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Welcome Dear Colleague, At Wakefield College, our learners are at the heart of all we do and we recognise that everyone has different ambitions and needs. We offer a fantastic choice of 14-16 courses and some of the best training facilities in the region, alongside high quality teaching and superb levels of support. Our ultimate aim is to help young people in the district to succeed and to achieve their full potential. This prospectus is designed to give members of staff in schools an idea of the wide range of courses available to 14-16 year olds at the College as part of our offsite learning curriculum offer. These are delivered across our three campuses and will engage, stimulate and inspire young people. We also offer guaranteed post 16 progression opportunities to the young people who participate in our courses. We are an agile and forward thinking College and are always looking to further develop our relationships with partner schools. If you require any support with your curriculum offer, please do not hesitate to contact the 14-16 Unit. I do hope you decide to work collaboratively with us. Best wishes,

Sam Wright Principal

Contents 14-16 Team James Pennington

14-16 Programme Manager: Partnerships Tel: 01924 789744 Email: j.pennington@wakefield.ac.uk

Sandra Lockett

14-16 Programme Coordinator (ECT and Step Up) Tel: 01924 789742 Email: s.lockett@wakefield.ac.uk

Jane Fitzpatrick

School Liaison Coordinator (Diploma and Young Apprenticeship Programme) Tel: 01924 789743 Email: j.fitzpatrick@wakefield.ac.uk

Kayleigh Moore

14-16 Learning Support Assistant Tel: 01924 789746 Email: k.moore@wakefield.ac.uk

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Simon Rimington

Transitions Project Coordinator Tel: 01924 789746 Email: s.rimington@wakefield.ac.uk

General Telephone: 01924 789789 Course Information: 01924 789111 Minicom: 01924 789270 General Enquiries: info@wakefield.ac.uk Course Information: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk Website: www.wakefield.ac.uk All Wakefield College Prospectuses are available in text format on the College website. Alternative formats are available on request. Phone 01924 789228 for details.

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Working in Partnership, Aspiring to Excellence Wakefield College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, attainment, achievement and progression across the District.

Dedicated to encouraging and enabling the continued participation of young people in education and training, Wakefield College 14-16 programmes aim to raise awareness of, and increase participation in, Further and Higher Education. We offer schools across the District and beyond a comprehensive range of activities for pupils who are looking to enhance their curriculum, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of opportunities in Further Education and employment.

We are delighted to announce that our Progression Agreements helped increase progression figures for our learners from 51% in September 2011 to 62% in September 2012. We hope to increase this figure again in 2013.

Calendar of Events

Details of the full criteria are available on request from the 14-16 Unit. If you have any questions please contact Sandra Lockett on s.lockett@wakefield.ac.uk or call: 01924 789742.

January 31st 14-16 Prospectus Launch @ Castleford Campus

Learner Reporting

Thornes Park Open Evening Date - Thursday 28th February 2013 (5pm - 8pm)

Following consultation and a working party involving partner schools, we have developed a new reporting mechanism to give schools more detailed information on their learners’ progress at Wakefield College.

There were almost 300 learners of compulsory school age participating in 14-16 courses at Wakefield College in September 2011 and we sincerely hope that you find, within these pages, information that will assist you in broadening your school curriculum and widening student participation in work-related learning.

The new Half Term Review charts progress against specific modules within each course in addition to the general update on Attendance, Attitude, Effort and Behaviour. The report allows our tutors to set personal goals and targets for students which are specific and measurable. We feel this will not only benefit schools but also help our learners’ development on the course and help them to take ownership of their personal progress.

We look forward to working with you.

Learner Voice

James Pennington: Programme Manager Partnerships

Progression Agreements

The Wakefield College 14-16 Progression Agreements aim to maximise the opportunities for Step Up learners to progress from their 14-16 studies into post-16 study with us. They demonstrate our commitment to strengthening links with partner schools and rewarding the success, hard work and dedication of young people accessing 14-16 provision at the College. The Progression Agreements will reward students who pass their course and demonstrate excellent attendance and behaviour over the duration of their 14-16 study. The Agreements are now active and will be valid for learners in the current Year 11 cohort applying to Wakefield College during the year.

At Wakefield College we value the opinions of our learners and in order to acknowledge that, we have included a Learner Voice section in the new Half Term Review reports. This section encourages our students to make comments on their report and set themselves targets and goals for the forthcoming half term. It also enables us to monitor the popularity and success of our courses and ensure that our curriculum offer and delivery is current and attractive to our learners.

Open evenings

City Centre Campus Open Evening Date - Thursday 28th February 2013 (5pm - 8pm) Castleford Campus Open Evening Date – Thursday 28th February 2013 (5pm - 8pm) March - 14-16 Expression of Interest forms to be returned to 14-16 Unit - Taster Sessions available for learners considering applying for 14-16 courses - Year 10 Taster Day – Thursday 28th March 2013 April Applications for 14-16 courses to be sent to 14-16 Unit May - 14-16 Celebration Evening at Castleford Campus - Interviews for 14-16 link courses to commence June - Admission and induction arrangements agreed for 14-16 link courses - Term Ends – Friday 28th June 2013 - A Level Taster Days – Thursday 27th and Friday 28th June 2013 July - Year 10 Taster Days – Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July 2013

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How to use the 14-16 Prospectus How to use the 14-16 Prospectus

Early College Transfer

Other Courses

You will find within this Prospectus a list of courses and activities offered by Wakefield College. This list is not exhaustive or prescriptive as we aim to work with schools in assisting them to deliver their own individual curriculum plans. We will endeavour to meet all requests for accredited courses, provided we receive them by March 2013. This includes our Step Up provision and other School Link part-time programmes. Requests received after this date will be subject to negotiation and remaining capacity within the College. We anticipate that this Prospectus will be used in the main by school staff, in selecting provision that meets with the school curriculum and plans for WRL cohorts, Gifted and Talented, and Early College Transfer students. In selecting a course, please look at the information provided on duration, whether it is a part or fulltime course, and at which campus it takes place.

Wakefield College is committed to supporting both learners and partner schools through its ECT Programme. This provision suits young people looking to follow a vocational pathway in a mature and new environment. The interest in this provision is beginning to grow and to ensure that a learner has the best possible chance of securing a place on programme applications should be sent to the 14 -16 Programme Coordinator by Friday 3rd May 2013.

Requests for all short courses should be made directly to the 14-16 Manager, before March in the academic year preceding the September start. College staff will then meet with school representatives to agree further details. Please use the form at the back of the prospectus to indicate your interest.

How to Apply

Functional Skills

Please contact the 14-16 team with all your enquiries.

Step Up Courses On Step Up courses requests for places must be made to the 14-16 Programme Coordinators by March 2013. Students must meet the entry criteria for each course and may be required to undergo an interview and testing prior to selection for a September start. When making decisions on your requirements this year, please give serious consideration to the needs of your cohort, the level of their ability, funding for the programme, and your transport arrangements. For all School Link courses it is also highly advantageous to the learners for staff from the two institutions to work together on agreed schemes of work, and delivery through joint attendance in class. A shared responsibility for the learners is expected and welcomed.

Completed applications must be returned by 6th May 2013 at the latest. Applicants are then assessed for suitability for their chosen course by College Tutors, and will be required to undergo an interview and testing prior to selection onto the ECT programme. Selection is dependent on a commitment from the applicant to attend interview and liaise with the College throughout the selection process. Early College Transfer (ECT) students study Functional Skills in addition to their chosen subject areas. These Skills will form an integral part of all programmes of study. The subjects and levels studied will be determined by a student’s needs and prior attainment. Functional Skills are the skills that are commonly needed for success in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. The three main skills: • Mathematics • English • Information Communication Technology (ICT) • One year full-time accredited courses are tailored to meet the needs of Early College Transfer students. Functional Skills are also studied by full-time students. • Two year part-time accredited courses are either offered through our Step Up programme, or arranged independently with schools. These are for Key Stage 4 pupils who will complete the course by the end of Year 11. • Short Courses can be either accredited or non-accredited and are suitable for KS3 and KS4 students. Connexions PAs should share course information with students whom they anticipate will be working towards our accredited qualifications, so young people may make an informed choice.

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School Liaison Offer At Wakefield College, we are committed to working collaboratively with our partner schools. We offer a vast number of Taster Sessions, Master Classes and other school liaison activities that are available to school age learners in all of our subject areas. The sessions are delivered at all three of our campuses and aim to give young people an exciting and challenging first experience of our College and motivate them to apply for a programme of study when they leave school. In addition to the activities listed, we offer Discovery Days and Campus Tours throughout the year and are happy to deliver presentations and ‘Taster’ activities in schools. A full list of activities available can be found in the Wakefield College School Liaison Brochure. To book places or discuss further how we can meet your school’s needs, please contact Jane Fitzpatrick, 14-16 Unit.

High Expectations Our policies on attendance and standards of work are there to ensure that students demonstrate a full commitment to their study and are ultimately successful. We will expect students to meet or exceed their target grades, and we will enjoy being able to celebrate their success in achieving these high standards.

14-16 Activity Descriptions and Costs Rates represent a delivery cost, covering staffing and consumables only. There may be, in addition, a programme area weighting to accommodate the additional costs of high resource areas and/or small group sizes. These are negotiated with schools on an individual basis. Full details of provision and school liaison activities can be found on page 30.

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Celebration Event Wakefield College held its second annual 14-16 Celebration Event in May 2012 at the Castleford Campus. The event celebrated the successes and achievements of learners on the various 14-16 link courses at our three campuses. Over 180 learners, parents, teachers and College staff gathered for a buffet. This was followed by keynote speaker Gavin Scott, who engaged the audience with a mind mapping exercise about Mohammed Ali, encouraging the young people to have high aspirations and be the best they could possibly be. All students in attendance were invited on stage and were presented with a Certificate of Achievement by Castleford Tigers stars (and former Wakefield College learners) Daryl Clark and Charlie Martin. College tutors nominated star pupils in their programme areas and awards were decided after deliberation between the 14-16 Unit, College Principal Sam Wright and Assistant Principal Jo Simister.

Winners on the night were: Construction Award: Josh Fawcett – Royds School Care & Early Years Award: Simone Luckhurst - Brigshaw School Hair & Beauty Award: Lauren Lancaster - Featherstone Technology College Motor Vehicle & Engineering Award: Alex Hirst - Wakefield City Academy Wakefield College Progression Award: Levi Willoughby - Level 2 Hairdressing The Principal’s Award: Stephanie Smith – Cathedral Academy 14-16 Student of the Year 2012: John Burden – Kettlethorpe High School All winners were presented with a trophy and a prize donated by College partners/sponsors. We look forward to this year’s event which will be held in May 2013.

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At Wakefield College students can take advantage of our specialist facilities for the study of Animal Care. Our Animal Care teaching team is made up of experts in a variety of fields including veterinary nursing, care of exotic species, animal breeding, animal science and conservation. We have a permanent collection of exotic and mammalian species at the Wakefield City Centre Campus and a number of breeding programmes planned. Our partnership with Askham Bryan College in York enables our students to have access to additional species and facilities at this specialist agricultural college.

Animal Care Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care QRN: 500/8365/X Wakefield Level 2 One year full-time ECT

Course Code   Campus Level Course Type

At Wakefield College students have the opportunity to use the specialist facilities located at our City Centre Campus to study Animal Care. The Animal Care teaching team members are experts in a variety of fields including veterinary nursing, care of exotic species, animal breeding, animal science and conservation. We have a permanent collection of exotic and mammalian species and a number of breeding programmes planned. Our partnership with Askham Bryan College (York) enables our students to have access to additional species and facilities available at this nearby specialist agricultural college.

What students will study The course consists of units in: Animal Industry and Organisations This will give students an understanding and awareness of different businesses and organisations. Industry Experience All students have the opportunity to carry out work experience. An externally marked Integrated Vocational Assignment is a compulsory part of the qualification.

“I prefer college to school as it is more of a relaxed atmosphere.” Year 10, L1 Construction, Kettlethorpe High School

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How students will learn Students will study at College through practical work, group work, work experience and discussion. All students receive comprehensive tutorial support and guidance.

How students will be assessed On completion, students receive a grade profile for each of the six units and an overall qualification grade of pass, merit or distinction.

Entry requirements Predicted grades A*-D at GCSE including English, or working at National Curriculum Level 5-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Level 1 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. A commitment to Animal Care would be beneficial.

Attendance Attendance is over four days with one day out of College for work experience.

Further study Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management.

Career opportunities Students will be qualified to take up employment in a wide range of Animal Care settings such as boarding kennels, veterinary surgeries, grooming services, pet shops and zoos.

Animal Care Studies the housing, nutrition, grooming and handling of a range of animals. Animal Health This specialist unit introduces students to the maintenance of animal health and first aid. Care of Exotics Develops practical competence in caring for a range of exotic species. Introduction to Biology Studies basic concepts in Biology and provides the underpinning science needed by students wishing to progress onto the National Diploma.

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Wakefield College’s childcare courses have been developed by experienced professionals and equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge to enjoy a rewarding career working with children. 14-16 students can start with one of our introductory courses which can lead on to study at a higher level.

Childcare & Early Years Entry Level Certificate in Preparation for Childcare QRN 100/2051/2  Castleford and Wakefield Entry Level 3 Two years part-time

CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Children Course Code   Campus Level Course Type

This CACHE Certificate will provide students with a basic introduction to the Early Years sector.

What students will study Students will study subjects such as caring for children, human development, play, and Health & Safety.

How students will learn Students will learn the basic principles of caring for children through a variety of practical and theory sessions.

How students will be assessed Students will be assessed through assignments and practical assessments in College to meet national standards.

Entry requirements

“I have really settled into college now and I am enjoying all the practical work we do.” Curtis Hillyard, Year 10, L1 Motor Vehicle, Royds School

Minimum Entry Level 1 and 2 in literacy and numeracy and interest in the subject along with a good reference from the school.

Attendance One half day (three hours) per week, over two years. Attendance is required at all timetabled sessions.

Further study Students who achieve the qualification may progress to a Level 1 course in Childcare or Health & Social Care.

QRN 501/1015/9 Castleford and Wakefield Level 1 One year full-time ECT Two years part-time Step Up

Course Code   Campus Level Course Type Course Type

This course will provide students with an introduction to the Early Years sector.

What students will study

Students will study subjects such as caring for children, human development, play, and Health & Safety. We also offer a job orientation unit to enable students to gain an understanding of how to apply for jobs. Full-time students will also attend classes in Maths, English and IT.

How students will learn

Students will learn the basic principles of caring for children through a variety of practical and theory sessions.

How students will be assessed

Students will be assessed through assignments and tests set by both the College and external bodies to meet national standards.

Entry requirements

Predicted grades D-G at GCSE including English and Mathematics, or working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Related interests or experience will also be considered as will a good reference from the school.

Attendance

Required at all timetabled sessions.

Further study

Students who achieve a Merit or above and excellent tutor reports may progress to a Level 2 course in Childcare or Health & Social Care.

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Construction is one of the UK’s major industries and contains many different skills and employment opportunities. Our construction courses are taught at our Castleford Campus with its state-of-the-art facilities and teachers who combine academic experience with practical know-how.

Construction Entry Level Award in Construction QRN 500/6054/5 Castleford Entry Level 3 15 weeks part-time Step Up Edexcel

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Construction Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

This course gives students the opportunity to sample various sectors of the Construction Industry and also acquire valuable employability skills. Students can then progress onto a Level 1 course to further their studies.

What students will study

The course includes the following units: • Developing Home Improvement Skills • Producing a Timber Product • Decorating Household Goods • Producing a Product • Preparing for an Interview • Interview Skills

How students will learn

Case Study

Matthew Turner – Construction Step Up Matthew was at Kettlethorpe High School when he started his Step Up Construction course at Wakefield College and is now doing a Level 2 Joinery Apprenticeship.

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How students will be assessed

All units are internally assessed at Wakefield College by our staff and then externally verified through Edexcel.

Entry requirements

QRN 500/6668/7 Castleford Level 1 One year full-time ECT Two years part-time Step Up

Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

What students will study The course introduces students to three employment areas within the industry. Depending on the programme followed, students may study any of the following: • Electrical installation • Joinery and Carpentry • Bricklaying As part of the one year full-time course students will also be expected to work towards a Functional Skills qualification. This will involve: • Attending Skills workshops to develop and practise IT skills • Number and Communication skills • Building a portfolio of Functional Skills evidence from the assignments/projects completed as part of the course. It is important that students continue to develop their skills as both employers and universities are looking to recruit people with a good level of Number, Communication and IT skills.

How students will learn

Minimum Entry Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy and an interest in the subject, with a good reference from school.

This is a practical, work-related course. Students learn by completing 15 projects that are based upon realistic workplace situations and activities.

One day (four hours) per week for 15 weeks.

How students will be assessed

Students who achieve the qualification will automatically progress to a Level 1 Construction course for the remainder of the academic year at Wakefield College.

Entry requirements

Attendance

Further study

All units are internally assessed. At Wakefield College the course is delivered and assessed by our own staff and externally verified through Edexcel. Applicants must have predicted D-G grades at GCSE in four subject areas, or be working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills.

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Attendance Three days per week in College with option of one day per week work experience for ECT students. One day per week for part-time students.

Further study

Completion of the construction and Functional Skills components provides a good basis to move onto more advanced work-related qualifications.

Career opportunities

With further training or study, students may progress into careers in the Construction industry including: • • • •

Electrical Installation Carpentry and Joinery Bricklaying Other related trades such as plumbing and plastering.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction QRN 500/7240/7 Castleford Level 2 Two years part-time Step Up/School Link

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

What students will study The course provides a foundation for those students wishing to investigate work within the Construction industry. The course is made up of 8 units which include: • Introduction to the Construction Industry • Investigating Health, Safety and Welfare • Construction Science and Mathematics • Construction Processes and Operations • Construction Methods and Techniques • Construction Drawing Techniques

How students will learn In subject specific theory classes.

How students will be assessed Assessment is continuous and comprises a mixture of practical work and assignments.

Entry requirements Predicted A*-D at GCSE, or working at National Curriculum Level 5-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Level 1 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. A good interest in the construction industry would be beneficial.

Attendance One full day per week for 36 weeks over two years.

Further study Provides a good grounding to progress to a more advanced course, such as the Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Career opportunities A BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction prepares the student for employment and with further training or study; students may progress into careers in the Construction industry including Architectural Design, Surveying and Site technician. 14-16 Prospectus 2013/14

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Our Castleford Campus boasts a comprehensive range of Engineering courses and well equipped workshops which include IT and CAD/CAM. Areas covered include Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Maintenance, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Plant Engineering and Fabrication/ Welding. The courses on offer are specifically designed to meet the needs of students who are just starting out in Engineering.

Engineering EAL Level 1 NVQ Certificate in Performing Engineering Operations QRN 501/0274/6 Castleford Level 1 One year full-time ECT

Level 2 Extended Certificate in Engineering SUBJECT TO APPROVAL Course Code Campus Level Course Type

What students will study

This programme consists of two compulsory units:

• Working safely in an engineering environment • Developing yourself and working with other people in engineering activities.

Plus two or more optional units: • Making components using hand tools and fitting techniques • Engineering machining • Assembling mechanical components • Working with sheet metal • Working with thick plate • Joining using welding techniques • Using oxy-fuel gas cutting equipment • Assembling electrical circuits.

How students will learn

This course is a practical, hands-on programme.

“College is good and the course is great. The tutors are really fun and we all get on well with them.” Ashley Stead, Year 11, Kettlethorpe High School

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How students will be assessed

Portfolio and practical tasks are undertaken and assessed on this course.

Entry requirements

Predicted D-G at GCSE including English and Mathematics, or working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. A headteacher’s report and Progress File/ Record of Achievement will be taken into consideration.

Attendance

Full-time attendance for one year course. 6 hours per week over two years for part-time programme.

QRN 500/7577/9 Castleford  Level 2 Two year part-time Step Up

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

An ideal course for students interested in a career in the Engineering sector and offering excellent progression opportunities in both Mechanical and Electrical/Electronic Engineering.

What students will study Students will complete five units: • Working Safely and Effectively in Engineering • Interpreting and Using Engineering Information • Using Computer Aided Drawing Techniques in Engineering • Engineering Marking Out • Electronic Circuit Construction

How students will learn By a mixture of classroom work for the theory elements and workshop sessions for the practical work.

How students will be assessed Assessment is continuous and will consist of the completion of written assignments and practical assessments in the workshops.

Entry requirements Students will need a keen interest in Engineering and a good school report.

Attendance Four-and-a-half hours per week for two years.

Further study NVQ or Level 2/3 Diploma in Engineering or an apprenticeship (employment permitting).

Further study Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations.

Career opportunities

A range of careers in the engineering industry.

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Wakefield College has established itself as a firstclass training provider for hairdressing and beauty therapy, with a reputation for developing and supporting learners to a high standard. Students work at our beautifully appointed professional salon, “Elements”, taking advantage of its superb facilities and the chance to provide hair and beauty services to paying members of the public.

Hair & Beauty VTCT Level 1 Certificate in Beauty Therapy QRN 500/8919/5 Castleford Level 1 One year full-time ECT Two year part-time Step Up

Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

This course gives students an excellent introduction to the beauty industry.

Case Study

Jenny Varrier - Hairdressing

Jenny Varrier came to Wakefield College in September 2009 on a Step Up course to study Level 1 Hairdressing alongside her GCSE subjects at Kettlethorpe High School.

“I had wanted to do hairdressing since I was young so when the opportunity came up at school, I thought I would give it a try! “It is a great course and I learned a lot over two years which helped prepare me for the Level 2 course. When I first started the fulltime course, I was often asked to demonstrate techniques which I had already grasped from the Step Up course.

What students will study This course covers the basic skills for someone wishing to begin work within the beauty industry: personal presentation, salon Health & Safety, reception skills including telephone/communication skills, client care and assistant skills including facial and manicure.

How students will learn Practical with some theory.

How students will be assessed By practical assessment, oral questions, assignments and written questions.

Entry requirements Predicted grade D-G at GCSE, or working at National Curriculum Level 5-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Full commitment to the course, basic co-ordination skills and an ability to interact with others.

VTCT Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector QRN 500/8707/1 Castleford Level 1 One year full-time ECT Two year part-time Step Up

Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

What students will study

This course covers the basic skills for someone wishing to begin work within the Hairdressing industry: personal presentation, salon Health & Safety, reception skills including telephone/communication skills, client care and hairdressing assistant skills including shampooing, conditioning and colouring.

How students will learn Practical with some theory.

How students will be assessed

Practical assessment, oral questions, assignments, written questions.

Entry requirements

Predicted D-G at GCSE, or working at National Curriculum Level 5-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Full commitment to the course, basic co-ordination skills and an ability to interact with others. Satisfactory interview with College tutor.

Satisfactory interview with a College tutor.

Attendance

Attendance

Full-time attendance over one year, or three hours per week over two years for the part-time programme.

“I chose to come back to Wakefield College as the facilities for hairdressing are excellent. They also gave me the opportunity to improve my Maths grades through Functional Skills.

Full-time attendance over one year, or three hours per week over two years for the part-time programme.

After College, Jenny is hoping to gain the qualifications required in order to teach hairdressing and has taken advice about suitable courses from her tutors.

the Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Specialist Techniques.

Further study Suitable and successful students may wish to progress to

Further study

Suitable and successful students may wish to progress to one of the Level 2 Diplomas in Hairdressing Beauty Specialist Techniques, Combined Hair and Beauty or Women’s Hairdressing.

Career opportunities

Assistive role in a hairdressing or beauty salon, cosmetic counter consultant.

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Hair & Beauty VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Services QRN 500/9071/9 Castleford Level 2 Two year part-time Step Up/School Link

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing Services (QCF) is an intermediate vocational qualification that focuses on the development of a broad range of women’s hairdressing skills and reception duties. This certificate will develop the knowledge and skills required to assist technical staff in hairdressing. The purpose of this qualification is to develop a high level of occupational ability and provide a sound platform from which to progress to a Level 2 NVQ or Level 3 Diploma.

Attendance One full day per week for 36 weeks over two years.

Further study This programme can lead onto further study in Level 2 and 3 Barbering and Hairdressing programmes (subject to the learner having appropriate levels in literacy and numeracy).

Career opportunities With further training this course can lead to positions such as stylist or senior stylist amongst a range of other careers in the Hairdressing industry. This qualification may also lead directly into supervised employment.

What students will study Mandatory Units • Salon reception duties • Follow Health & Safety practice in the salon • Working in the hair industry • The art of dressing hair • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector • Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp • Client consultation for hair services Optional Units • Display stock to promote sales in a salon • Promote products and services to clients in a salon • Plaiting and twisting hair • The art of colouring hair • Style and finish African type hair • Provide scalp massage services

How students will learn This course has both extensive theory and practical modules

How students will be assessed The course units are delivered and assessed internally by College staff and externally verified by VTCT staff.

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“It is a really good experience. The tutors are really helpful too; if you get stuck with something they always know how to help.” Laura Oxley & Megan Ridgeway, Year 11, Level 2 Beauty Therapy, Brigshaw High School

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VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Services QRN 500/9127/X Castleford Level 2 Two year part-time Step Up/School Link

Entry requirements

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

The VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Services (QCF) is a specialist vocationally related qualification for Beauty Services. Learners will develop the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to perform facial cleansing, toning and moisturising treatments and apply make-up for clients. Students will also develop the knowledge and skills to provide manicure and pedicure treatments and nail art services. Learners will also develop the knowledge and skills required to work with colleagues, carry out reception duties and learn how to comply with health and safety requirements in the salon.

Predicted five A*-C grades or working at National Curriculum Level 5-6 at the end of KS3. An interest in the Beauty Therapy industry is beneficial.

Attendance One full day per week for 36 weeks over two years.

Further study This programme can lead onto further study in Level 2 and 3 Beauty Therapy programmes (subject to the learner having appropriate levels in literacy and numeracy).

Career opportunities This qualification may lead directly into employment in the beauty therapy industry as a junior beauty therapist in a salon or self-employment as a beauty therapist.

What students will study Mandatory Units • Apply make-up • Follow Health & Safety and safety practice in the salon • Provide facial skin care • Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector • Client care and communication in beauty-related industries • Provide manicure treatments • Provide pedicure treatments Optional Units • Display stock to promote sales in a salon • Salon reception duties • Shaping and colouring eyebrows • The art of photographic make-up • Provide nail art

How students will learn This course has both extensive theory and practical modules.

How students will be assessed The practical and theory course units are delivered and assessed internally by College staff and externally verified by VTCT staff.

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Wakefield College has a long history of teaching in the Health & Social Care sector and has developed a range of courses at different levels preparing students for a variety of careers within the industry.

Health & Social Care Edexcel Level 1 Certificate in Health & Social Care QRN 500/5458/2 Wakefield Level 1 One year full-time ECT

Applied GCSE in Health & Social Care Course Code Campus Level Course Type

What students will study This course provides an introduction to the skills, knowledge and understanding required to prepare students for work in the Health & Social Care sector. It is designed to help them develop their own personal skills in areas such as team work, career planning, communications and problem solving. Projects and assignments are based on realistic workplace situations and activities. Students will also have work placement experience.

How students will learn

Classroom-based sessions, practical sessions, group work and independent research using Library facilities.

How students will be assessed

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Assessment is through assignments and externally set examinations.

Entry requirements

Predicted D-G at GCSE including English and Mathematics, or working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Related interests or experience will also be considered as will a good reference from the school.

Attendance

Full-time attendance in College.

Further study

Students achieving a merit or above may progress onto the Level 2 course in Health & Social Care or the Childcare equivalent.

Career opportunities

Depending on the student’s age, they may progress into employment in some areas of Health & Social Care.

QRN Edexcel 500/4446/1 Castleford & Wakefield Level 2 Two year part-time Step Up/School Link 

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

What students will study The course gives students a good grounding in the major issues within Health & Social Care, covering how people grow and develop from birth to old age and how the personal relationships they form affect their lives. Students also learn how to look after their own health and well-being.

How students will learn Classroom and practical sessions, group work and independent research using our Library facilities.

How students will be assessed The course is assessed by portfolio building and by external examination.

Entry requirements

Predicted grades A*-D at GCSE including English, or working at National Curriculum Level 4-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Level 1 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. An interest in working with people in Health & Social Care would be beneficial.

Attendance Two-and-a-half or five hours per week over two years.

Further study

Further courses available at Wakefield College are:• Level 2 Diploma in Health & Social Care • AS/A Level Health & Social Care • CACHE Certificate for the Children and Young People’s Workforce

Career opportunities

Students may progress straight into employment, but must be 18 years of age to work in a residential home.

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All our courses take place at the modern, purpose-built centre for Hospitality & Catering at the City Centre Campus. Our facilities include: • Luxury 70 seater Gaskell’s Restaurant • Reception and advance booking area • Bar • Four additional industry standard training kitchens • Conference suite for 90 people • 60 seater student, staff and visitor dining and reception area • 60 seater state-of-the-art TV style demonstration theatre • 20 unit dedicated computer suite with access to broadband Internet •Spacious, comfortable and well-appointed classrooms • We offer the best qualifications available in order to meet the needs of our students as well as the needs of the industry. • Our team of dedicated lecturers comprises highly qualified industry and education professionals.

Hospitality & Catering City & Guilds Introduction to the Hospitality Industry QRN 500/7468/4 Wakefield Level 1 One year full-time ECT

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

The Hospitality & Catering Industry offers a large selection of career paths in professional cookery, food service, bar service and hotel work. This practically-based programme will provide you with the basic skills that you will need to either get employment or progress to the next level.

What students will study Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Customer Service, Food Service, Drink Service, Basic Food Preparation, Food Safety, Personal and Social Development and Functional Skills. A large proportion of your studies will take place in our training restaurant, bar and kitchens.

How students learn By carrying out practical classes in our training facilities and by classroom-based activities including lectures and resource-based learning.

How students will be assessed Each unit is assessed by a separate assignment and/or set tests.

Entry requirements Entry Level 3 in Literacy and Numeracy. Consideration will be given regarding entry requirements for any students with extenuating circumstances.

Further study Level 2 in Professional Cookery and Food Service.

Career opportunities This programme can lead on to more advanced qualifications that will open the door to a wide range of careers in the Hospitality Industry.

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Our computing facilities provide excellent opportunities for study. These are based at our City Centre Campus and include access to our state-of-the-art Library and multiple IT suites. Our computing students gain valuable employability skills to prepare them for future work in information computing technology. This can be in the computing sector, the business-computing sector or in the information technology sector. To 14-16 learners, we offer the Diploma in Digital Applications for IT users (DIDA) and this can be studied at Level 1 or Level 2.

Information Communication Technology ICT Foundation Wakefield Level 1 One year full-time or two year part-time Step Up course BTEC/DIDA

ICT Intermediate Campus Level Course Type Course Type Course Type

What students will study The course provides a broad-based general awareness and understanding of Information Communication Technology. Students will study topics such as handling and presenting Information, IT systems, using information resources, multimedia and preparing for employment.

How students will learn

By a combination of practical use of ICT and associated theory.

How students will be assessed Continual assessment throughout the course with short answer tests for three of the units.

Entry requirements

“I enjoy the course and hope to learn new skills and get as good as possible at what I do� Asa Hopkins, Year 10, L1 Motor Vehicle Freeston Academy

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Predicted D-G at GCSE, or working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Applicants will also be asked to satisfactorily complete a short piece of work, and attend an interview. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills.

Attendance

Full-time or part-time.

Further study

Students with an overall merit may progress onto other courses such as Level 2 Diploma in IT or Business and Administration Level 2.

Career opportunities

Successful completion of the course with a good overall standard of achievement can lead to employment in an appropriate field.

Wakefield Level 2 One year full-time ECT two year part-time Step Up course  BTEC/DIDA

Campus Level Course Type Course Type Course Type

What students will study Students will study topics such as handling and presenting information, hardware and software, programming, graphics, networks, website development and multimedia. Students will also study Functional Skills and there is the opportunity to take either a GCSE in English Language or Mathematics.

How students will learn

By a combination of practical use of ICT and associated theory.

How students will be assessed

Students will be continually assessed during the year building a portfolio of evidence of their work. There are externally set and marked assessments for two of the units. Functional Skills will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence and external assessment.

Entry requirements

Predicted A*-D at GCSE in four subjects including English or Mathematics, or working at National Curriculum Level 5-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Level 1 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. A recommendation from school is also required.

Attendance

Full-time or part-time.

Further study

Students who have obtained an overall merit may progress onto the GCE in Applied ICT course.

Career opportunities

Students who have obtained an overall merit may progress onto an Apprenticeship or computer related employment.

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At Wakefield College students can acquire both practical production skills and an understanding of current practice in the Arts and Media industries. The School of Media, Art and Design is staffed by experienced people, many with backgrounds as photographers, artists, graphic designers, sound recordists and journalists. Students will be able to develop skills in specific areas such as Fine Art and Design in various forms, TV and Video, Radio and Sound Broadcasting, Journalism, Photography, Multi-Media, Web Design or Desk Top Publishing. We have a range of specialist workshop facilities for 3D Sculpture, Multimedia, Digital Video, Painting and Drawing, Printmaking, Ceramics and Textiles and two dedicated Graphic Design areas. There are regular special events and exhibitions throughout the year, showcasing our students’ work.

Media, Art & Design Edexcel Level 1 BTEC Introductory Diploma in Creative & Expressive Arts  QRN 500/1005/A Wakefield Level 1 One year full-time ECT

Further study

Course code Campus Level Course Type

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and study a variety of different areas within Performing Arts, and Art and Design. Throughout the year there will be various visits to art galleries, theatres and other places of interest relating to their studies. Students will work in both areas to develop their understanding and skills, specialising in the area of their choice in the last term. They will be able to build their confidence, their ability to create work and, with the support of staff, achieve their full potential and personal goals.

On successful completion of the course to a minimum of a Merit standard, students will be able to move on to a Level 2 course in a related subject, e.g. the Level 2 Diploma in Performing Arts or the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design course. Alternatively students may choose another Level 2 course in a different sector.

Career opportunities As the course is designed to give students an insight into the industry they would normally progress onto a higher level course which would enable them to find work in a wide range of areas related to the performing arts such as an actor, dancer, choreographer, performer, playwright, director, community arts worker, teacher or entrepreneur.

What students will study

“The facilities at College are excellent - it’s a completely different environment to what we are used to.” Molly Fellows, Year 10, Royds School

Developing Skills in Performing Arts; Showing Your Work (Performing Arts); The Healthy Body; Explore Visual Language in Art, Design and Media; Explore and Develop Art, Design and Media Ideas; Carry out a Personal Project in Art, Design or Media.

How students will learn The course will be delivered through a series of workshops and practical sessions. Students will have the opportunity to work in our specialist studios and theatres.

How students will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical based project work in performing arts and art and design.

Entry Requirements Predicted D-G at GCSE including English, or working at National Curriculum level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Related interests and experiences, commitment and enthusiasm would be beneficial.

Attendance One year full-time.

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In the fully-equipped Motor Vehicle workshops at our Castleford Campus students can study qualifications in Motor Vehicle/Motorcycle Engineering and Body Repair and Refinishing.

Case Study

Daniel Hartshorne – Motor Vehicle

Motor Vehicle Entry Level Certificate in Motorcycle Systems Maintenance QRN 501/0610/7  Castleford Entry Level 3 Two years part-time Step Up City & Guilds

Entry Level Certificate in Vehicle Systems Maintenance Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

Campus Level Course Type Course Type

This course is designed for students who wish to acquire the basic skills and knowledge relevant to various areas of the motor vehicle industry and prepare for further study.

What students will study

What students will study

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Health & Safety Engineering equipment and materials Vehicle power units Steering, braking and suspension systems Routine maintenance Wheels, tyres and exhausts Body repair Motorcycle maintenance

How students will learn Through a combination of practical and theory work.

“I found the Step Up course really good. It gave me a good basic knowledge of Motor Vehicle which helped me to progress onto other things. We also got to do things I didn’t expect from the course such as bodywork. I was nominated for an award for the work I had done on the course, which was really pleasing.

How students will be assessed

“When applying for Apprenticeships I found I had an advantage at Wakefield College as I already knew most of the tutors and knew my way around the College.”

Attendance

Daniel wants to be a full-time mechanic once he has finished his Apprenticeship.

Course Code

This course is designed for students who wish to acquire the basic skills and knowledge relevant to the maintenance and repair of motorcycles and prepare for further study. Most aspects of motorcycle service and repair at Foundation Level. The course is composed of eight units, including:-

Daniel studied on a Level 1 Step Up Motor Vehicle course at Wakefield College four years ago when he was a pupil at Kettlethorpe High School. He is now in his second year of a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

QRN 501/0610/7  Castleford Entry Level 3 Two years part-time Step Up City & Guilds

By continual assessment within the workshops and by written and oral testing.

Entry requirements Minimum Entry Level 1 and 2 in literacy and numeracy and an interest in the subject, along with a good reference from the school. Four hours per week over two years.

Further study Students who achieve this qualification may progress to the Level 1 course in Motor Vehicle studies.

Most aspects of motor vehicle service and repair at Foundation Level. The course is composed of eight units, including:• • • • • • • •

Health & Safety Engineering equipment and materials Vehicle power units Steering, braking and suspension systems Routine maintenance Wheels, tyres and exhausts Body repair Motorcycle maintenance

How students will learn Through a combination of practical and theory work.

How students will be assessed By continual assessment within the workshops and by written and oral testing.

Entry requirements Minimum Entry Level 1 and 2 in literacy and numeracy and an interest in the subject, along with a good reference from the school.

Attendance Four hours per week over two years.

Further study Students who achieve this qualification may progress to the Level 1 course in Motor Vehicle studies.

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ABC Level 1 Certificate in Motor Vehicle Studies QRN 500/4220/8  Castleford Level 1 One year full-time ECT Two year part-time Step Up

Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

This programme offers the opportunity to develop practical skills relevant to the servicing and repair of motor vehicles.

What students will study • Health & Safety • Engineering equipment and materials • Vehicle power units • Steering, braking and suspension systems • Routine maintenance • Wheels, tyres and exhausts • Body repair • Motorcycle maintenance

How students will learn

A combination of practical and theory.

How students will be assessed

By continual assessment within the workshops and by written and oral testing.

Entry requirements

Predicted D-G at GCSE, or working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Related interests or experience will also be considered.

Attendance

ECT – full-time over one year. Step Up - two-and-a-half hours per week over two years.

Further study

Progress onto the City & Guilds Level 2 or Apprenticeships (Employment permitting)

ABC Level 1 Diploma in Motor Vehicle Studies 500/4209/9 Castleford Level 1 Two year part-time Step Up This course offers an ideal introduction and excellent progression opportunities for students interested in vehicle mechanical systems, body repair and refinishing or motorcycle service and repair.

What students will study Ten units: • Health & Safety • Engineering Equipment and Materials • Compression Ignition Power Units • Spark Ignition Power Units • Engine Liquid Cooling and Lubrication Systems • Vehicle Inspection • Vehicle Body Repair • Vehicle Refinishing • Vehicle Valeting • Motorcycle Maintenance

How students will learn Through a combination of practical and theory work.

How students will be assessed Assessment is continuous and practical work will be assessed in the College workshops.

Entry requirements Students will need a keen interest in the automotive area and a good school report.

Attendance

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Young Apprenticeship Programme (Motor Vehicle)  88% Diploma (Engineering)

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James Pennington, Programme Manager: Partnerships said “I am delighted with the increased numbers of young people progressing from school link courses to full time courses in Year 12. We are committed to working with schools to provide young people in the district with the opportunity to follow their chosen career path from an early age. Our Progression Agreements have been a huge success and it is always great when you see learners around college that started on a 14-16 programmes and have gone on to study Level 2 and 3 courses with us. The best part of the job is seeing their successes at the Celebration Evening and being able to say we’ve helped play a part in their development.”

Four-and-a-half hours per week for two years.

Further study Level 2 study (or an apprenticeship, employment permitting) in vehicle mechanical systems, body repair and refinishing or motorcycle service and repair.

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The Music industry is the third largest exporting industry in the UK and the School of Popular Music has a rich mix of students and musical interests. For those students who wish to study popular music in a vibrant and stimulating atmosphere, this course provides a real flavour of how work in the music industry evolves, from the initial idea to the final performance.

Music Edexcel BTEC Level 2 in Music QRN 500/7775/2 Thornes Park Level 2 One year full-time ECT

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

What will students study Students will develop their music performance skills and knowledge of music technology software, practical recording techniques and understanding of the music industry. Students will explore different styles of music, work actively as part of a group and be encouraged to give and take ideas in the creation of music productions.

How students will learn This is a practical performance course with some theory work threaded throughout. Students will develop throughout, completing assignments and projects based on activities they might expect to carry out if employed in the popular music business.

How students will be assessed Through performances, practical and theoretical project based work.

Entry requirements Predicted A*-D at GCSE including English and Maths, plus a reasonable degree of musical ability on your chosen instrument. Interview and audition also required.

Attendance Full-time

Further study Level 3 qualifications in Music Performance or Music Technology with further progression to the HND Music Performance programme

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Wakefield College has an excellent reputation for its Performing Arts courses. Whether students are interested in a career as a performer, teacher, community arts leader or behind-the-scenes worker, we have a course which will develop the necessary skills for a successful career.

Why study Performing Arts or Popular Music at Wakefield College?

In 2012 the College was excited to acquire the Wakefield Museum building to develop into a Performing Arts Centre.  Situated only about 300 metres from the Wakefield City Campus, this Grade 2 listed building has been transformed into a specialist Performing Arts facility including a 160-seat theatre, dance and drama studios, spacious rehearsal rooms and backstage workshops.  This creative environment will allow students to develop the practical skills needed to work in the Arts, as well as the theoretical understanding and academic application needed to progress onto Further Education. Students will develop through completing a series of creative and exciting assignments and projects that are based on realistic industrial activities and demands within their chosen specialist area. Students will have a number of opportunities to perform before a public audience and see a variety of performances across the country. It is a challenging and highly competitive arena in which to work! Those who wish to pursue a career in the arts need to be multi-disciplined, creative, dedicated and have a sense of adventure. At Wakefield College students will receive the practical in-depth training you need to develop in these areas, from staff who are practising professionals.

Performing Arts Performing Arts Enrichment Wakefield, Waterton Building Entry level  One Year part-time School Link course

Campus Level Course Type

This is a non-accredited course to help build confidence and esteem through the use of Performing Arts. It is suitable for students with barriers to learning, who may not normally access mainstream education, but still wish to participate in Performing Arts work.

What students will study Working in small groups, students will explore a wide range of Performing Arts projects, from writing poetry to creating dance.

Entry requirements Enthusiasm and an interest in Performing Arts.

Attendance Part-time.

Further study Introductory Diploma in Performing Arts.

Career opportunities This course provides a foundation of basic skills relevant to many areas of performance. Many of the skills students will develop are also appropriate to careers in commerce and industry.

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Performing Arts QRN 500/7141/5 Wakefield, Waterton Building Level 2 One Year full-time ECT

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

What students will study

Throughout the practical sessions students will learn to develop characterisations through the use of movement and vocal skills. They will explore different performance media, such as musical theatre and devised work. They will work as part of a group and be encouraged to give and take ideas in the creation of the productions. Students will also develop their knowledge of how the Performing Arts Industry works, and will be able to design publicity material and marketing strategies that will be used to advertise students productions. This course is designed to give students a flavour of how work in the Performing Arts evolves from the initial idea to the final performance!

How students will learn

Through practical and classroom-based work that enables students to improve continuously.

How students will be assessed

Continuous internal assessment that is externally verified.

Entry requirements

Predicted A*-D at GCSE including English, or working at national curriculum level 5-6 at the end of KS3. Minimum Level 1 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Commitment and enthusiasm for the Performing Arts are essential.

Attendance

Full-time over one year.

Further study

Advanced level courses in Performing Arts or related subjects.

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Performing Arts – Live Production QRN: 500/7141/5 Wakefield, Waterton Building Level 2  Two year part-time Step Up/School Link 

Attendance Course Code Campus Level Course Type

This course is designed to provide an insight into what goes on behind the scenes of the theatre, music and live events industries and all the different production elements involved. The course will broaden the student’s understanding of technical production skills and is a springboard into the various career paths that are available within this industry.

Students will attend College for one half day (three hours) per week over two years.

Career opportunities The course is designed to provide an initial insight into the industry and students would normally progress onto a higher level course which would enable them to find work within a wide range of industry roles such as technician, lighting and sound operator/designer, stage manager, community arts worker, teacher, and entrepreneur.

Students will have the opportunity to support productions, get involved in a range of live projects, and visit performance venues.

What students will study New skills in a range of backstage roles will be developed through practical projects. Areas of study include Lighting, Sound, Music Recording, Working in the Performing Arts Industry and the Performing Arts Production Process. Projects will enable students to apply acquired skills through preparing for a series of performances in a stimulating working environment. Students will be involved in designing lighting effects and planning production processes to support productions.

How students will learn

This is a practical performance course with some theory work threaded throughout. Students will develop through completing assignments and projects that are based on realistic industrial activities and demands within the specialism of the industry.

How students will be assessed

Students will be assessed continually through practical project work, completion of tasks in a realistic working environment, coursework, written assignments and through giving presentations.

Entry requirements

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The fields of sport, recreation and the uniformed public services offer an exciting and varied choice of career opportunities. Our courses help students with an interest in these areas to develop the skills, knowledge and experience they need, and are taught through a combination of classroom work, practical activities, visits, residentials and expeditions.

Sport & Public Services Entry to the Uniformed Services – Level 1 Diploma QRN 501/1178/4 Thornes Park  Level 1 2 year part-time Step Up/School Link NCFE

Course Code Campus Level Course Type Course Type

This course is designed for students who would like to acquire the basic skills and knowledge relevant to starting a career in one of the uniformed public services. It provides excellent preparation for further study at Levels 2 and 3.

What students will study

The course includes the following mandatory units:-

“The course has turned out much better than I expected. My tutor is brilliant and a good person to listen to. I think the whole course is fantastic.” Jimmy Cunnane Year 10, L1 Construction, Kettlethorpe High School

• Investigate employment opportunities in the uniformed services • Well-being and physical fitness • Team working skills

• Developing self-discipline

• Carry out essential map reading and navigation

The course also includes the following optional units:• Finding out about volunteering and becoming a volunteer • Health, safety and emergency care • Participate in competitive sports • Participate in adventurous activities

Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public Services QRN 500/7541/X Thornes Park  Level 1 One year full-time ECT

Students will study a variety of units including:• Investigate work opportunities • Well-being and physical fitness • Develop team working skills • Self-discipline and development • Carry out basic map reading and navigation • Participate in competitive sports • Participate in adventurous outdoor activities • Health, safety and first aid Students may also enjoy an outdoor activities-based residential which focuses on many of the skills they need for employment in both sport and public services.

How students will learn Classroom and practical based activities.

How students will be assessed

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Level 3 in literacy and numeracy in addition to an interest in the subject and a good reference from school.

Attendance

One half day per week (three hours) over two years.

Further study

Students who complete this qualification successfully may progress to a Level 2 course at Wakefield College.

Level Course Type

What students will study

How students will be assessed

Students will be assessed through assignments and practical assessments in College to meet national standards.

Campus

This is an ideal course for active students who are considering working in sport and leisure or thinking about a career in the Uniformed Services.

How students will learn

Through a combination of practical and theory work.

Course Code

Assessment is continuous throughout the year. Predicted grades D-G at GCSE including English, or working at National Curriculum Level 3-5 at the end of KS3. Minimum Entry Level 3 or equivalent Communications and Number Skills. Related interests or experience will also be considered.

Attendance

Full-time for one year.

Further study

Students can start to specialise and progress to the Diploma in Public Services or Sport, or NVQ in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.

Career Opportunities

Employment in some sport and leisure areas at a junior level.

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Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Public Services QRN 501/1178/4 Thornes Park  Level 2 2 year part-time Step Up/School Link

Course Code Campus Level Course Type

This course is suitable for active students with a real interest in a career either in the public services or within the fields of sport and leisure.

What students will study

Students will study a range of interesting modules which include:• • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Adventurous Activities and Teamwork for the Public Services Career Planning for the Public Services Citizenship, the Individual and Society Community and Cultural Awareness Employment in the Non-Uniformed Public Services Employment in the Uniformed Public Services Expedition Skills in Public Services Health & Safety in the Public Service Workplace ICT and the Public Services Improving Health and Fitness for Entry to the Uniformed Public Services Research in Public Services Security Procedure in Public Services Sport and Recreation in the Public Services Volunteering in Public Services

Entry requirements Predicted grades A*-D at GCSE including English, or working at National Curriculum Level 4-6 at the end of KS3. An interest in sports and the uniformed services would be beneficial.

Attendance

Three hours per week for two years (36 weeks per year).

Further study

Students can progress to Level 3 BTEC qualifications or seek employment within the public services sector.

Career Opportunities

Employment in a variety of sport and leisure sectors; potential for entry to the Uniformed Services (age restrictions may apply in some areas).

Case Study

Jack Sadler - former ECT and now on a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Motor Vehicle “Coming to college when I did has given me a life. I had nothing when I was at school and now I have a job, money and a life again. I saw the benefits of coming on an ECT course as I wasn’t going to gain any qualifications in school. I managed to get my functional skills here at College. College has taught me a lot of life skills which I may not have learned in school.”

How students will learn

Classroom and practical based opportunities.

How students will be assessed

Students will be assessed through written and practical assignments and examinations, e-assessments, multiple choice examinations and practical portfolio building.

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Learner support for full-time 14-16 students other additional support need so that we can make any reasonable adjustments to support them with their studies whilst at College.

Careers Advice and Guidance Our careers advisers offer impartial guidance to help with choice of course or career. Appointments can be offered to prospective students to help to decide on the best course for them, and the service is available to all students throughout their course. Support can be arranged for those who may otherwise have difficulty accessing the service. We also provide careers information at each Campus to support students in their decision-making.

Tutorial Guidance and Support We aim to provide our ECT students with the full personal and academic support they need to achieve their goals. We do this by allocating each student a personal tutor who is there to support and guide them. Parents/carers will also be invited to consultation evenings, to discuss progress with personal tutors and subject tutors. Personal tutors will also closely monitor attendance, supported by the attendance mentor. If any problems do arise, personal tutors will work to resolve these. Another important aspect of the tutorial programme is preparing for progression, including advice and guidance for students to support their applications for Further Education.

Additional Support We strongly urge students to disclose any disability or

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Our team of staff try hard to identify the additional support any student may require to help them study and learn effectively. This could be extra support with English or Maths; communication support for Deaf students; provision of enabling and assistive computer equipment; provision of scribes and/or readers; care/welfare support; additional teaching and non-teaching curriculum support. The College has a disability statement, which outlines the access and support we are able to offer to learners. Copies are available from College receptions, the Learning Centres and the Additional Support Office and can be produced in alternative formats – for example, large print, Braille etc – by request. The College also recognises its responsibilities under part 4 of the Disability Discrimination Act. If a student on a part-time Student Link course normally receives SEN support at school, this support should normally follow them to College. If you haven’t been in touch with the Additional Support team, please contact them before you enrol your students to ensure that support is in place at the start of the course.

which contains a wealth of useful information including College news, events and details of student services. In addition they will have access to Blackboard, the College’s online learning environment. Blackboard can provide secure access to course material, as well as facilities such as course announcements, discussion groups, assignment submission and records of their grades. All these services are available both on and off the College Campuses.* * Subject to having a suitable internet connection and system configuration.

LibraryPlus Each of our Campuses has a well-equipped Library, providing books, journals, multi-media IT facilities and access to the internet. Students can use our computers to produce their assignments and staff are always on hand to assist.

Learner Agreement Time at Wakefield College is a partnership between College and schools and as part of this we will ask students to sign a Learner Agreement. This states what students can expect from us, and, in turn, what we expect from them.

Phone: 01924 789262 (V) 01924 789158 (T) 01924 789262 (F)

Excellent Facilities Students benefit from a secure and comfortable learning environment. Our learning centres have tremendous IT facilities and provide students with access to electronic learning materials, email and the internet /student intranet to support their studies. The centres also have well-stocked libraries and students can get lots of other information, for example about university courses.

The Student Intranet Enrolled students will have access to the Student Intranet

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Equality and Diversity - Our Commitment

Monitoring

Safeguarding Children

Wakefield College’s Policy on Equality and Diversity supports the Learning and Skills Council’s National Equality and Diversity Strategy and its vision which is: “… to create a learning society which is free from discrimination and prejudice and which encourages and helps all learners reach their full potential.”

The effectiveness of the policy is monitored through regular collection, reporting and analysis of data on ethnicity, gender, age and disability. The Equal Opportunities Monitoring Framework guides and determines the data to be collected. The framework is reviewed and updated every two years or earlier if deemed necessary. Every effort is made to ensure that the collection of this data is as unobtrusive to individuals as possible. The recruitment, retention and achievement of students with learning disabilities and needs and those accessing additional support is reported to the Equality and Diversity Committee for monitoring purposes.

Wakefield College has a Child Protection Policy to ensure that all young people and children attending activities in the College do so in a safe and secure environment. It sets out the steps we take to protect children and young people and the procedures we would use to deal with any issues. The Child Protection Policy is published on the College web site and the staff and student intranet.

Corporate monitoring of the Policy and its implementation plan is the responsibility of the Equality and Diversity Committee. The Committee will include student representatives from each Student Consultative Committee and academic and support staff from across the College.

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The definition of diversity we seek to promote is in the creation of an environment: “… in which individual differences are evident, different means to an end are respected, and the talent and attributes of people from different backgrounds and heritages are fully valued, utilised and developed.” (Greenslade 1991) Wakefield College will strive to ensure that equality and diversity is mainstreamed within all the College’s relevant functions.

Commitment in Practice: The Policy for Equality and Diversity is linked to the College’s strategic plan, self-assessment process and charter and is informed by appropriate legislation.

Academies are responsible for the monitoring of the policy and its implementation, reporting through the planning and self-assessment processes and to the Equality and Diversity committee, as required. An annual report on equality and diversity, including monitoring data is considered by the College Board of Governors. The Policy for Equality and Diversity is published on the College website, and the staff and student intranet and copies are available from College receptions and Libraries.

Restaurant Services A restaurant service at each of our campuses offers a good selection of hot and cold meals, sandwiches and refreshments. Not sure what is the best course for your students? Need more information to help you decide? Need advice about the right level of qualification? Telephone: 01924 789742 Email: s.lockett@wakefield.ac.uk

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Activity Description Cost per school for learners commencing Sept 2012

Step Up and other One or two year part-time courses for Year 10/11 pupils in a range of subject areas. Accredited Courses

£6.25 per learner, per hour - Classroom based lessons or lessons without an equipment or uniform requirement (ie Childcare, Health & Social Care, Public Services) Group Rate (12+ from a school) – £72.45

£6.62 per learner, per hour – Entry Level and Level 1 workshop/salon based (ie Motor Vehicle, Construction, Hair & Beauty) Group Rate (12+) - £79.40 per hour, per group.

£7.72 per learner, per hour - Level 2 workshop/ salon based (ie Motor Vehicle, Construction, Hair & Beauty) Group Rate (12+) - £92.61 per hour, per group.

Short Courses

Course of 3-9 hours induction suited to learners at all levels.

Variable. Please contact the 14-16 team.

Early College Transfer (ECT)

One-year, full-time provision leading to accreditation for children continuing their compulsory education out of school.

Minimum £5.65 per pupil per hour.

Year 10 Taster Days

Scheduled by College three times each academic year. Pupils choose one subject to study for the day. Lunch is provided.

Subsidised by Wakefield College and contribution to coach fare where applicable.

A Level Taster Day

Scheduled by College during the summer term. Pupils choose four A Level/Level 3 subjects to study during the day at the Wakefield and Thornes Park Campuses. Lunch is provided.

Subsidised by Wakefield College and contribution to coach fare where applicable. FREE

In School Sessions

Scheduled on request by schools, comprising of a College Tutor teaching a lesson in school to give learners an insight into what a subject consists of at College.

FREE

Master Classes Level 3

Suited to Year 9 through to Year 11 Gifted and Talented pupils, in a range of Level 3 subject areas.

FREE

Discovery Days

A guided tour of individual College Campuses, with lunch included. Maximum 16 pupils FREE at any one time. Schedule runs between 9.30am and 3pm at the convenience of the school.

Non-accredited Courses

Please contact the 14-16 team for availability.

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Taster Sessions Scheduled on request by schools, comprising of short, non-accredited sessions in am, pm or twilight slots for Year 9 to Year 11. A range of subject areas is available to choose from.

Variable. Please contact the 14-16 team.

The 14-16 team also attends Parents’ Evenings, Options Evenings, Career Events, mock results days and Application Events, and is happy to assist schools with Mock Interviews, Post-16 Information Events and Staff Training. We do not charge schools for these activities.

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Registration of interest School:

Name of School contact:

Position in school:

Telephone:

Date: Email:

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Please indicate below which courses you are interested in as a link programme between your school and Wakefield College

Title of course e.g. BTEC Introductory Diploma in Performing Arts

Size of group e.g. 12

Year Group

Proposed Start Date

e.g. year 10

e.g. September 2013

& Thank you. We will be in touch with you shortly. Please return this form to: 14-16 Manager, Wakefield College, Castleford Campus, Thunderhead Ridge, Castleford, WF10 4UA NB: This prospectus was printed in January 2013. Information was correct at the time of going to press, but details may change before courses begin in September 2013. Please contact us if you need further advice. Wakefield College Corporation reserves the right to alter or vary the details at any time. While this Prospectus and other College publicity materials offer a guide to our provision, there may, from time to time, be changes which may alter this. While every care has been taken in compiling this publication, Wakefield College accepts no liability for the accuracy or otherwise of statements appearing in it. The College also reserves the right to withdraw any advertised class for which insufficient numbers of students enrol and to close any class if low numbers attending make it no longer viable.

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General Telephone: 01924 789789 Course Information: 01924 789111 Minicom: 01924 789270 General Enquiries: info@wakefield.ac.uk Course Information: courseinfo@wakefield.ac.uk Website: www.wakefield.ac.uk Wakefield Campus, Margaret Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2DH Thornes Park Campus, Thornes Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 8QZ Castleford, Thunderhead Ridge, Castleford, West Yorkshire WF10 4UA All Wakefield College Prospectuses are available in text format on the College website. Alternative formats are available on request. Phone 01924 789228 for details.

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Wakefield college Fourteen to Sixteen Prospectus 2013/14  

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