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FULL-TIME COURSE GUIDE 2012-13


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WELCOME TO SRC g Stockton Riverside College aspires to be the college of first choice for learners, employers and communities across the borough and beyond.

The college has been delivering high quality education and training to learners for over 60 years and continues to offer a range of academic and vocational provision that will help you to achieve your aspirations and improve your work and life opportunities. At SRC our staff are all experienced professionals committed to helping you succeed in your chosen path, whether that involves higher education, employment, independent living or enterprise. We will ensure that you receive the help and support you need to progress. Our Information & Guidance and Careers staff are all professionally qualified to provide a quality service that offers you the best advice on all the options and support available. We offer a wide range of courses from foundation level to higher education. Many of our courses have consistently high success rates, including outstanding results at AS and A-Levels. We are actively involved in the locality and committed to working with the local community, employers and organisations. __ The first day of term for a new student at Stockton Riverside College.

SRC prides itself on providing a friendly, safe and stimulating environment that impacts positively on all our learners. As a values driven college we ensure all our learners are treated with respect and dignity and have the opportunity to work in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. I hope that this prospectus enables you to find all the information you need to help you make your decision on which course to choose, but if you need anything further or have any queries our staff will be delighted to help. Finally, I hope that the excellent facilities on offer at both sites and the consistently high standards of teaching and learning will convince you to study at SRC. I look forward to welcoming you to the college in 2012. Dr Sujinder Sangha OBE Principal/Chief Executive

__ The Eye - The centre piece of the SRC Two building.

SRC THE PLACE TO BE...

The details in this prospectus are correct at the time of going to press. Stockton Riverside College reserves the right to make changes in the light of new subject specifications and demand for courses. Every effort will be made to contact those concerned in any such changes.


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CONTENTS 01 WELCOME TO SRC 02 CONTENTS 03-04 WHY SRC? 04 DIRECTIONS 05 APPRENTICESHIPS 06 COURSE ENTRY GUIDE 07-09 BUSINESS & IT • Business & Administration • Computing

10-29 CREATIVE & SERVICE INDUSTRIES • • • • • • • • •

Art & Design Media Performing Arts Beauty Therapy Hairdressing Hospitality & Catering Sport Travel & Tourism Aviation

30-33 HEALTH & CARE • Health & Social Care • Childcare

34-35 PUBLIC SERVICES 36-37 LIFE SKILLS 38-41 TECHNOLOGY • Construction • Electrical

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YOUTH WORKER SERVICE

Our youth worker service offers a wide range of advice and support and staff are also great for a chat.

SRC IS A DYNAMIC AND INNOVATIVE COLLEGE AT THE HEART OF THE TEES VALLEY AND THIS IS WHY... With world-class buildings and modern technology, students can benefit from learning facilities at their best. We have numerous course areas on offer at varying levels, from Performing Arts to Construction. SRC has the programme to suit your needs.

LIFE AS A STUDENT

As a Stockton Riverside College student, you will be surrounded by a caring and friendly environment within which we will provide you with the support needed to reach your full potential.

FINANCE ADVICE AND SUPPORT GET HELP OR ADVICE AND SUPPORT WITH PROGRESSION TO HIGHER EDUCATION AND CAREERS GUIDANCE Whether you know exactly what you want to do or you’re still undecided, we’re here to provide you with the guidance best suited to your individual needs. The college careers and progression team is available for support with CV preparation, job searches and higher education opportunities (including UCAS applications and university student finance.) As a student at SRC, you can make an individual guidance appointment to help you decide on your next step into a job, training or higher education. In the dedicated careers library you will find a range of literature, university prospectuses and client-centred and computer aided guidance systems, to help you in making any career choice.

SPORTS FACILITIES

The SRC Sports Centre is available for students to join at discounted rates.

STUDENTS’ UNION

Whether it’s social events and trips or sporting activities and clubs, the students’ union aim to offer something for everyone. SRC students are at the heart of the college and so we provide you with the opportunity to shape SRC.

NUS EXTRA CARD

For £11 you can access a wide range of discounts and offers with the NUS extra card (you don’t have to buy it - it’s entirely up to you). It gives you discounts at participating cinemas, clothes shops, restaurants, night clubs, stationery and book shops. Check out www.nus.org.uk to see for yourself.

CAFES AND REFECTORIES

There are a range of student cafes including a refectory (Riverside), a small eating area (Oasis) and a small snack bar (Waterfront) in SRC Two. Menus cater for dietary needs.

STUDENT COUNSELLING SERVICE

We run a counselling service to help with some of the more tricky things life or your course might throw at you. If you wish to speak to either of our counsellors please ask at reception, your LRC or call into your counselling drop-in room (location and times signposted at reception).

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Our finance information office can advise on and help with: Support for travel and/or • equipment (depending on your circumstances) • Support for other things eg meal discount (depending on your circumstances)

THE LEARNING RESOURCE CENTRE

SRC provides students with excellent IT facilities, all with Internet access and Wi-Fi. The Learning Resource Centre (LRC) provides a high quality service based upon an extensive range of print and electronic resources and other learning materials. With all of this plus much more you will have great support for both your course work and research.

LEARNING SUPPORT

The Learning Support Team offer a wide range of support for students. Support is available during the day and evenings for all eligible students. It can be a one-to-one session or within a group setting. If you feel additional learning support would benefit you please contact (01642) 865484. You can also call in to the college and see a member of the team in person if you would prefer.

DISABILITY SUPPORT

A full list of our services and facilities is given in our Disability Statement available from Information and Guidance.

All learners on full-time programmes will be given the opportunity to study functional skills in English, Maths and IT at the appropriate level as a mandatory part of their course.

‘RESOURCES ARE STUNNING, APPRECIATED BY THE LEARNERS AND THE COMMUNITY AND SIGNIFICANTLY CONTRIBUTE TO RAISING ASPIRATIONS WITHIN AND AROUND THE MAIN CAMPUSES’ *Ofsted


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TRAVEL TO SRC HOW TO APPLY

This course guide aims to provide you with all of the key information on each full-time programme we offer including course content, entry requirements and progression routes. Once you’ve looked through and identified the right course to follow, you need to apply. Simply fill in the application form in the middle of this prospectus and send it to the address stated or apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply. If you’re still undecided and wish to talk to a careers advisor or a member of teaching staff before applying, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our friendly staff are waiting to take your call 01642 865566.

ENRICHMENT

We are committed to providing the support that meets your needs to ensure you enjoy both your extra curriculum time and social time. SRC’s social activities are an opportunity for you to develop and broaden your skills and enjoyment of college life. Some of these activities can lead to a qualification or college certificate.

TEESSIDE UNIVERSITY LINKS

OPEN EVENING DATES SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM Working with SRC, Teesside University brings higher education to Stockton students. Studying with us at the College means that you can choose a local centre that meets your needs. With a £1 million investment from Teesside University, SRC boasts a well-used dedicated higher education centre. It is dynamic, energetic and innovative – and with growing numbers, it’s inspiring others to do the same.

SAFEGUARDING

SRC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment.

EQUALITY/DIVERSITY

SRC believes that all forms of prejudice and discrimination are unacceptable. In line with the Equality Act 2010, SRC will seek to challenge inequality, prejudice and discrimination. The college embraces diversity in all its aspects, and aims to recruit learners and attract a workforce which reflects, at every level, a diverse range of backgrounds.

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APPRENTICESHIPS

RUGBY What is an apprenticeship? __

‘THE WORLD IS CHANGING FAST. WITH ECONOMIC UNCERTAINTY AND FIERCE COMPETITION FOR JOBS, THERE’S NEVER BEEN A GREATER NEED TO HAVE MARKETABLE SKILLS, BUT YOU DON’T NEED TO SIT IN A CLASS ALL DAY TO GET THEM. WITH AN APPRENTICESHIP, YOU CAN EARN WHILE YOU’RE LEARNING AND GAIN RECOGNISED QUALIFICATIONS AS YOU WORK.’ __ www.apprenticeships.org.uk

Interested in an apprenticeship? Contact Linda on 01642 865586

Apprenticeships give you the chance to gain a nationally recognised qualification and let you earn money at the same time. Apprentices can gain the practical experience they need with an employer and attend college for the qualifications. More and more, employers are looking for people with the right skills to do the job. Work-based learning is a great way to start a career, earn qualifications and get paid, all at the same time!

Who can do apprenticeships? __

ACADEMY

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Anybody can be an apprentice if you are 16 or above and not in full-time education.

Why choose an apprenticeship? __ An apprenticeship is a great opportunity to start your career and it’s much more than a job. You get paid, you get hands on experience and you work towards a qualification in an area that you enjoy. Whilst you are an apprentice you will have a mentor who ensures that your training fits your requirements and offers the skills needed for the job. They will also support you and help you with any problems you might have.

Apprenticeships available at SRC... Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and in some cases Advanced Apprenticeships at level 3. • • • • • • • • • •

Barbering Business Administration Construction - Bricklaying Construction - Joinery Construction - Painting & Decorating Electrical Hairdressing Health Health & Social Care Hospitality

For more information... Email: jason.faulkner@stockton.ac.uk Call: 01642 865530


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COURSE ENTRY GUIDE QUALIFICATIONS AVAILABLE TO YOU

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WHAT YOU COULD DO NEXT

HIGHER LEVEL If you already have your A-levels, a BTEC National Certificate/Diploma Access to HE or an NVQ Level 3

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NVQ Level 4 Higher National Certificate Higher National Diploma Foundation Degree Degree

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You will have access to a much wider range of careers, or you could go into further study or professional training

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You could progress into Higher Education or into a wide range of jobs including a higher level apprenticeship

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You could move onto a Level 3 course or into a job with training or an advanced/higher level apprenticeship

p LEVEL 3 If you get at least 4-5 GCSEs at grades C or above, BTEC First Diploma, NVQ Level 2 or equivalent

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NVQ Level 3 Vocational Awards BTEC National Diplomas AS Levels & A-levels Extended Diploma

p LEVEL 2 If you get 4 GCSEs at grades D-E or an NVQ Level 1

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NVQ Level 2 BTEC First Diploma GCSE Grades A-C Basic Craft Skills Level 2 Diploma

p LEVEL 1 If you get basic qualifications or low grades at GCSE

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NVQ Level 1 GCSE Grades D-G Foundation GNVQ Foundation Skills

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You could move onto a Level 2 course or an Apprenticeship

p If you get no qualifications or expect to need support with your future learning

ENTRY LEVEL

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A range of qualifications in Foundation Studies

*Please note specific entry requirement information can be found on all course pages.

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You could move onto a Level 1 course


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BUSINESS & IT

BTEC DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION LEVEL 2

BTEC DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS LEVEL 3 g Virtually everything you do in life is connected with business. Have you ever wondered; how to reach potential customers with marketing, how a firm calculates its profits, how the government tries to get the economy out of recession?

2 YEAR COURSE

Studying Business will enable you to develop skills which will prepare you for the world of work and/or progression to higher education. This course is equivalent to 2 A-Levels.

Course content

1 YEAR COURSE g Virtually everything you do in life is connected with business and administration. Studying this qualification will enable you to develop skills and knowledge and gain an understanding of business which will prepare you for the world of work or progression to further education.

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If you are interested in pursuing a career in a business environment then this is the course for you. The course provides a broad knowledge of business activity such as starting a business and the skills you need, looking after the business finances, managing people, business administration and customer service.

Course content

Entry requirements

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Business purposes Customer relations in business Financial forecasting for business and book keeping Business enterprise Business communication Business administration OCR Text Processing Award level 2 (This helps you develop keyboard skills and an ability to produce quality business documents).

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D - E or equivalent. No prior study or work experience in business is required but it helps to have: • A lively enquiring mind • A willingness to explore new ideas • An ability to communicate your ideas effectively

Method of assessment Course work for the individual modules will be assessed through assignments set and marked by your lecturers. External examinations will also take place in February and May for the Text Processing suite.

Progression BTEC Diploma in Business Level 3

With the skills and knowledge you ga in on this course you will be ready to start a career in a variety of occupations inc luding; accountancy, marke ting and sales, human resource management, retail etc.

Business environment Business resources Introduction to marketing Business communication Recruitment and selection Introduction to accounting Impact of communications technology on business Business and the economic environment Developing teams in business Managing a business event Aspects of criminal law relating to business Supply chain and stock management OCR Text Processing Award level 2 (This helps you develop keyboard skills and an ability to produce quality business documents).

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C including Maths and English Language.

Method of assessment 100% course work assessed by assignments set and marked by your lecturers. Assessment will consist of written assignments, practical activities eg planning and running an event, presentations, role plays and teamwork.

Having completed the Diploma or the Extended Diploma students usually progress onto a university degree or employment.

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN BUSINESS LEVEL 3 2 YEAR COURSE

Course content •

g This course mirrors the Level 3, 2 year diploma in business with an addition of an extra 6 units across the 2 years.

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This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Development planning for a career in business Supporting business activities Understanding retail Managing business information Supply chain and stock management Projects in business


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BUSINESS & IT

BTEC CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA IN IT USERS (ITQ) LEVEL 1 1 YEAR COURSE

BTEC CERTIFICATE IN IT USERS (ITQ) ENTRY LEVEL 3 g This course provides you with the opportunity to study: Desktop publishing • Presentation software • Using the Internet • Email • • Design and imaging software Students will also study personal, social and development units: Dealing with problems in • everyday life Managing money • Social relationships • Working together •

1 YEAR COURSE

g This qualification gives learners a broad, relevant and vocationally-based introduction to the IT industry. Learners can build credits and progress through the Award, Certificate and Diploma programme. This qualification provides the opportunity to study a variety of units including: • Using the Internet • Using email • Spreadsheets • Presentation software • Desktop publishing • Using mobile devices

Students will also study personal, social and development units: Dealing with problems in • everyday life • Managing money • Social relationships

Entry requirements Successful completion of Entry level 3 or a number of GCSE examinations.

Method of assessment Assessment is 100% course work based. There are no exams.

Progression On successful completion of the Diploma level, you may progress to the BTEC First Diploma in IT, Business or other relevant programme.

Entry requirements No specific entry requirements but an interest in IT is preferred.

Method of assessment Assessment is 100% course work based. There are no exams.

Progression If you are successful at entry level 3, you may progress to a level 1 qualification in a range of vocational areas.

__ Matthew Vickers Secondary School: Hummersknot School and Language College Course: BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners (Level 3) Why did you choose to come to SRC? It was closest to where I live and seemed like the best college in the area What do you enjoy about SRC? It has a very friendly atmosphere; everyone is very helpful and kind Likes: Spending time with friends and cycling Dislikes: Spiders Progression routes: I am hoping to progress to an IT Apprenticeship Career goals: I would like to obtain a technical support role within IT


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BTEC FIRST DIPLOMA IN IT LEVEL 2

2 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE g The Level 2 Diploma in IT is a one year course which provides learners with knowledge and understanding of IT and how it is used in industry and our everyday lives.

Course content This qualification provides the opportunity to study a variety of units including: • Working in the IT industry Communicating in the IT industry • • Customising software • Website development Setting up an IT network • • Developing computer games Computer systems •

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths or English or a Level 1 Qualification and 2 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths or English

Method of assessment Assessment is 100% course work based. There are no exams.

Progression On successful completion of the course, you may progress to the BTEC National Diploma for IT Practitioners Level 3, Business or other relevant programmes.

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA FOR IT PRACTITIONERS LEVEL 3 g This 2 year course is aimed at students looking to develop knowledge and skills across a variety of areas of IT. Students will study a range of subjects from computer hardware to computer game development.

Course content Students will have the opportunity to choose to study 12 units (equivalent to 2 A-Levels) or 18 units (equivalent to 3 A-Levels) over the two year programme. You can choose to study a variety of subject areas including Software Development or Computer Hardware. This allows you to tailor the course to your individual needs. Subjects covered include: • PC maintenance • Website development • Installing and upgrading software Developing computer games • • Presenting and communicating information • System security • Computer programming • Digital graphics and animations Networking and communications • E-commerce • • Systems analysis and design • Human computer interaction

Entry requirements For the 18 units route option: Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including either Maths or English For the 12 units route option: Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including either Maths or English or a Level 2 Qualification and 2 GCSEs at grade C or above including either Maths or English or their equivalent.

Method of assessment Assessment is 100% course work based. There are no exams.

Progression On to Higher Education or employment.


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CREATIVE & SERVICE INDUSTRIES

BTEC ART & DESIGN ENTRY BTEC DIPLOMA IN ART & LEVEL 3 DESIGN LEVEL 1 g You will be introduced to a range of art and design techniques including painting, drawing, sculpture and print making.

THE ART & DESIGN DEPARTMENT HAS AN EXCELLENT RECORD OF STUDENTS’ PROGRESSION

You will explore and learn about different art and design techniques and processes and create a portfolio of work which will allow you to progress to a higher level course.

g This course will introduce you to a range of art and design activities as well as develop your skills in other areas which will support your progress and independence.

This course offers the opportunity for visits to exhibitions and local galleries throughout the year which include the Baltic Art Gallery (Gateshead), Biscuit Factory (Newcastle) and Mima Gallery (Middlesbrough). You will work in a creative and exciting, friendly environment and be given advice and guidance from a range of specialist tutors.

You will learn about different art and design areas ranging from painting, drawing, sculpture and product design to more media based skills. You will also develop your confidence and understanding of other subjects such as health and safety, interview techniques and a variety of skills which will develop all areas of your learning. You will be given the opportunity to work towards higher level courses within Art and Design and the department has an excellent record of students’ progression. You will work in a friendly, creative and exciting environment and be taught by specialist tutors.

Course content Mandatory units: Self assessment • • Career progression Optional Units including: • Art and design: exploring 2 dimensions Art and design: exploring 3 • dimensions • Art and design project

Entry requirements Relevant Art & Design skills plus an interview with a portfolio of work.

Method of assessment Continuous assessment of your art work and portfolio work by your tutor on a regular basis as well as regular tutorials and progress reviews.

Progression BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design

1 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE

Course content Mandatory units: • Explore drawing • Explore painting • Explore 3D design • Explore mixed media • A personal project

Entry requirements There are no specific entry requirements; however, you will be given the opportunity to show your art work at interview.

Method of assessment Continuous assessment by your tutor on a regular basis throughout the year as well as regular progress reviews and tutorials.

Progression Pathway to BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design

Career Opportunities for Art and Design • • • • • • • • • • • •

Interior Designer Graphic Designer Textiles Designer Sculptor Fine Artist Teacher/Lecturer Freelance Designer Ceramic Designer Fashion Designer Art Historian Print Maker Animator


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BTEC DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE g

You will learn about a wide range of different

art and design specialisms, including drawing, painting, 3D design, graphics and textiles. You will explore and learn about different art and design techniques and processes, through which you will be able to express your ideas. You will also learn about different artists, designers and explore the different careers available in the art and design world. You will be given advice and guidance by specialist tutors and take part in a range of different projects including art projects in the local community and an exciting end of year exhibition. There are visits to exhibitions and galleries including the Baltic (Gateshead), the National Glass Centre (Sunderland) and a residential trip to London. There are also talks and workshops by practicing artists and designers.

Course content Core units: 2D and 3D Communications • • Working in the Art and Design Industry Exploring, developing and producing art and • design • Building a portfolio Specialist units: • Graphics Textiles • • Visual Arts Emphasis on the design process and sketchbook is a fundamental requirement during the course.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D-E and you will be given the opportunity to show your art work at interview.

Method of assessment Continuous assessment by your tutors on a regular basis throughout the year and you will receive informal and formal assessment reviews as well as regular tutorials and progress reviews.

Progression Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3) or Extended Diploma in Interactive Media

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN LEVEL 3 2 YEAR COURSE

g Within this specialist art and design course you will learn how to use a range of multidisciplinary art and design skills and techniques. The emphasis is on practical application, self expression and experimentation. The first year assignment covers such skills as: • Painting/drawing • Illustration • Fashion/textiles • Sculpture/ceramics • Graphic design • Art history • Interior design In the second year you will be encouraged to focus on your chosen specialism to develop an individual, creative portfolio for your university application. During the course you will visit traditional and contemporary art galleries and exhibitions, including the Tate Modern, National Gallery, and National Portrait Gallery in London. As well as the Sculpture Park in Yorkshire and various local exhibitions. You will have the opportunity to link with professional organisations and practising artists such as a collaboration with contemporary artist Mackenzie Thorpe. You will also have the opportunity to exhibit and sell your work in a professional end of year show.

Course content • • • • • • • • • •

Drawing Painting The design process Art history Fashion Textiles Graphics Sculpture Print making Illustration

Entry Requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design (Merit) plus a portfolio of art work.

Method of assessment Continuous assessment through assignments.

Progression Most students continue their studies to progress to university level to study a BA (Hons) degree or a HND course or go straight into employment within the art industry.


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OCN ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION IN ART & DESIGN LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE g This is a one year course designed to help students with no formal qualifications or those who have been out of education for some time. On successful completion students can make direct entry to Higher Education.

Course content Mandatory units: • Drawing and painting • Photoshop • Critical studies • Life drawing Optional units: • Working in sculpture • Fashion • Interior design • Graphics • Fine art • Textiles

Entry requirements Students must be over 19 and will be interviewed on receipt of application where their artwork will be discussed. No formal qualifications required.

Method of assessment Assessment is continuous throughout the year with a final exhibition of students’ work. There are no exams.

Progression BTEC Higher National Diploma, Degree or employment within the industry.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE g The Diploma in Media is an exciting course that will give you a solid understanding of the media industries. It aims to develop your academic, practical/work-related skills and you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This creative course will provide you with the essential practical skills to get you ahead in the industry using cutting edge technology and industry-standard media production software.

Course content Mandatory units: Research techniques • • Communication techniques The creative media sector • • Media audiences and products Optional units: Animation • • Web design Video production • • Digital graphics Plus many more...

Entry requirements • • •

An interest in working in the media industry Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above Introductory level qualification

Method of assessment All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Progression BTEC Extended Diploma Interactive Media (Level 3) • BTEC Extended Diploma Film & Television (Level 3) • BTEC Extended Diploma Computer Games Design (Level 3) • Employment in the Creative Media industry

Location SRC Bede Sixth Form


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BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (INTERACTIVE MEDIA) LEVEL 3

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (CREATIVE COMPUTER GAMES DESIGN) LEVEL 3 g With incredible advances in technology and creative possibilities, the games industry offers a wide range of interesting career opportunities. This creative course aims to develop your skills in character design, conceptual art and visual design aspects of computer games.

Course content 2 YEAR COURSE

g This course provides students with a choice of exciting new pathways in Animation, Web, Concept, Art and Digital Design. This is a practical, work-related course and you learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course is equivalent to 3 A-Levels which means when you have finished the course you can choose whether to go into higher education or employment.

Course Structure Candidates must complete 8 mandatory units, with a choice of optional units.

Course content Mandatory units: • Research techniques • Preproduction techniques • Communication skills • Creative media production management project • Working to a brief • Critical approaches • Digital graphics • Understanding the media industry Optional units including: • Graphic Design • Concept Art • Web Design Plus many more...

Entry requirements At least 4 GCSEs at grades A*- C, BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject, or appropriate work experience.

Method of assessment All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Progression BTEC National Diplomas are valued by universities and employers.

Location SRC Bede Sixth Form

Students have gone on to study for degrees in: • Computer Character Animation • Web Design • Illustration • Computer Game Design Advertising and Publishing •

Mandatory units: • Research techniques • Preproduction techniques • Communication skills • Creative media production management project • Working to a brief • Critical approaches • Computer game platforms and technologies • Understanding the computer game industry Optional units including: • Computer game design • Computer game story development • Flash for computer games Plus many more...

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*- C, BTEC First Certificate or Diploma in a related subject or appropriate work experience.

Method of assessment All units are assessed and graded and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded.

Progression BTEC National Diplomas are valued by universities and employers.

Location SRC Bede Sixth Form

Students have gone on to study degrees including: • Computer Games Design/ Animation • Creative Digital Media • Motion Graphics

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2 YEAR COURSE

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION (TELEVISION & FILM) LEVEL 3 g The course is aimed at students with an interest in a career in film and television production. The course covers a wide variety of productions including short films, documentaries and music videos and aims to develop both your academic and practical skills. You will learn by working on a range of projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Course content Students will complete 18 units over two years including: • Preproduction • Communication skills • Research • Film and video editing • Single camera techniques • Photography • Writing for television and video • Film studies • Factual programme • Production • Music video production

Entry requirements • • •

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A*- C A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject Appropriate work experience

Method of assessment Continuous assessment.

Progression Students have typically gone on to study for Degrees in the following subjects: • Film & Television Production • Broadcast Journalism & Multimedia Journalism • Film/Media Studies Former students have also gone on to work in the industry in a range of production roles.

BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN PRODUCTION ARTS (MAKE-UP – MEDIA & THEATRICAL) LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE (1 YEAR TOP UP) g The course is aimed at students with an interest in a career in film and television production. The course covers a wide variety of productions including short films, documentaries and music videos and aims to develop both your academic and practical skills. You will learn by working on a range of projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. This course is equivalent to 1 A-level.

Course content Students will complete 6 units over two years including: • Production arts workshop • Make-up application skills and creative uses in performance • Special effects make-up • Period make-up • Make-up for performers • Make-up using prosthetics

Entry requirements You will normally need to have at least one of the following: • Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C • A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject • Level 2 Cosmetic/Beauty Therapy • Appropriate work experience

Method of assessment Continuous assessment.

Progression Students have typically gone on to study for higher qualifications in Theatrical & Media Make-up.

Employment opportunities include: Theatre work Work in Film & Television industry Freelance


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PERFORMING ARTS ENTRY LEVEL 3

BTEC DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS LEVEL 1 1 YEAR COURSE g A challenging programme for people interested in singing, dancing and acting on stage.

Course content • • • • • • • • • •

1 YEAR COURSE

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade E or below.

g This is a practical course for those interested in acting, singing and dancing on the stage.

Method of assessment Assignment project work

Course content • • • • • •

Progression

Introduction to the performing arts Developing skills in the performing arts Taking part in a performance Developing creative media skills Career progression Self-assessment

Level 2 Performing Arts

Additional information Alongside the vocational Performing Arts programme you will take units in Personal and Social Development and Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) to help with your self confidence, communication and personal development.

Entry requirements An interest in Performing Arts

Method of assessment Assignment/project work

Progression Level 1 Certificate or Diploma in Performing Arts

Additional information Alongside the vocational programme you will study a Certificate in Personal and Social Development and Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT), which will help to develop your self confidence, communication skills and personal development. This is a challenging programme for people who want to progress in Performing Arts and continue to build on Maths, English and ICT which run alongside the vocational study area.

Introduction to performing arts Developing performing skills Taking part in a performance Preparing for performance Presenting a performance Exploring dance skills Exploring acting skills Exploring music performance skills Exploring performance design skills Working in the performing arts industry

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All students who study on the Level 1 Performing Art s programme develop bett er communication skills and are able to work positively as part of a team.


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BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE) LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE

(WITH A 1 YEAR TOP UP)

g An opportunity for you to gain practical experience in the three disciplines of dance, drama and music which you will need to pursue a career in musical theatre. You will study 6 BTEC units and gain the equivalent of 1 A-Level through a practical hands-on course where you will be given many opportunities to perform in professional venues and gain vital and appropriate experience. This course is equivalent to 1 A-level.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS (PERFORMANCE) LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE Progression

Course content

Additional information

• • • • • • •

Working in the performing arts industry Professional development in the performing arts industry Performing arts production Development of dance Skills units Musical theatre performance Devising plays Working as a musical ensemble

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or equivalent.

Method of assessment • • • •

Observation of rehearsal and performances Research portfolios and presentations Self and peer evaluations Logbooks

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Performing to an audience Musical theatre performance Jazz dance Singing skills Dance performance

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above or BTEC Level 2 Diploma in a related subject.

Method of assessment

g The course aims to give learners a broad education in the basics of performing arts, covering the three main disciplines of acting, music and dance delivered through fresh, exciting and challenging production projects.

Course content

Success on this course will gain you the equivalent of 4 GCSEs at grade A-C. This allows you to progress to a level 3 course. You would also have a good grounding for finding employment.

Our method of delivery on the BTEC Level 2 Performing Arts course draws heavily on the learner’s own ideas and experiences to create work that they can find relevance in while aiming to develop high standards in professional and performance skills. Past students have progressed through to degree level work at the college or stage schools and beyond into employment in a highly competitive industry.

We assess your performance continuously during rehearsals and productions and you will provide us with rehearsal diaries and evaluations you make of your performances.

Progression Following successful completion of year 1 you will normally progress onto year 2 (Level 3 Diploma). Students who are successful on this course can progress to higher education at university, stage school or employment in the performing arts industry.

Additional information This course has an excellent track record for students progressing straight into top leading stage schools such as Arts Educational, Laine Theatre Arts, London Studio Centre and many more.

Past students are currently performing in Chicago, Billy Elliott, We Will Rock You, Phantom of the Opera and Sister Act. Students enjoy many educational and theatre trips, for example, to London’s West End and New York’s Broadway.


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BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS (ACTING) LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE (WITH A 1 YEAR TOP UP)

INTRODUCTION TO THE HAIR AND BEAUTY SECTOR ENTRY LEVEL 3 g This course is the equivalent of 1 A-Level, and offers the dynamic professional and exciting hands-on training needed to pursue a career in the acting and performance industry. Whilst studying 6 BTEC units, you will focus upon the practical skills of the actor, through movement, vocal, media based and acting workshops, theory classes, rehearsals and performances/film shoots, in a range of professional venues. You will also work alongside make-up artists, photographers and film-makers to create industry standard audition materials, including high quality show reels, performance CVs and headshots, which are an exclusive feature of this course. On completion of the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, you can progress to year 2 (Level 3 Diploma), which is equivalent to one further A-Level.

Course content Units of study include: • Performing to an audience • Principles of acting Film and TV acting • • Broadcast presentation techniques (TV presenting) Acting auditions • • Developing physical theatre

Entry Requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, or an equivalent level 2 qualification.

Method of assessment

g The entry level certificates are appropriate for a wide range of learners. This one in particular is for those who wish to progress in hair and beauty.

Course content Core units: Introduction to the hair and • beauty sector • Presentation and professional image in the salon Optional units include: Hand care • • Nail art application • Plaiting and twisting hair • Basic make-up application • Themed face painting

Entry requirements No formal entry requirements are necessary but an interest in hairdressing and beauty therapy is essential. A successful interview is also required.

Method of assessment This is carried out throughout the course.

Progression

Although much of your work will be assessed through performances and practical tasks, there is an academic element to the course which develops your understanding through research tasks and written work.

If you are successful at Entry Level 3, you may progress to a Level 1 qualification.

Additional Information

Other requirements

This course has excellent credentials for progressing students into University, Drama School and the performing arts industry in the UK and USA, including regional repertory theatre, film, TV, national theatre and off-Broadway productions, in drama and musical theatre roles. Students also enjoy numerous opportunities to participate in educational visits and theatre trips in the UK and Europe, alongside guest lecturers, master classes and workshops with professional actors, directors, agents and casting directors.

Uniform

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VTCT DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 1

VTCT NVQ DIPLOMA IN BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 2

1 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE g This programme is a specialist vocationally-related qualification for Beauty Therapy. Learners will develop basic knowledge and skills required to work with colleagues and be compliant with health and safety requirements in the salon, they will also learn how to create and maintain retail displays.

Materials required for Beauty Courses: Beauty Therapy Kit Uniform

Course content You will study 14 mandatory units: Create and maintain retail displays in the • salon • Follow health and safety in the salon • Head massage • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector • Providing basic manicure treatment • Providing basic pedicure treatment • Salon reception duties • Skin care • The art of photographic make-up • Themed face painting • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector Basic make-up application • • Create a hair and beauty image • Provide nail art

Textbook

g This qualification will develop the basic knowledge, skills and competencies that learners need to work at a junior level in a beauty salon and is the minimum standard required to work effectively. The qualification is most suited to learners who wish to embark on a career as a beauty therapist.

Course content • • • • • • • • •

Ensure responsibility for actions to reduce risks to health and safety Provide facial skin care Enhance the appearance of the eyebrows and eyelashes Carry out waxing services Develop and maintain effectiveness at work Promote additional services or products to customers Provide manicure services Fulfil salon reception duties Provide make-up services

Method of assessment Assessments are continuous throughout the course together with assignments, tests and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression The course provides learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to work as a Beauty Therapist. This qualification also provides suitable progression opportunities to level 3 studies including: VTCT NVQ Level 3 Diploma in • Beauty Therapy VTCT NVQ Level 3 in Nail • Services

Entry requirements Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade D or above in Maths, English and IT and successful interview or Level 1 qualification in beauty therapy

Entry requirements Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade E or above in Maths and English and successful interview.

Method of assessment Assessments are continuous throughout the course together with assignments, tests and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression Level 2 Beauty Therapy or Level 2 Nail Services depending on completion of Level 1 Beauty Therapy, attendance, attitude and results of functional skills.

__ Rachael Brydon Studying: Beauty Therapy Level 2 Came from: Thornaby Community School Why SRC? It is in a great location for me Biggest achievement: Being placed silver in the regional World Skills UK competition for Beauty Therapy What do you like about SRC? My tutors are very supportive and the college has a great atmosphere Likes: Spending time with my daughter and socialising What next? I am progressing on to the Beauty Therapy Level 3 course at SRC Career ambition: To own my own salon


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VTCT NVQ DIPLOMA IN NAIL SERVICES LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE

g The qualification contains advanced nail enhancement techniques including the use of electrical equipment. Candidates can progress to this qualification from level 2 as it encourages them to develop a specialism within the beauty industry. This qualification is suited to learners who wish to specialise in nails within their profession or to become nail salon managers and/or owners.

Course content

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VTCT NVQ IN BEAUTY THERAPY LEVEL 3

You will learn to: Monitor procedures to safely • control work operations • Enhance and maintain nails using UV gel Enhance and maintain nails • using liquid and powder Enhance and maintain nails • using wraps • Plan and create nail art designs Develop a range of creative • nail images Plan and provide airbrush • designs for nails

Entry requirements g This qualification will complement the knowledge, understanding and skills gained at level 2 and is focussed on producing highly proficient, occupationally competent and professional beauty therapists. A range of general beauty therapy skills and treatment techniques including massage for relaxation and stress relief also form part of this qualification. This will equip learners with the required attributes, skills, knowledge and understanding needed to perform professional treatments for clients via employment or self employment in the beauty therapy industry.

Course content You will learn to: • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Provide body electrical treatments • Provide facial electrical treatments • Provide body massage treatments • Provide electrical epilation treatments • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities • Provide stone therapy treatments

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Nail Services or Level 2 Beauty Therapy.

Method of assessment

Method of assessment

Entry requirements

Assessments are continuous throughout the course together with assignments, tests and a portfolio of work is required.

Assessments are continuous throughout the course together with assignments, tests and the completion of a portfolio of work.

Progression

Progression

The course provides learners with the necessary skills to work as a senior beauty therapist or salon manager. You can progress into other areas of the beauty industry and/or directly into employment or self employment as a Beauty Therapist. Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist vocationally related qualifications at Levels 3 and 4.

Work placement Students will complete a placement at a local salon during the course.

Materials required Beauty therapy kit, uniform and text book.

The course provides you with the necessary skills and understanding to work as a Senior Nail Technician. You can progress directly into employment or self employment with this qualification as a Nail Technician. Progression opportunities also exist in the form of specialist VTCT qualifications at Level 3.

Materials required Specialist nail services kit and uniform.


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ITEC DIPLOMA COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY TECHNIQUES LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE g This course qualifies graduates to operate their own clinic, home visit practice and seek employment in Health Clubs, Clinics, Spas, Liners and various aspects of the Care industry.

Course content The course covers: • Provide body massage techniques Provide aromatherapy techniques • • Provide reflexology techniques Anatomy, physiology and pathology for complementary therapies • Principles and practice of complementary therapies • Employment standards • Health, safety and hygiene for complementary therapies • Customer service •

Entry requirements Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths and English and outcome of interview.

Method of assessment This is continuous throughout the course together with assignments, practical and theory multiple choice exams. In addition there will be case studies required for each modality.

Progression Foundation Degree (FdSc) Complementary Therapies

Work Placement Students will go on a placement to a local salon/clinic/voluntary organisation during the course (this is recommended but not essential).

Materials required Uniform, complementary therapies kit and text books.

NVQ DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 1 1 YEAR COURSE

g The Level 1 course enables you to undertake specific tasks and work closely with stylists and technical staff.

Course content You will learn: • Create and maintain retail displays in the salon • Follow health and safety in the salon • Introduction to the hair and beauty sector • Presenting a professional image in a salon • Salon reception duties • Working with others in the hair and beauty sector • Shampoo and conditioning • Styling men’s hair • Styling women’s hair • Colour hair using temporary colour • Create a hair and beauty image • The art of dressing hair • Hair plaiting Personal Social Development is a compulsory part of the course. This consists of 3 units.

Entry requirements No specific qualifications required; entry onto the programme will be through an interview and skills assessment as well as suitable references.

Method of assessment This is carried out throughout the course together with assignments and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression Level 2 Hairdressing

Materials required Hairdressing kit, uniform, stationery and text book.


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NVQ DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE 1 YEAR COURSE

NVQ DIPLOMA IN HAIRDRESSING LEVEL 2 g This level 3 qualification recognises your current level of skills but moves you to a higher professional standard.

g The Level 2 course offers an intermediate course in all hairdressing skills for the potential hairdresser.

Course content

Course content You will learn to: • Advise and consult with clients • Shampoo and condition hair and scalp • Give clients a positive impression of yourself and your organisation • Ensure your own actions reduce risks to health & safety • Change hair colour • Cut hair using basic techniques • Style and finish hair Set and dress •

Career opportunities for Hairdressing • • • •

Plus optional units to the credit value of 9.

Entry requirements Completion of Level 1 Hairdressing and a minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade D or above in Maths, English and IT.

Method of assessment This is carried out throughout the course together with assignments and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression Level 3 Hairdressing or Level 2 Barbering.

Materials required Hairdressing kit, uniform, stationery and text book.

__ Laura Mosley Secondary school: Ian Ramsey School Course: NVQ 2 Hairdressing Why did you choose to come to SRC? I heard that it was a good college What do you enjoy about SRC? It is a very sociable and friendly place to be Why did you choose hairdressing? It is what I have always wanted to do What do you enjoy about your course? I have learnt a lot already and am looking forward to being taught even more Progression: Level 3 Hairdressing Career goals: I would like to work in a salon on the cruise ships Likes: I enjoy doing people’s hair Dislikes: People who are rude Inspiration: Andrew Barton (Hairdresser and stylist from 10 Years Younger)

• • • •

Work as a stylist within the hairdressing industry Manage a salon Manage own business Work in health and beauty spas Work on a cruise liner Work in hotels Work in training schools Work as a lecturer in hairdressing

Mandatory units: • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Promote additional products or services to clients • Provide hairdressing consultation services • Creatively cut hair using a combination of cutting techniques Optional units: • Colour using a variety of techniques • Provide colour correction services • Creatively style and dress hair • Creatively style and dress long hair • Contribute to the planning and implementation of promotional activities

Entry requirements Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade D or above in Maths and English and completion of Level 2 Hairdressing. You must also have a placement in a hair salon to attend once a week.

Method of assessment This is carried out throughout the course together with assignments and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression Level 4 Management or Level 2 Barbering.

Location 1 day in a salon placement and 1 day in college.

Materials Required Hairdressing kit, uniform, stationery and text book.


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ABC HOSPITALITY & CATERING ENTRY LEVEL 3

ABC INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY LEVEL 1 1 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE g The entry level certificates are appropriate for a wide range of learners. This one in particular is for those who wish to progress in hospitality and catering.

g This course provides an introduction to the catering industry. You will gain basic skills in food preparation and cooking.

Course content Core units: • Introduction to the hospitality industry • Customer service Plus specialist units: • Healthy eating Basic food preparation and • cooking • Serving food and drink • Using kitchen equipment

Entry requirements No formal entry requirements but an interest in hospitality and catering is important.

Method of assessment Continuous assessment throughout and a portfolio of evidence.

Progression If you are successful at entry level 3, you may progress to a level 1 qualification.

Other requirements Uniform and knives.

Course content

__ Conor Bain Secondary School: Northfield School and Sports College (Marsh House Avenue site) Course: NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery Why did you choose to come to SRC? It is not far from where I live Why did you choose catering? It appealed to me from a young age What do you enjoy about SRC? Everything What do you enjoy about your course? You learn something new every week Progression: To level 3 Likes: Going out with friends Career goals: I would love to work abroad in the catering industry perhaps within hotels

You will learn: • Introduction to the hospitality industry • Customer service • Food service Preparing and serving drinks • Basic food preparation and cooking • • Using kitchen equipment • Food safety in catering

Entry Requirements Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade E or above in Maths and English.

Method of assessment This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.

Materials required Catering kit, uniform and text book.

Progression If you are successful at level 1 you may progress to a level 2 qualification in food preparation and cooking.


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C&G NVQ DIPLOMA 3 IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 3

1 YEAR COURSE

C&G NVQ DIPLOMA IN PROFESSIONAL COOKERY LEVEL 2 g This course provides an insight into the running and working of a kitchen environment. You will gain advanced skills in food preparation and cooking. The programme is flexible.

Course content You will learn: • Various prepare and cook units • Food safety • Health and safety Kitchen operations • Working as part of a hospitality team •

Entry requirements Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade D or above including Maths and English.

Method of assessment There will be an assessment for each unit. Some assessments have time constraints.

Progression • •

If you are successful at level 2 you may progress to a Level 3 qualification in food preparation and cooking Commis Chef de Partie

Materials required Uniform, text book and knives.

1 YEAR COURSE

g This course provides an insight into the running and working of a kitchen environment. You will gain advanced skills in food preparation and cooking. The programme is flexible.

Course content You will learn: • Principles of food safety • Advanced skills and techniques in vegetable dishes, meat, poultry and fish • Prepare and cook hot sauces • Prepare and cook soups • Hot and cold desserts Plus other relevant units.

Entry requirements NVQ Food Preparation and Cooking Level 2

Method of assessment This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.

Progression • • •

Kitchen manager Head chef Sous-chef

Materials required Uniform and text book.


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1 YEAR COURSE

C&G NVQ DIPLOMA IN FOOD & BEVERAGE SERVICE LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE

ABC CERTIFICATE IN PROFESSIONAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE SERVICE LEVEL 1 g This course provides an introduction into the Catering Industry (Front of House).

Course content There are 10 units in total including: • Introduction to the hospitality industry • Food safety • Food and beverage skills • Bar service • Dealing with payments • Food service

g This level 2 qualification recognises your current level of skills but moves you to a higher professional standard.

Course content You will learn: • Customer service • Investigate the hospitality industry • Food safety in catering • Various aspects covering beverage knowledge • Service skills • Dealing with payments Plus other relevant units.

Entry requirements Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade D or above in Maths, English and IT.

Method of assessment

Entry requirements

This is continuous throughout the course and a portfolio of work will be required.

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade E or above in Maths, English and IT.

Progression

Method of assessment This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.

If you are successful at level 2 you may progress to a level 3 qualification.

Career opportunities

If you are successful at level 1 you may progress to a level 2 qualification.

• • • • •

Materials required

Materials required

Progression

Uniform and text book.

Catering manager Waiter/waitress Restaurant manager Head waiter Opportunities on cruise ships

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C&G NVQ IN HOSPITALITY SUPERVISION LEVEL 3

BTEC ENTRY SPORT & ACTIVE LEISURE LEVEL 3

1 YEAR COURSE

g The course is aimed at people with previous employment experience in the hospitality sector or who have successfully completed the NVQ Diploma in Food and Beverage Service Level 2.

g The entry level certificates are appropriate for a wide range of learners, this one in particular is relevant to those who wish to progress in sport and recreation.

Course content

Course content

You will learn to: • Supervise the work of staff • Develop positive working relationships • Control resources • Manage yourself • Maintain health, safety and security of the working environment • A selection of other units that are flexible

Entry requirements Level 2 qualification relating to the hospitality industry.

Method of assessment This is continuous throughout the course and the completion of a portfolio of work will be required.

Progression • • • • •

Kitchen manager Kitchen supervisor Catering manager Restaurant manager Head waiter

Materials required Catering kit, uniform and text book.

1 YEAR COURSE

3 of the following: • Taking part in sport • Managing your health at work • Safe learning in the workplace • Improving own fitness Personal Social Development units: • Healthy living • Preparation for work • Managing money • Working towards a goal • Community actions • Working as part of a group • Rights and responsibilities In addition to the units outlined above you will also develop your basic skills in communication and numeracy in order to help you progress onto level 1. As well as studying on this course you may wish to participate in recreational or competitive sport as part of the college's enrichment programme.

Entry requirements There are no formal entry requirements, but an interest in sport and recreation is important.

Method of assessment Course work and internal assessments.

Progression Learners may be able to progress on to the BTEC Level 1 in Sport and Active Leisure.

__ Ryan Harker Course: BTEC National Diploma in Sport Level 3

Secondary School: Our Lady and St Bede’s Why did you choose to come to SRC? It has the best facilities - climbing wall, astroturf and a great building to learn in What do you enjoy about SRC? I have made loads of great friends here, the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and everyone knows each other

Why did you choose sport? I have always loved sport and wanted to further my knowledge What do you enjoy about your course? The staff are great very friendly, helpful and supportive. They look out for us all as individuals Inspiration: Ya Ya Toure Likes: Seeing friends and playing football Progression: I am applying to university to do Sport Psychology


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BTEC DIPLOMA IN SPORT AND ACTIVE LEISURE LEVEL 1

BTEC DIPLOMA IN SPORT LEVEL 2

1 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE

g This programme gives you an insight into the sport, health and fitness industry. You will develop your understanding of how the body works; investigate various aspects of practical sport, as well as participating in a varied range of sporting and fitness activities which may also include outdoor activities.

The programme is equivalent to 4 GCSEs grade A*- C and is studied full time.

Course content • • • • • • • •

Course content How the body works Taking part in exercise and fitness • Working in sport and active leisure • Assisting a leader of sports and active leisure activities to plan and deliver an activity Planning own fitness programme • • Job opportunities in sport and active leisure Sport and active leisure group • project • Physical activities for children Personal Social Development units: • Managing own money Managing health at work • • Healthy lifestyle • Skills for employment • Preparation for work

• •

You may also have the opportunity to study first aid, coaching awards or the Community Sports Leader Award. You may wish to participate in recreational or competitive sport as part of the college’s enrichment programme. Learners on the programme may also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities and residentials during the course, eg The National Mountain Centre in Scotland.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade E/F/G including English and Maths. You must also have a keen interest in participating in sport and fitness activities.

Method of assessment The course is assessed through presentations, written work and practical evaluations.

Progression BTEC Diploma in Sport (Performance) (Level 2)

Location SRC Bede Sixth Form

g This course focuses on developing your understanding of various aspects of sport, including fitness testing and training, sports coaching, organising events and your knowledge of the human body. You will take part in a varied programme of activities which may also include outdoor activities.

Fitness testing and training Practical sport Anatomy and physiology for sport Development of personal fitness Effects of exercise on the body systems Planning and leading sports activities Nutrition for sports performance Leading outdoor activities

You will also develop your functional skills in the areas of communication, application of number, information technology and improving own learning and performance. __ Stefan Atkinson Secondary School: St Michael’s RC School Course: BTEC National Diploma in Sport Level 3 Why did you choose to come to SRC? The Sports Centre is brand new and the facilities are great. The volleyball provision is unique and I felt I could pursue my career best by coming to this college. Why did you choose sport? I have always played sport, it is the only thing I have wanted to do. I have always taken up opportunities to partake in different sports eg volleyball, trampolining and rock climbing. My specialist sport is volleyball. What do you enjoy about your course? The people are all great and the staff are particularly easy to work with. We are provided with everything we need. The work ethic is great. What is your biggest achievement? Getting to the finals of the Plate Cup for volleyball as part of the College Nationals – it was an amazing experience. Inspiration: David Beckham – he is an inspiration as I have never seen him do anything wrong. Progression: I am looking to gain work experience in training and coaching and then I would like to go on to university to gain a degree and a masters. Career goals: I want to teach and coach. I would love to put back into the younger generation what I have learnt.

You may also have the opportunity to study first aid, coaching awards or the Community Sports Leader Award. You may wish to participate in recreational or competitive sport as part of the college’s enrichment programme. Learners on the programme may also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities residential during the course, eg The Mountain Centre in Scotland for a varied programme of adventurous activities.

Entry requirements 4 GCSEs at grade D or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. An interest in sport and exercise is essential.

Method of assessment The course is assessed through presentations, written work and practical evaluations.

Progression On completion of this course you may be invited to progress to further education on a level 3 programme or enter the Leisure and Sport industry.

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2 YEAR COURSE

BTEC EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN SPORT - PERFORMANCE AND EXCELLENCE LEVEL 3 g This programme focuses on performance within a range of sports, with the opportunity to focus on areas of interest. The course provides the opportunity for learners to go onto university and study a wide range of subjects specific to the sports industry. Learners will also have the opportunity to represent the college both regionally and nationally in a variety of different sports. You will participate in both theory and practical sessions covering a range of topics and activities.

Learners may have the opportunity to gain further qualifications in the following: • First aid • Coaching awards • Fitness instructing • Community Sports Leader Award Learners on the programme may also have the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities and residentials during the course, eg The Mountain Centre in Scotland for a varied programme of adventurous activities.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY, TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 1 1 YEAR COURSE g The course is aimed at students who wish to pursue a career in the travel and tourism industry.

Course content • • • • • • • •

This programme is equivalent to studying 3 A-levels.

Course content Core units: • Principles of anatomy and physiology • Assessing risk in sport • Fitness training and programming • Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Sports nutrition • Psychology for sports performance • Technical and tactical skills in sport • The athlete’s lifestyle Specialist units include: • Sports coaching • The physiology of fitness • Exercise, health and lifestyle • Instructing physical activity and exercise Sports injuries •

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above, including English and Maths or an appropriate level 2 qualification.

Method of assessment All units are assessed internally through presentations, practical activities, written reports and group work.

Progression Higher Education on a level 4 programme or enter the Leisure, Sport and Coaching Industry.

Location

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Conduct at work Customer service in travel and tourism Displaying travel and tourism information Planning a trip to a visitor attraction UK travel destinations Recommending a package holiday Schedule, charter low cost airlines Role of overseas resort representatives Travel and tourism group project Planning for a job in travel and tourism

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade F/G including English and Maths.

Method of assessment You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.

Progression Level 2 course

SRC Bede Sixth Form

Career opportunities • • • • •

Cabin crew Resort/holiday reps Travel agents Hotel staff Airport passenger services

Other information You will participate in a range of visits including day trips and overseas visits. You may travel within the UK, to Europe and possibly as far as the USA. You will also develop your work-based skills for the travel and tourism industry as part of your course.


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BTEC DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE g This course is intended to provide an introduction to the travel and tourism industry and provides the opportunity to investigate different types of travel.

Course content You will learn about: • The UK travel and tourism sector • Customer service in travel and tourism • Understanding the nature and effects of world travel Exploring marketing • • Preparing for employment in travel and tourism • Exploring airports and airlines Exploring UK travel agency • operations • Overseas holiday operations • Introduction to cruise operations

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/E including English and Maths, or BTEC Diploma Level 1 (Merit)

BTEC DIPLOMA IN TRAVEL & TOURISM LEVEL 3

Method of assessment

2 YEAR COURSE

Entry requirements

You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.

Progression Level 3 courses eg BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

Career Opportunities • • • •

Resort/holiday reps Travel agents Hotel staff Airport passenger services

Other information You will participate in a range of visits including day trips and overseas visits. You may travel within the UK, to Europe and possibly as far as the USA.

g This course is intended to provide an opportunity to develop your understanding of a wide range of travel and tourism related issues. You can expect to investigate the different types of travel and travel destinations.

Method of assessment

Course content

Employment within the industry or Foundation Degree in Travel and Tourism at Stockton Riverside College.

You will study the following units: • Investigating the travel and tourism sector • The business of travel and tourism • The UK as a destination • Customer service in travel and tourism • Preparing for employment in travel and tourism • European destinations In year 2 you will study a range of specialist travel units relating to specific sectors of the industry, for example cruise operations, overseas representatives and sustainable tourism.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C including English and Maths or BTEC First Diploma Level 2 (Merit).

You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.

Progression

Career Opportunities • • • • • •

Travel agent Resort/holiday rep Hotel staff Cruise ship staff Airport staff Tour operations

Other information You will participate in a range of visits including day trips and overseas visits. You may travel within the UK, to Europe and possibly as far as the USA.


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BTEC AVIATION OPERATIONS LEVEL 3 1 OR 2 YEAR COURSE g Aviation is a dynamic and exciting industry that will challenge you and allow you to experience something new every day.

You will have the opportunity to combine theory and practical skills with the use of our aircraft mock-up and check-in area.

C&G AVIATION OPERATIONS LEVEL 2 g The SRC Aviation Academy offers a range of aviation industry speciality courses, ensuring your entry into aviation is matched to your individual expectations. Within the level 2 course you will develop your understanding of the range of aviation operations, airline and airport development and the different aspects of employment associated with the industry.

1 YEAR COURSE

Additional Information Whilst studying on an aviation course you will participate in a range of visits including day trips and overseas visits. You may travel within the UK, to Europe and possibly as far as the USA. You may get the opportunity to study a foreign language, sign language or courses in Cabin Crew or Ground Handling in addition to your main programme.

This course is designed to cover all aspects of the aviation industry. The course contains 6 or 12 units and will provide students, who have an interest in a role within the world of aviation, with an in-depth knowledge of the industry. It allows them to develop excellent skills such as customer service, marketing and handling air passengers. The course is covered by tutors who have a wealth of industry experience which enables the students to not only gain classroom knowledge but also practical skills whilst taking part in educational visits and using college industry-specific resources.

Course content • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Course content • • • • • •

Airport operations Health, safety and security in airports Passenger service Handling air passengers Ground handling services Landside and airside roles and responsibilities

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D-E or Introductory Diploma (Merit)

Method of assessment You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.

Progression Level 3 courses eg Aviation Operations.

The aviation industry Health, safety and security in the aviation industry Handling air passengers Marketing the aviation industry E-business for airlines Meeting customer needs Air travel information Aircraft operations Preparation for work in aviation Air cargo operations Airport ramp handling Human resources in the aviation industry Environmental impact of aviation Airport emergency operations

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C including English and Maths, or BTEC First Diploma Level 2 (Merit), or mature students without formal qualifications will be assessed by interview.

Method of assessment You are assessed through evidence created in the form of assignments which are internally and externally assessed.

Progression Employment within the industry, Foundation Degree at Stockton Riverside College or University.


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HEALTH & CARE

BTEC DIPLOMA IN HEALTH BTEC DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 1 AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE

g This course is designed to give you an understanding of various aspects related to health and social care. It combines academic study with the opportunity to apply your learning in a work place setting.

Course content • • • • •

Investigating rights and responsibilities at work Health and social care needs Creative activities for children Promoting healthy eating in care Plus other specialist units

You will also work as a member of a team researching a health and social care group project of your choice. Alongside the Level 1 Diploma you will also study a Certificate in Personal and Social Development.

Entry requirements Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade E including English. It is important that you should have a lively and enquiring mind, an interest in health & social care, a willingness to explore new ideas and an ability to communicate your ideas effectively.

Method of assessment All units are internally assessed through assignments, presentations and display work.

Progression Level 2 course

__ Kirsty Shaw Secondary School: St Patrick’s Catholic College Course: Edexcel Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Why did you choose to come to SRC? I heard good reviews about the college and it is close to home and easy to get to. What do you enjoy about SRC? It is not like school, we’re not moving around from classroom to classroom. Why did you choose health and social care? I knew I wanted to be a social worker and this was the ideal route for me.

What do you enjoy about your course? It is hard work but the tutors and my peers are really supportive and approachable when you need help. Progression: I want to go to university to do a course in social work with children and families. Likes: Going out with friends, cinema, bowling and going to the beach.

1 YEAR COURSE g This course is designed to give you an understanding of various aspects related to health and social care. It combines academic study with the opportunity to apply your learning in a work place setting.

Course content • • • • • • •

Communication in health and social care Individual rights in health and social care Individual needs in health and social care Vocational experience in a health and social care setting Health and social care services Anatomy and physiology for health and social care Human life span development

Entry requirements You will need one of the following: • A BTEC Level 1 Certificate in a related subject • A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grades D, including English Language • Other related level 1 or 2 qualifications

Work Experience You will undertake 60 hours of mandatory work experience.

Method of assessment All units are internally assessed through assignments.

Progression Onto a range of career and further education opportunities (eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care).


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CACHE CERTIFICATE IN EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE CARING FOR A CHILD/ CHILDREN (QCF) ENTRY LEVEL 3 LEVEL 3 2 YEAR COURSE

g This exciting course is specifically designed for those who are hoping to follow a career in health or social care. The aim of the course is to develop the skills and understanding that are necessary to become an effective professional in the health and social care sector. This course combines academic study with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills acquired in a placement setting. This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.

Course content Units studied: Developing effective communication in health and social care • • Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care • Health, safety and security in health and social care • Development through life stages • Anatomy and physiology for health and social care Personal and professional development in health and social care • • Sociological perspectives for health and social care • Psychological perspectives for health and social care • Plus other specialist units All topics develop a broad range of knowledge and skills related to the care sector.

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including English Language and Maths or Science), an interview and two references.

Work Experience An important part of the course is the work experience available. Here you will be expected to work in a variety of settings which may include children, older clients and clients with learning difficulties.

Method of assessment All units are assessed by the tutor, there are no exams.

Progression You can progress to university for further study or enter work-related and occupational qualifications in health and social care. Many students who have successfully completed this course have gone on to university to train as nurses, midwives and social care workers.

g This course will appeal to students who enjoy studying a subject that is relevant to their own lives, or those who wish to take a step into further education and study a course that is active and enjoyable.

1 YEAR COURSE

Course content You will learn about: Pregnancy and the • responsible parent Caring for young children • 0-3 years • Play and learning in the home 0-3 years As well as covering the CACHE entry units, you will have the opportunity to continue to develop your basic skills in the areas of Literacy, Numeracy and ICT and undertake a qualification in personal and social development. You will also be able to further develop skills in a varied enrichment programme.

Entry requirements No particular entry requirements but you need to like being with babies and young children and have a willingness to learn and explore new ideas.

Method of assessment You will create a portfolio of evidence which may include written tasks, practical work or other tasks such as designing posters of leaflets.

Progression Level 1 programme

__ Arran Lock Secondary School: North Shore Health Academy Course: BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development (Level 3) – I started on the Level 1 and have progressed through to Level 3 Why did you choose to come to SRC? It had a great reputation and was also the closest college Why did you choose childcare? I enjoy working with children. My aunty works in childcare and she also inspired me to go into it. What do you enjoy about SRC? It’s very friendly. The tutors are kind and supportive. Likes: I like socialising with my friends and my boyfriend Career goals: I would like to become a nursery nurse or a child minder


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HEALTH & CARE

CACHE DIPLOMA IN CARING FOR CHILDREN (QCF) LEVEL 1

1 YEAR COURSE g This Foundation Award provides an opportunity to develop an understanding of how children grow and develop. There are 7 units, 5 of which are assignment based. The award leads to a certificate.

Course content You will learn about: • Caring for children • Play and play activities • Health and safety in the home or group setting • Food and nutrition • Human growth and development Personal development • You will also undertake a qualification in personal and social development.

Entry requirements Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade E, one of which should be a written subject (eg English or History).

Method of assessment The course will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which may include observations, assignments and presentations.

Progression Level 2 qualification (eg CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce).

CACHE CERTIFICATE FOR THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE (QCF) LEVEL 2

1 YEAR COURSE

g The programme prepares the candidate for work as an Early Years Practitioner in a variety of childcare settings.

Course content Students must complete a range of mandatory units covering: • Communication and relationships • Equality and inclusion • Child learning and development • Child welfare and safeguarding • Health and safety • Professional development • Behaviour management • First aid

Entry requirements Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade D or above in written subjects including English plus an interview and two references.

Method of assessment Students are allocated a course tutor and an assessor to observe them in their placement setting. Students are observed working with children in their natural environment. Students will put together a portfolio of evidence.

Work experience This is an essential part of the course. You will spend 3 days in college every week and 2 days in a variety of placement settings.

Progression Level 3 Diploma in the Children and Young People’s Workforce (depending on achievement at Level 2).


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CACHE DIPLOMA FOR THE CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE (EARLY YEARS PATHWAY) LEVEL 3

1 YEAR COURSE g This Diploma replaces the CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Child Care and Education and is a new course choice for young full-time students.

Course content Mandatory units: • Communication and relationships • Equality and inclusion • Child learning and development • Child welfare and safeguarding • Health and safety • Professional development Optional units: • Working with babies and young children • Promoting physical activity • Promoting creativity and creative learning • Supporting children to have positive relationships

Entry requirements Applicants must have completed the CACHE Level 2 Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.

Method of assessment Students are allocated a course tutor and an assessor to observe them in placement. Students are observed working with children in the natural work environment. Students will put together a portfolio of evidence.

Progression Students should be able to gain employment as an early years practitioner in a range of settings.

BTEC NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN CHILDREN’S CARE, LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT LEVEL 3 2 YEAR COURSE

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Course content

You will learn about: • Child protection • Human growth and development • Practices in childcare • Early childhood learning • Child health • Legal aspects and social policy • Professional practice (work experience placements) • Equality, diversity and rights You will also study additional subjects from modules such as first aid and safety, health education, children with special needs, learning activities and play, environmental science and research.

Entry Requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English and Maths as well as an interview and two satisfactory references. Other qualifications may be acceptable and will be dealt with on an individual basis.

Method of assessment The course is assessed through unit assignments and placement performance.

Progression Higher education or employment as a level 3 childcare practitioner.


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PUBLIC SERVICES

BTEC DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 1

1 YEAR COURSE 1 YEAR COURSE g This is our foundation course designed to provide you with some essential underpinning knowledge of life in the Public Services with a focus on fitness, personal development and team building. The course allows students to gain a broad overview of the knowledge and skills that the public services look for in potential employees.

Course content

BTEC DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 2 g This course is an intermediate level course, equivalent to 4 GCSEs at grade A*- C and prepares you for either progression onto a higher course or for entry into the service of your choice.

You will study 12 different units of work which are a mix of both theory and practical subjects such as: Practical teamwork • • Expedition skills • Fitness and health • Map reading • Public service careers

Course content

Entry requirements

Minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade E or above, preferably in English and Maths.

Method of assessment

Through production of assignments based on a brief for each unit. Your written work and observation of your practical performance will also be assessed by your tutor.

Progression Subject to successful completion of this course and satisfactory references, students may progress onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services or apply to a uniformed service.

Location Sessions will be held at SRC, the SRC Sports Centre and in the outdoor environment.

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Employment in the uniformed public service Public service skills Improving health and fitness for entry to the uniformed public services Career planning for the public services Land navigation by map and compass Adventurous activities and teamwork for the public services Expedition skills in public services

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D (preferably in English and Maths), or have completed the BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services. Other qualifications may be acceptable and these will be considered on an individual basis at interview.

Method of assessment Written assignments and observation of practical performance by subject tutors.

Progression Students may progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services. Some students may progress into a uniformed service after this course.

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BTEC SUBSIDIARY DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE g This programme is an advanced course, equivalent to 1 A-level. It concentrates on developing practical skills such as map reading, outdoor activities and physical fitness, and looks closely into the theory behind such things as leadership, team development and discipline.

Course content You will study a total of 5 units over the year in the following subject areas: • Government policies and the public services • Leadership and teamwork in the public services • Citizenship, diversity and the public services • Physical preparation, health and lifestyle for the public services • Outdoor and adventurous expeditions

Method of assessment Written assignments and observation of practical performance by subject tutors.

Progression Students may progress onto the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Public Services which is equivalent to a second A-Level. Some students may gain employment within a public service after this course.

Location Sessions will be held at SRC, the SRC Sports Centre and in the outdoor environment.

BTEC DIPLOMA IN PUBLIC SERVICES LEVEL 3

Entry requirements Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A* - C (preferably in English and Maths) or have completed the BTEC Diploma in Public Services Level 2. Other qualifications may be acceptable and these will be considered on an individual basis at interview.

1 YEAR COURSE g This programme is an advanced course, equivalent to 2 A-Levels. It concentrates on further development of practical skills and looks more closely into the theory behind such things as leadership, team development and discipline.

Course content Units of study: (You will study a total of 6 units over the one year course in the following subject areas). • Understanding discipline in the uniformed public services Skills for land-based outdoor • and adventurous activities • Skills for water-based outdoor and adventurous activities Command and control in the • uniformed public services • Volunteering in public services • Alternative pursuits for outdoor education

Entry requirements You must have successfully completed the BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services

Method of assessment Written assignments and observation of practical performance by subject tutors

Progression Students may progress into a public service or onto a relevant degree course.

Location Sessions will be held at SRC, the SRC Sports Centre and in the outdoor environment.


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LIFE SKILLS

LAND BASED - SKILLS FOR WORKING LIFE ENTRY LEVEL 2&3 32 WEEK COURSE g The Land Based Course covers Entry Level 2 and 3 in the Conservation, Growing Plants and Small Animal Care pathways and is aimed at learners with learning difficulties and disabilities aged 16+. It also includes Personal and Social Development and Preparation for Work. The course has a strong practical element with one day most weeks spent off-site. We have also developed strong links with Wynyard Woodland Park Nature Reserve where we do conservation-related activities and Stockton Borough Council where we have poly tunnels and an allotment area. The course provides an excellent grounding for anyone hoping to work or volunteer in the conservation, gardening or animal care sectors.

Course content Units of study: • Personal and social development • Preparation for work • Conservation • Horticulture • Small animal care • Functional skills John Muir Award •

Entry requirements Enthusiasm and a willingness to try new things. No qualifications or prior knowledge are needed.

Method of assessment Portfolio building through practical assessments and course work.

Progression Entry Level 3 and/or career/voluntary work or training opportunities within vocational pathways.

We are a close knit team who strive to make the learning experience an enjoyable and informative one for the learner. Our team is proud to have gained 100% achieveme nt and retention in the last academic year.

ABC AWARD IN LIFE SKILLS AND SKILLS FOR WORKING LIFE ENTRY LEVEL 2 g Life Skills – learn independence and get set for work! Do you want to live in your own home one day, maybe with support? Would you like to know how to look after yourself? Join us and learn the skills you need to make a meal, wash your clothes, keep yourself safe, live a healthy life, plus much more.

32 WEEK COURSE

Maybe your dream is to get a job in the future? We can teach you some of those skills you need, such as preparing yourself for the workplace, how to manage your money, working as part of a team and many other skills. You will also have the opportunity to experience taster sessions in a real-life working situation. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and aim to provide them with the necessary skills to support them to one day live independently or get into the job market.

Course content Independence: Household expenses • • Introduction to literacy • Personal safety • Looking after self and home • Looking after clothes • Personal care & hygiene • Kitchen hygiene • Make a basic meal

Units of Study Work Preparation: • Preparation for work • Healthy living • Numeracy & literacy • Dealing with problems in daily life Developing self • • Environmental awareness • Managing own money • Working as part of a group

Entry requirements No qualifications or prior knowledge are needed for entry to the course. All you need is a willingness to learn and try new subject areas.

Method of assessment Course work and portfolio building.

Progression Move on within Life Skills to a higher level and/or training opportunities within other areas of college.

MAKE FRIENDS, AND LEARN SKILLS FOR LIFE!


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PRE-VOCATIONAL SKILLS PROGRAMME ENTRY LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE

FOUNDATION LEARNING PROGRESSION PROGRAMME FLEXIBLE ROLL ON/ROLL OFF COURSE

g If you like working with your hands but are not quite sure what you are interested in, these courses allow you to try out lots of different skills to see which suit you best. The courses allow you to try out and learn new skills in a multi-skills workshop especially designed to accommodate anything from joinery through to basic motor vehicle.

Course content You can study from the following: • Joinery • Brickwork • Painting and decorating • Basic auto care Plus: • Employability skills • Health and safety • Money management These are full-time courses and you can achieve an entry level 3 or level 1 certificate/diploma which allows you to progress onto a variety of programmes. All staff are skilled and friendly and will support you throughout your studies.

Entry requirements By interview and references.

g Provides a personalised learning programme to reflect the learner’s entry point and intended destination and includes a range of qualifications from the QCF.

Course content Accredited qualifications in 3 core areas: • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT (Entry 3/Level 1) • Personal and Social Development • Vocational Development (Entry award to Level 1 Diploma)

Entry requirements None but learners undergo a two week trial period to assess suitability.

Method of assessment

Ongoing course assessment.

Internally and externally assessed examinations and unit/portfolio building, written work covering a range of subject areas in Personal, Social and Vocational development.

Progression

Progression

Method of assessment

Any foundation level course.

Career opportunities • • • • •

Bricklayer Painter & decorator Joiner On-site assessment & training (OSAT) Car Maintenance

Further Education (Level 1 and 2), training and/ or employment or apprenticeship routes.

Additional information Learners have the opportunity to work at their own pace in a supported learning environment and build the confidence and skills they need to follow their most positive progression route.


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TECHNOLOGY

C&G FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA WOOD OCCUPATIONS: CARPENTRY & JOINERY LEVEL 1

C&G INTERMEDIATE CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA WOOD OCCUPATIONS: CARPENTRY & JOINERY LEVEL 2 1 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE

g This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Carpentry and Joinery and wish to gain a qualification. There is a strong emphasis placed on practical application throughout the programme. The course is delivered in well equipped specialist facilities, to ensure you gain the necessary skills.

Course content

g In a competitive industry qualifications can help you stay ahead. This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Carpentry and Joinery and who wish to gain a qualification.

Course content Units of training: • Safe working practices • Quantities and communication • Building methods and construction technology • Using portable power tools • Maintenance and use of wood working hand tools • Basic wood jointing techniques

Entry requirements Successful interview and satisfactory references.

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context and take an externally set examination.

Progression From the end of the course you could progress onto the Intermediate Construction Diploma level 2.

Units of training: • First fixing before plaster work • Second fixing after plaster work • Carcassing for floors and roofs • Information and communication • Building methods and construction technology Building methods •

Entry requirements Successful interview, satisfactory references and/or Foundation Construction Award or Diploma.

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context. In addition students will sit an externally set examination and a specialist examination in Health & Safety.

Progression On completion of the programme you could progress onto an Advanced Construction Diploma in Wood Occupations.


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C&G ADVANCED CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA IN SITE JOINERY LEVEL 3 1 YEAR COURSE

Construction Diplomas can be converted into NVQs at anytime in the future upon gaining employment in the relevant area.

g This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Carpentry and Joinery and wish to gain a qualification. There is a strong emphasis placed on practical application throughout the programme. The course is delivered in well equipped specialist facilities to ensure you gain the necessary skills.

Course content Units of training: Knowledge of risk assessments for construction projects, elements of • site programming and management activity • Complex joinery installation including stairs and traditional roof construction • Use and maintenance of fixed and transportable wood machines including safe use and set up of a wide range of machinery and current legislation etc A short period of work experience on site may be available.

Entry requirements Successful interview, satisfactory references and Intermediate Construction Award or Diploma.

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context. In addition students will sit an externally set examination and a specialist examination in Health & Safety.

C&G FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA TROWEL OCCUPATIONS: BRICKLAYING LEVEL 1 g In a competitive industry qualifications can help you stay ahead. This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Bricklaying and wish to gain a qualification.

Course content Units of training: • Safe working practices • Quantities and communication • Building methods and construction technology • Basic block laying including laying blocks to line, gauge and level • Basic bricklaying creating a range of brick work structures using different methods of bonding • Construction of cavity walls around simple openings • Setting out masonry structures for foundation and substructures

Entry requirements Successful interview and satisfactory references.

Progression On completion of the programme you could progress onto site management.

1 YEAR COURSE

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context and take an externally set examination.

Progression From the end of the course you could progress onto C&G Intermediate Construction Diploma level 2.

__ Zak Gray Secondary School: St Michael’s RC School Course: Foundation Diploma in Bricklaying Why did you choose to come to SRC? I did a 2 year foundation course at SRC through my school which covered all elements of construction. I really enjoyed it so wanted to come here to learn more. Why did you choose bricklaying? Bricklaying was the area I enjoyed the most from my 14-16 foundation programme. I enjoy the challenges it brings so I decided to take it further. What do you enjoy about SRC? I’ve met lots of new friends Inspiration: My dad was a bricklayer Likes: Bike riding and camping Dislikes: Getting up early Progression: Intermediate Diploma in Trowel Trades (Bricklaying)


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C&G INTERMEDIATE CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA TROWEL OCCUPATIONS: BRICKLAYING LEVEL 2

C&G FOUNDATION CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA DECORATIVE OCCUPATIONS: PAINTING & DECORATING LEVEL 1 1 YEAR COURSE

1 YEAR COURSE g This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Bricklaying and wish to gain a qualification. There is a strong emphasis placed on practical application throughout the programme. The course is delivered in well equipped specialist facilities, to ensure you gain the necessary skills.

Course content Units of training: • Safe working practices • Quantities and communication • Building methods and construction technology • Communication • Setting out complex masonry structures from foundation to superstructure works • Thin joint masonry methods for commercial/ premises • Solid brickwork structures including pies and arches

Entry requirements Successful interview, references and/or Foundation Construction Award or Diploma.

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context. In addition students will sit an externally set examination and a specialist examination in Health & Safety.

Progression On completion of the programme you could progress onto an Advanced Construction Diploma in Trowel Occupations.

g In a competitive industry, qualifications can help you stay ahead. This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Painting and Decorating and wish to gain a qualification.

Course content Units of training: Safe working practices • • Quantities and communication • Building methods and construction technology • Clear and protect the work area • Prepare surfaces for decorating • Apply decorative materials • Gain basic knowledge of other trades • Carry out safe working practices in construction • Information and quantities in communicating with others • Building methods and construction technology • Erect and dismantle access equipment • Prepare surfaces for decoration • Apply paint systems by brush and roller • Apply foundation and plain papers Produce specialist decorative finishes •

Entry requirements Successful interview and satisfactory references.

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context and take an externally set examination.

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C&G ELECTRICAL C&G INTERMEDIATE INSTALLATION LEVEL 3 CONSTRUCTION DIPLOMA DECORATIVE OCCUPATIONS: PAINTING & DECORATING LEVEL 2 g This is a course for those who intend to work in the Construction Industry specifically in Painting and Decorating and wish to gain a qualification. There is a strong emphasis placed on practical application throughout the programme. The course is delivered in well equipped specialist facilities, to ensure you gain the necessary skills.

1 YEAR COURSE

Course content Units of training: Prepare background areas to receive wall • coverings Prepare background areas to receive paint • applications Hanging and cutting in different types of • textured papers • Prepare surfaces for decoration Preparing timber, metal, trowelled finishes • including plasterboard. Also the removal of paint systems by means of heat and liquid to include the removal of wallpapers • Repairing surface conditions Apply paint systems by brush and roller • • Protecting work areas, fixtures and fittings Preparing materials for application both • water borne and oil borne coatings by brush and roller • Cleaning and storing equipment • Apply standard papers to ceilings and walls • Use various types of papers and patterns, set match, drop pattern • Produce special effects • Produce broken colour effects by means of water and oil borne scombles and produce stencils and wood and marble effects

g Stockton Riverside College has a tradition of delivering quality electrical programmes leading to internationally & nationally recognised qualifications.

2 YEAR COURSE

Course Content • • • • •

Entry requirements Successful interview, references and Foundation Construction Award or Diploma.

Method of assessment Students train and undertake continuous course work which will be set in both a practical and theoretical context. In addition students will sit an externally set examination and a specialist examination in Health & Safety.

Progression On completion of the programme you could progress onto an Advanced Construction Diploma in Decorative Occupations.

The course is designed to provide knowledge and skills for persons seeking to pursue a career primarily in the Electrical; Contracting Industry.

Safe working practices & procedures Electricity & the environment Structure of the electrical contracting industry Installation of wiring systems Fundamental electrical principles, magnetism, power & energy Mechanical science force, gravity, acceleration & velocity Procedures of inspection & testing

__ Yasmin Effendi

Secondary School: Kings Manor Course: Foundation Construction Diploma - Painting & Decorating Why did you choose to come to SRC? I wanted to go somewhere different for a fresh start Why did you choose painting and decorating? I wanted to try something totally new to me What do you enjoy about SRC? It is a very sociable place to be Progression routes: I am going on to the Intermediate Diploma next year Career goals: I want to run my own business as a painter and decorator

Entry Requirements Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grade C in Maths, English and Science. Plus a successful interview and references.

Method of assessment Assessment is via online tests, assessments & practical assignments.

Progression The successful completion of the programme will lead to an entry to higher level of study.


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PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM

CERTIFICATE IN EMPLOYMENT, TEAMWORK AND COMMUNITY SKILLS (E3, LEVEL 1, LEVEL 2)

Bookings:

01642 373289

SRC Sports Centre (Billingham)... providing a first class sporting experience to the local community, with state-of-theart facilities for your fitness needs!

*Fitness Suite* *Sports Hall* *Climbing Wall* *Astro Turf Pitch*

12 WEEK COURSE g Our award-winning Prince’s Trust Team programme offers young people the opportunity to develop their personal skills and experience working as part of a team through challenges and projects within their local community, whilst gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

You will:

Encompassing outdoor activities, community projects and a work placement, this fast-paced and challenging course really is a chance to enhance your life prospects while meeting new people and having lots of fun.

You will study:

The action-packed programme runs for 12 weeks, including a 5-day residential, and aims to build up confidence, giving you the support and motivation to progress onto further education or employment. The Team programme is free and you can claim existing benefits if eligible. Bus fares will also be reimbursed upon the receipt of valid bus tickets.

Course contents This full-time personal development course will help you gain: • Practical skills that will help you in employment, training and life • Belief in what you can achieve • Nationally recognised qualifications • Career advice and experiences to enhance your CV

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Gain nationally recognised qualifications Be given help with your CV and job search skills Meet new friends and have fun Make a difference in the community

Planning for progression community project Work based experience Career planning and making applications Supporting others Team work Presentation skills

Entry Requirements There are no entry requirements and the course is free.

Location The Team programme runs three times a year from each of the following 8 outreach locations: Stockton Riverside College, SRC on the High Street, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Peterlee, Bishop Auckland, Darlington and Loftus.

HAIr | BEAUTY | COMPLEMENTARY THERAPIES Open Mon 9am-5pm Tues/Thurs 9am-7pm FridAy 9Am-4pm CAll 01642 865453 or emAil sAlon@stockton.Ac.uk to make An Appointment

Infinity Restaurant Open Wednesday and Thursday evenings Bar open from 6.00pm Dinner served from 6.30pm - 7.00pm Three course meal and coffee £9.50* For more information contact Keith Whittaker on 01642 631320 or email infinity@stockton.ac.uk

Method of assessment Portfolio

Progression Employment, Further Education or Training.

*conditions apply


Please return to: Full-Time Admissions Stockton Riverside College FREEPOST NEA14510 Harvard Avenue Thornaby Stockton on Tees Tel: (01642) 865566 Minicom: (01642) 865492

Application Form

Stockton Riverside College/SRC Bede Sixth Form PLEASE PRINT YOUR DETAILS USING CAPITAL LETTERS - You can also apply online at www.stockton.ac.uk/apply First Name(s)

Surname Date of Birth

Mr / Mrs / Miss / Ms

Country of Residence (if other than UK)

Address Telephone No Email

Age

National Insurance No

Postcode Mobile No

NB: Please remember to inform the college of your new address or your new telephone number if circumstances change. We may contact you via your email address and/or mobile phone to progress your application, or provide further information on course/learning opportunities. Please tick the box if you do NOT wish us to contact you in this way q

Please state which school/institution you currently attend. If you are not in full-time education, please name the last school or college you attended and the date you left: Have you been resident in the UK or EEC for all of the last three years? Yes q No q If no, give date of entry:

If you consider yourself to have any of the following and may require support on your course please tick the appropriate box(es) below: Blind/partially sighted

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(excluding glasses)

Hearing loss Physical impairment Diabetes Epilepsy

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Specific learning difficulty Learning difficulty Wheelchair user Asthma Other

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Please give brief details so that we can help you from the start of your course:

If appropriate, are you: Asylum Seeker q Refugee q Is English your second language: Yes q No q If it is, are you on an ESOL course: Yes q No q Ethnic Origin: Bangladeshi Black (Caribbean) Black (African) Black (other) Chinese

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Indian Pakistani Asian (other) White/European Decline to say Other

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What courses/exams have you taken or are due to take? (Including grades if known) Subject

Grade

Subject

Would you like to enter higher education after your course? Yes q No q Not sure q What kind of employment are you interested in when you leave College? (if known)

Grade


IF YOU WISH TO APPLY TO STUDY AT STOCKTON RIVERSIDE COLLEGE PLEASE FILL IN THIS SECTION: Which course would you like to study at Stockton Riverside College? (Please quote course title directly from the full-time prospectus) 1st choice

2nd choice

If you are unsure about your choice of course and would like guidance, please speak with your careers adviser or contact our guidance staff on (01642) 865569

Please supply the names and full addresses of two referees who would be willing to be contacted by the College: (Not members of your family or teachers from your school)

1. Name: Address:

2. Name: Address:

Postcode:

Postcode:

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY TO STUDY AT SRC BEDE SIXTH FORM PLEASE FILL IN THIS SECTION: Which subjects would you like to study at SRC Bede Sixth Form? (Select 4 subjects or 1 OCR or BTEC full time course) (The courses below are presently on offer for September 2012, but there may be some changes) Art & Design

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Health & Social Care

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GCSE English

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Biology

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OCR Health, Social Care & Early Years

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GCSE Maths

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­Business Studies

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History

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Chemistry

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ICT

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SRC Courses at Billingham:

Computing

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Law

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BTEC Diploma in Creative Media Production

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Critical Thinking

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Mathematics

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Dance

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Media Studies

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Interactive Media)

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English Language

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Music

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English Literature

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Music Technology (Production)

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production (Creative Computer Game Design)

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Film Studies

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Physics

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BTEC Entry Sport & Active Leisure

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French

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Physical Education

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BTEC Diploma in Sport & Active Leisure

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Further Mathematics

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Psychology

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BTEC Diploma in Sport

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Geography

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Sociology

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BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport - Performance & Excellence

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Geology

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Theatre Studies & Drama

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Government & Politics

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Theology, Philosophy & Ethics

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Please could you indicate where you heard about the college: (tick all boxes that apply) Newspaper Advertisement q Magazine Advertisement q Radio Advertisement q Bus Advertisement q SRC College Presentation q

Leaflet delivered with Herald & Post q Leaflet mailed to your home q Direct enquiry to the college q School q Other (please specify)

Data Protection This college collects this information for the following purposes: • To invite you into college for interview • To meet SFA requirements • To provide feedback on your destination to your school By signing this form you are giving your consent to us processing your personal information in this way. The data provided will be used for the purpose of provision of education, training and instruction, administration, marketing and promotion, health, safety and welfare, recruitment, security and the prevention and detection of crime. Personal data is collected and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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The college has a Code of Practice on Disclosure (which is available on our website www.stockton.ac.uk). Applicants to some programmes will be subject to a disclosure check and as such the college has a policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders (available from Information & Guidance). Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from becoming a student at the college. This will depend on the nature of the programme and the nature and background of your offence. The college reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone who could put the college’s staff, students and visitors at risk.

Student signature:

FOR COLLEGE USE ONLY SRC Logged Acknowledged Bede Logged Acknowledged Reference Requested From Ref Received

Posters Careers Service Careers Event Friends/Family

Date:

Do not use this form if you have been studying at Stockton Riverside College / SRC Bede Sixth Form between Sept 2011 and July 2012. Please use an ‘Internal Progression Form’ (available from Information & Guidance at Stockton Riverside College or from the Main Office at SRC Bede Sixth Form).


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