Course Guide 2021/2022 - Doncaster College

 
Course Guide 2021/2022 - Doncaster College
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  | Play Worker | Teaching Assistant | Children’s Care worker | Specialist Healthcare Assistant | Children’s Resort Representative | Architect |
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Doncaster College and University Centre

                                                                                                                                              Doncaster College and University Centre
                                                                                                 Winner of best Further
                                                                                                 Education college for two years
                                                                                                 in a row at the Whatuni?
                                                                                                 Student Choice Awards!
                                                                                                 Doncaster College, part of DN Colleges
                                                                                                 Group, have won for two years but
                                                                                                 shortlisted for three years in a row.
                                                                                                 This is a particularly important award
                                                                                                 for DN Colleges Group as it has been
                                                                                                 voted for by our students and reflects
                                                                                                 the positive experience they have had
                                                                                                 studying with us.
                                                                                                 Commenting on the results of this
                                                                                                 year’s WUSCAs, Simon Emmett, CEO
                                                                                                 at IDP Connect, said: “This year, high
                                                                                                 average review scores across all WUSCA
                                                                                                 categories demonstrate a widespread
                                          Introduction                                           effort from UK institutions to both listen
Introduction

                                                                                                                                              Whatuni? Winner!
                                          Doncaster College and University Centre, part of       and respond to the needs of students.
                                          DN Colleges Group, are the largest provider of         This is something the sector should be
                                          apprenticeships and Further Education within the       incredibly proud of achieving and these
                                          region as well as being one of the largest providers   outstanding results would be welcomed
                                          for Higher Education with our University Centre.       in many other sectors during this
                                          Our students are at the heart of everything we do      difficult time.”
                                          ensuring you have the right support and guidance,
                                          whether it is through our careers service, our
                                          additional learning support, counselling, student
                                          finance and many other services all tailored to
                                          each individual.
                                          We pride ourselves on our strong employer links
                                          within Doncaster and the wider region enabling
                                          our students to gain an insight into real work
                                          environments and learn first-hand about the sector
                                          they are passionate about.
                                          We have over 120 courses at full and part-time, from
                                          entry level up to university level, whatever career
                                          path you want to take we can help you get there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                             Chief Operating Officer’s welcome
                                                                                                                                                                                             We are delighted that you are considering studying at Doncaster College and hope
                                                                                                                                                                                             that our prospectus helps you in selecting the programme of study that best meets
                                                                                                                                                                                             your needs.
                                                                                                                                                                                             As part of your programme of study, Doncaster College offers a wide range of
                                                                                                                                                                                             opportunities for you to develop the personal and technical skills that will give you an
                                                                                                                                                                                             edge when you progress to your next step in Higher Education, as an apprentice or
                                                                                                                                                                                             into employment.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Doncaster is an exciting place to live and work and the College is proud to be working
                                                                                                                                                                                             closely with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, the Chamber of Commerce,
                                                                                                                                                                                             employers and other stakeholders to shape an ambitious future.
                                                                         Principal’s welcome                                                                                                 We also work closely with our students and encourage them to become involved
                                                                         Welcome to Doncaster College and University Centre and thank you for taking the                                     with the wide and varied aspects of College life. We have also developed an exciting
                                                                         time to read our course guide. I am Kathryn Brentnall, the Principal, and I hope that                               range of enrichment activities to ensure that you have the best possible personal
Principal’s welcome

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Chief Operating Officer’s welcome
                                                                         this guide will provide you with lots of information about our fabulous facilities and                              development experiences during your time at the College and these include a range
                                                                         the exciting opportunities we provide. We recognise that the last academic year has                                 of enrichment activities, including a series of overseas visits.
                                                                         been one like no other but we have responded and adapted to ensure that all our                                     The prospectus shows the programmes that we offer at the College and you will find
                                                                         students are supported to achieve their ambitions and we will continue to be here                                   lots of information on the wide range of support that’s available to help you to be
                                                                         for you whether you are a continuing student or someone who is joining us for the        Mick Lochran,              successful in your chosen career. Every curriculum area has well established employer
                                                                         first time.                                                                              Chief Operating Officer,   links and we use these links to provide guest lectures, site visits and an industrial
                                                                         Our primary focus here is to prepare students for work; this might be by supporting      DN Colleges Group          placement that will help you to shape your future career.
                                                                         them directly into Apprenticeships or via a study programme based in classrooms                                     We know choosing the career and course that is right for you can be a daunting task,
                                                                         and workshops that lead through to work or Higher Education in the longer term                                      so please take the opportunity to come to one of our open events or contact us to
                                                                         and our aim is to offer opportunities for you to study in a way that suits you.                                     book an informal careers meeting. We have dedicated teams of staff who are here
                                                                         Whatever your starting point is we provide a supportive transition from school to                                   to make sure that our students are successful in their chosen course of study and
                                                                         the wider world, in a safe and inclusive environment, where welfare and personal                                    eventually progress into employment, an apprenticeship or university.
                                                                         development is a priority alongside the attainment of qualifications.                                               Please take the opportunity to visit the College and see for yourself the substantial
                                                                         “We offer committed industry trained tutors who are experts in their field,                                        investment we have made in our learning resources which are amongst the best in
                                                                           deliver lessons that will challenge and feedback that allows you to develop your                                  the region.
                                          Kathryn Brentnall,               potential. After you have achieved your qualification, we will continue to support                                We are sure that you will find what you are looking for at Doncaster College and we
                                          Principal, Doncaster College     you and from the first contact we will be working with you and your long-term                                     would like to take this opportunity to wish you success and enjoyment in your future
                                          and University Centre            objectives to ensure we create the right progression opportunities.”                                              with the College.

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                                              Travelling to Doncaster
                                              Doncaster College is easy to get to, however you
                                              choose to travel. Our Hub campus is based right in the
                                              heart of Doncaster town centre and we offer a free bus
                                              service to and from our other campus over at
                                              North Lindsey College and Aston Springs Farm.
                                                                                                                                Doncaster
Travelling to Doncaster

                                              Public Transport                                                                   Minster
                                                                                                                                                                    Doncaster
                                              Doncaster Travel Interchange and train station offer
                                              fantastic bus and train routes covering all areas in and                                                               Markets
                                              around Doncaster, they are only a short walk away from
                                              our Hub Campus. If you are 16-18 and meet the criteria,                                        Doncaster
                                              you can apply for a Travel Pass to get cheaper fares on
                                              buses, trams and Northern trains.                                                             Town Centre
                                              For more information and guidance on how to apply,
                                              visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/1618

                                              Car Parking                                                          Frenchgate
                                              Although there is no on-site car parking, we are                      Shopping
                                              surrounded by a number of pay & display car parks for
                                              you to use. The nearest is Chappell Drive East which
                                                                                                                     Centre
                                              is only a 2 minute walk away. We do offer plenty of
                                              disabled parking bays on-site as well as a drop-off bay
                                              if you are catching a lift. Some of the car parks offer
                                              cashless parking only via a mobile phone, so make sure
                                              you come prepared.
                                                                                                         Bus & Railway
                                          5                                                               Interchange
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                                          Campus Locations
                                          The Hub Campus
                                          Built in 2006 The Hub campus is home to the
                                          majority of our courses and has fantastic work spaces
                                          designed to enhance student learning and reflect
                                          industry standards. We have got everything from a
                                          simulated aircraft cabin, award-winning restaurant,
                                          motor vehicle car garage, green screen room,
                                          construction workshops and loads more! On top of
                                          that we have enormous spaces for students to hang
                                          out in including the Hub Diner, Common Room and 3
                                          Learning Resource Centres.
Campus Locations

                                          Aston Springs Farm
                                          We work in partnership with Aston Springs Farm to
                                          deliver our range of Animal Care courses, so students
                                          will learn by working on the farm and in our on-site
                                          Animal Care Unit at The Hub. The farm began in 2010
                                          and is now the home of hundreds of animals including
                                          meerkats, alpacas, ponies, goats, sheep, donkeys and
                                          loads more! It is located in Rotherham and we offer a
                                          free bus service to and from The Hub.

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                                          DC6 Partnership
                                          DC6 is a partnership of town centre education providers, each with our own high quality specialisms in Post-16
                                          delivery, working together to develop a “universal offer” in the heart of Doncaster.
                                                                                                                                                                    How to apply
                                          We are:
                                          •	Doncaster College - a pioneering technical education      •	Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Trust -
                                              and training provider offering courses enhanced              offering training and education for Health and Social     1. Say Hello!                         2. Ready To Apply
                                              with high quality work experience and vocational             Care, integrating creative partnerships with the other    It is a good idea to get in touch     We have both a paper and online
                                              opportunities. A large provider of Apprenticeship            DC6 providers and beyond
                                              training and associated employer relationships and
                                                                                                                                                                     with us for some advice and           version of our application form.
                                                                                                        •	Doncaster UTC - Doncaster’s brand new University          guidance about your course.           Paper versions can be picked up
                                              successful in a bid to deliver four T-Levels pathways        Technical College (part of Brighter Futures Learning
                                              from 2021                                                    Partnership Trust) with specialisms in Engineering        Or why not come to one of our         from reception or head to
                                          •	Hall Cross Academy - a large predominantly A level          and Digital                                               open days so you can meet tutors      don.ac.uk/apply/ to apply online.
                                               provider with a long academic tradition of excellence                                                                 and take a look around.
                                          Each partner retains, and remains fully committed to, it’s individual offer and signatures of excellence but,
                                          working together, we aim to guarantee an aspirational Post-16 pathway for any student.
                                          Our partnership enables us to way-mark any student towards an outstanding offer for their individual interests
                                          and aptitudes. In addition we will be able to capitalise on our collective assets to offer the very best in terms of
                                          enrichment, student support, access to sports and the arts, employer links and vocational experience.                      3. Meet Your Tutor                    4. Summer Taster Day
                                                                                                                                                                     Once we receive your application      You will be invited to our summer
                                                                                                                                                                     we will send out an offer letter      taster day in July which is a great
Key Dates

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 How to apply
                                                                                                                                                                     and will invite you in for a chance   chance for you to meet others on
                                                                                                                                                                     to meet your tutor and ask us         your course and understand more
                                                                                                                                                                     any questions.                        about College life before you
                                                                                                                                                                                                           start in September.

                                            Key Dates
                                            Find out more about our courses and general life at Doncaster College by coming along to
                                            one of our open events.                                                                                                  5. Enrol                              6. September Start
                                            Wednesday 16 September
                                                               th
                                                                                     Wednesday 20 January
                                                                                                        th
                                                                                                                             Saturday 19 Juneth
                                                                                                                                                                     Following GCSE results day, you       You made it!
                                            Late Applicant Event                     Open Event                              Open Event                              will be invited in to enrol. Do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Your next step starts here.
                                            Wednesday 11th November                  Wednesday 31st March                                                            forget to bring your results with
                                            University Centre Open Event             University Centre Open Event                                                    you and some form of ID.
                                            Please check our website and social media channels for further information

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                                          Student Benefits                                                                                                        Support Services
                                          Common Room                                                  Access to Microsoft Office 365                             Additional Learning Support               International
                                          A huge social space packed with table tennis, pool tables    You will be able to download and install a free copy of    If you need extra learning support,       Our team provide information and advice
                                          and games consoles all for you to enjoy. Grab a comfy        Microsoft Office 365 to use throughout the duration of     specialist equipment or support workers   to anyone wanting to study with us as an
                                          sofa and make yourself at home!                              your course.                                               then our ALS team are here to help you    international student.
Student Benefits

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Support Services
                                                                                                                                                                  reach your full potential.
                                          Free College Gym Membership                                  Salon at The Hub                                                                                     Student Services
                                                                                                                                                                  Careers Advice                            For general enquiries about our courses
                                          Our on-site gym is free for all students, we have a great    Run by our students, our hair and beauty salon offers a
                                                                                                                                                                  Here to provide our current, past and     or being a student here, our student
                                          choice of equipment, classes and different sporting          variety of treatments at fantastic prices.
                                                                                                                                                                  potential students with professional,     services have got you covered.
                                          groups to get involved in.
                                                                                                       Waterfront Coffee Bar                                      impartial advice and guidance on your
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Students’ Union
                                          The Hub Diner                                                Located just as you walk in, the Coffee Bar serves         future career and how to get there.
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Providing varied activities, events and
                                          Open for breakfast and lunch serving a variety of hot and    great coffee, tea and hot chocolates all day throughout                                              support and encouraging students to
                                                                                                                                                                  Counselling
                                          cold food with plenty of dining space. Daily choices range   the week.                                                                                            develop an active interest in student life.
                                                                                                                                                                  Talking helps. Our team of qualified
                                          from sandwiches all the way to a full roast dinner.
                                                                                                       Learning Resource Centres (LRC)                            counsellors are available if you need a
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Welfare Support
                                          Waterfront Restaurant and Cafe                                                                                          chat or just someone to listen, free
                                                                                                       If you need a quiet space to study in between classes,                                               Our welfare team have a wealth of
                                                                                                                                                                  of charge.
                                          Open for lunch and some evenings offering great food         we have 3 LRCs packed with multimedia resources and                                                  experience working with students facing
                                          freshly prepared by our students.                            computers to aid your studies.                             Financial Support                         difficulties and challenging situations in
                                                                                                                                                                  Not sure about what financial support     their personal life or College.
                                          Flowers at The Hub                                           Multi-Faith Chaplaincy                                     is available? Our team are on hand to
                                          Our floristry shop, located in the main atrium, sells        Our multi-faith team serve the spiritual needs of the      advise about support you may be
                                          beautiful floral arrangements and gift ideas put together    College community, with a multi-faith room that everyone   eligible for.
                                          by our students.                                             can use as a quiet space for prayer or contemplation.

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                                          Student Support Centre                                                                 Discounted Gym                       The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE)
                                          The Student Support Centre is a ‘one stop shop’ for everything you might need          Group membership                     The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an award open to young people up to the age of 24 to complete. The popular
                                          whilst you are at Doncaster College. This could be help to improve your CV, find       Located in the Frenchgate            award is thriving at Doncaster College with large numbers of students taking part this year. The College is a License
                                          out about a new activity or get some support if things become difficult. Whatever      Shopping Centre, The Gym             Organisation (LO) which means we hold our own licence to deliver DofE programmes to young people on our own
                                          it is, we can help to enrich, encourage and empower. We are located in room            Group offer a great discount to      premises. All students are supported by leaders who support them through their programmes, help them to choose
                                          N1604 which used to be called the Student Union Office.                                our students. Take your pick from    their activities, set their objectives and achieve their Award.
                                                                                                                                 over 170 pieces of top-notch kit     The DofE Award consists of three levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The training will cover map reading, compass skills,
                                          Services we provide:                                                                   including all the latest cardio      camp craft, cooking in the outdoors, First Aid and The Country Code. Each level has four sections: Physical, Volunteer,
                                          •	Enrichment Opportunities including      •	Bespoke Late Inductions                  and cable machines. They have        Skill and Expedition.
                                             The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award           •	Job Shop & Employability Work            an extensive free weights area       For the hundreds of thousands of young people who take part each year, the benefits of achieving a DofE Award at
                                          •	Wellbeing Support (transition           •	Health Signposting / Referrals           to help you build muscle with        any level are endless. DofE is about helping you along the path to a productive and prosperous future. As many of our
                                             support, bullying, housing issues                                                   ease and if you enjoy working        students say it’s life-changing.
                                                                                     •	Short Programmes (managing,
Student Support Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
                                             & intervention work)                                                                out in company they have 30+
                                                                                        anxiety, weight management,
                                          •	Pastoral Support including Pastoral                                                 exercises classes to help you stay
                                                                                        gym inductions / exercise plans)
                                                                                                                                 in shape.
                                                                                                                                                                      Achieving an Award will give you:
                                             Coach Tutorials
                                                                                     •	NUS Services & TOTUM Card                                                     • Skills                                 • Commitment                             •	You’ll also make a difference
                                          •	Mentor Support                             Information / Support                    Totum cards                                                                                                               to other people’s lives and
                                          •	Crisis Intervention                                                                                                      • Confidence                             • Leadership
                                                                                                                                 TOTUM, the new name for the                                                                                               your community
                                                                                                                                 NUS extra card, brings you over      •	Edge over others when you             • Teamwork
                                          Tackling Inactivity Project                                                            200 UK student discounts, all for       apply for university or a job                                                  •	Develop memories to last
                                          We want our students to be healthy and active. We know that being active helps
                                                                                                                                                                                                               •	Become fitter and healthier              you a lifetime
                                                                                                                                 just £12 a year!
                                          wellbeing but understand some people have worries or barriers to accessing                                                  • Communication skills                   • Make new friends
                                          activities. The Tackling Inactivity project works with students to support them        Students can also get TOTUM
                                          to experience the benefits that taking part in physical activity can bring. A wide     digital absolutely free once they
                                          range of activities are offered to cater to everyone’s interests and abilities. This   are a Doncaster College student.
                                          can be from traditional team sports, sponsored charity events, walking, Boxercise,     Go to totum.com to find
                                          Zumba, rowing or sessions in the gym.                                                  out more.

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                                          Careers Service                                                      Staying In Education
                                          Here at Doncaster College and University Centre we pride             In the UK it is compulsory that you continue
                                          ourselves on the services we offer, our careers advice being one     in some form of education or training until
                                          of them. We have a team of dedicated career advisers that are on     the age of 18, but there are plenty
                                          hand to help and guide you before you start your journey with us,    of options:
                                          during and even when you have finished your studies with us.         •	Stay in full-time education but study at a
                                          Our team of fully qualified advisers can provide careers                college instead
                                          information, advice and guidance enabling you to make informed       • Start an Apprenticeship or Traineeship
                                          decisions and plan your future career. We can also help you to
                                                                                                               Spend 20 hours or more a week working or
                                          complete job or course applications including CV writing, assist
                                                                                                               volunteering whilst in part-time education
                                          with UCAS applications and advise on employability skills.
                                                                                                               or training. With so many options it can be
                                          During your time with us you will also have full access to a range   difficult to choose the one, if you feel you
                                          of resources for additional support, such as Computer Aided          need some guidance then please contact
                                          Guidance to help you decide which career suits you best, in-house    our Careers team who will be able to offer
                                          careers education materials and a comprehensive careers library      free impartial advice.
                                          available through our learning resource centre.
                                                                                                               Call 01302 553805 / 01302 558231 or email
                                          For further information or to book an appointment please             fe.careers@don.ac.uk
                                          use the below details, alternatively visit don.ac.uk for
                                          a web chat with the team.
                                                                                                               Matrix Standard for IAG
                                          Call 01302 553805 / 01302 558231 or email fe.careers@don.ac.uk
                                                                                                               Our Student Services team achieved the
                                                                                                               Matrix Standard for IAG in 2019.
                                                                                                               The Matrix Standard is a unique quality
Careers Service

                                                                                                               standard for organisations to assess and
                                                                                                               measure their advice and support services,
                                                                                                               which ultimately supports individuals in
                                                                                                               their choice of career, learning, work and
                                                                                                               life goals.                                     I
                                                                                                                                                                am a visual and a more hands-on person, so Ian (careers adviser)
                                                                                                                                                               suggested an apprenticeship would benefit me. Ian found me a local
                                                                                                                                                               nursery that was taking on apprentices. I plucked up the courage and

                                          We have 100%                                                                                                         applied for the job in November, in December I got an interview and
                                                                                                                                                               started my Level 3 Childcare apprenticeship course in January.

                                          positive feedback                                                                                                    I am now 6 months into it and I absolutely love it, definitely the best
                                                                                                                                                                thing I’ve ever done!
                                          from students who                                                                                                    With a few wise words, a big push, support and encouragement from
                                                                                                                                                               Ian the end is in sight for me to be a fully qualified Level 3 practitioner.
                                          accessed the service
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                                          Work Experience                                                                             	Having completed 30 hours on the
                                          Work experience is an invaluable opportunity for our                                         Doncaster Cinema project, it really
                                          students to gain an insight into and experience the world                                    helped me have a true insight to how a
                                          of work. We believe that learning takes place both in the                                    live working construction site operates
                                          classroom/workshop as well as outside experiences with
                                          employers. All students across every subject area are                                        and how important it is to adhere to all
                                          supported to undertake work experience placements;                                           the site rules whilst learning from skilled
                                          the placement will be focused on developing the relevant                                     trades people. The knowledge and
                                          practical and technical skills required for a profession or
                                          trade that you will be studying.                                                             methods taught in College really helped
                                          We work with a wide range of employers across various
                                                                                                                                       me when I was working on site.
                                          sectors within the Doncaster area, all of which offer                                        Lewis
                                                                                                                                      	
                                          exciting opportunities to work on real projects. The use of
                                          placements in business and industry help develop skills and
                                                                                                                                       Construction Student
                                          attitudes needed for employment.                                                             Lindum Group
Work Experience

                                                                                                                                                                                     Work Experience
                                                                                                        Some of the companies we work with:

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                                          Career Opportunities                       Doncaster College Apprenticeships
                                          • Accounts Assistant
                                                                                     As the fifth largest further education provider of apprenticeships in the
                                          • Business Administrator                   country, we have over 2400 apprentices, working with 1000 employers
                                          • Construction Trades                      across most sectors in our region and this number is growing – in 5 years
                                                                                     our apprenticeships have increased from 300 to over 2400 apprentices
                                          • Customer Service Adviser
                                                                                     per year.
                                          • Fabricator & Welder
                                                                                     As the largest provider for apprenticeships in the region we are the first
                                          • Hospitality                              choice for many people, either straight after school, during their time at
                                          •	Heavy Vehicle Service &                 College or starting an apprenticeship once they have finished College.
                                             Maintenance Mechanic
                                                                                     We offer ‘roll on - roll off’ apprenticeships for employers which means they
                                          •	Human Resources Assistant               can offer an apprenticeship at any time during the year. This means we
                                          • Marketing Assistant                      have vacancies available throughout the year for new apprenticeships to
                                          •	Refrigeration &                         start. You can apply if you are not at College or if you are already on one
                                             Air Conditioning Engineer               of our College programmes.
Apprenticeships

                                          •	Motor Vehicle Body & Paint Technician   We have a team of people who work with employers to be able to offer
                                                                                     new apprenticeships. We advertise vacancies on our College website along
                                          •	Motor Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic
                                                                                     with the National Apprenticeship Service website, we use social media and
                                          • Teaching Assistant                       we contact individuals on a regular basis who we know are looking for
                                          • Beauty Therapist                         an apprenticeship.
                                          • Care Assistant
                                          • IT Systems Support                                                                                                              WE HAVE OVER 80 DIFFERENT TYPES OF APPRENTICESHIPS AVAILABLE
                                          • Engineer
                                          • Retail Assistant
                                                                                                                                                                    APPRENTICESHIPS ARE AVAILABLE IN MORE THAN 170 INDUSTRIES

                                                                                     Get real
                                          • Chef
                                          • Hairdresser
                                           and much more…

                                                                                     experience,
                                                                                     money and skills
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                                          There has never been a                                                                                         What are the benefits of an
                                                                                                                                                         apprenticeship?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   What are the entry requirements of an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   apprenticeship?

                                          better time to consider an                                                                                     Gain a nationally recognised qualification that can       Different apprenticeships have different entry
                                                                                                                                                         lead to higher education and further study as well as     requirements. However, the most important
                                                                                                                                                         full-time employment and higher career prospects          requirements are that:

                                          apprenticeship as that first                                                                                   •	Progression - many employers encourage                 • You must be living in England and not taking part
                                                                                                                                                            apprentices to go on to further and higher levels         in full-time education
                                                                                                                                                            of qualifications once they complete                   • You must be aged 16 or over

                                          step towards your career                                                                                          their apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                         •	Earn whilst you learn - apprentices are paid at
                                                                                                                                                            least the national minimum wage, with many
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • You must provide evidence of any existing English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and maths qualifications

                                                                                                                                                            employers paying more                                  How do I find out about apprenticeship
                                          Apprenticeships offer you the chance to continue your studies but to also be employed; earning a wage,
                                          gaining qualifications and valuable industry experience. We will help you find an employer with a vacancy      •	No student loan – you can do a higher                  opportunities?
                                          that suits you.                                                                                                   apprenticeship including higher qualifications,
                                                                                                                                                            such as a degree, but without needing a                Our team at Doncaster College can help you identify
                                          Employers come to Doncaster College because:                                                                      student loan                                           the type of apprenticeship you would be interested
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   in. We have close links with local employers that
                                          •	They know our students will already be developing   •	We offer a very broad range of apprenticeships       • Learn at your own pace                                  may require apprentices. We advertise vacancies
                                             the skills, knowledge and experience that will         suitable for school leavers through to               •	Industry and education recognised qualifications       on the College website as well as on the National
                                             make you potentially a good candidate                  senior managers                                         that employers value                                   Apprenticeship Service website. We also keep in
                                          •	We have an excellent reputation as a                                                                                                                                  touch with individuals we know are interested in
                                                                                                                                                         •	Genuine, consistent work experience as
                                             training provider                                                                                                                                                     apprenticeships to make sure they know about our
                                                                                                                                                            an employee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   employer vacancies.
Apprenticeships

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apprenticeships
                                          Key Facts                                                                                                      •	Apprentices are fully equipped for the world
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   If you would like any more information regarding
                                                                                                                                                            of work, developing other work skills such as
                                          • Apprenticeships are available in 1500 job roles      •	After finishing, the majority of apprentices (90%)                                                             apprenticeships, please contact the Apprenticeship
                                                                                                                                                            communication, team work and accountability
                                          •	The College has apprenticeships with over              stay in employment (including 2% self employed),                                                               Hotline on 01302 553913 or by emailing
                                             1000 employers                                         with seven in ten (71%) staying with the             •	Getting into employment earlier means there’s          apprenticeships@don.ac.uk
                                                                                                    same employer                                           potential for you to progress in your career quickly
                                          •	Doncaster College is the largest local provider
                                             with over 2400 apprentices                          •	On average, individuals with an advanced             •	Student discounts locally and through
                                                                                                    apprenticeship earn between £77,000 and                 national schemes
                                          •	Apprenticeships are available in more than
                                                                                                    £117,000 more over their lifetime than similar
                                             170 industries                                                                                              •	There is always someone on-hand to show you
                                                                                                    individuals with Level 2 qualifications
                                          •	We have over 80 different types of                                                                             how things are done
                                                                                                 •	They are available from Level 2 (5 GCSEs grades
                                             apprenticeships available                                                                                   •	Whilst on your apprenticeship, you will be an
                                                                                                    4-9/A-C) all the way up to degree level
                                          •	Intermediate, advanced and higher                                                                              employee of the company and be entitled to the
                                                                                                 •	Apprentices work as a paid employee within an           same benefits as other staff, including a certain
                                             apprenticeships available
                                                                                                    organisation whilst working towards a nationally        amount of paid holiday per year in addition to
                                          • Many employers offer above minimum wage                 recognised apprenticeship                               bank holidays
                                          •	Many employers who offer the minimum wage           •	Apprenticeships take between 1 to 5 years
                                             increase it during the first year                                                                           •	Functional skills qualifications – English and maths
                                                                                                    depending on the level, type of apprenticeship
                                          •	Many jobs today are only available through             and prior skills                                        - if you do not have GCSE grades already
                                             an apprenticeship

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                                          I’m interested in an apprenticeship and a full-time course – what do I do?
                                          There is no guarantee that an apprenticeship vacancy will be available as soon as you want it and even if there
                                          is, it is a job vacancy so you must apply and go through the employer recruitment selection process to see if
                                          you are successful. This means you may be successful in getting an apprenticeship before you are due to start
                                          with us, whilst you are at College or after you have completed your College courses.
                                          We will interview you for a full-time programme but also discuss apprenticeships with you.
                                          The apprenticeship support team will also then start to contact you about apprenticeship vacancies
                                          and provide any support to help you in the application process.

                                          When can I apply for an apprenticeship?                  How do I know if an apprenticeship is the
                                          You can apply for an apprenticeship at any stage         right choice for me?
                                          – before you start College, during your time with        Our Careers Advice and Guidance and
                                          us as a student, or after you leave College. An          Apprenticeship Support teams can help you every
                                          apprenticeship is a job with training and so the         step of the way. We offer one-to-one meetings
                                          key to initial success is being able to research         to find out more about you and to explain
                                          opportunities.                                           apprenticeships. We also provide support to help
                                          Enquire – find an apprenticeship vacancy online,         you prepare for an apprenticeship vacancy, help
                                          through our apprenticeship support team or direct        with CVs and job applications, interview skills and
                                          from an employer, such as on their website.              confidence building.

                                          Apply – complete an application form and answer          We recommend: Selecting apprenticeship as well as
                                          all the questions properly; provide a CV if required.    a full-time course on your application form. You can
                                                                                                   then start applying for apprenticeships as you are
Apprenticeships

                                          If you are shortlisted – employers go through all        continuing to learn with us.
                                          the applications and decide on a few to take to
                                          the next stage – then you will probably have a job       If you would like any more information regarding
                                          (apprenticeship) interview, and for some large           apprenticeships, please contact the Apprenticeship
                                          employers there even be some selection tests.            Hotline on 01302 553913 or by emailing
                                                                                                   apprenticeships@don.ac.uk
                                          You may be asked to do a short job trial, for
                                          example, a couple of weeks’ work experience.
                                          This allows both you and the employer to
                                          decide if you are right for each other.
                                          Then wait to see if the employer offers you
                                          the apprenticeship.

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                                          Apprenticeships on offer include:
                                          New apprenticeships are offered during the year in response to employers’ needs. So always check out our website and social media to
                                          find out more.

                                          Animal Care                                                                                                                                      Hair and Beauty                               IT                                             Motor Vehicle
                                          Do you love animals? If a career working       • Retailer INT                                 •   Property Maintenance Operative INT             Getting qualified in hairdressing or beauty   Employers often have IT departments            There are regular vacancies in this sector
                                          with animals is your goal our Animal Care      • Safety, Health and Environment               •   Standard Bricklayer INT                        therapy can lead to self employment           where they need qualified and                  as the warehousing and transport of
                                          courses are for you:                               Technician ADV                             •   Surveying Technician ADV                       opportunities as well as a career with        experienced staff. This may include            goods, and the maintenance of vehicles
                                          • Animal Care and Welfare Assistant INT        • Senior Leader Masters Degree HIGH            •   Wall and Floor Tiler INT                       local employers:                              qualifications such as CCNA and                used in these businesses is a large sector
                                          • Animal Technologist ADV                      • Team Leader / Supervisor ADV                                                                    •   Beauty and Make-Up Consultant INT         Windows 10. Learn those skills through         in our region. Plus we have a large number
                                          • Veterinary Nurse ADV                                                                        Engineering                                        •   Beauty Therapist INT                      an apprenticeship:                             of large and small garages who often use
                                                                                         Childcare and Education                                                                           •   Hair Professional INT                     •   Data Analyst HIGH                          apprenticeships to recruit new staff:
                                                                                                                                        Engineering is a key sector in our region
                                          Business Support                               Childcare is often demanding, but it           and there are lots of jobs where employers         •   Hairdressing Professional INT             •   Infrastructure Technician ADV              • Accident Repair Technician ADV
                                                                                         is very rewarding. If you want to do           struggle to find trained staff. Learn skills                                                     •   Network Engineer HIGH                      • Autocare Technician INT
                                          If you are interested in working in business
                                                                                         something worthwhile, then a childcare         that are really needed locally:                    Health and Social Care                        •   Software Developer HIGH                    • Heavy Vehicle Service & Maintenance
                                          support areas, then we offer:
                                                                                         career could be for you:                                                                                                                                                                         Technician ADV
                                          •   Academic Professional HIGH                                                                • Engineering Design and Draughting ADV            This is an area of growth – from hospitals                                                   • Installation Electrician / Maintenance
Apprenticeships

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Apprenticeships
                                          •   Accounts Finance Assistant INT             • Early Years Educator ADV                     • Engineering Fitter ADV                           to care homes to specialist services, there   Lab and Science
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Electrician ADV
                                          •   Assessor / Coach HIGH                      • Teaching Assistant ADV                       • Engineering Manufacturing                       are regular vacancies in this sector:         Lab and Science is a key sector in our         • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance
                                          •   Assistant Accountant ADV                                                                      Technician ADV                                                                               region and there are lots of jobs where
                                                                                         Construction                                                                                      •   Adult Care Worker INT                                                                      Technician (Light Vehicle) ADV
                                          •   Business Administration ADV                                                               •   Engineering Operative INT
                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Health Care Support Worker INT            employers struggle to find trained staff.      • Vehicle Damage Mechanical, Electrical
                                          •   Chartered Manager Degree HIGH              Construction is a key sector in our region     •   Engineering Technician (Machining) ADV
                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Healthcare Assistant Practioner HIGH      Learn skills that are really needed locally:     and Trim (MET) Technician ADV
                                          •   Customer Service Practioner INT            and there are lots of jobs where employers     •    Engineering Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Healthcare Support Worker INT             • Laboratory Technician ADV                    • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician ADV
                                          •   Customer Service Specialist ADV            struggle to find trained staff. Learn skills        (Mechatronics) ADV
                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Lead Adult Care Worker ADV                • Technician Scientist HIGH
                                          •   Digital Marketing ADV                      that are really needed locally:                •    Engineering Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Leader in Adult Care HIGH
                                          •   HR Consultant / Partner HIGH                                                                    (Product Design) ADV
                                                                                         • Advanced Carpentry and Joinery ADV                                                              •   Nursing Associate HIGH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Leadership and Management
                                          •   HR Support ADV                             • Bricklayer INT                               •     Engineering Technician
                                                                                                                                                                                           •   Senior Health Care Support Worker ADV
                                          •    Junior 2D Artist (Visual Effects) HIGH                                                          (Technical Support) ADV                                                                   Usually these apprenticeships are
                                                                                         • Building Services Design
                                          •    Junior Content Producer ADV                   Technician ADV
                                                                                                                                        •      Engineering Technician (Toolmaker) ADV                                                    offered to existing staff and managers
                                          •   Learning and Development                                                                  •      General Welder (Arc Processes) INT          Hospitality                                   but some businesses do recruit direct
                                                                                         •   Carpentry and Joinery INT
                                              Practitioner ADV                           •   Construction Assembly and
                                                                                                                                        •      Industrial Coatings Applicator INT          Working in a hotel, restaurant or             into apprenticeships, particularly higher
                                          •   Learning and Skills Teacher HIGH                Installation Operative INT
                                                                                                                                        •      Installation Electrician / Maintenance     other business in hospitality,                apprenticeships at degree level:
                                          •   Learning Mentor ADV                                                                               Electrician ADV                            apprenticeships include:
                                                                                         •    Gas Engineering Operative ADV                                                                                                              • Chartered Manager Degree HIGH
                                          •   Marketing Assistant ADV                    •                                              •       Maintenance and Operations
                                                                                              Groundworker INT                                                                             • Commis Chef INT                             • Operations / Departmental Manager HIGH
                                          •   Marketing Executive HIGH                                                                           Engineering Technician ADV
                                                                                         •    Highways Maintenance Skilled                                                                 • Hospitality Supervisor ADV                  • Team Leader / Supervisor ADV
                                          •   Operations / Departmental                                                                •        Pipe Welder ADV                                                                                                                       Key:
                                                                                              Operative INT                                                                                • Hospitality Team Member INT
                                               Manager HIGH                              •    Painter and Decorator INT
                                                                                                                                        •         Plate Welder ADV                                                                                                                      INT Intermediate Apprenticeship – Level 2
                                          •    Professional Accounting Taxation         •    Plasterer INT
                                                                                                                                        •         Science Industry Maintenance                                                                                                        ADV Advanced Apprenticeship – Level 3
                                                Technician HIGH                                                                                   Technician ADV                                                                                                                        HIGH Higher Apprenticeship – Level 4, 5 & 6
                                                                                         •    Plumbing and Domestic Heating
                                          •     Retail Team Leader ADV                         Technician ADV
                                                                                                                                        •         Science Manufacturing Technician ADV

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                                          Doncaster College Traineeships
                                          Doncaster College have been delivering Traineeships now for a few years, with many students benefitting from
                                          personalised support to help them gain the industry experience they need to find an apprenticeship or employment.
                                          Traineeships are for people aged 16 to 24, who are motivated to get a job but lack the skills and experience that
                                          employers are looking for.

                                          What is a Traineeship?
                                          Traineeships are an opportunity for people to gain real work experience, job skills and improve their English and maths
                                          if needed. A traineeship includes a high quality work experience placement, work preparation training and English
                                          and maths. Traineeships give people aged 16 to 24 years old the skills and experience that employers are looking for,
                                          helping them to boost their career prospects with an apprenticeship or other employment in the future.
                                          The duration of the traineeship programme is for a minimum of six weeks and can last up to a maximum of one year
                                          with the content tailored to the individual’s needs including:
Traineeships

                                          •	A work experience placement of 70 hours minimum              •	Students will gain maths and English support
                                             (for benefit claimants, a maximum of 240 hours) which           if needed
                                             ensures you are ready and have the confidence to
                                                                                                          •	The College and employers are able to add flexible
                                             take the first step in their career, securing a job and to
                                                                                                             additional elements to the content of the traineeship
                                             succeed in employment
                                                                                                             to meet the labour market and the student’s
                                          •	Work preparation training focusing on activities to help        personal needs
                                             you progress to an apprenticeship or other employment.
                                             This connects to the student’s employability needs and
                                             it may cover aspects such as writing CVs, interview
                                             preparation, job searching and inter-personal and
                                             communication skills

                                          A Traineeship is aimed at:
                                          • Students who are qualified up to Level 3
                                          • Unemployed and have little or no work experience
                                          •	Individuals who can be ready for employment or an apprenticeship within six months of engaging in a traineeship

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                                          At DN Colleges Group, we believe that International work experience is a fantastic opportunity to develop
                                          both your personal and professional skills whilst experiencing work and life in a whole new culture – and it
                                          looks great on your CV! That is why we have teamed-up with Erasmus+ to be part of their exchanges, giving
                                          our students the opportunity of a lifetime to study and work abroad with one of our many partner colleges
                                          and organisations!
                                          Given the impact of Covid-19 we are constantly monitoring our trips and visits. However, during 2020/2021
                                          we are planning for over 100 students and staff to experience living and working abroad, visiting places
                                          including: Oulu (Finland), Braga (Portugal), Troyes (France), Cuxhaven (Germany), Ptuj (Slovenia) and
                                          Linköping (Sweden).

                                          What is Erasmus+?
                                          Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and
                                          youth work across Europe. It is open to education,
                                          training, youth and sport organisations across
                                          all sectors of lifelong learning, including school
                                          education, Further and Higher Education, adult
                                          education and the youth sector.

                                          Through Erasmus+
                                          • Students can study, volunteer and gain
International

                                                                                                                                                         International
                                             work experience abroad, to develop new skills,
                                             gain vital International experience and boost
                                             their employability
                                          • Staff can teach or train abroad, to develop and
                                             share their professional practice, build relationships
                                             with international peers and gain fresh ideas
                                          • UK organisations can collaborate with international
                                             partners, to drive innovation, share best practice,
                                             and offer new opportunities to students                  Level 3 Professional Cookery student Rosie
                                                                                                      (pictured) spent 2 weeks in Troyes, France
                                          If you wish to apply for an International work              working for a Michelin star rated restaurant
                                          placement opportunity, or for more information              named ‘Le Valentino’. Rosie absolutely
                                          please visit our website at don.ac.uk/international         loved her experience and staff were so
                                                                                                      impressed with Rosie’s work ethic and
                                                                                                      skills, she has been selected to undertake
                                                                                                      a 3 month placement in Braga, Portugal
                                                                                                      through the ErasmusPro scheme.
                                                                                                      Well done Rosie!

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                                                                                                                                  What can you expect from the Academy?
                                                                                                                                  •	2 hours quality training per day    •	Match programme against
                                                                                                                                     for the Rugby                          academies and professional clubs
                                                                                                                                  •	4 hours quality training per week   •	Coaching opportunities
                                                                                                                                     for the Football players            •	Strength and Conditioning
                                                                                                                                  •	Professional and ex professional       Programme
                                                                                                                                     sport stars will be involved in     •	Nutrition Programme
                                                                                                                                     delivery of the programme
                                                                                                                                  •	Opportunities to showcase your
                                                                                                                                     skills to professional clubs

                                          Academy of Sport                                                                                                                    Sam
                                          Our Academy of Sport offers you an exciting sporting experience to run alongside                                                    BSc (Hons) Sports, Fitness and Exercise Science Graduate
                                          any educational programme here at Doncaster College and University Centre. Our
Academy of Sport

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Academy of Sport
                                                                                                                                                                              “	The Academy at Doncaster is a great chance to take your rugby career
                                          sporting opportunities are delivered by professional players and highly qualified
                                                                                                                                                                               to the next level. You have coaches that are ex first team and current first
                                          coaches. Our ambition is to provide you with the developmental guidance to
                                                                                                                                                                               team. They take great care to support your academic side making sure you
                                          enhance your current skills and sporting capabilities whilst gaining an academic
                                                                                                                                                                               are on top of all your work. This gives you a great balance between giving
                                          or vocational qualification.
                                                                                                                                                                               rugby a good go and aiming high for that professional contract, but also
                                          All of our student players will receive quality coaching throughout the week and                                                     having that safety net of a good education which will take you further in
                                          compete in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) or Association of Colleges                                                   life after rugby.
                                          (AoC) leagues throughout their academic journeys. Our teams have the opportunity
                                                                                                                                                                              	They are always a great bunch of lads in the Academy as we were all
                                          to play against professional sports teams and provide each student player with the
                                                                                                                                                                                striving to be the best we can be. I enjoyed all my time in the Academy
                                          opportunity to forge long standing relationships in preparation for sporting success.
                                                                                                                                                                                as you train like a professional for the first time and you have so many
                                          Rugby Academy                                                                                                                         people there to help you on your way.
                                          Our Rugby Academy is delivered in partnership with Championship Club Doncaster                                                      	I was offered a contract at the end of my second year of the Academy
                                          Knights RFU. Our senior squad (18+) finished top of BUCS Northern 1A for the                                                          and now I have had 15 appearances in the championship after my first
                                          2019/20 season and our developmental squad (16-18) currently compete in the AoC                                                       season of playing at professional level. This just shows the link that the
                                          Premier League.                                                                                                                       Academy coaches and the first team coaches have.
                                                                                                                                                                              	I joined the Academy as I really wanted to give rugby a good go as my
                                          Football Academy                                                                                                                      career and I didn’t think a big university would help me with this. But I
                                          Our Football Academy consists of an AoC team (16-18) and BUCS (18+) and is open                                                       also wanted to gain a degree, so I had a plan B. At Doncaster College
                                          to any students looking to play football whilst studying at Doncaster College and                                                     they give you the opportunity for both.”
                                          University Centre.

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                                          Blended Learning                                                                                                                           English & maths
                                                                                                           This year DN Colleges Group           “I would like to thank the
                                          COVID-19 has meant colleges have had to review their                                                                                       English and maths are an essential part of your studies here at
                                          timetables and subject delivery to adjust to the ‘new normal’.          have delivered:                   tutors for all your help         Doncaster College and can sometimes be a real barrier for the
                                          In preparation for September 2020. Doncaster College have                                                 and support with my              future if you do not have a pass. Employers and universities really
                                          developed a new delivery model that incorporates online                                                   English this year! I can’t       value these essential qualifications so it is important we help you
Blended Learning

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           English & maths
                                          learning with traditional in class and in workshop delivery.                                              thank you enough!”               achieve them. If you do not have a pass in either or both subjects
                                          This is known as blended learning.                                                                                                         then do not worry! As an important part of your programme of
                                                                                                                                                 Faye was a Level 3 Health and       study you will work towards achieving a 9 – 4 (A* - C) with the
                                          What is blended learning?                                          2.59 million        Sent 462961     Social Care student; she has        help of our specialist tutors, alongside studying your chosen
                                          From September 2020 students can expect to access their            video calls          messages       been studying GCSE English          subject with us. If you have a grade 3 or 2 (D or E) in either/both
                                          subject sessions through a combination of online classes, that                                         alongside her vocational studies.   subjects, you will be enrolled onto our GCSE programme. If this is
                                          can be accessed at home, to sessions delivered on campus and                                           With the help and support of        not the case, you may be enrolled onto a more suitable Functional
                                          in person.                                                                                             her English tutor Faye passed       Skills programme, which will still teach you the same skills needed
                                                                                                                                                 her GCSE English with a grade       for everyday life, studies and employment.
                                          Our new timetabling of lessons will mean that you can expect
                                                                                                                                                 5. Faye is planning to return to
                                          to physically be on campus for a minimum of 2 days a week,
                                                                                                             Held 13755        734400 minutes    Doncaster College next year to      Why study English & maths?
                                          with at least one day a week delivered online. Which you will
                                                                                                           meetings online      screen sharing   achieve her GCSE maths as an        We support you with day-to-day life by teaching you skills which
                                          access at home.
                                                                                                                                                 adult learner, before applying to   can help you understand your finances, communication and gain
                                          We will make sure that you have access to laptops, as we                                               study Psychology at university.     you a better understanding of current issues including politics and
                                          appreciate that not every student will have the relevant                                                                                   current affairs.
                                          technology at home to learn online. Your needs will be
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	Most universities look for at   •	People with good GCSE
                                          discussed with you in private during the enrolment process.
                                                                                                                                                                                        least grade 4 (C) in GCSE          grades in English and maths
                                          Online learning is not new for us! The lockdown meant that            Over 550 laptops provided to                                            English and maths                  also earn approximately
                                          our delivery methods could be tested and not only did our                   students in need                                                                                     £2,000 more than those
                                                                                                                                                                                     •	Increase your potential
                                          current students manage to access lessons, but they thrived!                                                                                  earnings                           who do not

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                                          University Centre Doncaster                                   Why choose University Centre Doncaster?                 We offer courses in the following subjects:
                                          Our University Centre delivers a range of HNDs, degrees,      • Avoid higher tuition fees                             • Art, Design & Media            •	Leadership & Management       • Teacher Training                • Criminal Justice
                                          masters and professional courses across a variety of          •	Achieve your university qualification without        • Early Years                    •	Music & Performing Arts       • Health & Social Care            • Music Technology
University Centre Doncaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                University Centre Doncaster
                                          subjects, so you can save money, study locally and               moving away/avoid high living costs
                                                                                                                                                                •	Counselling &                 •	Sport Science & Coaching      • Social Work                     • English Literature
                                          graduate in Doncaster with us. Many of our College courses
                                                                                                        •	Enjoy a high-quality developmental learning             Relationship Studies
                                          progress directly into our University Centre, which means
                                                                                                           experience in a supportive environment
                                          starting a course with us is just the beginning.
                                                                                                        •	Full-time study usually condensed into two days,
                                          We also specialise in offering university-level courses to       with flexible part-time options                      Michal
                                          students who decide to do a degree later in life and who
                                                                                                        • Keep your part-time job
                                                                                                                                                                BA (Hons) Criminal Justice student
                                          sometimes have few formal qualifications before they start.
                                                                                                        •	You will enjoy the full experience of graduation     Initially Michal joined the College on the Public Services Level 3 course, Michal then chose to continue his studies with the
                                          Many of our students have children or relatives to care for                                                           University Centre Doncaster on the Criminal Justice course.
                                                                                                           with our own ceremony
                                          and most of them have jobs, so the University Centre is an
                                          ideal place they can go to get a degree while managing        •	Our tuition fees continue to be very competitive,
                                          their family and work commitments at the same time.              our students rated the quality of their experience   	Previously studying on the Public Services course, I enjoyed
                                                                                                           above other close college-based Higher Education        it as the tutors and lecturers were very engaging and helpful.
                                          All of our qualifications are awarded through our                providers in the National Student Survey and
                                          partnerships with the University of Hull,                        WhatUni? reviews!
                                                                                                                                                                   This approach continued with the tutors at the University
                                          University of Huddersfield, Sheffield Hallam University                                                                  Centre, all the topics and modules within the course are
                                          and University of Lincoln.                                    •	Teaching, academic support, assessment and
                                                                                                           feedback satisfaction levels are consistently well      interesting and informative. The course helps you understand
                                                                                                           above the comparable national average (NSS 2019)        the various aspects within Criminology, I hope to join the
                                                                                                        •	We consistently see overall retention and               Police after I graduate, this was my goal from the day I came
                                                                                                           achievement rates in excess of 90%                      into the UK.

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Doncaster College and University Centre

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Doncaster College and University Centre
                                                                                                                                                             Qualifications
                                                                                                                                                             explained
                                          T-Levels
                                          What are they?                                                                                                     All our courses are designed to build up your skills, confidence and knowledge,
                                          T-Levels are programmes of study coming to Doncaster College in September 2021, which will follow                  so you are ready to take the next step whatever it may be.
                                          GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2 year courses have been developed in collaboration with
                                          employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work.
                                                                                                                                                                                           Entry Requirements                       Equivalent To
                                          T-Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry
                                          placement of 315 hours (approximately 45 days). They will provide the knowledge and experience needed to
                                          open the door into skilled employment, further study or a higher apprenticeship.
                                                                                                                                                              Entry Level              No qualifications needed                   Pre-GCSE Learning
                                          When will Doncaster College launch their                Structure of a T-Levels
                                          T-Levels provision?                                     T-Levels courses will include the following
                                          Doncaster College is one of a group of colleges         compulsory elements:
                                          and schools across the UK selected to pilot specific    •	A technical qualification, which will include; a core
                                          subject areas in September 2021.                           theory, concepts and skills for an industry area                                  Entry Level Certificate,                   GCSE
                                                                                                                                                              Level 1                  Award or Diploma                           (grades 3-1 or D-G)
T-Levels

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Qualifications explained
                                          Students will initially be able to take a T-Levels in   •	Specialist skills and knowledge for an occupation
                                          the following subject areas:                               or career
                                          •	Design, surveying and planning                       • Digital skills development
                                             (construction industry)                              • An industry placement with an employer
                                          •	Digital production, design and development           •	A minimum standard in maths and English if
                                             (digital industry)                                      students have not already achieved them                                           GCSEs (grade 3-1 or D-G),
                                                                                                                                                                                       Level 1 Certificate, Award or Diploma,     GCSE
                                          • Education (education and childcare industry)          •	Around 80% will be in the classroom and 20%              Level 2                  NVQ Level 1, Foundation Certificate,       (grades 9-4 or A*-C)
                                          • Health and sciences                                      out on placement
                                                                                                                                                                                       Introductory Diploma
                                          T-Levels are a 2 Year course equivalent to 3 A Levels

                                          Industry Placements
                                          Every T-Levels will include an industry placement with an employer focused on developing the practical and                                   GCSEs (grade 9-4 or A*-C),
                                          technical skills required for the occupation. These will last a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days)
                                          but can last longer. Employers can offer industry placements as a block, day release or a mix of these, and         Level 3                  NVQ Level 2, BTEC First Diploma,           A Levels
                                          can discuss sharing part of the placement with another employer if necessary.                                                                New Diploma Level 2

                                          Doncaster College’s Work Experience team will arrange all placements for students studying
                                          towards a T-Levels.

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