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THROUGH THE HIGHEST QUALITY EDUCATION WE WILL ENRICH LIVES AND PROVIDE SECURE PATHWAYS TO FURTHER STUDY OR EMPLOYMENT

ST VINCENT COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT

LEARN ENRICH ACHIEVE PROGRESS


TOP

10%

IN THE NATION FOR VOCATIONAL COURSES

98%

VOCATIONAL LEVEL 3

PASS RATE

88%

HIGH GRADES FOR VOCATIONAL LEVEL 3

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NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS OFFERED THEIR FIRST CHOICE UNIVERSITY PLACE


WELCOME TO ST VINCENT COLLEGE Thank you for considering St Vincent College as your further education provider. It is an exciting time to be joining the College. Our continuing results success highlights not only the high quality of our teaching and student experience but also the outstanding level of support we provide to students to help them achieve their goals. We are proud of the quality of teaching we provide, the individual attention and support every student receives and the progress that they make. This in turn has led to high levels of achievement which has enabled our students to successfully progress to university, apprenticeships, employment or other positive career choices at the end of their studies with us. We have significantly invested to further develop our professional resources and facilities at our historic and beautiful waterfront campus. Within this environment we have the privilege of watching our students grow, develop and form friendships that last a lifetime. We have adapted and responded to our developing world and give a commitment to our local community that we will provide a safe and supportive environment in which students can learn and progress. I am very proud to lead our dedicated, experienced and passionate staff team and very much hope that you and your families will be able to come and see all of this for yourself by visiting one of our Open Evenings or arranging a personal tour. These events provide you with the opportunity to learn more about what we have to offer to you and how we can help you achieve your goals and ambitions. In the mean-time enjoy our Course Guide and may I wish you all the best with the remainder of your studies.

Andy Grant Principal


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08 Why Study at St Vincent College? 10 What Ofsted Said 13 Open Evening Dates 15 Careers 16 Internal Progression 17 School Liaison 18 Student Support 20 Student Health and Wellbeing 22 Travel to St Vincent College 25 Enrichment 26 Student Voice 28 Technology 29 The Digital Revolution

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Which Level is Right For You? Student Success

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36 Art, Design and Digital Media 44 Business and ICT 52 Construction and Vocational Studies 58 English 60 Health and Social Care 66 Social Sciences 74 Mathematics 78 Music 84 Performing Arts 88 Science 94 Sports 102 Uniformed Protective Services

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How to Apply Application Process Application for Full-Time Enrolment

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WHY STUDY AT ST VINCENT COLLEGE?

Choosing a college isn’t easy and we don’t expect you to make the decision in a heartbeat, however, we can help you understand which path is right for you. It’s important to know you are not alone in the decision, we are here if you need guidance and support. Here are some of the reasons why past students chose to study with us:

EXPERIENCE We recognise the power of learning outside of the classroom. Therefore, we provide students with a range of enrichment activities and trips to enhance your college experience. Be your interest sports, adventure, travel, languages, art, dance, theatre, computing and debating amongst others – St Vincent will provide you with opportunities to access a range of additional activities.

INDEPENDENCE At St Vincent we set high expectations for our students and as such treat them as young adults. Like a school we have a strong pastoral framework but also provide you with the freedom and support to develop as an individual.

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SUCCESS

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Every year our students achieve increasingly great results. This success has seen more students progress to university, more start their careers, and more undertake apprenticeships to support their development.

PROGRESSION 97% of our students progress to university, employment, apprenticeships or other positive progression pathways after leaving St Vincent.

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We are experts in providing advice and support for university applicants and have staff dedicated to helping you with UCAS and personal statements. Our careers department will help you with choices and we regularly have visiting universities on site, giving out degree specific information and lecturing in subject areas. We also host various higher education and employment events to enable our students to speak to university and employers about progression routes. For more on Careers please visit page 14.

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COMMUNITY Whether it be our purpose built Learning Centre equipped with the latest IT, our student Study Hub, Quad, refectory, sports pitches or waterside creek, there is almost no end to the amazing facilities our students can access to study, work, research and spend time with friends.

DEDICATION

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Our teachers are specialists who not only have passion for their subjects but also a range of relevant experience in their fields of study. This does not only apply to our teachers, our support staff share our common goal of supporting students to succeed. You will not find a more dedicated staff team, each of whom will challenge you to progress and achieve great things.

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WHAT

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Our latest Ofsted Report classed the College overall as good with students making outstanding progress from their starting points.

A HIGH PROPORTION OF STUDENTS ACHIEVE THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND GO ON TO FURTHER EMPLOYMENT OR AN APPRENTICESHIP

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MOST STUDY PROGRAMME STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM CHALLENGING LESSONS THAT RESULT IN STUDENTS MAKING GOOD PROGRESS

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STUDENTS FEEL SAFE AND ARE SAFE. LEADERS AND MANAGERS PLACE A HIGH EMPHASIS ON THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS

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STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM VERY GOOD CAREERS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE THAT HELPS THEM TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT

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OPEN EVENING DATES The best way to discover more about joining St Vincent College is to attend one of our Open Evenings. At these events you can meet staff and students, discuss course options, see our beautiful waterside campus and make use of our fantastic facilities.

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You can even arrange a personal tour at a time outside of these dates if it’s a little more convenient for you. Just pop an email to Lynsey, our School and Business Liaison Coordinator, on lynseys@stvincent.ac.uk We are sure that once you have been to visit, you will see why so many young people choose us as their college.

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TUESDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2020 FROM 3:00 - 7:30PM

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WEDNESDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 2020 FROM 3:00 - 7:30PM THURSDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2021 FROM 3:00 - 7:00PM

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WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY 2021 FROM 3:00 - 7:00PM Please note that all information is correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.

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CAREER PLANNING AND FUTURE PREPERATION

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Our award winning team are here to help you whatever next steps you are considering, and if you are unsure, we can help you explore all the different options open to you. You can book an individual, impartial careers interview online, phone, or just by popping to the college. If you have a quick question, feel free to pop in without having to book an appointment.

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We are pleased to hold the Matrix Quality Standard which is awarded to organisations providing professional information, advice and guidance services and we pride ourselves in ensuring that all student receive confidential careers guidance.

ALISTAIR LAMBON TRANSITION AND PROGRESSION MANAGER (CAREERS LEAD)

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Alistair has been involved in careers guidance for 20 years and holds the Post Graduate Level 6 Qualification in Careers Guidance and the NVQ 4 in Information, Advice & Guidance. He is a full member with the Career Development Institute and is on their Professional Register as well as being short listed for their Careers Advisor of the Year. Alistair manages our comprehensive Careers Education Programme including guidance interviews and has recently won the Hampshire Education Award for his outstanding services to the national careers provision.

LIBBY MOORE PROGRESSION AND EVENTS COORDINATOR

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Libby has worked in the careers services at the college for 5 years and as an ex-St Vincent student, has a unique insight in the progression opportunities open to students. She completed both A-Levels and BTEC qualifications and went onto Winchester University to study and complete her degree in Stage and Arts Management. Libby co-ordinates and organises all careers related events at the College and can also offer information and advice to students.

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INTERNAL PROGRESSION YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE At St Vincent College students are encouraged and supported to achieve the highest level qualifications before they move on their next stage in life as a young adult. Our curriculum offer enables students to study a range of subjects suited to their individual interests and aspirations whilst also affording them internal progression opportunities. This means that students can remain at college and enhance the academic ability by progressing through the various levels of qualifications we have available. As such students can study courses suited to their level of ability when they join us knowing that they have the opportunity to progress to higher level study upon completion of these qualifications.

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SCHOOL LIAISON YOUR POINT OF CONTACT

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Our School Liaison team work closely with our local secondary schools in order to provide future students with advice, guidance and support to help with the transition from school to college. The team will attend school based careers events, parents’ evenings and other key progression events where you can speak to them about our fantastic college experience. If you would like to arranage a personal tour, please get in touch!

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LYNSEY SKASKIEWICZ SCHOOL AND BUSINESS LIAISON COORDINATOR Lead Liaison support for school staff including alternative provision enquiries. Contact me if you have any questions or queries relating to your Pupils, Transition Support or Alternative Provision Offer.

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Email: lynseys@stvincent.ac.uk Phone: 023 9260 3616

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SCHOOL LIAISON AND ACADEMIC MENTOR Getting back into education may be difficult after the break you’ve had. But don’t stress, I am here to help. You may require some academic support/ advice to get yourself back in the swing of things.If you are a student and have any queries or questions get in touch.

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Email: mmuff@stvincent.ac.uk Phone: 023 9260 3648

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STUDENT SUPPORT We pride ourselves on our ability to support our students, whatever their needs. We have an extensive student support network with a vast amount of experience in dealing with the stresses and problems of young adults. If you have any problems at all, be they academic, personal or emotional, we have someone you can go to who can steer you in the right direction, help you overcome any obstacles and succeed.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT We recognise that families can sometimes find supporting their children’s education financially challenging. For students from families with lower levels of income we are able to provide support with bus travel to college as well as free college meals for those who are eligible.

TRAVEL SUPPORT We offer free travel to students who match our support criteria. To find out more, head to our website, speak to a member of staff at our open evening events, or call us on 023 9258 8311.

LIFE SUPPORT We know life outside the college can sometimes be challenging and we know how this can affect a student’s college life, that’s why we have an experienced Welfare and Safeguarding Team who are here to support problems with mental health, finances and relationships. You can visit the team on site at any time to discuss these issues.

LEARNING SUPPORT We are there every step of the way to support the learning needs of individual students. We offer one to one coaching from teachers, academic mentors to support independent study and lastly, we have SASS, who are our Specialist Academic and Study Support Team, here to help students with learning difficulties and disabilities.

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STUDENT HEALTH AND WELLBEING Supporting the health and wellbeing of students is central to our values and is an important aspect to ensure you have the best possible college experience. We ensure that all students have access to a range of support services that are tailored to your individual needs in order for you to excel in your studies. Students can access a range of advice, guidance and support services at the College including: • • • • • • • • •

Pre-enrolment advice and guidance regarding course choices and careers Weekly timetabled sessions with your Personal Tutor One to one support from your Personal Tutor upon request Advice and guidance regarding University, employment and apprenticeships Bespoke learning support Welfare support Mental health and wellbeing support Access to enrichment activities Opportunity to join our dedicated Student Council

Our support for students has been nationally recognised with the College coming runner up in the Sixth Form College Association (SFCA) Health and Wellbeing Award 2020.

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SFCA ANNUAL AWARDS 2020

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FOR SERVICES AND SUPPORT PROVIDED TO STUDENTS AND STAFF AT ST VINCENT COLLEGE

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STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM VERY GOOD CAREERS ADVICE AND GUIDANCE THAT HELPS THEM TO MAKE DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR FUTURE EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT - OFSTED

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TRAVEL TO ST VINCENT COLLEGE A 9:30 am start and local transport links not only means your college day starts later, but it’s also simple to get to us.

THE FIRST BUS SERVICE Getting to St Vincent College could not be easier. The College is serviced by several bus routes and has plenty of free parking for cars, mopeds and bicycles available on site.

TRAVEL BY BUS Students enrolling with us will benefit from a range of bus travel options. Information to purchase a bus pass is available on the First Bus Website. The cost of the bus pass can be covered by the College for students eligible for Financial Support and if they live at least one mile away for the campus. The bus pass provided can be used on all local First Hampshire bus routes, including the Eclipse (E1/E2) service, this will provide students with a safe and efficient way of travelling to and from College.

CARS, MOTORCYCLES, AND BIKES St Vincent has extensive car and motorcycle parking facilities and secure cycle storage facilities on-site which are accessible to all students every day. Please follow the most up to date government guidelines or visit First Buses for their up to date information. www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/coronavirus-information

For more information about our travel support please call 023 9258 8311 or email vweaver@stvincent.ac.uk

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HENRY COURT

PORTCHESTER

CHARTER ACADEMY

ST EDMUNDS

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08:20 - 08:34 • FERRY • E1 BUS 08:57 - 09:18 (42 MINS)

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CROFTON X5/E1 BUS 08:12 - 09:05 (53 MINS)

BRIDGEMARY E1 BUS 08:52 - 09:17 (34 MINS)

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BRUNE PARK

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CAMS HILL

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FAREHAM BUS STATION

GOSPORT FERRY AND BUS STATION

BAY HOUSE

9A/E1 BUS 08:36 - 09:06 (30 MINS)

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F1/E1 BUS 08:08 - 09:05 (57 MINS)

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We are the only college in England to have a tidal creek, which gets plenty of use by our students who enjoy a range of water sports activities.

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ENRICHMENT

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A key part of college life is the range of enrichment opportunities you can access as a student. Enrichment covers a range of activities that are available in addition to your studies. These not only enhance your learning experience but provde you with the opportunity to try new things and develop core skills to support your development.

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Some of our enrichment opportunities include: Working towards additional qualifications and awards, joining the Student Council, Volunteering for Community Projects and Work Experience, First Aid Training, Sports Teams, Music, Drama and Dance Performances.

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STUDENT VOICE

Joining the Student Voice gives you an opportunity to collate and share the students’ voice, ensuring that opinions are heard in order to support and influence the way the college develops. It is a great opportunity to take part in college life, carrying out activities such as organising the end of year event, fund-raising for local organisations and litter picking. One of the student voice aims is to support the local community. The Student Voice consists of students throughout the whole college, they are expected to attend weekly meetings with the group and any additional meetings with Senior Management Team and Governors. Applications are made in the September to join the programme for one academic year. To see what the Student Voice is up to follow our Instagram @stvstudentvoice

Keeping it green: A local litter pick

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TECHNOLOGY

We are in an ever changing society, where technology is at the forefront of everything we do, including throughout our working life. We encourage students to embrace this inevitable technological progression by allowing laptop and tablet usage both in and outside the classroom. We also have a wealth of PCs and iMacs around our college to facilitate those who do not have access to their own personal device as well as a laptop loan and purchase scheme.

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DIGITAL REVOLUTION St Vincent College will be providing access to the latest portable technology to enhance our students learning experience. As a result, we’ve invested heavily to ensure students have access to all the latest hardware and software to help them learn in college and at their homes.

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These devices will be provided to students studying Level 3 qualifications with a purchase scheme available to all other learners.

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The benefits of using iPad devices include: • Developing your digital skills will enhance your creativity and innovation • Providing students with innovative ways of learning and showcasing work • Enabling independent research that is easy and in the palm of your hand • Helping you access educational apps and support resources, most of them for free • Keeping yourself organised has been easier • Digital resources are now part of everyday life and business - being skilled in using digital devices will be key to your successful future The possibilities are almost endless.

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WHICH LEVEL

IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

When choosing your course options you need to ensure you apply for a level of qualification in line with your predicted GCSE grades and your career aspirations. Our staff can help you decide which programme of study is right for you. These requirements are for general guidance only and some courses have additional entry requirements which are included in the subject descriptions.

A-LEVELS ONLY Learning Programme options Select 3 (or 4, subject to negotiation) A-Level options.

A-LEVEL AND BTEC COMBINATIONS A-Level and BTEC Single Learning Programme options Select 2 A-Level options and a BTEC single option or 2 BTEC single options and 1 A-Level option.

A-level and a BTEC Double Learning Programme options Select 1 A-Level option and a BTEC double option.

BTEC Triple Learning Programme options This is a full-time learning programme and after two years study is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. However, students can participate in the enrichment activities and study sessions available to all learners.

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Our high achieving students will be encouraged to participate in this programme which is designed to help each student develop their academic skills and leadership activities. Entry Requirements 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent), or successful completion of a Level 2 qualification e.g. BTEC/CTECH at Merit or Distinction (some courses require English and/or Maths). Type of Qualification A-Level (English and Maths Level 5 recommended) BTEC Triple - Extended Diploma BTEC Double - Diploma BTEC Single - Extended Certificate OCR Certificate/Diploma WJEC

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Progression Routes

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University, employment or Advanced Apprenticeship.

PROGRESSION PATHWAYS LEVEL 2 2 or 3 Year Programme

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These courses provide a pathway to multiple options including level 3 study at college or in higher education. Students can also choose to go on employment or an advanced apprenticeship. Entry Requirements 5 or more GCSEs at Grade 2 or above in English and Maths. Type of Qualification BTEC Level 2 GCSE Level 2

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Progression Routes After completing your Level 2 you can progress to Level 3, seek employment or start an Advanced Apprenticeship.

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FOUNDATION LEVEL 1 1 or 2 Year Programme Entry Requirements No formal qualifications required although a range of GCSEs are preferable. Type of Qualification A range of Level 1 and Entry Level qualifications as part of a Foundation Learning Programme. Progression Routes Progression on to a Level 2 qualification, Foundation Learning or employment.

ENHANCED PROVISION Bespoke Programmes Entry Requirements No previous qualifications necessary although applicants may require a special needs assessment. Type of Qualification Progression on to a Level 1 qualification, Foundation Learning or employment. Progression Routes Progression on to a Level 1 qualification, Foundation Learning or employment.

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STUDENT SUCCESS At St Vincent College we are extremely proud of what our students go on to achieve. Here are a few examples of successful students who, through hard work, determination and pushing their boundaries to the limits, have secured their dream courses at their chosen universities.

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OWEN CLARKE

JASMINE HESSEY

Next step: University of Chichester. Studying: Physical Education and Sports Coaching

Next step: Goldsmiths, University of London. Studying: English.

MILLIE NORTON

ELIZABETH TURNER

Next step: University of Winchester. Studying: Primary Education with QTS.

Next step: University of Portsmouth. Studying: Social Work.

ELOISE BUCK

TRESA JOSEPH

Next step: University of Southampton. Studying: Marine Biology.

Next step: University of Southampton. Studying: Adult Nursing.


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Next step: University of Portsmouth. Studying: Nursing (Adult).

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NITHIN JOHNSON

Next step: University of Portsmouth. Studying: Nursing (Adult).

MICHAEL FRANCIS

GEORGINA BROOKES

Next step: University of Chichester. Studying: Physical Education.

Next step: The University of Law. Studying: Law.

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Our Art, Design and Digital Media courses offer students a range of learning experiences that enable you to develop your creative skills and embrace your talent whilst offering you the opportunity to gain the qualifications to progress to University or employment.

Students learn in state of the art facilities in which students can be inspired to create and learn under the expert teaching of highly accomplished and experienced industry professionals. The St Vincent campus also offers students a unique and naturally beautiful coastal campus from which students can seek inspiration to enhance your artistic and creative projects. With dedicated work space and classrooms with the latest digital technologies and learning resources our Art, Design and Digital Media courses can support all aspiring artists, designers, film makers, photographers and any other creative pathway to achieve your career ambitions.

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At St Vincent we value creativity and encourage our students to explore and create whilst they learn.

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FILM AND DIGITAL ARTS A-LEVEL If you are interested in the creative possibilities of film and moving image, this course is for you! You will develop a keen imagination using industry standard software to create your own original films. You will be introduced to a wide-ranging subject matter referencing media, society, historical and political developments to inspire your practical work. You will learn how to approach theories and imagery in an analytical way; to write fluently about subject matter; to discuss and share ideas confidently; and to present your findings in a visual and professional way using digital technology. The knowledge and understanding of how moving images relate to time and place in which they were made and to their social and cultural context, underpins this course. It is an ideal combination with our A-level photography and graphics course. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 or above including a creative subject, media or film or a creative Portfolio for interview. Possible combinations: If combined with other creative A-Levels Photography or Graphics or Fine Art, you will increase your opportunities of gaining direct entry to creative degree courses. Likely next step opportunities: Art college foundation and degree courses. Other creative Higher Education courses.

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Possible combinations: If combined with other creative A-Levels Photography or Graphics or Film and Digital Arts, you will increase your opportunities of gaining direct entry to creative degree courses.

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Likely next step opportunities: Higher education studying Art based courses.

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The course aims to give you the confidence to develop as a creative individual and the chance to build a rich portfolio that will be ideal for higher education.

Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 4 – 9. Must include a Grade 4 in Art.

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Emphasis is placed on how imaginative, intellectual and aesthetically composed your outcomes are. We will introduce you to advanced drawing and painting methods in individual and creative ways, as well as use print making and mixed media to extend your expressive possibilities.

Duration: Two years

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This is a very creative course that aims to enable you to work with a broad range of media and use innovative techniques in your own original manner.

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GRAPHICS A-LEVEL If you are passionate about communicating using images and words this is the course for you! Graphic design combines creative and intellectual skills to communicate in visual ways. We will develop your skills in using images, photography and text both in traditional and digital ways. Advertising, illustration and promotion are all areas to which Graphic Design is crucial. The course concerns visual communication in the real world through using 2 Dimensional Graphic Design. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 4 – 9. Grade 4 or above in GCSE Art or Graphics is advisable or a Creative Portfolio for interview. Possible combinations: If combined with other creative A-Levels eg. Fine Art or Photography or Film and Digital Arts, you increase your opportunities of gaining direct entry to creative degree courses. Likely next step opportunities: Art college foundation courses. Other Higher Education courses.

GCSE Graphics has a profound impact on the way we live our lives. This course will encourage you to explore different forms and processes and communicate using a variety of traditional and modern techniques to produce creative graphic outcomes. By the end of the course you will be able to explore, understand and apply visual language and terminology to a variety of tasks such as poster design, visuals for promotion/ advertising and illustration. Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. If you have not yet gained Grade 4 or above in English and/ or Maths, this will form part of your course. Possible combinations: Combine with GCSE Photography and other Level 2 courses. Likely next step opportunities: A-Level Graphic Design, A-Level Photography, A-Level Film and Digital Arts other Creative Level 3 courses.

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PHOTOGRAPHY A-LEVEL Do you want to communicate in a visual and creative way? This course will make you confident with film and digital photography. Experimentation is encouraged through practical lessons and gallery visits. Digital sketchbooks are used to record ideas and artist’s work. Previous knowledge of photography is not essential, nor owning your own camera, just a passion for making your own images! The photography department provides most of the equipment necessary. We don’t expect all students to have their own digital camera, but you might decide to invest in one if you become serious about the subject as it will aid your ability to make more work independently. You will however need a storage device such as an SD card. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. A Creative Portfolio for the interview. Possible combinations: A-Level Art and Design – Art and/or Graphics. Film and Digital Arts. Likely next step opportunities: For creative students, to foundation and a range of Visual Arts degree courses at art colleges. Other Higher Education courses if studying a mixed study programme.

GCSE Photography has a profound impact on the way we live our lives. This course will encourage you to explore different forms and processes. You will learn how to visually communicate using a variety of traditional and modern techniques and produce creative photography outcomes. You will learn about composition, the technicalities of using a camera well, darkroom processes and how to use lighting in the photographic studio. By the end of the course you will be able to explore, understand and apply visual language and terminology to a variety of tasks and most importantly take better photographs. Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. If you have not yet gained Grade 4 or above in English and/ or Maths, this will form part of your programme. Possible combinations: GCSE Graphics and other level 2 courses. Likely next step opportunities: A-Level Photography, A-level Graphics and Film and A-level Digital Arts.

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BUSINESS AND ICT

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You could be the next big name in these industries and our Business and Information Computer Technology (ICT) curriculum can provide the perfect education pathway for you to fulfil these dreams.

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Incorporating the use of the latest technologies you will learn from our industry professional teaching staff in state of the art classrooms. Students will benefit from not only high quality teaching but also progression support to enable you to achieve your future ambitions.

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Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates. All great pioneers in the world of business and computing and all starting out with a clear goal built from the basis of a strong education.

2020/21 will see this curriculum area grow with the introduction of our new eSports programme for aspiring game designers and participates.

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BUSINESS BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE AND TRIPLE OPTIONS AVAILABLE The world of business offers a huge variety of careers and opportunities. You can choose to do either single Business (equivalent to one A level) or the extended diploma (equivalent to three A levels, a fulltime course). The extended diploma is ideal for students with a keen interest in business, how they are developed, how they work and how they make a profit. Students on the extended diploma may wish to go into employment, study business at university or go on to create their own businesses. The single Business is suitable for students who wish to learn about business alongside other subjects such as sociology and criminology.

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Duration: Two years

This course is ideal for students with an interest in business, employment or going on to level 3 study.

Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 4 to 9 including English or Maths or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 programme.

It includes learning about how businesses are developed, how they work, and how they make a profit.

Possible combinations: The Extended Diploma is a full time course. The Single qualification would work well with any combination of A-Level/BTEC National courses including Law, Criminology, IT and Sociology. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education for degree/HND courses in a wide variety of business and economics degrees or you could specialise in an area you enjoy such as accounting, finance, marketing or human resources. Business or Economics degree combined with another subject. Future employment.

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We also explore aspects of personal and professional finance, marketing, law and recruitment. Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. If you have not yet gained Grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form an essential part of your Learning Programme. Possible combinations: Level 2 Law and Criminology. Resit Maths/English. Likely next step opportunities: Progression onto a Level 3 programme. Future employment.


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ICT AND COMPUTING COMPUTER GAMES TECHNOLOGY AND IT ESSENTIALS BTEC LEVEL 3 TRIPLE This qualification will help you to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills regarding the principles of IT and Global Information Systems. It will give you an insight into the IT sector while you learn about the technological changes occurring in our society, in terms of IT infrastructure and the global flow of information, as well as the legal and security aspects which governs the use of technology. This course is the first year of a 2 year study programme which encompasses a wide range of centre assessed units with practical and wider project-based assessment opportunities, as well as examined units on the Fundamentals of IT, Global Information, Cyber Security, and Cloud Technology. You will be able to demonstrate skills such as: writing specifications, and the design, the build, the testing as well as the implementation of applications. Further transferable skills include communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills. This qualification will initially enable you to progress on to the second year of the course (Extended Diploma) with the aim to progress either on to university or the employment sector. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. English and Mathematics GCSE Grade 4 or above. Possible combinations: As this is a triple course, it is a stand-alone course. Likely next step opportunities: A high percentage of our students progress on to university to study or gain employment within the computer industry. 48

IT ESSENTIALS BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE This course is the first year of a 2 year study programme which encompasses two examined units on the Fundamentals of IT and Global Information. Further transferable skills include communication, problem solving, time management, research and analytical skills. This qualification focuses on the requirements that will enable you to progress onto the second year of the course with the aim to progress either on to university or the employment sector. The course is made up of five units, two in the first year: • •

Fundamentals of IT Global Information

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Cyber Security Product Development Systems Analysis and Design.

Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. English and Mathematics GCSE Grade 4 or above. Possible combinations: This is a single subject and you would select two other subjects, such as BTEC L3 Business (single) or BTEC L3 eSports (single). Likely next step opportunities: A high percentage of our students progress on to university to study or gain employment within the computer industry.


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ICT AND COMPUTING IT LEVEL 2

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This OCR Level 2 qualification is designed to provide specialist work-related qualifications in a range of sectors. They give learners the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need to prepare for employment. The qualifications also provide career development opportunities for those already in work.

Business and ICT

This is a practical, work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It introduces you to the IT sector and provides a good basis to progress on to more advanced work-related qualifications. Duration: One year

Adult Education

Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at minimum Grade 2 to take this course, preferably a Grade 3 or above for English GCSE. If you have yet to gain a Grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths this subject can be combined with either GCSE English or Functional Skills English and/or GCSE Maths.

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Possible combinations: If you need to resit English or Maths GCSE then you will have the opportunity to do this alongside Level 2 IT. However, if you only need to resit one of these GCSEs you could study a further vocational subject such as Level 2 Business or Level 2 Law.

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Likely next step opportunities: Progression on to Level 3 courses, such as a BTEC Level 3 ICT and Computing Courses, eSports or employment/apprenticeships.

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eSPORTS BTEC LEVEL 3 TRIPLE The eSports industry is a fast-growing multi-million global industry. Therefore, it is essential to have a qualification that will give you a comprehensive insight into the professional field of organised competitive computer gaming, which is human versus human, either as individuals or in teams. This course will provide an opportunity for the integration of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand your learning. These are skills that are highly valued in the changing and fluid workplace. You will be able to apply strategy, skill and teamwork to become highly successful. What does this qualification cover? This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement that will enable you to learn underpinning knowledge, develop technical and transferable skills, and gain experience in a variety of different sections of the eSports industry. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 or above. Possible combinations: This is a full-time course Likely next step opportunities: The qualification is endorsed by the British eSports Association as being suitable for learners who want to work in this industry and is recognised by employers. This meaning that it will support your entry into the industry within a range of roles, whether this is through direct employment after the qualification has been achieved, or via apprenticeship, or after studying for a bachelor’s degree within higher education.

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eSPORTS BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE This unique qualification will enable you to study a sector that crosses over many subject areas and different disciplines such as: sport; marketing; enterprise; IT and the creatives. As a consequence of studying this qualification at Level 3, you will develop the breadth of knowledge, understanding and transferable skills to meet the demands required to be employed within the ESports sector, or go on to further study. What does this qualification cover? This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement that will enable you to learn underpinning knowledge, develop technical and transferable skills, and gain experience in a variety of different sections of the eSports industry. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs including English and Maths at Grade 4 or above. Possible combinations: eSports Level 3 Single could be mixed with any subject but in particular Business and IT. Likely next step opportunities: The qualification is endorsed by the British eSports Association for post-16 learners who want to work in this industry / other related industries and is recognised by employers. Meaning that this qualification will support your entry into the industry within a range of roles, whether this is through direct employment or via an apprenticeship after completion of the qualification.


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CONSTRUCTION AND VOCATIONAL STUDIES

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St Vincent College Studying with us Construction and Vocational Studies Adult Education SPL

Students will learn the skills of their trades in our new state of the art construction and carpentry facilities. Here students will apply the knowledge they have learnt whilst developing their technical skills under the tuition and support of teachers with extensive industry experience. Students will benefit from learning in a realistic working environment where they will hone the skills and knowledge needed for them to successfully move in to sustained employment when they qualify.

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Our country was built of the back of skilled tradespeople and at St Vincent we are proud of our place as Gosport’s only Post-16 provider for multi-trade qualifications.

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CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMME AVAILABLE AT LEVEL 3, 2 AND 1 As part of this exciting new programme you will enjoy learning both the theory and practical skills required to provide you with an extensive range of skills that will prepare you for your career in the construction industry. You will train in fully-equipped workshops, using the same machinery and tools you can expect to use in the workplace. This course is perfect for students who are unsure which trade they would like to go into. Course structure: You will study a range of units with topics including: Health & Safety in construction, Plastering, Painting and decorating, including Wall Papering and finally Carpentry skills. These units will help you form a wide range of skills in demand with local employers to improve your chances of gaining employment within the industry. You will complete written and practical work throughout the year. You will also complete English and Maths qualifications. Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: No minimum entry requirements, if you have not achieved a Level 4 and above for Maths and English this will be a mandatory requirement of the course. Likely next step opportunities: On completion you would be eligible to continue onto Level 2 programmes such as Construction or Carpentry.

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CARPENTRY (SITE)

Likely next step opportunities: Site Carpentry.

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Minimum entry requirements: You will need to complete the Level 2 Carpentry programme before progressing onto this course.

You will be taught in a well-equipped workshop with all the up-to-date resources associated with this type of course. You will have the opportunity to use this equipment to develop your skills in Carpentry and Joinery. You will be closely tutored in all aspects of the course. Safety is a prime objective and you will be expected to provide suitable safety footwear.

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Duration: Two years

You will learn all aspects of site Carpentry, including building methods, first fixing, second fixing, structural carcassing and maintenance. You will also cover aspects of Health and Safety issues and how to maintain good working relationships, both with colleagues and customers. You will be trained by an experienced tradesperson in our purpose-designed Construction Centre.

Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: 5 GCSEs grade 2-9 or completion of Level 1 Construction. Likely next step opportunities: Level 3 Carpentry, apprenticeships or employment.

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This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work as a Site Carpenter within the construction industry.

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The Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry qualification has been developed for achievement in a training environment which means you do not need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

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VOCATIONAL STUDIES LEVEL 1 PROGRAMME If you have left or are leaving school and are still unsure of your career path, this course is for you.

LEVEL 1 EXTENDED CERTIFICATE

The Vocational Studies course lets you choose 3 from the following options

During the 1 or 2-year programme you will get the opportunity to study from a choice of vocational options.

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Sport Health & Social Care IT/Digital Media Hospitality & Catering Retail Construction

You will have the opportunity to investigate these industry’s to help you form a better idea of which career route you would wish to explore more. Along side these options you will also gain valuable Work skills and carry out Enterprise activities. Course structure: The course is in unit form and you will be expected to complete all the units for the full qualification. Examples of some of the units you may be studyIng are: • • • • • • • •

Health & Social Care - Child Minding Retail - Understanding the Retail Sector Sport - Taking part in a sporting activity IT - Gaming Creative Media Hospitality - Food Preparation and cooking Multi Trades Health & safety in Construction Carpentry Hand Skills

Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: No minimum entry requirement. If you have not yet gained Grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form a mandatory part of your programme. Likely next step opportunities: To progress onto further study of one of your options.

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Hospitality Child Care Public Services IT/Game design Performing Arts

All students not yet at Level 2 will study Functional Skills in Maths and Literacy. There are also plenty of ways to enrich your timetable, these could include Health and Fitness, John Muir Award, Work Experience and we also offer a varied enrichment programme. You will have a dedicated tutor and support staff available to help you learn and develop your study skills alongside thinking about which career direction you would like to take in the future, and the skills you need to develop to make it happen. Progression from this course: • Entry level 3 Extended Certificate Vocational Studies • Level 1 Performing Arts • Level 1 IT • Level 1 Creative Media • Level 1 Vocational Studies


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ENGLISH

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GCSE

You will acquire skills in finding implicit and explicit information from texts and develop the ability to critically evaluate pieces of writing. You will also explore why writers use particular language, and what effect this has on your reading of a text. Writing: You will expand your writing skills to enable you to write accurately, paying attention to spelling, punctuation and grammar. You will write essays with a particular audience and purpose, and develop your ability to write descriptively.

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LEVEL 2 AND LEVEL 1 The Functional Skills English course will enable the student to gain confidence and fluency in English, along with a new and positive attitude towards the subject that they have yet to gain a significant grade or qualification in. Students should be able to demonstrate their competence in English by using it in real world situations as well as demonstrating a sound grasp of basic English knowledge and relevant skills that can be transferred to the workplace.

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ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS

Duration: One year Adult Education

This course is assessed by two, 1ž hour exams in the summer. These require you to demonstrate your reading and writing skills and your ability to understand language and its effects. This will be marked on the new 1 – 9 Grade system with a Level 4 currently being a pass grade.

Minimum entry requirements: Grade 1 or lower in GCSE English Language.

Duration: One year

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Likely next step opportunities: GCSE English Language. Employment.

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Minimum entry requirements: Grade 3 in GCSE English Language.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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St Vincent College Studying with us Health and Social Care Adult Education

Students studying these subjects have a range of career ambitions including, nursing, doctors, paramedics, midwifery, carers and social workers.

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Students access classes with state of the art resources that not only enhance their learning experience but help to prepare them for a future carer in the health and social care industry. Incorporating extensive links with local universities, work experience and enrichment activities, students can be assured of an outstanding learning experience.

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In recent years St Vincent has been at the forefront Health and Social Care education for school leavers which has seen this area of our curriculum to grow and develop.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC LEVEL 3 TRIPLE The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (Triple) forms part of our Pathway to Healthcare programme for those who are ambitious to work within the Healthcare sectors. Progression into a variety of HE degrees including Nursing (Adult, Paediatric, Mental Health), Social Work, Paramedic Science, Occupational Therapy, Primary Education and highly valued Apprenticeship progression in the wide health and social care sector. The Extended Diploma programme is ideal for candidates that prefer a coursework-based programme. Exams form a minor part of this course. This is a triple BTEC qualification and will be your full programme at college. Health & Social Care students develop to an outstanding level and become highly successful learners who are: • • • •

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Highly organised, compassionate, independent young people that add significant value to our community Committed and show willingness with a ‘have a go’ attitude Proud of the clear progression routes in the sector and wider industry Successful hardworking committed young people – tomorrow’s employees in our communities

Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs grade 4 – 9 including English; Maths GCSE grade 4 is preferable. Possible combinations: This is a full-time course in its own right. Likely next step opportunities: Preparation for employment, higher education, apprenticeships or degree programmes in Adult, Mental Health and Paediatric Nursing (BSc Hons), Social Work (BA Hons), Paramedic Science (BSc Hons), Occupational Therapy (BSc Hons) or Primary Teacher (BA Hons).


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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE

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The BTEC Level 3 Certificate (Single) forms part of our Pathway to Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare programme for those who are ambitious to work within the Health, Social Care or teaching sectors.

Health and Social Care

This is a single BTEC qualification, equivalent to one full A Level and you are expected to choose 2 other courses to create your full-time programme. Duration: Two years

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Minimum entry requirements: You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs grade 4 – 9 including English; Maths GCSE grade 4 is preferable. Possible combinations: Suggested courses include Applied Human Biology, Applied Psychology, Applied Science or Criminology.

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Likely next step opportunities: Preparation for employment, higher education, apprenticeships or degree programmes in Adult, Mental Health and Paediatric Nursing (BSc Hons), Social Work (BA Hons), Paramedic Science (BSc Hons), Occupational Therapy (BSc Hons) or Primary Teacher (BA Hons).

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE LEVEL 2 This is a one year course that will help you to gain knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering employment in the Health, Social and Care sectors. You will have the opportunity to apply theory to practice during work placement. You will be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence which reflects your knowledge and understanding of the units studied. Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. Possible combinations: Level 2 Health enables you if needed to resit Maths and English qualifications to obtain a grade 4. If you have achieved math or English, you can choose a second Level 2 course. Likely next step opportunities: You must pass Level 2 course, produce a high standard of portfolio of coursework plus relevant Maths and/or English qualifications to progress. You could progress onto one of our Level 3 Pathway programmes. BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (single or triple courses). Employment in the Health and Social Care sectors.

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SOCIAL SCIENCES CRIMINOLOGY LAW LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY SOCIOLOGY PSYCHOLOGY

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St Vincent College Studying with us Social Sciences Adult Education SPL

You have the opportunity to study such prestigious subjects as Law and Criminology, Sociology and Psychology These courses can be studied together or combined with other learning programmes that meet your desired learning aim. Taught by subject specialists with access to our iPad technologies to enhance your learning, study humanities and social science qualifications can provide a platform for your future.

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At St Vincent College we offer a range of social sciences based courses that enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of our world and their place within it.

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CRIMINOLOGY WJEC LEVEL 3 WJEC Criminology is equivalent to one A-Level and is graded A* – E.

Are you interested in what different types of crime take place in our society and what kinds of crime exist, about which we know very little? How do we decide what behaviour is criminal? You will examine the nature of different types of crime and problems concerning its measurement and distribution, whilst looking at the popular images of crime in the media, the creation and utility of official and unofficial crime statistics, and theories about the causes of crime. Criminology explores contemporary theoretical and policy debates on domestic violence as a social problem and crime. Topics include partner abuse, hate crime and honour crimes. Additionally, you study theoretical and practical issues of modern systems of social control, including punishment, policing, prisons, parole, probation, the role of the state in social control with emphasis on race, gender, and class effects.

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This course enables learners to demonstrate a depth of knowledge of the criminal justice sector that shows thorough understanding of criminal behaviour and the functions of the criminal justice sector. Duration: Certificate Year 1, Diploma Year 2. Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs Grades 4 – 9. Preferably including English Language Grade 5 or above. Possible combinations: Works well with many A-Levels and BTEC’s, but particularly with Law, Sociology, Applied Science, Psychology, Health & Social Care and Protective Services. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education courses in Criminology, Political Science, Sociology, Law or other subjects. Career progression into the Police Force, CSI units, Forensic Sciences and the Legal profession.


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LAW BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE This course will give you an introduction to the court structure – both civil and criminal, the ways in which Laws are made and elements of substantive civil and criminal law in the form of negligence and non-fatal offences against the person. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: A minimum of 5 GCSEs Grade 4 and above, including Grade 5 in English and Maths. Possible combinations: Can be studied as part of a vocational programme or alongside an A-Level programme. Likely next step opportunities: BTEC Applied Law is a Level 3 vocationally specific qualification suitable for those wishing to enter employment in the legal sector or to progress to higher education vocational qualifications or to a Law honours degree.

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LAW AND CRIMINOLOGY

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Likely next step opportunities: You must achieve a Pass in Law and also Grade 4s in you other areas to progress to the next level. Subjects you may take at Level 3 could include; Sociology, Law, Criminology and Psychology

Social Sciences

You will study issues relating to defining crime and deviance, different explanations of crime and the differences between the main sources of data on crime. You will also gain an understanding of the criminal justice system, factors that influenced the way in which individuals experience the criminal justice system and how crime is linked to social aspects e.g. the media.

Possible combinations: Can be studied as part of a vocational programme or alongside English and Maths GCSEs.

Please note: This course is not an automatic route to Level 3, but may be used as an indicator as to your future suitability to a Level 3 programme.

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CRIMINOLOGY

Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above. If you have not yet gained Grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme.

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You will study to develop knowledge and understanding about the operation of the English legal system. You will also gain an understanding of the powers of police officers to arrest, detain and question those suspected of committing a criminal offence, and the rights of those suspects.You will also develop your knowledge and understanding about the different types of crime, how they are prosecuted and their relevant sentences.

Duration: One year

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SOCIOLOGY A-LEVEL Sociology is the scientific study of society. You will learn about the structures in society and how they control us all the time – without you realising! Some areas we focus on throughout the course are; racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, poverty and social class inequality. Whilst it is not necessary to have studied Sociology at GCSE, we do ask that you come to us with an interest in current affairs, social justice and inequality in society. You should enjoy watching the news and discussing and debating your opinions. Like Psychology, Sociology requires students to learn and recall many case studies for the exams. Come prepared to practise your memory skills.

Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs Grades 4 – 9 including Grade 5 in English. Possible combinations: We strongly recommend that you combine Sociology with other social science subjects such as Psychology, Law and/or Criminology. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education for degree courses in Sociology or in related subjects such as criminology, social work etc. Careers involving people, such as the forces, health services, journalism, law, management, personnel, police, social work.

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PSYCHOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE

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Possible combinations: This course works well with many other subjects, including Health and Social Care, Criminology, Biology, Law and Sociology.

Social Sciences

Likely next step opportunities: Preparation for employment or higher education in psychology, mental health, counselling, or social work.

Adult Education

In year 2, the Health Psychology unit will introduce you to topics of stress, addiction, and health behaviours, and develop your understanding of the factors motivating peoples’ health choices.The unit on psychopathology will examine approaches to defining mental illness, characteristics of mental health disorders, and a range of treatments used by mental health professionals. 

Minimum entry requirements: You should be able to show that you have a standard of literacy, numeracy and general education equivalent to five GCSEs grade 4 – 9 including English; Maths GCSE grade 4 is preferable.

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In year 1, you will study four key approaches in psychology, and apply these approaches to issues relevant to contemporary society, including topics such as gender, aggression and consumer behaviour. You will also learn how to plan, conduct and analyse your own research project, and will develop your understanding of psychology as a science.

Duration: Two years (equivalent to an A-Level).

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The BTEC Applied Psychology will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed for a career in psychology and mental health. 

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MATHEMATICS

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St Vincent College Studying with us Mathematics Adult Education SPL

These are vital for money management, calculating area and space and understanding ratios and percentages. Qualifications in maths (Functional Skills and GCSE) will propel your personal, academic and career success.

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Our teachers are here to help and support you to improve your maths skills.

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MATHEMATICS GCSE There are two courses available at Level 2: GCSE (Higher) This is for students who already have a grade 4 at GCSE Maths and want to improve it for future progression on to courses and employment which require a higher level of Maths skills.

GCSE (Foundation) A one-year course for students who have achieved a grade 3 at GCSE and need to achieve at least a grade 4. Skills developed: General ability with numbers, shape, space, statistics and algebra. Duration: GCSE (Foundation): Grade 3: One year, three sessions per week. GCSE (Higher): Grade 4: One year, three sessions per week. Minimum entry requirements: Level 3 in GCSE or a Level 2 qualification in Functional Skills maths. Likely next step opportunities: Level 3 courses. Higher Education. Employment.

MATHEMATICS FUNCTIONAL SKILLS LEVEL 2 AND 1 The Functional Skills Mathematics course will enable the student to gain confidence and fluency in Mathematics along with a new and positive attitude towards the subject that they have yet to gain a significant grade or qualification in. Students will convey their confidence in using Mathematics by demonstrating a sound grasp of Mathematical knowledge and skills and apply it to solve Mathematical problems. Skills developed: This qualification will give learners the opportunity to demonstrate a sound grasp of the underpinning skills and basics of mathematical skills appropriate to the level and apply mathematical thinking to solve simple problems in familiar situations. By the end of the year students will be: •

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MUSIC

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St Vincent College Studying with us Music Adult Education

Our fantastic Music department provides students with creative freedom to express your musical talent whilst providing the highest standards of teaching in our highly resourced facilities which incorporate the latest musical technologies.

Student’s individual talents will also be enhanced by specialist peripatetic teaching in addition to their main learning programme. Our Music department continues to grow and develop and we brought to be offering increased classes in this curriculum area from 2021/22.

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In addition to be taught in a fun and creative environment, students also take their skills on the road and will perform at events and showcases across the region, including festivals such as Victorious.

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All talented singers and musicians should consider St Vincent College to help you develop your skills, experience and abilities.

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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3 Do you have a passion for music production, mixing and the recording industry? Would you like to work and learn in a multi-purpose recording studio and technology suite? Are you a musician looking to develop the necessary skills to produce your own music? Are you an avid listener of a wide range of musical genres? Would you like a career in the music industry? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, a course in Music Technology would be the perfect choice to compliment your studies. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. An ability to read music at a basic level would be an advantage Possible combinations: Could be taken alongside both BTEC and A-Levels including Music Performance, IT, Sciences, Performing Arts and Business. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education courses in Music, Music Technology, Performing Arts or combined subjects. Music college. Jobs in the music industry.

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MUSIC PROGRAMME BTEC LEVEL 3 TRIPLE A combination course or performance and production, with additional units focused on student’s career pathway choices. Pathways can include: • • • • • •

Performance Composition Studio recording Event management Formal graded examinations This course is designed for students who desire a career in the music industry and/or have ambitions to study at university.

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Music festivals Recording studios Radio stations Music promoters Venues.

Throughout the course you will be provided with opportunities to perform at the highest level. Duration: One year – Foundation Diploma Two years – Extended Diploma Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. An ability to read music at a basic level would be an advantage. Possible combinations: This is a full-time course in its own right. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education courses in Music, Music Technology, Performing Arts or combined subjects. Music college. Other degree courses. Jobs in the music industry.


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BTEC LEVEL 3 AND 2

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Do you have a passion for music? Do you want to study music at level 3, but you didn’t get the grades needed? Don’t worry, St Vincent College music department can help you progress to the next stage, with our dedicated level 2 music programme. You will be part of a thriving music department which offers student’s performance opportunities at major festivals, local venues and alongside professional promoters.

Music

The qualification focuses on introducing key areas such as music performance, composition, recording, the music industry and organising a music product. Duration: One year

Adult Education

Minimum entry requirements: Level 3: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 and above. Ability to play an instrument or sing would be an advantage. Level 2: Five GCSEs at Grades 2 and above. Ability to play an instrument or sing would be an advantage.

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Possible combinations: Level 3 Performing Arts, A-Level Photography, Level 3 Business, A-Level Film and Digital Arts.

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Likely next step opportunities: Level 3 BTEC Music Performance & Music Technology (Production).Intensive music programme. Other Level 3 programmes.

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Adult Education

This enables students who wish to develop their acting, dance and performing skills a curriculum they can study alongside other subjects.

Using our industry standard performance Theatre and specialist dance and rehearsal facilities, students benefit from learning in a realistic performing arts environment, one that celebrates talent and enhances your learning and creative experience.

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Students with a creative flair can study our performing arts course alongside other curriculum areas.

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PERFORMING ARTS LEVEL 3 SINGLE If you have an interest in the Performing Arts and wish to become a professional performer or work in the Performance Industry then this multi-disciplinary course is for you. This is a highly practical course in which you will study a variety of theatrical disciplines including acting, dance, musical theatre, devising shows, physical theatre and even circus skills. You may already have a qualification in Drama, Music or Dance but this is NOT a requirement of the course. Whatever skills and experience you bring with you will be developed and improved through practical workshops and public performances. The course suits dedicated and enthusiastic students with a genuine passion for performing. You will take part in regular classes where you will develop your core technique, applying your skills and analysing and evaluating your progress through logbooks and practice diaries. The majority of your assessment will take place via the public performance of your work either in one of St Vincent’s dedicated theatre spaces or at other local professional venues. You will learn how to research, develop and prepare roles for performance across a range of theatrical styles in a mixture of student and teacher led projects. You will need to work consistently throughout the course in order to learn lines and choreography and the ability to work both independently and also be effective in a team is vital. These practical skills will be supported with a variety of theoretical lessons, theatre trips and workshops from visiting companies designed to expand and broaden your view of the Performing Arts.

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There is also an opportunity to collaborate with students from across other college courses such as Art, Photography, graphics and Music. Success on the Performing Arts course can lead to direct entry into the performing arts industry as an actor, dancer or singer but most students opt to go on to study at either university or in a specialist Dance/Drama school. Our extensive tutorial and support programme will help you with this process and as such currently 100% of our UCAS applicants for performance related courses successfully gained a place at university. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9. You will also participate in an audition process. Possible combinations: With two A-Levels or single BTECs in related subjects such as Music, Dance, Art or Media. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education for degree courses in Performing Arts. Specialist vocational courses.


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St Vincent College Studying with us Science Adult Education SPL

Science remains at the forefront of innovation and exploration and at St Vincent students can study a range of science subjects that will enable you to progress to University and employment. Blending exciting experiments, classroom learning and study in our fantastic laboratories and teaching spaces, students studying Science subjects are assured of a fun and enthralling learning experience led by our passionate and supportive teaching staff.

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At a time when the world’s focus is on the importance of science, never before has it been such an exciting time then to consider this area as a progression pathway.

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APPLIED SCIENCE BTEC LEVEL 3 TRIPLE This three A-Level equivalent course focuses on the application of science in the world of work. Learners can choose a project to work on form their field of choice such as biomedical or forensic science. Alongside developing your core knowledge of biology, physics and chemistry, you will also study and complete units in laboratory techniques, scientific principles, diseases and infections, contemporary issues in science, and medical physics. If you enjoy the practical side of science, this is the course for you. Duration: Two years Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9, including at least 4 in Science, or Mathematics and English at GCSE Grade 4. Possible combinations: This is a full-time course in its own right. Likely next step opportunities: Progression to higher education, employment, self-employment or training.

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Possible combinations: The course will allow the combination of taking Health and Social Care, Applied Human Biology, Criminology, Sociology.

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Likely next step opportunities: Progression to higher education, employment, self-employment or training.

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If you enjoy the practical side of science, this is the course for you.

Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9, including at least 4 in Science, or Mathematics and English at GCSE Grade 4.

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Alongside developing your core knowledge of biology, physics and chemistry, you will also study and complete units in laboratory techniques, scientific principles, and human physiology.

Duration: Two years

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This A-Level equivalent course focuses on the application of science in the world of work.

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APPLIED HUMAN BIOLOGY BTEC LEVEL 3 SINGLE This course is designed to inspire you and develop your enthusiasm for human biology. Whether you want to take this course for interest or whether you need it to support your future career.

Duration: Two years

You will learn the key concepts of human biology that will enable you to understand the workings of the inner human body, including all body systems and the intricacies of homeostasis and how we stay alive.

Possible combinations: Applied Science, Psychology and Health & Social Care.

You will learn about small molecules like DNA to large body systems like the cardiovascular system. You will gain insight into current issues in human biology including stem cells, immunisation, heart disease, genetic manipulation, and novel treatments. You will learn why some of the deadliest diseases are incurable and where diseases come from, how to prevent and how to treat them.

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Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs grade 4-9 including Maths, English and Science.

Likely next step opportunities: Progression onto further education, employment, self-employment, training or apprenticeships.


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Biology is the study of living things. This means that the subject is as diverse as the living world itself. The course encompasses study of viruses and bacteria, plants and animals, but concentrates mainly on human systems. The topics studied include:

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Biology GCSE is a qualification that is highly regarded by employers’ and it is an excellent preparation for many careers such as nurse, technician and agricultural work. If you are considering teaching as a career, Biology GCSE fulfils the requirements for a science qualification at GCSE. Skills developed: Communication and scientific information Data analysis Management of individual work Practical skills Problem-solving

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Likely next step opportunities: Level 3 Sciences, apprenticeships or employment.

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Our Sports department as consistently ranked as one of the highest performing sports courses in the country. This has led to student success not only in the classroom but also the sports field with the College crowned league and cup double winners recently. Students will access vibrant teaching and be able to develop their coaching, fitness and leadership skills throughout their study programme. This has enabled many students to progress to some of the most prestigious university courses in the country and led to many students pursue careers in the sports industry.

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Whatever sport you may be interested in you can assured of experiencing the highest levels of teaching and coaching as a student at St Vincent College.

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SPORT CTECH LEVEL 3 TRIPLE This is equivalent to three A Levels. It is a two-year, full-time course that is ideal for those that want to go into the sports industry or study a sports degree at university. As part of the course you will also take part in Leadership Level 2, with the option of progress onto Leadership Level 3 in year 2. Year 1 • • • • • • • •

Body Systems and the Effects of Physical Activity Sport Coaching and Activity Leadership Sports Organisation and Development Working Safely in Sport, Exercise, Health and Leisure Organisation of Sports Events Physical Activity for Specific Groups Sports Injuries and Rehabilitation Practical Skills in Sport and Physical Activity

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Performance Analysis in Sport Group Exercise to Music Improving Fitness for Sport and Physical Activity Nutrition and Diet for Sport and Exercise Health and Fitness for Sport and Exercise Working in Active Leisure Facilities Sport and Exercise Psychology Sport and Exercise Sociology The Business of Sport

Duration: Two years (you must pass all your Year 1 units in order to progress to Year 2) and pass CSL. Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, ideally with Grade 4 or above for Maths and English. Possible combinations: This is a full-time course in its own right. You will also study Level 2 Leadersip Award in year 1, and Level 3 Leadership Award in year 2. Likely next step opportunities: Higher Education – degrees in sport eg. PE Teaching, Coaching, Sports Therapy, Sports Science, Exercise Referral and Sports Development. Employment in the Sports Industry.


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ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY PROGRAMME LEVEL 3 AND 2

Together, we aim to help players achieve the highest standard of football possible. Possible exit routes from the St Vincent and GBFC Elite Football Academy are; into professional and semiprofessional Football Clubs though our links within the game, onto a US Scholarship where you can play and learn at one of the universities or onto a degree course at a UK university to study any sport-related degree. Football: GBFC will deliver over 12 hours of first class football training as part of the Elite Football Academy Programme. You will compete in fixtures, which provides a high-quality experience for 16-19 year olds on the pitch.

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Duration: Between two and three years depending on entry requirements. Minimum entry requirements: As this is an Elite Football Academy, before being accepted onto this programme, your footballing ability will be assessed by Gosport Borough Football Club. Possible combinations: This is a full time course in its own right. Students who are yet to gain a Grade 4 in English and/or Maths will need to re-sit these GCSEs alongside this course

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The whole programme is between two and three years long and combines lessons with training and fixtures so that the course that you are studying will be a part of your development as a player.

Education: You will complete a sport qualification. You will be enrolled on a sport qualification relevant to your exam results.

Likely next step opportunities: A career in the world of football either as a player, coach or match official. Higher Education – degrees in sporteg. PE teaching, coaching, sports therapy, sports science, exercise referral and sports development. Employment in the sports industry.

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This programme, in conjunction with Gosport Borough Football Club (GBFC), is designed for Footballers who are looking to progress as a player into a Pro/Semi-Pro club, a Scholarship in the USA, or onto a university degree course in the UK.

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SPORT LEVEL 2 This is a part time course and will make up one third of your timetable. You will also have the opportunity to improve your Maths and English alongside this course. Level 2 Sport is assessed through internally assessed coursework tasks. • • • •

Practical Sport Anatomy and Physiology for Sport Fitness Testing and Training Planning and Leading Sports Activities

You must also take part in the NCS programme in October/November as part of your course. This is compulsory and contributes towards your CTEC grade. If you gain a Merit overall and pass Maths and English qualifications, then you can progress onto a Level 3 programme.

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Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs Grade 2 or above, or a Distinction for the BTEC Introductory Diploma in Sport (or similar Level 1 qualification). Possible combinations: Will combine with other Level 2 courses, including Maths and English (if not achieved at grade 4 or above). You will learn a wide variety of sports within lessons, as well as having the opportunity to play in one of the College Sports Teams. Likely next step opportunities: OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma in Sport and Physical Activity – You must gain a Merit overall and have passed Maths and English qualifications at Grade 4 or above in order to progress onto a Level 3 Courses. A-Levels. Other BTECs/CTECs at Level 3. Employment within the sports leisure industry.


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LEADERSHIP LEVEL 3 This is an exciting challenging award. The course will provide you with the opportunity to develop your communication, planning and organisational skills. You complete a minimum of 30 hours of leadership throughout this qualification. This will be undertaken in 4 mandatory units and units 5 and 6. • • • • • •

Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for children Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions in the community Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions for disabled people Developing leadership skills Plan, lead and evaluate a sports/physical activity event Lead safe sport/physical activity sessions

Duration: One year Possible combinations: This course is part of Level 3 in Sport and is open to all across the college curriculum. Likely next step opportunities: This qualification has a progression pathway to further sports related qualifications, training or employment.

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LEVEL 2 You will gain a sound knowledge of sports related issues and apply this knowledge during the delivery of your practical lessons. This is an ideal award if you are seeking employment in the Sports & Leisure industry. You will learn to plan, deliver and review practical sessions to a local junior school. The Level 2 Award in Leadership consists of several units of work including 10 hours demonstration of leadership. • • • •

Developing leadership skills Plan, lead and evaluate sport/physical activity sessions Assist in planning and leading a sport/ physical activity event Lead sport/physical activity sessions in the community

Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: None. Possible combinations: This course is part of Level 3 in Sport and is open to all across the college curriculum. Likely next step opportunities: Level 3 Certificate in Leadership.


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Our Uniformed Protective Services sits at the forefront of post-16 education for this curriculum in the region and showcases the passion we have for supporting our services.

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Students are taught by teachers who have worked across a variety of professional services and utilise their background and experience to enhance students learning and progression opportunities. Combining classroom and physical activities students learn at broad range of skills that enable them to progress on to University or employment in one of the protective services.

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St Vincent is proud of our history with Royal Navy and other uniformed services.

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UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES BTEC LEVEL 3 The uniformed protective services sector is diverse and encompasses uniformed public services such as the police service, the fire and rescue service, the armed services and the prison service. These public services are organised and financed by the government to benefit society. There is a wide range of occupations for entry across the uniformed protective services, including roles in the police service and the armed services. This qualification focuses on, but is not limited to, the uniformed protective services such as the police service, fire and rescue service, armed services and prison service. Duration: Two years (You must complete all Year 1 units in order to progress to Year 2). Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 – 9, or a Merit for the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Uniformed Protective Services (or similar Level 2 qualifications), a Grade 4 at GCSE in Maths and English. Possible combinations: This is a full-time course in its own right. Likely next step opportunities: On successful completion of this study programme, you can apply for a wide range of public sector occupations, including posts in the Armed Forces, Emergency Forces, Coastguard and Prison Service. Alternatively, you can progress onto a relevant Higher Education programme.

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UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES BTEC LEVEL 2

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The Level 2 Uniformed Protective Services course provides the ideal stepping stone into a wide range of exciting careers in the uniformed services, including the Army and police force. You will benefit from the expertise of teachers who also have backgrounds in the armed forces and other public services.

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Duration: One year Minimum entry requirements: Five GCSEs at Grade 2 and above, (or a Merit in a Level 1 qualification and the support of your tutors).

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Possible combinations: Will combine with other Level 2 including Maths and English (if not achieved at Grade 2 or above).

Armed Forces Emergency services: Police, Fire and Ambulance service The Civil Service

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Likely next step opportunities: The Level 2 course within this pathway are designed for anyone wanting to develop a career in the armed forces or public sector. Once you complete the Level 2 course. You will be able to progress to Level 3Uniformed ProtectiveServices and subsequently study at Higher Education and also towards careers in:

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School of Adult & Higher Education St Vincent College serves its community through a wide range of vocational and non-vocational courses aimed at adults living in the Gosport and Fareham area.

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Adult learners are welcomed into full-time, daytime and evening classes by students and teachers alike, while Access to University courses 4act as a bridge for adults seeking a route into Higher Education. We have a well-qualified and experienced team, who have supported many learners at all levels to achieve qualifications and personal development goals.

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Support and Facilities Access to Higher Education Foundation Degrees Vocational Learning Professional Courses Teacher Training Courses First Aid Courses Free Courses Community Courses Creative Courses

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SUPPORT AND FACILITIES SUPPORT FOR YOUR STUDY We pride ourselves on the learning support we can provide to all students. Now that we have our new community learning project here at St Vincent College, we can more easily ensure extra support if you should need it. The enrolment form provides space for you to let us know if you need support and we will work with you and the college learning support service to provide this.

FACILITIES IN COLLEGE All adult and higher education courses are now located in the Clocktower building at the front of the College. Many local buses stop directly outside this building. Parking is also available outside of both Reception and the Clocktower building. There is ramp access into Clocktower classrooms. Enrolments and enquiries are dealt with at main college reception, which is located through the Clocktower entrance. A coffee/tea machine is available to all students in the Clocktower building next to room F5. Students may also use the photocopier near the coffee room. Cards may be purchased from Reception.

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HIGHER EDUCATION If your aim is to develop a professional career such as Nursing, Paramedic, Social Work, The Probation Service, Law,Teaching, or Business this could be the course for you.

LEVEL 3 ACCESS TO HIGHER EDUCATION Access to HE courses are an established route for people to gain the right qualifications to enter a University course. We offer two modes of study: You can choose a one year course, studying two days a week, or you can choose to complete the same course over two years, studying one day a week. Included in our offer are the following Diplomas: • • •

Health Care Professions Business Social Sciences

We have a team of professionals who are dedicated to supporting your studies. Many students who complete the course go on to local Universities and complete studies in Nursing, Teaching, Social Work, Radiography, Operating Theatre Practice,Psychology, Physiotherapy, Forensic Criminology, and Law. Entry Requirements: For one year courses applicants must hold GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths. For two year courses both of these subjects can be studied along side the Diploma.

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FOUNDATION DEGREES This is an exciting and dynamic course that provides the opportunity to gain a Foundation Degree whilst working.

Following successful completion of your studies, you will be able to work as a senior practitioner in a variety of settings, supporting and caring for children 0-8 years. Students can progress to a BA Hons top up degree in education and training and then follow a route to qualify as an Early years teacher or apply for a recognised teacher training programme such as SCITT.

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Would you like to develop your knowledge and critical understanding of your education support role? If you have at least a year’s experience in a learning support context, paid or voluntary, andthe ability to study at this level you could work towards a nationally recognised qualification in your field. Students can progress to a BA Hons top up degree in education and training and then follow a route to qualify as a teacher or apply for a recognised teacher training programme such as SCITT.

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This is an exciting and dynamic course that provides the opportunity to gain a Foundation Degree whilst working. The Foundation Degree focuses on the development of competent, skilled senior practitioners in early years care and education.

FOUNDATION DEGREE IN LEARNING SUPPORT

Entry Requirements: Applicants are to be working in either a voluntary or paid relevant educational setting for a minimum equivalence of one day a week. GCSE in English and Maths at Grade 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

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FOUNDATION DEGREE IN EARLY YEARS CARE AND EDUCATION

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Entry Requirements: Applicants are to be working in either a voluntary or paid relevant educational setting for a minimum equivalence of one day a week. NVQ or Level 3 in Early Years plus GCSE in English and Maths at Grade 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths.

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VOCATIONAL LEARNING St Vincent College offers a variety of Vocational Qualifications at different levels, for different occupational areas. These qualifications are assessed in the workplace.

NVQs IN THE WORKPLACE Vocational Qualifications are Work Based Qualifications. Work Based qualifications are qualifications you take whilst working. All work based learning students are allocated an assessor who will support you 1-1 with your vocational qualification. Your assessor will plan work that needs to be completed with you, provide you with feedback, carry out reviews and maintain regular contact with you. Meetings with your Assessor can be in the workplace or at St Vincent College. We will work with you to support your learning and work needs and the delivery of the course offers flexibility. A voluntary work placement or employment in an appropriate setting is a Mandatory requirement of a vocational qualification. Learners are required to complete mandatory units and there are also optional units which you can choose from, depending on the work setting you work in. You will be required to provide evidence to cover your learning outcomes. This may include: completing written work (answering written questions or completing tasks or assignments), answering verbal questions or having a professional discussion with your assessor. You may be asked to obtain an expert witness testimony from your manager or supervisor. All of the evidence gathered will support you building your portfolio of evidence and all Qualifications are Internally and Externally Quality Assured. On completion you will receive a Nationally Recognised Certificate, from the Awarding Organisation City & Guilds.

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EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR AND CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLES WORKFORCE

If you work or want to work in an Advice and Guidance Support Role, these qualifications would suit you. There are level 3 & 4 Qualifications in this sector.

If you work or want to work as a carer or health support worker, these qualifications would suit you. There are level 2 and 3 qualifications in this sector. If you work in management within the Care sector, we also deliver the level 4 and 5 in this area.

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TRAINING ASSESSMENT AND QUALITY ASSURANCE If you want to be an Assessor or Internal Quality Assurer, these qualifications would suit you. There are level 3 & 4 Qualifications in this sector.

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If you work or want to work in a customer service environment, these qualifications would suit you. There are level 1, 2, 3 & 4 Qualifications in this sector.

We have a variety of qualifications on offer, the occupational areas we deliver in are:

If you work or want to work as an early years practitioner, these qualifications would suit you. There are level 2 and 3 qualifications in this sector.

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AWARD IN EDUCATION AND TRAINING This is a level 3 Award Qualification and is an introduction to teaching. If you work, or want to work as a teacher/trainer in the further education and skills sector, are not in a teaching/training role, or have just started a teaching/training role, this qualification would suit you.

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Some of our qualifications offer classes, depending on the qualification and level undertaken. Learners will be interviewed prior to enrolment, to ensure they are in the correct job role/have the appropriate work placement and/or that they have the appropriate experience.

If you work or want to work as a teaching or learning support assistant practitioner, these qualifications would suit you.

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION If you work or want to work in a business administration environment, these qualifications would suit you. There are level 1, 2, 3 & 4 Qualifications in this sector.

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PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHER TRAINING COURSES EDUCATION AND TRAINING LEVEL 3 AWARD Our Level 3 award in Education and Training is an entrance level qualification which supports progression into teaching and enables progress onto a full qualification. The course covers basic skills such as lesson preparation, planning and course design. You will also develop skills in delivering teaching.

PGCE/Cert Ed This evening course offers the recognised teaching qualification that will enable you to pursue a teaching career in the further education and training sector. Accredited by the University of Portsmouth the PGCE/CertEd is offered as a part-time programme at St Vincent College and is designed for teachers who currently work in the further education and training sector. The course encourages you to develop subject-specific knowledge by working closely with your course teachers and work-based subject mentors.

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MATHS AND ENGLISH ENGLISH FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATHS FUNCTIONAL SKILLS Functional Skills English and Maths classes are run over one year and are offered as both daytime and evening classes. Functional Skills is available from Level 3 entry through to Level 2 and students will undertake an initial assessment that will help you to identify the right level for you.

BIOLOGY GCSE ENGLISH GCSE MATHS GCSE GCSE English and Maths classes are run over one year and are offered as both daytime and evening classes.

SUPPORT WITH ENGLISH AND MATHS As preparation for starting a Functional Skills course in English or Maths we are offering 10 week introductory courses. These are not accredited, and so you are not working towards a qualification, but they will introduce you to the kinds of learning that you will experience when you are enrolled on a Functional Skills course.


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We offer a range of courses from introductory to accredited. We have a dedicated teaching team lead by Ex RN instructor Eddie Seaborne, MBE MSM. Eddie was awarded an MBE by HM The Queen. We can provide our First Aid courses in a number of ways. Most courses are delivered at St Vincent College, however, if you would like us to deliver this training at your workplace, please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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FIRST AID ACCREDITED Ae FIRST AID AT WORK (QUALSAFE) LEVEL 3 3 day accredited qualification course.

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Ae EMERGENCY FIRST AID AT WORK 1 day accredited qualification course.

Ae PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID 2 day accredited qualification course.

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FIRST AID WORKSHOP INTRODUCTION TO FIRST AID This 1 day workshop runs several times a year.

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If you would like more information on times, dates and prices on any of our First Aid Courses, please email us at info@stvincent.ac.uk.

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ONLINE COURSES At St Vincent College, we offer a range of online courses for adult learners. We have online courses to enhance both your career or your hobbies. Online learning means you are still able to study an accredited qualification without actually having to attend a college or have a work placement. You can study around your life responsibilities and you will have a 1-1 Assessor who will be there to help and support you. The online courses are designed specifically to be studied from home. Entry Requirments: Many of our online courses are free to adults aged 19 or over living in UK and an EU resident for the last 3 years, some courses do have further eligibility criteria.

COURSES INCLUDE: PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE Level 2 Certificate

PRINCIPLES OF BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION Level 2 Certificate

PRINCIPLES OF THE PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF INFECTION IN HEALTH CARE SETTINGS Level 2 Certificate

PRINCIPLES OF END OF LIFE CARE Level 2 Certificate

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY Level 2 Certificate

UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION AND HEALTH

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PRINCIPLES OF DEMENTIA CARE

UNDERSTANDING DIGNITY AND SAFEGUARDING IN ADULT HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

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UNDERSTANDING THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES Level 2 Certificate

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Many of our courses are designed to teach you useful skills, allow you to engage with your community and, ultimately, be enjoyable. Our courses can also be a great way to develop a hobby, get together with friends, or make new ones.

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We offer a wide variety of courses at a heavily subsidised price* to ensure it remains accessible for everyone. From Reiki to Guitar for beginners, Graphic Design to iPad essentials, why not try something new?

COURSES INCLUDE:

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CONFIDENCE BUILDING (4 WORK) GUITAR FOR BEGINNERS GUITAR INTERMEDIATE EVERYDAY ASSERTIVENESS EVERYDAY ESOL INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING INTRODUCTION TO FORENSICS INTRODUCTION TO iPAD LOCAL HISTORY, PART ONE AND TWO MAKATON 1-4 REIKI RAISING SELF-ESTEEM RESEARCHING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY WRITERS WORKSHOP

*To be eligible to receive these courses for free, qualifying criteria applies.

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Please visit our website for more information and a full list of courses available. Some resource fees may be applicable.

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In addition to our higher-level academic programmes, St Vincent College is also one of the south’s leading providers of post-16 education for students who require specialised curriculum and support due to a range of special educational needs and disabilities. All students are offered meaningful and purposeful work experience throughout their educational journey.

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Preparation for Learning Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) Certificate in Digital Media Diploma in Digital Media Award/Certificate in Pre-Vocational Study Certificate in Personal Progress Diploma in Performing Arts Award/Certificate in Personal and Social Development Award/Certificate in Skills for Independence and Work

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The School of Personalised Learning provides over 200 students with access to a range of specialised and bespoke courses; from pre entry to level 2. Based in the heart of our main campus each of the courses available are specifically tailored to the individual learning and support needs of our students who are taught by specialist teachers within highly supported learning environments with state-of-the-art resources and facilities. In addition to our individualised curriculum offer, the College is able to provide medical assistance, support and care with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities. We work very closely with local schools and local authorities to ensure the learning and support needs of each student are appropriately met and can provide a range of services to support transition to our learning environment.

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SENSORY LIFE SKILLS COMMUNICATION

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SUPPORTING INDEPENDENCE SOCIAL COMMUNICATION COMMUNITY AND ENTERPRISE Adult Education

CORE SKILLS AND VOCATIONAL SKILL KITS WORK EXPERIENCE

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SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH (SEMH)

Our discrete SEMH provision provides specialist support for young people with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs. Our philosophy of inclusion aims to support students to ensure their journey through our College is as smooth, enjoyable and anxiety free as possible. We deliver a holistic approach and bespoke timetable to each pupil supporting both their academic and emotional needs. The provision also provides students with a holistic, nurturing, learning environment along with bespoke timetables, all of which help ensure students are better equipped to manage their own emotions and behaviours whilst also making academic progress. Stepping Stones is offered on a termly basis, our aim is that within this period of time, students are able to develop their confidence enough to begin transitioning back into an alternative provision within the SPL. Please contact info@stvincent.ac.uk for more information.

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WELL TRAINED AND EXPERIENCED LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS (LSAs)

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QUALIFIED HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANTS (HTLAs) CAREERS TEAM

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QUALIFIED NURSING TEAM COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE TEAM

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EMOTIONAL LITERACY SUPPORT ASSISTANTS (ELSAs)

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DIGITAL MEDIA BTEC LEVEL 1 INTRODUCTORY CERTIFICATE

This course provides learners with the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the digital media sector. The course looks at a variety of media aspects whilst also including IT elements that develop the learners skills further. All learners will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as being organised, where we will discover how to use different organisational techniques and creating a personal development plan, allowing you to look at the many pathways this qualification could lead to. Learners will also take a number of sector units. The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within the media and IT sectors, allowing the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage learners. For digital media, the units cover activities such as designing for a digital product, creating storyboards, shooting moving image and recording audio. Progression from this course: Skills gained during this year, will allow students to progress onto the Level 1 Diploma, where all the skills they have learned will play a large role in all of their assignments.

Units include: A1: Being Organised During the course you will learn how to stay organized whilst planning a media production. We will look at the different techniques we can use to stay organized and also look at which of these techniques can be applied to your coursework.

A2: Creating a Personal Development Plan As a class, we will look into the different pathways this qualification can lead to. We will research careers that sound interesting and discover more about how you can get into that role. DM5: Creating a Storyboard Storyboards play a crucial part in the pre-production role of any media project. We will look at the challenges directors, actors, camera men and producers face when they are tasked with filming a scene without one and learn how to create an industry standard storyboard using a pre-existing script. DM7: Producing an Advert During this unit we will look at some famous adverts and analyse what makes them good or bad. Then you will have a chance to meet some local businesses and create a short video advertisement for their company. DM10: Shooting a Short Film Pulling together all you have learned from this year, you will write, plan and produce a brand new short film, based on your own idea. You will need to develop you idea from start to finish and will need to consider using both CGI and practical effects.

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A3: Working with Others This unit will allow you to work with others within your class in order to put on a large-scale event within the college. You will each have roles and responsibilities to complete in order for the event to be successful.

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A4: Researching a Topic Prior to your sector units, you will need to complete research into a genre of video game. This will help you when developing ideas later in the process and provide you with an insight of how to create a successful video game.

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DM6: Designing an Interactive Presentation You will design a presentation to be shown in front of a panel. This presentation will depict your ideas for a product and how you expect to make money from this. You can also provide a better understanding of your product to the panel in order for them to support you with this. DM11: Making an Audio Recording You will need to create an advert for your product to appear on radio. The advert will need to explain what the product is within a certain time frame. You can also record audio to use with your product should you wish. DM12: Editing and Sharing a Media Product You will need to create an advert for your product to appear on TV. The advert will need to explain what the product is within a certain time frame.

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All learners will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. Learners will also take a number of sector units. The content of the sector units offers a broad introduction to the skills and knowledge within the media and IT sectors, allowing the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage learners. For digital media, the units cover activities such as designing for a digital product, creating storyboards, shooting moving image and recording audio.

Units Included 2020/21:

Progression from this course: On competition of the Level 1 Diploma, students may wish to look into Level 2 courses of the same subjects (IT or Media).

Your Future

Giving learners the opportunity to develop a range of skills in the digital media sector and supporting progression on to further study. It could be a substantial vocational qualification within a study programme that includes other appropriate subjects such as English and maths.

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NEW HORIZONS BTEC ENTRY LEVEL 1 AWARD/CERTIFICATE IN PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDY

New Horizons post-19 course is designed to support learners to develop the skills they need for everyday life after college. It focuses on the development of communication and advocacy, practical maths and literacy skills for everyday situations, and independent living and work skills which are appropriate and individualised for each learner. This course includes: • • • • • • •

Literacy Numeracy Independent Living Skills Health and Fitness Work Experience Self-management and Development Self-advocacy and Resilience

Progression from this course: This course usually supports high needs learners coming to the end of their academic journey in preparation for their continued journey in adult life.

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SENSORY

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Progression from this course: This course supports advocacy and communication for supported living and alternative day services.

Adult Education

You will have activities and learning opportunities tailored to your individual needs and learning style.

Develop your communication skills Maintain your physical skills Enhance your social skills by working with a range of new people Develop your independence skills such as shopping, cooking and looking after your home Enhance your thinking and problemsolving skills Experience a range of different activities and environments

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You will get 1:1 support and work in small groups. And you will be supported throughout the day, including break and lunch times.

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Your Future

This two-year course is designed for students with complex needs including those whose needs fail within the autistic spectrum and those with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

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BTEC LEVEL 1 CERTIFICATE IN PERSONAL PROGRESS

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INTRODUCTORY IN PERFORMING ARTS BTEC LEVEL 2

This Qualification follows on from the Level 1 Certificate.

BTEC LEVEL 1

The course will offer the opportunity to develop acting, production and performance skills. Learners will work with others to build confidence in communication and self-awareness, improving their personal and relationship skills.

All BTEC qualifications share common core units. These units contain the generic attributes learners need to be able to progress to further study. All learners will not only explore in depth their chosen subject, they will have the opportunity to develop key transferable skills through both core and sector units.

There will be projects to develop practical, problem solving and work skills both in the college and the wider community. The transferable skills covered in these units are: • • • • •

Communication Working with others Problem Solving Managing information Self-management and Development

Units being delivered: • • • •

Unit 1 Individual Showcase (External) Unit 2 Preparation, Performance and Production Unit 3 Acting Skills Unit 7 Production Skills for Performance

Progression from this course: The mode of delivery and assessment of the units is designed to build a knowledge and understanding of the Performing Arts Industry. The Level 2 Award encourages learners to be fully prepared for higher level learning and includes an externally assessed unit.

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The transferable skills covered in these units are: • • • • •

Communication Working with others Problem Solving Managing information Self-management and Development

Units being delivered: • • • • •

A3 Working with others A4 Researching a Topic PA7 Providing Technical Support PA10 Acting in a Performance PA12 Rehearsing for a Performance

Progression from this course: The mode of delivery and assessment of the units is designed to build a knowledge and understanding of the Performing Arts Industry. The Diploma encourages learners to be fully prepared for higher level learning, should they wish to move on to the Level 2.


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PERSONAL PROGRESS BTEC ENTRY LEVEL 3/LEVEL 1 AWARD/CERTIFICATE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

The course will offer the opportunity to develop independence and self-reliance. Learners will work together in small groups to build confidence and self-awareness and improve their personal and relationship skills. There will be projects to develop practical, problem solving and work skills both in the college and the wider community. Units being delivered: • • • •

Working as Part of a Group Community Action Self-Development Managing Social Relationships

Progression from this course: This is potentially a 2-year course achieving and Award in the first year and then a Certificate in the second year, From here students may progress onto their courses within college, a Supported Internship programme, or into work.

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TOWARDS INDEPENDENCE

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The focus is to develop and progress independence skills for daily life, social skills, functional maths, literacy, and communication skills as well as personal health and well-being, horticulture and will also include elements of enterprise and work experience. The course content will be delivered using appropriate and individualised methods for each learner.

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Units being delivered: Managing Own Money Hygiene and Safety in the Kitchen Maintaining a Garden

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Adult Education

Progression from this course: Entry Level Award in Work Based Learning.

Your Future

This course is designed to engage and develop learners in skills for everyday life, building on their existing skills and qualities and engaging them in new learning opportunities within the college setting.

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HOW TO APPLY Candidates for courses usually apply online through our website, or by the attached application form and popping it into the post. If you have any questions or would like some further information, visit us at the college, drop us an email, or give us a call.

APPLY ONLINE USE THE APPLICATION FORM VISIT OUR CAMPUS EMAIL OR CALL www.stvincent.ac.uk / info@stvincent.ac.uk / (023)9258 8311

APPLICATION PROCESS 1. INTERVIEW After applying you will be invited to an interview where we’ll discuss your course choices and answer any questions you have about college life.

2. OFFER

At the end of the interview, successful applicants will be offered a conditional place.

3. ATTEND INTRODUCTION DAY This will be held on Wednesday 30th June 2021.

4. GCSE RESULTS Work hard to get the best GCSE grades you can as this will provide wider opportunities for you to study the courses you want to.

5. ENROLMENT We will invite you to enrol with us and we will review your GCSE grades together.

6. START OF COLLEGE

Your first day as a student at St Vincent College! We look forward to seeing you.

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MISSION Through the highest quality education, we will enrich lives and provide a secure path to further study or employment.

VISION Our vision is to be an outstanding college. We will: • • • • • • •

Be the first choice for school leavers within Gosport and beyond; Be professional and business-like in all that we do; Be recognised as experts in post-16 education and student support; Be a great place for staff to work, learn and develop their careers; Have a key role in educational improvement in Gosport through effective partnership working; Be an exciting place, full of life and vibrancy; Consistently meet challenging targets for student achievement, progression and added value.

VALUES • • • • • • •

All students deserve our best and our unconditional support – we have no favourites. Through hard work we can all change, develop and improve – we refuse to collude with low expectations Our words and actions matter; we have great influence and use that to promote ambition, understanding and growth Students and staff are treated with honesty, transparency and integrity Students and staff have an absolute right to be safe and to feel safe Student views and opinions have great value – we seek their voice Above all else, we act on behalf of our students

The information published in this Course Guide is intended as a general guide to the courses and facilities offered at St Vincent College. Although the information provided is believed to be correct at the time of publication, the college reserve the right to make changes to the courses or the facilities and resources which support them. 135


www.stvincent.ac.uk St Vincent College Mill Lane, Gosport Hampshire PO12 4QA info@stvincent.ac.uk

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