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PROSPECTUS

2021/2022

A LEVEL VOCATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP


WELCOME Thank you for considering York College as your next place to study. Our College is a vibrant and diverse place with students studying a wide range of academic and vocational courses. Our expert staff are well placed to tailor your course to ensure you progress to university level study, into an apprenticeship or indeed into work. Our values of: Ambition, Success, Respect and Care are reflected in all that we do. This means you can be expected to be challenged to achieve more, whilst being well supported to do so. If you’re considering A Levels, you’ll benefit from working with highly skilled staff who secure some of the best results in the region, with our students progressing to universities across the country, including Oxford and Cambridge. These high quality academic subjects will develop your subject knowledge, thinking and analytical skills, preparing you well for higher levels of study. If you’re considering studying a course which is vocational, you’ll benefit from industry expert teaching staff delivering their courses in first class facilities, from which large numbers of students progress to higher levels of learning, apprenticeships or work. You can choose between classroom-based approaches to learning or an apprenticeship route in many of these subjects too. If you’re undecided, that’s fine too! We have expert colleagues in our student services teams who can talk to you about your interests and find a course that’s right for you.

Whatever you choose to study, you’ll be learning in an Ofsted Outstanding College where students make excellent progress, enjoy courses with links beyond the classroom into the workplace, and undertake a range of trips and visits each year. This prospectus is full of information which will help you make choices about your next step, but please do come along to one of our Open Events or Taster Days to find out more. We look forward to meeting you. Lee Probert, Chief Executive and Principal

“York College is successful in realising its ambition to be a truly outstanding college, where everyone matters and a successful future begins.” Ofsted - December 2013 “Where everyone matters and a successful future begins’’ It is possible to produce this document in other formats. If you require this service please call the College on 01904 770770.

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CONTENTS Courses

A Level

Vocational

Art and Design

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112

Business

60

118

200

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204

Construction Dance and Performing Arts

98

134

Digital Technologies

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140

Apprenticeship

212

146

Early Years and Education Engineering

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English

70

150

General Education

156

Hair and Beauty

160

Health and Social Care

166

Hospitality and Tourism

170

Humanities and Social Sciences

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Languages

82

Maths

86

Media: Print, TV and Film

90

176

Music

94

180

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Pathways to Work and Independent Living Science

100

186

Sport and Uniformed Services

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188

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General Information A Level Courses Apprenticeship Courses

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Institute of Technology (IoT)

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194

Music Development Centre

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Career Mappers

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Open Events and Taster Days

Choosing Your Course

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Sirius Group

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Contacting Parents/Carers

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Sports Development Centre

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English and Maths Qualifications

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Supporting You

Entry Requirements

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T Levels

Extended Project Qualification

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Vocational Courses

Getting to College

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Why Choose York College?

How to Apply Higher Education

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Xtra-Curricular

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College has been amazing. The atmosphere is different from other colleges and sixth forms I had visited. I get on well with my tutors and they are always more than willing to give a helping hand, plus the great way timetables are structured makes up for the journey time I spend commuting.

Guen Taigan Li Previously of Driffield School Studying AS Level Psychology, Economics, English Literature and Ancient History

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I plan on applying to universities such as London School of Economics and King’s College London to study Psychological and Behavioural Science, or get in to International Economics.

TOP COLLEGE IN YORKSHIRE AND HUMBERSIDE FOR A LEVELS AND ACADEMIC STUDIES

AMBIT I ON SUC CES S RESPE CT CARE

YORK COLLEGE VALUES

Institute of Technology (IoT) Specialising in providing higher level technical education and training

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State of the Art Facilities Including a purpose-built Construction and Skills Centre

Go Higher! Comprehensive range of HE courses and dedicated University Centre means you can stay with us and go all the way Excellent Support Provided by Progress Tutors, ensuring friendly and professional guidance


WHY CHOOSE YORK COLLEGE?

I chose York College because I’d heard lots of positive things from other students. I’ve found the course I’m doing really enjoyable, and I like that I’m getting the theory lessons at College and the on-site experience at work. I’m being mentored by an ex-York College student at work, which is great as he’s been through the apprenticeship so he can give me lots of advice. When I’ve completed this apprenticeship I hope to carry on working with my company as a fully qualified electrician.

OFSTED OUTSTANDING COLLEGE SINCE

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Andrew Benjamin Previously of Tadcaster Grammar School Studying Electrical Installations Apprenticeship Level 3 Employer: Dunnington Electricals Ltd

ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR A LEVEL RESULTS FOR 26 CONSECUTIVE YEARS

Widest range of courses in the region with almost 40 A Levels, 80 Vocational courses and over 35 Apprenticeship programmes

I am studying Health and Social Care to have a learning route into university, as I want to study Paramedic Science. I chose York College because of its diversity, mental health awareness and range of courses provided to students who have autism, as I’d heard about the amount of support and help I would get at College.

Francesca Cullen Previously of The Rubicon Centre Studying Health and Social Care Extended Diploma Level 3

My overall experience has been really good, I’ve made new friends and the amount of nice people has helped with my social anxiety.

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HOW TO APPLY

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Apply online by visiting www.yorkcollege.ac.uk

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reviewed, and you will be advised of a decision via email

2 We will let you know we have received your application

4 You will be invited to enrol on your course in August!

Please don’t worry if you are still a little unsure about your course choice. The courses you put on your application are just a starting point and we are aware you may want to make some changes over the coming months. If you have any further questions about your courses why not attend one of our Virtual Open Events, or you can email admissions@yorkcollege.ac.uk

If you require a paper application form, please email admissions@yorkcollege.ac.uk

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Got a Question? Call the Schools Liaison Team on 01904 770239 or email info4schools@yorkcollege.ac.uk


OPEN EVENTS Tuesday 13th October 2020 Wednesday 11th November 2020 Saturday 21st November 2020 Thursday 11th February 2021 Monday 21st June 2021

5.30pm - 8.00pm 5.30pm - 8.00pm 10.00am - 12.30pm 5.30pm - 8.00pm 5.30pm - 8.00pm

We are hoping that our Open Events in 2020/21 will go ahead at the College. However, due to COVID-19 and the current uncertainties at time of print, these events might be held virtually. Please check the website for the latest information.

TASTER DAYS Taster Days for Year 11 students will be held in January 2021. Booking in advance is required. Please see our website or call 01904 770239 for further information.

AIMING HIGH Monday 21st June 2021 A presentation for Year 10 and Year 11 students who aim to go to one of the top universities including Oxford and Cambridge. See our website or call 01904 770239 for further information. 7


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The table below gives an overview of typical entry requirements for A Level, Vocational/Technical and Apprenticeship programmes starting in September 2021. Please note that this is for guidance only. A number of qualifications are being restructured nationally, along with the associated grading approach, so entry requirements may be subject to change for specific programmes of study. Further entry requirement information will be available at Open Events, Taster Days and guidance discussions.

A Levels (Level 3)

Vocational/ Apprenticeship (Level 3)

Vocational/ Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Vocational (Level 1)

Vocational (Entry Level)

A minimum of 4 subjects at grade 5 or above at GCSE plus English Language at grade 4 or above.*

4 or 5 subjects at grade 4 or above including English and/or Maths. Exact requirements will vary according to the course.

3 or 4 subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths.

3 or 4 subjects at grade 2 ideally including English and Maths.

There are no formal entry requirements.

*Individual A Level subjects will have specific requirements in addition to these general entry expectations.

ENGLISH AND MATHS In order to support progression to higher levels of study and employment, students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 at GCSE in English Language and Maths and are 16 - 19 years old will be required to work towards this as part of their study programme. Students will have dedicated English and maths classes and access to additional materials to support independent study, as well as support sessions and revision workshops.

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SUPPORTING YOU Pastoral Support and Tutorials At College you will have weekly group tutorials, and a regular schedule of one-to-one meetings with a dedicated Progress Tutor. Your Progress Tutor acts as a link between home and College, and all your different tutors/subjects, and they will support you to be as successful as possible at College. These dedicated pastoral staff are here to help you to: • Be informed about everything going on in College that is relevant to you • Manage your workload and be organised • Be supported for a learning difficulty and/or disability • Deal with any personal difficulties that may arise during your time with us • Plan your future, including writing references for jobs or university applications

Student Services and HelpZone Student Services provide impartial information, advice and guidance on a full range of services including: • • • • • • • • •

Transport and travel Welfare and funding Careers Counselling Personal support Staying safe Health and well-being Relationships Carers and parenting

To contact Student Services please call 01904 770770 or email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk HelpZone is also available to support all students with a query no matter how big or small.

Learning Support for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities Many students find that there are times when they need additional support at College. If you have a learning difficulty and/or a disability, and would like support, you can let us know on your application form or self-refer at enrolment or when you are on your course. Please ask for a copy of the booklet ‘Able to Learn’ to find out more information about the kind of support the College can offer. Call 01904 770438 or email kfoster@yorkcollege.ac.uk

Work Placements The Work Placement Team supports students to enhance their CV, employability and progression opportunities by sourcing high quality work placements. Work experience can help when applying for a specific degree or career (e.g. teaching or medicine) or to develop wider employability skills. As well as work experience, you may also develop your skills through visits to employers and industry career talks and events.

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CHOOSING YOUR COURSE OR SUB JECT What we offer A Levels A Levels have an academic approach to subjects and are primarily assessed by written exams. Students are advised to take four AS Level subjects. Many students will drop one AS Level at the end of the first year, and study their remaining three subjects to A2 Level (full A Level). Vocational/Technical Courses These courses have a contextual approach to learning and are primarily assessed through assignments and coursework. Students should choose one Vocational/Technical course. Apprenticeship Programmes These provide a mixture of on and off-the-job training whilst being paid. Students should choose one Apprenticeship course.

How to choose the right programme of study Plan to your strengths You should choose subjects you think you will enjoy and do well at. If choosing A Levels, don’t be too worried about ‘odd-looking’ combinations of subjects if those are the subjects which will give the best grades. Don’t just look at what to study You should also look closely at how you will study a subject, e.g. does it involve group work, or discussion and debate? Also, how it is assessed, e.g. will you have to write long essays, produce coursework or do a lot of calculations? Do you know what you want to do next? If so, there may be some subjects you have to do. You can check the entry requirements for degree courses using the search facility at www.ucas.com. Be careful, as if you find you are going to need to study a subject you don’t enjoy, you may need to reconsider your ambition. Consider alternatives The College has a very wide range of courses at all levels. Many Level 3 (A Level equivalent) Vocational courses provide an excellent route to university, as well as to employment. We are also the largest local provider of apprenticeships, so you should look at all options and play to your strengths. 10


The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) The EPQ is an opportunity to carry out a project in something that really interests the student. Students are assessed on their finished outcome. The projects can be individual or group work, and can be an artefact, a dissertation, an investigation or a performance. The EPQ is highly regarded by universities and increasingly by employers, and carries the same UCAS (university) points as an AS Level.

I enjoyed researching my very own topic and I appreciated having the opportunity to look at other people’s perspectives on Brexit, it really broadened my outlook. I have definitely developed my research skills and I feel more prepared for university.

Katie Cocker Previously of Queen Margaret’s School Studied A Level History (Modern), Politics, Law and an Extended Project Qualification EPQ title ‘Was xenophobia really the main cause of Brexit?’

Sirius Group The Sirius Group exists to help students with intellectual curiosity and ambition develop higher level skills such as debating and discussion, with a view to making them genuinely better candidates for more prestigious and competitive courses such as medicine, law or PPE (Politics, Philosophy and Economics), and institutions such as Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities. The College has an excellent track record for student progression into Russell Group universities.

“ Nathan Brimm Previously of Breckenbrough School Studied A Level Film Studies, Politics and English Language and Literature

I really enjoyed the Sirius Group, as it gave me the opportunity to learn about fascinating and unconventional subjects, and has allowed me to give presentations on topics that interest me. This has really helped me to develop my confidence and interpersonal skills. Past subjects we’ve discussed have included artificial intelligence, modern monetary theory, sensory deprivation, Greek art, tai chi and many more.

Nathan is currently studying Politics at Bangor University

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T Levels are relatively new courses which will follow GCSEs and are equivalent to three A Levels. York College is offering T Levels in Construction, Digital Technologies, Childcare/Early Years Education and Health and Social Care. T Levels combine classroom theory, practical learning and a significant industry placement to make sure students have real experience of the workplace. The placement will provide a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate and apply the knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom in a real work situation. T Levels also include exams which are externally set and moderated. The two year T Level courses have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that they meet the needs of industry and prepare students for work. T Levels will prepare you to progress into a skilled job, or you can choose to take further technical training, such as a higher apprenticeship or degree.

Why choose an unpaid T Level over a paid Apprenticeship? T Levels and Apprenticeships are different. Studying a T Level will give you the opportunity to continue your studies and get a much broader idea of what it’s like to work in a certain sector, with the opportunity to specialise later. Apprenticeships are paid, work-based training for those who know what occupation they wish to pursue. To find out further information about T Levels and if they are a good option for you, please visit www.tlevels.gov.uk or come along to one of our Open Events to discuss all options with our tutors.

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Why study through the Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology (YHIoT)? The Yorkshire & Humber Institute of Technology (YHIoT), of which York College is a central key partner, is a partnership between regional colleges, universities and businesses. The YHIoT delivers distinctive higher-level skills courses, at Levels 3, 4 and 5. The courses relate to the specialist subject areas of the YHIoT which are Digital, Engineering/Manufacturing, Construction and Agri-Tech. The YHIoT curriculum provides higher-level technical courses in a local college setting. This can either be as an alternative to doing a full 3-year degree at a university or as a stage on the path to gaining a full degree. What makes the YHIoT courses unique is the direct input by industry so that the skills learnt are relevant and needed by the industries the subject areas serve. The YHIoT received significant levels of local employer support in the digital and engineering sectors including Skipton Building Society, VISR VR

Ltd and Taylors of Harrogate. Under the YHIoT, students will get access to the most up to date equipment supporting a cutting-edge industry led curriculum. The YHIoT has brought circa £10million of capital funding into the region, with York College investing in industry standard equipment to support the delivery of higher-level technical training in digital, engineering and construction. This massive training boost will enhance employment opportunities and ensure highly qualified individuals for the region’s employers.

York College Institute of Technology programmes from September 2020 York College is delivering programmes in: IT Manufacturing; Digital Technologies; Construction; and Engineering. For the latest information on the developments of our facilities and programmes please visit www.yorkcollege.ac.uk, email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call 01904 770770.

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SPORTS DEV ELOPMENT CEN TRE Who is the Sports Development Centre available to? To talented student athletes aged between 16 and 19 years. The Sports Development Centre at York College provides students with the opportunity to combine outstanding education with high quality coaching in Men’s and Women’s Football, Men’s and Women’s Rugby, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Netball and Men’s and Women’s Futsal. All of those selected will follow a full-time education programme as well as receiving high quality coaching in their chosen sport. Our Development Centres have outstanding links with local partners who support and enhance our delivery. The Men’s Football 1st team runs in partnership with i2i Football Academy, York City Knights deliver our Rugby Programme, York Eagles support our Basketball team and Futsal is supported by Bootham Futsal club. All students wishing to apply must take part in Evaluation Days.

How does the education and sport mix work? Every student attending the Development Centre is required to undertake a full-time programme of educational study. This is organised to fit in with regular training and coaching. Students may study across the full range of courses offered at the College, (excluding apprenticeships) and results demonstrate success in both exams and coursework. Attendance and satisfactory progress on the educational programme is monitored regularly, and all the Development Centre members are expected to work equally hard on this aspect as well as their coaching 14

and training. York College wants every player to attain academic success as well as sporting achievement.

What could it lead to? Successful involvement in any of the Development Centre programmes will provide opportunities to progress into: careers in professional/semi-professional sport (this is only for those who show exceptional development), coaching, refereeing, work in sport and recreation, further and higher education, overseas coaching and possible scholarships. To apply, just complete the section on the full-time application form.


MUSIC DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Who is the Music Development Centre available to? To talented musicians aged between 16 and 19 years old who are wishing to follow either an A Level or Vocational qualification in Music. All students wishing to apply for the Development Centre will be asked to audition. This specialist music education is for students wishing to pursue a career in music or aiming to progress on to a music related degree at a university or music conservatoire.

Modern Music), Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. To apply, just complete the section on the full-time application form.

How does the education and music mix work? Every student attending the Development Centre is required to undertake a full-time A Level or Vocational Music programme as well as receiving specialist advanced music study, music theory grade tuition and live performance practice with one of our ensemble groups. This is organised to fit with regular tuition and rehearsals. Attendance and satisfactory progress on the educational programme is monitored regularly and all students are expected to work equally hard on this aspect as well as their Development Centre activities.

Ensemble groups Ensembles vary from year to year depending on student skill and interest. Regular groups include: jazz band, soul band, choir, orchestra and student led rock bands. We have had various ensembles in the past including brass band, wind band and a string quartet. Previous Development Centre students have progressed to: LIPA (The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts), University of Leeds, Royal Northern School of Music, Birmingham Conservatoire, BIMM (British Institute of 15


XTRA-CURRICULAR

Put more in – get more out Student life at York College aims to meet the needs of students outside of the classroom. You don’t just come to College for your lessons, you also come for the experience, the atmosphere and to make lifelong friends. Our range of Xtra-Curricular activities provide a great way of gaining invaluable experience which will help you to stand out when applying for further courses and jobs, and look great on your CV.

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CONTACTING PARENTS AND CARERS Students who are under the age of 16 or who are deemed to be a ‘vulnerable adult’ are informed that, as a condition of their enrolment, the College will ordinarily communicate with their parents or carers regarding the following: • absence from College (activities) • academic progress • any matters of concern Signing the College enrolment form implies your child/ward’s consent to the College communicating with you as their parents or carers. Data Protection Legislation states that any child over the age of 16 reserves the right to withdraw their consent for the College to contact you. Should this happen, we are required to get express [written] permission from the student to allow us to inform you that this consent has been withdrawn. In cases where we do not get this permission we will strongly encourage the student to inform you that they have withdrawn this consent. Students who withdraw their consent to contact parents or carers must provide the College with an emergency contact; the individual named as the emergency contact should know that they have been named and confirm that they are happy to act in that capacity. If consent is not withdrawn by your child/ward, the College will continue to contact you until the student leaves the College, or reaches the age of 18, whichever is the later date. In the event that a student is taken ill, the College will contact the person identified by

the student, and held within the College’s student records, as their ‘Emergency Contact’. Throughout a student’s time at College, parents and carers are kept informed and involved through a number of activities including: • A start of year Welcome Evening where you have the chance to meet key College staff. At this event you will also receive their contact details at College e.g. telephone number and email address. • ‘Live’ Access to the Parent Portal, providing information on attendance, marks, tutor comments and planning next steps. • Parent/Carer Evenings in the Spring Term give you the chance to meet your child’s tutors and discuss their progress. • Parents and carers are also asked to take part in our Parent and Carer Satisfaction Surveys. If you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s education and progress please do not hesitate to contact their Progress Tutor throughout the year. 17


GETTING TO COLLEGE We operate coach routes directly into College from many locations around the region. These are exclusively for our students and bring you directly onto the College site each morning for the start of timetabled lessons, and depart at the end of the day. In addition to these, other operators’ services stop outside the College on interurban routes from Leeds, Thirsk, and Easingwold, amongst others. Please see our website for further details of where these passing routes serve, and for full details of our own coach network. If you commute by train there is a fast, frequent Park and Ride service from outside York station to Askham Bar Park and Ride site, which is a five minute walk from campus, or simply use any of the other routes passing the College. With journey times of 10 minutes, getting here is easy. If you live within the City of York, we operate a coach from Huntington and Fulford, with other operators’ buses available from Manor CE Academy, Chapelfields, Rawcliffe, Monks Cross and Heworth all stopping outside or close by the College. Many bus operators offer discounted student passes, multi-journey tickets and weekly or monthly tickets. For further details on travel information please visit our website.

Cycling Many students living locally travel cheaply and quickly to College by bike, and use the covered secure cycle parking on campus. For more information please visit our website or visit www.itravelyork.info

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BUS ROUTES Whitby Richmond 2

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We run a zone ticket system for all College routes across Yorkshire. Details of all pick-up points, subsidised fares and how to buy tickets are in the Travel section of our website.

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DEGREE AND HIGHER-LEVEL STUDY Did you know that as well as offering a range of A Levels, Vocational courses and Apprenticeship programmes, we also offer a variety of Degree and Higher-level qualifications? We have a wide range of courses that are flexible and personalised to suit your career aspirations. We can provide the support, flexibility, contact time and teaching required to help students of all types succeed. With courses developed with your future employability in mind, and designed to work alongside studying or other life commitments, York College University Centre could be a perfect fit for you.

Here is a selection of courses on offer:

Creative Studies BA (Hons) Acting for Stage & Screen (ALRA endorsed)* 2021 entry BA (Hons) 3D Design & Creative Practice

Certificate in Education (Cert. Ed)

Professional/Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Foundation Degree (FD) Children’s Development & Learning BA (Hons) Leading Children’s Development & Learning Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) Health & Social Care

BA (Hons) Fashion Design & Product Innovation

Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) International Travel & Tourism Management*

BA (Hons) Graphic Design & Communication

Technical Studies

Foundation Degree (FD) Media Make-up, Special Effects and Hair Design

Higher National Certificate (HNC) Construction & the Built Environment

BA (Hons) Media Make-up, Special Effects & Hair Design Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) Creative Media Production – Film * 2021 entry

Professional Studies Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) Business

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Foundation Degree (FD) Digital Technologies with Cyber Security* Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) Creative Media Production – Game Development Higher National Certificate/Diploma (HNC/D) Multi-skill General Engineering *Subject to validation


Higher Apprenticeships (Level 4) Software Developer Apprenticeship Cyber Security Technologist Apprenticeship Engineering (Electrical) Apprenticeship Engineering (Mechanical) Apprenticeship Construction Site Supervisor Apprenticeship Professional Accounting Taxation Technician Apprenticeship

Professional Higher-level Qualifications (Level 4) CIM Certificate in Professional Marketing/ Digital Marketing Diploma in Salon Management Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Internal Quality Assurance Awards Professional Diploma in Accounting (AAT) For further information on courses, fees, funding or how to apply, visit www.yorkcollege.ac.uk For advice and guidance email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call 01904 770770. 21


MAPPERS Choosing the right course or subjects to study is very exciting. Attending our Open Events and Taster Days will help you with your ideas and plans. An important factor in your choice is looking into the range of professions or careers these courses can lead on to, particularly for Technical or Vocational subjects. To give you a little help, the following pages show a selection of possible careers open to you from specific subject areas. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but is a good starting point when deciding which course area might be right for you. You can also find information about what our past students have progressed on to within each of our individual course descriptions, under the heading ‘What could it lead to?’ For careers advice and guidance please ask in your school. You may also find it useful to visit the following websites: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zhst2sg www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdc382

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FACULTY A Junior University The A Level Faculty’s academic ethos, freedoms and responsibilities create a culture which acts as a stepping stone between school and university, yet is still underpinned by a thorough pastoral system. A Level tutors are subject specialists: many of them are examiners and/or hold higher degrees in their subjects and as such they can not only prepare students very well for examinations, but also take them beyond the limits of the course to see what study at a higher level could be like. Our strong links with universities and our more adult working relationships between tutors and students prepare students very well for both higher academic study and the world of work. A Level students also have access to an excellent range of enrichment activities, many of which develop valuable skills and enhance them as applicants for their next steps. Well-established activities like the Sirius Group, debating, law and politics groups are joined each year by more student-led activities reflecting young people’s interests. In addition, the College’s excellent links with employers and its Work Placement Team provide students with opportunities for high-quality work experience: essential for some degree courses or career ambitions and valuable for many more.

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AS and A Level

ART AND DESIGN (FINE ART) Art and Design

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. In addition you should also have either Art, Textiles or Graphics at GCSE. We would be happy to look at a portfolio of your work at interview, and if you have the potential will offer you a place.

What will I study? Students will learn and develop a range of skills in relation to drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media. Students produce work from initial research, through development and experimentation, to form a finished piece. They also research a range of relevant artists to gain inspiration for their own creative ideas and themes. Students’ studio-based practice is contextualised with educational visits to exhibitions of contemporary art. Their achievements are celebrated in an exhibition of work as part of the final show.

Good course combinations This course combines well with most other A Levels, although students should not study more than two of the Art and Design options as they are coursework based subjects which require a lot of time and dedication.

What could it lead to? Students can apply to do a one year post A Level Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or apply directly onto higher level degree courses at York College or other institutions. Past students have successfully completed degrees at Goldsmiths University of London, Edinburgh College of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Slade School of Art.

I chose to study Art because creating things has always been my passion. The project themes we choose are broad and flexible in concept, allowing me to explore subjects I’m interested in. I also expanded my knowledge in researching artists and techniques.

Briony Wilson

Previously of Millthorpe School Studied A Level Art & Design (Fine Art)

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AS and A Level

AS and A Level

ART AND DESIGN (PHOTOGRAPHY)

ART AND DESIGN (TEXTILES)

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. In addition you should also have either Art, Textiles or Graphics at GCSE. We would be happy to look at a portfolio of your work at interview, and if you have the potential will offer you a place.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. In addition you should also have either Art, Textiles or Graphics at GCSE. We would be happy to look at a portfolio of your work at interview, and if you have the potential will offer you a place.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will be taught a variety of creative techniques and processes in art, design and photography. Coursework will include the use of camera equipment, studio work, computer software presentation skills, bookmaking, building a portfolio and sketchbook of creative ideas and personal project work. Your studio coursework and personal practice is contextualised with educational visits to exhibitions of contemporary art. During the summer term we celebrate your achievements with a public exhibition of your work.

The course provides students with the opportunity to learn and develop a range of skills in relation to felt making, silk paper making, hand and machine embroidery, various methods of print and surface decoration, fabric manipulation, pattern cutting and garment construction. Students research a range of artists and designers to gain inspiration for their own creative ideas and themes. The programme provides students with the opportunity to express themselves imaginatively and creatively using a range of media. Students’ studio-based practice is contextualised with educational visits to exhibitions of contemporary art.

Good course combinations This course combines well with most other A Levels, although students should not study more than two of the Art and Design options as they are coursework based subjects which require a lot of time and dedication.

What could it lead to? Students can apply to do a one year post A Level Art and Design Foundation Diploma, or go directly onto higher education degree courses, and apply for apprenticeships. Past students have successfully completed creative degrees at Goldsmiths University of London, Edinburgh College of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University and Slade School of Art.

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Good course combinations This course combines well with most other A Levels, although students should not study more than two of the Art and Design options as they are coursework based subjects which require a lot of time and dedication.

What could it lead to? Students can apply to do a one year post A Level Art and Design Foundation Diploma or apply directly onto higher education degree courses, and apply for apprenticeships. Past students have successfully completed creative degrees at Nottingham Trent University, Edinburgh University, London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins, and have gone on to study Fashion Marketing, Journalism or Merchandising.


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BUSINESS

Two year course Business

Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? Business gives an understanding of the many problems businesses can face and encourages students to develop analytical and evaluative ways to solve them. Topics include: • Managers, leadership and decision making • Decision making to improve marketing performance • Decision making to improve operational performance • Decision making to improve financial performance • Decision making to improve human resource performance • Analysing the strategic position of a business • Choosing strategic direction • Strategic methods: how to pursue strategies • Managing strategic change

Good course combinations Students studying Business often take A Level Economics, but it combines well with any subject.

What could it lead to? You can progress onto a higher level course at York College or university in a number of related areas e.g. marketing and business.

Economics has allowed me to form a new perspective of daily life and national issues, with the trips we go on allowing me to make clear links between my economics knowledge and the real world. The best thing about York College is the diversity of students. I have met amazing people from all around the world.

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Certificate/Diploma Level 3

ECONOMICS

FINANCIAL STUDIES

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The course is split into two distinct areas:

Year One - The Certificate

Individuals, Firms, Markets and Market Failure • The economic problem and economic methodology

The units studied encourage you to become a responsible borrower and sensible saver and to appreciate the need for financial planning throughout your life.

• Individual economic decision making

Key content areas include:

• Price determination in a competitive market

• Financial services and products

• The distribution of income and wealth: poverty and inequality

• Borrowing, budgeting, financial planning and cash flow forecasting

The National and International Economy

• Risk and reward in managing personal finance

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Year Two - The Diploma

• The measurement of macroeconomic performance

Year Two provides an exploration of the concepts of financial capability and how to apply them in achieving longer-term financial stability.

Units include:

• Financial markets and monetary policy • Fiscal policy and supply-side policies • The international economy

Good course combinations Economics combines well with Maths, Business and the Social Sciences.

Key content areas include: • Personal and external factors that lead to change • The financial services system and financial sustainability • Marketing techniques

What could it lead to?

Good course combinations

The course will prepare you for higher education economics courses or can form a component of a joint degree with a wide range of other subjects. Possible careers could include working in financial markets, business management and corporate law.

What could it lead to?

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Digital Technologies

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? Practical programming forms a significant element of the course. Programming in Python using a Raspberry Pi, establishes skills that are developed throughout the course. Strategies for problem-solving are studied, together with information management techniques. Students will gain an understanding of computer hardware and software functionality as well as an appreciation of how computer architectures operate. The course addresses all stages of the life cycle of computer software. The course is organised into four modules including practical programming elements in both years. The modules are: • Computer Fundamentals • Programming Techniques and Logical Methods • Advanced Computer Theory • Computing Project

Good course combinations This course combines well with most other A Levels.

What could it lead to? A wide variety of computer-based disciplines, plus technologically rich subjects such as engineering or science. It combines well with maths and sciences. This qualification was written in consultation with universities and industry to accelerate success at degree or foundation degree, whilst also ensuring a pathway into employment in industry involving computing or problem-solving skills.

I have always had an interest in Computer Science and York College has helped me gain a deeper knowledge of the subject. All the staff are there every step of the way throughout the course so you are able to do the very best you can. I am hoping to go to university after I have completed my A Levels to study Computer Games Programming.

Niall Thorpe

Previously of York High School Studying A Level Computer Science

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ENGINEERING Engineering

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? The course involves the application of scientific principles, creative skills and practical knowledge. Year One: Certificate in Engineering • Engineering Principles - Developing your mathematical and scientific knowledge to solve problems by applying principles from several engineering disciplines. • Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team Examining processes and regulations, you will work as a team member and team leader to manufacture a product. Year Two: Extended Certificate in Engineering • Computer Aided Design in Engineering - Develop the skills to produce 2D and 3D drawings and models of products. • Engineering Product Design and Manufacture Examining what triggers changes in the design of products, you will learn how material properties and manufacturing processes impact on product design.

Good course combinations Ideally combined with Maths and/or Physics, allowing you to progress to higher education engineering or other STEM-related programmes.

What could it lead to? Higher education, to study Engineering or related subjects; a larger size qualification at Level 3 (e.g. Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing); an engineering apprenticeship or work in the engineering sector.

I chose Product Design because I really enjoy doing a creative subject that challenges your problem solving skills and creativity. Along with this, you also learn the history of design, which I find very interesting. My favourite elements are working on my coursework and being in the workshops. The facilities and tutors are amazing.

Olivia Greenwood

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DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY: PRODUCT DESIGN

A Level

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. Students should also have a creative GCSE such as Product Design, Design Technology or Art and Design.

What will I study? The Product Design AS and A Level is a balance between creative design and design theory. The substantial creative project element allows you to steer the direction of your work down a more graphical route or a more 3D resistant materials route depending on your preference. The course is challenging, thought-provoking, stimulating and fast-moving, as you balance developing an understanding of design theory alongside the demands of creative project work.

A Level (content tailored to Product Design: Graphics or Resistant Materials) Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology In addition to the AS topics, you will also study how we design for effective maintenance and to create a cleaner environment, as well as current legislation and standards in our industry. Component 2: Design and Make Project You will undertake a substantial ‘design, make and evaluate’ project which requires you to produce a portfolio and a prototype outcome. This will involve working with a real client and you will have a real problem to solve. In the first year you will also develop your CAD (Computer Aided Design) skills in: • Adobe Photoshop

AS Level (content tailored to Product Design: Graphics or Resistant Materials)

• Solid Works 3D Computer Aided Design leading to CAM (Computer Aided Manufacture)

Component 1: Principles of Design and Technology

Good course combinations

You will learn about materials, processes and techniques to shape, form, join and manufacture relevant products and components, as well as CAD (Computer Aided Design), digital technologies, the effects of technological developments, and the factors which influence the development of a product and design history. Component 2: Design and Make Project You will undertake a small scale ’design, make and evaluate’ project to a given ‘external’ brief from the exam board. Example briefs have been around products which promote a healthy lifestyle, or historical buildings etc.

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Other A Levels such as English, Maths, Physics and Computer Science.

What could it lead to? Higher education, in particular any design-related course including Product Design, Engineering disciplines, Architecture, Animation, Graphic Design and the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design.


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AS and A Level

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Two year course English

Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? We follow the AQA specification which builds on GCSE. The content and approach examine new, more varied aspects of the subject. Year One Students will explore methods of language analysis using a range of texts, learn to identify language features in written and spoken text and explore various types of language. Year Two Students learn to analyse language on varied topics from various contexts. They explore how children acquire language and study how language changes over time according to region and context, and attitudes to this change. Students also develop their own academic and analytical writing skills and undertake investigation into an aspect of language which interests them personally, as well as a piece of creative writing with commentary.

Good course combinations This course combines well with most A Levels, particularly Modern Languages; Sociology; Philosophy, Ethics and Religion; Politics; Psychology and History.

What could it lead to? Degree level study in areas such as English, journalism, creative and media industries, public relations, museum work, civil service, law, linguistics degrees and primary school teaching. Past students have gone on to study English at Oxford, Cambridge, Birmingham, Manchester and other top universities.

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I have loved my time studying English at York College. The tutors have been really supportive and the classroom environment is very friendly and productive. I have enjoyed the extra-curricular activities available, especially the Sirius Group.

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AS and A Level

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

ENGLISH LITERATURE

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Year One

Year One – Comedy

Students may study a pre-1914 poetry anthology and creative writing in spoken and written modes for Paper 1, studying methods of language analysis. These include how language sounds, grammatical structures, the choice of words and the assumptions speakers, writers, listeners and readers make. Paper 2 texts may include Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire or Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood.

From AQA’s set texts, students will study Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Jane Austen’s Emma and a selection of poetry from the AQA anthology. Students will explore concepts such as the role of the hero, how language highlights comedy with wit and wordplay, and how structure leads from disorder to order, often involving marriage.

Year Two

Students will study Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, Jim Crace’s Harvest and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Alongside AQA’s Critical Anthology which contains a range of texts, students study texts including Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale, Christina Rosetti’s The Goblin Market, Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and George Orwell’s 1984. They produce two essays, for example considering the role of gender in the texts studied, or in one of their own choosing.

Students continue to study the analysis of language and add Shakespeare’s King Lear or Othello for Paper 1. For Paper 2, knowledge and understanding of texts are assessed by analysis of an unseen text and a prose text such as Dickens’ Great Expectations or Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles. Students also complete a genre investigation and related creative writing. This could include an exploration of dystopias, science fiction, life writing or character amongst other things.

Good course combinations

Year Two – Political and Social Protest Writing

Good course combinations

This course combines well with Modern Languages, History, Politics, Sociology, Music and Art A Levels.

This course combines well with most A Levels, particularly Modern Languages, History, Psychology, Sociology, Drama and Theatre Studies and Film Studies.

What could it lead to?

What could it lead to?

Degree level study in areas such as English, journalism, creative and media industries, public relations, museum work, civil service, law etc. Past students have gone on to study at Cambridge, London and other universities offering creative writing.

Degree level study in areas such as English, journalism, creative and media industries, public relations, museum work, civil service, law etc. Past students have gone on to study English at Oxford, Cambridge and other top universities.

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AS and A Level

HISTORY (ANCIENT HISTORY)

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? History has rightly been described as an ‘argument without end’. It offers no fixed answers but some insight into what it is to be a human being and real training in logical thought, data-handling and the attractive expression of ideas. It is also great fun. You will study Greek and Roman history, the views of ancient historians and how the ancient world was viewed by them. We will be looking at a period of at least 75 years and the in-depth study will look at social, economic, political, cultural, religious, technological and military factors involved in a particular event or situation.

Good course combinations Ancient History can be taken alongside either Modern or Late Medieval and Early Modern History and works well with English. It also makes a stimulating fourth subject alongside any combination.

What could it lead to? You should consider studying A Level History if you intend to take a degree in History or a closely related subject such as Politics, or if you intend to follow a course in higher education for which history is a suitable preparation (such as law). Past students have gone into careers in law, teaching and museum curation.

I originally chose Psychology because my older sister took it. I used to sit and read her textbook so from the start I knew I wanted to choose it. A lot of people think it’s the same as reading minds – being psychic, but there’s more to it than that. A unit I particularly find interesting is psychopathology, as I’ve always been a true crime fan.

Guen Taigan Li

Previously of Driffield School Studying A Level Psychology

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AS and A Level

AS and A Level

HISTORY (LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN)

HISTORY (MODERN)

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Year One

Year One

• England, authority, nation and religion 1509–1603 Political, social and economic features of Tudor England from the accession of Henry VIII to the death of Elizabeth I.

• Germany and West Germany, 1918–89 Studying key political changes experienced in a unified Germany and then in West Germany after the Second World War and the impact of these on German economic, social and cultural developments.

• Luther and the German Reformation, c1515–55 Luther’s challenge to the Catholic Church and the development of a separate Lutheran Church. Year Two • Lancastrians, Yorkists and Henry VII, 1399–1509 Comprising of two parts: the aspects in breadth focus on long-term changes and contextualise the aspects in depth, which focus in detail on key episodes. • Coursework Focussing on how events in the past have been interpreted by different historians. It develops the skills of analysis and evaluation, based on a question surrounding a key area of historical debate of your choice.

Good course combinations This course works well with English courses, Law, Sociology and Politics.

What could it lead to? A degree in History or a closely related subject such as Politics, or a course for which history is a suitable preparation (such as law). Past students have gone on to careers in law, teaching, business and politics.

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• The Rise and Fall of Fascism in Italy, c1911–46 A study in depth of the turbulent years in Italy that saw the collapse of the liberal state, the creation of a fascist dictatorship and a return to democracy in the aftermath of the Second World War. Year Two • Poverty, public health and the state in Britain, c1780–1939 Exploring how the British government gradually took on more responsibility for health and welfare within the context of the Industrial Revolution. • Coursework Focussing on how events in the past have been interpreted by different historians. It develops the skills of analysis and evaluation, based on a question or problem surrounding a key historical event or period.

Good course combinations This course works well with Politics and Sociology.

What could it lead to? A degree in History, Politics or a course for which history is a suitable preparation (such as law). Past students have gone on to careers in law, teaching, business and politics.


National Extended Certificate Level 3

LAW

APPLIED LAW

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will develop analysis, evaluation, independent research and problem solving skills. Law provides useful knowledge for life and is relevant and useful for a wide range of university courses and jobs.

Applied Law will give you an understanding of the way in which the law influences aspects of everyday lives. You will expand this through the development of your research and investigation skills, therefore you should have an enthusiasm for producing excellent coursework and researching legal issues. It is suited to students who prefer continuous assessment.

Year One topics include: • The Legal System – civil & criminal courts, legal professionals, access to justice and sentencing • Introduction to Criminal Law – basic principles of criminal law, non-fatal offences • Tort Law – introduction, basic principles of negligence, duty of care, damages and compensation Year Two topics include: • Criminal Law – advanced study of non-fatal and fatal offences, attempted crimes and a range of defences • Further Law – concepts which underpin our laws • Human Rights – including liberty, fair trial, privacy

Good course combinations

Year One topics include: • Law Making – acts of Parliament, the legal system, civil courts, criminal courts, legal professionals • Criminal Law – basic principles, criminal procedure, sentencing • Tort – duty of care, damages and civil procedure Year Two topics include: • A more in-depth examination of Criminal Law and Aspects of Tort • The laws relating to homicide: murder and voluntary manslaughter

This course works well with Politics, Sociology and English Language.

• General defences in criminal law

What could it lead to?

This course works well with Politics, Sociology and English Language.

University to study Law and working within the law (barristers or solicitors). It is useful for subjects like criminology, sociology, history and business-related degrees, as well as professions such as social work, the probation service, youth offending and nursing. This may also be a good route to a legal apprenticeship, working in a law firm.

Good course combinations What could it lead to? This qualification is widely recognised in industry and higher education. The skills you will develop are valued by employers in all areas of employment and not necessarily just law.

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Humanities and Social Sciences

AS and A Level


A Level

AS and A Level

AS and A Level

PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS AND RELIGION

POLITICS

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This stimulating course invites you to investigate controversial areas of ethics, enter into philosophical discussion and discover religious ideas of the 21st century.

Year One

Year One units include:

• Government in the United Kingdom: This involves understanding the key processes and debates about the role of the British constitution and Parliament, as well as the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

• Philosophy of Religion: Christianity; God/gods/ ultimate reality; Life after death; Arguments for the existence of God; Evil and suffering; Religious experience and how it’s assessed

• Political Participation in the UK: This involves understanding the nature of modern political parties, voting and elections as well as the relationship between democracy and participation.

• Ethics, Religion and Society: Ethical theories; Issues of human and animal life and death

Year Two

Year Two units include: • Philosophy of Religion: Religious language; Miracles; Self and life after death

• Ideologies: Exploring the key principles behind a range of modern political philosophies and political thinkers.

• Ethics, Religion and Society: Key moral principles; Religious identity; Free will and moral responsibility; Conscience

• Comparative Politics: Studying global politics, exploring a complex world with significant challenges including global terrorism, poverty, economic instability, weapons proliferation, failing states and environmental degradation.

Good course combinations

Good course combinations

This course works well with English, Maths and Humanities subjects.

What could it lead to? This subject with its debate, exploration of ethical issues and investigation into belief provides an ideal platform for courses at degree level. Professions such as law, medicine and those involving people, can draw on its many varied aspects. Past students have gone on to acting, maths courses, human rights law and youth work.

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This course works well with History, Law and any subject that involves debate.

What could it lead to? University to study Politics or International Relations. Recently students have gone on to a wide range of universities including LSE, Oxford, Bristol, Sheffield, Hull and Nottingham. A job in politics, the civil service, media and publishing, pressure groups, consultancy or education is also achievable.


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AS and A Level

Extended Certificate Level 3

PSYCHOLOGY

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour, attempting to explain a wide range of behaviours from clinical depression to causes of addiction.

This Certificate offers a thorough understanding in applying the principles and theories of psychology. You should be able to work independently, be interested in people and the reasons why they behave the way they do, and have an interest in research.

Year One • Memory – How memory works and recalling the details of crime. • Approaches – Are we more than just the brain? How do we learn? How do our minds affect our behaviour? Year Two • Biopsychology – An introduction to the structures of the brain, and the way that the body affects our behaviours, including a look at sleep. • Schizophrenia – What are the causes and treatments for schizophrenia?

Good course combinations

Year One • Applications of Psychological Approaches: Studying 4 different approaches, you will apply them to real life issues linked to gender, aggression and consumer behaviour. • Conducting Psychological Research: You will conduct a pilot study in a chosen area. Year Two • Health Psychology: Exploring the motivation behind healthy and unhealthy behaviours and the factors that might persuade individuals to change behaviour.

If you are taking a ‘science’ route with your A Levels, it goes well with Biology and Maths. If you are taking a ‘humanities’ route, it goes well with Sociology. You will be required to understand and apply basic mathematical principles in the exam. You will also be performing and writing up your own scientific research, so a willingness to learn and apply biological principles is also required.

• Criminal and Forensic Psychology: You will explore psychological approaches to criminal behaviour and learn how offender profiles are created.

What could it lead to?

What could it lead to?

Psychology is useful for any career that involves working with people (or animals). Previous students have also gone on to study for a range of degrees including law, medicine, business, sports studies and music.

Higher education Applied Psychology courses, as well as Forensic & Criminal Psychology, Occupational Health, Education & Child Psychology and Sport Psychology. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career as a therapist, teacher or a nurse.

Good course combinations Applied Psychology goes well with Sociology, Biology, Law and English Language.

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AS and A Level

SOCIOLOGY

A Level

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? Yourself, the people you know, the society you live in and other attitudes and societies. Topics include: • Families and Households – What do we mean by ‘the family’? • Beliefs in Society – What are religions for? What impact do they have? • Crime and Deviance – What is the difference between crime and deviance? Do men really commit more crime than women? • Research Methods – How can we study society and collect data? What are the pros and cons of different research methods? • Sociological Theory – How do different sociological theories and perspectives explain society? Are we living in a modern or post-modern era?

Good course combinations This course combines well with English; History; Law; Politics; Philosophy, Ethics and Religion; Media Studies; Film Studies and Psychology.

What could it lead to? Sociology is highly regarded in a number of areas including nursing, law, policing, teaching, social work and journalism. Past students have gone on to study sociology, criminology, social policy and planning and anthropology.

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Law is a subject that explores a wide range of areas, making it so interesting. I chose it to improve my ability to memorise and analyse, which will ultimately help me both at university and in the workplace. My experience at York College has been amazing. If you’re looking to become independent whilst doing so in a thriving community, this is definitely the place!

Jessica Llewellyn

Previously of Selby High School Studying A Level Law


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A Level


AS and A Level

FRENCH

Languages

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? Year One topics include: • The changing nature of the family - divorce, living together, civil and religious marriage • Cyber society - positive and negative aspects of new technologies • A culture proud of its heritage - tourism, historic monuments, the importance of food • Cinema - history and government support for French cinema Year Two topics include: • Life for the marginalised - attitudes to poverty • How criminals are treated - the criminal system • Demonstrations - industrial and political unrest • Politics and immigration - the history of immigration, aspects of racism and integration You will also study a French language film in both years and a literary work in the second year.

Good course combinations Students can combine French successfully with the full range of A Levels.

What could it lead to? Many students go on to a language related degree, including new languages e.g. Mandarin, Arabic, Japanese, or a language combined with another option. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.

I wanted a deeper understanding of the French language, as well as French and Francophone cultures. A Level French is certainly more thorough than GCSE, and your level in the key skills exceeds dramatically. I would say that the course has been better than I expected; being in a class full of people who want to do French or Spanish means that we can progress quickly and learning other languages has helped to boost my confidence.

Poppy Hargreaves

Previously of The Joseph Rowntree School Studied A Level French and Spanish

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A Level

AS and A Level

AS and A Level

GERMAN

SPANISH

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Year One topics include:

Year One topics include:

Aspects of German speaking society

Aspects of Hispanic society

• The changing state of the family

• Modern and traditional values - family changes

• Youth culture - fashion and trends, music, television

• Equal rights - sexism and feminism, LGBT rights

Artistic culture in the German speaking world

Artistic culture in the Hispanic world

• Festivals and traditions - importance, diversity

• Modern day idols - musicians, TV/cinema stars/fashion models

• Cultural life - history, music, the multicultural city Year Two topics include: Multiculturalism in German speaking society • Immigration - reasons, its benefits and challenges • Integration - measures and obstacles to its success Aspects of political life in the German speaking world • Germany and the EU • Political engagement of young people You will also study a German language film in both years and study a literary work in the second year.

Good course combinations Students can combine German successfully with the full range of A Levels.

What could it lead to? Many students go on to a language related degree, or a language combined with another option. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.

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• Spanish identity - customs, gastronomy, languages Year Two topics include: Multiculturalism in Hispanic society • Immigration - positive/negative aspects • Integration - ways cultures integrate in society Aspects of political life in the Hispanic world • Young people and politics • Monarchies, republics and dictatorships You will also study a Spanish language film in both years and a literary work in the second year.

Good course combinations Students can combine Spanish successfully with the full range of A Levels.

What could it lead to? Many students go on to a language related degree, or a language combined with another option. Possible careers include teaching, translation, journalism, publishing, and work in the tourism or financial sectors.


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MATH S


AS and A Level

MATHEMATICS AND FURTHER MATHEMATICS One and two year courses Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? You will study topics familiar to you from GCSE, such as algebra and trigonometry, and will also be introduced to new ones like calculus. Study will be divided into two areas, Pure Maths and Applied Maths.

AS Level Maths

Topics in Statistics include working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, using binomial and normal distributions as models and statistical hypothesis testing. Pure Mathematics with a comprehension Topics in Pure Mathematics are developed and students are given advice and practice in using their mathematical skills in unfamiliar contexts in the assessment.

AS and A Level Further Mathematics

Pure Mathematics with Mechanics

There are plenty of opportunities to broaden your mathematical knowledge with Further Mathematics. Both AS and A Level Further Maths courses contain mandatory Pure Mathematics, but there is lots of choice and flexibility. You could delve deeper into any, or all, of Mechanics, Statistics and Further Pure, as well as exploring new areas such as Modelling with Algorithms, Further Pure with Technology and Numerical Methods.

Topics in Mechanics include kinematics in one dimension, working with forces and Newton’s laws.

University Entrance Exams

Pure Mathematics with Statistics

There will be informal support for students sitting university entrance exams such as STEP, AEA, TMUA or Oxford entrance papers.

There are two components of the course, containing 70% Pure Maths and 30% Applied Maths: Topics in Pure Mathematics include proof, algebra, graphs, binomial expansions, trigonometry, logarithms, calculus and vectors.

Topics in Statistics include working with data from a sample to make inferences about a population, probability calculations, using binomial distribution as a model and statistical hypothesis testing.

A Level Maths There are three components of the course: Pure Mathematics with Mechanics Topics in Mechanics include kinematics, motion under gravity, working with forces, Newton’s laws and simple moments.

Good course combinations These courses all combine well with most other A Levels.

What could it lead to? Maths is helpful for many careers, especially in the areas of science, financial services, banking, accountancy and actuarial work. It is also a desirable qualification for many degrees and in some cases a necessary one, such as Physics. Past students have gone on to read Maths at top universities.

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Maths

Entry requirements

Pure Mathematics with Statistics


Certificate Level 3

A Level

CORE MATHS

One year course (taken in your AS year)

What could it lead to?

Entry requirements

Core Maths is for students who need to be equipped for the mathematical and quantitative demands of other courses and employment, but it is also particularly relevant for those who need these skills to meet the demands of a range of courses in higher education.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? This is a Level 3 Certificate in Mathematical Studies, equivalent to an AS Level in terms of UCAS points. Core Maths builds on GCSE Maths, focusing on problem-solving and interpretation of maths in the real world. Units include: • Statistics and Algebra • Probability and Estimation • Data Analysis and Modelling • Sequences and Growth • Financial Planning and Management • Problem-Solving Approaches and Techniques e.g. Linear Programming • Using Technology and Spreadsheets This equips students with practical and useful mathematics skills relevant to: • Business needs: e.g. analysing and evaluating data, budget management, problem-solving approaches and financial calculations • Everyday life requirements: e.g. preparing tax returns, applying for loans, general budgeting and managing household finances

Good course combinations This course is particularly useful for students studying Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Business, Biology and Politics. Please note, this course is not suitable for students studying A Level Physics.

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I always enjoyed Maths at high school and wanted to continue studying it, so I decided to study Maths and Further Maths at York College. My favourite part of my experience is the Pure Maths units, which have really exceeded my expectations. It’s also been really useful for my other subjects.

Jasmine Ross

Previously of York High School Studying A Level Maths and Further Maths


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A Level


AS and A Level

Media: Print, TV and Film

MEDIA STUDIES

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? Year One: Introduction to the key concepts and themes of Media Studies. You will explore the way we interact with the media, find out about companies/institutions that dominate the media industries, analyse the ways in which the media represents the world around us and learn about the techniques used to make media products, such as camera work, editing, layout and design. You will also explore the different media sectors. Year Two: This builds on the knowledge you have developed in the first year and introduces you to some of the interesting theories that we use to understand the role of the media in society, culture, politics and economics.

Good course combinations Film Studies, Sociology, Politics, Psychology, Photography, Drama and Theatre Studies and English.

What could it lead to? Media Studies gives you excellent analytical, technical and group-working skills, all of which are attractive to employers and universities. Students have gone on to study Media, Film, Journalism, Events Management and Marketing at university, giving them the practical skills and academic knowledge to work in the industry.

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I chose Film Studies because of my passion for film, and the opportunity to observe them from an analytical perspective, dissecting the social and contextual factors behind each film. The Film Studies classes are well taught, and the environment is great, with supportive tutors.

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Khadija Cherad

Previously of the British School Al Khubairat Studied A Level Film Studies

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AS and A Level

FILM STUDIES

A Level

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? Year One: You will have the opportunity to develop your appreciation and understanding of film as a dominant art form and as a vastly commercial venture. You will study camera work, editing, acting, set and costume design, lighting, story structure and genre in a variety of films. You will create your first film in Year One, from pre-production to post-production. Year Two: You will deepen your knowledge and appreciation of film by continuing your Hollywood and British film studies, but you will broaden your understanding beyond ‘mainstream’ cinema by developing your appreciation of global film, documentary film, silent film and experimental film. You will create your second film from script to screen, using industry standard equipment. Each year we also run a trip to Hollywood and experience the day to day work of the major studios.

Good course combinations English, Sociology, Media Studies, Photography, Drama and Theatre Studies and Psychology.

What could it lead to? A Level Film Studies will help you to achieve a place on one of the Film Studies or Film Journalism degree courses in higher education, as well as industry work.

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I chose to study Film Studies because I love watching films and always found the cinematography of films extremely interesting. After starting the course, I realised that I loved the subject even more than I thought I would because of how much we learn and the opportunities we have – like being able to make a short film for our coursework.

Caitlin Salton

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MUSI C


AS and A Level

MUSIC

Two year course Music

Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. You should be able to play an instrument (including voice), to at least grade 5 standard and be at, or working towards, grade 5 standard in music theory. (If you have not followed the grading route, applications will still be considered.) Students are required to audition and attend an interview.

What will I study? Year One: Performing - students will perform a 6-8 minute recital. Composition - students will demonstrate their ability to create and develop musical ideas by creating two compositions. One will be set to a brief and one to a brief written by the student. Listening Exam - this is a written exam including aural extracts, covering 6 areas of study. The exam will include the following elements; • Analysing and evaluating music • Familiar and unfamiliar pieces • Prescribed works Year Two: The second year follows a similar pattern to the first year.

Good course combinations Music Technology, Media Studies, Film Studies, Drama and Theatre Studies and Maths.

What could it lead to? Music courses in higher education with students progressing on to study at university and top conservatoires.

I chose to study Music at York College because I aspire to be a musician. The teaching is high quality and staff are friendly. It offers good trips and the technology, equipment and practice spaces are very good. After my A Levels I intend to study a Music degree at university.

Isaac Rice

Previously of Malton School Studying A Level Music and Music Technology

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AS and A Level

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

A Level

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. Additionally, you should be able to play an instrument (including voice) to a competent standard and have a keen interest in how music is recorded and produced. Basic keyboard skills are also strongly encouraged but no official grades are necessary.

What will I study? The course follows several areas of study. Main areas of focus: • Operating a professional recording studio and learning all associated techniques • Capturing, producing and mixing recordings • Sampling, synthesis and effects • The principles of sound and audio technology

Good course combinations Music, Maths, Physics, Media Studies, Film Studies, and Drama and Theatre Studies.

What could it lead to? Many students go on to university where they may study a wide range of Music Technology based subjects and further specialise in their chosen area of the industry. Employment possibilities include working in recording studios, in broadcasting (e.g. BBC), as a composer for film and video games, working in the live entertainments industry and as a freelance musician.

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I chose to study Music because I have been playing piano and guitar for years, which I really enjoy. There’s lots of support offered and lots of areas to perform and practice, which has been great. I really like the College environment, and get on well with my tutors. Everyone is really friendly and welcoming.

Emma Audsley

Previously of Ryedale School Studying A Level Music and Music Technology


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A Level


AS and A Level

DRAMA AND THEATRE STUDIES Performing Arts

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. You will attend an audition to demonstrate your skills. If you were not able to take GCSE Drama, you will be asked to provide details of your interest in the subject outside of the school context.

What will I study? The range of work will involve practical performance, devising and working from scripts, writing about theatre you have seen and plays you have read, and the theory and practice of practitioners, playwrights and directors.

Good course combinations Drama and Theatre Studies complements a range of subjects including Music, Film Studies, Media Studies, English Literature and Language, Law, Psychology, History and Sociology. It is useful in building confidence and improving team working and presentation skills for a range of careers.

What could it lead to? Drama and Theatre Studies can lead to further study in drama, theatre studies and performing arts in higher education at degree or HND level or drama school. It can be used as part of your course to broaden your studies and may lead on to a career in the performing arts industries. Several students have gone on to study at prestigious institutions such as ALRA, Manchester Metropolitan University and LIPA.

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I chose to study Drama as I decided when I was younger that I wanted to be a director of film and theatre, and this has allowed me to gain loads of knowledge and be creative. The best thing about studying Drama has been meeting new people who want to spend their lives entertaining and inspiring others. Highlights of the course have been the great opportunities for group work and discussion, and the trips we have been on.

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Kieren Hardy

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SCIENC E


AS and A Level

BIOLOGY

Two year course Science

Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study? This course allows you to develop practical skills and the conceptual knowledge of essential biological topics. The course relates each topic to meaningful and interesting contexts, and you will develop crucial transferable skills such as competence in mathematical techniques and problem solving. There is an emphasis on practical skills taught in specialist Biology labs that are well-equipped, allowing you to work in small groups or individually.

Good course combinations Biology works well with most subjects, including Chemistry, Psychology and Physical Education.

What could it lead to? Studying Biology develops the biological knowledge to study a bioscience related degree. You’ll gain a wealth of transferable skills such as problem solving, data analysis and teamwork that are valued in many degree programmes. Past students have studied a range of courses including; Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Physiotherapy, Psychology, Marine Biology and Sports Studies.

Biology allows you to undertake a range of practical experiments which are really useful to help your understanding. The course is well structured, with an individual booklet for each topic, and the teaching is well organised. Chemistry and Biology also cover some of the same topics, which is useful. In the future I plan on studying Medicine at university.

Katie Allerton

Previously of Selby High School Studying AS Level Biology and Chemistry

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AS and A Level

AS and A Level

CHEMISTRY

GEOGRAPHY

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Chemistry builds on concepts taught at GCSE. The topics are made interesting and relevant with an emphasis on real life chemistry.

AS Level:

Development of practical skills alongside the theoretical content helps you to gain a wider understanding of Chemistry. You’ll have access to well-equipped specialist Chemistry labs, allowing you to work in small groups or individually.

• Physical Geography and People and the Environment • Water and Carbon Cycles • Contemporary Urban Environments • Changing Places • Geography Fieldwork Investigation and Geographical Skills

AS Level:

A Level:

A Level:

• Elements of Life

• The Chemical Industry

• Water and Carbon Cycles

• Developing Fuels

• Polymers and Life

• Hot Desert Systems and Landscapes

• Elements from the Sea

• Oceans

• Hazards

• The Ozone Story

• Developing Metals

• Global Systems and Global Governance

• What’s in a Medicine

• Colour by Design

• Changing Places

Good course combinations Chemistry works well with Biology, Physics and Maths.

What could it lead to? Chemistry can lead to a variety of careers and higher education courses. It’s an essential requirement for entry into Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Veterinary Science, as well as degrees based on Chemistry itself. Chemistry is a useful subject for anyone wanting to do a Biology based degree.

• Contemporary Urban Environments You will also take part in fieldwork and a residential trip in the first year, and will undertake a geographical investigation in the second year.

Good course combinations Geography will complement both science and humanities subjects.

What could it lead to? Past students have gone on to study Physical Geography, Human Geography, Environmental Management and Environmental Science.

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AS and A Level

GEOLOGY

PHYSICS

Two year course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Geology is ideal for anyone with an interest in the origin and structure of Earth. You’ll be taught about the Earth’s composition and internal processes by studying its geological history, and by analysing fossils and rock structure.

Physics allows you to investigate and understand some of the fundamental laws of the universe, ranging from the tiniest particles of matter to vast star systems. First year topics include simple electrical circuits, fundamental particles, quantum mechanics, waves and optics; as well as Newtonian mechanics, which deals with forces, motion, energy and power.

In the first year, there’s emphasis on learning about minerals, the three main groups of rocks, fossil formation, volcanic eruptions, and geological time. In the second year you’ll expand your knowledge on the formation of rock types, engineering geology and mining, earthquakes, and the evolution of life and climate on Earth. Local field trips enable you to extend your learning. The course is taught in a purpose-built Geology laboratory with access to a number of specimens that are used in lessons. The laboratory also houses a range of practical equipment.

Good course combinations Geology works well with Geography and complements science and humanities subjects.

What could it lead to? Many students find work in environment-based public service, planning, engineering, mining and quarrying, the oil and gas industries, conservation and heritage. Students have progressed to university to study Geology or Physical Geography and into careers in the environment sector.

Science

AS and A Level

In the second year, topics include radioactivity and thermal physics. The additional topic is ‘Turning Points in Physics’: this investigates some important experiments which helped to define our current knowledge of physics. All the theoretical work is underpinned by regular practical work that enables you to improve your understanding of theory and develop practical skills. Lessons are taught in specialist laboratories with access to a range of equipment.

Good course combinations In addition to Maths, Physics works well with Chemistry, Computer Science and Geology.

What could it lead to? Together with Maths, Physics is essential if you wish to study Physics or Engineering related courses and highly desirable for many other courses including Maths, Computing, Architecture and Medicine. Physics graduates are highly employable and are sought after in fields such as technology, education, finance and commerce. Past students have gone on to university to study Engineering, Theoretical Physics, Astrophysics, Computing, Electronics, Accounting, Maths, Medicine etc.

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AS and A Level

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Two year course Sport

Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general A Level guidance. Active involvement in one sport at a competitive level is required.

What will I study? • Factors affecting participation in physical activity and sport • Applied anatomy and physiology • Exercise physiology • Biomechanical movement • Sport and society and the role of technology in physical activity and sport This qualification may require you to work with children or vulnerable adults. If you choose to coach in your chosen activity you may need to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the course.

Good course combinations This course combines well with most other A Levels.

What could it lead to? Opportunities to study Sport Studies, Sport Science, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sports Management are becoming more available in higher education. Career opportunities in the wide area of leisure, recreation and tourism are growing. Sports-related qualifications help those wishing to work with people, e.g. teaching, the police and the armed services.

I chose to study PE as I enjoyed it at school and I enjoy participating in various sports. Coming to York College has allowed me to experience a different learning environment, and the College also offers a lot of choice in courses and facilities. When I’ve completed my A Levels, I’d like to go to university.

Katherine Armstrong

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Vocational

PROGRAMMES

A Different Way of Learning At York College we have over 80 Vocational programmes on offer. These cover a range of technical and professional routes, so there is something to suit all aspirations and interests, and with programmes from Entry Level to Level 3, we have the right course for you, whatever your starting point. Technical programmes help students to prepare for employment or further study in a specific work sector and usually have a high level of practical content, much of which is assessed through internally and/or externally set written and practical assignments. In many cases work experience is a significant aspect of a programme of study. Vocational programmes are not an easy option though, and at York College we have very high expectations of our Vocational students. Whilst many students completing Level 3 Vocational programmes progress straight into employment, most go on to university to continue their studies. Vocational students also have the opportunity to access a wide range of activities to enrich their experience, such as studying English and maths, developing employability skills or joining one of our Development Centres in Sports or Music.

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Art and Design Art and Design Diploma Level 1

Art and Design Diploma Level 2

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Art and Design Extended Diploma Level 3

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3D Design Crafts Extended Diploma Level 3

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Fashion and Clothing Extended Diploma Level 3

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Graphic Design Extended Diploma Level 3

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Art and Design Foundation Diploma Post Level 3

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Business Business Diploma Level 2

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Skills for Business Diploma Level 3

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Business Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

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Construction Crafts Multiskill Construction Skills Extended Certificate Entry Level 3

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Bricklaying Technical Certificate Level 2 Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 1

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LEVEL 3 129

Painting and Decorating Technical Certificate Level 2

Plumbing Diploma Level 2

Plumbing Diploma Level 3

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Stonemasonry Diploma Level 2

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Constructing the Built Environment Advanced Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 2)

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Construction - Design, Surveying and Planning T Level (Level 3)

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Dance and Performing Arts Music, Performance and Production Arts Diploma Level 1

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Performing and Production Arts (Dance) Extended Diploma Level 3

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Performing and Production Arts (Musical Theatre) Extended Diploma Level 3

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Performing and Production Arts (Backstage Arts) Extended Diploma Level 3

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Carpentry and Joinery Diploma Level 3

Electrical Installation (Electrician’s Course) Diploma Level 2

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Carpentry and Joinery Site Carpentry Technical Certificate Level 2

Electrical Installation (Electrician’s Course) Diploma Level 1

Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1

Performing and Production Arts (Acting) Extended Diploma Level 3

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Construction Operations General Construction Certificate Level 2 Bricklaying Diploma Level 1

Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) Diploma Level 3

Performing and Production Arts Diploma Level 2

Construction

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

COURSE DIRECTORY VOCATIONAL

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Digital Media Production Introductory Diploma Level 1

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Information and Creative Technologies Extended Certificate Level 2

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Computer Games Development Diploma Level 2

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LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1 Computer Games Development Extended Diploma Level 3

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Computing Extended National Diploma Level 3

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Digital Production, Design and Development T Level (Level 3)

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Early Years and Education Caring for Children Award, Certificate and Diploma Level 1

Working with Children in Early Years Primary Setting Certificate Level 2

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Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Technical Certificate/Diploma Level 3

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Education and Childcare T Level (Level 3)

149

Engineering Light Vehicle Maintenance Certificate/Diploma Level 1

151

Vehicle Fitting Principles Diploma Level 2

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2 (Direct Entry)

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Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3 Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) NVQ Level 2

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Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Certificate (Multiskill) Level 3 (Year 1)

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Engineering Advanced Manufacturing Extended Diploma (Multiskill) Level 3 (Year 2)

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Vocational

Engineering and Technology Diploma Level 3

General Education Employment, Training and Personal Development Programme Level 2

Employment, Training and Personal Development Programme Level 2/3

Extended Project Qualification Level 3 Late Start Provision

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Introduction to the Beauty and Media Sector Certificate Level 1 (Foundation Learning)

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Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2

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Hairdressing VRQ Level 2

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Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 2

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Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 3

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Hairdressing VRQ Level 3

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Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3

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Health and Social Care Certificate Level 2

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Preparing to Work in Adult Health and Social Care Certificate Level 3

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Health and Social Care Certificate/ Extended Diploma Level 3

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Health T Level (Level 3)

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Hospitality and Tourism

Vocational

Creative Media Production and Technology Diploma Level 2

Creative Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3

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Music Music Performance and Production Arts Diploma Level 1

Music Performance and Production Diploma Level 2

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Music Performance and Production Extended Diploma Level 3

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Pathways to Work and Independent Living

Health and Social Care

Introduction to the Hospitality Industry Foundation Learning Entry Level 3/Level 1

LEVEL 3

Media: Print, TV and Film •

Introduction to Health and Social Care Certificate Level 1

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

LEVEL 3

LEVEL 2

LEVEL 1

Hair and Beauty Introduction to the Hair Sector Certificate Level 1 (Foundation Learning)

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Pathways to Work and Independent Living

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Science Applied Science BTEC 90 Credit/ Extended Diploma Level 3

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Sport and Uniformed Services Sport Certificate Level 1

189

Sport (Sports Coaching) Diploma Level 2

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Fitness Instructing (Gym-Based Exercise) Certificate Level 2

190

Hospitality Services Diploma Level 2

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Personal Training Certificate Level 3

191

Professional Cookery Diploma Level 2

172

Sport and Exercise Sciences Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

191

Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Certificate Level 2

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Sports Coaching Extended Certificate/Foundation Diploma/Diploma/ Extended Diploma Level 3

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Food and Beverage Supervision Programme Level 3

173

Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3

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Entry to the Uniformed Services Diploma Level 2

Professional Patisserie and Confectionery Diploma Level 3

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Uniformed Protective Services Extended Certificate/Foundation Diploma/Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

Travel and Tourism Extended Certificate Level 2 Travel and Tourism Diploma Level 3

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Vocational


Diploma Level 1

ART AND DESIGN

One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance. You will be invited to present a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion to show your genuine interest in Art and Design.

What will I study?

You will use your ideas for subjects such as painting, drawing, print, 3D and collage, and develop ideas for projects such as designing giftware and contemporary three-dimensional pieces, as well as an artist journal. At the end of the course your work will be exhibited in the Creative Show. You will visit galleries, museums or exhibitions to provide inspiration for your own work in art and design and will study GCSEs in English and Maths to ensure you are prepared for employment or the next level at College.

What could it lead to? This course is a stepping stone towards a career in art and design. After this course you would apply for the Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design or another Level 2 course in the College or use your skills in employment.

My course has enabled me to develop my independence in a friendly environment. I enjoy using a wide range of materials and machinery and plan to use this experience and knowledge to become a Product Designer in the future.

Phoebe Li Previously of Malton School Studying 3D Design Crafts Extended Diploma Level 3

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You will develop your creative skills by covering a variety of themes: exploring drawing, painting, print techniques, 3D design craft and a personal project. You will experiment with lots of art, design and craft media and techniques, and find out about other artists’ work in a lively and exciting way.


Diploma Level 2

Extended Diploma Level 3

ART AND DESIGN

ART AND DESIGN

One year course Entry requirements

Two year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance. Art and Design Diploma Level 1 at Merit grade will also be considered as part of the entry requirements. You will be invited to show a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. The Art and Design Diploma Level 2 qualification at Merit grade will also be considered as part of the entry requirements. You will be invited to show a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion.

Vocational

What will I study? The course involves working on projects in a rich variety of fields such as: painting, drawing, graphics, sculpture, digital design and mixed media printmaking. Students work in an art and design studio and also spend time in the Apple Mac and mixed media studios, enjoying a very broad range of media that prepares them for the next stage of study. You will research the work of artists and designers in a historical and contemporary context. There will be opportunities to go on educational visits that are linked to the course.

What could it lead to? Students who achieve a Merit grade can progress to one of our Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Art and Design, Graphic Design, 3D Design Crafts or Fashion and Clothing. There may be the opportunity to go into employment at assistant level in an art/craft or design-related profession.

What will I study? Students study a wide range of Art and Design activities before specialising in the second year in one of the key areas of Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration, Photography, Fashion, Textiles and 3D Design. You will extend your art and design skills by working in printmaking workshops, photography studios, Apple Mac suites and 3D workshops. There are educational visits to galleries, workshops, museums, exhibitions and places of specific interest to extend your awareness of the wide range of contemporary creative activity. Art and design history is an integral part of the course and supports your work. At the end of the course you will work on a Personal Project in a specialist area, which will be exhibited in the Creative Show.

What could it lead to? A wide range of specific Art and Design degree programmes at universities and colleges within the UK, related to the areas of Graphics, Illustration, 3D Design, Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles including our own degree courses at York College. Past students have successfully completed creative degrees at University of the Arts London, Goldsmiths, Northumbria University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Glasgow School of Art.

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Extended Diploma Level 3

3D DESIGN CRAFTS

FASHION AND CLOTHING

Two year course Entry requirements

Two year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. The Art and Design Diploma Level 2 qualification at Merit grade will also be considered as part of the entry requirements. You will be invited to show a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. The Art and Design Diploma Level 2 qualification at Merit grade will also be considered as part of the entry requirements. You will be invited to show a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You will be introduced to techniques and processes related to subjects including wood carving, metal forge work, ceramics, mould making, fine metal enamelling, jewellery and glass moulding and fusing. During the course you will work in sketchbooks and on design sheets to collate your ideas. You will also work in workshops and on Apple Macs to ensure your work is professional and well presented. You will have the opportunity to work on live projects with links to industry and at the end of the course you will work on a Personal Project which will be exhibited in the Creative Show.

This course covers a wide range of themes specialising in all visual and technical aspects of fashion. Specialist taught skills include fashion illustration, pattern cutting, CAD, garment construction and all aspects of fashion. There are also real-life projects, competitions and opportunities to work with professionals culminating in a Final Major Project which is exhibited at the end of year catwalk fashion show.

What could it lead to? You can go directly into employment or continue to higher education. Degree courses might include: Contemporary Crafts, Art and Design, Theatre/Set Design, 3D Design, Glass Design, Interior Design, Furniture and Product Design, Jewellery Design and Production, 3D Ceramics, Product Design, Game Design/Animation and Conservation and Restoration. Past students have successfully completed creative degrees at Northumbria University, Sheffield Hallam University, Birmingham University and York College, as well as other prestigious universities across the UK.

What could it lead to? Students go into a diverse range of careers within the realms of fashion in the creative industries. Progression onto degree courses includes Fashion Design, Buying and Merchandising, Design/Production/Marketing, Fashion Promotion/Styling/Imaging and Fashion Communication. Students progress on to York College degrees in Fashion Design and Production as well as to courses throughout the UK. Past students have successfully completed degrees in Fashion at Northumbria University, Manchester Metropolitan University, London College of Fashion and York College.

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Extended Diploma Level 3


Extended Diploma Level 3

Foundation Diploma Post Level 3

GRAPHIC DESIGN

ART AND DESIGN

Two year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. The Art and Design Diploma Level 2 qualification at Merit grade will also be considered as part of the entry requirements. You will be invited to show a portfolio of your art and design work at your guidance discussion.

To gain entry onto this pre-degree course you will have a minimum of one A Level and 6 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, or an equivalent level qualification such as a Level 3 Extended Diploma. If you do not have the normal entry qualifications, you may gain entry onto the course with appropriate experience or a mixture of work experience and the ability to demonstrate competence in art and design. You will be invited to show a portfolio of recent art and design work at your guidance discussion.

What will I study?

Vocational

This is an exciting course made up of inspirational projects which integrate many different approaches to graphic design. There are live briefs set by companies and industry professionals and workshops which will teach you a wide range of graphic design skills. You will experience a variety of new graphic art and design media techniques in order to broaden your own visual experience in areas including Graphics, Printmaking, Illustration, Digital Imaging, Animation, Typography, Drawing and Layout. You may work on magazines, animation, adverts, posters, flyers, book covers, stationery and packaging and at the end of the course you will work on a Personal Project which will be exhibited in the Creative Show.

What could it lead to? Students have gone to universities to study Graphic Design, Illustration, Printmaking, Graphic Arts, Computer Games Design, Animation and Interactive Media. Past students have successfully completed creative degrees at Northumbria University, Brighton University, Edinburgh College of Art, Middlesex University, Nottingham Trent University, Leeds Arts University, Liverpool John Moores University and York College. Students also choose to go straight into industry building on opportunities presented through live projects.

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What will I study? This course is delivered in two distinctive stages: Exploratory and Confirmatory. You will experience a number of different art and design areas before choosing a specialism from areas such as: Fine Art, Fashion and Textiles, Graphic Design and Illustration, and Three Dimensional Design, which you will study in much greater depth leading towards a celebratory exhibition at the end of the year.

What could it lead to? You will work with tutors to help you focus on your strengths and to develop an individual and focused portfolio of work. A wide range of progression opportunities are achieved with students studying degree courses in Fashion, Textiles, Fine Art, Illustration, Photography, Graphic Design and 3D Design. Past students have successfully gained places at top creative universities such as Central Saint Martins, London College of Fashion, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Cambridge and Edinburgh College of Art.


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B USI NESS


Diploma Level 2

BUSINESS

One year course Entry requirements For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study? This Diploma is an introduction to the world of Business. You will develop an understanding of the essential skills required to work successfully in a business environment and an understanding of business culture and responsibilities. This qualification also allows you to develop the skills required to solve problems, communicate and work effectively with others, and gives you the opportunity to learn how to manage and improve your own performance in a business environment. • Introduction to Business & Enterprise • Marketing for Business & Enterprise • Finance for Business & Enterprise • Plan, Develop & Participate in a Business or Enterprise Project

What could it lead to? On completion you may progress into employment within the business, retail, hospitality, visitor or tourism sector, or progress to higher studies at Level 3 in either Business or Travel and Tourism. Alternatively you could progress onto an apprenticeship.

I chose a Vocational course over A Levels so I could wholly focus on one subject over multiple. The course has allowed me to experience the kind of activities you would when working in a business environment. This has included planning and running a charity event and designing a potential business for us to set up.

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The Diploma covers topics such as:


Vocational

Diploma Level 3

Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

SKILLS FOR BUSINESS

BUSINESS

One year course Entry requirements

One and two year courses Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This qualification is ideal for students who want to develop an understanding of the essential skills required to work successfully in a business environment, and gives them an understanding of business culture and responsibilities. This qualification also allows students to develop the skills required to solve problems, communicate and work effectively with others, and gives them the opportunity to learn how to manage and improve their own performance in a business environment.

This course is equivalent to 3 AS Levels over one year for the Level 3 Diploma and 3 A Levels after continuing onto the second year to gain the Extended Diploma. This course would be suitable for anyone interested in studying Business at university or a higher level, or taking on a leadership or management role in any industry.

Units studied include:

• Managing an Event

• Business Culture and Responsibilities

• International Business

• Deliver Customer Service in a Business Environment

• Business Decision Making

• Solve Problems in a Business Environment

During the second year of the programme there is the opportunity to follow a pathway of studies in one of the following areas:

• Communicate in a Business Environment • Contribute to Running a Project • Recruitment and Selection in Business • Aspects of Employment Law

Topics covered include: • Developing a Marketing Campaign • Personal and Business Finance

• Logistics • Management

• Human Resources Management in Business

• Business Law

• Training in the Business Workplace

What could it lead to?

What could it lead to?

Higher education, higher apprenticeships or employment. A wide range of business roles in areas such as retail, administration, legal and finance are possible for students completing the course as well as leadership and management roles in a variety of public and private sector organisations.

Students who achieve this qualification could progress to other Level 3 Business qualifications, a Foundation Degree in Leadership & Management or advanced/ higher apprenticeships.

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Vocational


CONSTRUCTION CRAFTS MULTISKILL 6 week non-qualification Entry requirements For general Vocational Entry Level guidance please see page 8.

What will I study? This course is suitable if you want to progress into a career within the construction industry as a general operative, or to progress on to the various craft courses delivered by the College, but are unsure of which programme to study. It will prepare you for employment and look at core work skills required. The qualification covers a range of hand-skills, practical tasks and theory lessons in the following trade areas: • Carpentry and Joinery • Painting and Decorating

What could it lead to? On successful completion of this course, students can progress on to a programme in one of the following trade areas: • Bricklaying • Carpentry and Joinery • Painting and Decorating

I chose to study this course because I tried it on the Taster Day and connected with it straight away. It’s really fun and practical and it keeps me busy. The workshop is well laid out and my tutors are great. They’re good at giving feedback so I know how to improve my walls. When I’ve finished this course I would like to move on to the Level 2 course and then on to an apprenticeship. I’d then like to become a full-time bricklayer.

Luke Marfell Previously of St John Fisher Catholic High School Studying Bricklaying Diploma Level 1

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• Bricklaying


Extended Certificate Entry Level 3

General Construction Certificate Level 2

CONSTRUCTION SKILLS

CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Entry Level guidance please see page 8. You will need to have the ability to work well in a team, outstanding commitment and enthusiasm as well as outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. You will need to have good timekeeping and attendance as well as the ability to research and study independently.

What will I study?

This course is for students who work or want to work as a general construction operator in the construction sector. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or a career as a general construction operative.

Vocational

This course is suitable if you want to progress into a career within the construction industry as a general operative, or to progress on to the various craft courses delivered by the College. It will prepare you for employment and look at core work skills required.

What will I study?

The qualification covers a range of hand-skills, practical tasks and theory lessons in the following trade areas:

Units include:

• Bricklaying • Carpentry and Joinery

• Principles of building construction, information and communication

• Painting and Decorating

• Construction site protection barriers

What could it lead to?

• Lay domestic drainage

On successful completion of this course, students can progress on to a Level 1 Diploma in one of the following trade areas: • Bricklaying • Carpentry and Joinery • Painting and Decorating

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• Health, safety and welfare in construction

• Construct foundations, slabs and paths in concrete

What could it lead to? This course could lead to full-time employment in any one of the areas studied.


Diploma Level 1

Technical Certificate Level 2

BRICKLAYING

BRICKLAYING

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 1 guidance please see page 8. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. Level 1 (or the Extended Certificate Level 1) must be completed before progressing to Level 2.

What will I study? Units include: • Principles of building construction, information and communication • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course

What will I study? Units include: • Principles of construction • Building cavity walls • Building solid walls and piers • Constructing basic arches • Setting out buildings

• Carrying out bricklaying activities

What could it lead to?

• Carrying out cavity walling activities • Health, safety and welfare in construction

What could it lead to? On completion students can progress on to the next level where appropriate, or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in construction.

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or onto a Level 3 Advanced Technical/ Diploma in Bricklaying. This will allow you to enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2, to progress into higher job roles such as an advanced craft bricklayer. This qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in construction. There are a number of new and exciting apprenticeships currently being developed in construction, including bricklaying/trowel occupations, so you could progress to be an apprentice working as a bricklayer.

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Construction

• Carrying out blocklaying activities


Diploma Level 1

Technical Certificate Level 2

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY - SITE CARPENTRY

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 1 guidance please see page 8. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. Level 1 (or the Extended Certificate Level 1) must be completed before progressing to Level 2. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

What will I study? Units include:

Vocational

• Principles of building construction, information and communication

What will I study? Units include:

• Maintain and use carpentry and joinery hand tools

• Principles of construction

• Prepare and use carpentry and joinery portable power tools

• Structural carpentry • Non-structural carpentry prior to plastering

• Produce woodworking joints

• Non-structural carpentry following plastering

• Health, safety and welfare in construction

• Timber technology and the use of a circular saw

What could it lead to?

What could it lead to?

On completion of the Diploma, students can progress on to the next level where appropriate, or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in construction.

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or onto a Level 3 Advanced Technical/ Diploma in Site Carpentry. This will allow you to enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2, to progress into higher job roles such as an advanced craft site carpenter. This qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in construction. There are a number of new and exciting apprenticeships currently being developed in construction, including carpentry and joinery, so you could progress to be an apprentice working as a site carpenter.

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Diploma Level 3

CARPENTRY AND JOINERY One year course Entry requirements For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. Level 2 must be completed before progressing to Level 3. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

What will I study? Students follow either the Site Joinery or Bench Joinery route. Units include: Site Joinery • Carry out first fix flooring and roofing

• Carry out first fix roofing and stairs • Carry out second fixing double doors and mouldings • Set up and use fixed and transportable machinery Bench Joinery • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work • Set up and use fixed transportable machinery • Manufacture shaped doors and frames • Manufacture stairs with turns

What could it lead to? On completion of the Diploma, students can progress on to the next level where appropriate, or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in construction.

I chose the course because I was fascinated by the different products that can be produced in joinery, and it’s really satisfying when my hard work pays off and I can see a finished product. The atmosphere at College is really positive and there’s friendly competition with others which encourages me to work harder. In the future I’d like to progress to an apprenticeship.

Joe Berry Previously of Howden School Studying Carpentry and Joinery – Site Carpentry Technical Certificate Level 2

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• Carry out second fixing operations or organising, planning and pricing construction work


Diploma Level 1

Diploma Level 2

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION (ELECTRICIAN’S COURSE)

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION (ELECTRICIAN’S COURSE)

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 1 guidance please see page 8. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The theory and practice of basic electrical installation skills:

Units include:

• Working Safely as an Electrician

• Principles of Electrical Installation which includes Basic Mechanics (Resistance, Voltage, Amps), Magnetism and Transformers, AC and DC Supplies, Electrical Circuits, and Methods of Wiring and Earth Bonding Requirements

• Introduction to Wiring Systems (Lighting, Sockets) • Electrical Principles including Resistance, Voltage and Amps

Vocational

• AC and DC Supplies

What could it lead to? On successful completion of this Diploma, students can progress on to the next level or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then on to higher level courses in construction.

• Working Effectively and Safely as an Electrician

• Principles of Electrical Machines (AC/DC Machines) • Electrical Installation to Buildings and Structures which includes Wiring Systems, Cable Calculations, Fire Alarms and Security Systems, and Inspection and Testing of Systems

What could it lead to? On completion of this Diploma, students can progress on to the next level or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then on to higher level courses in construction.

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Diploma Level 3

Diploma Level 1

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION (BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES)

PAINTING AND DECORATING

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. Level 2 must be completed before progressing to Level 3. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to work as part of a team and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 1 guidance please see page 8. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a good eye for detail and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

What will I study? Units include:

What will I study? Units include: • Principles of building construction, information and communication

• Understanding the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems

• Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms

• Principles of Electrical Science

• Preparing surfaces for decoration

• Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification

• Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas

• Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning

• Applying foundation and plain papers

• Electrical Systems Design

• Health, safety and welfare in construction

• Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering

What could it lead to? On completion of this Diploma, students should aim to go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then on to higher level courses in construction.

Construction

• Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering

• Producing specialist decorative finishes

What could it lead to? On completion, students can progress on to the next level where appropriate, or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship. Some of our students then go on to higher level courses in construction.

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Technical Certificate Level 2

Diploma Level 2

PAINTING AND DECORATING

PLUMBING

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. Level 1 (or the Extended Certificate Level 1) must be completed before progressing to Level 2. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a good eye for detail and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. You will have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a good eye for detail and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

What will I study? Units include: • Principles of construction • Access equipment • Preparation of surfaces for decoration

Vocational

• Application of surface coatings • Application of papers to walls and ceilings • Producing decorative colour effects

What could it lead to? This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or onto a Level 3 Advanced Technical/ Diploma in Painting and Decorating. This will allow you to enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2, to progress into higher job roles such as an advanced craft painter and decorator. This qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in construction. There are a number of new and exciting apprenticeships currently being developed in construction, including painting and decorating, so you could progress to be an apprentice working as a painter and decorator.

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What will I study? Units include: • Safety in plumbing activities • Principles of plumbing • Hot and cold water systems for housing • Sanitation (bathrooms and WCs) • Central heating systems • Electrical supplies to heating controls • Lead work (waterproofing to roofs) • Environmental awareness • Effective working relationships

What could it lead to? On completion of this Diploma, students can progress on to the next level or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then on to higher level courses in construction.


Diploma Level 3

PLUMBING

One year course Entry requirements For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. You must have completed the Level 2 Diploma prior to starting this course. This qualification is for candidates who want to work as plumbers in the building services engineering sector. Please note - this qualification does not make candidates fully qualified plumbers or plumbing and heating engineers.

What will I study? Units include: • Health and safety in building services engineering

• Plumbing system installation planning • Complex cold water systems • Domestic hot water • Sanitation and drainage systems • Central heating systems • Domestic gas principles • Career awareness in building services engineering

What could it lead to? On completion of this Diploma, students can go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship programme, and then on to higher level courses in construction.

I chose this course because I’m really passionate about plumbing and knew that I wanted to learn lots of different skills. The part that I enjoy most about this course is when I complete a task and my pipework is neat, as it gives me a real sense of satisfaction. When I’ve completed this course, I plan on moving on to an apprenticeship as I believe this would be really beneficial in helping me to learn even more about the trade.

Lucy Hall Previously of Archbishop Holgate’s School Studying Plumbing Diploma Level 2

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Diploma Level 2

STONEMASONRY

CONSTRUCTING THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. You will need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, a willingness to learn a new skill and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. You must have successfully completed the Constructing the Built Environment Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 (Year 1). Applicants should have good timekeeping, outstanding attendance and the ability to research and study independently.

What will I study? Units include: • Cutting Templates to Form Geometric Shapes • Setting Out and Shaping Stone by Traditional and Modern Power-assisted Methods • Stone-cutting Skills including Squaring, Surface Finishes and Straight Mouldings

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Advanced Technical Extended Diploma Level 3 (Year 2)

• Produce Circular Moulds, e.g. scroll work and ornate carvings

What could it lead to? On completion of the Diploma, students should aim to go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, then higher level courses in construction.

What will I study? This course is ideally suited to someone who has finished their 1st year of study on the Constructing the Built Environment Advanced Technical Diploma Level 3 (Year 1) and is looking to gain employment or a career in the professional and technical aspects of construction. It will provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to work at this level in the industry, as well as the academic research and assignment writing skills necessary for future study. The course is split into 9 separate units, which include: • Structural Mechanics • Civil Engineering Technology • Architectural Design and Planning • Building Surveying • Business Management Techniques

What could it lead to? This course could lead to full-time employment in any one of the subjects studied over the two year period. It could also lead onto the HNC in Construction, an apprenticeship or to university to study further in any of the subjects.

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T Level (Level 3)

CONSTRUCTION – DESIGN, SURVEYING AND PLANNING Two year course Entry requirements For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

Overview This qualification has been designed by employers, professional bodies and education specialists. The purpose of this qualification is to ensure that students have the knowledge and skills to progress into skilled employment or higher level training.

What will I study? Core Content

• Science • Building Technology

Students can choose to specialise in different occupational specialisms. Occupational specialisms include: • Surveying & Design for Construction and the Built Environment • Civil Engineering • Building Services Design • Hazardous Materials Analysis & Surveying Industry Placement This allows students to develop their occupational specialism skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment.

What could it lead to? Students completing this course may progress into employment, an apprenticeship or higher level of study, including university.

• Information and Data • Digital Technology • Construction Mathematical Techniques • Design • Construction and the Built Environment Industry • Sustainability • Commercial Business • Project Management • Law

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This focuses on the students’ knowledge and understanding. Topics include:

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Diploma Level 1

MUSIC, PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION ARTS One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 entry guidance.

What will I study? Units include: • An introduction to music, performing and production arts • Research into music and performing and production arts, e.g. a research project on your favourite musician/actor etc. • Communicating with an audience • Production development for music and performing arts, e.g. set design • Performance development for music and performing arts, leading to a small performance piece • Independent project, on a topic of your choice within the subject area

What could it lead to? Upon successful completion of this course, you can progress onto a Level 2 programme in Performing Arts or Music, or another Level 2 qualification.

We actually moved from Huddersfield to York so I could come here to study this course! I am so pleased I did as it has fulfilled all my expectations. Previously, I had leaned towards musical performance (singing and playing the piano), and now my confidence has grown in other areas of the performing arts such as acting and dance. My overall experience has been amazing and I know my performance skills have greatly improved.

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You will study a mixture of topics covering music, performing arts and production arts.


Diploma Level 2

Extended Diploma Level 3

PERFORMING AND PRODUCTION ARTS

PERFORMING AND PRODUCTION ARTS (ACTING)

One year course Entry requirements

Two year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance. Please note a relevant Level 1 Diploma will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. A relevant Level 2 Diploma will also be considered. Applicants will be required to attend an audition to demonstrate their performing arts skills and discuss their interest in the subject.

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What will I study? You will be introduced to many areas of performance, but in particular acting, technical theatre and elements of dance. With practical skills and knowledge from these, you will develop and prepare towards your own individual needs and progression pathways.

What will I study?

Over the year practical work and assignments will include a range of projects drawn from core and specialist units.

• Introduction to professional practice

The programme may also include GCSE Maths and English as appropriate for Level 3 progression requirement.

What could it lead to? Students who achieve a Merit grade can look to move onto a Level 3 pathway in either Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre or Backstage Arts.

Units include: • Principles of performance • Engaging with an audience • Critical and contextual awareness • Production and performance skills and context • Collaborative performance project • Developing performance and production skills • Exploration of specialist study and context

What could it lead to? An Extended Diploma in Acting can lead to further study in acting, theatre, drama, performing arts, and production arts, either at university or at a specialist college or conservatoire. Previous students have secured places at: • ALRA • East 15 • Arden School of Theatre • Birmingham School of Theatre • Guildhall School of Music and Drama • Bristol Old Vic • LIPA

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Extended Diploma Level 3

PERFORMING AND PRODUCTION ARTS (DANCE) Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. Please note a relevant Level 2 Diploma will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study? Dance and Performing Arts

Units include: • Ballet • Contemporary • Jazz • Commercial • Acrobatics • Choreography • Performance projects • History of dance • Dance industry • Auditions and progression

What could it lead to? An Extended Diploma in Dance can lead to further study in dance either at university or at a specialist college or conservatoire. Previous students have secured places at: • Urdang • Bird • Rambert • Creative Academy • Italia Conti • Addict Academy • London Studio Centre • Northern School of Contemporary Dance • Laban

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Extended Diploma Level 3

PERFORMING AND PRODUCTION ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE) Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 entry requirement guidance. A relevant Level 2 Diploma will also be considered. Applicants will be required to attend an audition to demonstrate their singing and acting skills and discuss their interest in the subject.

What will I study?

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Equivalent to three A Levels, this course is a practical route into a career in musical theatre performance and provides an introduction to the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to work in the performing arts industry. You will develop skills in singing, dance and acting as well as a thorough understanding of the musical theatre sector. You will: • Prepare for and develop audition material and techniques • Develop your singing voice • Explore performance techniques • Learn to work as an ensemble through rehearsal and performance • Explore ballet and jazz dance forms • Develop skills as an actor physically and vocally • Learn about the history of musical theatre and its influence on popular culture You will have the opportunity to learn and perform across a wide range of projects from workshop performances and recitals to children’s theatre performance, concerts and full-scale musical theatre productions.

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What could it lead to? The course provides a sound foundation for drama school, with many of our students going to one of the top 22 conservatoires or into higher education, studying musical theatre and other industry related courses at degree level. Past students have secured places at LAMDA, Guildford School of Acting, ALRA, East 15, Italia Conti, Urdang, London Studios, Arden School of Theatre, LIPA, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.


Extended Diploma Level 3

PERFORMING AND PRODUCTION ARTS (BACKSTAGE ARTS) Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. Please note a relevant Level 2 Diploma will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

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What will I study?

• Stage management • Set design & construction • Sound design • Lighting design • Prop making

What could it lead to? This course can lead to immediate employment or access to the higher education sector. Past students’ destinations include apprenticeships in major London theatres, programming lighting on cruise ships, stage management with touring theatre companies and set construction at the National Theatre. Higher education destinations include Bristol Old Vic, Central School of Speech and Drama, Guildhall, Rose Bruford, ALRA, Backstage Academy and School of Sound Recording (SSR) Manchester.

I have loved every minute of studying Dance and I have achieved things I never thought I would be able to during my time here at the College. York College has the most warm and encouraging atmosphere and my tutors have been outstanding, supporting me every step of the way to help me reach my goals. I chose York College because of the facilities offered and all of the amazing opportunities, such as performing on the main stage at Move It 2019, which has always been a dream of mine. The best thing about being a student at York College is the overwhelming support and being a part of amazing performances.

Natasha Lobley Previously of Rossett School Studying Dance Extended Diploma Level 3

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A highly practical programme, you will learn by completing a range of projects and assignments based on realistic entertainment productions, activities and demands. All students will explore the following areas before finding a specialism:


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Introductory Diploma Level 1

DIGITAL MEDIA PRODUCTION One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance. Students with no formal qualifications will be assessed before enrolment. You must have a keen interest in creative and interactive media.

What will I study? You will complete 9 units over the year which involve using a wide range of exciting and emerging technologies. • Interactive Media • Multimedia • Video • Animation • Digital Photography • Website Software • Exploring Career Opportunities in Creative/Digital Media You will use iPads in most of your units. You will study Maths and English if you have not yet achieved a grade 4 at GCSE.

What could it lead to? On successful completion of the course, you may progress to the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technologies or an equivalent pathway.

Our course includes problem solving, programming of languages and creative designs, all of which I really enjoy. I chose this College because I like the freedom we have and the creative thinking we’re encouraged to do.

Daniel Smith Previously of The Joseph Rowntree School Studying Computing and Digital Technologies Diploma Level 3

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Digital Technologies

These include:


Extended Certificate Level 2

Diploma Level 2

INFORMATION AND CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIES

COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance. We recognise that not all prospective students have the necessary formal entry requirements but nevertheless have a keen interest in the subject. We are always prepared to discuss options with students.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

What will I study? Units include: • The Online World • Technology Systems • A Digital Portfolio

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• Multimedia Products Development • Software Development • Mobile Apps Development • Website Development and Automated Computer Systems • Maths and English You will have at least two educational trips through the course of your study, which are compulsory. We also encourage students to seek work experience opportunities to support their study.

What will I study? This largely practical programme offers you the opportunity to explore your own ideas and the skills needed to bring these to life. You will learn important supporting games theory and about work in the computer games industry. You will complete work related projects, which link directly to realistic workplace demands. You will be required to produce a variety of digital products, as well as exploring games mechanics, ludology and narrative. At the end of the course you will be given freedom to design and develop your own computer game. Units include: • Audio Production for Computer Games • Video Production for Computer Games • Graphics for Computer Games • Computer Games Engines • Computer Games Development • Researching Games Projects

What could it lead to?

• Understanding the Computer Games Audience

This Extended Certificate is a respected qualification allowing access into entry level jobs in the IT industry, or progression onto Level 3 IT Diplomas, for which you will need to have obtained an overall Pass grade.

Students may also be required to undertake GCSEs in English and Maths as required for their progression.

• Final Computer Games Production Project

What could it lead to? Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress onto a Level 3 programme in one of the specialist pathways offered at the College.

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Extended Diploma Level 3

Extended National Diploma Level 3

COMPUTER GAMES DEVELOPMENT

COMPUTING

Two year course Entry requirements

One or two year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. A Merit grade in any relevant Level 2 course (Extended Certificate or above) will also be considered as part of the entry requirements.

What will I study? This course offers a fantastic opportunity to learn about computer games development from both a practical and theoretical standpoint. It is designed to provide students with a broad set of production skills within the gaming context.

During the second year, students will experience larger, more challenging assignments and work with external clients to realise more sophisticated projects.

What could it lead to? The aim of the course is to prepare students for progression to higher education in subjects such as Computer Games Development, Computer Games Animation, 3D Modelling and Multimedia Development.

Year One You will complete the National Foundation Diploma in Computing which provides a good grounding in the digital technologies that underpin all modern computer applications, ranging from desktop, to web, to smartphone, to robotics and the internet of things. You will study 6 units including: IT Systems Security & Encryption, Business Applications of Social Media and Website Development. Year Two You will complete the units necessary to achieve the Extended National Diploma in Computing, so you have a strong core knowledge of computing enabling you to progress to roles in the computing industry, or to higher education with a focus on the computing sector. You will study 6 further units including: Planning & Management of Computing Projects, Software Design & Development Project and The Impact of Computing.

What could it lead to? Higher education, with students having gone on to study Cyber Security and Forensics, Web Development, Graphics and Animation, Networking and Cloud Computing, Mobile Apps and Social Media Development, and Software Development. Alternatively, apprenticeships or employment working in user support, as hardware or software technicians or data processing.

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During the first year, all students will study a range of different units including Video Production, Digital Graphics, Sound Production and Video Games. Through a variety of projects, students are encouraged to explore ideas and techniques to develop a range of practical skills, develop an understanding of how to use a range of software and build on their theoretical understanding of media production and its applications. This culminates in a larger, individualised project where students have the opportunity to focus on their desired specialism.

What will I study?


T Level (Level 3)

DIGITAL PRODUCTION, DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

What will I study? This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and a 3 month industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that it meets the needs of industry and prepares the students for work. The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components:

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Core Content This provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics which could include business context, data, digital analysis, digital environments, security and legislation. Occupational Specialisms Students will study units specialising in digital design, production and development. Further specialisms will be available from 2021 onwards. The industry placement allows students to develop their subject specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health and safety and promoting equality and diversity.

What could it lead to? Students may progress on to employment, an apprenticeship or higher level study, including university.

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Doing this course meant that I could focus on the one subject I’m really interested in. The tutors are really inspiring and are always there to help. Tom Gordon Previously of Fulford School Studying Computing and Digital Technologies Diploma Level 3


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Award, Certificate and Diploma Level 1

CARING FOR CHILDREN

One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance. Students are required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the course, for which there will be a charge.

What will I study? Units include: • Sharing learning experiences with children • Growth and development of young children • Supporting babies to play • Science activities for young children • Musical activities for young children • Finding out about forest schools • Understanding learning and development through play All units will be taught in a classroom environment, however students will also take part in a minimum of 70 hours work experience in a childcare setting. Students will also study English and Maths alongside this course.

What could it lead to? On completion of this course and achievement of appropriate grades in English and Maths, students may progress to a Level 2 qualification. This course does not qualify students to work in the childcare sector, as further qualifications would be required.

This course allows students to take part in practical experiences through different placements to gain skills, as well as learning through coursework. The tutors are all very supportive with anything you need help with and are always there to listen. After College I’m planning to study Child Development and Play Work at Leeds Beckett University. My aim is to become a children’s play specialist in a hospital. Olivia Daly Previously of Howden School Studying Childcare and Education (Early Years Educator) Level 3

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This course is suitable for anyone considering a career in the Early Years or related sector.


Certificate Level 2

Technical Certificate/Diploma Level 3

WORKING WITH CHILDREN IN EARLY YEARS PRIMARY SETTING

CHILDCARE AND EDUCATION (EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR)

One year course Entry requirements

One year for each course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

Students are also required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the course, for which there will be a charge.

Students are also required to complete a successful Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting the course.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The course is aimed at students who have an interest in supporting the learning and development of children from birth to 11 years and 11 months.

This course prepares students to become Early Years Educators, enabling them to work with children from birth to five years and gain knowledge of children aged five to seven years.

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The qualification is made up of 6 units which include: • Child development from birth to 11 years and 11 months

Units covered include:

• Play and learning

• Children’s health and well-being

• Exploring legislation

• Play and learning

• Nutrition

• Providing safe environments for children

• Physical development and physical activity

• Child health

There will be a placement setting of 120 hours of real work experience.

• Understanding children’s additional needs

What could it lead to?

Students are also required to complete 375 hours of work placement for the Certificate and 750 hours for the Diploma.

Progression to Level 3 qualifications within the areas of Early Years, Children and Young People, and Supporting Teaching and Learning. Students can also progress to employment in roles such as nursery assistant, classroom assistant and pre-school assistant.

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• Child development

• Observation, assessment and planning

What could it lead to? Progression into employment such as teaching assistants, nannies or work in nurseries. You will also be able to go to university to study Education, Primary Teaching or Social Work.


T Level (Level 3)

EDUCATION AND CHILDCARE

Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

Overview

What will I study? The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components: Core Content This provides students with the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics which could include safeguarding, supporting education, special educational needs and reflective practice. Occupational Specialisms Students can choose to specialise in a specific field which could include early years education and childcare, assisting teaching or supporting and mentoring students in further and higher education. The industry placement allows students to develop their subject specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning, working with others, health and safety and promoting equality and diversity.

What could it lead to? Students may progress on to employment, a higher apprenticeship or higher level study, including university.

This course offers an equal split of theory and practical work, which is a good way to gain knowledge and experience. My overall experience at College has been really good. The tutors are really supportive and flexible in supporting the individual needs of each student. After I’ve completed my course, I plan on progressing to study the Foundation Degree in Children’s Development and Learning here at College, whilst working at a day nursery.

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This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and a significant industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that it meets the needs of industry and prepares the students for work.


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Certificate/Diploma Level 1

LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance.

What will I study? This course is designed to engage and motivate students who are interested in learning about the maintenance of motor vehicles and the various roles that are available in the retail motor industry. Students will study a selection of the following units: Mandatory units: • Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance

Optional units include: • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures • Vehicle Wheels and Tyres Construction and Maintenance • Vehicle Exhaust Systems Components and Maintenance • Vehicle Driveline Maintenance • Introduction to Spark Ignition Fuel Systems • Introduction to Compression Ignition Fuel Systems • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills

What could it lead to? Progression onto the Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair course, or alternatively employment in the industry or a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship.

I have a passion for engineering and studying, and this course gives me the opportunity to do different practical tasks in the College workshop covering various aspects of engineering. I get on brilliantly with my tutors, they’re always there to give support, and I look forward to coming to College every day.

Ben Walker Previously of The Joseph Rowntree School Studying Performing Engineering Operations Diploma Level 2

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• Tools, Equipment and Materials for Vehicle Maintenance


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Diploma Level 2

Diploma Level 2 (Direct Entry)

VEHICLE FITTING PRINCIPLES

LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance. Students require a GCSE grade 4 in English or Maths or need to have completed the Light Vehicle Maintenance Diploma Level 1.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance. Students must have achieved a GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths or have completed the Vehicle Fitting Principles Diploma Level 2.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course includes the full range of routine vehicle fitting procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for vehicle fitters working on a wide range of vehicles in all types of garages, dealerships and fast fit businesses.

Units studied may include:

It will provide students with the opportunity to study both the theory and practical aspects of some of the following: • I nspecting, repairing and replacing high performance light vehicle and motorcycle tyres • Carrying out light vehicle front wheel alignment • Inspecting and replacing light vehicle clutches, exhaust components, suspension dampers, vehicle batteries and braking systems • Safe use of oxy-acetylene • Assessing and securing a roadside situation • Students will gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace, agreeing customer vehicle needs and other skills associated with working in a garage

What could it lead to? Progression on to the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 2 or an apprenticeship.

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• Health and Safety Practices in Vehicle Maintenance • Job Roles in the Automotive Industry • Spark Ignition Engine Systems Components and Operation • Routine Vehicle Maintenance Processes and Procedures • Introduction to Low Carbon Technologies in the Automotive Industry • Vehicle Electrical Foundation Skills • Removing and Replacing Engine Units and Components • Removing and Replacing Chassis Units and Components

What could it lead to? Many of the students take up employment in the automotive industry and/or follow a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship. Alternatively, it is possible to progress onto the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Diploma Level 3 with the correct entry requirements and successful interview (depending on number of applicants).


Diploma Level 3

NVQ Level 2

LIGHT VEHICLE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

PERFORMING ENGINEERING OPERATIONS (PEO)

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair. It is not possible to start this course with a GCSEs only profile.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

What will I study? The course covers the whole range of motor vehicle engineering skills from routine maintenance to advanced repair techniques. It is based on the Technical Certificate requirement of a Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship. Topics you will cover include: • Diagnose and Repair Engine Units and Components • Diagnose and Repair Electrical Units and Components • Transmission and Driveline Units and Components

What could it lead to? Students would normally progress onto a job in the motor vehicle industry or onto an apprenticeship. Students could also broaden their skill set by studying another course such as Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations.

The course has been designed to give you an understanding of a wide range of engineering practices and helps develop a range of practical engineering skills. Alongside the practical lessons you will also study some underpinning theory to develop your understanding of engineering processes, tools and equipment, the engineering environment, health and safety and engineering drawings etc. The practical work aims to cover a range of engineering disciplines including Mechanical, Maintenance and Fabrication Engineering. Typical units may include: • Communicating Technical Information (mandatory) • Filing and Fitting Techniques • Preparing and Using a Lathe • Working with Sheet Metal • MIG/MAG/Gas Welding • Engineering Maintenance • Pneumatics Systems and Maintenance • Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD)

What could it lead to? The Level 3 Diploma in Engineering and Technology (which builds on your practical skills); a job or onto an apprenticeship. To take a more academic route, you’ll need GCSE grade 5 in Maths on the higher paper for progression onto our Engineering (Multiskill) Level 3 course.

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• Diagnose and Repair Chassis Units and Components

What will I study?


Diploma Level 3

Certificate (Multiskill) Level 3 (Year 1)

ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

ENGINEERING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. You must have already completed the NVQ Level 2 PEO (Performing Engineering Operations).

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. You will need a grade 5 in Maths and ideally Sciences.

What will I study?

What will I study?

You’ll extend your practical engineering skills and focus on developing your competency across a range of engineering practical skills, knowledge and behaviours. You will also develop your theoretical underpinning knowledge which will support your understanding of the processes and engineering practices. You are required to achieve 8 units; 2 of which are mandatory.

You will develop a broad range of engineering knowledge and skills and an understanding of engineering theory and industry practice, covering manufacturing, mechanical and electronic/electrical engineering disciplines. Year 1 is made up of 9 units to give a multiskilled experience, as advised by local and regional employers. It is also possible to study A Level Maths alongside this course with a grade 7 or above in GCSE Maths.

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The mandatory units are: • Engineering and Environmental Health and Safety • Organisational Efficiency and Improvement, Quality Assurance/Control The practical units would typically include: • Advanced Turning • Computer Aided Drawing • Producing Sheet Metal Fabrications • Advanced Manufacture Techniques Computer Numerical Control • Engineering Design Process

What could it lead to? A job or apprenticeship in engineering e.g. maintenance engineer, mechanical engineer, welder and/or fabricator etc. Alternatively, you could study another course to expand your engineering skill set, perhaps in the field of electrical installation or any other relevant programme.

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Year 1 units may typically include: • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians • Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems • Electrical and Electronic Principles in Engineering • Computer Aided Drafting in Engineering • Principles and Applications of Electronic Devices and Circuits • Engineering Secondary and Finishing Techniques • Engineering Design

What could it lead to? Whilst on this course it is possible to transfer, at any point, to most engineering apprenticeships; this is the course that many engineering apprentices will study. Alternatively, you would typically progress onto the second year of this course which is the Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing.


Extended Diploma (Multiskill) Level 3 (Year 2)

ENGINEERING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING One year course Entry requirements You will need to have achieved the Year 1 Advanced Manufacturing Certificate in Engineering to progress to the full Extended Diploma.

What will I study? You will continue to develop further understanding and skills across a range of engineering disciplines, studying both theory and industry practice.

Year 2 units may typically include: • Engineering Project (worth 2 units) • Features and Applications of Electrical Machines • Applications of Computer Numerical Control in Engineering • Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials • Engineering Drawing for Technicians • Electro-pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems and Devices • Computer Aided Manufacture In addition, anyone who is considering higher education must also study the ‘Further Maths’ unit.

What could it lead to? Higher education, an advanced or higher apprenticeship, or employment in engineering. It is important to investigate the entry requirements for Engineering degree programmes as many will require the Further Maths unit or A Level Maths.

I chose to study this course because I’ve always been interested in learning physics and maths skills and it’s interesting how using different calculations can lead to the creation of a building. The skills we learn are amazing. I chose York College because it offered a variety of different courses and great engineering facilities. My tutors have been amazing and are really encouraging, and they help me to solve problems and understand the different tasks.

Charanjeet Kaur Previously of Hollyrood Secondary School Studying Performing Engineering Operations Diploma Level 2

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A substantial part of Year 2 is to carry out a ‘design and make’ project with a ‘mechatronics’ theme, combining both mechanical and electronic engineering skills. This will also help develop wider skills of project management, research and analysis, communication and problem solving.


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Vocational


Level 2

EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME October start An exciting opportunity to study a formal qualification at College and gain formal work experience in your chosen sector. The work experience element allows you to gain valuable skills and an insight into the world of work and the expectations of an employer. This course would suit an individual who would like an apprenticeship but is struggling to find one. The course is made up of 2 days at College and 1 day in the workplace on work experience. English and Maths GCSE can be taken as part of this programme.

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I chose to study this course as I was pregnant at the time, so this was a convenient way for me to catch up and carry on studying. I like the atmosphere being in a smaller group, and it’s great as it means I get more support. I chose York College because it offered the course that was suitable for me. I’ve had great support from my tutors and they always help me with any work I need to catch up on. In the future I’d like to go to university and then become a midwife.


Level 2/3

Level 3

EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

EXTENDED PROJECT QUALIFICATION

October start

October or December start

This course is delivered off the York College main site in the community, and builds self-confidence, social/emotional and work related skills required to be successful in employment or in further study.

(English Language grade 4 or above is required.)

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This course is suitable for students who require a more bespoke programme tailored to their needs and who have potentially not had a very good experience of education in the past. The course is 3 days a week, and English and Maths GCSE can be taken as part of this programme, on a case by case basis.

This course involves working towards an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and a Level 3 NOCN in Employment, Training and Personal Development. The vast majority of students complete a 6,000 word project on a topic of their choice. If you prefer not to complete a written project, you have the option of producing an artefact. The course will assist you in developing your academic skills and supporting progression to university, alongside building a wide range of interpersonal skills. Maths GCSE can be studied as part of this qualification.

LATE START PROVISION 2021/22 September to February start We have a range of options available from September – February for people who have not found a course at College that is suited to their needs, or for those without any formal education in place at present. You may find yourself currently out of education and have decided to re-engage. You can join courses in all Vocational areas within the first 4 weeks of the September term. Following this point we have a range of Late Start courses that are available to join up to January 2022.

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Please contact: LateStarts@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call 01904 770455 For an informal discussion about the Late Start provision please contact: Martin Halliday (Curriculum Performance Manager 14-19 Vocational) mhalliday@yorkcollege.ac.uk


Milan is now studying Sports Management at Medaille College Buffalo Campus, New York. Milan Manandhar Previously of Archbishop Holgate’s School Studied the Extended Project Qualification and the Football Development Centre

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General Education

Before I began studying the EPQ (Extended Project Qualification), I had spent a year on a Sport course and a year doing A Levels, but both of these options didn’t work out for me. After transitioning to the EPQ, I have been completing my work to the best of my ability and am hoping to achieve a high grade. I really enjoy the course as it enables me to study something I’m passionate about whilst improving my essay writing ability, which will be important in the future. Overall I have really enjoyed my experience at York College. Since I have been here my tutors have supported me and given me help when I needed it. I have made many new friends and both my football and academic ability has improved significantly. After I finish College I intend to go to university in New York as I have a sport scholarship.


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Vocational


Certificate Level 1 (Foundation Learning)

INTRODUCTION TO THE HAIR SECTOR One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance.

What will I study? This is an introduction to Hairdressing, providing a stepping stone to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-up. The programme of study includes: • Introduction to the hair sector • Presenting a professional image in a salon • Shampooing and conditioning hair • Plaiting and twisting • Styling women’s and men’s hair • Colour hair using temporary colour • Reception duties

What could it lead to? You can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-up. Alternatively, you may go straight into a salon as a salon assistant/junior. The course also provides skills transferable to other subject areas.

I chose to study Hairdressing Diploma Level 2 because it teaches great skills such as multi-tasking and helps to improve my speech. I like that in this course we all help each other out. I chose York College because they provide great support for deaf students and my previous school has good links with the College. I have support in the form of note-takers so I don’t miss things, which is great.

Jack Towers Previously of St John’s Catholic School for the Deaf Studying Hairdressing Diploma Level 2

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Hair and Beauty

• Health and safety in the salon


Certificate Level 1 (Foundation Learning)

VRQ Level 2

INTRODUCTION TO THE BEAUTY AND MEDIA SECTOR

BEAUTY THERAPY

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This is an introduction to Beauty Therapy and Media Make-up, providing a stepping stone to Level 2 Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy or Hair and Media Make-up.

The subjects covered include the theory and practice of:

The programme of study includes:

• Manicure treatments

• Basic skin care • Basic make-up techniques • Basic manicure treatments

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• Simple nail art • Face painting • Presenting a professional image in a salon • Health and safety in the salon • Reception duties

• Facial treatments • Waxing for hair removal • Pedicure treatments • Make-up (including themed make-up design) • Lash and brow tinting • Eyebrow shaping • Artificial eye lashes • Health and safety • Client care and communication skills • Promotional skills

What could it lead to?

• Reception duties

You can progress on to the Level 2 Diploma in Hair and Media Make-up, Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy. Alternatively, you may go straight into a salon as a salon assistant/junior. The course also provides skills transferable to other subject areas.

What could it lead to?

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Ideally students would progress onto Level 3 Beauty Therapy. Students leaving College with a Level 2 qualification could seek employment in a beauty salon, make-up studio or nail bar. There are also opportunities to complete consultancy work, become a demonstrator for a product manufacturer, or a therapist on a cruise liner. Self-employment and working in retail are also possibilities.


VRQ Level 2

Diploma Level 2

HAIRDRESSING

HAIR AND MEDIA MAKE-UP

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The aim of this qualification is to build on your knowledge and practice, develop your practical skills and prepare for work.

The subjects covered include the theory and practice of: • Health and safety • Client care and communication in the beauty related industry

• Working in the hair industry

• Apply make-up

• Following health and safety practices in the salon

• The art of photographic make-up

• Client consultation for hair services

• The art of dressing hair

• Shampooing and conditioning the hair and scalp

• Create an image based on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

• Cutting women’s hair • The art of dressing hair • Colouring and lightening hair • Perming and neutralising hair • Promoting products and services to clients in the salon

• Theme face painting • Body art design • Colour and lighten hair • Cut hair

• Salon reception duties

• Shampoo and condition the hair and scalp

• Creating an image on a theme within the hair and beauty sector

What could it lead to?

What could it lead to? Hairdressing Diploma VRQ Level 3 for one year, or you could follow an apprenticeship route and study the Hairdressing Diploma NVQ Level 2 (two year course).

You could progress on to the Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make-up Diploma Level 3. Employment in the Hair and Beauty industry, e.g. in a hairdressing salon or as a make-up consultant/make-up artist.

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The programme content includes:


VRQ Level 3

VRQ Level 3

BEAUTY THERAPY

HAIRDRESSING

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Beauty Therapy VRQ Level 2. Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. In addition, you must have good practical Level 2 skills and experience.

Hairdressing VRQ Level 2. Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. In addition, you must have good practical Level 2 skills and experience.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The subjects covered include the theory and practice of:

Students must complete the following units:

• Body massage

• Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon

• Massage using hot and cold stones • Indian head massage • Advanced facial electrotherapy treatments • Advanced body electrotherapy treatments

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• Monitor procedures to safely control work operations

• Consultation support for colleagues on hair services • Cut women’s hair to create a variety of looks • Style and dress hair using a variety of techniques • Colour hair to create a variety of looks

• Planning and implementation of promotional activities

• Perm hair to create a variety of looks

• Contribute to the financial effectiveness of the business

• Bridal hair • Creative hairdressing design skills

What could it lead to?

• Hair colour correction

Progression opportunities may include Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management or a Foundation Degree in Media Make-up (if you wish to progress to higher education, you must have GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths). Employment opportunities include salon/spa work, work on cruise liners, mobile therapist and setting up your own business.

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What could it lead to? Progression opportunities could include specialist hairstylists for home and abroad, educators for manufacturers, assessors, lecturers, demonstrators, and specialist hair colourists/fashion styling. Students could progress on to the Level 4 Diploma in Salon Management or on to higher education such as the Foundation Degree in Media Make-up (offered at York College). If you want to progress to higher education you must have GCSEs at grade 4 or above in English and Maths.


Diploma Level 3

THEATRICAL, SPECIAL EFFECTS AND HAIR AND MEDIA MAKE-UP One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. In addition, a relevant Level 2 qualification will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study? The subjects covered include the theory and practice of: • Apply airbrush make-up to the face • Camouflage make-up • Media make-up • Fashion and photographic make-up • Apply prosthetic pieces and bald caps • Design and apply face and body art • Fantasy hair design for performers • Monitor and maintain health and safety practice in the salon • Client care and communication in the beauty-related industry

What could it lead to? Progression on to Level 4 and 5 or Foundation Degree. Career possibilities include employment in the media make-up and hairdressing industries with opportunities for self-employment. Examples could include working in theatre, TV or film (although more experience at Levels 4, 5 and 6 are beneficial for film and television).

I chose Beauty Therapy as I’ve always had an interest in a variety of different beauty treatments, such as nails, facials and waxing. The support I’ve received going from Level 2 to Level 3 has been incredible, and I’ve made amazing friends and memories at College. Next year I’ll be moving on to study the Foundation Degree in Media Make-up, Special Effects Make-up and Hair Design at York College, which I’m really looking forward to.

Matilda Austen Previously of Fulford School Studying Beauty Therapy Diploma Level 3

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Certificate Level 1

INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE One year course Entry requirements For general Vocational Level 1 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study? This course is ideal for anyone considering a career in health and/or social care with adults or children and young people.

Students can tailor their learning to their interests through the provision of a broad range of units including specialised areas such as learning disability, sensory loss or mental health.

What could it lead to? On completion you may progress into employment within the Health and Social Care sector or progress to a related Level 2 course, for which a Pass profile is required.

I chose Health and Social Care to have a learning route into university. I want to study Paramedic Science. One of the best parts about this course is the range of different topics. They are a lot more complex than I thought and are very in-depth, which is good.

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Health and Social Care

The Certificate will develop your knowledge and awareness of the types of provision in Health and Social Care and an understanding and gaining of the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the sectors. This includes the roles played by workers, from principles and values through to health and safety and working with others. It supports progression to Level 2 qualifications in health, social care or children’s settings.


Certificate Level 2

Certificate Level 3

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

PREPARING TO WORK IN ADULT HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study?

What will I study?

The programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the basic aspects of Health and Social Care and the factors affecting an individual’s health and well-being.

This qualification develops the knowledge and skills needed when working in a senior role with adults in Health and Social Care environments. It covers a wide range of areas including supporting individuals with their physical and emotional care, daily living needs and health care procedures.

You will study a range of key areas which include: • Principles of safeguarding and protection in health and social care

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• The role of the health and social care worker • Implement person centred approaches in health and social care

The qualification covers areas including the role of the social care worker, handling information, duty of care and person-centred approaches. Topics you will study include:

• Contribute to health and safety in health and social care

• Communication in Health and Social Care

• Optional units matched to the needs of the job market

• Working in Health Care

Also included are visits, guest speakers, career preparation events and experience of work.

• The Right of Individuals in Health and Social Care

What could it lead to? Further studies at Level 3 or an apprenticeship. This qualification does not provide a licence to practise, but may support progression onto a range of job roles in the sector, including: • Care support workers in adult residential settings, domiciliary services, supported living or day services • Healthcare assistants in community, primary care and acute health environments • Community-based support workers

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• Caring for Older People

What could it lead to? The qualification will confirm competence for employment in roles such as: • Senior care and healthcare assistants/support workers/ key workers • Community-based senior care assistants/support workers/key workers • Personal assistants Alternatively, you could progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care or an apprenticeship.


T Level (Level 3)

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

HEALTH

One and two year courses Entry requirements

Two year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study?

What will I study?

In the first year you will study the Certificate and on successful completion continue onto the second year to complete the Extended Diploma.

This qualification will provide classroom theory, practical learning and a 3 month industry placement with an employer. It has been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that it meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.

This qualification covers a wide range of key subject areas in Health and Social Care. The Extended Diploma includes a variety of optional units, allowing students to pursue an interest in the specific areas of social care, health studies and health sciences, whilst still allowing enough diversity for the optional units to be tailored to suit a student’s preferred progression path. This qualification promotes high quality care and support and has been mapped to the standards within the Care Certificate. Placement is a crucial element of the student’s journey and appropriate settings which could support you include nursing homes, day centres, health centres, hospitals and specialised voluntary groups. Also included are visits, guest speakers, career preparation events and either experience of work or compulsory work placement.

What could it lead to? Degree courses such as Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, Teaching and many more higher education courses. Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Health Care Practice or advanced/higher apprenticeships. Progression onto a wide range of job roles in the health and social care sector.

The Technical Qualification is the main classroom-based element of the course and consists of two components: Core Content This provides the knowledge that underpins the industry with topics including Working within the Health Sector and Good Clinical Practice. The breadth of content will ensure students can apply their skills for different purposes and in different roles. Occupational Specialisms Students can choose to specialise in a specific field which could include Dental Nursing or Supporting Healthcare (choose from Adult Nursing Care, Care of Children and Young People, Mental Health, Midwifery, Theatre, Therapy or Physician Associates). The industry placement develops subject specific skills as well as those necessary to working in any environment, such as effective planning and working with others.

What could it lead to? Students may progress onto employment, an apprenticeship or higher level study, including university. This qualification will be offered for the first time in September 2021, details may be subject to change. Please check our website for the most up to date course information.

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Health and Social Care

Certificate/Extended Diploma Level 3


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HOS PI TA L I TY A ND TOURI SM


Foundation Learning Entry Level 3/Level 1

INTRODUCTION TO THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY One year course Entry requirements For general Vocational Entry Level/Level 1 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study?

All Foundation programmes include social and work skills and GCSE English Language and Maths.

What could it lead to? Students can progress to Level 2 Hospitality Services depending on progress throughout their programme. Alternatively, students may wish to take up a job opportunity in the hospitality and catering industry. Potential job occupations include hotel porter, hotel receptionist, hotel room attendant, food processing operative or fast food service assistant.

I do a mixture of front of house, kitchen classes and theory. I have found working front of house the most enjoyable as I like talking to people and meeting customers. York College offered the support that I needed to help me learn and also gave me the chance to get the qualification that I wanted to do.

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The course is an Entry Level Hospitality & Catering course for students who would like to prepare to enter the hospitality industry and may need a little extra help with reading, writing and confidence building. It involves experiencing Customer Service in the Hospitality Industry, Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Food Service, Basic Food Preparation and Cooking, Food Safety and Serving Food and Drink.


Diploma Level 2

Diploma Level 2

HOSPITALITY SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8.

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8. Students must have achieved one of the following Level 1 courses: Foundation Diploma in Hospitality, Diploma in Introduction to Professional Cookery or NVQ Preparation and Cooking. You will also need to have achieved 3 GCSEs at grade 4/C, including Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English.

What will I study? This qualification will provide the knowledge and practical skills to work front of house. The qualification covers a range of essential skills that will enable the student to gain confidence in delivering a high level of service to all customers in a range of environments. Units include: • Customer Service in Hospitality

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• Food Safety in Catering • Health and Safety in Catering and Hospitality • Team Working in Hospitality Plus a range of optional units covering: • Food and Beverage Service Skills • Providing Reception Service Skills

What will I study? The content of this qualification is designed to meet the needs of students who want to work as chefs in the catering and hospitality sector by providing them with a wide range of high quality cooking skills that they can apply across a range of catering contexts. Units include: • Healthier Food and Special Diets • Food Safety in Catering

• Food Preparation and Cooking Skills

• Health and Safety Awareness for Catering and Hospitality

• Providing Housekeeping Services Skills

• Catering Operations, Costs and Menu-planning

• Handling Payments and Maintaining Payment Points

What could it lead to? Students could progress onto Level 3 courses including Professional Cookery or Food and Beverage Service. Potential job occupations include catering/restaurant member, bar tender, receptionist and housekeeper.

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You will prepare and cook the following: stock, soups, sauces, vegetables, fruit, poultry, fish, meats, shellfish, grains, pasta, puddings, dough products, pastry, cakes and biscuits.

What could it lead to? Students may progress onto employment, or onto Level 3 Professional Cookery, Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery or Level 3 Hospitality Supervision courses. Potential job occupations include chef, catering assistant or cook.


Certificate Level 2

Programme Level 3

PROFESSIONAL PATISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

FOOD AND BEVERAGE SUPERVISION

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. You must have achieved a Level 2 Hospitality Service or Food Beverage Service qualification.

What will I study?

You will be studying the following topics: • Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings • Paste Products • Biscuit, Cake and Sponge Products • Fermented Dough Products This course will give you the opportunity to practice developing the specialist skills required to work in a bakery or a patisserie. Ideal if you want to work as a pastry chef.

What could it lead to? Students may progress into employment or onto Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery or Level 3 Hospitality courses. Potential job occupations include pastry chef, catering assistant or cook.

What will I study? This programme allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the food and beverage/front of house sector. You will learn the key skills required to ensure you have a thorough understanding of the role and expectations that any future employer will expect from you as a supervisor. This qualification will provide the knowledge and practical skills required to effectively supervise food and beverage areas. Units include: • Principles of Supervising Food and Beverage Services • Principles of Food Safety Supervision for Catering • Principles of Promoting Food and Beverage Services and Products • Supervise Food and Beverage Service • Legislation in Food and Beverage Service

What could it lead to? You could progress onto other Level 3 courses in Hospitality or Business, a Foundation Degree in Leadership & Management, or an advanced/higher apprenticeship. Potential job occupations include catering/restaurant supervisor, bar tender, receptionist and deputy manager.

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This qualification will allow you to develop skills, knowledge and creativity in a demanding area of cookery. This course will teach you specialist pastry, cake and confectionery techniques with an emphasis on practical learning. You’ll be learning in our specialist patisserie kitchen on equipment that you’d expect to find in the industry’s top pastry kitchens.


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Diploma Level 3

Diploma Level 3

PROFESSIONAL COOKERY

PROFESSIONAL PATISSERIE AND CONFECTIONERY

One and two year courses Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. You must have achieved a Level 2 Professional Cookery or Patisserie Diploma to access this course.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8. You must have achieved a Level 2 Professional Cookery or Patisserie Diploma to access this course.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This qualification is aimed at those wishing to progress from the current Level 2 Professional Cookery and/or for those in industry who wish to be recognised for their skills. It is also an opportunity for those in industry to further increase their knowledge within the area of professional cookery. Students will achieve a higher level of supervisory skills around craft and non-craft skills and have an ability to manage others.

This qualification is the result of collaboration between industry, education and City and Guilds and takes into account the latest approach to food safety, health and safety and industry practices. It covers all the patisserie and confectionery skills and knowledge to show that you’ve got what it takes for a successful career as a pastry chef, or to improve your culinary ability.

There are two pathways: Professional Cookery (Kitchen Larder) or Patisserie and Confectionery.

• Introduction to Healthier Foods and Special Diets

Units include: • Supervisory Skills in the Hospitality Industry • Principles of Food Safety Supervision for Catering • Practical Gastronomy or Patisserie and Confectionery There are also other additional units developing advanced skills and techniques in producing poultry, meat, fish, shellfish, vegetables, game, fermented dough products, pastry, petit fours, desserts, biscuits, cakes and sponges, chocolate work, pastillage and sugar work.

What could it lead to? Students may progress onto higher studies, into employment or further progress onto a Management and Leadership apprenticeship or a Foundation Degree. Potential job occupations include sous chef, catering/ restaurant manager, kitchen supervisor/manager and nutritional therapist.

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Units include: • Prepare Hot and Cold Desserts and Puddings • Produce Paste Products • Produce Biscuits, Cakes and Sponges • Prepare Fermented Dough Products

What could it lead to? Students may progress onto the Professional Cookery Diploma Level 3 or into employment. Potential job occupations include pastry chef, baker, fast food operative.


Diploma Level 3

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

One year course Entry requirements

One and two year courses Entry requirements

For general Vocational Level 2 guidance please see page 8.

For general Vocational Level 3 guidance please see page 8.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This course is an introduction to the world of Travel and Tourism. You will explore and gain an insight into the key areas that drive the UK tourism sector. The course will provide you with key skills and knowledge to gain employment in this diverse industry. You will develop skills in teamwork, effective communication and customer care as well as developing a broad understanding of the many employment areas within the industry.

You will develop skills in problem solving, customer care, teamwork and product development and examine some of the major tourism trends within the industry. You will also have the opportunity to develop your employability skills through a work placement in the tourism industry.

This qualification covers topics such as:

• Tour Guiding

• The UK Travel and Tourism Industry

• Travel Agency Operations

• Travel Agency Operations

• Airline Cabin Crew

• Planning and Delivering Guided Tours

• Specialist Tourism

• UK Airports and Airlines

There is also the option to take part in a range of trips and residential visits designed to support the topics being studied. Costs for these visits are additional and cover a range of local, national and international destinations.

• Customer Service There is also the option to take part in a range of trips and residential visits during the course which are designed to support the topics being studied. Costs for these visits are additional and cover a range of local, national and international destinations.

What could it lead to? Employment within the tourism, hospitality, business or retail sector or progression to higher studies at Level 3 in either Travel and Tourism or Business. Alternatively you could progress onto an apprenticeship.

This qualification covers topics such as: • Marketing for Travel and Tourism • The UK Conference and Event Industry

What could it lead to? Higher education to study tourism, business, events or hospitality management qualifications. Alternatively employment and apprenticeship opportunities with employers across the tourism sector. Past students have secured employment with TUI, Jet2, Marriott, Esprit Ski, LNER and Hilton Hotels.

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Extended Certificate Level 2


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ME DI A : PRI NT, T V A ND FI L M


Diploma Level 2

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION AND TECHNOLOGY One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance. Alternatively a Foundation Certificate, related Level 1 or 2 qualification and related work experience will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study?

Units include: • Audio Production • Advertising • Graphic Design • Video Game Design and Animation • Final Digital Production Project

What could it lead to? Upon successful completion of the course, you can progress onto a Level 3 programme in one of the specialist pathways offered at the College.

I chose to study Creative Media at College because I have a passion for nature photography. I liked that in the first year we experimented with different types of media such as video games, film and print. This then helped me decide what type of media I would like to specialise in, in the second year.

Abigail Nicholls Previously of Huntington School Studied Creative Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3

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Media: Print, TV and Film

This is a practical programme with an additional focus exploring a theoretical understanding of the products that will be produced. You will complete work related projects, which link directly to realistic workplace demands. You will produce a variety of media products as well as exploring media organisations, audiences and specific media texts. At the end of the course you will be given freedom to specialise in one of the practical topics explored.


Extended Diploma Level 3

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. A Level 2 Diploma will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study?

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During the first year, students work on a large variety of projects. Each is designed to give students a different set of skills and allow them to experience lots of different types of media. Projects allow students to create music videos and video game animations. They learn to photograph and design and make pages for print and web publication. They also develop their own radio play. In the final part of the year, students create a final major project. This can be anything the students want to make and may incorporate one or more different types of media production. In the second year, students pick a type of media to specialise in and approach each project with that in mind. Projects are bigger and more challenging, and build towards an extended final project. The final year of the course aims to expose students to real world scenarios and experiences.

What could it lead to? Students may progress on to university/college. In recent years they have progressed to various courses including: Animation (2D and 3D), TV & Radio, Film Production, Photography, Video Games Design and Development, Journalism and Broadcasting, and Advertising and Interactive Media.

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I chose this course because it’s an area which I’d like to pursue a career in, and the practical aspect of the course also really appealed to me. The main highlight for me is getting my work out there and working with people in the industry. When I’ve completed my course, I plan on going to Salford University to study Journalism. I would love to become a fully qualified journalist and travel the world.

Hannah Flowers Previously of Woldgate School Studied Creative Media Production Extended Diploma Level 3


Media: Print, TV and Film

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MUSI C Vocational

Music, Performance and Production Arts Diploma Level 1 is now available. See page 135 for course details.

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Diploma Level 2

MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

What will I study? This is a highly practical course designed to introduce students to a range of skills including the basics of studio recording and performance. You will learn by completing a range of projects and assignments based on realistic industry situations. The course is also designed to run alongside Maths and English study programmes if required. Units will include: • Introduction to Music Performance • Introduction to Music Production • Listening Skills for Music Performance and Production • Contextual Research for Performance and Production • Performance Skills and Practice • Production Skills and Practice • Music Performance and Production Project

What could it lead to? This course is a good stepping stone to the Level 3 Extended Diplomas in Performing Arts, Music, Musical Theatre, Dance or Production Arts.

I chose this course as I wanted to build on my knowledge and carry on studying Music. I tried sixth form but decided that the environment wasn’t for me and I wanted something new, so decided to study Music at York College. My tutors are really supportive and are always willing to help me with my work, and I can tell that they really want me to achieve my goals.

Max McKenzie Previously of King James’s School Studied Music Performance and Production Extended Diploma Level 3

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• Exploring Music Composition


Extended Diploma Level 3

MUSIC PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION Two year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. Students will be required to demonstrate instrumental playing or singing skills and musical knowledge sufficient to undertake a Level 3 Music course. In addition, a Merit in a relevant Level 2 Diploma will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study? Students will take units including the following: • Principles of Music Performance and Production • Critical Listening and Music Composition

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• Music Industry and Professional Practice • Critical and Contextual Awareness for Music Performance and Production • Music Production in Context • Music Performance in Context • Preparation for Specialist Study in Music Performance and Production • Collaborative Music Performance Project • Developing Music Performance and Production Skills

What could it lead to? Many of our students go on to study Music or related subjects at degree level, including Music Performance, Song Writing, Live Sound Engineering, Studio Production, Composition or Music Events Management.

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I chose this course as it sounded like a course that I would learn a lot from. I’ve really enjoyed learning how to record instruments using a 24 channel desk and learning these skills has given me the opportunity to record two original songs for the first time.

Nathan Blessitt Previously of Garforth Academy Studied Music Performance and Production Extended Diploma Level 3


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The Pathways course is ideal for students working at Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3 and Level 1 who may require a personalised approach to learning designed to meet their individual needs. The programme is supported with a high ratio of staff to students and is delivered through a combination of theory, practical sessions, visits, speakers and work placements. Each individual course lasts one year, and students may be entered for Entry Level 2, Entry Level 3 or Level 1 at the start of their time at College, depending on ability and prior achievements. The course is designed to be flexible and most students spend one or two years in Pathways. 184


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Entry requirements

What could it lead to?

You will attend a guidance discussion where we hope to find out about you as a learner and give you a chance to ask any questions you may have about the course. This also allows everyone involved in the process to determine if this is a suitable choice of course for you and parents/carers/support workers are welcome to attend the guidance discussion with you should you wish to bring them along.

Past students have progressed on to:

In order to benefit from this programme fully, we advise that you apply if you are currently working at Entry Level 1 as a minimum, as the work is aimed at Entry Level 2 and above.

• Open/supported employment

Students study a range of units to develop skills that prepare them for both work and living independently. The following units are an example of what might be covered over the course of a year: • Effective Communication • Preparing for Work Placement

• A bespoke programme offering a ‘stepping stone’ to Vocational programmes whilst continuing to access Pathways for Maths, English and some core modules. • Entry Level or Level 1 Vocational programmes Learning in small classes with a higher level of support may help you to: • Develop study skills that will allow you to succeed on future courses • Increase your employability skills • Work on independent living skills • Improve communication skills • Decide on next steps and goals for your future Please contact Admissions on 01904 770397 to discuss the programme.

• Healthy Living • Working as a Team • Searching and Applying for a Job • Personal Finance • Enterprise • Community Project • Planning and Making a Journey We focus on helping students to prepare for adult life and also developing the skills and confidence to achieve progression to other courses, supported internships and work. The programme also encourages students to develop personal, social and communication skills, offering an excellent opportunity to belong to a small, supportive group of students within the context of the wider College setting. As part of the Pathways course, all students study English and Maths at a level suitable for their needs. Most students begin studying Functional Skills Maths and English. However, progression to GCSE Maths and English is available and Pathways students join groups from the wider College setting to access this. Students will also undertake a work placement on one day a week for a term of the course. This can be either supported 1:1 or undertaken with some support from staff who visit students regularly.

The course helped me to be independent. I made loads of new friends and did a placement at Tesco which was amazing! We also raised lots of money doing sales in enterprise classes. Doing this course helped me move on to a Level 1 Sports course. Josie Holmes-Barrow Previously of Manor CE Academy Studied Pathways to Work and Independent Living Programme

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What will I study?

• The next level within the Pathways programme


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SCI E NC E


BTEC 90 Credit/Extended Diploma Level 3

APPLIED SCIENCE

One and two year courses Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

What will I study? Students complete a range of mandatory units which cover concepts such as energy, chemical reactions and the structure and role of cells. We also look at aspects of working in the science industry and key practical techniques. There are specialist units in biology, chemistry and physics covering topics such as microbiology, biochemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and waves. These and other topics also allow the development of the maths skills needed to be a proficient scientific researcher.

What could it lead to? Students can progress into higher education, apprenticeships or full-time employment. The course is not suitable for those students wishing to progress on to Nursing or Physics courses at university. Recent students have gained access to study Biomedical Science, Marine Biology, Forensic Science and careers within the NHS such as Paramedics and Radiography.

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The Applied Science course here at York College is a fantastic hands-on course, which encourages students to learn in a mature and independent way. If you want to achieve the highest grades, you have to research independently as well as do the work in class, which I think really helps you to prepare for university.

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Students successfully completing the first year of this course will be able to access an additional year to achieve an Extended Diploma in Applied Science to gain access to university or employment.


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Vocational


Certificate Level 1

SPORT

One year course Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 1 guidance.

What will I study?

Units covered may include: • Taking Part in Sport • Sport Coaching • Personal Exercise and Fitness • Strength and Conditioning • Health and Nutrition To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Sport, you must successfully demonstrate your achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria of the units as detailed in this qualification specification. This qualification is graded. This is a portfolio based qualification.

What could it lead to? You may wish to progress to a Level 2 course in Sport or in Uniformed Services (this is also subject to a good course report and recommendation from your course tutor). Some students may wish to pursue entry to employment in the sports and fitness industry.

I chose this course because I enjoy doing sport and would like to become a sports coach, to help people learn new skills and develop as individuals. York College has great sports facilities, and my tutors are helpful and supportive. When I’ve finished this course I’d like to study either Sport and Exercise Sciences Extended Diploma Level 3 or Sports Coaching Extended Diploma Level 3. Esme Taylor Previously of Manor CE Academy Studying Sport (Sports Coaching) Diploma Level 2

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The programme content includes a comprehensive introduction into the health, fitness and the sports industry.


Vocational

Diploma Level 2

Certificate Level 2

SPORT (SPORTS COACHING)

FITNESS INSTRUCTING (GYM-BASED EXERCISE)

One year course Entry requirements

One year course Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Within the qualification you will develop interpersonal skills to communicate with a range of other people and to demonstrate effective team working skills. These qualities will all be enhanced through a range of sports coaching opportunities as part of planning and running a sports event or through work experience. The structure and function of the body during exercise will also be studied in depth.

This YMCA Level 2 course offers an enjoyable blend of practical activities and theoretical study that prepares students for progression onto the advanced level courses.

The course covers a wide range of subjects including:

• Planning Gym-based Exercise

• Participation in Sport

• Instructing Gym-based Exercise

• Sport Leadership Skills • Practical Sport

Units studied include: • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise • Health, Safety and Welfare in a Fitness Environment • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health

What could it lead to?

What could it lead to?

On completion of this course, you’ll have an industry recognised qualification enabling you to work as a fitness instructor immediately. You’ll have the skills/knowledge necessary to plan, deliver and evaluate safe and effective fitness instruction sessions. Once you’ve completed this qualification, you’ll be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 2.

Students may progress onto an advanced level qualification in Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

You may progress onto a Level 3 Personal Training qualification or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

• Sports Coaching • Plan, Deliver and Evaluate a Sports Session • Health, Exercise and Nutrition • Introduction for Fitness and Training

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Certificate Level 3

Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

PERSONAL TRAINING

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCES

One year course Entry requirements

One and two year courses Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance. You must have completed the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing prior to starting this course.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

The YMCA Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training is an ideal qualification for those in the exercise/fitness sector who wish to complement their existing skills. The qualification aims to provide students with the understanding and practical skills needed to work as a personal trainer. Students completing this qualification will be able to gain access to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) at Level 3. Units studied include: • Principles of Exercise, Fitness and Health • Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Health • Programming Personal Training with Clients • Delivering Personal Training Sessions • Applying the Principles of Nutrition to a Physical Activity Programme

What will I study? The Level 3 Extended Diploma is made up of a range of compulsory units, which include: • Functional Anatomy • Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology • Applied Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Sciences • Coaching for Performance and Fitness

What could it lead to? The majority of students progress on to higher education courses relating to sport and exercise sciences, sports therapy, physiotherapy, sports psychology and teaching; although there have also been examples of students progressing on to non-traditional options including law. Employment progression has included fitness instructing, personal training and coaching.

What could it lead to? Employment (including self-employment) as a personal trainer or you could progress to a Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy.

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What will I study?


Extended Certificate/Foundation Diploma/ Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

SPORTS COACHING

One and two year courses Entry requirements Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

What will I study? The Level 3 Foundation Diploma is made up of a range of units, which include: • Careers in Sport and Active Leisure • Health, Wellbeing and Sport • Developing Coaching Skills • Sports Development

Vocational

• Self-employment in Sport and Physical Activity In addition to their main programme, students will be offered the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications such as FA Level 1 Football and Sports Leaders UK Level 2.

What could it lead to? The course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge to progress into the sports coaching and development industry or on to higher education courses relating to sport studies, sports coaching, sports management, sports development and PE teaching; although there have also been examples of students progressing on to non-traditional options including business.

I chose this course because I wanted to learn different coaching techniques. My tutors are great and always give lots of support within the lessons. I chose York College because it offered the course I was interested in and gave me the option to learn in a more vocational way. In the future I’d like to have a career as a personal trainer or gym instructor.

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Extended Certificate/Foundation Diploma/ Diploma/Extended Diploma Level 3

ENTRY TO THE UNIFORMED SERVICES

UNIFORMED PROTECTIVE SERVICES

One year course Entry requirements

One and two year courses Entry requirements

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 2 guidance.

Please see page 8 for general Vocational Level 3 guidance.

What will I study?

What will I study?

This qualification aims to provide informed and prepared potential recruits to the services.

Course content covers areas such as the following:

Course content includes: • Understanding the uniformed public services sector

• Behaviour and Discipline in Uniformed Protective Services

• Investigate career opportunities in the uniformed services

• Physical Preparation, Health and Wellbeing • Teamwork, Leadership and Communication

• Investigate volunteering roles and the transferable workplace skills volunteering can provide

The course includes strong work related opportunities with the Army, Navy, RAF, Fire Service, Ambulance, Police and Prison Service.

• Preparing for a recruitment interview • Understanding the personal commitment and fitness requirements needed to be employed in a uniformed service role • Understanding the importance of health and hygiene for those in uniformed service roles • Understand and develop the skills and qualities needed to work in a range of uniformed services

What could it lead to?

• Citizenship and Diversity

What could it lead to? Uniformed Service - the course gives a good understanding of the services, skills and knowledge to make a strong application. University - degree courses such as Criminology, Policing, Business, Sports, Disaster Management, Law, IT, Youth and Social Studies.

Progression to a Level 3 course in Uniformed Protective Services or Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or employment in the sport and leisure industry. Alternatively, students can enter employment at a junior level in the public sector or enter the Armed Forces.

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Diploma Level 2


Apprenticeships

Would you like to earn money, achieve a qualification and gain invaluable work and industry experience? Work and study at the same time with an Apprenticeship at York College. We deliver a range of Apprenticeships covering various occupational areas such as Accountacy, Construction, Business, Hospitality, Hairdressing, Engineering, Digital Technologies and Science.

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Assistant Accountant

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Hairdressing Professional

Business Administrator

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HR Support

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Advanced and Creative Hair Professional

Team Leader/Supervisor

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Site Carpentry

Bricklayer

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Hospitality Team Member

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Production Chef

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Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician

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Installation Electrician/ Maintenance Electrician

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Surveying Technician

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Digital Marketer

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Infrastructure Technician

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Senior Production Chef

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Laboratory Technician

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Science Manufacturing Technician

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Stonemasonry

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Gas Engineering Operative

Painter and Decorator

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Hospitality

Construction Architectural Joinery

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LEVEL 3

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COURSE DIRECTORY APPRENTICESHIPS

Digital Technologies

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Engineering Technician

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WHAT ARE APPRENTICESHIPS? An apprenticeship is a real job with a contract of employment which is supported by a detailed and specific training programme. This means you are employed with a company, earning a wage whilst working towards your apprenticeship, gaining invaluable on-the-job knowledge and experience from your employer, the industry experts.

Who can be an apprentice? Anyone living in England aged over 16 and not in full-time education can be an apprentice.

Entry criteria To start an apprenticeship you must be employed within a business that covers the range of work required to complete your chosen apprenticeship route, have a contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week, and meet the entry requirements for the apprenticeship programme. If you are not currently in relevant employment, this is something the team here at College can help with. Apprenticeships are an excellent way to start or progress in a career, as you can now work towards achieving a degree level apprenticeship in many disciplines.

Why choose an apprenticeship? The benefits of doing an apprenticeship are: • Being employed, therefore, earning a salary and experiencing the workplace as a fully-fledged employee, including getting paid holidays • Learning at your own pace, with the full support of your employer and a mentor in your workplace • Great future earning potential as you are already on a career pathway • Fantastic opportunity for real future career development. Apprenticeships are now offered up to degree level, so apprentices really can climb the career ladder.

Wages

Apprenticeships

Your employer is responsible for paying your wage. The national minimum wage for apprentices from 1st April 2020 is £4.15 per hour and this applies to time working and time spent in training as part of the apprenticeship. The wage applies to all apprentices aged under 19 and apprentices aged 19 or over in the first year of their apprenticeship. The majority of employers pay above the minimum apprenticeship wage.

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Duration

Please note

Duration of apprenticeships vary depending on which programme you choose. You will gain job and industry specific skills in the workplace and may also attend York College for additional learning on day or block release and to study Functional Skills in Maths, English, and sometimes ICT, if these are required (this is dependent on your GCSE results).

Apprenticeship details are accurate at time of going to print. Due to recent apprenticeship reforms employers are reviewing and redesigning apprenticeship programmes to ensure a closer direct alignment to employer and industry business needs. This will see the College introducing some new and exciting apprenticeship programmes and also higher level apprenticeships to support progression and career development opportunities (examples may include electrical, engineering, science and leadership). We will be regularly updating our course information and website as new information is released. If you have any questions please speak directly to a member of the York College Business Development Team.

There will be an Independent End Point Assessment and you will not achieve the full apprenticeship without passing this. If you are required to do Functional Skills qualifications, you must achieve these before you are put forward to the end point assessment.

How to apply Our apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our website at www.yorkcollege.ac.uk/apprenticeships You can find general information about apprenticeships at www.apprenticeships.gov.uk You can also get in touch with the York College Business Development Unit (businessdevelopment@yorkcollege. ac.uk) stating what apprenticeship you are interested in and we will advise you on how to proceed. To discuss apprenticeships further please contact the Business Development Unit on 01904 770368, and choose option one. Apprenticeships can also be found using the ‘Find an Apprenticeship’ service at gov.uk

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Apprenticeship Level 2

ACCOUNTS/ FINANCE ASSISTANT 15 month course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more information please refer to the College website. Previous knowledge of accounting or a Level 1 Bookkeeping qualification would be advantageous but not essential. Employers may also set their own entry requirements depending on the role.

What will I study? An Accounts/Finance Assistant is an integral part of the team responsible for maintaining an efficient and accurate finance function within the business. The Accounts/Finance Assistant is responsible for assisting the team of accountants with junior accounting duties. Work could include basic bookkeeping activities, working with sales and purchase ledgers, running calculations to ensure that records and payments are correct, recording of cash and data entry. Accounts/Finance Assistants can work in almost any sector. Typical job roles could include: Accounts Assistant, Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Administrator, Business Accounts Administrator, Bookkeeper, Cash Poster and Finance Administrator.

What could it lead to? Progression onto the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship Level 3. A higher role within the company, such as an Assistant Accountant Role or Assistant Finance Role.

I work at SMC (Specialist Marine Consultants). SMC provide project services, highly skilled personnel and software to the renewable industry. My role is Administrator/PPE Store Coordinator. I manage all PPE at SMC and new projects for offshore wind. I’m really enjoying my course. The teaching and support is great, and everyone is really friendly. In the future I’d like to work towards management level and further my studying.

Evie Coates

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Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 3

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

21 month course

18 month course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. It would be preferable to have the Level 2 AAT qualification or equivalent, or relevant work experience, although this is not essential. Employers may also set their own specific entry requirements.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Completion of the Level 2 Business Administration Apprenticeship or equivalent is required, or experience in industry at a senior position. Employers may also set their own specific entry requirements.

What will I study?

What will I study?

An AAT Assistant Accountant Level 3 apprentice provides support to internal and external customers and will work predominately either as an Assistant Accountant within an accountancy firm or alternatively within the finance function of an organisation. Your working day will involve day to day financial activities such as data entry to month end management accounts, and/or year-end financial statements. In addition, the Assistant Accountant may find themselves involved in regulatory financial requirements such as the completion of VAT returns or assisting in the preparation of tax computations.

The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving administrative services. Business Administrators develop key skills and behaviours to support their own progression. The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers, with a focus on adding value. The Business Administrator is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity, showing a positive attitude. The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills.

Apprenticeships

What could it lead to? Progression onto the Professional Accountant/Tax Technician Apprenticeship. As well as ensuring full competency as an Assistant Accountant, it provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths, including Audit Trainee, Corporate Recovery Analyst, Credit Controller or Tax Accountant.

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What could it lead to? Progression into a more senior role within the business environment, or another career within the business environment, for example accounting. This apprenticeship is an ideal stepping stone into Team Leading, Supervisory or Line Management roles within retail and higher level training and apprenticeships.


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 3

HR SUPPORT

TEAM LEADER/SUPERVISOR

21 month course

21 month course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance. Employers may set their own specific entry requirements in addition to York College requirements.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/ Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Employers may also set their own specific entry requirements.

What will I study? HR Professionals in this role will typically work in a medium to large organisation as part of the HR function, delivering front line support to managers and employees. Their work is likely to include handling day to day queries and providing HR advice; working on a range of HR processes, ranging from transactional to relatively complex, from recruitment through to retirement; using HR systems to keep records; providing relevant HR information to the business and working with the business on HR changes.

What could it lead to? Further development through a career path within an organisation or through the HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship. Apprentices may also be eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) or any other professional body that recognises this apprenticeship within its membership criteria.

What will I study? A Team Leader/Supervisor is a first line management role, with operational responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team or project. They provide direction, instructions and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals. Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, managing projects, planning and monitoring workloads and resources, delivering operational plans, resolving problems and building relationships internally and externally. Roles may include: Supervisor, Team Leader, Project Officer, Shift Supervisor, Foreperson and Shift Manager.

What could it lead to? On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity to study CMI courses at higher levels. Apprentices may also choose to register as Associate Members with the Chartered Management Institute and/or the Institute of Leadership & Management, to support their professional career development and progression.

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Apprenticeship Level 2

ARCHITECTURAL JOINERY

Two year course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? This occupation involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products in a workshop, creating and installing building components. You will be producing timber based building components and other architectural products. These will include doors, windows, units and staircases, which are then transported to construction sites to be installed by site carpenters. On completion of this apprenticeship you will be qualified to work as an architectural/bench joiner. You will be able to understand the technical principles of architectural joinery and how they are applied in routine tasks, such as setting out and producing cutting lists, marking out from setting out details, and producing cutting lists and fitting and assembling.

What could it lead to?

Emma Waitzmann

Previously of Strathaven Academy Studying Stonemasonry Apprenticeship Level 3

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The achievement of this apprenticeship will meet the requirements of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely accepted in the sector as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. You may also have the opportunity to progress on to the next level to increase your skills and knowledge of the job role.

I came from Scotland, I didn’t know what subject I wanted to do so my mum suggested stonemasonry. I tried it out, and I liked it. I looked for a College but most did stonemasonry by machine, which is why I chose York College, as here they do stonemasonry by hand. Following College I got an apprenticeship at York Minster. I’m loving the course and my work, have made lots of new friends, and am really happy that a few stones of mine are on the building. In the future I’m hoping to stay on at York Minster, and afterwards would like to go and work in Germany.


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 2

ARCHITECTURAL JOINERY

SITE CARPENTRY

18 month course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Completion of the Level 2 in Architectural Joinery is required. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? This occupation involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products in a workshop, and creating and installing building components. The Advanced Architectural Joiner is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, in addition to managing their own work and leading small teams. An Advanced Architectural Joiner will normally be employed in a workshop, producing complex building components by setting out, marking out and manufacturing bespoke architectural products e.g. doors, windows, staircases with turns and paneling/cladding.

Apprenticeships

What could it lead to? The achievement of this apprenticeship will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Advanced Skilled Worker’, which is widely recognised as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. Apprentices may also progress on to higher level qualifications such as HNC and work in roles such as supervisors in the workplace, and then progress on to management level jobs. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option.

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What will I study? Site Carpentry involves carrying out skilled work, primarily using timber products on a construction site, creating and installing building components. A Site Carpenter will normally work on a building site, or in domestic and commercial premises, preparing and fixing building components, from the initial erection of a new building, through to the installation of all necessary fixtures and fittings, as well as a range of repair and maintenance activities.

What could it lead to? The achievement of this apprenticeship will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Skilled Worker’ standard, which is widely recognised as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. You may then progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option. Apprentices may also progress on to higher level qualifications such as Level 3 Apprenticeship in Site Carpentry.


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 2

SITE CARPENTRY

BRICKLAYER

15 month course

Two year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You must have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Site Carpentry, or relevant Level 2 course. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? This apprenticeship involves carrying out advanced skilled work, primarily using timber products on a construction site creating and installing building components. The Advanced Site Carpenter is able to undertake complex job tasks, requiring high levels of practical skills and knowledge, such as preparing and installing bespoke building components e.g. high quality doors, shaped linings, staircases with turns, complex wall and floor units, erecting bespoke structural carpentry (inclined roofs and joists) and erecting complex roof structures (e.g. inclined roofs with hips, valleys and dormers). They will manage their own work as well as leading small teams.

What could it lead to?

Bricklayers lay bricks, blocks and other types of building components in mortar to construct and repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches and other structures e.g. chimney stacks. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. The range of sites and projects that bricklayers will work on include large commercial developments, new builds in housing, alterations, extensions and restorations. A bricklayer may work one-on-one or on larger jobs where their bricklaying group (gang) may work on a particular section of a building alongside other bricklaying gangs, as well as other trades.

What could it lead to? On completion of this apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. You may progress onto a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option. You may also progress on to higher level qualifications.

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Construction

The achievement of this apprenticeship will meet the requirement of the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) ‘Advanced Skilled Worker’, which is widely recognised as a ‘license to operate’ in a skilled construction trade. You may then progress to a wide range of employment opportunities such as supervisors in the workplace and management level jobs. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option.

What will I study?


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 3

GAS ENGINEERING OPERATIVE

PLUMBING AND DOMESTIC HEATING TECHNICIAN

18 month course

Four year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page for 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Individual employers may set additional entry requirements.

What will I study? A Gas Engineering Operative installs and maintains gas appliances in a domestic or non-domestic setting, advising customers on how appliances work and how to use energy more efficiently. This involves the safe installation, commission, decommission and the ongoing service and repair of gas appliances in either a domestic or non-domestic setting. Appliances can include, but are not limited to, a range of work categories such as central heating boilers, unvented hot water storage, ducted air heaters, cookers, space heaters, meters, alternative fuel, boosters, testing and purging for industrial pipework.

What could it lead to?

Apprenticeships

Registration with Gas SafeÂŽ Register, for four appliances. A successful apprentice will be eligible to apply for membership of the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) professional register as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). Apprentices will progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option.

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What will I study? Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians plan, select, install, service, commission and maintain all aspects of plumbing and heating systems. Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technicians can find themselves working inside or outside a property. As a competent Plumbing and Heating Technician, the installation of plumbing and heating systems includes accurate measuring, marking, cutting, bending and jointing metallic and non-metallic pipework. Appliances and equipment can include gas, oil and solid fuel boilers as well as pumps, heat emitters, bathroom furniture or controls as part of a cold water, hot water, and central heating or above ground drainage and rainwater systems.

What could it lead to? By the end of this apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council through The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and/or The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE). You may decide to move into a supervisory or management job within the company, or even set up your own business.


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 2

INSTALLATION/MAINTENANCE PAINTER AND DECORATOR ELECTRICIAN Four year course

Three year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments and might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials. There are two aspects to this type of work - installation and maintenance. It is usual for the work of a qualified electrician to include both of these.

Painters and Decorators operate in domestic and commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. They work individually and/or as part of a team applying water-borne and/or solvent-borne paint coatings and wallcoverings. They have good knowledge of paint coatings and wallcoverings and understand and comply with statutory safety and environmental requirements. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades. Properties include houses, schools, offices, hospitals, factories and construction sites.

What could it lead to?

On completion of this apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. You may progress to a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option. You may also progress on to higher level qualifications.

On completion of this apprenticeship you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as EngTech by the Engineering Council. You can potentially progress on to higher apprenticeships or employment, working for small electrical contractors to large multi-national companies. There is also the opportunity to become self-employed or set up your own business.

What could it lead to?

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Apprenticeship Level 2 and 3

SURVEYING TECHNICIAN

STONEMASONRY

Two year course

Two year course (Level 2)

Entry requirements

One year course (Level 3)

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You must have completed a relevant Level 2 course. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/ Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Entry requirements

What will I study? The main duties and tasks of a Surveying Technician are: • To collect information from inspections or visits to buildings, land and construction sites • To take appropriate measurements of buildings, land or plans • To meet with other professionals, clients, customers and others to obtain and provide information relating to land, property or construction • To collect and record data relating to land, buildings or construction for technical use

What will I study? Stonemasonry is a specialist craft and you would use your skills to carve architectural features, cut and shape blocks, or lay and fit stonework. Level 2 covers the following topics: • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace

• To manage work tasks relating to the area of practice

• Producing standard stonemasonry components in the workplace

• To undertake costings and/or measurements and/or valuations using data collected from research

Level 3 covers the following topics:

• To ensure a safe working environment for themselves and others

What could it lead to? Apprenticeships

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 and Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. You must have completed the Level 2 Apprenticeship prior to starting the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship will provide the necessary knowledge and skills for successful apprentices to become associate members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Successful apprentices will then be able to progress on to higher level qualifications.

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• Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace • Abrasive wheels

What could it lead to? Many students progress from the Level 2 Apprenticeship to the Level 3 Apprenticeship. There is then the opportunity to progress to higher level courses in construction.


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Apprenticeship Level 3

DIGITAL MARKETER

Two year course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Individual employers may set additional entry requirements. A relevant Level 2 qualification and experience will also be considered.

What will I study? The primary role of a Digital Marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention. A Digital Marketer will typically be working as part of a team, in which they will have responsibility for some of the straightforward elements of the overall marketing plan or campaign. The marketer will work to marketing briefs and instructions. They will normally report to a Digital Marketing Manager, Marketing Manager or an IT Manager.

What could it lead to?

Completion of this apprenticeship can lead to promotion within your role or your organisation, or a higher level programme of study.

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This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the Register of IT Technicians and those completing their apprenticeships are eligible to apply for registration. Completion of the apprenticeship would also allow access to join as an Affiliate (Professional) member of the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and/or Associate membership of BCS (Chartered Institute of IT).

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I chose this course because I wanted to develop my creative skills within an industry where I can learn on the job and still have a supportive network behind me, whilst making new friends at College. The tutors are always friendly and supportive and the facilities are great. I am still not sure what I want to do in the future, but for now I am enjoying developing my skills and understanding within the marketing world.


Apprenticeship Level 3

INFRASTRUCTURE TECHNICIAN 15 month course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Individual employers may set additional entry requirements. A relevant Level 2 qualification or experience may also be considered.

What will I study? This apprenticeship is suitable for those who are looking to provide technical support to internal and external customers, and will help them to be productive in their use of technology required for their role. Units will include: • Networking and Architecture • Mobile and Operating Systems • Cloud Services • Coding and Logic • Business Processes

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What could it lead to? This apprenticeship is recognised for entry onto the register of IT Technicians confirming SFIA Level 3 professional competence, and those completing the apprenticeship are eligible to apply for registration. Completion of this apprenticeship can lead to promotion within your role or your organisation, or a higher level programme of study.

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I chose this course because I wanted to get a balance of working as well as continuing my learning and developing my skills, so that I had a better chance of getting a permanent role within a creative industry without needing a degree. The best part for me is getting the chance to work for Aviva. They have supported me more than I could have wished for and I have made some great friendships whilst being there.

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Apprenticeship Level 2

AUTOCARE TECHNICIAN

Two year course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? This apprenticeship is ideal for prospective apprentices who would like a career in the motor vehicle industry. This could be working for a main dealer, independent garage or a specialist garage who work on specialist types of vehicle i.e. racing teams and classic cars. Apprentices would typically be based at a garage location, however this can vary from garage to garage depending on the business. As an apprentice you will develop an understanding of health and safety within the workplace. An Autocare Technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an Autocare or “Fast-Fit” Centre. A unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills are required. You will use a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults.

What could it lead to? On successful completion of this apprenticeship you may progress on to the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship.

I picked this course as I want to learn all the necessary skills to become an engineer. I chose York College because of the excellent facilities and great tutors. My time here so far has been a very big learning curve but the staff are really helpful. In the future I’m hoping to be an electrical engineer.

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Previously of Huntington School Studying Engineering Apprenticeship Level 3


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 3

MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

ENGINEERING DESIGN DRAUGHTSPERSON

Three year course

Four year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You must have completed a relevant Level 2 Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprenticeship or equivalent qualification. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? This apprenticeship is ideal for those apprentices who have just completed Level 2 and would like to further their knowledge and skill set within the motor vehicle industry. Completing Level 3 gives the apprentice all the requirements to move onto the MOT Inspector role after undertaking a further course. A Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans. They work either in dealerships which focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage which deals with many different makes of vehicles. Day-to-day work ranges from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. The tasks faced are constantly changing, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques.

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What could it lead to? Following successful completion of this apprenticeship you may work as a Diagnostic Technician, MOT Inspector or in other full-time employment within the industry.

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What will I study? This apprenticeship is for those apprentices who are carrying out Engineering Design and Draughtsperson roles; typically producing designs and drawings for structures, electrical systems, control and instrumentation systems, mechanical components and rail infrastructure used in industrial and commercial situations. They will develop an understanding of on-site hazards and health and safety requirements, as well as technical drawings and specifications; identifying factors likely to affect design decisions; producing computer aided design (CAD) models and engineering drawings, and communicating design information to internal and external parties.

What could it lead to? This apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). If supported by the employer, progression could include HNC/HND (BEng) in a relevant discipline, and/or a higher apprenticeship.


Apprenticeship Level 3

Apprenticeship Level 3

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN (MULTISKILL)

Four year course

Three year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study?

What will I study?

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, and complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long-term career development. Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

This apprenticeship is for those apprentices who are employed in an engineering environment, covering an electrical and/or mechanical maintenance role. This could include Electrical Technicians, Mechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians who maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of the plant and equipment in a production or manufacturing environment. Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment.

What could it lead to? Completion of the apprenticeship is designed to be recognised by relevant Professional Engineering Institutions at the appropriate level of professional registration (EngTech). In the case of the Military specific pathway in the Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/Technician Standard, professional competence will be recognised by the Military Independent Assessment Authority (MIAA).

What could it lead to? This apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech). If supported by the employer, progression could include HNC/HND (BEng) in a relevant discipline, and/or a higher apprenticeship.

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Apprenticeship Level 2

BARBERING

One year course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? You will work as part of a team in running a salon by shampooing, conditioning, styling, cutting, colouring and undertaking reception work, gaining valuable employability skills. Units include: • Health and Safety • Client Consultation • Shampooing and Conditioning • Styling Men’s Hair • Cutting Men’s Hair • Cutting Specialist • Beard and Moustache Trimming

What could it lead to? Job opportunities following completion of this apprenticeship include Junior Barber, Barber, Colour Specialist, self-employment, or progression onto the Advanced Barbering Apprenticeship Level 3.

I’ve always wanted to do hairdressing and like that we do a variety of things each week. My tutor is great and my group is lovely. I prefer the practical to the theory as I feel I learn better watching. I work at Niche Hair and Beauty. It is a great salon, everyone is friendly and I am doing lots of training for colouring and cutting. In the future I’d like to do hair ups for proms, weddings and special occasions.

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Previously of Fulford School Studying Hairdressing Apprenticeship Level 2


Apprenticeship Level 2

Apprenticeship Level 3

HAIRDRESSING PROFESSIONAL

ADVANCED AND CREATIVE HAIR PROFESSIONAL

Two year course

One year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant setting for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/ Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Employers may also set their own entry requirements.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. For the Level 3 Apprenticeship you must have completed Level 2 Hairdressing via an apprenticeship or have significant salon experience. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website.

What will I study? You will work as part of a team in running a salon by shampooing, conditioning, styling, cutting, colouring and undertaking reception work and therefore gaining valuable employability skills. Units include: • Professionalism and standards • Behaviour and communication • Safe working practices • Consultation

You will work as part of a team in running a salon by shampooing, conditioning, drying, cutting and colouring hair. Units include: • Monitor procedures to safely control work operations • Provide hairdressing consultation services • Creatively colour and lighten hair

• Shampoo, condition and treat the hair and scalp

• Creatively style and dress hair

• Cut hair using a range of techniques to create a variety of looks

• Creatively cut hair using a combination of techniques • Hair colour correction service

• Style and finish hair using a range of techniques to achieve a variety of looks

• Cut men’s hair using basic techniques

• Colour and lighten hair using a range of techniques • Perming hair

What could it lead to? Apprenticeships

What will I study?

Job opportunities following completion of this qualification include Junior Stylist, Stylist, Colour Technician, self-employment, or progression onto the Advanced and Creative Hair Professional Apprenticeship Level 3.

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What could it lead to? Job opportunities following completion of this apprenticeship include Stylist, Senior Stylist, Colour Technician or self-employment.


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Apprenticeship Level 2

HOSPITALITY TEAM MEMBER One year course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Employers may also set their own entry requirements.

What will I study? A Hospitality Team Member can work in a range of establishments, for example bars, restaurants, cafés, conference centres, banqueting venues, hotels or contract caterers. The role is very varied and although Hospitality Team Members tend to specialise in an area, they have to be adaptable and be ready to support team members across the business, for example during busy periods. Specialist areas include: food and beverage service, serving alcoholic beverages, barista, food preparation, housekeeping, concierge and guest services, reception, reservations, conference and banqueting. The most important part of the role is developing fantastic ‘hospitality’ skills and knowledge such as recognising customer needs, knowing how to match them to the products and services of the business and working as part of a team.

What could it lead to?

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On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there could be a possibility of moving onto the Level 3 Hospitality Team Member Apprenticeship or other Level 3 apprenticeships in a relevant area, or into a more senior role within the establishment.

I chose this course because I’d like to become a hotel manager and like helping people to have a good time. The tutors are really supportive and I really like the mix of work and college that an apprenticeship gives you. I’m currently working at the Mercure Hotel. In the future I’d like to go into hotel management.


Apprenticeship Level 2

Apprenticeship Level 3

PRODUCTION CHEF

SENIOR PRODUCTION CHEF

One year course

One year course

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 2 guidance, and for more specific guidance please refer to the College website. Employers may also set their own specific entry requirements.

Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. You will need to have completed a relevant Level 2 course or have equivalent industry experience. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Employers may also set their own entry requirements.

What will I study? A Level 2 Production Chef Apprenticeship is for those that are working as part of a team in a variety of different areas in all sizes of organisations. They are likely to work in an environment where they have centrally developed recipes and menus, often produced in high volume. Key responsibilities include working with other team members, knowledge of food safety and assisting in the preparation, cooking and finishing of a range of menu items. You may also assist in the opening and close down of the kitchen under the direction of a more senior member of the team.

What could it lead to?

Apprenticeships

On successful completion apprentices could progress on to the Senior Production Chef or Chef de Partie Apprenticeship or into a more senior role within the organisation.

What will I study? A Senior Production Chef is a first line management role, with operational responsibilities or responsibility for managing a team. They provide direction, instruction and guidance to ensure the achievement of set goals and may work in all sizes of organisation. Specific responsibilities will vary, but the knowledge, skills and behaviours needed will be the same whatever the role. Senior Production Chefs will also have accountability for the day-to-day running of the kitchen service and may lead a brigade in the kitchen or support a Head Chef in larger establishments. Key responsibilities are likely to include supporting, managing and developing team members, covering legislative requirements and producing, monitoring and maintaining food standards.

What could it lead to? On successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be an opportunity to study a higher level qualification or progress into a management role within the organisation.

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Apprenticeship Level 3

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

33 month course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Alternatively a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study? This course is aimed at those seeking employment as a Laboratory Technician in the science industry or supporting the education sector. In the education sector you may specialise in a subject such as Biology, Chemistry or Physics, take responsibilities for specific year groups, or support an entire department. In the science industry sector there is a wide array of job opportunities and careers available in areas such as chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, nuclear companies and analytical science services. Laboratory Technicians are expected to work both independently and as part of a wider team. Working safely and ethically is a high priority as many companies operate under highly regulated conditions.

What could it lead to? From the Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship you can then progress to a Laboratory Scientist Higher Apprenticeship.

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I chose an apprenticeship in this field as science has been an interest of mine for a long time and as a person who prefers practical over theory work, this apprenticeship was ideal for me. My experience has been good, I get on well with my tutors, the work is relevant and I know where to go for support if I ever need it.

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Previously of Leeds City College Studying Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship Level 3


Apprenticeship Level 3

SCIENCE MANUFACTURING TECHNICIAN 33 month course Entry requirements Employment in a relevant environment for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Please see page 8 for general Vocational/Apprenticeship Level 3 guidance, and for more specific information please refer to the College website. Alternatively a BTEC Diploma in Applied Science will also be considered as part of the entry requirement.

What will I study? Science Manufacturing Technicians operate the systems and equipment involved in the production of products. Many companies operate under highly regulated conditions and the right attitude is needed to maintain high safety requirements. They work in a wide range of companies, including, but not exclusively, chemical, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products and nuclear manufacturing. Science Manufacturing Technicians are expected to work both individually and as part of a manufacturing team. They are able to work with minimum supervision, taking responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake.

What could it lead to?

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Upon successful completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship you can also look at higher levels of Apprenticeships in the engineering field, such as the Science Industry Process/Plant Engineer Apprenticeship.

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I started my apprenticeship at Fera Science in 2017 where I have been able to work in many plant health teams. My favourite teams are Nematology, Bacteriology and Virology. I spend my day extracting the DNA from viruses and bacteria from plants sent in by inspectors based all over the country. After my apprenticeship I plan to continue working for Fera Science. I would like to study Virology further and do the Level 6 Apprenticeship that Fera offers.

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Alex Graham

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