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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Open Events

Open Events Come along to one of our open events - tour the College, meet the staff and students, and find out why City College Plymouth is the place to study! Year 11 Open Day Saturday 5 November 2011, 10.00am - 1.00pm Kings Road, Devonport For parents and young people to find out about the wide range of full-time courses and Apprenticeships on offer at the College.

New Start Event Thursday 5 January 2012, 4.00pm - 7.00pm Kings Road, Devonport

Get advice and guidance, and sign-up for a wide range of courses starting in the New Year.

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If you are interested in a particular subject area, come along to one of our subject-specific events where you will get the chance to talk to teaching staff and current students, view our fantastic facilities and ‘have a go’ at some of our courses!

A Levels, Science, Business and Creative Arts Open Evening Thursday 12 January 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Goschen Centre, Keyham A levels, science, business studies, media, music, music technology, performing arts and dance.

Hair and Beauty Open Evening Thursday 19 January 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Hairdressing, beauty therapy, nail technology, complementary and alternative therapies.

Hospitality and Catering Open Evening Thursday 26 January 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Hospitality, catering and licensed trade.

Tourism, Sport and Public Services Open Evening Wednesday 1 February 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Leisure and tourism, sport and public services.

Technology, Engineering and Construction Open Day Saturday 25 February 2012, 10.00am - 1.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Courses and Apprenticeships in construction, engineering, computing and games studies.

Caring Professions Open Evening Thursday 1 March 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Goschen Centre, Keyham

Care, childcare, health and social care, and first aid.

Higher Education Open Evening Tuesday 12 June 2012, 4.30pm - 6.30pm Kings Road, Devonport

University-level courses including foundation degrees, higher national certificates, teacher training and professional qualifications.

Information Evening for Parents/Carers Wednesday 27 June 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport

A chance for parents and carers to find out what City College Plymouth can offer their son or daughter.

Apprenticeship Open Day Saturday 30 June 2012, 10.00am - 3.00pm Learning Warehouse, Union Street

Work-based learning programmes including Apprenticeships, the Personalised Learning Programme and the Prince’s Trust Team Programme. For more detailed information about the events, including times for presentations and campus tours, please check out our website www.cityplym.ac.uk/events.

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Contents Welcome

How to Use This Guide

Why Choose the College? Supporting Employability Choosing Your Course Qualification Levels Qualifications Explained Your Future Progression Routes Information for Parents and Carers What Does it Cost? We Are Here to Help Supporting Your Study Make the Most of Your Free Time Terms and Conditions of Enrolment Data Protection Act

How to Join the College A-Z Course Index

Disclaimer

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A Levels and GCSEs Access to Higher Education Apprenticeships Beauty and Hairdressing  Business Childcare Computing and Games Studies Construction Engineering Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering Performing Arts, Media and Music Preparation for Life and Work Public Services Science Sport and Leisure Travel and Tourism

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Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that this guide is correct at the time of going to press, due to circumstances beyond the College’s reasonable control, changes may occur to course content, prices, courses offered and/or the services and facilities. Award and assessment requirements may change and we would advise students to check these prior to enrolment. The College cannot guarantee that completion dates and result notification for courses which require internal and/or external verification will always coincide with end dates as quoted in this guide. All courses are offered subject to the College’s Terms and Conditions - available by request on 01752 305300. © City College Plymouth 2011

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Welcome

Welcome ... … to City College Plymouth - a College of respect, where we welcome and value people from all backgrounds and cultures, recognise and celebrate diversity, and actively oppose discrimination.

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The College can offer you a wide choice of courses at all levels - from vocational qualifications and A levels, right up to university degree level. Our qualified and dedicated staff have many years experience in their subject areas and can offer you their expertise in the career you are interested in.

Coming to the College is all about moving on from school to college and preparing to go from college into employment or university. At the College, we aim to make your move as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Take a look at our Cité Restaurant and Brasserie, together with our hair and beauty salons - all of which are open to the public, and our engineering workshops and construction site. Our industrystandard facilities offer you a real-life working environment. Rest assured, when you leave us you will have the skills and qualities employers are looking for. However, it’s not all work and no play - the College also offers activities for you to join in with, and we have a thriving Students’ Union, which is run by our current students.

Choosing what and where to study is a big decision. The guide is the first step in helping you to choose the course that may change your life and get you that job you always wanted! You’ll find that our courses are tailored to meet employment opportunities in the area, and many of the employers we engage with give our students access to work experience opportunities and recruit them after successful completion of their course.

We want to provide a safe and secure environment for you and we take our responsibilities for your safety and well-being very seriously. Safeguarding at the College includes health and safety, anti-bullying, equality and diversity, protection from abuse or exploitation and other associated matters. We have a designated and specially trained Safeguarding team who will support and advise you about being safe at College. I hope you enjoy reading our guide and that you will want to visit us as a result. It is important that you explore all the opportunities available before choosing a course of study. We run regular events which are ideal opportunities to meet staff and current students, and to have a good look around the College. I wish you success in your studies and hope that the College can help you start an interesting and enjoyable journey.

Viv Gillespie Principal


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How to Use This Guide Courses are presented in this guide in subject sections - for example business, childcare etc. For each course key information is provided as shown below. Further details can be found on the College website - www.cityplym.ac.uk/courses. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: IHA1

Materials fee: £50 Location: Kings Road

How to apply - a step-by-step guide

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Look through this guide and cho ose your course(s). If you require more detailed cou rse information, visit our website (ww w.cityplym .ac.uk /courses) where you can download a course information sheet. Alternatively, call us on 017 52 305300 and speak to our friendly Customer Ser vices team.

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ment Form (application Complete a Learning Agree the back of this guide. form) - you will find one in call our Customer If you need another form, 5300 who will be happy Services team on 01752 30 to send you one in the post.

When to apply In order to ensure that you get a place on the course of your first choice, we recommend that you apply as early as possible. Places for 16-18 year olds are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and reserve lists are held for courses where all the places have been accepted. Places on full-time courses for those aged 19+ are limited and will be allocated in accordance with the guidelines set by the government funding agency. Applicants will be informed by the end of July of the availability of places on their chosen course. You can apply for more than one course. If you are accepted on two or more courses please inform us of your final choice as soon as possible. We can then offer these to other students. If you are unsure of what you’d like to do you can: • contact Student Services for a careers guidance interview on 01752 305803 or e-mail studentservices@cityplym.ac.uk • attend one of our regular events which run throughout the year (see inside front cover for details).

How to apply - foundation degrees

To apply for a full-time foundation degree you will need to log on to www.ucas.com or call 08714 680468. You will need to know: - t hat the institution code for Plymouth University is PLYM (P60) - foundation degree courses at City College Plymouth are listed under Plymouth University.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Why Choose the College?

Why Choose the College? The College has been praised by Ofsted (2008) for how its students develop high levels of practical and work-related skills. The College’s supportive environment was also highlighted.

“The College’s accommodation is good with industry-standard resources” “They (students) develop high levels of practical and work-related skills” “Progression into employment or further study is good” “The College provides good support for its students” Students’ views of the College 5

We constantly seek feedback from students on their views of the College to ensure we are doing things right. When asked, students said they really liked: • the experience of a real-life working environment and having ‘real’ clients • the opportunity to improve skills and get the qualifications to find a job • the hands-on tuition and being able to use industry-standard equipment • the way they are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning • its mature environment - being treated like an adult and making their own decisions.

Fantastic industry-standard facilities to help make you ‘work-ready’!

Studying at City College Plymouth means you have access to our industry-standard facilities which give you the hands-on experience you need to become ‘work-ready’. • J oin one of our hospitality and catering courses and you will train in professionally equipped kitchens, and our fully refurbished, modern restaurant and brasserie. • As an engineering student you will get the chance to work in our fully-equipped engineering workshop and working garage - yes, you actually get to work on real cars! • Our construction students get to experience what it’s like to work on a construction site, and in our brand new energy centre you’ll get to work with the latest low-carbon technology products and systems. • In our hair and beauty salons, ‘Creative Solutions’, you will give treatments to paying customers, and in our state-of-the-art salon, Pure Hair & Day Spa, you will receive the highest quality of teaching and learning alongside the latest treatments in hairdressing, beauty and spa therapies, and sports therapy. • Our amazing mock air cabin provides a realistic working environment for our travel and tourism students and is used for all types of cabin crew procedures, including health and safety demonstrations, customer service and first aid. • Students enrolled on courses at PIPPA (the Plymouth Institute of Production, Performance and Arts) get to show-off their talents in our professional drama and dance studios, complete with full light rigging and stage props, music practice suites, media equipment, recording studios and IT suites.


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Friendly and welcoming - our approach

If you want to try a different educational experience in a relaxed, adult atmosphere then you’ll be right at home here at City College Plymouth. Our friendly and approachable style means you’ll soon get to know everyone on your course, and you will feel settled and part of the College community very quickly. Our enthusiastic and hardworking lecturers enjoy their subjects and have chosen to work at the College because of its close-knit, all-inclusive and openminded approach. They are very keen to get to know you personally and will take time to assess your abilities, interests and educational options so they can work with you to help you achieve your very best. Our diverse student population represents many different backgrounds and beliefs. We celebrate this throughout the year and challenge stereotypes with a variety of events and activities.

Recognising student contributions

At the College we are keen to recognise the outstanding achievements of our students, and each term 20 students are publicly rewarded. The Student of the Term awards recognise and reward those students who are making a positive contribution to their course, the College or the local community. We also have an annual Oscar-style Awards Ceremony, where we celebrate students’ triumphs with their families and friends, and College staff. The award winners are nominated by their tutors to receive awards which are sponsored by local companies and organisations.

Student life

We have a vibrant and thriving student community and active Students’ Union, supported by our Student Liaison team. There are clubs, recreational activities and a whole host of entertainment. Please see page 17 for more information.

The right job for you - courses for careers

Coming to College is all about your future career aims. Our courses are designed to give you the skills and qualifications that employers are looking for. Take a look at our course pages and find out about our wide range of courses which will provide you with the skills and training to help you on the road to employment. Throughout this guide you will find comments from our past students and from employers, highlighting how City College Plymouth can enhance your career prospects. What’s more, many of our courses offer additional qualifications which are appealing to employers - for example, first aid, food hygiene, and health and safety. Whatever career path you decide to follow, you can be guaranteed that you will have access to the best facilities together with dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are experts in their field.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Supporting Employability

Supporting Employability At City College Plymouth you can develop skills which will not only help in your academic studies but will also support your personal and professional development through a range of workshops, activities and employer seminars.

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Employer links

Equipped with a range of IT resources, centre staff will be on-hand to support you in making the most of theworkspace. From booking you onto workshops and arranging employer visits, to putting you in touch with external volunteering and community groups - theworkspace is there to ensure you receive the support you need to succeed.

This collaborative approach has been formalised further through the introduction of the Employer Endorsement Scheme. You will notice throughout this guide that local employers have given their views on our courses. They feel City College Plymouth provides them with future employees that are work-ready and skilled in the areas required by the local economy.

From your first day at City College Plymouth we will support you in being able to access: • FREE employer lectures, giving you an insight into particular jobs and the progression opportunities available • FREE workshops where you can hone your CV writing and presentation skills • FREE industry visits and tours • FREE careers advice.

Through our excellent links with local employers we ensure that you have access to work placements and valuable vocational experiences. Local employers have an input into how our courses are developed and many of the companies we engage with recruit our students after successful completion of their course.

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Life after College

“ Taking part in the work experience programme organised by the College’s Employer Endorsement Scheme changed my life - on my first day at work on the Plymouth Life Centre project I was offered a job! I am now beginning an adult Apprenticeship in tiling with Wellswood Ceramics and looking forward to the next stage in my career.” Marley Raymond

New for 2011 is our fabulous drop-in centre for students - theworkspace. Providing a wide range of activities focused on ensuring you gain the skills that employers want - theworkspace is YOUR space.


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Employer Endorsement Scheme

We have excellent links with employers through our Employer Endorsement Scheme, which means that you can benefit from being able to access: • full and part-time employment, via our jobs board • v aluable tips and techniques to use in interviews from recruitment professionals • work experience placements in a range of sectors • community-based projects through volunteering.  Enhancing your academic study with real-life work experience, whilst gaining skills to make you workready on completion of your studies, will really put you head and shoulders above the competition. theworkspace - supporting YOUR employability

“ I was really impressed with the student who came to do work experience with my company. He worked really hard, had great skill, and was enthusiastic. He was a great ambassador for the College and I was so impressed that I offered him a permanent position! The College is doing a great job in ensuring that their students really are ready for the world of work!” John Kennedy, Managing Director Wellswood Ceramics

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Choosing Your Course

Choosing Your Course the Right Course There are many different qualifications available at City College Plymouth. The one you choose will depend on: • the qualifications you already have or will shortly achieve • whether you prefer a vocational or an academic route, or a mixture of the two • what you want to do after your course • your preferred style of learning.

How do I decide which is the right route for me? There is a lot to think about when choosing which career you would like to follow, and whether you go straight from college or via university. Have you considered the following questions?

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What do I like doing? What do I not like doing? What do I want from my career? Will it suit my personality? What qualifications do I need to achieve my aim? Will I have to study further? Do I want to progress to higher education? Do I want a job now or later?

If you are not sure which course is right for you, contact our Student Services team on 01752 305803. They will talk to you about your interests and expected grades, and suggest options to you. They may suggest, or you can request that you come to the College for a personal, dedicated, impartial careers interview. This will allow you to explore all the options available to you. Alternatively, you can attend one of our open days or come into the College for a tour. This will give you the opportunity to find out what our courses involve, see our facilities and meet current students who are studying the subjects you are interested in. If you are unsure of the level you should choose or wish to gain a particular qualification, please use the table opposite.


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Qualification Levels This is a general guide - some courses may have specific entry requirements and these are stated on the individual course pages. If you are still unsure, please contact our Careers Advisers on 01752 305803 or e-mail studentservices@cityplym.ac.uk.

Changes may occur to course details. For the latest information about courses please visit our website www.cityplym.ac.uk/courses.

Qualification level

What do I need to study at this level?

Available courses at the College

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A willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education

Literacy and numeracy Prince’s Trust Skills development

1 Foundation

A willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education

NVQ level 1 Literacy and numeracy Personalised Learning Programme (PLP) Prince’s Trust Skills development BTEC introductory certificate

2 Intermediate

• F  our GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) • A  BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject • A 14-19 foundation diploma • An NVQ level 1/technical certificate in a related subject • Equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

NVQ level 2 Literacy and numeracy Apprenticeships GCSEs BTEC first diploma OCR national certificate

3 Advanced

• F  our to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) • A BTEC first diploma in a related subject • An NVQ level 2/technical certificate in a related subject • A 14-19 higher diploma • Successful completion of an Apprenticeship programme • Equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

NVQ level 3 Advanced Apprenticeships AS/A2 levels BTEC national certificate/diploma Access to higher education

A level applicants will need to have at least five GCSEs. The College would normally expect a grade B in science and maths if you wish to study a science subject, and a grade B in English to study English subjects at A level. We will also consider your GCSE grade average when confirming your place 4,5,6,7 Higher

• 120-180 UCAS tariff points • A BTEC national award or BTEC subsidiary diploma in a related subject • A 14-19 advanced diploma • An NVQ level 3 in a related subject • Equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience

Higher national certificate NVQ level 4/5 Foundation degree Professional qualifications

You will be invited to attend an informal interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Qualifications Explained

Qualifications Explained Functional skills

GCSEs

National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs)

Higher National Certificates

Functional skills qualifications have replaced key skills. Functional skills are a new suite of qualifications for maths, English and information communication technology (ICT). If you develop your skills in numeracy, communication and ICT you are more likely to achieve your main qualification and be successful when you progress to the next level or into employment. NVQs are work-related qualifications which apply the practical skills and knowledge you learn at College directly into the workplace. They can be studied full-time at the College or part-time while in a job, work placement or on an Apprenticeship.

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For those who want to follow the work-based route, there is a choice between an Apprenticeship (level 2) or an Advanced Apprenticeship (level 3). You are employed and receive a wage whilst training with an employer. Apprenticeships incorporate NVQs and functional skills and can also include technical certificates. See page 23 for more information.

BTEC Subsidiary and Extended Diplomas

These are new, two-year vocational qualifications which blend practical, career focused skills and academic study to prepare you for direct entry into employment or enable you to move on to higher education. They have been set up so that you can study for a subsidiary diploma in one year and then continue on to the extended diploma in the second year.

AS and A2 Levels

This route involves you in continuous study - one year for AS level and two years for A2 level. At City College Plymouth you can either study an AS/A2 programme, or combine AS/A2 levels with a choice of vocational options such as business or media. See page 19 for more information.

The College offers an intensive one-year, full-time programme consisting of four GCSEs, academic development and tutorial support. It will give you a broad range of qualifications, good foundations for further academic study and an opportunity to update previous qualifications and improve your grades. See page 20 for more information. These are higher-level qualifications which relate to a particular employment sector, and tend to be equivalent to the first and/or second stage of a degree. They are for students who are aged over 18 and have successfully completed an A level, extended diploma or other advanced level course.

Foundation Degrees

These are employment-related higher education qualifications equivalent to the first and second stage of a degree, developed by the College with employers. They are designed to include workplace experience, learning and assessment, whilst also providing a route for progression to the final year of a named honours degree at specified universities.

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education courses are for those who have not been in education for some time and do not have the necessary entry qualifications to progress to higher education. These courses provide an alternative route to higher education and focus on study skills as well as providing a foundation of learning for a specific subject area.


Your Future Progression Routes

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The College offers courses at all levels, and will help you progress through the various levels to achieve the highest qualification required to achieve your learning goals. College staff can help advise you on the appropriate level and, when at College, will discuss progression onto higher level qualifications. Our foundation level courses lead on to our intermediate and advanced levels. If you achieve an advanced qualification you can then go onto a foundation degree, higher national certificate/ diploma or professional qualification. You can choose to carry on learning or go into a job from any level of achievement.

All these qualifications can lead to EMPLOYMENT!

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Discuss your options with a College careers adviser on 01752 305803 or e-mail studentservices@ cityplym.ac.uk.

Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (4/5)

GCSE Grades D-G

GCSE Grades A*-C

A Levels

14-19 Foundation Diploma

14-19 Higher Diploma

NVQ Level 3

Higher National Certificate

Subsidiary Diploma

Extended Diploma

NVQ Level 2

14-19 Advanced Diploma

NVQ Level 1 Jumpstart Programme Personalised Learning Programme Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Vocational Qualifications Apprenticeship Jumpstart Programme

Vocational Qualifications Access to Higher Education Advanced Apprenticeship

Employment

Foundation Degree NVQ Level 4 Degree Professional Courses


Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Information for Parents and Carers

Information for Parents and Carers Moving on to the College is an important step for your son or daughter. We make every effort to ensure a smooth and successful progression from school to College and then on to employment, further training or university. Many young people choosing to come to City College Plymouth believe we offer a more adult environment than school and that they can take responsibility for their learning. This is true - we encourage our students to take responsibility, but with a range of safeguarding measures in place to ensure that they are kept safe and supported appropriately.

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If your son or daughter is undecided about what to do next and you’d like to find out more about what the College has to offer so you can support them in their decision making, then we would be delighted to meet with you to discuss what options are available to them. Call our Student Services team on 01752 305803 for more information.

Course information

Your son or daughter will be given plenty of opportunities to find out about the range of fulltime courses the College offers. They should be encouraged to attend any career days arranged at school and talk to their school Careers Adviser who will have details of College courses.

Dates for your diary Year 11 Open Day Saturday 5 November 2011 10.00am - 1.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Information Evening for Parents/Carers Wednesday 27 June 2012 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport For more information see our Guide for Parents and Carers, which is available by calling 01752 305300 or online at www.cityplym.ac.uk/parents.


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What Does it Cost? If you are between 16 and 18 years of age and studying on a full-time course funded by the Skills Funding Agency, there are no tuition fees*. If you are aged over 19 and studying for your first full level 2 qualification (equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A to C) you may be entitled to tuition fee remission*. If you are aged between 19 and 23 and studying for your first full level 3 qualification (equivalent to two A levels) you may be entitled to tuition fee remission*. However, there are other course costs that all students will have to pay. For example, material costs (a contribution towards the materials you will be supplied with), for books, equipment and any costs for course trips. These costs (per year) are shown in the course listings. Materials fee: £20

Is there any help with costs?

There are some sources of financial support available to students. The help available will depend upon individual circumstances and the course you choose. To find out more call 01752 305381/305110 or e-mail studentfunding@cityplym.ac.uk. Please check your fee position with our Finance and Enrolment office (01752 305086) or the International office (01752 305857), if you are: • an overseas national (outside the European Union) • a European Union national/resident • a United Kingdom citizen/passport holder having lived outside the European Union for the last three years.

Foundation degrees

For information on fees and bursaries for foundation degrees please refer to our higher education prospectus, visit our website www.cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 305803.

For further information call 01752 305381. *This does not apply to international students.

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We Are Here to Help ... Student Services

You can be sure that when you speak to us we will give you the best impartial information, advice and guidance. In fact, we have the Investor in Careers Award and the MATRIX Standard Award for the quality of our services.

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We are here to help, so that you can concentrate on your studies. If you want to come to the College, we can help you with advice about: • planning your next step (courses, higher education, training, employment) • student funding and financial support • travel cards and the College buses • learning support for students who have learning difficulties and disabilities • funding for childcare and local childcare providers. You can contact Student Services on 01752 305803 or e-mail studentservices@cityplym.ac.uk.

Student funding support

The Student Funding team offers information, advice and guidance about a wide range of funds to help you start your course. The team can also help you apply for funds and loans that may be available to assist with the costs of books and essential equipment for your course, together with travel, childcare costs and emergency hardship. There are various funds available. For more information please call 01752 305381/305110 or e-mail studentfunding@cityplym.ac.uk.

Childcare

As a parent, you may find that juggling family life with study can be tricky. We want to support you so you can enjoy your studies and be a responsible parent to your child. The College runs two ‘outstanding’ nurseries and a kids’ club. Both our nurseries were judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in our last inspections in 2007. For full inspection reports visit the Ofsted website - www.ofsted.gov.uk. For further details or to request an application form, please contact Curious Kittens on 01752 305060/305345 or e-mail curiouskittensnursery@cityplym.ac.uk.

Travelling to College

As part of the College’s Transport Strategy, students are encouraged, if possible, to walk, cycle or take public transport to and from College to reduce their impact on the environment. Students from Devon (mainly the Ivybridge, Kingsbridge and Tavistock areas), and Cornwall (mainly the Launceston, Liskeard and Looe areas) will be able to buy a subsidised travel pass, which can be used on a number of public bus services. In addition, the College operates a free bus that runs between the city centre, Goschen and Kings Road. Students aged 16-18 have to apply to their respective county council in the first instance and only if declined, can then purchase the relevant pass from the College. If you are aged 16-18 and live within the Plymouth city boundaries, you may be entitled to a subsidised bus pass from the College depending on your home address and household income. Discounted travel is also available from Citybus for full-time students aged under 23 who live within the Plymouth city boundaries. All students can also receive a 10% discount on Citybus student rider tickets. For more information visit www.plymouthbus.co.uk. For further travel information, please contact the Student Services team on 01752 305803, or visit www.cityplym.ac.uk/travel.

Other services available …

Whilst you are at College we have a number of other services available to help support you during your time with us: • counselling and mediation • quiet rooms for those with spiritual beliefs • safeguarding (support and advice about being safe at College) • student liaison welfare support.


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Supporting Your Study Learning Resources and Support

To support your studies the Learning Resources Service provides a library at each of the two main centres - Kings Road and Goschen. Here you will find key resources that you will need for your studies including books, e-books, journals, e-journals, newspapers, DVDs and databases. There is plenty of study space for silent, quiet and group work both with and without PCs. Wifi access is available throughout the libraries. Printing, including colour, is available in both libraries. The Print Room at Kings Road and the Print Pod at Goschen can help you with binding and provide advice on printing larger documents. Librarians are on hand to help students locate and use resources and provide information on research and study skills. If you have a disability or require additional specialist support or equipment please contact us.

Personal tutors

You will be allocated a personal tutor who has been specially trained to give you support and guidance on your course. They will help you settle into the College, hold regular meetings to discuss your progress and/ or any difficulties faced, and discuss with you the best way to deal with them.

Learning support service

If you have, or think you might have, a learning difficulty of any kind then we can help support you in your studies with access to a range of specialist support and additional resources. Our supportive and caring team will ensure you are treated with respect and your confidentiality is safeguarded. For further details contact us on 01752 305798 or e-mail learningsupport@cityplym.ac.uk.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Make the Most of Your Free Time

Make the Most of Your Free Time Your first few months at the College can be as confusing as they are exciting. While your main focus is on getting good grades you also need to balance your hard work with having a good social life too. Being a student is not just about learning, it’s about getting involved, enjoying yourself and making new friends!

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The College has a calendar of events and activities running throughout the year to promote local and national issues, and to support you with your progression either on to employment, higher education or further courses. It also gives you a chance to get involved with what happens at your College, make the most of your free time, try something new and have some fun!

Members of the development squad have access to the latest training tools such as a strength and conditioning suite and performance analysis software.

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Student Liaison team

The Student Liaison team will make sure you enjoy your time at the College. We do this by providing the other side of the coin that is College life - the fun bit! We ask students questions about what they want from us, listen to their feedback, and use the information we gather to create a year-long programme of activities for all students.

So, what do you get?

• W  e run the Student Centres (recreational common rooms) at each main site. They are packed with stuff to do (pool, music, Nintendo Wii, craft workshops and lots more). • A  ccess to a wide range of recreational activities that are tailored to suit your needs. Anything from outdoor activities such as kayaking, rock climbing and sailing, to Zumba and netball! We also have sports equipment and an on-site gym. • B  ecoming a student at the College means you have access to another vital part of the College - the Students’ Union (SU). This is your representational student body.

If you are under 19 years of age you can combine expert football coaching and fitness conditioning with a full-time course at the College’s Football Development Centre. The Centre offers the players the opportunity to compete in the British Colleges’ Elite League.


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A Levels and GCSEs Why choose City College Plymouth? City College Plymouth offers the largest A level sixth form provision in the area and all under one roof. There are lots of exciting subjects to choose from including, film studies, drama, music and psychology, as well as more traditional subjects such as English and maths.

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Sixth form study at the College gives you: • a learning experience in an adult atmosphere • excellent, dedicated teaching and support staff • a vast range of sporting and leisure activities • exceptional preparation for the world of work or entry to higher education • a friendly and supportive environment • access to specialist facilities including labs and learning resource centre • field trips. What are A levels and how do they work? The first year of an A level, the AS level, is a stand-alone qualification which can contribute to your final offering of UCAS points for university entrance. The second year, the A2, completes the traditional A level. Most universities require three full A level subjects as their standard entry.

Life after College

“ I’m so happy with my results - I’m going to study history, so I needed to do well. I’ve really enjoyed my time at the College, my brother studied here and said it was a friendly place to come - and it was! The lecturers were really knowledgeable too. It bridged the gap between school and university for me, so I feel well-prepared for university life.” Jacob Pierpoint

Choosing the right A level course of study now will help with your future career aims and ambitions. We encourage you to choose up to four AS levels to suit your career choices and interests. The full-time A level programme will be a minimum of three subjects as well as tutorial. Your personal tutor will ensure you receive all the advice and guidance you need. Additional support will be provided if necessary. As well as coming in for an interview, you will need to have the following: • at least five grade Cs at GCSE, including English and maths • you will need a grade B in maths, science, history and English to study those subjects at A level. If your grades do not match these requirements please contact Student Services on 01752 305803 to discuss alternative options.


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A Levels at City College Plymouth

GCSE Full-time Programme

• A  rt and Design (in association with Plymouth College of Art) • Biology • Business Studies • Chemistry • Citizenship Studies • Classical Civilisation • Critical Thinking • Dance • Drama • English Language • English Literature

City College Plymouth is offering an intensive one year, full-time programme comprising of GCSEs and tutorial support. You will study five GCSEs from the following subjects; maths, English, science, psychology, a language, social science, history and geography. These options cover the English Baccalaureate requirements.

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Environmental Studies Film Studies French Geography History Law Mathematics Media Studies Music Physics Psychology Sociology

We offer a variety of enrichment opportunities alongside your A level programme to support your progression to higher education or employment. These include access to work experience, voluntary work and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

What do I need to get on the course?

This will depend on your choice of subject, but average GCSE points score will be taken into consideration and you will need to have an interview. For further information see our A level guide.

The programme will give you a broad range of qualifications, good foundations for further academic study, and an opportunity to update previous qualifications and improve your grades.

What do I need to get on the course?

All applications will be considered on an individual basis. In all cases, numeracy and literacy assessments will be undertaken as part of the application process. If you have sat GCSEs in English and maths in the last two years, you will be expected to have gained a grade D in order to achieve a grade C or above on this course. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: GCFT

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Access to Higher Education The College’s Access to Higher Education courses offer a second chance to people who have not been in education for some time and need to learn how to study again. This can be for a variety of reasons - some people will have been told that education is simply not for them, that they lack the skills and ability to succeed educationally. Others will have had no real interest in pursuing their education and felt it was of no relevance to their lives, and others, of course, will have had all sorts of personal reasons which would have made it impossible to continue with their education when they were at school.

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Many of our students, often with very different experiences and concerns, discover that they do have both the ability and motivation to learn, and as they do so their confidence grows. Many choose to continue with their education by progressing to university - and we have very good links with local universities, as well as some further afield. All the tutors on the courses are committed to supporting and enabling students to reach their full potential. At the end of the course our students comment not only on the knowledge they have gained, but also on the support they have had from tutors, as well as one another. They also say that despite all the hard work, it has been fun returning to learn!

Moving on up

“ I joined the Access to HE Science course and developed quickly over the first few months because of my passion for the subject and encouragement from lecturers. The College supported me and helped me to achieve distinctions in all of my modules. I’m now studying dietetics at Plymouth University and am working towards my dream of being a dietician.” Anna Warren

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no formal entry qualifications required, although you will be interviewed, undertake an initial assessment and provide a 500-700 word assignment in support of your application, to ensure that you have the underpinning skills to enable you to begin the course. If you are interested in undertaking an Access course in nursing or social care professions, there are additional entry criteria that you need to meet. For more information call 01752 305300 or visit www.cityplym.ac.uk.


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Combined Studies

Social Care Professions

If you want to progress onto higher education and are interested in teaching, social work and psychology, to name but a few, then this course is for you. You will study English, maths and academic development as mandatory subjects. In addition you will study other core subjects which may include psychology, sociology, human biology, literature or history.

Are you interested in people? Do you want to help those who struggle to overcome their problems and rebuild their lives? Do you have a lot of patience? Are you resilient? In the rewarding social care professions you will find all your skills tested to the limit. Our course helps you prepare for further study towards your career and gain valuable confidence by learning, and in some cases reviewing, the core subjects you will need.

Nursing Professions

Are there any exams?

Course code: AAC

Course code: CAN

Do you have an optimistic approach to life? Are you patient and sympathetic to people? Are you methodical? Do you have experience of working in health care and want to progress further but don’t have the necessary qualifications or evidence of recent study? You will get plenty of experience to use these skills in nursing and other health-related professions. Our course helps you prepare for further study towards your career in the health professions.

Science

Course code: IAH

Course code: BEL

Assessment is via assignments and coursework, with an in-class test in some subjects.

What next?

Successful completion of an Access to Higher Education course means you will be eligible to apply for a place at university, where you can study all sorts of different subjects or pursue a vocational course. The College offers a number of Access to Higher Education courses on a part-time basis. We also offer a Return to Learn course, which is excellent preparation for studying an Access course.

Science is a fascinating and varied subject and affects virtually every aspect of our lives - what we eat, how healthy we are, and how we work. Our access course will allow you to pursue a variety of pathways from entry to degree programmes such as biological or environmental sciences, ecology, geology and chemistry, or entry into health professions such as physiotherapy, radiography, dietetics and podiatry. You will study biology, chemistry, maths and study skills. Psychology and physics are also possible options.

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Apprenticeships Are you leaving school, or perhaps switching careers and need to earn money while you are training? … then check out our Apprenticeship programmes. Apprentices are employed, so you will earn a salary but can carry on learning the skills and training needed to progress in your job. Our Apprenticeships are based around vocational areas and offer a complementary mix of vocational training and first-hand practical skills. You will be able to mirror what you do in College with what you do in your workplace and vice versa. Plus, you will also gain a number of qualifications to add to your CV. Many of our students find that once they have taken the first step and joined one of our Apprenticeship programmes, they are eager to progress into higher education as a good way of gaining promotion and increasing their earning power. 23

How does it work? You can expect to work between 30 and 40 hours per week (including time spent at the College) and be paid a wage. You will be entitled to at least 20 days paid holiday each year, plus public and bank holidays. Support If you already have an employer then you are likely to be able to start training straight away. Alternatively, the College can help you with finding a job and will check that it is a safe and suitable place to work in. While you are an apprentice you will be visited regularly in your workplace by a member of the College to discuss your progress with your Apprenticeship.

“ The Apprenticeship was really good because I have been able to put the skills I learnt in the classroom into practice in a real working kitchen. It has been a great way to begin my career as a chef, and I have even been promoted based on the skills I learnt on the course! I am returning in September to start a pastry course and further develop my skills.” Sarah Chapman

Gaining valuable qualifications

During your Apprenticeship you will work in your chosen subject towards either NVQ/ Diploma Level 2 (Intermediate Level Apprenticeship) or NVQ/ Diploma Level 3 (Advanced Level Apprenticeship). You will achieve useful functional skills qualifications in maths, English and ICT, and additional qualifications including a technical certificate relating to your subject. For more general information about Apprenticeships, please visit www.apprenticeships.org.uk.

Progression

NVQs/Diplomas are a great way to progress your education and improve employability, as you will apply the practical skills and knowledge you are learning at College directly into the workplace. Gaining a nationally recognised qualification gives you the opportunity to explore other routes into further education, progress to university-level study or gain a promotion at work.


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Apprenticeship programmes available Occupation Area

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Beauty Boat Building and Maintenance Business and Administration Children and Young People’s Workforce Customer Service Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations Distribution (Warehousing and Storage Operations) Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Installation) Engineering Maintenance (Electrical/Mechanical) Engineering Manufacturing Fabrication and Welding Gas Maintenance and Installation Hairdressing Health and Social Care Hospitality and Catering Information Technology Lab Technicians Laminating Maintenance Operations (Construction) Marine Engineering Plastering Plumbing and Heating/Domestic Heating Retail Supporting Teaching and Learning Team Leading Trowel Occupations Vehicle Body Refinishing Vehicle Body Repair Vehicle Repair and Maintenance Wood Occupations

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Advanced Level Apprenticeship

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Beauty, Complementary Therapies and Hairdressing

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Beauticians, complementary therapists and hairdressers form part of an exciting, fast-paced and ever-changing industry sector whose cutting edge fashion, style and grooming has a world-wide reputation. Your skills will be much in demand locally, nationally and globally.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

Take a close look at the courses we offer. We can train you to very high standards in services such as hairdressing, caring for nails, beauty treatments, waxing and a range of complementary therapies, including Indian head massage.

• good communication skills • creativity and an eye for detail • the ability to work under pressure and in a busy environment • a ‘can-do’ attitude.

Why choose City College Plymouth? Using our fully equipped, state-of-the-art hairdressing and beauty salons and day spa you will be able to practise your new-found skills on paying customers, whilst under the close supervision of College staff. Here you will gain confidence and maturity - a great start for your new career. You’ll also get to show off your talents and creativity to future employers in various competitions and shows.

These include:

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • • • •

Airline therapist Beauty consultant Beauty therapist Cruise liner stylist/therapist Hair stylist Holistic therapist Image consultant Make-up artist Salon and spa manager Self-employment

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • •

hairdressing salons department stores ferry companies beauty and nail salons.


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Employer Endorsement

“ We work closely with City College Plymouth and our apprentices all study at the College. I am a firm believer in training and in encouraging staff to achieve the very best they can. Our apprentices get practical work experience and theoretical classroom-based training from studying at the College. I am exceptionally pleased with the level of success they have achieved and this is due in part to the support and training they receive at City College Plymouth.” Anthony Danvers, Proprietor Me Hairdressing

Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Entry Level (E)

Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (4)

Hairdressing and Beauty Studies Award/Certificate

Hairdressing or Beauty Studies Certificate/ Diploma

Beauty Therapy Services Certificate/ Diploma

Body and Spa Therapy Diploma

Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector Diploma

Women’s Hairdressing Certificate/ Diploma

Beauty Therapy Techniques Subsidiary/ National Diploma Nail Technology Diploma Women’s Hairdressing Diploma

Employment

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Hairdressing and Beauty Studies Award/Certificate

Certificate/Diploma

Surveys often report that, when it comes to happiness at work, hairdressers appear to be a cut above the rest. If you are practically minded, have a creative flair, a lively personality and a genuine interest in people then you have many of the attributes for a great career in this industry. This exciting qualification will give you an overview of the hair and beauty industry, and will cover a range of subjects.

If your ambition is to develop a career in hairdressing or beauty, then this course will give you the best possible start! You can choose to study hairdressing or beauty, and develop your skills to progress through the levels of qualifications we offer in these subject areas. We place a big emphasis on working with clients to help you develop your skills and confidence for the workplace. You will have the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on experience in our full service hair and beauty salons.

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however good communication and people skills are ­ an advantage.

What does the course involve?

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Hairdressing or Beauty Studies

Subjects covered include: • presenting a professional image in a salon • styling women’s hair • applying basic make-up • nail art • the art of dressing hair • skin care.

Are there any exams?

All of your achievements will be recorded on your record of achievement, if applicable. However, there are written assessments, assignments and tests.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 2 hairdressing or beauty therapy courses offered at the College. Level: E Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: VSPN1

Materials fee: £50 Location: Kings Road

The first qualification, the certificate, must be achieved before progression onto the diploma. Excellent attendance and a positive attitude are essential to ensure progression.

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

Subjects covered include: • presenting a professional image in a salon • styling women’s hair • applying basic make-up • nail art • the art of dressing hair • skin care. You will also get the opportunity to work towards an Award in Nail Art Applications, and an Award in Photographic Make-up.

Are there any exams?

All of your achievements will be recorded on your record of achievement, if applicable. However, there are written assessments, assignments and tests.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 2 hairdressing or beauty therapy courses offered at the College. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: IHA1

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Beauty Therapy Services

Women’s Hairdressing

You may already have the basic practical beauty therapy skills and knowledge and now want to back up your working knowledge to progress to the next stage, or maybe you’re looking to start your career in the beauty industry. You will learn more detail and get more practice in providing treatments, and we will introduce you to the anatomy and physiology related to each treatment.

Can you put people at ease? Do you have loads of patience? Are you creative? Then you’ve got a good head start in the skills that you’ll need to make a success of a career in hairdressing. On our course you will get a thorough grounding in theory and practice with external visits and competitions to help you find the self-assurance and competence to pursue a career in the hair and beauty industry.

The first qualification, the certificate, must be achieved before progression onto the diploma. Excellent attendance and a positive attitude are essential to ensure progression.

The first qualification, the certificate, must be achieved before progression onto the diploma. Excellent attendance and a positive attitude are essential to ensure progression.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

Certificate/Diploma

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. The main subject areas covered include: • providing facial skincare treatment • enhancing the appearance of eyebrows and lashes • carrying out waxing, manicure and pedicure services. Plus optional units: • fulfill salon reception duties • provide make-up services • tanning • nail technologies.

Are there any exams?

There are a range of external assessments as well as practical, written and oral assessments to accompany each unit. Projects and portfolios of evidence are also required for some of these units. Functional skills will be assessed.

What next?

On successful completion you may continue your studies and work towards a level 3 qualification in body and spa therapy or nail technology at the College. You can also work in beauty salons, nail studios etc. Alternative career opportunities exist in wholesale, retail and marketing. Level: 2

Certificate/Diploma

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. This course aims to develop practical hairdressing skills and theoretical knowledge related to hairdressing to enable you to gain employment within the hairdressing industry. The subjects you will cover include: • customer services • health and safety in the salon • consultation skills • shampooing and conditioning • styling • colouring • cutting • perming • barbering.

Are there any exams?

These qualifications are assessed through online testing and creative assignments. Practical competence is assessed throughout the course.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • an Apprenticeship in hairdressing • the level 3 qualification offered at the College • employment in the hairdressing industry as a salon assistant or junior stylist • open your own business.

Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: BSP1

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Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: L2DH1

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Beauty Therapy Techniques

Body and Spa Therapy

This course is fast-paced and demanding and you will learn a wide range of advanced specialist beauty techniques. With excellent attendance, attitude and a passion for the industry, on successful completion of your first year you will progress to the second year where this qualification really comes into its own, with the introduction of many more essential industrial techniques. This really is a beauty therapy qualification at its fullest!

This course will provide a variety of advanced facial and body therapy treatments. It will prepare you for employment by expanding and improving on your salon planning, communication skills and sales techniques alongside health and safety practices.

Subsidiary/National Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

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Diploma

This versatile qualification covers varying massage techniques, electrotherapy and spa therapy, allowing you to focus or specialise in one area once you are qualified and gain employment.

A minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English, maths and a science). Successful completion of the subsidiary diploma is essential for progression to the national diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

During the second year you will study a further eight units, which include your everyday beauty therapy techniques such as manicure, make-up and waxing to name but a few, as well as specialist techniques in hot stone massage, epilation and aromatherapy.

There are six practical-based units which include: • body massage • massage using pre-blended aromatherapy oils • facial electrotherapy treatments • self-tanning • the monitoring and maintenance of a spa area • providing spa treatments.

During the first year of the course you will study nine units covering the core body and facial electrical specialist units, as well as body massage, Indian head massage, core theory units and a specialist unit on maintaining personal health and well being.

Are there any exams?

There will be a combination of exams and assignments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector Diploma at the College, or a wide range of careers in the health and beauty industry, including cruise ships, health farms, spas and salons etc. Level: 3

You will be required to have prior knowledge of the beauty industry and hold a level 2 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent before starting this course. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. There are four theory-based units which include: • health and safety in the salon • client care and communication • promotion and sales • working with colleagues in beauty ­related industries.

Are there any exams?

There will be a combination of exams and assignments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector Diploma at the College, or a wide range of careers in the health and beauty industry, including cruise ships, health farms, spas and salons etc.

Start date: Sept Duration: 1-2 years Course code: BTM1/BTQ

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Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: BBT

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Nail Technology Diploma

This course will develop skills previously learnt within the industry and will require commitment and creativity to undertake such advanced nail techniques. It will provide the advanced techniques required to enhance the look of hands and nails, including creative nail art design, and will give you the necessary skills to prepare you for employment as a nail technician.

What do I need to get on the course?

You will be required to have prior knowledge of the beauty industry, have a creative mind and an eye for detail, and hold a level 2 beauty therapy qualification or equivalent before starting this course. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

There are four theory-based units which include: • health and safety in the salon • client care and communication • promotion and sales • working with colleagues in beauty related industries. There are six practical-based units which include: • application and maintenance of nail enhancements (using three different systems) • airbrush designs for nails • design and application of nail art techniques • creation of an image based on a theme within the industry • tanning • lash extensions.

Are there any exams?

There will be a combination of exams and assignments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector Diploma at the College, or a wide range of careers as a nail technician on cruise liners, in nail bars/salons etc. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: EDN1

Materials fee: £50 Location: Kings Road

Moving on up “The lecturers really pushed me to exceed my own expectations - including entering a national competition where I finished third in the country! The course looked at all aspects of working in this industry, which gave me the skills required to progress on to a higher-level beauty course. One day I aim to be a lecturer in hair and beauty.” Anna Palmer 30


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Women’s Hairdressing Diploma

This course is the ideal progression for those who have completed a level 2 course and are looking to build upon the skills already gained. With this course there are many opportunities to take part in enrichment activities such as a visit to Salon International in London, a trip to Europe or even America to the Wella Studios, photographic shoots, supporting fashion shows and much, much more!

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths), or a level 2 qualification in hairdressing or equivalent. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

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The course includes the following: • advanced consultation and communication skills • cutting and styling • colouring - to include visual colour placement • basic colour correction • dressing long hair • creative hairdressing • Afro-Caribbean styling.

Are there any exams?

Practical competence is assessed throughout the course with a blend of external tests and assignments. All of your achievements will be recorded on your record of achievement, if applicable.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector Diploma at the College, or a wide range of careers in the hair and beauty industry. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: BHNF

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Diploma (subject to approval)

These qualifications can help you set up and run your own hairdressing or beauty business. You’ll get the skills to manage staff and resources, learn how to develop and promote your business, and develop your technical skills and knowledge to enable career progression and opportunity.

You will be required to have prior knowledge of the hairdressing and beauty industries and hold a level 3 beauty therapy or hairdressing qualification, or equivalent, before starting this course. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. All candidates should have access to work experience to complete these qualifications.

Beauty therapy: • q  uality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector • make and test beauty therapy products • c  ultural, social and technological influences on beauty-related industries • dermatology and microbiology • advanced epilation techniques • laser and light treatments for hair removal • e  nhance appearance using micro-pigmentation treatment • physiology of ageing • sales management in the hair and beauty sector • public relations in the hair and beauty sector • m  anagement of health, safety and security in the salon.

What does the course involve?

Are there any exams?

What do I need to get on the course?

You will study a range of units such as ... Hairdressing: • quality management of client care in the hair and beauty sector • principles of studio photography • hair colour correction • manage the creation of a hair style collection • hair and scalp specialist services • sales management in the hair and beauty sector • management of health, safety and security in the salon • marketing in the hair and beauty sector • human resource management within the hair and beauty sector.

For each mandatory and optional unit chosen, you will be expected to complete an assignment. The assignments will cover practical tasks and knowledge and understanding.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to a level 4/5 management course at the College. Level: 4 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: NEW

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Business Look around you, from leisure facilities such as cinemas, bowling alleys and health clubs, retail outlets such as Drake Circus and Cribbs Causeway, to the visitor sector such as hotels, conferencing and event management. Every organisation, from a pannier market to a national retail outlet, has to make money, deal with customers, monitor the market, expand and adapt to survive. Whether you want to concentrate your energies on learning the workings of marketing, sales or accountancy or to spread your wings a little further to become a human resources officer, we can train you in the key business fundamentals so you will be capable and confident in tackling any business challenge.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? Our wide range of highly regarded business courses will take you from a raw recruit through to higher education level, and with our help you’ll get a solid grounding in the industry, so you will be fully prepared for your career. You will also gain a toolkit of current, relevant skills that you will be able to apply to any position you want to reach in business.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

These include:

• good communication skills • presentation skills • meeting deadlines and prioritising • a team player approach • self-motivation and discipline.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • • • •

Accountant Administration manager Banking operative Buyer for a large retailer Customer service supervisor Entrepreneur - run your own business Human resources officer Marketing or public relations officer Retail manager Sales manager

Major employers in Plymouth:

Life after College

“ I chose the College because the teachers here treat you like an adult and make you responsible for your own work and achievements. This is good experience for going into work or on to university. The College has a lot more courses to choose from than sixth forms, and my course is a mix of exams, work experience, starting your own business and coursework. Plus, it’s really varied so it keeps you engaged and inspires you to achieve more.” Ola Piewcewicz

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City College Plymouth Plymouth University banks and building societies Foot Anstey Solicitors NHS Hospitals Trust Babcock.


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“ The College’s focus on embedding the skills so desired by employers into their courses and training, is a real business benefit to us - it ensures that students leave the College workready and with the skills we need to achieve business success in an increasingly competitive market.” John Bunker, Regional Construction Director Balfour Beatty

Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Business Operations Diploma

Business Diploma

Business Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

Accounting and Finance Foundation Degree Administrative Management Foundation Degree (part-time) Business Foundation Degree Human Resource Management Foundation Degree

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Business Operations

Business

If you want to get ahead of the rest and develop workready skills whilst understanding the key functions of businesses then this course is for you. You will learn how businesses are run and also start your own enterprise idea, ready to progress to the next level course.

On this course you will explore different types of businesses from a burger van to McDonald’s, and from a market trader to Tesco. You will learn about all the different aspects of an organisation from IT to advertising, to help you find the right job in any business. You will develop creative and innovative ideas about how to make it in the world of business maybe you could be the next Lord Sugar?!

Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

You will study the following: • business enterprise • sales and customer service • business administration, teams and communication • personal finance and financial services • careers and employment in business. 35

Are there any exams?

Four course units will be internally assessed by assignments and projects, with personal finance and financial services being assessed by a test. The functional skills qualifications will develop your skills over the year and are achieved through one test at College.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the level 2 diploma offered at the College • employment in retail, event planning, administration, sales, banking or personal financial services. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: B1BAF

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

You will study the following: • starting your own business • developing customer relations • personal and business finance • career planning • people in organisations • providing business and administration support.

Are there any exams?

Course units will be internally assessed by assignment and projects. The functional skills qualifications will develop your skills over the year and are achieved through one test at College.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 3 diploma at the College, or directly into employment. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: BDF

Materials fee: £35 Location: Kings Road


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Business

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

Life after College

“One of the best things about this course is that I have built up a great network of business contacts - which puts me in a good position for moving on to university. The course also prepares you really well for the level of understanding you need for a degree, which I will be starting soon.” Zac Evans

On this course we develop your interest further in business and will expand your knowledge to take in the more complicated issues such as investigating business activity, developing customer relations and planning financial control. By the end of the first year you will complete the subsidiary diploma which will enable you to progress to the extended diploma. When you have completed this course you will leave with a qualification that will appeal to employers as well as a wide range of universities.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

This diploma is built around five main themes: • starting a small business • developing ideas, research and promotion • events management • finance • customer service.

Are there any exams?

There are no exams - all assessment is by coursework.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • one of the following foundation degrees at the College - accounting and finance, administration management, business, human resources management, legal studies or purchasing and supply • a university of your choice • a wide range of careers in, for example, sales and marketing, accounting and finance, data management, events management and retail management. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1-2 years Course code: DIB

Materials fee: £35 Location: Kings Road

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Accounting and Finance

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University) Knowledge of accounting and finance is an essential and useful business skill, both for those wishing to merely understand the function, and those wishing to progress to professional status. On this foundation degree you will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare and analyse financial information in order to make effective business decisions in areas such as performance evaluation, capital expenditure and raising finance. You will also consider these issues and how they sit within the workings of the stock market and the legal constraints of the professional accounting system.

What do I need to get on the course?

120 UCAS tariff points - see page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance, Business Administration or Business Management with Business English degrees at Plymouth University • the second year of other business related degree programmes at Plymouth University • the second or final year of business degree programmes at a range of universities • a wide range of careers in business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration.

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The course includes the following modules: • managing financial information • financial, management and professional accounting • business environment, strategy and economics • marketing • professional practice • organisational behaviour • English business law • financial planning • research skills • statistics.

Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF2476/UX2476

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Business

Human Resource Management

If you know you want a career in business but are undecided about which route to follow then this foundation degree is the best choice for you. While you decide your final specialism, we can teach you to become flexible, financially astute, adept at communicating with both customers and staff and someone whose talents will be highly sought after in the private, public and voluntary sectors. You may specialise in either business (management) or business (marketing).

Do you wonder what makes people want to work? Are you particularly clever at recognising patterns in information? Are you a good organiser? On our foundation degree we will help you focus and expand these aptitudes in your study of people and their work - and determine what it takes to meet the needs of those people at work.

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University)

What do I need to get on the course?

120 UCAS tariff points - see page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following modules: • business finance • business environment • management accounting • business strategy • business marketing.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BA (Hons) Business Administration degree at Plymouth University • the second year of other business related honours degree programmes at Plymouth University • the second or final year of business honours degree programmes at a range of universities • a  wide range of careers in business, management, personnel, marketing, finance, accounting and public administration. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: Marketing UF2523 Management UF2524

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University)

What do I need to get on the course?

120 UCAS tariff points - see page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following modules: • organisational behaviour • managing people, knowledge and information • industrial relations and employment law • managing HR issues • business finance • recruitment and training.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final stage of the BA (Hons) Business Administration degree at Plymouth University • further professional study to achieve membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development • a career in human resource management in the private or public sector. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF3314

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

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Childcare Ask anyone working in childcare what they think of their job and they will tell you about the variety of the work, the satisfaction of watching a child develop and progress, but most of all you will hear about the sheer fun of working with youngsters of all ages. With an increasing demand for staff at all levels, whatever career you are considering, you can be sure that your skills will be valued and rewarded.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? We can offer you courses that combine both theory and practical hands-on learning both in the classroom and in a real work environment. We will teach you invaluable skills, and give you encouragement and support you while you train. We will also help you apply for your mandatory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check so you can take full advantage of your learning while on work placements. The College has excellent links with local employers, so you can be assured to get the very best work placement and career opportunities.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

These include:

• g  ood communication and language skills • creativity and imagination • energy and enthusiasm • the respect for confidentiality • a patient and caring nature.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • •

Children’s holiday representative Learning support assistant Nanny Nursery nurse Playgroup assistant Play worker Teaching assistant

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • •

private day nurseries pre-schools children’s centres Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust schools.


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Employer Endorsement

The staff at Jumping Jellybeans Pre-School in Plymouth are inspired and self-motivated individuals who value early child development and education, and are professionally trained to provide a healthy learning experience for children.

“ We have strong working links with City College Plymouth and are proud to be a member of the College’s Employer Endorsement Scheme. We offer placements for students studying childcare courses which provides them with invaluable, real-life work experience.” Lorraine Halling, Manager

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Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Children and Young People’s Workforce Certificate

Childcare and Education Diploma

Early Years (Sector Endorsed)

Foundation Degree (part-time)

Employment

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Children and Young People’s Workforce Certificate

If you are interested in child development and enjoy a practical approach to learning, take a look at our course. The certificate provides you with the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding about childcare and development, and can provide a progression route onto the level 3 diploma.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the overall entry requirements for a level 2 course on page 10, you will need a GCSE English at grade D or above. You should also have some recent experience of working with children in a childcare setting as a volunteer or through work experience. One reference should be from the supervisor of the childcare setting where you have had recent experience. As with any childcare course nowadays, you will need to undergo a mandatory Criminal Record Bureau check.

You will spend two days a week at an early years work placement. There are opportunities throughout the course to undertake further block placement weeks.

Are there any exams?

Assessment of your learning and practical competence will be completed via: • a selection of mandatory and optional units • completion of your practical evidence record • successful professional development profiles. Functional skills will also be assessed during the course.

What next?

On successful completion you may wish to progress to a level 3 course through employment in nursery, crèche or playgroup settings at nursery assistant level. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies by applying for the level 3 diploma at the College.

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The course includes the following modules: • introduction to communication in health, social care or children and young people’s settings • s afeguarding the welfare of children and young people • paediatric emergency first aid • introduction to equality and inclusion • contributing to children and young people’s health and safety.

Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: ANC2

Materials fee: £40 Location: Goschen


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Childcare and Education Diploma

Life after College

“ This course allowed me to gain first-hand experience of working with children from birth to 16 years. It was also a great basis for me to go on to university to study social work, after which I hope to become a social worker specialising in special education needs.” Kirsty Higgins

If you are interested in listening, communicating and encouraging children, caring for children and babies, creative playwork and supporting parents and teachers then check out our course. We will teach you the theory and practical skills to work competently, safely and effectively in a supervisory role in a wide range of settings with other professional groups. When you complete this course you can either go straight into work or further your training.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the overall entry requirements for a level 3 course on page 10, you should also have some recent experience of working with children in a childcare setting as a volunteer or through work experience. One reference should be from the supervisor of the childcare setting where you have had recent experience. As with any childcare course nowadays, you will need to undergo a mandatory Criminal Record Bureau check.

What does the course involve?

Subject areas studied include: • child development and child health • special needs • early years learning and formal education • managing early years services • child protection • observations and activities • research • communications and interpersonal skills.

Are there any exams?

There will be continuous assessment through unit assignments, a placement diary, a portfolio of research evidence, placement reports and a final externally assessed assignment. Functional skills will also be assessed during the course.

What next?

On successful completion and with two years’ work experience you may progress to the part-time Early Years (Sector Endorsed) Foundation Degree at the College. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: ANN

Materials fee: £40 Location: Goschen

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Computing and Games Studies

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What can be more exciting than having the world, literally, at your fingertips? A vast cosmos of information is out there waiting to be discovered if you are looking towards a career in information and computer technology.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

The wealth of diverse job opportunities in the industry is staggering. From creating faster, low cost manufacturing prototypes to devising Hollywood’s latest special effects, searching for library books to searching for missing people, developing games to fighting huge bank frauds - there is bound to be a position to tempt you.

These include:

Flick through the following pages to see the range of courses we can offer you to get you started in this dynamic industry.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? Before we let you loose on the global job market, our experienced and enthusiastic lecturers will train you in the relevant disciplines you need so you will be assured and poised to tackle your new career.

• w  orking on your own and as part of a team • good hand and diagnostic skills • good communication skills • a positive attitude.

What jobs are available? Games developer Help desk operator IT technician Software engineer Support operators Technician/engineer Web designer

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • •

City College Plymouth Babcock Goss Interactive Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Plymouth University.


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“ Being able to work closely with the College means that as an employer we can have an input into what is being taught to ensure that students get the training and skills we require in our business. In a highly technical, innovative and competitive industry we need people who understand our business and who have the right skills to help us move our business forward. The College enables students and employers to meet through workshops and work placements, and this is a great way for us to identify future employees and for students to be able to showcase their skills.� Richard George, Chairman GOSS

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Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Information Technology First Diploma

Information Technology National Certificate

Games Development Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

Software Development

IT Practitioner Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Computing and Games Studies

Information Technology

Information Technology

This course will give you the introductory knowledge required for IT users. During the course you will carry out exciting activities and tasks that will contribute to the BTEC Diploma for IT Users and a BTEC Certificate in Work Skills. Throughout the course you will get the chance to go on trips, listen to guest speakers and take part in research and group work.

With skills in Information Communication Technology (ICT), and the understanding of how to apply them, IT professionals form a major part of the support system in any successful organisation. Companies are very selective, and now expect their IT employees to not only possess technical, but interpersonal and team working skills too; especially in the areas of communication and problem solving. Our course will set you up with the basics from which you can either join a company at trainee level, or progress to other courses.

First Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

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The course includes: • activities that will create evidence for your portfolio of work • research activities • functional skills • group activities • voluntary work.

Are there any exams?

You will create a portfolio of evidence taken from individual and group work. You will sit exams for the functional skills requirement of the course.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to level 2 IT courses at the College. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: TIB

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

National Certificate

What do I need to get on the course? Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

Units studied include: • animation • graphics • desktop publishing • ICT hardware, software and support • ICT business • functional skills • sustainability.  ames-based learning will be used in some of G the units.

Are there any exams?

Assessment will include projects, assignments, case studies and other coursework. You will sit exams for the functional skills requirements of the course.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to level 3 IT courses offered at the College, or enter into employment at trainee level. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: JIT

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Games Development

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma Do you want a career in the games development industry but don’t necessarily want to be a programmer? This course will give you the chance to see how the games development industry works, outside of just programming. You will get the chance to develop a range of skills which will be transferable between your own interests in gaming and those of the industry.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

Are there any exams?

Assessment is via a mix of assignments completed in College and at home. There is a portfolio for the project unit and exams for functional skills.

What next?

On successful completion of the subsidiary diploma you may progress to the extended diploma. On successful completion of the extended diploma you may progress to higher education courses at the College or at a university, or trainee level employment within the gaming industry.

What does the course involve?

The course maintains the focus on the design and product aspects of games development through: • the development of level design skills • the use of industry-standard 3D game development software • the investigation of various platforms and technologies used within the industry • the development of both 2D and 3D game levels to add to your portfolio • the creation of a game story.  here is also a requirement to complete functional T skills and a project unit.

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IT Practitioner

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma If you are interested in a career in IT and are unsure about exactly which area (hardware, software, networking, business) to focus on, then this course allows you to experience them all - and then pick the one you like. It starts as a subsidiary diploma which gives you a sample of much of the IT industry’s subjects. On successful completion of the subsidiary diploma you can progress to the extended diploma where you will focus on your chosen subject hardware, software, networking or business.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

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The subsidiary diploma consists of the following units: • programming • maintaining computer systems • communications and network technology. The extended diploma consists of a wide range of units (dependent upon your subject focus), including: • network management • business and IT • software development • system support.  here is also a requirement to complete functional T skills and a project unit.

Are there any exams?

A variety of assessment methods are used, including time constrained assessments, assignments, case studies, observations and projects. There is a portfolio for the project unit and exams for functional skills.

What next?

On successful completion of the subsidiary diploma you may progress to the extended diploma or gain entry level employment within the IT industry. After the extended diploma you may progress to higher education courses at the College or at a university, or gain trainee level employment within the IT industry. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1-2 years Course code: NAB

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

Moving on up

“ I chose Games Development because,

whilst I’ve always been into computing, I also have a passion for creative media, and this course is the perfect blend of the two. What I most enjoy about the course is the level of freedom that the teaching staff give you when completing tasks, this really allows creativity to shine through. For me, the most interesting areas of the course are the creative writing and designing, because we create characters, stories and game play mechanics, which means your imagination can run wild.” Reece Kennedy


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Software Development

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University) Software development plays a vital role in the IT industry. If you want to thrive in this industry you need to be very detail-oriented, be able to combine your logical thinking with the ability to focus for long periods and have a positive, can-do attitude. Not only that, you’ll need a large dose of creativity too! On our foundation degree we will help you perfect your mastery of these skills and develop your ability to analyse, program and project-manage software solutions.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Computing or BSc (Hons) Multimedia Computing degrees at Plymouth University • employment in the industry.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve? Subjects studied include: • computer platforms • programming • project management • analysis and design of software.

In the final year there is a choice to include one topic from games development, multimedia design or e-business.

Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF3366

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

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Construction Studies A unique industry with endless career pathways, construction can offer you not only technical skills in a wide variety of trades but also options to learn how to run projects, manage people, and develop and run businesses. As well as offering a huge choice of careers, a job in construction can offer fantastic opportunities to travel. You might get to work on some of the most prestigious projects in the country, or even the world! Unlike some careers where you don’t actually get to see the results of your labours, when you work on a construction project you’ll get great job satisfaction from being able to see your work grow every hour of every day, on-site. As an added bonus, you will be encouraged to enter local and national competitions. Check out our courses that will help you take the first step to your challenging and exciting career in construction. 49

Why choose City College Plymouth? As a construction student at the College, you will have access to great ‘working-life’ facilities, which will equip you with the necessary skills needed for your future employment. We have a construction site where you will be able to try out your newfound skills under the supervision of staff who have years of practical experience to pass onto you.

Life after College “ I knew this course would allow me to follow a career path in the construction industry, especially with its great links with local and national construction employers. The course covered many topics, which enabled me to have an understanding of the industry, and be successful in the work experience that I undertook. The facilities are superb and the teachers are really kind and knowledgeable.” Dominic West

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

These include: • • • •

good communication skills good numeracy skills good time-keeping the ability to work quickly and accurately • an awareness of health and safety.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • • • • •

Bricklayer Carpenter Civil engineer Electrician Gas engineer Heating engineer Painter and decorator Plasterer Plumber Site foreman Surveyor

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • •

Balfour Beatty Midas Interserve Projects Kier Western TEC Construction.


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Construction Centre Refurbishment Our construction building was completely refurbished during the summer of 2011 to create new, modern, open plan workshops which house the very latest industry-standard equipment and showcase the latest technologies in renewable energies. Local and national employers have sponsored the various trade areas in order for our students to work with the very latest tools and materials.

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Bricklaying Diploma

Bricklaying Diploma

Bricklaying Diploma

Civil Engineering Foundation Degree

Building Services Engineering Diploma

Building Services Engineering Diploma

Plastering Advanced Construction Award

Construction Foundation Degree

Painting and Decorating Diploma

Painting and Decorating Diploma

Wood Occupations Diploma

Plastering Diploma Wood Occupations Diploma

Plastering Diploma Wood Occupations Diploma

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Bricklaying

Painting and Decorating

If you enjoy creating high quality work, want to work in construction and specifically with bricks and brickwork, but aren’t yet employed then this course is for you. It will teach you about the techniques used in all aspects of basic brickwork including mixing mortar, cutting components and laying bricks and blocks, and you will get to practise your skills in a simulated working environment.

Painting and decorating not only makes properties more attractive but also protects walls and other surfaces against exposure to the elements. On our course you will learn all aspects of safety (because you will often be working at height), how to deal with hazardous wastes, the value of surface preparation, appropriate paints and paint finishes, and which tools and techniques to use.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

Diploma

Diploma

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

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The main subjects covered are: • handling and storing resources • contributing to work relationships • contributing to providing work platforms • preparing materials for use (bricklaying) • preparing components for use • using components and materials.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam.

What next?

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 2 construction course at the College. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIB1

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education. The main subjects covered are: • storing materials and equipment • preparing the work area for operations • preparing surfaces for decorating • applying paint materials by brush and roller • applying wallpaper.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed by practical projects, knowledge assignments and questions. The combination of assessment methods will depend on units of study. There is an external test on completion of all units.

What next?

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 2 construction course at the College. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIPD1

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Plastering

Wood Occupations

Plastering is an art. Ask anyone who has tried to do it for themselves and failed. It takes skill and lots of practice to create a smooth, even finish that will protect and enhance walls. If you enjoy creating high quality work and want to work as a plasterer, but aren’t yet employed, then this course is for you. It will teach you about basic plastering techniques, the various materials used and you will practise your skills in a simulated working environment.

If you enjoy practical work using your hands, solving detailed problems, and don’t mind working outdoors, then take a look at this course. It teaches you the techniques used in all aspects of basic carpentry. You will learn about setting up your workspace, the different techniques you can call upon and the specific tools you need. You will get to practice your newfound skills in a simulated working environment and end up with an industry-recognised qualification.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

Diploma

Diploma

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education. The main subjects covered are: • handling and storing resources • fixing sheet materials (plasterboard) • internal plastering • solid work plastering.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam at the end of the course.

What next?

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 2 construction course at the College.

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education. The main subjects covered are: • carrying out safe working practices • information, quantities and working with others • building methods and construction technology • basic woodworking joints • maintaining and using hand tools • preparing and using portable power tools.

Are there any exams?

You will be continually assessed to the industrial standards set by the lead body, Construction Skills, and sit an external end of course exam.

What next?

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 2 construction course at the College.

Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIP1

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIW1

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Building Services Engineering

Diploma (Plumbing and Electrical Installation) If you are interested in a career in building services engineering, but are not sure which route to follow then this course is ideal for you. It will provide you with a broad introduction to the building services sector and encourage progression to specific areas of the trades within it. 

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

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Bricklaying Diploma

Keen to take your practical craftsmanship and technical know-how skills to the next level? Want to keep up with current practices and new techniques? Our course will teach you sound principles and best practice for site brickwork and bricklaying.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) and a level 1 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve? The main subjects covered are: • health and safety • industry organisation • working at heights • setting out buildings • brick and block walling.

Are there any exams?

There will be a combination of exams and practical assessments.

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. You will also have unit end tests and three practical tests.

What next?

What next?

Are there any exams?

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will progress into employment in one of the sectors and study for an Apprenticeship in your chosen field. Level: 1/2 Start date: Sept and Jan Duration: 1 year Course code: FLPM

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

On successful completion you can progress to the level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying at the College. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIB2

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Painting and Decorating Diploma

Moving on up

“ This course is fun and interesting, with modules that really connect practice and theory. Now I feel confident that I know everything necessary to go into employment as a painter. The lecturers are friendly and they encouraged me to enter the Skillbuild South West competition, where I won first place!” Amye Wilson

You’ve already learned the first steps in painting and decorating and have had plenty of practice. Now, because you might soon be employed on larger commercial developments or on smaller-scale domestic properties, we aim to introduce you to the planning, organisational and practical skills to complete projects.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) and a level 1 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The main subjects covered are: • storing materials and equipment • preparing the work areas • applying paint materials by brush and roller • applying wall coverings • producing a decorative effect.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions by practical projects, knowledge assignments and questions. There is an external end test and health and safety test on completion of all units.

What next?

Successful completion of this course will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to a level 3 construction course at the College. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIPD2

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Plastering

Wood Occupations

Diploma

Diploma

You’ve already learnt the first steps in plastering, and have had plenty of practice. Now, because you want to increase your skills, you will learn in more detail about fixing dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors, and producing plaster components.

Practical carpentry and joinery skills are in high demand and our hands-on course will develop your basic skills further. We will expand and improve your planning, managing and organising skills, and show you how to avoid work-related accidents and taking unnecessary risks. You will learn how to get along with many different people in different situations, particularly when under pressure and working to deadlines.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) and a level 1 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The main subjects covered are: • contributing to planning, organisation, monitoring and control • evaluation of operational activities • maintaining working conditions and operational activities to meet quality standards.

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) and a level 1 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions within the construction workshops, classrooms and the College’s construction site. There will also be an externally set exam at the end of the course.

The main subjects covered include: • carrying out safe working practices • information, quantities and communicating with others • building methods and construction technology • carrying out first fixing operations • carrying out second fixing operations • erecting structural carcassing • carrying out maintenance • setting up and operating a circular saw.

What next?

Are there any exams?

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What do I need to get on the course?

This qualification will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to an appropriate level 3 course at the College, or an advanced Apprenticeship. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIP2

You will be continually assessed to the industrial standards set by the lead body, Construction Skills, and sit an external end of course exam.

What next?

This qualification will enhance your employment opportunities and enable you to progress to level 3 construction courses at the College.

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIW2

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Bricklaying

Plastering

Do you aim to be a skilled craftsperson; one who provides complex skills on-site or is called upon to produce interesting and decorative effects in the laying of bricks and blocks? Then this advanced course will show you how.

This course aims for you to gain advanced skills for employment in plastering and to achieve a nationally recognised qualification, which you could use to progress to higher education.

Diploma

Advanced Construction Award

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) and a level 2 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The main subjects covered are: • handling and storing resources • contributing to work relationships (site management) • preparing materials for use • preparing and using components and materials • management • building complex walling • decorative walling • research projects.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam, along with end of unit tests.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction offered at the College, or gain employment in the industry.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) and a level 2 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The main subjects covered are: • contributing to planning and organisation of operational activities • maintaining working conditions and operational activities to meet quality standards • advanced wall finishes and fibrous work.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions within the construction workshops, classrooms and the College’s construction site. There will also be an externally set exam at the end of the course.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to a HNC or foundation degree in construction at the College, or a wide range of careers and management opportunities in the construction industry. Level: 3 Start date: Sept

Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIB3

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Duration: 1 year Course code: DIP3

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Wood Occupations

Civil Engineering

Do you aim to be a skilled craftsperson; one who provides complex skills on-site or is called upon to produce interesting and decorative effects with wood. Then this advanced course will show you how.

Civil engineers help to create the structures and systems that sustain society. They are responsible for designing, building, maintaining and improving bridges, roads, canals, docks, office buildings, hospitals, schools, airports, power stations, railways, flood defences and water-treatment facilities everywhere. Completion of this course may lead to membership of professional institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers.

Diploma

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University)

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) and a level 2 diploma. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The main subjects covered are: • handling and storing resources • contributing to work relationships (site management) • preparing materials for use • preparing and using components and materials • management • advanced first and second fixing • complex structural carcassing. 57

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam, along with end of unit tests.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 4 Higher National Certificate in Construction offered at the College, or gain employment in the industry. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DIW3

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The following modules are studied: • introduction to computer-aided design and information communication technology • maths • civil engineering • site surveying • structural analysis and design • civil engineering management and applications • fluid technology • civil engineering surveying procedures • structural analysis and design • geotechnics.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations, examinations, class tests and projects.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree at Plymouth University • the second or final year of civil engineering degrees at a range of universities • enter directly into employment. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF4194

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Construction

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University)

The construction industry is of considerable economic and strategic importance across the UK, and the construction process is complex, starting with design and planning, through production, to ongoing maintenance and refurbishment.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class assessments, presentations, examinations, class tests and projects.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Environmental Construction Surveying (non-accredited) degree at Plymouth University • membership of professional institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Building • enter directly into employment.

What does the course involve?

The course consists of the following modules: • introduction to computer-aided design and information communication technology • health, safety and the law • construction management and applications • site surveying • environment building science • construction contractual procedures • building pathology • lean construction • construction refurbishment practice • structural analysis and design for construction • energy use in buildings.

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Engineering

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Look around you and you’ll soon see that engineers have been involved in designing, developing and manufacturing almost everything from cars to computers, bridges to brain scanners, sports equipment to satellites.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

Every engineer will give you a different reason as to why they enjoy what they do. For some it’s the challenge of solving problems and discovering how gadgets work. For others it’s the huge systems and processes at work in the natural land and seascapes that capture their enthusiasm.

These include:

As part of your course you will be encouraged to enter local and national competitions.

What jobs are available?

Why choose City College Plymouth? Our College has a fantastic reputation for training soughtafter engineers. The courses we run will sharpen up your skills while teaching you the workings of your particular subject so you will really feel up to the challenges of your new career. As an engineering student at the College you will have access to fantastic workshops including a working motor vehicle garage, all with up-to-date equipment. When you leave us you will have the necessary skills and training employers need.

• g  ood hand and eye co-ordination • a commitment to meeting targets and deadlines • problem solving skills • a ‘can-do’ attitude. • • • • • • • • • •

Design engineers Electrical/electronic engineers Electrical maintenance Marine engineers Mechanical engineers Motor vehicle mechanics Pipe fitters Scientists Toolmakers Welders

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • • • •

Babcock Princess Yachts International Barden Corporation BD Pipex Ltd Kawasaki Precision Machinery Plymouth University.


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Employer Endorsement

“ The College helped us identify a number of engineering students and, following a work experience placement with us, we were able to select two students who have now joined our team on a three-year Apprenticeship. We are really pleased with the outcome of working so closely with the College, and in particular we are delighted with the quality and work ethics of the apprentices we have taken on.� Jude Whitford, Director

Pepper Communications Ltd

Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Entry Level (E)

Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Motor Vehicle, Introduction Diploma

Engineering Craft Skills Certificate

Boat Outfitting NVQ

Engineering (Electronics) Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Foundation Degree

Engineering (Mechanical) Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Foundation Degree

Motorsport Award

Engineering Diploma Engineering (Electronics) Diploma Motortech

Marine Engineering Foundation Degree Mechanical Design and Manufacture Foundation Degree

Employment

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Motor Vehicle, Introduction

Engineering Craft Skills

Do you like tinkering with engines and cars? Do you want to learn more about the motor industry and prefer a more hands-on approach to learning? Then our entry level course is ideal for you. The course gives you the opportunity to progress to a higher level at the College and achieve your career in the motor vehicle industry.

If you are not sure which branch of engineering will suit your skills and personality, and don’t want to make a decision too soon, then our course will give you the chance to keep your options open but learn at the same time. Our hands-on and practical course will give you a wide range of basic engineering craft skills across several trade areas, and allow you to gain a number of valuable nationally recognised qualifications. It will focus on practical skills with the required underpinning knowledge relating to the trade areas being covered.

Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however good communication and people skills are an advantage.

What does the course involve?

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The course involves you studying both the theory and practical aspects of the following: • introduction to motor vehicle workshop safety, the maintenance and repair industry and workshop tools and equipment • introduction to engine components and operation, steering and suspension, cooling and lubrication systems, braking systems, wheels and tyres • introduction to fuel, transmission and ignition systems.

Certificate

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

You will be assessed by a variety of practical tasks and assessments, and online and paper exams.

Topics of study include: • machining engineering materials • joining engineering materials • motor vehicle maintenance • MIG welding • using lathes for turning • cutting and forming engineering materials.

What next?

Are there any exams?

Are there any exams?

On successful completion you may progress to the Level 1 Motorsport course offered at the College. Level: E Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: EVT

Materials fee: £0

All units have assignments which are assessed against national grading criteria. There are no examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to a level 2 motor vehicle, welding and fabrication, or mechanical/maintenance course at the College, or an Apprenticeship in a related area.

Location: Kings Road

Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: ECS

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Motorsport

Boat Outfitting

This is an exciting course which encompasses general vehicle maintenance and repair procedures with motor sport applications. Giving you a good insight into the industry, the course provides essential knowledge for the specialist group of competition maintenance and repair technicians. This level one qualification covers the basic technical needs of today’s motor vehicle industry.

Are you good with your hands? Do you have an eye for detail? Do you like the idea of working on luxury yachts? This unique full-time course is aimed at those who wish to gain a broad range of outfitting, carpentry and practical skills relating to the marine industry.

Award

NVQ

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

You will study the following units: • motorsport vehicle construction and routine maintenance • operating principles of motorsport vehicle engines, tyres, brakes, steering and suspension systems • operating principles and maintenance of motorsport vehicle transmission systems and electrical and electronic systems. You will also work towards a City & Guilds 3268 Introductory Welding Certificate, gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, and other skills associated with working on competition vehicles.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed through a variety of practical tasks and assessments, and online and paper exams.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 2 qualification offered at the College, or enter directly into employment. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: MSV

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (English and maths at grade C). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following units: • working safely in an engineering environment • working efficiently and effectively in engineering • using and communicating technical information • using wood for pattern, model making and other engineering applications • assembling pattern, model and engineering woodwork components • producing composites mouldings using wet lay-up techniques.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed through assignments, practical end tests and two City & Guilds online examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • an Apprenticeship • an appropriate level 3 course at the College • employment within the industry. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 years Course code: BOC

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

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Engineering

Engineering (Electronics)

If you are not sure which branch of engineering will suit your skills and personality, and don’t want to make a decision too soon, then our course will give you the chance to keep your options open whilst learning at the same time. You’ll cover all the basics in mechanical and marine engineering for the manufacturing sector, which should give you enough of an insight to be able to choose the area that will inspire you.

This course aims to prepare you for the world of work, particularly in electronics. It contains core modules on basic engineering skills and then goes on to discuss the methods used in circuit construction. You will learn about electronic devices and their operation in mobile and other electronic systems. It will also give you an insight into the operation and maintenance of electronic systems.

Diploma

Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the overall entry requirements on page 10, you will need GCSEs at grade D in English, maths and science, or a level 1 diploma at merit grade.

What does the course involve?

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The course includes the following modules: • working safely in the engineering workplace • interpreting and using engineering information • maths for engineering technicians • applied electrical and mechanical science for engineers • selecting engineering materials • engineering assembly methods and technology • using computer-aided design techniques in engineering • fabrication techniques and sheet metal work • casting and moulding engineering components.  here is also a requirement to complete functional T skills, progression awards and a welding unit.

Are there any exams?

All units have assignments which are assessed against national grading criteria. There are exams in functional skills.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • any level 3 engineering course offered at the College • an Apprenticeship • enter directly into employment. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: FDEN

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the overall entry requirements on page 10, you will need GCSEs at grade D in English, maths and science, or a level 1 diploma at merit grade.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following modules: • working safely in the engineering workplace • interpreting and using engineering information • maths for engineering technicians • applied electronic and mechanical science for engineers • engineering assembly methods and technology • electronic circuit construction • mobile communications technology • electronic devices and components • operation and maintenance of electrical systems. There is also a requirement to complete functional skills, progression awards, and an information communication technology system support unit.

Are there any exams?

Individual in-class tests/exams may be required in some modules. There are exams in functional skills.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • an appropriate level 3 course offered at the College • an Apprenticeship • enter directly into employment. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: FDEL

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Motortech

Case Study Gemma Dod

This is a great progression route from the level 1 motorsport course. It is a valued qualification that may help lead to employment, where the NVQ element can then be completed for those wishing to become qualified technicians. This course covers the technical needs for today’s motor vehicle repair industry, including the diagnosis of non-complex system faults. It provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the overall entry requirements on page 10, you will need GCSEs at grade D in English, maths and science, or a level 1 diploma at merit grade.

What does the course involve?

Units studied include: • carrying out routine vehicle maintenance • removing and replacing engine units and components • electrical auxiliary units and components • chassis units and components.

Are there any exams?

You will undertake a variety of practical tasks and assessments, online and paper exams.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • any level 3 engineering course offered at the College • an Apprenticeship • enter directly into employment. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: VMR2

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

Life after College “ I enjoyed putting the written and practical sides of the course into practice though my Apprenticeship with Babcock. I was struck by the amount of new skills I learnt in such a short space of time, and how it improved my communication skills. I never envisaged being a marine engineer, but I have thoroughly enjoyed working in what is traditionally a male dominated environment.” Gemma Doddrige

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Engineering (Electronics) Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

This course aims to prepare you for the world of work, particularly in electronics. The subsidiary diploma is a six module course containing core modules on basic engineering, health and safety, and electrical/ electronic principles. It then goes on to provide you with skills in maths that will be used to help your understanding of electronic devices, measurement and test principles, and provides an insight into basic electrical machines.

Are there any exams?

Individual in-class tests/exams may be required in some modules. There are exams in functional skills.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • an engineering-based foundation degree at the College • an Apprenticeship • a wide range of careers in the engineering industry.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need a GCSE in science at grade C or above, or a level 2 diploma at merit grade.

What does the course involve?

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The subsidiary diploma includes: • health and safety in the engineering workplace • electrical principles • maths for engineering technicians • principles and applications of electronic devices • measurement and test • features and applications of electrical machines.  here is also a requirement to complete functional T skills and a telecommunications cabling unit. For those continuing onto the extended diploma, another 12 units are studied including further maths and project modules.

Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1-2 years Course code: NDEL

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road


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Engineering (Mechanical)

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Would you like to go into product design, manufacturing engineering or mechanical engineering at technician level? Do you like to work out how things go together? Are you good with your hands? Our course will prepare you with the practical craftsmanship and technical know-how you will need to demonstrate to an employer that you will be a valuable asset to their business.

This course is designed to provide you with the sound principles of electrical and electronic engineering. We will take your natural talents in creative thinking, design and technical know-how and put them to work on a range of projects. As an engineer you will work at the cutting-edge of technology, transforming today’s ideas into tomorrow’s reality.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

In addition to the overall entry requirements on page 10, you will need a GCSE in science at grade C or above, or a level 2 diploma at merit grade.

What does the course involve?

The subsidiary diploma includes: • health and safety in the engineering workplace • mechanical principles and applications • maths for engineering technicians • p  roperties and applications of engineering materials • engineering drawing for technicians • s electing and using programmable logic controllers.

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University)

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

For those continuing onto the extended diploma, another 12 units are studied including further maths and project modules.

The course includes the following modules: • digital and analogue devices and circuits • electrical and electronic principles • science and measurement • microprocessor systems and high level programming • sustainability and business management • analytical methods • further analogue and digital electronics • applications of power electronics • electrical power • control systems • work-based learning.

Are there any exams?

Are there any exams?

There is also a requirement to complete functional skills and a welding unit.

Assessment is through a programme of coursework and formal assessment working within agreed timescales. There are exams in functional skills.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a  n engineering-based foundation degree at the College • an Apprenticeship • a wide range of careers in the engineering industry.

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree or the BSc (Hons) Electronic Communications Engineering degree at Plymouth University • enter into employment as an electrical or electronic engineer.

Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1-2 years Course code: NDMA

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UX2790/UX2791

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Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University) The demand for electrical engineers with specialist knowledge in renewable energy outstrips supply. Our foundation degree is very practical and is taught within a workshop environment. You will walk away with a comprehensive array of expertise where you will be able to tackle a career in this exciting and emerging industry. Graduates would ultimately expect to become leaders in this rapidly developing field.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

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The course includes the following modules: • electrical installation engineering • electrical design and standby power systems • electrical power engineering • a choice of power electronics or control systems • renewable energy principles/systems • sustainability and energy business management.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the second year of a BSc (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Plymouth University • the distance learning PGDip/MSc in Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the University of East London • follow a career in industry. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF3623

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

Marine Engineering

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University) Are you interested in science and technology in the marine and offshore engineering industry? As a marine engineer you will need to be responsible, safety conscious and a good team worker. We will teach you crucial skills so you will understand the design, construction, operation and maintenance of engines and machinery in ships and marine installations.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following modules: • business management techniques • analytical methods for engineers • engineering science/design • naval architecture • engineering materials • marine propulsion systems.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture or the BSc (Hons) Marine and Composite Technology, or the second year of the BEng (Hons) Marine Technology degree at Plymouth University • enter employment in the industry. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF2794/UX2794

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Mechanical Design and Manufacture

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Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University) Engineers who design, analyse, test, produce, and use all types of mechanical systems need to take a strong scientific, analytical approach to their work. Our foundation degree will not only train you to a very high standard in these methods but also add to them a range of other vital competencies such as report writing, time management and budgeting.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the entry requirements on page 10, you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above, including English, maths and combined science, and 120 UCAS tariff points. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following modules: • business management techniques • analytical methods for engineers • engineering science/engineering design project • mechanical principles • fluid mechanics • engineering materials.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Mechanical Design and Manufacture, or the second year of the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering or the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Composites degrees at Plymouth University • enter employment in the industry. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UX2797/UF2797

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Health and Social Care Work in the health and social care sector offers a variety of occupations that deal with helping people overcome obstacles in their lives. Specialised skills are needed because you could be working with people at the beginning or the final stages of their lives, or as a response to disabilities, health problems or substance misuse.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? We want you to become a caring, proficient, sensitive and experienced practitioner who will contribute a real and positive difference to the lives of the people with whom you come into contact. Our courses are designed to give you a thorough grounding in the profession and develop in you those natural talents and characteristics that will stand you in good stead when you take up your career. We will also help you apply for your mandatory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check so you can take full advantage of your learning while on work placements. The College has excellent links with local employers, so you can be assured to get the very best work placement and career opportunities.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

These include:

• g  ood communication and listening skills • the maturity to deal with difficult situations • a ‘can-do’ attitude • the respect for confidentiality.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • •

Care assistant Nurse Occupational therapist Paramedic Physiotherapist Probation officer Social worker Support worker

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • •

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Social Services private care homes community projects.


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Employer Endorsement

“ City College Plymouth ensures that its students are ready for the real world of work. The courses that the College offers provides students with professional qualifications which address the needs of the health care sector, making City College Plymouth students extremely employable.� Tracey Lewis, Training & Development Officer Caretime Services Ltd

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Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Entry Level (E)

Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Health and Social Care Award/Certificate

Health and Social Care (Introduction to Caring Professions) Diploma

Health and Social Care Certificate/Diploma

Health and Social Care Certificate/ Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma

Early Years (Sector Endorsed) Foundation Degree (part-time)

Employment

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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

If you know that you want to work in the caring professions, but are not sure whether to work in health care, social care or childcare, then this course will help you make that choice. It’s an introductory course that helps to develop your caring skills and qualities in preparation for progression within your chosen career.

This course will build on your skills and help prepare you to work in a supervised role competently, safely and effectively with children, the elderly and clients with special needs. In addition, we will help to improve your skills such as communication and respecting equality, diversity and rights. These are a must when working in this challenging but fulfilling career.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

Award/Certificate/Diploma

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

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You will study a range of units including: • communicating effectively • factors affecting health • social/emotional needs • creative and leisure activities • personal care in health and social care • job opportunities in health and social care/childcare • rights and responsibilities at work.

Are there any exams?

You will complete a range of portfolio tasks for each unit studied. Functional skills will be assessed by an end test.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a range of further study at levels 1 and 2 at the College • employment in the health and social care sector, with some experience. Level: E/1

Certificate/Extended Certificate/Diploma

In addition to the overall entry requirements for a level 2 course on page 10, you will need GCSE English at grade D. Police checking documentation will be completed prior to attending placements. This course includes nine modules: • communication in health and social care • individual needs • vocational experience • anatomy and physiology • ensuring safe environments • creative and therapeutic activities • human lifespan • individual rights • impact of diet on health. You will also complete a Higher Diploma Project.

Are there any exams?

Your assessment will include assignments, coursework and vocational placements.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the level 3 health and social care or childcare courses at the College • employment in the health and social care sector.

Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: VIC2

Materials fee: £40 Location: Goschen

Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: CEH1

Materials fee: £40 Location: Goschen


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Health and Social Care

Certificate/Subsidiary/Extended Diploma Equivalent to three A levels, our course has been created to give you a broad understanding of the health and social care sector in a very practical way. By asking you to work on small research projects and your own work placement, you will apply your technical knowledge to realistic work situations.

What do I need to get on the course?

In addition to the overall entry requirements on page 10, level 2 qualifications need to have been achieved at merit grade or above. Police checking documentation will be completed prior to attending placements.

What does the course involve?

The core units of study include: • development through life stages • developing effective communication • equality, diversity and rights • physiology and anatomy • health, safety and security • personal and professional development • sociological perspectives • psychological perspectives.

Are there any exams?

Your work will be assessed through assignments, coursework and work placement competence.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • foundation degrees in forensic science, public services or sports therapy at the College • NVQs in care • a HNC in a health related subject • a degree in a health and social care related subject • further training with employment. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: NAH1

Materials fee: £40 Location: Goschen

Life after College

“Being at College has really helped me decide which career path to take. The College is great, and the staff are really supportive. As I live in a special needs care home, attending College has enabled me to enhance my social life and skills.” Chris Hemmings

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Hospitality and Catering Are you passionate about food and great customer service? If you are, then you can fulfil your ambitions by studying towards a career in the hospitality and catering industry. The industry requires high calibre people at all levels. If you have the confidence and motivation to succeed, we can offer you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and skills in this fast moving, demanding and dynamic industry. We hope you are competitive! All our students are encouraged to enter local and national competitions, such as Salon Culinare. We have been very successful in winning prizes and medals.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? At the College you will spend time in our state-of-the-art training kitchens and serve up your creations in our own restaurant and brasserie, where TV celebrity chefs, the Tanner Brothers (pictured), are our patrons. This provides you with a real-life working environment where you will not only prepare meals for the public, but will also work front of house taking orders and serving meals.

Life after College “After studying the Diploma in Hospitality Supervision I progressed to a foundation degree. I studied the hospitality industry inside out, and felt confident that I was building up knowledge and experience that would lead me to a successful career. I now work at Bovey Castle, which is the only five star hotel in Devon, and I hope to build a career in luxury hospitality from here.” Sam Edmunds

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

These include:

• t he ability to work under pressure • good communication skills • the ability to work as part of a team • good customer service skills.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • •

Caterer Chef Events manager Front of house manager Hotel manager Receptionist Restaurant/bar manager Waiter/waitress

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • • • • • •

Tanners Barbican Kitchen Duke of Cornwall Hotel Brunning Host Limited Holiday Inn Kitley House Hotel Copthorne Hotel Group Plymouth Gin a wide range of pubs, restaurants and hotels.


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Employer Endorsement

“ As a founding member of the College’s Employer Endorsement Scheme, we enjoy a great working relationship with the College. City College Plymouth students are trained to an extremely high standard, and they come into the workplace with real industry knowledge and skills. The training facilities at the College ensure that the students get hands-on practical experience, which is invaluable to us as an employer.” Jonathon Morcom, Operations Director Duke of Cornwall Hotel

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Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Practical Catering Craft NVQ Diploma

Practical Catering Craft NVQ Diploma

Practical Catering Craft NVQ Diploma

Hospitality and Tourism Management Foundation Degree

Professional Chefs and Food Service Diploma

Professional Chefs and Food Service Diploma

Hospitality and Event Planning Diploma

Employment

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Practical Catering Craft

Professional Chefs and Food Service

Our three-in-one course (one year, one level) means we can offer you teaching consistency as you progress from the most essential catering skills through to those particular skills of management. You will get an opportunity to work in our purposebuilt teaching kitchens and in our publicly attended restaurant and brasserie, so you will also get a rich and rewarding experience of fine dining and faster food services.

This challenging course is focussed on developing a broad range of practical skills to equip you for the rigours of the modern day restaurant and hotel environment. The course will give you an excellent understanding of the hospitality industry and provide you with the skills employers are looking for. The Professional Chef Diploma is supported and endorsed by the Craft Guild of Chefs - the UK’s largest chef organisation.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

NVQ Diploma

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

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The course focuses mainly on the practical aspects of commercial kitchens and restaurants, where food is served to paying members of the public. We offer a comprehensive choice of pathways between one to three years to help you achieve your goals.

Are there any exams?

You will be assessed on all practical skills in the teaching kitchens and restaurant.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • complete levels 2 and 3 of this course, and then on to a foundation degree at the College • work in Europe through the Leonardo Programme • employment in the industry. Level: 1/2/3 Start date: Sept

Course code: MSK/PCH/CPG

Two GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths), and you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve?

The main subjects taught include: • food preparation and cookery • food and drink service skills • health and safety • kitchen hygiene • commodities and food handling.

Duration: 1 year (each level)

Diploma

The course covers the following areas: • the catering and hospitality industry • healthier foods and special diets • preparing and cooking food • understanding menus • food and beverage service skills.

Are there any exams?

Assessment throughout the course is continuous in every subject. You are not only assessed on written work but also in practical situations, on your appearance, attitude and teamwork, and technical skills.

What next?

On successful completion of the level 1 diploma you may progress to: • complete levels 2 and 3 of this course, and then on to a foundation degree at the College • work in Europe through the Leonardo Programme • employment in the industry. Level: 1/2 Start date: Sept

Materials fee: £25

Duration: 1 year (each level)

Location: Kings Road

Course code: DIPC

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Hospitality and Event Planning

Hospitality and Tourism Management

If you want to learn how to be successful in the busy and vibrant ever-changing hospitality industry, then join us! Our course will give you the opportunity to develop a whole range of skills, knowledge and expertise to progress in your career. This course has been developed by speaking to employers to identify the skills and knowledge required to be a supervisor within the hospitality sector.

With your flair for organising events, meeting people and logistics management, you can use our course as a stepping-stone to a more senior level or to further study. We will expand and improve your planning, managing and organising skills, encourage you to be innovative and creative, show you how to carefully gauge client requirements, get an in-depth understanding into the industry, and to cultivate good contacts.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

Foundation Degree (awarded by Plymouth University)

Diploma

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve? Units studied include: • food and beverage operations • Asian/European cuisine • kitchen/food service organisation • themed event planning • business enterprise/operations • healthy eating • human resources.

120 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

In addition, you can study the following optional courses: • food safety • personal licence • professional bartender’s certificate • barista. Planned work experience in industry settings is part of your course and you are encouraged to hold a relevant part-time job.

Are there any exams?

Assessment throughout the course is continuous in every subject. You are not only assessed on written work but also in practical situations, on your appearance, attitude and teamwork, and technical skills. Some units are externally assessed.

Subjects you will study include: • restaurant operations • purchasing, costing and finance • accommodation and front office • marketing • international tourism • leadership and management • managing events, people and the environment.

Are there any exams?

Assessment includes projects, presentations, comparative study following work shadowing exercises, group events and reflective accounts. Some modules have in-class tests.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Hospitality Management degree, or the BA (Hons) Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management degree at Plymouth University • top-up degrees at a range of universities or colleges • a wide range of careers within the hospitality industry to management level.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the Foundation Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management at the College • a wide range of careers in the catering and hospitality industry. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: DHS

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF2450/UX2450

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Performing Arts, Media and Music It takes a lot of hard work and tons of dedication to make a career in this glamorous industry. You know all this … and yet, you are still gripped by the determination to be the next big Hollywood superstar, a top BBC reporter, a well-known face on TV, number one in the charts or join the army of supporting backstage crew, producers, directors and technical wizards that work behind the scenes. To give yourself the best chance at succeeding in the business take a look at our performing arts, media, production and music courses that have been designed to help you make the most of your raw talent and passion.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? The Plymouth Institute for Production, Performance & Arts (PIPPA) brings the College’s creative industries courses together with a recognisable brand. It aims to provide the best possible training, with the best range of facilities in the South West. PIPPA houses professional drama and dance studios complete with full light rigging and stage props, music practice suites, media equipment, recording studios and IT suites. At our dBs Music venue in the city centre, there is a ‘real’ live music venue, 16 recording studios, three live rooms, two Mac suites, two lecture theatres and 17 studio pods. We have a full programme of professionally organised events for you to get your teeth into. The learning activities delivered within our courses are based on industry focused scenarios and offer you the chance to get involved with performances, shows and events both in and outside of the College.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

These include: • • • •

performance skills determination and reliability good communication skills self-discipline and self-motivation.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Actor Advertising executive Camera operator Choreographer Composer for film, TV and media Dancer Director Journalist Marketing/public relations officer Music producer Musician Photographer Singer Sound and lighting engineers Sound and lighting designers Stage manager Television/radio presenter

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Employer Endorsement

“As one of the first employers in the city to embrace City College Plymouth’s Employer Endorsement Scheme, The Herald has been delighted to have been able to work closely with the College’s media studies students. This partnership approach provides students with a real insight into the cut and thrust world of journalism, through seminars and work placement opportunities, and helps prepare them for the real world of work from the moment they start the course.” Bill Martin, Editor The Herald

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Creative Sound Engineering and Music Technology Certificate

Creative Sound Engineering and Music Technology Diploma

Dance Certificate

Dance Diploma

Live Events Production Certificate

Live Events Production Diploma

Media Certificate

Media Diploma

Music Certificate

Music Diploma

Performing Arts Certificate

Performing Arts Diploma

Audio and Music Production Foundation Degree Live Sound Foundation Degree

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Performing Arts, Media and Music

Creative Sound Engineering and Music Technology Certificate/Diploma

Want to work in the music/sound industries? Our modular course will give you a fascinating insight into the artistic and technical side of music production, sound engineering, and music/sound for film and live events. You’ll be encouraged to explore your creativity in our modern studio complex, dBs Music. You will be coached by tutors who have worked with the biggest names in the business such as Queen, Bjork, Led Zeppelin, Radio Head and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This two year programme is made up of several qualifications taught in bite-sized chunks. This means that you will gain qualifications as you progress rather than just at the end.

What do I need to get on the course?

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Typically, you will need four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) for the level 2 course, four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) for the level 3 course. However, other qualifications and skills will be considered at interview. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The course aims to give you an insight into different areas of sound engineering and music technology, from studio production and live sound through to sound and music, to film and television. You will learn how to use start-of-the-art equipment that can be found in today’s audio industries, from microphones and mixing desks through to samplers and software. The second year involves a more in-depth exploration of equipment, skills and techniques encouraging your own creativity and ways of working.

Are there any exams?

The course has continuous assessment, including projects and examinations. Functional skills will also be assessed.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • foundation degrees in live sound or audio and music production at the College • an honours degree in a related subject • employment in the industry. Level: 2/3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: DBS3

Materials fee: £0 Location: dBs Music

Dance

Certificate/Diploma This course is designed for students who have a passionate interest in dance and movement. It will allow you to develop your existing skills and learn new ones. The College’s vibrant arts, media and production department has a full programme of professionally directed events that you will be involved in as a performer. This two year course is made up of bite-sized chunks that each give you a recognised qualification.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) for the level 2 course, four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) for the level 3 course. You will need to complete a compulsory audition. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

You will study a range of subjects including: • ballet • contemporary dance • jazz dance • tap dance • world dance • street dance • being a fit and healthy performer.

Are there any exams?

There are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout each stage. This will include projects, ongoing work, practice routines, tests and evaluation. Functional skills will also be assessed.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a foundation degree in dance or a BA (Hons) degree in dance • a higher diploma at a recognised dance school • employment in the industry. Level: 2/3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: DAN1

Materials fee: £25 Location: Goschen


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Live Events Production Certificate/Diploma

The course is designed specifically for the next generation of creative, managerial and technical personnel interested in working in theatre, corporate, conference, music and live events or anything inbetween. The programme aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for employment, higher education or other avenues of progression. We are fully committed to providing you with a first class education and industry relevant experience. This two year programme is made up of bite-sized chunks that each give you a recognised qualification.

Are there any exams?

There are no exams. You will be continually assessed throughout each stage. This will include projects, ongoing work, practice routines, tests and evaluation. Functional skills will also be assessed.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a foundation degree in live sound at the College • a foundation degree or BA (Hons) degree in event production or event management • a higher diploma at a recognised drama school • employment in the industry.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) for the level 2 course, four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) for the level 3 course. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

You will study a range of subjects including: • lighting design • sound design • visual imagery for production • event management • front of house operations • stage management • technical operation • set construction • career management.

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Media

Music

This course is a fascinating introduction to the world of media. It will recognise your existing skills and interests and build upon them. Whether you are a budding film producer, radio DJ, photographer or designer, this course is a fantastic start with excellent progression opportunities to a level 3 course.

If you are interested in playing in a band, composing, arranging or producing, or if your interest is in promotion, management or music distribution - then this course is for you. We aim to provide you with the flexibility and skills needed for success in the music industry. This programme is made up of several qualifications taught in bite-sized chunks.

Certificate

Certificate/Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

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In addition to learning within a cutting edge, buzzing environment, you will: • be taught by industry experienced staff • benefit from links with all local media providers such as the BBC, Radio Plymouth and The Herald • use state-of-the-art equipment • get fantastic opportunities to display your work in and outside College.

Are there any exams?

All units are internally assessed and externally moderated. Functional skills will also be assessed.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the Extended National Diploma in Media at the College • other level 3 qualifications at the College • employment in junior media positions. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: OCM

Materials fee: £25

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) for the level 2 course, four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) for the level 3 course. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

You will have the opportunity to develop your instrumental or vocal skills in practical sessions led by our industry-experienced pro musicians. Performances are key to this course and you will be given many opportunities to play at a range of local music venues and festivals in front of real audiences. During the course you will gain knowledge and expertise in subjects such as: • performance - session styles, techniques, improvising, ensemble work, event organisation • composing, arranging and songwriting • listening skills, theory and harmony • Pro-Tools for recording, sampling, sequencing and composing • music in society and world music.

Are there any exams?

Assessment includes practical and written work, recordings, notation, sight reading, presentations, research, participation in discussions, tests, interviews and portfolios. However, functional skills assessment is both ongoing and exam-based.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • foundation degrees in live sound or audio and music production at the College • a degree or HND in music • employment or freelance work in a wide range of areas of the music industry or related vocational area.

Location: Goschen Level: 2/3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: MUS

Materials fee: £25 Location: Goschen


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Performing Arts Certificate/Diploma

Moving on up

“ This course allows me to do what I love everyday, and learn at the same time. The course is very challenging - physically and mentally, but the fun is working with your classmates to overcome obstacles. I love the feeling of independence I received when I joined the College, especially because you are treated like an adult.” Carl Maloney

You will have the opportunity to develop your practice as an individual and as a member of a performance ensemble. You will be involved right from the start in an in-depth study of the performing arts in which the practical side is strongly linked to the theory. The units that you study on the course all lead to performances - some of these will be large scale public performances (indoors and outdoors). We aim to identify and develop your existing talents, introduce you to new ones and provide you with the information and skills you will need for success in this demanding and exciting industry. This programme is made up of several qualifications taught in bite sized chunks. This means that you will gain qualifications as you progress rather than just at the end.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths) for the level 2 course, four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths) for the level 3 course. You may need to attend a workshop audition. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

You will gain knowledge and expertise in units such as: • acting • singing and voice • improvisation • devising • classical theatre performance • mask • historical context of performance • performing arts business.

Are there any exams?

You will be continually assessed throughout each stage of the course. This assessment will take the form of performance projects, portfolios, ongoing work and evaluation.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a foundation or BA (Hons) degree in a performing arts related subject at a range of universities • a performance course at drama school. Level: 2/3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: DRA1

Materials fee: £25 Location: Goschen

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Media Diploma

This course is an exciting blend of practical and theoretical study. On a typical day, our students might be storyboarding an animation in the morning, hosting their own radio show at midday, and, after a brief meeting about their latest video project, will be taking photographs for their DVD cover, or filming their latest blockbuster in the afternoon.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

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This exciting course gives you practical training and an in-depth insight into the professional world of video, audio and print production. You will study many areas of media including: • video production • television • radio production (music and talk-based) • journalism • design • animation • photography.

In addition, you will: • learn from industry experienced staff • benefit from links with all local media providers such as the BBC, Radio Plymouth and The Herald • use cutting-edge equipment • get fantastic opportunities to display your work in and outside College.

Are there any exams?

All units are internally assessed and externally moderated.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a degree or HND in a media related subject • employment at entry level in the media industry. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: MED1

Materials fee: £25 Location: Goschen


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Audio and Music Production

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University)

Based at dBs Music’s multi-million pound recording complex in the city centre of Plymouth, this course focuses on the technical and creative skills required to become a successful music producer and sound engineer. Alongside the main qualification, you will also work towards gaining industry recognised Pro-Tools certification, giving you a competitive edge in the employment market.

What do I need to get on the course?

180 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The following modules are covered: • critical listening • principles of sound • music and the entrepreneur • audio recording techniques • creative music production • acoustics and the recording environment • analogue recording methods • sampling and sound synthesis • audio and music production.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the first year of the BA (Hons) in Sound and Music Production degree at Plymouth University • the second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities • work at entry level as a member of an audio production team.

Live Sound

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University) If you are determined to make it to the top in this profession then our course will train you to support your career aspirations. With practical sessions to back up the theory, you will learn the skills required for live sound mixing, setting up and operating sound systems and live recording typical of those found in any contemporary professional live sound environment. You will be taught by some of the ‘best’ in the business! Our tutors have worked with Radio Head, Kasabian and on Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage, to name but a few.

What do I need to get on the course?

180 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

The following modules are covered: • sound sources and mixing technology • acoustics and sound • audio production: crossovers, amplifiers and loudspeakers • sound optimisation • analogue live sound production • digital live sound: principles and operation • live sound sector • digital live sound production.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework, in-class tests and examinations.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the second or final year of an honours degree in a related subject at a range of universities • work at entry level as a member of an audio production team.

Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: MPF

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Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: LSF

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Preparation for Life and Work It’s not always easy to follow the usual route through school, college and into work. Sometimes there are hitches, problems and obstacles that seem insurmountable at the time. It may be that you have a disability or a learning difficulty that has not made getting into education or work as easy as it might otherwise have been. We appreciate this and so have created our preparation for life and work courses to fill in the gaps in your knowledge so you will have confidence in your abilities. These inclusive courses ensure you have English, maths and ICT skills alongside improved confidence and motivation, and support you into further education, Apprenticeships and work. We’ve seen many of our students blossom while they are studying on these courses, and go on to achieve their full potential. All our students get the chance to work towards nationally recognised qualifications to build up their CVs. 8585

These courses include: English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

This is a varied course for 16 to 19 year olds who are asylum seekers, refugees and children of migrants.

Jumpstart Programme

Jumpstart aims to support young people in their final year/years of compulsory education.

NEET Engagement Programme (NEP)

NEP is a new programme targeting those who are not in education, employment or training. It enables young people to progress onto workbased learning programmes, employment, or employment with training.

Personalised Learning Programme (PLP)

This programme aims to help those who are not ready or able to directly enter an Apprenticeship programme, further education or employment. The programme includes personal and social development, vocational training and access to functional skills.

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

This award-winning course will help improve your confidence, problem solving skills and teach you how to work as part of a team whilst, quite probably having the time of your life!

Skills Development Courses

Skills development courses are designed for students who have learning difficulties and/or disabilities and require support with social, independent living and study skills.

Foundation Learning Curriculum (FLC)

FLC is a programme of work to develop a more focused approach to courses at entry level and level 1 for students aged 14 and over. A range of pathways provides you with clear progression opportunities towards level 2 courses, or to other positive destinations such as employment. Each pathway will be made up of a menu of entry and level 1 qualifications and will contain three main areas of work; vocational skills, functional skills and personal and social development. The pathways fall into four main categories: • progression to level 2, so that you are ready to access a full level 2 qualification on completing the pathway (this is the level of skill considered as a foundation for employability and lifelong learning) • progression to a preApprenticeship, so that you are ready to access Apprenticeships • progression for 14 to 16 year olds from entry level to access a level 1 diploma, GCSEs or other further study • progression to independent living and, where appropriate, the provision of a platform for employability or supported employment. For more information about the Foundation Learning Curriculum call 01752 305300.


English for Speakers of Other Languages 16 - 19 Foundation

This course is for young people who want to improve their English to get ready for work in the UK, an Apprenticeship, or a further college course.

What do I need to get on the course? Be aged 16 to 18 and want to learn English.

What does the course involve?

The course includes a core programme of English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), with maths, IT, employability skills and personal social development.

Are there any exams?

Both portfolio assessment and exams are used.

For more information about the ESOL course call 01752 305300. Level: E Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: ESFT

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

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Jumpstart Programme Jumpstart is a programme to support young people in their final year/years of compulsory education. The programme aims to help you feel good about your education so that you can fulfil your learning potential, now and in the future. As well as improving your maths, English and IT skills you will have the opportunity to try vocational subjects such as hairdressing, beauty therapy, woodwork, painting and decorating, business studies and automotive.

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must be referred by your school and show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What can Jumpstart offer me? • • • • • • •

Team building activities/projects. Citizenship activities. Working skills/interview techniques. Community-based projects. Talks and visits from/to local employers. City & Guilds Profile of Achievement Award. S  hort courses including first aid and health and safety.

To find out more call 01752 251866.

Start date: Roll on, roll off Duration: Roll on, roll off Course code: JUMP

Level: E/1 Materials fee: £0 Location: Learning Warehouse

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NEET Engagement Programme (NEP)

Personalised Learning Programme (PLP)

Didn’t enjoy school? Want to try something very different? This course is designed to give you parttime access to similar qualifications available on the Personalised Learning Programme, but without the commitment of attending College full-time.

Are you looking for help to find a job or gain the skills/ confidence to help you move onto further education or an Apprenticeship? Then this is the ideal course for you.

What do I need to get on the programme?

• Y  ou must be aged 16-27 (subject to funding eligibility). • You must NOT already be employed. • Y  ou must not already be engaged in any other training.

What can the programme offer me?

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• Nationally recognised qualifications. • Hands-on practical work experience with local employers. • Work trials with a local employer leading to employment/Apprenticeships. • Tasters in training workshops - automotive, engineering, hairdressing, and many more sectors. • Access to youth action/voluntary working on local community projects around the city. • Confidence building/motivation/team building/ problem solving. • Outward bound activities - caving, abseiling, canoeing. • F  unctional skills - English, maths and computer skills. • Employability skills such as interview techniques and CV design. • A personally tailored curriculum which can include parenting and childcare qualifications. • Information, advice and guidance on training and employment opportunities. • … and much, much more!

What next?

The NEET Engagement Programme enables you to progress onto: • work-based learning, for example an Apprenticeship • employment or employment with training • further education courses • the Personalised Learning Programme or Prince’s Trust Team.

To find out more call 01752 251866.

Start date: Roll on, roll off Duration: Roll on, roll off Course code: IPS

Level: E/1/2 Materials fee: £0 Location: Learning Warehouse

What do I need to get on the programme? • Y  ou must be aged 16-18 (subject to funding eligibility). • You must NOT already be employed.

What can the programme offer me?

• Nationally recognised qualifications. • Hands-on practical work experience with local employers. • Work trials with a local employer leading to employment/Apprenticeships. • Tasters in training workshops - automotive, engineering, hairdressing, and many more sectors. • Access to youth action/voluntary working on local community projects around the city. • Confidence building/motivation/team building/ problem solving. • Outward bound activities - caving, abseiling, canoeing. • Functional skills - English, maths and computer skills. • Employability skills such as interview techniques and CV design. • Information, advice and guidance on training and employment opportunities. • … and much, much more!

What next?

The Personalised Learning Programme enables you to progress onto: • work-based learning, for example an Apprenticeship • employment or employment with training • further education courses.

To find out more call 01752 251866.

Start date: Roll on, roll off Duration: Roll on, roll off Course code: IPS

Level: E/1 Materials fee: £0 Location: Learning Warehouse


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Prince’s Trust Team Programme If you’re unemployed, unsure of your future and want to do something different and exciting, then our Prince’s Trust Team Programme might be just what you need. This course will help to improve your confidence, problem solving skills and teach you how to work as part of a team. Prince’s Trust Team will enhance your individual skills and make you more employable.

What do I need to get on the programme?

The programme is for UK residents aged 16-25* who are unemployed. It’s free and will not affect your Jobseeker’s Allowance. It’s ideal for you if your lack of confidence or qualifications have previously held you back.

What can the programme offer me?

You will, among other things: • develop practical skills, which will help you in life and in a job • enjoy an action packed week away from home • benefit from two weeks work experience • b  e given career advice and help with your job search • achieve nationally recognised qualifications • have an amazing time! *Subject to government funding criteria. Level: E Start date: Various Duration: 12 weeks Course code: SDF/SDG

Materials fee: £0 Location: Learning Warehouse

Moving on up

“I finished the Prince’s Trust Programme and moved on to the Personalised Learning Programme (PLP), and I’ve really enjoyed both. My skills in maths and English have significantly improved, as well as my self-confidence. The Work-based Learning department is a great learning environment and the staff really encourage you to progress and develop yourself. After I’ve finished PLP I want to do a catering course.” Joanne Turner

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Skills Development Developing Skills for Independent Living and Supported Work

Skills Development Skills for Independence

The course is for young people with moderate/severe learning difficulties/disabilities who need to learn within a supported environment, and who want to develop their skills in independent living and preparation for adult life. The course is an individual learning plan led in conjunction with foundation learning. Support facilitates full inclusion, where possible.

If you have a learning disability and want to become more independent, this can be a big challenge. This course will give you the opportunity to learn the skills and confidence necessary to become more independent in all aspects of life, home, college, community and work. We will help you to develop your own personal learning plan to specifically target the skills you want to learn/improve.

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however an interview will assess your suitability for the course.

What does the course involve?

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The course includes: • functional skills • work skills/work placement (where appropriate) • vocational tasters • personal development/residential • independent living skills • keeping fit and healthy • using community facilities. You will have the opportunity to study the following qualifications: • Skills for Independent Living and Work - NOCN • Personal Progress Award - ASDAN • Duke of Edinburgh Award • Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge.

Are there any exams?

You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications through ongoing assessment.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to other skills development courses or vocational training appropriate to individual needs. Level: E Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: SDF/SDG

Materials fee: £25

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include: • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions • the ability to communicate with others appropriately • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course. You will be required to attend an informal interview.

What does the course involve?

The course includes: • functional skills • vocational options, independent living skills and leisure skills • personal development and presentation skills • vocational certificates • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests eg Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh Award • independent travel training where appropriate • supported work placement • Skills for Working Life - NOCN.

Are there any exams?

You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications through ongoing assessment.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • other College courses at level 1 • take up a training place or find employment. Level: E

Location: Kings Road Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: SDH1

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road


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Skills Development Transition to Further Education

Skills Development Vocational Access

This is a full-time course for students with mild/ moderate learning difficulties/disabilities or those who need additional help to become more confident. You may use the course to gain an insight into College life and to help you decide future options. You will have individual learning plans, a personal tutor and learning support as necessary.

If you have a learning disability and want to get a job, finding the right path can be a daunting prospect. We will help you to find out your strengths, discover the areas of work that are best suited to you and help you to gain confidence in all aspects of working life, from application to workplace. We will help you to develop your own personal learning plan to enable you to achieve your personal goals.

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include: • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions • the ability to communicate with others appropriately • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course. You will be required to attend an informal interview.

What does the course involve?

You will have the opportunity to develop your educational and vocational skills and your self confidence. You’ll also have the opportunity to take part in a personal development programme (this may include Duke of Edinburgh Award and/or Ten Tors). The course will include: • functional skills • work skills and work placement • personal development • Step Up Progression Certificate/Diploma - NOCN • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests.

Are there any exams?

You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. Your achievement will be recorded in a progress file. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications, if appropriate.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • other College courses at level 1 • take up a training place or find employment. Level: E Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: SDH2

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no formal entry requirements but desirable skills include: • the ability to read and recognise key words, phrases and basic numerical skills • the ability to understand and put into action verbal instructions • the ability to communicate with others appropriately • a willingness to participate in all parts of the course. You will be required to attend an informal interview.

What does the course involve?

The course includes: • functional skills • vocational options, work skills and work placement • personal development and presentation skills • vocational certificates eg Certificate in Food Safety • Step Up Progression Certificate/Diploma - NOCN • the opportunity to follow individual learning interests eg Ten Tors/Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Are there any exams?

You will have regular one-to-one tutorials throughout the course, during which your progress will be checked and your individual learning plan reviewed. You will have the opportunity to achieve recognised qualifications through ongoing assessments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • other College courses at level 1 • take up a training place or find employment. Level: E/1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: SDH3

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

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Public Services

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In the UK there are many uniformed and non-uniformed public services. All of these require highly motivated and disciplined individuals to meet the vigorous demands of the government departments they represent.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

Why choose City College Plymouth? Our very popular public service courses are taught by highly skilled and qualified staff, most of whom have a public service background. Due to the College’s convenient location, we have access to a wide range of teaching environments, including Dartmoor, coastal and water locations and various sporting venues around Plymouth.

These include:

We will support you in gaining an insight into the various public services and help you develop your skills. We will also challenge you, not only in the classroom but also in outdoor environments. While you get a good intellectual grounding in the knowledge you need, you will also develop your natural talents and traits in team building adventure activities and competitive sports. When you take up your new career you will be physically and mentally robust to tackle its demands.

Uniformed Public Services: • Ambulance • Police • Fire • HM Prison • Royal Air Force • Royal Navy/Royal Marines • Army • Customs and Excise.

In addition, we have excellent mutual links with local public services providing guest speakers and off-site trips.

Life after College “ I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course as

it’s allowed me to learn about the public services through a mix of lectures and lots of other activities, such as watersports and caving. We have also worked with the Royal Marines and the British Army. The whole experience has really helped me to develop as an individual.” Guy Tindall-Jones

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physical fitness and stamina good communication skills discipline and self-motivation good time keeping skills a ‘can-do’ attitude.

What jobs are available?

Non-Uniformed Public Services: • Probation Service • Social Services • Education • Health Services • Local Council • Environment Agencies • Voluntary Sector Agencies.


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Employer Endorsement

“ We have worked closely with City College Plymouth in order to benefit the wider community and are particularly pleased to have worked with the public services team. Students who successfully undertake public services courses at the College gain not only academic qualifications, but the opportunity to develop their leadership and team building skills. These skills are highly regarded by us and set City College Plymouth students apart from others.� Andy Bickley, Chief Superintendent Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Public Services Diploma

Public Services Diploma

Public Services Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

Public Services Foundation Degree

Employment

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Public Services

Do you want a career in the armed forces or emergency services? If so, this course offers you the opportunity to develop the skills you need to help you achieve your career goals. During the course there will be an introduction to each of the public services, their role and selection procedures. This will include an appropriate number of visits and visiting speakers which will enable you to work closely with both the armed forces and emergency services. The whole course is underpinned by a programme of sport and fitness training including Dartmoor expeditions, camping, rock-climbing and abseiling.

Want to know what it’s like in the police force? Or how you go about getting a job as a fireman? Or what careers might suit you in the civil service? On our course you will be given a working insight into each of the major aspects of public services life and a chance to look behind the scenes before you decide on your chosen career. The course aims to provide an environment in which the potential public service employee can mature and develop attitudes and an approach to life appropriate for the career of your choice. The whole course is underpinned by a programme of sport and fitness training including Dartmoor expeditions, camping, rock-climbing and abseiling.

Diploma

Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

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What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

Additional activities include: • A  rmy - look at ‘army life’ and visit the Royal Marine Commando Training Centre at Lympstone • water-based activities.

Additional activities include: • a look at life with the Army and visit the Royal Marines Commando training centre at Lympstone, the Imperial War Museum, and the Houses of Parliament • water-based activities.

The course includes the following study areas: • introduction to expedition skills • public service incidents • improving health and fitness • public service careers • planning and participating in an event • practical teamwork in the public service • map reading • introduction to security work in the public services.

Are there any exams?

The course will be assessed internally by coursework and practical assessment.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • employment in the armed forces, the leisure industry or in other areas pending the application to a public service eg police, fire and rescue etc • a level 2 course offered at the College.

The course includes the following study areas: • improving health and fitness • employment in the non-uniformed public services • crime and its effects on society • community and cultural awareness • career planning for the public services • land navigation by map and compass • public service skills.

Are there any exams?

The course will be assessed internally by coursework and practical assessments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • employment in the armed forces, the leisure industry or in other areas pending the application to a public service eg police, fire and rescue etc • a level 3 course offered at the College.

Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: IPS

Materials fee: £115 Location: Kings Road

Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: FPS1

Materials fee: £115 Location: Kings Road


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Public Services

Public Services

If you’ve decided on a career in the armed forces or emergency services this is the course for you. It involves a variety of both physical and academic units which are extremely challenging but also enjoyable, and most importantly enables you to gain an insight into the work of the public services. The course is underpinned by a programme of sport and fitness training including a range of adventurous activities, all of which are approached with a view to developing leadership skills.

Do you have a passion for and a commitment to public service and its improvement? Our foundation degree offers you the chance to broaden your knowledge and fine tune your skills to strive for a top career in the public sector whether you want to work in the police force, local government or join the armed forces. Our foundation degree provides an understanding of the role and practice of the public services in the world today.

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

Foundation Degree, FdA (awarded by Plymouth University)

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

120 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

What does the course involve?

This course is broken down into two separate qualifications - the subsidiary diploma and the extended diploma. Successful completion of the subsidiary diploma (year one) will enable you to progress to the extended diploma (year two). Subject areas include: • government, policies and the public services • leadership and teamwork in the public services • physical preparation, health and lifestyle • skills for water-based, outdoor and adventurous activities • citizenship, diversity and the public services. Additional activities include: • water-based activities (kayaking and rowing) • a look at life with the Army - Royal Marine Commando Training Centre Lympstone • gym instructing course.

Are there any exams?

The course will be assessed internally by coursework and practical assessment.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a foundation degree course offered at the College • an honours degree course at a range of universities • employment in the Armed Forces, the leisure industry or in other areas pending the application to a public service eg police, fire and rescue etc. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: NPS1

Materials fee: £115 Location: Kings Road

Topics covered include: • working in groups • political economy • diversity • applied psychology • public sector decision making • research skills • personnel and professional skills development • introduction to social policy. You will also undertake a range of outdoor adventure training activities.

Are there any exams?

The course is assessed on a continuous basis through a range of assessment criteria including presentations, essays and in-class tasks.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the one-year top-up BSc (Hons) Public Services degree at Plymouth University • employment in one of the public services, particularly with the police force. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF2443

Materials fee: £0 Location: Kings Road

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Science

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Studying science can help you to distinguish between fact and fiction, so you can make informed decisions about the world you live in. If you study science you will be part of building on that progress and making a better future.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

Whether you want to work as a forensic scientist, a science teacher, a clinical researcher or just learn the science behind beating your opponent at tennis, we will show you how to question, investigate, report and communicate your findings.

These include:

Why choose City College Plymouth? Through our courses we will help you train your natural curiosity and inquiring mind to seek out answers about the world around you. You will learn the scientific methods and principles that, combined with good practice, will support your investigations. If you decide to take up a career in a scientific field, you will also find that you get plenty of opportunities to travel, be it for collaborations, conferences or work abroad.

Moving on up “ I really enjoyed the applied science course because the lecturers were really friendly and always ready to give extra help. The facilities were great and the range of topics covered was vast. I am now going on to study forensic science at the College, putting my diploma to good use.” ? ? Gareth

Alldritt

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attention to detail good communication skills investigative skills the ability to use your own initiative.

What jobs are available? • • • • •

Environmental scientist Forensic scientist Lab technician Nurse Teacher

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • •

Devon and Cornwall Police Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust schools and colleges South West Water.


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Employer Endorsement

“ City College Plymouth ensures that students studying its science-based qualifications gain an excellent understanding of the subject. This makes them ready for a range of careers, including those within environmental science, or as forensic scientists and laboratory technicians.� Andy Bickley, Chief Superintendent Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

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Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Applied Science First Diploma

Forensic Science Diploma

Forensic Science Foundation Degree

Medical Science Diploma

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Applied Science

Forensic Science

Can you think of anything more important than understanding the world we live in and how it works? Science informs how we live our lives - what we eat, how healthy we are, and how we work. Science affects virtually every aspect of our lives and you can discover how on our science course. You will get the chance to study a wide variety of subjects, whether you want to study science for sheer curiosity or as a means of answering the countless questions you have.

Forensic science is a fascinating blend of theoretical science applied to the criminal mind and crime scenes. For someone with an inquiring mind and an eagerness to learn it’s a compelling subject. Our course will give you a thorough grounding in the scientific techniques and methods used by those whose workplaces are at scenes of crime, in the laboratory and testifying in court.

Diploma

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English, maths and science). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

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Mandatory: • chemistry and our earth • energy and our universe • biology and our environment. Optional: • applications of chemical substances • applications of physical science • health application of life sciences • the living body • investigating a crime scene • science in medicine.

Are there any exams?

Your assessment will include coursework, practical assignments and vocational integrated assignments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • higher levels of study such as a national diploma in forensic science or medical science at the College • employment in a scientific career. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: FDS

Materials fee: £20

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English, maths and science). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The subsidiary diploma consists of the following units: • fundamentals of science • working in the science industry • scientific practical techniques • using mathematical calculations for science • using statistics in science • forensic evidence collection and analysis • criminal psychology. The extended diploma consists of the following units: • physiology of human body systems • chemical laboratory and microbiological techniques • criminal investigation procedures/practice • scientific investigations • perceptions of science • genetics and genetic engineering • practical chemical analysis • criminology • applications of forensic psychology • forensic science informatics.

Are there any exams?

Your assessment will include written assignments and practical assignments, which will be vocationally-based.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a foundation degree in forensic science or public services at the College • a wide range of careers in the forensic science service, regional government and the police. Level: 3

Location: Goschen Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: NAF

Materials fee: £20 Location: Goschen


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Medical Science

Forensic Science

If you have always imagined you would enjoy a career in the realm of medical sciences then take a look at our course. This practical and work-based programme introduces you to a wide range of topics in the biological and medical sciences, as well as specialist subjects such as human physiology and genetic engineering.

Forensic science is one of the most fascinating areas of applied science - the use of scientific procedures to produce evidence in a court of law. This course provides knowledge and skills appropriate to an increasingly important area of science. It covers the major scientific disciplines involved in the investigation of crime.

What do I need to get on the course?

What do I need to get on the course?

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University)

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English, maths and science). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The subsidiary diploma consists of the following units: • fundamentals of science • working in the science industry • scientific practical techniques • using mathematic calculations for science • using statistics in science • physiology of human body systems • biochemistry and biochemical techniques. The extended diploma consists of the following units: • biomedical science techniques • chemical laboratory techniques • medical instrumentation • scientific investigations • physiology of human regulation and reproduction • microbiological and medical physics techniques • genetics and genetic engineering • practical chemical analysis • clinical psychology • diseases and infections.

Are there any exams?

Your assessment will include written assignments and practical assignments, which will be vocationally-based.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the Forensic Science Foundation Degree at the College • other degree-level courses at a range of universities • employment in hospitals, research laboratories or in the chemical industry.

120 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

Subject areas include: • managing a crime scene • collection of forensic evidence • laboratory investigation of forensic evidence • scientific principles involved in forensic science • criminology • forensic psychology • inorganic, organic and biochemistry • English criminal law • legal aspects associated with forensic science work • forensic scientist as an expert witness in a court of law.

Are there any exams?

Assessment will be through a variety of assignments which involve both practical and written projects. The emphasis will be on practical development supported by portfolios. There are two examinations at stage 2.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the second year of the BSc (Hons) Analytical Chemistry degree at Plymouth University • the second or third year of the BSc (Hons) Forensic Science degree at a range of universities • a wide range of careers such as scene of crime investigation, laboratory forensic science and other scientific support services. Level: 5 Start date: Sept

Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1/2 years Course code: NAM

Materials fee: £20 Location: Goschen

Duration: 2 years Course code: UF3372

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Sport and Leisure Do you want to be a gym instructor or personal trainer, a specialist sports coach, sports therapist or sport development officer, lifeguard, PE teacher or a TV sports commentator, or perhaps be involved in organising huge national events such as the Olympics or the London Marathon?

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

If you enjoy being physically active and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, then these are just some of the exciting career options on offer when you train for a career in the sports and leisure industry.

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If your particular sporting passion is football then at our Football Development Centre you will be able to combine your studies with your love of the fabulous game.

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Why choose City College Plymouth? The College can help you develop your skills to promote the active health and well being of the community, whatever their age, through exercise, fitness and sport.

These include:

physical fitness self-motivation and discipline team work leadership good communication skills.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • • •

Gym/fitness instructor Leisure centre manager Lifeguard Outdoor pursuits co-ordinator Physical education teacher Sports coach Sports scientist Sports therapist Sports development officer

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • •

Brickfields Holiday Inn Nuffield Health Macaulay’s The Devonshire Health and Leisure Centre • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.


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Employer Endorsement

“ The sport and leisure industry requires people who not only have excellent professional qualifications but also high levels of enthusiasm, commitment and motivation. City College Plymouth works hard to ensure that its students gain not just academic awards but great employability skills, which really add value to employers.� David Greenwood, Contracts Manager Everyone Active

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Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

University Level (5)

Sport and Active Leisure Diploma

Sport (Exercise and Fitness) Diploma

Sport Subsidiary/ Extended Diploma

Sports Therapy Foundation Degree Strength, Conditioning and Sports Coaching Foundation Degree

Employment

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Sport and Active Leisure

Diploma

Sport and leisure is a big industry and year after year it provides work for more than 600,000 people, and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games are still to come - impressive! Feel inspired? If you have an interest in the sport and leisure industry and need to improve your knowledge to gain a career in this industry, then our foundation learning award could be for you. It will give you a comprehensive overview of the sport and leisure industry and put you on the right track to becoming employable. Whatever sport you are interested in and whatever level you have achieved there will be a career opportunity for you.

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve? 101

Units studied include: • working in sport and leisure • the healthy body • issues in sport and leisure • taking part in sport • personal effectiveness • social responsibility at work • sport and leisure events.

There is also the opportunity to take additional qualifications such as: • functional skills • NCFE in Sport and Exercise Studies • NOCN awards in Indoor Team Games and Participating in Leisure Activities.

Are there any exams?

The course is assessed on a continuous basis with written coursework and practical assessments.

Sport (Exercise and Fitness) Diploma

Sport is a diverse and dynamic industry, and with exercise and fitness high on the national agenda, and the impending Olympics on the world stage at the moment, there has never been a better time to get involved in these exciting careers. The course introduces you to the exciting world of the sport and leisure industry and provides you with a great opportunity to progress to a more advanced sports course.

What do I need to get on the course? Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

Units studied include: • fitness testing and training • anatomy and physiology for sport • practical sport • instructing exercise and fitness • development of personal fitness • planning and leading sporting activities • effects of exercise on the body systems. Additional qualifications you can achieve include: • Introductory Certificate in Exercise and Fitness Instructing - CYQ • Junior Sports Leadership Award • Nutrition Awards - OCN.

Are there any exams?

The course is assessed on a continuous basis with written coursework, exams and practical assessments.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the level 3 course in sport at the College • employment within the sports industry.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 2 Diploma in Sport at the College, or employment within the sports industry.

Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year

Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: DSL

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

Course code: DSE

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road


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Sport

Subsidiary/Extended Diploma If you want to establish your strengths, weaknesses and preferences in sport, and discover a variety of new experiences and challenges, then these courses are for you. If you wish to pursue a career within the sports industry, or hope to progress on to university, you will benefit from the range of subjects studied and additional qualifications on offer.

Extended diploma units include: • sports nutrition • practical individual games • instructing physical activity and exercise • sport coaching/sport massage • outdoor and adventurous activities.

Are there any exams?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

Assessment is via coursework-based assignments. The range of methods used includes written assignments, presentations, in-class assessments, practical tests, portfolio evidence and observations/ witness statements and theory exams.

What does the course involve?

What next?

What do I need to get on the course?

The course is broken down into two separate qualifications - the subsidiary diploma and the extended diploma. Successful completion of the subsidiary diploma (year one) will enable you to progress to the extended diploma (year two). Subsidiary diploma units include: • principles of anatomy and physiology in sport • the physiology of fitness • assessing risk in sport • fitness training and programming • sports development • fitness testing for sport or exercise • practical team sports/leadership in sport.

On successful completion you may progress to: • higher education courses such as a foundation degree in sports massage or strength and conditioning at the College • any sport related degree at university level • additional industry related qualifications • enter into employment. Level: 3 Start date: Sept Duration: 1/2 years Course code: DSP1

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Sports Therapy

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University) Are you patient and sympathetic to people? Are you able to work under pressure? Do you have an optimistic approach to life? You will be using these skills to treat injured sportsmen and women of all ages and levels of sporting ability, both amateur and professional. Our foundation degree, accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, will educate you in the detailed knowledge of injury prevention, practice in assessing injuries, and introduce you to the rehabilitation of various sporting injuries.

What do I need to get on the course?

160 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

What does the course involve?

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The course includes the following modules: • sports massage/sports psychology • human anatomy, biomechanics and kinesiology • safety and sports injuries/health issues • health-related fitness programmes and exercise design • work-based learning and employability • management in the health and fitness industry • nutrition • sports therapy case studies • rehabilitation and reconditioning.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework including practicals, exams and end module tests and practices.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the one year BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness top-up degree at Plymouth University • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree or BSc (Hons) Fitness and Coaching degree at the University College of St Mark & St John • the second or final year of health and fitness degrees at a range of universities • a wide range of careers in the health, fitness and sports therapy industries. Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF2691

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Moving on up

“ It has been a busy time for me at the College as I have been studying for my sport course whilst competing nationally in downhill bike racing. The course has enabled me to improve my performance through fitness, discipline and a more in-depth understanding of sport. Plus, the College has supported me in gaining sponsorship for my sport and encouraged me to succeed!” Jay Williamson


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Strength, Conditioning and Sports Coaching

Foundation Degree, FdSc (awarded by Plymouth University) Make your mark in this highly competitive industry and work to develop athletes so they can achieve elite sport performances. Our foundation degree helps you build impressive knowledge of the latest techniques and training, contemporary conditioning issues, laboratory-based physiological testing and sports nutritional strategies. You will also learn about Olympic weight lifting techniques and appreciate the holistic view of improving sporting performance.

What do I need to get on the course?

160 UCAS tariff points - any combination. See page 10 for alternative entry requirements. You will need to apply for this course through UCAS - see page 112 for details.

Are there any exams?

Modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework including practicals, exams and end module tests.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • the one year BSc (Hons) Health and Fitness top-up degree at Plymouth University • the final year of the BSc (Hons) Strength, Conditioning and Coaching degree at the University College of St Mark & St John (subject to approval) • the second or final year of health and fitness degrees at a range of universities • a wide range of careers in health, fitness and sports therapy industries.

What does the course involve?

The course includes the following modules: • coaching process and practice • sport performance and power concepts • physiological testing of athletes • h  ealth related fitness design and injury prevention models • exercise physiology • structural kinesiology • research skills • contemporary issues of strength and conditioning • performance analysis • sports nutrition • a  dvanced programme design and periodisation models • injury management.

Level: 5 Start date: Sept Duration: 2 years Course code: UF3593

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Travel and Tourism

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If you are passionate about travel and experiencing other cultures, and want to be involved in creating holiday experiences that tomorrow’s tourists will desire, then consider a high-flying career in the travel and tourism industry.

Being a student at the College is not only about achieving academic success, we will also equip you with the work-ready skills so highly valued by employers.

Don’t think that you will be limited to only working for a travel agent or becoming a member of cabin crew, because there are literally hundreds of different jobs within this exciting and ever expanding sector. You could work for airlines, cruise lines, tour operators, rail companies, corporate travel organisations, tourist attractions, hotels and resorts.

These include:

Why choose City College Plymouth? Our courses offer a compelling mix of classroom theory and hands-on practical training. Depending on the course, you may also get the chance to travel overseas to see at first-hand how clients view their holiday experiences. Our amazing mock air cabin provides a realistic working environment for our travel and tourism students. The cabin is used for all types of cabin crew procedures, such as health and safety demonstrations, customer service and first aid. The facility also provides an excellent venue for customer care scenarios and welcome meetings as part of the holiday representative units and qualifications, which are also a major aspect of our courses.

Life after College

“Since completing the travel and tourism course, I have become a member of cabin crew with Ryanair, which the modules I studied fully prepared me for. The lecturers really make sure that you are able to progress into a working environment or into further study.” Brooke Johnston

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good communication skills a good knowledge of geography attention to detail negotiation skills an ability to work as part of a team customer service timekeeping.

What jobs are available? • • • • • • • • •

Air cabin crew Attractions and resort manager Children’s representative Cruise ship entertainer Hotel receptionist In-resort wedding planner Resort representative Tour operator Travel agent

Major employers in Plymouth: • • • • • • •

Brittany Ferries Thomas Cook Thomson holiday shops First Choice holiday shops ferry companies hotels tourist attractions.


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Employer Endorsement

“ Studying travel and tourism at City College Plymouth is a great way to gain the right qualifications in order to join an exciting industry. Courses at the College not only provide classroom theory but real industry insight. Students are able to experience visits to tourism attractions and resorts, employer lectures and a real-life working environment for those seeking a career as cabin crew via the College’s airline training cabin.” Stephen Towers, Resort Director St Mellion International Resort

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Your progression routes with City College Plymouth Foundation Level (1)

Intermediate Level (2)

Advanced Level (3)

Travel and Tourism Diploma

Travel and Tourism Diploma

Travel and Tourism Diploma

Employment

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Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Travel and tourism is one of the world’s fastest growing industries and this course can help you develop the skills needed to become part of this exciting world. The course includes lots of practical areas of study such as customer service, the role of air cabin crew and the role of the overseas representative. There are several visits to assist with the completion of coursework and these include places such as Paignton Zoo, Woodlands and tourist attractions in London. There are also optional visits to either New York or a European destination.

If you are excited about the challenge of crafting holiday experiences for tomorrow’s tourists then our diploma will give you a solid foundation of operational knowledge to support your career ambitions. We will teach you skills that are current, relevant and topical. You can use our course as a springboard to more advanced work-related qualifications or you might just decide to continue your training in your choice of work.

Diploma

Diploma

What do I need to get on the course?

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

What does the course involve? 107

The core units to be studied are: • the UK travel and tourism industry • exploring customer service in travel and tourism • UK travel and tourism destinations.

Are there any exams?

Assessment includes a series of coursework assignment activities for each unit. The work may include individual or group written reports, individually completed worksheets, oral presentations, group or individual projects and facility visit reports.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to the level 2 travel and tourism course offered at the College, or a career in the travel and tourism industry. Level: 1 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: TTD1

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road

What do I need to get on the course?

Four GCSEs at grades D-F (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The core units to be studied are: • the UK travel and tourism sector • understanding customer service in travel and tourism • understanding the nature and effects of world travel. In addition to the core units, eight specialist units are studied including, European holiday destinations, interpersonal skills for holiday reps, exploring airports and airlines, and UK travel agency operations. Additional qualifications you will study include City & Guilds Travel Destinations and the NCFE Award in Resort Representatives. The course also includes a residential visit to London and optional visits to destinations such as Paris or New York. There are also study visits to local attractions such as Woodlands and Paignton Zoo.

Are there any exams?

Assessment comprises a series of coursework assignment activities for each unit. The work may include individual or group written reports, individually completed worksheets, oral presentations, group or individual projects and facility visit reports.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a level 3 course in travel and tourism at the College (subject to grades) • a career in the travel and tourism industry. Level: 2 Start date: Sept Duration: 1 year Course code: TTF

Materials fee: £25 Location: Kings Road


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Travel and Tourism Diploma

A career in travel and tourism can be an exciting and stimulating challenge. Our work-related course means you get opportunities to develop your skills in dealing with realistic situations, activities and demands, right from the start. There is even a life-sized mock aircraft to assist with the completion of the cabin crew qualification! When you successfully complete the course, you will be awarded with not one, but the equivalent of three A levels! You can then choose whether to continue your training in your choice of work sphere or progress to more advanced workrelated qualifications.

Are there any exams?

All units are internally assessed and are set in a vocational context with a wide range of practical as well as written assessment.

What next?

On successful completion you may progress to: • a foundation degree in tourism, hospitality management or business at the College • a BA (Hons) degree at a range of universities • a wide range of careers within the travel and tourism industry.

What do I need to get on the course?

Four to five GCSEs at grades A*-C (including English and maths). See page 10 for alternative entry requirements.

What does the course involve?

The course covers the following subjects: • customer service • marketing and the business of tourism • the work of holiday representatives, travel agents, conference organisers and children’s representatives. The course includes additional qualifications such as cabin crew and worldwide travel geography. You will have the opportunity to go on a residential visit to London and optional visits to local attractions such as Woodlands and Paignton Zoo. You may undertake work experience in Europe as part of the Leonardo Scheme - previous students have worked in Istanbul and Sweden.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment Definitions College means City College Plymouth at Kings Road, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 5QG or any of its College centres, collaborators or subsidiaries which may be set up from time-to-time or successors in title. Course means the Course or programme of study to be undertaken by the Student as identified on the learning agreement form. Fees means all fees owing to the College pursuant to these conditions including without limit all tuition, Course material charges, examination and registration fees. Material Contribution Fee means the fee payable (if any) to the College by the Student to cover the cost of providing particular course materials which are not otherwise included within the Fees. Rules means the Instrument and Articles of Governance, the Student Handbook, and any other rules, policies, procedures and/or regulations set down by the College from time-to-time.

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Sponsor means any employer and/or third party who has agreed with the Student and/or the College to pay the Fees (or part of them). Student means the person whose application for enrolment on the Course is accepted by the College. 1. The Basis of these Conditions The conditions set out below together with the Rules, and applicable learning agreement form, form the entire agreement between the College and the Student in respect of the Course and its provision. Copies of such documentation are available upon request from the College by contacting 01752 305300 or can be viewed at www.cityplym.ac.uk. Any descriptive material including but not limited to information contained in the College’s brochures and/ or prospectuses, advertising material or elsewhere shall not form part of the agreement and shall be treated as approximate and for guidance only unless specifically stated otherwise. 2.

Core Obligations of the College and Student

2.1 Payment of Fees and Material Contribution Fee 2.1.1 All Fees shall be payable in full and in advance and no later than the start of the Course, although the College may at its discretion agree with the Student to accept payment by a specified number of instalments. The Fees shall be charged at the College’s prevailing rate subject to any concessions agreed by the College and available to the Student. The Student shall be responsible for the payment of the Fees even if a Sponsor has agreed to pay the Fees. It is the responsibility of the Student to ensure (where applicable) that the Sponsor pays the Fees. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that a Sponsor fails to pay the fees as may be agreed between the Sponsor and the Student, the Student will remain solely responsible for payment. 2.1.2 Upon the request of the College, the Material Contribution Fee shall be payable in full and in advance no later than the start date of the Course to the College. The Material

Contribution Fee shall be charged at the College’s prevailing rate. The Student shall be responsible for the payment of the Material Contribution Fee even if a Sponsor has agreed to the pay the Material Contribution Fee. It is the responsibility of the Student to ensure (where applicable) that the Sponsor pays the Material Contribution Fee. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that a Sponsor fails to pay the Material Contribution Fee as may be agreed between the Sponsor and the Student, the Student will remain responsible solely for the payment. 2.1.3 The Student accepts that, if he/she is in debt to the College for any reason, including without limit nonpayment of any Fees (in whole or part) and/or the Material Contribution Fee, the College may (at its discretion) take one or more of the following actions:2.1.3.1 forthwith on notice suspend and/or exclude the Student from the Course; 2.1.3.2 withhold assessment results or awards/certificates; 2.1.3.3 refuse to register the Student for any applicable award and/or refuse to register the Student for any Course examination. 2.1.3.4 undertake appropriate recovery and/or legal action for recovery of such Fees and the Student will be responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by the College and/ or by a third party acting on behalf of the College in such action including without limit:2.1.3.4.1 the reasonable legal costs and expenses; 2.1.3.4.2 the administration costs and expenses; and 2.1.3.4.3 the collection costs incurred by the College and/or a third party collection agency. 2.1.4 If the Student fails to make any payment due to the College under this Agreement by the due date for payment, then the College may charge the Student interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above Lloyds TSB Bank plc’s base rate from time-to-time. Such interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until the date of actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The Student shall pay the interest immediately on demand by the College. 2.2

Refund of Fees

2.2.1 The Student shall be entitled to a full refund of any Fees paid save for the Material Contribution Fee, if a Course fails to run for whatever reason or is cancelled within six weeks of its commencement (or in the case of a short programme of study, within one week of its commencement) and provided that the Student is not offered in either event a course which the College (acting reasonably at all times) deems to be a suitable alternative. For the purpose of this clause “a short programme of study” shall mean a Course which lasts for no more than four weeks per academic year. 2.2.2 Where a Course is cancelled in circumstances which fall outside those mentioned above in clause 2.2.1 and no suitable alternative course is offered pursuant to clause 2.2.1, the College will refund to the Student or the Sponsor as appropriate such proportion of the Fees paid as the College deems reasonable. For the avoidance of doubt, no refund will be payable in respect to the Material Contribution Fee. 2.2.3 Fees and/or the Material Contribution Fee will not be refunded where a Student is excluded and/or suspended


01752 305300 www.cityplym.ac.uk from the College: as a consequence of the Student’s unreasonable behaviour; and/or as a consequence of the Student failing to comply with these terms and conditions; and/or for any other reason. 2.2.4 The Student shall be entitled to cancel this agreement within seven days from the enrolment date on the learning agreement form. In the event that the Student does cancel such agreement then the College shall within 30 days of written notification by the Student and/or Sponsor (as appropriate) refund any applicable Fees already paid (excluding (where applicable) the Material Contribution Fee). The College shall have no further liability to the Student and/ or Sponsor. The Student agrees to return any funding or benefit in kind including but not limited to equipment, goods, products and services received as a result of this enrolment. In the event that the Student does not or fails to cancel this agreement within the said time period then the Student shall be deemed to have read and accepted these conditions (including without limit the Rules). 2.2.5 Even where the Fees are free of charge to the Student, the Student or the Sponsor as appropriate will be required to pay (where applicable) the Material Contribution Fee. 2.3

Limitation of Liability

2.3.1 In any instance where the College makes a refund as described in clause 2.2 above, the College shall be released from any responsibility to the Student or Sponsor for failure to provide or complete the provision of a Course, and from any related costs, damages, losses or expenses or demands which may arise either directly or indirectly. 2.3.2 The Student’s attention is in particular drawn to the following: Notwithstanding clause 2.3.1 and save for death or personal injury, the College’s total liability to the Student and/or the Sponsor under this agreement shall not in any event exceed the Fees paid by the Student and/or Sponsor in respect of the particular Course. 2.3.3 The College shall not be liable and expressly excludes responsibility for any loss, cost, expense or damage suffered by the Student as a result of: 2.3.3.1 any loss, theft, misuse or damage to property, including without limit any motor vehicle, cycle, equipment or such other personal belongings of the Student whilst such property is on the College premises; 2.3.3.2 any loss, expense or damage of any nature suffered by a Student as a consequence of any data processing undertaken by the Student or any other third party using any computer equipment belonging to the College; 2.3.3.3 any loss, expense or damage in respect of any course materials or information provided by any third party other than the College; 2.3.3.4 (subject to applicable laws) any death or personal injury suffered by the Student unless caused by the College’s proven negligence or breach of statutory duty. 2.3.4 For the avoidance of doubt, the College gives no warranty, guarantee or representation as to the accuracy and/or completeness of any advert and/or literature relating to the College and/or Course (including without limit the Course cost content, structure or format). 3.

Rights and Obligations of the Student

3.1 Students shall meet and comply with the requirements and/ or standards, set out in this agreement and/or the Rules, including without limit the requirements and/or standards relating to conduct, attendance and the submission of course work. The College reserves the right to suspend and/ or exclude (at its discretion) any Student failing to meet such standards and/or requirements. 3.2 In addition, Students are required: 3.2.1 to comply with all reasonable requests of College officers,

staff and authorised contractors or agents 3.2.2 to comply with the conditions of use of College’s identity cards details of which are set out in the Rules 3.2.3 to behave in a manner which does not cause injury or damage to other persons, in particular to the property of the College, its staff, students or visitors and does not impede or prevent the provision of the Course or any other course or programmes of study or otherwise harm the standing and reputation of the College. 3.2.4 to comply with such special requirements for a Course as may be imposed by law, accrediting or professional bodies or other applicable third parties. For clarification such specialised requirements may include criminal checks, health/medical checks or other conditions of conduct 3.2.5 to comply with the College’s computer use and associated IT policies. 4.

Rights and Obligations of the College

4.1 The College shall use its reasonable endeavours to provide the Student with an education service which may, where appropriate, include a programme of study, classes and tutorials intended to prepare the Student for examinations and qualifications, and with relevant learning support if necessary. 4.2 The College reserves the right to make variations to the contents or methods of delivery of the Course, to discontinue the Course (or any part of it), to alter the Course emphasis (including without limit the amount of practical, theory and/or academic experience undertaken) and to merge or combine programmes if such action is reasonably believed to be necessary by the College which for the avoidance of doubt shall include where there are insufficient enrolments to make a Course viable (in the College’s opinion). In the event that the College discontinues any course or programme or amalgamates such programmes or courses, it will use reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable and acceptable alternative. 4.3 The College shall have the right to cancel or suspend the whole or any part of any Course, without incurring additional liability and without being considered to have broken this agreement, where it is prevented from providing it in circumstances beyond its control, including force majeure; sickness/illness of specialised staff; withdrawal of funding or variation of any funding methodologies by any funding body, government department or similar agency; or change of government policy or other action of a government department or similar agency. 5.

General

5.1 Any decision by the College not to enforce its rights under these conditions shall not be construed as a waiver of such rights unless indicated by the College in writing. 5.2 All intellectual property rights derived from any work created by a Student during or as part of a Course shall and hereby vest in the College. 5.3 These conditions are to be read together with the confirmation of offer and acceptance of an offer of a place by the Student. The Student is required to ensure that any Sponsor who sponsors the Student’s place or Course is made aware of these conditions and the Student shall be regarded as having made these conditions known to the Sponsor prior to the acceptance of the offer. 5.4 Except as otherwise expressly stated herein, nothing in these terms confers any rights on any third parties pursuant to the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 Data Protection Act

City College Plymouth Data Protection Act 1998 The College will process personal information about our students in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. By completing and signing the Learning Agreement Form you consent to your personal data being used by the College for such purposes as: • y our education, including progression and assessment of quality of delivery • reporting of student progress and absenteeism and qualification outcome to employers/sponsors/parents as appropriate and reporting on 16 to 19 bursary funds or for Adult Learning Grant/Discretionary Learner Support purposes • pastoral support and ancillary careers advice including provision of information to Careers South West Limited • safeguarding your safety, welfare and health; including use of CCTV upon College premises • detection and identification of inappropriate behaviour that may lead to disciplinary action • legal and statutory duties and responsibilities • funding and auditing • on occasions, to assist the College in identifying further products and services offered by ourselves and collaborating educational establishments, which may be of interest to you.

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On occasions, the College will need to process what is known as “sensitive data”, which may include information about ethnic origin, religion, physical/mental health and criminal convictions. Such information is needed to assist our Equal Opportunities and Disability Policy, for the safeguarding of young people, and to provide learning support/aids, or secure funding of educational support. Your photograph and personal details will be used by the College on identity cards. Such details will be used for security of yourself, the College, its staff, students and other third parties, and to assist in student identification, disciplinary proceedings, processing of examination requirements and to enable you to benefit from College services and promotions. Please ensure that you have your ID card with you at all times when in College.

Declaration of Disability

If you declare to the College that you have a disability/special need the information will be used by the College to identify and provide appropriate learning and educational support. The information will be shared with the College’s academic, administrative and support staff to enable this objective to be met. The Learning Agreement Form seeks your consent to enable such disclosure to be made. Should you have any concerns, or wish to approve a limited form of disclosure to College staff, please speak with your course tutor, or ask to speak with the College Learning Support Manager.

Disclosure

Personal information may by necessity be disclosed to; appropriate members of College staff; the Department for Education; the Department for Work and Pensions; the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; the Office for Standards in Education; the Adult Learning Inspectorate; the Skills Funding Agency, the National Apprenticeship Service and the Young People’s Learning Agency; the Data Service; auditors; employers; sponsors; parents; universities; Careers South West Limited; local authorities, the Child Support Agency and such other bodies as may be required. We may provide your enrolment, attendance and performance information to local education authorities or student loan companies. The College may be required to disclose personal information to the police or law courts for the purposes of prevention of crime, court proceedings, or to protect your vital interest (life or death). The College retains records after a student has left the College for the purposes of auditing, legal and statutory duties, and so that we can provide references upon request. For further information please contact the College Data Protection Officer on 01752 305735.

Parental Contact

If you are aged under 18 at the point of enrolment, the College will provide a designated parental contact with information concerning your attendance, behaviour, progress and achievement throughout the academic year. You are asked to provide details of the designated parental contact on the Learning Agreement Form. You must inform the College if there is any change in this designated contact. Should you have any concerns about the College maintaining parental contact you must speak with your personal tutor.

ESF

The College is also a co-financing organisation and uses European Social Funds (ESF) from the European Union to directly or indirectly part-finance learning activities. As a result of such funding we are required to collect and disclose to ESF personal information.

Skills Funding Agency and Learning Records Service

The personal information you provide is passed to the Chief Executive of Skills Funding (“the Agency”) and, when needed, the Young People’s Learning Agency for England (“the YPLA”) to meet legal duties under the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009, and for the Agency’s Learning Records Service (LRS) to create and maintain a unique learner number (ULN). The information you provide may be shared with other partner organisations for purposes relating to education or training. Further information about use of and access to your personal data, and details of partner organisations are available at: • skillsfundingagency.bis.gov.uk/privacy.htm • www.ypla.gov.uk/privacy.htm • www.learningrecordsservice.org.uk/documentlibrary


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How to Join the College If you have any questions about joining the College, need help applying or would like the learning agreement form in another format, please call 01752 305300.

STEP 1: Choose your course!

If you need any help with this, con tact us on 01752 305803 and talk to one of our Careers Advisers. We can also advise on fund ing, childcare and learning suppor t issues.

STEP 2: Read the Terms and Conditions and Data Protection Notice which can be found on

pages 109-111.

STEP 3: Complete the Learning Agreement Form.

How to apply - foundation degrees

To apply for a full-time foundation degree you will need to log on to www.ucas.com or call 08714 680468. You will need to know: - that the institution code for Plymouth University is PLYM (P60) - foundation degree courses at City College Plymouth are listed under Plymouth University.

Section A: 

Tell us the name of the course and the month and year in which you want to start (this information is available in course directories or on our website).

Section B: 

 omplete all details, including your National • C Insurance Number. se  ell us about why you are applying for the cour • T use do you want to get a particular job or is it beca any you are interested in the subject? Do you have work experience that is relevant to this course?

Section C:

• Please let us know who we should contact in case of an emergency.

Section D:

• Tell us about the qualifications you already have AND those that you hope to achieve by the time you start your course (your predicted grades).

Section E:

 e would like to know if you have any additional • W support requirements that may affect your learning so that we can make sure you receive the right help and support.

Section F:

have • Please tell us about any employer you ege - even if they aren’t involved in your Coll course course. If they are going to pay for your an you will need to get them to complete enrol. Employer’s Undertaking form before you

Section G:

• If you need any information about funding your course please contact the Student Funding team on 01752 305381. • If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit you will need to complete a Proof of Benefits form before you enrol.

Section H:

• It is essential that you sign and date the form - if you forget this, we will have to send it back to you!

What happens next? Post the form to:

FREEPOST RRGZ-EALH-SACS Applications Office City College Plymouth Kings Road Devonport Plymouth PL1 5QG The College will contact you to arrange a time for you to come in and meet one of our tutors to talk about the course, or we will send you details of how and when to enrol. Once you have been offered a place on a course you will need to make arrangements to fund any course or materials fees. You will have the chance to talk about this with a course tutor. If you require an Employer’s Undertaking or Proof of Benefits form please call 01752 305300.

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Full-time Course Guide 2012/13 A-Z Course Index

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A Levels Access to Higher Education Accounting and Finance, Foundation Degree Applied Science, Level 2 Apprenticeships Art and Design, A Level Audio and Music Production, Foundation Degree Beauty Studies, Level 1 Beauty Therapy Services, Level 2 Beauty Therapy Techniques, Level 3 Biology, A Level Boat Outfitting, Level 2 Body and Spa Therapy, Level 3 Bricklaying, Level 1 Bricklaying, Level 2 Bricklaying, Level 3 Building Services Engineering, Level 1/2 Business Operations, Level 1 Business Studies, A Level Business, Foundation Degree Business, Level 2 Business, Level 3 Chemistry, A Level Childcare and Education, Level 3 Children and Young People’s Workforce, Level 2 Citizenship Studies, A Level Civil Engineering, Foundation Degree Classical Civilisation, A Level Combined Studies, Access to HE Construction, Foundation Degree Creative Sound Engineering and Music Technology, Level 2/3 Critical Thinking, A Level Dance, A Level Dance, Level 2/3 Drama, A Level Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Foundation Degree Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy, Foundation Degree Electrical Installation (Building Services Engineering), Level 1/2 Engineering (Electronics), Level 2

19 21 37 97 23 20 84 27 28 29 20 62 29 51 53 56 53 35 20 38 35 36 20 42 41 20 57 20 22 58 79 20 20 79 20 66 67 53 63

Engineering (Electronics), Level 3 Engineering (Mechanical), Level 3 Engineering Craft Skills, Level 1 Engineering, Level 2 English for Speakers of Other Languages, Entry Level English Language, A Level English Literature, A Level Environmental Studies, A Level Film Studies, A Level Forensic Science, Foundation Degree Forensic Science, Level 3 French, A Level Games Development, Level 3 GCSEs Geography, A Level Hairdressing and Beauty Studies, Entry Level Hairdressing Studies, Level 1 Health and Social Care, Entry/Level 1 Health and Social Care, Level 2 Health and Social Care, Level 3 History, A Level Hospitality and Event Planning, Level 3 Hospitality and Tourism Management, Foundation Degree Human Resource Management, Foundation Degree Information Technology, Level 1 Information Technology, Level 2 IT Practitioner, Level 3 Jumpstart Programme, Entry/Level 1 Law, A Level Live Events Production, Level 2/3 Live Sound, Foundation Degree Management Practice and Advanced Techniques in the Hair and Beauty Sector, Level 4 Marine Engineering, Foundation Degree Mathematics, A Level Mechanical Design and Manufacture, Foundation Degree Media Studies, A Level Media, Level 2 Media, Level 3

65 66 61 63 86 20 20 20 20 98 97 20 46 20 20 27 27 71 71 72 20 76 76 38 45 45 47 86 20 80 84 32 67 20 68 20 81 83


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Medical Science, Level 3 Motor Vehicle, Entry Level Motorsport, Level 1 Motortech, Level 2 Music, A Level Music, Level 2/3 Nail Technology, Level 3 NEET Engagement Programme (NEP), Entry/Level 1/2 Nursing Professions, Access to HE Painting and Decorating, Level 1 Painting and Decorating, Level 2 Performing Arts, Level 2/3 Personalised Learning Programme, Entry/Level 1 Physics, A Level Plastering, Level 1 Plastering, Level 2 Plastering, Level 3 Plumbing (Building Services Engineering), Level 1/2 Practical Catering Craft, Level 1/2/3 Prince’s Trust Team Programme, Entry Level Professional Chefs and Food Service, Level 1/2 Psychology, A Level Public Services, Foundation Degree Public Services, Level 1 Public Services, Level 2 Public Services, Level 3 Science, Access to HE Skills Development - Developing Skills, Entry Level Skills Development - Skills for Independence, Entry Level Skills Development - Transition to Further Education, Entry Level Skills Development - Vocational Access, Entry Level Social Care Professions, Access to HE Sociology, A Level Software Development, Foundation Degree Sport (Exercise and Fitness), Level 2 Sport and Active Leisure, Level 1 Sport, Level 3 Sports Therapy, Foundation Degree Strength, Conditioning and Sports Coaching, Foundation Degree

98 61 62 64 20 81 30 87 22 51 54 82 87 20 52 55 56 53 75 88 75 20 94 93 93 94 22 89 89 90 90 22 20 48 101 101 102 103 104

Travel and Tourism, Level 1 Travel and Tourism, Level 2 Travel and Tourism, Level 3 Women’s Hairdressing, Level 2 Women’s Hairdressing, Level 3 Wood Occupations, Level 1 Wood Occupations, Level 2 Wood Occupations, Level 3

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Open Events Come along to one of our open events - tour the College, meet the staff and students, and find out why City College Plymouth is the place to study! Year 11 Open Day Saturday 5 November 2011, 10.00am - 1.00pm Kings Road, Devonport For parents and young people to find out about the wide range of full-time courses and Apprenticeships on offer at the College.

New Start Event Thursday 5 January 2012, 4.00pm - 7.00pm Kings Road, Devonport

Get advice and guidance, and sign-up for a wide range of courses starting in the New Year.

If you are interested in a particular subject area, come along to one of our subject-specific events where you will get the chance to talk to teaching staff and current students, view our fantastic facilities and ‘have a go’ at some of our courses!

A Levels, Science, Business and Creative Arts Open Evening Thursday 12 January 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Goschen Centre, Keyham

A levels, science, business studies, media, music, music technology, performing arts and dance.

Hair and Beauty Open Evening Thursday 19 January 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Hairdressing, beauty therapy, nail technology, complementary and alternative therapies.

Hospitality and Catering Open Evening Thursday 26 January 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Hospitality, catering and licensed trade.

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Tourism, Sport and Public Services Open Evening Wednesday 1 February 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Leisure and tourism, sport and public services.

Technology, Engineering and Construction Open Day Saturday 25 February 2012, 10.00am - 1.00pm Kings Road, Devonport Courses and Apprenticeships in construction, engineering, computing and games studies.

Caring Professions Open Evening Thursday 1 March 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Goschen Centre, Keyham

Care, childcare, health and social care, and first aid.

Higher Education Open Evening Tuesday 12 June 2012, 4.30pm - 6.30pm Kings Road, Devonport

University-level courses including foundation degrees, higher national certificates, teacher training and professional qualifications.

Information Evening for Parents/Carers Wednesday 27 June 2012, 6.00pm - 8.00pm Kings Road, Devonport

A chance for parents and carers to find out what City College Plymouth can offer their son or daughter.

Apprenticeship Open Day Saturday 30 June 2012, 10.00am - 3.00pm Learning Warehouse, Union Street

Work-based learning programmes including Apprenticeships, the Personalised Learning Programme and the Prince’s Trust Team Programme. For more detailed information about the events, including times for presentations and campus tours, please check out our website www.cityplym.ac.uk/events.


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