Collyer's College Prospectus

Digital Production, Design and Development T Level (Pearson) The Digital T Level is a new full time Level 3 technical course, equivalent to three A Levels. Leading digital employers have helped to develop the qualification to equip young people with the skills that the industry needs. A key feature of the course is a mandatory industry placement of at least 45 days. As well as the industry placement, T Level study programmes comprise a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills, tailored for their chosen industry, and occupation and specialist training covering occupational or industry-specific skills. Digital Production, Design and Development is suitable for students who plan a career in software development and will develop the following specialist skills: • Analyse a problem to define requirements and acceptance criteria aligned to user needs • Design, implement and test software • Change, maintain and support software • Create solutions in a social and collaborative environment • Discover, evaluate and apply reliable sources of knowledge • Apply ethical principles and manage risks in line with legal and regulatory requirements when developing software Most T Level students will progress, from College, straight to work or onto a higher level or degree apprenticeship. However, the qualification does accrue UCAS points and will allow progression to university. Specific entry requirements Grade 4 in English Language + Grade 4 in Maths + a GCSE in Computer Science (preferred but not essential). Early Years Education and Childcare T Level (NCFE CACHE) This is a two year, full-time programme leading to a Level 3 technical qualification. Upon completion, students are able to enter the Early Years workforce as a skilled professional or access further study in higher education or degree level apprenticeship. Students will study three days a week in College, gaining a ‘core’ set of underpinning knowledge, concepts and skills relevant to education and care from birth to nineteen years of age. They will also study ‘specialist’ content related to Early Years from birth to seven years. Alongside this, students will spend two days a week training in a range of work placements, with children aged six months to five years. They will develop vocational competency to engage children and work with others to plan and provide activities to meet children’s needs. With this innovative technical course, students will gain the occupational skills required to enter directly into employment in day nurseries, pre-schools, classrooms and private homes (as sole charge nannies) with the potential for a future supervisory role. The T Level qualification also contains UCAS points equivalent to three A Levels with direct progression into relevant degrees. Specific entry requirements Grade 4 in English Language, a commitment to working with children and a full DBS certificate. TECHNICAL COURSES 24 Anisha Wakefield Previous School: Tanbridge House School Subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Maths “Getting into Medical school is hard and I had plenty of help preparing for interview. My one piece of advice at College would be get involved! I have joined a lot of extra curricular clubs and been a student ambassador and it has really boosted my confidence and taught me so much about public speaking and finding a voice. I am so thankful to staff who have taken the time to help and for the opportunities beyond the classroom.” Megan Fife-Wright Previous School: Home schooled Subjects: Art Craft and Design, Politics and Sociology “I will remember laughing. I will remember really learning new things. When I think back on Collyer’s I will remember finding subjects and friends that I connected with. Collyer’s has been amazing! I am sorry to leave but glad that I have been able to realise my goals.” “A great number of subject combinations are available in a Sixth Form College.”