College Options (Shooters Hill)

College Options (Shooters Hill)

Key Stage 4 and 5 pupils are encouraged to attend a link day once a week at Shooters Hill College to help them prepare for life after Newhaven.

Entry Level 3/Level 1 Motor Vehicles Systems:

Overview:
The City and Guilds Introductory Qualification in Vehicle Systems allows you to experience basic vehicle maintenance, whilst giving you the skills to progress onto a higher course or an apprenticeship.

The course will allow you to achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification, whilst also gaining employability skills that can be transferred into the workplace.

Course Content:
Examples of content covered includes:

  • Introduction to:
    • Engine Lubrication
    • Cooling Systems
    • Fuel and Exhaust systems

Further Education and career opportunities:

  • Level 2 Motor Vehicle Systems
  • Apprenticeships

Level 1 Hair and Beauty

Overview:
The course is designed to give an insight into the world of the hair and beauty industry.

You will gain a Diploma in Hair & Beauty Skills and be able to progress on to our Level 2 courses within the hair and beauty department here at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College.

This qualification will prepare you for an apprenticeship in hairdressing or beauty therapy.

Course Content:
The topics covered in this course are:

  • Customer service skills
  • Hand and nail care
  • Foot and toenail care
  • Nail Art
  • Skin Care
  • Blow dry hair
  • Winding skills
  • Shampoo and condition hair
  • Retail displays

Further Education and career opportunities:

  • Trainee Junior in Hair and/or Beauty Salon
  • Assistant Receptionist
  • Assistant Beauty Therapist
  • Assistant Hairdresser
  • Assistant Nail Technician
  • Assistant Make-up Artist
  • Assistant Cosmetologist

Entry Level/Level 1 Multi-Trades

Overview:

This qualification meets the needs of candidates who want to work in various trades of the construction sector. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the construction sector.

You may progress onto Level 1 Multi Trades or a number of Level 1 Diploma courses. Alternatively, you may enter employment directly.

On completion of this course and depending on your English & Maths results, you can progress onto:

  • Level 1 Multi-Trades or trade specific course at level 1
  • Apprenticeship

Course Content
Entry Level:
Topics covered:

  • Heath and safety in construction
  • Safe use of tools and equipment
  • Developing a range of practical skills for each trade area
  • Underpinning knowledge and theory to support your studies

Practicals

  • Painting techniques
  • Constructing halving joints
  • Constructing housing joints
  • Constructing bridle joints
  • Assembling 13amp switched sockets wired in ring final circuit
  • Connecting a flex to common apparatus
  • Working with non-manipulative fittings
  • Laying paving using slabs
  • Constructing half brick wall

Exams
Each unit is assessed by a practical task with underpinning knowledge questions.

Level 1:
Topics covered:

  • Heath and safety in construction
  • Safe use of tools and equipment
  • Developing a range of practical skills for each trade area
  • Underpinning knowledge and theory to support your studies

Practicals

  • Painting a panel door
  • Constructing angled halving joints
  • Fixing architraves and skirting
  • Fitting locks and latches
  • Installing one way light fitting
  • Bending and joining copper pipes
  • Block Walling
  • Block Paving

Exams
Each unit is assessed by a practical task with underpinning knowledge questions. The mandatory health and safety unit is theory only and assessed with an end of unit test.

Further Education and career opportunities:
The skills developed on this course could increase your chances of having a career as a:

  • General repairs operative
  • Handy man
  • Odd job man
  • General repairs and maintenance

Level 1 Catering

Course Overview:
This study programme is designed for students interested in starting a career in the Hospitality & Catering industry, possibly as a Chef or Front of House.

On completion of this programme you may progress to a higher level programme e.g:

  • NVQ 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery
  • NVQ 2 Diploma in Food Production & Cooking or NVQ 2 Diploma in Food & Beverage Service

Course Content:
Working within our professional and realistic working environment; which includes, Larder, Pastry and Production kitchens; you will cover a variety of prep & cooking modules along side food & beverage service modules; these may include:

  • Prepare & cook vegetables
  • Dough products
  • Prepare & cook pasta dishes
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team

Practicals
Level 1 Hospitality & Catering students will have practical lessons four mornings a week.

Exams
NVQ programmes are assessment based qualifications, students are continually assessed across the academic year; both in practical & theory. In addition students will work towards achieving GCSE in maths & English.

Further education and career opportunities:
After achieving a Certificate at NVQ 1 it is strongly recommended that you complete NVQ 2 before commencing a career in the Hospitality & Catering industry. Potential careers are:

  • Chef
  • Waiter / waitress
  • Bar
  • Hotels / restaurants
  • Reception
  • Cruise ships
  • Nightclubs
  • Armed forces
  • Airlines
  • Event planning