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School Leaver Course Guide 2021-22

In this guide you'll find information about the different full time courses and apprenticeships you can study at Gateshead College after your GCSEs.

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EARN YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT<br />

EDGE.<br />

GATESHEAD COLLEGE<br />

•<br />

• HARD WORK WINS<br />

• GATESHEAD COLLEGE<br />

• HARD WORK WINS<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

<strong>School</strong> <strong>Leaver</strong> <strong>Course</strong> <strong>Guide</strong><br />

<strong>2021</strong>-<strong>22</strong>


In this guide you'll find information about<br />

the different full time courses and<br />

apprenticeships you can study at<br />

Gateshead College after your GCSEs.<br />

Hello from everyone at Gateshead College 03<br />

Our promise to you 04<br />

Together with Gateshead College 06<br />

Earn your employment edge 08<br />

Hard work wins 10<br />

T Levels 12<br />

Careers advice 14<br />

The heart of our community 15<br />

Student support 16<br />

Student satisfaction 18<br />

We like to be social 20<br />

English & maths <strong>22</strong><br />

Working virtually 23<br />

Acdemy for Sport 24<br />

A league of our own 26<br />

TV & film academy 28<br />

Campus and travel information 30<br />

Our courses 34<br />

Find a course quiz 36<br />

A Levels 38<br />

Apprenticeships 40<br />

Vocational study programmes & T Levels 42<br />

⚫ Automotive 44<br />

⚫ Business 50<br />

⚫ Catering & Hospitality 54<br />

⚫ Construction 58<br />

⚫ Creative Industries 66<br />

- Art & Design, Media and Games Design 68<br />

- Music, Performing Arts & Dance 74<br />

⚫ Digital Technologies 78<br />

⚫ Early Years 82<br />

⚫ Engineering 86<br />

⚫ Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy 92<br />

⚫ Health & Social Care 98<br />

⚫ Sport 102<br />

⚫ Travel & Tourism 108<br />

⚫ Uniformed Public Services 112<br />

How to apply 118<br />

Get in touch 120


HELLO.<br />

Deciding what and where to study after<br />

your GCSE exams is a tough choice.<br />

There are so many options out<br />

there and it’s important to choose<br />

somewhere that feels right for you.<br />

At Gateshead College, we promise you<br />

a top-quality education with real world<br />

skills that will help you in life as well<br />

as in work. Qualifications matter and<br />

we’ll help you get the ones you need<br />

but we’ll also give you so much more.<br />

Working together, we’ll give you<br />

the confidence and self-belief you<br />

need to find your purpose.<br />

We’re all here to support you every<br />

step of the way from our amazing<br />

teachers to our team of professional<br />

experts including careers advisers,<br />

learning support workers, mental health<br />

workers and financial advisers.<br />

“<br />

EDUCATION<br />

AND<br />

REAL WORLD<br />

SKILLS.<br />

IT'S WHAT<br />

WE DO BEST.<br />

”<br />

Together we will do all we can<br />

to help you succeed.<br />

FROM<br />

EVERYONE<br />

AT<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

03


OUR<br />

PROMISE<br />

TO YOU.<br />

WE WON’T<br />

PATRONISE<br />

YOU.<br />

You’re your own person, an individual<br />

and that’s how we’ll treat you.<br />

We won’t talk down to you, pretend we<br />

know best or ignore your opinion.<br />

WE’LL TREAT<br />

YOU<br />

AS AN<br />

INDIVIDUAL.<br />

We promise a learning experience<br />

that’s just for you, designed around<br />

your strengths and ambitions.<br />

WE’LL ASK<br />

YOU TO<br />

WORK HARD,<br />

BUT<br />

YOU’LL<br />

ENJOY IT.<br />

Nothing worth having comes easy.<br />

We’ll ask you to dig in, work<br />

hard, challenge yourself and be<br />

outstanding. And we’ll be with<br />

you every step of the way.<br />

WE’LL WORK<br />

HARD TOO,<br />

FOR YOU.<br />

We’re on the same team, playing by<br />

the same rules. Learning is a two-way<br />

street and we’ll put everything we’ve<br />

got into making sure you succeed.<br />

04


We promise you a<br />

top quality education<br />

with real world skills<br />

that will help you in life<br />

as well as in work.<br />

Our promise to you<br />

WE’LL GIVE<br />

YOU AN<br />

EXPERIENCE<br />

AS WELL AS<br />

AN<br />

EDUCATION.<br />

We’ll use our insider knowledge,<br />

best in class employer partnerships,<br />

creative minds, commercial know-how,<br />

enterprising approach and fantastic<br />

facilities to ensure your time with us is<br />

an experience as well as an education.<br />

WE’LL<br />

INSPIRE<br />

YOU.<br />

Our teachers love to teach.<br />

They want to share their knowledge,<br />

inspire and motivate you.<br />

They’ll push you when you need it,<br />

nurture you when you don’t<br />

and be your biggest cheerleader<br />

along the way.<br />

WE’LL HELP<br />

YOU BE<br />

OUTSTANDING<br />

AND<br />

STAND OUT.<br />

You’ll leave us job-ready with a<br />

CV packed with experiences and skills<br />

for life and work, as well as a qualification<br />

and the confidence to stand out.<br />

05


LAUGH+LEARN<br />

WIN+ LOSE<br />

CREATE+GROW<br />

ACHIEVE+INSPIRE<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

06


We’ll help you get the skills and<br />

confidence you need to stand out.<br />

07


Employment Edge<br />

EARN YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT<br />

EDGE<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

We want you to have<br />

the confidence to hold a<br />

conversation, the ability<br />

to use your initiative and<br />

the strength to tackle the<br />

world of work head on.<br />

That’s why we’ve<br />

connected with hundreds<br />

of organisations to offer<br />

real-life context to what<br />

we teach. They work with<br />

us to make sure the skills<br />

you learn are exactly what<br />

industry needs.<br />

Our network of some of<br />

the brightest business<br />

minds, forward thinking<br />

entrepreneurs, ambitious<br />

family businesses,<br />

global enterprises and<br />

aspirational start-ups<br />

means we’re in the best<br />

position to give you the<br />

highest quality education<br />

combined with real world<br />

skills.<br />

It’s something we<br />

call education with<br />

Employment Edge.<br />

And it’s totally unique to<br />

Gateshead College.<br />

08


LET’S<br />

LAUGH<br />

TOGETHER<br />

LET’S<br />

INSPIRE<br />

TOGETHER<br />

EARN YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT EDGE<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

LET’S<br />

CREATE<br />

TOGETHER<br />

EARN YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT EDGE<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

LET’S<br />

WIN<br />

TOGETHER<br />

EARN YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT EDGE<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

EARN YOUR<br />

EMPLOYMENT EDGE<br />

WITH<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

09<br />

COLLEGE.


HARD<br />

WORK<br />

WINS.<br />

The hard work of our students and staff<br />

means that we consistently have some of<br />

the best achievement rates in the country<br />

year after year.<br />

In fact, back in 2018 and 2019 we were the best<br />

performing college in the whole country, which means<br />

you’re more likely to stay on your course and pass your<br />

course than if you went to any other college.<br />

While there’s no league tables in 2020 due to the<br />

Covid-19 pandemic, our results are consistently high<br />

and based on the most recently published data we are<br />

the No.1 college in the country.<br />

I used to be a teacher at<br />

Gateshead College<br />

and now I’m proud to<br />

be leading on quality<br />

as there’s nothing more<br />

important to us.<br />

It’s great to work in such a<br />

high performance culture,<br />

it’s in everything we do and<br />

when we see our students<br />

excel and move on to do<br />

great things, it’s certainly<br />

the best part of my job.<br />

Richard Ward<br />

Head of Quality<br />

Improvement<br />

This means:<br />

● You get the very best quality of<br />

education and support<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

You have access to relevant and inspiring<br />

work experience and real world opportunities<br />

Our students achieve higher grades and<br />

move into jobs and higher education<br />

We only recruit teachers who are at<br />

the top of their professional game.<br />

10


Hard work wins<br />

11


AHEAD<br />

OF<br />

THE GAME.<br />

If you know what career<br />

you’d like to pursue and<br />

enjoy technical training<br />

with lots of time to gain<br />

practical skills, T Levels are<br />

a great choice for you.<br />

During this two-year programme, you’ll<br />

spend 20% of your time in the workplace<br />

working with an employer and 80%<br />

gaining high-quality training in the<br />

classroom.<br />

What are T Levels?<br />

T Levels are technical<br />

qualifications introduced in 2020<br />

that have been endorsed by<br />

business leaders and designed to<br />

get you career-ready. Depending<br />

on the T Level route, you’ll spend<br />

a minimum of 45-days (315<br />

hours) working in industry to<br />

get the skills and experience<br />

that employers are looking for.<br />

What level are they?<br />

T Levels are a Level 3 qualification.<br />

Students achieving the very<br />

top grade in their T Level<br />

qualification will have the<br />

equivalent of three A*s at A<br />

Level - or 168 UCAS points.<br />

What can I do after T Levels?<br />

You can progress to a job,<br />

or a higher level/degree<br />

apprenticeship.<br />

Which T Levels can I study<br />

at Gateshead College?<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

T Level in Health<br />

T Level in Education<br />

and Child Care<br />

T Level in Digital Production,<br />

Design and Development<br />

12


T Levels<br />

Networking and support<br />

systems student Gareth<br />

Byers undertook a T Level<br />

industrial placement with<br />

global seat supplier Adient<br />

and made a big impression.<br />

Shadowing the IT Manager,<br />

Gareth describes<br />

his experience.<br />

“My placement has been<br />

fantastic. I’ve been working<br />

with the IT manager handling<br />

some of the day to day IT<br />

issues and making sure<br />

the networks are secure.<br />

Because the placement is for<br />

2 days a week, I really feel part<br />

of the team and have been<br />

able to put forward some new<br />

ideas, which have been taken<br />

on board and implemented.<br />

This<br />

experience<br />

will really<br />

help my CV<br />

to stand out.<br />

This experience will look great<br />

on my CV and make it stand<br />

out when I’m applying for jobs.”<br />

Hear Dominic from Geek Talent on why he got involved as one of<br />

our industry parners.<br />

13


Careers Advice<br />

CAREERS ADVICE<br />

THAT'S WORTH<br />

HAVING.<br />

Working with you from day<br />

one, we’ll help you map out your<br />

future and support you to make<br />

the right decisions to get you<br />

where you want to be.<br />

We’ve a team of expert careers advisers<br />

who’ll be there for you whenever you<br />

need them. And their advice is impartial,<br />

meaning they’ll help you decide what’s<br />

best for you - not us.<br />

You can make an appointment with<br />

them while you’re still at school to help<br />

you decide what to do when you leave or<br />

speak to them in person, over the phone<br />

or virtually during one of our enrolment<br />

events.<br />

Awardwinning<br />

advice and<br />

guidance<br />

Work experience<br />

and work inspiration<br />

Got an idea of the<br />

career you want?<br />

Click here for more<br />

information on job roles,<br />

salaries and the course<br />

you should be studying<br />

to get you there.<br />

A personal<br />

career plan<br />

Tips & talks<br />

from<br />

employers<br />

Work experience<br />

With a network of over 450 employers,<br />

we’ll help you to find a work experience<br />

placement that matches your skills and<br />

ambitions.<br />

You’ll develop the valuable skills<br />

employers want, expand your network<br />

and build real-world experience that’ll be<br />

great on your CV.<br />

Many of our students have gone on to<br />

be offered work with their placement<br />

employer.<br />

Work inspiration<br />

You’ll also take part in our work inspiration<br />

programme, a series of activities<br />

and experiences to help you explore<br />

different career opportunities; this<br />

might be through mentoring, site visits,<br />

competitions set by employers and Q&A<br />

sessions.<br />

CV writing<br />

workshops<br />

Click here and try<br />

our careers quiz to<br />

discover what kind<br />

of jobs may be right<br />

for you.<br />

Dedicated<br />

UCAS<br />

support<br />

Career<br />

events<br />

Volunteering<br />

opportunities<br />

Mock<br />

interviews<br />

14


The heart of our community<br />

We’re proud to be a<br />

community college and<br />

our roots are firmly<br />

grounded in Gateshead.<br />

We believe in helping the people<br />

of our community to secure a<br />

better future for themselves and<br />

their families.<br />

With this in mind, we’ve created<br />

two unique projects; handPICKED<br />

and The Children’s College.<br />

handPICKED<br />

Our intu Metrocentre store is pretty<br />

special. Not only does it sell gifts<br />

crafted by some of the best North<br />

East producers, but it also offers<br />

the opportunity for our students<br />

to get retail work experience,<br />

apprenticeships and also launch<br />

their own products.<br />

The Children’s College<br />

Through The Children’s College<br />

we’re working with primary<br />

schools and their pupils to build<br />

confidence and explore different<br />

careers from an early age.<br />

Whether activity is a school visit<br />

or a virtual session, our passionate<br />

team are all about encouraging<br />

the young people of Gateshead<br />

to be brilliant and ambitious while<br />

inspiring them to be curious about<br />

the sort of futures they can create.<br />

Making a Difference<br />

We know our students care about<br />

the society they live in and together<br />

we can help make a difference and<br />

make it a better place to live and<br />

work for everyone.<br />

During your time at college you’ll<br />

have the opportunity to get involved<br />

and make a difference in our<br />

community supporting charities and<br />

voluntary organisations including<br />

Save the Children, British Heart<br />

Foundation, Gateshead Foodbank,<br />

FACT, Comic Relief and Macmillan<br />

Cancer Support.<br />

THE<br />

HEART OF<br />

OUR<br />

COMMUNITY.<br />

15


Student Support<br />

WE'RE<br />

HERE<br />

FOR YOU.<br />

Whatever support you need,<br />

we're here for you and will<br />

make sure you get the most out<br />

of your time at college.<br />

Our specialist team can help with:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Learning difficulties<br />

Physical and sensory disabilities<br />

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Aspergers<br />

or other specific learning difficulty<br />

Mental health and wellbeing<br />

Exam access arrangements<br />

Money, finance and bursaries<br />

Careers advice.<br />

Hear from Jen who works<br />

in our Learning Support<br />

team...<br />

16


Student Support<br />

CHECK OUT<br />

OUR<br />

EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS<br />

TO HELP YOU<br />

SAVE MONEY<br />

AND<br />

MAKE THE<br />

MOST OF COLLEGE.<br />

Travel<br />

support<br />

worth up<br />

to £500.<br />

Free benefits for everyone<br />

All our students enjoy a range of<br />

benefits:<br />

● Free IT software<br />

● Free gym membership<br />

● Free fitness classes<br />

● Free parking*<br />

● Discounted food<br />

● Discounted haircuts and<br />

beauty treatments.<br />

Free college meals<br />

Free lunches are available to some<br />

students – saving you more than<br />

£300 a year. Plus, we provide<br />

free breakfasts for all students.<br />

Gateshead College Bursary<br />

Lots of our students receive help<br />

from our bursary of up to £700 to<br />

cover the costs of:<br />

● Travel - you could access travel<br />

support worth up to £500<br />

● Uniforms or kit – a saving of up<br />

to £100<br />

● Other course related costs<br />

● Competition entry fees<br />

● Trips and experiences that<br />

enhance your learning<br />

● Travel to university or<br />

job interviews.<br />

Gateshead College Foundation<br />

If you study with us you can apply<br />

for cash towards travel costs,<br />

course fees, equipment, clothing for<br />

a job interview or anything that will<br />

give you the employment edge.<br />

You can apply at<br />

www.gateshead.ac.uk/foundation<br />

Free<br />

breakfast.<br />

All funding applications/awards are based on household income or qualifying benefits.<br />

* £10 per year parking permit charge applies. This is refunded when you leave.<br />

17


Student satisfaction<br />

WHAT<br />

OUR<br />

STUDENTS<br />

SAY.<br />

“The College staff are<br />

friendly and helpful.”<br />

99.4%<br />

agree<br />

“My course was<br />

designed to give me the<br />

knowledge and skills for<br />

my future career."<br />

96.9%<br />

agree<br />

“Overall I am satisfied<br />

with the College."<br />

98.5%<br />

agree<br />

18


DON'T JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD FOR IT.<br />

FIND OUT<br />

WHAT OUR STUDENTS<br />

THINK.<br />

“The College is a safe<br />

place to learn and<br />

I feel safe.”<br />

98.9%<br />

agree<br />

Student satisfaction<br />

“The teaching on my<br />

course is good.”<br />

97.7%<br />

agree<br />

“I am challenged to achieve<br />

to the best of my ability.”<br />

98.1%<br />

agree<br />

Figures taken from 19/20 student satisfaction survey<br />

19


WE LIKE<br />

TO BE<br />

SOCIAL.<br />

Follow us on social media to stay up to<br />

date with events, competitions, news<br />

and what our students get up to.<br />

@gatesheadcollege<br />

@gatesheadcollege<br />

@gatesheadcoll<br />

20


21


English & maths<br />

IT ALL<br />

ADDS<br />

UP.<br />

English and maths skills are vitally<br />

important to employers which is why<br />

you’ll study these as part of your<br />

course to either improve your skills<br />

or achieve better GCSE grades.<br />

Studying English and maths in college is different<br />

to school as we’ll show you how these skills are<br />

relevant to the industry you want to work in.<br />

Plus, our teachers are experts at breaking these<br />

subjects down and making them relevant to<br />

everyday life to help your understanding and build<br />

your confidence. Through the use of games, quizzes<br />

and online apps they’ll make your learning fun.<br />

Need to re-sit?<br />

No problem.<br />

If you didn’t achieve<br />

a grade 4-9 in your<br />

GCSE maths or English,<br />

don’t worry. You'll re-sit the<br />

exams with us and we’ll<br />

help you prepare.<br />

Which English and maths option is right for me?<br />

You’ll receive a personalised programme to help you<br />

progress regardless of the level you start at. To help<br />

us decide which level you need to study, we take you<br />

through some initial assessments either before you join<br />

us or during your first two weeks.<br />

This shows us where your strengths and weaknesses<br />

are. We combine these results with your qualifications<br />

and make a decision about the right English and<br />

maths programme for you.<br />

Everyone is different and we will make sure we find the<br />

best option for you and will really support you to get the<br />

results you need.<br />

<strong>22</strong>


Virtual learning<br />

See how Skye worked virtually during the 2020 lockdown.<br />

During your time studying with<br />

us, you might find that some of<br />

your classes happen virtually.<br />

These sessions became the norm for<br />

our students and teachers in 2020 and<br />

with many workplaces and universities<br />

increasingly turning to homeworking and<br />

virtual study, it’s important we give you<br />

the opportunity to learn this way and<br />

prepare you for your next steps.<br />

Your teacher will support you to get online<br />

and give you an introduction to how your<br />

virtual lessons will work. You’ll still be able<br />

to see and speak to your teacher and<br />

classmates just as you would if you were<br />

in the same room.<br />

Every Gateshead College student is<br />

given a Google account and many of our<br />

teachers use Google Classrooms and<br />

Google Meet to host their lessons; the<br />

Google suite is also ideal for group work<br />

and collaboration.<br />

And while we love our tech here at<br />

Gateshead College, we still know how<br />

important it is, for both your learning and<br />

your mental health, to be together in<br />

person; our virtual classes will take place<br />

as part of a wider timetable including<br />

on-campus classroom and workshop<br />

sessions.<br />

WORKING<br />

VIRTUALLY.<br />

23


Academy for Sport<br />

WORK HARD<br />

PLAY HARDER.<br />

Our Academy for<br />

Sport is home to eight<br />

specialist academies,<br />

all offering outstanding<br />

training, coaching and<br />

playing opportunities for<br />

everyone of all abilities.<br />

And, you don’t need to be<br />

studying one of our sport<br />

courses to join one of our<br />

sport academies, you can<br />

study any full-time course with<br />

us and get involved in sport.<br />

We’ll work your timetable<br />

around training sessions and<br />

competitive matches.<br />

OUR LIONESSES.<br />

Three former students represented<br />

England in the last Women's World Cup.<br />

Jill Scott<br />

Midfielder<br />

Carly Telford<br />

Goalkeeper<br />

Why train with us?<br />

● We’re at the top of our game<br />

when it comes to sport,<br />

education and training.<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Our facilities are among<br />

the best in the country and<br />

include 3G and 4G pitches, an<br />

indoor athletics track, sports<br />

hall, strength and conditioning<br />

gym, massage suite, aerobics<br />

suite, gym and boxing ring.<br />

You’ll get up to 4.5 hours<br />

of professional training<br />

each week within your<br />

specific academy with<br />

specialist coaches.<br />

Free access to physiotherapy<br />

assessments and treatment.<br />

The opportunity to compete<br />

in local, national and<br />

international competitions.<br />

A personalised training<br />

programme and access<br />

to a strength and<br />

conditioning coach.<br />

We’re also TASS accredited<br />

which means we help<br />

our athletes get the best<br />

from their sporting and<br />

academic careers.<br />

● Students get a £60<br />

bursary towards the<br />

purchase of training kit.<br />

Demi Stokes<br />

Defender<br />

8<br />

SPECIALIST<br />

ACADEMIES:<br />

Athletics<br />

Basketball<br />

Boxing<br />

Men's football<br />

Men's rugby<br />

Netball<br />

Women's football<br />

Women's rugby<br />

Our academy students<br />

are selected to<br />

compete at a regional<br />

and national level and<br />

we’re very proud of<br />

our class of 19-20:<br />

Netball Mia Huntley -<br />

AoC National Netball<br />

squad and North East<br />

Regional U19 Academy<br />

Women’s Rugby April Ishida<br />

- England U18<br />

Men’s Rugby Ratu Bavadra<br />

– England 7’s squad<br />

Athletics Jordan Beavers<br />

North East champion for<br />

men's 60m, 100m and<br />

long jump<br />

Boxing Thomas Hodgson -<br />

GB Podium Boxer & Shaun<br />

Huddard 4 x National<br />

Champion<br />

Womens Football Jess<br />

Brown and Nieve Herron -<br />

England U18<br />

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Academy for Sport<br />

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Academy for Sport<br />

IN A<br />

LEAGUE<br />

OF OUR<br />

OWN.<br />

We work in partnership with<br />

some of the region's well-known<br />

sporting organisations including<br />

the Newcastle Eagles and<br />

Gateshead Football Club.<br />

Newcastle Eagles<br />

We've teamed up with the country's<br />

most successful team in British<br />

basketball, the Newcastle Eagles,<br />

to give talented players the<br />

chance to bring out the best in<br />

their basketball performance<br />

while studying at the college.<br />

Not only do we deliver our<br />

Basketball Academy in partnership<br />

with the Eagles but our Head<br />

Coach is also the Eagles legends<br />

and current player, Drew Lasker.<br />

Originally from Houston Texas,<br />

Drew has 15 years experience of<br />

playing professional basketball in the<br />

BBL, having played the last 7 years<br />

for the Eagles as guard.<br />

FLYING<br />

HIGH.<br />

Former academy players who are now<br />

playing for the Newcastle Eagles:<br />

Themba Yabantu<br />

Sauveur Kande<br />

Sean Murphy<br />

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PLAY<br />

TO<br />

Gateshead F.C. Academy<br />

Through our exclusive partnership<br />

with Gateshead FC we created<br />

the Gateshead FC Academy to<br />

give young North East footballers<br />

the best chance of pursuing a<br />

professional career in the sport.<br />

As a top performing player you<br />

could score a place on Gateshead<br />

F.C. Reserves team playing against<br />

some of the best youth teams in the<br />

country with the opportunity to be<br />

talent spotted and ultimately play<br />

for Gateshead F.C’s first team.<br />

You’ll not only receive the highest<br />

level of professional training but<br />

also a recognised qualification<br />

as you will study an academic or<br />

vocational study programme at the<br />

college - see page 107.<br />

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The course is designed to give<br />

you the skills, confidence and<br />

training for a long lasting career<br />

both on and off the pitch.<br />

Train at Gateshead<br />

Football Club.<br />

Opportunities to represent<br />

Gateshead Football<br />

Club in the National League<br />

at senior and youth levels.<br />

Gain an employability<br />

qualification, a Level 2 Award in<br />

Employment and Awareness in<br />

Active Leisure and Learning.<br />

Undertake a work experience<br />

rotation in roles related<br />

to running a successful<br />

football club, for example<br />

football administration and<br />

strength and conditioning.<br />

WIN.<br />

Academy success<br />

Former academy players are now<br />

playing for professional clubs:<br />

Chris Basham<br />

Sheffield United<br />

Tom White<br />

Bolton Wanderers<br />

Jon Mellish<br />

Carlisle United<br />

David Carson<br />

Inverness Caledonian Thistle<br />

Elliot Forbes<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Dan Cranston<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Luke Brown<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Kris Thackray<br />

Blyth Spartans<br />

As part of the academy structure,<br />

there’s also an under-18 team<br />

which feeds into the Gateshead<br />

F. C. reserve side. These players<br />

study on a two year course of their<br />

choice.<br />

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TV & Film Academy<br />

TV & FILM<br />

ACADEMY.<br />

TV & Film production is at the<br />

heart of the media and the<br />

performing arts industries.<br />

Today there are more ways than ever<br />

to bring films or programmes to the<br />

screen, whether it's on TV or a streaming<br />

platform like Netflix or Prime. This means<br />

that there’s more demand than ever for<br />

the huge range of skills needed by the<br />

industry.<br />

These skills go beyond acting and<br />

performing to carpenters who can build<br />

sets, animators and gamers, make up<br />

artists, journalists, lighting technicians and<br />

more.<br />

As a student in Gateshead College’s TV<br />

and Film Academy you’ll have the unique<br />

opportunity to not only develop skills<br />

within your particular vocational area but<br />

you’ll also get the chance to apply these<br />

skills within the context of the TV & film<br />

industry.<br />

You’ll get an insight into the world of<br />

TV & Film by gaining vital experience of<br />

working within multi-disciplined teams to<br />

realise live commissions and multimedia<br />

projects.<br />

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TV & Film Academy<br />

Sharing knowledge and expertise, you’ll work with students across<br />

the following courses, developing professional practice and ultimately<br />

producing multiplatform content all designed to give you the<br />

employment edge and a head start in the industry.<br />

● L2 Performance Skills (Performing Arts & Music)<br />

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L3 Performing Arts<br />

L3 Music Performance<br />

L3 Music Tech, Production and DJ<br />

L3 Dance<br />

L3 Production Arts (Live Events, Stage Management<br />

& Lighting/Set Design)<br />

L2 Media<br />

L3 TV and Film<br />

L3 Digital Journalism<br />

L3 Photography<br />

● L2 Creative Hair and Media Make-up Artistry<br />

●<br />

L3 Advanced Hair and Media Make-up Artistry<br />

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OUR<br />

CAMPUSES.<br />

Baltic Campus<br />

Training kitchens<br />

Botanica Salon<br />

200-seat theatre<br />

Music recording studios<br />

Two floor learning centre<br />

Gym<br />

Three restaurants<br />

Starbucks & Costa Coffee<br />

Science labs<br />

Relaxed social spaces<br />

How do I get there?<br />

Quarryfield Road<br />

Baltic Business Quarter<br />

Gateshead<br />

NE8 3BE<br />

0191 490 0300<br />

30<br />

Q1/Q2 goes direct to<br />

Baltic Campus from Heworth,<br />

Low Fell and Wrenkenton.<br />

Bus routes from across the region<br />

go to Gateshead Interchange,<br />

just 10 minutes walk away.<br />

Free car parking at all campuses.<br />

Just ten minutes walk from<br />

Gateshead Interchange.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to<br />

the Baltic Campus tour.


Campus and travel information<br />

Academy for Sport<br />

83m indoor athletics track<br />

4G artificial and grass pitches<br />

Boxing suite<br />

Olympic standard gym<br />

Pole vault, long jump and<br />

throw area<br />

Sports science and medicine<br />

facilities<br />

How do I get there?<br />

Neilson Road<br />

Gateshead<br />

NE10 0EF<br />

0191 490 2447<br />

The 93/94 Loop bus connects<br />

the Interchange to the Academy.<br />

Bus routes from across the<br />

region go to Gateshead<br />

Interchange.<br />

Free car parking at all campuses.<br />

Just 10 minutes walk from<br />

Gateshead International Stadium.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to<br />

the Academy for Sport<br />

tour.<br />

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Skills Academy for Construction<br />

Workshop space for each trade<br />

Relaxed social spaces with<br />

vending machines<br />

How do I get there?<br />

Eighth Avenue<br />

(off Kingsway South)<br />

Team Valley<br />

Gateshead<br />

NE11 0SX<br />

0191 490 4617<br />

32<br />

The 93/94 Loop bus connects<br />

the Interchange to the Academy.<br />

Bus routes from across the<br />

region go to Gateshead<br />

Interchange.<br />

Free car parking at all campuses.<br />

The nearest Metro station to the<br />

Skills Academy for Construction<br />

is Gateshead Interchange.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to<br />

the Construction campus<br />

tour.


Campus and travel information<br />

Skills Academy for Automotive,<br />

Engineering, Manufacturing & Logistics<br />

Mechanical maintenance<br />

workshops<br />

Welding and fabrication workshops<br />

Spray paint booths<br />

Rolling road<br />

Café<br />

How do I get there?<br />

Kingsway South<br />

Team Valley<br />

Gateshead<br />

NE11 0SU<br />

0191 490 2430<br />

The 93/94 Loop bus connects the<br />

Interchange to the Academy.<br />

Bus routes from across the<br />

region go to Gateshead<br />

Interchange.<br />

Free car parking at all campuses.<br />

The nearest Metro station to the<br />

Skills Academy for Automotive<br />

is Gateshead Interchange.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to<br />

the Automotive campus<br />

tour.<br />

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RIGHT<br />

LET´S<br />

START<br />

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Our courses<br />

.<br />

Vocational Study Programmes<br />

and T Levels 42<br />

GET<br />

Find a course quiz 36<br />

A Levels 38<br />

Apprenticeships 40<br />

ED.<br />

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MAKE<br />

A CHOICE<br />

THAT’S RIGHT<br />

FOR YOU.<br />

Choosing what to study after GCSE<br />

exams can be confusing. There are<br />

so many different options available<br />

and it can be overwhelming.<br />

Take our quick quiz to<br />

help you decide what<br />

choice is right for you.<br />

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Yes<br />

START HERE.<br />

Do you like<br />

writing essays, sitting<br />

exams and traditional<br />

school style<br />

learning?<br />

No<br />

Quiz<br />

A LEVELS.<br />

A Levels could be for you.<br />

They are a more academic and<br />

traditional way of learning.<br />

No<br />

Do you like practical<br />

learning and know<br />

which sector you'd like<br />

to work in?<br />

Yes<br />

They last for two years and can<br />

lead to higher level or degree<br />

apprenticeships, foundation<br />

degrees, honours degrees or<br />

work. Find out more about<br />

A Levels on our website.<br />

Go to A Levels<br />

Do you feel like<br />

you are ready for the<br />

world of work<br />

and want<br />

to earn<br />

a wage?<br />

No<br />

Yes<br />

We can help.<br />

Speak to our<br />

Career Guidance Team<br />

or sign up for one of<br />

our Enrolment Events<br />

for one-to-one<br />

career advice.<br />

VOCATIONAL<br />

STUDY PROGRAMMES<br />

OR T LEVELS.<br />

More practical and hands-on,<br />

vocational training will give<br />

you skills in a specific sector or<br />

trade.<br />

These programmes can lead<br />

to university, an apprenticeship<br />

or straight into work.<br />

Go to Vocational Study<br />

Programmes & T Levels<br />

APPRENTICESHIPS.<br />

An apprenticeship might suit<br />

you. You usually spend four days<br />

a week in work and one day in<br />

college. You’ll be paid a wage<br />

and will complete qualifications.<br />

There are various apprenticeship<br />

levels which can lead to<br />

management positions. Take a<br />

look at our website to find out<br />

more about apprenticeships.<br />

Go to Apprenticeships<br />

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A LEVELS.<br />

There are lots of reasons<br />

to study A Levels at<br />

Gateshead College<br />

including our 100% pass<br />

rate in 2020:<br />

100%<br />

A level pass rate<br />

for 2020<br />

Dedicated university application<br />

service with early bird UCAS<br />

applications.<br />

Workshops by leading universities<br />

and visits to campuses.<br />

Inspirational work experience<br />

placements with a relevant<br />

employer related to the career that<br />

you are interested in.<br />

Small class sizes and one-to-one<br />

support.<br />

Expert careers advice.<br />

Opportunities to participate in<br />

university schemes enabling you<br />

to get into university with lower<br />

entry grades.<br />

Weekly personal, social,<br />

development sessions with<br />

outstanding pastoral support on a<br />

one-to-one basis.<br />

High achievers programme with<br />

additional support for Russell<br />

Group university applications and<br />

the chance to study four A Level<br />

subjects.<br />

Chance to join the best sport<br />

academy in the region with a<br />

flexible timetable allowing you to<br />

train and play each week.<br />

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DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Hear from David, a former A Level student...<br />

A Levels<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Baltic Campus where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

WHAT<br />

CAN<br />

I STUDY?<br />

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Art & Design<br />

Biology<br />

Business Studies<br />

Chemistry<br />

English Language<br />

English Literature<br />

Geography<br />

Government & Politics<br />

History<br />

Maths<br />

Media Studies<br />

Physics<br />

Psychology<br />

Sociology<br />

A Level + vocational combo<br />

You can study A Levels<br />

alongside a vocational<br />

qualification:<br />

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●<br />

●<br />

Level 3 BTEC<br />

Business Studies<br />

Level 3 BTEC IT<br />

Level 3 BTEC<br />

Applied Science<br />

Level 3 BTEC Sport<br />

& Exercise Science<br />

You can choose to study<br />

3 or 4 A Levels with<br />

us. You’ll have 6 hours<br />

of lessons per week<br />

for each subject plus<br />

personal study time.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

A Level courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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APPRENTICESHIPS.<br />

What is an apprenticeship?<br />

Apprenticeships combine work and study.<br />

You'll be employed while studying and will spend at<br />

least 20% of your time away from your job to study<br />

towards your apprenticeship. On completion of your<br />

apprenticeship you'll have gained the knowledge,<br />

skills and behaviours required to succeed in your<br />

chosen career or progress to the next level of your<br />

apprenticeship.<br />

How much will I earn?<br />

This depends on your employer but there are<br />

nationally set minimum wages depending on your<br />

age. If you’re already employed your salary may not<br />

change.<br />

How long does it take?<br />

The duration depends on the type and level of<br />

apprenticeship. It can vary from a minimum of one<br />

year up to four years. Most apprentices are employed<br />

for a minimum of 30 hours per week.<br />

What if I’m already employed?<br />

If you're already employed you can still do an<br />

apprenticeship. Contact us on 0191 490 2450 or by<br />

email employers@gateshead.ac.uk and we'll work with<br />

you and your employer.<br />

What will I achieve?<br />

You'll get the skills and experience employers look<br />

for, putting you ahead in the jobs market. You'll also<br />

achieve maths and English at Level 2 if you don't have<br />

them already.<br />

Strong partnerships<br />

We have worked with organisations such as Atom<br />

Bank, Sage UK, Bellway Homes, Brewin Dolphin,<br />

Karbon Homes, A&P Tyne, Ford Engineering and Essity.<br />

This ensures our training remains relevant and up to<br />

date, providing our apprentices with valuable work<br />

ready skills. If you want to work for a business that<br />

doesn't currently employ apprentices, for example a<br />

family firm, we can advise them on apprenticeship<br />

training and financial incentives.<br />

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Apprenticeships<br />

How do I get an apprenticeship?<br />

Securing an apprenticeship is very similar to<br />

applying for a job. First you need to find a suitable<br />

apprenticeship vacancy that you’re interested in -<br />

click here to see our current apprenticeship vacancies.<br />

Can't find a vacancy?<br />

One of the brilliant things about Gateshead College is<br />

that you can start a vocational study programme with<br />

us and move into an apprenticeship at any time if a<br />

vacancy becomes available.<br />

You’ll then be asked to complete an application form<br />

and if you’re shortlisted, you’ll be invited in for an<br />

interview with the employer. We can provide help and<br />

support every step of the way to give you the best<br />

chance of success.<br />

Find our vacancies<br />

All vacancies are listed on our website, click here.<br />

If you’re still at school but know you want an<br />

apprenticeship, sign up now and we can get you<br />

job ready.<br />

Can’t find the area you want to work in?<br />

If the apprenticeship you want isn't listed below<br />

please contact us and we'll help you to get sorted.<br />

HOW WILL<br />

I GET MY<br />

EMPLOYMENT<br />

EDGE?<br />

● Dedicated application and<br />

interview skills support.<br />

● Access to our careers team to help<br />

you plan your career journey.<br />

● Quality education and training combined<br />

with employment in your chosen industry.<br />

We offer apprenticeships in:<br />

Accounts/Finance<br />

Beauty Therapy<br />

Bricklaying<br />

Bus & Coach Engineering<br />

and Maintenance<br />

Business Administration<br />

Business Analyst<br />

Business Improvement<br />

Techniques<br />

Carpentry & Joinery<br />

Children, Young People<br />

and Families Practitioner/<br />

Manager<br />

Content Producer<br />

Customer Service<br />

Cyber Intrusion/Security<br />

Data Analyst<br />

Driving Goods Vehicles<br />

Early Years Educator<br />

Electrical Installation<br />

Engineering Machinist/<br />

Mechatronics<br />

Engineering Operative<br />

Hairdressing<br />

Health & Safety<br />

Health & Social Care<br />

Healthcare Support<br />

Worker<br />

Hospitality & Catering<br />

Leadership &<br />

Management<br />

Learning & Skills Teacher<br />

Manufacturing<br />

Marketing/Digital<br />

Marketing<br />

Metal Fabricator<br />

Network Engineer<br />

Plate Welder<br />

Plumbing Heating & Gas<br />

Property Maintenance<br />

Quantity Surveying<br />

Software Developer/<br />

Tester<br />

Supply Chain<br />

Teaching Assistant<br />

Vehicle Body Repair &<br />

Paint<br />

Vehicle Mechanic<br />

(Light & Heavy)<br />

Just some of the employers we have developed apprenticeship training for:<br />

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VOCATION<br />

STUDY<br />

PROGRAM<br />

& T LEVEL<br />

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Vocational Study Programmes & T Levels<br />

AL<br />

MES<br />

S.<br />

Automotive 44<br />

Business 50<br />

Catering & Hospitality 54<br />

Construction 58<br />

Creative Industries 66<br />

⚫ Art & Design, Media<br />

and Games Design 68<br />

⚫ Music, Dance &<br />

Performing Arts 74<br />

Digital Technologies 78<br />

Early Years 82<br />

Engineering 86<br />

Hairdressing 92<br />

& Beauty Therapy<br />

Health & Social Care 98<br />

Sport 102<br />

Travel & Tourism 108<br />

Uniformed Public Services 112<br />

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AUTOMOTIVE.<br />

Gain the knowledge, skills and<br />

behaviours that employers require<br />

using industry standard equipment<br />

and tools including:<br />

● MIG/MAG welders<br />

● MIG brazers<br />

● Rolling road<br />

● 4 post lift and 2 post lift and<br />

other lifting equipment<br />

● JIG equipment for<br />

chassis alignment<br />

● Spray booths and spray guns<br />

● Hydraulic equipment<br />

● Spot welders<br />

● Dent pullers<br />

● Diagnostic equipment<br />

● 4 wheel alignment equipment<br />

Study courses that are endorsed by<br />

employers ensuring that they are<br />

up to date and industry relevant.<br />

Develop a range of skills including<br />

problem solving that enable you to<br />

work in your desired job role.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or job.<br />

Test yourself in projects set by<br />

employers.<br />

Be taught by our highly skilled team<br />

who have years of experience<br />

working in the automotive sector.<br />

They are always developing their<br />

knowledge and skills by working<br />

closely with employers.<br />

We work in partnership with large<br />

national employers as well as some of<br />

the region’s leading companies including:<br />

Nissan<br />

Go North East<br />

Halfords<br />

NEARC<br />

Tyneside Coachworks<br />

North of England Coachworks<br />

Aston Workshop<br />

Arriva<br />

Fergusons Transport<br />

North East Concrete<br />

CF Recovery<br />

Hitachi Rail<br />

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Automotive<br />

DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Take a look for yourself.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to<br />

the Automotive campus<br />

tour.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

AUTOMOTIVE.<br />

Motor Vehicle Studies<br />

Entry 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

No entry requirements.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you’re not sure if you want to work<br />

as a mechanic or a body & paint<br />

repairer. Through the practical<br />

sessions you’ll get a taste of both to<br />

help you decide which one is for you<br />

and prepare you for your next level<br />

of study.<br />

You’ll gain the basic skills you<br />

need as well as developing your<br />

employability, communication and<br />

social skills.<br />

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Automotive<br />

Motor Vehicle<br />

Service & Repair<br />

Level 1<br />

Accredited by<br />

City & Guilds<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

1 GCSE<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you're into cars and want to enter<br />

into the vehicle repair industries but<br />

are unsure which path to follow,<br />

this full time course will give you<br />

the essential skills, knowledge<br />

and experience you need to<br />

start preparing for a career in the<br />

automotive industry.<br />

Motor Vehicle<br />

Service & Repair<br />

Level 2<br />

Accredited by the<br />

Institute of Motor Industry<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Ideally a Level 1 Service and<br />

Repair qualification and an initial<br />

assessment in English and maths to<br />

ensure you are enrolled on the right<br />

level programme.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Get the technical skills needed to<br />

work in today’s motor vehicle repair<br />

industry, including the diagnosis<br />

of non-complex system faults.<br />

Vehicle Maintenance<br />

& Repair<br />

Level 3<br />

Accredited by the<br />

Institute of Motor Inustry<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 automotive qualification and<br />

an initial assessment in English and<br />

maths to ensure you are enrolled on<br />

the right level programme.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll learn everything you need<br />

to know to pursue a career<br />

working as a service technician in<br />

all types of garages, dealerships<br />

and maintenance depots.<br />

It is a practical, hands-on course<br />

and you'll be working in the very<br />

best motor vehicle workshops on<br />

a variety of vehicles with industry<br />

standard resources. You will also be<br />

given the opportunity to take up a<br />

work experience placement in the<br />

motor industry to get a taste of the<br />

working world.<br />

A very practical course that'll give<br />

you hands-on experience working<br />

on a range of vehicles.<br />

The course provides essential<br />

knowledge for those who want to<br />

work as a vehicle technician in all<br />

types of dealerships, maintenance<br />

depots and garages. You’ll also<br />

take up work experience with local<br />

employers.<br />

Master your skills training<br />

practically in the workshops at<br />

our Skills Academy for Automotive<br />

working on a variety of vehicles.<br />

You'll also gain a qualification in<br />

refrigerant handling, knowledge<br />

of electric and hybrid vehicles<br />

and have the opportunity to<br />

complete work experience<br />

with local businesses.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Automotive courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is for you<br />

and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

AUTOMOTIVE.<br />

Motor Vehicle Body Repair<br />

& Paint Refinishing<br />

Level 1<br />

Accredited by the<br />

Institute of Motor Industry<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

1 GCSE<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will give you the<br />

essential skills, knowledge and<br />

experience you need to work<br />

as a body repairer in garages,<br />

dealerships and specialist<br />

body repair shops.<br />

It’s a practical, hands-on course<br />

and you’ll be training in our<br />

state-of-the-art workshops on<br />

a variety of vehicles and industry<br />

standard resources. You’ll also<br />

follow a formal paint refinishing<br />

qualification so that by the end of<br />

your programme, you’ll have the<br />

skills and experience of both of<br />

these specialist areas.<br />

Motor Vehicle Body Repair<br />

& Paint Refinishing<br />

Level 2<br />

Accredited by the<br />

Institute of Motor Inustry<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 1 Body Repair and Paint<br />

Refinishing or a good level of<br />

practical experience and an<br />

initial assessment in English and<br />

maths to ensure you are enrolled<br />

on the right level programme.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This is a unique opportunity to<br />

gain skills in two specialist areas -<br />

body repair and paint refinishing.<br />

During this one-year course you'll<br />

get practical skills and knowledge<br />

working on a wide range of<br />

vehicles in our workshops.<br />

You'll also complete a work<br />

placement with a local employer to<br />

gain an insight and understanding<br />

of working in a body repair shop.<br />

This qualification forms part of an<br />

advanced level apprenticeship,<br />

giving you a head start over other<br />

candidates if you wish to progress to<br />

an apprenticeship. Alternatively you<br />

can progress to our Level 3 course.<br />

Motor Vehicle Body Repair<br />

& Paint Refinishing<br />

Level 3<br />

Accredited by the<br />

Institute of Motor Inustry<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 automotive qualification and<br />

an initial assessment in English and<br />

maths to ensure you are enrolled on<br />

the right level programme.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Get the skills and knowledge<br />

to work as a body repairer or paint<br />

refinisher working on a wide range<br />

of vehicles in all types of garages,<br />

dealerships and specialist body<br />

repair shops. You’ll train in our<br />

state-of-the-art workshops and<br />

and gain work experience<br />

with local employers.<br />

This qualification also forms part<br />

of an Accident Repair Advanced<br />

Apprenticeship, so if you apply to an<br />

apprenticeship you’ll be one step<br />

ahead of other candidates.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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Automotive<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Automotive courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is for you<br />

and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.


BUSINESS.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed by<br />

employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to-date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers advice<br />

from our independent,<br />

award-winning team.<br />

Test your skills in projects set by<br />

employers.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

Adam Kourouma<br />

Former Business student<br />

& creator of Déjá Vu<br />

clothing brand<br />

93%<br />

of Business students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Business<br />

Hear from Jack, a former Business student.<br />

360˚<br />

Or Vicky & Lisa, our<br />

Business teachers.<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Baltic Campus where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

BUSINESS.<br />

Business Administration<br />

Level 1 and Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year for each level<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 1: Two GCSEs at a minimum of grades 1-2.<br />

Level 2: Four GCSEs grade 3-2 including English<br />

and maths, or a Level 1 Certificate in Business<br />

Administration.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

These courses will prepare you for the world of<br />

work in an office environment. If you’re aiming to<br />

become a secretary, personal assistant, administrator<br />

or receptionist these courses are for you.<br />

Level 1: You’ll learn the role and importance of an<br />

administrator in a business environment, build<br />

your confidence in using a wide range of office<br />

equipment, use software to create professional<br />

business documents and improve your IT<br />

and communication skills. You’ll also have the<br />

opportunity to take part in employer led projects<br />

and develop some entrepreneurial skills.<br />

Level 2: You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and<br />

understanding of business administration to<br />

progress into an apprenticeship or employment.<br />

Through a combination of classroom and<br />

practical lessons you'll learn about written business<br />

communication, using social media within a<br />

business environment, using electronic<br />

diary systems and organising meetings<br />

while developing your IT skills.<br />

You'll also develop your customer service<br />

and business skills in our own shop,<br />

handPICKED at the Metrocentre.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Business courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is for you<br />

and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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Business<br />

Business Management<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs grade 4 or above,<br />

including English and maths.<br />

or<br />

Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above<br />

including GCSE maths and English<br />

at grade 4 or above or equivalent.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Year 1:<br />

During year one you'll gain a broad knowledge<br />

of business including finance, marketing,<br />

events management, recruitment and<br />

enterprise. You'll also complete:<br />

Employer Led Project:<br />

You'll plan, market and manage an event with one of<br />

our partner organisations. This project will push you<br />

to the limits, developing your communication, team<br />

working and project management skills.<br />

As part of the project you'll design and deliver the<br />

marketing for the event with the use of industry<br />

standard software including Canva, Adobe photoshop<br />

and Trello. Digital marketing plays a key part in this<br />

project and you will gain an understanding of:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

SEO (search engine optimisation)<br />

CRO (conversion rate optimisation)<br />

social media/Google ads (PPC)<br />

Google/social media analytics.<br />

Following the event you will analyse and feed back the<br />

results to the partner organisations, communicating<br />

lessons learned just like you would in a real life agency.<br />

Recruitment Exercise:<br />

During this project you get to gain an insight from<br />

a human resource specialist into how a local<br />

employer recruits. You will then use this knowledge<br />

to work as a team to recruit for a vacancy. To give<br />

you the employment edge you will be interviewed<br />

by a specialist in your chosen future career.<br />

Start Up Pitch:<br />

The year will end on a high with you developing your<br />

very own business plan which you will pitch to a panel<br />

of entrepreneurs. As part of this project you will get<br />

the chance to attend Newcastle Startup week where<br />

you'll hear from and meet successful entrepreneurs<br />

who will help you to shape your business plan.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

Year 2:<br />

Following successful completion of year one you'lll<br />

step up and become a decision maker in international<br />

business. As well as this, you'll get the opportunity to<br />

specialise in one of the following areas:<br />

Investment Finance and Accounting:<br />

Do you enjoy working with numbers, have a good<br />

eye for spotting mistakes and want to invest on the<br />

stock exchange? You'll earn how to record financial<br />

information, draw up financial accounts and the ways to<br />

invest finance. Alongside this you'll take part in a virtual<br />

stock exchange competition. Who will grow the largest<br />

portfolio?<br />

International retail, buying and merchandising<br />

Do you want to work in the fast moving industry of retail,<br />

forecasting trends, testing products and understanding<br />

what makes customers tick? You will gain a broad<br />

understanding of the retail industry, how it responds<br />

to changes and forecasts trends. Understanding the<br />

psychology behind customers and managing the<br />

supply chain is key to success. You will test what you've<br />

learned by creating a visual merchandising display at<br />

the Metrocentre.<br />

Digital marketing:<br />

Are you creative and love working with social media and<br />

websites? You'll build on your work in year one gaining<br />

further insight into branding and digital marketing. You'll<br />

undertake further research into how social media can<br />

influence customer behaviour and gain results for a<br />

business. You will then get to put what you have learned<br />

into practice through the development of a social media<br />

campaign for one of our partner marketing agencies.<br />

Law and human resource management:<br />

Through this option you will gain an understanding<br />

of what it's like to develop people in the world of HR<br />

(human resources). Attention to detail is vital, you'll learn<br />

what you need to do to comply with employment law<br />

as well as gaining an insight into criminal law. You will<br />

hear from judges, magistrates and other professionals<br />

in addition to attending the court room and conducting<br />

mock trials.<br />

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CATERING<br />

& HOSPITALITY.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed by<br />

employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to -date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers<br />

advice from our independent,<br />

award-winning team.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

Be mentored by some of the<br />

region's most successful business<br />

people.<br />

Train in our restaurant,<br />

Enfields Kitchen.<br />

Former students are working for<br />

top restaurants and luxury hotels<br />

like The Ritz and have set up their<br />

own businesses like Aiden's Kitchen.<br />

Our courses include front of house<br />

skills, so you’ll have a broad skill set<br />

making you more employable.<br />

You’ll take part in practical projects.<br />

Past projects have included running<br />

prestigious events at the Marriott<br />

Hotel, organising black tie dinners<br />

and the college’s student awards<br />

ceremony.<br />

90%<br />

of Catering students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Josh Gray & Harry Douglas<br />

Former Level 3 Catering and<br />

Hospitality students, now both<br />

chefs at Cafe 1901 Jesmond<br />

We have strong partnerships with leading local pubs and<br />

restaurants including:<br />

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DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Hear from Aidan, former Catering student who<br />

now owns and runs Aidan's Kitchen.<br />

Catering & Hospitality<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

go straight to the catering and<br />

hospitality areas in<br />

Baltic Campus.<br />

Or from Naomi, another former Catering student who<br />

owns Studio 28 Patisserie.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

CATERING<br />

& HOSPITALITY.<br />

Cookery<br />

Level 1<br />

Professional Cookery<br />

Level 2<br />

Professional Cookery<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

No previous qualifications are<br />

required, however you will<br />

need to attend an interview.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you have enthusiasm and want to<br />

learn the basics of food preparation<br />

and cooking, this is the perfect<br />

course to get your career started<br />

in the creative and fast-paced<br />

catering and hospitality industry.<br />

You’ll train in our professional<br />

kitchens creating dishes to be<br />

served to customers in our studentrun<br />

restaurant,<br />

Enfields Kitchen.<br />

You’ll gain basic knowledge and<br />

skills including food preparation<br />

and cooking techniques for a<br />

range of hot and cold dishes. You<br />

will also gain front of house food<br />

service skills to broaden your<br />

skills base and employability.<br />

On completion, you may progress<br />

on to Level 2 Professional Cookery.<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Vocational qualifications at<br />

Level 1 or three GCSE grades at 4 or<br />

above including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Training in our professional<br />

kitchens, you’ll study techniques<br />

in preparing and cooking<br />

different types of dishes including<br />

pastry, bread, fish, meat, poultry,<br />

soups, stocks and desserts.<br />

You will also gain a Level 2<br />

qualification in food hygiene -<br />

essential for working in the<br />

catering industry. Alongside your<br />

main cookery course you will<br />

also qualify in food service.<br />

On completion of this course,<br />

you may progress to<br />

Level 3 Professional Cookery.<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 Professional Cookery or<br />

four GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Covering a range of knowledge and<br />

skills demanded by the industry,<br />

this course is ideal if you would like<br />

to work at a supervisory level, work<br />

as a senior chef or specialise in a<br />

particular field of catering. You’ll<br />

have the opportunity to lead a team<br />

of students, preparing food for our<br />

commercial student-run restaurant,<br />

Enfields Kitchen.<br />

You will develop higher level<br />

skills, including preparing and<br />

cooking complex dishes, kitchen<br />

management, menu and event<br />

planning, food presentation,<br />

product development and team<br />

development. You’ll also take part<br />

in a group project to organise an<br />

event. Past projects have included a<br />

charity dinner at the Marriott Hotel<br />

and take-overs of local restaurants.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

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Catering & Hospitality<br />

Professional Patisserie<br />

and Confectionary<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

GCSE level 3 or above in<br />

maths and English<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will give you the<br />

initial knowledge and skills<br />

to pursue a career in the<br />

specialist area of patisserie.<br />

You’ll train in our professional<br />

kitchen and learn how to prepare<br />

and cook pastry dishes, produce<br />

hot and cold desserts, puddings,<br />

biscuits, cake and sponge products<br />

as well as fermented dough<br />

products. In addition, you’ll gain<br />

a knowledge and understanding<br />

of health, safety and hygiene.<br />

You’ll also have the opportunity<br />

to work as part of our hospitality<br />

team in our student-run<br />

restaurant, Enfields Kitchen.<br />

On completion of this course, you<br />

may progress to Level 3 Patisserie.<br />

Patisserie<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 Professional Cookery or<br />

equivalent skills/experience.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will help you progress<br />

in the specialist area of patisserie.<br />

Training in our professional kitchens,<br />

you’ll prepare dishes for customers<br />

in our student-run restaurant,<br />

Enfields Kitchen. You’ll develop a<br />

range of technical skills including<br />

complex pastry, marzipan<br />

pastillage, sugar products, complex<br />

bread and dough, cakes, biscuits,<br />

sponges and scones, chocolate<br />

products, hot and cold desserts,<br />

sauces, coatings and fillings.<br />

You’ll also take part in a group<br />

project to organise an event as well<br />

as completing work experience<br />

placements. Past placements have<br />

included Bordeaux, Malta and The<br />

Ritz Hotel.<br />

Hospitality Supervision<br />

& Leadership<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Supervising lunch and dinner<br />

service in our student-run<br />

restaurant, Enfields Kitchen,<br />

you’ll develop the management<br />

skills required in professional<br />

restaurants and hotels. You’ll also<br />

get the opportunity to manage<br />

events and supervise, mentor and<br />

advise learners on Level 1 and<br />

2 programmes and take part in<br />

a group project to organise an<br />

external event. Past events have<br />

included a charity dinner at the<br />

Marriott Hotel and restaurant<br />

take-overs.<br />

All of our Level 3 programmes offer<br />

a direct route into employment,<br />

higher study or an apprenticeship.<br />

Some learners have progressed into<br />

starting their own businesses.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Catering & Hospitality courses on<br />

our website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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CONSTRUCTION.<br />

Train in some of the best facilities in<br />

the UK.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed<br />

by employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to -date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers<br />

advice from our independent,<br />

award-winning team.<br />

Test your skills in competitions set<br />

by employers.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

Be mentored by some of the<br />

region's most successful business<br />

people.<br />

Study in industry standard<br />

facilities which include a number<br />

of workshops, roofing stations and<br />

real house builds.<br />

We'll help you apply for an<br />

apprenticeship with one of our<br />

employer partners.<br />

97%<br />

of Construction students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

We work in partnershp with some of the best employers in the<br />

region who look for their next apprentices amongst our students:<br />

58


DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

360˚<br />

Construction<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

construction workshops<br />

where you wiill be<br />

studying.<br />

Hear from Mick 'The Brick' , one of our Construction teachers.<br />

Or from Craig who specialises in plumbing and electrical progammes.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

CONSTRUCTION.<br />

Certificate in<br />

Construction Skills<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

There are no formal entry<br />

requirements.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you’re interested in working in the<br />

construction industry but are not<br />

sure which trade area to specialise<br />

in, this course is the perfect<br />

opportunity to develop the practical<br />

skills needed by employers in the<br />

industry, while giving you a taster of<br />

a variety of trades.<br />

You will study an introduction to<br />

health and safety as well as a range<br />

of trade skills including carpentry<br />

and joinery, bricklaying, plumbing<br />

and electrical installation. Once<br />

you have completed this course,<br />

you’ll be in a better positon to<br />

decide which trade you would like<br />

to specialise in and to progress onto<br />

one of our level 1 courses.<br />

Bricklaying<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at 3 or above,<br />

ideally including maths and English<br />

or equivalent.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This introductory course will<br />

help prepare you for work in the<br />

construction industry or give you<br />

the qualification to progress on to<br />

the Level 2 bricklaying course to<br />

develop your knowledge and skills<br />

further.<br />

You’ll learn through a combination<br />

of hands-on practical training and<br />

classroom based activities.<br />

Bricklaying<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

You must have a full Level 1<br />

qualification in a relevant subject<br />

area.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Hands-on training in our industry<br />

standard workshops will provide<br />

you with the skills needed to be<br />

a bricklayer or to progress to<br />

an apprenticeship. Alongside<br />

bricklaying skills, you’ll be trained<br />

in arches and openings, various<br />

types of walling and all aspects of<br />

building. You’ll also have the chance<br />

to develop your skills through work<br />

experience placements.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

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Construction<br />

Carpentry & Joinery<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at 3 or above,<br />

ideally including maths and English<br />

or equivalent.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll build foundation carpentry<br />

and joinery skills to help you<br />

progress to an apprenticeship, work<br />

or further training. Practical and<br />

hands-on, you’ll learn carpentry<br />

and joinery techniques using hand<br />

and power tools, as well as health<br />

and safety.<br />

On completion of the course,<br />

you can progress to one of our<br />

Level 2 courses, into work or an<br />

apprenticeship.<br />

Site Carpentry<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

You must have a Level 1 in<br />

Carpentry and Joinery and GCSE<br />

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course develops your craft skills<br />

to work at recognised industrial<br />

standards within this trade area.<br />

You will learn new site carpentry<br />

skills as well as developing those<br />

learnt at Level 1. The college has<br />

close links to local construction<br />

companies, so you’ll also have the<br />

opportunity to take part in valuable<br />

work experience placements in the<br />

commercial world.<br />

Diploma in Site Carpentry<br />

(Construction)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

There are no formal entry<br />

requirements.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will cover three core subject<br />

areas including health, safety and<br />

welfare, technical information,<br />

quantities and communication<br />

and the construction industry and<br />

the built environment. You’ll learn<br />

a range of practical skills such as<br />

first and second fixing operations,<br />

how to set up and operate cutting<br />

and shaping machinery, how to set<br />

up complex structural carcassing<br />

components and how to maintain<br />

non-structural and structural<br />

components.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Construction courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

CONSTRUCTION.<br />

Plumbing<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at 3 or above,<br />

ideally including maths and English<br />

or equivalent.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This qualification is ideal for those<br />

wanting to enter the plumbing<br />

industry. You’ll have the opportunity<br />

to pick up some core knowledge<br />

and skills in basic plumbing,<br />

enabling you to progress onto the<br />

Level 2 course.<br />

You’ll cover a variety of topics<br />

including carrying out safe<br />

working practices, understanding<br />

fundamental scientific principles<br />

within building services engineering<br />

and understanding low carbon steel<br />

pipe fabrication work for domestic<br />

plumbing systems.<br />

Plumbing Studies<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at 4 or above in<br />

English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you’d like to become a plumber,<br />

this course will give you an industry<br />

recognised qualification and<br />

the technical knowledge and<br />

skills required to undertake basic<br />

domestic plumbing work, including<br />

cold and hot water systems,<br />

sanitation and central heating.<br />

You’ll also gain an understanding<br />

of the importance of health and<br />

safety within the industry and will be<br />

able to take part in valuable work<br />

experience placements.<br />

As well as this you will also receive<br />

a weekly tutorial, take part in<br />

course enrichment activities and<br />

study maths and English at your<br />

appropriate level.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

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Construction<br />

Electro Technical<br />

Installation<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you’d like to be an electrician,<br />

this course will give you an industry<br />

recognised qualification and<br />

the technical knowledge and<br />

skills required to undertake basic<br />

domestic electrical work.<br />

Your learning will include lighting<br />

circuits, ring final circuits, cable<br />

sizing and how to add additional<br />

circuits to existing installations.<br />

You'll also gain an understanding<br />

of the importance of health and<br />

safety within the industry and<br />

have the chance to take part<br />

in valuable work experience.<br />

Electro Technical<br />

Installation<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades 4-9 or above or<br />

equivalent, ideally including maths<br />

and English or Level 2 Electrical<br />

Installation.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

On this course you will study a<br />

range of units including principles<br />

of environmental technology and<br />

electrical science, electrical fault<br />

diagnosis, inspection, testing and<br />

commissioning and electrical<br />

system design.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Construction courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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Construction<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

Foundation Diploma in<br />

Construction and the<br />

Built Environment<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSE grades at 4 or above or<br />

equivalent, ideally including maths<br />

and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

The construction industry makes<br />

up approximately 10% of the<br />

employment market which makes<br />

it one of the largest industries<br />

in the country. With a shortage<br />

of skilled and qualified people<br />

in the construction industry, the<br />

course is aimed at those who<br />

aspire to a well- paid future<br />

in Architecture, Architectural<br />

Technology, Civil Engineering,<br />

Site Management, Surveying or<br />

many other professional roles.<br />

You'll gain an insight into the<br />

construction industry, from the<br />

planning stage through to the<br />

design and building of housing,<br />

industrial and commercial<br />

buildings. You’ll gain the practical<br />

and theoretical knowledge, skills<br />

and understanding you need<br />

to prepare for a career in the<br />

construction industry. It provides<br />

you with an overview of many areas<br />

of construction and will help you to<br />

decide on a specialism for university.<br />

There is a key focus on design,<br />

technology and Building<br />

Information Modelling (BIM), which<br />

many employers in the sector<br />

look for on a candidates CV.<br />

The Foundation Diploma (FD) is<br />

equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and can<br />

be used as a stepping stone to<br />

help you on your way to university<br />

by progressing onto the Extended<br />

Diploma (equivalent of 3 A Levels).<br />

You will learn a range of new skills:<br />

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Construction Principles<br />

Construction Design<br />

Construction Technology<br />

Health & Safety<br />

Surveying in Construction<br />

Provision of Primary services<br />

Building Regulations and<br />

control In Construction<br />

From here could move on to<br />

employment, an apprenticeship<br />

or progression onto another year<br />

of study, completing either the:<br />

diploma or expended diploma.<br />

For these courses you will study<br />

a variety of things including:<br />

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Tendering and Estimating<br />

Graphical Detailing<br />

in Construction<br />

Management of a<br />

Construction Project<br />

Further maths for Construction<br />

Building Information Modelling<br />

Building Services Science<br />

Housing Design Project<br />

Renewable Energy for Housing<br />

Progress to PlanBee.<br />

When you finish the Level 3 you'll be<br />

in a perfect position to apply for our<br />

paid higher apprenticeship, PlanBee.<br />

You'll work for a range of architects<br />

and building companies, earn a<br />

wage and gain a qualification.<br />

Click here for more details.<br />

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CREATIVE<br />

INDUSTRIES.<br />

Train in some of the best facilities in<br />

the UK.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed<br />

by employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to -date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers<br />

advice from our independent,<br />

award-winning team.<br />

Test your skills in competitions set<br />

by employers.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

Be mentored by some of the<br />

region's most successful business<br />

people.<br />

Learn in fantastic facilities including<br />

a 200-seat performance theatre,<br />

music rehearsal and recording<br />

studios and specialist art and<br />

design studios.<br />

Adam Kourouma<br />

Level 3 Business student<br />

& creator of Déjá Vu<br />

clothing brand<br />

92%<br />

of Art & Design, Media & Games<br />

students have progressed into<br />

work, an apprenticeship,<br />

further or higher<br />

education.<br />

Our partnerships with top creative employers means you’ll study<br />

and network with professionals at some of the best venues in the<br />

North East:<br />

NORTHERN<br />

STAGE<br />

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FOR IT.<br />

Creative Industries<br />

92%<br />

of Music, Dance & Performing<br />

Arts students have progressed<br />

into work, an apprenticeship,<br />

further or higher education.<br />

Hear from Sharon, one of our Art & Design teachers.<br />

Or watch our Dance students doing their thing.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

ART & DESIGN,<br />

MEDIA AND<br />

GAMES DESIGN.<br />

Art & Design<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

No formal entry requirements.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This qualification is written by the<br />

artists at the University of the Arts<br />

London (UAL) and covers a variety<br />

of skills and disciplines including<br />

drawing, painting, model making<br />

and digital work. It also covers a<br />

range of styles including cartoon,<br />

graphic, photography, Photoshop<br />

and general drawing.<br />

You will work on commissions<br />

from external clients, work with<br />

professional artists and choose<br />

your own specialism to complete a<br />

personal project.<br />

At the end of the year, you’ll have<br />

the chance to exhibit your work<br />

and will have gained the skills and<br />

experience needed to progress to<br />

Level 2.<br />

Art & Design<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at grade 2 or above<br />

or an equivalent qualification.<br />

We will consider those with no<br />

GCSEs, subject to an interview.<br />

We would also like to see examples<br />

of your work.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This practical course, validated by<br />

the world-renowned University of<br />

the Arts London (UAL) will help you<br />

develop a broad range of creative<br />

skills preparing you for progression<br />

to Level 3.<br />

You’ll have the freedom to explore<br />

your potential, take creative risks<br />

and find the path that challenges<br />

and excites you. You will learn<br />

through experimentation and<br />

exploration by engaging with<br />

practical and theory sessions,<br />

projects, lectures, trips and visits.<br />

The course includes a range of<br />

projects which mix the professional<br />

with the fun to help you develop a<br />

wide range of skills.<br />

Art & Design<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at grade 4 or above<br />

including maths and English.<br />

An art related subject is preferred<br />

but not essential. We would like to<br />

see a selection of your work, this<br />

could be in a sketchbook, digital or<br />

in a portfolio.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will allow you to develop<br />

your unique style, exploring different<br />

artistic styles before specialising in<br />

your own preferred pathway.<br />

You’ll learn through experimentation<br />

and exploration in practical and<br />

theory sessions, explore the work<br />

of other artists and designers and<br />

visit galleries. Working in traditional<br />

and digital media, 2D and 3D<br />

techniques you’ll create a portfolio<br />

of work and showcase your talents<br />

at exhibitions.<br />

You’ll also take part in competitions<br />

and work on external commissions,<br />

allowing you to build a valuable<br />

professional network and giving<br />

you the confidence to progress to<br />

employment or university.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Art & Design courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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360˚<br />

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We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

ART & DESIGN,<br />

MEDIA AND<br />

GAMES DESIGN.<br />

Media<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

An appropriate vocational<br />

qualification at Level 1 or some<br />

GCSE grades at grade 3 or above,<br />

preferably including English and<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Get a solid grounding in a range<br />

of production techniques for visual<br />

and audio media using the latest<br />

techniques and systems. You’ll find<br />

out how to develop ideas, work as<br />

part of a team, conduct effective<br />

research, plan projects and meet<br />

deadlines.<br />

You’ll also develop your<br />

communication and presentation<br />

skills, find out how the media<br />

industry operates and work on<br />

maximising your chances of<br />

securing a job or progressing to<br />

further education or training.<br />

The course includes some contact<br />

with our industry partners and<br />

you’ll be encouraged to take up<br />

work experience and networking<br />

opportunities. On completion, you<br />

can progress to our Level 3 course.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

Photography<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE at grade 4 or above.<br />

An art related subject, maths<br />

and English is preferred, but not<br />

essential. We would like to see a<br />

selection of your work, this could be<br />

in a sketchbook, digital or a portfolio<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This is a fantastic introduction<br />

to creative and commercial<br />

photography supporting you<br />

to develop the technical skills<br />

used by industry professionals.<br />

Learn how to use industry standard<br />

software and equipment to<br />

compose and construct images<br />

and develop a broad view of<br />

photography including elements<br />

of art and design disciplines.<br />

You’ll work on commissions<br />

from our external employer<br />

partners, developing valuable<br />

industry contacts and your<br />

commercial skills. On completion<br />

of this course, you can progress<br />

to university or into employment<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

TV & Film<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE at grade 4 or above.<br />

A creative related subject, maths<br />

and English are preferred but not<br />

essential.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Do you want the skills and<br />

knowledge to make your films<br />

stand out, get you noticed and<br />

put you ahead in a competitive<br />

yet rewarding field?<br />

The course has been designed and<br />

refined with our industry partners<br />

making it relevant to today’s<br />

industry and providing you with the<br />

skills you need to keep pace with<br />

this ever-evolving digital workplace.<br />

You’ll learn all genres and formats<br />

of video and film production in<br />

detail, work on live briefs with<br />

our employer partners, build a<br />

fantastic portfolio, undertake<br />

commissioned work and go on<br />

work placements. There are no<br />

exams on this course; you’ll be<br />

assessed via a final major project,<br />

a body of work that shows your<br />

strengths and personal interests.<br />

This will prepare you for progression<br />

to university or into employment.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

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Digital Journalism<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE at grade 4 or above.<br />

A creative related subject, maths<br />

and English are preferred but not<br />

essential.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will give you the skills<br />

and expertise to start your career<br />

as a traditional or video journalist, a<br />

professional podcaster or a blogger.<br />

You’ll develop video, podcast,<br />

photography and writing skills to<br />

make your work stand out and<br />

get ahead in this competitive yet<br />

inspiring field. Validated by the<br />

world-renowned University of the<br />

Arts London (UAL), this course<br />

explores all digital journalistic<br />

platforms. You’ll work on live briefs<br />

from our employer partners, build<br />

a portfolio and choose a specialism<br />

for a final personal project.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Media, TV & Film courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

Qualifications are awarded by the<br />

world renowned University of the<br />

Arts London (UAL), a partnership<br />

of six London colleges whose<br />

graduates go on to shape the<br />

creative industries worldwide.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

ART & DESIGN,<br />

MEDIA AND<br />

GAMES DESIGN.<br />

Games<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

No formal entry requirements.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is a great first step into<br />

the world of games design. Starting<br />

with the basics, you’ll work on a<br />

range of projects building skills in<br />

character design, sound editing,<br />

3D modelling, digital art and<br />

animation. Our friendly, professional<br />

teaching team will support you<br />

throughout, helping you build your<br />

confidence and a games design<br />

portfolio. You’ll also choose a design<br />

specialism to create a personal<br />

project, gain work experience and<br />

work on external commissions.<br />

At the end of this course, you can<br />

progress to our Level 2 course.<br />

Our exclusive education<br />

partnership with PROTO<br />

The Emerging Technology<br />

Centre means you will have<br />

access to market leading tech,<br />

some of the most innovative<br />

employers in the sector and<br />

a learning experience you<br />

won't get anywhere else.<br />

Games Design<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

An appropriate vocational<br />

qualification at Level 1 or three<br />

GCSE grades at grade 3 or above,<br />

preferably including English and<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Develop the skills needed to<br />

help you become a games<br />

designer. Learn about digital<br />

design, animation, game engines,<br />

sound editing, asset building and<br />

3D modelling. In the final part<br />

of the course, you’ll focus on a<br />

personal project, going in-depth<br />

in developing your skills and ideas.<br />

On completion, you can progress<br />

to one of our Level 3 courses in<br />

either games design or switching<br />

to another of our creative courses,<br />

such as photography.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

game classrooms where<br />

you will be studying.<br />

Games Development<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

including English. An art related<br />

subject and maths are also<br />

preferred but not essential.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you want to be part of the next<br />

generation of game developers,<br />

3D modellers, concept artists,<br />

animators or all round gaming<br />

gurus, then level up your skill<br />

tree with our innovative games<br />

development course. The UK<br />

games industry is worth £4.2billion,<br />

directly employs over 20,000 people<br />

and is one of the most creative,<br />

challenging and dynamic career<br />

routes you can pursue. Validated by<br />

the world renowned University of<br />

the Arts London (UAL), this course<br />

puts you in control of your own<br />

progress, choosing specialisms that<br />

suit you, push your potential and<br />

give you the confidence to work in<br />

this exciting industry.<br />

Our highly experienced and<br />

friendly team will work with you to<br />

develop your skills in 3D, digital and<br />

traditional graphics, game engines,<br />

VR, animation, story and narrative,<br />

and audio production. You will work<br />

on commissions from industry as<br />

part of a studio team, make games,<br />

compete in Game Jams, win prizes,<br />

create a portfolio, build a contact<br />

network with game studios, meet<br />

friends for life and step onto the<br />

path that could lead you to your<br />

dream job.<br />

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Lewis Barron<br />

Former Games student,<br />

now a games development<br />

apprentice at Tombola<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Games courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

MUSIC, DANCE &<br />

PERFORMING ARTS.<br />

Performance Skills<br />

(Performing Arts & Music)<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE grades at 3 or above,<br />

ideally including either English and<br />

maths or equivalent and a love for<br />

the arts.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course allows you to sample all<br />

areas of performing arts and music<br />

before choosing a pathway that<br />

suits you.<br />

You can choose from the<br />

performing arts path, where you'll<br />

learn practical skills in dance, acting,<br />

stage management and musical<br />

theatre, or the music pathway,<br />

where you'll develop practical<br />

skills in music performance and<br />

technology, live sound and event<br />

management.<br />

On both pathways you'll work<br />

collaboratively with other students,<br />

curating and taking part in<br />

performances for live audiences<br />

in our professional theatre and<br />

building your confidence as a<br />

creative. You'll also be part of our<br />

TV & Film Academy when you study<br />

this course. Click here for more info.<br />

Hear from Cheryle, one of our<br />

Performing Arts teachers.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus.<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

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Performing Arts<br />

Level 3<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Music Performance<br />

Level 3<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Music Tech,<br />

Production & DJ<br />

Level 3<br />

NORTHERN<br />

STAGE<br />

Duration<br />

2 Years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including either English or maths or<br />

a relevant qualification at Level 2 or<br />

appropriate experience.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Become a professional in a<br />

challenging, exciting and rewarding<br />

industry as we help you explore and<br />

develop your acting, movement<br />

and vocal skills. Whether you aspire<br />

to be on stage, on screen or create<br />

voice-overs, this course will provide<br />

you with the skills and techniques to<br />

help you realise your goals.<br />

You will learn and gain valuable<br />

experience in a range of<br />

performance techniques and<br />

develop skills in a number of<br />

specialised areas including<br />

acting for camera and stage,<br />

improvisation, movement, comedy,<br />

presenting and voice-overs. You’ll<br />

complete work experience with<br />

leading industry professionals and<br />

companies. You'll be part of our TV<br />

& Film Academy when you study<br />

this course. Click here for more info.<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including English and preferably<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

We're the only college in the region<br />

that delivers courses with the<br />

world renowned music venue,<br />

Sage Gateshead.<br />

You’ll be taught by leading industry<br />

professionals, have weekly<br />

instrumental lessons at Sage<br />

Gateshead, study graded music<br />

theory and have the opportunity to<br />

study graded instrumental syllabus<br />

(RGT, LCM and Rock <strong>School</strong>).<br />

Your lessons will be both practical<br />

and theoretical culminating in<br />

weekly live venue performance<br />

workshops in our professional<br />

theatre and other local venues for<br />

live audiences You'll be part of our<br />

TV & Film Academy when you study<br />

this course. Click here for more info..<br />

Duration<br />

2 Years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including English and preferably<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

On this course you'll develop<br />

your skills in the fundamentals of<br />

studio recording, composition and<br />

acoustic, learning all aspects of<br />

music production including mixing,<br />

mastering, sound design and<br />

engineering. You can specialise<br />

in electronic music production,<br />

song writing, live sound, event<br />

management, sound engineering,<br />

music promotion and digital<br />

marketing.<br />

You'll work alongside the music<br />

performance and production<br />

arts students, our expert staff and<br />

industry pros in a vibrant student<br />

community to create your own<br />

musical masterpieces. You will learn<br />

how to turn simple music ideas<br />

into finished work ready for digital<br />

distribution or live performance.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Music & Performing Arts courses on<br />

our website. Decide which course<br />

is for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

MUSIC, DANCE &<br />

PERFORMING ARTS.<br />

Hear from Kieren, a Production Arts student.<br />

Production Arts<br />

(Live Events,<br />

Stage Management<br />

& Lighting/Set Design)<br />

Level 3<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

NORTHERN<br />

STAGE<br />

Duration<br />

2 Years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including either English or maths, or<br />

a relevant qualification at Level 2 or<br />

appropriate experience.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will take you behind the<br />

scenes to develop the skills needed<br />

to bring the arts to life, off stage<br />

or behind the camera. Offering a<br />

unique combination of set design<br />

and making, lighting design,<br />

sound, rigging and production<br />

management, you will build your<br />

skills through a mix of collaborative<br />

and independent working.<br />

You’ll complete work experience<br />

with leading industry professionals<br />

and companies and work with<br />

music performance, music tech<br />

and performing arts students to<br />

produce performances to live<br />

audiences.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Music & Performing Arts courses on<br />

our website. Decide which course<br />

is for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

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Creative Industries<br />

Dance<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 Years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including either English or maths, or<br />

a relevant qualification at Level 2 or<br />

appropriate experience.<br />

Our dance provision at Gateshead<br />

College is delivered by a team of<br />

friendly and highly trained, expert<br />

staff. Supporting a rich timetable,<br />

visiting artists and key industry<br />

choreographers join us throughout<br />

the year, to help you build an artistic,<br />

creative, technical and professional<br />

skills set.<br />

You’ll also have the opportunity to<br />

visit key dance events annually,<br />

such as ‘Can You Dance?’ regionals<br />

and Move it - London. Both dance<br />

strands are designed to help you<br />

prepare for higher education and<br />

a sustainable career in the creative<br />

sector.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

Strand 1:<br />

Commercial dance<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This practical and physical<br />

programme will develop your<br />

commercial performance skills<br />

across urban/commercial, jazz,<br />

lyrical, ballet and choreography.<br />

Assisting with progression on<br />

to higher education vocational<br />

courses, weekly singing lessons<br />

in contemporary and musical<br />

theatre will underpin your audition<br />

preparation. Theoretical sessions<br />

which focus on progression routes,<br />

training providers and potential<br />

dance employment will further<br />

develop your knowledge of the<br />

industry and help with the UCAS<br />

application process.<br />

Strand 2:<br />

Contemporary dance<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Our contemporary course<br />

focuses on building technical skill<br />

and knowledge of the industry<br />

through technique, creativity and<br />

performance. Participation in<br />

contemporary, classical ballet, and<br />

technical jazz specialised classes<br />

is compulsory, along with the<br />

option to take additional classes in<br />

commercial and stamina classes.<br />

The course provides workshop<br />

opportunities with prominent<br />

industry dancers and<br />

choreographers, while our highly<br />

trained and experienced team<br />

will support you in building your<br />

artistic, technical and professional<br />

skills. Sessions geared around<br />

viable progression routes, training<br />

providers and potential dance<br />

employment will develop your<br />

knowledge of the industry.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Dance courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

Hear from Gustave, a<br />

former Dance student.<br />

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DIGITAL<br />

TECHNOLOGIES.<br />

Train in some of the best facilities in<br />

the UK.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed<br />

by employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to-date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers<br />

advice from our independent,<br />

award-winning team.<br />

Test your skills in live project briefs<br />

set by employers.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

Be mentored by some of the region's<br />

most successful business people.<br />

Have strong industry links with local<br />

digital companies, ensuring we are<br />

providing you with the industry skills<br />

employers are looking for.<br />

Digital courses are designed to give<br />

you the knowledge and practical<br />

skills you need to apply technology in<br />

a workplace and demonstrate your<br />

abilities to employers.<br />

89%<br />

of Digital Technologies students<br />

have progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Digital Technologies<br />

Hear from Matthew who studied Software Development.<br />

360˚<br />

Or Ian from Enigma,<br />

one of our industry partners.<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Baltic Campus where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

DIGITAL<br />

TECHNOLOGIES.<br />

Digital Technology<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSEs at a minimum<br />

of grades 1-2.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study three main<br />

projects. Project one is about<br />

digital product development<br />

where you will develop your<br />

skills in creating and designing<br />

digital graphics and animation.<br />

Project two is about designing<br />

and creating websites to create<br />

professional layouts and interactive<br />

features so that the website is<br />

appealing and easy to use.<br />

Project three is about writing<br />

computer programs using<br />

graphical tools to solve problems.<br />

For example, to calculate the<br />

total in a bill or to create a simple<br />

computer game or puzzle.<br />

Computer Science<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at grade 3 preferably<br />

including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study three main projects.<br />

Project one is the discovery<br />

project in the use of social media,<br />

emerging technologies including<br />

virtual reality, cloud computing,<br />

computing infrastructure, an intro<br />

to programming and HTML, and<br />

networking.<br />

Project two is about website and<br />

multimedia creation to produce a<br />

digital portfolio of interactive<br />

media including video, podcasts<br />

and animation.<br />

Project three is on software<br />

development using C# and Python<br />

programming languages to design,<br />

implementation and test your skills<br />

in developing a software solution.<br />

Cyber Security &<br />

Infrastructure Support<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9 including<br />

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study three technical<br />

projects. Project one is to specify<br />

and build a computer system based<br />

on a client’s requirements. In project<br />

two you will look at the security of<br />

an organisation's infrastructure<br />

and assess its vulnerability to a<br />

cyber attack from both internal and<br />

external sources.<br />

You will study social media for<br />

organisations, while social media can<br />

provide excellent opportunity it does<br />

have its drawbacks as it is especially<br />

vulnerable to cyber criminals. You will<br />

explore methods to keep data safe<br />

by investigating cyber-attacks and<br />

software that has malicious intent.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Digital Technology courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course<br />

is for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

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Emerging Technology<br />

Development<br />

Level 3<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9 including<br />

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Project one will develop your<br />

software engineering skills using a<br />

range of programming languages<br />

to give you the best start possible to<br />

your emerging technology career.<br />

Project two is about the business<br />

use and application of social<br />

media. You will explore different<br />

social media platforms and the<br />

ways in which they can be used to<br />

promote your emerging technology<br />

products.<br />

In project three you will examine<br />

how emerging technology is used<br />

in immersive video games, 3D<br />

modeling and virtual reality to<br />

enable you to design and develop a<br />

digital product.<br />

Software Engineering<br />

& Development<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9 including<br />

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will work on live projects set by<br />

employers using an agile approach<br />

to software development.<br />

Project one will develop your<br />

software engineering knowledge<br />

and skills using a range of<br />

programming languages including<br />

C#, Python, Java and SQL.<br />

Project two is to develop a<br />

commercial web application which<br />

will develop your skills in HTML5,<br />

CSS3, JavaScript, PHP and MYSQL<br />

technologies alongside AngularJS,<br />

React and Laravel.<br />

Project three will investigate the use<br />

of social media and its application<br />

in business. You will look at Search<br />

Engine Optimisation (SEO),<br />

Conversion Rate Optimisation (CRO)<br />

and analytical tools for evaluating<br />

the performance of a range of social<br />

media platforms.<br />

Digital Techonologies<br />

T Level in Digital Production,<br />

Design and Development<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at grades 5-9 including<br />

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This is a new type of qualification that<br />

combines a minimum of 315 hours<br />

(or 45 days) industry placement with<br />

learning in college.<br />

On placement, you’ll spend time with<br />

our network of digital employers,<br />

developing your technical skills,<br />

working as part of a team and<br />

gaining valuable work experience.<br />

Past students have spent time with<br />

Mediaworks, Enigma Interactive,<br />

Geek Talent, Tombola and<br />

Hedgehog Lab.<br />

Back at college, you’ll study<br />

concepts, theories, principles and<br />

core skills relevant to software<br />

engineering including programming<br />

concepts, business context, digital<br />

concepts and environments, agile<br />

project management, system<br />

security and testing methodologies.<br />

You’ll also look at industry standard<br />

knowledge, skills and behaviours in<br />

requirements analysis, designing,<br />

implementing and testing software<br />

solutions. When you complete the<br />

course, you can step into work, move<br />

onto university or apply for a higher<br />

or degree level apprenticeship.<br />

T Levels are a new type of practical qualification<br />

designed by leading businesses. You’ll spend 80% of<br />

your time in the classroom and 20% on an industrial<br />

placement with one or more of our<br />

digital partner employers.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

Following the course you can step into<br />

employment, go onto an apprenticeship<br />

or a degree at university.<br />

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EARLY<br />

YEARS.<br />

Llearn in a dedicated nursey creche<br />

classroom space.<br />

Complete a work placement within<br />

an early years setting and gain<br />

value experience and the skills<br />

required by employers.<br />

There are a number of roles you<br />

can pursue after studying an early<br />

years course including:<br />

● Teacher<br />

● Nursery practitioner<br />

● Classroom assistant<br />

● Pre-school practitioner<br />

You’ll use a range of different<br />

technology including augmented<br />

and virtual reality throughout the<br />

course.<br />

Receive expert careers advice from<br />

our independent award-winning<br />

team.<br />

You’ll have a unique opportunity to<br />

take part in a Forest <strong>School</strong> to gain<br />

an understanding of their benefits<br />

for a child’s development.<br />

Carley Smith<br />

Former Early Years student<br />

92%<br />

of Early Years students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship,<br />

further or higher education.<br />

We work in partnershp with some of the best employers in the<br />

region such as:<br />

The Sue Hedley Nursery <strong>School</strong><br />

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DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Early Years<br />

Hear from Charlotte & Ellie our Early Years students..<br />

Or take a look for yourself.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around our creche<br />

classroom where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

EARLY<br />

YEARS.<br />

Certificate in Caring<br />

for Children<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at 3 or above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will develop your<br />

knowledge and skills in early years.<br />

You’ll gain an understanding of<br />

childcare, child development,<br />

child safety, learning and play and<br />

communication.<br />

You will learn and develop your<br />

skills by attending guest lectures,<br />

completing projects, presentations,<br />

posters and displays and through<br />

going on trips and visits, for example<br />

to Beamish Museum and the<br />

Centre for Life. You’ll also gain<br />

fantastic hands-on experience<br />

during supervised work placements<br />

in a range of settings including<br />

nurseries and primary schools.<br />

Throughout the course you’ll<br />

develop your digital skills and you’ll<br />

continue to study English and<br />

maths.<br />

On completion of this course,<br />

you may progress on to the Level 2<br />

programme.<br />

Diploma for the<br />

Early Years Practitioner<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE grades at 9-4 including<br />

English language and ideally maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you have career aspirations<br />

of becoming an Early Years<br />

practitioner and working with<br />

children aged 0-5 then this is the<br />

perfect course for you.<br />

You'll gain excellent knowledge on<br />

a range of subjects linked to your<br />

specialised early years course.<br />

These include: child development,<br />

safeguarding, equality and diversity,<br />

and supporting children with<br />

special educational needs.<br />

Your learning will be delivered<br />

through classwork, interactive<br />

practical activities and<br />

demonstrations. Your IT skills will<br />

be honed and we will also use a<br />

blended learning model through<br />

our on-line platforms.<br />

This course will enable you to work<br />

with children of different ages within<br />

a nursery environment and you’ll<br />

undertake a work placement of 250<br />

hours.<br />

If you'd like to continue developing<br />

your knowledge and skills in college<br />

you have the option to progress to<br />

the Level 3 Diploma in Education<br />

and Childcare or the T Level in<br />

Education and Childcare.<br />

Diploma in Education<br />

and Childcare<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This two year programme of study<br />

will prepare you to become an<br />

early years educator. You’ll become<br />

qualified and licenced to work with<br />

children in an unsupervised role<br />

from birth to five years, as well as<br />

gaining knowledge of children aged<br />

five to seven years of age.<br />

You will complete work placements<br />

in industry and get the skills you<br />

need for work.<br />

You'll learn about a range of topics<br />

including health and wellbeing,<br />

legislation, learning for school<br />

readiness and professional<br />

development.<br />

This course is for 2 years and you'll<br />

also study the the Level 3 Certificate<br />

as part of it.<br />

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Early Years<br />

T Level Transition in<br />

Education and Childcare<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at grade<br />

4 or above including English<br />

and preferably maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll study a Level 2 Certificate in<br />

Working with Children in Early Years<br />

and Primary Settings alongside<br />

GCSE maths if you don’t already<br />

have this. Throughout the course<br />

you'll develop knowledge, skills<br />

and behaviours relevant to the<br />

early years sector to enable you<br />

to become confident and ready<br />

to progress to the Level 3 T Level in<br />

Education and Childcare.<br />

You'll develop a greater knowledge<br />

of personal and social development<br />

through the creation of a<br />

behavioural matrix and skills audit<br />

to support your career planning<br />

and the creation of a personal and<br />

professional portfolio. All learners<br />

will develop their digital skills which<br />

is embedded throughout the<br />

course and supported through our<br />

partnership with PROTO. You will also<br />

have a learning facilitator to support<br />

you.<br />

A key element of the course is the<br />

200 hours you’ll spend on work<br />

placements. You’ll complete<br />

two of these; one within<br />

early years provision<br />

and the other within<br />

a primary setting.<br />

T Level in Education<br />

and Childcare<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs grades at 4 or above<br />

in English, maths and science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This is a new programme with<br />

a practical focus. You’ll spend a<br />

minimum of 315 hours on industry<br />

placements with employers,<br />

working as part of a team and<br />

learning the practical skills needed<br />

for jobs in early years and childcare.<br />

Back at college, you’ll cover<br />

the knowledge portion of the<br />

course, learning through projects,<br />

presentations, displays and<br />

innovative technology such as<br />

virtual reality. You'll also complete<br />

a Paediatric First Aid course to<br />

further strengthen your CV.<br />

On completion of the T Level,<br />

you’ll have the required license to<br />

practice at Level 3 which<br />

means you can seek work<br />

as an educational support<br />

assistant, teaching assistant,<br />

play worker, special<br />

needs education<br />

assistant or nursery<br />

assistant.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

T Levels are a new type of practical qualification<br />

designed by leading businesses.<br />

You’ll spend 80% of your time in the classroom and<br />

20% on an industrial placement with one or more<br />

of our education and childcare<br />

partner employers.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Early Years courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is for you<br />

and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

Following the course you can step<br />

into employment, go onto an<br />

apprenticeship or a degree<br />

at university.<br />

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ENGINEERING.<br />

You’ll gain the knowledge, skills and<br />

behaviours that employers require,<br />

using industry standard equipment<br />

and tooling including:<br />

● Milling machines<br />

● Lathes<br />

● CNC<br />

● Welding and grinding<br />

equipment<br />

● Electronics equipment<br />

● Oscilloscope<br />

● Motors and gears<br />

● Pneumatics rigs<br />

● Soldering irons<br />

● Wiring equipment<br />

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97%<br />

of Engineering students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed by<br />

employers ensuring that they are<br />

up-to-date and industry relevant.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or job.<br />

Be taught by our highly skilled team<br />

who have years of experience<br />

working in the engineering sector.<br />

They are always developing their<br />

knowledge and skills by working<br />

closely with employers.<br />

We work in partnership with some<br />

of the region’s leading engineering<br />

companies including:<br />

Ford<br />

NOV<br />

Baker Hughes<br />

Beamish<br />

Blue Hydraulics<br />

Tyneside Standards<br />

EDM Zone<br />

Redemption Foods<br />

Opsec<br />

Ambic<br />

Faurecia<br />

Essity<br />

Liebherr<br />

Wearside Pneumatics<br />

Welding Engineers<br />

Renovo Solutions<br />

Karm Engineering<br />

Millfield Composites<br />

Avid Technology


Engineering<br />

DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Hear from Craig, one of our<br />

Engineering teachers.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around<br />

the engineering<br />

workshops.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

ENGINEERING.<br />

Ford Engineering Academy<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Designed in partnership with one<br />

of our region's most successful<br />

engineering firms, Ford Engineering,<br />

this academy will put you in<br />

the perfect position to secure<br />

an apprenticeship. You'll study<br />

foundation engineering skills<br />

such as CNC machining, welding,<br />

fabrication, programming PLCs<br />

and circuit design.<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

No entry requirements.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will give you the<br />

essential skills, knowledge and<br />

experience you need to work<br />

in engineering. You'll study a<br />

Level 1 certificate in engineering<br />

technology, where you'll gain<br />

knowledge and skills in electronics,<br />

welding, computer-aided design<br />

(CAD) and pneumatics.<br />

You will be using the following<br />

equipment:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

MIG/MAG<br />

MMA<br />

TIG<br />

Pneumatics training boards<br />

Oscilloscopes<br />

Soldering irons<br />

AutoCAD<br />

You'll also gain experience<br />

working on placement with an<br />

engineering employer as part of<br />

your programme to help you get<br />

job ready.<br />

Hear more about this course from Chris Ford,<br />

Managing Director at Ford Engineering Group.<br />

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Engineering<br />

Level 2 (Skills Route)<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above<br />

including English, science and<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study a Level 2 Performing<br />

Engineering Operations<br />

qualification, where you'll gain<br />

general knowledge and skills in<br />

machining, fitting and assembly<br />

applications. You'll also study<br />

fabrication, welding applications<br />

and electrical and electronic<br />

engineering applications.<br />

This course is designed to prepare<br />

you for an apprenticeship and<br />

you'll be able to apply for an<br />

apprenticeship with one of our<br />

employer partners and continue<br />

your learning. If an apprenticeship<br />

isn't right for you, you'll be able<br />

to progress onto our Level 3 Skills<br />

Route.<br />

Level 2 (Academic Route)<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

5 GCSEs at grade 3 or above<br />

including English, science and<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

On the Academic Route you'll study<br />

a Level 2 Diploma in Engineering<br />

Operations, where you'll gain<br />

knowledge in engineering principles<br />

such as engineering techniques,<br />

engineering maths and science<br />

principles. You will also cover<br />

engineering design, electrical and<br />

electronic systems and devices.<br />

You'll be tasked with an engineering<br />

project, with a view to progress to<br />

the Level 3 Academic Route.<br />

You'll also study English and maths<br />

and undertake a work experience<br />

placement with an engineering<br />

employer.<br />

You will be using the following<br />

equipment:<br />

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MIG/MAG<br />

MMA<br />

TIG<br />

Pneumatics training boards<br />

Milling machines<br />

Lathes<br />

Hand tools<br />

Oscilloscopes<br />

Soldering irons<br />

Box Pan folders<br />

Swaging machines<br />

Presses<br />

You'll also study English and maths<br />

and undertake a work experience<br />

placement with an engineering<br />

employer.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Engineering courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is for<br />

you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

ENGINEERING.<br />

Engineering<br />

(Academic Route)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at grade 5 or above<br />

including maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study a Level 3 Extended<br />

Diploma in Engineering and<br />

Technologies where you will<br />

gain knowledge in engineering<br />

principles. This includes engineering<br />

and environmental health and<br />

safety, engineering organisational<br />

efficiency and improvement and<br />

engineering mathematics.<br />

You'll learn mechanical engineering<br />

principles, electrical and electronics<br />

principles, fabrication and welding<br />

principles.<br />

You will also complete a work<br />

experience placement with an<br />

engineering employer, to get you<br />

job ready.<br />

You can progress to the Level 4<br />

HNC, and apprenticeship, work or<br />

university.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Engineering courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is for<br />

you and then apply online.<br />

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Engineering<br />

Engineering<br />

(Skills Route for Automation/<br />

Tool Maker / Machinist /<br />

Maintenance Technician)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

PEO or Diploma at L2 (or equivalent<br />

competence qualification) 4 GCSEs<br />

at grade 5 or above including maths<br />

and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll study a Level 3 Extended<br />

Diploma in Engineering and<br />

Technologies, where you'll gain<br />

knowledge and skills in engineering<br />

principles and cover areas to help<br />

you into automation, tool making,<br />

machining or maintenance.<br />

This course will give you the skills<br />

for a career in a range of different<br />

engineering roles including<br />

engineering design, CAD, advanced<br />

milling, electrical equipment<br />

installation and pneumatic systems<br />

maintenance to name a few.<br />

You'll be using the following<br />

equipment:<br />

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●<br />

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●<br />

MIG/MAG<br />

MMA<br />

TIG<br />

Pneumatics training boards<br />

CNC milling machines<br />

CNC lathes<br />

Manual Milling machines<br />

Manual Lathes<br />

Hand tools<br />

Oscilloscopes<br />

Soldering irons<br />

AutoCAD<br />

Engineering design softwares<br />

Mitsubishi PLC’s<br />

Engineering<br />

(Skills route for Fabrication)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

PEO or Diploma at L2 (or equivalent<br />

competence qualification) 4 GCSEs<br />

at grade 5 or above including maths<br />

and English<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is closely aligned with<br />

our apprenticeship so you'll be able<br />

to switch to an apprenticeship<br />

mid-year and continue your training.<br />

You'll study a Level 3 Diploma in<br />

Engineering and Technologies<br />

gaining skills and knowledge in<br />

fabrication.<br />

You'll get the skills for a career in a<br />

range of different roles including a<br />

welder, plater or fabricator which<br />

are all in demand worldwide.<br />

This course is designed with a view<br />

to progress into apprenticeships or<br />

general engineering at Level 4 HNC.<br />

You'll be using the following<br />

equipment:<br />

●<br />

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●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

MIG/MAG<br />

MMA<br />

TIG<br />

AutoCad<br />

Box Pan folders<br />

Swaging machines<br />

Presses<br />

You'll also complete an industry<br />

placement to gain experience and<br />

help you to become job ready.<br />

You'll also complete an industry<br />

placement to gain experience and<br />

help you to become job ready.<br />

You can progress to the Level 4<br />

HNC, an apprenticeship, work or<br />

university.<br />

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HAIRDRESSING<br />

& BEAUTY THERAPY.<br />

Train in our industry standard salon<br />

Botanica, working with paying<br />

clients.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed<br />

by employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to -date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers advice from<br />

our independent, award-winning<br />

team.<br />

Test your skills in competitions.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

You will be taught by industry<br />

experts and have the<br />

opportunity to engage in industry<br />

masterclasses and support<br />

fashion shows and events.<br />

Rebecca Days<br />

Level 3 Media<br />

Make-Up student<br />

94%<br />

of Hair & Beauty students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy<br />

Hear from Kelsie who<br />

studied Media Make-Up.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Botanica salon where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

Or Helen, one of our<br />

Hair & Beauty teachers.<br />

... or Vicky & Lisa, our<br />

Business teachers.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

HAIRDRESSING.<br />

Introduction<br />

to Hair & Beauty<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 1-3<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is ideal if you’re not<br />

sure if hairdressing or beauty<br />

therapy is for you. You’ll get a taste<br />

of both, then the opportunity to<br />

choose the path you prefer.<br />

You’ll gain basic skills in hair and<br />

beauty and will develop your<br />

creativity and communication skills.<br />

You'll also train in our Botanica salon<br />

and take up a placement one day<br />

a week in a professional salon.<br />

Hair Techniques<br />

for Beginners<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 1-3<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll work in our professional<br />

salon on paying clients. With a<br />

focus on hairdressing techniques,<br />

you’ll develop skills in colour<br />

enhancement, plaiting and<br />

twisting, cutting techniques<br />

and creative styling.<br />

You’ll have the chance to<br />

enter national hair competitions<br />

and will complete an industry<br />

placement one day a week<br />

to help develop your<br />

communication and creativity<br />

skills.<br />

Intermediate Hairdressing<br />

Techniques<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 1 Hairdressing.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll get a range of essential<br />

technical, practical knowledge<br />

and skills, which will equip you<br />

to seek either further training or<br />

employment as a junior stylist.<br />

Master your skills in shampooing,<br />

conditioning, styling, finishing<br />

and setting hair, cutting,<br />

plaiting and twisting.<br />

Following successful completion<br />

of this qualification you'll be<br />

qualified to work in a number<br />

of roles in hairdressing salons,<br />

hotels or cruise ships.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Hair & Beauty courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy<br />

Advanced Hair Artistry<br />

and Styling<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 Hairdressing.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll spend a year with us<br />

developing the knowledge and<br />

skills required in today's fast paced,<br />

creative hairdressing industry.<br />

You'll study and develop<br />

advanced skills in hairdressing<br />

consultation services, cutting<br />

techniques, creative colouring,<br />

hair colour correction, creative<br />

styling and dressing, hair<br />

extensions and hair design.<br />

Working as part of our professional<br />

team in our commercial salon,<br />

you will have the opportunity to<br />

perfect your customer care skills<br />

and understand what it means<br />

to work as part of an effective<br />

team dealing with paying clients.<br />

You'll also have the opportunity<br />

to build your own portfolio<br />

of work and enter regional<br />

and national competitions.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

BEAUTY THERAPY.<br />

Beauty Therapy<br />

Level 1, 2 & 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year at each level<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 1: Four GCSE grades at<br />

3-1, preferably including English<br />

and maths<br />

Level 2: Four GCSE grades at<br />

9-4 including maths<br />

and English<br />

Level 3: A Level 2 beauty<br />

qualification<br />

What will I learn?<br />

These courses will give you the<br />

skills, knowledge and experience<br />

you need to pursue a career in<br />

the beauty therapy industry. You<br />

can start at Level 1 and work your<br />

way up, or go straight in at Level 2<br />

or Level 3 if you have the grades<br />

required.<br />

On the Level 1 course ' Beauty<br />

Techniques for Beginners' you’ll<br />

develop skills in skin care, hand care,<br />

make-up application, face painting,<br />

nail art and manicure and pedicure.<br />

On the Level 2 course 'Intermediate<br />

Beauty Therapy Techniques' you’ll<br />

build on the skills covered at Level<br />

1 and develop new skills in eye<br />

treatments, hot waxing techniques<br />

and be trained by Eve Taylor<br />

specialists.<br />

On the Level 3 course 'Advanced<br />

Beauty Therapy Techniques '<br />

you’ll develop further skills in body<br />

electro therapy, body massage<br />

and tanning. You’ll gain industry<br />

experience in a professional salon<br />

and have the chance to learn<br />

extra skills.<br />

At all three levels, you’ll work in<br />

our professional salon Botanica,<br />

perfecting your customer care skills<br />

and interacting with paying clients.<br />

On completion, you can progress<br />

into work or an apprenticeship,<br />

a Level 4 qualification or foundation<br />

degree in complementary health,<br />

care or beauty therapy.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Hair & Beauty courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

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Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy<br />

Creative Hair and<br />

Media Make-up Artistry<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

or Level 1 in Beauty Therapy.<br />

An interview and practical skills<br />

test to demonstrate dexterity and<br />

artistic ability.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will provide you with a<br />

range of specialist practical skills<br />

and technical knowledge, which<br />

will equip you to seek employment<br />

or further training within the media<br />

make-up industry.<br />

The qualification covers a very<br />

wide range of knowledge and skills<br />

required for working in the beauty<br />

industry.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

Advanced Hair and<br />

Media Make-up Artistry<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 in Beauty Therapy,<br />

Hairdressing or Make-Up.<br />

An interview and practical skills<br />

test to demonstrate dexterity and<br />

artistic ability.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you’re looking to expand on your<br />

existing beauty skills and specialise<br />

in make-up within the media<br />

industry, this course is for you.<br />

Throughout this course you will<br />

develop your understanding<br />

of working in the film, television<br />

and theatre industry as well as<br />

having the opportunity to recreate<br />

historical hair and make-up looks<br />

and current media make-up and<br />

creative hair designs.<br />

The course includes the creation<br />

and presentation of a look-book<br />

and an industry portfolio as well<br />

as the application of body art and<br />

camouflage make-up.<br />

On completion, you can progress<br />

into work in the media make-up<br />

industry or go on to specialist<br />

further study.<br />

Advanced<br />

Nail Technician<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 Beauty Therapy or<br />

Level 2 Nail Technology.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This specialist course gives<br />

you the skills, knowledge and<br />

understanding required to perform<br />

nail enhancements and advanced<br />

nail art techniques.<br />

The course includes the use of<br />

gel and acrylic nail enhancement<br />

products, how to design and apply<br />

nail art and airbrush design as well<br />

as helping you to develop excellent<br />

communication, team working and<br />

client care skills.<br />

You'll be part of our TV & Film<br />

Academy when you study this<br />

course. Click here for more info.<br />

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HEALTH &<br />

SOCIAL CARE.<br />

Health and social care workers are<br />

in high demand across the North<br />

East, making any of these courses<br />

a great choice if you want to take a<br />

vocational route into employment.<br />

You'll receive expert careers<br />

advice from our independent,<br />

award-winning team.<br />

Learn using a range of technologies<br />

including virtual reality and<br />

augmented reality to support your<br />

studies.<br />

Apart from recognised careers<br />

such as nurses and midwives,<br />

health and social care courses can<br />

lead to careers such as:<br />

● Ambulance care assistants<br />

● Lab workers for the NHS<br />

● Therapy assistants<br />

● Managers of care facilities<br />

90%<br />

of Health & Social Care students<br />

have progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

We work in partnershp with some of the best employers in the<br />

region such as:<br />

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Health & Social Care<br />

Hear from Michelle, one of our Health & Social Care teachers.<br />

Or Jack who studied<br />

Health & Social Care.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Baltic Campus where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

HEALTH &<br />

SOCIAL CARE.<br />

Introductory Diploma<br />

in Health & Social Care<br />

Level 1<br />

First Extended Certificate<br />

in Health & Social Care<br />

Level 2<br />

Foundation Diploma<br />

in Health & Social Care<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

One GCSE grade 3 or above, ideally<br />

in English, a mix of 3-1 grades<br />

in other subjects and the ability<br />

to demonstrate a real interest<br />

in working in the care sector.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll explore various aspects of<br />

health and social care including<br />

services, communication, creative<br />

activities, healthy eating and<br />

lifestyles. You will also develop<br />

personal skills in organisation,<br />

teamwork, planning and research.<br />

You will learn through a range<br />

of activities including practical<br />

activities, digital media,<br />

demonstrations and guest<br />

speakers. You'll complete a range of<br />

assessments including poster and<br />

presentation work, assignments,<br />

case studies and projects.<br />

In addition you may have the<br />

opportunity to visit a care setting.<br />

This course will be taken<br />

alongside an appropriate<br />

level of maths and English.<br />

On completion you may be<br />

able to progress onto our<br />

Level 2 programme or into an<br />

apprenticeship.<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE grades at 9-3<br />

including English, and preferably<br />

maths and science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you're looking to become a<br />

care worker, home carer, health<br />

care assistant or support worker<br />

then this course is for you.<br />

You’ll gain a sound understanding<br />

of communication, healthy living,<br />

values, human lifespan, promoting<br />

health, anatomy and physiology.<br />

Your learning will be delivered<br />

through classwork, practical<br />

activities, demonstrations and<br />

guest speakers as well as blended<br />

learning through online platforms<br />

and an interactive care home App.<br />

Fantastic opportunities to<br />

undertake work experience<br />

could also be available.<br />

On completion you may<br />

be able to progress onto<br />

our Level 3 programme or<br />

into an apprenticeship.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Health & Social Care courses on<br />

our website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSE grades at 9-4 including<br />

English, maths and science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

On this course you'll gain an<br />

understanding of working in health<br />

and social care environments,<br />

principles of safe practice,<br />

meeting individual needs,<br />

human lifespan development<br />

and physiological disorders.<br />

Your learning will be delivered<br />

through classwork, practical<br />

activities, demonstrations and<br />

guest speakers as well as blended<br />

learning through online platforms<br />

including an opportunity to use<br />

virtual reality technology to explore<br />

the human body. In addition you<br />

will develop independent learning<br />

skills, teamwork and professional<br />

behaviours. You'll get fantastic<br />

hands-on experience through a<br />

supervised work placement of a<br />

minimum of 100 hrs with one of our<br />

industry partners, for example in a<br />

care home or community setting.<br />

On completion you may be<br />

able to progress onto the Level<br />

3 Top Up Extended Diploma<br />

or into an apprenticeship.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

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Extended Diploma in<br />

Health & Social Care<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSE grades at 9-4 including<br />

English and preferably maths and<br />

science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

On this course you'll gain an<br />

understanding of working in health<br />

and social care environments,<br />

principles of safe practice,<br />

meeting individual needs and<br />

human lifespan development.<br />

You'll have the opportunity to study<br />

a range of units including anatomy<br />

and physiology, working in health<br />

and social care, physiological<br />

disorders, health psychology,<br />

understanding mental health,<br />

microbiology and public health.<br />

You'll get fantastic hands-on<br />

experience through a supervised<br />

work placement with one of our<br />

industry partners for example, in a<br />

care home or community setting.<br />

This is a two year programme<br />

of study in the first year you'll<br />

study the Level 3 Foundation<br />

Diploma in Health & Social Care.<br />

T Level Transition<br />

in Health<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

4 GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

including English and ideally<br />

science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You'll develop knowledge, skills<br />

and behaviours relevant to the<br />

health sector to enable you to<br />

become confident and ready to<br />

progress to the Level 3 T Level in<br />

Health. During the course, you will<br />

gain an understanding of subjects<br />

such as human lifespan, services,<br />

roles and responsibilities in health,<br />

including care values and effective<br />

communication.<br />

There may be some opportunities<br />

to complete a work placement in a<br />

healthcare setting. You'll also develop<br />

a greater knowledge of personal<br />

and social development through<br />

career planning and creating a<br />

personal and professional portfolio.<br />

All learners will develop their digital<br />

skills and will have achieved GCSE<br />

Maths and science on completion of<br />

the T Level Transition.<br />

T Level in Health<br />

Level 3<br />

Health & Social Care<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at grades 4-9,<br />

including English and maths.<br />

You will require a DBS check<br />

and an interview.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This is an ambitious new course<br />

which will support you to develop an<br />

exciting career in healthcare, which is<br />

the UK’s largest employment sector.<br />

You will take part in a minimum of<br />

315 hours of industry placements<br />

which are matched to your<br />

career aspirations, learning the<br />

practical knowledge and skills<br />

as part of a working team.<br />

Back in college, you’ll gain the<br />

theoretical knowledge of healthcare<br />

and also have the opportunity to<br />

complete additional qualifications<br />

such as Paediatric First Aid or Manual<br />

Handling. Your progress will be<br />

assessed through a combination<br />

of exams and assignments. When<br />

you finish the course, you’ll be able<br />

to step into work, an apprenticeship<br />

or progress to university.<br />

T Levels are a new type of practical qualification<br />

designed by leading businesses. You’ll spend 80% of<br />

your time in the classroom and 20% on an industrial<br />

placement with one or more of our<br />

healthcare partner employers.<br />

Following the course you can step into<br />

employment, go onto an apprenticeship<br />

or a degree at university.<br />

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SPORT.<br />

You’ll study courses that are<br />

endorsed by employers ensuring<br />

that they are up to date and<br />

industry relevant.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or job.<br />

Our Academy for Sport is one on<br />

the most successful colleges for<br />

sport in the UK.<br />

Our facilities are second to none<br />

and include 3G and 4G pitches, an<br />

indoor athletics track, sports hall,<br />

strength and conditioning gym,<br />

massage suite, aerobics suite, gym<br />

and boxing ring.<br />

Many of our athletes have gone on<br />

to become professionals in their<br />

chosen sport, competing both<br />

national and internationally .<br />

94%<br />

of Sport students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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Sport<br />

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study at Gateshead College.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

SPORT.<br />

Sport<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

One GCSE at any grade.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you're looking to start a career<br />

in the sport or active leisure<br />

industry, this course is for you..<br />

You’ll study all aspects of how<br />

and where to participate in sport,<br />

looking at improving fitness,<br />

healthy lifestyle, sport in the<br />

workplace and working safely.<br />

We'll help to improve your<br />

work- readiness by developing the<br />

skills that show your potential to an<br />

employer by using your knowledge<br />

to best effect. By having the right<br />

attitude, skills and high standards<br />

you'll be a great asset to their<br />

business.<br />

We will help to develop your English<br />

and maths skills to make sure<br />

you are ready to progress your<br />

education or enter the workplace.<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in maths and<br />

English, we will help you<br />

achieve these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

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Diploma in Sport<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE grades at 3 or above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is ideal for students who<br />

want to follow a more academic<br />

route of study that will allow them to<br />

then complete a Level 3 course and<br />

eventually progress to university.<br />

You'll study fitness testing, sport<br />

injuries, learn how to develop a<br />

fitness programme and lead sport<br />

activities. In addition, you'll also<br />

take part in different sports and<br />

complete an industry placement.<br />

On completion, you'll have the skills<br />

to get a job as a leisure attendant or<br />

a sports leader or to progress on to<br />

one of our Level 3 courses.<br />

Diploma in Increasing<br />

Participation in<br />

Sport and Active Leisure<br />

in Community Settings<br />

Level 2<br />

In partnership with<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is ideal if you have<br />

an interest in sports coaching.<br />

You'll gain the knowledge and<br />

skills you need to work in this<br />

sector as the course in run in<br />

partnership with Better who<br />

operate over 250 facilities across<br />

the UK including gyms, swimming<br />

pools and leisure facilities.<br />

You’ll learn how to plan, deliver<br />

and evaluate sport and leisure<br />

activities and event organisation<br />

in the sports industry.<br />

You’ll also gain an understanding<br />

of health and safety and welfare<br />

in sport and active leisure<br />

as well as the legal aspects<br />

of sports development and<br />

safeguarding and protecting<br />

children and young people<br />

Work experience is a key part<br />

of the course and you’ll gain<br />

experience in coaching through<br />

our links with sports camps, sports<br />

clubs and local primary schools.<br />

On completion of the course you<br />

can progress onto the Level 3<br />

Sports Coaching and Development<br />

course or take the next step<br />

into a career in coaching.


Sport<br />

Health, Exercise &<br />

Fitness Instruction<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE grades at 4 or above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will prepare you for<br />

work in the health and fitness<br />

industry. You’ll study anatomy<br />

and physiology, how to maintain<br />

health, safety and welfare in a<br />

variety of fitness environments,<br />

how to communicate with and<br />

motivate clients, employment<br />

law, industry specific legislation,<br />

customer service, diet and lifestyle,<br />

how to plan group exercise<br />

sessions and how to instruct a<br />

variety of exercise sessions.<br />

We will also develop your maths<br />

and English skills and provide a<br />

work placement in industry.<br />

On completion you can progress<br />

onto our Level 3 programmes<br />

or apply for fitness instructor<br />

roles in the industry.<br />

Diploma in Personal Training<br />

for Health, Fitness and<br />

Performance<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 Gym Instructor qualification<br />

and GCSE English grade 4.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you're already a qualified fitness<br />

instructor, this course will help you<br />

develop the skills, knowledge and<br />

competence required in order to<br />

work unsupervised as a personal<br />

trainer. This includes being able to<br />

offer one-to-one training, baseline<br />

assessment, nutritional advice and<br />

progressive programming.<br />

You'll study anatomy and<br />

physiology, sports conditioning, the<br />

principles of exercise and fitness<br />

and programming and nutrition.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

Sport &<br />

Exercise Science<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 or 2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

English Language GCSE grade 5<br />

plus four other GCSEs at grade 4<br />

including maths and science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course gives you the<br />

knowledge and skills to be able<br />

to apply the principles of science<br />

to enhancing sport performance<br />

and develop the foundations for<br />

a career in sport. You’ll have the<br />

opportunity to study physiology,<br />

anatomy, psychology, fitness<br />

testing, nutrition, massage,<br />

technology in sport, coaching<br />

for performance, fitness training,<br />

research project and sport injuries.<br />

You’ll also complete a work<br />

placement.<br />

In year two you can choose an<br />

extended diploma in sport and<br />

exercise science or our diploma in<br />

health and fitness.<br />

On completion you could continue<br />

on one of our foundation degrees,<br />

go on to further study at university<br />

or into employment within the<br />

health and fitness industry.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Sport courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

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SPORT.<br />

Extended Diploma in Sports<br />

Coaching and Development<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 or 2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs grade 4 or above<br />

including English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you have a passion for sport and<br />

want to build a career around the<br />

wide range of sport-based roles<br />

on offer in sports performance,<br />

participation health and fitness, this<br />

course is for you.<br />

This two year programme will<br />

prepare you for the next steps in<br />

your career whether this is a job,<br />

an apprenticeship or a university<br />

programme in sport.<br />

You’ll study sport topics as well as<br />

taking part in work experience with<br />

one of our industry partners, helping<br />

you discover the type of role you<br />

are suited to.<br />

You'll study the same units as the<br />

Level 3 Diploma plus practical sports<br />

performance, development of sport<br />

and physical activity, coaching for<br />

performance, research methods in<br />

sport and four optional units.<br />

You’ll study a range of sport<br />

related topics including health and<br />

wellbeing, sports development,<br />

anantomy and physiology in sport,<br />

sporting injuries, sports massage<br />

and fitness training. In the second<br />

year, you’ll undertake a sport<br />

related research project.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Sport courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

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Sport<br />

Gateshead Football Club<br />

Academy<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including English and maths.<br />

Your football ability will be assessed<br />

by coaches from Gateshead<br />

Football Club as part of your<br />

application. Preferably, you'll be<br />

18 when starting this course.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

We've teamed up with Gateshead<br />

Football Club to offer a fantastic<br />

student athlete football<br />

development programme, which<br />

combines outstanding education<br />

with football excellence.<br />

This unique opportunity allows<br />

you to play and train at the<br />

full time professional club while<br />

continuing with your academic<br />

studies. You will train full time with<br />

Gateshead FC staff and represent<br />

the club in the U19 Northern<br />

Alliance League (Premier League).<br />

The course will provide you<br />

with the knowledge and skills to<br />

work within the football industry<br />

and you'll have the opportunity<br />

to complete work rotations in<br />

employment roles, giving you<br />

invaluable experience of the<br />

infrastructure of this industry and<br />

the running of a successful club.<br />

Click here for more information<br />

on the Academy.<br />

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TRAVEL &<br />

TOURISM.<br />

Train in some of the best facilities in<br />

the UK.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed<br />

by employers ensuring they're up to<br />

date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers advice from<br />

our independent, award-winning<br />

team.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to an<br />

apprenticeship or a job.<br />

Be mentored by some of the<br />

region's most successful business<br />

people.<br />

Find out from guest speakers<br />

what they look for in their future<br />

employees.<br />

Our students have secured jobs<br />

with British Airways, Hilton Hotels &<br />

Resorts, Jet2 and Hays Travel.<br />

Experience teaching and learning<br />

outside the classroom, exploring<br />

the various tourist attractions in<br />

our region.<br />

Swissport International provide<br />

Newcastle Airport ground handling<br />

services and scout their new<br />

employees from our students.<br />

You’ll get the chance to work on<br />

some of the biggest tourism events<br />

in the region.<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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Travel & Tourism<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Baltic Campus where you<br />

wiill be studying.<br />

90%<br />

of Travel & Tourism students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Nicola from Jet2 shared with us her top tips on<br />

getting into the Travel & Tourism business.<br />

Or take a look for yourself.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

TRAVEL<br />

& TOURISM.<br />

Travel & Tourism<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSE grades at a minimum<br />

of 1 – 2.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you’re looking for an introduction<br />

to the travel and tourism<br />

industry, this course is ideal for<br />

you. You'll study holiday resorts,<br />

travel companies, world and UK<br />

destinations and customer care,<br />

as well as exploring employment<br />

opportunities.<br />

Gain valuable work experience as<br />

well as visiting travel and tourism<br />

destinations and organisations.<br />

On completion of the course<br />

you could progress into work in<br />

travel agencies, hotels or visitor<br />

attractions or progress to the Level<br />

2 programme.<br />

Travel & Tourism<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

A range of GCSE grades at 4-3<br />

and/or a Level 1 Travel & Tourism<br />

with merit/distinction grades.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll study all aspects of the travel<br />

and tourism industry including<br />

world and UK holiday destinations<br />

and attractions. You’ll look at how<br />

tour operators, hotels, travel agents<br />

and visitor attractions operate, as<br />

well as developing skills in customer<br />

service and selling travel and<br />

tourism products.<br />

You'll also study the world of aviation<br />

and learn how airports and airlines<br />

operate. You’ll have the chance to<br />

complete work experience in the<br />

travel and tourism industry and take<br />

part in a range of trips and visits.<br />

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Travel & Tourism<br />

Travel & Tourism<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSE grades at 5 or above<br />

including maths and English<br />

and/or a Level 2 in Travel & Tourism<br />

with merit/distinction grades.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is ideal if you want<br />

the challenge of combining your<br />

academic studies with a range of<br />

practical travel and tourism topics.<br />

You'll have the opportunity to study<br />

a wide range of holiday destinations<br />

around the UK and the world,<br />

including top tourist destinations<br />

and visitor attractions.<br />

You'll develop your knowledge<br />

and understanding of travel and<br />

tourism job roles including travel<br />

agents, tour guides and airline<br />

roles as well as learning about<br />

the industry and attend visits to<br />

a range of tourist destinations.<br />

You will also have the opportunity to<br />

gain an understanding of some of<br />

the more specialist travel job roles<br />

while studying the role of cabin<br />

crew and hospitality industries.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY? Level 3<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Travel & Tourism courses on our<br />

website. Decide which course is<br />

for you and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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UNIFORMED<br />

PUBLIC SERVICES.<br />

Take part in a five day residential<br />

at Catterick Garrison with the<br />

Army and take part in a Royal<br />

Marines training day based at<br />

HMS Calliope.<br />

Train in some of the best facilities in<br />

the UK.<br />

Study courses that are endorsed<br />

by employers ensuring they're<br />

up-to-date and industry relevant.<br />

Receive expert careers advice from<br />

our independent, award-winning<br />

team.<br />

Gain relevant work experience<br />

which could lead to apprenticeship<br />

or a job.<br />

Previous students have gone on<br />

to work in the forces, blue light<br />

services and the justice system as<br />

well as studying subjects at degree<br />

level including criminology and<br />

policing.<br />

89%<br />

of UPS students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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Uniformed Public Services<br />

Hear from Luke who<br />

studied Uniformed<br />

Public Services and<br />

is now training for the<br />

Royal Marines.<br />

Or see for yourself our<br />

students at army camp.<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

We have 360° virtual tours<br />

of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Academy for Sport where<br />

you wiill be studying.<br />

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<strong>Course</strong>s<br />

UNIFORMED<br />

PUBLIC SERVICES.<br />

Uniformed Public Services<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE grades at 3 or<br />

an equivalent qualification at<br />

distinction grade.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is your chance to gain<br />

experience in the armed forces,<br />

police, fire, prison and paramedic<br />

services before applying to work<br />

in your chosen service. The course<br />

covers a range of units which are<br />

taught through a mix of classroom<br />

study, group activities and field trips.<br />

During this year-long course you<br />

will study law and crime, land<br />

navigation, employment skills and<br />

adventurous activities. You will<br />

also study for maths and English<br />

qualifications and complete work<br />

experience with the army and<br />

the police.<br />

You’ll build on your interpersonal<br />

and communication skills and<br />

learn how to be an effective team<br />

player. You can progress to a range<br />

of careers in the public services or<br />

continue your studies with us on the<br />

Level 3 programme.<br />

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Uniformed Public Services<br />

Uniformed Public Services<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year or 2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSE grades at 4 or above,<br />

including English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Develop the knowledge,<br />

understanding and skills you need<br />

to work in public services at officer<br />

or operative level. This course<br />

is relevant if you want to work<br />

in the police, armed forces and<br />

paramedic services. It also opens<br />

up career opportunities in social<br />

work, probation service and youth<br />

and community work.<br />

You’ll cover leadership and<br />

teamwork, citizenship, crime<br />

and custodial care, psychology<br />

as well as taking part in fitness<br />

testing and team sports. You’ll also<br />

enjoy projects with professionals<br />

such as the army residential,<br />

adventure days with the Royal<br />

Marines, community policing and<br />

development days with the Royal<br />

Navy. Students have progressed<br />

directly to degree courses with<br />

leading universities.<br />

Police Programme<br />

If you’re interested in joining the police, as part of<br />

the Level 3 Uniformed Public Services course,<br />

you’ll have the option to join our Police Programme.<br />

It has been designed to prepare you for applying<br />

to and joining the police force through the<br />

police apprenticeships and degree route.<br />

You’ll be taught by ex-police officers who all<br />

have industry knowledge and experience<br />

and will provide you with an insight into<br />

what it's like to serve in the police.<br />

As part of the programme, you’ll study:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Preparing for a career in the police<br />

Physical fitness for the police<br />

Crime scene investigation<br />

Volunteering in the police<br />

UK legal system and the police service<br />

Emergency planning and response<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

UPS courses on our website.<br />

Decide which course is for you<br />

and then apply online.<br />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

find out when the next one is.<br />

See page 118 for full details..<br />

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SAY<br />

HELLO.<br />

Virtual<br />

Event<br />

Taster sessions<br />

● Try different subjects<br />

● Apply for a course<br />

● Meet your future classmates<br />

● Chat to our expert teaching team<br />

If you’re in year 11 at school and<br />

not sure what or where to study<br />

after your GCSEs, we can help.<br />

With safety our number one priority,<br />

we have moved our taster sessions online,<br />

held over Zoom.<br />

You can still get careers advice, talk to our<br />

teachers and find out about the different<br />

subject areas, without leaving the comfort of<br />

your own home!<br />

We hope to be able to see you in person soon<br />

- keep an eye on our website for updates.<br />

To find out when the next virtual events are<br />

andbook your place go here.


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A LEVELS,<br />

VOCATIONAL STUDY<br />

PROGRAMMES<br />

& T LEVELS.<br />

Online: Complete an application form<br />

and we’ll be in touch<br />

Application process<br />

1. Complete an application form.<br />

Fill in a form online.<br />

2. Have a chat with our teachers.<br />

When we receive your form we’ll arrange a time<br />

for you to have a chat with one of our teachers.<br />

This can be on the phone or via a video call, it’s<br />

up to you. You'll get to know our teachers, find out<br />

about the college, our courses and get answers<br />

to your questions. If you want to progress your<br />

application, we’ll sort this for you.<br />

3. Have an audition.<br />

For some of our courses (Music, Dance and<br />

Performing Arts), you’ll need an audition which we’ll<br />

do virtually. You’ll be given a date and time and be<br />

told exactly what to expect.<br />

4. Keep in touch.<br />

We’ll invite you to virtual events throughout the year<br />

where you can discover more about your course,<br />

get to know your teachers and meet your future<br />

classmates.<br />

5. Start college.<br />

You'll confirm your grades with us in August <strong>2021</strong><br />

and we'll get you ready for starting college in<br />

September.<br />

APPRENTICESHIPS.<br />

Online: You apply for an apprenticeship in<br />

the same way you apply for a job.<br />

Find our vacancies here.<br />

How do I apply?<br />

Can’t find a vacancy?<br />

If you can’t find an apprenticeship vacancy that’s right<br />

for you, you can start on a vocational study programme.<br />

Then, when a vacancy becomes available, we’ll help<br />

you to apply and transfer across. Sign up for vacancy<br />

alerts here.<br />

Application process<br />

1. Search for a vacancy.<br />

Visit the National Apprenticeship Service website<br />

here to view their vacancies. You can also view<br />

our vacancies, which are updated weekly on our<br />

website. Click here.<br />

2. Register online.<br />

Create an account online with the National<br />

Apprenticeship Service. Visit<br />

www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship.<br />

3. Complete an application form<br />

If you need help with this, please get in touch.<br />

Call our team on 0191 490 2364 or email<br />

apprenticeships@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

4. Interview selection<br />

If your application is shortlisted, an apprenticeship<br />

adviser will have a chat with you and help you to<br />

prepare for your interview.<br />

5. Interview<br />

You’ll attend an interview with the employer to talk<br />

about your skills and experience. This may be done<br />

virtually or in-person.<br />

6. You’re hired<br />

Hopefully you’ll be successful, if not, don’t worry.<br />

We’ll help you to find another vacancy or you could<br />

start a vocational study programme.<br />

NOT SURE<br />

WHAT<br />

TO STUDY?<br />

Don’t worry – sign up for one of our<br />

enrolment events to find out more about<br />

our courses or get in touch with one<br />

of our Careers Advisers:<br />

career.guidance@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

Follow us on social media<br />

for the latest updates,<br />

news and competitions.<br />

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GET IN<br />

TOUCH.<br />

There are lots of ways to contact us.<br />

So if you’ve got a question about<br />

anything at all, don’t hesitate to<br />

get in touch.<br />

<strong>Course</strong> information<br />

0191 490 <strong>22</strong>46<br />

start@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

Apprenticeship information and advice<br />

0191 490 2364<br />

apprenticeships@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

Student finance advice<br />

0191 490 4627<br />

support.funds@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

Find us on social media<br />

@gatesheadcollege<br />

@gatesheadcollege<br />

Careers advice<br />

0191 490 <strong>22</strong>16<br />

career.guidance@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

Learning support services<br />

0191 490 <strong>22</strong>53<br />

or 426 4329<br />

@gatesheadcoll<br />

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requires this information in<br />

an alternative format,<br />

e.g. large print, Braille, audio<br />

or another language, or<br />

help with understanding the<br />

information, please call<br />

0191 490 4611 or email<br />

start@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

At Gateshead College we celebrate<br />

individuality. Everyone is welcome here,<br />

and we make sure that you all have<br />

equality of access to our services, premises,<br />

facilities and employment opportunities.<br />

All of our campuses are accessible.<br />

Terms & Conditions<br />

We have made every effort to make<br />

sure that all the information in this guide<br />

was correct (December 2020).<br />

We do reserve the right to amend<br />

or cancel courses, for example if<br />

student numbers are insufficient.<br />

Where a course is cancelled by the college,<br />

or times and/ or fees and/or days change<br />

to such an extent that your attendance<br />

becomes impossible, you’ll receive a full<br />

refund if you have paid fees. Other refunds<br />

of tuition fees will be considered where a<br />

student withdraws from the course having<br />

studied no more than three sessions of the<br />

course (a session is defined as attendance<br />

on any given day of the course).<br />

Destination statistics are based on the<br />

known destinations of students who studied<br />

at Gateshead College in 2019/20.


Wednesday 11 November 2020<br />

6pm - 9pm<br />

Careers Choice Event<br />

Monday 30 November 2020<br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 18 January <strong>2021</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday <strong>22</strong> February <strong>2021</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday <strong>22</strong> March <strong>2021</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 26 April <strong>2021</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 24 May <strong>2021</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

For our January <strong>2021</strong><br />

events onwards, we<br />

hope to be able to see<br />

you in person, or virtually<br />

online if you prefer.<br />

Keep an eye on our<br />

website for details.<br />

Monday 28 June <strong>2021</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 5 July <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 12 July <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 19 July <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 26 July <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 2 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 9 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 16 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Thursday 19 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

GCSE results day<br />

COME<br />

AND BE<br />

PART OF IT.<br />

Enrolment Events<br />

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Find out more about our courses<br />

Get free and friendly careers advice<br />

Take a campus tour<br />

Apply for your <strong>2021</strong> place<br />

Monday 23 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

9.30am - 7pm<br />

Tuesday 24 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Wednesday 25 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Thursday 26 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Friday 27 August <strong>2021</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

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