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2 Search Newbury College in the Google Play Store, download our app and hover your phone over the image then watch as this page comes to life! Watch this video with our App or online at Welcome Welcome to the full time courses available at Newbury College in 2015/16. Our courses aim to help you get into the career of your choice or to higher education or work. I hope that in this guide you will find a course which excites and motivates you to achieve your ambition whether that is to take up a particular career or to progress to higher education, to an apprenticeship, to another course of study or to work. We have a very wide range of opportunities which will help develop your career or provide work based learning opportunities. We also offer apprenticeships in most subject areas and at different levels to suit your needs and interests. Newbury College is a good College with some outstanding features (Ofsted). Our higher education has been assessed as outstanding. We have achieved a high standard in working with employers and have achieved a number of quality standards which reflect our commitment to high quality and success. Now, more than ever before, to succeed in a career, you must be able to evidence through qualifications and work experience that you have what it takes to do well at work, in the next stage of your study or in higher education. We will help you not only to reach your potential but to exceed it. At Newbury College we will support you through learning the right skills to be able to succeed in your chosen career or further or higher education course. We know what you need to be a success and we have highly trained and dedicated staff who will help you choose the right career path for you. Whilst at the College you will also have access to our many new workshops and resources and you can join in with many sports and other activities which will help you to make new friends and meet new people. To find out more please contact Newbury College Information Services on , visit our website at or come along and find out how a further or higher education course or an apprenticeship at Newbury College can help you achieve your ambition. We hope to meet you soon and to welcome you to Newbury College. Dr. Anne Murdoch OBE, Principal, Newbury College Disclaimer: Newbury College has made every effort to ensure that information contained within this guide is correct at time of publication. However, the College reserves the right to introduce any changes including the addition, re-structuring, pricing or closure of courses where insufficient numbers have enrolled. For up to date information, please visit our website Data Protection: Newbury College stores and processes all student data in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 p2 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

3 Opportunities for Year Old Students CONTENTS 2 Welcome 4 What to Expect on a Course with Newbury College 6 How to Enrol 6 Parents and Supporters Information 7 Student Diary 8 Student Council 8 Enrichment Programme 9 Information Services 10 Facilities 12 Fees and Financial Help 13 Higher Education Courses 14 Opportunities for 14 to 16 Year Old Students 15 Pre Apprenticeship Programme 29 A Level and IGCSE 16 Apprenticeship 18 Animal Care 20 Art, Design & Media 73 Beauty and Complementary Therapy 36 Business 40 Cabin Crew 40 Catering, Hospitality and Leisure 47 Care Industries 52 Foundation Learning 55 Computing and IT Industry 59 Construction 66 Engineering 72 English for Non Native Speakers 24 Fashion & Textiles 73 Hairdressing 80 Horticultural Studies 82 Motor Industry 25 Music 85 Sport & Public Services 44 Travel & Tourism 90 Map and Directions 93 Feedback Survey (win 50 of vouchers) 95 Application Form (at back) 99 Index NEW Now enrolling year olds on Full Time Programmes Newbury College has has been approved to accept year olds onto full time programmes at the College. This is ideal for young students who feel School is not the environment for them, home educated students, those who have relocated to the area or those who would just like to try something different. You will have all the benefits of school with a unique learning environment. Contact Information Services for more information on Open days Tue 11 Nov - 4-8pm Tue 10 Feb - 4-8pm Sat 16 May - 10am-1pm Find out about course details speak to a subject specialist, meet our student and take a tour of our fantastic facilities. For more information on our open days contact student services on or visit our website p3

4 What to Expect on a Course with Newbury College Programme of Study Your programme of study will be made up of six elements: 1. Vocational / Academic Qualification 2. Tutorial 3. Independent Learning Sessions. 4. Employability Skills (including work experience) 5. Work Experience 6. Functional Skills or GCSEs English/Maths Course Entry Criteria Programme of Study and Apprenticeships. Course Level Entry Criteria Programme of Study or Apprenticeship Functional Skills Entry Level Interview and a reference required Entry Certificates/Awards or Traineeships English Maths (Entry Level) Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 4 GCSEs at grades E and above Entry Certificate required Plus one functional skill at Entry Level or equivalent* 5 GCSEs at grade D and above (certain subjects may be specified) or BTEC Introductory Certificate or Diploma or NVQ Level 1 or equivalent Plus two functional skills at Level 1 or equivalent* A Levels: 5 GCSEs minimum of 2 B and 3 C (certain subjects may be specified) All other programmes: 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths or English (certain subjects may be specified) or BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit or GNVQ 2 or equivalent Plus two functional skills at Level 2 or equivalent* BTEC Introductory Certificate/Award NVQ Level 1, or Foundation Diploma, or Traineeship BTEC Certificate (equal to 2 GCSEs grades A*-C) BTEC Diploma (equal to 4 GCSEs grade A*-C) or BTEC Extended Certificate (equal to 5 GCSEs) CACHE First Certificate NVQ 2 Higher Diploma NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship BTEC Certificate (equal to 1 A Level) BTEC Diploma (equal to 2 A Levels) BTEC Extended Diploma (equal to 3 A Levels) CACHE Diploma NVQ 3 Advanced Diploma NVQ Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship English Maths (Level 1) English Maths (Level 2) GCSEs in Maths and English p4 In some cases you may be asked at interview to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to ensure the course is at the appropriate level for you. All students who do not have Maths and English at GCSE grade C or above will complete a literacy and numeracy assessment at enrolment and are required to take Functional Skills or repeat their GCSE in Maths and English. *Functional skills entry criteria relate to internal progression only. As part of your induction to the College you will undertake various assessments to find out which level and Functional Skills you will be completing. All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

5 Functional Skills Functional Skills are delivered in English, Maths and ICT, at Entry Level and Levels 1 and 2. Functional Skills English and Maths are included in all vocational courses and are an integral part of your individual learning plan. These programmes give you the skills required by employers and for entry to Higher Education and Apprenticeship. All students must study Functional Skills unless they have grade D or C in English and Maths GCSE. If you do not have a grade C you will study GCSE. Employability Skills This is an activity that links to the vocational course you are studying. The project will enable you to demonstrate your skills in the subject you are studying, as well as your abilities to work as a member of a team, work to deadlines and achieve an overall goal through a set of targets. Work Experience All vocational courses have a mandatory week s work placement in their field of study. Tutorial Support All students have a Course Leader to look after their progress. All students have a weekly group tutorial session and planned one to one sessions throughout the year. Independent Learning Sessions All students will benefit from Independent Learning Sessions which are a requirement of their course programme. These sessions support the students with dedicated staff on hand to assist with coursework and assignments. Assessment Students are required to take a national test. Assessment can vary depending on the subject. GCSE Maths and English There is an opportunity to re-take Foundation GCSE Maths and English. Classes are held in the daytime and evening. Entry requirements for re-taking GCSE English or Maths should be a grade D at GCSE in English or Maths, or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification together with appropriate outcome of assessment. Details will be discussed at your course interview. FE Awards Ceremony Winners with Sponsors. p5

6 How to Enrol Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Please complete the application form at the back of this guide or online at: and return to Information Services at: Newbury College, Monks Lane, Newbury RG14 7TD On receipt of your application form you will be invited to the College for an interview with the course tutor. The course tutor will discuss your choice of course and options available. The College will confirm your place and you will receive full details of your induction programme and enrolment process. Parents & Supporters - Need help? Do you need help understanding the latest changes in post 16 education? As a parent/guardian/supporter it can be difficult keeping up to date with all the changes in education or there may be questions you need answering but don t know where to start. We have put together a parent and supporters guide which explains areas that may need clarification. The guide covers the wider support facilities such as learning support, financial advice and progression information. It also gives you a breakdown of qualifications and information about University once your child has completed post 16 education. For further information or to order your Parent/Supporter Guide please contact Information Services on or p6 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

7 Student Diary SEPTEMBER Enrolment, Induction and Freshers Fair! Make sure you ve completed all your forms ie Enrolling, Bursary, bus pass etc, then have fun making friends at Induction and Freshers Week. OCTOBER One to One Tutorial - Set your objectives for the rest of the year. Applying for University? Attend the College HE Fair. Applications can be made from mid September. NOVEMBER Student Survey - Let us know what you think so far - we want to hear your thoughts on what you like and any changes you d like to see. DECEMBER One to One Tutorial - How are you getting on? University Application - College Deadline. JANUARY Back from Christmas Break. Find out about Well-Being Week - healthy body equals healthy mind! University Application - UCAS Deadline. FEBRUARY One to One Tutorial - Make sure you re still on target to achieve. Attend our Open Day on Tuesday 12 Feb, 4pm to 8pm. Find out what your next move is. MARCH Try Something Different! Have fun trying to beat the experts by having a go at another course - watch the sports students trying to do manicures and other fun activities. APRIL Progression Week - Speak to careers advisors. MAY Attend our Open Day on Saturday 16 May, 10am to 1pm. Find out what your next move is. JUNE Summer Showcase Show off your hard work at the Skills Show Week JULY Have a Fun Summer. AUGUST Results! Discuss your results when they come out with your course leader to decide your next step. p7

8 Student Council Join In, Have Fun, Have Your Say! What Are The Benefits? Being a member has many advantages including: Involvement in enrichment events Helping to make changes to improve the student experience. Discounts at selected outlets in the local area Celebration events The Student Council is run by students, for students and is committed to supporting students throughout their study at the College. What Else Can I Expect? Representatives are encouraged to support and contribute to increasing the services and events on offer. Last year the Student Council was involved in supporting Children in Need and Comic Relief, as well as organising the annual end of year summer celebration party. For further details, log onto our website or call to arrange an appointment with one of our advisors. Newbury College has an active Student Council that works to support student activities, ideas and events across the College. Students of all ages and across all subject areas can join and take advantage of the many benefits membership brings. Newbury College is committed to listening to and acting upon the views, suggestions and ideas of its student community. Enrichment As part of your learning experience you will be involved in various enrichment activities. These occur within your course and may include guest speakers, visits to places of interest work experience relevant to your choice of study. There are also cross College activities which are fun and interactive and help you to build relationships with student colleagues on other courses. The College Enrichment Officer organises all your course and cross College enrichment activities. These include events such as Red Nose Day, Pancake Race, Performances, Children in Need and many many more. They also organises free activities for students such as skiing lessons, basketball and football. These activities are to enhance your learning experience and help towards your projects, Functional Skills and assignments. How Do I Join? All students will automatically become members of the Student Council on enrolment. All members are given the opportunity to nominate Course Student Representatives to take their views and comments to the Student Council Forum. Students are encouraged to contribute 10 per year towards the Student Council fund. p8 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

9 Information Services You may already have decided on the subject you wish to study. If so, look through the courses in the appropriate section and choose a level to suit you. If you need assistance with choosing the most suitable course, please call our Information Services team to arrange an appointment with one of our Guidance Advisors. We can offer information, advice and guidance on both courses and career pathways. When exam results are published in August, staff will be standing by to help you discuss any last minute changes to your plans. Accessibility The College is committed and keen to support students with disabilities. If you have a disability, please let us know and we will do all we can to ensure that you have an enjoyable and successful time at Newbury College. For further information, please contact the Support Team Leader on: or Equality and Diversity The College believes unreservedly in giving everyone the opportunity to make use of College resources. The College will not discriminate, directly or indirectly, against anyone, on the basis of race, creed, gender, age, disability, religion, sexuality or political belief. Any instance of such discrimination is regarded as a serious disciplinary matter. The full text of the College policy is available from Information Services. Confidentiality Our staff are bound by a policy of confidentiality and will treat all personal information in strict confidence. A third party will only be involved with your consent or where legally necessary. We are registered under the Data Protection Register. For further information on any aspect of student support, contact the Information Services team on: Learning Support If you need additional support with your learning, such as support for dyslexia, literacy or numeracy, we can provide extra help for you to ensure you achieve your full potential. Careers and Educational Guidance You can speak to our Guidance Advisors to help with planning studies, application to other courses, higher education or university and accessing employment. Welfare Advice We can offer you free and confidential advice on issues including travel, tuition and the Discretionary Learner Support Fund, which can help towards childcare, meals and other costs associated with your study. Counselling There is a College Counsellor to whom you can talk in confidence about any personal issues which are making your study difficult. Appointments can be made at the Information Services desk. Chaplaincy The College operates on a multi-faith basis and has a Chaplain who visits regularly. There is also a dedicated room available for prayer and quiet contemplation. Health Zone A nurse practitioner and a youth worker visit the main site weekly. They offer information and support on many health issues including drugs, healthy lifestyles and contraception. Advice Clinics Throughout the year advice clinics are held for students still unsure about their study choice. p9

10 Facilities Free Bus Service Along with the regular free bus services which operate from Newbury bus and train stations to the College, we now operate a free service between Thatcham and Newbury, which includes Turnpike and The Nightingales. Free bus passes are also available for other bus routes to College subject to eligibility please contact Information Services. Parking The College has 350 parking spaces on site with secure undercover bicycle and motorcycle parking and disabled parking bays. LRC (Learning Resource Centre) With over 50 PCs/laptops & WiFi access here you will have access to electronic resources, internet and Moodle along with books, newspapers, magazines & DVDs. There are Learning Zones and areas for individual study. Help is available from the friendly and approachable LRC staff enabling you to make good use of our resources so you can achieve your very best. IT Facilities Along with the PCs within the LRC there are a number of IT Suites around the College. There is WiFi access within the College so you can use your own laptop or mobile device for access to the Internet. The IT Team are available to help you make the most of the facilities. Print Room There is instant access to black & white and colour printing/scanning/copying in the LRC. Additionally binding, folding and laminating along with the loan of laptops and digital cameras is available from The Print Room. Accessibility Facilities Newbury College has a range of facilities available to assist students, making learning accessible to everyone. For a comprehensive list of our Accessibility Facilities please log on to Sports and Construction Centre Newbury College is proud of its Sports Hall and the Construction Skills Centre. Each is the equivalent size of four badminton courts. The Sports Hall is used for a variety of activities including cricket, basketball, netball, badminton, martial arts, 5-a-side football and futsal. The Construction Skills Centre will give College students the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills to prepare them for the construction industry. Plumbing Workshop The College provides workshop facilities to deliver plumbing courses. The workshop is set out with a number of suitable working bays to allow the students to practise their skills to install and repair hot/cold water systems, along with bathroom suites, airing cupboard installations and bathroom radiators. This enables students to gain real life experiences in a safe learning environment. The workshop is also equipped to enable students to learn soldering techniques along with other current methods of pipe jointing. Students get the benefit of using a variety of materials and components used in everyday plumbing associated activities. Beauty Salons These salons provide a realistic working environment for beauty and complementary therapy students, and offer a range of competitively priced treatments including massage, manicures and facials. To make an appointment, call or p10 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

11 NEW Nail Bar The College has opened a brand new nail bar situated in the Street area. New nail technician courses are now available with real life experiences in the new facility. Hairdressing Salon The professional working hairdressing salon is based at our Monks Lane campus. A range of cutting and colouring services is available at very competitive prices. To make an appointment call or Laboratories There are fully equipped laboratories servicing a range of electronics and engineering courses. Stone Ground Horticultural Garden The College has a garden used for learning about planting, growing and cultivating flowers and vegetables. It has a greenhouse, polytunnels and fully accessible raised flower beds. NEW Training Kitchens and Restaurant The College has a purpose built, fully air conditioned training kitchen and a home economics kitchen for students studying catering, hospitality and life skills. Along with the professional training kitchen, there is a fully functioning training restaurant where students gain real life work experience. Motor Vehicle / Motor Bike Maintenance Workshop The motor vehicle workshops are designed to simulate real working environments. Our The motor vehivle workshops cater for both cars and motor bikes, and include lifts and dynos for services, and brake testing equipment for that real MOT experience. Students will also work with equipment such as laser 4-wheel aligners and high specification electronic diagnostic equipment, so they keep up to date with industry technology. In addition our workshops are also equipped with all the tools and equipment necessary to carry out the complex servicing requirements of most modern vehicles. The Forum This facility is a natural centre for dance, drama and events, and can seat up to 140 people. The Forum opens out to a courtyard and terraced seating area creating a unique amphitheatre, enabling performances to take place to an outside audience in good weather. Catering Facilities Caterlink UK provide restaurant and shop facilities at the College. Caterlink are the leading independent education caterer in the UK and the new-look restaurant supplies hot and cold meals to eat in and take away. A new Starbucks coffee shop offers a wide range of coffee, tea and hot drinks, afternoon cakes, cookies and biscuits. There are exciting plans for constantly improving the catering service that Caterlink offer. Cash Machine Newbury College has a free-to-use cash machine installed for the convenience of all its students, staff and visitors. p11

12 Fees & Financial Help Fees For students aged 14 to 18 years old tuition and registration fees are free. For students aged 19 to 23 years tuition and registration fees are payable for each year of study. Some students may be eligible for funding, please speak to Information Services for further information. For students aged 24 or over and studying a Level 3 qualification there are 24+ learning loans available; please see below for details. Financial Help for Students The costs of learning can often be difficult to meet. Depending on your personal and financial circumstances, there may be funding available to you to assist you to complete your course successfully; this may include support for transport and child care whilst you study. Details of the support package available each year will be available prior to the start of the academic year. Courses for students under the age of 19 are generally free of charge. If you are 19 years or over at the start of your course, you may still be eligible for free training. 24+ Learning Loans If you are aged 24 or over and studying a course recognised by the Skills Funding Agency at Level 3 or above, you may be able to get a loan to cover the full cost of the course. Loans are not means tested and range from 300 upwards. These loans will only be repayable when your income exceeds 21,000 a year. Other charges will be outlined at enrolment. Further details are available from Information Services. For further information please contact Information Services on or log onto Additional Costs Some courses require you to have specialized personal equipment such as protective clothing, tools or a uniform. Where this is the case, you will be advised of the costs at interview or enrollment. If you are not required to pay fees then loan equipment may be available. For students over 19 years old, funding may be available from the Discretionary Learner Support Fund. International Students Students whose normal place of residence is outside the UK and who have not been living in the UK for more than three years prior to the start of the course, or whose main reason for being in the UK was to receive full time education, will be liable to pay all fees associated with their courses. If students can prove refugee or asylum seeker status. Tuition fees will be confirmed in March and can be found on our website or from the Information Services team. Free College Meals From September 2014, free meals will be made available for eligible students at Newbury College. Students must be: aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2015 to be eligible in the 2015 to 2016 academic year. Students who turn 19 during their study programme will remain eligible for a free meal until the end of the academic year in which they turn 19 or to the end of their study programme, whichever is sooner. aged between 19 and 25 and subject to a Learning Difficulty Assessment (LDA) or Education Health and Care Plan (EHC Plan). ESF students aged between 16 and 18 on 31 August 2015 are also entitled to a free meal while attending College if they meet the eligibility criteria. To check if you are eligible call Information Services or check out website Support for year old Students All essential elements and equipment for the course are free of charge. However support may be available via the Discretionary Learner Support Fund for the following: Transport Guaranteed Bursary for those in Care, Leaving Care, in receipt of Income Support or claiming Disability Living Allowance and Employment Support Allowance Hardship support This fund is subject to eligibility criteria, for full details and application form contact Learner Services on p12 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

13 Higher Education Courses The College offers a range of Higher Education courses as an alternative to going to University. A lot of students are concerned about university fees and cost of living so Newbury College looked to providing University courses at a cost people can manage. The courses are all accredited by external Universities so carry the same accreditation and weight as though you had studied them at those institutions. The following Higher Education courses are currently available: HNC Graphic Design (with photography) see page 27 HNC/D Computing see page 56 HNC/D Engineering see page 71 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design see page 24 Foundation Degree in Children s Development and Learning see page 51 HNC Art & Design Ceramics see page 28 HNC Art & Design Fashion & Textiles see page 28 HNC Business see page 39 For details about these courses please refer to the relevant pages. The College is constantly developing its programmes. For the latest Higher Education course offerings, please refer to our website Graduation Ceremony with Keynote Speaker Alistair Storey p13

14 Opportunities for Year Old Students NEW Now enrolling year olds on Full Time Programmes Newbury College has been approved to accept year olds onto full time programmes at the College. This is ideal for young students who feel school is not the environment for them, home educated students, those who have relocated to the area or those who would just like to try something different. You will have all the benefits of school with a unique learning environment. Contact Information Services for more information on Head Start Day release from School Newbury College provides vocational learning opportunities for year old students who are currently studying at school or home educated and would benefit from vocational training and qualifications alongside their school programme. On the Head Start programme the student will: Study away from school at Newbury College for one day a week Have three days a week studying at Newbury College if they are home-educated Work towards a vocational qualification Develop a knowledge and understanding of a chosen subject in a practical and work context Gain a route into employment, training or further education. These courses run for one year and can lead to progression to a higher level course in year 11. The Courses Beauty Therapy - Learn all about the beauty industry and basic techniques in beauty therapy. Motor Vehicle - Get under the bonnet and learn the basics of car maintenance. Construction - Learn all about working on-site in the construction industry. Uniformed Public Services - Find out about working for the armed forces, police and other services. Hairdressing - Gain an insight into working within a hair dressing industry in our professional hairdressing salon. Childcare - Learn practical skills in working and looking after children. Sport - You will enjoy a range of different sport activities on this course. Catering - Learn cooking and restaurant skills in our brand new restaurant. For further information, contact your Head of Year to check if your school participates in the programme or call Information Services at the College on p14 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

15 Pre-Apprenticeship Programme What is the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme? This training programme is for people that want an on the job training placement alongside a qualification gained with an employer. The Programme is typically 10 weeks long; the core content is a high quality work placement, work preparation training and Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT. There is a high degree of flexibility around start and finish dates, and applicants can start throughout the year. Who is the Programme for? The Programme is open to all candidates who are aged 16+, whether just leaving school, have been working or are seeking to start a new career. You just need to be living in England and not taking part in full-time education. All students will be subject to a pre-screening interview to ensure they are ready for this fantastic opportunity. Competition for places with employers can be fierce, so you will need to show that you are committed, and aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and your employer. How long does it take? The Programme structure provides a 10 week process of support from the College and a local employer. Flexible start dates throughout the year from September onwards. Are there any cost or will I get paid? The Programme is fully funded so you do not need to make a contribution towards training costs. For more information contact Information Services by calling: or p15

16 Apprenticeship An Apprenticeship employment with both on-the-job experience and with training. It s a great way of developing your skills and experience whilst gaining qualifications and getting paid. You should be employed or actively looking for employment. We can try and help you find a job with a local employer, through the Apprentice Vacancy matching service. Our team of experts will be on hand throughout your training programme to give you and your employer the vital support to ensure your success. Newbury College provides a range of Apprenticeships in: Accountancy Business and Administration Creative and Digital Media Customer Service IT Marketing Mechanical Engineering Childcare Electrical Installation Electronic Engineering Health and Social Care Motor Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Management How long do they take? Between 1 and 2 years. The Advanced Apprenticeship takes a further 1 to 3 years. What qualifications do I need? Apprenticeships are provided at three levels, Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeships. In order for a student to successfully and confidently achieve the multiple aspects of an Apprenticeship they need to have the English and Maths skills to equip them for the relevant level of study. They also need to be in the correct job role with the range of tasks relevant for the qualification. WATCH VIDEO Scan Here Not ready for an Apprenticeship? If you are not ready for a full programme or apprenticeship or can t find the right employer, check our Pre-Apprenticeship programme on page 15. p16 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

17 Apprenticeship Entry Criteria Level 2 Level 3 Level 4/5 Level 2 Diploma / Level 3 Diploma / Level 5 Apprenticeship Apprenticeship Minimum 16 years of age In a supervised role 5 x GCSEs at Grade D or above (including Maths & English). Preferably GCSE English & Maths Grade A*-C Grade D may be acceptable but requires further assessment before entry to the programme. IT skills required for most frameworks Completion of a skillscan Minimum 16 years of age Ideally have 12 months experience Able to work unsupervised 5 x GCSEs at Grade C or above including Maths or English (both are required for early years education apprentship) GCSE English and Maths Grade A*-C (or equivalent). Where this is not evidenced applicants are required to undergo further assessment before entry to the programme IT skills required for most frameworks Completion of a skillscan Minimum 18 years of age Several years experience in the sector GCSE English and Maths Grade A*-C (or equivalent) Progression from Level 3 or A Level equivalent IT Functional skills required for most UK frameworks Apprenticeship Frameworks are comprehensive programmes of study and require commitment from both the employer and the employee for the work involved. The employment contract also needs to reflect the time frame of the qualification. Reviews between the employer, the student and Newbury College are a requirement every 12 weeks where full participation is expected. What qualifications will I achieve? Apprenticeships are usually made up of the following components: An Apprenticeship Certificate A National Vocational Qualification at Level 2, 3 or 4 (Certificate or Diploma) A Technical Certificate at Level 2, 3 or 4 (knowledge based qualification) Functional Skills Level 1 or 2 in English, Maths and ICT (if not already achieved) Employment Rights and Responsibilities Personal learning and thinking skills Any other qualifications that are part of the Apprenticeship programme. Please call us today to ensure you have the best chance of securing an apprenticeship place. Apprenticeships are available to start throughout the year. Please call us to find out more. Contact Student Services for an application form on or p17

18 Animal Care p18 A career in animal care can be very varied. There are currently nearly 223,000 people working in animal care in the UK and the industry is set to need an additional 90,000 working by To work in the animal care sector you need to have a genuine interest in animals as well as working with people. You need to be confident and enthusiastic in handling animals, caring and patient and happy to work indoors or outdoors. Careers range from animal welfare officers to working in kennels, vets, zoos, farms and wildlife parks. There really are lots of options for a full and exciting career. These courses are for anyone interested in a career working with animals, whether you have lots of experience and want to gain a qualification or if you just enjoy animals and having pets yourself. You will gain practical experience whilst you study and a qualification that will give you the edge to get into the industry. Animal Care Land Based Studies (Award / Certificate / Diploma) Entry / Level 1 Code: L1ACARE This course is ideal if you are new to animal care. This course develops your knowledge and understanding of what is needed to work with animals whilst under supervision. The aim of the course is to provide you with the skills to get a job caring for animals and to progress to further learning. Students will study a Level 1 Award followed by Certificate land based studies in Animal Care, as well as accreditation in English and Maths, and personal and social development. Work experience in the sector will also be undertaken. Key units covered include animal accommodation, animal handling and grooming small animals. Level 2 Extended Certificate in Animal Care Entry: Students will be required to attend an interview and provide references. Students must complete Functional Skills Maths and English as part of their course. Please see pages 4 & 5 for more details. Level 1: Students will need to have four GCSE passes at grade E or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted on to the course if they have a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Entry Level 3. Where students have not yet achieved Grade C in GCSE Maths and English they must study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course. Please see pages 4 & 5 for more details. Course work and assignments throughout the year. All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

19 Animal Care Extended Certificate / Diploma Level 2 Code: L2ACARE This course is ideal if you have some basic skills, perhaps to start work in a pet shop, animal shelter or kennel. It will develop the knowledge and skills you need to work with animals, from managing a pet shop or grooming dogs to caring for exotic animals. Some of the units may include how to maintain animal accommodation, principles of animal biology, maintaining animal health and welfare and other related subjects such as animal first aid. Students will also study Functional Skills Maths and English as well as a weekly tutorial and independent learning. Students will have the opportunity to undertake work experience in an appropriate animal care related role. Other key units include care of exotic animal behaviour, and animal feeding. Animal Management Level 3 Code: L3ACARE The Level 3 in Animal Management is a two year programme consisting of 20 modules of teaching and learning designed as a vocational A level equivalent nationally recognised qualification that prepares you for a career. Within the programme you will be introduced to working with and study of a wide range of species and be responsible for working with them hands on. The course considers many directions in animal care including: pet shop management, kennel and cattery management, working with farm livestock, biology, ecology, zoological parks and veterinary to name but a few. It is the perfect programme for someone with a passion for animals, wanting a career with animals and/or looking for an alternative route to management or university. newburycollege To study for a higher education course such as HND, Foundation Degree or BA Hons Level 3 Animal Care, Apprenticeship in Animal Care or Employment. Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade D or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 1. Where students have not yet achieved Grade C in GCSE Maths and English they must study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course. Please see pages 4 & 5 for more details. Course work and assignments throughout the year. Daniel Radbourne Level 2 Animal Care I chose to do Animal Care because I would like to work in a Zoo in the future. I love studying Animal Care as I enjoy working with the different animals. Libby Fulbrook Level 2 Animal Care I chose to do Animal Care as I wanted to pursue a career in the RSPCA. My favourite part of the course is that I can work with a range of different species. Students will need to have five GCSE passes at grade C or above, preferably including Maths and English. Alternatively, students will be accepted onto the course if they have an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English, preferably at Level 2. Where students have not yet achieved Grade C in GCSE Maths and English they must study Functional Skills or GCSE Maths and English as part of their course. Please see pages 4 & 5 for more details. Course work and assignments take place throughout the year which includes modules in biology, animal behaviour, kennel and cattery management, business management, pet store management and livestock management. p19

20 Working in Art, Design, Media & Music Art, design and media are the creative industries and those who work in this area are the people who add colour and excitement to everyday life. Jobs include the creation of art and craft pieces, the design of all types of everyday products and the production of theatre, TV and marketing materials. Art and Design Media Our art, design and media courses give you the chance to practise and develop your skills in a range of media including drawing, painting, 3D modelling, photography (digital and traditional), printing, textiles and fashion. Our range of foundation, intermediate and advanced courses means that you can study with us at a level to match your current skills and experience and then progress to Higher Education level and beyond. As part of each course, you will have the chance to exhibit your work in our locally renowned end of year art exhibition. Training in art, design and media prepares you for a wide range of job opportunities in the creative industries. These include working as an artist in your own chosen media such as painting, drawing, photography, illustration, ceramics or sculpture. Alternatively you may choose to become involved in the design of products (such as furniture, household products, websites, jewellery and much more), exhibitions or theatre and film production design. Those who work in media, print and publishing provide information and entertainment for people throughout the UK. Opportunities range from craft and technical to professional level. Jobs are available in TV, film, radio and graphic design ranging from: Local radio programmes to multi-million pound feature films, newspapers and magazines Researching, writing, editing and illustrating stories and features on topics as varied as politics and cookery books Writing and editing fiction and non-fiction on a vast range of subjects Capturing a wide range of images from wedding photographs to illustrations for hard-hitting news stories Producing everything from greetings cards and brochures to books and newspapers Producing interactive websites and online adverts Both 2D and 3D animations Photography p20 All courses include Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths. For full course details and costs associated with any programme of learning please log onto

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