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R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 VIRTUAL TASTER EVENTS We would love nothing more than to invite you in to Riverside College to our annual Open Events, and as soon as it is safe to do so we will give you the opportunity to come and look around. For now, you can ‘Access all Areas’ of the college from the safety of your own home by registering for our Virtual Open Events. Our Virtual Open Events will include tours, demonstrations, presentations and videos. Throughout the event you will be able to get answers to any questions you have directly from our college Principal, course leaders and our 02 admissions and support teams through our live chat. Register below to discover more about what we have on offer for you at Riverside College. We will contact you closer to the event with more information. We hope you had the opportunity to visit our virtual taster event over the summer! The online events will take place: Please register for these events at: riverside.onlineopendays.com Wednesday 18th November 2020 4pm – 7pm or hold your smartphone camera Thursday 4th March 2021 4pm – 7pm over the QR Code Scan here Wednesday 17th March 2021 4pm – 7pm to register
CONTENTS Welcome 4 Construction, Plumbing 34 Outstanding results 5 and Electrical Services Reasons to choose Riverside College 6 Ofsted Outstanding 7 Celebrating achievements 8 Early Years and Education 40 Students to be proud of 10 College life and enrichment 14 Personal and academic support 16 Engineering and Motor Vehicle 42 Work experience and industry placements 17 State of the art facilities 18 Hair, Beauty, Nails and Media Makeup 46 03 How to apply 54 How to find us 55 Health, Social Care and Nursing 52 Apprenticeships 22 NOT FOUND WHAT YOU Business and Retail 26 ARE LOOKING FOR? • A Levels • Science • Animal Care • Sport • Creative Arts • Public Services Catering and Hospitality 28 • Performing Arts Try our Cronton Sixth Form Prospectus or visit the website www.cronton.ac.uk Computing and IT 32 W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 WELCOME TO RIVERSIDE COLLEGE A Centre of Vocational Excellence. As a student at Riverside College you will be at the We have made significant investments in creating centre of everything we do. We want you to reach professional industry standard facilities. This ensures your full potential, whilst also enjoying an inclusive that you develop skills using the latest technology and supportive college community where you can and equipment essential for today’s job market. thrive. Our state of the art facilities include: We are exceptionally proud of the class of 2020 who, despite the challenges of this year, have • Industry standard training kitchens achieved outstanding results and progressed on to • Engineering and Construction Skills Centre 04 exceptional apprenticeships, jobs and degrees. You • Scholars Training Restaurant can read about some of them in this prospectus. • Practice Nursery • Clinical Practice Ward This summer the college celebrated a 100% • IT and Computing Suites Vocational pass rate with 88% high grades and • Salons and Nail Bar 40% triple distinction star grades. These results • Indoor and Outdoor Enrichment Areas demonstrate that the college continues to • LRC (Learning Resource Centre) consistently perform well above national averages, meaning the college provides some of the best We are extremely proud of the service we provide education in the country. to our community and I look forward to making you welcome at the college in September. In March 2020 Ofsted inspected the college and we are delighted that they recognised the tremendous efforts of our dedicated teaching and support staff, and the motivation and exemplary behaviour of our Thalia Bell wonderful students by awarding us with the highest Head of Riverside College possible grade, Outstanding.
OUTSTANDING RESULTS This year our students have achieved exceptional results, putting our college amongst the top in the country. We achieved a 100% pass rate, 88% high grades and 40% triple distinction star grades, resulting in a record number of our students progressing to university. We celebrated 100% pass rates • Early Years & Education 100% • IT 100% in all of our subjects: • Electrical Installation 100% • Media Makeup 100% • Beauty 100% • Health & Social Care 100% • Motor Vehicle 100% • Business 100% • Hospitality 100% • Nail Techniques 100% • Brickwork 100% • Engineering 100% • Painting & Decorating 100% • Carpentry & Joinery 100% • Gaming Design 100% • Plumbing 100% • Hairdressing 100% • Professional Cookery 100% 05 • Construction 100% 100% PASS RATE ......................................... 88% HIGH GRADES W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 REASONS TO CHOOSE RIVERSIDE COLLEGE There are so many reasons to choose Riverside College. Here are a few important reasons why we think that you should make Riverside College your number one choice: Top Results: Outstanding Ofsted: • 100% Pass Rate The College has been given the highest • 88% High Grades possible rating by Ofsted who have • 40% Triple Distinction Star Grades judged the college to be OUTSTANDING. (equivalent to 3 A* Grades at A Level) Industry Standard Facilities: Transport: 16 heavily subsidised, dedicated and direct college • Clinical Practice Ward and Early Years Room buses from across the area including, Widnes, • Modern Engineering, Welding and Motor Vehicle 06 Runcorn, Warrington, St Helens, Knowsley, Huyton, Workshops Liverpool, Helsby and Frodsham. • VITA Hair, Beauty and Nail Salons • State of the art industry standard kitchens and Scholars Training Restaurant Outstanding Support and Progression Opportunities: Exclusive Links with Industry: Excellent support to help our students reach their full personal and academic potential and progress We have links with high profile employers including: on to employment, apprenticeships and higher Signature Living, Liverpool Football Club Dining, Chester Races, The Park Royal Hotel and Spa, education. Lime Pictures (makers of Hollyoaks), Urban Decay, The Makeup Store, Steiner Spas, Scottish Power, Howdens, Bell Group, Bloor Group, Virador, Glen Opportunities to Compete at a National Level: Dimplex, BAC Mono, the NHS and Merseyside Our students represent the college nationally and Police, Evolve, Halton Housing Trust, Plus Dane Housing. showcase their vocational skills in competitions such as: • WorldSkills UK: Beauty, Nails and Makeup Centres of Excellence in: • SkillBuild UK: Construction • Hair, Beauty, Media Makeup and Nails • WorldSkills UK: Care • Catering and Hospitality • Springboard FutureChef
We are Ofsted OUTSTANDING Following an inspection early in 2020 the College has been given the highest possible rating by Ofsted who have judged the college to be OUTSTANDING Overall effectiveness Outstanding In the report OFSTED praised: The quality of education Outstanding Behaviour and attitudes Outstanding “Staff at all levels have high aspirations for 07 Personal development Outstanding their learners and apprentices. Consequently, Leadership and management Outstanding learners and apprentices who study here do Education programmes exceptionally well” for young people Outstanding Provision for learners with high needs Good “Learners and apprentices are exceptionally Adult learning programmes Outstanding well motivated and demonstrate extremely Apprenticeships Outstanding positive attitudes to learning” “Leaders have exceptional links with local employers and regional business groups” “Learners experience a wide range of work experience opportunities and, as a result, they develop higher-level interpersonal skills” W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 CELEBRATING ACHIEVEMENTS We are proud of all of our students here at Riverside College. Student success is at the heart of everything we do and celebrating their achievements is extremely important to us. We are committed to surrounding our students with opportunities to showcase their skills and do this by participating in local, regional and national events and competitions. 08 Sam Meacock, a talented Engineering Apprentice at Caring Nail and Beauty students at Riverside College Riverside College celebrates winning ‘Apprentice/Young have treated festive shoppers at Dobbies Garden Centre Person of the Year’ at the Halton Business Awards. to treatments for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Catering students had the opportunity to complete work Hard working students are recognised each month with experience in the Restaurant at Anfield, the home to the Riverside Student of the Month Awards. Liverpool Football Club.
After winning a gold medal at the WorldSkills UK finals Chloe Woolliscroft is now inspiring others Infrastructure Technician apprentices Josh Davies is celebrating success to achieve competition success in her official with his employer after receiving two awards at the Science & Technology role as a Skills Champion. Facilities Council (STFC) Apprenticeship Evening. 09 Media Makeup students showcase their creative talents to an audience of global Riverside apprentices were designers and celebrities, working on the hair and makeup for top models at London honoured in the Annual Fashion Week and the 69th Miss World competition. Apprentice of the Year Awards. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 STUDENTS TO BE PROUD OF Every year our students progress to a wide variety of universities, degrees, apprenticeships and exciting careers. With students achieving a 100% pass rate, 88% high grades and 40% triple distinction star grades, plus all of the exceptional opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and experience, our students really do stand out from the crowd. Here are just a few examples of student progression: Name Previous School College Course Where Are They Now? Level 2 NVQ Performing Aaron Halpin West Derby School Flow Gas, Engineer Engineering Operations Wade Deacon High London College of Fashion; Hair, Makeup Abigail McDonnell Level 2 & 3 Media Makeup and Hair and Prosthetics for Performance School Saints Peter and Pauls Haresdon Properties, Brick Aidan Stewart Level 2 Brickwork Catholic High School Layer 10 Alex Long Gateacre School Level 3 Plumbing Apprenticeship with MECK St Cuthbert’s Catholic Liverpool John Moores Alex Nash Level 3 Health and Social Care High School University, Psychology Childwall Alfie Kibbler Level 2 Electrical Installation Liftcare, Lift Engineer Comprehensive School Grange Comprehensive Hope University, BEd (Hons) Amy Doran Level 3 Child Care & Education School Primary Education Ormiston Chadwick Edge Hill University, BA (Hons) Chantelle Foster Level 3 Child Care & Education Academy Primary Education with QTS Ormiston Chadwick Riverside College Halton Charlotte Davies Level 3 Health and Social Care Academy Health and Social Care Great Sankey High Athelis Club and Spa, Nail Destiny Fryer Level 2 Nail Technology School Technician Dylan Morley The Grange Academy Level 2 Motor Vehicle Diploma Royal Navy Katherine Brennan Studio, Emily Pinnington Cardinal Newman Level 3 Hairdressing (QCF) Hairdresser Erin Kelly The Grange Academy Level 2 Nail Technology Employed at Beautiful You St Nicholas Catholic Town & Country Liverpool, Ethan Owen Level 1 Joinery High School Joiner
Megan Yates Jose Quispe Previous School: Previous School: St Edward’s College The Heath Specialist Technology College Course: Level 3 Media Course: Makeup Level 3 Motor Vehicle Progression: Givenchy, training Progression: to be in Artistry Apprenticeship with Team Husco 11 Kane Spencer Jessica Swales Previous School: Previous School: St Gregory’s Wade Deacon High Catholic High School School Course: Course: Level 3 Professional Level 2 Engineering Cookery Progression: Progression: Apprenticeship with Mitchells & Butlers, Barton Drilling Ltd Management Programme W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 STUDENTS TO BE PROUD OF Name Previous School College Course Where Are They Now? Guy Linskey Gateacre School Level 3 Engineering Technology AA Fencing, Welder Wade Deacon High Edge Hill University, BA (Hons) Jack Sumner Level 3 Child Care & Education School Primary Education The Heath Specialist Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Jack Winder Apprenticeship with KDE Technology College Installation St Chads Catholic and Liverpool John Moores Level 3 Multimedia Computing & Jake Young Church of England High University, BSc Computer Security School Security Liverpool City College, Wade Deacon High Level 3 Advanced Professional Jessica Swales Catering and Hospitality Event School Cookery management programme 12 Ormiston Chadwick Liverpool John Moores Jordan Richards Level 3 Health and Social Care Academy University, Nursing Hope University, BA (Hons) Katie Bell Gateacre School Level 3 Child Care & Education Criminology and Psychology Lauren Ellams Halewood Academy Level 1 Media Make Up and Hair Apprentice with Monti Bellow St Julie’s Catholic High Leah Dooley Level 3 Health and Social Care Edge Hill University, Nursing School Liverpool John Moores Leah Lunt St Edmund Arrowsmith Level 3 Health and Social Care University, Psychology / Sociology Woolton Golf Club, Beauty Lois Whitelam Halewood Academy Level 3 Beauty Therapy Therapist Calderstones High Lucy Whittaker Level 1 Hairdressing Hairs To You, Hairdresser School Edge Hill University, BA (Hons) Mia Jones The Grange Academy Level 3 Child Care & Education Primary Education with QTS Sandymoor Ormiston Nathaniel Keogh Level 2 Motor Vehicle Diploma RAF Academy
Destiny Fryer Ciaran Constable Previous School: Previous School: Great Sankey High Wade Deacon High School School Course: Course: Level 3 Beauty & Level 2 Engineering Level 2 Nails Progression: Progression: Apprenticeship with Athelis Spa, Knitwire Products Therapist 13 Melissa Kneale Megan Clough Previous School: Previous School: The Grange St Edmund Academy Arrowsmith Catholic High Course: School Level 3 Media Makeup Course: Level 3 Engineering Progression: The University of Progression: Bolton, Special Apprenticeship with Effects Makeup Shearfab Ltd W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 COLLEGE LIFE AND ENRICHMENT During your time at Riverside College you will have the opportunity to take part in a number of different enrichment activities. These will increase the enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further success. There are many to choose from so here’s a little taster of some of them: Sport The college’s ‘WellFit’ programme is designed to help students to stay active and offers them the opportunity to take part in different sports and activities including: 14 • Race for Life • Fitness Classes • Boxing • Table Tennis • Badminton • 5-a-side Football • Ice Skating • Yoga • Netball
Competitions Students have the opportunity to compete in competitions in the UK and overseas, such as the WorldSkills UK competitions. Awards and Celebrations Student achievements are celebrated regularly with student of the month and annual awards ceremonies. Trips and Visits Each year we offer a large number of trips and visits for all students to take part in. We will resume trips as and when it is safe to do so. Learning Resource Centre (LRC) The LRC provides students with a wide range 15 of the latest computer facilities, online and offline resources and support to help you with your course. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT At Riverside College, we work in partnership with you • Helping you with language skills if English is not your to make sure that you realise both your full personal first language and academic potential. Enjoying college life • Identifying and exploring your individual learning and becoming fully involved will create an needs and exam support unforgettable experience. We have a team of tutors and support workers who You will be assigned a Personal Tutor who will be work with students who have disabilities or learning there alongside you every step of the way to guide difficulties/differences such as Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and you through college life and help you make decisions Asperger’s Syndrome. on both a personal and academic level. Student Services 16 We have an experienced health and wellbeing team. Parents Will Receive Welfare is their priority and they can support you with • Invitations to welcome / progress evenings any personal difficulties or obstacles you may encounter and progress reports during your time at college. • Invitations to celebrate and acknowledge excellent work and attainment Our Student Services team can also help you with: • Prompt contact in the event of poor attendance or • Career decisions and higher education routes progress including UCAS applications • Job vacancies and employment opportunities Study Support • Managing your finances and financial assistance We have a dedicated Study Support team who are • Individual support if you have any personal difficulties always on hand to assist you with: • Organising / planning your work and time Ofsted Said management “Managers, teachers and staff provide learners and • Arranging for additional workshops in skills such as apprentices with excellent and impartial careers English, Maths and IT information, advice and guidance before and during their • Developing your study skills and arranging programmes” specialist equipment if needed
WORK EXPERIENCE AND INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS Work experience is an integral part of all Industry placements offer: courses at Riverside College. Students • Fantastic opportunities to gain hands on practical skills undertaking Level 1, 2 or 3 courses will in a real life working environment complete industry placements as part of their • Great networking opportunities to make industry links and help with future careers course. These placements will range from 5 • The chance to experience more than one setting to to 60 days depending on the type and level of help make future career choices course and will take place in a work setting. • The opportunity to enhance CV or university applications with practical skills and experiences Some courses require students to complete one • Potential job or apprenticeship after successful full week or a community based project and other placement 17 courses require students to attend their placement on a weekly basis. Ofsted Said At Riverside we have a dedicated team of Industry “Leaders have exceptional links with local employers and Placement Officers to support students and make regional business groups” sure placements are meaningful and successful. W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION SKILLS CENTRE 18
VITA SALONS, HAIR, BEAUTY, NAILS AND MEDIA MAKEUP 19 W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 STATE OF THE ART FACILITIES ENGINEERING, WELDING AND MOTOR VEHICLE WORKSHOPS 20 COMPUTING AND BUSINESS SUITES
SCHOLARS TRAINING RESTAURANT AND KITCHENS 21 HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AND EARLY YEARS EDUCATION W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 APPRENTICESHIPS Apprenticeship Career Paths: • Accountancy • Brickwork • Business Administration • Carpentry and Joinery • Catering • Customer Service • Digital Marketing • Electrical Installation • Engineering • Hairdressing • Health and Social Care • IT Infrastructure Technician Thomas Waring • Laboratory Technician 22 Studying: Level 3 Joinery Apprenticeship • Painting and Decorating • Plumbing Employer: Plus Dane Housing • Science Manufacturing • Team Leading and Management Apprenticeships give you the opportunity • Welding to earn while you learn At Riverside College we have an excellent track record of delivering Unique Benefits high quality apprenticeships across the region with outstanding • Receive support from our achievement rates and destinations. By choosing an apprenticeship dedicated team of recruitment with us you will be able to: and apprenticeship mentors • Get a real job and continue your education • Opportunities to enter Skills • Work alongside experienced staff Competitions • Earn a wage and get holiday pay while your training is paid for • Become an Apprenticeship • Be given time for study related to your role Ambassador (equivalent of one day a week) • Gain hands-on experience and learn skills that employers want, helping shape your future career • Choose from a wide range of industries and organisations
By successfully completing your apprenticeship, you’ll have gained the confidence and skills needed to progress in your chosen career What’s involved? You will need to be employed usually for a minimum All apprenticeships lead to industry recognised of 30 hours a week or more. Apprenticeships can standards or qualifications including maths and last between 12 - 48 months depending on the English. Some apprenticeships also require an apprenticeship and if you have any previous experience. assessment at the end of the programme to Your employer will commit to providing you with at least assess and grade the apprentice’s ability and 20% off the job training, whether that be at college or in competence in their job role. the workplace. Who can apply? Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England and there is no upper age limit. All vacancies clearly state what entry requirements are needed for the job being advertised. There will be different entry requirements depending on the industry, job role and apprenticeship level. What levels are there? 23 Name Level Equivalent educational level Intermediate 2 5 GCSE passes at grade A* - C or 9 - 4 Advanced 3 2 A Level passes / Level 3 Diploma / International Baccalaureate Higher 4, 5, 6, and 7 Foundation degree and above Degree 6 and 7 Bachelor’s or Masters degree (Equivalent table – apprentice qualification compared to traditional qualification) How much can you earn? Levels of starting salaries for apprentices are variable and are dependent on many factors such as: • The level of apprenticeship you apply for • The sector you are working in e.g. engineering, health care, sciences, administration etc • The type of employer you are working for e.g. small business, large corporation, public or private sector • Your age, experience and existing qualifications The National Minimum Wage for apprentices is currently £3.90 per hour, but the majority of our employers pay more than this. The Apprenticeship Pay Survey for 2016 estimated the average gross hourly pay was £6.70 per hour for a Level 2 and 3 apprentices. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 Celebrating Apprentices The Riverside College Apprenticeship team work closely with employers to develop skills and enhance experiences for apprentices. Each year the college celebrates National Apprenticeship Week to highlight the success of the Riverside Apprentices. Koura Bell Group “The things I enjoy most about an apprenticeship is “The Bell Group invest in my training; they give me meeting new people in the office, communicating lots of chances to gain extra qualifications.” with customers around the world and getting paid 24 Tony Ierston, Bell Group Apprentice to learn on the job.” Macy Dyer, Business Administration Apprentice “The apprenticeship scheme for me is a fantastic “As a business, we’ve got over 20 Bell Group win win opportunity. We get to bring fresh new Academies across the country. Riverside College is talent into the company. New perspectives, very the only academy we have in the North West region open minded. We get to train the apprentice in and it currently has six apprentices. As a business we the breadth of business functions, real jobs, real believe in apprenticeships, it really works for us.” opportunities for us.” Ken Worship, Bell Group Dave Smith, Business Manager
Shearfab Ltd Congratulations to all of the 2020 award winners. Each year the achievements of the top performing apprentices are recognised in the annual Apprentice Awards Evening. Riverside Apprenticeships of the Year 2020 Name Apprenticeship Employer Kathryn Bradley Health and Social Warrington and Care Halton Hospital NHS “Hopefully in 5 years’ time I will be a qualified welder Foundation Trust and possibly go down the route of a mentoring role. Oliver Collins Functional Skills Evolve Facility Services I would like to give something back to people who Limited are in my position now.” Macy Dyer Business Koura Megan Clough, Welding Apprentice Administration and Customer Service Callum Fagan Plumbing and DT Plumbing and Heating Heating Tony Ierston Brickwork and Bell Group Painting and 25 Decorating Michael McKenna Electrical Installation Sure Safe Electrics (Widnes) Jack Morrison Welding and Warrington Fabrications Fabrication “Megan started her apprenticeship in September Jamie Mottram Engineering Gildon Lymm 2019 and since then, her skills as a welder have Hydraulics gone from strength to strength. She is a valued Francisco Jose Reyes Catering and Halton Borough team member and the investment we have made in Medrano Hospitality Council Megan and our other apprentices has significantly Teigan Risley Accountancy Leavitt Walmsley benefitted us as a company.” Associates Anna Johnson, Shearfab Connor Watkinson Carpentry and MJ Gleeson Joinery Georgia-Bleu Williams Science and Carpenters Additive Information To watch all of the videos Technology go to: Demi-Lee Worrall Hairdressing Anya Hair and Beauty www.riversidecollege.ac.uk/app-videos/ Connor Watkinson Overall Apprentice of the Year or hold your smartphone Bell Group Employer of the Year camera over the QR Code. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 BUSINESS AND RETAIL Imtinan Khan - Wade Deacon High School Course: Level 2 Business Career Paths: Progression: Level 3 Business • Retail Management / Buying • Receptionist • Retail Manager • Personal Assistant • Systems Analyst • Accountant • Banker • Stockbroker • Events Co-ordinator • Office Manager • Financial Adviser • Marketing Assistant • Human Resources 26 • Journalist At Riverside College, Business Studies comes to life! Unique Experience Our aim is to equip you with the widest range of up to • Guest speakers including Stephen date business skills that will launch your career in this Hester, CEO of RSA Insurance Group cutting edge professional environment. • Work placements with large employers including Marks and Our provision specialises in a range of business subjects covering Spencer, Bentley Motors, Evolution retail, marketing, finance, travel and enterprise. Whether you want to • Trips to high profile employers enter employment, progress to higher education or start your own including Jaguar Land Rover and business we will ensure that you are prepared for success in the Chester Zoo modern business world. • International trips including New York and Paris Growth Area: Professional and Business Services • Entrepreneur Academy which Since 2009 this sector has seen an increase of over 21% will equip you with an achievable in employment. business plan to start your own The Professional and Business Services sector is the second largest employer in the business by the end of your course Liverpool City Region and is a key growth area.
Business, IT and Employability Business and Employability Level 2 Technical Level 1 Introductory Diploma - 1 Year Certificate in Business Admin - 1 Year During this course you will experience Business, IT This course has been designed to allow you to build and Employability to enable you to make informed knowledge, master skills and then apply these skills career choices. You will study a variety of units in practice and is designed for those who eventually including Developing a Personal Progression Plan want to start a career in business and professional looking at career options, Researching a Topic, administration. It is an ideal qualification for Finding Out About Employers in Your Area and learners who are intending to progress directly Contributing to Running an Event. On completion to employment in an administrative role or to a of this course you can progress to the Level 2 business administration apprenticeship. You will Extended Certificate in Business or IT, Level 2 study a variety of units which include Business Technical Certificate or enter employment within Administrative Environment, Providing Administrative an office/IT environment. You may also choose an Services and Support, Business Technology and apprenticeship in Business, Administration, or IT. Processing and Communicating Information. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 2 Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 3 including English Language and Maths. including English Language and Maths. 27 CRONTON SIXTH FORM Business and Retail Business Level 2 Extended Certificate - 1 Year Level 3 Extended Diploma - 2 Years During this course you will study units including, If you have a keen interest in business and Enterprise in the Business World, Finance for management, then this course would be a great Business, Working in Business Teams and choice. The course is dynamic, hands on and Promoting a Brand. This is mainly a coursework- closely linked to current world business events. based qualification, however there will be one You will study; economics, accounting, marketing, online assessment in finance and a paper-based entrepreneurship, law and human resource assessment about marketing. Successful completion management. You will plan real life events, create of this course could lead to the Level 3 Extended your own business plan and have the opportunity Diploma in Business, apprenticeships, or to junior to study business on an international trip. Through roles in the industry. guest speakers and external visits, you will experience the world of business and develop and Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 3 discover skills and insights that you will draw upon in including English Language and Maths. the future. Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 including English Language and Maths. W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 CATERING AND HOSPITALITY CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE At the Centre of Excellence in Catering and Hospitality students benefit from training with Michelin Star Chefs, extensive opportunities for work experience and our brand new state of the art kitchens and restaurant. Students will benefit from exceptional opportunities including paid work experience with an external catering and events company. Along with national competitions, these opportunities will ensure that our student’s CVs stand out when they progress into employment or on to university. 100% of students gained employment at the end of 28 their course. Scholars Restaurant and Training Kitchens Catering and Hospitality students have the opportunity to gain practical kitchen and front of house experience in the college kitchens and Scholars Training Restaurant. Students will benefit from: • Modern ‘Scholars’ restaurant with bar and professional barista coffee machine open to the public and hosting events for up to 120 people. • The latest industry facilities including brand new kitchens with state of the art induction hobs, salamander grills and digitally programmed ovens and steamers.
NEW TRAINING KITCHENS State of the Art Training Kitchens Catering and Hospitality students will have the opportunity to train in brand new industry standard training kitchens. The kitchens have been designed to provide students with a range of different cooking facilities to enable them to gain different skills and techniques in preparation for a successful career in the industry. Facilities include: • Top of the range modular kitchen equipment • A mobile teaching station and separate teaching area • Indoor BBQ • Bakers oven 29 • Up and down grills • Separate prep and cooking areas • Pastry kitchen Students will develop high level skills which will enable them to pursue careers in the rapidly growing Catering and Hospitality industry. Career Paths: • Chef Our newly refurbished industry standard production kitchens and restaurant • Front of House Management provide students with the opportunity to run their own restaurant and showcase their skills to the public. • Hospitality Management • Events Catering The industry offers career opportunities around the world and quick • Executive Chef progression into management roles. • Events Planner • Restaurant Manager • Freelance Catering Services • Specialist Chef • Food Technician • Bar Service W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 Professional Food and Beverage Services Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year This course is ideal for those wanting a career in the hospitality industry working in restaurants or hotels. You will cover a range of subjects including; menu knowledge, billing, pre-service, table service and beverage and bar service, silver service, counter service, carvery and buffet service and table drinks service. Successful completion of the course can lead to employment opportunities in hotels, event catering, restaurants and cruise liners. Entry Requirements A minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 3 including English Language and Maths. 30 Food and Beverage Service Supervision Level 3 Diploma - 1 Year On this course, you will develop your front of house experience and leadership skills to work at a supervisory level in the hospitality industry. Working alongside tutors in Scholars Restaurant and at external events, you will gain valuable experience of the various restaurant and management roles. allowing you to develop a high level of professionalism and service to customers and guests. You will also have the opportunity to plan and complete a number of themed events which will help you to acquire the management skills that industry require Modules you will study include planning and supervising service operations, legislation, mixology, management duties, point of sale procedures and barista/bar skills. Entry Requirements: Level 2 Diploma in Hospitality Jasmine Shacklock - Halewood Academy and Catering and grade 4 in English and Maths. Currently Studying: Level 3 Professional Cookery
Catering and Hospitality Unique Experience Level 1 Diploma - 1 Year • Train to work in Michelin Star restaurants • Teachers who have worked in internationally This course will give you an introduction into the renowned hotels and restaurants exciting career of catering. During your course • Brand new kitchen and restaurant you will be involved in both practical & theory modules which include; knowledge of the catering • Get real, paid work experience at venues including industry, health & safety, teamwork, preparing & Signature Living and Chester Races cooking a variety of savoury & sweet foods, work • Cater for large external events in local and regional placements which will improve your employment venues opportunities in the catering industry. After this course, you may progress onto the Level 2 • Take part in national competitions Diploma in Professional Cooking or obtain work in • 100% of students gained employment at the end the industry as a Commis Chef. of their course Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 2 including English Language and Maths. Professional Cookery Professional Cookery 31 Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year Level 3 Advanced Diploma - 1 Year During this course you will work in our practical On this course, you will work in our professional kitchens preparing and cooking a variety of local kitchens and Scholars Training Restaurant to and international savoury and sweet dishes. develop a range of practical skills supported You will develop your customer service skills with theory work. This will include preparing and working in Scholars Restaurant, the Riverside cooking complex fish, meat and poultry dishes, College training restaurant. You will study a range working with dough and pastry, preparing hot and of subjects including: exploring the catering and cold desserts, teamwork and control of resources, hospitality industry, food safety, health and safety maintaining a safe working environment and and menu planning. After completing this course managing all areas of larder and production. You you can either go into employment or progress on will also do placement with a national events to the Level 3 Diploma. company and after completing this course, you can either go into employment in the catering and Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 3 hospitality industry or progress to university. including English Language and Maths. Entry Requirements: Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 COMPUTING AND IT Career Paths: • Games Developer • Cyber Security • Web Developer • Computer Programmer • Software Tester • Network Engineer • Computer Technician • IT Teacher • Systems Analyst • Robotics • Nanotechnology Liam Dickson - Wade Deacon High School • Artificial Intelligence Course: Level 3 IT, Multimedia Computing & Security • Social Media Developer 32 Destination: Edge Hill University, Computer Science Computing and IT are exciting, dynamic and fast moving subjects and our courses are designed to equip you to work in a growing industry with many varied employment opportunities. Unique experience • Gain industry qualifications as Not only do jobs in IT offer great job satisfaction, the demand for well as your main course: these skills means that good starting salaries are paid especially if > Adobe accredited centre you specialise in an area such as programming. We are recognised > Microsoft Academy as a CISCO, Adobe and Microsoft Academy and boast industry > CISCO IT Essentials and CCNA qualified staff who have worked in a wide variety of areas and also have their own areas of specialisation. • Trips such as: > Berlin, Germany Employment Growth Area: Digital and Creative > National Video Game Arcade The UK Digital and Creative sector has doubled in size > Bletchley Park over the last 10 years. The Liverpool City Region benefits from unique digital assets and world-leading facilities, which has resulted in a 77% increase in the sector locally.
Business, IT and Employability Information and Creative Technology Level 1 Introductory Diploma - 1 Year Level 2 BTEC Extended Certificate - 1 Year During this course you will experience Business, IT During this course you will learn how to set up and and Employability to enable you to make informed maintain computer systems. You will be able to carry career choices. You will study a variety of units out day-to-day tasks for safely installing hardware and including Developing a Personal Progression Plan complete practical projects that cover the creative looking at career options, Researching a Topic, side of IT, including creating digital graphics and Finding Out About Employers in Your Area and websites. You will also learn new skills in a variety of Contributing to Running an Event. On completion office software, including creating spreadsheets in of this course you can progress to the Level 2 Excel and developing databases in Access. Successful Extended Certificate in Business or IT, Level 2 completion of this course could lead to the Level 3 Technical Certificate or enter employment within Foundation Diploma in IT or Multimedia Computing. an office/IT environment. You may also choose an The qualification also prepares you for gaining an apprenticeship in Business, Administration, or IT. apprenticeship or employment in the IT industry. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 2 Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 3 including English Language and Maths. including English Language and Maths. 33 CRONTON SIXTH FORM IT - Multimedia Computing & Security IT Level 3 Extended Diploma - 2 Years Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma - 2 Years You will study a range of subjects enabling you During this course you will study units including: to develop highly sought after skills valuable to a Programming, Cyber Security, Computer Games range of Computing and IT industries through the Development, Website Production, 2D & 3D use of industry standard hardware and software. Graphics, Digital Animation, Internet of Things Over the two years you will have the opportunity and Using Social Media in Business. The course to study units such as: Digital Games Production; combines internally assessed project work and also HCI and Website Production, Cyber Security, 2D four external assessments including one on-screen and 3D Graphics; Programming and Database exam on Information Technology Systems and Development. Successful completion of this course three controlled assessments. After completing could lead onto a related course at university or this course you could progress onto an IT related a junior position in the computing industry or an course at university or apply for junior positions or apprenticeship in software development. an apprenticeship in the industry. Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at grade 9 - 4 including English Language and Maths. including English Language and Maths. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 CONSTRUCTION, PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL SERVICES Unique experience • State of the art Construction Centre • New Gas Training Centre • Work experience for all students • Extensive links with local and national employers including Halton Housing, Bell Group, Johnstones Paints, Dulux, Wolseley (formerly Plumb Centre), Paslode, Travis Perkins, Metso, Bloor Homes and Jewson 34 • Take part in WorldSkills and other regional and national competitions Students studying Construction, Plumbing and Electrical Occupational Studies Services at Riverside College will benefit from the exceptional Entry Level – 1 Year workshops in our £3.6 million Construction Skills Centre. Students who do not have the entry We offer training in a wide range of trades including plumbing, requirements for the construction courses carpentry & joinery, brickwork, electrical installation and painting on the following pages can apply for the & decorating. Entry to Occupational Studies course. This course will offer students a taste of the construction trades with the aim to Growth Area: Construction progress on to a Level 1 construction 47,000 people work within the growing Construction sector course in their chosen area upon in the Liverpool City region. completion. Sustainable development and the emergence of new technologies and construction techniques will bring many opportunities for new job roles and progression within the sector. The region also has significant multi-billion pound developments planned which will grow the sector further.
Joinery CARPENTRY & JOINERY Level 1 Diploma - 1 Year This course will cover an introduction to the following topics: Safe Working Practices, Information, Quantities and Communication with Others, Building Methods and Construction, Prepare Timber, Working with Hand and Power Tools and Producing Basic Joinery Items. As part of the course you will produce several pieces of practical work to industrial standards that will demonstrate your ability and allow you to progress. Successful completion of this course could lead to a Level 2 Diploma or possible apprenticeship programme. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade 9 - 2 including English Language and Maths. 35 Carpentry and Joinery Carpentry and Joinery Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year Level 3 Advanced Diploma - 1 Year This course will cover a detailed understanding This course is designed to enable students to work of topics including: Building Methods and to an advanced level in the industry. The course Construction, Roofing & Flooring, Stairs & Kitchens, will cover topics including: Building Methods Skirting Boards, Architraves, Door Frames, Doors, and Construction Technology, Carry Out First Windows and Safe Working Practices. As part of the Fix and Second Fix Operations, Erect Complex course you will produce several pieces of practical Structural Carcassing Components and Maintain work to be assessed that will demonstrate your Non-Structural and Structural Components. You ability and allow you to progress. The successful will be assessed by completion of practical tasks, completion of this course could lead to a Level 3 the production of a portfolio and online exams. Diploma or an apprenticeship programme. Many students progress to technician courses to develop organisational skills and take up managerial Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs grade 9 - 3 including responsibility, or employment in the industry and an English Language and Maths, and the successful NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship in Carpentry & Joinery. completion of our Trade Entrance Test; or successful completion of a relevant Level 1 course. Entry Requirements: Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery and a GCSE grade 4 or Level 2 English Language and Maths. W W W.R IV E RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 Brickwork BRICKWORK Level 1 Diploma - 1 Year Curtis Leiser Ford - Bishops Blue Coat On this course you will learn all of the basic skills Church of England High School required to become a Bricklayer. You will cover an introduction to the following subjects: Setting Out up to Damp Proof Course (DPC), Block Laying Skills, Bricklaying Skills and Cavity Wall Construction, Safe Working Practices, Information Relating to Quantities and Communication with Others. You will complete a number of practical projects and assessments. There are also end of unit assessments which are completed online. The successful completion of the course could lead to a Level 2 Diploma or possible apprenticeship programme. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 2 including English Language and Maths. 36 Brickwork Brickwork Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year Level 3 Advanced Diploma - 1 Year This course will cover a detailed understanding of This course will further develop your bricklaying skills subjects including: Information Relating to Quantities, allowing you to build structural and decorative work. Piers, Attached Piers, Solid Walling and Cavity Walling. It also includes Health and Safety Communication You will complete a number of practical projects and and Quantities and Repairing Structures. Topics assessments. There are also end of unit assessments covered include Building Methods and Construction which are completed online. The practical projects Technology, Structural and Decorative Brickwork, you will complete will prepare you for real life work Repair and Maintain Masonry Structures and Erect situations and give you the opportunity to take part Complex Masonry Structures. You will be assessed in national competitions. The successful completion by completion of practical tasks assessed by your of the course could lead to a Level 3 Diploma or tutor, the production of a portfolio and online end possible apprenticeship programme. of unit tests. Progression from this course will be into employment within the construction industry to Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs grade 9 - 3 including work as a fully qualified Bricklayer or university study. English Language and Maths, and the successful completion of our Trade Entrance Test; or successful Entry Requirements: Level 2 Brickwork Diploma. completion of a relevant Level 1 course.
Painting & Decorating PAINTING & DECORATING Level 1 Diploma - 1 Year This course will cover subjects including; Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller, Preparing Surfaces, Producing Specialist Decorative Finishes, Erecting and Dismantling Working Platforms. The practical work you will undertake will prepare you for real life situations. You will also learn about the preparation of different surfaces and substrates and the application of different types of finishes. The successful completion of this course could lead to a Level 2 Diploma or an apprenticeship programme. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 2 including Maths and English Language. 37 Painting & Decorating Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year Level 3 Advanced Diploma - 1 Year This course will cover subjects including; Applying The course will cover subjects including: Principles Paint Systems by Brush and Roller to Ceilings, of organising, planning and pricing construction Walls and Other Substrates, Preparing Surfaces work, Erecting and dismantling access equipment such as Timbers, Metals, and Trowelled Surfaces, and working platforms, Applying hangings to walls Producing Specialist Decorative Finishes, Erecting and and ceilings, Producing specialist finishes for painted Dismantling Working Platforms. Other practical skills decorative work, Producing specialist architectural gained include wallpapering around complex areas finishes for decorative work, Applying water-borne such as a chimney breast, window walls, feature walls paint systems using airless equipment, Applying water- and ceilings. You will also learn about the standards needed to become a professional decorator. The borne paint systems using High Volume Low Pressure successful completion of this course could lead to a (HVLP) spray equipment. The practical work you will Level 3 Diploma or an apprenticeship programme. undertake will prepare you for real life situations. You will complete out of college projects designed to Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs grade 9 - 3 including English Language and Maths, you will also subject support the community and allow you to gain valuable to a Trade Entrance Test at Enrolment or successful experience on site. completion of a relevant Level 1 course. Entry Requirements: Level 2 Painting and Decorating. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PROF ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 Plumbing PLUMBING Level 1 Diploma - 1 Year This course will teach the basic skills and processes required to pursue a career in plumbing. You will prepare different materials such as copper, low carbon steel and plastic pipes for use in the plumbing process. You will be able to understand different types of plumbing systems, how they are installed and the various fittings and tools used in the plumbing industry. You will also make frames and fit systems in a workshop setting to current industry standards. The successful completion of this course could lead to a Level 2 qualification or apprenticeship programme. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 2 Jay Barrow - Halewood Academy including English Language and Maths. Plumbing Apprenticeship with Redrow Homes 38 Plumbing Plumbing Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year Level 3 Diploma - 1 Year On this course you will prepare different materials This course will cover advanced topics including: for use in the plumbing process and be able to Complex Hot and Cold Water Systems, Sanitation understand different types of plumbing systems and Central Heating and Gas Installation. You will and fittings. You will also fit systems in a workshop install and commission systems. You will also fit setting. You will have the opportunity to use modern systems in a workshop setting and then check that state of the art tools, facilities and the tuition needed they operate correctly and efficiently. You will learn to develop your practical skills. The successful to fault find and diagnose system faults. There is completion of this course could lead to a Level 3 an amount of electrical knowledge required to qualification or possible apprenticeship programme. complete the course at Level 3. Studies include the relevant legislation including, gas, electrical and Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs grade 9 - 3 including building regulations. There is also a requirement English Language and Maths, and the successful for 45-60 days of industrial placement during the completion of our Trade Entrance Test; or successful course. completion of a relevant Level 1 course. Entry Requirements: Level 2 Plumbing Diploma or equivalent qualification and GCSE Grade 4 in English and Maths.
Electrical Installation ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION City & Guilds 7202 Level 1 Diploma - 1 Year On this course you will learn, develop and practice the skills required to succeed in this industry. This Level 1 course will develop practical and theoretical electrical skills covering topics such as electrical science, installation of wiring systems and communication within the building services / engineering industry. On successful completion of this course you could progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation. Alternatively, you could also apply for an electrical apprenticeship. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 3 including English Language and Maths. You will also need a good understanding of science to complete this course. 39 Electrical Installation Electrical Installation City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma - 1 Year City & Guilds 2365 Level 3 Diploma - 1 Year This course will develop practical and theoretical On this course you will develop advanced electrical electrical skills covering topics such as Electrical skills to enable progression to an apprenticeship or Science, Electrical Installations Technology, employment in electrical or affiliated industries. You Installation of Wiring Systems, Solar Photovoltaic, will study modules including: Design, Construct, Micro-Renewable Energies and Communication Test and Commission Electrical Systems, Electrical within the Building Services / Engineering Industry. Science & Principles and Diagnose & Repair On successful completion of this course you Electrical Faults. Successful completion of this could progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical course could lead on to an apprenticeship or Installation. Alternatively, you could also apply for an employment. This course also offers UCAS points electrical apprenticeship. for progression to university. Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 Entry Requirements: Achievement of Electrical including Science, English Language and Maths, Installation at Level 2 or equivalent (C&G 2330 Level or successful completion of an appropriate Level 1 2 or C&G 2365 Level 2) and GCSE English and programme of study. Maths at grade 4 or above. W W W.R IVE RS I D E .AC.UK
R I VE RSI DE COLLEGE PRO F ES S I ON A L COU R S E G U I D E 2 0 2 1 EARLY YEARS AND EDUCATION Career Paths: • Primary School Teacher • Early Years Practitioner • Au Pair • Nannying • Learning Support Assistant • Child Psychologist • Social Worker • Childcare Reps Abroad Katie Bell - Gateacre School Level 3 Childcare and Education 40 The Early Years and Education department at Riverside College offers students exciting and innovative courses which will OUTSTANDING FACILITIES enable students to gain the nationally recognised qualifications Early Years and Education which are essential to succeed in this industry. Fully functioning Practice Nursery including: Students will study a wide range of subjects including practical care skills, observational skills, curriculum planning and safeguarding, • Sensory area with lights allowing them to progress in a variety of careers in the Early Years • Virtual dolls sector. During the course students will undertake a variety of high • Children’s toilets quality placements, providing them with invaluable opportunities to • Creative and story area develop their own professional skills and knowledge. • Changing area • Roll Play area Growth Area: The Importance of Early Years An investment of £300 million into early years education will result in career opportunities in childcare in the North West. This funding is directed to ensure every child is school ready by age 5.
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