme. Students represent STFC at competitive matches in the National League. The STFC CEO works with students on a range of projects and provides valuable feedback.

Shrewsbury Town In The Community (STITC) This organisation is the charitable Trust associated with Shrewsbury Town FC, which works closely with all ages in the local community, promoting and providing physical activity opportunities to benefit everyone’s health. Projects are delivered within subject areas along with volunteering and work experience opportunities. In addition, NCS programmes (National Citizenship Services) are delivered by STITC, which provides leadership and teamwork opportunities for students aged 16-18.

Young Enterprise Shropshire They offer a wealth of practical ways to help young people get a taste of the world of work and the excitement of running a business. It inspires young people to develop aptitudes and attitudes that they cannot learn from a textbook or traditional academic curriculum.

The Shrewsbury Club The college has a well-established partnership with the Shrewsbury Club, an award-winning health and fitness club and spa. The Club provides a range of volunteering, work experience, and work opportunities for students across a range of departments. Because of the breadth of experiences, students can be involved in major events; examples include music tech, dance, sports, catering, or meet and greet. The London Road Sports Centre is managed by The Shrewsbury Club and provides a great package of training and work experience for students who work part-time in the sports centre. We value these partnerships with local, national, and international companies and organisations to support students in their studies and provide opportunities and links for employment. 35


Outstanding Results 2020 Shrewsbury Colleges Group are ranked in the top 10% of sixth form colleges for A Level value-added progress and the top 10% nationally for BTEC value-added process. (Source: ALPs 2020)

A Levels • 58% A* / A / B grades at A Level • 218 students achieved A* • 608 students achieved A* / A • 1188 students achieved A* / A / B

103 students achieved AAA

or better at A Level.

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BTEC Extended Diploma

141 Students achieved

D*D*D*

That is 1 in 2 students!

229 Students

achieved DDD or better That is 4 in 5 students!

99% Overall pass rate

across all college courses 2020 student cohort results

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Alumni

Achieving your dreams

Our students are achievers. Many of our past students have gone on to be extremely successful their chosen fields and they were all helped along by their education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

Max was one of five new characters to join the cast of Downton Abbey the Movie and played the role of Richard Ellis, the King’s Valet. He has also appeared in American HBO TV series The Royals and ABC’s Agent Carter based on the Marvel comics and Showtime’s The Tudors, which aired on BBC 2. British TV series include Spooks, Mistresses, Heartbeat, Crossroads, Hollyoaks, Doctors and Casualty. Max attended the college from 1997-1999. Formerly of Meole Brace Secondary School, he studied A Levels in Business, Art and Theatre Studies and got a taste for treading the boards at an early age. The theatre group teachers really believed in me and gave me a great deal of confidence, putting me up to act alongside the older students. The course and my teachers were instrumental in propelling my love for acting. It was the first time I had really specialised in performance and I loved it ~ Max Brown, Hollywood Actor

Charlotte is paving the way for drugs of the future after scoring her dream job with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as a higher apprentice lab scientist. Charlotte, who attended Corbet School, studied Maths, Chemistry and Biology A Levels at SCG and said she knew she wanted to be a biochemist and research the next generation of medicines, but thought she would need a top degree from an elite university. The skills she learnt at SCG helped her achieve her ‘dream job’ to become an apprentice lab scientist for British multinational pharmaceutical company GSK, with the opportunity to progress to a full degree level qualification – the outcome she is working towards is a BSc in Applied Bio-Science, the same as she would have got via university. It was a way to help her change the world – and get a degree in the process. ~ Charlotte Parkes, Higher Apprentice Lab Scientist

Chris is a freelance cameraman working on feature films and TV dramas with the dream of one day making it to Hollywood as a director. Chris joined SCG in 2011 to study Level 2 Creative Media, followed by Level 3 Interactive Media. He went on to study a Film and Television Production Degree at Edghill University. He has gone on to start what promises to be a fascinating career in the industry, already having worked with the likes of John Hurt and Tim Roth. ~ Chris Davies, Freelance Cameraman

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James studied English, Politics and Spanish A Levels at the college in 1998. He then went onto university to study Journalism and started working for the Midlands News Association at the Shrewsbury Chronicle as a reporter in 2004, during which time he was one of only a few British journalists to be able to travel to Basra, Iraq to cover the war efforts. He won a national award for his reporting and then moved to Severn Radio as news anchor. James’s career continued when he moved to London and started working for the Liberal Democrats as a Press Officer before eventually becoming a Special Adviser in the Cabinet Office and then working in Number 10 during the Coalition. He was also a Director of Pride, one of the biggest Pride Parades in the world, in London 2016 and 2017. Two years ago, James started a new role as a Media Adviser at Kensington Palace, working with The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. He was instrumental in the coverage of the royal wedding and was in attendance as a guest at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. When I look back, college was probably the experience that set me on my career path. It was the first time I saw all the potential opportunities in life, and when I fell in love with politics, media, language and debate. It was a wonderful mix of academic, creative and social challenges that I genuinely believe has helped shape me since. ~ James Holt, Media Adviser to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Morgan graduated from SCG in 2016 after studying Art & Design, Graphic Communication and Classical Civilisation A Levels. She then returned to study an Art Foundation Course at the college and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Illustration from Birmingham City University. Morgan has now written and illustrated two books, ‘Stories of Shrewsbury’ which explores various historical, ghostly and modern stories surrounding the town and ‘4am Knows All My Secrets,’ both available to buy from her Etsy shop: MGriceIllustration I chose to study at SCG because of the very high quality of the courses and results from previous students. Studying Art and Graphic Communication was one of the best decisions I ever made. My tutors were exceptional and really inspired me to work to my full potential and explore a creative field in my professional life. ~ Morgan Grice, Freelance Illustrator and Artist

Josh studied a Level 3 Sports Coaching and Fitness course at the college in 2013. He then went onto a Foundation Degree before joining the RAF in 2018. In May 2019 he moved to RAF Shawbury as a Simulator Pilot, which involves facilitating training for Weapons Controller students by piloting simulated aircraft. Josh served a six month tour in the Falklands in 2020 in the Joint Operations Centre. He flew an airbus around the Island, seeing wildlife including penguins and seals and did plenty of hiking. I am a practical person who has always played sport semi-professionally so I chose my course based on this. The things I learnt, and the teachers were so inspiring at the college and I knew I could take to the next level while working in a valuable career and travelling the world so I chose the RAF. It was hard to get in but I think my course set me in really good stead and I now play football for the RAF too. ~ Josh Brown, Air and Space Operations Specialist in the RAF 39


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A Level

Courses Applied Science CTECH Extended Certificate (Level 3) 46 CTECH Extended Diploma (Level 3) 47 Biology

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Business GCE A Level CTECH Extended Certificate (Level 3)

50 51

Chemistry 52 Classical Civilisation 53 Computer Science 54 Drama & Theatre 55 Economics 56 Electronics 57 English English Language English Literature English Combined

58 59 60

IT Multimedia & Games

69

Law

70

Mathematics

72

Further Mathematics Media Studies

73

74

Modern Languages French German Spanish

75 75 75

Music

76

Photography

77

Physical Education 78 Physics 79 Politics 80 Product Design

81

Psychology 82

Film Studies 62

Religious Studies 84

Fine Art

63

Sociology

85

Geography 64

Statistics

86

Geology

Textiles 87

65

Graphic Communication

66

Health & Social Care 67 History 68 41


A Level

Russel Group Universities:

Destinations

135 students in 2020 progressed to Russell Group Universities University of Birmingham University of Bristol University of Cambridge Cardiff University Durham University Imperial College London University of Exeter University of Glasgow University of Leeds University of Liverpool University of Manchester Newcastle University University of Edinburgh University of Nottingham University of Oxford University of Sheffield University of Southampton University College London (UCL) University of Warwick University of York

Newcastle University Durham University

University of York Liverpool John Moores University

University of Liverpool & Liverpool University

University of Manchester & Manchester Metropolitan University

University of Chester Staffordshire University

University of Wolverhampton University of Warwick

University of Worcester

University of Leeds

University of Sheffield University of Nottingham Nottingham Trent University

Top 10 destinations University of Birmingham University of Cambridge University of Oxford

Cardiff University University of Bristol University of Exeter University of Southampton University College London (UCL)

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

University of Chester Liverpool John Moores University Staffordshire University Liverpool University Manchester Metropolitan University Aberystwyth University University of Wolverhampton Nottingham Trent University University of Manchester University of Worcester


Where our students go... Destinations in 2020 Former SCG students who graduated from university in 2019 excelled. 88% of them gained either First or Upper Second Class degrees - the national average for all sixth form colleges was 79%. From the SCG students attending the prestigious Russell Group of universities, the percentage of those achieving First or Upper Second Class Honours was 92% - the national average for sixth form colleges was 88% and the national average for independent school sixth forms was 91%.

ACROSS ALL

RUSSELL GROUP

UNIVERSITIES:

UNIVERSITIES:

FIRST CLASS or UPPER SECOND

FIRST CLASS or UPPER SECOND

National average for sixth form colleges was 79%

National average for sixth form colleges was 88% and the national average for independent school sixth forms was 91%.

92% 88% GAINED GAINED CLASS HONOURS

CLASS HONOURS

(Source: Higher Education Statistics Agency Limited September 2020)

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Congratulations

A*

Class of 2020

A

Students who achieved AAA or better at A Level in 2020*

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Lauren Ainscough

Priory School

A*A*A*A*

Xingjian Yuan

Overseas School

A*A*A*

Samuel Breese

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*A*

Benjamin Baker

Corbet School

A*A*A

Leo Bungay

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*A*

Allison Birch

Belvidere School

A*A*A

Aiden Childs

Charlton School

A*A*A*A*

Georgia Birch

Grove School

A*A*A

Theodore Langslow

Trinity Church of England High school

A*A*A*A*

Daniel Bowen

Oldbury Wells School

A*A*A

Isobel Lewis

Priory School

A*A*A*A*

Charles Butler

Ercall Wood Technology College

A*A*A

Aaron Lindsay

Corbet School

A*A*A*A*

Katie Coulthurst

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Alex Mager

Belvidere School

A*A*A*A*

Isaac Hotchkiss

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*A

Rebecca Jenks

Mary Webb School

A*A*A*A

Isaac Laing

Meole Brace School

A*A*A*A

Ryan Meddins

Corbet School

A*A*A*A

Pablo Ortuno Floria

Overseas School

A*A*A*A

Nilavan Thipaharan

Mary Webb School

A*A*A*A

Millie Bromwich

Priory School

Zara Brown

Helena Crump

Church Stretton School

A*A*A

Neringa Daujotaite

Grove School

A*A*A

Amy Evans

Thomas Adams School

A*A*A

Grace Evans

Bishops Castle Community College

A*A*A

Alex Farquhar

Priory School

A*A*A

Madeleine Fox

Corbet School

A*A*A

Katharine Hilbert

Priory School

A*A*A

A*A*A*

Amy Jew

Meole Brace School

A*A*A

Priory School

A*A*A*

Eden Ketteringham

A*A*A

Amy Gardner

Corbet School

A*A*A*

Ercall Wood Technology College

Jake Gore

Welshpool High School

A*A*A*

Annabel Lee

Priory School

A*A*A

Ercall Wood Technology College

Claudia Roberts

Mary Webb School

A*A*A

Xander Lyon

A*A*A*

Philip Tarrant

Priory School

A*A*A

Alexander McGregor

Not specified

A*A*A*

Megan Underhill

Church Stretton School

A*A*A

Molly Portman

Church Stretton School

A*A*A*

Samuel Williams

Burton Borough School

A*A*A

Beth Salisbury

Priory School

A*A*A*

Thomas Sharratt

Priory School

A*A*A*

Olivia Swift

Priory School

A*A*A*

Nia Williams

Shrewsbury High School

A*A*A*

*Results correct at time of going to print.

Erin Bowman

William Brookes

A*A*AA

Adelheid Clark

Priory School

A*A*AA

Jake Heath

Priory School

A*A*AA

Abigail Threadgold

Thomas Adams School

A*A*AA

Thomas Thurston

Meole Brace School

A*A*AA


A

A*

A

A*

Emma Halliday

Priory School

A*AAA

Liam Hoult

Meole Brace School

A*AAA

Jasmine Lucas

Ercall Wood Technology College

A*AAA

Liam Morgan

Meole Brace School

Ruth Streetly

Priory School

A*AA

Briony Tilsley

Bishops Castle Community College

A*AA

Jamie Walsh

Corbet School

A*AA

A*AAA

Rose Green

Welshpool High School

AAAB

Dominic Ricci

Thomas Adams School

A*AAA

Kai Bartlett

Meole Brace School

AAA

George Harrison

Priory School

A*AAB

Modesty Catt

Belvidere School

AAA

Gregory Jones

William Brookes

A*AAB

Max Chesters

Thomas Adams School

AAA

Eleri Northeast

Caereinion High School

A*AAB

Lewis Compton

Charlton School

AAA

William Schjoett

Caereinion High School

A*AAB

Geraint Harrhy

Priory School

AAA

A*AAB

Matthew Hood

Charlton School

AAA

Grace Thomas-Hurley Meole Brace School Rachel Butler

Priory School

A*AA

Isobelle Hookway

Charlton School

AAA

Huw Chadwick

Welland Park Academy

A*AA

Ella Jones

Meole Brace School

AAA

Elizabeth Evans

Corbet School

A*AA

Ester Kirby

Meole Brace School

AAA

Christopher Findon

Priory School

A*AA

Katie Lee

Meole Brace School

AAA

Kati Hulme

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Patrick Levy

Priory School

AAA

Bethany Jones

Bishops Castle Community College

A*AA

Daisy Moyers

Church Stretton School

AAA

Neve Jones

Priory School

A*AA

Angelica Mytton-Mound

Meole Brace School

AAA

Alice Lenton

Mary Webb School

A*AA

Madeline Price

Meole Brace School

AAA

Kinno Lewis

Church Stretton School

A*AA

Cayla Roberts

Meole Brace School

AAA

Elsa Marshall

Llanidloes High School

A*AA

Sophie Smithurst

William Brookes

AAA

Alfie North

Mary Webb School

A*AA

Emily-rose Smout

Priory School

AAA

Robert Owen

Priory School

A*AA

Bronwyn Thurston

Priory School

AAA

Emma Pattison

Shrewsbury Academy

A*AA

Tommy Tinsley

Church Stretton School

AAA

Abigail Priggis

Shrewsbury Academy

A*AA

Chloe Tomkins

Priory School

AAA

Rachel Pritchard

Meole Brace School

A*AA

Elliot Ruff

Priory School

A*AA

McKenna Wood

Holy Trinity Academy (formerly BRJ)

AAA

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Applied Science Are you looking for a career in the science sector and enjoy the practical aspect of science? This course will equip you with the skills to pursue a career in a scientific field or go onto further study. This two-year course is often taken with Health & Social Care for students who wish to pursue careers in the health sector. We have specialised teachers and laboratory facilities which means that you can study in the right environment and have expert guidance to progress your studies.

CTECH Extended Certificate (Level 3) Welsh Bridge Campus

Equivalent to 1 A Level

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths and grade 4 or above in at least 2 single Sciences or grade 4:4 in Combined Science. Course Content You need to be well organised and able to work to deadlines.

What this course offers: We regularly arrange for guest speakers to attend college to supplement your learning. We also attend seminars and guest lectures at higher educational establishments to further your knowledge in this subject area.

Over the 2 years you will study five units.

Year 1 Science Fundamentals – this unit creates a solid foundation for all the other units you will cover.

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Laboratory techniques – this includes lots of the skills required by technicians working in any kind of scientific laboratory, including working for an industrial company, the NHS, contract analysis of environmental samples and working in science education.

Year 2 Control of hazards in the laboratory - In this unit we cover an overview of the most common hazards encountered in typical research labs. Microbiology - You will develop a range of practical manipulative skills that enable you to work safely in a microbiology laboratory. Product Testing Techniques - This includes looking at how consumer products are rigorously tested and regulated both before being allowed to be sold and after sale. Assessment Year 1 units are externally assessed. This will involve written exams that include case studies related to the science sector. There will be resit opportunities for each exam. Year 2 units are all internally assessed through assignments. www.scg.ac.uk

Progression in Applied Science (CTECH Extended Certificate) You can progress to higher education or other professional development programmes. Some may wish to enter a specialist area of employment in the science industry or within organisations that use science e.g. quality control technician / analyst, a medical physics technician, research lab work, forensic science service, chemical industry or scientific journalism.


Applied Science This Applied Science course explores the fundamentals of science to provide a sound basis for a future career within a scientific field or if you want to go on and study higher-level science courses. This particular course is taken on its’ own as it is the equivalent of 3 separate A Levels. It’s an interactive and fun subject with lots of practical experiments as part of the course. We have specialised science facilities at Welsh Bridge Campus which means that you can study in the perfect environment and you’ll have expert teachers on hand to provide specialised guidance and advice.

CTECH Extended Diploma (Level 3) 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, and grade 4 or above in any 2 single Sciences or grade 4:4 in Combined Science. Course Content Mandatory units: 1. Science fundamentals (externally assessed) 2. Laboratory techniques (externally assessed) 3. Scientific analysis and reporting (externally assessed) 4. Human physiology (internally assessed) 5. Genetics (internally assessed) 6. Control of hazards in the laboratory (internally assessed) 7. Human nutrition (internally assessed) 8. Cell biology (internally assessed) 9. Environmental surveying (internally assessed) 10. Environmental management (internally assessed) 11. Waste management (internally assessed) 12. Global scientific information (externally assessed) 13. Scientific research techniques (externally assessed) Optional units:

What this course offers: Support is provided for students for UCAS admissions, university visits and work experience. This includes arranging for guest speakers to attend college to supplement your learning.

Progression in Applied Science (CTECH Extended Diploma) You can progress to higher education following the successful completion of this course or you may wish to enter a specialist area of employment in the science industry. You could pursue a career in research and development, health professions (after further study), regulation or scientific education, journalism and consultancy.

These are 2 internally assessed units that might include Drug Development, Food Technology or Microbiology, Sustainability & renewable energy, Food Technology, Microbiology, Crop production & soil science and Conservation of biodiversity. Assessment Assessment is through a combination of exams and internal assignments. www.scg.ac.uk

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Welsh Bridge Campus

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Biology This is an exciting and exacting subject that is delivered in an innovative and dynamic way. You will be part of a wellresourced and very successful department. Throughout the course you will be guided and supported by our team of experienced, well qualified biology teachers, with a range of scientific backgrounds. Your A Level Biology studies will develop your interest in the subject, as well as aiding you in building on your biological understanding and scientific skills. By the end of the course you will have acquired both a broad knowledge-base and diverse skillset, preparing you for either further study at university, or for work.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, grade 5 or above in Maths and grade 5 or above in GCSE Biology with a further GCSE science subject at grade 5 or above or at least 5:5 in GCSE Combined Science. Course Content You will carry out a significant amount of practical work, including field work, which not only enriches understanding of the theory but will also develop your ability to design experiments, process data and carry out statistical tests. You even get to genetically modify bacteria so that they glow in the dark!

Year 1 - Topics include biochemistry, cell biology, gas exchange and circulation in plants and animals, disease and immunity, classification and biodiversity. Year 2 - Topics include: photosynthesis, respiration, homoeostasis, coordination in plants and animals, ecology, genetics, evolution, genetic engineering and biotechnology.

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Assessment 100% Examination – Three exams in final term. Practical Endorsement in Biology - a non-exam assessment that involves carrying out 12 different practical investigations and providing evidence for each one in a folder submitted at the end of the course.

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What this course offers: Support is provided for those interested in applying for medicine, veterinary science, dentistry or biomedical degrees. This includes expert speakers, UCAS admissions support, UKCAT / BMAT preparation advice, university visits and work experience.

Progression in Biology A Level Biology is an excellent base for you to pursue a university degree in healthcare, such as medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, dentistry or veterinary science, or alternatively the biological sciences, such as biochemistry, molecular biology or forensic science. Biology can also complement subjects such as sports science and psychology and the transferable skills you will learn, such as problem solving and the ability to analyse and evaluate are also useful for studying many other subjects at degree level.


I studied chemistry at GCSE and really enjoyed it. I thought studying it at A Level was going to be really challenging, but I’ve found it really enjoyable. We are studying the same topics but much more in depth, I much prefer chemistry out of all the sciences!

Mae Blower

Chemistry, Product Design, Maths Previous School: Priory School

103 students achieved AAA

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That is 1 in 7 students!

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Business This course reflects what is happening in the world of business, both in the UK and internationally. You will be expected to be aware of changes in the business environment and relate your theoretical learning to real businesses in the news. This course is ideal for you if you are wanting to pursue a high-flying business career, or to complement other A Level courses. You will be well-equipped to apply for a university course in Business Management, Accountancy, Law or International Business.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content You will be expected to learn theoretical business models, use a wide range of business calculations, tackle in-depth business case studies and write essays.

Year 1 - The first year provides a detailed insight into the key functions within a business. You will learn about leadership, finance, human resource management, marketing and operations management. Year 2 - The pace of learning is rapid and in Year 2 you will be expected to apply your knowledge to tackle essay questions and longer case studies in preparation for the final exams. You will learn about business strategy, culture, globalisation, accounts, investment decisions, ethics and management of change. Assessment 100% exam - Three final written exams (2 hours each).

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What this course offers: Our students have attended the ‘Business Live’ conferences at EuroDisney and trips to local businesses such as Jaguar Land Rover. We organise masterclasses at Harper Adams University, A Level revision conferences and Senior Examiner visits to provide a wide range of additional support to ensure students succeed in the Business A level course.

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Progression in Business The majority of our Business A Level students go on to university to study business-related degrees, including international business, management, finance and marketing. Others use business as a complementary subject to apply for courses in subjects such as law, psychology, sport and journalism. Many national companies are now offering excellent degree apprenticeships and our business students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with organisations such as Cap Gemini, Morris, Babcock International and the Civil Service.


Business You will benefit from excellent teaching in a fantastic business-style environment. We will support you in developing the skills and business knowledge to equip you for degree level study, further training, an apprenticeship or a career in business. This course will bring you into contact with local and national businesses through assignment work, educational trips and visiting speakers. We aim to equip you with research, time-management and independent learning skills as you complete the exam and coursework elements of this course.

CTECH Extended Certificate (Level 3) 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content You may be a student who prefers coursework to exams and this course has a balance of both. This is a course that enables you to learn about businesses in an applied way, using real companies to provide the context for your coursework assignments.

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The exam units involve learning about types of business ownership, finance and ethical issues. You will also learn about working in a business, effective communication and payment methods. The coursework units involve investigating a different local or national business, requiring you to carry out independent and group research.

What this course offers: Educational visits and trips are organised to support the coursework elements of this course and information gathered is used directly within unit assignments. We offer a range of support to ensure students succeed in the Cambridge Technical Business Course. We organise visiting speakers and expect students to fully participate in the activities that are created to support coursework assignments.

Progression in Business You can progress to a range of higher education courses, including degree courses in Business Management, Marketing, Accountancy and Law. Many national companies are offering fantastic apprenticeship opportunities and our students have been successful in securing highly sought-after training with businesses such as Dyke Yaxley (accountancy), Cap Gemini (degree apprenticeship) and the Civil Service.

Assessment Two exams and three internally assessed coursework units. Resit opportunity for the exams.

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Business

Welsh Bridge Campus

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Chemistry A qualification in Chemistry is challenging to study, highly valued and leads to a wide variety of careers. You will gain the breadth of knowledge you need to pursue a career in Chemistry or go onto further study opportunities. You’ll benefit from studying with highly qualified teachers and in excellent specialised teaching facilities.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, grade 5 or above in Maths and grade 5 or above in GCSE Chemistry with a further GCSE science subject at grade 5 or above or at least 5:5 in GCSE Combined Science. Course Content Year 1 - studies focus on: foundations in chemistry, the periodic table and energy, core organic chemistry and practical skills in chemistry.

Year 2 - you will learn about physical chemistry and the transition elements, organic chemistry and analysis and, finally, practical skills in chemistry Assessment 100% exam - There are three final exams as well as the practical endorsement in chemistry. What this course offers:

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Support is provided for those interested in applying for Medicine, Veterinary Science, Dentistry or Biomedical degrees including expert speakers, UCAS admissions support, UKCAT / BMAT preparation advice, university visits and work experience.

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Progression in Chemistry Typically, 95% of our students progress to a wide variety of university courses, including degrees in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Medicine and Pharmacy. A qualification in Chemistry offers career opportunities in many sectors such as environmental science, renewable energy and forensic science to name but a few.


Classical Civilisation The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome are arguably the foundations of modern western society and this course at SCG covers the literature and culture of the Roman and Greek worlds. This is a very varied course taught by specialised teachers. You’ll study the myths, literature, history, politics, art and architecture, philosophy and the way people lived in Greece and Rome. You should have an interest in Greek and Roman history and society.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content Some modules that you’ll learn in Classical Civilisation include; Homer’s Odyssey – We learn about the gods and the general myths surrounding the siege of the city of Troy. Odysseus is a hero who helped get inside Troy by building a wooden horse. He angers the god Poseidon by blinding his son, the Cyclops and so is punished on the way home. We read Homer’s epic story in English and find out about the way Heroic society in Greece functioned. Imperial Image – In 44BC Julius Caesar was assassinated. No one expected his 18-year-old grand-nephew, Octavian to become the next ruler. Young, inexperienced and with plenty of opposition, Octavian became the Emperor Augustus. We study some of the historical events of his Principate and look at how his image needed to change from warrior to man of peace. Virgil’s Aeneid – The war at Troy was a disaster for the Trojans and according to legend, one man, Aeneas escaped and sailed to Italy. His son was called Lulus who was an ancestor of Julius Caesar. This epic story tells the tale of Aeneas’ escape from Troy and eventual arrival in Italy where he battles Italian tribes for supremacy.

What this course offers: Previous SCG students have entered national competitions including Ancient World / Classic Essay at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. You’ll also benefit from guest speakers from top universities including Prof. Edith Hall from King’s College London and Dr Maria Hayley from Leeds and Manchester universities.

Progression in Classical Civilisation Students study courses at university such as Ancient History, Classics (Latin and Greek), Classical Civilisation or History, English, Law, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences and Archaeology. Careers can include legal and public services, teaching, travel and tourism, the Civil Service, journalism, politics, museum and historical archives.

Democracy and the Athenians – In the C5th BC a new form of government, democracy, was born. Or was it?! We study the reasons that Athens developed this new form of government, what it meant to them and whether it really was democracy. This is a study of history, politics, comedy and Athenian Society. Assessment 100% exams - Three final written exams. www.scg.ac.uk

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Welsh Bridge Campus

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Computer Science Computer Science impacts almost all aspects of our modern society and we have a fantastic course that will educate you ready for a career in a wide range of highly specialised industries either directly or after further study.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and grade 5 or above in Maths.

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Course Content This is a practical and challenging course designed for those students who enjoy problem-solving, logic and ‘hands on’ computer programming. You will be taught in well-equipped IT labs by expert teachers which means that you’ll have the right environment to develop your knowledge and skills. Topics include programming, writing and following algorithms, networks, encryption and cybersecurity, web technologies, e.g. JavaScript, HTML and CSS, databases, Boolean algebra, numbers, (including binary and floating-point arithmetic) and computational thinking. You will be interested in finding out:

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How can we improve cybersecurity in the 21st century?

How does a computer add or multiply decimal numbers?

Should I be worried about driverless cars or robots? How does the computer understand the program I have written?

Assessment 80% exams and 20% coursework. Coursework involves writing a solution to a problem using visual and objectoriented programming techniques.

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What this course offers: You can expect your own dedicated PC in lessons, with access to a range of visual programming languages. You will be encouraged to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course. Some students have secured apprenticeships in computing at GCHQ, BT and Capgemini or in broadcast engineering with the BBC.

Progression in Computer Science This course will prepare you thoroughly for Computer Science courses at university or for higher Level computing apprenticeships. Previous students have gone to university to study: computer science, computer forensics, artificial intelligence and robotics, games programming or related courses such as engineering or motorsport engineering.


Drama & Theatre This exciting course offers opportunities to learn about all aspects of the dramatic arts. We offer a practical, engaging and creative course where you will examine the work of drama practitioners, explore drama as a practical art form, and work independently to create your own performances. The course is run by dedicated expert teaching staff who will help you to gain new skills and knowledge in the dramatic arts.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content You will be given a thorough grounding on the basics of performing and experience the innovative styles of playwrights, directors, actors and companies. You will develop and demonstrate a range of theatre making skills and experience a range of opportunities to create theatre, both published text-based and devised work. There are three components, two are practical and component three is a written exam on three set texts. Most lessons will be practical and, as the live performances are assessed, there will be extra rehearsals outside of lessons. For component one you will reinterpret a script and perform it internally alongside a written creative log. Homework across both years will be researching specific practitioners, exam-based questions on the set texts, writing scripts and learning lines. In the second year, for component two you will work on a devised and a scripted piece to perform to an external examiner. You will also complete an evaluative report. Assessment 60% of the total mark is performance based and 40% exam based.

What this course offers: You will have the opportunity to be part of the SCG Music and Dramatic Arts (MaDA) group - an exciting programme of music and drama activities working with like-minded creative students. You will join trips to see theatre productions as part of the course, and we also arrange workshops run by professional theatre companies such as Frantic Assembly. Each year there is an extra-curricular trip to New York that you can choose to participate in.

Progression in Drama & Theatre Typically, over 80% of SCG students progress to higher education, of whom 75% choose degree courses related to the Performing Arts. This course is an excellent step towards a career in the performance industry, showing that a student is confident, self-disciplined and can work in a team.

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Economics Economics is a well regarded academic subject and is highly thought of by universities. It leads to a variety of careers from banking and finance to journalism, politics and NHS management. You will learn about the impact of economic decisions on individuals and countries, both in the UK and internationally. You will learn how to analyse data, think critically about situations and make informed decisions. Your experienced teachers will help you to make applications to top universities and to a range of fantastic apprenticeship opportunities.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, plus Maths at grade 5 or above. Course Content You will experience lessons that relate to the real world and explain how economic theory relates to what you see on media platforms. Microeconomics looks at the economic behaviour of individuals – a person or business, so you will study how prices are set, for example why there is such a range of prices for cars. Micro also looks at what happens when the market fails to set the “right” price, should we tax sugar and alcohol because they are bad for us and how can we get companies to stop polluting the environment?

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Macroeconomics looks at whole economy issues – causes and cures for unemployment, inflation, so you will consider whether we should be in the EU, how poorer countries are working on economic development, how we can promote environmental sustainability and the impact of a fall in the interest rate on our job security and wealth. Assessment 100% exam - Three final two hour written exams, each worth one third of the marks.

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What this course offers: Our course will give you the chance to attend additional courses and take part in competitions to boost your application to the top universities (including Oxbridge). You will be encouraged to attend residential courses with Villiers Park (Inspiring Excellence in Economics) and at Concord College (Experiencing Economics at University). Students also progress to degree level apprenticeships, such as those in Business Management at Capgemini (a local large software development company in Telford).

Progression in Economics Economics graduates are the highest paid in the UK (Department of Education). SCG students have progressed to a range of university courses, including Economics, Finance, Business and Law, many at the top, Russell Group universities – LSE, Durham, Warwick, Liverpool and Newcastle.


Electronics Electronics fills our everyday lives! At home we use computers, telephones, washing machines, radios, TVs, cameras, etc. Outside we encounter electronics in trains, planes and cars, traffic systems and hospital equipment. It is ubiquitous. Clearly the field of Electronics has made, and will continue to make, a huge impact on the quality of our lives and the prosperity of the country. We are one of only a few colleges in the country which offer A Level Electronics, so this should give you a distinct advantage when pursuing future careers linked to this subject.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, with grade 5 or above in Maths. You should have grade 5 or above in Physics or at least 5:5 in Combined Science. Course Content Electronics is an ideal subject if you like a blend of the practical and the theoretical and are confident carrying out calculations and using equations. This course is an ideal complement to many other A Levels such as Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science. Relevant skills and knowledge are clearly needed in this technological age. You will gain a thorough grounding in basic electronics and will be introduced to some of the many exciting communication and control applications. The project component of the course will allow you to gain hands-on experience at designing, building and testing specific systems and those of your own choice. You need to be self-motivated and capable of independent research and study. Assessment 80% Exams, 20% Coursework.

What this course offers: We have a very well-resourced Electronics lab with extensive ICT facilities. You will have access to a high specification laptop in lesson time which can run the advanced software programs needed to support the teaching on this course. You have the chance to take part in the Engineering Education Scheme which links teams of students with local companies to work on real, scientific, engineering and technological problems.

Progression in Electronics A Level Electronics is a valuable asset for those wishing to pursue electronics as a career, or any science, engineering and technology related professions. Many Electronics students go on to study engineering, physics or computing at university with recent students also gaining prestigious apprenticeships with GCHQ, BBC and Google.

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English Language English is an exciting subject and we hope you will enjoy the lively debate and discussion. Whichever English course you choose, you will gain a great deal of academic prowess and the development of transferable skills. You will be taught to think analytically, to synthesise information, and to develop communication skills that are a prerequisite for a wide range of career paths. The important skill of learning to write coherently and critically will aid you in your other subjects and is invaluable in higher education.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and English Literature.

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Course Content Language is one of the key features that define us as human beings, and on this course you will explore how it works: how we learn language from infancy, how we use it as a social tool, and how it has evolved over time – the origins of English, the various forms it has taken over the centuries, how it has spread across the globe and what it might look like in the future. You will also study the research of theorists in areas of language such as speech and gender, accents and dialects and the language of technology to learning about grammar in order to explore the ways writers use language to communicate meaning in texts ranging from blogs to C17th journalism. The NEA (coursework) unit will allow you to write creatively and to undertake an investigation into an aspect of the course you have enjoyed. Assessment Two coursework tasks account for 20% of your overall grade, with the remaining 80% being assessed by two external examinations.

What this course offers: Guest speakers such as Dr Rob Drummond, a Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, are invited to speak to our students. We also offer specific support for students aiming to study English-related courses at university. There are opportunities to take part in the student magazine, Sixth Sense, which is produced within the English department as an enrichment activity.

Progression in English Language This A Level will equip you with the necessary skills to go into such practical professions as journalism and creative writing as well as academic degrees such as law and media studies. It complements A Levels in Psychology and Sociology, because there a degree of crossover with the social sciences. If you are thinking of studying English at university, it is perfectly acceptable to take both English Language and English Literature.

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English Literature This course involves studying arguably the world’s greatest literary heritage. You will study plays, poems and novels, and will explore a range of genres and time periods, from Shakespeare’s work in the 1500s-1600s to the present day. In this way you will gain an insight into both the history of writing in English and its continued vibrancy. If you enjoy reading literary texts, this course offers a great opportunity for you to broaden your horizons.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and English Literature. Course Content You will be immersed in the C17th world of Jacobean intrigue, obsessive desires and murder. But be warned, there is also the chance of being shipwrecked upon a remote island with a vengeful magician and three boisterous drunks for company. So that’s Webster and Shakespeare. And if that’s not enough excitement for you, we can assure you that some time will be spent visiting destinations rivalling the exhilarating experience of hell, in your investigation of modern and contemporary dystopian or gothic fiction by writers such as Cormac McCarthy, Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Margaret Atwood and George Orwell.

Progression in English Literature Students study courses at university such as Ancient History, Classics (Latin and Greek), Classical Civilisation or History, English, Law, Theatre Studies, Social Sciences and Archaeology. Careers can include legal and public services, teaching, travel and tourism, the Civil Service, journalism, politics, museum and historical archives.

Assessment Two coursework tasks account for 20% of your overall grade, with the remaining 80% being assessed by two external examinations. What this course offers: There are opportunities to take part in the student magazine, Sixth Sense, which is produced within the English department as an enrichment activity. We also offer specific support for students aiming to study English-related courses at university. There have been arranged visits to a series of lectures on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, one of the set texts.

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English Combined This course focuses on the similarities and differences between language as it is used in everyday life and as it is used in fictional texts, between how people speak in reality and how characters speak on the page or stage.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and English Literature.

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Course Content It provides the opportunity to understand the flexibility and power of language in both fictional and non-fictional texts, and it supports the development of a range of skills, including the technical analysis of language, creative writing, essay writing and independent research in the form of a coursework project on fictional and non-fiction texts of your choice. Assessment One unit is assessed by a coursework project based on independent research (20% of your overall grade). The other two units (80%) are based on two external examinations. What this course offers: There are opportunities to take part in the student magazine, Sixth Sense, which is produced within the English department as an enrichment activity. We also offer specific support for students aiming to study Englishrelated courses at university. The English Department has arranged visits to a series of lectures on Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, one of the set texts.

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Progression in English Combined An A Level in English Language and Literature (combined) will prove an asset if you want to study any degree course in the humanities or social sciences, all of which place a premium on your powers of written expression. English can also be combined with a wide range of other courses at university. The Making Connections unit, in particular, equips you with the independent research skills that are vital to success in higher education. This is an excellent foundation for careers that demand a command of both spoken and written English, such as law, journalism, publishing, teaching and the media.


I chose English Literature after coming to an Open Evening, I visited the English Department and it really stood out to me. The literature we study is really interesting and most of them link to current affairs. The teachers are very supportive and always offer extra help if it’s needed. I’m hoping to go to university and study Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs.

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English Literature, History, Politics Previous School: The Marches School

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Film Studies Film Studies at SCG is an exciting course that delves into the art of films. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of a diverse range of film styles and genres, reflecting different social, cultural, political, historical and technological contexts. Film Studies also offers the opportunity to develop practical film production skills and transferable skills which are applicable across many media-themed subject.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content You will research and analyse movies, both mainstream and arthouse, from various national, global and historical contexts, including how they are financed, constructed and shown. You will learn and apply specialist terminology and theories and have the opportunity to write a screenplay or shoot and edit a short film for your coursework assignment.

What this course offers: You will have the opportunity to take part in cultural trips including a four day visit to New York with other students studying drama, media, photography and music. You can attend ‘Create Your Future’ a UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about all creative courses in the UK for further study.

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The aesthetic dimensions of films, such as lighting, composition and framing

The course provides a strong foundation for film and moving image production courses such as degrees in film and TV production and more practical qualifications such as HNDs.

International film styles and traditions Major movements or stylistic developments in film history Narrative construction The representation of cultures and societies in films The technical skills involved in planning and producing short film.

You will also learn about the different ways in which spectators respond to film and be able to apply critical approaches to the analysis of films. Assessment 70% exam and 30% coursework.

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Alternatively, it can be studied as a joint degree with subjects such as media, English, history, languages, etc.


Fine Art A Level Fine Art is a significant step up from GCSE Art and offers you the opportunity to study this subject in much greater depth and detail. Our experienced and specialist teachers will guide you through various techniques and media to explore your creative potential. Our fully equipped facilities will aid the development of your output in whatever form it takes. We encourage students to challenge their habitual working methods by experimenting with various image-making techniques, media and materials.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art or Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art or Design subject should be able to demonstrate their interest and ability through an informal interview with the subject tutor, and the presentation of a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media, as well as examples of observational drawing. Course Content This exciting course offers you the opportunity to develop your skills across a range of challenging course requirements.

Year 1 - Skill Building and Portfolio Development. You will experiment with a range of media and explore different areas within Fine Art, including painting, collage, printmaking and 3D construction, as well as developing a varied approach to drawing. You will be taught good sketchbook practice, involving visual research, developing a thread of visual ideas and refining these into a sophisticated final outcome. Year 2 - Personal Investigation (Component 1) and External Set Assignment (Component 2). You will build on the knowledge and skills gained previously, to develop work that demonstrates a more independent, personal and ambitious character. You must also produce a personal written investigation of up to 3000 words to support your practical work.

What this course offers: The summative, End of Year Show provides an opportunity for you to display your work in a professional context, to the public. There will be opportunities for gallery visits and to attend the ‘Create Your Future’ UCAS Art and Design Convention in Manchester to find out about further creative courses at university.

Progression in Fine Art There are many avenues to explore after taking Fine Art A Level including further study though Art Foundation courses or a fine art degree. Career opportunities include such roles as painting, printmaking, contextual practice, community arts, interactive art, art history, animation, digital film and screen arts, public sculpture and installation, architecture, interior design, theatre and stage design, media research, curatorial studies and teaching.

Assessment 60% coursework assignment and 40% exam.

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Geography SCG offers a fantastic opportunity for you to study this fascinating subject with dedicated A Level specific teachers in some of the best facilities in the county. The subject offers you the chance to learn more about the world, globalisation and climate change amongst other topics. Geography is also really useful to study alongside other sciences, especially health and social sciences, like Biology, Sociology and Psychology. Geography can be useful for a whole range of university courses and will help you keep your options open. There is a focus on small group activities, as we want you to work with others and develop your own ideas and opinions.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and Geography (if taken at GCSE). Course Content As part of the course, you will study regeneration in urban and rural areas, globalisation, superpowers, migration, water and carbon cycles, energy security, tectonic processes and hazards, migration and coastal landscapes and management. You will also develop important skills such as decision-making, literacy, research, numeracy, teamwork, IT skills and evaluation. We use a wide range of case studies from around the world, including Japan, Haiti, California and Bolivia as well as some closer to home. Assessment 80% Exams and 20% Independent Investigation. What this course offers:

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We invite experts to contribute, including such examples as advanced seminars with University Centre Shrewsbury and a lecture on Iceland’s volcanic hazards from an international expert. We also learn first-hand by visiting some of the places that we study. Fieldwork includes day trips to the Welsh coast, Craven Arms and Birmingham, as well as a variety of other local activities.

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Progression in Geography Geographers are highly employable in a range of areas as they deal with some big issues in today’s world, including climate change, conflict, migration and inequality. In addition, geographers develop a range of valuable and transferable skills. Many students progress to higher education to study Geography or a related subject. Other students go on to relevant careers in areas such as the environment, planning and travel, social services, charities, media, research and marketing.


Geology Geology is the study of the Earth: how it works, its 4.5 billionyear history, as well as where it is heading in the future. At SCG, we offer you the opportunity to take an in-depth look at this fascinating subject guided by experienced and skilled teachers in a supportive environment.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and either Chemistry or Physics or grade 4:4 or above in Combined Science. There is no requirement to have studied Geology at GCSE, but you should have an interest in science, the natural world, the earth, and enjoy practical and outdoor work. Course Content Geologists study some of society’s most important problems, such as energy, water and mineral resources, as well as natural hazards like landslides, volcanoes, earthquakes and floods. Our course also covers big themes such as dinosaurs and planets and topical issues like fracking and climate change.

Progression in Geology Many students progress to degrees including geology, science and maths, leading to careers in hydrogeology, civil engineering, water, oil & gas, mineral companies, mineral extraction, environmental management, constructional engineering, hydrology and town planning. Some of the career options that geology can offer involve travelling the world.

The course is designed to reflect the role of geologists in the contemporary world and there is emphasis on developing skills and applying ideas. It involves a good deal of practical work including field trips. Assessment 100% Exams.

Geology

What this course offers: We typically organise field trips for our students, including residential trips, and we have visited places such as Sicily and Iceland as well as doing field trips in the local area.

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Graphic Communication Graphic Communication is all around us in the modern world and this absorbing creative subject gives you the opportunity to study how these messages are created and utilised. Our specialist teaching facilities will aid your study in this subject and our supportive staff will guide you to achieve your potential.

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2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art or Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art or Design subject must be able to demonstrate their interest and ability through a visual portfolio that may include a variety of media, as well as examples of observational drawing. Course Content Graphic Design is the study of printed messages and moving images; to persuade, to intrigue, to instruct, to warn and to sell, and how these messages are crafted and constructed. You will explore a range of drawing techniques, from print and photography to animation and digital imagery. There is a programme of gallery / seminar visits and guest speakers.

Year 1 There will be opportunity to learn both hi-tech and lo-fi techniques to combine a range of skills including using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, video, animation and even typewriters and ink. Creative thinking will be encouraged to help you apply research and solve creative problems. A range of creative briefs will be utilised to boost creative confidence and enhance additional skills such as use of language and typography and encourage creative growth. Year 2 A self-initiated brief made up of project concept development, research and experimentation through a range of visual communication techniques. The project includes a written, analytical, contextual element. Assessment 60% coursework assignment and 40% coursework / exam.

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What this course offers: We organise an End of Year Show which provides an opportunity for you to display your work to the public. We organise trips for students including the New Designers exhibition in London which showcases the best graduate work as well as a trip to Berlin, the creative capital of Europe, to gain inspiration from workshops, studios and galleries.

Progression in Graphic Communication There are many avenues to explore after taking Graphic Communication A Level including further study though art foundation courses or degrees in design, multimedia, web design, packaging, advertising, illustration and animation. Career opportunities include such roles as advertising, marketing, digital design and product development.


Health & Social Care This specialised course offers you the opportunity to undertake work placements for hands-on practical experience. This course has a strong practical element to it which ensures that you’ll be ready for a variety of careers in the caring professions. Our expert and experienced teachers ensure that you learn the practical fundamentals of the course in a supportive environment to ensure that you achieve your full potential.

CTECH Subsidiary Diploma (Level 3) 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content You will study a combination of topics such as human lifespan and development, current research and working in health and social care, disease, infection and public health. This subject encompasses psychology, biology, sociology and law and this blend complements A Levels. This practical course concentrates on understanding how theory underpins practice; placements in a variety of settings are a valuable component of the course in both years. The subject provides vital preparation for many relevant university courses by providing:

Essential skills and knowledge for working in the field of health & social care or those associated with it

The ability to investigate ways of empowering individuals who use health & social care services

Self-management skills by researching and applying your knowledge and understanding to real-life scenarios.

What this course offers: Placement opportunities are provided for students on this course in settings such as hospitals, schools and other social care settings. We have a dedicated placement co-ordinator who will work with you to arrange a suitable placement.

Progression in Health & Social Care Many students progress in the areas of health, social care and early years, teaching, nursing, social work or work in a related context.

Assessment 100% coursework assignments.

Health & Social Care

English Bridge Campus

Equivalent to 1 A Level

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History History is a captivating subject and if you have an interest in the world around you, then this is the course for you. Our expert and dedicated specialist A Level teachers will guide you through the history of different countries, societies and cultures. This in-depth course will investigate the personal history of people, how they interacted, and what motivated them.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and, if taken, History. Course Content You will study over 200 years of History, including at least one period of British History and the lives of ordinary people as well as the impact of great historical figures. We use original source material, video evidence, discussion, debate and essay writing. The department provides its own intranet site and department booklets to help you in your journey to becoming a historian. You’ll study ‘Britain transformed 1918-1997’ and ‘The USA 19551992: Conformity and Challenge’ in the first year, and ‘The British Experience of Warfare c1790-1918’ and a piece of coursework on the impact of the Vietnam War on the United States in the second year. Assessment 80% exams and 20% assignment coursework. What this course offers:

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Our specialised course provides many resources to support your study. We often have visiting guest speakers including First World War historian, Professor Gary Sheffield.

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Progression in History Our students have progressed to a range of higher education courses in history, art history, advertising, business management, journalism, law, English and politics, while some have secured highly sought-after training e.g. air traffic control with the RAF. The skills you learn will be useful in many careers where research and analysis are required, but more specific careers could include working in museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, national and local government and the Civil Service.


IT Multimedia & Games Are you looking for a career where IT skills will put you ahead? This course will give you a head start if you wish to work as an IT professional in areas like games design, cybersecurity and police forensics or in roles where IT skills are required, such as teaching, business and NHS administration and the creative areas such as film-making and photography. We offer this course because it gives you experience in the areas where there is growth in career opportunities.

CTECH (Level 3) 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content Units include:

IT fundamentals / Systems - Hardware, networks, software, computer ethics

Global information. How do social media companies use our data? Can Big Data help us find the cure for cancer?

Cybersecurity—what are the threats / solutions? Are you an aspiring white hacker?

Product development – you will develop your own IT product, e.g a game, an app to measure your exercise, a website to sell your design ideas.

Progression in IT Multimedia & Games This course will prepare you thoroughly for a wide range of courses at university or for Higher Level apprenticeships. Previous students have gone to university to study computer games design, computer forensics, quantity surveying, digital marketing and business. Others have secured IT apprenticeships at GCHQ, BT and Shropshire Council, Business apprenticeships at Capgemini or broadcasting apprenticeships with the BBC.

Assessment 1 / 3 coursework and 2 / 3 exam. The exams are spread throughout the course and you can resit each one at least once during the course. This gives you the best chance of getting your highest possible grade on this course. What this course offers: We encourage our students to attend the Villiers Park Inspiring Excellence in Computer Science residential course.

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Welsh Bridge Campus

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Law The Law informs and influences every aspect of our society and with our A Level course you’ll find out how it shapes our life. We can offer you fantastic resources to aid your law studies and our specialist A Level Law teaching staff will support you through the course to achieve your potential. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the English legal system and meet guest speakers from universities and law firms. Our course helps prepare students for higher education where many of our students have achieved a First or 2:1 and commented how well prepared they were by taking this course.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content The Law may be simplistically defined as rules that society is required to follow and which may be enforced in the courts. The Law is not fixed however, and it evolves with changes in society.

Year 1 You will learn how laws are made, the court system and the roles and responsibilities of those who work in the courts and the differences between civil and criminal law. Building on this, you will learn actual legal principles that can be applied to real life situations in both criminal and civil law. In criminal law you will learn about assault, GBH and wounding whereas in civil law you will learn about negligence, claims for psychiatric harm and how contracts are formed. Year 2 You will study both criminal and civil law in more depth including the law on murder, manslaughter, theft, occupiers’ liability and breach of contract. You will also learn to make connections between law and related concepts e.g. justice and morality. Assessment 3 x 2 hour exams at the end of the course.

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What this course offers: We work with local solicitors who provide advice on career routes and support us in delivering mock trial experiences in the classroom. We collaborate with Worcester and Staffordshire universities to provide advice on Law and related subjects. Trips are organised to local courts and university law departments. This includes a visit to participate in a mock Supreme Court hearing in a realistic courtroom setting.

Progression in Law Many of our students go on to study Law at university as a single discipline or combined with humanities subjects, and others progressed to careers in the legal profession, accounting, government services, business management or into legal apprenticeships.


I chose to study Maths as it opens a lot of doors in the future and gives you more options. It is a big step from GCSE Maths and there is more to study, however it feels more relatable to the real world and the teachers give you loads of support. Studying Maths and Biology together will help me get into university to study Zoology.

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Maths, Biology, English Combined, Graphic Communication Previous School: William Brookes School

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Mathematics Mathematics is the science of pattern and structure. Like language, religion and music it is a universal part of human culture. Mathematics has a pervasive influence on our everyday lives, from analysing statistics in medical research, to designing safe structures and vehicles, to encrypting personal data to be transmitted securely across the internet. Each year students can participate in the Senior Maths Challenge and they also have the chance to represent the college in the Maths Team Challenge.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, with Maths at grade 7 or above. Course Content Mathematics is stimulating, enjoyable and challenging, but also provides excellent support for a wide range of subjects. It is ideal for those who enjoy using algebra to solve problems.

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Two-thirds of the course is pure mathematics including topics such as algebra, functions, trigonometry and calculus. The remaining content is equally split between the applied topics of mechanics and statistics. Mechanics will involve the study of the physical world, modelling the motion of objects and the forces acting on them. Statistics allows you to work with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, to do probability calculations and to model real life data using statistical distributions and hypothesis testing. The Maths department also offers Further Maths and Statistics at A Level - see separate course pages. Please note that Further Mathematics AS Level is available as an additional course in year 2 for those students who wish to make competitive entries to maths degree courses and need to extend their mathematical subject knowledge. Assessment 100% exams, consisting of three 2-hour exams at end of course.

What this course offers: Enrichment opportunities include problem solving conferences and meeting up with other schools and colleges to work on challenging problems.

Progression in Mathematics The majority of our students progress to higher education courses studying a wide range of degrees from maths to engineering, medicine to marine biology, and criminology to law to name but a few‌ Apprenticeships and employment are an increasingly popular option with recent students gaining competitive placements in accounting, computer programming and engineering companies. Maths is at the very core of all new technological developments, which include everything from Games Design to Internet Security. Financial transactions and online purchasing systems are underpinned by mathematics, relying heavily on encryption. GCHQ has the largest group of mathematicians working anywhere in the country! New areas of study include Population Modelling, Forensics, DNA sequencing and especially Modelling Disease & Epidemics.

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Further Mathematics Maths is one of the foundations that the modern world is built upon and therefore it is important to ensure you’re taught by experts in this field of study. At SCG, you’ll have the opportunity to study with dedicated A Level specific teachers which means that you’ll have a challenging and supportive environment to develop your maths skills.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, with Maths at grade 7 or above. Please note that students must also choose A Level Mathematics to study alongside Further Mathematics. Consequently, it is recommended that Further Mathematics is part of a four A Level programme at the college. Course Content Students with a very keen interest in Mathematics will really enjoy this course which extends and deepens knowledge and understanding beyond the standard A Level Mathematics specification. It introduces new topics, such as matrices and complex numbers, which are vital in many Maths related degrees. It explores the applied topics by studying the algorithms which underpin modern technology as well as developing more advanced mechanics and mathematical modelling.

Progression in Further Mathematics Students who study the double option of Maths and Further Mathematics typically progress to university studying Mathematics, Science and Engineering courses, as well as Medicine, Computing and Economics. Support is provided to prepare for admission tests for competitive entry courses in Maths (such as STEP) as well as practice interviews for Oxford and Cambridge applications.

Assessment 100% exams, consisting of four 90 minute exams at the end of the course. What this course offers: Enrichment opportunities include problem solving conferences and meeting up with other schools and colleges to work on challenging problems. Each year students can participate in the Senior Maths Challenge and they also have the chance to represent the college in the Maths Team Challenge. Each year students can see lectures by leading mathematicians working in academia and industry and attend maths focussed summer schools at university. www.scg.ac.uk

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Media Studies Media shapes the way we see ourselves as well as others and can be a powerful tool for societal change. Our A Level course gives you opportunities to study many aspects of this absorbing subject and you’ll be guided and supported by our engaging specialist teachers throughout.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content You will research and analyse a range of texts from television, cinema and video games, the press and broadcast news and radio. You will learn specialist terminology and investigate who is constructing the text, how it is constructed and for what audience.

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You will study a range of media products, which reflect different social, historical and cultural contexts. You’ll also be able to develop your knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts related to media language, representation, media industries and audiences. Finally, you’ll be able to apply your knowledge and understanding when independently creating your own media texts. You will study at least one media product produced for a nonEnglish speaking audience and at least one produced outside the commercial mainstream. You will also learn about complex media theories including structuralism, postmodernism and theories around ethnicity and post-colonialism. Assessment 70% exams and 30% practical coursework. What this course offers: We encourage our Media Studies students to attend the Create Your Future UCAS Convention in Manchester, to find out about creative courses in the UK.

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Progression in Media Studies Many of our students progress to media studies or related courses in higher education, such as degrees in television, radio or digital media production and more practical qualifications such as HNDs. Media Studies can also be studied as a joint degree with English, history or languages. There is a wide range of theory and practical courses in this growth area.


Modern Languages (French, German, Spanish) The ability to communicate in a foreign language is a very valuable asset in an increasingly globalised world. Studying French, German or Spanish A Level will give you the opportunity to pursue your studies at a higher level at university or to use the skills you acquire to enhance your CV and employment prospects in a range of careers.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. You should have grade 5 or above in the language to be studied or proven linguistic ability. Course Content You will improve all the language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing through a variety of classroom-based and independent learning activities, whilst acquiring a thorough understanding of the grammar of the language. Themes will include topics of social, cultural, political or artistic importance and include the study of a film and a work of literature from a target language country. As part of the speaking assessment you will undertake an independent research project where you will study an area of personal interest related to the countries where the language is spoken. During the course you will have the opportunity to practise your language skills with a native-speaking assistant. Assessment 100% exams.

Progression in Modern Languages A language can be combined with almost any other subject at university and language graduates are sought after within many areas of employment. Most of our language students go to university and many choose to study a language, often combined with other subjects such as law, history or business. Some of our students have used their language skills to work abroad. A small percentage progress directly into employment. A recent student, who had studied two languages at A Level, found a job with a local company dealing with international recruitment immediately after leaving college.

What this course offers: You’ll study Modern Languages with specialist A Level teachers in a dedicated languages environment along with other students who share your interest in developing language skills. We offer enrichment opportunities which have included an exchange trip to the Champagne region of France, as well as trips to Berlin and Madrid in previous years.

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Music Our Music A Level course develops practical skills in performing and composing as well as a deeper understanding of music history, theory and analysis. Through listening to and studying a wide variety of music, both classical and popular, you will develop a more informed appreciation of how, and why, it was written. Our engaging course is led by inspirational staff specialising in the subject, and you’ll benefit from a dedicated teaching environment designed specifically for Music study.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, including English Language. You must be able to play an instrument or sing to Grade 4 standard or higher. This does not mean you need to have taken any graded exams, but no graded exam results mean you will be required to audition. You must be able to understand standard music notation. Grade 5 theory is an advantage but not a requirement. Course Content You will study the classical and romantic symphony, with a special focus on Haydn. You will also study music of the early twentieth century as well as rock and pop repertoires by the likes of The Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and Oasis. This knowledge will be tested in an exam through listening exercises, analytical questions and an essay. You will learn techniques of composition; both free composition and composition in a western classical style. You will have regular performing opportunities to prepare you for your final performance to a visiting examiner. Most importantly, you will learn the ‘mechanics of music’ which will help you to become a better musician.

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Assessment 60% practical – divided between performance and composition (35% / 25%). 40% exams – taken at the end of the second year.

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What this course offers: Music students are eligible for a £100 music bursary per term to support their instrumental or vocal tuition. Specialised visiting speakers are organised for their benefit. There is also the chance to join our Musical and Dramatic Activities (MaDA) programme including bands, orchestra, choirs and other ensembles. There are trips to concerts and an opportunity to take part in a cultural visit to New York.

Progression in Music Recent alumni have gone on to study at the UK’s most prestigious conservatoires (including RNCM, RCM, Guildhall, LSM), universities (including Durham, Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester) and popular music institutes (BIMM, ICMP). Previous students have gained places in the National Youth Orchestra.


Photography A specialised course like A Level Photography needs the best facilities and supportive teachers to guide you through the requirements of the subject. At SCG, we can offer you those benefits to help you achieve your full potential. You will develop skills in digital and analogue imaging including camera techniques, studio / location lighting, darkroom photographic processes and image manipulation.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art and Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art and Design subject should be able to demonstrate their interest in the subject through a printed photographic portfolio of 16-20 images. Course Content You will develop skills in digital and analogue imaging including camera techniques, studio / location lighting, darkroom photographic processes and image manipulation. Written assignments provide the opportunity to explore historical and contemporary photographic practices whilst developing critical, theoretical and practical skills through an individual body of work. A series of assignments will introduce the technical, critical and creative skills necessary. Visual literacy is developed through contextual analysis of images and the formal elements of composition. Set exercises build skills in key areas such as camera exposure, framing, depth of field, lens focal length and creative lighting as well as the manipulation of images using Adobe Photoshop and traditional photographic processes. Assessment 100% coursework - 60% component one and 40% component two.

What this course offers: You will have the opportunity to attend ‘Create Your Future’, a UCAS Convention in Manchester about UK creative courses. There are trips to the German Christmas Market in Birmingham, New York, Rome and museums like the Museum of Modern Art. All second-year students on creative A Level and vocational courses have their work exhibited at an End of Year Show. There is a private viewing before it becomes public for a week and is a spectacular end to the course.

Progression in Photography Previous students have gone onto higher education taking Art Foundation courses, or degrees in photography, journalism, media, film, creative video or visual arts. Employment can include media developer, art director or in production for TV, film or media publishing.

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Physical Education

This course will appeal to you if you enjoy playing sport and want to know about human psychology, human physiology and the role of sport in society today. There will be both the opportunity and expectation to continue to improve your team sports through the Wednesday afternoon sports programme and after college clubs. Using the London Road Campus and high-quality cameras provides an opportunity to collect good video evidence to also assist in achieving good marks.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths, plus grade 5 or above in Biology or grade 5:5 in Combined Science.

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Course Content Theory lessons look at how the body reacts to exercise, how sports psychology impacts performance and the social reasons for the importance of physical activity. Practical lessons generally occur in the winter term and the second half of the summer term. There are close links with a range of subjects, usually A Level Biology, Psychology, Maths and Sociology. However, many students take a diverse range of subjects alongside PE because of its broad focus across sport and physical activity. Assessment 70% exams, 15% coursework and 15% practical. What this course offers: There is also an extensive recreational sports programme including sports teams in football, rugby, hockey and netball. There are also various extra-curricular sports clubs with more of a recreational focus such as badminton, volleyball and the tennis academy.

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Progression in Physical Education You will be well prepared for degree courses such as BSc or BA in sports studies, sports science, recreation & leisure studies, PE teaching and physiotherapy. Employment areas include the health and fitness business, Armed Forces (PTI), sports coaching, sports development, sports administration, event management, sports journalism and media.


Physics At SCG you’ll discover the exciting breadth of this subject, from the unimaginably small components of matter to the mindblowing vastness of the universe. Physics helps to reveal the mathematical beauty of the universe. We take every opportunity to consolidate our teaching with practical work using well-equipped and modern labs, all supported by our dedicated team of physics teachers and technician. Classroom lessons are supported by a suite of virtual resources and software to enable students to access learning from home and develop the independent learning styles you will need for your future studies and employment.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course What this course offers:

Course Content You will already be familiar with many of the topics you will study from your GCSE courses, including forces, waves, radioactivity, electricity and magnetism. At A Level, you’ll look at these areas in more depth and find out how they are interconnected. You will also learn how to apply maths to real-world problems and explore new and expanding areas of science, such as particle physics and cosmology. Your study of mechanics, materials and waves in the first year will lay the foundations for understanding man-made and natural structures. You will also be introduced to the strange world of quantum physics. In your second year we explore Magnetic, Electrical and Gravitational Field theories and extend the Mechanics taught in the first year. The final unit is Astrophysics, where you will learn about the energy and forces that shape the Universe. Assessment 100% exams consisting of three exams at the end of the second year, together with 12 required practical tasks over the two years leading to a practical endorsement.

You can take part in the Engineering Education Scheme where you can work on real, scientific and technological problems. This six-month scheme provides you with experience that can help you make an informed decision about your future studies and career.

Progression in Physics Physics A Level is beneficial for many careers including those in science, engineering, electronics and the medical field - but Physics is a highly regarded A Level whatever your future choice of career. Physics graduates are highly valued for their problem-solving and numeracy skills. Career options include architecture, medicine, veterinary sciences, oceanography, photography, cartography, science broadcasting or journalism, computer-aided design, quantity surveying, graphic art and technical jobs in media. In the world of finance physics graduates are in even greater demand due to their transferable skills. Please note that any student wishing to study engineering or physics at university will usually be required to also have A Level Maths.

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Physics

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, grade 5 or above in Maths and grade 5 or above in GCSE Physics with a further GCSE Science subject at grade 5 or above or at least 5:5 in GCSE Combined Science.

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Politics Politics will appeal if you are interested in current affairs and like to express and discuss opinions on political ideas and power. You will examine and discuss different visions for a more just society, while asking where problems for society come from and whether we can prevent them. Our dedicated and specialist teaching staff will support you through your studies to ensure you achieve your potential.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language. Course Content Politics is about the conflict that results from different interests and needs in society, and different attitudes towards how power and resources should be gained, distributed and used. Through the study of the British and United States political systems, you will examine the aims, successes and failures, as well as structures of political organisations such as parties and pressure groups. You will also look at the effectiveness and fairness of different electoral systems. A major feature of the course is the ways civil rights and liberties are protected and how effective those protections may be. The course also includes the teaching of key political philosophies.

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Comparative Politics (UK and USA) – you will compare and contrast the UK and US systems of government in terms of principles and effects. You will study the nature and ideals of the two main US parties, as well as their decentralised structure and the divisions within and between them. The influence of US interest groups, how Presidential candidates are selected, the Electoral college system, factors behind US voting behaviour and the influence of the media and money are also examined. You will also consider the struggle to protect civil rights in the US. Assessment 100% exams.

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What this course offers: Beyond the classroom, there are plenty of opportunities to become involved in political debate. As well as our debating society, there are also opportunities to join the Model United Nations.

Progression in Politics Students pursue many different courses at degree level with politics, law and history being the most popular. Employment opportunities include work with Members of Parliament, journalism, local and central government and the legal system, amongst others.


Product Design Our Product Design A Level course offers a fascinating and practical insight into the world of designing and producing products. Learning in a purpose-built design studio and fully equipped workshop and guided by expert teachers you’ll be supported every step of the way in your study of this absorbing topic. You will develop your creativity and technical expertise to turn your ideas into real, marketable products. You will learn how to identify market needs and opportunities for new products, initiate and develop design solutions and make and test prototypes / products.

GCE A Level 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and Maths. Course Content Through a combination of practical design activities and theory you will gain a thorough understanding of the processes involved in turning ideas into functional products and strengthen your critical thinking and problem-solving skills. You will develop intellectual curiosity about the design and manufacture of products and systems, and their impact on daily life and the wider world and gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of materials, components and processes associated with the creation of products. In Year 2, the Iterative Design Project (which makes up 50% of your A Level) will require you to undertake a substantial project focussed on the processes of explore, create and evaluate. You will identify a design opportunity or problem from a context of your own choice for this project. Assessment 50% exam and 50% coursework.

What this course offers: All second-year students on creative A Level and vocational courses will have their work exhibited in the End of Year Show. There is a period of private viewing before the show becomes public for a week. It is a spectacular end to the course. You can take part in the Engineering Education Scheme which links teams of students with local industries to work on real engineering and technological problems. This six-month scheme provides you with an in-depth experience so that you can make an informed decision about your future studies and career.

Progression in Product Design Many SCG students go on to study degrees in product design, industrial design, design engineering, architecture and engineering. There are many employment opportunities in the creative, engineering and manufacturing sectors and a number of SCG students have moved to apprenticeships in engineering.

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Psychology Psychology is a fascinating subject and this A Level subject offers something for everyone. We offer a very interactive approach to studying this subject and you’ll be supported throughout by expert teachers who specialise in teaching A Level Psychology. These include a visit to the Criminology Conference to gain an understanding of contemporary research in criminology with the opportunity to meet a convicted offender to question whether prison is a useful deterrent to crime.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, Maths and any science subject, or grade 4:4 or above in Combined Science. Course Content Psychology can be defined as the scientific study of human behaviour and you will learn how to describe, predict and modify it. Psychology is a challenging subject and requires not only written communication skills, but also the ability to collect, analyse and evaluate data. You can expect to engage in class debates, conduct practicals and address interesting questions, for example:

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Are criminals born or made?

Do you think that our behaviour is shaped by our environment or is it a product of our biology?

How and why do memory disorders such as Alzheimer’s occur?

Year 1 You will research psychological phenomena such as memory, obedience and addiction, as well as gaining an understanding of mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Year 2 You will apply your knowledge to areas of psychology such as clinical and criminal psychology. All students will develop a thorough understanding of research methodology including both qualitative and quantitative methods of investigating complex human behaviour. Assessment 100% exams. www.scg.ac.uk

What this course offers: Trips include a visit to the Criminology Convention to gain an understanding of contemporary research in criminology. We also conduct workshops at Chester Zoo to help to consider how psychological theory is used to manage and train animals.

Progression in Psychology Many SCG students progress to a number of different courses at university due to the transferable skills acquired after taking this course. These include courses such as psychology, teaching, social work, nursing, medicine and law. Psychology is also useful in careers such as physiotherapy, policing and business.


I’ve known since school that I wanted to study psychology at university. I think learning how the brain works and how we think is really interesting. All my subjects interlink a lot. I chose SCG as I was looking for a more independent environment and there is so much support here.

Abigail Green

Psychology, Biology, Statistics Previous School: William Brookes School

6 in 10 students

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Religious Studies Religious Studies is an interesting subject which examines the ‘big questions’ surrounding the three key areas of philosophy, ethics and Christian thought, encouraging you to reflect upon your own beliefs about the world – whether you believe in God, are agnostic or atheist. Our dedicated teaching staff will guide and support you through the course to ensure you meet full potential.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language.

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Course Content Engaging issues will be discussed giving you the opportunity to debate your ideas with those who may hold a different belief, challenging you to reflect and refine your own thoughts. You will develop skills in critical thinking, debating, evaluative essay writing and will learn how to identify the strengths and weaknesses of other people’s arguments. Philosophy of Religion: The ideas of the ancient Greek philosophers, Plato and Aristotle; arguments for the existence of God; the design, cosmological and ontological arguments; the problem of evil and religious experience. Ethics: you will learn and explore four different (religious and nonreligious) ethical theories and apply these to different issues. You will examine religious language and the development of ethical thought. Developments in Christian Thought: If you think you know what Christianity is, then this aspect of the course (whether you are a Christian or an atheist) will make you think again. You will explore Christian beliefs and how they have developed historically. You will examine the Christian influence upon philosophy and ethics and how this influence has come to be challenged. You will examine philosophical and political secularism and whether Christianity has any relevance in today’s modern society. Assessment 100% essay based exams.

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What this course offers: Beyond the classroom, there are plenty of opportunities to become involved in debating. As well as our debating society, there are also opportunities to join the Model United Nations.

Progression in Religious Studies Increasingly, universities and employers are recognising the importance of the skills gained studying Religious Studies A Level and their relevance to many degree in courses and job roles. Many of our students have progressed onto degrees philosophy and religious studies, as well as a vast array of other degree courses.


Sociology Sociology is the analysis of human societies making it is an interesting and relevant course to study as an A Level at SCG. This course will encourage you to develop analytical and evaluative skills and question aspects of society which you may have previously taken for granted. If you have an enquiring mind, an interest in current social issues and a willingness to explore a variety of explanations of the world around you, then Sociology is the subject for you.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language. Course Content Sociologists are most interested in the causes and consequences of social behaviour, such as crime or discrimination. Sociology will provide you with an understanding of the impact of the socialisation process on behaviour, culture, roles and identity, with a reference to gender, class, age and ethnicity. You will gain an understanding of topic areas such as family, education, crime and deviance and social inequalities, including workplace inequality (studying theories of class, ethnicity, age and gender).

Progression in Sociology Many SCG students progress to degrees in social sciences, law, journalism and the caring professions. Sociology is an excellent introduction to careers which involve working with people and this course provides many transferable skills which are applicable to many different career avenues.

You will develop a thorough understanding of sociological research methodology and gain knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methods of research and practical and ethical issues in the research process. You will also develop an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of a range of research techniques including surveys, interviews and various types of observations.

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Assessment 100% exams. What this course offers: Trips include a crime conference to help you gain an understanding of contemporary research in criminology through questioning offenders about their reasons for committing crimes and the possibility of re-offending.

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Statistics Statistics is one of the specialist A Level subjects offered by the college. This course provides a basis for understanding how statistics are used to inform decisions in the real-world; our expert teachers will help you develop an understanding of statistical models and techniques in a supportive and informative way. A Level Statistics will appeal to you if you prefer to study an applied numerate subject rather than lots of algebra and pure maths. It also complements several other A Level subjects and is particularly useful for supporting study in Biology, Geography and Psychology.

GCE A Level Welsh Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language, with grade 5 or above in Maths. Course Content Statistics have a pervasive effect on the world around us, and are used as an essential tool in a wide range of contexts such as: modelling the spread of epidemics; calculating the chance of inheriting genetic conditions; determining the success or failure of medical trials; predicting weather patterns; calculating insurance premiums; informing political marketing campaigns; assessing quality control in manufacturing; forecasting economic patterns in the stock market and the list goes on. You could argue that our society would not function without its statisticians! A Level Statistics builds, and vastly extends, the work on data analysis covered in GCSE Mathematics. It focuses on using and interpreting data in real-world contexts. The emphasis is on drawing conclusions using a wide variety of statistical techniques including estimation, probability and hypothesis testing.

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Assessment 100% exams, consisting of three 2-hour exams at the end of the course. What this course offers: Students applying for medicine can access support in preparing for medical admissions tests which are organised by The Agency at college.

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Progression in Statistics Statisticians are in demand in all sectors of society ranging from medical research and healthcare to government, business and industry. As such, Statistics A Level would be particularly useful to support degrees in medicine, biology, psychology, sociology and geography.


Textiles A Level Textiles is a specialist subject offered by SCG which is taught by dedicated A Level specific teaching staff with access to an excellent range of equipment, facilities and resources. If you have an interest in colour, pattern, shape, texture and enjoy the process of making, then this course will provide an excellent basis from which you can explore and develop your enjoyment of textiles through art, craft and design. You will learn how to develop creative ideas and how to explore these through textile techniques and processes. There will also be an opportunity to showcase your work in the ‘End of Year Show’.

GCE A Level English Bridge Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English Language and an Art & Design subject. Those who have not studied a GCSE Art & Design subject must demonstrate their skills, interests and abilities through a small portfolio ideally including variety of media and observational drawing. Course Content You will expand your knowledge by learning new textile techniques which will be used to explore and develop personal outcomes for a variety of set projects. This may manifest as garments, fashion, costume design, digital textiles, printed textiles, woven or knitted pieces, interior design, work made for animation and illustration and fine art outcomes.

Year 1 This year will be used to enhance drawing development and encourage personal research creating confidence in independent, experimental and creative pursuits. You will be pushed to be curious, experimental and to research a wide range of textile artists and designers to help you develop a mature approach to your own work.

What this course offers: You will be inspired by visits to exhibitions and museums. These may include trips to the V&A, Textile Fashion Museum, Manchester Costume Gallery, Pitts Rivers Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery and Manchester degree shows.

Progression in Textiles Some students use their grade in textiles to apply to a wide range of unrelated courses whilst other students who want to pursue a career within an aspect of the textile industry may apply to courses such as textile design, fashion design, surface pattern design, applied crafts, fashion promotion and marketing, costume design fashion journalism and interior design. Some students choose to study an Art foundation course before applying to an Arts degree course.

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Year 2 A personal investigation using in-depth study of a specific area will lead to a final piece. This component will include a written piece consisting of 1000-3000 words. The final element of this course are to respond to an exam board question where there is 10 weeks to prepare and then a 15 hour final outcome produced in exam conditions. Assessment Two components (Personal investigation 60% and an externally set assignment 40%) will be completed with a variety of feedback throughout the course to support the student. www.scg.ac.uk

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Vocational Courses

Art & Design, Fashion and Photography

94-101

Beauty Therapies

102-107

Business

108-111

Childcare & Education

112-116

Information Technology (IT)

117-119

Construction Trades Brickwork 121-125 Carpentry & Joinery 126-131 Electrical Installation 132-133 Painting & Decorating 134-137 Plumbing 138-139 Creative Media

141-143

Engineering 144-151

Hairdressing & Barbering

152-156

Health & Social Care

157-161

Hospitality & Catering

162-170

Motor Vehicle

171-174

Music Technology 175-177 Performing Arts

178-180

Public Uniformed Services

181-183

Sport, Outdoor Activities and Football / Rugby Pathways

184-191

Travel & Tourism

192-193

Preparation Routes

194-195

Apprenticeships 196-197

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Vocational

Our 2020 Vocational students have taken up places at the following universities / higher education Institutions:

Destinations

University of York

Manchester Metropolitan University University of Salford Edge Hill University University of Liverpool Liverpool John Moores University Bangor University

University of Leeds

Sheffield Hallam University

University of Chester

Nottingham Trent University University of Nottingham

Glyndwr University Harper Adams University

Staffordshire University

Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Aberystwyth University

University of Lincoln

Keele University

Birmingham City University

University of Wolverhampton

University of Derby

University of Worcester

Coventry University

Swansea University Cardiff Metropolitan University University of South Wales University of the West of England

Norland College

Brunel University London University of the Arts, London

University for the Creative Arts

Falmouth University University of Plymouth

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Staffordshire University University of Chester University of Wolverhampton Shrewsbury Colleges Group University of Worcester Liverpool John Moores University

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Nottingham Trent University University of Liverpool Birmingham City University University of the West of England Cardiff Metropolitan University University of Salford Glyndwr University Keele University University of Arts, London

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Manchester Metropolitan University University of Lincoln 9. Aberystwyth University Edge Hill University Sheffield Hallam University University of Derby University of South Wales 10. Falmouth University


Where our students go... Destinations in 2020 Students on vocational courses have a wide range of opportunities available to them once they leave college. Our students progress to university courses all over the country to study everything from aircraft engineering to fashion merchandising, from midwifery to esports. They also secure highly sought-after apprenticeships at companies like Caterpillar or BMW, as well as working in accountancy, in outdoor adventure centres, as bricklayers, carpenters, event organisers and plumbers.

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Congratulations

Class of 2020 Extended Diploma in Art & Design Megan Davies

Bishops Castle Community Castle

Fern Clay

Church Stretton School

Lauren Peters

Church Stretton School

Katie Downes

Meole Brace School

Freya Noble

Moreton Hall

Becca Lloyd-Jenkins

Shrewsbury Academy

Amy Louise Owen

Newtown High School

Extended Diploma in Business

Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Laura Lawrence

Idsall School

Gareth Matthews

William Brookes

Ellen Brodie

Ercall Wood Technology College

Jessica Mary Walton

Meole Brace School

Orla Booth

Meole Brace School

Bryanie Eggerton

Belvidere School

Kayleigh Newnham

Adcote School

Charlotte Hughes

Bishops Castle Community College

Jessica Allen

Belvidere School

Bethany Childs

Mary Webb School

Shona Jones

Charlton School

Ysabel Newton-Jones

Mary Webb School

Jo Terri Jones

Priory School

Fay Pritchard

Marches School & Tech Coll Oswestry

Sophie Davies

Mary Webb School

Kayla Higgins

Bishops Castle Community College

Katherine Forster

Charlton School

Millie Wood

Meole Brace School

Harriet Cooke

Corbet School

Lucy Sian Preece

Corbet School

Erin Pugh

Priory School

Emily Spencer

Corbet School

Lizzie Williams

Hadley Learning Community School

Jack Gregory

Mary Webb School

Ellen Madeley

Priory School

Sophie Derricutt

Church Stretton School

Alice Forshaw

Welshpool High School

Jasmine Sindhu

Meole Brace School

Grace Asterley

Meole Brace School

James Gwilt

Idsall School

Kate Onslow

Belvidere School

Annabel Van Mook

Charlton School

Chelsea Bowen

Meole Brace School

Sophie Elliott

Grove School

Leah Welsby

Belvidere School

Jack Cousins

Bishops Castle Community College

Shauna Tracey

Corbet School

George Derek Birney

Meole Brace School

Mai Armitage-Pryce

Lakelands School

Alicia Morgan

Priory School

Alisha Marwaha

Ercall Wood Technology College

Lucas Burns

Church Stretton School

Chloe Davis

Corbet School

Luca Evola

Lakelands School

Extended Diploma in IT Practitioners Conor Heath

Shrewsbury Academy

Dawson Tavernier

Mature Student

Seth Sargent

Charlton School

Spas Spasov

Ercall Wood Technology College

John Mason

Church Stretton School

Kian Fox

Belvidere School

Riley Johnston-Morris

Bishops Castle Community College

James Chivers

Church Stretton School

Extended Diploma in Fashion

Aidan Holland

Church Stretton School

Kai Ghattaura

Not specified

Christa Bridges

Church Stretton School

Charlton School

William Shelley

Church Stretton School

Phillippa Jane Thomas Oldbury Wells School

Luke Hart

Meole Brace School

Josephine Ellmore

Priory School

John Exequiel Angeles Lakelands School

Lara Gunter

William Brookes

Kai John Littlefair

Priory School

Mychael Calumag

Ercall Wood Technology College

Isabelle Brockway

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Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities

Extended Diploma in Public Uniformed Services

Charlton School

Louis Loftus

Grove School

Natasha Bryan

Idsall School

Ethan Jervis

Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Molly Victoria Twigg

Meole Brace School

Ryan Johnson

Mary Webb School

Ben Marston

Corbet School

Evie Jones

Meole Brace School

Emma Louise Haston

Ercall Wood Technology College

Jacob Griffiths

Welshpool High School

Richard Davies

Priory School

Harry Youd

Priory School

Ashley Detton

Oldbury Wells School

Alex Williams

Meole Brace School

Tane Iddison

Corbet School

Oliver Lewis

Extended Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering

Josh Lewis

Concord College

Hugh Smith

Bridgnorth Endowed School

Ethan Skellern

Grove School

Jacob McGivern

Idsall School

Olivia Georgina Ritchie

Mary Webb School

Kefren Sidney Farndon

Thomas Adams School

Max Preece

Burton Borough School

Jordan Hitchman

Mature Student

Ryan Ward

Grove School

William Rollo

Shrewsbury Academy

Ben Cresswell

Belvidere School

Josh Nielsen

Shrewsbury Academy

Harry Philpott

Charlton School

Jolie Williams

Priory School

Extended Diploma in Sport Daniel Peter James Walker Mary Webb School

Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Daniel Fleet

Corbet School

Rebecca Anne Shipton Belvidere School Caitlin Costello

Belvidere School

Jake Robinson

Mary Webb School

Hollie Edwards

Mary Webb School

Rebecca Dunn

Priory School

Georgia Shepherd

Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Laura Dodd

William Brookes

Kayleigh Nevin

Oldbury Wells School

Alexander Hayes

Meole Brace School

William Evans

Shrewsbury Academy

Extended Diploma in Photography

Harold Macha

Burton Borough School

Ivan Oldershaw

Ercall Wood Technology College

Jay Brownfield

Shrewsbury Colleges Group

Kai Bray

Corbet School

Thomas Atkins

William Brookes

Shannon Aston

Corbet School

Chloe Fallon

Mary Webb School

Kirsten Sheehy

Holy Trinity Academy (formerly BRJ)

Chloe Hamer

Belvidere School

Finlay Greenhouse

Charlton School

Archie James Griffiths-Pugh

Charlton School

Jonathan Twyford

Meole Brace School

Daniel Parker

Priory School

Connor Davies

Meole Brace School

Will Marsden

Meole Brace School

Ryan Lloyd

Church Stretton School

Robin Fellows-Weir

Luke Brayford

Meole Brace School

Welshpool High School

Tamara Walker

Corbet School

Nicole Wood

Mary Webb School

Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

D* D*

D*

Leanne Pritchard

Madeley Academy

Kirsty Booth

Belvidere School

Abigail Finch

Priory School

Heather Davies

Meole Brace School

Robbie Nixon-Herron

William Brookes

Beverly Dela Cruz

Meole Brace School

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Art & Design, Fashion and Photography Over 2 million people are employed in the creative industries according to the Confederation of British Industry, ranging from advertising to architecture and fashion to film, and it is one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK.

Undertaking one of the creative courses at SCG will mean you’ll be taught by staff with professional backgrounds who will give expert guidance to you to help you build a portfolio to support your progression.

Young British artists and designers are at the forefront of the world’s creative industries. To develop a career, you will generally need to progress to university level and maintain a portfolio.

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Art & Design This course offers you a solely focused course concentrating on developing your artistic skills. Throughout the course, you’ll work on a range of interesting and inspiring topics in many different ways and it will really help to broaden your knowledge. We offer a friendly environment to work in and our teachers are dedicated Art specialists who will help you to develop your ideas and inspire you.

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including Art & Design. Course Content A broad introduction to gain skills and understanding of visual language across a range of disciplines - producing, photography, print, drawing and painting techniques, 3D design and textiles, as you build a portfolio of work. You will be expected to develop an awareness of past and current art and design practices and influences. Assessment You will be required to submit six units of coursework for assessment throughout the year and grades are awarded at the end of each assignment, subject to internal and external moderation processes. Summative assessment at the end of the course is verified by an external examiner.

Progression in Level 2 Art & Design You can go onto one of the Level 3 Art, Design, Fashion or Photography courses that we offer at the English Bridge Campus. These 2-year courses will provide you with the opportunity to continue to develop your artistic skills in the direction that you would like. Any one of these Level 3 courses will provide you with a firm grounding for various careers in the creative industries or allow you to continue your studies at the higher education level.

What this course offers: Students take part in live briefs and competitions to gain valuable industry experience. There is also an End of Year show which provides an opportunity to display your collection of work to professional standards to the public. There are chances to visit exhibitions and galleries all across the UK with opportunities for trips to Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers in London as well as Tate Liverpool, the V&A, and Tate Modern.

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Art & Design You will be taught by artists and designers in an art school context and have opportunities to specialise but will also be encouraged to cross creative boundaries. The first year of the course has opportunities for students to develop skills and explore new disciplines. The second year focuses more on you developing specialist skills in a chosen specialist area.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design English Bridge Campus

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2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language and an art subject, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design at Merit level, and a portfolio of art and design work. Course Content Divided into 18 different projects, you will study a diverse range of specialisms to include printmaking, drawing, painting, 3D design, textiles, photography, illustration, ceramics and contextual studies. You will be taught by artists and designers in an art school context and have opportunities to specialise but will also be encouraged to cross creative boundaries. The first year of the course has opportunities for students to develop skills and explore new disciplines. The second year focuses more on you developing specialist skills in a chosen specialist area. Assessment You will be required to complete 18 units of coursework over two years which are equally weighted and graded at the end of each assignment, subject to internal and external moderation processes. Summative assessment at the end of the course is verified by an external examiner.

What this course offers: You will also have visits to appropriate galleries and fashion shows. Your teachers will also advise and support you in building a portfolio of work, and help you to decide which area of art and design is most appropriate for you to specialise in. All students will have the opportunity to showcase their best work in an End of Year Show. Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the opportunity to pursue art & design at a higher education level including HNC / HND in Art & Design, HNC / HND in Fashion & Textiles and HNC / HND in Photography.

Progression in Level 3 Art & Design Recent students of this course have progressed onto courses at prestigious institutions such as Central St Martins, London College of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University and Nottingham Trent University. You could continue to study at SCG as we offer a number of HNC / HND courses in Art & Design, Fashion and Photography. Alternatively, you could go into full-time employment in the fashion or photography industry or any other related creative industry sectors.

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I’ve always been passionate about clothing and fashion but struggled to find the course I wanted to do near me. I saw SCG had a great fashion specific course so I came for the open evening and knew this was for me. We work with real briefs and have the creative freedom to make what we want. The teachers are knowledgeable and supportive. After this course, I would love to study fashion design at university, move up to a master’s degree and work on pushing my own label. I live in Stafford, I get the train in which takes 30-40 minutes and it’s really easy.”

Thomas Lewis Level 3 Fashion

Previous School: Wolgarston High School

Did you know? Students who don’t achieve the grades to study at advanced levels are able to build up their qualifications through studying one year courses, which will allow them to progress a year later. Students have more options if they achieve grade 4 or better in English language and maths GCSEs, but if they do need to re-sit, we have been in the top 10 best colleges in the country for the last three years for success in GCSE resits.

Students on our creative courses all have the opportunity to display work in the End of Year Show, which is also open to the public. www.scg.ac.uk

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Fashion and Textiles

This course offers a fascinating insight into this exciting subject area. Our specialist teachers will inspire, guide and support you through the different topics on this course to help you develop your skills and your portfolio. We have a unique set up at our specialist facilities at the English Bridge Campus to aid your education and your development in fashion and textiles. Our course offers you a pathway to a career within this exciting and inspiring sector. We will help you build up a portfolio of work to support your progression.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion and Textiles English Bridge Campus

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Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language and an art subject, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design at Merit level, and a portfolio of art and design work. Course Content 18 exciting and diverse units make up the course and helps to provide the knowledge and understanding of the different aspects of the fashion and textiles industry. Projects include design, illustration, marketing and branding, pattern cutting, garment construction, digital image, sustainability, and textiles. You will develop practical skills enabling you to realise your ideas through image making, garments and textiles work for presentation. You will also have visits to appropriate exhibitions, shows and other sources of inspiration as part of the course. Where possible we use competitions and client briefs to give students a real-life experience and the opportunity to gain recognition at this early stage of their career. Your teachers will advise and support you in university applications and building a portfolio of work to help you to pursue your progression ambitions. 100% of students gained a place on the course of their choice in 2019 / 20. Assessment You will be required to complete 18 units of coursework over two years, which are equally weighted and graded at the end of each assignment, subject to internal and external moderation processes. Summative assessment at the end of the course is verified by an external examiner. An End of Year Show provides an opportunity to display your collection of work to professional standards to the public. www.scg.ac.uk

What this course offers: You will also have visits to appropriate galleries and fashion shows and your teachers will advise and support you in building a portfolio. Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the opportunity to pursue art and design at a higher education level including HNC / HND in Art & Design, HNC / HND in Fashion & Textiles and HNC / HND in Photography.

Progression in Fashion and Textiles Progress to the HNC / HND in Fashion and Textiles at SCG or progress onto other higher education institutions or universities. Recent students have progressed straight from Level 3 onto courses at prestigious institutions such as Central St Martins, London College of Fashion, Manchester Metropolitan University and Nottingham Trent University. Courses studied include fashion design, tailoring, fashion buying and marketing, performance and costume, and garment technology. Some students go directly into employment in the fashion industry or set up their own businesses.


Photography This course is brilliant if you’re looking to develop your interest and skills in photography. You’ll have the freedom to be creative, you’ll have access to amazing equipment to aid your studies and you’ll be supported and guided by expert teachers. The English Bridge Campus is located in the town centre which will help to inspire the development of your photographic portfolio. We’ll provide opportunities to visit galleries and other collections of photography work as well as showcasing your own work in our Annual Art Show.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English Language, or Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design at Merit level and a portfolio of art and design work. No previous photographic qualification is required. It is advantageous to own a DSLR camera, although we do have a limited number available for overnight loans. Course Content The 18 different projects will develop a broad range of photographic skills, from studio work, fashion, location, documentary to landscape, some traditional silver-based technology and digital imaging. You will need to complete practical work such as photographic shoots and sketchbook work independently. Assessment You will be required to complete 18 units of coursework over two years which are equally weighted and graded at the end of each assignment, subject to internal and external moderation processes. Summative assessment at the end of the course is verified by an external examiner.

What this course offers: You will also have visits to appropriate galleries and photography shows and your teachers will advise and support you in building a portfolio. There will be an opportunity to showcase your own work in our annual End of Year Show. Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the opportunity to pursue art & design at a higher education level including HNC / HND in Art & Design, HNC / HND in Fashion & Textiles and HNC / HND in Photography

Progression in Photography You can progress to the HNC / HND courses at SCG in Art & Design, Fashion and Photography or progress onto other higher education institutions or universities. Alternatively, you can go onto full-time employment in the fashion and photography industries. This is an ideal route for university or careers in the photographic area or other related creative fields. You could progress into fields such as lens-based media or film production. All students display their best work in a showcase End of Year Show.

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Art & Design Foundation

This course builds upon skills and experience studied through a relevant qualification previously. You will gain insight into different art and design disciplines improving knowledge, practical skills, ideas and critical judgement in preparation for further study at degree level. Our expert and specialised teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and help you develop your portfolio of work. With dedicated facilities at the English Bridge Campus, you’ll be in the right environment to progress in this fascinating topic.

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1 Year Course

Entry Requirements You will need three A Levels at grade C or above (including Fine Art, Photography, Graphic Communication or Product Design) or a Level 3 Extended Diploma at grade MMM or above in Art & Design, Fashion, Photography or Creative Media, be aged over 18 and have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English. Relevant experience will be considered for students ages 21+. Course Content There are three parts to this one-year course based at the English Bridge Campus. Part one focuses on experimental work and developing skills. Part two will enable you to develop your confidence, independence and ability within your chosen area. Part three is a personally directed project, externally-assessed. Your final project will be included in the End of Year Show, open to the public. Assessment You will be required to complete 3 units of coursework, 2 are internally-assessed and the final unit is externally-assessed. What this course offers: Each year students enjoy a residential ‘contextual studies’ visit to Paris. Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the opportunity to pursue art & design at a higher education level including HNC / HND in Art & Design, HNC / HND in Fashion & Textiles and HNC / HND in Photography. www.scg.ac.uk

Progression in Foundation Art & Design You can progress to the HNC / HND courses at SCG in Art & Design, Fashion and Photography or progress onto other higher education institutions or universities. Alternatively, you can go onto full-time employment in the fashion and photography industries.


Progression in Art & Design, Fashion and Photography There are many roles and career options within the creative industry. The courses on offer at SCG will allow you to explore your options and help you find the pathway that suits you best. There are many options which will allow you to combine your passion for the subjects with a rewarding and interesting career.

Listed below are some of the types of careers that you could expect to go onto as well as the typical salary that these roles would expect. Some of these positions do require a higher education level qualification, but this is something that we can help you discover.

Expected Salaries in Art & Design, Fashion and Photography Surface Pattern Designer Junior Fashion Designer Textile Designer Junior Art Director Illustrator Graphic Designer Product Designer VFX Artist Photographer Photo Studio Assistant Photo Studio Manager Advertising Art Director Art Therapist Exhibition Designer Fashion Designer

£15,000 - £22,000 £18,000 - £25,000 £22,000 - £25,000 £20,000 - £25,000 £20,000 - £30,000 £25,000 - £35,000 £25,000 - £45,000 £27,000 - £38,000 £16,000 - £65,000 £16,000 - £22,000 up to £40,000 £25,000 - £120,000 £31,000 - £51,000 £35,000 - £50,000 £42,000 - £85,000

Discover our latest student projects: @scg_fashion_textiles @shrewsbury.college.art thedevelopersphotography.wordpress.com www.facebook.com/shrewsburyphoto

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Beauty Therapies Beauty therapy is a fast-growing industry and at SCG you’ll learn all about the latest techniques, technologies, products and treatments that are constantly coming onto the market. You’ll be supported every step of the way by our expert and specialised teachers in fantastic facilities meaning that you’ll have every chance to reach your full potential. You will need to be prepared to work hard, offer excellent customer service and develop

good personal presentation. Learning about beauty therapy at SCG can lead to a highly rewarding career. Many SCG students who have studied here have gone onto employment in health spas, salons, and higher education. Some SCG students have used the skills and training given here and started their own hair, beauty, and therapies businesses.

Some of our students gained employment with Steiner prestigious cruise liners (after five weeks of intensive training in their London academy) once they had completed their time at SCG.

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Beauty Therapy

This is a commercially recognised qualification and therefore you must be willing to work as part of a team as well as independently. You must be punctual, reliable and enjoy working with people. This is a challenging course, so you need high levels of selfmotivation and a strong commitment to study but you’ll be supported throughout the course.

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 and above, preferably including English and Maths. Course Content You will be guided through the required course aspects to work as a beauty therapist, including: Waxing techniques Applying make-up

We also work with local providers to give you the opportunity of a mandatory two week work placement later in the year. Our course also offers the opportunity to go on trips and visits which will enrich your learning experience. Please note that some of these trips and visits may have additional costs attached.

Eyelash and eyebrow treatments Manicure Pedicure Facial skincare Client care Health & safety Fulfilling reception duties.

Support skills such as problem solving, team working, and research skills will also be developed. You will be given the opportunity to provide professional beauty treatments on clients in our training academy and develop your customer service skills. You will work in a commercial environment to industry standards.

Progression in Beauty Therapy There are many career opportunities after taking one of our Beauty Therapy courses and these include working as a beautician in a salon or as a mobile therapist, running your own business employing and training others, working in department stores, as a make-up artist, on airlines, as a product representative, in sales and retail and education.

Assessment Continual practical assessment, exams and assignments.

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Nails and Make-up

This is a commercially-recognised qualification and is a challenging course, so you need high levels of selfmotivation and a strong commitment to study. You must be willing to work as part of a team as well as independently and be punctual, reliable and enjoy working with people. We will help you to develop knowledge and understanding of relevant anatomy and physiology and health and safety. We’ll support you to gain the skills to consult with clients whilst providing beauty treatments.

Level 2 Nails and Make-up London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Course Content The course consists of:

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Manicure Pedicure Nail art

What this course offers: Our course also offers the opportunity to go on trips and visits which will enrich your learning experience. Please note that some of these trips and visits may have additional costs attached. We work with local providers to give you the opportunity of a mandatory one weekwork placement in the Spring term.

Display stock Apply make-up Eye treatments Health and safety Client care Anatomy and physiology.

Our expert teachers will guide you to develop communication and customer service skills, awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers. We’ll also help you to gain problem solving, team working and research skills throughout the course. You’ll learn how to deliver practical treatments, including manicure and pedicure treatments, eyebrow shaping, eye treatments and lash perming, make-up applications and nail art services. Assessment Continual practical assessment, online external set exams and assignments.

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Progression in Nails and Make-up There are several options for progression from this course. It is possible for you to go on to study the Level 3 in Beauty Make-Up Techniques course or Level 3 Massage Therapies at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.


Make-up Techniques

This is a commercially-recognised qualification and therefore you must be fully committed, reliable and punctual. We will help you to develop good communication and personal presentation skills. You will be guided throughout by our expert teachers who help with the listed techniques all within our dedicated beauty therapy facilities.

Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 4 or above preferably in Maths, English and / or Science and a Level 2 beauty qualification or relevant academic qualification. Course Content The course covers:

As part of your development, we work with you to complete some treatments outside of the college. Our course also gives you the opportunity to attend shows, productions and to gain portfolio evidence to showcase your skills.

Health and Safety in the salon Client care and consultation Design face and body art Instruction on make-up application Apply make-up Media make-up Fashion and photographic make-up Camouflage make-up Airbrush make-up individual eyelash extensions

Progression in Make-up Techniques Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to study further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4. You will have the opportunity to compete in national and regional competitions, cross-college events and in the community.

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Promotion of products and service to clients.

You will need to purchase kit / uniform - please enquire at your interview. We will guide you through the requirements for maths and English which are integrated into the overall programme. Assessment Externally set online exams, and continual formative and summative practical assessments.

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Massage Therapies

This is a commercially-recognised qualification and the course covers a full range of topics relating to massage therapy. Our expert teachers will guide you through the course in our purpose-built facility. You will develop communication and customer service skills as well as gaining an awareness of environmental sustainability and commercial skills, all of which are valued highly by employers.

Level 3 Diploma Massage Therapies London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements For those who wish to pursue a career as a Massage Therapist, you should have a Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques or a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy or an equivalent Beauty qualification and good communication and personal presentation skills. Course Content You’ll be taught topics such as:

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Health and safety in the salon Client care and consultation History and origins of massage therapies Swedish massage

What this course offers: Our course offers opportunities to go on trips and visits that will enrich learning experience. We also work with local providers to give you the opportunity of a mandatory two week work placement later in the year. Your problem solving, and research skills will also be developed by our experienced teachers. Advanced masterclasses are offered in treatments such as Hopi Ear Candling and Lava Shells to enhance your CV.

Stone therapy Indian head massage Anatomy and physiology for the face and body systems Promotion of products and services Effective running of a business Pre-blend aroma massage.

Assessment Externally set online exams, assignments, oral questions and unit practical observations.

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Progression in Massage Therapies Whilst the primary purpose of this qualification is to prepare you for employment, you may choose to study further by completing a specialist qualification at Level 4. You will have the opportunity to compete in national and regional competitions, cross-college events and in the community.


Progression in Beauty Therapies There are many career opportunities after taking one of our beauty therapy courses and these include working as a beautician in a salon or as a mobile therapist, running your own business employing and training others, working in department stores, as a make-up artist, on airlines, as a product representative, in sales and retail and education.

Many SCG students have gone to gain employment in health spas, salons or onto higher education. Several students have gone on to work at Steiner prestigious cruise liners (after five weeks of intensive training in their London academy) and a significant number of SCG students have started their own successful hair, beauty and therapies businesses.

Expected Salaries in Beauty Therapies

Beautician Nail Technician Junior Make-up Artist Beauty Consultant Senior Therapist Senior Make-up Artist

£14,000 - £16,000 £12,500 - £25,000 £45 - £150 per day £14,000 - £25,000 £18,000 - £30,000 £275 - £450 per day

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Business

Our business course will enable you to develop the necessary skills for a career in business, marketing, events management, finance, retail management or banking. Our expert teachers will also equip you with the necessary skills to set up your own enterprise, manage people and deliver projects. You’ll study this flexible course in great surroundings which will aid your learning and you’ll have expert advice on hand to guide through this fascinating subject.

Level 2 Diploma in Business London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3, preferably including English and Maths. Course Content You will study the following units:

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Enterprise in the business world Finance for business Promoting a brand Developing teams in business Business online Small business planning Project management Introducing retail business.

Assessment The assessment methods used are a mix of assignment-based assessments completed throughout the year and two external exams.

What this course offers: Students get involved in various business activities. This includes competition activities run in partnership with Shrewsbury Town Football Club and other enterprises. Students also get the opportunity to be involved in fundraising events and to attend work placements. Study trips outside of the classroom are an important part of your learning. Previous trips offered include a London residential visit plus day trips to the Birmingham German Christmas Market, Drayton Manor Park, and Rolls Royce Motors.

Progression in Business (Level 2) You can go onto the Level 3 course in Business at the London Road Campus or you may choose a career in human resources, marketing, finance, sales or retail.

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I wasn’t sure about going to university, so when I learnt about the HND in Business I was so pleased I could study at home. I will be able to keep my part-time job and I am already familiar with the teachers. I think after the HND I will do a top-up year at university.

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Business

This extended course offered by SCG will teach you the fundamentals of working in a business world. Our expert teachers will guide you through the topics of this subject and equip you with the skills to pursue a career in business or going onto study in higher education. Throughout the course there will be opportunities to work with local industry and universities helping them to solve reallife business problems.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, preferably including English and Maths, or a Merit grade at Level 2 in a business-related Diploma course. Course Content In this fascinating course you will study a variety of subjects. These include:

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Management and Leadership Marketing Merchandising Business accounting

Visits include theme parks, Liverpool, Wolverhampton Law court, Caterpillar, and Jaguar Land Rover. There are opportunities to work with local industry, offering you a chance to gain work experience with numerous local businesses. Some events our students managed include a Grand Charity Cheese and Wine Quiz evening, Battle of the Bands night, and a Charity five Course Meal in a local restaurant.

Recruitment and selection Business law.

Students have in the past helped Shrewsbury Town FC in devising a marketing campaign to attract a younger fan base. They have also created promotional social media videos for the Shropshire Talking Newspaper and the Shrewsbury Cup. Assessment Assessment is ongoing all year through the completion of coursework plus external assessments. Grades awarded are Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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Progression in Business (Level 3) On completion of a two-year course you can progress to an HNC or HND in Business at the London Road Campus followed by the opportunity to study a one year ‘top up’ to a full BA Honours Business degree a local university. Alternatively, you can study further afield at a university of your choice.


Progression in Business The career opportunities offered by studying a business course are wide ranging and can open many different pathways for you.

and human resources. Some of these positions do require a higher education level qualification, but this is something that we can help you discover.

There are many different aspects of a business career and you could go onto a role in finance, accounting, marketing, public relations, event planning, administration, business management,

Previous SCG students have progressed to university, gained apprenticeships and employment with Jaguar Land Rover and Caterpillar following the successful completion of a business course.

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Expected Salaries in Business Administration Officer Events Assistant Marketing Executive HR Officer Financial Adviser Social Media Manager Events Manager Finance Manager HR Director

£16,000 - £24,000 £18,000 - £22,000 £20,000 - £30,000 £22,000 - £25,000 £22,000 - £30,000 £20,000 - £40,000 £30,000 - £80,000 £35,000 - £65,000 £75,000 - £100,000

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Childcare & Education

Childcare & education at SCG can lead to a rewarding career. Whatever area of the sector you choose to work in, it is essential that you gain the necessary skills and qualifications. Expert teachers will guide you through the course requirements as well as helping you to develop communication skills, like working with people. You must be able to demonstrate your ability to maintain good attendance and punctuality. You will need to be enthusiastic, show positive behaviour and be prepared to study for your qualification.

Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Children’s and Young People’s Setting London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade 2 including English language. Course Content This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the different types of provision in the health, social care and children’s and young people’s sectors. You will study a range of units related to health & social care and childcare such as:

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Human growth and development Equality and inclusion Safeguarding Principles and values.

All of which are designed to give you the skills and knowledge you will need to progress academically or to gain employment in the sector. Assessment A range of assessment approaches, for example, you might be involved in producing an assessed portfolio, doing written assignments, or creating assessed visual work. What this course offers: We encourage all Level 1 Diploma students to complete two weeks of work experience to add practical application of the learning you will have developed over the duration of the course.

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Progression in Childcare & Education (Level 1) You can progress to Level 2, either in Health & Social Care, Early Years or Supporting Teaching and Learning (Teaching Assistants), dependent on successful completion of Level 1 with good attendance and punctuality, completion of two week’s work experience and having gained English and Maths at Level 1 or GCSE Grade 3.


Early Years Practitioner The aim of this qualification is to provide you with the knowledge and skills for caring for and working with babies and young children from birth to 7 years of age with applied knowledge in the early years, 0-5 years. You’ll study in dedicated childcare classrooms and be guided through the course by expert and experienced teachers.

Level 2 Early Years Practitioner 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements At least 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language, maths at grade 2 or above, or a Level 1 qualification in health & social care or childcare. Safeguarding you as students and the children you will be caring for in placement is extremely important to SCG so you must complete a DBS check on enrolment. You will also have an interview by one of the tutors to determine your suitability for the course which is also your opportunity to find out more and ask us questions. Course Content You will spend three days of the week achieving 14 units which cover child development, play, safeguarding, health & wellbeing, behaviour, special educational needs and disability and partnership working. You will undertake a work placement of 250 hours consisting of two days per week in a childcare setting. The knowledge and skills you gain from undertaking the units and having real work placement experience enables you to develop your skills of working with children which is informed by underpinning knowledge. Assessment A range of assessment methods will make up your portfolio of 14 units. For example case studies, essays, reports, reflective accounts, presentations, activity plans, interactive posters, games, displays, visual aids and placement observations.

What this course offers: There are opportunities to continue studying English and maths as part of your timetable to achieve a grade 4 or above to aid your progression onto Level 3 and enhance your employment prospects. There will be work placements of a minimum of two days a week and block placements during your study.

Progression in Early Years Practitioner Successful completion of this course will enable you to progress to other qualifications such as the Level 3 Early Years Educator, Level 3 apprenticeships and Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 2. This qualification enables you to be employed as a Level 2 Early Years Practitioner who can be counted as part of the EYFS staff / child ratios. Employment opportunities are also available as a classroom assistant, nanny, family support worker, play worker and as a Children’s holiday representative.

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Supporting Learning This course offered by SCG will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed when working directly with children and young people in school or college environments. Our experienced teaching staff will help you to learn the skills and techniques needed to work in this fascinating and vital industry. An opportunity to continue studying English and maths as part of your timetable to achieve a grade 4 or above to aid your progression onto Level 3 and enhance your employment prospects.

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning London Road Campus

1 Year Course

What this course offers: Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English There will be work placements with a minimum and Maths at grade 2 or a Level 1 qualification in health & of two days a week and block placements during social care or childcare. Safeguarding you as students and the your study. children and young people you will be caring for on placement is extremely important to SCG so you must complete a DBS check on enrolment. You will also have an interview by one of the tutors to determine your suitability for the course, which is also your opportunity to find out more and ask us questions. Course Content The course includes 11 units that cover a wide range of areas including:

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Children and young people’s development Supporting children in the learning Young people’s positive behaviour and communication Professional relationships You will spend three days in college and two days on placement in a school.

Assessment A range of assessment methods will make up your portfolio of 11 units. For example case studies, essays, reports, reflective accounts, presentations, activity plans, games, displays, interactive posters, visual aids and placement observations.

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Progression in Supporting Teaching & Learning Your progression route from this course will be Level 3, Supporting Teaching and Learning, Level 3 Early Years Educator or on to a Level 3 apprenticeship. Employment could be gained from Level 2 as a Teaching Assistant or other roles within the childcare Industry.

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Childcare & Education You will learn the requirements that an early years educator must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and to keep them healthy and safe. The course will promote teaching and learning to ensure that you can support young children to be ready for school. This two-year course based at the London Road Campus will aid your career progression in this area of early learning development.

Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs in appropriate areas at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths or a CACHE Level 2 Diploma plus Functional Skills at Level 2. Those considering a career in primary teaching or nursing will also require at least grade 4 in Science. Mature applicants and those with the Level 2 Diploma will also be considered. You will need to complete a DBS check before starting the course. Course Content You will learn to give children a range of knowledge and skills to help them develop a foundation for good progress throughout their lives. You will be able to support young children aged from birth to five years in the Early Years Foundation stage. The course involves 375 hours of placement each year consisting of two placement days and three days in college per week. Assessment A range of assessment approaches. For example, you might be involved in producing an assessed portfolio, doing written assignments, or creating assessed visual work.

What this course offers: There are opportunities to continue studying English and maths as part of your timetable to achieve a grade 4 or above to aid your progression onto Level 3 and enhance your employment prospects. There will be work placements of a minimum of two days a week and block placements during your study.

Progression in Childcare & Education (Level 3) The progression route from the successful completion of this course would typically be into full-time employment either directly in a childcare setting or through an apprenticeship. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk / apprenticeships.

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Progression in Childcare & Education A career in childcare or education offers you a fantastic opportunity to combine an area of study where you have an interest and passion with a rewarding and fulfilling role. There are many career options within this sector and some of the options are listed below with some typical salary ranges.

Many of our previous students have gone on to study a related degree at university or have moved into full-time employment with careers ranging from assistants in early years settings through to classroom assistants, nursery management, teaching and nursing.

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Expected Salaries in Childcare & Education Nursery Worker Early Years Teacher Health Play Assistant Teaching Assistant Nursery Manager Primary School Teacher Play Therapist

£14,000 - £20,000 £16,000 - £22,000 £17,000 - £23,000 £18,000 - £20,000 £23,000 - £45,000 £24,000 - £35,000 £25,000 - £40,000

Previous students have gone on to become prestigious Norland Nannies after finishing their course with us.

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Information Technology This course provides an opportunity to gain broad knowledge and understanding of the Information Technology sector. You will develop a wide ranging understanding of hardware, cybersecurity, networking and emerging technologies. This hands-on course will introduce you to a variety of subjects that will allow you to understand how IT is used in industry. You will discover how a computer works, how to set up an IT network and create your own website.

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in Information Technology London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including Maths or English. Course Content • IT essentials Cyber security Building IT systems IT support Computer networks IT project management Using emerging technologies

Guest speakers are invited into college to speak to students on the course. There will be opportunities to engage in work experience over the duration of your course through the agency. Our course will offer you the opportunity to visit places that will be relevant to your studies.

IT hardware installation and upgrade.

Assessment Assessment methods include a mixture of written assignments, demonstrations, presentations and external exams which are completed throughout the academic year.

Progression in Information Technology (Level 2) There will be many opportunities for progression following the successful completion of the Level 2 course to the Level 3 course. We offer a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology at the London Road Campus which in turn can lead to studying IT or related subjects at higher education level. Some of our students go on to apprenticeships in the IT Industry, others go directly into employment.

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IT & Games Development

This course would put you in the forefront of cutting-edge technologies. The qualification is designed to be studied over two years and carries UCAS tariff points. It fully meets entry requirements for progression to a degree course in IT and related areas such as: digital technology solution, IT management for business, computer networks security or business computing and entrepreneurship.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Information Technology London Road Campus Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English or a Level 2 Diploma at Merit grade. Course Content • Programming

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Computer games development

2D / 3D graphics.

Website development Computer systems Computer hardware Networking Cyber security IT project management Social media Databases Data modelling

2 Year Course (1 Year option available) What this course offers: Guest speakers are invited into college to speak to students on the course. Our course will offer you the opportunity to visit places that will be relevant to your studies including universities. Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers the opportunity to pursue IT at higher education level. There will be opportunities to engage in work experience over the duration of your course.

IT service delivery

Assessment Assessment methods include a mixture of written assignments, demonstrations, presentations, external exams and controlled assessments which are completed throughout the academic years.

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Progression in IT & Games Development On completion of a two-year Level 3 course you can progress to an FdSc in Computing Science at the London Road Campus followed by the opportunity to bridge to a full Honours Degree at university.


Progression in Information Technology Students who have studied with us have gone on to follow a range of progression routes by either moving directly into employment, (examples include BT, Sky, Capgemini, NHS, PebblePad),

continued their studies here on our Higher National Diploma in association with Staffordshire University, gone directly to university or gained higher apprenticeships.

Expected Salaries in Information Technology IT Support Technician Network Engineer Penetration Tester Web Designer Software Engineer Cyber Security Analyst Programmer

£17,000 - £23,000 £19,000 - £30,000 £20,000 - £40,000 £24,000 - £40,000 £25,000 - £50,000 £25,000 - £50,000 £28,000 - £45,000

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Construction Trades The UK construction industry continues to be one of the country’s most important economic sectors, accounting for around 8% of gross domestic product (GDP), and employing 2.47 million people. The greatest growth is predicted to come from wood trades and interior

fit-out, followed by construction managers. Across all disciplines within this varied topic, there is opportunity to progress to a local company, building contractors or local authority or be self-employed or sub-contracted.

You could find work with a local company, building contractors and local authorities or become self-employed.

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Brickwork This programme of study provides a progression route to the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork or an apprenticeship. The basic skills that you develop on this course will help you to work on projects ranging from building garden walls to house extensions, house building and commercial projects such as factories. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be organised and motivated, physically active, a good team player, able to read and understand plans and drawings and be an effective communicator.

Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above. Course Content This course is set within an external workshop to simulate a realistic working environment. You must be prepared to work outside and in all weathers. You will gain skills to prepare you for work as a bricklayer including:

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Progression in Brickwork (Level 1) Upon successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork or an apprenticeship in Brickwork. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Correct use of all bricklaying tools and equipment Rolling and spreading mortar Laying and bonding bricks and blocks Constructing a variety of brick and block tasks to develop individual skill level and progress.

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Assessment The vocational units will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments on completion of the required training. In addition, there will be two online multiple-choice knowledge tests covering the Principles of Construction and Health & Safety units. What this course offers: Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Brickwork Building on the Level 1 course, you will continue to develop your skills through Level 2 and move towards gaining the industry benchmark qualification for skilled tradespeople. You will be encouraged to contribute more to your own progress and knowledge whilst being guided by industry experienced lecturers and construction department staff.

Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 1 qualification in Brickwork. Preferably GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above. Course Content The aspects of the course include:

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Principles of Construction at Level 2 plus health & safety if not already completed.

Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 course in Construction and the Built Environment or an apprenticeship in brickwork.

Vocational units covering setting out a building, solid walling and cavity walling.

We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Assessment The vocational units will be assessed by end of unit multiplechoice tests supported with practical assessments and theory only units by way of an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Brickwork students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Construction The course content is largely practical to help you choose the right trade for you. This course will help you to develop transferable skills that are highly sought after worldwide. Our experienced and expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of this course in our purposebuilt classrooms to develop the skills to allow to complete this fantastic subject.

Level 1 Construction 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above. You should have an interest in multiple trades. Course Content You’ll study several optional units including:

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Bricklaying Carpentry and joinery Plastering Wall and floor tiling Painting & decorating Construction operations.

You’ll also complete a mandatory unit covering health & safety. To provide a fully rounded education you may need to study English and Maths GCSE or Functional Skills where applicable.

Progression in Construction (Level 1) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 course in Construction and the Built Environment. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Brickwork. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Assessment There are two mandatory unit end tests supported with six practical assessments throughout the year. What this course offers: Construction students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Built Environment This course provides knowledge and skills across the broad range of the construction industry and builds upon the skills and techniques learnt at Level 2 (although this course can be studied without the Level 2 qualification). There will be a mixture of practical and classroom-based learning on this course. The course will equip you for a fulltime career in construction or allow you to go onto further studies.

Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment London Road Campus

1- 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and Science. Course Content Units covered over two years (7 in year one, 8 in year 2)

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Unit 2: Construction Design Unit 3: Tendering and Estimating. Unit 4: Construction Technology Unit 5: Health & Safety in Construction Unit 6: Surveying in Construction Unit 7: Graphical Detailing in Construction Unit 8: Building Regulations & Control in Construction Unit 9: Management of a Construction project

Progression in Construction and the Built Environment The successful completion of this course will give the options to go onto a career in construction and related industries. Possible jobs include surveyor, quantity surveyor, site supervision, contracts management and architecture. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Construction. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Unit 10: Building Surveying in Consturction Unit 14: Provision of Primary Services in Construction Unit 16: Work Experience in the Construction Sector Unit 26: Conversion, Adaptation and Maintenance of Buildings

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You can gain further qualifications at Shrewsbury Colleges Group by completing the HNC Construction & Built Environment course at our higher education centre.

Unit 1: Construction Principles

The following are all assessed internally using assignment work:

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What this course offers:

Construction Methods

Unit 41: Renewable Energy for Housing.

Assessment There are five internal assessments in the form of assignments and two external assessments as time-controlled assignments in each year. www.scg.ac.uk

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I wanted to learn a trade and bricklaying was the one I enjoyed the most. It is a fun and practical course.

Robert Jones

Level 2 Bricklaying Previous School: Sir John Talbot

The college is an active member of Shropshire Construction Excellence, The Built Environment Hub and the Shropshire Construction Training Group. www.scg.ac.uk

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Carpentry & Joinery At SCG, we offer a range of courses that will prepare you for a career in construction and carpentry. As a site carpenter or bench joiner, you’ll need to follow technical drawings and plans, have an eye for detail and good maths skills for measuring and working out angles. Our City & Guilds qualifications are widely recognised within the construction industry.

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery London Road Campus

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1- 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 3 or above. Suitable for anyone wanting to develop the skills and knowledge of carpentry to progress to a career within the carpentry industry. Course Content Designed to prepare you to enter the industry in your chosen craft, this course has been specifically. The units of the course covers:

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Maintenance and use of carpentry and joinery hand tools Preparation and use of carpentry and joinery portable power tools The production of woodworking joints The principles of construction, information, and communication Health, safety and welfare in construction.

Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year; together with two online multiple-choice knowledge tests. What this course offers: Our expert teachers and excellent facilities will aid your progression. They will assist you in developing practical skills and specialise in a specific area of study.

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Progression in Carpentry & Joinery (Level 1) The course allows you to progress to Level 2 and choose a specialism or start an apprenticeship.

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Bench Joinery This course builds upon the successful completion of the Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery course and further develops the skills and knowledge that you have. Our experienced teachers will help you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and / or career progression in bench joinery. This one-year course takes place in the classrooms and workshops at our London Road Campus.

Level 2 Bench Joinery 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery. Preferably GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above. Course Content You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional Skills in English / Maths if necessary. The course covers the following skills:

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The set-up and operation of a circular saw

How to mark out from setting-out details for bench joinery products

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The production of setting-out details for bench joinery products

Progression in Bench Joinery (Level 2) This course will equip you to progress to Level 3 Bench Joinery, Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an apprenticeship.

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The manufacture bench joinery products The principles of building construction, information and communication.

Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. You will be expected to partake in work placements that are usually two days a week industry related. www.scg.ac.uk

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Bench Joinery This one-year course will build upon the skills and knowledge that you have gained through the successful completion of the Level 2 Bench Joinery course. Our experienced teaching staff will help you learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in bench joinery.

Level 3 Bench Joinery London Road Campus

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1- 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 2 Bench Joinery course. Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above. Course Content The course covers the following skills:

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How to set-up and use fixed and transportable machinery How to manufacture shaped doors and frames The manufacture of stairs with turns The principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work.

You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional Skills in English / Maths if appropriate. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. You will be expected to partake in work placements that are usually two days a week industry related.

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Progression in Bench Joinery (Level 3) The progression route from the successful completion of this course would typically be into full-time employment either directly or through an apprenticeship. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

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Site Carpentry You will learn and develop the skills required for employment and career progression in Site Carpentry. Our expert teachers will guide you through the various aspects of the course in our purpose-built facility at the London Road Campus. This one-year course will build on the skills and techniques learnt on the Level 1 course.

Level 2 Site Carpentry 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery. Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above. Course Content You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional skills in English / Maths if appropriate. The course covers the following skills:

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Carry out first fix flooring and roofing Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs Carry out second fixing operations Carry out carpentry maintenance Set up and operate a circular saw The principles of construction, information, and communication.

Progression in Site Carpentry (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 course in Bench Joinery. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Carpentry or Joinery. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

available in Carpentry & Joinery For more information please see pages 196-197

Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. You will be expected to partake in work placements that are usually two days a week industry related. www.scg.ac.uk

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Site Carpentry This one-year or two-year course will build upon the skills and knowledge that you have gained through the successful completion of the Level 2 Site Carpentry course. Our expert teachers will guide you to develop the skills required for employment and career progression in Site Carpentry. You will study a combination of practical techniques and theory-based applications and undertake a wide variety of Site Carpentry tasks in our purpose-built facility at the London Road Campus.

Level 3 Site Carpentry London Road Campus

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1- 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements Successful completion of Level 2 Site Carpentry. Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above. Course Content The course covers the following skills:

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The first fix for roofing and stairs Second fixing double doors and mouldings How to use fixed and transportable machinery The principles of organising, planning & pricing construction work.

You will have to achieve all units and you must also study GCSE or Functional skills, English / Maths, as necessary. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Students have the opportunity of entering local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. You will be expected to partake in work placements that are usually two days a week industry related.

www.scg.ac.uk

Progression in Site Carpentry (Level 3) The progression route from the successful completion of this course would typically be into full-time employment either directly or through an apprenticeship. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

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My Dad is a carpenter & joiner and I help him out, but I would eventually like to have my own business. There are good machines at SCG and the teachers are skilled. I like the chilled atmosphere in the workshop – it is a great place to get on with your projects. I have enjoyed all the curved work we have done and I created a window frame with the skills I learnt.

George Payton

Level 3 Bench Joinery Previous School: Belvidere School

The key to achieving progression to university, employment or an apprenticeship is to ensure students make the right choice of courses, reflecting their interests, ambitions and preferred way of learning. The right student on the right courses is why our students are so successful. James Staniforth, Principal www.scg.ac.uk

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Electrical Installation This course is an introduction for people thinking about a career in electrical installation. Our expert teachers will guide you through a variety of different practical tasks and techniques as well as give you a wider introduction to the basics of electrical installation.

Level 1 Electrical Installation London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE and Science and ICT skills at grade 3 to enable progression. Course Content The course covers the following units:

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The structure of the construction industry

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Site preparation for working in the construction industry

Fundamental safe working practices Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings Electrical installation wiring and terminations Fabrication techniques for electrical installation Electrical science and technology.

Assessment Each unit will be assessed by written assessments supported with practical assessments throughout the year. What this course offers: Our expert teachers and excellent facilities will aid your progression. They will assist you in developing practical skills and specialise in a specific area of study.

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Progression in Electrical Installation (Level 1) On completion, you can move onto a Level 2 fulltime qualification in Electrical Installation or an apprenticeship in the area. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

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Electrical Installation

You will study a combination of practical techniques and theory-based applications and undertake a wide variety of standard electrical installation work. As well as learning the theory behind electricity and reasons for selecting the right equipment, you will learn a large variety of installation methods and use industrial and commercial techniques within a workshop environment. We’ll help you to source work placements through a variety of employers.

Level 2 Electrical Installation 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 1 Electrical course. English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above. Course Content You will learn about a variety of different wiring systems, such as conduit, tray and trunking along with various methods of wiring and circuit control and the safety critical tasks to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice online tests, supported with practical assessments throughout the year. What this course offers:

Progression in Electrical Installation (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course, you can progress onto employment or Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an apprenticeship.

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Our expert teachers and excellent facilities will aid your progression. They will assist you in developing practical skills and specialise in a specific area of study.

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Painting & Decorating This course will give you an excellent start in the requirements for a career in painting and decorating. You will have expert guidance from our teachers who are highly skilled, knowledgeable, industry-qualified and experienced meaning that you’ll be able from people who have actually done the job that you are training for.

Level 1 Painting & Decorating London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably Maths and English GCSE at grade 3 or above.

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Course Content The elements of the course include:

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Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms Preparing surfaces Applying paint systems by brush and roller Applying foundation and plain papers Producing specialist decorative finishes Principles of construction, information & communication Health, safety & welfare in construction.

You will have to achieve all units and pass Functional Skills in English and / or Maths, as necessary. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year; together with two online multiple-choice knowledge tests. What this course offers: Students can enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. Students at SCG have also taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have previously gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

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Progression in Painting & Decorating (Level 1) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Painting & Decorating course. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a Painting and Decorating company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Painting & Decorating This industry-recognised course is ideal for helping you gain employment in the decorating industry, either by starting up your own business or gaining an apprenticeship. Three quarters of your time will be spent in our purposebuilt workshops which will aid you to develop your practical skills.

Level 2 Painting & Decorating 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 1 Painting and Decorating course and preferably GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above. Course Content This course develops knowledge and skills in painting and decorating and covers the following skills:

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Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms Preparing surfaces

Progression in Painting & Decorating (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 course in Painting and Decorating. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a Painting and Decorating company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Applying paint systems by brush and roller Applying foundation and plain papers Producing specialist decorative finishes Applying and creating colour Principles of building construction, information and communication.

available in Painting & Decorating For more information please see pages 196-197

You will have to undertake all units and study GCSE or Functional Skills in English and / or Maths if necessary. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Students can enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. Students at SCG have also taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have previously gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. www.scg.ac.uk

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Painting & Decorating The course develops knowledge and skills for the construction industry and prepares you for a supervisor or senior role within the sector. This course takes the techniques and skills learnt at Level 2 and progresses them further to aid your understanding of this industry sector. Our experienced and expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course to allow you to progress into full-time employment or further studies.

Level 3 Painting & Decorating London Road Campus

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1 year

Entry Requirements Level 2 Painting and Decorating course and preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 4. Course Content The main modules covered are:

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Applying hangings to walls and ceilings

Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment and High-Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) spray equipment

Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work

Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work.

You will have to undertake all units and pass Functional Skills in English and / or Maths (if not already achieved). Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test. What this course offers: Students can enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. Students at SCG have also taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have previously gained 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. www.scg.ac.uk

Progression in Painting & Decorating (Level 3) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the HNC Construction and the Built Environment. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a painting and decorating company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Painting and decorating is a good trade to train in and offers great business opportunities afterwards. The tutors are great and I have learnt so much here – I’ve progressed from Level 1 to an apprenticeship and now working and learning in a career I enjoy.

Jordan Phillips

Level 2 Painting & Decorating apprenticeship Previous School: Shrewsbury Academy

Did you know? Experts from our impartial advice and guidance service will help you make decisions about your education and training or choice of career. We can also help you with travel, wellbeing, finances and study support.

Students benefit from the vibrant and bright Engineering and Construction Centre filled with modernised industry standard facilities and workshops. www.scg.ac.uk

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Plumbing About 80% of people employed in the plumbing industry work as domestic plumbers, whilst 20% work as commercial plumbers. With a predicted increase in the number of people required in the sector, prospects for new entrants are strong. The plumbing industry is at the forefront of environmentally friendly technologies, designing and installing low carbon systems involving solar water and rainwater harvesting.

Level 1 Plumbing London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 3 to enable progression. Course Content The course covers the following units:

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The structure of the construction industry

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Site preparation for working in the construction industry

Fundamental safe working practices Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings Above ground drainage Copper pipework Plastic pressure pipework Low carbon steel pipework Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems Plumbing science.

All students must study English and maths (if grade 4 has not already been achieved) in either GCSE or Functional Skills. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by written assessments supported with practical assessments throughout the year together with two online multiple-choice knowledge tests.

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What this course offers: Our expert teaching and fantastic facilities will aid your progression. We also offer our students the opportunity to enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

Progression in Plumbing (Level 1) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Plumbing course. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a plumbing company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships In order to work as a plumber, you need to progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice.

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Plumbing This course is ideal for those who want to work as plumbers or in other related disciplines in the building services engineering sector. This qualification is a major step towards becoming a fully qualified plumber. This course builds upon the knowledge gained after the completion of the Level 1 Plumbing course and further develops the skills and techniques learnt. Our experienced teachers will help guide you to progress to a career within the plumbing trade.

Level 2 Plumbing 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 1 Plumbing course and preferably English and Maths GCSE at grade 4 or above. Course Content As well as learning the science and theory behind systems such as hot and cold water, you will also perform a variety of practical tasks including the installation of copper pipe and radiators and drainage techniques. A combination of practical and theorybased work provides the footing needed to succeed in the plumbing industry. The course also forms part of the plumbing apprenticeship framework which can be used towards the completion of a full plumbing apprenticeship at Level 2. All students must attend English and maths (if grade 4 has not already been achieved) at either GCSE or Functional Skills level. Assessment Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple choice online tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year.

Progression in Plumbing (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 course in Construction and in the Built Environment. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship with a Plumbing company. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships.

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What this course offers: Our expert teaching and fantastic facilities will aid your progression. We also offer our students the opportunity to enter local, national and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition.

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Progression in Construction Trades The UK construction industry continues to be one of the country’s most important economic sectors, accounting for around 8% of gross domestic product (GDP), and employing 2.47 million people. The greatest growth is predicted to come from wood

trades and interior fit-out, followed by construction managers. Across all disciplines within this varied topic, there is opportunity to progress to a local company, building contractors or local authority or be self-employed or sub-contracted.

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Expected Salaries in Construction Trades Bricklayer Carpenter / Joiner Electrician Painter / Decorator Plumber Construction Manager Quantity Surveyor Electrical Engineer Interior Designer Environment Consultant

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£15,000 - £35,000 £16,000 - £40,000 £18,000 - £42,000 £15,000 - £30,000 £15,000 - £40,000 £26,000 - £50,000 £18,000 - £80,000 £24,000 - £60,000 £25,000 - £40,000 £22,000 - £60,000


Creative Media Our media courses are aimed at students who are passionate about a career in the creative media industries such as film, animation, game design, photography, graphic design, 3D animation or concept art. You will be supported by our expert teachers to develop your core creative skills and software expertise using industry standard software through workshops and guided studio sessions. The creative media production qualifications are awarded by the University of the Arts London - the only specialist Art & Design awarding body.

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English. Course Content You will be introduced to the processes and skills of creative media through a series of creative projects. You will be encouraged to use research and planning techniques such as storyboards, sketches or concept art; production skills using a range of equipment such as cameras, audio recorders and greenscreens, post-production skills using industry-standard software (Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects and Blender) and finally, reflection to help you set targets to develop your skills in future projects.

Progression in Creative Media (Level 2) The progression route from this course is to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology, which we also offer. This two year course will provide you with the opportunity to continue to develop your creative talents in the direction that you would like and would provide you with the necessary skills for various careers in the creative industries or allow you to continue your studies at the higher education level.

Assessment Internally assessed up until the final major project, which is externally moderated by an examiner from the University of the Arts London – to gain either Pass, Merit or Distinction. What this course offers:

Creative Media

You will have the opportunity to attend ‘Create Your Future’, a UCAS Convention in Manchester, the Careers and apprenticeships show at the NEC. All creative media students will have the opportunity to take part in the college’s End of Year Art show.

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Creative Media No prior experience of studying creative media is necessary to undertake this course. If you have sufficient GCSE grades, an active imagination and an interest in developing your creative skills for a career in the creative media industries, then this is the course for you. The first year of the course at our London Road Campus will give you an introduction to some of the different aspects of creative media production to build your skills and knowledge. Year two provides the opportunity to focus your attention on a specific area of creative media and to prepare for employment or further study in higher education.

Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology London Road Campus

1 or 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English Language, or a Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media at Merit or above. Course Content

Year 1 (Diploma or first year of Extended Diploma) You will undertake creative projects that will introduce you to the stages of the production process. These include research and creative thinking, planning, production and evaluation. You will have opportunities to use and learn industry standard software. The projects are designed to help you find your creative niche and to try many different media such as: film, animation, 3D modelling, game design, graphics, sound production, concept art, and photography within year one.

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Year 2 (Extended Diploma) Allows you to explore your chosen specialism and develop more intensive productions, through a variety of practical and theoretical projects. In addition to this, we will also help you prepare for progression to employment, entrepreneurship, apprenticeships or higher level study. Assessment Your grade (Pass, Merit, or Distinction) is achieved through your final unit (end of Year 1 for Diploma, end of Year 2 for Extended Diploma). This is attained through the completion of a project that allows you to demonstrate the skills you have developed throughout the year. Assessment includes both practical and written work. All work is assessed internally by your teachers with the final unit being externally moderated by University of the Arts London.

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What this course offers: You will have the opportunity to attend the UCAS Create Your Future convention in Manchester, the careers and apprenticeships show at the NEC. All Creative Media students will have the opportunity to take part in the college’s End of Year Art show.

Progression in Creative Media (Level 3) Many of our Extended Diploma leavers who applied to university received unconditional offers from their preferred university. Another option for you would be to take higher level courses either through university or through SCG. From this, you could go onto roles including concept art, 3D animation, programming, graphic design, TV and film production, radio production, script writing or special effects. Alternatively, you could investigate apprenticeships where you could use your skills in marketing, film making or graphic design.


Progression in Creative Media Previous students have gone on to various careers within the sector, including CGI modellers for Futureworks, camera operators for the BBC working on dramas and feature films with stars such as John Hurt and Tim Roth, BAFTA winning documentary makers, developers of multiplatform video games and 3D printed prop and

costume creators, animators, photographers, game designers, concept artists, 3D modellers, creative writers and graphic design artists (after completing study at a higher level). Other students have set up independent game or film production companies, won awards for independent film making and gone into TV production for BBC and ITV.

Expected Salaries in Creative Media Game Artist UX Designer Animator VFX Artist Advertising Media Buyer

£18,000 - £40,000 £19,000 - £30,000 £14,000 - £30,000 £17,000 - £38,000 £18,000 - £50,000

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Engineering Our aim is to prepare you for your future career, so you will be guided through a range of skills and techniques by our experienced and expert teaching staff in our purpose built facility at the London Road Campus. We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you

are learning and put these into practice during work experience placements. We work closely with major employers including Caterpillar Ltd, CargoTec, Ricoh, Makita, Radius Aerospace and The NHS and various careers and apprenticeship events.

You will study in our industry standard, mechanical / tool room, CNC, fabrication, welding and maintenance workshops and use our CAD / design, electronics and mechatronic suites.

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Engineering This is a fantastic course to introduce you to a career in engineering. You’ll start by learning the basics of engineering which will equip you for future progression onto other engineering courses or apprenticeships. Our expert and dedicated teachers will guide you through the requirements of the role in our purpose-built engineering classrooms and provide you with the practical know-how to make a start in this rewarding career.

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering London Road Campus

6 months (January start only)

Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3, including Maths, or suitable experience. Course Content This fascinating and practical course covers a range of topics including how to use millers, lathes, MIG / MMA welding, sheet metal fabrication and hand fitting equipment. Additional activities include industry visits, guest speakers, fundraising events and competitions. You will study English and maths, if necessary, and typically attend college up to four days per week. The course units include:

Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 course in Manufacturing Engineering or Fabrication and Welding. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Engineering or Fabrication. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Working in engineering Basic fitting, milling and turning techniques Working with sheet metals Manual arc and MIG welding techniques.

You will select two units to suit your requirements, plus the compulsory ‘Working in Engineering’ unit. Assessment Includes online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

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Engineering

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Progression in Engineering (Level 1)

What this course offers: We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice.

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Manufacturing This course will help you develop your understanding of engineering principles, engineering technology and technical information, as well as the use of millers, lathes and hand fitting equipment. Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of this course and equip you with the skills necessary to go onto further studies, an apprenticeship in Engineering or into a full-time career within Engineering.

Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering. Course Content The course units include:

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Health & Safety Principles of engineering technology Mechanical principles Milling Turning Bench fitting.

Assessment Includes online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion. What this course offers: We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice.

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Progression in Manufacturing Engineering (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 course in Engineering. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in engineering or manufacturing. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Manufacturing This extended course develops the skills and techniques learnt at the Levels 1 & 2 Engineering courses and progresses your understanding of the demands of a career in engineering. Our experienced and expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and help you achieve your potential. The course combines practical and classroom learning to give you a fully rounded understanding of engineering and equip you for the next stage of your education or allow you to progress smoothly into work in engineering.

Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, and a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 including Maths. Course Content The course in manufacturing engineering includes units on:

Engineering health & safety

Engineering principles

• • • •

Principles of mechanical manufacturing Turning Milling Computer Numerical Control (CNC).

You will learn through a combination of practical and classroombased sessions.

Progression in Manufacturing Engineering (Level 3) The successful completion of the course will enable you to secure a job as a Production Engineer in the industry, pursue an Engineering apprenticeship or progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering or HNC / HND in Engineering.

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Assessment Includes online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

Engineering

What this course offers: We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice. HNC and Foundation Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering are available to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

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Fabrication & Welding This fascinating course will develop your understanding of engineering principles. You will be supported through study by experienced and expert teachers who will help you learn about engineering technology and technical information. You’ll get practical advice and experience in our purposebuilt engineering facilities at the London Road Campus which can lead onto an apprenticeship in engineering or you could continue your studies to the Level 3 Engineering courses.

Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 including Maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Engineering. Course Content This course covers a range of topics to develop your knowledge of fabrication and welding techniques such as:

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Engineering health & safety Principles of engineering technology Principles of fabrication and welding technology

This course can lead to apprenticeships or it could also lead to entry level jobs in the industry. Alternatively, if you wish to continue your studies, you can progress to Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Manual Metal Arc welding (MMA) Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG) Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG) Manual sheet fabrication and patternmaking.

All courses involve practical and classroom-based sessions. Assessment Includes online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion. What this course offers:

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We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice. HNC and Foundation Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering are available to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

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Fabrication & Welding This course builds on the Level 2 course in Fabrication & Welding to develop your knowledge further in order to support your career aspirations. Our experienced teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and help you develop the necessary skills and experience for your next steps.

Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A Level 2 Diploma in Engineering, and a minimum of four GCSEs at Grade 4 including Maths. Course Content The course in Fabridcation & Welding includes units on:

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Engineering health & safety Principles of engineering technology

Progression in Fabrication & Welding (Level 3) The successful completion of this course will enable you to secure a job as an Operative Engineer in the industry, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Principles of fabrication and welding technology Manual Metal Arc welding (MMA) Metal Inert Gas welding (MIG) Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG) Manual sheet fabrication and patternmaking.

You will learn through a combination of practical and classroombased sessions.

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Assessment Includes online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

Engineering

What this course offers: We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice. HNC and Foundation Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering are available to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

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Engineering The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering covers a broad range of Engineering topics to fully equip you for your first steps in a career within Engineering, an apprenticeship or going onto further study. Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course over the 2 years of study at the London Road Campus. The mixture of classroom learning and practical experience will mean that you will have the theory and experience to progress in a career within engineering.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Engineering including English GCSE at grade 4 and Maths GCSE at grade 5 or above, or 5 GCSEs at grade 5 or above including English, Maths and Science. Course Content Year 1 This course covers units include:

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Engineering health & safety Welding technology Manufacturing secondary machining processes Fabrication manufacturing processes Mathematics for engineers Mechanical principles Hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Year 2 In the second year of this course, you’ll study units including:

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Engineering project Communication in engineering Further engineering maths PLCs

What this course offers: We’ll supplement the classroom teaching with visits to engineering companies to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice. HNC and Foundation Degrees in Electrical and Electronic Technology, Manufacturing Technology or Mechanical Engineering are available to study at Shrewsbury Colleges Group.

Progression in Engineering (Level 3) You can progress onto HNC or HND as SCG in Electrical / Electronic, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering. Please see www.scg.ac.uk/engineering The completion of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering course will enable you to secure a job as a Junior Engineer in the industry, pursue an engineering apprenticeship or progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.

Electronic measurement and testing of circuits CAD CNC CAD / CAM Electrical / electronic principles.

Assessment Includes exams, assignments and practical assessments. www.scg.ac.uk

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Progression in Engineering Engineering is the largest growth area for employment in Britain, with high wages and great career prospects. Demand for skilled employees is outstripping the rate at which people are entering the industry, so the opportunities are here to stay for some time.

Our qualifications also form part of an apprenticeship, which allows you to transfer from full-time programmes onto apprenticeships. Fulltime students often gain apprenticeships with companies during their course.

Expected Salaries in Engineering CAD Technician Welder Environmental Engineer Mechanical Engineer Consulting Engineer

£15,000 - £35,000 £16,000 - £35,000 £17,000 - £45,000 £22,000 - £55,000 £23,500 - £50,000

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Previous SCG students who have completed our higher education courses have become engineering company owners or managers – and some send apprentices to us for training. Other SCG students have gone on to become Heads of Departments within the NHS, have published their own books in their specialist fields in Engineering, or have become teachers themselves!

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Hairdressing This course is aimed at those students with no prior salon experience. Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of this course and help you to progress onto the Level 2 and 3 courses that we also offer at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. Alternatively, this course can help you get onto an apprenticeship within a hair salon or barbers. You will have the opportunity to participate in trips and visits, take part in in-house competition work and undertake work experience.

Level 1 Hairdressing London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of one GCSE at grade 4 or above. Course Content You will work in the training academy assisting Level 2 and 3 students and could work in Evolve; our on-campus salon, where you will develop employability skills. You will enhance your skills and knowledge by also undertaking reception duties, shampooing and conditioning, styling and blow-drying and teamwork. All students carry out work experience for one full working week. English and maths are an important and compulsory aspect of the programme of study.

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Assessment You will be assessed by sitting online exams or written assignments and demonstrating practical assessments in our Hair & Beauty Training Academy. What this course offers: We offer trips to The Clothes Show, Hair, Beauty and Barber UK.

You will have the opportunity to participate in in-house and national competitions. Level 1 students are expected to complete a full week of work experience during their course.

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Progression in Hairdressing (Level 1) There are a wide range of roles within the industry, ranging from stylist, colour technician, hairdressing educator to salon manager. Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Men’s and Women’s Hairdressing. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in Hairdressing. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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I’ve always wanted to work with hair. I’ve really enjoyed studying at SCG as it has helped me build my confidence and build relationships with clients. SCG has also introduced me to hair & beauty within the media, something I didn’t think about until I came here!

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Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing Previous School: Shrewsbury Academy

Award-winning hairdresser, Lee Stafford, visited SCG hairdressing students and shared tips and techniques he teaches in his training academy. www.scg.ac.uk

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Hairdressing You’ll learn new skills in our purpose-built facility on this one-year course and our experienced teachers will guide you through the various aspects and requirements of this course. You will have the chance to participate in in-house and national competitions. You will have opportunities to work in Evolve, our oncampus salon, where you will develop your employability and commercial skills.

Level 2 Diploma in Men’s & Women’s Hairdressing London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 1 Diploma in Hairdressing. Course Content A keen interest in fashion and hairdressing is essential. You must be willing to work hard, demonstrate good communication skills and have excellent personal presentation. This course includes:

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Client consultation Shampoo and conditioning Women’s and men’s cutting Styling Colouring and lightening hair Health & safety.

You will continue to develop your maths and English skills and study GCSEs in Maths and English if you have not already achieved a grade 4. Assessment You will demonstrate practical assessments on clients in our Academy and also sit online exams or written assignments. What this course offers: Trips include: The Clothes Show and Hair, Beauty and Barber UK. All students carry out work experience for one full working week.

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Progression in Hairdressing (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Hairdressing. An alternative option would be to do an apprenticeship in Hairdressing. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Hairdressing This course builds upon the skills and knowledge that you have gained through previous courses and your work experience. Our experienced teachers will guide you through a range of aspects of hairdressing to further develop your expertise and equip you for a rewarding career in this creative industry sector. You will have the opportunity to work in Evolve which is our on-campus salon, where you will develop practical skills, build a clientele base and further improve your employability skills.

Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of a Level 2 qualification in hairdressing. You will have current experience of working in a salon. Course Content

What this course offers: Level 3 students are required to attend work experience for one day per week.

You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual and have a strong work ethic for this challenging employer-focused course.

The units covered:

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Client consultation Advanced cutting Creative hair design skills Styling and competition work Colouring Colour correction

Progression in Hairdressing (Level 3) The successful completion of this course will give you the options to go onto a career in hairdressing and barbering related industries.

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Health & safety.

You will continue to develop your maths and English skills and study GCSEs in Maths and English if you have not already achieved a grade 4. Assessment Externally set written exam and an end of year practical exam, graded Pass, Merit or Distinction.

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This course includes working in the Hair & Beauty Training Academy, providing all hairdressing services to paying clients, as well as intense technical training to meet the demands of the hairdressing industry.

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Progression in Hairdressing & Barbering There are a wide range of roles within the industry, ranging from stylist, colour technician, hairdressing educator to salon manager. Many SCG students progress with us to Level 3 and then onto employment. At annual careers events, employers come in to talk about their experiences and their careers. Final work destinations for SCG

students include Steiner’s prestigious five-star cruise liners, employment in local salons, hospitals, prisons, military bases, theatres, on film and photographic sets, as well as session stylists for fashion magazines, Technical Trainers for colouring companies, sales & retail and education. Students have also set-up hairdressing businesses.

An alternative option would be to progress to do an apprenticeship in hairdressing. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

Expected Salaries in Hairdressing & Barbering Hairdresser Image Consultant Barber Salon Manager Senior Stylist Photographic Stylist

£14,000 - £30,000 £14,000 - £40,000 £18,000 - £24,000 £18,000 - £30,000 £21,000 - £30,000 Variable

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Health & Social Care Our expert and experienced teachers will support you through studying health & social care. The courses are suitable for school leavers or a progression route. You need to be a thoughtful and caring person with good literacy and numeracy skills. You will undertake work experience in a placement setting to prepare you for the world of work.

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths or a Level 1 qualification in Health & Social Care or Childcare is also acceptable. You will be required to do a DBS check. Course Content You will study a range of units that will develop your knowledge and understanding of the services within the care industry and introduce you to the career opportunities available. You will study: Communication Individual rights

Upon the successful completion and a Merit profile on this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

First Aid Human lifespan and development Dementia.

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You will be expected to study GCSE English and Maths if you have not already achieved grade 4 or above. Assessment There are two exams on the course - all other assessments are internally assessed. What this course offers: You will also get the opportunity to undertake work placements in a variety of care settings.

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Health & Social Care This course will equip you with the knowledge, skills, and understanding needed to be ready to take up employment in health & social care or to progress onto higher education. Our expert teachers will support you through this two-year course which comprehensively prepares you for a career in social and health care.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above including English and Maths. Other academic subjects could include Science, Geography, History or a Level 2 Health & Social Care course with at least an overall Merit profile and Functional Skills at Level 2. You will be required to have a DBS check. Course Content You will study 13 units covering topics such as:

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What this course offers: You will also get the opportunity to undertake work placements in a variety of care settings. Our dedicated classrooms at the London Road Campus will facilitate your learning and provide you with the right environment to reach your potential.

Working in Health & Social Care Human Lifespan Development Psychology Sociology Promoting Public Health Anatomy & Physiology Work Experience.

You will be expected to study GCSE Maths if you do not already have grade 4 or above. Assessment There is a combination of internally and externally assessed units, and you will build a personal development portfolio. In addition, you will complete 200 mandatory hours of work placement in a variety of care settings, which will prepare you for the world of work.

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Progression in Health & Social Care (Level 3) Many SCG students have gone onto higher education courses at university or here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. Careers in health & social care offer longterm employment prospects with opportunities for promotion and progression. Our courses prepare you for a range of careers including nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, social work and many more.


I’ve always wanted to work in health care and this course offered lots of opportunities to gain experience in the industry. I came to the open evening and spoke to the teachers; they are knowledgeable and have lots of experience in the industry. I’m currently working in a care home and would love to go to university after college to studying Nursing.

Samuel Fisher

Level 3 Health & Social Care Previous School: Wigmore High School

We would like to thank some of our current and previous students for their hard work and commitment to supporting the NHS during the pandemic. www.scg.ac.uk

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Health & Social Care This course is specifically designed for those aged 16-19 who want to become Adult Nurses. You will need to have a genuine interest in caring for people and the desire to make a difference. This is a rewarding career with many opportunities. You will work alongside nurses whilst on placement in NHS settings to learn about the role and to develop the skills required.

Level 3 Nursing Pathway London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements You will need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include English, Maths and Science. You must be positive, dedicated and enthusiastic and have excellent communication skills. You will also need to apply for a DBS. Please Note - If you are interested in other strands of nursing such as children’s or mental health, midwifery or paramedic science you should choose the health & social care pathway as this pathway has been developed to help meet the national shortage of adult nurses. Course Content You will study an Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care with particular focus on adult nursing. Units include:

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Human lifespan development Working in health & social care Health education Research methods.

You will also have the opportunity to study extra courses such as First Aid and the Care Certificate, all of which make you highly employable. Assessment You will build a portfolio of evidence over the two years including written assignments, presentations, practical assessments, reflective accounts and placement reports and competencies checklists. You will also have four externally assessed exams.

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What this course offers: This course will give you a guaranteed route into adult nursing. You will experience the role of the nurse first hand through long term hospital placements.

Progression in Nursing Pathway (Level 3) You will be guaranteed a place for adult nursing at a local university on successful completion of this course. You can also apply to other universities and nursing apprenticeships. This course will also enable you to apply for other health related professions such as midwifery or paramedic science should you change your career goal.


Progression in Health & Social Care On successful completion, previous SCG health & social care students have continued to study here at SCG or at university to become nurses, Midwives or Paramedics, or work in other health care professions such as occupational therapy. Other SCG students have also studied social work or primary education or other academic courses like psychology and sociology.

We have also seen some SCG students choose to become carers or health care assistants or to work in residential care, at nurseries or in hospitals and commence NVQs and apprenticeships. We also offer SCG students the opportunity to train to be a nurse via the nursing associate route within an NHS hospital.

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Expected Salaries in Health & Social Care Healthcare Assistant Health Play Specialist Nurse / Midwife Health Visitor

£14,000 - £30,000 £21,000 - £30,000 £24,000 - £44,000 £30,000 - £44,000

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Hospitality & Catering Many SCG students who have studied here have gone on to work in a variety of roles within the catering and hospitality industry. They have taken roles such as chefs, food and beverages service managers, event managers both locally and further afield, such as at Claridge’s, Brunswick House, Tredwell’s (a Marcus

Wareing Restaurant London). Many SCG students have gained employment with local restaurants, hotels and eateries such as The Hundred House, Lion and Pheasant, The Peach Tree, Loch Fyne, Drapers Hall, The Loopy Shrew and Myton and Mermaid. The Armed Forces have also been a career option for many past SCG students.

We have good links with restauranteurs and hoteliers which means that we can provide great student industry experience and development.

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Hospitality & Catering This is an exciting subject to study at SCG and we have the perfect set up for to learn your catering craft. We have experienced and expert teachers on hand to guide through the requirements of the course. We have fantastic facilities at our London Road Campus to help you develop your skills and knowledge and you’ll also be able to work in Origins, our award-winning restaurant, which will give you a brilliant and valuable insight into the restaurant trade.

Catering Start-Up London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements No formal requirements but good basic reading, writing, listening and communication skills are important. The ability to work independently and part of a team is essential. Course Content We cover the basic skills needed when serving food and drink, preparing food and cooking, all of which are essential for becoming a chef or working front of house. Some of the units you will study include: Health & safety Preparing basic dishes Food and drink service

Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 1 in Professional Cookery or Level 2 Food and Beverage courses. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in catering. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships Whether you dream of being a head chef or going into management, working on a cruise ship, in restaurants, pubs, bars and hotels or owning your own business, this is a rewarding career.

Healthy eating.

There are also elements of food service incorporated into the course and a requirement to do a work placement. Functional Skills in English and Maths will be studied alongside your course, as necessary. Assessment Assessment includes being observed participating in a front of house event. You will also develop and cook a three-course meal at the end of the year. You will be required to reflect on your assessed work and to set targets to aid your development.

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What this course offers: We also work extensively to develop your skills and knowledge by providing in-house and external competitions and workshops throughout the year. Our links with the catering industry will provide you with great job opportunities. www.scg.ac.uk

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Hospitality & Catering Our specialist teachers will guide extensively through this course to develop your skills and knowledge. You’ll develop expertise in our dedicated facilities at our London Road Campus. We have Origins, our award-winning restaurant, which will give you a brilliant and valuable insight into the restaurant trade. We also work to provide in-house and external competitions and workshops throughout the year. Our links with the catering industry will provide you with great job opportunities.

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements but working towards a grade 4 in English and Maths will be beneficial. A keen interest in the hospitality and catering industry, with the ability to work as part of a team and independently, as well as an expectation that you take part in all classroom activities and discussions. Course Content You will develop fundamental skills and knowledge in basic preparation and cooking. This will incorporate different cooking skills and techniques. More specifically, you will study:

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Health & safety Employability in the catering sector Techniques such as poaching, frying, baking, boiling, roasting and steaming.

In addition, you will undertake the Level 2 Food Safety qualification. You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Assessment You will have six graded practical tests throughout the year to assess cooking skills and a final summary exam in pastry and savoury dishes. You will also be required to produce written assignments and demonstrate an understanding of the catering trade with written tests to supplement your product knowledge. You will be required to reflect on practical assessments and to set targets to aid your professional progression.

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What this course offers: We also work to provide in-house and external competitions and workshops throughout the year. Our links with the catering industry will provide you with great job opportunities.

Progression in Professional Cookery (Level 1) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 in Professional Cookery or Hospitality. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in catering. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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We love being involved in charity dinners, we get to help the community and build on our techniques.

Mark Sandell (Left) and Josh Hellard (Right) Level 3 Professional Cookery

Previous School: Ludlow Church of England School (Mark) Previous School: Shrewsbury Academy (Josh)

As part of the Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery (see page 164 opposite), students study a Level 1 Award in Hospitality, which will further develop your skills for a career in the hospitality industry. Our expert teachers will also equip you with the necessary skills to set up your own enterprise, manage people and deliver projects.

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Hospitality & Catering The course aims to provide you with the practical and academic skills required for the industry and covers all the major different cooking methods required in a professional kitchen environment. This course builds upon the skills and techniques learnt in the Level 1 course and equips you for further study or a career in the food preparation industry.

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements You will need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma and show strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work, team working skills and the ability to plan, analyse and reflect on practice is essential. Course Content Our expert teachers will guide you through such techniques such as boiling, poaching, steaming, grilling, roasting, and baking. You will also study food safety awareness and engage in restaurant activities such as table theatre and customer service. You will be required to work in an AA Rosette standard kitchen which will help you develop your employability skills. In addition, you will study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

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Assessment You will have eight graded practical tests throughout the year to assess cooking skills and a final summary exam in pastry and savoury. You will also be required to produce written assignments to demonstrate an understanding of the catering trade with written tests to supplement your product knowledge. You will be required to reflect on practical assessments and set targets to aid your professional progression.

What this course offers: You will also undertake an external industry work placement. Our dedicated classrooms at the London Road Campus will facilitate your learning and provide you with the right environment to reach your potential.

Progression in Professional Cookery (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Hospitality Management. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in catering. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Hospitality & Catering The course will develop your skills and knowledge for a career in the hospitality industry. You’ll be guided by expert teachers in a live hospitality environment to give you a real understanding of this vibrant industry.

Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements No formal entry requirements required, however, working towards a grade 4 in English and maths would be beneficial. The ability to work as part of a team and independently as well as being highly motivated is essential. Course Content The course includes the following units:

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Introduction to the industry

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Food & beverage business finance

Customer service Menu knowledge Classical training in food & beverage service and product knowledge Silver service skills.

Assessment Three practical assessments will be undertaken with written test papers and assignments to assess your product knowledge. What this course offers: We also work extensively to develop your skills and knowledge by providing in-house and external competitions and workshops throughout the year. Our links with the catering industry will provide you with great job opportunities.

Progression in Hospitality (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service. An alternative option would be to go to do an apprenticeship in hospitality. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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Hospitality & Catering The course builds upon the techniques and skills learnt at the Level 2 course stage or gained through work experience within the industry sector. You’ll be guided through the demands of this course by our expert teachers in a true to life work environment which help you to hone your skills for this exciting industry sector.

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Professional Cookery - Kitchen & Larder London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements This is a natural progression from Level 2, or for those with industry experience. You should display strong motivation with a proven commitment to hard work. The ability to study independently is a requirement, as is the ability to plan, analyse and reflect on practice. Course Content Areas include advanced kitchen skills, classical cuts and bakery. You will develop your gastronomy knowledge and techniques and to be able to produce more complex dishes using classical techniques with a modern twist. You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

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Assessment Practical assessment and a theory-based exam paper that is externally moderated. You will have five graded practical tests throughout the year to assess cooking skills, then must complete the year and undertake a final summary exam. You will also be required to produce two written assignments to demonstrate an understanding of gastronomy and employability in the industry. You will be expected to lead a team in a production environment and will be required to reflect on practical assessments and set targets to aid your professional progression.

What this course offers: You will also undertake an external industry work placement. Our dedicated classrooms at the London Road Campus will facilitate your learning and provide you with the right environment to reach your potential.

Progression in Professional Cookery (Level 3) The Level 3 course will give you the skills and the knowledge to progress directly into employment or onto a higher education course.  

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Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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Hospitality & Catering The course will develop your skills and knowledge for a career in the hospitality industry. You’ll be guided by expert teachers in a live hospitality environment to give you a real understanding of this vibrant industry.

Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A Level 2 Food and Beverage qualification or equivalent qualification. Alternatively, we will accept students with suitable experience. Course Content The units studied include: Team leadership and development Understanding business operations Types of hospitality Business and finance Supervising different types of food & beverage service Supervising the restaurant

Progression in Hospitality (Level 3) Our Level 3 course will equip you to progress onto a higher education course, an apprenticeship or trainee management roles.

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Barista skills

Current trends Health & Safety.

You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Assessment Assessment is portfolio based with practical and written observations underpinning knowledge throughout the year.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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Progression in Hospitality & Catering All the courses we offer in hospitality and catering offer a huge range of career choice within this vibrant and exciting industry sector. There are many possible career options including the likes of pastry chef, restaurant supervisor, head chef and kitchen manager. Other options for a career in hospitality

& catering include working within international restaurants, hotels, cruise liners and the Armed Forces. Our catering & hospitality course will also provide you with skills and knowledge to set up your own catering business.

Expected Salaries in Hospitality & Catering Kitchen Porter Commis Chef Wine Merchant Restaurant Manager Head Chef Food Technologist

£13,000 - £18,000 £14,000 - £16,000 £16,000 - £35,000 £20,000 - £45,000 £25,000 - £55,000 £25,000 - £45,000

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The Level 1 Professional Cookery course will mean you can work as a Commis Chef and the Level 2 course enables you to become a Demi Chef. The Level 3 Professional Cookery course gives you the skills to go on to become a chef de partie. Within hospitality, if you choose to continue onto Level 3, you could pursue a career as a restaurant manager, front-of-house manager, specialise as a sommelier or progress to higher education which can also lead to events management.

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Motor Vehicle This course gives you a brilliant introduction to the world of transport maintenance. Our expert and experienced teachers will take you through a range of topics and subjects on Transport Maintenance to give you the knowledge, skills and experience to develop a career in this fantastic industry. You’ll be based in our purpose-built classroom and workshops at the London Road Campus and you’ll gain great hands-on experience in working with many types of transport vehicles. There is a clear progression route from this subject either into a Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair or into an apprenticeship in the industry.

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including maths and English. Course Content You will study many different aspects of transport maintenance on this course. Specific units studied include:

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Locating, interpreting and using technical information

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The retail motor industry Compression ignition (diesel) engine system components and operation

We work with many employers in the area including Rybrook BMW, Furrows, Specialist Cars, Snap-On and Halfords to ensure you have the best opportunities to advance in your career. You will have the opportunity to study in our industry standard workshops and be guided by our expert and experienced teachers. You will visit vehicle manufacturers and garages to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice during work experience.

Vehicle driveline maintenance Routine vehicle maintenance processes and procedures Spark ignition (petrol) engine system components and operation Light vehicle exhaust system components and maintenance Health & Safety in the workplace Lighting system maintenance Vehicle exterior valeting and detailing Electric (hybrid) vehicle awareness Light vehicle cooling systems.

You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Assessment Includes online and practical assessment and portfolio completion.

Progression in Motor Vehicle (Level 1) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 course in Motor Vehicle. An alternative option would be to do an apprenticeship in motor vehicle. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships

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Motor Vehicle The Level 2 course builds upon the knowledge gained on either the Level 1 course or through relevant work experience. This course provides a broad range of light vehicle service and repair topics to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to develop a career in this fascinating industry. Our experienced and knowledgeable teachers will guide through this one-year course based in our industry standard workshops at the London Road Campus. Upon the successful completion of the course, you can go onto further study at Level 3 at SCG or pursue an apprenticeship in a motor vehicle or engineering related trade.

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance, or suitable experience. Course Content There is a focus on basic vehicle diagnostics, vehicle inspection techniques, light vehicle servicing and complex mechanical repairs. You will practice in our industry-standard motor vehicle workshop.

What this course offers: We work with many employers in the area including Rybrook BMW, Furrows, Specialist Cars, Snap-On and Halfords to ensure you have the best opportunities to advance in your career. You will visit vehicle manufacturers and garages to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice during work experience.

In addition, there are practical and classroom-based sessions. The units on this course include:

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Supporting job roles Routine light vehicle maintenance and inspection Light vehicle fuel, ignition and exhaust Light vehicle electrical units and components Light vehicle suspension, steering and brakes Vehicle transmission.

You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above.

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Assessment Includes online and written exams, practical assessment and portfolio completion.

Progression in Motor Vehicle (Level 2) Upon the successful completion of this course you will have the option to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Engineering or the Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair. An alternative option would be to do an apprenticeship in motor vehicle. We can help you with this option, please go to www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships. Alternatively, you could progress into work as an automotive fast-fit technician.

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Motor Vehicle You will be trained to a fully qualified level by our expert teachers with will allow you to progress with the required time served industry experience onto the MOT Testers’ qualification. This course will also ensure you will gain an appreciation of the operation of a commercial garage and develop skills in customer service. You’ll have a mixture of classroom and workshopbased learning to successfully complete the course with progression into full-time employment the most common outcome.

Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair Course Content The course covers several units to equip you for a career in light vehicle service and repair. Units include:

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Diagnosing and rectifying

Progression in Motor Vehicle (Level 3) Following the successful completion of this course, you could progress into full-time work within the motor industry.

Vehicle auxiliary electrical faults (including Hybrid vehicles) Light vehicle engine faults Light vehicle transmission faults Light vehicle chassis system faults Hybrid Vehicle Systems

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Customer care.

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An industry-based work placement is essential with this course and we’ll help you find a suitable one to aid your development and work experience. You will have the opportunity to study in our industry standard workshops and be guided by our expert and experienced teachers. You will visit vehicle manufacturers and garages to observe the skills you are learning and put these into practice during work experience. www.scg.ac.uk

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Progression in Motor Vehicle All our courses will help to qualify you in all aspects of modern vehicle repair, technology and fault diagnosis. You could progress into the motor trade as a trainee mechanic or you could move onto a Level 3 qualification in vehicle maintenance, become a MOT

tester / centre manager or go on to university to study motorsport. There are several companies in Shropshire that specialise in the motor industry. 100% of Level 3 Motor Vehicle students have secured employment following their course.

Expected Salaries in Motor Vehicle Motor Vehicle Fitter Body Repairer Motor Mechanic Motorsport Engineer

£13,000 - £29,000 £15,000 - £30,000 £18,000 - £35,000 £18,000 - £60,000

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We’re proud to announce that in the autumn of 2020, we will be opening up a brand-new state of the art motor vehicle centre. Based at the London Road Campus, this new facility will allow us to educate and train students in the latest technologies in the motor industry. The new centre will mean that we will be able to offer more students and businesses the training they need to get ahead in these sectors in emerging areas and technologies, such as electric vehicles, advanced diagnostics, ADAS, master technician, and further develop our MOT and Engineering capacity.

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Music Technology Music technology or performance are fantastic subjects to study at SCG. We have 3 dedicated recording studios and two production suites that have been upgraded recently to professional standards with the latest analogue and digital hardware. We operate with industry standard software including Pro Tools and Logic Pro X. These exciting facilities are backed by expert and experienced teaching staff.

Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology or Music Performance 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 3 or above OR a pass in a Level 1 qualification and an ability to demonstrate a clear enthusiasm for music technology and / or performance. Course Content This Level 2 RSL qualification is an excellent foundation for developing skills in music technology, music performance and learning about the music business. The course also offers the opportunity to improve confidence and interpersonal skills in a supportive environment. Depending on your chosen pathway you will develop theory and practical skills in studio recording, music performance and music sequencing whilst learning about the music industry. Depending on your pathways, specialist units could include: DJing, rehearsal skills, music performance and studio recording. Assessment Work is assessed through unit assignments, including practical classwork, development of performance skills, written evaluations, discussions and presentations.

What this course offers: SCG students have worked on The Big Busk, BBC introducing Live, the GB Pro Tennis Tournament, the college fashion show, corporate events, external and in-house theatre productions. Our exciting facilities are backed by expert teachers who are active in the music industry and use their industry knowledge and skills to inform their teaching and prepare students for the realities of working in the music business. There are a range of trips to place such as BBC Birmingham, BBC Media City, Birmingham Symphony Hall and British Music Experience.

Progression in Music Technology (Level 2) We offer progression to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology or Music Performance. 

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Music Technology We offer two pathways: a technology route, focusing on production and engineering and a performance route focusing on rehearsal, instrumental development and performance. We deliver Rockschool (RSL) qualifications which involve taking part in creative projects and practical exercises as well as written assignments and presentations. Alongside study are trips and opportunities to get hands-on and use the techniques learnt on the course.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology or Music Performance London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above or a Merit profile in a related Level 2 Diploma. You should also demonstrate a clear interest or previous experience in music technology / performance and be able to work independently and in a team. Course Content There are two course pathways open on this Level 3 course; Music Technology or Music Performance. On the Music Technology pathway, you will develop practical and theoretical skills focused on music production and sound engineering. A core element is studio recording and live sound recording and sound reinforcement. On the Music Performance pathway, you will develop your rehearsal and performance practice and a core element is composing, collaboration and recorded music performance.

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On both courses you will study studio recording, music sequencing, digital recording, and planning for a career in music.

What this course offers: SCG students have worked on The Big Busk, BBC introducing Live, the GB Pro Tennis Tournament, the college fashion show, corporate events, external and in-house theatre productions. There are a range of trips to places such as BBC Birmingham, BBC Media City, Birmingham Symphony Hall and British Music Experience.

Progression in Music Technology (Level 3) Many of our students stay with us to study the HNC in Music Production course which is the equivalent to the first year of a degree. Once completed we offer the HND in Music Production course which is equivalent to the first two years of a degree.

The course is available as both a technology and a performance course in the following two formats: as a Subsidiary Diploma run over 1 year featuring 6 units and as an Extended Diploma run over 2 years, which features 11 units.

RSL qualifications are university recognised and can lead to you achieving 168 UCAS points. The majority of our students choose to continue their studies either with us or at university.

Assessment Work is assessed through unit assignments, including practical classwork, development of performance skills, written evaluations, discussions and presentations. One unit per year will be externally assessed.

Many have gone on to forge their own careers in the industry from running music events companies, working as sound engineers, running live sound hire to working on post-production on TV for the BBC and Channel 4 as well as HBO.

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Progression in Music Technology The music industry is worth £5.2bn to the UK economy and currently employs over 190k people full-time. One in every eight albums sold worldwide is British. The music industry has a wide range of roles which our courses are designed to prepare you for, whether working as a music producer, sound engineer, performer, DJ, Foley artist, sound designer or composer.

Studying music technology or music performance at SCG can open possible careers such as studio or live sound engineer, DJ, event promoter, producer, remix artist, performer or session musician. Previous SCG students have progressed to the Institute for Contemporary Music Performance, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, Leeds College of Music, BIMM, Birmingham, Brighton and Manchester universities.

Expected Salaries in Music Technology Sound Technician Music Producer Sound Designer Music Teacher Music Therapist

£17,000 - £30,000 £18,000 - £25,000 £23,000 - £41,000 £23,000 - £36,000 £30,000 - £50,000

For the past two years students on our courses have consistently achieved their aspirational target grades, placing our achievements in the top 10% in the country.

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Performing Arts If you are enthusiastic and passionate about performing arts and have an interest in contemporary theatre, our courses can help you to achieve your ambitions. We provide students with the opportunity to develop their singing, acting and / or dance skills, as well as understanding professional development and industry business requirements.

Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts and Music London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 or above, preferably including English. You should be able to demonstrate a passion for performing arts. Course Content You will have sessions in drama, dance, singing and devising, as well as exploring aspects of theatre design and career pathways. The units you will study include:

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What this course offers: The course includes many performance opportunities and shows, receive guest performances and master classes. There are educational visit to London’s West End. Viewings of musical theatre, dramas and shows at Shakespeare’s Globe.

Skills development for performing arts Preparing for a performing arts production Performing arts production. Creative interpretation Audition and portfolio process.

You will also have the opportunity to study GCSE English or Maths. When we are preparing for a production, a number of auditions take place, so your regular timetable becomes a rehearsal schedule and you will be required to attend evening performances. Assessment Work is assessed through unit assignments, including practical classwork, development of performance skills, written evaluations, discussions and presentations. A sample of every unit is seen by an external moderator before final grades are confirmed.

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Progression in Performing Arts (Level 2) On successful completion of the Level 2 course students have gone on to various Level 2 and Level 3 courses here at SCG. This includes performing arts, public uniform services and business amongst others. Student have also gone onto study supported internships.  


Performing Arts You will be given a broad-based training enabling you to tackle a range of professional challenges. You will develop skills and creativity in musical theatre, acting, dance, movement and voice, through assignment and production work. Practical work is supported by an understanding of the industry, its practitioners and performance theory. There are opportunities to specialise in aspects of musical theatre, acting and dance. When we are preparing for a production, your timetable becomes a rehearsal schedule and you will be required to attend evening performances.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - Musical Theatre 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English, or a Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or related area with a Merit. Course Content You will undertake units that cover a range of the main performing arts disciplines:

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Singing technique Musical theatre Acting techniques Dance styles.

All the units covered in this course enable to you to work towards live performances. Assessment Work is assessed through unit assignments, including practical classwork, development of performance skills, written analysis and larger scale performances which take place in Theatre Severn, the town’s professional venue. A sample of every unit is seen by an external moderator before final grades are confirmed.

What this course offers: The course includes many performance opportunities and shows, guest performances and master classes. The course includes many performance opportunities and shows, receive guest performances and master classes. Progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the HNC / HND in Performing Arts course.

Progression in Performing Arts (Level 3) On successful completion at Level 3 you can progress to the HNC or HND at Shrewsbury Colleges Group or to other higher education institutions or universities to study degree courses including joint honours or specialising in drama, musical theatre, dance or English and drama.

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Progression in Performing Arts On successful completion at Level 3 you can progress to the HNC or HND at Shrewsbury Colleges Group or to other higher education institutions or universities to study degree courses including joint honours or specialising in drama, musical theatre, dance or

English and drama. Careers include acting, musical theatre, dancing, script writing, directing, production, stage management, circus skills, choreography, costume and set design or teaching.

Expected Salaries in Performing Arts Lighting Technician Community Arts Worker Dance Teacher Choreographer Entertainment Agent

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Public Uniformed Services This course prepares you for the transition into a career supporting the public. You’ll learn the essential skills for a wide range of careers from the Armed Services to the Police Force. This course has a heavy focus on participation, including in physical fitness routines and group activities in the classroom.

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of three GCSEs at grade 3 or above and to be prepared to actively participate in all classroom, physical fitness and outdoor activities. Course Content There is a strong emphasis on physical fitness and teamwork at Level 2. In addition, you will develop your academic writing to progress to Level 3. Units studied include:

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Investigating employment Physical fitness Public service routine Teamwork Map reading.

What this course offers: Our expert teachers wil,l where possible, provide you with opportunities to participate in a range of practical and theory-based activities, Royal Marine training day, police riot training and more. There are educational visits to venues including the House of Commons and the National War Museum.

Progression in Public Uniformed Services (Level 2) After the successful completion of this course, you can progress to Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services.

You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Assessment You will be assessed through both written and practical assignments. Knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed in a variety of ways.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual and have a strong work ethic for this challenging course. This course develops the practical knowledge, skills and understanding to prepare for a chosen career. This course is designed to suit students who are ambitious, dedicated and career focussed individuals. You’ll develop a variety of personal and academic skills which are important for a career in the public uniformed services.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or a Level 2 Diploma qualification with Merit / Distinction grade. Course Content Year one focuses on academic writing development and will cover the core units:

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Discipline Government and policies Leadership

What this course offers: There is a heavy focus on participation, including in physical fitness routines and group activities in the classroom. The course also includes trips such as overnight work experience with the army, prison service visits, cultural trips linked to the sociological curriculum and various guest speakers.

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It will also prepare you for accurate report writing. In year two there is still an emphasis on academic development but with a focus on building on personal development in leadership and adventurous activities, to include land based adventurous activities and overnight expeditions. Assessment A combination of assignments, reports, poster presentations, formal observations and practical assessments.

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Progression in Public Uniformed Services (Level 3) After successful completion of the Level 3 course, students have gone on to pursue opportunities in the public forces as well as progress to higher education in various universities around the country to further extend their expertise in this exciting field.


Progression in Public Uniformed Services There are numerous career opportunities include the Army, Navy, RAF, Royal Marines, Police, HM Customs & Excise, the Prison Service, Paramedic / Ambulance Service and Fire Service. Each of these can take you all over the world and provide a rewarding career with above average salaries.

An alternative progression route following these courses can also include degree courses such as criminology, psychology, probation and forensics work.

Expected Salaries in Public Uniformed Services Scenes of Crime Officer Firefighter RAF Officer Prison Governor

£16,000 - £35,000 £22,000 - £45,000 £26,500 - £50,000 £39,000 - £75,000

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Sport, Outdoor Activities and Football / Rugby Pathways Our sport courses offer a variety of specific sport and fitness pathways, including sports science and coaching, gym instructing, football education (in partnership with Shrewsbury Town FC) and our unique Rugby Education Programme (an RFU-England Rugby supported programme).

There are also generic sport Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications which will give you a general introduction to a career within Sport. Our expert teachers will guide through the elements of the various courses we offer and teach you the skills and knowledge that you need to develop your career in sports.

Our specialised facilities will aid your development and allow you to explore the many aspects of this fascinating industry.

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Sport This course provides a platform to lead to more specialised areas of study within sport such as outdoors and fitness. This one-year course based at the London Road Campus is taught by industry experts and specialist teachers who are passionate about their subject and they will guide you through the requirements of the subject.

Level 2 Diploma in Sport London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements Preferably grade 4 in two subjects including PE and / or Maths, English or Science - particularly if you want to progress to a Level 3 course. You should have a real interest in sport and be involved in school teams, sports clubs, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, etc. Course Content You will complete a total of 7 units including:

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Leadership Fitness Anatomy & physiology Health and nutrition

Progression in Sport (Level 2) Attaining a minimum of Merit profile means you can progress onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, Outdoor Activities or Public Service programmes.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

Practical sport.

In addition, you will study GCSE English and Maths, if you have not already achieved a grade 4. Assessment You will be assessed through both written and practical ssignments. Knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed in a variety of ways. What this course offers:

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Sport The course is suitable for individuals already working in the active leisure sector wishing to enhance their career progression or those wanting to work in the industry as a fitness instructor. The course includes the Fitness Instructor qualification plus additional certifications in kettle bells, studio cycle and others fitness related programmes. Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and ensure that you’re equipped for the next steps in your progression. This one-year course is taught at our London Road Campus and is a mixture of classroom and practical study.

Level 2 Health, Fitness & Exercise (Fitness Instructor) London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably Maths, English, Science and PE, but industry experience and other certifications can be considered.

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Course Content There are several mandatory units in this course including:

You can progress to the Level 3 in Sport or into employment at a gym or fitness centre, or become a personal trainer, if you are over the age of 18.

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Fitness instructing Anatomy and physiology Nutrition How to create safe and effective exercise programmes for different types of client.

Additional qualifications include planning and instructing gymbased exercise, as well as leadership and nutrition qualifications. You will be required to study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. Assessment The qualifications are assessed practically and via portfolio completion and examinations. What this course offers:

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Our expert teachers will guide through the elements of the various courses we offer and teach you the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career in sports. Our specialised facilities will aid your development and allow you to explore the many aspects of this fascinating industry.

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Sport This course focuses on the practical and theoretical aspects of general sports application. Our experienced and knowledgeable teachers will guide you though this two-year course and help you to achieve your potential in this fascinating subject.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 in appropriate subjects which include Maths, English, PE and Science, with English or Maths as mandatory to study the Extended Diploma. A keen interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of sport and fitness activities is essential. 100% effort, punctuality and attendance are required. Maths and English are preferable for Extended Diploma routes. Course Content There are several units that you will cover in this course including:

Our expert teachers will guide through the elements of the various courses we offer and teach you the skills and knowledge you need to develop your career in sports. Our specialised facilities will aid your development and allow you to explore the many aspects of this fascinating industry. Progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the HND in Sport

Sports coaching Anatomy and physiology Fitness training Skill acquisition in sport Sports leadership Practical sports performance Sports profiling Techniques and tactics Sports psychology Plus, an option of research methods in sport.

A consistently high level of mental and physical effort is required, along with full participation in all practical and classroom sessions. Assessment Although the course is vocational in nature, knowledge and understanding and the application of work-related skills are continually assessed through a sport studies approach. The course includes significant self-study such as assignments.

Progression in Sport (Level 3) There are many options from the successful completion of this course. You can continue your studies through to Level 5 via our Sports Foundation Degree in Coaching and Physical Education. You will need to achieve an average of Merit grades to progress. There are several career opportunities after the successful completion of this course including: personal training, wellness management and nutrition, coaching, leisure management, sports development, teaching, physiotherapy, psychology, and gym instructing. Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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Rugby Pathway This course offers keen rugby players the chance to gain a qualification playing and coaching the game they love! Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of rugby coaching and you’ll be taught coaching techniques for both young children and elite professional players. The course includes work placements in local schools and rugby clubs. You will examine your own play and team play, ensuring you improve and develop as a player.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Rugby Education pathway London Road Campus

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Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English or Maths. Level 2 Diploma (Merit) and grade 4 in English and Maths. Course Content Year 1: • Anatomy and physiology

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Fitness training and programming Professional development Practical sports performance A research project in sport and sport event organisation.

Practical sport study (individual) Exercise for specific groups Sports coaching.

Assessment A combination of assignments, reports, presentations, formal observations and practical assessments.

Progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the HND in Sport.

Progression in Rugby Education Pathway (Level 3) You could progress to Sports Coaching and Physical Education Foundation Degree here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group or higher education programmes at other institutions studying sports studies, sports management or sports science. Career opportunities include PE teacher, events management, sport & business management, sports coaching and fitness instructing / personal trainer.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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You will receive up to six hours of rugby per week from highly experienced coaches and take part in regional and national competitions. Additional RFU courses include Rugby Ready, Headcase online concussion module, tag rugby and kids first rugby officiating.

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Football Programme This is a fantastic course for those who love football, are highly committed and organised. You will fully engage in all practical sessions as you will be playing in a competitive league representing Shrewsbury Town FC. There will be strict deadlines for coursework alongside busy training and matchplay schedules. Successful applicants will be selected through football trials and academic qualification.

Level 3 Football Education Programme London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including English or Maths. You must be enthusiastic about sport and fitness with a particular interest in mastering techniques and skills in football. Course Content You will study an Extended Sports Diploma with a particular focus on football. Units include:

A Shrewsbury Town kit is required - the club will provide information at trials. Additional FA recognised qualifications are available on this course. Progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group on the HND in Sport.

Practical team sport Sports coaching and football coaching Sports injuries Fitness testing and training.

You will also have the opportunity to gain FA Level 1 Coaching Certificate and FA Refereeing and Officiating Awards. Assessment Assessment is through written coursework and practical assessments. There are practical training sessions each week delivered by professional FA qualified coaches. You will have the opportunity to be selected for the England national U18s development centres and squads.

Progression in Football Education Programme (Level 3) There are several routes of progression following the successful completion of this course. Previous students have gone on to football coaching, teaching, as well as other football related careers. You could progress to Sports Coaching and Physical Education Foundation Degree here at Shrewsbury Colleges Group or higher education programmes at other institutions studying sports studies, sports management or sports science.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.

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Outdoor Activities The outdoor activities course is a sporty and energetic subject to study at SCG and includes many outdoor activities as well as the traditional sports. Our expert teachers will guide you through the requirements of the course and you’ll have the opportunity to complete various residential courses, including overseas trips, and also to organise your own expeditions. We encourage you to support a local charity in conjunction with the planning of your expedition.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English and Maths, although a range of outdoor-related experience and qualifications can be considered, i.e. the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, kayaking qualifications, mountain bike trail leaders, etc.

What this course offers: Rugby, basketball, archery, netball, male and female football, rock climbing and more.

Course Content You should enjoy outdoor life and be willing to take on challenging and adventurous activities. Many of the learning activities take place in the outdoors and outside of college.

Kit and equipment are mandatory in all practical sessions. Please enquire at your interview.

The course includes a wide range of outdoor and adventurous activities and experiences including:

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Kayaking Rock climbing Mountain biking Hiking and navigation Gorge walking Camping.

A significant proportion of the activities are carried out as day trips and overnight residentials, including a trip to the Ardèche Gorge in France for a week-long field trip at the end of the course.

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There is a significant amount of theory-based learning, including classroom and sports / fitness sessions including anatomy and physiology, risk assessment, event management, equipment, and facilities. Assessment Outdoor based units are completed via a ‘plan-do-review’ format. Other units are assessed via workbooks and a written assignment with set deadlines. www.scg.ac.uk

Progression in Outdoor Activities (Level 3) The career opportunities are diverse after studying the HND in Outdoor Activities course with options including: personal training, wellness management and nutrition, coaching, leisure management, sports development, teaching, outdoor activities instructing, outdoor leadership, physiotherapist, psychologist and gym instructor as well as the Armed Forces.

Please note that funding for this course is not available for people aged 19 or over. If you wish to study this course and are over the age of 19, then please contact the admissions team to discuss finance options.


Progression in Sport, Outdoor Activities and Football / Rugby Pathways Career opportunities are diverse including: personal training, wellness management and nutrition, coaching, leisure management, sports development, teaching, physiotherapy, psychology, and gym instructing. Other career opportunities, such as sports teachers, retail and sports development can also be

pursued. Successful candidates have the option to progress onto the next level, from Level 2 and all the way to Level 5 via the HND in Sports Coaching and Physical Education course. You will need to achieve an average of Merit grades to progress.

Expected Salaries in Sport Personal Trainer Senior Intructor Sports Administrator Leisure Centre Manager Sports Coach Sports Therapist Sports Physiotherapist

£14,000 - £30,000 £12,000 - £25,000 £15,000 - £24,000 £18,000 - £35,000 £15,000 - £35,000 £17,000 - £35,000 £23,000 - £60,000

Students who have studied with us have gained employment becoming coaches, personal trainers and leisure assistants within sports / leisure or fitness facilities whether locally based or further afield across the country. Others choose to progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group to study HND qualifications in Sport or Outdoor Activities.

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I’ve always enjoyed travelling and seeing different countries and learning about different cultures. I like the idea of working on cruise ships and exploring the world. During this course, I’ve also learnt a lot about events management and am currently working at the International Centre in Telford thanks to the knowledge I have learnt from this course. Anyone who is thinking about choosing SCG to study Travel & Tourism I would say just go for it!

Katie Hardman

Level 3 Travel & Tourism Previous School: Abraham Darby Academy

229 Students

achieved DDD or better

on an Extended Diploma.

That is 4 in 5 students! DDD or better

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DDD or better

www.scg.ac.uk

DDD or better

DDD or better

Travel & Tourism students organised and led a trip to Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Students chose Krakow, Poland for the educational trip. They oversaw the planning, communication and budget.


Travel & Tourism Holiday representative, air cabin crew, travel agent…. these are the obvious jobs in travel and tourism. What about festival organiser, hotel manager, or marketing for Alton Towers? Just a few of the exciting and varied jobs available in travel & Tourism. Equally, you may have an idea to start your own business. Our expert and specialised teachers will guide you through the course and equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to fulfil your ambitions. A uniform is required for promotional and professional activities for travel & tourism. Please enquire at your interview.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism 2 Year Course

Entry Requirements A minimum of four 4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English. Course Content Includes business, customer services, UK, Europe and long haul holiday destinations, marketing, preparation for employment and placement, cruise industry, holiday representatives, events, hospitality, visitor attractions, planning a residential study visit and the airport experience. You will volunteer at events and activities within college, as well as engage with team building and leadership activities within the industry to improve your confidence and employability. The course includes European Erasmus funded work placement opportunities, an Italian student exchange programme, planning your own residential, Disneyland Paris, Attingham Park, Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Cardingmill Valley. Assessment Based on coursework using various methods, including reports and researching case studies, also creating promotional material such as leaflets and posters. In addition, we will support you in developing your presentation skills and other business-related activities. What this course offers: There are opportunities for volunteering and work experience throughout the course, some with festivals and industry partners to plan events and attractions.

Progression in Travel & Tourism There are many progression routes from the successful completion of this course. You can progress to higher education at Shrewsbury Colleges Group with our HNC / HND Business at the London Road Campus followed by the opportunity to bridge to a full honours degree at university. Tourism management, hospitality management, events managements, as well as business with marketing are examples of the courses available at universities across the UK. This course can lead to employment locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, in roles such as: air cabin crew, resort representative, travel agent, tourist attraction management, cruise operators, hotel managers, marketing executives, and event organiser.

Expected Salaries in Travel & Tourism Air Cabin Crew Travel Agent Tourism Officer Events Manager Travel Agency Manager Hotel Manager

£12,000 - £28,000 £14,000 - £30,000 £14,000 - £30,000 £17,000 - £80,000 £20,000 - £40,000 £20,000 - £60,000

There is a huge range of trips available, including to Chester Zoo, Alton Towers, Liverpool, Birmingham, and London. We also have a student exchange programme. www.scg.ac.uk

Travel & Tourism

London Road Campus

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Preparation Routes If you need support to decide on your future plans, have few or no formal qualifications, or need to build confidence before your next step, we can offer you a flexible, tailored study programme that caters for a range of interests.

College Ready Programme London Road Campus

Supported Internships 1 Year Course

Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements as you work at your own level. However, a literacy level of at least Entry 1 is advisable. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual. Course Content The aim of the course is to develop your study skills and explore your vocational or job-related areas of interest. The core components of the programme include employability, study skills, vocational tasters, including unit accreditation, work placements, English and maths and enrichment. You will have an opportunity to tailor your timetable to meet your needs. Throughout the programme you will have access to a careers team to help you develop your longer-term career plans. You will achieve a Level 1 or 2 Vocational Certificate, depending on your level of study.

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Assessment You produce a folder of assessed work throughout the course.

Progression in the college Ready Programme You can progress to further study onto a Level 1 or 2 programme in a vocational area, employment, a Supported Internship or an apprenticeship.

London Road Campus

1 Year Course

Entry Requirements You will need to hold an Educational, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) that has been issued by your Local Authority. There are no formal academic entry requirements as you will work at your own level, however a literacy level of at least Entry 1 is advisable. All candidates will be interviewed for suitability. You must be fully committed, reliable and punctual. Course Content Your study programme will include employability skills, preparation for adulthood, English and maths, work experience and the option of other enrichment activities from the wide selection available in college. You will study English and maths if you do not have a grade 4 or above. You will attend a work placement for at least two days a week, with supported job coaching as appropriate, where you will have the opportunity to complete work experience with clear objectives, regular feedback and support in moving towards further study or work. Assessment You produce a folder of assessed work throughout the course as well as developing your employability skills in the workplace.

Progression in Supported Internships You will also be able to gain a Level 1 or 2 Certificate, depending on your level of study.

Flexible start dates available on all Preparation Routes courses! www.scg.ac.uk


Preparation Routes Our programme will enable you to meet new people, broaden your cultural awareness and improve your language skills for life and work. You will gain European Union approved English language qualifications that meet UK Border Agency requirements for your visa renewal and that are recognised by thousands of educational institutions, businesses and government departments around the world.

16-18 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) London Road Campus

2 Year Course

Entry Requirements You must be aged 16-18 and your English language skills will be assessed to determine your level of study.

Progression in English for Speakers of Other Language

Course Content

Previous SCG students who have taken this study programme have gone on to study a range of Level 1 or 2 courses, apprenticeships or employment.

Your study programme will include:

employability

English (ESOL)

Maths

Plus, you’ll get a taster of a vocational area of your choice such as catering, hair, beauty, construction, engineering, customer service, accountancy and many more. This course will support you in developing your academic skills for further study and will also help prepare you for employment.

Preparation Routes

Assessment Assessment is by examinations in reading, writing and speaking / listening.

Flexible start dates available on all Preparation Routes courses! www.scg.ac.uk

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Apprenticeships Apprentices do real jobs for real employers, so you’re paid while you learn. You start earning from day one of your apprenticeship while working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills.

What is an apprenticeship? An apprentice is someone who is learning a trade or profession from a skilled employer. It is that simple, learn the job, get qualifications, and earn money at the same time. The learning programmes can differ depending on your job role and the sector in which you are working, but all of them assess your skills, knowledge and behaviours. Some apprenticeships require GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths before starting, and for others, you can complete Functional Skills at Level 2 as part of the programme.

What age can I be to study an apprenticeship? From 16 upwards, whether you are just leaving school, have been working for years, or are merely wanting to start a new career.

How long does it take to achieve an apprenticeship? Anything from 12 months to 4 years. Each apprenticeship has an agreed length of study and completion. This will depend on the level as well as your previous experience and qualifications.

What will it cost? All of your training is free! But, you will need to pay for any travel costs for attending college and work.

Do I have to attend college? Yes, all apprenticeships have at least one day per week in college. In addition, those without grade 4 at GCSE in English and / or maths, will also need to attend block weeks of additional attendance.

How much will I get paid? There is no set rate – but the minimum is £4.15 per hour. Employers can pay higher and often do.

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Apprentices receive training and that involves at least one day at college, and four days with your employer, though some may require more college time. Anyone working for an employer based in England, over 16-years-old and not already in full-time education can apply.


How will I achieve my apprenticeship?

What happens if I haven’t got an employer?

You will be assigned a named a ssessor who will set targets for achieving your apprenticeship, and schedule reviews to check your progress. This can include:

You can start a full-time course with us and transfer to an apprenticeship when one becomes available. So, complete the application form online, and we will invite you to attend an interview for a full-time course in that subject area. Many employers prefer to work with students recommended by the college, and it’s easy to start a relevant course and then transfer to an apprenticeship once you acquire an employer, at any stage in the year.

A variety of practical assessments and observations in your workplace

Discussions that confirm your knowledge

Completion of assignments

Exams in some subject areas.

All apprenticeships now involve an ‘End Point Assessment’ where you have to demonstrate everything you have learnt.

How do I apply? Firstly, you will need an employer and any entry requirements relevant to the apprenticeship. A good starting point would be to regularly check the Government website gov.uk/ applyapprenticeship ‘Find an apprenticeship’ where all the current national vacancies with employers are listed. In addition, we recommend you also look for your own employer. Check out our guide to finding an employer: scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships We can help you with your application and interview preparation if required.

Do all apprenticeships start in September? No. Employers are looking for apprentices all year round, although summer is a busy time for recruitment.

What happens at the end of the apprenticeship? In some areas, you may: •

Progress to the next level, with the same or different employer (you can do apprenticeships right up to degree level)

Receive a permanent contract (as most of our apprentices do).

• • • • • • • • •

Accounting Brickwork Business Administration Carpentry & Joinery Childcare Electrical Installation Engineering Fabrication & Welding Gas Engineering

• • • • • • •

Hairdressing Hospitality & Catering Management Motor Vehicle Painting & Decorating Plumbing Supporting Teaching & Learning in Schools

www.scg.ac.uk

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships Available:

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Our higher education Courses: Accounting, Business & Computing Local, affordable, high-quality Higher Education Shrewsbury Colleges Group offers a range of higher education courses allowing students to progress from A Level or BTEC courses into further study.

• Experienced and inspiring teachers • Smaller classes ensure individual attention • A Study Skills Programme to develop the academic skills needed for success • Courses that fit around busy working lives • Our fees are considerably lower than universities • Achievement rates above the national average.

AAT Professional Diploma in Accounting Level 4

HNC / HND in Business

FdSc in Computer Science (subject to approval)*

Counselling •

CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4

CPCAB Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision Level 6 FdSc in Counselling Theory and Practice*

Creative Arts & Media •

Pre-degree Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

HNC / HND in Fashion & Textiles

HNC / HND in Performing Arts

HNC / HND in Music Production

HNC / HND in Photography

Education •

Level 4 Certificate in Education & Training

FdA Education*

BA (Hons) Education*

PGCE (Post Compulsory Education and Training) / Cert Ed Post Compulsory Education and Training*

Engineering & Construction

We achieved the highest possible rating when reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency.

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HNC in Construction & the Built Environment

HNC in Electrical & Electronic Technology

HNC in Manufacturing Technology

HNC in Mechanical Technology

HND in Electrical & Electronic Technology

HND in Manufacturing Technology

HND in Mechanical Technology

Sport •

HND in Sports Coaching & Physical Education

HND in Outdoor Activities

HND in Sport

For full course details, visit our website: scg.ac.uk / highereducation or contact Course Sales Advice on 01743 342 333


Our dedicated

HIGHER EDUCATION CENTRE opened in 2018

The average price most universities charge for a degree is currently £18k for two years. The equivalent of two years of study with us will cost you around £13k, and this doesn’t include the money that can be saved on living and travel costs.

The majority of our students are already employed and continue to work alongside their studies.

For full course details, visit our website: scg.ac.uk/ higher-education or contact Course Sales Advice on 01743 342 333.

90%

student satisfaction

Shrewsbury Colleges Group had 90% overall student satisfaction compared to the national average of 84%

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Index of courses Vocational Courses

A Level Courses Applied Science CTECH Extended Certificate Level 3 CTECH Extended Diploma Level 3

Art & Design, Fashion & Photography

Modern Languages 46 47

Biology 48 Business

French, German, Spanish

75

Music 76 Photography

77

Physical Education 78 50 Physics 79 51 Politics 80 Chemistry 52 Product Design 81 Classical Civilisation 53 Psychology 82 Computer Science 54 Religious Studies 84 Drama & Theatre 55 Sociology 85 Economics 56 Statistics 86 Electronics 57 Textiles 87 English GCE A Level CTECH Extended Certificate (Level 3)

English Language 58 English Literature 59 English Combined 60 Film Studies 62 Fine Art 63 Further Maths 73 Geography 64 Geology 65 Graphic Communication

66

Health & Social Care CTECH

67

History 68 IT Multimedia & Games CTECH

69

Law 70 Mathematics 72 Media Studies 74 202

94-101

Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design 95 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design 96 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Fashion & Textiles 98 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Photography 99 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design 100 Beauty Therapies

102-107

Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy Level 2 Nails and Make-up Level 3 in Beauty Make-up Techniques Level 3 Diploma in Massage Therapies Business

103 104 105 106 108-111

Level 2 Diploma in Business Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Childcare & Education

108 110 112-116

Level 1 Diploma in Health, Social Care & Young People’s Setting Level 2 Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning Level 3 Diploma in Childcare & Education Computing & IT

112 113 114 115 117-119

OCR Level 2 Cambridge Technical Diploma in IT 117 BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in IT 118 Construction Trades: Brickwork

121-125

Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork Level 1 Construction Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment Construction Trades: Carpentry and Joinery

Level 1 Carpentry & Joinery Level 2 Bench Joinery Level 3 Bench Joinery Level 2 Site Carpentry Level 3 Site Carpentry

121 122 123 124

126-131 126 127 128 129 130


Construction Trades: Electrical Installation Level 1 Electrical Installation Level 2 Electrical Installation Construction Trades: Painting & Decorating Level 1 Painting & Decorating Level 2 Painting & Decorating Level 3 Painting & Decorating Construction Trades: Plumbing

132-133 132 133 134-137 134 135 136 138-139

Level 1 Plumbing 138 Level 2 Plumbing 139 Creative Media

141-143

Level 2 Diploma in Creative Media Production Level 3 Diploma / Extended Diploma Creative Media Production & Technology Engineering

142 144-151

Level 1 Certificate in Engineering Level 2 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Level 3 Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Level 3 Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering Hairdressing & Barbering

141

145 146 147 148 149 150 152-156

Level 1 Hairdressing 152 Level 2 Diploma in Men’s & Women’s Hairdressing 154 Level 3 Advanced Hairdressing 155 Health & Social Care

Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 Nursing Pathway Hospitality & Catering

157-161 157 158 160

Motor Vehicle

171-174

Level 1 Diploma in Transport Maintenance Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Service and Repair Music Technology

Level 2 Diploma in Music Technology or Music Performance Level 3 Extended Diploma in Music Technology or Music Performance Performing Arts

Public Uniformed Services

Level 2 Diploma in Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Level 2 Diploma in Sport Level 2 Health, Fitness & Exercise (Fitness Instructor) Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Rugby Education pathway Level 3 Football Education Programme Level 3 Extended Diploma in Outdoor Activities Travel & Tourism

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism Preparation Routes Apprenticeships

162-170 Higher education courses

175-177 175 176 178-180

Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts and Music Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts - Musical Theatre

Sport, Outdoor Activities and Football / Rugby Pathways

171 172 173

178 179 181-183 181 182 184-191 185 186 187 188 189 190 192-193 193 194-195

196-197 198 - 199

Catering Start-up 163 Level 1 Professional Cookery 164 Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery 166 Level 2 Hospitality 167 Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery (Kitchen & Larder) 168 Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Supervision & Beverage Service 169 203


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