Support for your Year 11 pupils

We recognise that the exam and assessment changes this summer will have caused uncertainty for schools, pupils, their families and future employers. The College is wholly committed to ensuring that no course or apprenticeship applicant will be disadvantaged as a result of the exam and assessment changes and we will work with every individual to ensure transition to College is as smooth as possible.

For those yet to apply or yet to be interviewed, staff will ask to see Year 10 and Year 11 reports, mock results and any GCSE or vocational courses already completed, to inform decisions about all course and apprenticeship offers.

Please note our applications process remains fully operational and interviews will be conducted via phone, or Microsoft Teams. Contact details for any enquiry are available on our website and applications can be made here.

In addition, we have also developed transition materials for schools to pass on to their Year 11 pupils so as to provide support for pupils who now face many months before beginning their post-16 studies. This support is being led by Lou Gittens (Vice Principal (Curriculum) who is working with our Curriculum Managers to develop subject materials for the different levels delivered at our College. Please see below.

Accountancy 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course are numerical, application, analysis and reporting on information.
Visit the ATT website here to find out about their course and visit the UK Accounting Plus website here where you will find some useful articles to read. 

Watch this video here on what is an Asset? 

Research and find out:

  • What a debtors control account is? 
  • What may go in to a debtors control account?
  • Why is it important to have one?

Try and write 150 words about a debtors control account including the points above.

  • Accountancy transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Accountancy transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Accountancy transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Art, Design & Media 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course is critiquing your artwork and having knowledge on the fundamentals of art.
Watch these Youtube videos picked by your lecturer to learn about the fundamentals of art and visit this website to get you started on learning how to critique your artwork.

  • Art, Design & Media transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here 
  • Art, Design & Media transition resource for week commencing 11th May- downlaod here
  • Art, Design & Media transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Art, Design & Media transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Art, Design & Media transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Beauty Therapies 

Beauty Therapists are needed for a number of different jobs and tasks in the workplace and require a number of skills. These include: working in the reception, talking to clients and booking appointments, selling products and taking payments to carrying out treatments for clients and giving appropriate advice. Click here to find out more about the industry and the jobs available.
Click on the bullet points for useful websites to help develop the key skills needed: 

Brickwork & Maintenance 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course are mathematical calculations and good reading and writing skills. Read through the resources below which link to these key skills. 

Built Environment 

Construction & Built Environment can lead to a variety of job roles including: Architect, Surveyor and Project Manager. Click on the bullet points to find out more about the industry and careers available.

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: algebra, trigonometry, reading and understanding technical drawings, assignment writing and verbal communication skills. 

  • Built Environment transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Built Environment transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Built Environment transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Built Environment transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Built Environment transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Business & Management 

 

Our Business & Management course can lead to a range of job opportunities including Sales, Marketing, Human Resources and Customer Service. Click here to find out more about the industry and the jobs available.
The key skills that are required for this career are written and verbal communication skills. Read through the resources below which link to the key skills needed.

 

  • Business & Management transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Business & Management transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Business & Management transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Business & Management transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Business & Management transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Carpentry & Joinery

Carpenters are needed for a variety of different aspects associated with building a house. They are used for framing walls and partitions, building stairs, roofing, making door and window frames and installing them, making cabinets and installing them, shaping furniture as well as many other smaller tasks. Use this link for further information about this career and how versatile a carpenter can be.
The key skills you will be using throughout this course are measuring, angles, trigonometry  and reading and understanding technical drawings. Watch this video and look for others that will enable you to see the joints you may be using when you are in college.

  • Carpentry transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Carpentry transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Carpentry transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here (fire safety powerpoint download here) (fire safety handout download here)
  • Carpentry transition resource for week commencing 15th June- downoad here
  • Carpentry transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here
  • Carpentry (Apprentice) transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Computer Science 

Our Computer Science course can lead to a range of job opportunities, watch this video to understand more about the industry and the jobs available. 
The key skills you will be using throughout this course include algebra and technical writing. Click here to learn how to code. 

  • Computer Science transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Computer Science transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Computer Science transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Computer Science transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Computer Science transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Creative Media & Game Development

The key skills you will be using throughout this course are Algebra vectors and story telling by dialogue. Download Unity here to help with your udnerstanding of Modern Game Engines. It's free to download and you don't need to pro verison to learn. Use Unity’s online learning to help you get started, click here. Click here for a Unity beginners online tutorial, its fun and takes you through step by step.

  • Creative Media & Game Development transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Creative Media & Game Development transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Creative Media & Game Development transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Creative Media & Game Development transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here 
  • Computer Science transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Dental Nursing 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: understanding ratios to mix materials and writing clinical notes and communicating with patients. You will develop an understanding of patient care. You will assist the dentist and other dental professionals with caring and treating different patients. Skills that will be learnt; Mixing filling materials, medical emergency CPR training, aspirating, decontamination of equipment, charting and much more. On completion, after higher education, can lead to career opportunities such as hygienist, therapist or dentist.

Watch this clip on the reasons for training as an Apprentice Dental Nurse.

Early Years

Early Years Practitioners can work in many different settings including Nurseries, Preschools, Primary schools, Childminders, Hospitals etc. You can work with children from birth to five. EYPs encourage children to learn and develop, through play and teaching. They create secure environments, using imagination to help children to learn. It’s important to work with parents to support their children. EYPs enable children to build their literacy, language and numeracy skills. Monitoring progress and planning educational games. Putting together activities which will keep the children engaged throughout the day. They help children get ready for the transition into a classroom environment. Watch the videos bullet pointed below to learn about the key areas. 

Click on the bullet points to see a range of activities that EYPs do with children

 

  • Early Years transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Early Years transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Early Years transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Early Years transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Early Years transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Electrical 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: knowledge of transposition of formulae, Pythagoras & trigonometry for calculations associated with ohms law, lighting, power factor correction and cable design. Good communication both verbal and written are required for when communicating with customers and employer.

Watch this video to gain insight into the industry. 

  • Electrical transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Electrical transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Electrical transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Electrical transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Electrical transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Engineering 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include measuring and marking out from a datum with tolerances, report writing and reading and producing drawings on CAD. Here is a link to different engineering activities to help you learn the key skills. 

Watch the videos listed below to find out more about engineering.

 

  • Engineering transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Engineering transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Engineering transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Engineering transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

English

Enterprise skills 

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: knowledge of business types and basic functions, business terminology and running enterprise activities, managing own workload, working as a team, problem solving and working to deadlines.

Below are a list of documents for you to read through to gain more understanding of the key skills required. 

Hairdressing 

Hairdressers are needed for a number of different jobs and tasks in the workplace from working in the reception, talking to clients and booking appointments, selling products and taking payments to carrying out treatments for clients and giving appropriate advice. Click here to understand the industry and see the jobs that are available.

Click on the bullet points for useful websites to help develop the key skills needed: 

 

 

Health & Social Care 

 

A Health and Social Care (HSC) worker could support lots of people including older people, those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions such as people with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and personality disorders. A HSC worker can work in different settings including hospitals, care homes and client homes.

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: time management, medication administration, taking body measurements, preparing specialist feeds and setting feeding pumps, everyday maths, calculations to check observations - blood pressure, sats etc, spelling and grammar, verbal communication skills, reading written notes and following instructions.

Below are links to information to help you develop these skills:

 

  • Health & Social Care transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Health & Social Care transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here 
  • Health & Social Care transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Health & Social Care transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Health & Social Care transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Hospitality & Catering

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: calculating, weighing, measuring, percentages, ratios, writing menus and taking customer food order. 

Listed below is links to useful information to help you to learn more about the industry:

 

  • Hospitality & Catering transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Hospitality & Catering transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Hospitality & Catering transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Hospitality & Catering transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Hospitality & Catering transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Kickstart 

Kickstart supports learners working towards their goal of gaining entry to a vocational programme of their choice. The course includes working towards Maths and English qualifications alongside a vocational level 1 qualification.

Listed below are a range of resources to help you to develop these skills:

 

  • Kickstart transition resource for week commencing 27th April- downlload here
  • Kickstart transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Kickstart transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Maths

  • Maths transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Maths transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Maths transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Maths transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Maths transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Media, Marketing & Event Management

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: researching, consuming information, producing Information, trends, data analysis, business and personal finance including budgeting, being able to work in a team, good time management skills and great interpersonal skills. 

Listed below are a range of resources to help you to develop these skills:

 

  • Media, Marketing &Events Management transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Media, Marketing &Events Management transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Media, Marketing &Events Management transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Media, Marketing &Events Management transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Media, Marketing &Events Management transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Motor Vehicle

The key maths skills you will be using throughout this course include: pressures, electrical formula and speed and distance. The key English skills you will be using includes report writing completion of handover documentation.
Watch the following YouTube videos listed below to help you learn more about the industry:

 

  • Motor Vehicle transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Motor Vehicle transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Motor Vehicle transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Motor Vehicle transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Motor Vehicle transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Plumbing & Domestic Heating

Plumbers and gas/ renewable engineers are needed for a variety of different aspects associated with building a house. They connect water both hot and cold as well as drainage and also heating of the room and water and not forgetting the ventilation and gas safety. They also service and maintain these areas and complete repairs as required.
Listed below are some useful links to learn more about the industry:

 

Public Services

The key skills you will be using throughout this course include: map reading, navigation, measuring distance, time appreciate, converting time in to km, km in to miles, report writing, presentation skills, research, verbal communication skills, debate and conflict management.
Listed below are a range of resources to help you to develop these skills:

 

  • Public Services transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Public Services transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Public Services transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Public Services transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Public Services transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Skills for Living and Working in the UK

The SLUKY course provides students with the skills required for living and working in the UK. It enables students with English as a second language to gain the English, maths and ICT requirements to progress onto full time vocational courses/ apprenticeships/ employment or higher education. Teachers set high expectations of students, specifically on timekeeping, attendance and application to the course, to maximise potential and ensure that students are ‘work ready’.  

Click on the link here and complete tasks 1,2 and 3. After completeing this write 6 sentences and tell us about you. 

Sport & Fitness

The key maths skills you will be using throughout this course include: timings, distances, speeds and heart rates. The key English skills you will be using include: leading/ coaching, producing presentations, writing assignment, research skills and bibliography. To develop these key skills read about confidence in leading and instructing here.

Also have a try at researching current industry jobs, researching about healthy eating guidelines and the components of  a healthy diet and functions of food groups.

  • Sport & Fitness transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Sport & Fitness transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Sport & Fitness transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Sport & Fitness transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Sport & Fitness transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

 

Supported Learning 

Travel & Tourism 

The key maths skills you will be using throughout this course include: calculation of costs for itineraries and applying discounts, converting currencies, calculating time zones and elapsed flying times and working to a budget. The key English skills you will be using include: communicating verbally and accurately to customers and peers, independent Referencing of resources used, key travel industry terminology, confident public speaking skills and written structure of an essay skill.

Listed below are a range of resources to help you to develop these skills:

 

  • Travel & Tourism transition resource for week commencing 27th April- download here
  • Travel & Tourism transition resource for week commencing 11th May- download here
  • Travel & Tourism transition resource for week commencing 1st June- download here
  • Travel & Tourism transition resource for week commencing 15th June- download here
  • Travel & Tourism transition resource for week commencing 29th June- download here

Keep your options open 

Are you feeling the pressure to decide your future career path? If so, don't panic. Our courses offer you so much more than you might realise!

Deciding your future steps can be a daunting task. With so many types of qualifications, courses and subjects on offer, it's understandably a tough decision.

But don't worry, as long as you pick a subject you enjoy, we can help! Everything we do with our students helps prepare them for the world of work. As a result, all of our courses incorporate many transferable skills that will help you no matter what you decide to do after college. Even if that means pursuing a completely different career!

 Our courses will:

  • Teach you workplace skills, so you can apply what you are learning out in the work environment
  • Open your eyes to the varied range of opportunities available within each industry; so you're bound to find something to suit your interests
  • Include work experience placements, which add value to your CV, as well as giving you first-hand experience of what you think you may enjoy and giving you time to adjust your studies if its not for you!
  • Equip you with transferable skills such as communication, team working, time management, presentation skills and many more
  • Offer various progression opportunities such as an Apprenticeship, employment, university or another course

 So just remember, whatever you chose it doesn't mean you're stuck with it forever!

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