School Links Programmes 2020/2021


HSDC 14-16 School Links Programme is a part time provision that aims to bridge the gap between school and vocational education. Programmes focus on specific vocational areas with some qualifications offered recognised within the Key Stage 4 League Tables. We work closely with mainstream and special schools as well as local authorities to offer a captivating, enjoyable and inventive variety for students to choose from. As part of our college strategy we focus on providing students with the best opportunities through a range of vocational and academic areas as well as the support they need to succeed.

Our 14-16 provision will allow Year 10 & Year 11 students to make informed decisions about which courses suit their academic and career aspirations for the future. The school links programme will allow students to understand how their education equips them with the behaviour and attitude necessary to develop their education and to look for opportunities for further training/ employment and for their adult life. Students will also receive high quality impartial careers guidance available from our Advice and Guidance team and receive college taster sessions moving forward. To continue to work with our partners we aim to provide support and guidance to make sure that students make real progress towards their chosen career path. All students work in an FE setting, where they are inspired to make the most of the opportunities offered to them and to learn from their staff and peers to achieve success in accordance to our college policies. Ollie Jones School Links Manager


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We are very proud of our programme for 14-16 pupils, whether they join us from one of our many partner schools or are being home-educated. By providing a supportive and inspiring learning environment at our South Downs campus, the 14-16 course programmes provide nationally-recognised qualifications which combine practical skills development and academic content, highly valued by employers and effective at fast tracking students in their future careers.



They are invaluable partnerships between

pupils, schools, home and the college.

Mike Gaston Principal & CEO

General Information Taster sessions and group tours are offered to support students to make appropriate decisions. Each student will be interviewed in the same format as a full-time mainstream student, this will also include an assessment in English and Maths where applicable.

Mentoring Students Partners are encouraged to accompany learners in college for entry level and level 1 programmes or have a member of staff on site. School Learning Support Assistants are welcome for individual students and would need to be assessed through College policies beforehand. College Standards All students must always sign the College standards agreement and wear their identification badge whilst on college premises. Learners will not be asked to leave college if they fail to produce their ID card, however, failure to comply will lead to disciplinary action. A support for change process is in place to manage student disciplinary issues. The programme has a designated Senior Tutor who will liaise with Course managers/ Schools/Parents.

Assessment Information Assessment across all courses is

modular* and students will be expected to complete a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates completion of all tasks and assignments at the correct level of study. These portfolios are assessed both internally and externally.

*Some courses may contain an examination

Kit & Equipment Needs Students will need to be equipped for each lesson and attend with appropriate stationery. Where stated at interview students may also need to attend college in specific clothing (Personal Protective Equipment). Sports clothing is also required for practical sport sessions.

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Off-site Students are not allowed offsite whilst at college at any time due to safeguarding concerns. Students are permitted to leave with written permission from parent/ guardian. Failure to comply with this will lead to support for change action. There are many social areas for all students during limited break times. College Closure Days School will be informed of the college’s closures via our website and School link coordinator. Partners will also be notified in the event of adverse weather. Costings Education providers will be invoiced in two instalments. The cost to our partners and schools is £1015 for the year. Billing will come into effect on 30th September 2020 and the second instalment will be paid on 24th February 2021. A 2.5% discount will be applied if you enrol 10 or more students from your school.

Each partner must sign the college Service Level Agreement.

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Functional Skills English & Maths Programme We also offer a Functional Skills

6 Week College Certificates

programme which consists of English and Maths. This is not a GCSE programme. Students will attend 3 hours per week in order to complete these qualifications. Sessions are carried out on a Wednesday morning. Each student would be required to carry out a BKSB assessment to determine which level the student would be working towards. ESOL We also offer a bespoke ESOL programme, ESOL stands for English for Speakers of Other Languages. It’s aimed at non-native English speakers, looking to take up a new language or validate their skills. For information please contact us.

As a college we are happy to provide bespoke 6-week courses or shorter for schools. College certificates are subject to Learner manager approval and times of the academic year. Please contact our 14- 16 coordinator for more information. Home-Schooled This provision is also available for home- schooled pupils. We as a college would seek funding from the Education Funding Agency. Those home-schooled students must have a written document from their local council requesting provision for their son/ daughter which meets their local council protocol. Information can be found on the Hampshire, West Sussex and Portsmouth City Council websites. Programmes run for 33 weeks (Year 1) and 28 weeks (Year 2) with 4 hours of contact time in College per week. Students can complete two courses on each of the days plus Functional Skills English and Maths qualifications on a Wednesday.

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animal care QCF AWARD IN LAND BASED STUDIES (1 year) Level 1 Years 11 Tuesdays 9-1pm 28 weeks This will provide an introduction to some of the key themes within the animal care industry, enabling students to develop their knowledge and practical skills needed to care for small animals. Students will participate in handling and health checking animals on site. They will learn how to provide appropriate accommodation to include environmental enrichment. Students will also cover: grooming, feeding and the safe transportation of particular animals. Please note that students will be required to have an up to date tetanus before starting on this course. Progression: Starting College on a full time programme or Apprenticeship within the animal care industry.

CERTIFICATE IN LAND BASED STUDIES (2 years) Year 10 Thursdays 9-1pm 33 weeks

Course manager: Helen Hitchings e:

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hairdressing and beauty therapy HSDC COLLEGE CERTIFICATE IN HAIR AND BEAUTY (2 years) Year 10/11 Tuesdays 9-1pm 33 weeks


Level 2 Year 11 Thursdays 9-1pm 28 weeks

Students will gain a broad understanding of the hair and beauty sector, including skills in business enterprise, hair and beauty science, marketing and promotion and a hair and beauty research and design project. Progression: Onto a full time course in Hairdressing or Beauty Therapy or onto an Apprenticeship in this important and

potentially lucrative industry. Course manager: Lisa Jenkins e:

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Catering and hospitality COLLEGE CERTIFICATE IN CATERING AND PATISSERIE (Year 1) Year 10/11 Thursdays 9-1pm 33 weeks This qualification provides an introduction to some of the key resources and ideas within catering and hospitality, the use of materials, tools and equipment and the preparation and presentation of cookery items. There is also the option for working towards a Practical Cookery Skills College Certificate. Progression: There is a clear progression route onto L2/L3 provision at HSDC or Apprenticeship in Hospitality and Catering

NCFE LEVEL 1 AWARD IN CREATIVE CRAFT, COOKERY PATHWAY (Year 2) Starts in 2021 Year 11 Thursdays 9-1pm 28 weeks

Course manager: Anthony Millon e:

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motor vehicle ABC IN MOTOR VEHICLE (1 year) Level 1 Award Year 10/11 Thursdays 9-1pm 28 weeks

For Year 11 students starting their first year at College, we recommend the one year course offered by ABC which covers units comprising of Health and Safety, Spark Ignition Power Units and Braking Systems. Progression: Enrolling onto one of the Motor Vehicle or Engineering courses available at HSDC or an Apprenticeship.

Course manager: Ange Emery e:

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AWARD IN SPORT & ACTIVE LEISURE (1 Year) BTEC Level 1 Award Year 11 Tuesdays 9-1pm 28 weeks

Level 1 Year 10 Thursday 9-1pm 33 weeks

The Sport and Leisure qualification is tailored towards participation in a wide range of sports, with learners taking part in exercise and fitness testing, planning an improvement programme, developing knowledge about how the body works and learning about work in the sport and leisure industry. Progression: Students could enrol onto a full time Sport and Leisure course at College or an Apprenticeship in this grow- ing industry.

Course manager: Vicki Wise e:

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it and digital media BTEC LEVEL 1 TECHNICAL AWARD IN CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION Year 10/11 Tuesday 9-1pm 33 weeks

Interactive media is the integration of digital media including combinations of electronic text, graphics, moving images and sound into a structured digital computerised environment that allows people to interact with the data for appropriate purposes. Progression: There is a clear progression route onto L2/L3 provision at Havant and South Downs College in the Information technology department or Apprentice- ship.

Course manager: tbc

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business BTEC LEVEL 1 TECH AWARD IN ENTERPRISE Year 10/11 Tuesday 9-1pm 33 weeks

This qualification is designed for learners who want an introduction to business and enterprise that includes a vocational and hands-on element. It has been developed to enthuse and inspire learners about a career in business and enterprise. The qualification will appeal to learners who wish to either set up their own business, move into employment or progress onto further study. Progression: There is a clear progression route onto L2/L3 provision at HSDC in the Business department or Apprenticeship.

Course manager: tbc

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This course gives you the opportunity to study how people grow and develop over the course of their lives, from infancy to old age, and the factors that may affect this, such as major life changing events like marriage or parenthood. You will learn how people adapt to these changes as well as the types of support available to help them. You will also learn about the different health and social care services, and about ‘care values’ and their importance in making sure that the people who use these services get the care they need. You will be able to demonstrate these care values practically. You will develop skills in interpreting data about someone’s state of health in order to design a plan that will allow them to improve their health and wellbeing. Progression: Learners can progress onto L2/L3 provision at HSDC in the Health and Social Care department leading to possible progression to university or social work.

Course manager: Ally Rees e:

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Please complete an application form for each learner who wishes to apply.

This will trigger a formal interview with a student advisor. Providing learners are suitable for the qualification they will be offered a place on the course for September 2020. Please contact Karen Pressley for assistance via email or call 02393879999 Ext 4867

INTERVIEWS May 2020-September 2020 Key Dates ACCEPTANCE OF PLACE NO LATER THAN 3 September 2020


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