2 2 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 GCSES 9 A LEVELS 10 ANIMAL MANAGEMENT 12 ART & DESIGN 14 BUSINESS & COMPUTING 16 CHILDCARE & EDUCATION 18 CONSTRUCTION 20 ENGINEERING 22 HAIRDRESSING & BEAUTY THERAPY 24 HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE 26 LIFE & WORK SKILLS / ESOL 28 MOTOR VEHICLE 30 PERFORMING ARTS 32 SPORT & UNIFORMED SERVICES 34 TRAVEL & TOURISM 36 APPRENTICESHIPS SKILLS CENTRE 46 AWARDS 47 MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL I extend you a very warm welcome to North Lindsey College. Annually we welcome thousands of students who join us to fulfil their aspirations and ambitions. Students can enrol on a wide range of programmes and access them through a variety of flexible attendance patterns, day or evening. We offer high quality study programmes aimed at giving students the best opportunity to move into higher education or secure skilled employment. With the opening of our STEM Academy, we offer the opportunity to enrol on mixed provision taking a mix of AS/A Level programmes with vocational programmes. This programme mix allows our students to blend their learning whilst enhancing their learning experience. We aim to provide the very best in support, care and guidance to ensure you reach your full potential. You should expect high standards of teaching and resources of the highest quality throughout your programme. All our programmes will provide you with an exciting and challenging experience, with progression onto one of our many Higher Education programmes at the College s University Centre. This College has an exceptional reputation for the quality of its provision and the depth and breadth of this provision. It is also a multi Beacon Award winner, holding nationally accredited prestigious awards. With an attractive campus, committed and dedicated staff and excellent facilities, the College is here to provide you with a truly inspirational learning experience. Wishing you every success with your studies Anne Tyrrell Principal
3 3 WELCOME TO COLLEGE We look forward to welcoming you to North Lindsey College, where you ll find a huge range of programmes to choose from. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us: z We ve invested huge amounts into developing our campus, giving you access to some of the best facilities in the area. z You can mix and match A level and vocational courses. z You can enhance your GCSE qualifications alongside your main course. z We have an exciting international exchange programme. z All teaching staff have first hand experience of working within industry. z Work experience will enable you to develop your employability skills. z Many of our courses are assessed via coursework meaning no scary exams! North Lindsey College boasts some of the best facilities in the area, including: z Prestigious, purpose-built STEM Academy with state of the art science laboratories and teaching facilities z A great range of fully equipped, bespoke workshops in many specialist areas, such as: y Motor Vehicle: Light and heavy vehicle repair workshops, auto-diagnostic testing centre, body repair, paint mix and spray rooms plus a commercially-run car care centre y Construction: Plumbing, brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating workshops y Hair and beauty salons and hydrotherapy suite with discounted treatments open to all y Art & Design workshops y Purpose built small animal care centre y Dance studio, recording and practice rooms. y Aircraft cabin section z Success Centre to help students achieve their full potential z Extensive links with employers leading to high quality placement and career opportunities z Multi-Use-Games-Area (MUGA) and playing fields z Discounted gym membership at the College's Kingsway Fitness Suite z Common Room with pool tables and free use computers z A wide variety of dining facilities z A range of learning resource centres for all students z 400 seater events centre z Campus-wide wifi z Confidential counselling service and Choices Clinic z Impartial and award winning careers guidance team z Outstanding support for students
4 4 THE APPLICATION PROCESS We aim to give you the best opportunity to progress into Higher Education or gain skilled employment. The choice of courses we have will interest, challenge and benefit you. There is a great range of exciting options available: Combine an A Level with a vocational course to boost your job or university application. Enhance your GCSE qualifications alongside your main course. Undertake work experience to develop your employability skills. Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 Step 6 Step 7 Step 8 Step 9 Pick out the courses that appeal to you in this prospectus. More details about each of these courses are available on our website Meet with a College guidance officer in school or at College. This is your chance to ask questions and get all the information you need. Apply from January 2014 onwards. Year 11 pupils will be advised by their Careers Teacher how and when to apply to College. Other applicants should complete an application form, which is available from Customer Services on or on our website All applicants will be invited to attend an interview at College to discuss the most suitable programme and to find out more. An offer will be made, which may be dependent upon your exam results. You will be invited into College for a welcome day in June or July, where you will meet your course tutors and other people who will be studying on your course. You and your parents will also be invited to attend a Freshers Parents Evening in June. During the summer you will receive information regarding start dates, travel arrangements and financial support. Bring your exam results into College on Pre-Induction Day And finally in September see you in College! CAREERS GUIDANCE The qualified College careers guidance team offers an impartial information, advice & guidance service to anyone considering studying at North Lindsey College. Every school in North Lincolnshire is allocated a member of the College guidance team. A guidance adviser will attend school parents evenings, careers events and be available in school to offer individual appointments to every year 11 pupil. Please ask in school for an appointment. If you can t make up your mind, you can apply for a few different courses, have an interview for them all and decide at a later date. Careers guidance advisers offer drop-in sessions and individual appointments in College to anyone who would like to discuss their options. Please call to find out drop-in times or book an appointment. You can also the Careers Guidance team on Don't forget to come along to our: Open Evening Thursday 17th October pm-8pm and see first hand all that the College has to offer. Also come along to our: Year 11 Information Evenings Tuesday 3rd December pm Wednesday 29th January pm
5 5 WANT TO GET INVOLVED? Student Association Upon enrolment all learners automatically become part of the Student Association and are entitled to take part in any of the activities offered. Previous activities have included trips to Alton Towers, the Clothes Show and Crufts along with theatre trips, paintballing, go-karting and more. Freshers fairs and other activities are put on at the start of term to help you settle into College life and meet new friends. You can even join the Student Council and influence the Student Association activities. Membership of the Student Association also entitles you to discounts in some local shops and driving schools, plus much more. Enrichment To introduce breadth to the main programme of study, learners may have the opportunity to study additional subjects and participate in sporting, social or other useful activities. Examples of the various activities will be made available to you by your tutors. Opportunities are varied and change each year. For any specific requests or further details please contact the Enrichment Co-ordinator. A number of programmes aimed at encouraging and helping enterprise will be running. These are designed to support and encourage learners who wish to set up their own business. Academic/Pastoral Support Each student is entitled to support with progression and development. This is delivered through weekly sessions with your course tutor and student support officer. The aim of the progression and development session is to support students through planning, reviewing and recording progress and achievement. Student support officers are also available at drop-in sessions. During progression and development weeks the student support team organises programmes of events for students to raise awareness, fund-raise and tackle global issues. DIARY DATES Open Evening Thur 17th October pm Year 11 Information Evening Tue 3rd December pm Year 11 Information Evening Wed 29th January pm Year 11 Information Evening Mon 17th March pm facebook.com/ NorthLindseyCollege twitter.com/ northlindsey
6 6 SUPPORT FOR LEARNERS Progress Monitoring Your attendance and progress will be monitored on an on-going basis by your course tutors. Any learners giving cause for concern will be identified and given one-to-one support to achieve personal targets and goals. You will be invited, along with your parents if you are under 19, to attend parents evenings with course tutors. Equality and Diversity The College is committed to providing an environment that reflects and respects colour, cultural, ethnic and religious diversity, and ensures equality of opportunity for all. Disability Statement The College is committed to enabling disabled learners to participate as fully as possible in all aspects of the College s academic and social programmes. The College works with the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act 1995: Part 4 and as described in the Code of Practice to support the Act (2002). Success Centre North Lindsey College welcomes learners with additional needs, such as learning difficulties or disabilities. We offer advice, assessment and support to help learners achieve their chosen vocational programme. Initial assessment processes will be used to help you and your tutor identify whether you need extra support to achieve your learning goals. The Success Centre team will work with you to identify how best to support your needs. This could be via a range of methods including support with literacy and numeracy, dyslexia, coursework, communication or mobility, in small groups or the classroom, using assistive technology and specialist equipment. For further information or to discuss your needs, please contact our Disability Adviser on DBS Disclosure For some courses a clean, enhanced DBS disclosure is required. If you have any concerns regarding this, please speak to Customer Services STUDY PROGRAMMES The Study Programme is designed to support all students in achieving their aspirations and gaining the skills needed to secure employment or progress onto further education. The programmes are not focussed on one occupation, but offer a broad learning opportunity in order to create more options for the future. The programme will offer you: z Breadth, depth, and progression either onto the next level of study, higher education or skilled employment z A substantial qualification either in a vocational or academic area z English and/or Maths if you have not achieved GCSE Grade C. If you have, there will be the opportunity to study further Mathematics and English z Work experience and work placements z Enrichment activities to enhance your employability skills. Functional Skills: Mathematics, English & IT. Students are given the opportunity to gain these qualifications during their course. You will be encouraged to work towards the highest level suitable for you and your main programme of study. You must attend these lessons in order to pass your course.
7 7 MONEY MATTERS Learners who are under 19 on 31st August 2014 are not required to pay course fees. Learners who are over 19 on 31st August 2014 may be required to pay a course fee. However, there are exceptions depending on your circumstances. Learners can apply for financial assistance to help with equipment, transport, childcare and other course-related expenses Do I get a bus pass? Yes, but this depends on where you live and your age. We can help with these costs in most cases. Please contact Customer Services on for further details on all money matters. INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGES North Lindsey College has a vibrant and robust international strategy, which has led to the development of international partnerships with colleges and educational institutes across the world. Over the last five years learners from the College have had the opportunity to broaden their experience and enhance their studies by participating in exchanges with colleges in America and Canada. Learners have visited: Mid Plains Community College in Nebraska Coastline Community College in California Centennial College in Toronto North East Community College in Nebraska Similarly, North Lindsey College plays host to the American and Canadian students, to share a quality learning experience of international proportions. This programme is ongoing and many curriculum areas are able to participate in the exchange. The College reserves the right to withdraw or change any course as appropriate. Many courses require specialist equipment or approved work wear. Further details are available on our website and course leaflets.
8 8 CAREER CHOICES At the STEM Academy you can study A Levels or mix and match them with vocational courses. This could lead to an exciting career as: zarchitects zdentists, DENTAL NURSES AND TECHNICIANS zdoctors, NURSES AND MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS zgeologists zhealth PROFESSIONALS zi.t. CONSULTANTS zmeteorologists zphysicists zproject MANAGERS zpsychologists zquantity SURVEYORS zresearch SCIENTISTS zscientists zstatisticians zteachers zveterinary SURGEONS zengineers
9 9 Enhance your GCSE qualifications while studying your main course. ymathematics - GCSE This vital qualification is offered to learners who do not have a grade C in Maths on entry to College. It is offered as a short course for those capable of re-sitting in the autumn and as a full year course where more appropriate. yenglish - GCSE This vital qualification is offered to learners who do not have a grade C in English on entry to College. It is offered as a short course for those capable of re-sitting in the autumn and as a full year course where more appropriate. yphysics - GCSE This course for those wishing to upgrade their science qualifications to include a separate science certificate. It is a strong platform for an advanced level course. ychemistry - GCSE This course is for those wishing to upgrade their science qualifications to include a separate science certificate. It is a strong platform for an advanced level course. ybiology - GCSE This course is for those wishing to upgrade their science qualifications to include a separate science certificate. It is a strong platform for an advanced level course. yhuman Health & Physiology - GCSE The course focuses on the human elements of biology. Topics include blood and the circulatory system, the nervous system, hormones and co-ordination, muscles, bones and movement, the inheritance of characteristics and genetic engineering. ypsychology - GCSE This course is an ideal introduction to psychology and will enable students to understand why people behave as they do and also appreciate the social and biological differences between individuals. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE Maths at Grade D GCSE English at Grade E/D Core Science at Grade D or above Core Science at Grade D or above Core Science at Grade D or above Core Science at Grade D or above GCSE English at Grade C PROGRESSION A Level Maths or vocational programmes A Level English or vocational programmes A Level Physics or vocational programmes A Level Chemistry or vocational programmes A Level Biology or vocational programmes A Level Biology or Human Biology or vocational programmes A Level Psychology or vocational programmes
10 10 Mix and match A Levels with a practical or vocational course to suit your needs. ymathematics - AS Level This course comprises mechanics, statistics, probability and decision mathematics. ymathematics - A Level This course further develops the skills learnt in AS Level Maths in mechanics, statistics, probability and decision mathematics. yenglish - AS Level The course develops learners understanding of English Language and Literature as a combined discipline. yenglish - A Level This course further develops learners understanding of English Language and Literature as a combined discipline. yphysics - AS Level This course builds on GCSE Science and/or Physics. It includes mechanics, particle physics, electricity, waves and astronomy. yphysics - A Level This course further develops the study of mechanics, particle physics, electricity, waves and astronomy. ychemistry - AS Level This course provides progression from GCSE Chemistry and/or Science. Units include atomic structure, bonding, energetics, metals and analytical techniques. ychemistry - A Level This course builds on the AS Chemistry course with the addition of three further units. ybiology - AS Level This course provides progression from GCSE Biology and/or Science. Units include cells, exchange and transport, biodiversity, food and health, and practical skills. ybiology - A Level This course builds on the AS Biology course with the addition of three further units. yhuman Biology - AS Level On this course learners study molecules and blood, circulatory systems, cells, developing individuals, and infectious and non-infectious diseases. yhuman Biology - A Level This course builds on the AS Human Biology course with the addition of further units. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE Maths at Grade B AS Maths at Grade E or above GCSE English at Grade B AS English at Grade E or above GCSE Maths & Physics or Science at Grade B AS Physics at Grade E or above GCSE Maths & Chemistry or Science at Grade B AS Chemistry at Grade E or above GCSE Biology or Science at Grade B AS Biology at Grade E or above GCSE Biology or Science at Grade B AS Human Biology at Grade E or above General minimal entry requirements for all AS and A Levels: 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Maths & English. Specific entry requirements for each subject are as listed. PROGRESSION A Level Maths A Level English A Level Physics A Level Chemistry A Level Biology A Level Human Biology
11 11 Mix and match A Levels with a practical or vocational course to suit your needs. yapplied Business - AS Level The units on this course include investigating business, financial planning and monitoring, and business planning. yapplied Business - A Level This course builds on AS Applied Business with the addition of further units. ypsychology - AS Level This course introduces the scope and nature of psychology as a science. The emphasis is on applying knowledge and understanding. ypsychology - A Level This course is an extension of the AS Level in Psychology. There is a range of topicbased options which encourage debate around contemporary psychology. ysociology - AS Level This course content includes culture and identity, beliefs in society and crime and deviance. Learners will have the opportunity to debate contemporary topics. ysociology - A Level This course is an extension of the AS Level in Sociology. yhistory - AS Level The course covers historical explanation, controversies and significance. Emphasis is focused on the validity of historical evidence as well as historical knowledge. yhistory - A Level This course further develops the knowledge gained in AS Level History. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS GCSE Maths, English or Science at Grade B AS Applied Business at Grade E or above GCSE English at Grade B AS Psychology at Grade E or above GCSE English at Grade B AS Sociology at Grade E or above GCSE English at Grade B AS History at Grade E or above General minimal entry requirements for all AS and A Levels: 5 GCSEs at Grade A* - C including Maths & English. Specific entry requirements for each subject are as listed. PROGRESSION A Level Applied Business A Level Psychology A Level Sociology A Level History
12 12 CAREER CHOICES There are some great career pathways in Animal Management, such as: zkennel/cattery WORKER zpet SHOP ASSISTANT zgrooming PARLOUR ASSISTANT zanimal SANCTUARY WORKER zstable WORKER zwildlife PARK ASSISTANT zveterinary NURSE Please see for more details on all our courses. programmes are available in this subject area. Please see page 39 for more details.
13 13 yanimal Care - Level 1 Diploma This qualification allows learners to learn basic animal care and husbandry. yanimal Care - Level 2 Diploma This covers animal care, husbandry and biology of small animals, as well as grooming and animal handling. yanimal Management - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma This course covers practical animal management and sciences, caring for exotic, small animals and grooming. yanimal Management - Level 3 Diploma This course covers practical animal management and sciences, caring for exotic, small animals, grooming and training. yanimal Management - Level 3 Extended Diploma This course covers practical animal management and sciences, caring for exotic, small animals and vet nursing. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 2 GCSEs at Grade F (inc. Maths or English) 4 GCSEs at Grade D (inc. Maths, English & Science) or Level 1 Diploma in Animal Care (Distinction) 4 GCSEs at Grade A-C in Maths, English & Science or Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (Merit) 4 GCSEs at Grade A-C in Maths, English & Science or Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management (Pass) or Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care (Merit) Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management PROGRESSION Level 2 Diploma in Animal Care Level 3 Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Animal Management Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management
14 14 CAREER CHOICES Let us help you make a start on a career in: zgraphic DESIGN zillustration zanimation zfashion DESIGN zdesign TEXTILES zteaching zinterior DESIGN zfurniture DESIGN zsilver/jewellery zpainting zprintmaking zset DESIGN zwebsite DESIGN zdigital IMAGING zfine ART zcostume DESIGN zproduct/industrial DESIGN zspatial/exhibition DESIGN zmulti-media DESIGN Please see for more details on all our courses.
15 15 yart, Design & Performing Arts - Entry Level 3 This course offers learners a basic knowledge of art, design & performing arts. yart, Design & Media - Level 1 Diploma This introductory course to a range of art and design areas is largely practical. Subjects include painting, drawing and textile/graphic/digital design. yart & Design - Level 2 Diploma This broad-ranging course develops skills in a range of practical subject areas such as painting, drawing and textile/graphic/digital design. yart & Design - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma This course offers a range of directions which are: Art & Design This is a broad based course for those wishing to experience a range of art and design subjects such as drawing, fine art, fashion, 3-D, textile and graphic design. Fashion & Clothing This course is for those wishing to develop skills in fashion design, covering subjects such as pattern cutting, garment design and making. Digital Creative Media This course is for those interested in the digital media industry. Subjects will include film making, photography and visual recording. yart & Design - Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma This is a top-up course for students who have completed a course at subsidiary diploma level and wish to continue to study additional GCSE, AS or A2 options as well as a vocational programme. This course offers a range of directions which are: Art & Design This course offers a greater range of theoretical, historical and practical art and design units. Fashion & Clothing This course offers an increased number of theoretical, historical and practical units to cover a wider range of fashion experiences. Digital Creative Media This course offers an increased numbers of theoretical, historical and practical units to cover a wide range of digital opportunities. yart & Design - Level 3 Extended Diploma This course offers a range of directions which are: Art & Design This course is for those who have completed a Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Art and Design and wish to refine their skills in a more specialised manner. Fashion & Clothing This course is for those who have completed a Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in the fashion and clothing area and wish to extend their skills. Digital Creative Media This course is for those who have completed a Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in the area of digital creative media and who wish to develop their studies further. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Working at Entry Level 3 in Maths & English & 89% attendance Minimum of 2 GCSEs at Grade F PROGRESSION Level 1 Diploma in Art & Design Level 2 Diploma in Art & Design 2 GCSEs at Grades D-E Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/Diploma in Art & Design 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (inc. Art or Design) & English at Grade D or above 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (inc. English and Art or Design) Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design or Higher Education Applicants to these courses require a satisfactory portfolio of art/design work and reference or successful completion of a lower level diploma.
16 16 CAREER CHOICES At the centre of nearly every successful business or organisation is a well managed office. A qualification in business, administration or computing will enable you to work in a wide range of organisational environments. Throughout your career your interests or business may change, but the skills you acquire will enable you to remain flexible and employable. Your career may include administration, management, clerical, secretarial or reception work, accounts or many other options in a range of organisations, including: zbanking zlegal PROFESSION znational HEALTH SERVICE zestate AGENCY zgovernment - LOCAL OR NATIONAL zeducation zmanagement zsmall BUSINESSES zmedia/journalism zaccountancy zpersonnel MANAGEMENT zself-employment zi.t. zcomputer ANALYSIS Please see for more details on all our courses. programmes are available in this subject area. Please see page 39 for more details.
17 yict Entry Level This course offers an opportunity to develop skills required by employers in IT. It is for learners who do not meet the grades required for a level 1 course. ybusiness and IT - Level 1 Vocational Studies This is an introduction to Business and IT, looking at the internet, IT fundamentals and business documents. yit System Support - Level 2 Diploma This course comprises of theory and practical sessions in building, repairing and maintaining computer systems and networks. yit System Support - Level 3 Diploma This course progresses from Level 2 System Support. Learners will study the principles and workings of computer systems and networks. ycomputing - Level 2 Diploma This practical computing course covers such areas as web design, use of IT in organisations, spreadsheets, databases and developing computer games. ycomputing - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma This course gives learners the opportunity to gain skills in spreadsheets, website design, information systems, computer games and computer systems. ycomputing - Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma This course gives learners the opportunity to gain skills in spreadsheets, website design, information systems, computer games, computer systems and digital graphics. ycomputing - Level 3 Extended Diploma This course is an extension to the Level 3 Diploma in Computing. Learners will cover areas such as client side scripting, multimedia, databases, computer animation and e-commerce. ybusiness - Level 2 Diploma This is a basic introduction to business, looking at business purpose and organisation, financial forecasts and customer relations. yaccounting and Payroll - Level 2 Certificate This programme covers the fundamental elements of accountancy and payroll work. It is the first step to a career in these fields. ybusiness - Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma This course covers a range of business topics such as marketing, website design, recruitment and selection, business accounting and communication. ybusiness - Level 3 (90 Credit) Diploma This course covers a range of business topics such as marketing, website design, recruitment and selection, business accounting and communication. ybusiness - Level 3 Extended Diploma An extension to Level 3 Diploma in Business, this course looks at human resource management, aspects of contract and business law, and business ethics. yaccounting & Business - Level 3 Diploma This is an introduction to more complex accounting tasks, such as maintaining cost accounting records, and preparation and return of reports. yapplied Business - AS Level The units on this course include investigating business, financial planning and monitoring and business planning. yapplied Business - A Level This course builds on AS Applied Business with the addition of further units. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Working at Entry Level Maths & English & 89% attendance Grade F in English & Maths 4 GCSEs at Grade D (inc. Maths & English) 4 GCSEs at Grade C (inc. Maths & English) or L2 IT System Support 4 GCSEs at Grade E or above (inc. Maths & English) 4 GCSEs at Grade A*-C (Maths & English at Grade D) 4 GCSEs at Grade A*- C (inc. Maths & English) Level 3 Diploma in Computing 4 GCSEs at Grades A-D (inc. English & Maths) 4 GCSEs at Grade D or above (inc. English & Maths) 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (inc. Maths or English) 4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (inc. Maths & English) Level 3 Diploma in Business Level 2 Certificate in Accounting GCSE Maths, English or Science at Grade B AS Applied Business at Grade E or above PROGRESSION Level 1 in IT Level 2 courses in Computing or Business Level 3 Diploma Level 3 Subsidiary/ 90 Credit Diploma in Computing Level 3 Diploma in Computing Level 3 Extended Diploma in Computing Level 3 Diploma in Business or Level 3 Diploma in Business or Level 3 Diploma in Accounting Level 3 Diploma in Business Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business Level 4 Diploma in Accounting A Level Applied Business 17