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Vocational
Your future, Your choice…
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Which route?
Apprenticeship
Flooring,
Construction, Hair
Level 3
Business, ICT,
Economics, Childhood
Studies, Travel
Level 2
Construction, Hair,
Motor Vehicle,
Childcare
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Progression
Apprenticeships
Level 3
Level 2
Employment, University, Further Education,
Apprenticeships
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Subjects Level 3
Travel
ICT
Childhood
Economics
Business
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BTEC Level 3 Business
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BTEC Business
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Either single (1 A Level) or double (2 A Level) option
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Achievement – over half students achieve D/D* (A/A*)
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Studying: Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, Business
Organisations
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100% coursework based
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Progression onto: University, employment, FE
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A Level Economics
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A traditional yet dynamic course. Economics is a MUST
for those students considering applying for Oxford or
Cambridge University.
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Assessment for economics is 100% exam.
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Topics include: Markets and Market Failure, National
Economy and Business Economics.
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Progression: Banking, Finance, Law, Accountancy, Economist
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Childcare & education level 3
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Key facts
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Worth up to 360 ucas points (3 A levels)
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Full-time over 2 years
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Alternate weeks in school and placement
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Assessed through coursework, exam and research
project
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University pathways – teaching, nursing, midwifery,
childhood studies, youth work, social work
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Vocational pathways – Nursery nurse, nanny, crèche
worker, teaching assistant, special needs carer.
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What our students have to say…
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ICT
BTEC, A-Level, Computing
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BTEC ICT Level 3
The course is made up of 2 compulsory units and all
work assessed is Coursework.
Unit 1: Communication and Employability Skills for IT - This unit will introduce students to
the skills and attributes that are valued by employers in the IT industry and ask them to
demonstrate their IT skills in an industry context.
Unit 2: Computer Systems - This unit will give the students an introduction to the components
that make up computer systems covering the theory of how systems work and they will also be
expected to set up and maintain a computer system.
Four additional units are chosen looking at the strengths and interests of the class consisting of
anything from Computer Networks, Technical Support , Programming to Developing Computer
Games.
Where can BTEC ICT take you?
This qualification provides progression
opportunities to higher education, degree and
professional development programmes.
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A-Level ICT
What is A-Level ICT?
This is a traditional A level that combines practical use of ICT
with the theory that is required for progression into the industry
to continue to use ICT effectively and safely. The students study
legal aspects of ICT, keeping data secure and working in the
ICT industry as well as undertaking real life projects, sitting
formal exams and completing coursework.
Where can ICT take you?
 This
qualification is accepted at most top
universities as a sound based for ICT based
subjects such as games design, computing and
including any subject that is to be studied.
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A-Level Computing
What is A-Level Computing?
This is a traditional A level, aimed at students who want to go on and study
aspects of computer studies such as robotics and game
creation. The students study the theory of programming as well as how
computers work. They will also study programming and will complete
projects to produce programs with a commercial target.
Where can Computing take you?
Students who study and do well in this subject will have the chance to
attend any university or to find a rewarding job in the computing industry.
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What our students say…
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BTEC Travel
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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in
Travel and Tourism
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qualification is equivalent to one A Level.
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course is made up entirely of coursework
which is graded as a Pass, Merit or Distinction.
 Students
work on assignments to complete
evidence for each of the units.
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Subjects Level 2
Hair
Construction
Level
2
Childcare
Motor
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Units
You must complete four mandatory units:
1.
Investigating the Travel and Tourism Sector.
2.
The Business of Travel and Tourism.
3.
The UK as a Destination.
4.
Customer Service in Travel and Tourism.
Plus two optional units
Next year:
An overseas visit to a European destination
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Level 2 Children and Young people’s workforce
full time 1 year
placement 1 day per week
theory 2 days per week
English and Maths if c not gained
Access to level 3, employment as Nursery assistant,
teaching assistant.
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Motor Mechanics
Motor Vehicle Fitting
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Level 2 qualification
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Includes modules: clutches, brakes, job roles, customer
service, exhausts, batteries
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Ideal position for working in a fitting centre
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Progression onto apprenticeship, employment or FE
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Construction
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Level 2 Bricklaying
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Construction related jobs and employment
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Topics: Health and Safety, Building Materials, Masonary
Structures, bricklaying
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Assessed through phase tests and work in the Construction
Unit
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Can lead onto: employment or apprenticeship within College
Our
students
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work…
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Phase test
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Hair
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City and Guilds Women’s Hairdressing
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Professional industry qualification
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Topics include: colouring, cutting, shampoo/conditioning,
perming, dressing hair
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Apprenticeships
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What is an apprenticeship?
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An Apprenticeship is a real job with training so you can earn while
you learn and pick up recognised qualifications as you go. If you live
in England, are over 16 and not in full time education you can apply.
They take between one and four years to complete.
Key Benefits:
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earn a salary
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get paid holidays
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receive training
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gain qualifications
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learn job-specific skills
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What makes an apprenticeship?
Qualification
Employment
Training
Technical
Diploma
NVQ
Based with an
employer
earning a wage
Functional
Skills
Level 2 Maths
Level 2 English
ERR
Employment
rights and
responsibilities
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Apprenticeships on offer at
Launceston College:
Construction
(Bricklaying)
Floorcovering
Hairdressing
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Floorcovering
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Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
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Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
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Developing Customer Relationships in a Floorcovering Working
Environment
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Installing Impervious Floorcoverings in the Workplace
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Installing Textile Flooroverings in the Workplace
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Installing Wood Floorcoverings in the Workplace
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Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
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Preparing Surfaces to Receive Floorcoverings in the Workplace
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Setting Out for Laying Floorcoverings in the Workplace
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Where can I find out more?
www.launceston-college.cornwall.sch.uk/vocational
Located in Vocational faculty area
Scan and visit!

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