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BE WHO

YOU WANT TO BE AT SUSSEX COAST COLLEGE HASTINGS A-Levels

Vocational Diplomas

Apprenticeships


THE OPEN EVENING DATES EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT! So many courses to choose from

Have you seen those campuses! Amazing Facilities

Great Progression Opportunities

I have never met so many passionate tutors


Be Informed

PART OF OUR SUCCESS

A-Levels, Vocational courses or Apprenticeships - Sussex Coast College Hastings is a place where you can be who you want to be. During our last inspection, Educational watchdog Ofsted graded us ‘Good with Outstanding features’, and since then we’ve gone from strength to strength. Our exceptional teachers and learning environment has helped us to become one of the top 20% performing colleges in the country, with one of the highest 16-18 qualification success rates in East Sussex.

We have hundreds of courses for you to choose from, based within amazing facilities, taught by the finest tutors around. So, if you choose to join us, this will be the start of a very special educational journey. If you’re academic and enjoy studying then we have a whole floor dedicated to A-Levels. Perhaps you have a clear idea about what you want to do in the future, so you may want to try one of our vocational courses. If you’re a hands-on type of learner then you may want to get stuck in to one of our Apprenticeships. Whatever you want to do, we’re sure to have something for you.

We love what we do, and we want you to love studying here. I look forward to meeting you soon,

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5 mins walk to the beach

State-of-theart gym

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Great transport links Engineering and welding suite Student built house in the courtyard

Learning Resource Centre

Dine IT suite

Recording studio

Real life working environments

Common room

Ore Valley Campus

Snap-On tools

Full access to Horntye sports centre

Coffee shop Subway

Fully functioning garage

Automotive Training Centre

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CLUED-UP Some facts about Sussex Coast College Hastings:

GOOD & OUTSTANDING

FEATURES

OVER 1300 Laptops, PCs and Macs

250+ We offer a massive 250+ qualifications to choose from

Ofsted 2014

STUDENTS

TOP 20%

Our students are at the ‘heart of the college’

We are in the top 20% of colleges in England!

Links with national and local employers

Our tutors are professionally qualified industry experts

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100s of work experience placements for students to choose from


A-Level Students

Vocational Students

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We have 1700 Apprentices studying at SCCH in 2016

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90.1% Our success rate for our Vocational students has increased for 2016

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We currently offer over 40 Apprenticeships for you to choose from with new opportunities daily

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Part-Time College Students 2968

Full-Time College Students 2515 Figures correct at time of print

International Students 2968

The number of Vocational students that have progressed to university study

Of students progressed onto University (including Russell Group Institutions) directly after their A-Levels

Of Apprentices stay in employment after finishing their Apprenticeship

Apprentices 4427

Of students progressed onto other courses or straight in to employment

Higher Education Students 380

Pass rate in subjects including Biology, Physics, Psychology and English

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A PART OF THEIR FUTURE At Sussex Coast College Hastings, we know how important it is for you to be a part of your child’s future. Therefore, we have put together this frequently asked questions page for you to ensure a smooth transition from school to college.

What is Further Education (FE)?

FE covers a wide range of education which goes beyond what has been achieved in primary and secondary education. Typically, FE includes: A-Levels, Apprenticeships, Vocational qualifications, Foundation Learning and provides the foundation to Higher Education including degrees and Higher Apprenticeships.

Which qualification is right for my son/daughter?

There are lots of qualifications to choose from at Sussex Coast College Hastings. Knowing which one is right can be a tricky decision. We have a dedicated team to help you with this choice and to discuss the available options. For more information, call 01424 458475, email info@sussexcoast.ac.uk or drop in to see us.

Can I visit the college before my son/daughter applies?

We have open evenings throughout the year for you to find out what our college has to offer. These events give you the opportunity to explore the campuses, check out the facilities, meet the tutors and talk to our current students.

How does my son/daughter apply to college?

Your child can apply for up to two courses and have more than one interview. The most important thing is that your child enrols on to the course that is right for them. Although it may help to submit your application early, remember that it’s never too late to apply.

What happens at the start of college?

Our Induction Days provide a further opportunity for students to have a successful transition from school to college. Students are provided with the opportunity to tour the college buildings, meet other students, and get to know tutors and other members of staff who are on hand to support their learning.

Is there any support available for my son/daughter?

At Sussex Coast College Hastings we take supporting your child very seriously. There are specialist Additional Learning Support teams who work closely with students. There are also youth workers and trained professionals for students to discuss any personal matters with. Your child will also be allocated a personal tutor who will be the key point of contact for both you and them as they progress on their journey with the college. We also offer financial support and a variety of bursaries to support students to get to college and provide the funds for materials and resources needed to succeed once they are here.

How will I be involved in my son’s/daughter’s college life?

You will be kept informed of your child’s progress through regular Parent Consultation Evenings. We also host a Parents’ Voice session where you will be invited to give us your views on all aspects of college life. You can also contact tutors directly to discuss any issues during term time.

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Quality marks Matrix Standard The college provides excellent Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) and Careers support to the students and potential students it works with Autism Accreditation The college is proud to have this quality mark that shows our commitment and expertise in working with local people with Autism Investors in Diversity Gained in recognition of the college’s approach to improving Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) practices in the workplace WorldHost Employer By training 50 percent or more of our front-line staff using the WorldHost customer service training programmes we are committed to providing excellent customer service to all our current, future and past students and businesses that we work with.


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Sussex Coast College Hastings’s main campus is based next to the train station in Hastings town centre. Station Plaza is just a stone’s throw away from the beach and the bustling Hastings town centre - where you can spend your free periods shopping or getting lunch with your friends!

Less than a mile from our Station Plaza Campus, Ore Valley Campus is one stop on the train from Hastings town centre. Our Ore Valley campus was purpose built to house our 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas.

The Automotive Training Centre offers handson training and qualifications in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and repair.

Courses located here include: • A-Levels - The Sixth Form • Art and Design • Business • Foundation Learning • Health, Child and Social Care • Hospitality and Catering • Hair and Beauty • Sport • Public Services • Travel and Tourism

Courses located here include: • Construction - Brick Laying, Carpentry, Painting & Decorating and Plumbing • Computing Creative Technologies • Engineering and Electrical • Music

On-site facilities include IT suites, a gym, exhibition areas, a training kitchen, a professional salon & beauty suite, a fine dining restaurant, a large Learning Resource Centre, Coast Coffee, Dine (the college canteen) and Subway. Station Plaza Campus can be found at: Station Approach Hastings TN34 1BA

Train Hastings train station is next door to our Station Plaza Campus.

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

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.

Within the college grounds, students construct, wire, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-sized house. Ore Valley is also home to our 3D printing equipment, recording studio, a Learning Resource Centre, diner and coffee shop. Ore Valley Campus can be found at: Parker Road Hastings TN34 3TT

Train Ore train station is only a two minute walk from our Ore Valley Campus.

Bus There is a bus stop directly outside our Ore Valley campus.

Car

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 programmes and apprenticeships at Levels 2 and 3. This centre is equipped to allow you to learn working in a realistic working environment. The training centre, supported by Snap-On, has all the latest equipment needed for you to train in the industry. Automotive Training Centre can be found at: Units 17 & 18 Northridge Industrial Estate Haywards Way Hastings TN35 4PP

Bus There are multiple bus stops along The Ridge, which are within walking distance to the campus.

Car Car parking is available.

Bikes and Mopeds There are bike racks available for you to use.

There is a free car park at Ore Valley for students to use.

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.

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AMAZED Our unique, state-of-the-art facilities offer students the use of a fully equipped gym, a sauna and Jacuzzi, an on-site Subway, and a silver service restaurant.

Dine

Dine is our student canteen and can be found at Station Plaza and Ore Valley. Catering students help prepare, cook and serve tasty hot and cold lunches, sandwiches, desserts, fruit, snacks and drinks.

Coast Coffee

The coffee shops at Station Plaza and Ore Valley are a great place to relax and meet friends. They sell hot and cold drinks, sandwiches, cakes, fruit and ice-creams.

Plaza Hair and Beauty

The Training Academy at Station Plaza is an undiscovered gem fitted with a sauna, Jacuzzi, massage beds and all the latest equipment from Wella. Both salons are open to the public offering a range of hair and beauty treatments at discounted prices.

Plaza Fitness

Our fully equipped gym is located on the first floor at Station Plaza and offers students and members of the public somewhere close to town to workout at a reduced price.

Coast Restaurant

Coast Restaurant is a fine dining experience in modern and intimate surroundings at our Station Plaza campus. Hospitality and Catering students prepare, cook and serve dishes under professional supervision as part of their training, using seasonal and local ingredients wherever possible.

Learning Resource Centre

Both Station Plaza and Ore Valley offer stateof-the-art equipment in their spacious LRCs. Trained staff offer help with proof-reading, presentation preparation, research and writing skills to develop and improve your independent study skills. There is also a whole host of other resources at your fingertips to help you study, copy and print your work.

Art Shop

Based at Station Plaza, the art shop stocks a wide range of materials including books, canvases, paper and pens. It also provides a bespoke framing service where students receive a 10% discount.

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Computer Suites

We have over 1,300 macs, pcs and laptops for student use. The college is fully networked, with high-speed intranet, 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.


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COURSE-SAVVY We’ve got hundreds of courses to choose from, so whatever your learning style and interests, we’ll help you on the next step of your journey.

Did you achieve a Grade D/3 or lower at GCSE in Maths and/or English?

Are you 16-18 years old and have completed your GCSEs?

Do you want to reconnect with education?

If yes, you will be automatically enrolled on to either Functional Skills or GCSE to study English and/or maths, alongside your chosen subject.

A-Level courses

If you’re academic, enjoy studying and thrive under exam conditions then A-Levels might be for you. We have a whole floor dedicated to A-Levels and understand their value in helping you to get a place at University.

Traineeships

Maths and English GCSE

Don’t worry if you don’t achieve a grade C/4 at GCSE in English and/or maths at school, we can help you. If you achieved a grade D/3 at GCSE in either English or maths you will be automatically enrolled onto our GCSE programme. Our specialist tutors will help you achieve at least a grade 4 with most students achieving higher with Sussex Coast College Hastings.

Functional Skills

If you achieved below a grade 3 in your English and maths GCSE, Functional Skills will become a part of student life to help you achieve that grade 3. The government developed the Functional Skills study programme to help you achieve the fundamental skills in English and maths to help you work in a business environment. The skills taught are designed to be used in real-life situations. Functional Skills is a stand-alone qualification.

Vocational Courses

Perhaps you have a clear idea about what you want to do in the future; taking one of our vocational courses could help you to get there. You’ll be able to learn all the skills you need to work in your chosen industry, while being assessed through course work and practical tasks. You can build up a vocational qualification from entry level to the highest, level 3. A vocational qualification is the equivalent to 3 A-Levels meaning that you can progress onto university.

Apprenticeships

If you’re a hands-on type of learner then you may want to get stuck in with one of our apprenticeships. The beauty of an apprenticeship is that it gives you the opportunity to earn a wage while you learn. You will study at college for one day a week while working for the other four days in one of over 1500 potential job roles. You have to be at least 16 to apply for an Apprenticeship.

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Are you aged 16-24, looking for an Apprenticeship but don’t have the work experience? If so, a traineeship could help you. This 12-week programme gives you two weeks of employability training, 10 weeks of work experience, and a Functional Skills qualification in English and maths.

The Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Are you aged 16-25 and not currently in full-time employment, education or training? Our Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 14-week course that helps you prepare for the world of work by giving you the experience and skills needed for the work place. You will complete a two-week work experience placement in an area of your choice, giving you work experience to put on your CV and talk about during job interviews. Students regularly progress into work or find full-time courses to study here at SCCH.

Inclusive Pathways

Our Inclusive Pathways course is designed to re-connect you with education and training. The programme aims to support and build your confidence so that you can progress onto mainstream college courses. No formal qualifications are necessary to apply for this course as we will work with you to develop a tailored plan to help you to improve your maths and English.


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Access to Higher Education

Have you always wanted to study for a degree but never found the right opportunity? Many people across the UK enrol onto Access to Higher Education courses to help them gain the entry requirements to study at university.

Degree and HNC/HND

We offer a range of award winning degree course including BA (Hons) and foundation degrees (FdA) as well as a more practical HNC and HND programme. We also have strong industry links meaning you have every opportunity to gain work experience and from there, go on to have a fruitful career.

Part-time Courses

We’ve got loads of part-time courses available for you to try your hand at. Whether you’re looking to start a new hobby with one of our non-accredited courses, or want to develop your career with an accredited course, we’ll have something for you.

Supported Education

We provide a personalised learning programme for young people (1624) who have severe 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.

International students

We offer a wide range of courses that international students can study here in Hastings. Students can study a range of subjects including English, IELTS, A-Levels, Enhanced A-Levels, Access courses, Vocational Diplomas as well as Foundation and Bachelor Degrees. More information can be found in our International Prospectus on our website.

ESOL

We offer English language course for non-native English speakers living in the UK. Our English for Speakers of Other Language (ESOL) course will improve your English language skills, equipping you for life in the UK. For more information please visit our website.

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INVOLVED College is a very different environment from school. We have a dedicated Student Support Team to guide you through college life and enrich your college experience. You can get involved with:

Get Active

Student Voice

It doesn’t stop with taking part either; we help students get qualified on National Governing Body coaching schemes, to further enhance their employability prospects within the sporting/ health world.

Student Ambassadors

The Get Active Programme offers a wide variety of sports, fitness and dance activities for students of all ages. Usually held at Station Plaza or Horntye Sports Park, activities include Circuit Training, Badminton, Football, Netball, Table Tennis, Zumba and Yoga.

Student Voice within the college 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.

Whatever your goals, the Get Active Programme will help you achieve them.

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.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Intensive Personal Advisors

We have a long and successful history of running the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and will again be running the popular course starting in September. You will achieve your Award by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections - Volunteering, Physical, Skills, and Expedition. You’ll find yourself helping people and the community, getting fitter, developing skills, and going on an expedition! Ask your tutor for more information.

The College IPAs provide support for any student who may be experiencing problems with social, emotional and personal issues. They can also provide practical support e.g. housing and benefit issues and concerns.

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GUIDED AND ADVISED The support that we offer our students is second to none. Our team are experts at providing learning support and giving guidance about student life and financial advice.

Student Services Team

We have a student first focus and want to give you our full support before, during and after your time at college. We have a dedicated student services team available to provide up-to-date information on all of our courses, from academic to vocational and work-related opportunities to help you make the right choice about your future. Our Student Advisors provide impartial information about training and educational options for school leavers. They can also help with: • Applying for courses • Arranging taster days and visits to college • Sharing the experiences of students • Information about course requirements • Career opportunities

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 professionally trained and experienced team will work with you to help remove barriers that prevent you from learning. Come and talk to us about any learning needs you may have, for example if you have any concerns with/about: • Autism • Dyslexia • Mental health and well-being • Deaf or hard of hearing • Physical disabilities • Learning disabilities • Blind or partially sighted • Exam access arrangements • Specialist equipment • Reader, note-taker or prompt • Support during your transition to college

Health and Well-being

We offer a wide range of health services including: • Free contraception and pregnancy test • Relationship advice • Help with drug and alcohol related issues • Anger management • Healthy living advice • Stress management If you need help or more information about any of these areas, please drop into the Student Support office and talk to a member of the Team.

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.

Equality and Diversity

We expect our staff and students to respect diversity within the college and community. We recognise the value that disability, gender, race, sexuality, faith, culture, age and background brings 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 work and learning environment that is safe and free from all forms of discrimination. As a student it is your responsibility to treat others with respect.

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16 – 18 Student Support Funds Help to get to college

Young people who need some financial support to help them study at College can apply to the 16 -18 Student Bursary Fund. Under the Guaranteed Bursary Fund, 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 • Those in receipt of Income Support in their own right

• Disabled 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 19 are able to receive support to assist with costs associated with their course such as books, materials and equipment if their household income is £31,000 or below.

As part of the bursary, students are able to apply for travel assistance if they are ineligible for or have been refused, other travel support from Local Authorities. For more information, please visit www.sussexcoast.ac.uk/get-to-college.

19+ Student Support Funds

The 19+ Student Support Fund is a discretionary fund for students aged 19 and over 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.

Free Breakfast/Meal

All students aged 16-18 are able to access a free breakfast. Students can enjoy breakfast between 8:15-8:45am at both Station Plaza and Ore Valley. Students under 19 with a household income of £16,190 or under and in receipt of certain benefits will be eligible for a Further Education Free Meal.

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 Central and online at www.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. Application forms are available from Student Central and online at www.gov.uk.

All bursary application forms are available on the college website, Student Central (Station Plaza) and reception (Ore Valley). For more information about financial support available please contact: Student Support on 01424 458465.

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AHEAD OF THE GAME Helping you to become a well-rounded and employable young adult is what we’re all about. That is why we specialise in providing a range of career development programmes for you to get involved in.

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 give students our full support to find suitable and meaningful work placements. Our internal work experience staff will help you find a placement. Our teaching staff will ensure you are as prepared for the world of work as possible; giving you support to access training sessions on: • Developing a stand-out CV • Successfully applying for jobs • Preparation for an interview • Making a lasting first impression and attitudes and behaviours at work

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, problem-solving and creative skills. You can take part in a range of events and activities including: • Enterprise workshops • Selling your products via the Student market (in partnership with the University of Brighton) • Master-classes and talks from entrepreneurs and successful business people

Careers and Future Planning The college has built a dedicated team to offer you the best support and guidance with whatever you decide to do after college. It could be applying to university, looking for employment, volunteering or continuing to study at college, but one thing is for sure, we’ll be here to help. Our team can also help you to develop an impactful UCAS application with a focus upon making you stand out with your personal statement. Appointments can be made by dropping into Student Central or by calling 01424 458465

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A STUDENT So what is a typical day at college like? We caught up with one of our Personal Training students, Ellie, to find out what she gets up to at college.

I live in Hurst Green, so it takes me about half an hour to drive to college. I don’t mind the drive at all because I usually come in with my twin sister and we chat or sing the whole way. When I get to college I usually go straight to Dine because I know most of my classmates will be in there. They all take advantage of the free breakfast, so once they’ve finished we all head up to class together.

First lesson usually starts at 9am and depending on which day it is, we’ll either be in the gym or in the classroom on the first floor. Today we were in 1.040 learning about anatomy and physiology. It’s a really interesting session. I really like learning about how the body reacts to exercise and how our muscles use energy. I really like the nutrition module too, it’s really interesting to learn about the different food groups.

Our lesson usually goes on until about 10:30, then most people have a 15 minute break. Today, I’ve got a free session after break until lunch, so I like to grab a coffee from the coffee shop and spend my time in the LRC. It’s useful for me to go and sit in there and spend my time planning for my practical lesson after lunch. Our afternoon session is in the gym where we get to run through our personal training plans that we’ve been working on. We’ve been asked to create an individual plan for one member of the class, as if they were a real client, covering everything from exercise techniques, right down to diet and nutrition.

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12:45pm is lunch time. Sometimes we go to see what’s on offer at Dine, or grab a salad from Subway, but today I needed to go into town to buy some shoes. I’ve got a party tomorrow night so wanted to see if H&M, River Island, Topshop or New Look had any bargains.


Our afternoon lesson in the gym starts at 13:30. For the past few weeks we’ve been working on personal fitness programmes and trying to improve fitness. I’ve been paired up with Ollie and trying to improve an aspect of his fitness. We go through some fitness testing using the gym equipment and tack our progress to see if we’re reaching our goals. I’m pretty happy with the programme I’ve designed for Ollie because he’s showing steady improvement.

I get home about 4 o’clock and have something to eat. I’ve made some pasta and a fruit smoothie. I don’t want to eat anything too heavy as I have football training tonight. After I’ve eaten, I take my dog for a quick walk and chill out in front of the TV, before having to leave for footie.

Training with the Charlton girls starts at 6:30pm. We usually do a warm up on the exercise bikes in the gym and then head out and work on some set-pieces and do a keep ball session. Then towards the end of the session we prepare for Sunday’s game.

I usually get home from training at about 9pm, which gives me enough time to get everything ready for college tomorrow and then have a shower and get ready for bed.

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READY DECEMBE R If you couldn’t make our last Open Evening, this is one just for you. Visit us on 8th December between 5-7pm at Station Plaza where you will find all of our subjects represented in our Atrium space.

OCTOBER UCAS Progress is now open for applications. You can apply to study with us all year round, however, the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive an early interview to help secure your place.

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MARCH

This month we open our doors to Year 10s to come and try college in an evening of interactive and entertaining drop-in sessions. This is at the Station Plaza campus on 23rd March from 5-7pm. This is also an opportunity for anyone, of any age, to visit the college and to see what we have to offer. Pop in and say hello!

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College interviews begin in January. There will be opportunities to ask any questions you may have during your appointment.


JULY

APRIL Spring time means exams are looming. Get your head down and revise It’ll be worth it in the long run.

JUNE June and July are the months to visit college for your ‘Get to Know You Days.’ This is your opportunity to visit the college, meet your subject tutors and classmates ready for your September start. Letters will be sent confirming the date.

It’s summer! Take a break from your studies and prepare yourself for the excitement of College life. Keep an eye out in the post - Enrolment packs are sent out this month.

AUGUST The big day is here -GCSE results day! Fingers crossed you got the grades you were expecting, but don’t panic if you didn’t do as well as you hoped. We have a dedicated Student Services team to help you choose the course which is right for you, whatever your results.

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May is the start of exams. Now is the time to show off everything you have learnt during your time at secondary school, good luck.

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Top Tip

Top Tip

Do your uni research!

You know you want to go to university, but you don’t know what you want to study

Before deciding what to study with us, research your A-Level subjects and universities you’d like to go to. Some degree courses require certain A-Levels to get on to the course. By doing this you will have a goal to aim for and stay focused. A great website to use is university.which.co.uk.

You’re not the only one! Taking certain facilitating subjects will keep your course options wide open. You can always ask our tutors for advice. Remember it is important to study subjects you are interested in otherwise you may not enjoy your experience.

Did you know?

Did you know?

We offer degrees and Higher Education courses that you can progress onto

You can combine A-Levels with a Vocational Diploma course

We have many students who progress onto our own degree courses as well as Apprenticeships, or other Level 3 Diplomas.

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Chat to our tutors to see if this is an option for you, and whether it will support your progression to university.


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AHEAD OF THE GAME We pride ourselves in our ability to provide outstanding support for all our students:

We want you to you stand out from the crowd, so take advantage of all of our support to help. We will teach you the mix of employability skills you need to be successful.

Tutorial System

Career Development Programme

A Sixth Form education requires determination and hard work and we realise that support outside of the classroom is essential to enable you to succeed. When enrolled at the Sixth Form, you will be assigned a tutor. The tutor assigned to you will be aligned with your academic programme, and will therefore be able to support you through your studies.

Academic Support

At the Sixth Form we provide academic support in the form of study workshops. These enable you to focus on developing your skills and knowledge in a specific subject area. The workshops tend to be allocated in free periods during the week so that you are able to attend. The Sixth Form works in partnership with the Learning Resource Centre to provide study skills sessions. These sessions focus on developing the transferable skills you need to succeed in examinations, for example focusing on revision methods and examination technique.

Our Career Development Programme ensures that as well as developing academic excellence, you’ll be able to make informed decisions about your next steps, whether that is into university or into work. The Sixth Form has established contacts with a multitude of employers, from a variety of backgrounds. You can take part in placements in which ever industry you’re interested in. We have opportunities ranging from working in the creative industries here in Hastings, to working in finance in the City of London.

UCAS Application

After following the Career Development Programme during your first year, you’ll start to have an idea about the type of degree that you want to study. From the end of the first year you will be supported through your UCAS application by your personal tutor. Through our links with the University of Brighton and Compact, you will receive expert support on how to complete your application and also receive information in regards to any other questions you may have about student finance and bursary applications.

Transferable skills are essential in all employment. You may decide to change jobs a number of times during your career, whether it is a change of role or complete change of industry. At the Sixth Form, you’ll learn all the essential skills that employers look for in potential employees. So being flexible and having skills such as attendance and punctuality, good communication skills, and leadership qualities, are essential to ensure employability. As part of the Sixth Form Pathway Plus scheme, not only will you develop these skills you will have the opportunity to learn more about careers and progression within your chosen sector.

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INVOLVED It’s not just work, work, work! There are lots of activities and clubs that you can get involved with. Whether you want to practice your yoga or become the student president, you’ll be able to grow interests you never knew you had. Enrichment Activities

You have the opportunity to get involved in sports, music, performing arts, work experience programmes and international trips. Many of these activities will be led by some of our existing students.

Wider Enrichment

The wider enrichment programme is where you will develop skills in a specific area of interest. Staff take on responsibility for certain enrichment activities and these include Model United Nations, Stocks and Shares Club, as well as a debating society.

The Villiers Park Scholars Programme (VP+)

Student Council

Our Student Council allows you to become involved in what happens in the Sixth Form. Elected from subject classes, you’ll meet and design the Sixth Form’s activities calendar. Your voice will always be heard with opportunities to comment on the college and the learning environment.

Student Ambassadors

Our Ambassador programme is open to all students, giving you the opportunity to act as an ambassador for the College. You’ll be able to add this experience to your CV and UCAS personal statement, as well as getting involved in college and community activities.

The Sixth Form participates in the Villiers Park Scholars Programme. You will develop confidence and key skills to achieve the exam results needed to gain access to a top university, and thrive once there. If spaces become available at the beginning of the academic year, you maybe selected and involved via the VP+ scheme.

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HAPPY When you’re not studying, Hastings is a great town to explore and spend your free time. Unlike other local colleges, there is so much to do right on your door step. If you’re local, you may have already been to the top of the steepest funicular cliff railway in the UK, but if you’re not from Hastings, then we’d fully recommend the views from the top of the East Hill… but maybe not walking the 197 steps up! If you’d rather save your energy for shopping, then you won’t be disappointed with what Hastings has to offer. Along with all the big high street brands such as River Island, Topshop, New Look, H&M, Pandora, and Marks and Spencers, Hastings also offers you the chance to find one-off items in the quirky boutique shops of the Old Town. Lots of shops also offer student discount, so don’t forget to show your student card! Along with shopping you’ll also find some hidden gems to enjoy lunch or dinner. You’ll find fish and chip shops and sandwich bars (which you may expect for a seaside town), but more unusually you can order a Thai green curry in a bookshop, enjoy a Lamb Tagine while sat amongst handbags and accessories, or enjoy good ol’ American classics at the Pelican Diner. If you head back towards the seafront you’ll find a row of arcades and amusements and the UK’s biggest adventure golf complex. If you’re any good, you may be able to compete in the World Crazy Golf Championships one year! In the opposite direction, you’ll find the famous Hastings Pier. Re-opened in May 2016, the pier still captures all the character and charm of the old one. You can enjoy open-air yoga and cinema screenings, as well as watch a range of live music. The huge underground skate park, Source, is just next door and is the go-to place if your hobbies include two or four wheels. Our students were also invited to create art work to display on the walls when the multi-million pound arena opened back in February. The White Rock theatre sits opposite, and regularly has west-end shows, opera, ballet, music and touring comedians taking to the stage. Hastings has a growing reputation for being an arty town. Recent articles in national newspapers give rave reviews about Hastings and the number of creative businesses starting up in the area. ROOT 1066, which was a year-long festival of contemporary arts, celebrating the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, certainly showcased the creativity in the town. Hastings also likes to throw a good party. Throughout the year the town hosts loads of festivals and gatherings such as the Seafood and wine festivals, Jack in the Green, Pram Race, Pirates Day, and its very own version of Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday.

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Biology

Business

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A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1343

Course code: 1346

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you have a strong desire to understand the living phenomena surrounding us, and have an open mind and capacity to think critically then Biology is for you.

If you’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit and wanted to learn about the world of business, then this course is the perfect place to start.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE maths.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE maths/or English.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

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. Biology will play a major role in meeting many of the challenges facing us in the 21st century: saving endangered species, curing deadly diseases and feeding an ever-growing population.

This course covers all aspects of the business environment. You’ll learn about a range of business disciplines including marketing and communication; you’ll discover a range of entrepreneurial skills, and learn about business objectives. We will also discuss how businesses motivate their workforce and how a business is financed. You’ll discover a lot about the corporate world through business case studies.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in:

Contemporary business events will be discussed to understand how the broader economic environment impacts on the business sector. A key aspect of the course is to apply theory to practice, producing realistic and feasible outcomes using problem solving techniques.

• 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 What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress on to Degree level courses in medicine, biology, marine biology or biochemistry.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Marketing • Human resources • Business environment • Business strategy • Break-even analysis What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress on to degree or Higher Education level courses or employment in management consultancy, advertising, retail buying/management, public relations officer or chartered accountancy.

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Chemistry

Classical Civilisations

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A-Level (2 years)

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Level: 3

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Course code: 1348

Course code: 1347

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you have an interest in science or ambitions to study medicine then A-Level Chemistry offers you a great foundation to build on.

If you have always had a passion for the past and wanted to study classical civilisations in depth, then this is the perfect course.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE maths and science.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Why does an autumn leaf turn red? Why are diamonds hard? How does soap clean us? The study of chemistry is driven by the desire to explain the behaviour of the materials around us.

You currently live within civilisation 2.0. Have you ever wondered what came before? 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.

A-Level Chemistry will develop your understanding of how the science works in the laboratory and in the world outside. You will acquire detailed knowledge in a discipline at the forefront of scientific development. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Foundation chemistry • Periodic table and energy • Core organic chemistry and analysis • Physical chemistry and transition elements • Organic chemistry and analysis What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or other Higher Education courses, or employment as a biochemist, chemical engineer, geochemist, hazardous waste manager or chemist.

You’ll head back to ancient Greece and Rome and study aspects of archaeology, history, theatre and philosophy to provide the foundation of a fascinating A-Level. All this by answering questions such as: • What does the Odyssey tell us about the world of Homer, its creator? • How does the work of the Greek historians inform our lives today? • Does the Roman occupation of Britain influence us still? • How does Hellenic and Roman comedy compare? What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or other Higher Education courses, or into employment as a barrister, chartered accountant, civil servant, market researcher or journalist.

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Economics

English Language

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1355

Course code: 1356

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you have always been interested in the economy or want to find out more about it, then Economics will give you the answers.

If you want to explore the English language, write creatively and analyse its use in areas such as the media, then this is the subject for you.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE maths or English.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English Language.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Economics is the study of the resources available to us and how and why they are distributed. During the course you will study the idea of markets both in terms of finance and commodities. Lessons will focus on the debate over the consumption of goods and services and the benefits they provide in society.

You’ll be able to examines key constituents of the English Language and understand how they contribute to meaning. Through textual analysis and your own creative responses, you will consider:

Topics include:

Our Sixth Form students continue to perform consistently well - with 100% pass rates in subjects including Biology, Physics, English and Psychology

• How markets work • Government fiscal management • Concepts of inflation, balance of payment and deficit management • Economic growth • Unemployment • Market failure • How governments use economic policy You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • The operation of markets and market failure • The national economy in a global context • Individuals, firms, markets and market failure • The national and international economy What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or other Higher Education courses, or into employment as a financial analyst, economist, stockbroker, business administrator or statistician.

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• The purposes of writing • How to create texts for specific purposes • Contextual factors • Stylistic features You will also have the opportunity to: • Explore the spoken language • Explore how children learn to speak • Consider how the English language is constantly in flux - with different words and phrases coming into use all the time What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or other Higher Education courses, or employment as a publisher, journalist, editor, speech language therapist, English teacher or copywriter.


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English Literature

Fine Art

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Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1357

Course code: 1342

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you love to read and explore texts in depth, then this course will be perfect for you.

If you are creative and have a passion for making visual art and understanding the creative process, then this is the course for you.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English Literature. What will I learn? You’ll be introduced to a wide range of plays, novels and poetry, and discover some of the critical theory that can be used to explore different meanings and interpretations of texts. You will also learn how to place texts within the historical and cultural contexts they were written. The course will sharpen your analytical skills as a critical reader for future studies. It is regarded as a highly prestigious subject by leading universities. English Literature has links with other A-Level subjects, particularly History, Classical Civilisation, Art, Anthropology and Sociology. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Literary genres -drama • Texts and genres -poetry and prose compulsory, drama optional • Theory and independence - coursework What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or other higher education courses, or employment as a publisher, journalist, editor, speech language therapist, English teacher or copywriter.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements. What will I learn? This course will give you a thorough introduction to the subject of Fine Art. You will gain numerous skills: 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 including: • Drawing • Painting • Mixed media • Sculpture • Land art • Printmaking • Installation • Lens-based and/or light-based media What could I progress on to? Once you have completed this two year course you can either progress on to the college’s Art and Design Foundation Diploma or straight to university, to study Fine Art or other related courses.

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French

Forensic Science (Applied Science)

A-Level (2 years)

BTEC Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1361

Course code: 15050

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you are interested in learning a language and improving your employment prospects with international organisations, then A-Level French is for you.

This course will provide you with the perfect foundation if you wish to progress to a career in laboratory science.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE French and English Language.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, including a C / Grade 4 in GCSE Science.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

During the course you will be able to get a wellrounded and interesting look into France and it’s culture. You will broaden the listening, reading, writing and speaking skills you have gained at GCSE, and gain a range of transferable skills, including communication, critical thinking and creativity. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Lifestyle • Relationships • Environment • The multicultural society • Contemporary social issues Learning French is also a ‘gateway’ to other languages like Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, making them easier to learn.

Forensic Science is simply the practical application of science in matters of 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. During the course you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Fundamentals of science • Science practical techniques • Forensic evidence collection and analysis • Criminal investigation procedures • Forensic fire investigation • Forensic psychology

What could I progress on to?

What could I progress on to?

On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as a translator, teacher, diplomat, financial marketer, journalist, lawyer or in the security services.

On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or other Higher Education courses, or in to employment as a forensic scientist or scenes of crime officer.

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Geography

Government and Politics

Graphic Design

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1363

Course code: 1364

Course code: 6377

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

Geography is a highly regarded qualification that will allow you to have a wider choice when it comes to applying for university courses.

If you’re interested in current events and want to know more about how the political system operates, then this course will tell you everything you want to know.

If you’re interested in starting a career in graphic design, then this course will help you to understand advertising and how to create engaging campaigns.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Geography is one of the most relevant courses you could choose. You will learn a whole host of skills, such as observation, measurement, analysis, interpretation and reporting, which are very transferable and highly prized by universities and employers.

Politics is an essential part of our lives and shapes the way our society works. You’ll learn how Parliament and Congress make laws and how they influence everything that we do. You’ll also come to realise that political ideology and debate is at the heart of this legislative process.

Our A-Level course will be a natural progression from GCSE and you’ll be given the opportunity to develop fieldwork skills and study geographical issues and impacts.

Every major human event in history has been influenced by politics, from the introduction of the Welfare State to the collapse of the Berlin Wall.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in:

• Voting behaviour • Electoral systems • Ideology and pressure groups • Historical events • How our political system operates

What will I learn?

• Rivers, floods and management • Population change • Coastal environments • Food supply • Energy • Health • Plate tectonics • World cities • Development and globalisation

You’ll learn about:

You will develop an understanding of the principles of graphic design and its relevance to our culture and industry. 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:

• People, politics and participation • Governing modern Britain • Political ideologies • Ideologies in action

• Editing • Image manipulation • Digital /traditional drawing techniques • Illustration techniques • Developing your ideas • Experimenting with relevant materials

What could I progress on to?

What could I progress on to?

On completion of this course you can progress on to Degree level study, or employment as a lawyer, political journalist, politician, parliamentary assistant or academic.

Once you have completed this two year course you can either progress on to the college’s Art and Design Foundation Diploma or straight to university, to study graphic design or other related courses.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in:

What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress on to Degree level study, or employment as a cartographer, commercial/residential surveyor or environmental consultant.

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History

Law

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1366

Course code: 1369

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’ve always wondered why the world is the way it is, and how your life has been formed by the past, then History is the subject for you.

If you are interested in how law impacts on your everyday life, how the world of law works, and why, you will enjoy this course.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You’ll focus on how the revolutions in England, (in the 17th century) and France (in the 18th century), differ. In year two you could choose to explore the nature of the witch craze that took hold in the late 16th century and the changing attitudes to magic and sorcery that eventually contributed to a decline in people believing in it.

This course will help you develop your analytical and critical thinking skills.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Rebellion, Republic and Restoration: England 1625-1688 • Impact of the Glorious Revolution • The French Revolution And in year 2 study either:

Many of our students go on to study at their first choice university, including Russell Group universities and other prestigious institutions

• The witch craze in Europe and America 1580-1750 • Civil rights and race relations in the USA, 1850-2009 What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as an academic librarian, archivist, barrister, broadcast journalist, civil service administrator, solicitor or teacher.

You’ll learn about how laws are made, the legal system, and the process followed for developing and passing new laws and how they are then applied through the courts. You will also learn about the concept of liability, including an introduction to criminal law, tort and contract. In the second year you will look at criminal law, starting with offences against the person and the court procedure and sentencing, moving on to offences against property. Alternatively you may look at either the law of contract or the law of tort. This course considers the concepts of law and how it relates to morality and justice. As a student of Law you will study the following: • Law Making and the Legal System • The Concept of Liability • Criminal Law (offences against the person) or Contract • Criminal Law (offences against property) or Tort • Concepts of Law What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, to follow legal careers as a solicitor, barrister, para-legal, working with national charities etc. You may wish to follow other career paths such as Politics or Teaching and Education.

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Antonia Dase

Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Further Maths student

“The best thing about studying here is the teachers know me and know which direction I want my career to go. This means they support me and put me forward for relevant opportunities. One example of this is a Villiers Park chemistry residential opportunity, as I knew I wanted to get more lab experience to help with my university application. I’m going to go to Imperial College London to study Medicinal Chemistry.”

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Mathematics

(Further) Mathematics

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1377

Course code: 1376

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

Whether you find maths compelling for its symmetry and beauty or you want to develop valuable skills for your future career, you will find maths unlocks doors for you.

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.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE maths.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, including an A / Grade 7 in GCSE maths.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

Mathematics is central to technology, medicine, engineering and almost every aspect of everyday life. Consequently, the skills you’ll learn are in great demand. Mathematics A-Level is highly regarded by universities and employers, and is particularly relevant for careers requiring a high level of numeracy. Topics studied include:

You’ll study Further Mathematics alongside A-Level Mathematics and it will highlight you as a highly analytical, highly numerate individual, to future employers.

• Coordinated geometry • Differentiation • Integration • Sequences and series • Trigonometry • Exponentials and logarithms • Algebra • Application of calculus • Averages, quartiles • Collection of data • Representation of data • Processing data • Mathematical modelling

• The study of series • Complex numbers • The numerical solution of equations • Coordinate systems • Matrix algebra • Proof • Differential equations

Over the two years you will explore and develop a range of practical skills Core (1, 2, 3, 4) and Decision Mathematics, as well as statistics.

On completion of this course, you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as a teacher, statistician, accountant, engineer or economist.

You’ll be assessed in an exam rather than coursework. Topics include:

Over the two years you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in Further Pure (1, 2 & 3), Mechanics (1 & 2) and Statistics 2. What could I progress on to?

What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as a teacher, statistician, accountant, engineer or economist.

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Media Studies

Philosophy

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1378

Course code: 15053

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you have a keen interest in how TV, film, radio, computer games, books, or magazines capture our interest and you want to create work that is truly original, then this course is for you.

This course is perfect for you if you want to explore deeper questions of human existence, such as ‘how do we know that God exists?’ and ‘Are the mind and body separate?’.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, including English and maths.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

What will I learn? This course will teach you new practical skills in the production of your own media texts, whilst engaging with something that truly interests you. In the first year you will study various concepts and ideas including who media audiences are, why audiences consume and use the media, how audiences respond to different media and how different groups are represented by the media:

If you don’t want to progress to university we have loads of other opportunities to offer you. You could take advantage of our excellent links with employers to find work or to start an Apprenticeship

• Analyse a cross section of media texts • Explore the media’s ever-changing role in society • Develop an understanding of codes, conventions, messages and values of a particular format/genre In the second year you will: • Develop your area of interest through an investigation • Study 3 different industries through the exploration of varied texts such as films, video games and music What could I progress on to? Once completed, you can progress onto an Art and Design Foundation Diploma or to university, to study media or other related courses.

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What will I learn? Specifically, this course will develop a sound understanding of the way human beings perceive the reality around them. In the second year you will focus on the philosophy of ethics, with the attention primarily on philosophers such as Kant, Mill and Bentham. Towards the end of the course you will start to question the way we behave as individuals, with a strong focus on deconstructing logic and knowledge (ways of knowing). As a student of Philosophy you will gain an insight into: • The human condition and how we perceive the world around us • Religion and the role that it plays in our society • Critical perspectives on commonly held assumptions in our society • Enlightenment thinking and how philosophers of the enlightenment period broke down the barriers of medieval society What could I progress on to? Once you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to a wide range of university courses, both within and outside the philosophy curriculum. Philosophy is highly regarded by Russell Group Universities.


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Photography

Physical Education

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 6342

Course code: 1381

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

Have you always loved taking pictures and been interested in the creative photography process? Then our photography course will help you to capture truly engaging images.

This course is perfect if you are interested in all things sport, fitness and health.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, including English and maths. What will I learn? This course will give you a thorough introduction to photography and teach you a range of skills to develop ideas, experiment with materials, techniques and processes, and present a personal, informed and meaningful response. You will produce practical and critical /contextual work in:

We have loads of great facilities to offer you, including an on-site gym, Subway, and over 1,300 laptops, PCs and Macs; all to help you get the best out of your education

• Portraiture • Landscape photography • Still-life photography • Studio lighting • Pinhole photography • Analogue cameras • Black and white darkroom techniques • Colour darkroom • Digital photography and Photoshop • Documentary photography • Experimental imagery • Photographic installation • Video • Editing, image manipulation and printing What could I progress on to? Once completed, you can progress onto an Art and Design Foundation Diploma or to university, to study photography or other related courses. The college provides a respected HND Photography course that you could choose to progress on to.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, including English and maths. What will I learn? This course will enable you to study sport to an advanced level with practical and theoretical components. The practical element requires you to perform in two selected sports. You’ll then be required to evaluate and suggest how you could improve performance of another athlete through a theoretical intervention. The course is taught in three lessons a week for the whole academic year. Sessions are divided between the classroom for theoretical elements, our fantastic on-site Plaza gym for fitness elements and nearby Horntye Park Sports Complex for practical sessions. • Anatomy and physiology • Acquiring movement skills • Socio-cultural studies relating to participation in physical activity • Evaluating and planning for the improvement of performance • Sport psychology • Biomechanics • Exercise and sport physiology What could I progress on to? Once you have successfully completed this course you can progress on to a wide range of university courses, both within and outside the science curriculum.

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Physics

Psychology

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1384

Course code: 1386

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’ve always been curious about how everything in the world around us, inside us and beyond us works, then physics is crucial to this.

If you have always been fascinated by the mind and what makes us tick, then this is the perfect course for you.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE maths and Science.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English and maths.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

During the course you will start to understand 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.

Psychology gives a fascinating insight into people’s behaviour, providing an opportunity to view the human mind from a systematic and scientific perspective. It is an active discipline meaning that it is something you do, rather than something you study in books. It will increase your awareness of how psychology can be applied to everyday life and the world around you -personally, socially, academically and professionally. Simply being interested won’t lead to success - by the end of the course you will need to demonstrate that you can think and act like a psychologist.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: Mechanics: • Motion, forces, work and energy Electrons, waves and photons:

Our Station Plaza Campus is conveniently situated next to Hastings train and bus station, so getting to college couldn’t be easier! Hastings town centre and seafront is just a stones throw away too!

• Electric current • Resistance • DC circuit waves The Newtonian world: • Newton’s laws and momentum • Circular motion and oscillations • Thermal physics and astrophysics Fields, particles and frontiers of physics: • Electric and magnetic fields • Capacitors and exponential decay • Nuclear physics and applications in medicine What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as an astronomer, civil engineer, laboratory technician, and pharmacist or in law & finance, music & television manager or chemist.

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You will explore major topics within Psychology including: • Research methods in psychology • 15 core studies • Options in applied psychology • Approaches, issues, methods and debates What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as a clinical psychologist, lawyer, neuropsychologist, child psychologist or teacher.


Jordon Levere Previous School: Ark Academy History, English Language/Literature and Psychology student

“The best thing about studying at Sussex Coast College Hastings is the teachers - they’re all excellent! Even the ones which are not your own tutors are available to talk to and able to help. You are treated like an adult and trusted to learn. It’s very different from school and because you are away from the school setting and everyone is working at the same level, it makes the atmosphere completely different. The environment leads to the right mind-set, and the mind-set for studying is important as it prepares you for University and the real world. I am going to go to Kent University to study for a degree and hopefully a masters in Psychology.”

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Sociology

Textiles

A-Level (2 years)

A-Level (2 years)

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 1388

Course code: 15688

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you feel the need for a deeper understanding of how social structures and identities work, then A-Level Sociology may be for you.

This course is perfect for you if you have a passion for textiles and materials, and you enjoy designing and physically making things.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, preferably with a B / Grade 5 in GCSE English.

To apply for this course you will need to meet the minimum requirements, including English and maths. What will I learn?

What will I learn? Sociology gives you the opportunity to step outside the box in which you have been placed by your gender, class, education, ethnicity and age. Sociology enables you to understand the labels other people, groups and organisations may have given you. It provides you with the evidence and skills to challenge these labels and examine society itself. Sociology will provide you with the methods, and skills, with which to participate in a scientific evaluation of your place in the world. You will explore major topics within psychology including: • Culture and socialisation • Methods and methodology • Youth culture and subculture • Crime, deviance, victimisation • Social stratification • Measurement of inequality What could I progress on to?

In the first year you will learn basic elements of art and design and how to apply them to your textile work by studying the work of other textile artists. 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 works from initial ideas through to final outcomes and learn how to present them to achieve their maximum visual impact. In the second year you will use your skills to design original textile work of your own, by combining a range of textile techniques and materials. What could I progress on to? Once you have completed this two year course you can progress onto Art and Design Foundation Diploma or to University to study fashion, textile design or other related courses.

On completion of this course you can progress onto degree level study, or employment as a politician, market researcher or trend analyst.

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Top Tip

Top Tip

Work experience

When buying your kit...

Before you start with us see if you can get some part-time work experience with a local employer to work around your course. This will help you with your learning and may lead onto employment at the end of your course.

See if you qualify for help with the cost of food, travel and equipment needed for college. Go and speak to our student advisors, they are here to help! As a Sussex Coast College student you do get discounts with some selected local shops - search on our website for more details. Discounts will be only given with your Student ID card.

Did you know?

Did you know?

We have our own Apprenticeships and Higher Education courses you may wish to progress onto

You can combine A-Levels and our vocational diploma courses

We offer our students so many progression routes! Apprenticeships are great to get further industry related qualifications and jobs at the end of it - research and take advantage of what we have to offer.

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This can be discussed with our tutors/student advisors to see if it is right for you and your progression route. If you know what industry you want to go into, a vocational route with work experience may be best for you. Get some careers guidance for advice!


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Level 2 Diploma or NVQ This will be discussed with your tutor depending on your experience and qualifications.

Depending on your results you may choose to progress onto a Level 3 course, an Apprenticeship or enter full-time employment

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Level 1

Diploma or NVQ, Foundation Pathways or Traineeship

Depending on your results you may choose to progress onto an Level 2 course, an Apprenticeship or enter full-time employment

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Progression?

English and/or Maths GCSE or Functional Skills

You will need to keep retaking your GCSE until you obtain a grade C/4. If you are studying Functional Skills you may progress on to the next level or on to GCSE

We provide an excellent Vocational study programme for you to join. These courses may start at Level 1, but depending on your GCSE results, experience and talent, you may be enrolled on a higher level. Some courses may require you to study at Level 2 to begin with, even if you have 5 GCSEs A* - C/grade 4. But you will develop skills so that you can progress onto Level 3. Our friendly Student Support Team are on hand to advise and help you make the right decision about your future. www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 63


WOWED

Our campuses have been custom built with the industry in mind. Our facilities mirror real-life working environments and will help you to be industry ready by the time you finish your course.

Automotive Training Centre

The home of all our Vehicle maintenance and repair courses, this centre is fitted with Snap-on tools and the latest digital diagnostic equipment needed to train you for this industry.

Construction Workshops

Ore Valley is home to all of our Construction realistic working environments. Bricklaying, Plumbing, Painting & Decorating and Carpentry all have their own large workshop area, equipped with industry tools so you can learn your trade.

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Engineering & Electrical

Ore Valley is home to our Engineering and Electrical realistic working environments. This includes a suite of classrooms for theoretical study and design (we have a 3D printer!), to machinery, welding and electrical workshops.


Hospitality & Catering

Station Plaza is home to our training kitchens and fine dining restaurant. We have the latest hi-tec catering equipment, meaning you will be able to prefect your skills, as well as serving food in our restaurant and canteen to paying customers.

Travel & Tourism

Station Plaza is home to our fuselage designed to teach our cabin crew students all the skills they need to make it in the industry. Our tourism students will be working with the National Trust where they will gain work placement opportunities.

Hair & Beauty

Station Plaza is home to Plaza Hair and Beauty. Our two training salons have been designed to mirror real salons, so you will learn your trade surrounded by industry standard equipment and products. The salon is open to the public so you will be able to work with real customers.

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WORK READY We are always building new relationships with businesses and continually strengthening existing ones. Numerous courses have been endorsed by employers because they recognise that the college has a reputation and consistency for producing highly skilled people, who are trained effectively, and that can help businesses and the economy to grow. Booker and Best

Kurt J Lesker

Fuzion 4

We have been working with Booker and Best for over 10 years, finding them skilled trades people to fill a number of roles across the organisation.

Our relationship with Kurt J Lesker goes back a number of years, where they have supported our apprenticeship programme and attended many of our careers events.

Fuzion 4 is one of our newer endorsements and recognise the importance of training students on our electrical installation courses.

(Plumbing and Bricklaying)

“Sussex Coast College has successfully vetted and selected many apprentices over the years, across a variety of trades including wet trades, plumbing, carpentry, and decorating. Every apprentice has been an enthusiastic candidate and an asset to us. We always get great support from the college team and I would recommend them to any local company.”

Marshall Tufflex (Engineering)

We have been working with Marshall Tufflex for over a decade. Many of our engineering students have gone on to find positions within the company.

“Sussex Coast College provide relevant and high quality engineering programmes that enable our current and potential future workforce to develop and attain the technical skills and attributes needed to drive our business. This is a key factor in meeting our future recruitment needs and growth plans.”

(Engineering)

“The Engineering courses at Sussex Coast College provide learners with an excellent range of skills and attributes which are essential for meeting our workforce needs for now and the future.”

Torr Scientific (Engineering)

Torr Scientific has been a long-time supporter of our engineering courses and over the years have employed a number of our students. They also featured in our most recent apprenticeship film.

“Torr Scientific is pleased to endorse the engineering courses at Sussex Coast College Hastings. The Hastings area is a hotbed of vacuum and photonics technology companies and it is of vital importance to the economic growth of the town and surrounding area that students are made aware of this and given the opportunity to learn the skills required to succeed in this industry. By offering these courses, Sussex Coast College is helping to ensure that our brightest young people can achieve their career aims, while providing local companies with the calibre of workforce required to grow and prosper.”

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(Electrical)

“The Electrical courses at Sussex Coast College provide learners with an excellent range of skills and in depth electrical knowledge that gives them all the attributes that many local and national employers are looking for.”

Timberframe

(Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery) Timber frame is a new endorsement for this year and is fully behind the carpentry and joinery courses here at the college.

“Modern building techniques such as timber frame construction, requires a highly skilled and innovative workforce to preserve the sustainability of the building project. The Carpentry and Joinery courses at Sussex Coast College explain to the students exactly what is required of them while instilling core values, so that they can leave college with the essential skills they need for a more sustainable future.”


National Trust

Concord Hotels

St Michael’s Hospice

We have recently started our partnership with the National Trust and last year a number of students enjoyed work experience placements at National Trust sites in Sussex and Kent, including working at Bodiam Castle for St. Georges Day.

Concord Hotels has worked with the college for over 20 years to find and develop young talented people who want to work in the hospitality and catering industry. Students are able to apply for positions in some of the finest hotels in the UK, while gaining further qualifications.

We have recently started our partnership with St Michael’s Hospice to provide work experience and internship opportunities for our supported education students.

(Travel and Tourism)

“The travel and tourism courses at Sussex Coast College Hastings are fantastic. The students that we’ve worked with came with a tremendous amount of knowledge about the tourism industry, and were a welcome addition to the team during busy periods. We recognise the importance and relevance of work experience, so we are proud to work with the college to offer young people the opportunity to put their skills into practice and help boost their employability for the future.”

(Hospitality and Catering)

“We’re really impressed with the skill level of the students when they come to the Concord Management training interview. The course has clearly given them a great deal of knowledge about Hospitality and Catering, and we have no doubt they are well equipped and prepared for a career in the industry.”

Hastings United (Football Academy)

The partnership between the college and Hastings United Football Academy is new for this season.

Hastings Direct is one of the largest employers in the area and have worked with us for a number of years in offering part-time roles to our students, supporting us at careers events and now developing an apprenticeship programme.

“We’re delighted to have signed a new deal with Sussex Coast College Hastings. The college will be the perfect place for the academy players to get their academic studies and help them enhance their footballing CVs.”

“Sussex Coast College continues to be very supportive of Hastings Direct as a local employer. The college often run events to promote Hastings Direct’s part-time vacancies. We have recruited many talented students from the college who work part-time during their business studies; some have decided to then join us full-time to pursue a career rather than opting for university, showing all the business acumen and potential to do well with us. We have also launched an apprenticeship programme in partnership with Sussex Coast College. The college has been very constructive and understanding throughout the design and implementation process enabling us to offer jobs to individuals who may not have considered Hastings Direct as their next career step.”

“We are delighted to be working in partnership with the college on the Stepping Stones programme. It is a fantastic opportunity for young people to gain real life work experience with us and for us to support them to secure long term employment.”

EW Production Services (Music)

Hastings Direct (Business)

(Supported Learning)

Source Skatepark

Another new endorsement this year, EW Production Services specialise in events lighting, music and video installations and recognise the role that the college plays in preparing music enthusiasts for not only employment today, but also in the future.

“The Music Technology courses at Sussex Coast College offer a variety of content which can suit the technical and performance aspects of the music industry and no matter whether you are a song writer, performer, production engineer or are thinking of moving into production management, these courses will cater for your needs.”

Source Skatepark has been working with us even before the opening of their brand new skatepark, but since opening in early 2016, Source has been able to offer a number of our students part-time work, as well as opportunities to show case their art work.

“We have teamed up with SCCH to provide young people with work experience opportunities in fields of service, tourism, graphic design, media and sports development.”

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COURSE INDEX

Page 70 Scchool of Art & Design Page 72 Level 1 Art design and Media Page 75 Level 2 Art and Design Page 75 Level 2 Creative Media Production Page 76 Level 3 Art and Design Page 76 Level 3 Creative Media Production Page 79 Level 3 Art and Design Foundation Page 80 Automotive Training Page 82 Level 1 Vehicle Maintenance Page 82 Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance

and Repair

Page 84 Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance

and Repair

Page 84 Level 3 Customer Service for the

Automotive Industry

Technology

Electrical

&

Page 110 Level 1 Electrical & Mechanical

Engineering Skills

Creative

Page 94 Level 1 Information Creative

Technologies Page 94 Level 2 Information Creative Technologies Page 96 Level 1 & 2 Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX Page 97 Level 3 Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX Page 97 Level 3 Digital Media Page 97 Level 3 IT (Software Development)

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Installation Page 101 Level 1 Painting and Decorating Page 103 Level 1 Site Carpentry Page 103 Level 2 Bench Joinery Page 103 Level 2 Bricklaying Page 104 Level 2 Maintenance Operations Page 104 Level 2 Painting and Decorating Page 104 Level 2 Plumbing Page 105 Level 2 Site Carpentry Page 107 Level 3 Carpentry Page 107 Level 3 Painting and Decorating Page 107 Level 3 Plumbing Page 108 Engineering

Page 86 Business Page 88 Level 2 Business Page 88 Level 2 Paralegal Page 91 Level 3 Business Page 92 Computing

Page 98 Construction Page 100 Level 1 Basic Construction Skills Page 100 Level 1 Bricklaying Page 100 Level 1 Plumbing and Electrical

Page 110 Level 2 Electrical Installations Page 113 Level 2 Engineering Page 113 Level 3 Electrical Installations Page 114 Level 3 Engineering Page 116

ESOL

Page 118 Hair and Beauty Page 120 Level 1 Beauty Therapy Page 120 Level 1 Hairdressing & Beauty Page 123 Level 2 Beauty Therapy Page 123 Level 2 Hairdressing Page 124 Level 3 Beauty Therapy Page 124 Level 3 Hairdressing Page 127 Level 3 Spa Therapy


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Health, Child and Social Care

Page 152

Page 131 Entry Level Health, Child and

Social Care

Page 131 Level 1 Health and Social Care Page 132 Level 2 Health and Social Care Page 132 Level 2 Health and Social Care Page 132 Level 2 Children and Young

People’s Workforce

Page 133 Level 3 Children and Young

People’s Workforce Page 134 Level 3 Health and Social Care Page 134 Level 3 Health and Social Care Page 136 Hospitality

Catering

and

Page 139 Level 1 Hospitality and Catering Page 139 Level 2 Culinary Skills and

Hospitality Page 140 Level 2 Hospitality Services Page 140 Level 3 Patisserie & Confectionery and Food & Beverage Service Page 140 Level 3 Professional Cookery, Food & Beverage Service Page 143 Level 2 Hospitality and Catering Supervisory Management Page 143 Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership Page 144

Inclusive Pathways

Prince’s Trust Team Programme

Page 154 Sport Page 156 Level 1 Foundation Sport &

Public Service Skills Page 156 Level 2/3 Football Academy Page 159 Level 2 Intermediate Sport Studies Page 159 Level 3 Advanced Personal Training Page 160 Level 3/4 Sport Therapies Page 160 Level 3 Advanced Sport Studies

Page 176 Uniformed

Services

Public

Page 178 Level 1 Foundation Sport &

Public Service Skills

Page 181 Level 2 Uniformed Public

Services

Page 181 Level 3 Uniformed Public

Services

Page 162 Special

Learning Difficulties and Disabilities

Page 165 Steps Page 165 Supported Education Page 166 Stepping Stones - Supported

Internship

Page 168

Traineeships

Page 170 Travel & Tourism Page 172 Level 2 Air Cabin Crewing Page 175 Level 2 Travel & Tourism Page 175 Level 3 Travel & Tourism

Page 146 Music Page 148 Level 2 Music Practitioners Page 151 Level 3 Music Practitioners

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The number of visitor to UK museums and galleries is at it’s highest level since records began

The South East and London have the largest concentration of creative jobs in the UK

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1/3 The creative industry is the fastest growing sector in the UK and is set to have a third more jobs by 2020


OOL OF ART & DESIGN

£76.9bn

the value of the British creative sector, which represents 5% of the overall UK economy

A PHOTOGRAPHER | AN ANIMATOR | AN ILLUSTRATOR | A FASHION DESIGNER | A GRAPHIC DESIGNER A GAMES DESIGNER | A GALLERY CURATOR | A MARKETEER | A FINE ARTIST | A SET DESIGNER A WEB DESIGNER | A JEWELLERY DESIGNER | AN ARCHITECT | AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

UK

1st The UK has the largest design sector in Europe, 2nd in the world

www.guardian.co.uk | www.designweek.co.uk | www.thecreativeindustries.co.uk | www.gov.uk

2,616,000 estimated number of creative jobs in the UK including design, crafts and advertising

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Art, Design and Media Diploma Level: 1 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 9778 What entry requirements do I need? If you’re interested in Art and Design, and have a passion for being creative, as well as being keen to learn about the materials and processes used in the creative industries. To apply for this course you will need an Entry Certificate or 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 or above. What will I learn? Our Art, Design and Media course is taught by experienced professionals who will help you to develop your art and design ideas and skills. Throughout the year you will explore a range of 2D and 3D techniques and processes including: • Drawing • Painting • Printmaking • Ceramics • Digital Art • History of Art and Design You’ll be able to put these skills into practice during coursework assignments, ‘live projects’ and the opportunity to produce work for a number of local organisations. English and maths is a mandatory part of this course. What could I progress on to? This course is exciting and challenging that leads on to the College’s Level 2 Art and Design programmes in Art & Design and Creative Media Production.

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Art and Design

Creative Media Production

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 2

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3067

Course code: 3081

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

This course is perfect if you’re looking to gain the skills needed for further study in the subject, or you’re looking for entry-level job roles in the creative industries. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or equivalent qualification, such as a Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design.

This course is perfect if you’re looking to improve your media production skills and want to progress onto more advanced study. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or equivalent qualification, such as a Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design.

A portfolio of recent artwork is also required for interview. What will I learn? This course is taught by our experienced professional tutors and will provide a challenging and exciting opportunity for you to express your passion in art and design. Throughout the course you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Drawing and painting • Printmaking • Ceramics • Photography • 2D visual arts • Digital Art • Glass work The assessments are coursework based, and you’ll take part in live projects throughout the year. English and maths is a mandatory part of this course.

Our faciliti es are excepti onal, especially for a Further Ed ucation college

What could I progress on to? Once completed, this course can lead on to the College’s Level 3 Art and Design programmes in Art & Design and Creative Media for Games. You could also begin a career in advertising, illustration and fashion design.

A portfolio of recent artwork is also required for interview. What will I learn? This course offers you the opportunity to express your passion in Creative Media. You will develop your research, planning, presentation, and evaluation skills, as well as developing your knowledge in creative media. Throughout the course you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Animation • Advertising • Audio • Digital graphics • Video In the last term you will create a final project from your own ideas. This work will be exhibited in our end of year show. What could I progress on to? Once completed, this course can lead on to the College’s Level 3 Art and Design programmes in Art & Design and Creative Media for Games. You could begin a career in the games industry as a game designer or concept artist.

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Art and Design

Creative Media Production

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3542Y1 / 3542Y2

Course code: 13193Y1 / 13193Y2

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

This course is perfect for testing and developing your creativity in professional workshop and studio environment. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification.

This course gives you the perfect preparation for an exciting future as an artist or designer in the games industry. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification.

A portfolio of recent artwork is also required for interview.

A portfolio of recent artwork is also required for interview.

What will I learn? This 2 year course is equivalent to three A-Level passes and allows you to develop your creative ability and ideas, through diverse, engaging projects. You will be taught by our specialists tutors in a highly creative environment where you will explore a range of specialist areas including: • Fashion • Craft (ceramics, glass, metal, plastics, textiles, mould-making etc.) • Fine art • Graphic design • Illustration and drawing • Research to develop understanding You will complete a range of units across the two years and 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. What could I progress on to? Once completed, you can progress in-house on to our art degree courses to complete a Foundation Degree (FdA) or BA (Hons) Degrees. You could also begin a career in the creative industry.

What will I learn? The course will give you the opportunity to develop skills in game design and construction in a highly creative environment. You will develop a broad understanding of digital media and be taught by subject specialists. You will gain skills in a range of specialist subjects which includes: • Games Industry • 3D modelling • Animation • Concept art for games • Games engines • Game design At almost £4bn a year, the UK is the world’s fifth biggest gaming market. It is an innovative industry, rich in possibilities, and we want to give students a chance to be part of this exciting future. What could I progress on to? Once completed, this qualification will allow you to progress to University to complete a Foundation Degree (FdA) or BA (Hons) Degree for the games or art and design industry. You could also start a career in the games and creative media industry.

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We encourage you to develop your own style. We will be honest and constructive with our feedback, giving you the freedom and independence to express yourself with your own ideas


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Art and Design Foundation Foundation Diploma Level: 3 Campus: Station Plaza

“Doing the foundation course was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. The level of teaching and support was excellent and the tutors really go that extra mile. I don’t think I would have got into The Slade to study fine art without the encouragement and support the foundation gave me.” Rebecca Evans Previous School: Heathfield Community College Art and Design Foundation student

Course code: 2581 What entry requirements do I need? If you’re ambitious, pro-active and critically aware, and want to progress on to the most prestigious universities at home and abroad, then this course is the perfect way to do so. You will have successfully attained A-Levels or an equivalent Level 3 qualification. Mature applicants without this qualification may also apply. A portfolio of recent artwork is also required for interview. What will I learn? You will develop the making and conceptual skills that will allow you to produce a portfolio of the highest quality. You will be taught by practising artists and designers to help you find a sustainable visual language and your authentic voice. You will have your own space in which to work as well as access to ‘master classes’ run by our specialist tutors. As the course unfolds, you’ll be encouraged to develop an independent attitude and approach which will give you the perfect base for university and beyond into your career. You’ll also be given the creative freedom to explore your own ideas. We will help you with your options after the course and support you with the UCAS application process. What could I progress on to?

Our Art and Design Foundation course is well known and respected by all Universities across the country

Once completed, you can progress in-house onto our degree courses. Many students have gone on to study at prestigious institutions such as The Slade, Goldsmiths, Central Saint Martins, and Ruskin. You could also begin a career in the creative industry through contacts and opportunities you have built up during the course.

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1.5m

vehicles and

2.5m

engines are produced in the UK each year

ÂŁ3bn

will be generated by an opportunity for domestic suppliers to provide parts to UK-based vehicle manufacturers

7

large car and commercial manufacturers call the UK home,as well as 9 bus and coach manufacturers

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ÂŁ60bn

is the annual UK automotive turnover


AUTOMOTIVE TRAINING A MOTORSPORT TECHNICIAN | A MECHANIC | PIT CREW | A BODY SHOP TECHNICIAN | A DISPOSALS COORDINATOR | A SYSTEMS ENGINEER | AN OPERATIONS MANAGER | A MOT TESTER | A VEHICLE TECHNICIAN | A VEHICLE DYNAMICS ENGINEER | A FORMULA 1 TEAM TECHNICAL DIRECTOR

2017

this is when car manufacturing in the UK will break all-time records

www.smmt.co.uk

78%

of cars built in the UK are exported that’s a lot of customers globally

2/3

of the UK’s turnover for the manufacturing comes from automotive manufacturing

8

Fancy working in Formula One? The UK is home to 8 Formula One Teams

82,000

jobs are generated by 2,350 UK automotive supply companies alone

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Vehicle Maintenance

Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Campus: Automotive Centre

Campus: Automotive Centre

Course code: 1438

Course code: 14942

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

This course is perfect for you if you have an interest in cars and want to learn how to maintain them professionally.

This hands-on course will develop your understanding and knowledge of vehicle maintenance to enable you to enter the motor industry.

To apply for this course you will need to have at least GCSEs E-F / Grade 1 in English and maths and successfully complete an interview. What will I learn? You will gain essential knowledge for mechanics and cover the basic technical requirements for the light vehicle repair and maintenance industry. You will also learn about the diverse aspects within the modern retail motor industry. This course develops English, maths, IT and work-skills essential for working in the motor industry. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • 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 What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair or employment as a trainee mechanic, service reception or in vehicle sales.

To apply for this course you will need a successful interview and at least GCSEs D / Grade 3 in English and maths; or successful completion of Level 1 Vehicle Maintenance. What will I learn? This one-year VRQ is designed to provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to become a vehicle technician. The course includes training on the diagnosis of noncomplex system faults for service technicians working on light vehicles (cars and vans) in all types of garages, dealerships and maintenance depots. This course develops English, maths, IT and work skills essential for working in the motor industry. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Health and Safety • Engineering skills • Automotive roles and responsibilities • Engine technology • Chassis technology • Transmission Technology • Vehicle electrical and electronics • Mechanical and electrical fault finding • Vehicle servicing What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair or employment as a Semi-skilled mechanic, Service reception or in Vehicle sales.

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Our Automotive Training Centre is fitted with a full range of Snapon tools, digital diagnostic equipment and industry car bays


“Studying at Sussex Coast College Hastings is great because everything you need is available to you. The equipment is all modern and new and the learning is really hands-on.� Ollie Turk Previous School: Uplands Community College Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance Student

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Customer Service for the Automotive Industry

Diploma

Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Automotive Centre

Campus: Automotive Centre

Course code: 13233Y1

Course code: 19100

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements

This advanced course will improve your knowledge of fault rectification and diagnostic skills. To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths; or successful completion of Level 2 Vehicle Maintenance.

This course will give you all the skills you need for working in a customer facing role in the automotive industry, sales & after-sales, service & parts advisors, and receptionists. To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths, or successful completion of a level 2 qualification in a similar discipline with 80% pass mark including English and maths at Level 2.

What will I learn? This Level 3 VRQ gives you the knowledge and skills about light vehicle technology, required to progress on to university or employment in the automotive industry. You will have the use of our excellent workshop facilities and industry standard equipment. You will work independently and as part of a team to fault-find and diagnose electrical and mechanical faults on a wide range of light vehicles. The course also develops other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Engine diagnostics and repair • Electronic and electrical system diagnostics and repair • Transmission diagnostic and repair • Chassis systems diagnostics and repair What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Higher Education or employment as a skilled mechanic, Service reception or an MOT tester.

What will I learn This course will teach you about the five customer service themes of Foundations, Impression & Image, Delivery, Handling Problems and Development & Improvement. The program will give you a broad set of skills essential for a customer facing job in the automotive industry. You will learn: • Customer service within the automotive industry • Promotion of services or products to customers in the automotive industry • Improve service delivery within the automotive industry • Dealer management systems relevant to the automotive industry • Plan, organise and control customer service operations in the automotive industry • Monitor and resolve customer service problems in the automotive industry • Promote continuous improvement in customer service within the automotive industry You will also develop other essential skills needed to do well in the automotive industry skills such as maths, English and IT, and be given the opportunity to gain work experience. What could I progress on to? On completion of the course you will be able to progress onto Higher Education or start a career in the industry as a sales adviser or customer service representative.

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5.2m

businesses in the UK, which employ

1/3

of all UK businesses are in London and the South East

25.2m

people have a combined turnover of more than

ÂŁ3,500bn

1,391

businesses in London per 10,000 residents

which keeps increasing creating opportunities

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BUSINESS A FINANCIAL ASSISTANT | A MARKETEER | A CUSTOMER ADVISOR | A HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER YOUR OWN BOSS | A TEACHER | A CEO | A FINANCIAL PLANNER | A STOCKBROKER | AN ESTATE AGENT A SALES REPRESENTATIVE | A BUSINESS OWNER | YOUR OWN BOSS | A JOURNALIST | A LEGAL SECRETARY

62%

of UK businesses are sole proprietorships

1% of UK businesses are large,

employing 250+ employees and are responsible for

53% of the total UK turnover

96%

of UK businesses are micro-businesses employing 0-9 people and account for 33% of UK employment

29%

of UK businesses are companies

9%

of UK businesses are partnerships

Let’s do Business

The college hosts business events like the ‘Let’s do Business’ exhibition with over 150 local businesses and 1000s of people attending - could be an opportunity for you

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Business

Paralegal

Diploma

CILEx Certificate

Level: 2

Level: 2

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 2546

Course code: 2193

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

This course will give you a great understanding of business functions, operations and environments, and prepare you for further study or employment.

If you have an interest in working in the legal and law industry and have great communication skills then this course is for you. To apply for this course you will need 3 GCSEs A*-C /Grade 4 and above, plus at least C / Grade 4 in GCSE English.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths; or an equivalent qualification. What will I learn? You will study a variety of topics such as marketing, sales, customer service, and finance and business communications. You will investigate the latest developments and innovations in the business world and gain a solid grounding in essential skills for business, including team working, business ICT, working to deadlines, making presentations and completing assignments. Work experience is an integral part of the course and the college can offer you placements with hundreds of local employers. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Finance for business • Promoting a brand • Introducing retail business • Recruitment, selection & employment • Public sector business • Visual merchandising in retail business • Small business planning • Introducing project management • Delivering & improving customer service • Introducing international business What could I progress on to?

What will I learn? The course will develop your administrative and support skills required for legal secretaries and administrators. During the course you will: • Learn touch-typing keyboard skills • Learn to use audio dictation software to produce legal documents and correspondence • Explore how the legal system works • Study roles found in different legal departments, the courts and their offices • Visit and experience a Magistrates’ Court and a Crown Court Modules include: • Proofreading Test • Legal Text Processing Assignment • Legal Audio Processing Assignment • Working in the Legal Environment Assignment • Portfolio of legal documentation evidence (covering Criminal Law, Family Law, Probate Law, Conveyancing Law, Civil Law and Corporate Law) What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto CILEx Level 3 Certificate for Legal Secretaries, employment in the legal environment with further CILEx study to train towards qualified legal status or an Apprenticeship in administration.

On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 3 Business and then Degree-level studies such as law, accounting, marketing or HR, or an advanced Apprenticeship.

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“The course is really fun and has offered me loads of opportunities to do things, in and out of the college, such as attending business meetings, becoming the course rep and a student governor. All of this has made my experience at the college great.� Reef Atkinson with Luisa Dunford Previous Schools: Ark William Parker and Helenswood Academy Level 3 Business Students www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 89


“I was hired by Santander after my work placement - this is a really exciting opportunity, one that I wouldn’t have had with out this fantastic course.” Taylor-Jane Hustwayte Level 2 Business student

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Business Diploma Level: 3 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 3544Y1 / 3544Y2 What entry requirements do I need? This two-year course is ideal if you have a genuine interest in the theory and the practicalities of business. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English & maths. What will I learn?

“ We have recruited many talented students from the college who work part-time during their business studies; some have decided to then join us full-time to pursue a career rather than opting for university, showing all the business acumen and potential to do well with us.”

The course will provide you with career development opportunities and the chance to study at university. You will need a keen interest in business and be savvy in the local and national economy. Hard work and good research skills are also really important. You will study, in detail, a range of topics and practical skills in: • Marketing • Business environment • Contract and employment law • Event management • Accounting • Enterprise • Business resources • Business communication • Market research in business • Developing teams in business • Business markets and the economy Work experience opportunities in a range of local and regional businesses are also available. What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree-level study such as law, accounting, marketing or HR, or an advanced apprenticeship. Many students go on to study in-house HNC/HND courses in Business here at college.

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COMPUTING CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES A GAMES DESIGNER | AN APP DEVELOPER | A WEBSITE DESIGNER | A SOFTWARE ENGINEER A CONTENT STRATEGIST/CREATOR | AN INFORMATION ARCHITECT | A COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR A TECHNOLOGY TRAINER | A NETWORK ENGINEER | AN IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST | A SOUND ENGINEER

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Information Creative Technologies

Information Creative Technologies

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 2594

Course code: 2552

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’re interested in how IT is used in business and creative environments, then this course is for you. You’ll develop all the skills you need to progress onto the Level 2 qualification.

To build on your keen interest in IT and creative environments, this course will help to equip you with the skills valued by employers and to progress to the next level of study. You’ll learn the skills to produce IT systems and software, websites and mobile apps, and video, graphics and animation.

No formal qualifications are needed to apply, but you will have an initial college assessment to ensure that you have an appropriate level of English, and an enthusiasm for IT What will I learn? You will gain a practical feel for how IT is used in real-world situations. You’ll have to work as part of a team to complete tasks and meet deadlines, as well as negotiating with others to ensure you produce effective work that is of a high standard. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • IT solutions • Design software • Presentation software • Spread sheet Software • Database software • Multimedia software • Word processing software • Imaging software • Building English, maths and employability skills What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto our Level 2 Information and Creative Technologies course, an Apprenticeship in IT, or employment as an IT user, computer operator or content manipulator.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths. What will I learn? You will gain an 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. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • The online world (external examination) • Technology systems (external examination) • A Digital Portfolio • Computational thinking • Computing in the workplace • Creating digital graphics • Mobile apps development • Creating digital video • Creating digital animation • Multimedia products development • Database development What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 3 Computing qualification, IT Apprenticeship or employment as a content creator, technical support, app developer or web developer.

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We have great connections with the local creative technology industry. We invite guest speakers in to talk about the industry and offer students the opportunity to work on live industry briefs


‘The teaching is brilliant and classes are extremely fun. Originally I thought going to college would be very intimidating, but with everyone’s friendly attitude, it didn’t take me very long to adjust to college life.’ Alfie Holloway Previous School: Rye Community College Level 2 Information and Creative Technology

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Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX Diploma Level: 1 & 2 Campus: Ore Valley Course code: L1 19101 / L2 19102 What entry requirements do I need? If you enjoy working creatively on a computer then this course is for you. No formal qualifications are needed to apply for level 1, but you will have an initial college assessment to ensure that you have an appropriate level of English. To apply for Level 2 you will need 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths. What will I learn?

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This course will focus on the basic knowledge and skills required to work in the interactive content creation industry (Level 1) and/or you will build on these/existing skills to prepare you for employment and further education (Level 2). You will develop a wider range of skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas: Level 1 • Interactive media and computer games • Computer Animation and CGI Techniques • Design for the Moving Image • Editing Audio/video for Interactive products • Photo Imaging and Manipulation • Video production, processes and techniques • Web page concepts and creation • Sound recording techniques and technology Level 2 • Working with Interactive Media Briefs • Video Production for Interactive Content • Web Authoring • Audio and MIDI Sequencing Techniques • Sound Production for Interactive Media • Networking Essentials for Interactive Media • Object Oriented Programming • Interactive Product Development

What can I progress on to? On successful completion of either course you could progress onto a higher level of study, whether that is Level 2 or Level 3. There may also be the opportunity to gain employment in the Interactive sector.


Interactive Content: Games, Virtual Reality & VFX

Digital Media

IT (Software Development)

Diploma

Extended Technical Diploma

Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: University Broadcast Centre and Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 19103

Course code: 19105

Course code: 3604Y1 / 3604Y2

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you enjoy working creatively on a computer and want to learn advanced editing and creation techniques then this course is for you.

Digital media is everywhere. We have access to news, films, games and social media at the touch of a button. If you’ve always wanted to learn about how this happens and have ambitions to work in the digital media industry, then this course is for you.

If your dream is to work in software development then this course will give you the knowledge and technical ability to build a successful career, or continue on to study at a higher level.

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths; or successfully completed the Level 2.

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths.

What will I learn?

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths; or successful completion of Level 2 Diploma with Merit or above.

During this 90 Credit Diploma/Extended diploma qualification you will learn aspects of graphic design, content capture, video editing and special effects, computer games design, web design and animation. You will learn how to design and produce your own interactive products including websites, games, interactive videos and VR Content. The course provides students with the skills to analyse, design, create, produce and edit still and moving image content for interactive products.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

During this two-year course you will broaden your digital media knowledge and skills so that you can create interactive content, along with moving image and audio products. You’ll gain desirable skills that media employers are looking for as you’ll be able to contribute during all aspects of the product life-cycle; from concept and design through to full product development and launch. Over the duration of the course you’ll study topics including:

You will learn about all areas of computing from networking and programming to web design and game development.

You will develop your skills, knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

• Media products and audiences • Pre-production and planning • Create a media product • Social media and globalisation • Interactive Media Product • TV and Short Film Production • Research for Product Development • Application of Converging Technologies within Digital Design Proposals

• Understanding Video Technology • Soundtrack Production for the Moving Image • Interactive Media Design • Digital Video Production for Interactive Content • Sound in Interactive Content and Computer Games • Computer Game Development • Human-computer Interfaces for Computer Games • Principles of Software Design and Development • Web Animation for Interactive Media • Image Manipulation Using Computer Applications What can I progress on to? On successful completion of the course you could progress onto a higher level of study at university, or start a career in the Interactive sector.

You will also have the chance to develop your skills further by completing specialist units, for example, radio production or cinematography. You will then have an option to choose one of two pathways to explore in more depth, depending on your desired career path: • Digital Content for Interactive Media • Moving Image and Audio Production What can I progress on to? This course is the equivalent of 3 A-Levels, so on successful completion of the course you could progress onto university to study Broadcast Media, Journalism or Media Studies; or you could start a career in Marketing, Communications, and Digital media.

You will develop your independent study skills and learn how to manage projects; skills which will help you excel in professional environments. When you have successfully completed the course you’ll also receive an industry-recognised accreditation from CISCO. During the course you will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Programming • Systems security • Website development, client and server side • Game design and development • Systems analysis and design • Advanced databases • CISCO systems • Client and server operating systems What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto degree or a HNC/HND in a wide range of computing areas here at college or other universities. You could otherwise gain further professional qualifications or employment as a systems support specialist, software engineer, database administrator or web developer.

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CONSTRUCTION A BUILDER | AN ARCHITECT | A PLUMBER | A BRICKLAYER | A HEATING ENGINEER | AN ELECTRICIAN A SITE MANGER | A PAINTER AND DECORATOR | A CARPENTER | A SURVEYOR | YOUR OWN BOSS A CONTRACTS MANAGER | A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER | A PROJECT MANAGER | A SITE PLANNER

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Basic Construction Skills

Bricklaying

Plumbing and Electrical Installation

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 1

Level: 1

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 9641

Course code: 13205

Course code: 13211

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need GCSE E-F / Grade 2 in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or, successful completion of Extended Certificate in Basic Construction Skills and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

You will need at least GCSE E-F / Grade 2 in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or, successful completion of Extended Certificate in Basic Construction Skills and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

To apply for this course you must have GCSE E-F / Grade 2 in English and maths or successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Extended Certificate in Basic Construction Skills.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

If you are thinking of a career in construction and want to explore a range of craft and building skills before progressing to a Level 2 Diploma, apprenticeship or NVQ then this one-year Extended Certificate in Basic Construction Skills is an ideal place to start.

If you are thinking of starting a career in bricklaying, then this City & Guilds course will give you all the basic skills you need. Bricklaying offers a wide range of opportunities from building and repairing garden walls to the construction of houses and much larger structures, including office blocks and other large-scale architectural works. Qualified bricklayers continue to be in great demand and the job has the potential of being very well paid.

This course will guide you through the basics of Construction and will give you more idea of which trade area you are best suited to. It is also aimed at learners needing to improve their maths and English in preparation for higher level courses. This hands-on course will steer you through a series of training and assessment tasks, developing your skills and knowledge in the following crafts: • Carpentry • Painting and decorating • Plumbing • Bricklaying • Health and safety What could I progress on to? You can go onto study a Level 2 Diploma in bricklaying, site carpentry, painting and decorating or maintenance operations.

During this one-year course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare • Principles of building construction • Building methods • Basic bricklaying skills • Basic block-laying skills • Setting-out buildings The course includes much hands-on learning and provides maths and English tuition to support progress to Level 2. What could I progress on to? You can go onto study City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or City & Guilds Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying (Apprenticeship).

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The course is aimed at 16 -19 year old learners wishing to progress to further learning before entering the plumbing trade. What will I learn? During this City & Guilds qualification, you’ll be given an introduction to the hand skills and knowledge required within the trade with maths and English tuition to support progress to Level 2. Plumbers install, maintain and repair hot and cold water plumbing supplies, sanitation, waste disposal and rainwater systems in both domestic and industrial premises. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Safe working practices • Bending and jointing copper pipe • Steel and plastic pipework • Above ground drainage • Installation, repair and maintenance of plumbing systems • Plumbing science • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 2 Certificate in Basic Plumbing Studies or intermediate Apprenticeship or employment as a: • Plumber • Heating engineer • Air-conditioning and refrigeration systems engineer • Site manager


Painting & Decorating Diploma Level: 1 Campus: Ore Valley Course code: 13208 What entry requirements do I need? You will need at least GCSE D-E / Grade 2 or above in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or, successful completion of Extended Certificate in Basic Construction Skills and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level. What will I learn? During the City & Guilds course you will gain an insight into the variety of building and structures painters and decorators work on. Jobs can range from redecorating houses or office blocks to the application of heavyduty finishes to bridges, ships or oil rigs. The course includes much hands-on learning and provides maths and English tuition to support your progress to Level 2. The one-year course is approximately 60% practical and covers topics including: • Principles of construction • Access equipment • Preparing surfaces • Applying paint systems • Applying foundation • Decorative finishes What could I progress on to? You can progress onto a City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Apprenticeship).

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‘Because there are not so many girls in the trade, it is easier to progress and there is a market for female plumbers. To anyone thinking about studying Plumbing at SCCH, I would say do it! It’s interesting and you will enjoy yourself. You have the six week transition period if you feel another trade is better suited to you, but it is a great course.’ Katie Tritton

Previous school: Bexhill Academy Level 2 Plumbing student

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Site Carpentry

Bench Joinery

Bricklaying

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Level: 2

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 13202

Course code: 18005

Course code: 13484

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need at least GCSE E-F / Grade 2 in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or, successful completion of Extended Certificate in Basic Construction Skills and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

You will need a GCSE D / Grade 3 and above in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Site Carpentry and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

You will need a GCSE D / Grade 3 and above in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or, successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

During the City & Guilds course you’ll learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and a career in carpentry or joinery.

During this City & Guilds course you’ll gain more in-depth knowledge about the trade and be able to develop and practice your skills to help you build a career in carpentry or joinery.

This City & Guilds course will give you a wide range of bricklaying skills and opportunities to practice, while you build and repair garden walls and work towards building a house in our real-life working environment. Qualified bricklayers continue to be in great demand and the job has the potential of being very well paid.

Carpenters can either work in the workshop, creating parts such as doors, staircases and roof trusses or on-site. The course includes much hands-on learning and provides maths and English tuition to support progress to Level 2. During this course you will cover topics such as: • Health, safety and welfare • Principles of construction • Maintaining hand tools • Using power tools • Woodworking joints What could I progress on to? There are many exciting options following this course, from a Level 2 Diploma in Carpentry, Level 2 Diploma in Bench joinery or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Carpentry (Apprenticeship).

As a bench joiner, you’ll be essential to construction. you’ll be creating and preparing the timber furniture, fixtures and fittings for carpenters to fix on-site. This qualification provides the hand skills and knowledge required to meet industry standards with maths and English tuition to support progress to Level 3. During this one-year course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare in construction • Principles of building construction • Produce setting out details for joinery products • Set up and use circular saws • Manufacture bench joinery products What could I progress on to? Completion of this course can lead onto Bench Joinery NVQ Apprenticeship, Level 3 Diploma in Bench Joinery or employment as a bench joiner.

You’ll gain all the skills and knowledge required to meet industry standards with maths and English tuition to support progress to Level 3. During this course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare • Principles of construction • Interpreting working drawings • Setting-out buildings • Building solid walling • Constructing cavity walling What could I progress on to? After this course, you could progress onto Bricklaying NVQ 2 Apprenticeship, Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 or into employment as a Bricklayer.

“Sussex Coast College has successfully vetted and selected many apprentices over the years, across a variety of trades including wet trades, plumbing, carpentry, and decorating. Every apprentice has been an enthusiastic candidate and an asset to us. We always get great support from the college team and I would recommend them to any local company.” - Booker and Best

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Maintenance Operations

Painting & Decorating

Plumbing

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 2

Level: 2

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code:18027

Course code: 13549

Course code: 2321

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a GCSE D / Grade 3 and above in English and maths, or, successful completion of a Level 1 construction craft qualification and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level with a good report for attendance and attitude towards work.

You will need a GCSE D / Grade 3 and above in English and maths and a good school report for attendance and attitude towards work, or, successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating along with successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

You need to have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma in Plumbing & Electrical Installation and successful completion of GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level with a good report for attendance and attitude towards work.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

This City & Guilds qualification is perfect for you if you’re looking to work in the maintenance area of the construction industry. It covers a range of hand skills and the knowledge required for smaller-scale works and prepares you to become multi-skilled operatives.

This City & Guilds qualification will give you hand skills and knowledge required to meet the painting and decorating industry standards. You’ll have a wide range of opportunities to practice your skills from specialist interior decorating and paperhanging to industrial painting work applying protective coatings to structures such as bridges and commercial buildings.

During this one-year course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare in construction • Principles of building construction • Small-scale building repairs • Small-scale painting and decorating repairs • Plastering repairs • Plumbing repairs • Carpentry repairs What could I progress on to? You can go on to complete building maintenance Level 2 NVQ or go into a building maintenance career.

The course will also give you support with maths and English tuition to help you progress to Level 3. During this course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare • Principles of construction • Applying paint systems • Applying standard papers • Producing specialist finishes • Decorative work • Access equipment and working platforms What could I progress on to? After this course, you can go onto a Level 3 diploma in Painting and Decorating, on to an Apprenticeship or go into a career as a painter and decorator.

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What will I learn? You will build on your skills and knowledge you have learnt in Level 1 to help you towards a successful career as a plumber. This course is delivered in realistic working environments where you will see how plumbing can work alongside other construction trades. During this one-year course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety in building services engineering • Electrical principles and processes for building services engineering • Scientific principles for domestic, industrial and commercial plumbing • Common plumbing processes • Cold water systems • Domestic hot water systems • Above ground sanitation • Central heating systems • Drainage Systems What could I progress on to? You can progress on to Level 3 Diploma in Plumbing or a Plumbing Apprenticeship.


Site Carpentry Diploma Level: 2 Campus: Ore Valley Course code: 2628 What entry requirements do I need? You will need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry and have GCSE/Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level with a good report for attendance and attitude towards work. What will I learn? This City & Guilds course will allow you to learn and practice all the skills you need to work in and progress your career in carpentry or joinery. Carpenters can either work in the workshop, creating parts such as doors, staircases and roof trusses or on site. You’ll also be supported with maths and English tuition to support learning. During this one-year course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare in construction • Principles of building construction • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing • Carry out first fix frames, partitions and stairs • Carry out second fix operations • Carry out carpentry maintenance What could I progress on to? You can progress onto Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry, Site Carpentry NVQ Apprenticeship or into work as a site carpenter.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The course is fantastic and has given me a great opportunity to enter an national competition, SkillBuild which I won! and got a bonus from my boss for doing so.â&#x20AC;? Jack Mouat-Harrison Level 2 Painting and Decorating Gold at SkillBuild

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Carpentry

Painting & Decorating

Plumbing

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 13485

Course code: 10620

Course code: 2327

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

You must have successfully completed Carpentry Level 2 and have Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level to progress onto this course.

You must have successfully completed Painting and Decorating Level 2 and have GCSE or Functional skills English and maths at the appropriate level with a good report for attendance and attitude towards work.

To apply for this course you must have successfully completed Level 2 Diploma in Plumbing and GCSE/ Functional Skills English and maths at the appropriate level.

What will I learn? This course will help you improve and develop your skills and help you enter the construction industry as a carpenter at a more qualified level. You will develop a better understanding of site health and safety and of the planning and organisational abilities needed to be successful as an industry professional. By the end of this course you will have gained a Level 3 qualification and have the skills and confidence needed for further study or to apply for a range of jobs within the construction industry, including those at a supervisory level. During this one-year course you will cover topics including: • Health, safety and welfare • Organising, planning and pricing • First fix roofing and stairs • Second fixing double doors and mouldings • Use fixed and transportable machinery

What will I learn? This course will help you improve and develop your skills and help you to become more employable in the painting and decorating industry. We will provide you with the knowledge required to safely and efficiently carry out a wide range of painting and decorating assignments using the right equipment for the job. The one-year course is approximately 60% practical and covers topics including: • Using access and working platforms • Applying hangings • Specialist finishes • Specialist architectural finishes • Using airless equipment • Applying water-borne paint systems • Using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment What could I progress on to?

What could I progress on to? You could progress onto an Apprenticeship or launch your career as a site carpenter.

You could progress onto a work-based NVQ, an advanced Apprenticeship, or a HNC in Construction.

What will I learn? You will build on the knowledge and practical skills gained at Level 2. You’ll also gain great foundations to enable you to go on to specialise in new technologies. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Principles and requirements of environmental technology systems • Plumbing system installation planning • Complex cold water systems • Hot water systems • Sanitation and drainage systems • Central heating systems • Domestic gas principles What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto NVQ, advanced Apprenticeship or Level 4 HNC or degree courses or employment as a: • Plumber • Domestic/Commercial plumbing and heating engineer • Plumbing and heating maintenance engineer • Hot and cold water systems designer • Air-conditioning and refrigeration systems engineer • Site manager

“Modern building techniques such as timber frame construction, requires a highly skilled and innovative workforce to preserve the sustainability of the building project. The Carpentry and Joinery courses at Sussex Coast College explain to the students exactly what is required of them while instilling core values, so that they can leave college with the essential skills they need for a more sustainable future.” - Timberframe www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 107


Electricians and engineers are in demand globally - so you will always find work

92.4%

We have one of the highest success rates in Sussex for engineering

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ÂŁ20,000

is the average starting salary for newly-qualified electricians

Electricians work in a very wide range of areas, from peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homes, renewable energy, the army or working on major engineering projects


ENGINEERING & ELECTRICAL AN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER | A NUCLEAR TECHNICIAN | AN AERONAUTICAL ENGINEER AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER | A MECHANICAL ENGINEER | A SELF-EMPLOYED ELECTRICIAN AN OIL RIG ENGINEER | A TELECOMS ELECTRICAL ENGINEER | A CIVIL ENGINEER

3D Printer

Our workshops house the latest technology and equipment, including a 3D printer

75,000

young people have been employed as apprentices in engineering and manufacturing industries

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£26,019

is the average starting salary for engineering and technology graduates - around 1/5 more than other graduates

1.8M

engineers are still needed to keep up with growing demand by 2020

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Electrical & Mechanical Engineering skills

Electrical Installations

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 17204

Course code: 14924

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’ve always wanted to become an electrician or engineer then this course is a great starting place. You will be given a broad introduction to the skills essential to the profession and offered a great choice of progression routes and options for further study.

This is your first step to becoming a qualified electrician and starting a career in the commercial, industrial or domestic sectors. If you are practical and a good problem-solver this could be the course for you.

To apply for this course you will need 2 GCSEs E-F / Grade 2 and above in English and maths.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including at least C / Grade 4 in maths.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

This course will allow you to explore electrical installations and give you options to experience elements of mechanical engineering. It will stimulate and prepare you for making an informed choice about the area of the industry you want to work in.

During this one-year diploma you will focus 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 workbased evidence, while boosting your maths and science to the level required to progress to a Level 3 course.

It will also give you the essential maths and English skills you need to progress to an Apprenticeship, employment or a Level 2 course. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Electrical wiring, testing and installation techniques • Machining, hand tools and fitting • Welding • Working safely and effectively Classroom topics include: • Electrical / mechanical science • Employability skills • Maths and English What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 2 Electrical Installations or Level 2 Engineering.

You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Health and safety in electrical installation • Electrical installation theory and technology • Electrical installation procedures and requirements • Electrical installation craft skills • Electrical science and principles What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations. With this qualification, you will be at a level which could allow you to become an ‘Electrical Improver’ or ‘Electrician’s Mate’. Additional training and further study will be needed to become a fully qualified electrician.

“The Electrical courses at Sussex Coast College provide learners with an excellent range of skills and in depth electrical knowledge that gives them all the attributes that many local and national employers are looking for.”

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“THEY ADAPT THE TEACHING TO SUPPORT THE WAY YOU LEARN AS AN INDIVIDUAL.” Liam Woodley

Previous school: Bexhill Academy Level 3 Mechanical Engineering student ‘There are lots of inspirational and knowledgeable tutors who are easy to connect with and have similar interests to me. You can have a laugh with all of them, and they get to know you personally and your learning styles. This is the best part of being a student here, because you’re not working for someone who is telling you what to do, but for someone who is guiding you along the right path.’ ‘If you have a small interest in Engineering, it is worth coming along to try it out. The college makes you feel relaxed and there is a mature approachable attitude from the tutors. I feel like my tutors are my equals instead of being higher up than me, which adds so much to my learning experience.’ Liam plans to go to university to study Mechanical Engineering, specialising in Aerospace Engineering. ENGINEERING AND ELECTRICAL | www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 111 www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 111


“There are lots of inspirational and knowledgeable tutors who are easy to connect with and have similar interests to me. This is the best part of being a student here, because you’re not working for someone who is telling you what to do, but for someone who is guiding you along the right path.”

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“The Hastings area is a hotbed of vacuum and photonics technology companies and it is of vital importance to the economic growth of the town and surrounding area that students are given the opportunity to learn the skills required to succeed in this industry. SCCH is helping to do this.”

Engineering

Electrical Installations

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Campus: Ore Valley

Campus: Ore Valley

Course code: 8888

Course code: 14930

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’d rather learn about engineering in a more hands-on and practical way, then this course provides you with a good opportunity to do so. You’ll be able to find out which aspects of the subject interest you the most which could lead to apprenticeships with reputable local engineering companies.

This course will give you a natural progression route to becoming a qualified electrician. It is ideally suited if you have already completed the Level 2 qualification in Electrical Installations (or experience and ability to demonstrate the required knowledge and competence).

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths; or an equivalent qualification. What will I learn? During this one-year BTEC Diploma you’ll discover that it is the ideal entry point into the vastly rewarding world of engineering. The course is a 60/40 mix of practical and theory work, giving you a taste of what it takes to be an engineer in the 21st century. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Engineering machining • Engineering workshop skills • Welding With classroom-based units in: • Engineering maths and science • Computer-aided design (CAD) This will give you a wide range of practical skills in: • Engineering machining • Using Lathes and Milling machines • Manual tools • Welding What could I progress on to? The qualification forms a large part of the Level 2 apprenticeship framework, making students ideal candidates for companies seeking suitable apprentice applicants. You may also progress to the Level 3 Diploma in engineering course.

To apply for this course you will need a suitable Level 2 qualification in electrical installations or significant industry experience. What will I learn? This practical, knowledge-based course will give you the opportunity to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro technology sector. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Electrical installation planning, preparing and designing • Legislation, practices and principles of environmental technology systems • Electrical installation craft skills • Inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electro technical systems and equipment • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electro technical systems • Electrical science and principles • Requirements of BS7671: 2008 ‘2015’ and its application to electrical installations What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto an Apprenticeship, HNC/D here at college or start a career in the industry.

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Engineering Diploma Level: 3 Campus: Ore Valley Course code: 3558Y1 / 3558Y2 What entry requirements do I need? This more technically-based course will give you a broad understanding about the industry’s many fields. You’ll study in the classroom, and support your learning with practical experiences in our fully equipped machine shop and welding bays. To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths. What will I learn? During this two-year Extended Diploma in Engineering, you’ll be able to learn first-hand from our experienced engineer tutors, who have varied high-tech backgrounds. They pass on their knowledge of rapidly developing technologies, and train you to work in modern engineering industries both locally and nationally. You’ll also benefit from the great relationships we have with many of the local and national engineering companies. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Engineering materials • Engineering maths and science • Electronic devices and circuits • Engineering design • Computer-aided design (CAD) Fluid Mechanics and workshop-based units in: • Engineering machining and welding • Engineering workshop skills What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto an Apprenticeship, HNC/HND Engineering courses here at the college or go on to study at university. Or if you wish to start your career you could gain employment as an environmental engineer, vehicle designer, civil engineer, aeronautical engineer, mechanical engineer, marine engineer or in nuclear engineering.

All of our tutors are industry professionals and have expert knowledge and experience they can’t wait to pass on to you

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ESOL Entry Level: 1, 2 & 3

Level: 1 and 2

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: E1 -6058 / E2 -6059 / E3 -6060

Course code: L1-6061/ L2 - 6062

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If English is not your first language, our ESOL courses will help to improve your speaking and writing with practical classes for everyday life and work. You will be initially assessed by our specialist team to determine your course level.

If you have come to live or work in the UK and English is not your first language, our ESOL classes will improve your language skills for everyday life and help you to communicate more confidently. You will be initially assessed by our specialist team to determine your course level.

What will I learn? During the full-time ESOL classes, you will cover the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, as well as the vocabulary, grammar and functional language needed for life in the UK. This course allows you to develop your English through familiar and useful topics including: • Personal experiences • Work • Education • Housing • Family and friends • Health • Shopping • Leisure • Living in the UK

What will I learn? You’ll cover the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as the vocabulary, grammar and functional language needed for life in the UK. This course provides a higher level of training and allows you to develop your English through familiar and useful topics including: • Living in the UK • News & media • Work • Making a difference in society • Education • The environment All courses lead to a widely recognised qualification. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in:

All courses lead to a widely recognised qualification. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in:

• Term 1: Speaking & Listening • Term 2: Reading • Term 3: Writing

• Term 1: Speaking & Listening • Term 2: Reading • Term 3: Writing

What could I progress on to?

What could I progress on to? On completion of the course you can apply for higher level ESOL courses. An ESOL qualification may help you when you are looking for work.

On completion of this course you can apply for other college courses (academic or vocational) depending on your other qualifications.

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14,000

hairdressing apprenticeship started last year, making this apprenticeship 11th most popular

40,000

hairdressing and beauty businesses in the UK 10,000 of these in the South East

9 in 10 salons have reported an increase in male clients

ÂŁ7bn

annual turnover every year - and growing

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HAIR & BEAUTY A BEAUTY THERAPIST | A MAKE-UP ARTIST | A HAIRDRESSER | A NAIL TECHNICIAN | A MASSEUSE A TRICHOLOGIST | A SPA THERAPIST | A MASSAGE THERAPIST | AN AROMATHERAPIST A BARBER | A SALON OWNER | A HOLISTIC THERAPIST | A CRUISE SHIP BEAUTY THERAPIST

180,000 hair and beauty jobs and counting, with a turnover of more than £4.8bn

36,000

hair and beauty businesses in the UK currently - this is steadily increasing

300,000 people work in the industry

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Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing & Beauty

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 1

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 2589

Course code: 8895

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’re interested in staring a career in the beauty industry, then this course is for you. You will need at least 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 and above to apply for this course.

If you’re interested in staring a career in the hair and beauty industry, this course is for you. You will need at least 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 and above to apply for this course.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You’ll get stuck in and hands-on throughout the course and our professional salon environment will give you the experience to develop excellent customer service skills, supervisory skills and organisational abilities.

You’ll be able to gain a great head start in Hairdressing and Beauty during this one-year course. You’ll learn all the basic skills needed to work in the industry.

You will visit a professional beauty show in London and have the opportunity to showcase your skills on our Hair and Beauty Awards evening.

You’ll develop your teamwork and selfmanagement skills and will be able to put your learning into practice in our professional salon. You’ll learn from our professional tutors and be guided while giving treatments to paying customers. You will also develop your functional skills in English and maths, which will enable you to progress to Level 2 courses.

English and maths are a compulsory element of the course. During the course you will explore: • Health and safety in the salon • Basic manicure • Basic pedicure • Basic make-up • The art of photographic make-up • Themed face painting • Skin care • Nail art application • Salon reception duties • How the beauty sector works • Create a hair and beauty image • Professional presentation

You will look at how to assist as well as carry out treatments including: • Shampooing & conditioning • Hand care • Presenting a professional image • Styling men’s hair • Plait and twisting hair • Colour hair using temporary colour • Apply nail art designs • Create a hair and beauty image • Salon reception duties

What could I progress on to? This course could lead onto the College’s exciting Level 2 Beauty Therapy programme.

What could I progress on to? This course could lead onto the college’s exciting Level 2 Hairdressing or Level 2 Beauty Therapy programme.

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We are a Wella Centre of Excellence benefiting from highly trained staff, with a professional working environment and paying customers


“I really love this course. There is so much to learn and every time you come into college you learn something different. I’ve got the best teacher – and I’ve been able to learn so much and pick up so many good tips and techniques from her.” Natalie Graveling

Level 2 Hairdressing Student

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Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 2

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3648

Course code: 3735

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

This course is perfect for you if you are passionate about beauty therapy and have an enthusiasm for helping people to look their best and help them to feel good. We’ll give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to pursue a career in beauty therapy.

This course is perfect for you if you’ve always dreamed about working in a fast moving, imaginative and fun environment. You’ll need to be practical, with a creative flair, a lively personality and a genuine interest in people.

You will need 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, ideally to include English and maths and a Science subject.

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths; or equivalent qualification and a Level 1 Hairdressing or Beauty qualification..

What will I learn? The course is fast-paced and keeps up with the changing trends in the industry. The qualification will give you all the knowledge and experience you need to start a career in the industry. The course is a mixture of practical salon sessions and theory. During the course you will learn: • Enhancing eyebrows • Enhancing eyelashes • Waxing services • Manicure services • Pedicure services • Make-up services • Facial skin care treatment • Effectiveness at work • Promoting services • Health and safety • Salon reception duties

Our beauty tutors have first-hand industry experience working for Clarins, Decleor and Sothys

What will I learn? You will learn a variety of theory-based and practical skills and will have the opportunity of serving paying clients in the college’s own ‘Wella Centre of Excellence’ salons. This will give you excellent customer service, teamwork experience and skills, including: • Advise and consult with clients • Reduce health and safety risks • Professionalism • Shampoo and condition • Scalp and hair treatments • Change hair colour • Style and finish hair • Set and dress hair • Cut hair using basic techniques

What could I progress on to?

You will create your own style portfolio, develop your ideas with a visit to a professional show, and attend a training day at the Wella studios in London. This course is challenging, but you’ll be given the skills you need to enter into the world of hairdressing.

Many students progress in-house onto our Level 3 Beauty Therapy qualification. Others look to start a career in the beauty industry.

What could I progress on to? This course can lead to a varied and exciting career within the Hairdressing industry. You could progress onto a Level 3 qualification, working as a salon apprentice, television or theatrical work, cruise liner hairdressing or session/fashion stylists.

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Beauty Therapy

Hairdressing

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3651

Course code: 3742

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need to have obtained a Level 2 Beauty Therapy qualification or equivalent. This Level 3 course will then give you an understanding of the technical skills needs for the industry.

You will need to have obtained a Level 2 Hairdressing qualification or equivalent. This Level 3 course will build on your knowledge and improve your cutting techniques.

What will I learn? You will be able to learn advanced electrical beauty treatments and continue to build on your industry skills and knowledge. In particular focusing on advanced theory and practice of anti-ageing treatments, treatments designed to improve skin conditions and hair removal techniques.

What will I learn?

You’ll be able to learn and develop excellent customer and supervisory skills in our well-equipped salon, and have the opportunity to visit professional beauty and spa trade shows; discovering new and innovative treatments and products. During the course you will learn: • Body electrical treatments • Facial electrical treatments • Swedish body massage • Pre-blended aromatherapy • Spray and cream tanning • Epilation treatments • Promotional events • Safely control work operations What could I progress on to? There are many career opportunities on offer to students completing this course; such as starting a career in the beauty industry. You may also continue to study for a Level 4 Advanced Beauty Therapy.

You will work in a dynamic and exciting environment, where you will be able to build upon your existing skills and develop a more personalised cutting and colouring technique for your clients. You will learn more theory to underpin your practical skills and you will have the opportunity to work on both ladies and gents in our modern commercial salons. Working as part of a team, you will, at times, be responsible for running reception, being the salon manager and improving customer experience. We will prepare you for work in a highly competitive industry, by giving you the desirable skills that good employers are looking for. During the course you will: • Promote services • Provide consultations • Creatively cut hair • Colour hair • Colour correction • Style and dress hair • Creatively dress long hair • Promotional activities What could I progress on to? Many students often complete other commercial qualifications such as Beauty or Level 2 Barbering to enhance their employability and extend the range of services they can offer their own clients.

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“I feel this industry is great for my artistic flare as I can be really creative with nail art and make people feel good with treatments and massages. All the college facilities are amazing - especially the beauty salon. We’ve got a sauna and Jacuzzi!” Ami Freed

Level 2 Beauty Student

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Spa Therapy Diploma Level: 3 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 7127 What entry requirements do I need? If you are people-focused, passionate about beauty therapy and are interested in a rewarding career, then we can’t wait for you to join us. To study this course you will need to have previously studied Level 2 Beauty Therapy. What will I learn? This one-year Level 3 VTCT Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Spa Therapy) builds on your Level 2 qualification, adding new skills and knowledge of the commercial spa environment. A work placement is essential and will give you valuable experience of the commercial world of spa therapy as well as being an important feature of your CV. During the course you will learn: • How to promote services • Body massage • Stone therapy treatments • Sauna, steam and hydrotherapy treatments • Provide body wrapping • Floatation treatments • Indian head massage • Aromatherapy massage • Promotional activities

You’ll be able to learn in our state-of-the-art Beauty Suite and Spa, which is kitted out with a luxury hydropool, sauna, and steam room

What could I progress on to? There are many career opportunities on offer to you after completing this course; however you can continue to study for a Level 4 Advanced Beauty Therapy or Reflexology.

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43%

of the health and social care workforce is made up of four occupations - care workers, nurses, nursing auxiliaries, and doctors

11,363

2M

businesses in the UK that specialise in child care under the age of 12 who employ

more people will need to be trained and recruited into the Health and Social care before 2022 as the sector grows

180,764

people and counting

ÂŁ121.3bn

Public spending on Health and Social Care

ÂŁ23.2bn

Private spending on Health and Social Care

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4M

people work in the UK Health and Social care sector


HEALTH,CHILD & SOCIAL CARE A NURSERY OFFICER | AN AU PAIR | A PLAYWORKER | A YOUTH WORKER | A MIDWIFE | A NURSE A PSYCHOLOGIST | A SOCIAL WORKER | A PROBATION OFFICER | A CHIROPODIST | A DENTAL HYGIENIST A FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST | A CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST | AN ANAESTHETIST | A PHLEBOTOMIST

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Health, Child & Social Care Combined

Health & Social Care

Diploma

Diploma

Level: Entry

Level: 1

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 14830

Course code: 17747

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you know you want to work in the care industry but are unsure which sector to choose, then this course will help you on to the right path.

If you’re looking to build a career in Health and Social Care then this course will provide you with the perfect stepping-stone.

No formal qualifications needed to apply.

You will need at least 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 and above to apply for this course or have completed the entry level health and social care qualification.

What will I learn? This one-year qualification will give you a taste of what working in health and social care, and with adults or young people with disabilities is like. The course will give you the knowledge and experience in the different sectors so you can understand the roles played by care workers. You will also complete GCSE or Functional Skills in English and maths. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Exploring the range of care provision in the area and the roles of the workforce • Principles and values in care • Communication in care settings • Introduction to healthy eating and drinking What could I progress on to? Once you complete the course you can move onto our Level 1 course in Health and Social Care or in to employment as a care support worker or an individual needs worker.

What will I learn? This one-year qualification will give you an understanding of what a career in health and social care, and what working with adults or young people with disabilities is like. The course will develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of jobs that people do in this sector. You will also complete GCSE or Functional Skills in English and maths. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Exploring the range of care provision in the area • Principles and values in care • Communication in care settings • Introduction to healthy eating and drinking What could I progress on to? Once you complete this course you will be able to progress onto Level 2 First Diploma in Health and Social Care or Level 2 Child care. You must have a clear criminal record to work in this sector.

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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Children and Young People’s Workforce

Diploma

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 2

Level: 2

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 14873

Course code: 14880

Course code: 9982

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If have previous knowledge of the Health and Social Care industry and you’re looking to go more in depth, then this course can help.

If you want to develop your range of skills right across the Health and Social Care sector, then this course will help.

This course is perfect for you if you see yourself working in the children and young people’s industry.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or to have completed a Level 1 Award in Health and Social Care.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grades 3 and above, and C / Grade 4 in English Language.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will be able to build on the knowledge you’ve gained from the Level 1 qualification and learn additional working skills and practices to prepare you for employment in a range of jobs across the health and social care sector.

This one-year BTEC 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 also need to complete GCSE or Functional Skills in English and maths, dependent on your entry grades. During the course you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Human lifespan development • Health and social care values • Effective communication in health and social care • Healthy living and the impact of nutrition on health and well-being • Equality and diversity in health and social care • Individual rights in health and social care • Human body systems and care of disorders • Creative and therapeutic activities in health and social care

During the course you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Care needs • Healthy eating • Communication skills • Creative activities • Health needs • Individual rights and needs What could I progress on to? Once you complete this course you could progress onto a Level 3 course or directly into the workplace. You could work as a care home support worker, individual needs worker, activities leader and a home support worker.

What could I progress on to? Once you complete this course you could progress onto a Level 3 course or you could seek employment within the Health and Social Care sector.

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To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including C / Grade 4 in English Language; or equivalent qualification. What will I learn? This one-year qualification will prepare you to work in a supervised capacity with children and their families. The course combines theory and work experience, where you will gain an understanding of the role of the childcare practitioner in the workplace. We will help you to find the most suitable work placement for you, using our fantastic links with employers. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Support of child and young person development • Children and young people’s health and safety • Support of positive environments for children and young people • Partnership working in services for children and young people • Communication in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings • Personal development in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings What could I progress on to? Once you complete this course you could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young Peoples’ Workforce Early Years Educator.


Children and Young People’s Workforce Diploma Level: 3 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 2571Y1 FT1 Class-based/ Work-based/ 24+ What entry requirements do I need? If you have a passion to work with children or in an Early Years settings, then this course will be the perfect path for you. To apply for this course you will need GCSEs C / Grade 4 in English and maths. What will I learn? During the course you’ll learn the skills and knowledge to be able to become an Early Years Educator, Child minder or Nursery Nurse. It will develop your understanding of how to teach young people and how to do specified job roles in Early Years education. It also offers students personal growth and engagement in learning. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Understand children’s Early Years education and development • Implementing Early Years foundation stage • Diversity, equality and inclusion • Plan and provide effective teaching and learning • Make accurate and productive use of assessment • Develop effective and informed professional practice • Promote the health, safety and well-being of children • Child protection and safeguarding partnership What could I progress on to? Once you complete this course you could progress onto a BTEC Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children’s Services. You could also start your career in the industry as a nanny/au pair, nursery nurse, community nursery nurse, hospital play leader or a holiday company play leader.

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Health & Social Care

Health & Social Care

Diploma

Certificate

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 14887

Course code: 14894

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you have a sound understanding of social care theory and practice, and have the multidisciplinary skills needed to work effectively in a diverse environment, then this course can kick start your career.

This course is perfect if you’re planning to study the subject at university and are looking for a vocational course that is equivalent to A-Levels.

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including maths and English.

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or Level 2 First Diploma at Distinction.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

This one-year advanced-level qualification will enable you to study the subject in more detail and prepare you for possible study at university. You’ll gain an even greater understanding of the subject and learn a range of practical skills in: • Developing effective communication • Equality, diversity and rights • Health, safety and security • Development through the life stages • Anatomy and physiology • Personal and professional development • Sociological and psychological perspectives We will help you to find the most suitable work placement for you, using our fantastic links with employers. What could I progress on to? Once you have completed the course you will be able to progress onto a second year to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma. From here you will be able to go on to university. Or you may wish to go directly into work in the health or social care sector.

The 30-credit BTEC Level 3 Certificate offers a specialist qualification focusing on particular aspects of employment within the health and social care sector. During the course you will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Developing effective communication • Equality, diversity and rights • Health, safety and security either • Development through the life stages or • Anatomy and physiology What could I progress on to? Once you have completed the course you will be able to progress onto the second year to complete the Level 3 Extended Diploma allowing access to university courses in nursing, teaching, or social work.

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Lots of our students take part in work placements across Hastings and Rother, with many of them working in local hospitals, doctors surgeries, care homes and nurseries. They have then gone on to further their knowledge at university


“I’ve always wanted to work in Care and while studying a Level 3 Health and Social care Diploma at the college, I have been able to progress in my role at a care home. The course covers a wide range of subjects such as Equality and Diversity and Health and Safety, but I have found the psychology module particularly useful. The tutors are really easy to get on with and the college offers great progression opportunities. I plan to gain a degree in Health and Social Care here next year .” Sadie Davidson BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care student Soon to be a Level 4 HNC student in Health & Social Care

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Previous School: Ark William Parker Level 2 Hospitality and Catering Student

‘The best thing about this course is being able to do what I enjoy – cooking. I’m able to use the kitchen with the freedom to try new things and have developed customer service skills with paying customers in the college restaurant. The tutors have been so good in teaching me to become more patient with my cooking and they spend more time coaching us on a one-to-one basis - even outside of lessons - so that we can practice tricky things like soufflés! You’ll have such a good time here.’

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Hospitality & Catering

Culinary Skills & Hospitality

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 1

Level: 2

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3717

Course code: 3803

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

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

If your passion is to work in the Hospitality and Catering industry, or you’re progressing from the Level 1 qualification, then this course is perfect for you.

This one-year qualification in Hospitality and Catering combines two areas of study - Food Preparation and Cooking, and Food and Beverage Service. To apply for this course you will need an Entry Certificate or at least 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 and above. What will I learn? This course will give the perfect introduction to food and drink preparation and service.

We have a large stateof-the-art training kitchen for you to learn and practice your skills. We also have a fine dining restaurant so that you can experience serving food and drink to paying customers great work experience for your CV!

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. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Food safety in catering • Introduction to employability in the catering and hospitality industry • Health and safety awareness for catering and hospitality • Introduction to healthy foods and special diets • Introduction to kitchen equipment • Preparing and cooking • Food and beverage service skills What could I progress on to? Once you complete this course you could progress onto a Level 2 Food Preparation & Food Services course or find employment in food and counter service or as food preparation staff.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or equivalent qualification or Level 1 Hospitality and Catering. What will I learn? You’ll develop skills in both hospitality and catering areas and increase your chances of finding employment and securing a more senior role. The course is very hands-on and will build your skills, knowledge and confidence and prepare you for Level 3 study or employment. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Food safety in catering • Health and safety in catering and hospitality • Healthier foods and special diets • Catering operations, costs and menu planning • Preparing and cooking a variety of dishes • Menu knowledge, design and resources Handling payments and maintaining the payment point What could I progress on to? Once you have completed this course you could progress onto a Level 3 qualification here at the college, or find employment as a commis chef, bar, waiting staff or as a housekeeper.

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Hospitality Services

Patisserie & Confectionery and Food & Beverage Service

Professional Cookery, Food & Beverage Service

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 3

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

What entry requirements do I need?

Course code: 14911

Course code: 9745

This course is perfect if you would like to learn more about catering and counter service.

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

To apply for this course you will need at least 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

If you want to acquire expert knowledge of traditional, classic desserts with technical expertise, and have creative flair and a willingness to experiment, then this course is for you.

What will I learn?

To apply for this course you will need at least 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

If you are ambitious, hard-working and want to become a qualified professional, this one-year advanced qualification can help you succeed in this dynamic industry. It is perfect if you have worked in a professional kitchen for some time, or have a Level 2 qualification.

Diploma Level: 2 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 17262

This one year course will give you the skills and competencies needed to understand and practice completing contract style catering and counter service. You will cover the following topics during the course: • Basic food preparation and cooking • Food safety • Counter service What could I progress on to? The course prepares you for further study at Level 3, so you could progress onto a management and supervisory qualification or learn advanced cookery techniques.

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*- C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent.

What will I learn? You will further develop your knowledge and skills, perhaps to become a specialist or move into a supervisory or management role. The course will ensure that you are able to: • Prepare, cook and finish complex bread and dough products • Prepare, cook and finish complex cakes, sponges, biscuits and scones • Prepare, process and finish complex chocolates • Prepare, cook and finish complex hot desserts • Produce sauces, fillings and coatings for complex desserts • Development of recipes and menus • Understand the principles of supervising food and beverage services • Promote food and beverage services and products • Supervise customer service performance in hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism • Understand legislation in food and beverage service What could I progress on to? Once completed, you could progress onto a Level 4 qualification or higher education in a related subject at Degree level. Or you could be employed as a brigade pastry chef or enter a management training scheme.

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What will I learn? This course will give you the opportunity to develop your skills for further study or specialisation or perhaps to move into a management role. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Maintaining food safety when storing, preparing and cooking food • Preparing & cooking fish, meat and poultry for complex dishes • Preparing, cooking and finishing complex soups and hot sauces • Contributing to the development of recipes and menus • Supervising food and beverage service • Understanding legislation in food and beverage service What could I progress on to? Once you have completed this course you can progress on to Higher Education in a related subject at degree level, City & Guilds Level 4 Hospitality Management or find employment as a brigade chef or in a management training scheme in hotels or global companies.


There are lots of opportunities throughout the year for you to see the industry in practice. We visit food markets, live cooking shows as well as taking part in cooking competitions

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We are now working in partnership with Concord Hotels to provide students with the opportunity of work placements all over the country as well as a recognised industry qualification

Hospitality and Catering Supervisory Management

Hospitality Supervision and Leadership

Diploma (Year 1)

Diploma (Year 2)

Level: 2

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3650

Course code: 3650

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

Are you an aspiring Hospitality & Catering Supervisor or Manager of the future? Do you want to progress your career within the Hotel and Events sectors of the industry? If yes, then this course is for you.

If you want to learn more about hospitality, leadership and supervision alongside other key qualities employers demand, then this course will teach you everything you need to know.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or equivalent Level 1 qualification or have some basic skills and experience of the industry.

To apply for this course you will need at least 4 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent Level 2 qualification.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You’ll develop skills in both hospitality and catering areas and increase your chances of finding employment and securing a more senior role. You will build your skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare you for Level 3 study and then into employment and/or further training. Course topics include:

You’ll develop a range of skills in hospitality, leadership and supervision alongside marketing and sales with a customer focused ethos.

• Food safety in catering • Health and safety in catering and hospitality • Healthier foods and special diets • Catering operations, costs and menu planning • Preparing and cooking: stocks, soups and sauces; fruit & vegetables; meat and offal; poultry, fish and shellfish; rice, pasta, grains and egg dishes; cold desserts and puddings; paste products; biscuit, cake and sponge products and fermented dough products • Menu Knowledge, design and resources • Handling payments and maintaining the payment point What could I progress on to? Once you have completed the course you have the opportunity to study a second year and progress onto the Level 3 Hospitality Supervision and Leadership course, which may result in an interview with Concord.

You will complete 5 core units: • Lead a team to improve customer service • Develop productive working relationships with colleagues • Provide leadership for your team • Contribute to the control of resources • Maintain the health, hygiene, safety and security of the working environment You will also develop & improve your skills in: • Marketing & Sales • EPOS Management, including Stock Control, Costings and Basic Book Keeping • Event Management You will also gain an opportunity to undertake work experience in a range of high quality establishments/ departments to put your new skills into practice, and to get a hands-on feel for the career path you have chosen. What could I progress on to? On successful completion of this course you will be given an interview opportunity for the Concord Management Training Programme. The programme could lead onto a successful career with in the company at one of their prestigious hotels somewhere in the UK. This qualification could also provide you with progression onto higher education courses, as well into employment.

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INCLUSIVE PATHWAYS Study programme Level: Entry 1, 2, 3 & L1, L2 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 7189, 17797 & 17798 What entry requirements do I need?

What could I progress on to?

We know that it can sometimes be difficult to reconnect with education and training. We put together our Inclusive Pathways programme to support and build the confidence of young people who want to make a commitment to progress onto mainstream college courses. We will work with you to develop a plan just for you and help you to improve your maths and English, if necessary.

On completion of this course you can continue on the Pathways programme to improve maths and English to Entry Level 3. Progression onto mainstream courses is available for some students and there are opportunities to participate in work placements in the college retail outlets. There is also the possibility of progression onto Apprenticeships, Traineeships or Princeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trust.

No formal qualifications required to apply to this course. What will I learn? This course gives students the opportunity to show their commitment and enthusiasm towards improving their maths, English and life skills. Receiving pastoral care, individual targets and teaching to meet their individual needs. Students can participate in educational visits, work experience, taster sessions and enrichment activities.

We will help you reconnect with education and training

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Music Practitioners Diploma Level: 2 Campus: Ore Valley Course code: 13258 What entry requirements do I need? Our one-year, accredited RSL (Rock School Limited) Certificate for Music Practitioners will introduce you to key aspects in music performance, technology, composition and business. You will gain an insight into the industry and have the flexibility to choose a pathway to suit your aspirations. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths. What will I learn? The UK is recognised as a world leader in both the music and the creative technology industries. These are growing areas in the UK economy and one of our major exports. You will be encouraged to work both within creative teams and independently to fulfil project-based assignments. This course lays the foundations for progress to higher levels of study or work within the music industry. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Music sequencing and production • Careers in music • Digital recording and production • Composing music • Music marketing and promotion • Live Sound Recording • Selling music • Listening to music • Remixing and production What could I progress on to? Once you have completed this course you could go onto study the Music Practitioners Level 3 qualification or start a career as a DJ, performer, sound engineer/technician or a music publisher.

You’ll be encouraged to develop your talent by taking full advantage of our amazing facilities. We have a recording studio and a state-ofthe-art music suite

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Music Practitioners Diploma Level: 3 Campus: Ore Valley Course code: 13179Y1 / 13179Y2 What entry requirements do I need? If you’re dedicated and driven to work in the music industry then this course will give you all the necessary skills to compose, perform, produce and record music to a professional standard. To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification, plus portfolio to demonstrate skills in music or successful completion of Music Practitioners Level 2 Qualification. What will I learn? You’ll build on the skills gained in our Music Practitioners Level 2 qualification, and will work creatively, both on your own and in teams to fulfil project-based assignments in line with industry expectations. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including:

“No matter whether you are a song writer, performer, production engineer or are thinking of moving into production management, these courses will cater for your needs.”

• Music sequencing and production • Live sound recording • Digital recording and production • Composing music for film and documentary • Music marketing and promotion • Working as a freelance music practitioner • Digital synthesis • Remixing and Production • Recorded music performance What could I progress on to? On successful completion of the course, you can progress onto a degree or start your career in the music industry as a performer, sound engineer, sound technician, music publisher or even in event management.

- EW Production Services

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PRINCE’S TRUST TEAM PROGRAMME Personal development course Level: Entry 3, Level 1 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 17522 What entry requirements do I need? This course is for anyone who is aged between 16-25, not in full time employment, education or training, and you don’t need any previous qualifications to apply. What will I learn? This programme is a 14-week personal development course that is designed to build your self-confidence, independence and skills. You’ll learn CV writing, interview and employability skills and qualifications, and be given support and guidance in how to find job opportunities, education or training.

What could I progress on to? The course helps you prepare for the world of work, by giving you experience and skills needed for the work place. You may choose to progress onto Level 1 or Level 2 courses, employment, Traineeships, Apprenticeships or another training programme. Over 80% of our Team members go onto employment, further education or training.

You’ll also get to go on an action-packed residential week and have the chance to take part in community projects. You’ll also complete a two-week work experience placement in an area of your choice, giving you work experience to put on your CV and talk about during job interviews.

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Football Development Academy

Diploma

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Level: 2/3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 9645

Course code: 10626

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

This course will help you to focus and develop many key skills such as time management, self-presentation and the ability to work with a wide range of people.

If you are keen to improve your own football skills and techniques, your own coaching ability or are interested in becoming an official then this course is for you.

To apply for this course you will need an entry certificate or a minimum of 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 and above, including English and maths. What will I learn?

To apply for this course you will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or equivalent qualifications. (A reasonable level of sporting ability is desirable).

During the course you’ll be fully involved with the sport and public service department, and at the start of the year, you’ll be involved in a three-day camp. Once camp is complete, your learning will be put into practice in our fully equipped gym and nearby Horntye Park sports complex. You will benefit from our extensive links with sport and leisure businesses to get a better understanding of the sector through visits, observations, interviews, guest speakers and work shadowing.

What will I learn?

You will study, in detail, a range of topics including:

You will study, in detail, a range of topics including:

• Healthy lifestyle • The importance of participation in sport and active leisure • Sports leadership • How the body works • Customer service skills • Employability Skills What could I progress on to? Once you have completed the course you could progress onto Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport or move into employment as a gym instructor, sports coach, leisure assistant or community sports leader.

This one-year course will give you a Sport based academic qualification alongside industry related qualifications that allow you to develop your skills and knowledge of football, including coaching, participation and officiating. You’ll also have numerous opportunities to gain an insight into the world of semi-professional and professional football through matches, trips and experienced guest speakers. • BTEC Qualification in Sport • FA Level 1/2 Coaching • National Citizenship Award • Sports specific Work Experience • English/Maths • Football training/competition every college day • Up to 22 matches per season What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto further Levels of the Academy programme or any other Sport programme at the college. You may also want to start a career as a football coach, referee, sports leader, recreational assistant or start an apprenticeship in sport.

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Intermediate Sport Studies

Advanced Personal Training

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 9646

Course code: 17503

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you are passionate about sport, exercise and fitness and want to understand the underlying scientific principles and latest ideas on performance, you should join this course.

If you’ve always wanted to be a personal trainer then this course will teach you everything you need to know about creating effective and exciting exercise programmes.

To apply for this course you will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, or equivalent qualification or Level 1 Sport and Active Leisure.

To apply for this course you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

This one-year BTEC Extended Certificate in Sport aims to give you insight into the many disciplines associated with, and incorporated within sport. As well as learning in the classroom, you will use the college’s Station Plaza Fitness gym and nearby Horntye Sports Park enabling you to put learning into practice and develop your practical skills in many different sports. You will begin the year with an induction camp where you will meet all sports and public services peers and gain an NCS award. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including:

We have a state-of-theart fitness suite with fitLinxx equipment and full access to Horntye Sports Park for practical lessons

• Fitness for sport and exercise • Sports injuries • The mind and sports performance • Analysing sports performance • Training for personal fitness • Leading sports activities • Lifestyle and well-being • Running a sports event • The sport and active leisure industry What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport, where further skills will prepare you for a career in sport and active leisure.

Using the fantastically equipped Plaza Fitness centre, you will firstly complete the Level 2 Fitness Instructing Certificate, before extending your knowledge at Level 3 to complete the Personal Training Diploma. You will learn how to create fitness programmes and offer top nutritional advice for exercise. You’ll have the opportunity to enter the YMCA fitness trainer competition, and visit the FitPro live convention. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Anatomy and physiology • Planning and delivering personal training and gym sessions • Applying the principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme • Fitness testing • Advanced exercise technique • The course ensures you have the right English, maths and IT skills for the workplace You can also gain an optional Level 2 YMCA qualification. What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto our Higher Education sports courses or into the fitness industry as a personal trainer.

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Sport Therapies

Advanced Sport Studies

Certificate(s)

Diploma

Level: 3/4

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 10625

Course code: 3609Y1 / 3609Y2

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

Are you passionate about sport and want to pursue a career that allows you to prevent and manage sporting injuries? This course is designed to provide you with the learning, understanding and technical skills to enter the industry or progress to higher education.

Do you have a passion for sport and an interest in the sport and exercise industry? If so, then this is the course for you.

To apply for this course you will need an entry certificate or a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification.

To apply for this course you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification, or Level 2 Sports qualification. What will I learn?

This one-year programme will give you a vocationally related qualification in the context of sports therapy.

This two-year course will give you a wider knowledge of the sports industry, studying a broad range of topics covering practical, theoretical and scientific aspects of sport and exercise.

The course provides you with the skills to work alongside sports therapists and physiotherapists within sports clubs and will enable progression to higher education or employment.

Tutors will share the knowledge of their areas and give you an insight into the sporting industry as a whole: be that a sports psychologist, nutritionist or outdoor educator.

You will study, in detail, a range of topics including:

The course begins with an induction camp and ends with an Outdoor Adventurous Activities week in Snowdonia.

What will I learn?

• Sports massage • Anatomy and physiology • Taping and strapping • Sports injuries • The application of hot and cold techniques • Further opportunities for industry related qualifications What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Higher Education courses here at the college or start a career as a physiotherapist.

You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Principles of anatomy & physiology in sport • Fitness testing for sport and exercise • Fitness training and programming • Sports nutrition • Exercise, health & lifestyle • Sports coaching • Sports injuries • Sport & exercise massage What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto university to study a range of sport-related disciplines or study Higher Education sports courses here at college.

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We have fun and experienced tutors who all have outstanding knowledge of their industry and are extremely passionate about sport and fitness


Jordan Soan

Level 3 Advanced Sport Studies student

“The Snowdon trip was one of the best things I have ever done - I wouldn’t have been able to do without the tutors.”

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Our facilities are fantastic - Resources include a safe haven, a chill out zone, a low arousal environment, sensory room and a creative arts and employability skills environment

Opportunities to progress onto Supported Internships

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We will help you develop skills for everyday life and build up your confidence though taking part in events and shows!


SPECIAL LEARNING DIFFICULTIES AND DISABILITIES We will help you develop employability skills to take part in work experience. If you want to gain further qualifications we can guide and help you progress onto other mainstream courses

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NOCN Award, Certificate or Diploma

Level: 1 & 2

Level: Entry Level

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 18004

Course code: 2401

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

The STEPS programme is designed for young people who require a longer transition period into College. Eligibility is based on a referral from school or other external agency. A willingness to fulfil obligations regarding attendance and behaviour and the motivation to transition onto a mainstream College course the following year.

This course is a personalised learning programme for young people (16-24) who have severe learning difficulties or disabilities. To apply to this course you must have a willingness to fulfil obligations regarding attendance and behaviour and a readiness to learn.

What will I learn?

We offer an Enrichment programme, which is available up to 5 sessions per week. Just ask Student Central for more information on how to join

Supported Education

NOCN Award in Personal Well-being

During the programme you will study areas such as: • Diversity – Beliefs and values • Personal Identity – Developing your own identity • Healthy Lifestyles • Relationships – Understanding feelings and emotions • Risk – making decisions You will also have the opportunity to complete ‘taster sessions’ in other College areas. What could I progress on to? On completion you will progress onto a mainstream course in your chosen area.

What will I learn? The programme aims to develop greater independence and employability skills as well as developing social communication skills. The teaching, learning and support is provided by specialist staff and are highly structured, with clear ownership of space and access to a range of environments. Teaching and learning strategies follow the principles of TEACCH, and can be communicated through PECS and Makaton. Students have access to enabling technology and a real-life home skills area where they can practice their domestic skills and master the use of household appliances. Resources include a safe haven, a chill out zone, a low arousal environment, sensory room and a creative arts and employability skills environment. All students participate in social communication sessions and some students have speech and language therapy. You will explore and develop a range of practical skills in: • Independent living skills • Employability skills • Functional Skills: English and maths What could I progress on to? On completion of this course progression onto mainstream courses is available for some students, others may progress to adult services and there are opportunities to participate in work experience.

Supported Education has accredited status awarded by the National Autistic Society

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Stepping Stones Supported Internship Supported Internship Level: Various Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 19104 What entry requirements do I need? The Stepping Stones programme is designed to support young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities to achieve sustainable paid employment. Applicants must be aged between 16 and 24, have an Education, Health & Care Plan and be motivated to learn new skills and move into work. What will I learn? This programme will equip you with the skills you need for work including: • Independent travel • Money management • Communication in the workplace • Managing anxiety • Time keeping • Understanding expectations The programme will be delivered both at College and at an appropriate workplace. What could I progress on to? This programme is designed for learners to progress from College and into employment.

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TRAINEESHIPS Study programme Level: Entry Levels, Level 1 and Level 2 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 17521 What entry requirements do I need? This course is suitable for those who are 16 -18 and have a Level 3 qualification. Or for those who are 19 - 24 and have a Level 2 qualification. You do not need any previous qualifications to apply for this course, only a willingness to learn. What will I learn? This 12-week programme gives learners two weeks of employability training including interviews with potential employers, and ten weeks work experience. Students will complete a ten week programme which comprises of three days work experience and two days of Functional Skills per week. Students will receive a ÂŁ10 contribution per day spent on work experience, to pay for travel and meals. What could I progress on to? At the end of the programme, each student will be offered an interview by participating employers with a view to obtaining full-time employment or an Apprenticeship. There are also opportunities to progress onto mainstream courses or even participate in work placements in the college retail outlets.

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45%

of the staff in tourism businesses are under 30 in the UK

US$7.6tn

This industry alone generated $7.6tn and 1 in every 11 jobs for the global economy - and is still continuing to grow

2025

By 2025, it is predicted that there will be 2,280,000 Travel and Tourism jobs in the UK - lots of opportunities in this industry

You can travel and work anywhere in the world in this industry

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TRAVEL & TOURISM

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There is now only 1 region in the UK where tourism-related employment provides less than 100,000 jobs, while almost half the regions have over 200,000 people working in the industry

£54,000

A new full-time tourism job is created with every £54,000 increase in tourism revenue in the UK

AN OVERSEAS RESORT REPRESENTATIVE | A BUSINESS TRAVEL CONSULTANT | AIR CABIN CREW | A TRAVEL/RESERVATIONS AGENT A CRUISE ENTERTAINMENT MANAGER | IN AIRPORT SERVICES

70%

of Travel and Tourism businesses employ fewer than 10 people in the UK

www.tourismalliance.com | www.wttc.org

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Air Cabin Crewing Diploma Level: 2 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 1963 What entry requirements do I need? If you’ve always dreamed of working and travelling the world, then this one-year Diploma will help you to get there. To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths; or equivalent qualification. What will I learn? You will be putting all of your learning into practice during this course. You will develop excellent customer service skills and be taught by practising industry professionals and ex-cabin crew staff. The college has a working check-in desk, where you will gain hands-on experience weighing in luggage and printing boarding passes. We are also equipped with a fully functioning section of an Airbus A320, in which you will practice working flight procedures. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Introduction to aviation / airline operations • Aviation health, safety and security • Airline emergency procedures • Cabin crew room duties • Role of air cabin crew (on board) • Preparation for employment as air cabin crew You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the UK’s leading airline’s training facilities at a major UK airport. What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto a Level 3 Diploma or start your career in cabin crew.

We have an aircraft fuselage - fully functioning section of an Airbus A320 - for you to perfect your skills in as well as industry connections with Heathrow and Gatwick

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;The course gave us so much knowledge and confidence to apply for jobs with top airlines. Training in our very own fuselage and learning from our tutors was a huge help in preparing for the British Airways interview.â&#x20AC;? Jodie Christie and Emma Wells, both now flying around the world with BA

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“Even before I’ve even completed my second year, I have a job at Eurocamp as an ‘Apprentice Holiday Courier’. I’m so excited! The tutors here are fantastic and are always there to support you. I also love the uniform - it looks so professional and makes us stand out from the crowd. To anyone thinking of enrolling on a Travel course at SCCH, I say do it! It really sets you up for a career in the travel industry.” Georgina White Travel & Tourism Level 3 Diploma

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Travel & Tourism

Travel & Tourism

Diploma

Diploma

Level: 2

Level: 3

Campus: Station Plaza

Campus: Station Plaza

Course code: 3066

Course code: 3534Y1 / 3534Y2

What entry requirements do I need?

What entry requirements do I need?

If you’ve always had a passion for travel, then this course will give you an understanding of this fastpaced, ever changing industry.

Our two-year Level 3 Diploma will increase your understanding of the world of travel and tourism. If you are interested in bringing holiday dreams to life and would like to pursue a supervisory or managerial role in the industry, this City & Guilds qualification will put you in the right direction.

To apply for this course you will need 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths; or equivalent qualification. What will I learn? Throughout the year you will meet industry professionals who will enhance your learning with their experience and advice. You’ll improve your knowledge of the world and also get to train in our excellent facilities, including a working check-in desk and a fully functioning section of an Airbus A320. You’ll also be invited to attend the leading travel trade exhibition at the Excel Centre in London. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Worldwide travel and tourism destinations • Customer service and selling skills for travel and tourism • Interpersonal skills for the travel and tourism workplace • UK travel and tourism destinations • Resort representatives • Global distribution systems • Travel planning • Principles of customer service What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 3 Travel and Tourism Diploma or employment as a retail travel consultant, tour guide, holiday advisor (holiday rep), business travel agent, cruise ship personnel, hotel personnel (UK and Overseas), tour operator personnel or into conference and event management.

To apply for this course you will need 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, including English and maths; or equivalent qualification. What will I learn? Throughout the course you will meet industry professionals, invited in as guest speakers to enhance your learning experience and help you choose the correct career path. You’ll also be able to get involved with work experience opportunities with many of out fantastic industry links. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Worldwide travel and tourism destinations • Overseas representatives • Conferences and events • Planning and delivering guided tours • Investigating the cruise industry • Respond to emergency problem situations • Developing an entertainments programme What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto City & Guilds Extended Diploma (year 2) or employment as a retail travel consultant, tour guide, holiday advisor (holiday rep), business travel agent, cruise ship personnel, hotel personnel (UK and Overseas), and tour operator personnel or into conference and event management.

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28.2%

of UK officers are female in the 43 police forces across the UK

ÂŁ21,000

can be the average starting salary for a qualified paramedic

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ÂŁ21,583

can be the starting salary for a trainee firefighter

207,140

police workers in the UK across 43 police forces


UNIFORMED PUBLIC SERVICES IN THE ARMED SERVICES | A POLICE OFFICER | IN THE FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES | IN THE AMBULANCE SERVICE | A CRIME INVESTIGATOR | AN EVENT ORGANISER | A PERSONAL TRAINER A TEACHER | A CRIMINOLOGIST | A PROBATION OFFICER | A HOMICIDE SERVICE CASEWORKER

4.1%

more recruits are needed to meet the Armed Forces target

143,200

people work as a full-time trained army recruit

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There are over 250 roles and 54 apprenticeships you can progress on to in the Army or RAF

The army offers Apprenticeship programmes that you can apply for, or you could find employment or go to university after successfully completing this course

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Foundation Sport & Public Service Skills Diploma Level: 1 Campus: Station Plaza Course code: 9647 What entry requirements do I need? This course will help you to focus and develop many key skills such as time management, self-presentation and the ability to work with a wide range of people. To apply for this course you will need an entry certificate or a minimum of 2 GCSEs E-G / Grade 1 and above, including English and maths. What will I learn? During the course you’ll be fully involved with the sport and public service department, and at the start of the year, you’ll be involved in a three-day camp. Once camp is complete, your learning will be put into practice in our fully equipped gym and nearby Horntye Park sports complex. You will benefit from our extensive links with sport and leisure businesses to get a better understanding of the sector through visits, observations, interviews, guest speakers and work shadowing. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Healthy lifestyle • The importance of participation in sport and active leisure • Sports leadership • How the body works • Customer service skills • Employability Skills What could I progress on to? Once you have completed the course you could progress onto Level 2 BTEC Diploma in Sport or move into employment as a gym instructor, sports coach, leisure assistant or community sports leader.

You will attend Army Camp, where you will learn survival skills and complete an army assault course. You will also take part in a Remembrance Day Parade in November

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Kieron Bracey

Level 3 Uniformed Public Services student

â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The course was single-handedly one of the best experiences of my life. There was not one day where I dreaded coming into college. I believe two vital parts of this course will help me excel in my career; the most important is the physical fitness. Since joining the UPS course I have lost 2.5 stone and have improved my cardiovascular fitness tenfold. This has given me an edge over some of the other officers. The second thing is discipline. This is vitally important, especially when you are a public body. I have now applied to work for the Ministry of Defence Police and am currently half way through the initial vetting procedure. The section I have applied for is Operational Support Unit (OSU), and within 12 months I want to have started the 17-week training course.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;

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To apply for this course you will need an Entry Certificate or minimum of 4 GCSEs A*-D / Grade 3 and above, including English and maths; or equivalent qualifications.

To apply for this course you will need an Entry Certificate or minimum of 5 GCSEs A*-C / Grade 4 and above, or equivalent qualification or Level 2 Public Services.

What will I learn?

What will I learn?

You will begin the year with an induction camp where you will meet all students within the department and start developing the skills required to be a successful UPS student.

You will begin the year with an induction camp where you will meet all Sports and Uniformed Public Service students within the department and start developing the skills required to be successful.

Learning will take place in the classroom, the college’s Station Plaza Fitness gym, nearby Horntye Park Sports Complex and Hastings Country Park.

The course is taught by experienced public servants with strong links to a range of services.

You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Role and work of the public services sector • Working skills in the public service sector • Health, fitness and lifestyle for the public services • Citizenship, society and the public services • Crime and its effects of society and individuals • Promotion of public service provision • Land navigation by map and compass • Multi-day expedition experience What could I progress on to? On completion of this course you can progress onto Level 3 Public Services where further skills will prepare you for a career in the Public Service Industry.

Students will get the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience through a range of voluntary events, such as organising Black Tie Charity Auctions to raise funds for various charities. You will study, in detail, a range of topics including: • Team leadership • Citizenship and diversity • Command and control • Discipline • Physical fitness • Outdoor and adventurous activities • Planning for and management of major incidents • Multi-day expedition experience What could I progress on to? Once you have completed this course you could progress onto Higher Education or university to further your skills to prepare you even more for a career in the Public Service Industry. Career options include: police officer, military, fire-fighter, paramedic, prison officer or teacher.

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Did you know?

Did you know?

We will support you

You will achieve a full set of qualifications as an Apprentice

Our Apprenticeship team has over 1,500 links with local businesses across Sussex. We can therefore offer you exciting career opportunities. We will offer you and your employer all the support and guidance you need to make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not left alone once you are in the working world.

Depending on your Apprenticeship level, you will qualify with a Competence Qualification (which could be the equivalent of 2 A-Levels) as well as a Technical Knowledge Qualification. You will have also developed a wealth of skills for your future.

Did you know?

Did you know?

That employers love Apprenticeships too

We can offer you the chance to progress on to a Higher Apprenticeship

9 out of 10 employers who hire Apprentices report benefits to their business. Apprentices learn from others in the business who have a wealth of skills to pass down to the next generation of employees. These Apprentices are usually retained in full-time employment afterwards.

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We offer our students so many progression routes. Apprenticeships are great to get further industry related qualifications. Higher Apprenticeships are Higher Education/ degree equivalent qualifications for the workplace - without the debt!


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AN APPRENTICE What levels of apprenticeship are What qualification will I get? available to me? We offer a range of apprenticeships across a There are three levels of apprenticeship: 1. Intermediate Level Apprenticeship Working towards a work-based Level 2 competence qualification, as well as Functional Skills (if required) and in most cases a relevant knowledge-based qualification. A Level 2 Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grades A*–C /Grade 4 and above. 2. Advanced Level Apprenticeship You can expect to gain a work-based Level 3 competence qualification, as well as Functional Skills (if required) and in most cases a relevant knowledge-based qualification. A Level 3 Apprenticeship is equivalent to 2 A-levels. 3. Higher Apprenticeship You’ll work towards a work-based Level 4 competence qualification and a learningbased qualification (if required) and a knowledge-based qualification such as a HNC/HND. The Government is committed to expanding the number, range and quality of apprenticeships that offer progression onto degree level study.

wide range of industry sectors.

All of our apprenticeships will include the following elements: •

A competence qualification (NVQ or Diploma), a flexible qualification that’s delivered in the workplace

A technical qualification which will demonstrate that you’ve developed skills and gained understanding of theoretical ideas surrounding your industry

A module on employee rights and responsibilities

A module on personal learning and thinking skills

You may have to complete Functional Skills (Maths, English and some include ICT). Those who have already achieved the appropriate grades will be exempt (proof must be provided)

When you successfully complete all the above elements you will receive an Apprenticeship Framework Certificate, proof of your new nationally recognised qualification.

Entry requirements For Intermediate, Advanced and Higher Apprenticeships you will need: •

A contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week; and to successfully complete a probationary period at work

Meet with the Apprenticeship Team to discuss your GCSE qualifications and industry/work experience to determine your Apprenticeship level

Successfully complete assessments in English, Maths and ICT (if necessary). The initial assessments and interviews will be carried out at the college

You may be required to regularly attend college depending on your Apprenticeship (maximum 1 day a week)

Functional Skills Depending on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Functional Skills in English, Maths (and possibility ICT) for any Apprenticeship you undertake.

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Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll spend most of your time with your employer gaining industry knowledge and experience. Your employer will pay your wage, so you will need to find a company that needs an apprentice and is happy to employ you before you start the programme.

Useful links for Apprenticeships For more general information visit the following website: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk To apply for an Apprenticeship just visit: www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship www.sussexcoast.ac.uk/apprenticeships www.1066jobs.com

For advisory, conciliation and arbitration services visit www.acas.org.uk.

For more information about your rights or joining a union visit www.worksmart.org.uk or www.unionlearn.org.uk.

What will my Apprenticeship cost me? If you are aged 16 -18 it wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t cost you anything. If you are aged 19 and over, your employer will be asked to pay a contribution towards your Apprenticeship programme.

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Interviews

Offers

If we have all the information we need on your application form, we will invite you to an interview. The sooner you return your form, the sooner you’ll receive an interview.

At the end of your interview, you will be given written confirmation of any exam grades (or other requirements) you need to secure your place. Once your place is confirmed, you will continue to receive information about starting college and your journey to an exciting future will begin.

You will receive a letter telling you what you will need to bring with you on your allocated day and time, as a general rule, these are held weekly. The interview is a good opportunity to find out more about your chosen subject (s) and 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.

Can’t make up your mind? If you can’t decide on a course, don’t panic. You can include all the ones that you are interested in, on your application form (a copy of this is at the back of this prospectus) and then discuss them with us at interview. We also offer bookable guidance appointments for you to explore your options. The most important thing is you eventually enrol on the course that’s right for you.

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 in your exam results and we’ll contact you to tell you exactly when you start your course.

Course Cancellations In the unlikely event that your course is cancelled, we will do our best to find you an alternative course to help you succeed in your career ambitions. Where possible, any payments towards the cost of your course can be transferred to your new course. Any refunds will be credited by bank transfer (BACS) to your bank account.

Although it helps to have your application in early, it’s never too late to apply and we are always here to advise you on your options, just call 01424 458465 or email admissions@sussexcoast.ac.uk to speak to our friendly Student Advisors. 188 | www.sussexcoast.ac.uk | 01424 458465 | info@sussexcoast.ac.uk


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COME ONE OF US We want to make your application to SCCH easy. You can use this prospectus, our website and the open evenings to find out as much as possible about us and the courses you want to study.

The easiest way is to apply through UCAS Progress

UCAS Progress is a website that is being used by secondary schools to help young people make decisions about their next steps after GCSEs. UCAS Progress allows students to search and apply online for post-16 courses. You can apply to Sussex Coast College Hastings through UCAS Progress following the steps below: 1. Sign up to UCAS Progress - before you can apply for courses you’ll need a login. You can get this from your school or you can register yourself. 2. Research career and job ideas - there’s a range of tools and information to help you work out what you’d like to do. 3. Search for courses 4. Save courses to your favourites page when the time comes to apply, you won’t need to search for them all over again. 5. Complete your profile 6. Make an application - apply to courses on your favourites list. UCAS Progress applications can be submitted after 1st October. However, you can start your applications by researching and completing your profile at any time.

3 other ways to apply

In person

Online

1. Visit Station Plaza - and ask for Student Central at reception.

If your school is not using UCAS Progress or you are a 19+ learner, apply via the following methods: You will need your predicted or actual results to hand: 1. Visit www.sussexcoast.ac.uk 2. Search for your course(s) 3. Click the ‘Apply’ button - found at the bottom of the course page.

You will need your predicted or actual results to hand:

2. Remove the application form in the back of this prospectus 3. Fill it out in capital letters - using black ink. If you need any help, you can ask one of our Student Services team members.

4. Fill in the application form

4. If you’re under 16 - ask your parent/ guardian to sign the form.

5. If you’re under 16 - your parent or guardian should check the consent box.

5. Hand in your completed form to Student Central

6. Download the form - and give it to your current/previous school or college for completion.

6. Take the reference form to your current/ previous school or college for completion

Post

Apprenticeships

You will need your predicted or actual results to hand: 1. Remove the application form in the back of this prospectus 2.

Fill it out in capital letters - using black ink only.

3. If you’re under 16 - ask your parent/ guardian to sign the form. 4. Hand the reference form to your current/ previous school or college for completion 5. Some schools will ask to see your completed application form and send it to us on your behalf 6. Post it to us - at Station Plaza, Station Approach, Hastings, TN34 1BA.

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Applying for Apprenticeships couldn’t be simpler. Whether you have an employer or not, you can still apply to become an Apprentice. If you are in employment or have been offered an Apprenticeship job, either you or your employer can contact the Apprenticeships Team and we will be happy to do everything to help you start an Apprenticeship. If you are not employed, we can help you find suitable employment to enable you to become an Apprentice, by matching your skills and interests to the current vacancies. Contact us by: Calling: 01424 458340 Emailing: apprenticeships@sussexcoast.ac.uk Visiting: www.sussexcoast.ac.uk/apprenticeships


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