St Vincent College Prospectus 2023-24

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PROSPECTUS 2023-24

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WELCOME TO ST VINCENT COLLEGE

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING ST VINCENT COLLEGE AS YOUR FURTHER EDUCATION PROVIDER. It is an exciting time to join your local Sixth Form College. Here at St Vincent we are able to offer you a fantastic learning experience that will support you on your journey to becoming a successful young adult. You will thrive and achieve excellent results in a learning environment tailored to your individual hopes, aspirations and needs. We are very proud of the high quality of our provision, including outstanding teaching, individual support and progression that our students achieve. All of this will enable you to achieve fantastic results which will lead you to higher level study or employment when the time comes, for you to follow your future pathway.

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As a student you will benefit from inspiring classes at our wonderful waterside campus. We continue to invest in resources and facilities to enhance the learning experience of students. This year we are continuing this investment with the expansion of our main building workshops, implementing new Virtual Reality technologies, expanding study spaces and developing our first state of the art nursing and care facility. I am very proud to lead our highly dedicated staff team and it is a privilege to watch our students grow, develop and form friendships that will last a lifetime. To experience this for yourself and to see what college can offer you, I extend an invitation for you and your families to attend one of our

Open Events, or arrange a bespoke visit and personal tour. These events will give you the chance to learn more about what we can offer you and how we can help you to achieve your goals and aspirations. We recognise the importance of making the right choice when you leave school and believe that St Vincent College will provide you with the opportunities and experiences that will set you on a path to achieve wonderful things. It is time to choose your pathway, choose your future… Choose St Vincent College. Andy Grant Principal


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KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

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THERE IS PLENTY TO SEE ON OUR CAMPUS, SO WHY NOT COME AND TAKE A LOOK FOR YOURSELF.

Why St Vincent College?

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Future Planning, Progression & Transition

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Health & Wellbeing

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Enrichment

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Student Council

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PATHWAYS

Our Open Events will provide you with the opportunity to meet staff and students, see our amazing facilities and develop an understanding of what college life is like. If you can’t make our open events we can arrange personal tours at a time that is a little more convenient for you. This will provide you and your family with the chance for a bespoke tour and guidance session.

Business and Global

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Creative and Digital

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Education and Childcare

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Life and Health Sciences

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Physical and Built Environment

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Public Service

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You can arrange a Personal Tour by emailing; info@stvincent.ac.uk or calling 023 9258 8311.

Choosing your Course

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Entry Requirements

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T Levels

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We also welcome schools on to the campus for Taster Days. School pupils will get the chance to experience a day in the life of a student and will also have the chance to find out more about potential courses they may wish to study.

Level 3 Courses

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Level 2 Courses

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Level 1 Courses

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STUDY PROGRAMMES

ENHANCED PROVISION

OPEN EVENINGS Our open evenings will run from 4:30pm - 7:30pm on the below dates:

Tuesday 11th October 2022

School of Personalised Learning (SPL)

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SPL Courses

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THE COLLEGE

Wednesday 16th November 2022 Thursday 26th January 2023 Wednesday 14th June 2023

Travel to St Vincent

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Mission, Vision and Values

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Course Index

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SUMMER FESTIVAL Saturday 17th June 2023

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WHY ST VINCENT COLLEGE? ST VINCENT COLLEGE PROVIDES OUR STUDENTS WITH AN IDEAL ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THEY CAN THRIVE AND DEVELOP. Our primary focus is to encourage our students to be excellent in all that they do. Our experienced and engaging staff will help them to prepare for their future careers.

FACILITIES AND CAMPUS Students are taught on our spacious waterside campus where there is plenty of space for students to study, learn and socialise. St Vincent has a unique offering of being the only college in the UK to have a tidal creek. This allows our sports courses to offer on-site water sports, such as kayaking. We are also expanding our construction and Esports facilities to meet local needs and continue to invest in new technologies such as virtual reality. Other facilities include the study hub, quad, outdoor sports field, Esports arena and plenty of social spaces to grab a bite to eat or take a break.

AMBITION AND SUCCESS We fill our students with ambition and give the support needed to progress to the next level no matter the path they have chosen. We work closely with local businesses and industry who support our internal progression and careers events as well as provide work related learning experiences which help our students on their pathway to success.

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STUDY SUPPORT Students are treated as young adults and encouraged to be independent whilst at College, but are also provided with plenty of support along the way. We offer one to one coaching, academic mentors and we have dedicated student services, careers and learning support teams who work with every student to ensure that there is no barrier to successful learning.

INSPIRING TEACHERS Our courses are delivered by dedicated and highly experienced teachers who are passionate about supporting your studies and achieving great results. With a range of professional, business and life experience, our teaching staff will ensure you develop the academic skills needed to succeed.

TIMETABLES MADE TO MEASURE Every student that comes here to study is different. We offer different levels and courses to ensure you have a course programme and timetable that is tailored to you and also ensures you are studying at the best level to help you progress.


DISCOVER MORE Visit our website for information on the college and about what the college can offer you!

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FUTURE PLANNING, PROGRESSION & TRANSITION CAREERS SUPPORT

LIAISON

Our full-time careers team are here to help you with whatever next steps you are considering, and if you are unsure, we can help you explore different options open to you.

If you come to our open events you will be sure to recognise the Careers and Progression Team, who work closely with local secondary schools in order to provide future students with advice, guidance and support with their transition from school to college.

Whether you want to go to university, get an apprenticeship, start work or progress your studies at the college, our team will provide the advice and support you need.

INTERNAL PROGRESSION Throughout your college experience your individual progression is regularly monitored to ensure you are working towards your goals and you are secure on your path. We encourage students to achieve the highest level qualifications before moving on, meaning we can provide opportunities for higher level study with us.

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The team often attend school based careers events, parents’ evenings and other key progression events, where you can speak to them about our fantastic college experience.


HEALTH & 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. 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.

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.

GET IN TOUCH Please get in touch if you would like to discuss any of the information on these pages. Tel: 02392 588 311 Email: info@stvincent.ac.uk

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ENRICHMENT

If you are interested in something that isn’t on our enrichment list, please let us know. We might be able to help you set up a new club or activity!

A KEY PART OF COLLEGE LIFE IS THE RANGE OF ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES YOU CAN ACCESS AS A STUDENT. Enrichment covers a range of activities, trips and visits that are available in addition to your studies. These activities not only enhance your learning experience but provide you with the opportunity to make friends and have a bit of fun. You’ll also pick up skills, like teamwork and communication, which you can include on your cv. It’s a win-win situation! You can discover more about our teams and clubs that are on offer at one of our Open Evenings (on page 3).

Join our league and cup winning football team, be part of the student council, become a college ambassador, compete against colleges around the world in Esports, complete first aid training, travel to London and America, meet specialist guest speakers, join a band, volunteer for community projects… The list is endless with all of these opportunities open to our students.

KAYAKING

CLIMBING WALL

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE

GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM! Tel: 02392 588 311 Email: admissions@stvincent.ac.uk

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STUDENT COUNCIL JOINING THE STUDENT COUNCIL IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET YOURS AND YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS’ VOICES HEARD, TO HELP SUPPORT AND INFLUENCE DECISIONS MADE BY THE COLLEGE SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM AND GOVERNORS. You will balance your studies with other exciting tasks such as organising the end of year celebration event and fundraising within the community. You will also have local initiatives and campaigns to support the environment and sustainability.

Student council applications take place in September and we select students from all different backgrounds of study to ensure the voices of our student community are heard throughout the whole college. We welcome everyone, all applications are considered.

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FUTURE FOCUSED PATHWAYS BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT YOU AND THE LIFE YOU WILL GO ON TO, WE HAVE DEVELOPED SIX CAREER PATHWAYS TO HELP YOU PREPARE FOR WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AFTER SIXTH FORM COLLEGE. Each one shows what career options might lead from that pathway, and if you’re not sure about which subjects to choose, you’ll be able to see which subjects can give you the best chance of getting to that desired end point. It may be that you don’t yet know what your ultimate career aim is – that’s okay too because the pathways are interchangeable and contain the same core elements that make up your tutorial programme.

The pathways are defined by student intention, interchangeable and designed to open up opportunity and most importantly they are designed to help us guide you. We are lucky to have employer ambassadors attached to each pathway who visit the college regularly to talk about careers and university choices. You’ll get the opportunity to talk over your ambitions with them and take advantage of their experience.

THE PATHWAYS ARE: • BUSINESS & GLOBAL • CREATIVE & DIGITAL • LIFE & HEALTH SCIENCES 10

• PUBLIC SERVICES • EDUCATION & CHILDCARE • PHYSICAL & BUILT ENVIRONMENT


PATHWAYS

BUSINESS & GLOBAL

CREATIVE & DIGITAL

WE WANT TO WORK WITH ENTERPRISING YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON THE GLOBAL STAGE.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WITH A SPECIAL SPARK WHO ARE SEEKING SOMEWHERE TO SHINE.

From go-getters to deep thinkers, ideas people to grafters and social butterflies to mathematical wizards, a business needs a whole cast of characters to thrive. If you relish the challenge of building relationships, working with numbers, or creative problem-solving, a career in business might be for you.

ADDITIONALITY • Guest speakers • Trips to local businesses • Running and managing an event • Use of virtual health and new technologies • International trips and visits.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Actuarial Analyst, Business Adviser, Business Analyst, Business Development Manager, Chartered Management Accountant, Corporate Investment Banker, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Forensic Accountant, Insurance Underwriter, Management Consultant, Project Manager, Risk Manager, Stockbroker, Supply Chain Manager.

Our creative pathway covers a whole range of disciplines, from design to dance and fine art to front of stage. Our art students show their work in public places, our dance students perform in major competitions and our music students express themselves on multiple platforms. Then again you may be brilliant at IT so pursuing this path could lead you to a fantastic career in a major digital business. Unleash your creativity and let your talent lead you to a successful career.

ADDITIONALITY • Gallery visits • Opportunities to display work in public places • Public performances • Gigs • Festival appearances.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES 3D Modeller, Application Analyst, Architect, Animator, Art Director, Cyber Security Analyst, Data Analyst, Database Administrator, Fine Artist, Forensic Computer Analyst, Game Designer, Illustrator, Musician, Performer, Photographer, Production Designer, Stage & Film Director.

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EDUCATION & CHILDCARE CARING FOR CHILDREN, INSPIRING YOUNG MINDS AND MAKING THEIR WORLD A SAFE PLACE. This is a calling for some people and the opportunities this pathway presents will help you to work with children, inform policies on childcare and even teach. Relevant and challenging work placements will help set you on the path to a fulfilling career in teaching, managing or administration in schools, nurseries or other part of the education and childcare sector.

ADDITIONALITY • Industrial trips • Work based laboratory visits • University open days.

LIFE & HEALTH SCIENCES IF YOU ARE THE KIND OF PERSON WHO IS DRIVEN TO USE SCIENCE AND LEARNING TO MAKE LIFE BETTER FOR PEOPLE THEN A MEDICAL CAREER IS FOR YOU. This pathway unlocks a huge number of opportunities in the medical profession, including doctor, nurse, veterinary, occupational health, medical scientist, dentist or researcher. Our learning works in tandem with renowned organisations who offer students the chance to experience first hand what a career in medicine or science might be like.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

ADDITIONALITY

Local Government, Nursery Manager, Nursery Nurse, Social Services, Teacher.

• Work based laboratory visits

• Industrial trips • University open days.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Anaesthesia Technician, Audiology Technician, Biochemist, Bioinformatician, Biomedical Scientist, Biotechnologist, Cardiovascular Technician, Clinical Research Associate, Computational Biologist, Dental Hygienist, EKG Technologist, Healthcare Scientist, Medical Assistant, Microbiologist, Nursing, Occupational Therapist, Paramedic, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapist, Radiation Therapist, Researcher, Veterinary Technician.

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PATHWAYS

PHYSICAL & BUILT ENVIRONMENT FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN A CAREER FOCUSED ON ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION OR SCIENCE BASED JOBS. The physical and built environment will enable you to work in sectors such as construction, engineering and science focused areas. These sectors are recruiting constantly for people with excellent practical skills alongside analytical and planning ability. You could also progress into management roles within the above areas.

ADDITIONALITY • Working in industry • Visits and speakers.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Engineer, Skilled trades, Building management, Scientist.

PUBLIC SERVICE A PATHWAY FOR THOSE DEVOTED TO SERVING THEIR COMMUNITY OR EVEN THEIR COUNTRY. Our courses offer opportunities ranging from the legal profession to joining the armed forces or being part of the police service. If you are interested in sport, this pathway is designed to steer you towards your career. This pathway also includes a range of humanities subjects such as history, geography and sociology, which all contribute to your experience.

ADDITIONALITY • Sports Scholarship • Geography field trips • ‘Behind Bars’ talks • Sports Leaders Awards • Expeditions.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Brand Strategist, Business Development and Marketing Assistant, Humanitarian worker, Police Constable, Paralegal, Social Media, Manager, Social Policy Worker.

WHY NOT TRY THE FREE UCAS CAREER QUIZ? Find your ideal job matched to your personality and a list of courses previous students studied in order to get there.

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STUDY PROGRAMMES

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CHOOSING YOUR COURSES WHEN YOU APPLY TO ST VINCENT COLLEGE, WE WORK CLOSELY WITH YOU TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE ENROLLED ON THE COURSES THAT BEST SUIT YOUR STRENGTHS, INTERESTS AND ASPIRATIONS. If you are unsure about where to begin when choosing your courses, don’t worry! The information on this page is a great starting point.

A LEVEL COURSES

T LEVEL COURSES

• Academic focus - more theoretical and written work

• 2 year technical programme

• Predominantly exam based • Usually examined at the end of your second year of study • Three subjects can be studied • Often required by selective universities such as Oxbridge.

VOCATIONAL COURSES • More applied/practical • Mixed assessment methods • Usually assessed throughout both years • One to three subjects studied • Many require compulsory work experience • Accepted by many universities.

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• Mixture of classroom learning and on the job experience • Equivalent to 3 A Levels • Recognised by universities and other education providers.

WHY IS CAREER PLANNING IMPORTANT? The time you spend at college is very short in comparison to your working life, but the courses you choose to study with us can have a big part to play in shaping your future. When considering your next steps,it can be helpful to begin with the end in mind. For example, if you already have a career path, university course, or higher apprenticeship in mind, do some research. They may have entry requirements that influence your college course choices.

Think about the subjects you enjoy and do well in, as this will motivate you to succeed. Explore new options Don’t forget to explore any courses that weren’t offered at your school. Choose for you Your ultimate decision should be one that you are happy with. Give yourself time Start your research as soon as possible and be sure to attend events like Open Evenings.


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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All entry requirements are for general guidance, some courses have additional entry requirements which you will find on the specific course descriptions.

MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICES FOR YOUR COLLEGE STUDY CAN BE THE KEY TO YOUR SUCCESS AND PROGRESSION TO UNIVERSITY, APPRENTICESHIP OR EMPLOYMENT. We can offer advice and guidance tailored to you as an individual to help you make these choices. There are also things you can do for yourself to help you make informed choices, such as visiting our open events, carrying out research using our website and course guide, and looking into careers you might be interested in pursuing in the future. We offer a wide range of vocational studies as well as A level courses, which can all be combined to form your study programme.

LEVEL 3 STUDY PROGRAMME

LEVEL 2 STUDY PROGRAMME

LEVEL 1 STUDY PROGRAMME

Our high achieving students are encouraged to participate in Level 3 studies designed to develop their academic skills and leadership qualities, to prepare them for university and employment.

Courses studied at level 2 provide pathways onto further level 3 study, leading on to higher education, employment or advanced apprenticeships.

If you didn’t get the grades to study at level 2, you would need to start at level 1 with the goal of moving on to further level 2 study or employment. A typical study programme is over three days in college including tutor, core learning, Mathematics and English.

Study options include:

Study options include: • Vocational Certificate

• Vocational Single and 2 A Levels

• Art and Design GCSE.

• Vocational Double and 1 A level

All Level 2 Study Programmes will also include Mathematics and English Language GCSEs.

• Vocational Triple - This is a 2 year full-time learning programme, equivalent to 3 A levels

Vocational options include: • Extended Certificate in Physical Activity and Health Science • Extended Certificate in Design and Digital Business • Construction.

• T Level - This is a 2 year full-time learning programme, equivalent to 3 A levels with comprehensive work experience included • 3 A level courses (or 4 subject to negotiation).

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

These courses require standard entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or a successful completion of a level 2 qualification with a merit or distinction grade. For most courses, this should include GCSEs in Mathematics and English. Some courses will require certain GCSE grades to be achieved in specialist subjects.

These courses require either successful completion of a Level 1 programme of study, or mostly grade 3 or equivalent GCSEs, or are for students who have not achieved English and Mathematics.

There are no formal qualifications needed, just a willingness to learn and enthusiasm to develop your aspirations. Upon completion, students can progress to level 2.

Upon completion, students can progress to Level 3.

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T LEVELS CHOOSING THE RIGHT COURSE TO DO IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WITH THE RECENT INTRODUCTION OF T LEVELS THERE ARE NOW EVEN MORE CHOICES. IN CASE YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT T LEVELS ARE, HERE ARE SOME FAQS THAT WE HAVE PUT TOGETHER TO HELP YOU. WHAT ARE T LEVELS? T Levels are new courses which follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched in September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and education providers so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training, or further study. T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and on-the-job experience through an industry placement of at least 315 hours approximately 45 days.

HOW ARE THEY DIFFERENT FROM A LEVELS? T Levels are two-year technical programmes, designed with employers, to give young people the skills that industries need. The ‘T’ stands for technical and from 2020, T Levels will give 16 to 19 -year olds a technical alternative to A Levels. T Levels differ to A Levels because they offer students a mixture of classroom learning and on-thejob experience. On our A Level programmes, there is not an industry placement. A Levels follow a more academic route while T Levels provide a technical alternative that will prepare young people for careers. Most universities will also accept T Levels.

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HOW LONG DO T LEVELS TAKE TO COMPLETE? T Levels are based on the same standards as apprenticeships, designed by employers and approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education. We expect the total time for a T Level to be around 1,800 hours over the 2 years, including the industry placement.

ARE T LEVELS BETTER THAN APPRENTICESHIPS? An apprentice spends most of their time in the workplace, learning onthe-job, whereas a T level student will spend most of their time in the classroom. If a student performs particularly well in their technical studies, they can progress onto higher or degree level apprenticeships. So, the answer is that actually they are different but still vocational based. T Levels provide 80% classroom learning and 20% industry placements, whereas apprenticeships provide 20% classroom learning and 80% industry placements.

CAN I GO TO UNIVERSITY WITH T LEVELS? Your T Level will be worth UCAS points - a T Level Distinction* is worth the same as 3 A Levels at A* - and will be recognised by universities and other education providers so you can choose to continue studying if you wish.

DO EMPLOYERS RECOGNISE T LEVELS? T Levels are designed with employers to give young people the skills that industries need, so therefore employers are pleased that these new qualifications fit their criteria.

ARE T LEVELS BETTER THAN A LEVELS? One T Level qualification is equivalent to three A Levels and is worth the same amount of UCAS Tariff points overall. For example, achieving a Distinction* in your T Level is equivalent to achieving three A*s at A Level - both are worth a total of 168 UCAS Tariff points. So, they are different because they are vocational and will suit students who prefer to have a more technical career.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER T LEVELS? T Levels prepare you to progress into a skilled job, but you can also choose to take further technical training, such as a higher apprenticeship or degree, if you don’t want to move straight into a job.


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LEVEL 3 COURSES A-Z

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LAW 20 APPLIED SINGLE

ART 23 FINE A-LEVEL

26 MUSIC PERFORMANCE

SCIENCE 20 APPLIED SINGLE

23 GRAPHICS A-LEVEL

26 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

20 BIOLOGY A-LEVEL

24 GOSPORT BOROUGH

28 MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

21 BUSINESS SINGLE

VOCATIONAL

FOOTBALL CLUB CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

29 PHOTOGRAPHY A-LEVEL

(SITE) 21 CARPENTRY SINGLE

24 HEALTH: ADULT NURSING

29 PSYCHOLOGY A-LEVEL

21 CONSTRUCTION SINGLE

24 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

29 SOCIOLOGY A-LEVEL

22 CRIMINOLOGY A-LEVEL

DIGITAL & PHYSICAL 25 IT: 30 SPORT SUPPORT SYSTEMS ACTIVITY T-LEVEL

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

22 ESPORTS DOUBLE

ESSENTIALS 25 IT SINGLE

& ACTIVITY 30 SPORT LEADERSHIP

22 ESPORTS TRIPLE

25 GEOGRAPHY A-LEVEL

30 UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE

& 23 FILM DIGITAL ARTS

26 MUSIC PERFORMANCE

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

A-LEVEL

T-LEVEL

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

SERVICES TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

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LEVEL 3 COURSES

APPLIED LAW

APPLIED SCIENCE

BIOLOGY

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

A-LEVEL

This course is an introduction to the legal sector which will develop the transferable skills regarded by higher education providers and employers. It will examine contemporary legal knowledge and cases and explore civil and criminal law, the legal system, applying the law and family law.

This is a course which explores science as a whole, including dedicated units which focus on chemistry, biology and physics. Students will be taught about progression routes within science including higher education options and careers.

Biology is the study of how living things around us function and thrive. If you are interested in understanding the intricate inner workings of the human body and how genetics closely relates to health and disease this is the ideal course for you. Students will explore biology both theoretically and practically through a range of absorbing dissections and experiments.

Students will have opportunities to write a solicitor’s letter and case note files, apply knowledge to problem scenarios and make judgements on the likely outcome of cases.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including a grade 4 in English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Legal concepts and terminology and the impact of law on individuals and wider society.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further learning and study, such as Level 3 Applied Law (single) alongside two other single options, including criminology or psychology.

Students will gain a range of practical skills in the laboratory. This is ideal for anyone who wants to explore the world of science, including its applications in a range of career roles, everyday situations and real-world research.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including Maths, English and a Science.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will explore science in an inquisitive way, using a range of real world applications to contextualise this knowledge. This course includes examined units and coursework-based units, with a large proportion of practical work. Industry visits and trips will be incorporated wherever possible.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education or apprenticeship or career pathways in the science and health sectors.

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This course works well alongside many other courses such as science, health and social care, psychology, criminology, sociology and law.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally a 5 in English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: The course covers biological molecules, cells which include organisms, genetic information, genetics and the control of gene expression.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Career pathways are extensive and could include research scientist, radiologist, nurse, midwife, doctor, pathologist, teacher and many more in the science and health sector.


BUSINESS SINGLE VOCATIONAL This course looks at how business structures as well as decision-making, implementing ideas and financial decisions can make an impact. Students will learn about how politics, economics, technology, law and ethics play a part in shaping business and how marketing, finance and law are all integrated into the world of commerce.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally including Maths and English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will learn marketing, budgeting, finance and accounting, strategy, decision making, legal and ethical decision making using case studies and live examples from guest speakers.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Learners would typically progress onto Level 3 Business (single) alongside two other options or 1 double option.

CARPENTRY (SITE)

CONSTRUCTION

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

Also available at level 1 & 2 (Umbrella qualification for carpentry & plastering)

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. This qualification enables students to demonstrate and recognise their skills, knowledge and understanding so that they can work as a site carpenter within the construction industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: You will need to complete the Level 2 Carpentry programme before progressing onto this course.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: You will learn about construction methods and technology, safe working practices and the maintenance of structural components.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Employment in a supervisory role or routes into an apprenticeship.

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

Students will enjoy learning both the theory and practical skills required to develop a 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 programme is perfect for students who are unsure which construction industry trade they would like to go into.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No minimum entry requirements. If you have not achieved a grade 4 and above for Maths and English this will be a mandatory requirement of the programme.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: You will learn skills that will improve your chances of employment in the industry – including plastering, painting and decorating and carpentry as well as health and safety. There will be written and practical work alongside the practical skills.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Employment or an apprenticeship in the Construction industry.

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LEVEL 3 COURSES

CRIMINOLOGY

ESPORTS

ESPORTS

A-LEVEL

DOUBLE VOCATIONAL

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

This is an increasingly popular subject and the first criminology course to be offered at Level 3. Students will study different types of crime and criminal behaviour as well as crime detection and the functions of the criminal justice sector, including forensic science.

This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement that will provide technical and transferable skills, as well as experience in a variety of different sections of the rapidly developing, multi-million pound global esports industry. It is an opportunity for the integration of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand your learning.

This course provides a dynamic insight into the rapidly developing, multi-million pound global esports industry. It provides a window into the professional world of organised competitive computer gaming, either as individuals or in teams. It is an opportunity for the integration of social, physical, mental and financial skills into one qualification to deepen and expand your learning.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

These essential qualities are highly valued in a changing and fluid workplace that demands strategy, skill and teamwork to be a success.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in a career in the police force, the legal profession or forensic sciences.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, preferably including English Language grade 5 or above.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: This course examines some of the popular images of crime in the media and elsewhere and looks at crime statistics and theories about the causes of crime. It also has a historical element, studying criminological theory from 1930 to the present. It addresses why certain behaviour is criminal, what are the causes of crime and the consequences for the individual of being labelled as a criminal.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education courses in criminology, political science, sociology, law or other subjects. Career progression into Police Force, CSI units, Forensic Science and the legal profession.

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Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally including Maths and English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: An introduction to esports, examining live streaming and event planning, as well as games design and entrepreneurship.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Video production, games design, esports industry, esports in social media, higher education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally including Maths and English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: This is a career-focused qualification with industry endorsement that will enable you to develop technical and transferable skills – and gain experience in a variety of different sections of the esports industry.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Video production, games design, esports industry, esports in social media, higher education.


FILM & DIGITAL ARTS

FINE ART

GRAPHICS

A-LEVEL

A-LEVEL

A-LEVEL

This course focuses on building strong artistic skills within drawing, painting and printmaking. Experimentation is encouraged through practical lessons and gallery visits. Sketchbooks are used to record ideas and other artists’ work.

An ideal course for students who enjoy learning in a visual and creative way where you will develop graphic design techniques and processes.

This qualification offers the chance to develop practical and theoretical knowledge and use industry standard software to create original films. Students will learn how to approach theories and imagery in a critical and analytical way and write fluently about film and media. This will enable students to discuss and share ideas confidently and use digital technology to present their findings in a professional way. They will also learn how to produce short films.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above. Ideally some experience of creative subjects.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Understanding of how moving images relate to the time and place in which they were made, critical analysis and film production.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further study or employment in the TV and film industry, advertising, marketing or publishing.

It is ideal for students with a strong interest in drawing and painting and with a desire to progress into a creative arts career or higher education pathway.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally including grade 4 or above in GCSE Art. A suitable portfolio of artwork may be accepted as an alternative to GCSE Art.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Develop the skills and ideas needed to create original and personal artwork. Using your first-hand experiences and researching other artists will also help you develop your body of work.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Progress into further study or employment in a creative arts career including but not limited to illustration, sculpture, painting, printmaking, animation, gallery worker.

Practical lessons and gallery visits encourage experimentation with sketchbooks used to record ideas and other artists’ work.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally including grade 4 in a creative subject. A suitable portfolio of artwork may be accepted as an alternative.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Use of digital techniques to create a graphic design portfolio. Digital sketchbooks will be used to record ideas and artist research. A combination of practical and digital workshops, artist analysis and theory based creative learning.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Progress into further study or employment in graphics illustration, web design, animation, advertising and marketing.

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LEVEL 3 COURSES

ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

HEALTH: ADULT NURSING

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

GOSPORT BOROUGH FOOTBALL CLUB - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME.

T-LEVEL

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

The Adult Nursing T Level is an exciting way to enable students to gain relevant academic knowledge as well as undertake practical work placements.

The course includes lecture style sessions, group work, research projects and individual assignments. Real world scenarios are embedded into the course to allow students to understand current trends and changes in the sector.

Run in conjunction with Gosport Borough Football Club, this programme helps footballers progress into a pro or semi-pro club, US scholarship or on to a university degree course. Over two or three years, players will combine lessons with training and fixtures to help them achieve the highest standards possible.

The technical qualification will include core theory, concepts and skills for the industry and specialist skills for adult nursing as a career. The college has invested in brand new state of the art nursing facilities to provide professional standard training.

You will complete the course alongside the Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

As this is an Elite Football Academy, before being accepted onto this programme your footballing ability will be assessed by Gosport Borough Football Club.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students receive 12 hours a week of first class football training and compete in fixtures alongside the Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity qualification.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: A career or further study in the world of football, such as coaching, strength and conditioning, performance analysis, sports therapy or management.

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5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and Maths.

You will learn about the principles and applications of working in the health setting, including working with health and science, human health, safety and environmental regulations, good scientific and clinical practice and core science concepts. The course also includes 315 hours in an industry placement and completing occupational specialisms, including supporting the Adult Nursing Team.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Skilled employment such as healthcare assistant, support worker, deputy manager in health and care sector or continue at university in adult nursing, healthcare science or occupational therapy.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and Maths.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Human lifespan development, what working in health and social care entails, meeting individual care and support needs and physiological disorders.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Employment within the healthcare industry or progression to higher education.


IT: DIGITAL SUPPORT SYSTEMS T-LEVEL This T-Level will provide learners with the knowledge, skills, and behaviours they need to successfully progress into skilled employment or higher-level technical training or study in the digital sector. The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination, and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts. Students will spend 315 hours in industry placements as part of this course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: 5 GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and Maths.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: The core knowledge and understanding will be assessed through an examination, and core skills through a practical employer-set project. In addition to this, maths, English and general digital skills will be integrated within the qualification in occupationally relevant contexts. Students will spend 315 hours in industry placements.

IT ESSENTIALS

GEOGRAPHY

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

A-LEVEL

This is the first year of a two-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.

Geography broadens our understanding of the crucial and contemporary challenges facing the world today and examines the links between people and the environment.

This qualification focuses on the requirements that will enable you to progress onto the second year of the course and eventually on to university or into employment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, including English and Maths.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: The course is made up of five units, with fundamentals of IT and global information in the first year and cyber security, product development and systems analysis and design in the second.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Combine with Level 3 esports (double), business, graphics or law or go into employment within IT support, business, web design, product design and development.

It encourages the development of many skills including decision-making and logic, statistical analysis, global information systems, use of satellite imagery, research, mapwork, fieldwork and essay writing.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally a grade 5 in English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Knowledge of locations, places, processes and environments, an analysis of the complexity of interactions between people and the environment, and real world understanding of causality, systems, inequality, globalisation, sustainability and risk.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education study in geography (physical/human), oceanography, geology, environmental science, international relations and law. Careers in surveying, conservation, sustainability, waste and water management, environmental planning, tourism and weather forecasting.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Skilled employment or higher level technical training in the digital sector.

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LEVEL 3 COURSES

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

SINGLE VOCATIONAL

This course will prepare students with a passion for music for progression to higher education and ultimately employment in the music or creative sector. Students need to complete three single courses from a number of choices alongside this course, including IT, business, art or graphics.

An ideal course for students to develop their musical and technical skills through self-evaluation, practice and review. It is a combination course for performance and production, with additional units focused on students’ career pathway choices, which can include performance, composition, studio recording and event management as well as formal graded examinations. It is designed for students who want a career in the music industry or to study at university. While studying performers will have the opportunity to play at venues, festivals, recording studios and radio stations.

This programme is for aspiring digital composers, producers, live sound and recording engineers and anyone interested in making and recording music. It offers students an insight into the music industry, advanced composition, studio production and live sound.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 or above. Ability to play an instrument (including vocals).

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Over the course of the programme students will be assessed on their understanding and skills on the whole range of their chosen subjects through a series of vocational tasks.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education, music industry, music production, studio recording.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grades 4 to 9. An ability to read music at a basic level would be an advantage.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: How to record live instruments, producing original music through professional sequencing techniques and audio mixing and mastering. Students will learn about recording equipment and musical instruments, live sound techniques and working in the music industry.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education, music industry, music production, studio recording.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grades 4 to 9. An ability to read music at a basic level would be an advantage.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: How to record live instruments, producing original music through professional sequencing techniques and audio mixing and mastering. Students will learn about recording equipment and musical instruments, live sound techniques and working in the music industry.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further education, music industry, music production, studio recording.


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LEVEL 3 COURSES

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY TRIPLE VOCATIONAL This course is for aspiring digital composers, producers, live sound and recording engineers and anyone interested in making and recording music. It offers students an insight into the music industry, advanced composition, studio production and live sound.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above. An ability to read music at a basic level would be an advantage.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: How to record live instruments, producing original music through professional sequencing techniques and audio mixing and mastering. Students will learn about recording equipment and musical instruments, live sound techniques and working in the music industry.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further education, music industry, music production, studio recording.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

PSYCHOLOGY

SOCIOLOGY

A-LEVEL

A-LEVEL

A-LEVEL

This qualification is aimed at students who love communicating in a visual and creative way and will develop confidence with film and digital photography. Experimentation is encouraged through practical lessons and gallery visits.

This course will develop skills including, effective communication, interpreting and critically assessing scientific data and researching and critically evaluating a range of sources.

This qualification examines social behaviour from a variety of perspectives – how it originates and then develops, and the ways people are organised into groups according to distinctions such as class, gender and race.

Previous knowledge of photography is not essential, nor is owning your own camera, just a passion for making your own images.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, ideally including grade 4 in a creative subject. A suitable portfolio of artwork may be accepted as an alternative.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Coursework portfolio development, personal investigation – related study, film and digital photography.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further study or employment in visual arts, photography, marketing or journalism.

It works well alongside many other courses, such as health and social care, criminology, biology, sociology, and law. There is a strong emphasis on research methods and statistical analysis throughout the course.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grades 4 and above, ideally a grade 5 in English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: The influence of biology on our behaviour, how humans and animals learn, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, the influence of childhood experiences, and the psychology of happiness. Students will also study controversies in psychology and how they present problems in understanding human and animal behaviour.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education, BSc psychology or a combined degree with criminology or sociology.

Students will look at the institutions and forces which shape and are shaped by groups within a society, such as the media, religion and education. Students will also study a range of sociological theories and methods, such as Marxism, functionalism and feminism.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs grades 4 and above, ideally a grade 5 in English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will cover the family, research methodology, social inequalities, crime and deviance.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Higher education in sociology or a combined course. It can lead to careers in HR, policy formulation, research, social work or in aspects of the law.

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LEVEL 3 COURSES

SPORT & PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

SPORT & ACTIVITY LEADERSHIP

UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

TRIPLE VOCATIONAL

This qualification will allow students to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to deliver sport and physical activity to an individual or group. They will learn to identify those who would benefit most from participation and choose the best sport or physical activity for them and how to organise, coordinate and facilitate different events or programmes of activity that allow people to actively engage in and enjoy sport and physical activity.

This course will provide the opportunity to develop communication, planning and organisational skills. Students will develop abilities in leadership, planning, delivering and evaluating a progressive series of inclusive sport/physical activity sessions.

This qualification gives an understanding of the uniformed protective services sector, which includes the police, fire and rescue services, the armed services and the prison service.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at Grade 4 and above, ideally including English or Maths at grade 4.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will develop their knowledge of a wide range of sports and physical activity topics including anatomy and physiology, fitness, participation, event planning and working in leisure.

This course will enable students to continue to further develop their leadership skills and to achieve a second nationally recognised qualification that will enable access to further opportunities and qualifications.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: An interest and passion for sport, working with children and further developing skills in sports/activity leadership.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will develop abilities in leadership, planning, delivering and evaluating sport or physical activity sessions and events.

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

Further study or employment in sports coaching, PE teaching, outdoor adventure, sports therapy, sport science, sport development officer or community sport officer, senior sports coach or senior activity leader.

Further study or employment in sports coaching, PE teaching, outdoor adventure, sport development officer or community sport officer, senior sports coach or senior activity leader.

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Students will be given the skills for a career in any of these services or progression to higher education.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at Grades 4 and above, including Maths or English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will learn citizenship and diversity, behaviour and discipline, physical preparation, health and wellbeing teamwork, leadership and communication, planning for and responding to emergency incidents.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further study or employment in the military or ambulance, fire and rescue, police, security or prison services.


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STUDY PROGRAMMES

LEVEL 2 COURSES A-Z

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& DESIGN 34 ART VOCATIONAL

& 34 BIOLOGY COMBINED SCIENCE GCSE

36 GOSPORT BOROUGH

FOOTBALL CLUB CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

37 MUSIC PERFORMANCE VOCATIONAL

37 PLASTERING VOCATIONAL

34 BUSINESS VOCATIONAL

& 36 HEALTH SOCIAL CARE

38 SPORT VOCATIONAL

(SITE) 35 CARPENTRY VOCATIONAL

36 LAW VOCATIONAL

SPORT 38 COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP

35 ENGLISH GCSE

37 MATHEMATICS GCSE

38 UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

+ IT 35 ESPORTS VOCATIONAL

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LEVEL 2 COURSES

ART & DESIGN VOCATIONAL A practical course to provide learners with the fundamental creative skills and working practices needed for progression into further study with creative arts.

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.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will develop three types of art and design skills, fine art, photography and graphic design.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 fine art, graphic design, photography and/or film and digital arts.

BIOLOGY & COMBINED SCIENCE GCSEs Biology GCSE is a highly regarded qualification and employers and education institutions know it is an excellent course to prepare for work in careers such as nursing, lab technician, microbiology or agricultural work. If you are considering teaching as a career GCSE Biology fulfils the GCSE science requirement.

VOCATIONAL This course introduces students to a range of local and national businesses and what makes them successful. We use case studies to show why both profit and other success measures like looking after your staff, the environment and having good ethics makes businesses successful. We also consider how politics, economics, and technology influence business decisions.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Five GCSEs at Grade 2 or above.

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.

If you have not yet gained grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

The study of living things, encompassing viruses, bacteria, plants, animals and humans – concentrating on human body systems, inheritance and reproduction.

You will learn about business accounting, business finance, legal aspects of business, market research strategies, marketing tools, managing people, organisational structures, quality and customer care.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Science Subjects or ultimately on to a PGCE with a relevant degree.

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BUSINESS

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Business and two other single courses.


CARPENTRY (SITE)

ENGLISH

ESPORTS + IT

GCSE

VOCATIONAL

VOCATIONAL

This course will ensure students can read fluently, identifying and interpreting themes, ideas and information in a range of literature and other high-quality writing.

This course consists of qualifications in esports and IT for anyone focusing on learning and career development within the world of esports. This qualification will prepare them for progression into employment by developing a range of essential skills, techniques and attitudes. The programme consists of a Level 2 award in esports and the OCR Level 2 IT.

You will learn in our purpose-built construction centre and be trained by an experienced tradesperson in all skills associated with carpentry and joinery. You will be taught in a well-equipped workshop with all the up-to-date resources associated with this type of course. You will use this equipment to develop your skills in carpentry and joinery and be closely tutored in all aspects of the course. Safety is a prime objective and you will be expected to provide suitable safety footwear.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 4 and above, or completion of Level 1 construction.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: You will learn all aspects of site carpentry, including building methods, first fixing, second fixing, structural carcassing and maintenance. You will also cover health and safety and how to maintain good working relationships, both with colleagues and customers.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 carpentry, apprenticeships or employment.

They will be able to write grammatically correct sentences, deploying figurative language and analysing texts. They will also develop their understanding of narrative and extended writing. Students are required to take this course if they have not achieved a grade 4 previously in English GCSE.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Level 2 Functional Skills English qualification or a GCSE grade 3 in English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: To write effectively for different purposes and audiences as well as describe, narrate, explain and argue. Students will learn to select vocabulary, grammar, form and structure to reflect audience, purpose and context and use language imaginatively and creatively. This course can be taken alongside any other course.

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

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.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: The esports element will cover games, teams and tournaments and establishing an esports organisation. The IT element will be OCR Level 2 IT qualification covering IT software installation and upgrade.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Progress onto Level 3 Esports triple, double and single or T-Level in Digital IT Support Systems.

Students can progress to Level 3 once they have achieved a Grade 4 or above.

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LEVEL 2 COURSES

ELITE FOOTBALL ACADEMY

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

LAW

GOSPORT BOROUGH FOOTBALL CLUB - CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE PROGRAMME.

VOCATIONAL

This course is an excellent introduction to studying law. Students will gain a foundation level knowledge of both the civil and criminal courts and study serious offences while learning what is necessary to prosecute those offences – as well as the defences available.

Run in conjunction with Gosport Borough Football Club, this programme helps footballers progress into a pro or semi-pro club, US scholarship or on to a university degree course. Over two or three years, players will combine lessons with training and fixtures to help them achieve the highest standards possible.

This one year course will help students gain the knowledge, understanding and competency needed when considering employment in the health, social and care sectors. They will have the opportunity to apply theory to practise during work placement and be expected to produce a portfolio of evidence which reflects their knowledge and understanding of the units studied.

You will complete the course alongside the Level 2 Sport qualification.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

If you have not yet gained grade 4 in English and/or Maths, this will form part of your programme.

As this is an Elite Football Academy, before being accepted onto this programme your footballing ability will be assessed by Gosport Borough Football Club.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students receive 12 hours a week of first class football training and compete in fixtures alongside the Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity qualification.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity and continuation on GBFCCOE programme.

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Five GCSEs at grade 2 or above.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Principles of working in health and social care, health and safety in practice, working in a person centred way, safeguarding.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: T Level Health, Adult Nursing, BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (single).

VOCATIONAL

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.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: English legal system, police powers, homicide, investigating a career, non-fatal offences, general defences.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Applied Law, Level 3 Criminology, Level 3 Sociology, Level 3 Psychology.


MATHEMATICS GCSE This GCSE will help learners to develop confidence in, and a positive attitude towards, mathematics and to recognise the importance and relevance of mathematics to their everyday lives and to society. This course will enable learners to appreciate the coherence, creativity, elegance and power of mathematics.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Functional Skills Level 2 or a GCSE grade 3 in Maths.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will develop problem-solving skills, and answer questions that span more than one topic area of the curriculum. Students will be able to make mental calculations without the aid of a calculator, make estimates, understand 3-D shapes, use computers and other technological aids, collect data, and understand and use the statistical problem-solving cycle.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Students can progress to Level 3 once they have achieved a Grade 4 or above.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE VOCATIONAL This Level 2 course in music for practical performance will give learners an overview of employment opportunities within the music industry and will develop skills in performing, composing and music technology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 2 or above. Ability to play an instrument (including vocals).

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: How to record live instruments, producing original music through professional sequencing techniques and audio mixing and mastering.

PLASTERING VOCATIONAL Working in our purpose-build construction workshops with up to date equipment, students will gain the knowledge and understanding to progress into employment.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Required to sit GCSE Maths and English.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: A range of plastering skills and knowledge and an understanding of the health and safety requirements for working in the construction industry.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Apprenticeship or employment.

Students will learn about recording equipment and musical instruments, live sound techniques and working in the music industry.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Music Performance (single or triple) or Level 3 Music Technology (single or triple).

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LEVEL 2 COURSES

SPORT VOCATIONAL This course aims to develop students’ knowledge, understanding and skills of the essentials of the sport and leisure industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 2 or 3. English and Maths will form part of the programme.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Anatomy and physics, fitness testing and training, practical sport performance, planning and leading sports activities and sports events.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Sport and Physical Activity (Triple).

COMMUNITY SPORT LEADERSHIP

UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES

VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

VOCATIONAL

This qualification will enable you to work with young people to help them develop their sport and physical activity skills.

This course is targeted at students who thrive on a challenge and supports progression to further education and study at a higher level or to further training.

It will help learners build the skills to plan, lead and evaluate sport or physical activity sessions, assist in planning and leading a sports or physical activity events.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Five GCSEs at grade 2 or 3. Interest and passion for sport, working with children and developing skills in sports/activity leadership.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Leadership skills, planning, delivering and evaluating sessions and events. Could be combined with Sports and Uniformed Protective Services.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Further education or employment.

Learners will develop sector specific knowledge, understanding and skills together with underpinning transferable skills that support progression to a range of Level 3 qualifications and are suitable for learners aspiring to work in the public and protective services sector.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of five GCSEs at grades 2 and above.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Career planning for the public services, research project in the UPS global affairs and media principles of managing security threats, planning for and responding to emergency incidents, physical preparation and health and wellbeing.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 3 Protective Services, Level 3 Criminology, Level 3 Law, Level 3 Sociology.

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STUDY PROGRAMMES

LEVEL 1 COURSES 40 CARPENTRY LEVEL 1

40 PLASTERING LEVEL 1

41 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS ENGLISH

FOR 40 SKILLS CONSTRUCTION

41 VOCATIONAL STUDIES

41 FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATH

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 1 & 2

LEVEL 1 & 2

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LEVEL 1 COURSES

CARPENTRY

SKILLS FOR CONSTRUCTION

PLASTERING

This course is led by an experienced tradesperson in our purpose-built construction centre. Students will use all the up-to-date resources while developing skills in carpentry and joinery. Safety is a prime objective and students will be expected to provide their own suitable safety footwear.

LEVEL 1

This qualification provides learners with a range of plastering skills and knowledge.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

No minimum entry requirements. If you have not yet gained a grade 4 in English and Maths or a Level 2 in Functional Skills, this will form a mandatory part of your programme.

LEVEL 1

No minimum entry requirements needed.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

This one year course will give students an all-round appreciation of the basics of the construction industry, allowing them to make an informed choice about which trade they will eventually specialise in.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

All aspects of site carpentry, including building methods, first fixing, second fixing, structural carcassing and maintenance, as well as aspects of health and safety issues and how to maintain good working relationships, both with colleagues and customers.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

Further education in plastering or carpentry.

Level 2 Carpentry, apprenticeships or employment.

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An understanding of skills including carpentry, plastering, maintenance and painting.

PROGRESSION ROUTES:

LEVEL 1

Learners will also develop an understanding of the health and safety requirements for working in the industry.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No minimum entry requirements. If you have not yet gained a grade 4 in English and Maths or a Level 2 in Functional Skills, this will form a mandatory part of your programme.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students complete a number of assessments alongside coursework including preparing surfaces in readiness for plastering, carrying out plastering activities in accordance with instructions and ensuring work is completed as required.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 2 plastering or another construction course.


VOCATIONAL STUDIES

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS ENGLISH

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 1 & 2

This programme is aimed at students who have yet to make a career choice. It allows students to choose from two pathways which include sport, protective services, science, graphics, games design and development and digital photography.

These courses will give learners the opportunity to gain a qualification for work, study and life, demonstrate the ability at an appropriate level to read, write, speak, listen and communicate in English and apply these skills effectively to a range of purposes in the workplace and in other real life situations.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No minimum entry requirements. If you have not yet gained a grade 4 in English and Maths or a Level 2 in Functional Skills, this will form a mandatory part of your programme.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: A broad overview of the range of course options that allow them to make an informed choice about their future career path.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Level 2 courses.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No minimum entry requirements.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: You will learn and practise the skills needed to communicate confidently, effectively and independently. This course supports the practical development of English skills enabling you to gain the most out of your work, education and day to day life.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Progression to GCSE depending on the level taken. This can be a final qualification for those who do not want to take a GCSE.

FUNCTIONAL SKILLS MATHEMATICS LEVEL 1 & 2 The course will enable students 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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: No minimum entry requirements.

WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: Students will be able to work out simple relationships between common units of measurement to define quantities, also involving mathematical terms for position and direction. They will learn to apply and use calculations with common measures including money, time, length, weight and capacity. They will also learn how to use angles and coordinates and make use of geometric properties in calculations with 2-D and 3-D shapes.

PROGRESSION ROUTES: Progression to GCSE depending on the level taken. This can be a final qualification for those who do not want to take a GCSE.

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ENHANCED PROVISION

SCHOOL OF PERSONALISED LEARNING (SPL) 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 an adapted 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. Individual learning programmes built around the needs of each student are created which incorporate the subject areas detailed in this section.

PREPARATION FOR LEARNING The School of Personalised Learning provides over 200 students with access to a range of creative, exciting, purposeful and functional courses from pre-entry to level 2.

St Vincent can provide support with the following:

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-ofthe-art resources and facilities. In addition to our curriculum offer, the College is able to provide medical assistance, support and care with a wide range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

• Communication

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 • Supporting independence • Social communication • Community enterprise • Core skills and vocation skill kits • Work experience • Self help and independence skills. You will have access to: • Well trained and experienced learning support assistants (LSAs) • Qualified higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) • Careers team • Qualified nursing team • Communication and language team • Emotional literacy support assistants (ELSAs).


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Please get in touch to discuss or find out more information regarding the School of Personalised Learning at ST Vincent College. Tel: 02392 588 311 Email: info@stvincent.ac.uk

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ENHANCED PROVISION

SPL COURSES DIGITAL MEDIA Learners will 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. LEVEL 1 - CERTIFICATE 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. LEVEL 1 - DIPLOMA It could be a substantial vocational qualification within a study programme that includes other appropriate subjects such as English and maths. All learners will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others.

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INTRODUCTORY IN PERFORMING ARTS

LIFE AND LIVING SKILLS

LEVEL 1

Specifically tailored to the individual learning and support needs of our students.

These units contain the generic attributes learners need to be able to progress to further study.

ENTRY LEVEL 1

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.

This course supports students with severe learning difficulties and has a focus on developing the independence and advocacy skills our learners need for their transition into adult life.

LEVEL 2

ENTRY LEVEL 2

This qualification follows on from the level 1 certificate. The course will offer the opportunity to develop acting, production and performance skills.

This course supports learners with PMLD and SLD and has a focus on personal resilience, communication, advocacy and social/community participation.

Learners will work with others to build confidence in communication and selfawareness, improving 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.

PRE-VOCATIONAL STUDIES ENTRY LEVEL 2 This course supports the Entry level 2 Life and Living Skills, and is aimed at students post 19 whom have entered their adult life. It has a focus on advocacy, communication, community participation and personal resilience.

PERSONAL GROWTH AND WELLBEING ENTRY LEVEL 3 / LEVEL 1 This course will offer the opportunity to develop independence and selfreliance. This course is aimed at supporting the personal growth and development of students with moderate learning difficulties entering college predominantly from local SEND provisions, or from a mainstream school where an alternative provision has been required. These courses focus on developing confidence, self-advocacy, social and emotional resilience, and develop the functional skills (maths and English) required for employment.


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WORK SKILLS

For more information on our Enhanced Provision please call 02392 588 311 or email info@stvincent.ac.uk.

ENTRY LEVEL 3 / LEVEL 1 This course will offer students the opportunity to develop the fundamental skills required to enter the world of work. The curriculum incorporates the following: • Enterprise • Work based learning/community projects • Self-advocacy • Developing speaking and listening skills • Independence skills in the home and community • Preparation for work (Personal presentation) • Introduction to business (including team skills) • Functional skills. The work skills course is a good stepping stone towards a Supported Internship, or a suitable option for students who have finished exploring appropriate vocational subjects within The School of Personalised Learning.

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THE COLLEGE

FINANCIAL TRAVEL SUPPORT For more information about our travel support please call 023 9258 8311 or email info@stvincent.ac.uk

WITH A 9 AM START TIME AND EXCELLENT LOCAL TRANSPORT LINKS, IT IS SIMPLE TO TRAVEL TO ST VINCENT FROM THE GOSPORT AND FAREHAM REGION. 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 from 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 Bus for their up to date information.

BUS ROUTES Gosport Bus Station

Fort Brockhurst

Fareham Bus Station

Fareham Bus Station

E1/E2 War Memorial Hospital

Crossways

Alverstoke Village

Fareham Train Station

Crossways

Hoeford

Fort Brockhurst

Fareham Bus Station

11 Gilkicker Road

Gosport Bus Station

Gosport Bus Station

Elson Church

Elson Library

Hoeford

Swan Court

Fareham Train Station

SD5 Forton Road

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Rowner Crossroads

Hoeford BRT

Fareham Bus Station


THE COLLEGE IF YOU HAVE A QUERY ABOUT JOINING US AT ST VINCENT, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BELOW. IF YOU STILL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH OUR ADMISSIONS TEAM. Q. WHEN CAN I APPLY? A. Applications open in mid-September for those wanting to start college the following year. We recommend applying by the end of March to secure a place on your preferred courses and receive an invitation to our transition events. If you apply after June, we may not be able to interview you or confirm your place until the end of August.

Q. CAN YOU APPLY TO MORE THAN ONE COLLEGE? A. Yes! Applying to multiple colleges is a great way to keep your options open. We recommend you visit lots of colleges to discover the right courses and environment for you. However, if you are looking for a successful college with a caring and close knit community, then look no further!

Q. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT COURSES TO TAKE? A. When completing the application form, select the courses that interest you. At your pre-enrolment interview we will discuss your course choices in more detail and provide you with lots of help and guidance.

Q. HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK WILL I SPEND IN LESSONS?

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND CARERS Parents and carers are sent a guide at the start of the academic year. This guide gives detailed information about the college and who to contact if you have any questions. Visit our website to find out more information.

A. You will spend a minimum of 14 to 16 hours a week in lessons, but you also need to factor in time for preparation and enrichment activities. You are then expected to spend the same amount of time on independent study, outside of your lessons.

Q. CAN I TRY OUT SOME COURSES? A. Absolutely! You will be invited to our Applicant Event in the Summer term which is a fantastic opportunity to try out a number of subjects and get a feel for what is right for you. We also invite Year 10 students to events, which are organised through their schools.

Q. WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT THE COURSES I HAVE APPLIED FOR? A. That’s no problem! Your course choices are not finalised until enrolment, which takes place in August, after you have received your GCSE results.

You will be able to try our various subjects at our Applicant Event, so don’t worry if you change your mind - nothing is finalised until your enrolment.

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THE COLLEGE

MISSION, VISION AND VALUES THROUGH THE HIGHEST QUALITY EDUCATION, WE WILL ENRICH LIVES AND PROVIDE A SECURE PATH TO FURTHER STUDY OR EMPLOYMENT. 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

• 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.

• All students deserve our best and our unconditional support – we have no favourites

*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 reserves the right to make changes to the courses or the facilities and resources which support them.

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TOP TIP Have a think about how our mission,vision and values might relate to your experience of college and the world beyond.

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COURSE INDEX

LEVEL 3 COURSES

T LEVEL COURSES

A LEVEL

Health: Adult Nursing

24

IT: Digital Support Systems

25

Biology

20

Criminology

22

Film & Digital Arts

23

Fine Art

23

Graphics

23

Geography

25

Photography

29

Psychology

29

Sociology

29

LEVEL 3 VOCATIONAL COURSES SINGLE AWARD Applied Law

20

Applied Science

20

Business

21

Carpentry (Site)

21

Construction

21

Gosport Borough Football Club Centre of Excellence

24

Health & Social Care

24

IT Essentials

25

Music Performance

26

Music Technology

26

DOUBLE AWARD ESports

ESports

22

Music Performance

26

Music Technology

28

Sport & Physical Activity

30

Uniformed Protective Services

30

VOCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

50

VOCATIONAL Art & Design

34

Business

34

Carpentry (Site)

35

ESports & IT

35

Gosport Borough Football Club Centre of Excellence

36

Health & Social Care

36

Law

36

Music Performance

37

Plastering

37

Sport

38

Community Sport Leadership

38

Uniformed Public Services

38

GCSE Biology & Combined Science

34

English

35

Mathematics

37

LEVEL 1 COURSES LEVEL 1

22

TRIPLE AWARD

Sport & Activity Leadership

LEVEL 2 COURSES

30

Carpentry

40

Skills for Construction

40

Plastering

40

Vocational Studies

41

Functional Skills English

41

Functional Skills Mathematics

41

SPL COURSES Digital Media

44

Pre-Vocational Studies

44

Introductory in Performing Arts

44

Life & Living Skills

44

Personal Growth and Well-Being

44

Work Skills

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THE LIGHTHOUSE LEARNING TRUST THE TRUST HAS BROUGHT TOGETHER ST VINCENT COLLEGE AND RICHARD TAUNTON WITH A VISION OF WORKING TOGETHER TO DELIVER LEARNING EXCELLENCE AND CAREERLED PATHWAYS INTO HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT. We aim to combine academic excellence with ambitious career goals to give our young people the very best start in their working life. We believe that by bringing our vision, mission, and values together, we will enhance opportunities for our students and staff, our community, and our region. Our key aims show that we are focused on inclusion with the firm belief that every young person deserves an equal opportunity to shine and to achieve the best outcome for them.

We encourage our staff to become a community of teaching and learning professionals, linked closely with industry and other partners relevant to our curriculum. We are committed to welcoming education providers who share our ambition, vision and values. Together we can continue to build an outstanding inclusive education Trust.

www.lighthouselearningtrust.ac.uk

DISCOVER MORE Visit the Trust website to read more about our purpose and founding principles.

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Part of the Lighthouse Learning Trust, an exempt charity and company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales. Registered office: St Vincent College, Mill Lane, Gosport, PO12 4QA. Company registration number: 1089176

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