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Taster and Open Days Ofsted Campuses Amazing Facilities Information, Advice & Guidance Money Matters Support College Life Student Engagement Travelling to College Choosing the Right Course How to Apply Study Programme Academy 6 School of Art and Design Automotive Training Business Childcare Construction Electrical Installations Engineering ESOL Foundation Learning Hair and Beauty Health and Social Care Hospitality and Culinary Arts Information and Creative Technologies Public Services Sport Travel and Tourism

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welcome I am delighted that you are considering coming to study with us and believe that if you do, you’ll agree that you’ve made a very good decision. We have a proud history of educating young people in Hastings and Rother by helping them to achieve their potential. With our beautiful campuses, they find a supportive and inspiring culture and learn their subjects from highly experienced lecturers, using the latest technology. With a wide-range of vocational courses and A Levels in Academy 6, there is something for everyone to get them on their chosen path to a successful career. This year’s A Level students’ attained a 100% pass rate with 45% gaining A*-B grades, continuing our success of the highest pass-rate in Hastings, Bexhill and Rother. While some of our International Baccalaureate (IB) students attained the highest standard of results in the area. Academic achievement is obviously very important, however, it is not the only goal we strive to achieve. We also focus on developing the whole person and seek to offer many experiences both in and beyond the classroom. These opportunities help us to instil in our students qualities of confidence, respect, compassion, determination, teamwork and pride; all of which are essential in life and work. Welcome to Sussex Coast College Hastings (SCCH) Clive Cooke Principal and CEO


TASTER and Open DAYS Open days Talk to tutors and current students about the course you are interested in.

14.11.13 and

14.01.14 5pm - 8pm

26.03.14 5pm - 8pm

21.11.13 5pm - 8pm

Get to know days An introduction to college life, and the first stage of your enrolment process.

2-4 July 2014

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Year 10 tasters Spend an interesting day as a sixth form student experiencing the range of courses that we offer.

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St Leonards Academy

30.06.14

Hastings, Bexhill and Rother Schools

01.07.14 Hastings Academy


OFSTED INFORMATION Teaching and Learning = Good

Quality of Standards = Good

Leadership and Management = Good

• Lessons are well planned and taught with an emphasis on meeting learners’ differing needs. • Teachers are well-qualified, highly motivated and good role models. • Teaching observation is good, rigorous and accurate.

• Learners enjoy life at college. • Learners achieve good standards in their work and practical skills. • 87% of students would recommend the college to friends. • Excellent buildings, facilities and resources. • Significantly improved success in examinations and assessments. • Good additional learning support, information, advice and guidance. • Success rates improved in 2011/12 to 82%. • Safeguarding arrangements are good.

• Leadership and management have improved in a remarkable way. • This has resulted in better teaching and learning and an immediate improvement in outcomes. • Rigorous performance management, accurate self-assessment and improvement activities • Sustained improvement.

A REMARKABLE... COLLEGE 2013

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STATION PLAZA CAMPUS

Sussex Coast College’s main campus is based next to the train station in Hastings town centre. Courses located here include A Levels, Art, Business, Hospitality and Catering, Hair and Beauty, Sport, Public Services, Health, Child and Social Care and Foundation Learning. The large, light-filled atrium is surrounded by 22,000 square metres of study spaces and social zones. Classrooms are equipped with the most up-to-date resources and interactive whiteboards. Station Plaza also houses IT suites, a gym, performance studios, exhibition areas, Coast Coffee, Dine, Subway, training kitchen, professional salon, Coast Restaurant and a large Learning Resource Centre. Station Approach, Hastings, TN34 1BA

ORE VALLEY CAMPUS

Less than a mile away, Ore Valley takes under a minute by train from Hastings town centre and has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas. This is where Construction, Engineering, IT and Music Technology students are based. In the central atrium, students construct, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house. Students have access to the latest equipment and digital technology, Learning Resource Centre, a sports pitch, diner and coffee shop.

AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING CENTRE

The Automotive Training Centre offers hands-on training and qualifications in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair. The centre is located on the Northridge Industrial Estate, has IMI (Institute of Motor Industry) awards accreditation and approval to deliver various levels of Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair programs and Apprenticeships at levels 2 and 3. Unit 17 & 18, Northridge Industrial Estate, Haywards Way, Hastings, TN35 4PP

At both campuses, students have 24/7 access to lessons and learning resources from home via WIKI, podcasts and teacher/student blogs. Students can hire laptops from the LRCs and both sites are WIFI activated. Parker Road, Hastings, TN34 3TT

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Dine The refectories at Station Plaza and Ore Valley serve tasty hot and cold lunches, sandwiches, desserts, fruit, snacks and drinks. Food is freshly prepared on site and prices are competitive. They are open from 8am - 4pm every weekday. Coast Coffee The cafĂŠs at Station Plaza and Ore Valley are a great place to relax and meet friends. They sell hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, snacks, fruit and pastries. They are open every weekday from 8.30am - 5pm. Computer Suites Students at SCCH are encouraged to complete their work on a computer and there are 750 workstations/laptops for student use. The college is fully networked, with high-speed email and Internet, online study resources and industry-standard software. There is wireless Internet access throughout both campuses. Students can access their college email and shared area from home, through the college website.

Plaza Hair and Beauty The Training Academy at Station Plaza is fitted with the latest equipment from Wella and offers a wide range of hair and beauty treatments at discounted prices (prices can be found at reception or on the college website). Salons are open to the public. Plaza Fitness The Fitness Centre at Station Plaza is run in conjunction with our Sport and Leisure courses and houses top-quality equipment and changing facilities. The gym is fully supervised and is open to students, staff and the public during term-time. Coast Restaurant Coast Restaurant serves fine food and wine in modern and intimate surroundings at Station Plaza. Hospitality and Catering students prepare, cook and serve dishes under professional supervision as part of their training, using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible. The restaurant is an excellent venue for small and large parties, providing a relaxed and professional atmosphere for business and social events.

Learning Resource Centre There are Learning Resource Centres at Station Plaza and Ore Valley that offer an environment where any student can find the right atmosphere, and assistance, to achieve in their studies at Sussex Coast College. Boasting state of the art equipment and well trained staff, the Learning Resource Centres offer help with proof-reading, presentation preparation, research and writing skills to develop and improve the students’ independent study skills. Open throughout the year, with extended hours during term time, all students will find the Learning Resource Centres essential to reaching their full potential. Other resources include: laptops on loan, cinema room, books, audio books and e-books, newspapers and magazines, DVDs, printing, scanning and photocopying, self-issue and online book reservation. Art Shop Based at Station Plaza, the art shop stocks a wide range of materials, from charcoal to Fabriano rolls, quality papers and graphic pens. It also provides a bespoke framing service. Students, Hastings Art Forum and SOCO members get a 10% discount.

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Information, Advice and Guidance For Students, Parents, Guardians and Carers

Student Services Team We have a dedicated team available to provide up-to-date information on all of our courses from academic, vocational to work-related opportunities; all designed to help you make the right choice about your future. Our Student Advisers provide impartial information about training and education options for school leavers. They can help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to college

• Sharing the experiences of students • Information about course requirements Careers and Future Planning The college has a dedicated team to offer you support with your next steps – this could include going to university, looking for employment, volunteering or progression within college. We also help with making UCAS applications. Appointments can be made by dropping in to Student Central or by calling 01424 458465.

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Functional Skills Functional Skills are the fundamental applied skills in English, Maths and ICT that help people to gain the most from life, learning and work. They are not just about knowledge in English, Maths and ICT; they are also about knowing when and how to use the knowledge in real life situations. Functional skills will involve taking separate tests, which will give you a qualification if you pass them. Find Out More Student Advisers can be contacted on 01424 458465 or at info@sussexcoast.ac.uk


Money Matters Depending on your circumstances you can receive financial support for going to college, and in many cases it may cost you nothing! Just take a few minutes to read the following information to see what opportunities are available to help you learn within your budget.

16-18 Student Support Funds Young people who need some financial support to help them study at college can apply to the 16-19 Student Bursary Fund. Under the Guaranteed Bursary Scheme, students are eligible for up to £1200 towards the cost of coming to college, if they are: • Young people in care • leaving the care of their Local Authority • t hose in receipt of Income Support in their own right •d  isabled young people in receipt of both Disability Living Allowance (DLA and Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) in their own right

Other students under the age of 18, with a household income of less than £21,000, may be eligible for funding for costs such as travel, food and equipment while in college through the Discretionary Bursary Fund. 19+ Student Support Fund The 19+ Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund for students aged over 19 at the start of the academic year. Financial assistance may be provided for the compulsory costs of coming to college and, in exceptional circumstances, fees.

Childcare Support Care to Learn Care to Learn is a government scheme providing assistance with the cost of childcare for those students aged under 20 at the start of their course. Childcare provision must be OFSTED registered and financial assistance can be provided up to a maximum of £160 per week. Application forms are available from Student Services or can be applied for on www.direct.gov.uk.

20+ Childcare Support Fund This fund is available for those aged over 20 at the start of the academic year. It provides assistance with the cost of OFSTED registered childcare for timetabled hours, term time only. Students are expected to contribute towards the cost of their childcare and if they are entitled to Early Years Funding, this is expected to be used to fund timetabled hours.

For more information about financial support available please contact Student Services on 01424 458465.

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WE Support YOU Additional Learning Support At college, our Additional Learning Support team can help give you the best chance of success. We recognise that each student has very different needs and will provide you with the support and encouragement you need. Our experienced team will work with you to help remove obstacles that prevent you from learning, to ensure a positive outcome – just come and talk to us about any learning needs you may have, for example: • Autism • Dyslexia • Mental health and wellbeing • Deaf or hard of hearing • Physical disabilities • Learning difficulties • Blind or partially sighted • Exam concessions • Specialist equipment • Reader, note-taker or prompt • Support during your transition to College

Health and Wellbeing We offer a wide range of health services including: • Free contraception and pregnancy test • Stop smoking support • Help with drug and alcohol issues • Anger management • Healthy living advice • Stress management If you need help or more information in one of these areas, please make an appointment or drop into Student Central and talk to one of our friendly Student Engagement Team member. Safeguarding We work closely with the East Sussex Local Safeguarding Children Board to make sure that all young people are protected from any kind of abuse. We have a designated team of staff to protect our students and actively promote safeguarding.

For more information, contact the Additional Learning Support Team on 01424 458530 or email als@sussexcoast.ac.uk The service welcomes enquires from potential students or colleagues in other agencies providing specialist support.

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Equality and Diversity Here at Sussex Coast College, we respect diversity within the college and community. We value the enrichment that differences in disability, gender, race, sexuality, faith, culture, age and socioeconomic background bring to our lives and work. We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all who learn and work at the college. We strive to produce a working and learning environment that is safe and free of all forms of discrimination. Counselling The college counsellors provide support for any student who may be experiencing problems with learning or personal issues. Examples of issues that might cause concerns include family and relationship problems, anxiety, depression, friendships or bereavement. The service is free and confidential.


College life getting involved Tutorials Your academic tutor is on hand to support, guide and advise you throughout your time in college. You will have regular meetings with your academic tutor so they can give you the necessary help you need to achieve your goals. You will be given regular opportunities to discuss your progress in one-to-one reviews and get support for anything that may be standing in the way of your success. Our academic tutor team helps students from all backgrounds to get to university by motivating

and supporting them through the entire application process, from choosing a course to completing a finance application. Work Experience and Employability Skills Work experience is a valuable addition to what you learn at college, as well as looking great on your CV. We try to find suitable work placements for all our students. Our Employability team will help you find a placement and our teaching staff will ensure you gain a qualification in work skills at an appropriate level.

Enterprise We encourage and support you to develop your enterprise skills and talents outside your course. We offer opportunities for you to improve your communication, teamwork, problemsolving and creative skills. You can take part in a range of events and activities including: • Enterprise workshops • Student market • Master classes

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It’s not just work, work, work. You can take part in lots of other activities at Sussex Coast College. The Student Engagement Team is here to ensure your experience at SCCH is successful and enjoyable. During your time with us you’ll be encouraged to discover your hidden talents so that when you move on you’ll be confident about what you can offer an employer or university. You will meet the team through activities outlined below: Stretch and Challenge Stretch and Challenge is all about taking a step outside of your comfort zone and trying something new; it encompasses four key areas: The Villiers Park Scholars Programme – Sussex Coast College Hastings participates in the Villiers Park Scholars Programme; Scholars moving up from school will have mentoring sessions. If spaces become available at the beginning of the academic year additional Year 12 Scholars from Academy 6* may be selected. Coast Conversations – A series of topical discussions lead by guest speakers to broaden knowledge and stimulate the mind. Staff, students and the public are welcome to attend. Duke of Edinburgh Award – We have successfully run the Bronze Award for the last three years and will be running the popular course again in 2014/15. Sporting Elite – Every year we offer the opportunity for students to undertake 14 | www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 01424 458465


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coaching qualifications in one of 5 sports and then deliver sessions as part of our ‘Get Active’ programme. Student Ambassador – Students can apply to become an SCCH ambassador. The role has different responsibilities but can include speaking at school assemblies, supporting at college events and undertaking surveys and feedback sessions.

engage practically with charities and initiatives that strive to improve the lives of others and introduce the college community to causes you are passionate about or have a personal connection with. Each year, students elect a local charity to support. Both students and staff arrange fundraising activities to get the whole college involved in raising as much money as possible for the chosen charity as well as annual events such as:

Another new initiative is our Get Active Girls program, if none of the other Get Active activities take your fancy, then give one of these a go! They will include ladies netball, basketball, zumba, bokwa, groove ‘n’ tone exercise classes and many more activities exclusively for women. Student Voice Student Voice is a process within the college that ensures students views are heard and acted upon. Do you want to represent your fellow classmates? Then why not become a student representative and attend faculty student forums. This is your chance to make changes to your course and college.

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Wellbeing – feeling on top of the world! The Wellbeing team are here to help you be healthy, happy, and successful. Youth Workers will be running a ‘PopUp Park’ once a week, so please come along to chat, relax, and eat your lunch. Youth Workers are here for one-to-one support and provide a programme of talks and events relating to sexual health and relationship advice, alcohol and drugs awareness, staying safe, self-esteem and assertiveness and exam stress management amongst others. Alongside this social activities and outings are organised to help you meet other students and enjoy your time as a student at Sussex Coast. Positive communities Our Positive Communities activities and campaigns help to broaden awareness and experience of the world beyond our own. They also provide the opportunity for you to

• Sports/Comic Relief • Children in Need • Jeans for Genes

Get Active Our brand new Get Active programme will cater for all your sport and activity needs. If you want to try something new, get fit and healthy, de-stress, get ripped in the gym, play sport for fun or compete against your mates, then have a look at our Get Active programs, which will include casual football and basketball, Futsal, table tennis, skate, bike it, yoga, pilates, combat conditioning, commando fitness and much more. We will also be running Get Active Academy programs for people who want to compete locally and nationally in sporting teams or individual events. The chance to win could be yours!

The Wave is our student council. It gives you the opportunity to express your views, arrange fun events and join clubs and societies. The council is based in the Wave Office on the ground floor of Station Plaza.

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Train Ore train station is a two-minute walk from our Ore Valley campus. There are regular trains leaving from Hastings and Ashford which pass through this station throughout the day.

Bus Hastings bus station is also next door to our Station Plaza campus with regular buses coming from all over the Bexhill, Hastings and Rother area throughout the day.

Bus There is one bus stop directly outside our Ore Valley campus and multiple bus stops in the surrounding area which are walking distance to the campus.

Car There is no on-site parking at Station Plaza but there are plenty of pay and display areas on nearby streets, in Priory Meadow and at the train station.

Car There is a car park at Ore Valley, which is free for students to use all year round. We suggest that you arrive early to secure a parking space.

Bikes and Mopeds We have a bike shelter around the back of the campus where you can lock your bikes and mopeds during the day.

Bikes and Mopeds We have a bike shelter next to the car park where you can lock your bikes and mopeds during the day.

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We know how difficult it can be to make the right choices. What you do with your education is a very important step, so we want you to have as much information as possible to help you make that choice. This prospectus aims to help you take that all-important step towards realising your ambitions. Remember that advice is available from all those who know and understand the decisions you need to make at this time. Our Student Advisers can help you with this. We offer courses at a variety of levels. Where possible, the level of each course in this prospectus is shown underneath the course title. The chart below provides a guide that will help you to choose the right level to start on and the level you can progress to. NB: Even if you have 5 GCSEs you may still need do to level 2 instead of level 3 due to the skills needed on that course.

Entry Requirements

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Entry Certificate or 2 GCSEs (E-G)

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GCSEs BTEC level 1 Diploma Introductory Certificate Foundation Award NVQ1

4 GCSEs A*-D Equivalent qualification

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GCSEs BTEC level 2 Diploma NVQ2 Apprenticeship

5 GCSEs A*-C Equivalent qualification

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AS/A2 Level International Baccalaureate National Certificate Extended Diploma NVQ3 Advanced apprenticeship

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Foundation Degree HNC/D Higher level apprenticeship

A Levels Foundation Degree

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BA (Hons) BSc (Hons)

Levels are shown throughout the prospectus with these symbols:

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How to apply Online • You will need your predicted or actual results handy • Visit www.sussexcoast.ac.uk • Search for your course(s) • Find your chosen course(s) and click into it • Click the ‘Apply’ button, found at the bottom of the course page • Fill in the application form • If you’re under 16, your parent or guardian should check the consent box • Download the form and give it to your current/previous school or college for completion Post • You will need your predicted or actual results handy • Remove the application form in the back of this prospectus • Fill it out in CAPITAL LETTERS, using black ink • If you’re under 16, ask your parent/guardian to sign the form • Hand the reference form to your current/previous school or college for completion. Some schools will ask to see your completed application form and send it to us on your behalf • Post it to us (address found on page 6) In person • You will need your predicted or actual results handy • Visit Station Plaza and ask for Student Central at reception • Remove the application form in the back of this prospectus

• Fill it out in CAPITAL LETTERS, using black ink. If you need any help, you can ask one of our Student Services Team • If you’re under 16, ask your parent/guardian to sign the form • Hand in your completed form to Student Central • Take the reference form to your current/previous school or college for completion Refunds (19+ students) • Fees will be refunded in full if the college cancels the course you have enrolled on • Refunds will be credited by bank transfer (BACS) to your bank account • For some courses there may be a small fee charged at enrolment to cover the cost of course visits Interviews If we have all the information we need on your application form, we will invite you to attend an interview. The sooner you return your form, the sooner you’ll receive an interview and as a general rule, these are held weekly. Please bring your progress file and latest school report with you to your interview. For Art courses you will also need to bring a portfolio of your work. The interview and a presentation about your subject will give you more information and make sure you are considering the right course for your future. Your parents/carers are welcome to come with you.

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Offers At the end of your interview, you will receive a written offer confirming what was discussed, including confirmation of any exam grades (or other requirements) you need to achieve to take up the place. If you decide to accept your place, we will continue to send you information about starting college. Enrolment After your exam results in August, you will be invited to attend enrolment in late August or early September – this is when you officially become a Sussex Coast College student! You will need to bring your exam results, and we’ll contact you to tell you exactly when, where and how you start your course.


TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION • If you are not sure what you want to do, or you want to keep your options open, you can apply for up to two courses and have more than one interview. The most important thing is that you eventually enrol on the course that’s right for you! • Once you have been accepted on to a course, you can still change your mind. • If you do not achieve the results you were hoping for, or you achieve a better range of grades, call us for advice on alternative courses. • Although it helps to have your application in early, remember that it’s never too late to apply. For more information and advice, please call 01424 458465.

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THE Study Programme Study Programmes are a new, exciting and more useful/challenging way for 16-18 year olds to learn and prepare for their next step, into work and/or Higher Education. At Sussex Coast College Hastings, we will ensure you are enrolled on a Study Programme which will support you to progress in your career to whatever you want to do after you have finished your studies - whether it’s to get a job, an apprenticeship, a place at university or further study with us. We will support you to gain the skills you need for a successful future. Whichever Study Programme you choose at Sussex Coast College Hastings it will give you an opportunity to:  tudy a substantial qualification S whether that is an A level programme or a specific vocational qualification for an employment sector Work towards achieving a GCSE A*-C English and maths if you don’t have it already, or a qualification that will help you progress towards GCSE in the future Participate in enrichment activities including art sessions, Duke of Edinburgh and sports sessions such as yoga, contact conditioning and boxercise, spin or circuits as well as provide you with tutorial time, study skills support and access to industry standard learning facilities

Access the Sussex Coast College Advantage – a complete service of work readiness sessions to develop your CV, secure work placements and participation in live projects set by local employers. We have excellent industry links with over 400 local and national companies and these links will ensure you gain the relevant work readiness skills.

Whether you want to be a scientist, engineer, builder, artist, plumber, childcare assistant, programmer, gym Instructor, hairdresser, airline steward, musician, care worker, motor mechanic or chef, Sussex Coast College Hastings will enable you to find out what it’s really like to work in your chosen field. Our excellent industry links with local and national companies will ensure you are able to: • perfect your skills in our hair salons or beauty studios which are all open to the public • access childcare placements via our links with over 30 local nurseries and primary schools. • work in our commercial kitchens, preparing and serving food in our fine dining restaurant Coast, as well as working in our on-site Coast Coffee Shop, Subway Restaurant, and Dine, our student canteen.

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• be taught in an airline cabin and gain work experience at Gatwick International Airport • gain experience from visits to local businesses and industry experts who will set you live business challenges based on real customer requirements • support other students and the general public in our gym to increase their fitness and wellbeing or coach school children to increase participation in sports • provide pre-MOT testing for local people in our state-of-the-art Automotive Centre • work to tight deadlines with marketing and design briefs from large companies such as Saga and Hastings Direct that could be used in national advertising campaigns • gain valuable work experience by supporting local charities renovate community centres and empty homes to bring them back into use • visit advanced manufacturing and engineering companies to see cutting edge technologies at work


THE SUSSEX COAST COLLEGE ADVANTAGE Supporting you to gain the qualifications you need for your future career is key but the Sussex Coast College Advantage will give you that additional edge making sure you get the skills, competences and experience employers want. With a combination of local employers who will support you with mock interviews to test your communication and presentation skills and our e-learning package www.myworksearch.co.uk, our termly Work Readiness events will give you access to local and national industry experts and employers who will set you industry specific challenges to improve your team working and leadership skills. Sussex Coast College Hastings will then provide 12 paid summer work placements per annum with top local and national employers for students who show they have all these competencies alongside a great work ethic, impeccable timekeeping and punctuality.

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CASE STUDY FINE ART

‘A fantastic opportunity’ Tom Penney, a Foundation Fine Art Degree student flew to New York in June for a one-week scholarship on the summer ‘Drawing Marathon’ at the New York Studio School. The experience is described on The School’s website as a chance to ‘experience the intensity and rigour of the School’s perspective in a condensed manner.’ Tom was offered the placement by New York artist, Fran O’Neill, a tutor at the New York Studio School, who recently had an exhibition of her work at Station Plaza and spent time working with the art and design foundation group. Tom said, ‘This is a fantastic opportunity and I am honoured to have been given the chance to have the experience of a life-time.’ Jeb Haward, course tutor said, ‘this has been an invaluable experience for Tom and we are very grateful to Fran for her support in offering our students this opportunity. It helps them attain real-life experience with real professionals and we are very happy to be able to offer this opportunity to a lucky student next year.’

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CASE STUDY HAIRDRESSING

‘There’s nothing I want to do more’ Laura Stockdale, Level 2 Hairdressing ‘Having spent a year doing this course I can 100% say there’s nothing I want to do more, I’ve loved every single second of it! Everyone is friendly, the atmosphere between staff and students is so comfortable and the environment is always very clean and tidy. The tutors are very encouraging, they would never give up on you and are always supportive.’

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ACADEMY 6 The A level provider for Hastings, Bexhill and Rother, with 100% successful rate in 2012/13. Based at Station Plaza, Academy 6 has the benefit of being in a wider, brighter college environment where you will be treated like an adult. Our courses are delivered in a friendly and exciting way by sixth form specialists, with around 20 A levels to choose from. Students from Academy 6 have gone on to study at top institutions in the UK, Europe and the United States. We are committed to helping you make the most of your time with us. Tutors will support you in reaching your personal learning targets, and learners and parents can review progress regularly. Plus, you can also undertake work experience and enrichment as part of your full time studies.

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A Level information A Levels are two-year courses similar to GCSEs but at a higher level in a varied range of subjects. In your first year you complete AS and progress to A2 for your second year. You need to select three or four subjects although some students take five. A mixture of coursework and exams assesses you at the end of each year. With A Levels you can progress to university or into employment. In order to study a GCE Four AS/A Level programme, students need to have achieved:

In order to study a GCE THREE AS/A Level programme, students need to have achieved:

• At least five A*-C grades at GCSE, including two B grades • An average GCSE score of at least 5 (see chart below) • GCSE English (language preferred) and maths

• At least 4 A*-C grades at GCSE • GCSE English (language preferred) and maths

HOW TO WORK OUT YOUR GCSE SCORE Each GCSE grade is given a number of points as outlined below A*= 8 points A = 7 points B = 6 points C = 5 points D = 4 points E = 3 points F = 2 points G = 1 point U = 0 point

Write down the GCSE subjects you have taken and the results that you have achieved or hope to get. Then add the points together and divide by the number of subjects you have taken. For instance: English - B = 6, Maths - C = 5, History - B = 6, Art - A = 7, Geography - D = 4, Drama - C = 5 Total: 33 points Divided by number of subjects (6) = 5.5 average GCSE score.

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Pathway Routes If you are interested in pursuing a career in a specific industry, our pathway routes can help you. We have created a number of popular career paths which include the best A Levels we offer that are related to that area, to help you achieve your career goal.

FIRST CHOICE: SOCIOLOGY

Choose 3 additional subjects from:

First choice: Business Choose 2 or 3 additional subjects from:

First choice: Drama and Theatre Studies

Choose 3 additional subjects from:

English Literature English Language History Geography ICT Maths Government and Politics

English Language Government and Politics Law Media ICT Maths Economics

English Language Film Studies Media English Literature History Psychology Sociology

FIRST CHOICE: CHEMISTRY

First choice: Fine Art

First choice: Psychology

Biology Physics Psychology Mathematics English Literature English Language Sociology

English Literature History Photography Textiles Media Studies Film Studies Psychology

English Language and Literature Government and Politics ICT Sociology Geography History Law

First choice: Media

EXPRESS PATHWAY

English Language English Literature Film Studies Law Photography History

If you’re looking to improve your existing A Level results in order to enter university, this option combines AS and A2 in an intensive one-year course to help you achieve the grades and UCAS points you need.

Choose 3 additional subjects from:

Choose 2 or 3 additional subjects from:

Choose 3 additional subjects from:

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Anthropology

You’ve lived sixteen years. Now it is time to examine how. If you have questioned what it is to be a human or even what humanity itself entails, Anthropology A level is the course for you. Across two years we shall examine life’s important questions: Where did humans come from? How do they organise social relations with each other? How do they engage with their various environments and what importance does this engagement have in shaping what it is to be human? If any of these questions catch your interest – you may just have what it takes to be an Anthropologist! Major topics that shall be covered: • Humanity: Universality versus diversity • Biological, socio-cultural and environmental constraints on human manipulation of environment • Origins of human species – symbiosis of biological and socio-cultural development • Interpretation of beliefs and practices • Methods and methodology – appropriate means to research culture with a focus on the process of ethnography

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Art history

Biology

BUSINESS

This unit explores the development of specific themes such as the Human Form/Landscape/Natural Forms/and Abstract and Contemporary Media in art.

Biology is the scientific study of living organisms, an exploration that has developed over the past few decades to reveal a dazzling wealth of knowledge about ourselves and the millions of other organisms on Earth. Many of the challenges facing us in the 21st century can be overcome through biological study: saving threatened species, curing deadly diseases and feeding an evergrowing population.

Do you see a future in which you’re running a successful business? Maybe you’ve spotted a niche market where your idea would go down a storm.

On this course you will learn skills in: • Art history research • Painting • Mixed media • Sculpture • Art contextual topics/movements/ concepts • Printmaking • Installation • Art philosophy and art related critical studies You may need to pay for some specialist materials and exhibition costs.

A Level Biology allows you to investigate living organisms and the environments and ecosystems they occupy. You will learn about: • Cells • Molecules • Enzymes • Genes and genetic coding • Physiology • Energy • Evolution • Ecological diversity • Microbes and diseases • Social and ethical ‘real-life’ context of each area of study • Practical and investigative skills based on scientists’ work in current research contexts

Whatever your intended career, it is very likely that business will be involved in some way – so good commercial sense is a valuable asset. No matter where your career takes you, A Level Business will give you a powerful head-start for future business success. You will learn how to: • Conducting market research • Raising finance • Locating a business • Employing people • Cash flow forecasting • Breakeven analysis • Developing an effective workforce • Marketing mix • Developing effective customer service • Developing effective operations There will be opportunities to put theory into practice on employability days.

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Ceramics

Chemistry

Classical Civilisation

Students will be introduced to a range of ceramic process including clay modelling, glazes, ceramic forms and sculpture. Drawing and life drawing will be an essential part of the course.

The study of chemistry is driven by the desire to explain the behaviour of the materials around us. To comprehend why an autumn leaf turns red, why a diamond is hard or why soap cleans us requires an understanding of chemistry.

You currently live within civilisation 2.0. Have you ever wondered what came before from which our current world rose like the phoenix from the ashes? By studying the main social, political and literary works of the classical era you will delve into the inner workings of people at the dawn of civilisation. The Classical Civilisations of ancient Greece and Rome will be studied by incorporating aspects of archaeology, theatre and philosophy to provide the foundation of a fascinating A level.

You will gain practical skills in: • Art history research • Clay modelling • Glazing • Sculpture • Drawing • Ceramic forms • Contemporary ceramic practise • Art philosophy and art related critical studies You may need to pay for some specialist materials and exhibition costs.

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Our A Level Chemistry course is designed to develop your understanding of how the science works in the laboratory and in the world outside. You will develop a detailed understanding of a discipline that will remain at the forefront of scientific development. You will learn: • How the behaviour of atoms and molecules determines the world we live in, our shape and size, and even how we feel on a given day • How chemistry has unlocked the doors to some of the most practical inventions and exciting scientific advances in the modern world

All this by answering questions such as: • What does the Odyssey tell us about the world of Homer, its author? • What might the ancient Romans have been able to see and do in their towns? • What can archaeology tell us about the lives of the people of Pompeii? • Was Virgil anything other than a court poet for the emperor Augustus?


Economics

Economics is the study of the resources available to us and how and why they are distributed. On this course you will study the idea of markets both in terms of finance and commodities. Lessons will centre around the debate over the consumption of goods and services and the benefits they provide in society. You will learn about: • How markets work and the variables that determine market success and failure • Government Fiscal management • Core concepts of inflation, balance of payment and deficit management • Economic growth • Unemployment • Market failure • How governments seek to control variables through policy instruments

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English Language

English Literature

English Language and Literature

What is the most powerful thing you have at your disposal? Your language. If you want to understand how language is used and how it shapes the world around us, this is the subject for you. The course examines key constituents of the English language and how they contribute to meaning.

For students who love reading and enjoy exploring texts in depth, this is a golden opportunity to gather with like-minded people to share ideas and interpretations.

For those who love the diversity of our language in all its forms and have a passion for the power of the written word, A Level English Language and Literature offers the best of everything.

Through textual analysis and your own creative responses, you will consider: • The purposes of writing • How to create texts for specific audiences • Contextual factors • Stylistic features You will also have the opportunity to: • Explore the spoken language • Explore the impact of new technology • Consider how gender and culture influence our verbal interaction • Consider how the English language is constantly in flux – with words and phrases slipping in and out of usage all the time

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The study of A Level English Literature will equip you with the tools to deepen your understanding and refine your analytical skills through the exploration of a wide range of texts. You will learn about: • How the writer uses literary and narrative techniques to construct meaning • The importance of form, structure and language as well as points of view, themes and ideas You will study: • Works from different time periods and from contrasting genres • Close-reading techniques required for academic research • How to construct a written argument • Critical approaches to literary texts

The literary aspects of the course will broaden your perspective on culture, history and humanity, while the study of English language will enhance your creative abilities – giving you the chance to sharpen your writing skills and gain a significant advantage in a broad range of careers. You will learn how to: • Explore rich examples of English written literary and media texts • Reflect on characters and contexts • Appreciate the techniques used by writers to engage the reader • Examine examples of spoken English, considering the distinctive features of speech and how it contrasts with written language


Film Studies

If you love the medium and want to delve into what it is about film that captivates and challenges us, while also affecting our emotions, then this is the course for you. A Level Film Studies allows you to observe and analyse genres of film, gaining an appreciation of the way film provokes a response in the audience and raises significant issues. Film Studies is unique as it integrates a number of subjects including history, psychology, sociology and others. You will learn about: • Learn about the relationship between film productions and the spectator • Learn how developments in the industry have influenced British cinema’s popularity • Learn about the influence of the contexts affecting films at the time they were produced i.e. historical, social, cultural, with reference to British cinema • Complete an in-depth comparative study looking at the macro features of representation, genre and narrative • Improve your skills in assessment and critical analysis • Develop your own storyboard ideas – and in the second year you will have the opportunity to make a short film

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Fine art

A thorough introduction to the subject of Fine Art. You will gain numerous skills in developing ideas, experimenting with materials, techniques and processes, and presenting a personal, informed and meaningful response. You will be able to produce practical and critical contextual work in a variety of areas. Mediums you will work in: • Drawing • Painting • Mixed media • Sculpture • Land art • Printmaking • Installation • Lens-based and/or light-based media

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French

Graphic Design

Government and Politics

Thanks to its proximity and good rail, air and sea links, France is a premium destination for day trips, holidays or working abroad.

A thorough introduction to the subject of graphic design. You will develop an understanding of the principles of graphic design and its impact and relevance to our culture and industry.

Politics is an essential part of our lives and shapes the way our society operates. Parliament makes laws that influence everything we do, and political ideology and debate is at the heart of this legislative process. Every major event in history has been influenced by politics, from the Welfare State to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

French A level is a varied and enjoyable course that will broaden the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills you have gained at GCSE. You will gain a detailed insight into: • Lifestyle • Relationships • Environment • The multicultural society • Contemporary social issues You will be well prepared to use the language for practical communication and to continue your studies.

You will produce practical and critical/contextual work in: • Illustration • Advertising • Design for print • Packaging design • Computer graphics • Film • Communication graphics • Animation • Multimedia • Web design • Television and/or video You will gain practical skills in: • Editing • Image manipulation • Digital and traditional drawing techniques • Illustration techniques • Developing your ideas • Experimenting with relevant materials • Techniques and processes

You will cover topics such as: • Voting behaviour • Electoral systems • Ideology and pressure groups • Historical events • How our political system operates After studying this course you will be able to debate topics such as the coalition government and its legitimacy in pushing through radical reforms, as well as the quality of democracy that exists in our society.

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Further Mathematics

History

Do you enjoy solving problems? Are you confident with algebra? If you’re considering a maths-rich career such as engineering, science, computing, finance or economics, this fascinating and enjoyable course will broaden and consolidate your understanding of the subject.

How could communism have been popular? What caused the conflicts in the Middle East? Why do we still have a monarchy while other countries don’t? If you are interested in finding in-depth answers to questions like these – by examining the past and the perspective it throws on subsequent events – A Level History is for you. We offer two history courses: Early and Modern.

Further Mathematics is studied alongside A Level Mathematics. You’ll be assessed in the form of an exam rather than coursework. Further Mathematics marks you out to future employers as a highly analytical, highly numerate individual, and if you plan to study Mathematics or a maths-rich degree at university, this A Level will help your transition to Higher Education. You will explore: • The study of series • Complex numbers • The numerical solution of equations • Coordinate systems • Matrix algebra • Proof • Differential equations

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In Early History you will study: • British and European history • Medieval medicine • The links between Western and Middle Eastern cultures In Modern History you will study: • British, European and world history in the 20th century • Coursework based on a question specific to the Middle East and the Arab-Israeli conflict


Media Studies International Baccalaureate

Physics Mathematics

Psychology Further Mathematics

We are constantly Baccalaureate bombarded The International by the media, consciously and Diploma Programme (IB) is an subconsciously. This that course is exciting programme is held designed to develop your interest in high regard, recognised by in the world around of media, explore universities thetoworld. why texts are made a certain way and targeted througha their mode The IB incorporates broad, of address. curriculum, aiming to challenging develop students into well-rounded In the first year individuals with you realwill: awareness of social, environmental and • Explore a cross section intercultural issues. It alsoofserves texts,toseeing how they to media equip them be independent communicate their meanings inquirers. • Explore the media’s ever-changing role in society is through gender, The programme highly popular ethnicity, issues and places and with us as students study a wide analysing themareas through applying range of subject at sixth form audience theories as it produces and with universities • Have opportunities to developwith confident, articulate individuals your understanding of codes, developed critical- thinking skills conventions, values ready for furthermessages academicand challenge. of agraduate particular format/genre They fully equipped for a throughworld. detailed research and changing practical work If you are a highly motivated, selfIn the second you will: reliant studentyear wanting to engage actively with a diverse range of • Look behind thecould texts be and study subjects then this the threefor different course you. industries through the exploration of varied texts. • Have the chance to develop your area of interest through an investigation involving research, application of theory and practical production

Physics is crucial to the understanding Mathematics lies at heart of the world around us, insidelife, us and and many aspects of everyday beyond us. Physicists are numberfascinated the problemsolving and by how things work, in every detail crunching skills of mathematicians and consequently at the deepesthighly level,prized. analysing are everything from Whether you findelementary maths compelling particles and living cells to solids, for its symmetry and beauty or want liquids, gases, plasmas, to develop skills for your complex future systems, thewill human brain, planets, career, you find that maths supercomputers, unlocks doors for the you.atmosphere, stars, galaxies and the universe itself. Mathematics A Level is highly Physics underpins recentand regarded by universities technological developments that employers, and is particularly have revolutionised world, relevant for careers our requiring such mobile phones, lasers, a highaslevel of numeracy. the Internet and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). You will explore:

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A Level Physicsgeometry will enable you to • Coordinated study physical theory while remaining • Differentiation mindful of the ‘real-life’ context • Integration forSequences each area of study. You will also • and series develop practical and investigative • Trigonometry skills, and compare to how • Exponentials and these logarithms scientists in current research • Complexwork numbers contexts. • Calculus • Newton’s law of motion • Projectiles • Kinematics • Moments of inertia • Mathematical modelling

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Media Studies

We are constantly bombarded by the media, consciously and subconsciously. This course is designed to develop your interest in the world of media, to explore why texts are made a certain way and targeted through their mode of address. In the first year you will: • Explore a cross section of media texts, seeing how they communicate their meanings • Explore the media’s ever-changing role in society through gender, ethnicity, issues and places and analysing them through applying audience theories • Have opportunities to develop your understanding of codes, conventions, messages and values of a particular format/genre through detailed research and practical work In the second year you will: • Look behind the texts and study three different industries through the exploration of varied texts. • Have the chance to develop your area of interest through an investigation involving research, application of theory and practical production

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Photography

Physics

Psychology

A thorough introduction to the subject of photography.

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, inside us and beyond us. Physicists are fascinated by how things work, in every detail and at the deepest level, analysing everything from elementary particles and living cells to solids, liquids, gases, plasmas, complex systems, the human brain, planets, supercomputers, the atmosphere, stars, galaxies and the universe itself.

Are you intrigued by what makes people tick – and why?

You will produce practical and critical/contextual work in: • Portraiture • Landscape photography • Still-life photography • Analogue and digital photography • Documentary photography • Photo-journalism • Experimental imagery • Photographic installation • Video • Television • Film • Editing, image manipulation, printing and an outline of photographic history and culture • Further study in an area of your choice You will gain practical skills in: • Developing your ideas • Experimenting with materials • Techniques and processes • Recording in visual or other forms • Presenting a personal, informed and meaningful response

Physics underpins recent technological developments that have revolutionised our world, such as mobile phones, lasers, the Internet and MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging). A Level Physics will enable you to study physical theory while remaining mindful of the ‘real-life’ context for each area of study. You will also develop practical and investigative skills, and compare these to how scientists work in current research contexts.

A Level Psychology gives us a fascinating insight into the behaviour of others, providing an opportunity to view the human mind from a systematic and scientific perspective. It will increase your awareness of how psychology can be applied to everyday life and the world around you – personally, socially, academically and professionally. You will explore major topics within psychology including: • Social • Cognitive • Biological • Individual differences • Development • Psychodynamics • Psychological research methods • Behaviourism In the second year you will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to options in forensic, sports, health and clinical, and educational psychology.

You may need to pay for equipment and materials such as film and/or digital camera, film, paper, digital prints, presentation materials, workbooks, portfolio, exhibition costs.

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Sociology

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Applied Science (Forensic Science)

“You are in the process of being indoctrinated. We have not yet evolved a system of education that is not a system of indoctrination. We are sorry, but it is the best we can do. What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture.” – Doris Lessing

Forensic Science is simply the application of science to the law. In criminal cases forensic scientists are often involved in the search for and examination of physical traces that might be useful for establishing or excluding an association between someone suspected of committing a crime and the scene of the crime or victim.

Sociology allows one to exit the box that you have been placed within your whole life and examine society itself through the looking glass of social science. Have ever wanted to know how people are processed through the education system? How things that we take for granted everyday, such as what it is to be a teenager, are socially constructed? In Sociology A level you will be introduced to the theories, methods and methodologies necessary to analyse the following topics: • Culture and Socialisation • Methods and Methodology • Youth Culture and Subculture • Crime, Deviance, Victimisation • Social Stratification • Measurement of Inequality

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This course provides a foundation for those wishing to progress to a career in laboratory science. It aims to develop an appreciation of the competencies, skills and knowledge required for Higher Education and employment in science-based careers. The course comprises 6 mandatory and 6 optional modules. These may include: • Fundamentals of Science • Science practical techniques • Forensic Evidence Collection and Analysis • Criminal Investigation Procedures • Forensic Fire Investigation • Forensic Psychology


Textiles

World Development

CASE STUDY A Levels

This course is designed for those with an interest in textiles, surfaces and materials. You will learn basic elements of art and design and how to apply them to your textile work by studying how other textile artists apply these to their creative work. You will learn a range of traditional and contemporary textile techniques and materials, such as: • Felt making • Surface pattern • Fabric manipulation • Hand and machine embroidery You will create your own work from initial ideas through to final outcomes and learn how to present them to achieve their maximum visual impact. You will produce a coursework portfolio and your response to an externally set assignment. These will contain personal research and development, using the mark making and textile techniques taught throughout the course Progression on to the A2 year will give you the skills to design original textile work of your own, by combining a range of textile techniques and materials.

World development is a multidisciplinary branch of social science which places a particular focus on issues related to social and economic development, and its relevance extends to communities and regions outside of the developing world. Studying development in a world of economic and political globalisation means looking at more than poverty across the globe. You will gain knowledge and understanding of global issues: climate change, migration, gender relations, access to resources, political development, and the international balance of power. On this course you can: • Engage with and evaluate current critical debates • Study across several disciplines, including economics, human geography, politics and international relations

Noella Kyomi (right), an A Level student, dreams of being an accountant. “College gives me knowledge and makes me stand out as an individual, which will help me get a place at university. The teachers are friendly and approachable and I love the college’s busy, friendly environment. I’m not just saying it – I actually miss it during holidays!”

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SCHOOL OF ART AND DESIGN

Sussex Coast College is the place to study arts and media. The School of Art and Design at Sussex Coast College Hastings has a well-established reputation for our range of provision, resources and student success. The specialist staff are all artists or designers working in the creative world, sharing their knowledge and skills in an exciting and aspirational environment. Students are able to enjoy opportunities for exhibiting locally and nationally; a two month show for L1, L2 and L3 students at Hastings Museum in 2013. They have won awards and prizes, YCN and D&AD and we now have a Scholarship scheme in association with the New York Studio School. They also progress internally to our Foundation Degree and Higher National Diploma courses as well as to prestigious universities. As a School we promote creativity, ambition and a love for the arts.

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L1 L2 L3 L4

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Future Artists Visual Arts - Level 1

The UK’s art, design and media industries involve a broad range of disciplines so this course is a good starting point. Our one-year BTEC Diploma in Visual Arts has been designed by professionals as an introduction to art and design. The course also offers plenty of opportunities for further study and encourages students to gain a solid grounding in a variety of disciplines. You will gain practical skills in: • Drawing • Painting • Printmaking • Ceramics • 2D Visual Arts • Photography Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. This course leads to progression onto Level 2 Art Programmes: • Level 2 Art & Design • Level 2 Creative Media Production

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Art and Design Level 2

Art and Design

Foundation Diploma Art and Design

Level 3

Level 3/4

The UK is bursting with creativity and the one-year BTEC First Diploma in Art and Design is an ideal introduction to the creative world. The course is broadly equivalent to four GCSE passes, and is geared towards helping you make an informed progression choice while gaining inspiration and developing skills in a wide range of disciplines. You will gain practical skills in: • Drawing • Painting • Printmaking • Sculpture and casting • Photography • 2D visual arts • 3D craft • Digital art Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. Throughout the year you will develop your Art and Design portfolio with support and guidance from skilled professionals. This leads to a self-directed final project which will be exhibited at the end of year Diploma Show. This course leads onto progression to Level 3 Art and Design programmes: • Subsidiary Diploma Art and Design • Subsidiary Diploma Creative Media for Games • Subsidiary Diploma Fashion Design

If you have creative talent, your skills could take you in many directions. Equivalent to three A Level passes, the two-year BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design allows you to develop your creative ability and ideas, through diverse engaging projects. Designed to reveal your potential and equip you for progression to Higher Education. Areas you can specialise in: • Animation • Fine art • Graphic design • Illustration At the end of the second year you will carry out a major design project and mount an exhibition that will form part of the end-of-year show. Many of our level 3 Art and Design students progress in-house to our Foundation Degree (FdA) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses. Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. This course leads to progression in the following course: • Foundation Diploma Art & Design level 3/4 • Foundation Degrees levels 4-5 inc: • FdA Contemporary Crafts Practice • FdA Fine Art Contemporary Practice • FdA Graphic Communication • FdA Illustration • HND Photography • BA (Hons) Degrees level 4 – 6

This course is full of engagement and challenge. The one-year BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art and Design is the crown jewel of the art courses at SCCH with a fantastic record of progression to leading universities. You will be encouraged to think beyond conventional parameters and to explore all activities with an open mind and a high degree of criticality. Regular tutorials will help your personal development, with good advice on progression to University and the support to get you there. You will investigate skills in: • Drawing • Painting • Printmaking • Graphics • Film making • Illustration • Architectural and interior design • Sculpture • Theory and contextual studies • Fashion and Textiles • Photography • Film This course leads to progression to: • Foundation Degree (FdA) courses levels 4-5 • Higher National Diploma courses levels 4-5 • BA (Hons) courses levels 4-6 • BSc courses levels 4-6

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Creative Media Production

Creative Media

Fashion and Clothing

The UK media industry is a world leader in creativity. This exciting one-year BTEC First Diploma in Creative Media Production introduces the range of job roles within the industry and the ways in which media products are influenced by their audiences. The course is broadly equivalent to four GCSE passes and will help you make a career choice as you explore a wide range of skills.

The creative industries are among the top fields for employment within the UK, presenting a wide range of opportunities for those with creative flair. This two-year BTEC Extended Diploma in Creative Media allows you to explore and develop your creativity using a variety of exciting technologies employed in the modern creative workplace.

This one-year BTEC Diploma is designed for those who would like an introduction into the world of fashion design, blending some technical skills with workshops in design and construction techniques.

Level 2

Topics covered will include: • Audio • Video • Print • Advertising • Interactive media • Digital graphics Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. The course will enable you to develop your creative skills in a range of specialist media programmes. You will benefit by being taught by professionals with first-hand knowledge of the industry. This course leads to progression on to level 3 Art and Design programmes. • Subsidiary Diploma Art and design • Subsidiary Diploma Creative Media for Games • Subsidiary Diploma Fashion Design

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Level 3

You will gain skills in: • Image manipulation • Animation • Digital illustration • Film and video • Game design Additionally you will develop a broad understanding of digital media, taught by subject specialists through exciting and lively projects. Many of our level 3 Art and Design students’ progress, in-house, to our Foundation Diploma Art and Design, Foundation Degree (FdA) and Higher National Diploma (HND) courses. Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. This course leads to progression on to: • Foundation Diploma Art & Design level 3/4 • Foundation Degrees (FdA) levels 4-5 • Higher National Diploma’s (HND) levels 4-5 • BA (Hons) Degrees level 4-6

Level 2

During this course you will study a variety of skills including: • Life and costume drawing • Fashion design • Drawing • Pattern cutting • Computer studies • Garment construction • Printed textiles • Historical and contextual studies • Retail and contextual research work which will inform your studio practice Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. This course leads to progression on to level 3 Art and Design programmes: • Subsidiary Diploma Art and Design • Subsidiary Diploma Fashion Design


Fashion and Clothing Level 3

If you dream of a career in fashion, this two-year BTEC Extended Diploma is the place to start. This exceptional course enables you to explore a wide range of concepts and skills while developing your portfolio and prepare you with a good grounding in the skills you will need to study fashion at degree level. You will study subject areas including: • Fashion illustration • Life drawing • Pattern cutting • Computer studies • Garment construction • Printed textiles • Historical and contextual studies • Design and research work • Costume design The first year will introduce you to specialist techniques and give you a broad overview of the subject, while the second year has projects of increasing complexity and specialisation. Work Skills and Functional Skills in English and maths are included in this course. This course leads to progression on to: • Foundation Diploma Art & Design level 3/4 • Foundation Degrees (FdA) level 4–5 • Higher National Diploma’s (HND) level 4 - 5 • BA (Hons) Degrees level 4 - 6 • Fashion merchandiser

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AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING From design and manufacturing to retail and aftermarket services, the UK automotive industry offers a range of fantastic career opportunities. The industry fully recognises the importance of attracting the brightest and best talent into the sector, and invests heavily in training. With modern technology the automotive industry has some of the most exciting career opportunities in the world and we, at Sussex Coast College, are here to support your training needs. Our new training centre, supported by Snap-On, has all the latest equipment needed for you to train as a technician in the industry. Our programmes will get you ready for work and you’ll learn the latest techniques on diagnosing faults and maintaining motor vehicles. You will learn about the latest engine, chassis and vehicle electrical technology, as well as develop your English and Maths skills. Our teaching team, which has many years’ recent industry experience, is up to date on all vehicle technologies and techniques and has a passion for cars bikes and trucks. If you want hands on training in a stimulating and modern environment we are here to jump-start your career in the automotive industry.

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A Motorsport technician > Trainee Mechanic > A Semi-skilled motorsport technician > A Skilled mechanic > A Semi-skilled mechanic >

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Introduction to Vehicle Technology Entry 3

This one-year Diploma course is designed as an introduction to light vehicle technology and is aimed at 16-19 year old students who prefer and respond better to a more practical, hands-on learning style. The structure of this course has a less academic approach to assessment and includes many visual questioning techniques which will both stimulate and interest learners. Some of the topics covered are: • Workshop safety • Tools and equipment • Engine components checks • Vehicle steering and suspension checks • Braking systems checks • Wheel and tyre checks • Basic vehicle valeting • Vehicle construction • Motorcycle construction • Motorcycle checks The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English, IT and work-skills. Entry requirements: • Successful interview

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Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 1

Vehicle Inspection Principles

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

This one-year VRQ Diploma includes a wide range of routine vehicle maintenance and repair procedures. It provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to work on a wide range of vehicles in all types of workshop environments

This one-year VRQ Diploma is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to be a vehicle technician. The course provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

Level 2

This one-year Diploma is designed to engage and motivate 16-19 year olds who have an interest in understanding and developing their knowledge in maintaining motor vehicles. You will gain essential knowledge for mechanics and cover the basic technical requirements for the light vehicle repair and maintenance industry. The course also includes a greater awareness of the many diverse aspects of working within the modern retail motor industry. Some of the topics covered are: • Health and Safety • Tools, equipment and materials • Vehicle valeting • Engine systems, components and operations • Steering and suspension systems • Vehicle braking systems • Vehicle wheels and tyres • Vehicle exhaust systems • Vehicle electrical foundation skills • Introduction to low carbon technology in the automotive industry The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English, IT and work-skills. Entry requirements: • Successful interview and GCSE’s E-F in English and maths.

You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following elements of modern vehicle maintenance and repair: • Vehicle inspection techniques. • Inspection of the condition and legality of motor vehicle tyres including their removal, serviceability, re-fitment and dynamic balancing • Inspection and replacement of exhaust components, suspension springs and dampers. The correct inspection, maintenance and replacement of braking components • Inspection, testing and maintenance of batteries and their charging systems • Health and Safety • Agreeing customers vehicle needs The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English, IT and work-skills.

Level 2

Students will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in a garage The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English, IT and work-skills. Entry requirements: • 4 GCSE’s A-D inc English and maths or • Successful completion of the level 1 program including maths and English at level 1 or • Successful completion of the level 2 vehicle inspection program including maths and English at level 1.

Entry requirements: • Successful interview and GCSE’s C-D in English and maths or Completion of a level 1 program and working at a level 1 in English and maths

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

BTEC Diploma in Motorsport Technology

BTEC Diploma in Light Vehicle and Motorsport Technology

This one-year VRQ Diploma offers an ideal step to the Vocational Credit Qualification (VCQ) for those who are employed, and wish to continue with their studies. The knowledge at level 3 meets that of the related VCQ. Achievers of this VRQ can use it as credit against the knowledge required for the corresponding VCQ.

This one-year level 2 Diploma has been designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to work in the motorsport industry.

The BTEC Level 3 is designed to give students the required knowledge in light vehicle and motorsport technology required to progress to university or employment in the automotive industry. You will have the use of our excellent workshop facilities and industry standard equipment, enabling you to learn in a realistic workplace environment.

Level 3

This course covers the technical needs for today’s technicians working at an advanced level needing the skill to diagnose complex system faults of all mechanical, electronic and electrical systems. The course provides essential knowledge for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. You will also gain knowledge and understanding of customer needs, working as a team and other skills associated with working in a garage. Entry requirements: • Completion of the level 2 vehicle maintenance and repair with an average 80% pass mark including English and maths at level 2 or • Successful completion of the level 2 motorsport with merit or distinction or • Sufficient industry experience and working at level 2 in English and maths.

Level 2

You will cover the technical needs for today’s motorsport repair industry, including: • The diagnosis of non-complex system faults, trackside and pre-race preparation • Essential knowledge of motorsport vehicles in all types of disciplines • Health and Safety in the industry and other skills associated with working in this fast-paced industry The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English, IT and work-skills. Entry requirements: • 4 GCSE’s A-D in English and maths or • Successful completion of a level 1 program including maths and English at level 1 or • Successful completion of the level 2 vehicle inspection program including maths and English at level 1

Level 3

You will work as teams and individuals to complete project work on our own race car both in the workshop and track side at race events. This broad programme prepares you for work either in motorsport or the retail motor industry and includes units in: • Fault diagnosis and repair • Vehicle science and mathematics • Engine technology • Electronic systems The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English, IT and work-skills. Entry requirements: • 5 GCSE A-C including English, maths and Science or • Successful completion of the level 2 motorsport with merit or distinction or • Level 2 vehicle maintenance with an average 80% pass mark including English and maths at level 2

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BUSINESS Business is a fast-paced and ever changing place. Here at SCCH we offer a range of courses that give you the skills to succeed in the competitive business environment. By studying business, you will become familiar with the various sectors within the industry. Our courses will give you an overview of finance, marketing, human resources and communication for example. You will study individually, and as part of a group, in producing business standard reports, presentations, innovative communication tools; all of which will develop your skills and ability to prepare you for a rewarding career in business.

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AN ADMINISTRATOR > A FINANCIAL ASSISTANT > A BANKER > A CUSTOMER SERVICES > A MARKETING ASSISTANT > in HUMAN RESOURCES >

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L1 L2 L3

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Business Administration Level 1

Are you interested in gaining a basic insight into business? Or perhaps you have your eye on progressing to a level 2 course to increase your opportunities in a competitive jobs market. This practical one-year BTEC Diploma is an introductory course suited to those interested in learning more about business and gaining some crucial skills. It will also help you to decide whether you are ready for work or want to continue your studies. You will study a variety of topics such as: • Administration skills • Introduction to financial transactions • Market research • Making and receiving telephone calls • Effective communications and ICT Work experience is an integral part of the course, and you will get the opportunity to study additional business related topics and improve your written skills.

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Business

Business

Legal Executives

Are you looking to pursue a career in management? Our one-year BTEC First Diploma is the ideal start to the working world in a variety of key business areas.

Do you see yourself running a successful business one day? This two-year BTEC Extended Diploma is ideal if you’re keen to know how business works and want to develop your skills – either with a view to a business profession or further studies at university. You need a genuine interest in the local and national economy and how it affects businesses and individuals, and must be willing to work on your own and with others to complete projects.

Legal Executives provide secretarial and administrative support for the legal profession – in solicitors’ and barristers’ offices, in the legal departments of large organisations and in the law courts. If you enjoy working to deadlines and have a keen interest in a career in the legal world, this one-year ILEX Legal Secretaries Certificate is the ideal first step.

Level 2

You will: • Study the importance of the business environment • Investigate up-to-date developments in the business world. • Be assessed through a variety of coursework that will test your ability in a number of ways • Need to have a basic understanding of ICT • Cover topics such as marketing, HR, finance and retail • Take two external exam – Merit needed to progress onto level 3 year 1 The course is taught by experienced business professionals with a wealth of knowledge in a variety of business sectors.

Level 3

Level 2

You will:

• Marketing • Retail • Contract law • Aspects of finance • Accounting • Economics

• Train in keyboard skills • Use the latest dictation software to learn audio word processing for legal documents and correspondence • Explore how the legal system works • Study roles found in different legal departments, the courts and their offices • Visit law courts

At the end of two years you will have completed 18 units worth three A Levels. Coursework involves guest speakers and real-life case studies, and you will get the opportunity to do work experience.

An attention to detail and the ability to produce accurate work is essential, together with good written skills and a willingness to follow exact instructions for the layout of your work.

Experienced business professionals teach the course and over the two years your studies will include:

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ChildCare The early years are the most vital and influential, and a career in Child Care will give you the opportunity to affect the lives of future generations. Early years is a dynamic and vitally important sector which needs high quality staff at all levels. Those who work in it play a crucial role in shaping the lives of future generations. It is a career that you can rightly be very proud of. There are many different aspects to this exciting profession and we provide high quality training to equip you with the skills you will need to work with children. Working with children can be varied and rewarding, with many challenges.

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A NURSERY OFFICER > An AU PAIR > A NANNY > A YOUTH WORKER > A MIDWIFE > A nurse > A psychologist > A SOCIAL WORKER > A PROBATION OFFICER

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L1 L2 L3

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Childcare

Introduction to Childcare

For this one-year course you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self motivation. Learners should have written and spoken English of at least Entry Level 3 standard. You will study units giving you an understanding of what it is like to work as a carer.

This one-year qualification is for people considering a career with Children. This course will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors and the roles played by workers. It provides a starting point for deciding whether a career in the sector is right for you.

Entry Level

This will include: • Caring for Children • Communicating with children You will also develop your basic skills in English and maths.

Level 1

You will study: • Communication • Caring for Children • Play • Health & Safety Units will be assessed using a range of methods, including: written assignments, designing leaflets or charts and diagrams and setting up an information board.

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Children and Young People’s Workforce

Children’s Play, Learning & Development

Children’s Play, Learning & Development

Working with children and young people can be one of the most rewarding ways to make a living, and getting the BTEC first certificate for the Children and Young People Workforce will open the door to many careers in this area.

A one-year BTEC Diploma for Children’s Play, Learning & Development will open the door to many careers in the childcare sector, ranging from nursery, play work, teaching and child-minding. The course will prepare you to work with children (aged 0-19 years) in a variety of settings.

A one-year BTEC qualification followed in year 2 of Level 3 study will open the door to many careers in the childcare sector, ranging from nursery, play work, teaching and child-minding. The course will prepare you to work with children (aged 0-19 years) in a variety of settings.

The course combines theory and work experience, and the fact that you will be learning in a childcare setting will give you the best possible start to a career path in childcare and education.

The course combines theory and work experience, and the fact that you will be learning in a childcare setting will give you the best possible start to a career path in childcare and education.

Students on this course will be charged for a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The current cost is £46. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

Students on this course will be charged for a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The current cost is £46. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

Level 2

This one-year qualification will prepare you to work in a supervised capacity with children and their families in a variety of settings. The course combines theory and work experience where you will gain an understanding of the role of the childcare practitioner in the workplace, learning how children develop and play, and how to keep them in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment. The fact that you’ll be doing much of your learning in a childcare setting will give you the best possible start to a career path in childcare and education.

Level 3 Subsidiary Certificate

Level 3 National Diploma

Students on this course will be charged for a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The current cost is £46. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

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CONSTRUCTION Construction designs and builds the world – it touches every place and person. Whether it the Taj Mahal, the Shard in London or SCCH buildings, all have left their imprint upon us. Their architects and designers such as Renzio Piano and Norman Foster take a concept and then set the design for construction workers to produce. It’s a sector that moves at a rapid pace, with new technologies requiring fresh skills. Teaching in SCCH’s Construction Division has been described by Ofsted as ‘inspirational’. Our students enjoy the best facilities in the region, with our Ore Valley campus custom-designed to offer a working environment that mirrors a real construction site. Our staff have all worked in the industry – some still do – so we can provide first-hand knowledge of technical innovations, ensuring our students stay ahead of the game.

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A BUILDER > An ARCHITECT > A PLUMBER > A BRICKLAYER > A SITE MANGER > A PAINTER AND DECORATOR > A CARPENTER >

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Basic Construction Skills

Bricklaying

If you are thinking of a career in construction and you want to explore a range of craft and building skills before progressing to an apprenticeship or NVQ, this oneyear Introductory Certificate in Basic Construction Skills will suit you well.

Bricklaying offers a wide range of opportunities from building and repairing garden walls to house construction and much larger structures. With the government focused largely on constructing new houses and schools, good, qualified bricklayers will be in great demand.

Level 1

This hands-on course will steer you through a series of projects of increasing difficulty, developing your skills and knowledge in crafts including: • Woodwork • Painting and decorating • Plumbing • Brickwork Entry requirements: • GCSE grades E-F in English and maths

Level 1

During this one-year course you will cover topics in: • Safe working practices • Communicating with others • Building methods • Basic bricklaying skills • Basic block-laying skills • Setting-out buildings Designed with Construction Skills sector, this course includes hands on learning as well as ensuring that your maths and English are up to standard for progression onto Level 2. Entry requirements: • GCSE grades E-F in English and maths • Or successful completion of Basic Construction Skills

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Carpentry

Carpentry

The industry-recognised level 2/3 Diploma has been designed in consultation with the Construction Skills sector to enable you to develop new and previously acquired skills enabling you to head straight into employment as a bricklayer or to extend and acquire new skills through a further course of study to improve employment opportunities.

Most carpentry work is connected with the construction industry in some respect. Carpenters cut, fit, and assemble wood and other materials for the construction of buildings, roads, bridges, industrial plants, boats and many other structures. Carpenters can either work in the workshop, creating parts such as doors, staircases and roof trusses or on site.

The industry-recognised level 2/3 Diplomas have been designed in consultation with the Construction Skills sector to enable you to develop new and previously acquired skills such that you are able to head straight into employment or extend and acquire new skills through a further course of study to improve employment opportunities..

Level 2 or 3

Dependent on your skills on entry during this one-year course you will cover a range of topics at intermediate and advanced level: • Health and Safety • Building technology and methods • Teamwork • Quantities • Cavity and solid wall construction

Level 1

Level 2 and 3

During this one-year course you will cover topics such as: • Safe Working Practices • Communicating with others • Building methods • Forming basic woodworking joints • Maintaining hand tools • Preparing and using power tools

This course is delivered at our recently constructed and purpose built facilities at Ore Valley where you will see how bricklaying meshes together with other construction trades and be able to undertake practical tasks in our realistic working environment, giving you a flavour of your future workplace.

This course was designed in consultation with the Construction Skills sector and includes much hands on learning as well as ensuring that your maths and English are up to scratch to be able to progress to Level 2.

You must have successfully completed Bricklaying level 1 or 2 to progress onto this course.

• GCSE grades E-F in English and maths • Or successful completion of Basic Construction Skills

Entry requirements:

Dependent on your skills on entry during this one-year course you will cover topics such as: • Health and Safety • Building technology and methods • Teamwork • Quantities • First and second fixing • Maintenance • Constructing a timber-framed entrance This course is delivered at our recently constructed and purpose built facilities at Ore Valley where you will see how carpentry meshes together with other construction trades and be able to undertake practical tasks in our realistic working environment giving you a flavour of your future workplace. You must have successfully completed Carpentry level 1 or 2 to progress onto this course.

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NEW Construction and the Built Environment

Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating

This course is ideal if you want to work within the construction and building services industry in a technical role, or want to go on to HE to study a construction-related degree. You will have the opportunity to study a range of topics, which will develop your practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding.

Painters and decorators work on all types of buildings and structures. Jobs can range from redecorating houses to the application of heavyduty finishings to bridges, ships or oil rigs.

The industry-recognised level 2/3 Diplomas have been designed in consultation with the Construction Skills sector to enable you to develop new and previously acquired skills such that you are able to head straight into employment as a painter and decorator or to extend and acquire new skills through a further course of study to improve employment.

Level 1

Level 2 and 3

Level 2 and 3

Areas of study include: • Health, Safety and Welfare • Construction and the Environment • Construction Technology and Design • Construction Science and Materials • Building Technology • Planning, Organisation and Control of Resources • Graphical Detailing • Measuring, Tendering and Estimating • Environmental Science • Building Surveying, Regulations and Control • Economics and Finance • Design and Planning Procedures • Property Law Successful students may progress onto a range of university courses in building related disciplines or pursue one of the many professional institute qualifications such as quantity surveying, building surveying, project management or civil engineering. Entry requirements: • A Level, National / Extended Diploma, NVQ3 in a related subject

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The one-year course is approximately 60% practical and covers topics including: • Safe working practices • Communicating with others • Building methods • Erecting and dismantling access equipment • Preparing surfaces for decoration • Applying paint systems by brush and roller • Applying foundation papers to walls This course was designed in consultation with the Construction Skills sector and includes much hands on learning as well as ensuring that your maths and English are up to standard to be able to progress to Level 2. Entry requirements: • GCSE grades E-F in English and maths • Or successful completion of Basic Construction Skills

Dependent on your skills on entry during the one-year course covers topics including: • Health and Safety • Building technology and methods • Teamwork • Quantities • System and standard papers • Specialist decorative finishes • Using spray equipment This course is delivered at our recently constructed and purpose built facilities at Ore Valley where you will see how painting and decorating meshes together with other construction trades and be able to undertake practical tasks in our realistic working environment giving you a flavour of your future workplace. You must have successfully completed Painting and Decorating level 1 or 2 to progress onto this course.


Plumbing

Plumbing Studies

Plumbing Studies

Plumbers install, maintain and repair hot and cold-water plumbing supplies, sanitation and waste disposal and rainwater systems in both domestic and industrial premises. Plumbing also involves working with oil, gas and solid fuel appliances, central heating systems and new technologies such as solar and thermal power. Other specialist areas include ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.

A good plumber will always have work. If you are looking for a rewarding career in plumbing and would like the opportunity in the future to run your own business, this one-year plumbing course is for you. It will equip you with the basic skills to progress to level 3 or to work towards a fully qualified plumbing engineer status through the successful completion of an additional work-based qualification.

This one-year course develops the knowledge and practical skills gained at Level 2. The introduction of studies relating to gas provide the opportunity on completion to progress towards fully qualified plumbing and heating engineer status through the successful completion of an additional workbased qualification.

The course focuses on key practical skills and theory, covering areas such as:

• Health and Safety • Customer care • Hot and cold Water • Central heating • Above ground sanitation • Guttering • Gas installation

Level 1

The one-year course focuses on key practical skills and theory, covering areas such as: • Safe working practices • Bending and jointing copper pipe • Transferring levels • Fitting and removing a radiator • Wall tiling • Repairs to plaster This course was designed in consultation with the Construction Skills sector and includes much hands on learning as well as ensuring that your maths and English are up to scratch to be able to progress to Level 2.

Level 2

Level 3

• Health and Safety • Hot and cold water systems • Above ground sanitation • Rainwater • Central heating installation This course is delivered at our recently constructed and purpose built facilities at Ore Valley, where you will see how plumbing meshes together with other construction trades and be able to undertake practical tasks in our realistic working environment, giving you a flavour of your future workplace. Entry requirements: • GCSE grades C in English and maths

You will study topics including:

This course is delivered at our recently constructed and purpose built facilities at Ore Valley and the Energy Centre where you will see how plumbing and heating meshes together with other construction trades and be able to undertake practical tasks in our realistic working environment, giving you a flavour of your future workplace. You must have successfully completed Plumbing level 2 to progress onto this course.

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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS If you enrol onto our courses, you could be a part of this exciting and growing industry. We offer a range of courses, which can lead the way for you to be a fully qualified Electrician in our purpose-built, modern facilities. You will be able to develop your skills and aptitude regardless of what level of training or education you currently possess, and you’ll experience the working challenges faced by professional electricians. Students progress to work or apprenticeships on completion of their courses giving them access to a very rewarding career. It is a major employer with businesses of all sizes including the self-employed. This ever-developing industry is at the forefront in meeting the constantly changing and challenging demands of the built environment, given the growing population and environmental advances.

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AN Electrical labourer > AN Environmental engineer > AN Electrical apprentice > AN Electrical designer > AN Electrician > An Electrical Engineer > AN Electrical trainee >

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L1 L2 L3

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Electrical / Engineering

Electrical Installations

Electrical Installations

This one-year programme is for learners who cannot access Level 2 courses, but still aspire to be Electricians or Engineers. It allows learners to explore Electrical Installations and gives options to experience elements of Mechanical Engineering if desired, and will stimulate and prepare you in to making an informed choice as to which arm of the industry you may prefer to pursue in the coming years.

If you are looking for a stimulating career and you are logical, creative and a good problem-solver, it’s worth considering a career as an electrician. This one-year Diploma concentrates on the core principles and practical elements of electrical engineering and you will be given the chance to gain skills and qualifications without the need for work- based evidence, while boosting your maths and science to the level required to progress to a level 3 course.

Further your studies from the level 2 in Electrical Installations with this new, level 3 Diploma. This practical and knowledge based qualification will enable you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro technology sector.

Level 1

Some of the topics covered will be:

Level 2

• Working safely and effectively • Environmental measures • Electrical / mechanical science • Electrical wiring, testing and installation techniques • A choice of further electrical / mechanical units including MIG welding, machining, hand tools and fitting, electronics, electrical wiring support systems.

Electricians are always in demand in a variety of environments, including:

This course will also give you the essential maths and English skills for Electricians / Engineers so that progression onto an apprenticeship, into employment or Level 2 courses may be possible.

Entry requirements:

• Households • Major construction projects • Small commercial premises • Large industrial installations • Transport networks • Electricity distribution systems and much more

Level 3

This one-year course covers principles in: • Electrical design • Working safely and effectively • Environmental systems • Electrical science • Inspection and testing • Fault finding • Career awareness

• GCSE grade C in maths

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engineering Through the application of scientific principles, engineers are responsible for designing and developing a huge range of products, structures, machines, processes that make life worth living. There are thousands of careers to choose from, and whether it’s mechanical, electrical, design, fabrication, modelling or nuclear, there is a pathway for you. Our hi-tech facilities incorporate the very latest technology including Rapid Prototyping, 3D Printing and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machinery, alongside a full CAD suite for 2D and 3D modelling, a materials testing lab, an engineering machining shop, an electrical installation workshop, electronics labs, welding facilities and a fully operational garage. Plus, all our teaching staff have worked in engineering and have close links with industry, possessing up-to-the-minute knowledge of the industry requirements. If you want an intellectually stimulating, diverse and profitable career, engineering has the answer and we will help you take off.

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An Environmental engineer > A Nuclear Technician > AN Aeronautical engineer > An Electrical engineer > A Mechanical engineer >

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L2 L3

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Engineering Level 2

This one-year BTEC Diploma is an ideal entry point into the vastly rewarding world of the professional engineer. The course is a 50/50 mix of theory and practical work, giving the student a taste of what it takes to be an engineer in the 21st century. You will develop a range of skills in: • Engineering workshop skills • Maths and science • Computer-aided design • Numerical control The qualifications form a large part of the level 2 apprenticeship framework, making students ideal candidates for companies seeking suitable apprentice applicant.

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Engineering Level 3

CASE STUDY Psychology

Long regarded as a world leader, the UK’s engineering sector is packed with job opportunities and is currently suffering from a skills gap so it’s a great time to get ahead in the sector. This two-year Extended Diploma in Engineering is taught by industry experts who keep up with rapidly developing technologies, providing the knowledge and skills to work in the modern engineering industries. You will take units in: • Health and safety • Mathematics • Science • Communications • Materials • Engineering design • Computer-aided drafting (CAD) Entry requirements: • GCSE grades A-C in English and maths

‘Sussex Coast College has enabled me to prepare for life at University’ Heather Scott studied A2 ICT and AS Psychology and previously went to The Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. ‘My first year at Sussex Coast College Hastings was a bit difficult as I had to adjust to being back in a mainstream college. However I am just starting my second year which is much better – the Learning Support Assistants and teachers have become more aware of my needs and what support I need in lessons to achieve. Working together to ensure that everything is in place to enable me to complete my courses has done this’.

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ESOL Do you want to improve your English for speakers of other languages (ESOL)? Intensive ESOL classes cover the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as the vocabulary, grammar and functional language needed for further study, work or daily life in the UK. All courses lead to a University of Cambridge Skills for Life ESOL qualification. Each course requires you to attend college for 12.5 hours per week. Progression This course will allow you to progress onto another college course or assist you in searching for a job. Levels: see page 17

E1 E2 E3 L1 L2

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FOUNDATION LEARNING Foundation Learning provides a positive gateway for those who are at level 1 and below, who may have additional needs or have previously been reluctant to engage with learning. Foundation Learning provides the skills to move into further learning, independent living and employability. The atmosphere is understanding and informal, with a focus on the development of personal and social skills, as well as vocational interests and functional skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT. Programmes are individual and flexible, enabling each student to progress at an appropriate pace with an appropriate level of support. Students will be able to take part in a range of vocational taster programmes so they can develop their life choices. Foundation Learning kicks off with an introduction programme, which includes trips and recreational activities alongside tutorials, allowing staff to establish the most suitable pathway for each student.

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Preparation for Training and Work

Preparation for Learning and Work

Supported Education

This is a full-time course for 16-19 year olds who may have struggled with their maths and English in the past and who might not yet be sure what type of work they want to do in the future.

This is a full-time course for 1619 year olds who are not yet in education, employment or training and may need another year to work on their maths, English and IT skills and decide what they want to do in the future.

A personalised learning programme for young people (1624) who have severe AUTISM learning difficulties and/or disabilities, to develop greater independence and employability skills. The teaching, learning and support is provided by specialist staff and is highly structured, with clear ownership of space and access to a range of environments.

(Sept and Jan start) Entry Level

Learners on this course improve their skills in a post-school, employment and training-driven environment while still receiving the necessary support to succeed. This course gives you the opportunity to experience a range of practical skills and theory to prepare you for your future. Students study for a Certificate in Personal Progress as well as working on their English, maths and IT skills at an appropriate level, which are formally accredited through a functional skills qualification.

(Sept and Jan start)

Learners on this course will improve their functional skills and also have the chance to do ‘tasters’ within vocational areas throughout the year. In some cases, work experience placements are also completed. Students study for a Certificate in Skills Towards Enabling Progression as well as functional skills qualifications. Successful completion of this course will help you progress into your future career aspiration.

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Teaching and learning strategies follow the principles of TEACCH, and can be communicated through PECS and Makaton. Our students have access to enabling technology such as task prompters, and a real-life home skills area where learners can practice their domestic skills and master the use of household appliances. Resources include safe haven, chill out zone, low arousal environment, sensory room, creative arts and employability skills environment. Progression onto mainstream courses is available for some students and there are opportunities to participate in work placements in the college retail outlets.

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HAIR AND BEAUTY Hair and beauty is big business. If you take pride in your appearance and enjoy bringing that gift to others, you’ll find a rewarding career in hair and beauty. Sussex Coast College Hastings is a Wella Centre of Excellence. We benefit from highly trained staff and terrific facilities in our on-site salon and spa, which runs on commercial principles so you will enter the workplace with plenty of business experience. You’ll also showcase your skills in the college’s annual Hair and Beauty Awards.

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A Beauty therapist > A Make-up artist > A Hairdresser > A Nail technician > A Masseuse > A Trichologist > A Prosthetics artist > A Body artist >

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Introduction to Hair and Beauty Entry Level 3

This one-year Certificate in Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector can either help you get your first job in the hairdressing sector or move on to further study. You’ll learn about many aspects of the industry and gain valuable practical and team working skills. During this course you will study: • Basic skills needed for consultation • Customer service and communication skills • A variety of skills necessary to progress further in the hair and beauty industry During the year there will be additional costs for uniform, trips and visits.

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Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy

Beauty Therapy

Beauty is big business in the UK with some 16,000 outlets ranging from nail bars to spas and fully appointed beauty salons.

This one-year VTCT NVQ Diploma in Beauty will provide you with the skills needed to progress to level 3 or employment.

If you take pride in your appearance and well-being and enjoy bringing that gift to others, this could be the perfect course for you.

This one-year VRQ Diploma in Beauty will provide you with the skills you need to progress to level 2 and then into work.

You will develop practical basic skills in:

This one-year VTCT NVQ Diploma will build on the skills you learned at level 2, adding:

Level 1

You will develop practical basic skills in: • Facials • Manicure • Pedicure • Head massage • Photographic make-up • Nail art All learning is hands-on, and dayto-day salon experience will help you develop excellent customer service skills, supervisory skills and organisational abilities. You will visit a professional beauty show in London and have the opportunity to showcase your skills in our Hair and Beauty Awards evening. The functional skills aspect will ensure that you have the right standards for the workplace.

Level 2

Level 3

• Facials • Eye treatments • Waxing • Make-up • Manicures and pedicures All learning is hands-on, and day-to-day salon experience will help you develop excellent customer service skills and supervisory skills through the salon manager role and reception duty. As part of the course, you will visit a professional beauty show in London and have the opportunity to showcase your skills in our Hair and Beauty Awards evening. The functional skills aspect will ensure that you have the right standards for the workplace.

• Advanced face and body treatments • Mechanical and electrical treatments • Dietary control • Body massage • Spray tanning All learning is hands-on and you will develop excellent customer skills and supervisory skills in our well-equipped salon and hydrotherapy suite. You will visit professional beauty and spa trade shows to discover new and innovative treatments and products, and you’ll be given the opportunity to showcase your skills in our Hair and Beauty Awards evening, and enter regional and national competitions.

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Beauty Therapy (Spa Therapy)

Hairdressing

Hairdressing

Interest in spas has exploded in the UK and as a result there is huge demand for qualified spa therapists.

With more than 50,000 hair and beauty businesses in the UK, there are excellent opportunities for employment or self- employment wherever you live. This one-year NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing gives you a great head start, providing an introduction to the various skills needed to be a hairdresser.

Hairdressing services are always in demand, with openings for stylists in a range of sectors. Our City & Guilds one-year NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing is taught by industry professionals.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

This one-year VTCT NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Spa Therapy) builds on the skills learned at level 2 by adding: • Skills and knowledge to operate in a commercial spa environment • Operate and monitoring spa facilities • Aromatherapy • Stone therapy • Body wrapping • Dry floatation • Hydrotherapy • Massage • Electrical facial • Health and safety requirements • Product promotion • Maximising the financial effectiveness of a spa business A work placement is an essential feature, giving valuable experience into the commercial world of spa therapy as well as being an important feature of your CV.

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You will look at how to assist as well as carry out treatments including: • Blow-drying • Shampooing • Creating an Image • Customer service • Reception and others The course develops your skills in teamwork and self-management, and you will put your learning into practice in our salon, which is open to staff and the general public. You will also develop your functional skills in English and maths, which will enable you to progress to level 2 courses.

You will learn skills in: • Shampooing • Conditioning • Styling • Cutting • Perming • Colouring • Serving paying clients in the college’s own ‘Wella Centre of Excellence’ salons, giving you excellent customer service and teamwork experience You will create your own style portfolio, develop your ideas with a visit to a professional show, and showcase your skills at the college’s annual Hair and Beauty Awards evening.


Hairdressing Level 3

Theatrical Hair and Make up Level 3

Our one-year City & Guilds NVQ in Hairdressing will extend the range of skills you learned at level 2 and allow you to specialise in more technical services. Industry professionals will teach you advanced techniques, and as you create your portfolio you’ll develop your skills in: • Advising clients • Promoting retail sales • Communicating with colleagues • Planning and presenting promotional events In our ‘Wella Centre of Excellence’ salons you will: • Serve paying clients • Develop enhanced customer service • Develop teamwork skills • Provide support for trainees

The make-up industry continues to expand and diversify within the UK, providing plenty of career opportunities. This one-year VRQ Diploma provides a nationally recognised qualification where industry professionals will teach you advanced techniques in: • Make-up for media • Fashion • Photography • Camouflage • Body art • Airbrush make-up You will build a portfolio of work, attend national make-up shows and enter competitions to showcase your work. You will also have the chance to gain work experience with local theatre groups and film producers.

You are required to visit a professional show, take part in competitions, engage in a salon work placement, and showcase your work at the college’s Hair and Beauty Awards evening.

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HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE These professions are an essential part of the community and those working in this field make a valued contribution to the lives of individuals. These professions are highly rewarding and if you enjoy working with people from a wide range of backgrounds you will enjoy Health and Social Care. There are now many routes into Nursing and the Health and Social Care profession. Career pathways are diverse with plenty of opportunity to specialise in a particular field. If you have good communication and interpersonal skills and a caring and positive attitude then you should consider a career in Health and Social Care.

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A Health Care Assistant > A Childcare Development Officer > A Midwife> AN Activities Co-ordinator > A Paediatric nurse > AN Occupational therapist > A HOME CARER > A NURSE > A Child care / Play Scheme / Youth Club Assistant > A Childcare Development Officer >

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Health and Social Care Entry Level

Introduction to Health and Social Care Level 1

For this one-year course you will need a positive attitude, commitment and self motivation. Learners should have written and spoken English of at least Entry Level 3 standard. You will study units giving you an understanding of what it is like to work as a carer.

This one-year qualification is for people considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or young people with disabilities. This course will develop knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in these sectors and the roles played by workers..

This will include:

You will study:

• Health Needs • Creative and leisure activities

• Care Needs • Healthy eating • Communication • Creative Activities • Health Needs

You will also develop your basic skills in English and maths.

Units will be assessed using a range of methods, including: written assignments, designing leaflets or charts and diagrams and setting up an information board.

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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care

The one-year BTEC First Diploma in Health and Social Care allows you to explore different roles in health and social care while acquiring practical skills and knowledge. You may choose to follow an extended Diploma, dependent on your entry grades.

These one-year qualifications provide an advanced level qualification, delivered by experienced professionals. They aim to develop your knowledge and skills, preparing you to progress onto the extended Diploma or into the health or social care sector. They provide a practical programme of study, focusing on the needs of real job roles and situations.

The second year of the Level 3 course, the BTEC Extended Diploma, provides an advanced level qualification, delivered by experienced professionals. It aims to develop your knowledge and skills, preparing you to progress into Higher Education or into the health or social care sector. It provides a practical programme of study, focusing on the needs of real job roles and situations.

Level 2

You will look at important aspects across the sector, such as: • Communication • Individual rights and needs You will have exams for two units and the other units will be assessed by a range of methods.

Level 3

Course Choice will be determined by GCSE maths and English grades. You will look at a range of important subjects including: • Developing effective communication • Equality, diversity and rights • Health, safety and security • Development through the life stages • Anatomy and physiology • Personal and professional development • Sociological Perspectives • Psychological Perspectives Students on this course will be charged for a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The current cost is £46. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

Year 2, Level 3

You will look at important aspects across the sector, such as: • Developing effective communication • Equality, diversity and rights • Health, safety and security • Development through the life stages • Anatomy and physiology • Personal and professional development • Sociological Perspectives • Psychological Perspectives As well as following an individualised route into health care or social work, students on this course will be charged for a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. The current cost is £46. During the course there will also be an additional cost for educational visits.

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HOSPITALITY AND CULINARY ARTS Hospitality and catering is a truly international industry providing countless employment opportunities at home and abroad. If you’re in your element delivering a professional service, or if you thrive in a busy kitchen, Sussex Coast College Hastings is an excellent starting point for your career. You will be taught by industry professionals in the college’s fantastic facilities: students love the theatre and finishing kitchens, and our modern restaurant is always fully booked, having been flexibly designed to cater for public diners as well as private functions.

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A Kitchen Assistant > A Chef > A Housekeeper > A Hotelier > A Waiter > A Barista > A Restaurant / bar Manager >

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Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Diploma in Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Diploma in Hospitality and Culinary Arts

This one-year Certificate covers all aspects of the industry, giving you an opportunity to gain an insight into what is a fast moving and hands-on industry.

If you have a flair for food and enjoy providing a quality service, a catering career could be for you.

This one-year vocational qualification covers both aspects of the industry, giving you an opportunity to gain level 2 qualifications in Professional Cookery and Professional Food and Beverage Service. The course will build upon the knowledge covered at level 1 or gained through industry experience.

Entry Level 3

The course will enable you to build a basic knowledge of the industry covering: • Food preparation • Food service techniques You will develop your workplace skills and take an active role in working as part of a team during your course of study. Assessment is recorded through practical assessment and question papers.

Level 1

The one-year vocational qualification in Hospitality and Catering combines two qualifications – VRQ 1 Introduction to professional cookery and VRQ 1 in Food and Beverage Service – as well as certificates in food safety.

Level 2

The topics covered centre on:

These courses provide an introduction to food and drink preparation and service, and students are given every opportunity to examine career paths and explore further training options.

• Food safety • Professional Preparation and cooking techniques • Customer service • Bar skills • Understanding menus

Learning is very hands-on: we have impressive kitchen facilities on site as well as our popular restaurant, which is frequently fully booked by members of staff and the public.

Assessment is recorded by synoptic testing, written papers and project work throughout the duration of the course.

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Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery (Kitchen and Larder)

Diploma in Professional Patisserie and Confectionery

Diploma in Food ad Beverage Service Supervision

This one-year vocational qualification in Advanced Professional Cookery is ideal if you have worked as a chef in the industry, or are already qualified to level 2. You will have plenty of experience in the trade and may already supervise others or manage resources. Become a member of our culinary display team and compete in local and national events.

This one year vocational qualification is ideal for those who wish to follow a career specialising in Patisserie and Confectionery. You will have industry experience or a level 2 qualification already in place. Become a part of our culinary display team and participate in local and national events.

This one year qualification is ideal for the aspiring supervisors and managers of the future. You will have experience as part of/leading a team front of house, or a level 2.

Level 3

The course covers topics such as: • Gastronomy and food culture • Product design and development • Advanced Food Safety & Kitchen Supervision • Advanced skills and techniques in; Butchery Fish mongery Vegetarian/Vegan Cooking Sauces & Garnishing Assessment is recorded by synoptic testing, written papers and project work throughout the duration of the course. This is the perfect opportunity to improve those kitchen and larder skills that you already have.

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Level 3

Level 3

The course covers topics such as: • Gastronomy and food culture • Advanced food safety & kitchen supervision • Fermented dough and batter products • Hot, cold and frozen desserts • Biscuits, cakes and sponges • Petit fours display pieces and decorative items Assessment is recorded by synoptic testing, written papers and project work throughout the duration of the course. This is the perfect opportunity to improve those kitchen and larder skills that you already have.

The course topics cover: • Leadership & Supervision • Studies on Wines, spirits & cocktails • Advanced food safety • Legislation Assessment is recorded by observation, products of work, report writing, short answer questions and assignments.


CASE STUDY Business

‘The College has steered me towards a bigger and better dream’ Rachel Slatter is currently studying on a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and has found that college life has increased her confidence immensely. ‘Due to the support I’ve been given from each teacher on the course I have completed each assignment to a high standard and have the confidence to attend outside work experiences. At school my future plans were unclear, but coming to college has steered me towards a bigger and better dream, and I even have an idea of what I want to do. The best thing about SCCH is that it’s nothing like school. It’s a relaxed environment and the teachers are friendly and talkative to each student within the college. I’ve also found that none of the teachers force you to make any decisions you don’t want to, and allow you to create your own path towards your future.’ Sussex Coast College Hastings Full-Time Courses 2014-15 | 97


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Information and Creative Technologies Computing and IT link the world and help us all keep connected. The continuing growth in demand for computing and IT professionals both nationally and internationally makes the skills developed within the area a springboard to both the world of work and further study at the highest levels. Taught by enthusiastic and dedicated tutors you will have the opportunity to learn across a range of disciplines including programming, game design, apps, graphics, database management and the well-recognised CISCO networking suite of qualifications as well as developing team-working skills. For those interested in a career in the music industry a modern Mac suite and recording studio will help you to develop your skills with the support of experienced performers and technicians.

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IT

Entry Level

This one-year course is designed for those who would like an introduction into IT at a basic level. You will learn about: • Web design • Graphical displays • Presentation software • Spreadsheets • Databases • The Internet • Practical computer skills • IT skills • English, maths and employability skills to prepare you for the world of work

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IT Users Level 1

NEW Information and creative technology

BTEC Diploma in IT

This exciting new course is designed to inspire and enthuse learners to become able producers of technology products and systems, rather than be consumers. You will gain a broad knowledge, understanding of, and develop new skills in the information technology sector and some aspects of the creative industries. Ultimately you will be able to pursue a career in fast moving computing areas or move on to games design and app development, and digital communications to promote businesses.

Employment in IT is set to grow at five times the average UK rate – so by doing this two-year BTEC Extended Diploma, your career prospects are great.

Level 3

Level 2 Each and every organisation, from private enterprises to vast, public businesses, relies on technology, which means they need skilled technicians to constantly function. Employment in IT is buoyant and set to grow at five times the average UK employment rate, so your prospects look great. This one-year BTEC Diploma is a practical course designed for you to learn by doing, as you complete tasks, which reflect real- world situations. You must be able to work as part of a team to complete tasks to deadlines, negotiating with others to ensure you produce effective work that is of a high standard and helping you to build examples of your skills for potential employers. You will develop skills in: • Animation • Graphic design • Systems

By compiling a digital portfolio you can demonstrate your computer skills to future employers. This course offers you the chance to explore in a practical way a range of areas including:

You will develop skills in: • Programming • Analysing complex tasks from different angles and developing innovative solutions • Systems security • Communication • E-commerce • Graphic animation • Web design • Game design • Systems analysis • Advanced databases • CISCO systems • Client and server operating systems

• The Online World • Technology Systems • Computing in the Workplace • Creating Digital Graphics • Multimedia Products Development • Computational Thinking • Spreadsheet Development • Building a Personal Computer • Database Development

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CASE STUDY

Music Technology Level 2

Computing

The UK has always been a world leader when it comes to the music industry and the world of music production is a growing area within our economy. Our exciting oneyear BTEC First Diploma in Music Technology is designed to give you an introduction into a career within the music industry. You will learn the basics of: • Audio engineering • Digital distribution • Software skills • Video production and technology • App design • Business skills for self promotion

‘The College aims to send students into the industry equipped with the skills to work successfully around the globe’ Andrew Russell, a Level 3 ICT student, journeys into the world of computer networking. ‘I am studying ICT at the college which means I have the opportunity to learn CISCO to level 3. The college aims to send students into the industry equipped with the skills to work successfully around the globe. In the first few weeks of my course, I learnt the basics, from network backgrounds to how CISCO is used in everyday communications. Now I have started practical tasks, such as creating network cables and connecting server systems. I’m hoping to study Business and IT at University, so this training will give me an advantage in my first year. The average salary for a CISCO Trained Networker is currently £47,000, so it’s definitely worth learning! www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 01424 458465

You will develop digital media skills and use media distribution units, and get an insight into launching a record label. With practical skills developed to help you move on to higher level of study or into work, it’s a perfect start for those with a keen musical talent.


Music Technology Level 3

The UK has always been a world leader when it comes to the music industry, and the world of music production is a growth area within our economy. This two-year BTEC Extended Diploma in Music Technology has been designed to help you progress to a choice career within the music industry. You will learn about: • Audio engineering • Digital distribution • Software skills • Video production and technology • App design • Business skills for self-promotion You will work towards launching a record label and develop methods of digital distribution through various media networks. It’s a perfect start for those with a keen musical talent.

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PUBLIC SERVICES Public Service courses provide you with skills and knowledge needed for recruitment, selection and employment within the full range of Uniformed services. The courses develop teamwork, leadership and discipline skills which are all vital within any public service, as well as focusing on the specific skills and knowledge needed to begin a successful career in the armed forces and emergency services. Volunteering yourself in a variety of events and activities to build up your experiences and knowledge is also a major part of the course.

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in the ARMED SERVICES > A POLICE OFFICER > in the FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICEs > in the AMBULANCE SERVICE >

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Entry level 3 Sport and Public Services Entry Level 3

This one year course provides an introduction to the sports and public service industries, whilst having a strong focus on developing basic skills in English and maths, along with social and personal development skills. Students will work on improving their own fitness as well as team work and discipline skills which are required in both industries. Students can then progress onto a level 1 sport or public service course depending on their strengths and intended career path.

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Public Services

Public Services

Uniformed Public Services

The public services offer a wide variety of employment and voluntary opportunities. This one-year BTEC Diploma aims to engage students in developing a broad range of skills, all of which will give a significant head-start on the road to building a career in the public services.

This one-year BTEC Diploma in Public Services aims to give you a good insight into working in the sector so that you will be able to make an informed choice about your career.

Employment in the uniformed public services demands a broad range of skills and qualifications. This two-year BTEC Extended Diploma is designed to give a good understanding of public service careers and develop the skills you’ll need. In year 1 you will complete the BTEC 90-credit Diploma, before progressing to the Extended Diploma in year 2.

Level 1

You will learn skills in: • Map-reading • Teamwork • Expedition skills • English • Maths • IT skills • Physical fitness

Level 2

Level 3

You will develop valuable life skills, with a focus on: • Leadership • Teamwork • Communications • Problem solving • Fitness • Expedition skills

The course covers:

You will be taught by experienced public servants who know what it takes to develop successful careers within the services. As well as theoretical work, the course includes physical fitness, map reading and expedition skills which enhance students’ confidence and life skills. Visits and guest speakers also provide students with a real life insight into the services.

• Team leadership • Citizenship and diversity • Command and control • Discipline • Physical fitness • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities • Planning for/management of major incidents You will combine practice and theory in the gym, outdoor environments and the classroom. Taught by experienced public servants with strong links to a range of services, the course also includes trips such as Army Experience Days. You will get the opportunity to enhance your skills and experience through a range of voluntary events and activities.

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SPORT The sport, fitness and leisure industries continue to grow. The impact and the inspiration generated by the London Olympics continues to motivate people to participate in sport and encourage people to take care of and improve their health and fitness through regular attendance at the leisure centre, gym or health club. The sports courses available at Sussex Coast College Hastings provide a broad insight into all aspects and career paths in sport. There are also specialist courses in sports injuries, fitness instruction and personal training. Sport provides many transferable skills such as team work and customer service which can be used in many careers and areas of employment.

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A FITNESS INSTRUCTOR > A SPORTS COACH > A SPORTS SCIENTIST > A SPORTS DEVELOPMENT OFFICER > A PERSONAL TRAINER > A LEISURE / RECREATION ASSISTANT >

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Sport and Public Services

Sport and Active Leisure

This one year course provides an introduction to the sports and public service industries, whilst having a strong focus on developing basic skills in English and maths, along with social and personal development skills.

The sport and leisure industry is experiencing an explosion of interest, thanks to the London 2012 Olympics.

Entry Level 3

Students will work on improving their own fitness as well as team work and the discipline skills which are required in both industries. Students can then progress onto a level 1 sport or public service course depending on their strengths and intended career path.

Level 1

This one-year BTEC Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure introduces the sports industry while giving you an understanding of: • A healthy lifestyle • The importance of participation in sport and active leisure • How the active body works • Customer service skills As well as putting your learning into practice in our cutting-edge gym and at Horntye Park sports complex, you’ll benefit from links with businesses to get a better understanding of the sector through visits, observations, interviews, guest speakers and work shadowing. The course also develops: • English • Maths • IT skills • Physical fitness

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Sport Level 2

Sport (Coaching, Fitness and Development)

Sport Injury Management

With the explosion of opportunities in sport sparked by the London 2012 Olympic Games, now is a great time to consider making your passion your career. This two-year BTEC Extended Diploma will develop your knowledge, teamwork and practical skills needed for work or further study at university. In year 1 you will complete the BTEC 90-credit Diploma, before progressing to the Extended Diploma in year 2.

Are you passionate about sport and want to pursue a career that allows you to prevent and manage the injuries of other people? This one-year Diploma course is focused on students gaining a vocationally related qualification in the context of prevention and management of sports injuries.

Level 3

Level 3

This one-year BTEC Diploma in Sport aims to increase your grasp of how the sports industry and active leisure businesses are run, as well as the science behind sport and how to assess and respond to customers’ fitness needs. The course also ensures you have the right English, maths and IT skills for the workplace. As well as putting learning into practice in our gym and at Horntye Park sports complex, you’ll benefit from links with sports and leisure businesses to get an up-close understanding of the sector through visits, observations, interviews, guest speakers and work shadowing. There will also be the opportunity to represent the College in sports teams and at sporting events.

You’ll continue to enjoy and develop your sports performance, at Horntye Park sports complex and in our fantastic on-site gym, while gaining experience in: • Coaching • Fitness Training • Gym instruction • Nutrition • Sports psychology The course includes a work placement opportunity. Employers will value the experience you gain on the course and you’ll benefit from links with sports and leisure businesses, getting an up-close understanding of the sector through visits, observations, interviews, guest speakers and work shadowing. There will also be the opportunity to represent the College in sports teams and at sporting events.

Topics you will learn include: • Sports massage • Health and fitness testing • Basic taping and strapping • The application of hot and cold techniques • Anatomy and physiology • Nutrition • Sports injuries and rehabilitation The course provides you with the skills to work alongside sports therapists at local clubs and work pitchside with a valid first aid certificate and will enable progression to level 4 qualifications.

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TRAVEL AND TOURISM If you want to work in a vibrant, ‘feel good’, dynamic industry, then Travel and Tourism is for you. Whether you want to fly as Air Cabin Crew, cruise the world or keep your feet firmly on the ground, this industry offers endless opportunities and experiences. You could be arranging private travel for VIP clients, planning itineraries for world travel, living overseas, working in holiday resorts. The world is your oyster. If you have a passion for travel and want to enhance your existing interpersonal skills then Travel and Tourism courses are your gateway into this fantastic industry.

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An OVERSEAS RESORT REPRESENTATIVE / CHILDREN’S REPRESENTATIVES > A BUSINESS TRAVEL / WHOLESALER > AIR CABIN CREW > A TRAVEL AGENT/ RESERVATIONS AGENTS > A CRUISE ENTERTAINMENTS AND EXCURSION MANAGER > in AIRPORT SERVICES / CHECK IN / CUSTOMER SERVICES / SECURITY >

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Travel Level 1

If you are attracted by the buzz that surrounds the travel business, you will find that the industry offers a world of career opportunities. All options include a high level of customer interaction and can be both lively and challenging. The one-year Introductory Diploma in Travel offers an insight into the many different types of career available in the travel sector. Recognised by the industry and taught by professionals, this course will broaden your understanding though a variety of subjects such as: • Worldwide and UK tourism • Itinerary planning • Teamwork skills • Customer service • English • Maths • IT skills

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Air Cabin Crewing

Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism

Working as part of an air cabin crew is an exciting and varied career in which your professionalism can take you far and wide. This oneyear City & Guilds Diploma gives you the opportunity to develop your skills under the teaching of industry professionals.

The travel industry offers a world of career options, plenty of customer interaction and a lively and challenging work environment. This one-year City & Guilds First Diploma in Travel and Tourism will increase your understanding of the world of possibilities in an industry where no two customers or destinations are the same.

The travel and tourism industry offers a world of career options and can be lively and challenging. If you’re interested in bringing holiday dreams to life and would like to pursue a supervisory or managerial role in the travel and tourism industry, this City & Guilds qualification will set you in the right direction. In year 1 you will complete the National Diploma, before progressing to the Extended Diploma in year 2.

Level 2

You will cover topics including: • Employment skills • Airline operations • Aviation medicine • Airline health • Safety and security • Emergency procedures • Cabin room duties Our outstanding facilities allow you to put the theory you learn into working practice. They include a working check-in desk where you can gain hands-on experience weighing in luggage and printing boarding passes, as well as a fully functioning section of Airbus A320 in which students practise working flight procedures. The selection process for airlines is highly competitive and we are proud to boast a very high employment rate among students who finish this course.

Level 2

Topics include: • Worldwide destinations • UK tourism • Customer service • Selling skills • Business Travel Planning • Working overseas as a holiday advisor • Global distribution systems We have excellent facilities to support learning, including a simulated reservation system with which you can check flight availability and make bookings. Recognised by the industry and taught by experienced professionals, this course will significantly enhance your prospects of gaining employment on completion.

Level 3

You will gain knowledge of: • Tourist destinations and cultures • Customer service / Package Holidays • Sales practices • Marketing and presentation skills • Technology used in the travel and tourism industry • Business travel Recognised by the industry and taught by professionals, this course will enhance your prospects of gaining a career in travel and tourism, or enabling you to progress to higher level courses including University.

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HIGHER EDUCATION With highly competitive fees, outstanding tutors and brilliant facilities, our Higher Education provision is a great alternative to going to University. Not only can you stay at home and save money, but you will also receive exceptional student support, with small class sizes, allowing you one-to-one tuition with your tutors. We currently offer courses in the following areas: • Art & Design • Accounting • Business • Computing • Construction • Engineering • Health & Social Care • Teaching

For enquiries contact Student Advisers on: T: 01424 458465 info@sussexcoast.ac.uk

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Free ENglish AND Maths FREE PART-TIME ENGLISH AND MATHS COURSES AVAILABLE FOR ADULTS Why not contact our friendly and approachable staff to talk about what you would like to learn? Staff are skilled and experienced in finding the right level course in either English or maths. You can also do both. • Improve your skills • Help your children with their homework • Raise your confidence and self esteem • Progress on to further learning and/or training

NOW is the time to improve your skills. Please contact Otto Haas on: T: 01424 485455

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access to HIGHER EDUCATION Access to Higher Education courses are designed specifically to prepare mature learners for university entry. If you think that your current qualifications may be out of date, or insufficient to gain you a place at university, these intensive one-year courses will equip you with the skills you need to pursue your chosen subject at a higher level. Access courses focus on practical skills; research techniques and study skills, enabling you to develop areas of interest and gain the qualifications you need to support your university application.

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WORRIED ABOUT FINANCING? We have a solution. 24+ Advanced Learning Loans If you are aged 24 or over and thinking about studying at Level 3, Level 4 or an Advanced or Higher Apprenticeship, you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. These loans will cover the cost of your tuition fees whilst you are studying and you will only pay it back when you finish your course and earning more than ÂŁ21,000 a year.

For more information, get in touch with our Student Advisers on: T: 01424 458475


WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? An apprenticeship is a real job with training – so you can earn while you learn and gain recognised qualifications as you go. If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full-time education you can apply. Apprenticeships take between one and four years to complete and are completely free to you!

KEY BENEFITS • Earn a salary • Get paid holidays • Receive training • Gain qualifications • Learn job-specific skills DO I HAVE TO PAY ANYTHING TO BECOME AN APPRENTICE? No. While you are on an apprenticeship, your employer pays you a salary and supports you as you undertake your training. Most of the training is ‘on the job’ within the workplace; however the rest can be provided by a local college or by a specialist learning provider. In some cases your employer could provide it all. If you have employment and you’re a school leaver or adult of 19-24 years, an apprenticeship could be the best choice you make. If you would like to find out more, contact our friendly Apprenticeship Team on: T: 01424 458340 apprenticeships@sussexcoast.ac.uk

APPRENTICESHIPs WE DO APPRENTICESHIPS IN: • Accounting • Barbering • Beauty • Bricklaying • Business Administration • Carpentry • Catering • Childcare • Cleaning and Support

• Customer Service • Electrical Installation • Engineering • Hairdressing • Health and Social Care • IT • Painting and Decorating • Plumbing • Vehicle Maintenance

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International courses Sussex Coast College Hastings has been welcoming students from across the world for over 30 years. We provide high quality teaching in a caring, relaxed environment where you can make friends easily. We offer a range of courses for international students, providing a safe and welcoming environment that will ensure you learn and develop your English Language, academic and/or vocational skills. We have a wide variety of International study options,including: • • • • • •

English Summer School General English courses A Levels International Baccalaureate Degree courses Specialist vocational courses

We are a UK Border Agency Highly Trusted Sponsor for TIER 4 Student Visa and can also issue student visitor visa documentation.

www.sussexcoast.ac.uk/international For enquiries please contact Tino Santonocito on: T: 01424 458562 E: tsantonocito@sussexcoast.ac.uk

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Sussex Coast College Hastings • Station Plaza Station Approach, Hastings, East Sussex TN34 1BA • Ore Valley Parker Road, Hastings , East Sussex TN34 3TT Email: info@sussexcoast.ac.uk • Tel: +44 (0)1424 442222 Automotive Training Centre Unit 17 and 18, Northridge Industrial Estate, Hayward Way, Hastings TN35 4PP • Tel: +44 (0)1424 458472


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DISCLAIMER While every effort has been made to ensure that the information shown 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 in government policy or industrial action) but will, in such an event, make reasonable effort to provide a suitable alternative.


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