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School Leaver Course Guide 2022-23

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

<strong>2022</strong>-<strong>23</strong><br />

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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 />

Earn your employment edge 08<br />

Hard work wins 10<br />

T Levels 12<br />

Careers advice 14<br />

Student support 16<br />

College life 18<br />

We like to be social 20<br />

English & maths 22<br />

The heart of the community <strong>23</strong><br />

Acdemy for Sport 24<br />

CoLab 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 />

⚫ Art & Design and Media 44<br />

⚫ Automotive 50<br />

⚫ Business 56<br />

⚫ Catering & Hospitality 62<br />

⚫ Construction 66<br />

⚫ Digital Technology & Games 74<br />

⚫ Early Years 82<br />

⚫ Engineering 86<br />

⚫ Hair & Beauty 92<br />

⚫ Health & Social Care 98<br />

⚫ Music, Dance, Performing & Production Arts 104<br />

⚫ Sport 110<br />

⚫ Travel & Tourism 116<br />

⚫ Uniformed Public Services 120<br />

How to apply 126<br />

Get in touch 128


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 />

Together we will do all we can<br />

to help you succeed.<br />

FROM<br />

EVERYONE<br />

AT<br />

GATESHEAD<br />

COLLEGE.<br />

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OUR<br />

PROMISE<br />

TO YOU.<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 hard<br />

and challenge yourself. And we’ll be<br />

with 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 />

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 />

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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<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 />

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<br />

we know best or ignore your opinion.<br />

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MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

MATES<br />

CLASS M<br />

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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 />

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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 />

“<br />

EDUCATION<br />

AND<br />

REAL WORLD<br />

SKILLS.<br />

IT'S WHAT<br />

WE DO BEST.<br />


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 />

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 />

This means:<br />

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

education and support<br />

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●<br />

●<br />

You have access to relevant and inspiring<br />

work experience and real world opportunities<br />

Our students achieve high grades and<br />

move into jobs or higher education<br />

We only recruit teachers who are at<br />

the top of their professional game<br />

Richard Ward<br />

Head of Quality<br />

Improvement<br />

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Hard work wins<br />

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GET AHEAD<br />

WITH<br />

T LEVELS.<br />

If you know what industry<br />

you'd like to work in and<br />

enjoy technical training<br />

with lots of time to gain<br />

practical skills, T Levels<br />

are a great choice for you.<br />

During this two-year programme,<br />

you’ll spend 20% of your time in the<br />

workplace working with an employer<br />

and 80% gaining high-quality training<br />

in the classroom.<br />

What are T Levels?<br />

T Levels are technical<br />

qualifications that have been<br />

endorsed by business leaders<br />

and designed to get you<br />

career-ready. Depending on<br />

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<br />

A Level - or 168 UCAS points.<br />

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

You can progress to higher<br />

education, a job or a higher level/<br />

degree apprenticeship.<br />

Which T Levels can I study<br />

at Gateshead College?<br />

● T Level in Health<br />

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T Level in Education and<br />

Childcare/Assisting Teaching<br />

T Level in Software<br />

Development (Digital<br />

Production, Design<br />

and Development)<br />

T Level in Networking<br />

and Infrastucture<br />

(Digital Support Services)<br />

T Level in Big Data<br />

(Digital Business Services)<br />

T Level in Business<br />

Management<br />

T Level in Construction<br />

Design, Surveying<br />

and Planning<br />

T Level in Science<br />

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T Levels<br />

Networking and support<br />

systems student Gareth<br />

Byers completed 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 from Connor another one of our T Level students...<br />

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Careers advice<br />

CAREERS ADVICE<br />

THAT'S<br />

WORTH 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 got a team of expert careers<br />

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

you need them. 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.<br />

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

or virtually during one of our enrolment<br />

events.<br />

Work experience<br />

With a network of over 450<br />

employers, we’ll help you find a<br />

work experience placement that<br />

matches your skills and ambitions.<br />

You’ll develop the valuable skills<br />

employers want, expand your<br />

network and build real-world<br />

experience that’ll be great on<br />

your CV.<br />

Many of our students have gone<br />

on to be offered work with their<br />

placement employer.<br />

Work inspiration<br />

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

inspiration programme, a series<br />

of activities and experiences<br />

to help you explore different<br />

career opportunities; this might<br />

be through mentoring, site visits,<br />

competitions set by employers<br />

and Q&A sessions.<br />

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Careers advice<br />

Click here and try<br />

our careers quiz to<br />

discover what kind<br />

of jobs may be right<br />

for you.<br />

Tips & talks<br />

from<br />

employers<br />

Work experience<br />

and work inspiration<br />

A personal<br />

career plan<br />

CV writing<br />

workshops<br />

Dedicated<br />

UCAS<br />

support<br />

Volunteering<br />

opportunities<br />

Career<br />

events<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 />

Mock<br />

interviews<br />

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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 />

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Special Educational Needs and<br />

Disabilities (SEND) and EHCP support<br />

Physical and sensory disabilities<br />

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD,<br />

Aspergers Syndrome or other<br />

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 in our Learning Support team...<br />

Helping you save money.<br />

Free benefits for everyone<br />

All our students enjoy a range of<br />

benefits:<br />

● Free IT software<br />

● Free parking*<br />

● Discounted food<br />

● Discounted haircuts and<br />

beauty treatments.<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 />

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 />

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Student Support<br />

Listen to sport student Sam and how<br />

the foundation helped him...<br />

Gateshead College Foundation<br />

When you study with us you'll have<br />

exclusive access to the Gateshead<br />

College Foundation - a charitable<br />

fund set-up by us to help you to<br />

get the most from your college<br />

experience.<br />

The foundation can help towards<br />

travel and course costs and it<br />

can pay towards those amazing<br />

experiences that will really make<br />

your CV pop!<br />

For example, you can apply for<br />

money to buy clothing for a job<br />

interview, pay for travel to a work<br />

experience placement or pay to<br />

enter an industry competition.<br />

Find out more:<br />

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

All funding applications/awards are based on household<br />

income or qualifying benefits. * £10 per year parking permit<br />

charge applies. This is refunded when you leave.<br />

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Coming to college<br />

COLLEGE<br />

LIFE.<br />

Being a Gateshead College<br />

student is very different from<br />

being at school.<br />

You'll be treated like an adult from<br />

day one and you don’t have to wear<br />

a uniform. You’ll call your teachers by<br />

their first names and you'll have more<br />

independence and a more flexible<br />

timetable rather than the 9am to 3pm<br />

school day.<br />

Check out the other benefits<br />

of coming to college...<br />

WHAT<br />

OUR<br />

STUDENTS<br />

SAY.<br />

18<br />

“The teaching on my<br />

course is good.”<br />

97.7%<br />

agree<br />

“The college staff are<br />

friendly and helpful.”<br />

99.4%<br />

agree<br />

“Overall I am satisfied<br />

with the college."<br />

98.5%<br />

agree


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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 />

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English & maths<br />

IT ALL<br />

ADDS<br />

UP.<br />

English and maths are vitally important to<br />

employers which is why you’ll study these<br />

as part of your course to either improve<br />

your skills 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 a grade<br />

4-9 in your GCSE maths or<br />

English, don’t worry.<br />

You'll re-sit the exams with<br />

us and we’ll help you<br />

prepare for them.<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 />

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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 />

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

be encouraged to get involved in<br />

supporting charities and projects<br />

within our local community. This<br />

might be something you take on<br />

yourself or a team effort with the<br />

rest of your class.<br />

Making a Difference<br />

We know our students care<br />

about the society they live in<br />

and together we can help make<br />

a difference and make it a<br />

better place to live and work for<br />

everyone.<br />

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

involved and make a difference<br />

in our community supporting<br />

charities and voluntary<br />

organisations including Save the<br />

Children, British Heart Foundation,<br />

Gateshead Foodbank, FACT,<br />

Comic Relief and Macmillan<br />

Cancer Support.<br />

It was a privilege to<br />

be there and speak<br />

to Boris Johnson.<br />

Policing student Tom Jackson<br />

helped run a project to source<br />

and donate free school uniforms<br />

to 200 families in Gateshead<br />

as part of National Citizen<br />

Service (NCS) scheme.<br />

He was invited to meet the<br />

Prime Minister on Thank You<br />

Day, which paid tribute to<br />

people who made a difference<br />

throughout the pandemic.<br />

Tom said: "It was a privilege to be<br />

there and speak to Boris Johnson<br />

about the work we've been doing.<br />

"I also told him I was in the Cadets<br />

and he congratulated me on that<br />

and I mentioned how I wanted<br />

to become a police officer<br />

and he said we need people<br />

like me in the police force."<br />

THE<br />

HEART OF<br />

OUR<br />

COMMUNITY.<br />

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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 />

You don’t need to be studying<br />

a sport course to join one of<br />

our sport academies, you can<br />

study any full-time course with<br />

us and get involved. We'll work<br />

your timetable to enable you<br />

to take part in up to 4.5 hours<br />

of training a week and to play<br />

in 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 />

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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 for<br />

performance athletes<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<br />

free core kit bundle<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 />

them all:<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 Neve Herron -<br />

England U18<br />

* subject to screening process


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 some<br />

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

organisations including the Newcastle<br />

Eagles and 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 Coach<br />

is also the Eagles legend and recently<br />

retired 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 F.C. we created<br />

the Gateshead F.C. 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'll<br />

compete against the best youth<br />

teams in the country with the<br />

opportunity to be talent spotted to<br />

the club’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 115.<br />

As part of the academy structure,<br />

there's an under-18 team with<br />

players competing against some<br />

of the best academy teams in the<br />

country. These players study on a<br />

course of their choice.<br />

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There is also a scholarship offer<br />

linked to the U19 team where<br />

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 a BTEC Level 3 National<br />

Extended Certificate in Sports<br />

Coaching and Development<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 />

Elliot Forbes<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Nelson Obegwe<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Connor Pani<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Ryan Bolton<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

Adam Cameron<br />

Gateshead F.C. First Team<br />

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CoLab<br />

Study a creative course with<br />

us and you’ll become part of<br />

CoLab - a collaborative way<br />

of learning and working which<br />

brings together skills and<br />

specialisms from across the<br />

college.<br />

As a CoLab student you’ll have the<br />

unique opportunity to develop skills<br />

within your particular vocational area<br />

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

these skills as you would in industry.<br />

Take a look at this student produced film to find out more...<br />

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CoLab<br />

YOUR<br />

COLAB<br />

EXPERIENCE.<br />

Most colleges teach vocational<br />

programmes separately and<br />

concentrate on just the skills<br />

development; in a CoLab project you<br />

would be developing your specialist skills<br />

as part of a production team and in the<br />

context of the industry.<br />

If you are a media student for example,<br />

instead of learning camera operation<br />

skills in isolation, you will still hone these<br />

skills alongside auditioning, casting,<br />

directing and filming scenes devised<br />

and acted in by performing arts<br />

students.<br />

You'll also work with our media make-up<br />

students, our production arts students<br />

and our music students who'll compose<br />

and produce the music; all within the<br />

exciting, high pressure environment of a<br />

TV studio, live broadcast, film or even for<br />

a music video set.<br />

Find out more<br />

www.gateshead.ac.uk/colab<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 />

Three restaurants<br />

Starbucks<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 />

Go North East 53, 54 and 93<br />

go direct to Baltic Campus.<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 />

Strength & conditioning gym<br />

Massage suite<br />

Aerobics suite<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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Campus and travel information<br />

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 />

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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 & Engineering<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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Our courses<br />

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 including<br />

our 100% pass rate in 2021:<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 and<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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WHAT<br />

CAN<br />

I STUDY?<br />

You can choose to study 3 A Levels<br />

with us. You’ll have 6 hours of lessons<br />

per week for each subject plus<br />

personal study time.<br />

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Art & Design<br />

Biology<br />

Business Studies<br />

Chemistry<br />

Computer Science<br />

Dance<br />

Drama and Theatre<br />

Economics<br />

English Language<br />

English Literature<br />

Geography<br />

Government & Politics<br />

History<br />

Law<br />

Maths<br />

Media Studies<br />

Music<br />

Physics<br />

Psychology<br />

Sociology<br />

DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

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

now at Cambridge University...<br />

A Levels<br />

100%<br />

A level pass rate<br />

for 2021<br />

A Level + vocational combo<br />

You can study A Levels<br />

alongside a vocational<br />

qualification:<br />

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Level 3 BTEC<br />

Business Studies<br />

Level 3 BTEC<br />

Applied Science<br />

Level 3 BTEC Sport<br />

& Exercise Science<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 />

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 126 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 for your age. If you’re<br />

already employed your salary may not 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 English and maths at Level 2 if you don't have<br />

them already.<br />

Strong partnerships<br />

We have worked with organisations such as<br />

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

Go North East, Karbon Homes, A&P Tyne,<br />

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 />

Community Sport and<br />

Health Officer<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 />

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 />

Surveying Technician<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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VOCATIONAL STUDY<br />

PROGRAMMES<br />

& T LEVELS.<br />

If you have a clear idea of what<br />

type of career or trade you’d<br />

like to work in, then vocational<br />

study programmes are ideal as<br />

they are focused on individual<br />

industry sectors.<br />

They provide you with a mix of practical<br />

hands-on work and theory in fun,<br />

interactive sessions. The course content<br />

is shaped around the technical skills<br />

employers look for and you study them<br />

over one or two years.<br />

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

qualification designed by leading<br />

businesses. You’ll spend 80% of your<br />

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

industrial placement with one or of our<br />

partner employers.<br />

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Vocational study programmes & T Levels<br />

What are the different levels of<br />

vocational qualifications?<br />

Level 1<br />

Introductory or<br />

beginner level.<br />

Level 2<br />

Intermediate level<br />

and the same level<br />

as GCSEs.<br />

Level 3<br />

Equivalent<br />

to A Levels.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

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 126 for full details.<br />

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ART & DESIGN<br />

AND MEDIA.<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 specialist art and design<br />

studios.<br />

94%<br />

of Art & Media students have<br />

progressed into work, an<br />

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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LISTEN<br />

UP.<br />

Art & Design and Media<br />

Hear from Sharon, one of our Art & Design 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 />

Art & Design classrooms.<br />

As a student on one of our<br />

Art & Design and Media courses,<br />

you will also be part of CoLab,<br />

an innovative approach to gaining<br />

experience of collaborating in a real<br />

life, industry related way.<br />

Click here for more info.<br />

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

ART & 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<br />

variety of skills and disciplines<br />

including drawing, painting,<br />

model making and digital design<br />

in Adobe packages.<br />

It also covers a range of creative<br />

sectors including illustration, graphic<br />

design, photography, digital art and<br />

fine art.<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 />

live 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 and your own<br />

creative style.<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.<br />

Working in traditional and digital<br />

media, 2D and 3D techniques, print,<br />

sculpture and textiles, you’ll create<br />

a portfolio of work and showcase<br />

your talents 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 into<br />

employment or university.<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 />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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

MEDIA.<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 />

GCSEs grade 3 or above, preferably<br />

including English and 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 />

Photography<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs 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 />

TV & Film<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs 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 showreel, 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 />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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Media<br />

Digital Journalism<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs 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 learn the skills to develop a<br />

range of content including<br />

video, podcast, photography and<br />

creative writing to make your<br />

work stand out and get ahead in<br />

this competitive yet inspiring field.<br />

Validated by the world-renowned<br />

University of the Arts London (UAL),<br />

this course explores all digital<br />

journalistic platforms. You’ll work<br />

on live briefs from our employer<br />

partners, build a portfolio and<br />

choose a specialism for a final<br />

personal project.<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 126 for full details.<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 />

● Tyre fitting<br />

● Balancing equipment<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 />

50<br />

93%<br />

of Automotive students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship,<br />

further or higher<br />

education.


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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 />

Accident Repair<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

1 GCSE.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you want to work with cars but<br />

you're unsure whether you want to<br />

get under the bonnet and become<br />

a mechanic or master finishing<br />

techniques and become a body<br />

repairer, then this course will help<br />

you decide.<br />

You'll gain practical hands-on<br />

skills in the workshop and through<br />

classroom sessions to enable you<br />

to progress into the next level of<br />

Mechanics or Body Repair & Paint.<br />

Motor Vehicle<br />

Service & Repair<br />

Level 1<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 />

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 />

On all our Automotive<br />

courses are accredited by<br />

the Institute of Motor Industry<br />

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Automotive<br />

Motor Vehicle<br />

Service & Repair<br />

Level 2<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 />

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 go<br />

on a work experience placement<br />

with a local employer.<br />

Vehicle Maintenance<br />

& Repair<br />

Level 3<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 />

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 126 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 />

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 />

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 />

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 />

On all our Automotive<br />

courses are accredited by<br />

the Institute of Motor Industry<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 />

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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 />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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

BUSINESS.<br />

Introduction to<br />

Business and Travel<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

A minimum of 2 GCSEs<br />

grade 2 and above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

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

to business, travel and hospitality,<br />

this course is ideal for you.<br />

Customer service is at the heart of<br />

the business, tourism and hospitality<br />

sectors and you’ll develop your<br />

business administration skills and<br />

confidence to ensure you know<br />

how to give your customers that<br />

five star treatment. Working on<br />

an event, you’ll also build your<br />

team work, problem solving and<br />

communications skills.<br />

The tourism industry is a multimillion<br />

pound industry and you’ll<br />

learn more about the sector here<br />

in the UK and get out and about<br />

visiting key tourist attractions.<br />

You’ll also develop your digital,<br />

IT skills and presentation skills<br />

throughout the duration of the<br />

course.<br />

The skills and knowledge you<br />

gain from the course will help you<br />

step into a job, apprenticeship or<br />

progress on to the next level of<br />

study.<br />

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Business<br />

Introduction to<br />

Business Management<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

4 GCSEs in any subjects at a<br />

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

What will I learn?<br />

This course has been designed<br />

to give you the opportunity to<br />

explore a number of different<br />

topics and develop the essential<br />

skills and knowledge you need to<br />

work successfully in a business<br />

environment.<br />

You’ll explore how businesses<br />

operate, find out about different<br />

types of businesses and how they<br />

are managed and use financial<br />

tools to support growth and<br />

maximise profits. You will also<br />

discover how businesses use<br />

marketing to deliver sales and<br />

the importance good customer<br />

service and branding has on their<br />

reputation.<br />

You'll have the opportunity to<br />

interact and learn from some of the<br />

region's largest businesses and hear<br />

from inspirational entrepreneurs<br />

who will share their experiences<br />

with you.<br />

The skills and knowledge you gain<br />

will help you decide the direction<br />

you want your career to take and<br />

specialise in an area you’re most<br />

interested in, choosing from:<br />

● Enterprise<br />

● Finance<br />

● Marketing<br />

● Retail<br />

● Digital business technology<br />

T Level in Business<br />

Management<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 Years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

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

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Do you see yourself as a future<br />

leader? If so, then this course could<br />

be for you. You will learn how to<br />

manage a successful business<br />

by developing your knowledge<br />

and skills in areas such as people<br />

management, finance and business<br />

behaviours.<br />

In the first year, you’ll develop an<br />

understanding of a broad range<br />

of issues relevant to the business<br />

sector, including:<br />

Business context<br />

You’ll explore organisational cultures<br />

and values, the role of both internal<br />

and external stakeholders, different<br />

forms of governance and the<br />

impact of organisations on society<br />

and the environment.<br />

Project and change management<br />

Understanding change<br />

management theories and models<br />

are essential part of working<br />

in business and will help you to<br />

support and improve projects.<br />

Business behaviours<br />

You’ll gain an understanding<br />

of the importance of good<br />

communication and how to adapt<br />

styles for different purposes,<br />

methods and audiences.<br />

Quality and compliance<br />

You’ll learn about the importance of<br />

maintaining and improving quality<br />

in all aspects of public and private<br />

sector organisations.<br />

In the second year, you’ll put<br />

everything you have learned into<br />

practice working on an employer<br />

set project and specialising in one of<br />

three areas:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Team Leadership and<br />

Management<br />

Business Support<br />

Business Improvement<br />

You’ll also undertake a 9 week<br />

placement with some of the top<br />

North East businesses.<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 />

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

BUSINESS.<br />

Business<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 4 or above including<br />

maths and English, along with an<br />

informal interview with our team.<br />

You may also be considered<br />

if you have achieved a Level<br />

2 qualification in Business.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you have aspirations to make it<br />

in the world of business whether<br />

that’s as a budding entrepreneur,<br />

finance director, marketing<br />

guru or HR consultant, we have<br />

five different business routes for<br />

you to focus on depending on<br />

the career you'd like to take:<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

60<br />

1. Leadership and Management<br />

If you want to make it to the top or<br />

be your own boss, then this course<br />

will give the skills and knowledge to<br />

pursue a career in management or<br />

help you start your own business.<br />

You will learn about key topics<br />

in business such as marketing,<br />

finance and law as well as studying<br />

management principles in order to<br />

be able to assess risks and make<br />

effective business decisions.<br />

You will be matched with a<br />

business mentor as well as being<br />

part of networking groups with<br />

like-minded future business<br />

owners and directors.<br />

2. Digital Marketing<br />

If you're creative, like to interact<br />

with others and have an eye for<br />

an exciting opportunity, a career<br />

in marketing could be for you.<br />

Whether it is choosing a price<br />

that attracts the most customers,<br />

designing a new advertising<br />

campaign to promote new<br />

products or conducting research<br />

into consumer behaviour, marketers<br />

play a vital role in any business.<br />

You’ll hear from marketing<br />

agencies who work with big<br />

brands such as Coca Cola,<br />

Volkswagen and Burberry and be<br />

challenged to review marketing<br />

strategies, pitching ideas to<br />

make them even better.<br />

You will also have the opportunity<br />

to gain professionally recognised<br />

qualifications with Google Digital<br />

Garage.<br />

3. Investment Finance and Accounting<br />

Do you enjoy working with<br />

numbers, have a good eye for<br />

spotting mistakes and want to<br />

invest in the stock exchange? Then<br />

this course is perfect for you.<br />

You’ll learn how to record financial<br />

information, draw up financial<br />

accounts and learn about the<br />

different ways you can invest<br />

finance including new age crypto<br />

currency. Alongside this you<br />

will take part in a challenge to<br />

invest in a virtual stock exchange<br />

with the London Institute of<br />

Banking and Finance.<br />

As part of the course, you will<br />

also have the opportunity<br />

to gain professionally<br />

recognised qualifications<br />

with Sage Bookkeeping.<br />

4 . People Management and Law<br />

If you love getting the best out of<br />

people, can spot talent from a<br />

mile away or wonder what makes<br />

people tick, then a career in human<br />

resources or law could be for you.<br />

Discovering new talent, developing<br />

people and working within legal<br />

guidelines are all sought after<br />

skills in the world of business.<br />

This course will give you the<br />

knowledge and skills you<br />

need to pursue a career in<br />

human resources or law. You<br />

will also have the opportunity<br />

to gain professionally<br />

recognised qualifications<br />

with the Chartered Institute<br />

of Professional Development<br />

making your CV stand out.


Business<br />

5. Travel Management<br />

Do you like the idea of a<br />

management role in the travel<br />

industry? Then this could be<br />

the course for you. You’ll study<br />

a mixture of business and travel<br />

topics which will give you the<br />

knowledge and skills to enable<br />

you to work in a Business, Travel<br />

and Tourism, Hospitality or<br />

Aviation management role.<br />

You’ll benefit from inspirational<br />

talks from a variety of experts<br />

in the travel industry along<br />

with opportunities of work<br />

experience and some amazing<br />

trips to really find out what it is<br />

like to work in the industry.<br />

With an emphasis on your<br />

chosen area of specialism, all<br />

five of the courses include:<br />

Exploring Business<br />

You will be exploring one of the<br />

region’s top success stories gaining<br />

an insight into how they started<br />

and how they got to where they<br />

are now. You will research into how<br />

they innovate to keep themselves<br />

ahead of the competition.<br />

Employer Led Project<br />

You will plan, market and manage<br />

an event with one of our partner<br />

organisations. This project will push<br />

you to the limits, developing your<br />

communication, team working<br />

and project management skills.<br />

Recruitment Exercise<br />

You’ll gain an insight from human<br />

resource specialist into how and<br />

why local employers recruit. You’ll<br />

then use this knowledge to work as<br />

a team to recruit for a vacancy.<br />

Start Up Pitch<br />

You’ll develop your own business<br />

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

of entrepreneurs. As part of this<br />

project you’ll attend Newcastle<br />

Start Up week where you will<br />

hear from and meet successful<br />

entrepreneurs who will help you<br />

to shape your business plan.<br />

Leadership and Management<br />

You will study key principles<br />

in management in order to<br />

equip you to be able to make<br />

effective business decisions in<br />

your chosen area of expertise.<br />

Final Project<br />

You’ll put everything you have<br />

learned into practice for your<br />

final project. Taking a business<br />

brief, you’ll use your skills and<br />

knowledge to deliver a solution<br />

and pitch your ideas.<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 126 for full details.<br />

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CATERING<br />

& HOSPITALITY.<br />

The North East is an excellent base<br />

for anyone wishing to work in the<br />

fast-paced food service industry<br />

with its growing street-food scene,<br />

vibrant café culture and some<br />

amazing independent restaurants<br />

offering cuisines from around the<br />

world.<br />

You’ll gain the essential skills and<br />

knowledge of the industry and,<br />

train as part of our professional<br />

team in our student-run restaurant<br />

Enfields Kitchen.<br />

Working with our industry<br />

partners you’ll gain experience<br />

and exposure, while building up a<br />

professional network.<br />

You’ll undertake relevant, quality<br />

industry placements.<br />

Enjoy masterclasses from top chefs<br />

and business owners.<br />

Showcase your work with real<br />

customers during our external<br />

events and themed evenings.<br />

Working on live projects, you’ll<br />

get the opportunity to put your<br />

skills and knowledge to the test.<br />

Past projects have included the<br />

Chamber of Commerce Annual<br />

Dinner at Durham Cathedral,<br />

prestigious events at the Marriott<br />

Hotel and the college’s Student<br />

Awards.<br />

We have strong relationships with some of regions leading<br />

organisations including:<br />

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Catering & Hospitality<br />

91%<br />

of Catering students have<br />

progressed into work,<br />

an apprenticeship, further<br />

or higher education.<br />

Hear from Danny, one of our Catering students...<br />

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

Studio 28 Patisserie...<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 />

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

CATERING<br />

& HOSPITALITY.<br />

Cookery & Food<br />

and Beverage service<br />

Level 1<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 />

You will develop a core introductory<br />

skill base in the correct use of<br />

equipment and knives in order for<br />

you to cook and present a wide<br />

range of meat, poultry dishes and<br />

vegetables, sauces and garnishes<br />

The course also covers some<br />

patisserie elements including cakes,<br />

sponges and hot and cold desserts.<br />

You’ll build your confidence and<br />

customer service skills working<br />

front of house in Enfields Kitchen,<br />

our student-run restaurant. You’ll<br />

deal with customers, undertake<br />

initial barista training, work<br />

on table design and handle<br />

cash and card payments.<br />

You’ll be taught hygiene<br />

requirements, how to be safe at<br />

work and the key fundamentals<br />

of kitchen cleanliness. In addition,<br />

you’ll also gain an understanding<br />

of international culinary terms<br />

in French and Italian.<br />

Professional Cookery<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Vocational qualifications at Level<br />

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

above including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll cook and present a wide<br />

range of meat, fish and poultry<br />

dishes with an extensive variety<br />

of accompaniments such as<br />

vegetables, sauces and garnishes.<br />

This will develop your core skill in<br />

the use of equipment and knives<br />

You will also learn how to prepare,<br />

cook and finish a range of hot and<br />

cold desserts, experimenting with<br />

pastry products including cakes,<br />

sponges, biscuits and scones as well<br />

as bread and other dough products.<br />

You’ll learn how to develop menus<br />

for a variety of customers and<br />

events including preparation<br />

for customers with allergies<br />

and understanding the<br />

fundamentals of nutrition.<br />

While this course is aimed at<br />

those who want to be in the<br />

kitchen, to ensure you can best<br />

support your customer-facing<br />

team in the future, you’ll learn<br />

about front-of-house operations<br />

and dealing with customers.<br />

Food and Beverage Service<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSE’s grade 4 or above<br />

including either maths or English.<br />

Level 1 cookery is desirable or<br />

experience, but not essential.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will develop a skills set to be<br />

able to work confidently front of<br />

house and deal with customers.<br />

This will include the full customer<br />

journey from managing their<br />

booking, meeting and greeting,<br />

confidently describing menu<br />

options, dealing with allergy<br />

related queries, serving food and<br />

drink and processing payments.<br />

We’ll also train you in the art<br />

of mastering the perfect<br />

cup of coffee using industry<br />

recognised equipment.<br />

Customer service is at the heart<br />

of front-of-house operations<br />

and we’ll teach you how to give<br />

your customers 5 star treatment.<br />

From the moment they make the<br />

booking to the way you greet them<br />

on arrival and how you explain<br />

the menu choices to them, we’ll<br />

build your skills and confidence.<br />

To ensure you can talk<br />

knowledgably about food you’ll<br />

also learn introductory culinary<br />

skills. We’ll teach you how to cook<br />

and present a selection of meat,<br />

fish and poultry dishes with a<br />

range of accompaniments such as<br />

vegetables, sauces and garnishes.<br />

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Catering & Hospitality<br />

Professional Patisserie<br />

and Confectionary<br />

Level 3<br />

Hospitality Supervision<br />

and Leadership<br />

Level 3<br />

Professional Cookery<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 give you the<br />

practical skills and knowledge for<br />

a career as a pastry chef in the<br />

catering, and hospitality industry.<br />

You’ll develop skills in the complex<br />

methods in producing pastries,<br />

hot and cold desserts and<br />

developing your unique adaptation<br />

methods to dishes which include<br />

chocolate centre pieces, boiled<br />

sugar work and pastillage.<br />

Running the dessert section of<br />

Enfields Kitchen, you’ll put your skills<br />

and knowledge to the test and gain<br />

confidence in a professional setting.<br />

You will extend your abilities in key<br />

topics required in catering and<br />

hospitality such as professional<br />

cookery, food hygiene, menu<br />

development and costings. As well<br />

as studying essential topics to give<br />

you the edge such as nutrition,<br />

allergies and culinary terms.<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 />

You will develop a range of<br />

skills to work in a supervisory<br />

role in the hospitality sector.<br />

Customer service is at the heart<br />

of front-of-house operations and<br />

we’ll teach you how to confidently<br />

lead a team and ensure they<br />

give your customers the 5 star<br />

treatment. From the moment<br />

they make the booking to the<br />

way they are greeted on arrival,<br />

we’ll build your leadership skills<br />

and confidence to ensure you<br />

get the best out of your team.<br />

You’ll also get the opportunity<br />

to manage and organise<br />

events and supervise, mentor<br />

and support students on our<br />

Level 1 and 2 courses.<br />

Teamwork, customer service<br />

and good communication are<br />

essential skills in the hospitality<br />

sector and you’ll perfect these<br />

with lots of opportunities to put<br />

them into practice on this course.<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 />

This course will give you the skills<br />

to work at a supervisory level,<br />

as a senior chef or specialise in<br />

a particular field of catering.<br />

You will develop a complex skills<br />

base in the correct methods of<br />

preparing and cooking meat, fish<br />

and poultry dishes using different<br />

styles and your own adaptation<br />

of presentation. This will also<br />

include an extensive variety<br />

of accompaniments such as<br />

vegetables, sauces and garnishes.<br />

In order to give you a broader<br />

transferable skills set you will also<br />

develop your work in a range<br />

of different pastry products<br />

from sweet to savoury. This is<br />

regarded as a must in some<br />

industry establishments.<br />

You’ll have the opportunity to<br />

develop leadership and supervisory<br />

skills as well as building your<br />

knowledge in food hygiene, menu<br />

development and costings.<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 126 for full details.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<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 />

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LISTEN<br />

UP.<br />

Construction<br />

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

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

Once you have completed this<br />

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

to decide which trade you would<br />

like to specialise in.<br />

Bricklaying<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSEs at 3 or above, ideally<br />

including English and maths or<br />

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 />

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 />

construction workshops<br />

where you wiill be<br />

studying.<br />

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Construction<br />

Carpentry & Joinery<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Two GCSEs at 3 or above, ideally<br />

including maths and English or<br />

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 plus<br />

GCSE English and maths.<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 />

Level 2 in Site Carpentry or some<br />

equivalent work experience.<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 />

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 />

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 126 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 GCSEs at 3 or above, ideally<br />

including maths and English or<br />

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 GCSEs at 4 or above in English<br />

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 GCSEs at 4 or above, including<br />

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 />

You'll get to grips with 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 GCSEs at 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 126 for full details.<br />

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Foundation Diploma in<br />

Construction and the<br />

Built Environment<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs 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 in<br />

the country. With a shortage of<br />

skilled and qualified people in the<br />

construction industry, the course<br />

is aimed at those who aspire to a<br />

well- paid future in Architecture,<br />

Architectural Technology, Civil<br />

Engineering, Site Management,<br />

Surveying or many other<br />

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 buildings.<br />

You’ll gain the practical and<br />

theoretical knowledge, skills and<br />

understanding you need to prepare<br />

for a career in the construction<br />

industry. It provides you with<br />

an overview of many areas<br />

of construction and will help<br />

you to decide on a specialism<br />

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. The<br />

Foundation Diploma (FD) is<br />

equivalent to 1.5 A Levels and can<br />

be used as a stepping stone to help<br />

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 />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

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.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

Diploma or Extended<br />

Diploma in Construction<br />

and the Built Environment<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Foundation Diploma in Construction<br />

and the Built Environment or five<br />

GCSEs at 4 or above or equivalent,<br />

ideally including maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll build your knowledge and<br />

understanding of the construction<br />

industry, undertake industrial<br />

experience through a relevant work<br />

placement and learn from industry<br />

specialists who’ll visit the college as<br />

guest speakers.<br />

You will study:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

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 />

Progression from here could be<br />

an apprenticeship, employment,<br />

further study on our HNC in<br />

Construction and the Built<br />

Environment or at university.<br />

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Construction<br />

T Level in Construction Design,<br />

Surveying and Planning<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 5 or above, ideally<br />

including English, maths and<br />

science.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

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

civil engineering, surveying or town<br />

planning then this course is for you.<br />

You’ll explore the science behind<br />

building design by looking at<br />

different construction methods,<br />

design principles and processes<br />

and surveying and planning. You’ll<br />

also study the construction industry<br />

and its role in the economy as well<br />

as the importance of sustainability,<br />

environmental impact and<br />

corporate social responsibility<br />

As new technology emerges, the<br />

construction sector is continuously<br />

evolving and you’ll gain an<br />

understanding of digital engineering<br />

techniques and the impact of<br />

the Internet of Things (IoT). Using<br />

mathematical techniques you’ll<br />

solve construction problem and<br />

make accurate and appropriate<br />

measurements.<br />

You’ll be taught key principles<br />

for working in the industry<br />

including project management,<br />

budgeting and resource<br />

allocation, procurement, and risk<br />

management. As well as studying<br />

essential topics such as health<br />

and safety, building regulations<br />

and standards, relationship<br />

management and customer<br />

service.<br />

As the course is a T Level, you’ll<br />

also undertake 315 hours of work<br />

placement putting into practice<br />

what you’ve learnt in the classroom.<br />

Working with some of the region’s<br />

key employers, you’ll get a taste of<br />

what it’s like to work in both office<br />

based construction design and<br />

planning environments as well as on<br />

a construction site.<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 />

Following the course you can step<br />

into employment, go onto an<br />

apprenticeship or a degree<br />

at university.<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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DIGITAL<br />

TECHNOLOGY<br />

& GAMES.<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 />

Our industry partners include:<br />

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DON'T<br />

JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Digital Technology & Games<br />

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

Or Ian from Enigma, one of our industry partners...<br />

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

DIGITAL<br />

TECHNOLOGY.<br />

Digital Technology<br />

Level 1<br />

Computer Science<br />

Level 2<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 />

If you want to work in the digital<br />

technology sector but are unsure<br />

whether you want to work in<br />

networking, programming<br />

or product development, this<br />

course is ideal for you as you<br />

will develop a wide range of<br />

skills suitable for working in any<br />

area of the digital industry.<br />

You’ll explore four key topics:<br />

Digital Product Development<br />

Using industry standard<br />

software and techniques you<br />

will produce a digital product.<br />

You’ll develop your analytical<br />

skills as well as researching and<br />

preparing a customer brief,<br />

sketching and wireframing,<br />

designing and prototyping<br />

using agile implementation.<br />

Designing a Network<br />

You will look at different types of<br />

computer networks and design<br />

your own, including choosing the<br />

equipment and operating systems<br />

needed. You will also build your<br />

computer network using Packet<br />

Tracer, a simulator software, so<br />

you can visualise how data is<br />

transported around the network.<br />

Creating a Computer Program<br />

Using graphical tools for an<br />

intended purpose, you will learn<br />

how to write a simple computer<br />

programme. This could be a<br />

game or an interactive puzzle.<br />

Database Design<br />

You’ll investigate how databases<br />

work and explore the different<br />

uses of databases and how<br />

to develop them. You will also<br />

learn how to interrogate the<br />

data, produce reports and<br />

how to keep the data safe.<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 a software<br />

development project where you<br />

will develop skills in programming<br />

languages to build solutions to meet<br />

client needs that will be deployed<br />

on a range of devices.<br />

Project two will give you<br />

opportunities to investigate the<br />

networking requirements of<br />

businesses, you will investigate<br />

networking technologies including<br />

cloud computing and different<br />

infrastructures.<br />

Project three will develop your skills<br />

in manipulating large data set –<br />

Big Data - using a range of tools.<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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Digital Techonology<br />

Cyber Security &<br />

Infrastructure Support<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

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

English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course involves three technical<br />

projects.<br />

You will investigate a range of<br />

technology systems that are used<br />

in industry and how to ensure these<br />

systems are secure.<br />

While social media can provide<br />

excellent opportunity it does have<br />

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 />

Developing your skills in coding<br />

will help you discover security<br />

vulnerabilities in software and<br />

develop front end support tools.<br />

Emerging Technology<br />

Development<br />

Level 3<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

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

maths and English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

There are three technical areas of<br />

this course.<br />

You will develop your coding skills<br />

using a range of programming<br />

languages to give you the best<br />

start possible to your emerging<br />

technology career<br />

Through an investigation into the<br />

business use and application of<br />

social media, you will explore<br />

different social media platforms<br />

and the ways in which they can be<br />

used to promote your emerging<br />

technology products.<br />

You will examine how emerging<br />

technology is used in immersive<br />

video games, 3D modeling and<br />

virtual reality to enable you to<br />

design and develop a digital<br />

product.<br />

Software Engineering<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

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

English and maths.<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 />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

Our exclusive education<br />

partnership with PROTO<br />

The Emerging Technology<br />

Centre means you will have<br />

access to market leading<br />

tech, some of the most<br />

innovative employers in<br />

the sector and a learning<br />

experience you won't<br />

get anywhere else.<br />

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

DIGITAL<br />

TECHNOLOGY.<br />

This is a new type of qualification<br />

that combines a minimum of<br />

315 hours (or 45 days) industry<br />

placement with studying in college.<br />

When you’re on placement, you’ll<br />

spend time with our network of<br />

digital employers, developing your<br />

technical skills, working as part<br />

of a team and gaining valuable<br />

work experience. Past students<br />

have spent time with Mediaworks,<br />

Enigma Interactive, Geek Talent,<br />

Tombola and Hedgehog Lab.<br />

In college, you’ll study concepts,<br />

theories, principles and core skills<br />

relevant to software engineering<br />

including programming concepts,<br />

business context, digital concepts<br />

and environments, agile project<br />

management, system security<br />

and testing methodologies. You’ll<br />

also look at industry standard<br />

knowledge, skills and behaviours in<br />

requirements analysis, designing,<br />

implementing and testing software<br />

solutions.<br />

When you complete the course,<br />

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

university or apply for a higher or<br />

degree level apprenticeship.<br />

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Digital Techonology<br />

T Level in Software<br />

Development (Digital<br />

Production, Design<br />

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 />

You will study concepts, theories<br />

and principles relevant to the skills<br />

needed in roles such as software<br />

development technician,<br />

web development, automated<br />

test development and mobile app<br />

development.<br />

You will study programming<br />

concepts using Python and develop<br />

your computational thinking skills,<br />

business context how businesses<br />

use a range of digital skills, digital<br />

concepts and environments, agile<br />

project management, system<br />

security and investigate different<br />

testing methodologies.<br />

T Level in Networking<br />

and Infrastructure<br />

(Digital Support Services)<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 />

You will study concepts, theories<br />

and principles relevant to the skills<br />

needed in roles such as a digital<br />

application technician, infrastructure<br />

technician or IT support roles.<br />

You will study the infrastructure<br />

support needs of a range of<br />

businesses, data storage and access<br />

levels to data, computational thinking<br />

skills, digital environments, legislation<br />

that is relevant to the role of a digital<br />

support technician, security issues<br />

and how they can be overcome and<br />

testing system vulnerabilities.<br />

T Level in Big Data<br />

(Digital Business Services)<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 />

You will study concepts, theories<br />

and principles relevant to the skills<br />

needed in roles such as a data<br />

technician, machine learning<br />

engineer or big data analyst.<br />

Your study will include digital skills<br />

needed in a range of business<br />

environments, how data is gathered,<br />

manipulated and analysed,<br />

computational thinking skills, a<br />

variety of digital systems, legislation<br />

relevant to the role of a data<br />

technician and how to ensure that<br />

data that is being analysed remains<br />

secure.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

HOW DO I APPLY?<br />

Click here to go straight to the<br />

Digital Technology 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 126 for full details.<br />

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

GAMES.<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, 3D<br />

modelling, digital art and animation.<br />

Our friendly, professional teaching<br />

team will support you throughout,<br />

helping you build your confidence<br />

and a games design portfolio. You’ll<br />

also choose a design specialism to<br />

create a personal project, gain work<br />

experience and work on external<br />

commissions. At the end of this<br />

course, you can progress to our<br />

Level 2 course.<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 />

GCSEs at grade 3 or above,<br />

preferably including English and<br />

maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Develop the skills needed to help<br />

you become a games designer.<br />

Learn about digital design,<br />

animation, game engines, sound<br />

editing, asset building and 3D<br />

modelling. In the final part of the<br />

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

project, going in-depth and<br />

developing your skills and ideas.<br />

On completion, you can progress to<br />

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

games production or switching to<br />

another of our creative courses,<br />

such as photography.<br />

Games Production<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at 4 or above including<br />

English. A Digital or 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 skills<br />

with our innovative games<br />

production course.<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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Progression routes include<br />

apprenticeships, university or an<br />

HND within the college.<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 />

This course is validated by the world<br />

renowned University of the Arts<br />

London (UAL).<br />

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Games<br />

Esports<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSE grades at 4 or above<br />

including English.<br />

A Business, Digital or Sports related<br />

subject and maths are also<br />

preferred but not essential.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Have you ever wondered what it<br />

would take to be the next Twitch<br />

star or compete in national Esports<br />

competitions? If so, then this could<br />

be the course for you. Level 3<br />

Esports will allow you to explore the<br />

world of gaming and get a feel for<br />

how the professionals do it.<br />

You will master the fundamentals of<br />

games, Esports and live streaming.<br />

Build your gaming empire using<br />

entrepreneurial skills in business<br />

acumen. Host competitions<br />

in-house and compete at a national<br />

level, playing games like FIFA,<br />

League of Legends, Rocket League<br />

and Overwatch.<br />

The global Esports market is<br />

estimated to be worth over<br />

$1 billion in 2021 and will be growing<br />

50% over the next three years.<br />

The Esports community is relatively<br />

young and there is a mass of<br />

untapped potential making this a<br />

very exciting and potentially very<br />

profitable area to get into.<br />

You will explore fitness, nutrition and<br />

how to manage and coach a squad<br />

or your own routine.<br />

What is Esports? Andrew the course leader tells all...<br />

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EARLY<br />

YEARS.<br />

Learn 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<br />

Early 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 />

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 />

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 />

Early Years<br />

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

...and Joel too.<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 GCSEs 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, communication,<br />

learning and play.<br />

You will learn and develop your<br />

skills by attending guest lectures,<br />

completing projects, presentations,<br />

and through going on trips and<br />

visits, for example to Beamish<br />

Museum and the Centre for Life.<br />

You’ll also gain fantastic hands-on<br />

experience during supervised work<br />

placements in a range of settings<br />

including nurseries and primary<br />

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 could progress on to the<br />

Level 2 programme.<br />

Diploma for the<br />

Early Years Practitioner<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at 4-9 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 />

You'll be taught through classwork,<br />

interactive 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 GCSEs at 4 or above including<br />

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 licensed 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.<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 />

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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Early Years<br />

T Level Transition in<br />

Education and Childcare<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at 4 or above including<br />

English 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 two<br />

of these; one within early years<br />

provision and the other within<br />

a primary setting.<br />

T Level in Education and<br />

Childcare / Assisting Teaching<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 4 or above in<br />

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 />

At college, you’ll cover the<br />

knowledge portion of the course,<br />

learning through projects,<br />

presentations and innovative<br />

technology such as virtual<br />

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

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 />

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 />

Following the course you can step<br />

into employment, go onto an<br />

apprenticeship or a degree<br />

at university.<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 126 for full details..<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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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 />

LISTEN<br />

UP.<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 welding, fabrication and<br />

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 in<br />

engineering from electronics and<br />

welding to computer-aided design<br />

(CAD) and pneumatics.<br />

You'll spend time in our engineering<br />

workshops, getting hands-on with<br />

the following 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<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at grade 3 or above<br />

including English, science and<br />

4 in maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course allows you to choose<br />

one of three different areas<br />

of engineering to specialise in<br />

and gain the relevant skills and<br />

knowledge for a career in the<br />

industry:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Mechanical<br />

Focussing on CNC and manual<br />

machining, fitting and assembly<br />

applications<br />

Electrical pathway<br />

Focussing on Electrical<br />

installation, wiring and testing<br />

circuits, electrical engineering<br />

principles, electrical systems<br />

and devices<br />

General Engineering<br />

Focussing on welding<br />

techniques, electrical<br />

circuits, testing and fault<br />

diagnosis and CAD<br />

Our industry standard workshops<br />

have a range of equipment which<br />

you’ll get to grips with during your<br />

course:<br />

● MIG/MAG<br />

● MMA<br />

● TIG<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 />

as well as doing a work experience<br />

placement with an engineering<br />

employer.<br />

This course is designed to prepare<br />

you for an apprenticeship and you'll<br />

be able to apply for one with our<br />

employer partners and continue<br />

your studies. If an apprenticeship<br />

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

progress onto one of our Level 3<br />

courses.<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 />

General Engineering<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at 5 or above including<br />

English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study a Sub-Diploma in<br />

Engineering Technologies where you<br />

will gain knowledge in engineering<br />

principles including engineering and<br />

environmental health and safety as<br />

well as engineering organisational<br />

efficiency and improvement.<br />

You'll learn CAD, CNC, welding,<br />

PLCs and electrical installation.<br />

On completion of the course,<br />

you can progress to our<br />

Extended Diploma in<br />

Engineering Technologies,<br />

our HNC, an apprenticeship,<br />

work or university.<br />

Engineering Technologies<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 3 Sub-Diploma in engineering<br />

technologies or Level 3 diploma in<br />

engineering technologies.<br />

Five GCSE grade 4 or above<br />

including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You will study a Level 3 Extended<br />

Diploma in Engineering Technologies<br />

where you will build on the<br />

knowledge gained during your<br />

Sub- Diploma in General<br />

Engineering.<br />

You’ll develop an in-depth<br />

understanding of:<br />

● Engineering mathematics<br />

● Further engineering<br />

mathematics<br />

● Further engineering science<br />

● Mechanical Engineering<br />

Principles or Further Electrical<br />

and electronics principles<br />

● Advanced manufacturing<br />

● Engineering design process<br />

Once you have completed this<br />

course you can join our HNC,<br />

secure an apprenticeship or<br />

progress into employment or<br />

university.<br />

On all our Engineering<br />

Level 3 courses,<br />

you'll complete a<br />

work experience placement<br />

with an engineering<br />

employer to get you<br />

job ready.<br />

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Engineering<br />

(Skills route for Tool Maker/<br />

Machinist/Mechanical)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

PEO or Diploma at Level 2<br />

(or equivalent competence<br />

qualification) four GCSEs at 5 or<br />

above including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you're interested in working<br />

in the engineering sector in a<br />

tool making or machining role,<br />

this course is ideal for you.<br />

The subjects you’ll study include<br />

CNC and advanced CNC,<br />

engineering inspection and<br />

quality control, mechanical<br />

principles and CAD.<br />

It's a hand-on course and you'll be<br />

using the following equipment:<br />

● CNC milling machines<br />

● CNC lathes<br />

● Fusion 360<br />

● Engineering design software<br />

There is a worldwide demand<br />

for roles in tool making and<br />

machinery and this course will<br />

give you the skills and knowledge<br />

to pursue a career in the sector.<br />

You can also progress to our HNC,<br />

an apprenticeship or university.<br />

Engineering<br />

(Skills route for Automation/<br />

Maintenance Technician/<br />

Electrical)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

PEO or Diploma at Level 2<br />

(or equivalent competence<br />

qualification) four GCSEs at 5 or<br />

above including English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course will give you the skills and<br />

knowledge to work in an automation<br />

or electrical maintenance role in the<br />

engineering sector.<br />

You'll get to grips with using a range<br />

of equipment including:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Hand tools<br />

Oscilloscopes<br />

Soldering irons<br />

AutoCAD<br />

Engineering design software’s<br />

Mitsubishi PLC’s<br />

You’ll study the following subjects:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Electrical power<br />

Electrical and electronic<br />

principles<br />

PLC<br />

Electrical installation<br />

On completion of the course you'll<br />

have the skills and knowledge to<br />

work in one of these in-demand<br />

roles, gain an apprenticeship,<br />

progress to the Level 4 HNC or<br />

further study at university.<br />

Engineering<br />

T Level in Engineering,<br />

Manufacturing, Processing<br />

and Control (Engineering)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 5-9 including<br />

English and maths.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

Get started on your career in<br />

Engineering and Manufacturing<br />

with this T Level. It has been<br />

developed in collaboration with<br />

employers and professional bodies<br />

which will give you the essential<br />

practical and theoretical skills to<br />

work in the engineering industry.<br />

You'll develop an in-depth<br />

understanding of how<br />

the engineering industry works,<br />

principles of engineering design<br />

and manufacture, manufacturing<br />

techniques, theories of mechanical<br />

engineering and a wide range of<br />

practical engineering skills.<br />

As this course is a T Level, you'll<br />

spend 80% of your time at<br />

college studying and 20% on an<br />

industry placement, where you will<br />

put what you have been learning in<br />

the classroom into practice with an<br />

employer.<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 />

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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HAIR<br />

& BEAUTY.<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 />

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

HAIRDRESSING.<br />

Hair Techniques<br />

for Beginners<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at 1-3.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll work in our professional<br />

salon. With a focus on hairdressing<br />

techniques, you’ll develop<br />

skills in colour enhancement,<br />

plaiting and twisting, cutting<br />

techniques 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 />

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 />

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 126 for full details..<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<br />

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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 />

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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 GCSEs at 1-3,<br />

preferably including English<br />

and maths.<br />

Level 2: Four GCSEs at 4-9<br />

preferably including English<br />

and maths.<br />

Level 3: Level 2 beauty 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 the<br />

beauty therapy industry.<br />

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

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

Level 2 or Level 3 if you have the<br />

grades 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, 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 />

and facial electro therapy,<br />

body massage and tanning.<br />

You’ll gain industry experience in<br />

a professional salon and have the<br />

chance to learn 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 126 for full details..<br />

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Hair & Beauty<br />

Creative Hair and<br />

Media Make-up Artistry<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at 4 or above<br />

or Level 1 in Beauty Therapy or<br />

Hairdressing. An interview and<br />

practical skills test to demonstrate<br />

dexterity and 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 />

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 />

You will 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 />

Advanced<br />

Nail Technician<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Level 2 Beauty Therapy,<br />

Hairdressing or 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 />

On completion, you can progress<br />

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

industry or go on to specialist<br />

further study.<br />

As a student on one of our<br />

Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy<br />

courses, you will also be part of<br />

CoLab, an innovative approach to<br />

gaining experience of collaborating in<br />

a real life, industry related way.<br />

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

HEALTH &<br />

SOCIAL CARE.<br />

Introductory Diploma<br />

in Health & Social Care<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

One GCSE grade 3 or above,<br />

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

grades in other subjects and the<br />

ability 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<br />

range of activities including<br />

practical activities, digital<br />

media, demonstrations<br />

and guest speakers.<br />

You'll complete a range<br />

of assessments including<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 English and maths.<br />

On completion you may be<br />

able to progress onto our<br />

Level 2 programme or into an<br />

apprenticeship.<br />

First Extended Certificate<br />

in Health & Social Care<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at 3-9 including<br />

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 />

Foundation Diploma<br />

in Health & Social Care<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five academic GCSEs<br />

at 4-9 including English,<br />

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<br />

you will develop independent<br />

learning skills, teamwork and<br />

professional behaviours.<br />

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

experience through a supervised<br />

work placement with a minimum<br />

of 100 hours at one of our industry<br />

partners, for example in a care<br />

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 />

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Health & Social Care<br />

Extended Diploma in<br />

Health & Social Care<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 4-9 including maths,<br />

English and science. This is a top-up<br />

from the Foundation Diploma so<br />

you will have completed this first.<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, health psychology,<br />

understanding mental health,<br />

microbiology and current practices<br />

in research 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 />

360˚<br />

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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 />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<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 />

Or sign up to one of our<br />

Enrolment Events, click here to<br />

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

See page 126 for full details..<br />

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

HEALTH &<br />

SOCIAL CARE.<br />

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

qualification designed by leading<br />

businesses.<br />

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

classroom and 20% on an industrial<br />

placement with one or more of our<br />

healthcare partner employers.<br />

Following the course you can<br />

step into employment, go onto<br />

an apprenticeship or a degree at<br />

university.<br />

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Health & Social Care<br />

T Level Transition<br />

in Health<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at 4 or above to<br />

include English or maths and<br />

science and a range of other<br />

GCSEs at grade 3.<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 />

In addition you will have an<br />

opportunity to develop your<br />

understanding of science concepts<br />

and research to support your<br />

transition onto the T Level.<br />

There will be a vocational experience<br />

unit where you will spend time<br />

in health care settings. You'll also<br />

develop a greater knowledge of<br />

personal and social development<br />

through career planning<br />

and creating a personal and<br />

professional portfolio. All learners<br />

will develop their digital skills and<br />

will have achieved GCSE maths on<br />

completion of the T Level Transition.<br />

T Level in Health<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 5-9 including<br />

English, maths and science.<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 career<br />

aspirations, learning the practical<br />

knowledge and skills as part of<br />

a working team, some of which<br />

may be based in NHS settings.<br />

In college, you’ll gain the theoretical<br />

knowledge of healthcare and apply<br />

this understanding to your chosen<br />

career route through practical<br />

projects and demonstrations<br />

in our clinical rooms.<br />

Your progress will be assessed<br />

through a combination of exams<br />

and assignments. When you<br />

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

step into work, an apprenticeship<br />

or progress to university.<br />

T Level in Science<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 5-9,<br />

including English, maths<br />

and science. You will<br />

require a DBS check<br />

and an interview.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This ambitious new course will<br />

support you to develop an<br />

exciting career in laboratory science,<br />

which is a huge area of growth<br />

both in the NHS and private 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 />

In college, you’ll gain the theoretical<br />

knowledge of the health and science<br />

sector looking specifically at health<br />

& safety, scientific methodology,<br />

experimentation and scientific<br />

techniques before specialising<br />

in laboratory science where you<br />

will further your development of<br />

knowledge in areas such as the<br />

performance of scientific techniques<br />

to collect experimental data.<br />

When you finish the course,<br />

you’ll be able to step into<br />

work, an apprenticeship or<br />

progress to university.<br />

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MUSIC, DANCE,<br />

PERFORMING ARTS<br />

& PRODUCTION ARTS.<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 our specialist music<br />

and dance studios and perform<br />

in our theatre and at the Sage<br />

Gateshead.<br />

96%<br />

of Music, Dance & Performing<br />

Arts students have progressed<br />

into work, an apprenticeship,<br />

further or higher 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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LISTEN<br />

UP.<br />

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

Hear from Cheryle, one of our 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 />

theatre in Baltic Campus.<br />

As a student on one of our<br />

Visual & Performing Arts courses,<br />

you will also be part of CoLab,<br />

an innovative approach to gaining<br />

experience of collaborating in a real<br />

life, industry related way.<br />

Click here for more info.<br />

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

MUSIC<br />

& DANCE.<br />

Performance Skills<br />

(Music Performance or<br />

Music Technology/DJ)<br />

Level 2<br />

Music Performance<br />

Level 3<br />

An exclusive partnership with<br />

Music Tech,<br />

Production & DJ<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at 3 or above, ideally<br />

including either English and maths<br />

or equivalent plus an audition.<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 three different<br />

strands:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Performing arts - where you'll<br />

learn practical skills in dance,<br />

acting, stage management<br />

and musical theatre,<br />

Music performance - where you'll<br />

develop practical skills in music<br />

performance and composition<br />

Music technology - where<br />

you will be introduced to the<br />

recording studio, live sound,<br />

events management and DJing.<br />

On each of these you'll work<br />

collaboratively with other students,<br />

curating and taking part in<br />

performances for live audiences in<br />

our professional theatre and other<br />

venues to build your confidence as<br />

a creative.<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

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

including English and preferably<br />

maths plus an audition.<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 as well as other<br />

performances in local<br />

professional venues.<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 />

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Music & Dance<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,<br />

or a relevant qualification at<br />

Level 2 or appropriate experience<br />

plus an audition.<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. All our dance<br />

courses are are designed to help<br />

you prepare for higher education<br />

and a sustainable career in the<br />

creative sector.<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 to<br />

higher education courses, weekly<br />

singing lessons in contemporary<br />

and musical theatre will underpin<br />

your audition preparation.<br />

Theoretical sessions which focus<br />

on progression routes, training<br />

providers and potential dance<br />

employment will further develop<br />

your knowledge of the industry<br />

and help with the UCAS application<br />

process.<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 />

Musical Theatre<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This specialist pathway within<br />

dance will focus on the skills<br />

required in Musical Theatre<br />

performance. Working towards a<br />

UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in<br />

Performance and Production over<br />

2 years, this exciting course will<br />

provide dance-based training in<br />

musical theatre and will enable you<br />

to progress on to a higher education<br />

course with confidence, secure<br />

in the knowledge that you are<br />

prepared for the rigorous demands<br />

of the industry.<br />

You will combine in-depth vocal<br />

and acting training with dance<br />

techniques in this unique pathway,<br />

tailored to explore material from the<br />

world of professional theatre.<br />

Throughout the course, you will<br />

have the opportunity to master<br />

the art of acting through song,<br />

combining disciplines that will give<br />

you the skills necessary to produce<br />

moving theatrical performances;<br />

you will learn new and challenging<br />

material for performance and<br />

performance opportunities will give<br />

you the chance to shine as you put<br />

what you have learned into practice.<br />

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

PERFORMING ARTS<br />

& PRODUCTION ARTS.<br />

Performance Skills<br />

(Performing Arts)<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

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

ideally including either English<br />

and maths or equivalent plus an<br />

audition.<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 three different<br />

strands:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Performing arts - where you'll<br />

learn practical skills in dance,<br />

acting, stage management<br />

and musical theatre,<br />

Music performance - where you'll<br />

develop practical skills in music<br />

performance and composition<br />

Music technology - where<br />

you will be introduced to the<br />

recording studio, live sound,<br />

events management and DJing.<br />

On each of these you'll work<br />

collaboratively with other students,<br />

curating and taking part in<br />

performances for live audiences in<br />

our professional theatre and other<br />

venues to build your confidence as<br />

a creative.<br />

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Performing Arts & Production Arts<br />

Production Arts<br />

(Live Events,<br />

Stage Management<br />

& Lighting/Set Design)<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 />

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 />

Performing Arts<br />

(Acting, Movement<br />

and Vocal)<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<br />

or appropriate experience plus an<br />

audition.<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.<br />

Level 3<br />

courses attract<br />

UCAS points.<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 of<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,<br />

performance lab, gym and<br />

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 />

360˚<br />

Our industry partners include:<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

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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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FOR IT.<br />

Sport<br />

Hear from Katy<br />

why she chose<br />

to study at<br />

Gateshead<br />

College...<br />

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

SPORT.<br />

Sport<br />

Level 1<br />

Sport<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

One GCSE at any grade.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

You’ll study all aspects of how and<br />

where to participate in sport, look at<br />

improving fitness, healthy lifestyle,<br />

sport in the workplace and working<br />

safely.<br />

We’ll help you to develop the skills<br />

that show your potential to an<br />

employer. This includes how you<br />

can use your knowledge to best<br />

effect, that you have the right<br />

attitude, high standards and will be<br />

a great asset to their business.<br />

As part of this qualification you will<br />

study the following units:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Taking part in sport<br />

Personal exercise and fitness<br />

Developing sports<br />

volunteering skills<br />

Assisting at a sports event<br />

Effect of exercise on<br />

human body systems<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs at 3 or above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course is designed to provide<br />

you with knowledge on a range<br />

of sports subjects and students<br />

will also have the opportunity to<br />

develop their understanding on<br />

different career opportunities<br />

within sport.<br />

You will study a wide range of units<br />

on this course which includes:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Participating in sport<br />

Anatomy and physiology<br />

for exercise<br />

Introduction to healthy<br />

exercise and nutrition<br />

Sports coaching<br />

Physical fitness and<br />

injuries in sport<br />

Performance analysis for sport<br />

Work experience in<br />

the sports industry<br />

Don't worry if you<br />

haven't got a<br />

4 in English and maths,<br />

we will help you achieve<br />

these as part<br />

of your course.<br />

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Sport<br />

Health, Exercise &<br />

Fitness Instruction<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Three GCSEs 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 />

In addition you'll explore how<br />

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 English<br />

and maths skills and provide a<br />

work placement in industry.<br />

On completion you can<br />

progress onto one of our Level 3<br />

programmes or apply for fitness<br />

instructor roles in the industry.<br />

Personal Training for<br />

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 at 5 plus<br />

four more GCSEs at 4 including<br />

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, biomechanics,<br />

psychology, fitness testing, nutrition,<br />

massage, technology in sport,<br />

coaching for performance, fitness<br />

training, research project and sport<br />

injuries. You’ll also complete a work<br />

placement.<br />

On completion you could go on to<br />

further study at university or into<br />

employment within the health and<br />

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 126 for full details..<br />

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

SPORT.<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 programme will prepare<br />

you for the next steps in your<br />

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

apprenticeship or a university<br />

programme in sport.<br />

You’ll study a range of topics<br />

including health and wellbeing,<br />

sports development, anantomy and<br />

physiology in sport, sporting injuries,<br />

sports massage and fitness training.<br />

In the second year, you’ll undertake<br />

a sport related research project.<br />

You’ll also take part in work<br />

experience with one of our industry<br />

partners, helping you discover the<br />

type of role you 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 />

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 126 for full details..<br />

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Sport<br />

Gateshead Football Club<br />

Academy<br />

Level 3<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,<br />

which combines 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 />

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

sports coaching and development<br />

including careers in sport, health<br />

and wellbeing and professional<br />

sports performance.<br />

photo credit: Damon Williams,<br />

Level 2 Photography student<br />

@damonwilliamsphotography<br />

Click here for more information<br />

on the Academy.<br />

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TRAVEL &<br />

TOURISM.<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 />

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 industry partners include:<br />

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Travel & Tourism<br />

360˚<br />

Fancy a look around?<br />

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of each campus. Click here to<br />

have a look around the<br />

Baltic Campus where you<br />

wiill be studying.<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 />

Introduction to Business<br />

and Travel<br />

Level 1<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

A minimum of 2 GCSEs at 2<br />

and above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

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

to business, travel and hospitality,<br />

this course is ideal for you.<br />

Customer service is at the heart of<br />

the business, tourism and hospitality<br />

sectors and you’ll develop your<br />

skills and confidence to ensure you<br />

know how to give your customers<br />

that five star treatment. Working<br />

on an event, you’ll also build your<br />

team work, problem solving and<br />

communications skills.<br />

The tourism industry is a<br />

multi-million pound industry and<br />

you’ll learn more about the sector<br />

here in the UK and get out and<br />

about visiting key tourist attractions.<br />

You’ll also develop your digital<br />

and IT skills and presentation skills<br />

throughout the duration of the<br />

course.<br />

The skills and knowledge you<br />

gain from the course will help you<br />

step into a job, apprenticeship or<br />

progress on to the next level of<br />

study.<br />

Travel, Hospitality<br />

and Aviation<br />

Level 2<br />

Duration<br />

1 year<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Four GCSEs at 2/3 or above.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you have ambitions to work in the<br />

fast paced travel industry whether<br />

that’s in a travel agency, hotel or in<br />

aviation, then this course is for you.<br />

You’ll learn how to deal with<br />

customers and exceed their<br />

expectations throughout their<br />

customer journey whether that’s<br />

when you’re selling them a holiday,<br />

checking them in at the airport<br />

or hotel or looking after them in a<br />

resort.<br />

We’ll also teach you how to handle<br />

complaints and deal with difficult<br />

customers.<br />

You’ll look at how tour operators,<br />

hotels, travel agents and tourist<br />

attractions operate, as well as<br />

developing skills in team work. You'll<br />

also study the exciting world of<br />

aviation and learn how airport and<br />

airlines operate.<br />

Getting out and about is a key<br />

part of this course and you’ll go<br />

on a range of trips and visits and<br />

complete work experience in the<br />

travel and tourism industry.<br />

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Travel & Tourism<br />

Travel Management (Business)<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 4 or above including<br />

English and maths. You may also be<br />

considered if you have achieved a<br />

Level 2 qualification in Business or<br />

Travel and Tourism<br />

What will I learn?<br />

If you love the idea of exploring the<br />

world of business with a focus on<br />

the travel industry then this could<br />

be the course for you. You’ll develop<br />

business and industry knowledge<br />

to enable you to work in a Business,<br />

Travel and Tourism, Hospitality<br />

or Aviation management role.<br />

You’ll gain an insight into one of the<br />

region’s top travel organisations<br />

exploring how they started<br />

and how they got to where<br />

they are now. Working with<br />

a human resource specialist<br />

from the sector, you’ll examine<br />

how they recruit employees.<br />

The roles in the world of aviation are<br />

vast and varied and you’ll explore<br />

these as well as the services and<br />

facilities available to travellers.<br />

You’ll look at the appeal of different<br />

destinations across the world from<br />

countries and cities to key tourist<br />

destinations and attractions.<br />

You will also learn key skills which<br />

are essential for working in this<br />

sector including customer service,<br />

event management, marketing<br />

principles, leadership and<br />

management and business finance.<br />

Level 3<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 a Royal Marines training<br />

day based at 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 />

92%<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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JUST TAKE<br />

OUR WORD<br />

FOR IT.<br />

Uniformed Public Services<br />

Hear from some of our policing students...<br />

Fan of Line of Duty? Take a look at 'GC-12'...<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 GCSEs at 3 or a Level 1<br />

qualification at 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<br />

you will study law and crime,<br />

land navigation, physical fitness,<br />

employment skills and adventurous<br />

activities. You will also study maths<br />

and English qualifications and<br />

complete work experience with the<br />

army and 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 />

Uniformed Public Services<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year or 2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 4 or above, including<br />

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, the Probation Service, youth<br />

and community work.<br />

You’ll cover leadership and<br />

teamwork, citizenship, crime and<br />

custodial care, emergency planning<br />

and response, government and<br />

politics, conflict management,<br />

psychology as well as taking part in<br />

fitness testing and team sports.<br />

You’ll also enjoy projects with<br />

professionals such as the army<br />

residential, adventure days with the<br />

Royal Marines, community policing<br />

and development days with the<br />

Royal Navy.<br />

Students progress directly to degree<br />

courses with leading universities.<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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Uniformed Public Services<br />

Policing<br />

Level 3<br />

Duration<br />

1 year or 2 years<br />

Entry requirements<br />

Five GCSEs at 4 or above,<br />

including English.<br />

What will I learn?<br />

This course has been designed to<br />

prepare you for applying to and<br />

joining the police force through<br />

the police apprenticeships<br />

and degree route.<br />

You’ll be taught by ex-police<br />

officers who all have industry<br />

knowledge and experience and<br />

will provide you with an insight into<br />

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

As part of the programme,<br />

you’ll study:<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

●<br />

Preparing for a career<br />

in the police<br />

Physical fitness for the police<br />

Crime scene investigation<br />

Volunteering in the police<br />

UK legal system and<br />

the police service<br />

Emergency planning<br />

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 126 for full details..<br />

1<strong>23</strong>


SAY<br />

HELLO.<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 />

We’re running taster sessions for our<br />

different subject areas, to help you find out<br />

about our courses and see what life<br />

at college is like.<br />

You can take part in as many taster sessions as you<br />

like, in as many subject areas as you like, so if you’re still<br />

stuck on which course to choose this could help you<br />

decide.<br />

If you’ve already applied to study with us, you can<br />

still come along and make friends ready for starting<br />

college.<br />

Visit www.gateshead.ac.uk to find out when the events<br />

are taking place and book your place.


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HOW<br />

DO I<br />

APPLY?<br />

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A LEVELS,<br />

VOCATIONAL<br />

STUDY<br />

PROGRAMMES<br />

& T LEVELS.<br />

Application process<br />

1. Complete an application form.<br />

Fill in a form on our website.<br />

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

When we receive your form we’ll be in touch to<br />

arrange a time for you to have a chat with one of<br />

our teachers. This can be on the phone or in college,<br />

it’s up to you. You’ll get to know our teachers, find<br />

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

to your questions. If you’d like 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 and we’ll<br />

get in touch to arrange this. You’ll be given a date<br />

and time and be told exactly what to expect.<br />

4. Keep in touch.<br />

We’ll invite you to our Say Hello events throughout<br />

the year where you can discover more about your<br />

course, get to know your teachers and meet your<br />

future classmates.<br />

5. Start college.<br />

You’ll confirm your grades with us in August <strong>2022</strong><br />

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

September.<br />

APPRENTICESHIPS.<br />

You apply for an apprenticeship in<br />

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

Find our vacancies on our website.<br />

Can’t find a vacancy?<br />

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

for you, you can start 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 check our website.<br />

Application process<br />

How do I apply?<br />

1. Search for a vacancy.<br />

Visit our website or the National Apprenticeship<br />

Service’s website to browse apprenticeship<br />

vacancies.<br />

2. Register online.<br />

Create an account with the National Apprenticeship<br />

Service. Visit 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 <strong>23</strong>64 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 />

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 2246<br />

start@gateshead.ac.uk<br />

Apprenticeship information and advice<br />

0191 490 <strong>23</strong>64<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 2216<br />

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

Learning support services<br />

0191 490 2253<br />

or 426 4329<br />

@gatesheadcoll<br />

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If you know someone who<br />

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<br />

guide was correct (October 2021).<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 10 November 2021<br />

6pm - 9pm<br />

Careers Choice Event<br />

Monday 29 November 2021<br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 10 January <strong>2022</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 7 February <strong>2022</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 7 March <strong>2022</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 4 April <strong>2022</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 9 May <strong>2022</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 13 June <strong>2022</strong><br />

4.30pm – 7pm<br />

Monday 4 July <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 11 July <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 18 July <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 25 July <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 1 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 8 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Monday 15 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

1pm - 5pm<br />

Thursday 18 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

GCSE results day<br />

Monday 22 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 7pm<br />

Tuesday <strong>23</strong> August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Wednesday 24 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Thursday 25 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Friday 26 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Tuesday 30 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

Wednesday 31 August <strong>2022</strong><br />

9.30am - 5pm<br />

COME<br />

AND BE<br />

PART<br />

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 />

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