UNDERGRADUATE PROSPECTUS 2013/14 IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL LANCASHIRE AND EDEXCEL
WELCOME TO HIGHER EDUCATION
WELCOME TO HASTINGS
DATES FOR YOUR CALENDAR
COLLEGE & FACILITIES
AWARDS, SUCCESS STORIES & CASE STUDIES
WHERE TO FIND US & SUPPORT SERVICES
AAT LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING
FDA CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS PRACTICE
FDA GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
FDA FINE ART CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE
HNC/HND COMPUTING & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
HNC CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
HND ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
HND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
HNC/HND HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE
FDA NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
BA (HONS) TOP-UP ART & DESIGN
PGCE/CERT ED (POST COMPULSORY IN EDUCATION)
WELCOME TO H I G H E R E D U C AT I O N
“ Big enough to be interesting. Small enough to be friendly. ”
At the heart of Hastings is the new ÂŁ120 million Sussex Coast College Hastings. Our Higher Education courses, run in conjunction with the University of Brighton, are rapidly gaining national recognition for consistent achievement and success. Our two brand new campuses at Station Plaza and Ore Valley are just 90 minutes from London and mainland Europe, making the College perfectly located for national and international access. Students at SCCH learn in a stimulating environment with the best in student support. Our Higher Education students regularly win
national and international awards, gain excellent work experience and find employment in relevant professional sectors. There is good quality student accommodation available across the town, with some rooms available in UoB Hastings halls of residence â€” an ideal chance to meet new people and settle into the town. Most of our courses are delivered as part of the University of Brighton; meaning SCCH students are also UoB students and therefore have access to an impressive range of resources and support systems.
David Fowler, Higher Education Manager email@example.com 07813255330
WELCOME TO HASTINGS
WHITE ROCK THEATRE White Rock Road, 01424 462288 www.whiterocktheatre.org.uk FREEDOM LEISURE Cambridge Road, 01825 880260 www.freedom-leisure.co.uk ODEON CINEMA Queen’s Road, 0871 2244007 www.odeon.co.uk INFORMATION CENTRE Queens Square, 01424 451111 www.visit1066country.com
PRIORY MEADOW SHOPPING Town Centre, 01424 718049 www.priorymeadow.com HORNTY SPORTS COMPLEX Bohemia Road, 01424 716666 www.horntyepark.org OLD TOWN CINEMA 39a High Street, 01424 720393 www.electricpalacecinema.com BANNATYNE’S HEALTH CLUB Battle Road, 01424 855110 www.bannatyne.co.uk/fitness/hastings.htm 05
JERWOOD GALLERY Rock-a-Nore Road, 01424 425809 www.jerwoodgallery.org HASTINGS OLD TOWN East of Hastings www.theoldtownhastings.co.uk OLD TOWN ARCADES Hastings Old Town
RAVENSIDE SHOPPING Glyne Gap www.ravenside.net
The picturesque town of Hastings is an eclectic mix of Victorian elegance and modern transformation, with a vibrant mix of business, tourism, leisure and education. An extensive regeneration programme over recent years has attracted new businesses, visitors, students and residents, giving Hastings a real buzz. Hastings’ reputation as a thriving national and international arts centre is gathering momentum. The town hosts an annual arts festival, Coastal Currents, and in 2011, the Jerwood Arts Institute opened a brand new gallery in the Old Town. In nearby
Bexhill-on-Sea, the De La Warr Pavilion hosts high profile exhibitions, performances and concerts. Hastings loves to celebrate, and there are lively social events throughout the year, including ‘Jack-in-the-Green’, St Leonards Festival, Seafood and Wine Festival and the Hastings Old Town Carnival, as well as exhilarating fireworks displays, bonfires and parades. The ancient fishing quarter with its colourful boats and charming fishing huts is home to Britain’s largest beach-based fishing fleet, and this area still plays a central role in Hastings’ culture. With its seaside setting, stunning
parkland, cliffside walks, bustling Old Town, beautiful buildings, varied bars, clubs, restaurants and colourful characters, Hastings is a unique and exciting place in which to live, work and study. Sussex Coast College Hastings offers 15 degree level courses in two outstanding contemporary campuses, with adjacent rail links to London, Brighton and Europe, in specialist custom designed areas for Higher Education. The University Campus sites are a central part of the town centre with its emerging student quarter with affordable accommodation to suit all lifestyles.
D AT E S F O R YO U R C A L E N DA R
HASTINGS HALF MARATHON March
BIKERS RALLY May
PIRATE DAY July
COASTAL CURRENTS September
SPRING DAY @ THE PARK April
JACK IN THE GREEN May
BEER AND MUSIC FESTIVAL July
RACE FOR LIFE July
OLD TOWN CARNIVAL WEEK August
SEAFOOD & WINE FESTIVAL September
BONFIRE NIGHT October
LATE NIGHT SHOPPING November
COLLEGE AND FAC I L I T I E S
“ I couldn’t have made a better choice – the group size was perfect, and the staff were not only extremely experienced but very approachable and supportive as well. The industry links and facilities were also outstanding. ” Olga Pope Graphic Communication Graduate
Station Plaza Station Plaza is situated in the town centre, directly next to Hastings train station. Its large, light-filled atrium is surrounded by 22,000 square metres of study spaces and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most upto-date resources and interactive whiteboards. Students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home, via Wiki, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Station Plaza also houses IT suites, a gym, performing arts and dance studios,
exhibition spaces, coffee shop, training kitchen, of Hastings town centre in less than a minuteâ€™s walk, and in five minutes, you can be on the beach professional salon, restaurant, diner, large learning resource centre and audio-visual/media equipment. or exploring the lanes of the ancient Old Town. The campus is the location for large college events, such as Open Days and awards ceremonies, and frequently hosts art exhibitions, events, fairs, concerts and performances, so thereâ€™s always something going on. If, however, you fancy getting out and about in your breaks, youâ€™ll find the shops
Ore Valley Less than a mile from Hastings town centre, this brand new site has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas, where students are currently constructing, wiring, plumbing out and decorating a full-sized eco-house in the central atrium. This house is being built in stages over two years, to a unique design.
The workshops are fitted with industry standard equipment, including a facility to generate 3D modelling. Students at Ore Valley have access to the latest digital technology, an outdoor sports pitch, table tennis, pool and Wii, as well as a refectory and café area.
The campus is adjacent to Ore train station, with Hastings town centre just one stop away (the ride is one minute). When you step off the train, you’ll find yourself at Station Plaza, right next to the shops of the town centre and a stone’s throw from the beach.
College Facilities There is a Learning Resource Centre situated on the Second Floor at Station Plaza and at Ore Valley. These Centres provide traditional library resources alongside IT with support from library staff to enable students to access the resources and study environment required to succeed in their studies. The range of resources provided include books, audio books, DVDs, newspapers and magazines, as well as computers, black and white and colour copying, printing and scanning facilities and access to electronic books and journals. The automated self-service system means that LRC staff are available to support students with their research while students issue and return items themselves. At Station Plaza, there is also a bookable cinema room.
Students can join our fully qualified fitness and nutrition programme specific to your goals at no extra cost.
Come along and join the newest, most up-to-date gym in town. Station Plaza Fitness gives you the ultimate gym experience with state of the art facilities and special rates for students.
To relax at Ore, thereâ€™s an Outdoor Sports Area and table tennis, and both sites have a pool table and Wii.
The reasonably priced Coast Coffee at Station Plaza and the cafĂŠ area at Ore are great places to relax and meet friends. They sell sandwiches, snacks, fruit and pastries, Costa coffee and a selection of hot and cold drinks. At Ore Valley and Station Plaza, the Student Refectories serve hot lunches, as well as sandwiches, snacks and hot and cold drinks. There is also a Subway sandwich bar on the ground floor of Station Plaza.
Plaza Hair & Beauty Training Academy at Station Plaza offers a wide range of hair and beauty treatments at discounted prices. Treatments are carried out by students under the supervision of highly experienced staff. Treatments include hair cutting, colouring, setting and perming, facials and make-up, micro-current, microdermabrasion, lash perming, spa treatments, manicures and pedicures, waxing and electrolysis, body treatments, reflexology and Indian head massage. The salons also run a variety of open workshops. Coast Restaurant at Station Plaza is a modern and very popular formal dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner. It is open to the public, staff and students throughout term time. Our students serve customers in the restaurant as part of their training under professional supervision. In addition, students prepare, serve and cook the dishes using fresh, seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible.
University of Brighton With over 20 yearsâ€™ partnership working, Sussex Coast College has maintained an excellent partnership with the University of Brighton. It is the main awarding body for HE in the college and works together to facilatate its Higher Education provide on four campus sites. Students have opportunities as university students both in Hastings and Brighton.
UCLAN The college has worked in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire for three years with its engineering department. UCLAN is the only university that offers this particular Nuclear level 4 and 5 qualification, and the collegeâ€™s students have been the first cohort through this specialised and specific process. Sussex Coast College is the leading nuclear skills training provider in the area.
I N T E R N AT I O N A L
â€œ We provide quality teaching in a caring, relaxed environment where you can make friends easily from all over the world. â€? Tino Santonocito Head of International Business Development
Do you want to study in the heart of a historic English seaside town, mixing with local people in a modern college â€“ at a good price? Do you want to achieve a high standard of English and get the chance to learn other skills at the same time? Sussex Coast College has so much to offer international students; just ask, and we will do our best to meet your needs. Our Higher Education department has a wide range of courses to choose from, including business, art and design, tourism, computing,
engineering and construction, so that you can raise your language skills to a high standard whilst studying for a qualification. We have been welcoming students from across the world for more than 30 years. Our excellent reputation for support and welfare is thanks to our dedicated staff, who will advise on your choice of course, arrange airport pick-up and accommodation, deal with worries like visas, registering with a doctor or helping you apply for your course. Our aim is for the experience to be
welcoming, relaxed and caring and for learners to return home not only with new skills and knowledge, but with treasured memories and lasting friendships, too. For more information please contact Tino Santonocito on firstname.lastname@example.org 01424458562.
AWA R D S , SUCCESS S TO R I E S & CASE STUDIES
“ The college has been very successful over the last ten years. Our students are working all around the world, many in highly successful employment positions. ” David Fowler HE Manager
2011 – 2012 D&AD YCN
Olga Pope Olga Pope
D&AD Boots N°17 YCN Triumph
2010 – 2011 D&AD D&AD
David McGillivray Jonathan Stanbrook
TASCHEN Digital/Interactive App D&AD New Blood exhibition
Commended Best in Show
2009 – 2010 YCN YCN
Carolyn Courtland Smith Jonathan Stanbrook
Dept Schools and Families Mutual Assurance ad campaign
2008 – 2009 D&AD YCN YCN
Gemma Kett Young Paul Rook Jen Pringle
Homebase packing range BT telephone kiosk concept Ident, Sunday Times style zine
Winner In book Winner
2007 – 2008 YCN
Gemma Kett Young
Ted Baker, packaging design
2006 – 2007 D&AD D&AD CPB
Ollie Aplin Emma Jones Kyochei Yoshino
Typography/Horror Festival Grazia Editorial photography Confectionery packaging
Commended Winner Winner
2005 – 2006 YCN YCN YCN Channel 4
Chris Parker Alena Barnes Catherine Cox David Adams
Howies T-shirt design Benjy’s Sandwich Bar promotion Anti Chewing Gum campaign Skins TV identity
Category winner Category winner Commended Runner-Up
2004 – 2005 D&AD YCN YCN YCN
Emily O’Connor Ruth Clow Kazumi Nagasawa Ceri Bates
Sanctuary packaging (Boots) Pampers Kandoo promotion Brylcreem promotion National Parks
Commended Category winner Commended Nominated
2003 – 2004 D&AD D&AD YCN YCN AOI D&AD
Jon Mcmanus WPP Bursary Andrew Scrase Matt Penberthy Sam Roberts Erica Richmond Erica Richmond
Toni & Guy men’s haircare Toni & Guy men’s haircare Royal Warrant / Pen holder Brylcreem promotion Tetley Tea promotion Represented in AOI Annual Represented on D&AD website
1st Prize 1st Prize 1st Prize Commended Commended 1 of 7 students
2002 – 2003 D&AD RSA RSA RSA
Keeley Foord Keeley Foord Simon Lambert Simon Lambert
Hugo Boss cosmetic range Take-away packaging 3M Spraymount booth Environmental design bursary
Commended Prize Winner 1st Prize 1st Prize
2001 – 2002 D&AD
D&AD YCN RSA
Design and Art Direction Young Creative Network Royal Society of Arts
AOI Association of Illustrators CPB Shine Coley Porter Bell Design Consultancy
Success Stories BA (Hons) Art & Design student Jonathan Stanbrook won Best in Show at the 2011 D&AD New Blood Exhibition. BA (Hons) Art & Design International student Meinhard Mikladal gained regular freelance graphic design employment at the FA, London for the World & FA Cup. BA (Hons) Art & Design student John Price, gained employment at the MILL, the prestigious London and Los Angeles based production company, was offered further MA postgraduate studies at Kingston University. BA (Hons) Art & Design student student Gwen Tooke progressed to MA Sculpture at the University of Humberside – and a work placement working an internationally renowned Danish sculptural practice in Copenhagen. BA (Hons) Art & Design student David McGillivray is working for a New York based new media company while a student. His work for an international student design competition has been acknowledged and he is relocating after graduation to New York. He has also worked for a Londonbased/Saville Row bespoke shoe-maker. FdA Graphic Design student Ceri Bates secured work placements in design agencies in Japan and was employed with Boots & Habitat and senior designer for global company Paperchase.
FdA Graphic Design student Jonathon Stanbrook won a YCN award (Young Creative’s Network) in the advertising category for a challenging brief to promote understanding of mutual corporations. FdA Graphic Design student Leah Basnett completed a successful internship with publishers Faber & Faber, culminating in the design of their marketing literature and the cover of the new edition of Faber Selected Poems: Philip Larkin. FdA Graphic Design student David McGillivray has worked with photographer Lucy Bell to brand and promote her new gallery, and developed the marketing material for the prestigious Terry O’Neill awards. FdA Graphic Design student Tom Petty was engaged by The Jerwood Foundation to develop signage concepts for the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, and develop and produce a visual treatment for the site hoardings. FdA Graphic Design student Julia Humphreys has worked extensively with the campaign to save Hastings Pier and was the only photographer allowed on site to record the site since its closure; she was commissioned to photograph the work of artist Alan Rankle for his latest catalogue and exhibition. A trio of FdA Graphic Design students from Hastings, Leah Basnett, Steph Badham and Emma Smith, designed the promotional material for the first Sussex Arts Prize, in conjunction with the Jerwood Foundation.
FdA Graphic Design student Emily Stone was commissioned to develop interiors and marketing material for the Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel in Hastings Old Town by award winning fashion designer, Katherine Hamnett. FdA Craft Suzi Fuller gained full-time employment through her work placement with the Imperial War Museum London, with the Churchill collection. She was entered by the Museum for the London Museum award, winning the Innovation category. She received a University of Brighton Scholarship in recognition. FdA Contemporary Craft Student Sophie Bradbury was invited to work with the Victoria and Albert Museum in their Artist Books section where she created her own ceramic book. At the end of the placement the book was accepted as part of their permanent collection. FdA Contemporary Craft student Kevin Beaney helped to prepare the gallery space and assist the curator for the Chapman brothers’ exhibition, which was held at Hastings Museum and Art Gallery in 2009. He undertook an industrial placement and created the guide to the show. FdA Contemporary Craft student Emily Betson won two prizes at the prestigious Pewter Live London in 2010 for her handbag books; the first prize was the Giftware Association’s Pewter Gift and the second prize was Fashion – from Jewellery to the Total Look.
FdA Contemporary Craft has won several top prizes at Pewter Live over the last few years including Best College from City and Guilds in 2007. FdA Fashion Students Top Shop (London), New Look head office (London), Richard Nichol (London), Suzie Turner Couturier (Brighton), Allison Rodger Bridal and Evening Wear (London). FdsC Sports & Fitness student Steven Hedges is now the Curriculum Leader for Sport and Public Services at SCCH. FdSC Sports & Fitness student Kiera Chapman is the Sports Co-coordinator for SCCH. FdSC Sports & Fitness students Michael Benton, Emile Tambeh and Heidi Hicks completed their top-up degrees at University of Brighton and now all work for Active Hastings (Hastings Borough Council sports development department), promoting sport and getting the local community more active. FdSC Sports & Fitness student Daniel Cundy completed his Top-up degree at University of Brighton and is now coaching tennis in America. FdSC Sports & Fitness student Hadley Bourner is a duty manager for Freedom Leisure, mainly based at Summerfields leisure centre.
Success on FdA Contemporary Crafts Practice The Worshipful Company of Pewterers has been actively involved with the pewter trade for over 600 years and now showcases Pewter Live, an annual event for established and student designers. Pewter Live encourages innovation in design in order to exploit pewter to its fullest potential. The competition is held at The Guild Hall in London and judges are chaired by Sebastian Conran. Foundation Degree Contemporary Crafts Practice had six students accepted to enter the 2012 competition and three went on to win prizes. Anna Gillette won a commended award in the Decorative Arts category. Elly Flaherty won 2nd place in the Interior Architecture category was commended in the Giftware Association award. Philippa Haines won 1st place in the Jewellery category and was offered a work placement at Conran design agency. Sebastian Conran mentioned in his speech how high the standard was and that Philippa’s work had stood out to all the judges for its innovation and quality.
“The entries were of particularly high quality this year and we were against students from top universities all over the country. Our students produced unique designs and hand finished them to a very high quality. I am very proud of all of our students that entered and would like to congratulate those that won prizes.” Ashley Heminway Course Leader “It was an absolute delight to be a first prize winner at Pewter Live 2012. My entry has subsequently been sold to a private art collector. In addition to my award I have been offered and have accepted a unique work experience opportunity at Sebastian Conran Associates in London. A big thank you to staff and my fellow students for all their support and encouragement. ” Philippa Haines
David McGillivray BA (Hons) Top-Up Art & Design with specialism
work further into the digital realm, focusing my attention on touch screen design, specifically the Apple iPad. With only a limited number of thinkers and designers operating in this new area, my work was quickly picked up by a company based in New York called Onswipe. It’s here that I now continue my exploration into digital design full time as their lead designer.
My progress through the Futsal ranks has been rapid, but I’ve constantly been in the right hands. BUCS gave me the platform to perform and I was lucky enough to get picked to train with the England squad. Being surrounded by older and more experienced players and having the knowledge of coaches Michael Skubala and Pete Sturgess has only sped up the process.
Design as an area of study is an extremely complex subject, one which requires careful consideration of much more than the obvious visual aspect associated with the term ‘Graphic Design’; I believe a thorough comprehension of its intricacies can only be achieved by full immersion into a new way of thinking. My experience of studying design provided just that. Not a formulaic list of software to learn or fonts to use, but instead a gradual change in thinking and seeing. Spending three years examining and solving problems with graphic communication truly brings about a new outlook.
Sam Murphy Foundation Degree in Sport and Fitness
It was an amazing feeling playing for England. I can’t thank Pete Sturgess enough for giving me the chance to represent my country. I plan to continue to work hard and expand my Futsal knowledge. Ideally, I would like to be an important member of the squad and help the team to progress into the Futsal World Cup.
I often feel that the word ‘inspiring’ is overused when talking on creative matters, but I can think of no better way to describe the tutors who facilitated such a productive environment. Continually encouraged to seek different sources of influence, my studies put me in contact with a mix of proffessionals from different discliplines: typographic masters and fine artists alike critiqued my design concepts throughout the course, each bringing a unique perspective to the table.
I started playing in my first year at university. The team had some good players but it wasn’t until we had some coaching that we understood what we should be doing and started to play well. My coach George Carney had identified me as a talented player to Mike Skubala [GB Head Coach], and I was invited to trial. I’d only been playing Futsal for four months at that point, so I was up against some more experienced players, but I didn’t feel out of my depth. I was keen to learn and improve.
David McGillivray recently graduated from the BA top-up course with a First Class Honours degree in Art & Design. He is now working in New York for Onswipe, a successful digital start-up company. David takes up the story now:
Sam completed his Sport and Fitness Foundation Degree in 2011 and chose to move onto the top-up degree. In his first year, Sam started playing Futsal – a variation of football that has recently become one of the official BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) sports. Within four months, due to his rapid improvement at the game, Sam was called up for the England Squad. Here, Sam shares the secrets of his success:
This unique environment encouraged me to push myself and my work; using the solid foundation of design skills I’d acquired, I decided to move my
My advice to other students who want to get better at the game is to work with good coaches, as they will help you develop your knowlegde of the game, and to play against strong opposition, as this way you will learn more and improve your decision making.
Andrew Conway Foundation Degree in Internet Systems Architecture Andrew completed the Foundation Degree in Internet Systems Architecture in 2011; due to his high grades in the second year, he was offered to go straight on to the top-up degree. Andrew describes his experience: Up until August 2009 I had been working as an IT contractor in the NHS for a number of years. Due to cutbacks in government funding, my contract was not renewed and I found myself unemployed in a recession-hit job market. Opportunities were far fewer, and I found that a lot of employers now wanted people with additional skills to their specialism – for example, network engineers with experience in databases, programming and e-commerce.
the necessary grades. I opted to try and achieve the Foundation Degree first and then transfer to the final year of the degree. Choosing this route provided me with the incentive to get the best possible grades in both years of my Foundation Degree.
exactly what we strive for at SCCH. This is an impressive result and a true example to others that full progression can be achieved at Sussex Coast College. We would like to wish Grant well for the future and look forward to hearing of his continuing success at university.
Getting a degree has been a long time personal objective of mine. Getting the Foundation Degree has provided the perfect springboard in hopefully achieving this ambition.
Jitka Conevova Cert TESOL
Grant Seymour Foundation Degree in Engineering
To this end I resolved to re-skill myself by attaining a Foundation Degree in Computing at UoB, Hastings. The course offered a mix of networking, programming, web-based applications, databases and professional practice modules, and I was able to refresh some of my existing skills in networking, while also learning technologies new to me. One of the major components of the final year was a project which I conducted with a live client to develop a new database system. This was particularly beneficial in drawing together the different modules within the course and applying what I had learnt.
Grant joined the college in 2004 as a Year 10 day-release student on the Increased Flexibility scheme. He coped with his dyslexia well and was found to have a flair for engineering while undertaking his level 2 PEO NVQ in 2006. This was quickly followed by a level 3 National Diploma. During this time he gained an apprenticeship with Technoturn, a Hastings-based engineering company. In 2009 he was enrolled onto the new Foundation Degree in Mechanical Engineering. His hard work and determination have seen Grant successfully complete this in 2011 with a Distinction, and he is now about to start the final year of a full Mechanical Engineering degree at the University of Brighton. Grant’s tutors explain what makes his story so inspiring for other students:
After starting the course I found out that it was possible to transfer to the full degree course at the end of Year 1 or Year 2, provided you attained
Grant’s attendance has always been excellent, as was the contribution and support he gave to his colleagues in the group; his progression was
Jitka is a Czech student who has been working full time while also undertaking study in the Cert TESOL. This is an incredibly intense course even for native speakers, so for a non-native speaker to learn to be an English teacher is especially commendable. Her work was always delivered on time and her classroom skills developed enormously; at no time did her other work commitments impact on her course work. Jitka has now passed the Cert TESOL and is planning to return to the Czech Republic to teach English – her course is very prestigious in Europe, so her studies at SCCH have truly been life changing. Jitka has commented on this achievement: I came to England in 2005 with a very limited knowledge of English. I was learning and studying hard and kept losing hopes every time I progressed to a higher level, despairing of the structure of the language, its irregularity and all the mysteries such as idioms. Being in love with the English language kept me going and few weeks ago I reached my goal and passed my Cert TESOL course. Now I can teach this beautiful language and hand my knowledge over to others.
Q U A L I F I C AT I O N S EXPLAINED
What is Further Education?
What is a Foundation Degree (FdA)?
Further Education covers many course types and subjects.You could choose to study for an A-level, AS level, AVCE, National Diploma, Advanced Diploma or First Diploma. These courses are designed to suit students aged 16-19 who have already completed their GCSEs. They are usually full-time courses spread over two years and are your progression route to Higher Education.
Foundation Degrees are generally vocational, which means they give you skills that are valuable in the employment market. The duration of the course is usually two years, or longer if you select a part-time pathway. Employers are often involved with FdAs, providing work-based experience and professional practice – contact with industry is the core theme of most FdAs. Students may choose to move straight into employment at the end of their course, or progress to a BA (Hons) top-up course, converting their FdA into a full degree.
What is Higher Education Higher Education is the stage that follows Further Education and is generally offered at a college or university. These courses are spread over two or three years for full-time students, or longer if you select a part-time pathway. You may be referred to as an ‘undergraduate’ in Higher Education or as a student studying for a degree. The main qualifications that we offer at SCC are: Higher National Diplomas (HNDs); Foundation Degrees (FdA); Top-Up Bachelor of Arts degree (BA Hons).
What is an HND/HNC? BTEC HND (Higher National Diploma) is a vocational qualification, similar in content and to the same level as an FdA. Usually run over two years with no examinations required, an HND is equivalent to two years of a degree. An HNC (Higher National Certificate) is equivalent to one year of an HND and is usually undertaken on a part-time basis and is appropriate for students who are working in the industry. Specific entry requirements are indicated on each page.
What is a BA (Hons) Top-Up? If you decide to apply for a top-up year, you can convert your FdA into a BA (Hons) degree. You will be required to submit a dissertation at the end of your studies to qualify for this award. The entry to BA (Hons) top-up is through a successful interview.
Progression from BA (Hons) Once you have gained a full BA (Hons) degree, you may choose to continue your studies to a higher level and progress to a Masters (MA), a teaching qualification (PGCE), a PhD or straight into employment.
Making an application You must apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service, www.ucas.co.uk) for a course in Higher Education. This will include writing a personal statement, and in many cases
creating a personal portfolio of work. Your personal statement should be clear and well written and show enthusiasm for your subject, as well as familiarity with and understanding of the course you are applying for. Include work and experiences that support your subject and explain what you would bring to the course.
Your portfolio If you are requested to present a portfolio if the course you have applied for has individual portfolio requirements, make sure it is well organised and presentable.You may not always be able to talk the work through – so be sure that it is self-explanatory or that you provide brief notes. It should be well-sequenced and include notebooks and sketchbooks where appropriate. If possible, create a digital version of your portfolio that is small enough to send by email and take a CD copy along with you. Make sure that it is a format that works on both Macs and PCs; PDF is preferred. Always list the contents as an index and include it within your portfolio. Choose work that covers a range of skills, but make sure it shows you at your best. Avoid repetition and don’t include too much work. Be very clear about your personal contribution to a group project – and make sure it’s portable, so that you can travel to your interview comfortably.
Your interview Interviews are an important part of the selection process. They should be unconfrontational and often informal – and are an opportunity for you
to be seen at your best. Make sure that you arrive early and are relaxed and composed. The interviewer will ask you questions designed to judge your suitability for the course you have selected. They will want to know that you are committed, well researched and ready for the HE experience. They may also ask you about your ambitions and future career choices. It’s important that we understand who you are, so be prepared to talk about your interests, hobbies, working experiences and plans for the future. An interview can take from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on the subject. It’s important that you are familiar with the college and have, ideally, attended an open day, if one is advertised.
How we make decisions Decisions are based on many factors. Sometimes, if it is felt that the course would be wrong for you, you may be advised informally of other options. We try to give you our decisions as soon as possible.You will normally be advised of our decision in writing. If you have been offered a place at more than one college, it’s important that you advise everyone of your decision as soon as you have made it. If there is something you do not understand or are unsure about, just ask.
Accepting your offer Once you have accepted an offer, you must inform UCAS, and they will do the rest for you. The College may contact you during the period leading up to the start of your course to inform you of start dates, holiday projects and accommodation, etc.
After college - into your career
Key to HE levels
Higher Education is just the start – once you have completed your course, you can move into your career and the many options and possibilities that having a HE qualification offers. As part of your preparation for interview, research some of the many career choices that are open to you after you graduate. Studying at HE level gives you time to develop and mature, and focus on your future career. We work hard to make the HE experience a rich and rewarding one, and give you the best possible start in life.
Year 1 = Level 4 Year 2 = Level 5 Year 3 = Level 6 Postgraduate = Level 7
A AT LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA IN ACCOUNTING
“ Many students do exceptionally well, winning national accountancy awards and progressing to very good jobs in the City of London. ” David Fowler HE Manager
AAT Accounting Syllabus: Financial Statements Financial Performance Budgeting Internal Control and Accounting Systems Optional units Business Tax Personal Tax Credit Management & Control
Duration | 35 weeks part time Location | Ore Valley, Hastings Course Code | 3640 Level | 4 Contact | Nicola Pennygar email@example.com
Areas of Study: The course offers the new qualification as the result of the credit framework responding to the sector requirements to update the qualification. There will be mandatory and optional units providing study to equip students in the modern accounting environment.
Employment and Progression:
About This Course:
Normally the entry requirement is completion of the AAT Intermediate level or Level 3 in Accounting. Direct entrance requires confirmation of relevant Accounting from the AAT.
This course provides the essential skills to be qualified to work as an accounting technician. It supports employment to management level in accounting office environments and industry and opportunities for self-employment. On completion graduates work not only in Hastings and surrounding areas but are employed in the City of London. The course also has international links.
This course is intended to provide the final year of the AAT qualification. Most students will have completed the AAT Intermediate or level 3 Diploma in Accounting, but in exceptional circumstances candidates may be accepted directly onto the Level 4 programme. The course enables many of our learners to graduate and work with some of the most highly respected accountancy practices and in all areas of service or manufacturing industries.
F DA SCHOOL O F A RT & DESIGN
CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS PRACTICE
FINE ART CONTEMPORARY PRACTICE
FdA Contemporary Crafts Practice Syllabus: Year 1 Personal and Professional Development Practice-led Research Ceramics Interdisciplinary Practice with Mixed Media Metals Computer-aided Craft Design Cultural and Critical Studies Independent Project Year 2 Professional Practice Practice-led Research Specialist Studio Pathway Cultural and Critical Studies Exhibition project
Entry Requirements: Applicants should meet the following criteria: completion of a full Level 3 qualification (120 UCAS points), for example: A levels, BTEC Diploma or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. In certain circumstances applicants may be considered if they can provide evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work. International students will be requested to provide a digital portfolio, evidence of IELTS 6.5 and 6 in writing, and equivalent level 3 qualifications.
Duration | 2 years full time 3 or 4 years part time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings UCAS Code | W700, campus code H Level | 4 and 5 Contact | Ashley Heminway firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: Contemporary Crafts is a diverse and exciting sector of the visual arts, which encourages creative thinking through direct practical engagement with materials and processes. Making is taught alongside research, ideas development and professional practice to develop self-management and skills necessary for employment within the creative industries. The beginning of the course involves a series of inductions into workshops, which then allows students to progress to more self-directed study, allowing development of specialist areas of interest. Throughout, students are guided and supported by group debate, individual tutorial guidance and specialist seminars. In year two students will undertake work experience, which will be linked to areas of interest. In the past our students have worked in the UK and abroad, with the Craft Council, Conran Design, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Imperial War Museum and also with local galleries and charitable organisations.
< Philippa Haines being presented with the Pewter Live award
Areas of Study: Ceramics, metal and mixed media including plastic, glass and constructed textiles can be undertaken, individually or in combination. Interdisciplinary practice links the specialisms including mould making, printing processes and computer-aided design, and allows for research across the areas. Practical work is supported by practice-led research and cultural and critical studies which facilitate and inform developmental thinking within studio practice. Personal and professional practice runs throughout the course and provides practical guidance and experience to locate and promote skills and work within a professional context.
Employment and Progression: Upon successful completion of this course students may apply to one-year BA (Hons) courses offered at a variety of universities including our own. Past students have gone on to become practising designer/makers as jewellers, ceramic artists, fabric and textile designers and glass artists, who exhibit and sell work within the professional arena.
FdA Graphic Communication Syllabus: Year 1 Personal/Professional Development Ideas Generation and Development 2D Graphic Communication Typography and Letterform Web Design Communicating with Images Cultural and Critical Studies Year 2 Professional Practice 2D and 3D Graphic Communication Web/Interactive Design Print/Packaging and Surface Design Cultural and Critical Studies Presentation Project
Entry Requirements: Completion of a full Level 3 qualification, for example: A levels, BTEC or Foundation Diploma in Art and Design. In certain circumstances applicants may be considered if they can provide evidence of prior learning with an appropriate portfolio of work. International students will be requested to provide a digital portfolio, evidence of IELTS 6.5 and 6 in writing, and equivalent level 3 qualifications. All students must attend a portfolio interview and register their application with UCAS. Candidates will be assessed by the standard of their work and by the evaluation of their qualifications, experience, personal statement and reference.
Duration | 2 years full time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings UCAS Code | W215, campus code H Level | 4 Contact | Vanessa Marr email@example.com
About This Course: Run in partnership with the University of Brighton, this course offers a comprehensive range of practical design modules delivered by leading graphic design practitioners. Projects are geared towards a balance of industry focused and practical design skills, underpinned by creative ideas development and an understanding of design process and theory. The focus is on the real world, providing you with the wide spectrum of skills you need to succeed. Our students regularly win national and international design awards, achieve placements or freelance work, and have been offered employment with respected design agencies in London, New York and Hong Kong. You will also benefit from the collegeâ€™s membership with Design & Art Direction (D&AD), close links with the Young Creative Network (YCN) and connections with professional design consultancies in Hastings, Brighton and London. We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds, with a strong portfolio evidencing ideas development and exploration of graphic design principles.
Areas of Study: In Year 1 we cover a broad introduction to graphic communication, with modules that introduce you to a diverse range of practical and technical design skills. We support you to think creatively and produce work of industry standard. The Cultural and Critical Studies module supports your work historically and contextually while the Professional Development module begins to prepare you for the workplace. Year 2 offers the opportunity to develop individual specialisms, participate in design competitions and develop business awareness and work-related skills through projects and work experience. Professional practice is a key feature of the course with all students undertaking work experience in Year 2. Placements usually take place in Hastings, Brighton or London but have also taken place in destinations such as New York and Japan. The final self-initiated Presentation Project concludes Year 2 and provides the opportunity for you to showcase your work to prospective employers.
Employment and Progression: The design industry is dynamic, fast changing and diverse â€“ we aim to provide you with the skills to succeed as a graphic designer. You may also opt to undertake an additional year to gain an Honours degree. This additional year, offered at Sussex Coast College Hastings, is subject to interview.
FdA Fine Art Contemporary Practice Syllabus: Year 1 Personal/Professional Development Practice-led Research Painting Printmaking Sculpture Film/Photography Cultural and Critical Studies Personal/Professional Development Installation Personal Project Year 2 Professional Practice Practice-led Research Specialist Studio Pathway (Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Installation) Cultural and Critical Studies Exhibition Project
Entry Requirements: Individual offers may vary. UCAS tariff: 120 points, from a minimum of one 6-unit qualification in G/VCE Art and Design or BTEC National Awards in Art and Design. International Baccalaureate: Individual assessment. AA-approved access course: acceptable, subject-specific units GCSE (minimum grade C): A good profile. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6 in writing. Other: Art and Design Foundation Diploma. Interview and portfolio review. Accredited prior learning. Accredited prior experience.
Duration | 2 years full time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings UCAS Code | W101, campus code H Level | 4 Contact | Patrick Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: Our Fine Art Contemporary Practice course offers a broad introduction to painting, sculpture, printmaking and installation/film. Your practical experience will be supported by cultural and critical studies and preparation for your progression to further higher education courses including top-up degree, postgraduate or employment. The course is underpinned by an emphasis on contemporary ideas and contextualisation. Students are expected to work together with tutors to find a mode of working that is both personal and contemporary. All of the staff are practising artists, and student experience is enriched by a dynamic visiting lecturer program by artists both national and international. The Professional Development module includes overseas visits, and in the past students have visited places such as New York, Amsterdam, Prague and Istanbul.
Areas of Study: You will develop your creative potential through a wide range of studio and workshop activities. Projects are supervised by a team of practising artists, either within the studio or on work placements. The introductory modules are followed by a sustained period of introspective and personal development, informed by practiceled research. Cultural and Critical Studies provide a contextual and theoretical background and aim to extend your knowledge and appreciation of social, cultural and environmental issues. The Professional Practice module, including work-related learning, work placement and careers education, ensures that you are provided with a sound platform for entry to employment or progression within higher education.
Employment and Progression: By the end of the course you will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary for immediate progression into professional practice or degree-level study. Many students undertake further study on the one-year Degree top-up course at SCCH or at other institutions. Approximately 70% of students choose to progress onto top-up degree courses, and we have had students directly progress on to MA Fine Art programmes (Printmaking, Sculpture and Design by independent project).
FdA Illustration Syllabus: Year 1 Drawing Ideas Generation and Development Graphic Narration Animation Specialist Practice Personal and Professional Development Culture, Context and Meaning Year 2 Concepts and Ideologies into Practice Specialist Pathway Presentation project Professional Practice Culture, Context and Meaning
Entry Requirements: UCAS tariff points: 120 points from a minimum of one 6-unit qualification in G/VCE Art and Design or BTEC National Awards in Art and Design. General Studies will not count towards the tariff score. International Baccalaureate: Individual assessment. GAA-approved access course: Acceptable, subject GCSE (minimum grade C): A good profile. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6 in writing. Other: Art and Design Foundation Diploma. Interview and portfolio review. Accredited prior learning. Accredited prior experience.
Duration | 2 years full time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings UCAS Code | W221, campus code H Level | 4 Contact | Joanna Kerr email@example.com
About This Course: Our Illustration course, based at Sussex Coast College, will provide you with an understanding of the function and scope of illustration.You will have the opportunity to approach the discipline in a way that is individual, questioning and innovative. Cultural and critical theory provides a basis for subject practice. Business awareness and vocational skills are raised through work-related learning and links with employers.
Areas of Study: You will explore how meaning is conveyed through all visual images. The use of media is wide-ranging, with the opportunity to specialise in year 2 in print-making, type and image, digital technology, animation, book arts and mixed media. For the most part, it is drawing in all its forms that will inform your experience on this course. It is the eclectic nature of the experience offered, together with an emphasis on the understanding of the critical and contextual dimensions of illustration, which will challenge you to develop your own personal style and working method. This, together with a strong emphasis on professional practice, will provide you with a sound basis on which you can draw throughout your career and in response to ever-changing professional environments. You will have access to research and information resources at the University of Brighton.
Employment and Progression: Opportunities for illustrators are generally on a freelance basis, whether within editorial, book publishing or advertising. In addition, illustrators may exhibit their artwork and develop a range of creative ideas and applications from which they develop their own markets. Students have successfully undertaken work placements at Coley Porter Bell, London, understudied leading illustrators within the workplace in Hastings and Brighton, organised an illustration event entitled Alternative Fashion using paper clothing and produced window displays for environmentally focused shops in Hastings, as well as an exhibition at the Rye Gallery.
â€œ In this course, you will develop an approach that is both questioning and reflective in business. As the course progresses, your innovative, entrepreneurial, leadership and self-confidence skills will equip you for your future career. â€? David Fowler HE Manager
HNC/HND Business Syllabus: Year 1 Managing Financial Resources Marketing Principles Aspects of Contract Negligence Working and leading People Business Decision Making Business Strategy Organisations and Behaviour Business Environment Year 2 Managing Business Activities to Achieve Results Advertising and Promotion in Business Business Ethics Managing Human Resources Managing Communications, Knowledge and Information Personal Professional Development Human Resources Management Research Project
Entry Requirements: Applicants will normally have a GCE A level profile which demonstrates strong performance in a relevant subject or an adequate performance in more than one GCE subject or an Advanced GNVQ or a BTEC National Certificate or equivalent. A GCSE English Grade C. If you are an overseas student you will also require IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in writing skills. Those without formal qualifications but with the appropriate work experience are encouraged to apply.
Duration | 2 years full time part time flexible Location | Station Plaza, Hastings Level | 4 (HNC) 5 (HND) Contact | Mark Pemberton firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Diploma (HND) are specialist vocational programmes with a strong work-related emphasis. Edexcel is one of the leading examining and awarding bodies in the UK and throughout the world. It incorporates all the qualifications previously awarded under the Edexcel and Tec brand. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree. These courses are designed for those who prefer a more practical and vocational perspective than a traditional degree course, and offers a nationally and internationally recognised award after two years of study. A large proportion of our students use the qualification as springboards to a degree or professional qualification. You will be assessed by a carefully selected mix of assignments, presentations and in-class tests.
Areas of Study: You will learn about key aspects of business including finance, operations and IT, using real business problems and case studies. You will also have the opportunity to study specific business sectors such as marketing, human resources, planning, organisation and legal issues affecting business. The practical nature of the course ensures you will develop a range of skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to the realities of todayâ€™s business environment.
Employment and Progression: The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work related emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the Sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to a degree. Students typically find employment in all areas of business, including accountancy, purchasing, retail management, Human Resources and local government. Successful completion of the Diploma can lead to entry onto a final year degree course.
HNC/HND COMPUTING & SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT
New Course for September 2013.
HNC/HND Computing & Systems Development Syllabus: Year 1 Business Skills for E-Commerce Computer Systems Research Skills Web Design Employability & Professional Development (HND) Multimedia Design (HND) HCI (HND) Event Driven Programming (HND) Year 2 3D Modelling & Animation Employability & Professional Development (HNC) Multimedia Design (HNC) HCI (HNC) Event Driven Programming (HNC) Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation (HND) Digital Image Creation and Development (HND) Programming in Java (HND) Network Infrastructure (HND) Web Application Development (HND) Information Systems in Organisations (HND) E-Commerce Strategy(HND)
Duration | 2 years part time (HNC) 2 years full time (HND) Location | Ore Valley/Station Plaza Level | 4 (HNC) 5 (HND) Contact | HE Manager, David Fowler email@example.com
About This Course: The BTEC HND/HNC Computing and Systems Development course is designed for individuals who would like to develop their skills in multimedia and front end design technologies. It takes into account computer and network infrastructure on which the developed systems are installed. The course delivers key knowledge on e-commerce related systems and the business related skills required to work within the IT industry. There is a strong element of design and creativity within the course modules.
3 GCSEs at grade C or above in English, Maths and Science. Educated to A-level standard or equivalent. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing. Offers onto this course are subject to successful interview.
Areas of Study: This ranges from digital images, 3D modelling and animation through to the programming units which all deliver underpinning theory as well as the ability to practically implement multimedia rich artefacts using the technologies learned.
Employment and Progression: Having completed the Level 5 HND, you could continue study within higher education and work towards a degree within the computing discipline. The HND is a recognised Level 5 qualification, and on successful completion would provide opportunities to gain employment within the computing industry.
HNC CONSTRUCTION & T H E B U I LT E N V I RO N M E N T
“ This new course will offer existing industry practice but look to how the construction industry of the future will develop.The course also offers excellent facilities. ” Tony Brooks LSM Construction Subject Leader
HNC Construction & The Built Environment Syllabus: Year 1 Design Principles and Application Science and Materials Health, Safety and Welfare Site Surveying Procedures Year 2 Management Principles and Application Group Project in the Construction Industry Measuring, Tendering and Estimating for Construction Environmental Impact of Construction
Entry Requirements: Entry is open to persons of 18 years and over with a National Certificate or Diploma in Construction or a related subject providing the necessary analytical skills, such as GNVQ Advanced, a BTEC Advanced Diploma, A/AS levels in science, maths, engineering, physics or related subjects. Applicants who do not satisfy the entry requirements may be eligible by virtue of their maturity, motivation and relevant experience. For speakers of English as a second language, IELTS 6.0 overall, level 6.0 in writing is required.
Duration | 2 years part time Location | Ore Valley, Hastings Level | 4 Contact | Tony Brooks firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: The BTEC Higher National Certificates is an established and well-respected part time qualification. It is an ideal route for those who wish to progress academically while still in employment. The programme provides both a thorough grounding in key concepts combined with a degree of practical skills – plus the benefit of a standalone qualification outcome. Learners will develop a range of skills and techniques combined with attributes essential for successful performance in their construction working life – and make an immediate contribution to their employment at an appropriate professional level.
Areas of Study: The course develops the learners’ knowledge and skills to suit the need of construction professionals in a contextualised manner.
Employment and Progression: HNC provides both a contribution to career development in construction – including Architecture, Surveying and Project Management and opportunities to advance into Higher Education. This course was developed with career progression in mind and is recognised by professional bodies.
ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING
HND Electrical & Electronic Engineering Syllabus: Year 1 Analytical Methods for Engineers Engineering Science Instrumentation and Control Business Management Techniques Year 2 Electrical and Electronic Principles Combination and Sequential Logic Electrical Power Project design, Implementation and Evaluation
Entry Requirements: National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or related subject providing the necessary analytical skills such as GNVQ Advanced. A/AS levels in science, engineering, physics and maths or related subjects. Entry is open to students of 18 years and over. Students who do not satisfy the entry criteria may be eligible by virtue of their maturity, motivation and relevant experience. For speakers of English as a second language: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing.
Duration | 2 years part time Location | Ore Valley, Hastings Level | 4 Contact | Paul Nash email@example.com
Areas of Study: The course develops the learnersâ€™ knowledge and use of mathematics, electrical and electronic principles. Subjects are taught in a contextual way to make them directly relevant to the needs of the workplace. The HNC course is delivered as a common first year with the HNC Mechanical Engineering; this provides a broad mix in line with industrial needs. Specialisation takes place in Year 2 when the groups are taught separately.
About This Course:
Employment and Progression:
HNCs and HNDs are established and wellrespected part time qualifications. The programme provides a stand-alone qualification from which to establish a professional career and a route into the second year of a full engineering degree. Both courses provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the engineering sector, and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. Students will develop a range of techniques and personal qualities essential for successful performance in working life, and thereby prepare for a range of technical and management careers in engineering make an immediate contribution to employment at the appropriate professional level.
The Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering have been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind and provide both a qualification contributing to career development in engineering and opportunities for further study. Progression to the Second Year (HNC) or Final Year (HND) of the degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering is available for successful students, with bridging studies if necessary, at the University of Brighton or other institutions.
HND Mechanical Engineering Syllabus: Year 1 Analytical Methods for Engineers Engineering Science Instrumentation and Control Business Management Techniques Year 2 Materials Mechanical Principles Advanced CAD Techniques Project design, Implementation and Evaluation
Entry Requirements: National Certificate or Diploma in Engineering or related subject providing the necessary analytical skills such as GNVQ Advanced or A/AS Levels in science, engineering, physics and maths or related subjects. Entry is open to students of 18 years and over. Students who do not satisfy the entry criteria may be eligible by virtue of their maturity, motivation and relevant experience. For speakers of English as a second language: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing.
Duration | 2 years part time Location | Ore Valley, Hastings Level | 4 Contact | Paul Nash firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: HNCs are an established and well-respected part-time qualification. It is an ideal progression for those who have completed an apprenticeship but wish to continue to develop their academic qualifications. This programme also provides a stand-alone qualification from which to establish a professional career and a route into the second year of a full engineering degree. HNCs provide a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the engineering sector, and their national recognition by employers allows direct progression to employment. They prepare learners for a range of technical and management careers in both Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. Learners will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life, enabling them to make an immediate contribution to employment at the appropriate professional level.
Areas of Study: The course develops the learnersâ€™ knowledge and use of mathematics, engineering principles, and modern design and manufacturing techniques. Subjects are taught in a contextual way to make them directly relevant to the needs of the workplace. The HNC course is delivered as a common first year with the HNC Electrical & Electronic Engineering; this provides a broad mix in line with industrial needs. Specialisation takes place in Year 2 when the groups are taught separately.
Employment and Progression: The Edexcel BTEC Higher Nationals in Engineering have been developed with career progression and recognition by professional bodies in mind and provide both a qualification contributing to career development in engineering and opportunities for further study. Progression to the Second Year (HNC) or Final Year (HND) of the degrees in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering is available for successful students, with bridging studies if necessary, at the University of Brighton or other institutions.
HNC/HND H E A LT H & SOCIAL CARE
â€œ I finally understand why people do the things they do. Psychology makes sense in and out of the workplace, I feel ready to take on the challenge of managing now. â€? Dee Zarrodeen Health & Social Care student
HNC/HND Health & Social Care Syllabus: Communicating in Health & Social Care Principles of Health & Social Care Practice Health and Safety in the Health & Care Workplace Personal and Professional Development (including work experience) Working in Partnerships in Health & Social Specialist Units Managing Financial resources Managing Human Resources Psychology for Health & Social Care
Entry Requirements: Students must be 18 years or over. UCAS Tariff: 120 points from relevant Level 3 course. Individual assessment. For non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing. For more details or an informal discussion, please contact Curriculum Leader Angela Golledge email@example.com or HE Administrator Hannah King firstname.lastname@example.org To apply please use the Apply link on our website or come into our Station Plaza Campus to speak to a Student Adviser.
Duration | 1 year Location | Station Plaza, Hastings Level | 4 Contact | Angela Golledge email@example.com
Areas of Study: The course includes a variety of theory and practical sessions, including lectures, discussions, group work, visits and visiting speakers. Assessment methods include essays, presentations, practical demonstrations, projects and workrelated portfolio and reflective journals.
Employment and Progression: About This Course: The HNC in Health and Social Care is a challenging programme which focuses on transferable values, knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to supporting any service user group in any setting. The course provides a broad understanding of the issues and practice of Health & Social Care. It is highly suitable for those already working in settings where care and support is provided for individuals or groups and also as a progression route for those intending to study at a higher level in the future. The course has an expectation of a minimum of 10 hours voluntary work placement or employment.
The course opens up opportunities for employment at higher supervisory and lower management levels in Health & Social care settings. Successful completion of the HNC course will allow progression on to the HND (year 2) and to other HE courses to gain a full Honours degree.
F DA HND/C NUCLEAR ENGINEERING
“ A nationally recognised course that offers a qualification that meets the requirements of the industry. Led by industry specialists, the course has a very high success rate. ” David Fowler HE Manager
FdA & HND/C Nuclear Engineering Syllabus: Year 1 Communication and Personal Development Engineering and Technology Appreciation Engineering Mathematics Engineering Design Materials and Manufacture Mechanical Engineering Principles Electrical and Electronic Principles Nuclear Fundamentals Year 2 Business with Personal and Professional Development Engineering Design Materials and Manufacture Industry-linked Project Computer Aided Engineering Instrumentation and Control Thermal and Fluid Processes Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Entry Requirements: Entry is open to students of 18 years and over. Students who do not satisfy the entry criteria may be eligible by virtue of their maturity, motivation and relevant experience. UCAS tariff: 80 points, or a National Certificate or Diploma in engineering or related subject providing the necessary analytical skills such as GNVQ Advanced or A/AS Levels in science, engineering, physics and maths or related subjects. For speakers of English as a second language IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing is required.
Duration | 2 years part time Location | Ore Valley, Hastings Level | 5 Contact | Paul Nash firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: The Foundation Degree in Nuclear Engineering provides a strong work-related qualification which creates the opportunity to progress to advanced technical learning and establish a professional career, with a route into the final year of a full degree and engineering institution membership. The part-time route utilises an innovative structure whereby work-related modules are undertaken at the workplace, involving local industry in providing practical work-based training, complementing the academic environment of the college. The course has been developed in partnership with the University of Central Lancashire with input from local engineering employers.
Areas of Study: The course offers pathways in mechanical and manufacturing and electrical & electronic engineering. This is a modular course. Module credits can be built up over an extended period if required. The first year includes core modules in engineering principles, analytical methods, design techniques and work-related skills. In the second year a range of specialist option modules is available, dependent on demand, but will include further specialist modules depending on pathway selected, including a major work-related or work-based project and associated design skills development.
Employment and Progression: The Foundation Degree provides a qualification contributing to career development in engineering and opportunities for further study, with progression to the final year of related degree programmes.
HND P H OTO G R A P H Y
â€œ This course is a wonderful way to ease into photography in a working environment.The fantastic teaching staff offer endless support, so you never feel burdened with work. â€? Jo Richardson Photography Student
HND Photography Syllabus: Year 1 Visual communication in Art and Design Ideas Generation and Development in Art and Design Contextual and cultural referencing in Art and Design Professional Practice in Art and Design Project Design, Implementation and Evaluation Darkroom Practice in Photography Digital Image creation and development Animation Techniques in Art and Design Year 2 Advertising Photography Specialist Practice in Photography Reprographic Processes in Photography Location Photography Press Photography and Journalism Research Project Business Practice in Art and Design Work-based Experience
Entry Requirements: National Certificate or Diploma in Art & Design or related subject providing the necessary analytical skills such as Foundation level Art & Design. Interview and portfolio review. Mature students who possess a portfolio may be eligible for entry if they demonstrate work to the appropriate level. Entry is open to students of 18 years and over. Students who do not satisfy the entry criteria may be eligible by virtue of their maturity, motivation and relevant experience. For speakers of English as a second language: IELTS 6.0 overall, 6.0 in writing.
Duration | 2 years full time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings Level | 5 Contact | Lucinda Wells email@example.com
About This Course: The BTEC Higher National Diploma (HND) is a specialist vocational programme with a strong work-related emphasis. The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers allowing progression direct into employment or to degree. The programme is over two years on a 2.5 days per week basis. The course is taught by experienced academic staff, all of whom have a background and currently work in the industry. Their knowledge is invaluable at bringing this course to life and giving you the best balance of theory with practical application.You will be assessed by a carefully selected mix of assignments, presentations and portfolio.
Areas of Study: You will learn about the key aspects of photography, including both wet and digital processes and skills.You will also have the opportunity to study specific disciplines that support the opportunities to work as a commercial photographer but also as an independent photographer working towards shows. Working in the commercial arena is taught through work placements and supported through engagement with leading photographers who lecture on the course. The practical nature of the course ensures you will develop a range of skills and knowledge that are directly relevant to the realities of todayâ€™s Photographic environment.
Employment and Progression: The qualification provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required in the sector with national recognition by employers, allowing progression into employment or to further study. Students typically find employment in all areas of photography locally, regionally or nationally with a range of photographic practitioners.
TEACHING E D U C AT I O N
(POST COMPULSORY IN EDUCATION)
Cert TESOL Syllabus: Observation Journal (observation of qualified teachers at a language school) Unknown Language (a short course in a language unknown to any of the candidates) Language Awareness (English grammar and phonology) Learner Profile (interview, assessment and teaching of a student 1:1) Materials assignment (externally assessed assignment on the use of invented materials) Teaching File (record of teaching practice) PTLLS (essay and lesson plan)
Entry Requirements: Entry is dependent on a competitive interview and assessments tasks (including a team activity, presentation and written piece). In order to gain this interview, candidates must pass a pre-interview grammar task.
Duration | 6 moths part time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings Level | 5 Contact | Anselm de Pleave, Course Leader firstname.lastname@example.org Ellie Spicer-Lundholm, Course Tutor email@example.com
About This Course: This 24 week, part-time course qualifies candidates to teach English to non-native speakers, both within the context of an English speaking environment (ESOL) and for non-native speakers resident in a non-English speaking environment (EFL). This qualification is recognised internationally, with candidates qualifying in time for the busy Easter and summer seasons.
Areas of Study: Half the course mark is based around practical teaching activities, being classroom observations and other practical tasks; the other half is academic study. Therefore, in order to pass this serious and demanding course, a balance of the interpersonal and practical skills is essential.
Employment and Progression: Employment prospects are much enhanced upon successful completion of this course, as candidates are qualified to teach students English in every country on earth. Some candidates remain locally, hosting foreign students at home or teaching at language schools, the community or in colleges, while others leave for a range of countries (China currently being an especially popular choice).
PGCE/Cert Ed Syllabus: Year 1 Introduction to Teaching Theories of Learning Teaching Practice Year 2 Wider Contexts of Education Professional Project Teaching Practice
Duration | 2 years part time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings Level | 4, 5 & 6 Contact | Anselm de Pleave, Course leader firstname.lastname@example.org Ellie Spicer-Lundholm, Course Tutor email@example.com
About This Course:
Entry is dependent on a competitive interview and assessments tasks (including a team activity, presentation and written piece). In addition candidates must be qualified to at least level 3. From the interview and assessment process, the strongest candidates are offered a place.
This 2 year, part-time course is a University of Brighton qualification and leads to qualified teacher status for candidates who work, or want to work in the Lifelong Learning Sector (post 14/16 education). It is also widely recognised as the gold standard for teaching. The PGCE route is slightly more academic (generally for graduates), with the Cert Ed being for people entering the profession from a vocational background.
(Post Compulsory in Education)
Areas of Study: Half the course mark is based around practical teaching activities, being classroom observations and other practical tasks; the other half is academic study. Therefore, in order to pass this serious and demanding course, a balance of interpersonal and practical skills is essential.
Employment and Progression: Employment prospects are much enhanced upon successful completion of this course, as candidates are qualified to teach students in both the private and state sectors from age 14. Successful candidates often discover unexpected career opportunities ranging from teaching A levels to community work as well the FE sector. As a generic teaching qualification, candidates are able to teach subjects other than their specialism, thus also enhancing their employability.
BA (HONS) TO P - U P A RT & D E S I G N
“ The course is supported by excellent staff who demonstrate extraordinary commitment to the students. ” Ann Hulland Lead External Examiner
BA (Hons) Top-Up Art & Design Syllabus: The 4 units of the course – Studio Practice, Reflective Practice, Historical and Critical Studies and Professional Practice – are all assessed independently of each other. The successful completion of all course units is a prerequisite for an honors degree award. The course is designed to support research based practical investigation over the first two terms, moving this central practice towards a clear and resolved presentation of individual creative concerns and artistic intent in the final Degree Show.
Entry Requirements: The minimum pre-requisite entry qualifications are: Higher National Diploma HND/Foundation Degree FdA (240 credits) in a subject area commensurate with the programme. Equivalent accreditation (240 credits) from attending an art and design related course, eg successful completion of level 2 at degree, including evidence of achievement in historical and critical study comparable to Merit grade at HND/ FdA. An applicant who lacks the specified minimum entry requirements may be assessed for Accredited Prior Learning (APL) on the basis of either: other relevant academic qualifications (PDC) in addition to successful completion of an HND/FdA/pertinent professional/work-related experience.
Duration | 1 year full time Location | Station Plaza, Hastings UCAS Code | W12, campus code H Level | 6 Contact | Andrew Robey firstname.lastname@example.org
About This Course: Study is essentially proposal-driven or thematically challenged across all three pathways, with strong tutorial support underwritten by an expansive visiting lecturer programme and workshop provision. A studio working culture seeks to extend the depth of a student’s critical and creative understanding through a programme of study that integrates research skills, artistic and design endeavor in a dynamic, interdisciplinary learning environment.
Areas of Study: Visual Communication Design (VCD), Fine Art (FA), Contemporary Craft Practice (CCP) PROGRAMME STRUCTURE Module Title Credits Level 6 C / Reflective Practice 20 C / Historical and Critical Studies 20 C / Professional Practice 20 C / Studio Practice 60 Status * C = compulsory
Employment and Progression: Our graduates are currently practising locally, nationally, and internationally – designing, making, showing and selling their work within the local community and the wider market place – local gallery links, design company contacts, pro-active community projects, and teaching opportunities are also well used by our students to career advantage. Collaborative work placements have been conducted in Europe and we now have graduates working for the FA (new Wembley), US start-up companies in New York and California, along with major international companies in the UK (Native / LBI / The Mill). We also encourage and advise on post-graduate study opportunities.
Where to find us
1 Station Plaza SCCH Station Approach Hastings East Sussex TN34 1BA
2 Ore Valley SCCH Parker Road Hastings East Sussex TN34 3TT
3 University of Brighton, Hastings Havelock Road Hastings East Sussex TN34 1DQ
How To Apply
Fees For September 2013/14
Every year nearly 300 students join our Higher Education courses at Sussex Coast College.
When you have decided which course you are interested in, you may wish to contact the college for further information.You can either telephone 01424 442222 and ask to speak to an Admissions Advisor, Subject Leader or to the HE Administrator.
Fees for the following levels will be published on the college website at www.sussexcoast.ac.uk/ higher-education
Each one brings their own experiences, talents and ambitions, making Hastings a vibrant and diverse place to study. We want every student to enjoy a rich and rewarding experience at college and we provide constant support to remove any obstacles to individual success. SCC offers a range of information, advice and guidance in partnership with the University of Brighton. Services are confidential and free. If we cannot offer the support you need, we can give you information about other sources of help. Services include: • Active student volunteering • Career development • Chaplaincy • Childcare • Counselling • Disability services • Dyslexia support • Financial assistance • Healthcare • International student support • Welfare issues
You may apply directly via UCAS (University Application Process) at www.ucas.co.uk. If you are interested in studying on a part-time basis, please apply direct to Sussex Coast College by calling 01424 442222 and asking to speak to an Admissions Advisor. You will need to apply for loans and grants to fund your course via www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk For any additional support, all information regarding student finance at Sussex Coast College please speak to a Financial Advisor on 01424 442222.
HND/ HNC HE Full-time HE Full-time (International students) HE Part-time HE PGCE/Cert Ed AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting International
Credits Photography and Layout:
Cassia Friello, FdA Graphic Communication
Ben Wood, FdA Graphic Communication
Harry Graham, FdA Graphic Communication
SCCH Marketing including Adam Piggott and Paddy Boyle
While every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in this Prospectus is accurate and up-to-date, some information may be subject to change. Sussex Coast College Hastings will take all reasonable steps to provide the educational services described in this Prospectus. However, the content of individual courses may change from time to time, with some courses being modified, discontinued, merged or replaced. The College cannot guarantee the provision of any of the courses described in the event of circumstances beyond its control (such as lack of demand, changes to government policy or industrial action) but will, in such an event, make reasonable effort to provide a suitable alternative.
UCLAN – Page 18 Aidan Croucher, FdA Graphic Communication – Page 14
With thanks to: David Fowler, HE Manager
Sam Lovett, HND Photography – Page 73 left, top right, bottom right
Justin Rollings, Head of Marketing and Communications at SCCH
Shaun Dunmall, Flickr – Page 17 bottom left Mark Fowler, Flickr – Page 17 bottom right
Vanessa Marr, Subject Leader for FdA Graphic Communication
Hackworth, Flickr – Page 17 middle right
Leah Basnett, Web and Print Designer at SCCH
From left to right: Harry Graham, Ben Wood & Cassia Friello (FdA Graphic Communication) Justin Rollings (Head of Marketing and Communications at SCCH) Vanessa Marr (Subject Leader for FdA Graphic Communication)
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