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Early College Placement - Elected Home Educated

Early College Placement

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) will only consider for Early College Placement (ECP) young people who would be going into year 11 in September 2017 although in exceptional circumstances a year 10 students may be considered, but we would need to be convinced that they have the maturity and resilience to sustain the placement.

Since September 2013 the government has agreed that Elected Home Educated (EHE) young people can apply for an ECP. If accepted onto a course, the student will be funded by the Education Funding Agency providing that the student puts in good attendance and gains their programme of study which consists of their vocational qualification and Maths and English or the GCSE programme. The college will only consider EHE students who have been out of school education for at least 6 months and will be 16 by 31/8/18. This funding makes no provision for additional support that a student might require. This means that if the student cannot work confidently at Entry Level 3 (or Level 1 for GCSEs) in Maths and English, then we cannot accept them onto the course.

If you are uncertain about the level the young person is working at then we can do an initial assessment for you.

  • All opportunities are by infilling into 16-18 year olds provision - Only 2 ECP students per 16 – 18 group are permitted.
  • Closing date for applicants is Friday 19th May 2017
  • We will still consider students after that date but the choice of course maybe limited

We offer a range of courses for young people. There are two main paths of study you can choose from:

Vocational courses at Level 1

Students follow their main qualification and English and Maths Functional Skills for 2-3 days a week. Students will need to achieve at least an Entry Level 2 result in their initial assessment during the application process in Literacy and Numeracy in order to be considered for the course.

GCSE level 2 programme

This is a one year course for students capable of achieving A to C (9-4) in 30 weeks. The students will study 5 GCSEs, of which English and Mathematics are compulsory and the remaining 3 will be discussed at interview. The students will participate in the tutorial programme. . Students will need to attend the GCSE taster day and pass the assessments in English, Maths and Science in order to be considered for the course

So what vocational areas are available?

Course  
Animal Care
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete ½ day a week placement in a live animal situation
BTEC Level 1 Introduction to Land Based Studies
Course content:

Core Units

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

Sector Units (could be subject to change)

  • Finding Out About the Land-based Sector
  • Caring for and Feeding Animals
  • Moving and Accommodating Animals
  • Growing Plants
  • Caring for and Keeping Plants Healthy
  • Using Workshop Tools in a Land-based Setting
  • Using Land-based Machinery
  • Preparing Soil for Planting
Early Years
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete 2 separate block placements
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Caring for Young Children
Course content:

A minimum of 25 credits must be achieved from Group A. The remaining 12 credits can be achieved from either Group A or B.

Group A units

  • Investigating a vocational area
  • Self development
  • Safeguarding the welfare of children and young people*
  • Science activities for young children
  • Technology activities for young children
  • Musical activities for young children
  • Practical health and safety when with young children
  • Finding out about forest schools
  • Craft activities for young children
  • Understanding play for early learning
  • Sharing learning experiences with children
  • Growth and development of young children
  • Human growth and development
  • Respecting and valuing children
  • Children's play and leisure activities in the community
  • Preparing for your next steps
  • Supporting babies to play

Group B Units

  • Healthy living
  • Healthy eating for families
  • Confidence building for the young child through play
  • Listening to and talking with a young child
Hair and Beauty
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete 2 separate block placements
Level 1 VTCT Diploma in an Introduction to Hair and Beauty
Course content:

Route A- Hair and Makeup focused
Route B- Beauty focused

Health and Social Care
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete 2 separate block placements
NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health Social Care and Childrens and Young Peoples Settings
Course content:

20 credits must be achieved from the mandatory units in group A and then at least 17 more credits must be gained from the optional units in group B.

Group A units( not all units will be covered)

  • Understand the range of service provision and roles within health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Understand the principles and values in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Awareness of protection and safeguarding in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introduction to communication in health and social care (adults and children and young people), early years and childcare
  • Introductory awareness of equality and inclusion in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introductory awareness of health and safety in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introductory awareness of person-centred support in health, social care and children's and young people's settings

Group B units (not all units will be covered)

  • Human growth and development
  • Introduction to disability awareness
  • Introduction to children and young people's development Introduction to the physical care of babies and young children
  • Introduction to the development of children and young people through play
  • Encourage children and young people to eat healthily
  • Introduction to a healthy lifestyle
  • Introduction to autistic spectrum condition
  • Introduction to learning disability
  • Introduction to physical disability
  • Introduction to sensory loss
  • Introduction to mental health
  • Introduction to dementia
  • Introductory awareness of working with others in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introductory awareness of the importance of healthy eating and drinking for adults
  • Self-development
  • Investigating a vocational area
  • Understanding risk within health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Introductory awareness of bereavement in health, social care and children's and young people's settings
  • Job opportunities in health and social care
  • Introduction to duty of care in health, social care or children's and young people's settings
Sport
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete 37 hours of work placement in the workforce.
BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Sport
Course content:

Core Units

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

Sector Units (could be subject to change)

  • How Exercise Affects the Body
  • Training for Fitness
  • Playing Sport
  • Coaching Skills in Sport
  • Assisting in a Sports Activity
  • Contributing to Running a Sports Event
  • Getting People Active
  • Keeping Active and Healthy
Performing Arts
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills.
UAL Level 1 Diploma in Performing Arts
Course content

Students will develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Throughout the course they will have opportunities to perform to the public. This course will cover a broad range of performing arts subjects including Drama, Dance; Musical Theatre and Stagecraft.

Art and Design
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills.

UAL Level 1 Diploma in Art and Design
Course content:

  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Ceramics, transfers and glazing
  • Model making
  • Fine Art installation
  • Painting
  • Textiles and surface pattern
  • Professional printing methods such as screenprinting
  • Plaster work and casting
  • Interior design
  • Planning evaluation and developing final pieces at a professional level
  • Planning and selling your own work
  • Live projects with the community
  • Discussions and society, progression and wellbeing
  • How to become more employable
Travel and Tourism
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills.
BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism 1
Course content:

Core Units

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

Sector Units (not all units will be covered)

  • Preparing and Cooking Food
  • Serving Food and Drink
  • Exploring Local Visitor Attractions
  • Exploring Travel and Tourism in the UK
  • Contribute to Running a Hospitality and Tourism Event
  • Delivering Customer Service in Hospitality and Tourism
  • Using Websites to Make Holiday Choices
  • Promoting Hospitality and Tourism Events
Creative Media Production
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete 37 hours of work placement in the workforce.
BTEC Level 1 Creative Media Production

This is a very practical course where students gain media skills by making media products. Examples of the kind of work include a short film made with the drama students, designing characters for a computer game and creating their own animation.

I.T
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills and complete 37 hours of work placement in the workforce.
BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in IT
Course content:

Core Units

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Working with Others
  • Researching a Topic

Sector Units (could be subject to change)

  • Developing Digital Information Using IT
  • Using Digital Communication Technologies
  • Solving Technical IT Problems
  • Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
  • Creating a Website
  • Creating a Computer Program
  • Developing a Digital Product
  • Creating a Digital Animated Graphic
Construction
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills.
City & Guilds Level 1 Maintenance
Course content:

This will allow students to explore Plastering, Plumbing, Carpentry, Brick Work, Painting and Decorating. Students can progress onto Level 2 in a specialist trade post 16 providing they gain Level 1 functional skills in English and Maths and pass the maintenance course

Construction
As part of this one year course students will study English and Maths Functional Skills.

If students have had previous experience or will be 16 by 28th February 2018 they could be considered for the following:

  • City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plastering
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Carpentry

Rules

  • No students are allowed to leave the premises during the lunch hour – there are restaurants, cafes, social areas and cash machines on site.
  • If the student becomes unwell whilst at college they must notify their tutor as no student can go home without prior contact with parents/carers.
  • If the student is too ill to attend, parents/carers must ring the 14-16 team who will let their tutors know.

The above three rules enable us to discharge our duty of care for students under the statutory school leaving age.

Parents and students should note that the statutory school leaving date is the fourth Friday in June 2018

The coalition government has introduced Raising The Participation Age (RPA) which means that young people under the age of 18 are expected to remain in learning which includes:

  • Full-time education, such as school sixth form or college;
  • An Apprenticeship; or
  • Part-time education or training if they are employed, self-employed or volunteering for 20 hours or more a week.

How to apply

Download the ECP Application form and ECP Student Profile

ECP Application form

ECP Student Profile

Post the above forms to SGS College, 14-16 Office, Filton Avenue, Bristol, BS34 7AT marked for the attention of Isobel Edward. Alternatively you could scan the documents and email them to isobel.edward@sgscol.ac.uk.

What happens next?

  1. After an application has been received, a parent/carer and the student will be invited into SGS College for an initial visit (if they have not visited the college previously)
  2. Students/parents or carers are invited for an interview with a member of staff from their chosen vocational area, plus a member of the 14-16 team.
  3. After the interview and before joining SGS College the student will be invited to a SGS Factor/Taster Day to assess their suitability for the course.
  4. The student will also have a literacy and numeracy assessment to determine the level of their functional skills course.
  5. If the student is successful and accepted onto their chosen course the parents/carers will receive a letter from the Ea
  6. rly College Placement Officer outlining the joining instructions.
  7. At the beginning of the course the student will have an induction programme and will be supported by our Early College Placement Officer. They will also have a course tutor who will help and support them.

Throughout the course, reports will be sent to parents/carers. The student and their family will invited in twice a year to meet with the tutor to discuss progress.

College's expectations on the course

College requirements for Early College Placement students are the same as post 16 i.e.:

  • Attend all classes on the timetable on time including any work experience and activities
  • Complete all work set to the best of their ability
  • Behave in a sensible, appropriate manner with everyone at College, in line with the Learner Code of Conduct.
  • The care and maintenance of any boots and/or equipment issued is the responsibility of the young person.

ECP students receive considerable additional support from the 14-16 team

Enquiries

For ECP enquiries:-

For Filton and WISE campuses ring either Isobel Edward on 01179092348 or Rusty Ansell on 01179092374 or email Isobel Edward at Isobel.edward@sgscol.ac.uk

For Stroud campus ring Nicola Styler on 01453761202