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Location: Broomfield Hall
This study programme is specifically designed to support students who will need to complete GCSE resits in both English and Maths. The College Certificate places emphasis on skills development at this level and so a supportive programme of maths and English is compulsory within the course and will make up the bulk hours of study during the year.
Students on this course are expected to engage in supporting a range of community and regional events. This will mean that weekends will often be part of the academic timetable in order to fulfil work experience placements.
Entry to this course will be specifically for students who are required to re-sit their GCSE Maths and English qualifications.
The study programme will focus on the achievement of English and Maths GCSE, with a Public Service programme supporting the timetable.
You are expected to maintain high standards of discipline, punctuality and attendance. It is essential that you work to the deadlines set or you risk not achieving your programme of study.
Practical sessions are compulsory, so you must be physically able to
take part in both indoor and outdoor sessions. You will also be expected to volunteer on selected weekends throughout the year.
The course is made up of a number of units which can include:
GCSE English and Maths
Public Services Community Projects
It also includes a tutorial session to monitor your progress, set targets, support your main programme of study, help your future progression and enhance your life skills. The completion of your GCSEs will enable you to apply for higher level courses.
Students will have the opportunity to complete First Aid and Fitness and Physical Activity awards.
You need to be aware that certain volunteering events and work placements take place at weekends or evenings and you will be expected to attend these. We ask that you understand this expectation before you commit to other activities, as many events depend on your involvement to enable them to run safely and efficiently.
You have to fulfil a minimum of 72 hours of work placement. Many of these hours will be offered to you through our existing partnerships with employers.
How will I be assessed?
You will build a portfolio based around evidence generated by the various assessment methods in each unit. You are expected to work on multiple assessments at any one time. You will be assessed through practical demonstrations, logbooks and performance records, written reports and essays, presentations, workbooks, discussions and vivas.
Maths and English will be assessed through course work, controlled assessment and final exam.
Your attendance will be monitored with expectations that it is maintained above 95% at all times.
Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?
You will need to have a uniform that is worn every day and when you are on work experience. The minimum expectation for uniform is that you wear a plain black top: t-shirt, polo shirt, sweatshirt etc. DCG-branded uniforms can be purchased for £50.
All learners will benefit from having their own tablet or laptop to aid them with their studies.
There may be additional costs incurred for selected trips or visits.
Depending on availability, there may be residential trips linked to your assessments - in such instances these would not incur additional costs.
Overseas work placements are available.
For applicants from outside the region or who travel over distance, the College has residential accommodation if required.
Residential accommodation is based at Broomfield Hall Campus. It is single occupancy with a daily meal allowance included in the fees. For further information about our 'outstanding' Ofsted-rated accommodation provision, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What can I do after this course?
On successful completion, the course provides an excellent platform for progression to programmes such as the:
Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Public Services
Level 2 Certificate in Gym Instruction
You may also wish to seek voluntary or paid employment in the Public Services or security industry or you could apply for the special constabulary or reservist forces. You do not, of course, have to enter the Public Services as the skills gained on this course are transferable to a wider range of job areas.
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