College Information Regarding 2020 Admissions
Tees Valley Careers
TeesValleyCareers.com has been entirely redeveloped in response to the coronavirus pandemic to create a new look and feel that is more accessible for students and their parents, offering the best advice possible to help them find a new job or training course.
The £3million UK-first initiative, spearheaded and launched by Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has taken another step to provide youngsters with information and opportunities helping them on the path to a successful career.
The scheme targets every school and college in the Tees Valley, providing advice and support to about 100,000 young people. It aims to give children aged 11-18 seven direct and meaningful employer engagements, with 885 firms in the region signed up to the scheme. It comes off the back of The Mayor’s £1million Emergency Apprenticeship Scheme to fund the salaries of up to 100 apprentices as well as a recent announcement of more than £1million to education providers to support careers education across the region.
If you are a young person, parent, school or business who would like more information on careers advice or the wider initiative, visit TeesValleyCareers.com
Prince's Trust Course
I hope you are all safe and well. Please have a look at this free opportunity from the Prince's Trust to further 'upskill' before college, training or employment. It is a good chance to put something else on your CV and to use your time wisely.
Message from SRC Bede Sixth Form
We are delighted to announce that our preparation for Bede resources are now live. The link below will allow access to many of the resources created with care by our amazing course tutors. We have covered all subjects that we offer here at Bede.
Hello year 11! Bede sixth form college would like to assure you that our staff are working hard to make sure you have the best start to College life. Your well-being is of the upmost importance to us and we are putting plans in place to make sure we keep you all safe and happy whilst you study with us.
Don’t worry you can still apply to join us! We offer an extensive range of A level and equivalents to choose from with numerous benefits such as a free bus pass for all students. Bede strives for excellence across all subject areas and we pride ourselves on helping students achieve results they deserve.
You can find the application form online at www.stockton.ac.uk/bede. On completing the application one of our tutors will arrange a telephone interview to talk through all of your choices and offer guidance. You can take this opportunity to ask any questions or concerns you have regarding study or college life. We will be on Instagram every Thursday from 10am to answer all of your queries on everything Bede! So please check us out on social media for updates and useful information on Facebook, twitter and Instagram.
For everyone who has applied or looking to study with us we are putting together study packs of materials which will be available on the website from May 18th. They have been produced to help you transition from school to sixth form level and gain additional knowledge on your chosen courses.
We hope to see you all very soon! In the meantime, why not have a go at our prospectus quiz for the chance to win £20 of vouchers just click on the link below. The closing date is the 29th of May and the prize winners will draw on the 1st of June!
Message from Stockton Riverside College and NETA
Hello everyone! Hope you are keeping safe and well in this unprecedented time. We would like to reassure you that Stockton Riverside College and NETA sites are working extremely hard to ensure that everyone joining us in September will be unaffected by the COVID 19 pandemic. We are looking at all options available to us including reduced class sizes, online study as well as taking measures within college to maintain a safe working environment.
You can still apply for all courses and apprenticeships online at www.Stockton.ac.uk/apply and www.Neta.co.uk. On completion of the online application form you will then receive a telephone interview from one of our tutors. You can take this opportunity to ask the tutor for any additional information about the course you are interested in. Please remember that you can apply to as many courses as you wish and take this time to give yourself as many options as you can. Take some time to visit our virtual open events:
Stockton Riverside College, May 18th between 11 am -12.30pm and 5.30pm-7pm.
Our virtual open event will allow you to chat to tutors, support staff and the schools team. The virtual events are aimed to offer valuable information on what our vast range courses and the benefits our sites have to offer talented students like yourself.
We are here to help you choose the course best suited to your needs and career ambitions to get you to exactly where you want to be. If there is anything extra you need to know or something is worrying you, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com . Additionally, keep updated by following us on social media on: Facebook, twitter and Instagram. We are running question and answer sessions on Instagram every Monday for SRC and every Wednesday for NETA from 10am so if you have anything you wish to ask, we will get them answered for you!
If you have already applied or are planning to apply to one of our courses, we hope to see you very soon! In the meantime, we are putting together a range of activities and learning materials for each course which you can access from the 18th of May on the website. The curriculum materials are aimed at helping you prepare for your upcoming study, with lots of vital information to allow the transition from school into college to be as comfortable as possible.
The school’s team would like to thank you all for doing your bit in staying home, staying healthy and helping to protect others and our NHS. We will make sure we keep you in the loop with updates, events and actives we will be offering over the coming weeks.
For the chance to win £20 pounds of vouchers complete our online prospectus quiz for Stockton Riverside and NETA linked below, the closing date is the 29th of May and the prize winners will draw on the 1st of June!
Message From Middlesbrough College
Our new text back service is now available for students to access. They can now have their questions answered by a member of the Schools & Admissions team at any time.
Students simply need to complete the form accessed via the link below and a member of the team will reply via text.
Please see below for Middlesbrough College's student and parents newsletter that is going out to current applicants, followed by top tips for working from home in their student blog page.
If a student has not applied to the college, they can apply online at http://www.mbro.ac.uk and the admissions team will be in touch ASAP. Applicants will receive a conditional offer subject to course level ability and may receive a telephone interview. Once the college reopens, students will receive an invite for a tour and and chat with the tutor who runs the course.
The schools team are available to contact on firstname.lastname@example.org throughout the whole application process if any student would like to get in touch.
We have new Year 11 study packs coming out in the middle of May for each of our vocational courses and for each A Level programme. We will send them directly to every Year 11 pupil who has applied to the College. We know these will give students valuable information on their programme and will contain a range of tasks and exercises that will help confirm they are on the right programme and get them ready to start the course in September.
We are able to offer all Year 11 students a one-to-one careers guidance appointment online with one of our trained Careers Guidance Advisors if any student is still unsure about their post 16 options. Please email email@example.com to book an appointment.
Our Schools Team and our Admissions Team our currently calling all of our applicants and catching up with them to see if there is any additional support or help we can offer them and are available weekly on our live chat facility on our website as follows:
Admissions: Monday 2-3pm
Schools Team: Tuesday 11am – 12 noon & 2pm – 3pm
There is no need for an appointment, pupils can just go on to live chat on the home page of our website mbro.ac.uk.
Message From Hartlepool Sixth Form College
We're excited to say that our Get Ahead Programme for Year 11 students is ready to launch next week!
This is a chance for all Year 11 students who have applied to us, to sign up for a fun yet focused learning programme to help you make a good start with your A Level studies and keep you engaged with learning over the coming weeks.
We have 30 subjects available on this programme - enabling students to get a real experience of the subjects you are interested in.
Please do sign up! Those who have already applied to us will receive an email this week to provide details of how to sign up.
If you haven't applied to us yet, but are interested, you can go to http://socsi.in/Uc5L9 for more information.
We look forward to getting to know you over the coming weeks and making your transition to Sixth Form one to remember!
Message From Hartlepool College of Further Education
Application and Student Support Update: HCFE has adapted its application process for 2020/2021 applications. For further information and updates go to https://www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/Covid19Update.
The link to courses is https://www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk/courses/finder.
HCFE Careers advisers are also offering online careers advice and guidance via LiveChat on our website, every Tuesday and Thursday 10am-12pm term time only.
Message From The Northern School of Art
The suggestions below will help to keep pupils engaged and provide a good foundation in preparing them for their next steps into further education. Students should not worry but take advantage of this time to exercise their creativity. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our September enrolment.
Activities to do at home
- Technical skills
Set yourselves a 30minute uninterrupted drawing task. No phone, no computer, just 30minutes a day in a different room of their house or the garden etc to draw anything you like from observations (not the imagination). For anyone that has applied for Interior, Architecture and Product Design (3D), there is a useful drawing brief attached.
- Documentation practice
A photo per day, whilst in isolation, document the process with 1 photo every day. They may want to add the hashtag #wfh (work from home) and @thenorthernart
Research artists and designers you like and try to find more and more similar ones on social media. Perhaps you can start a pinterest board too to help with research and source inspiration.
- We recommend https://discovercreative.careers/#/ - A Creative Careers website, where students and parents can access career profiles etc.
- Pupils could pick a different creative career each day to investigate, from working in a design agency to games maker, animator, museum curator, self-employed artist, photographer (different types; commercial, wedding, landscape etc), a day in the life of an illustrator. What do each of these jobs require? What skills? What’s the good thing about these jobs? How much can you earn? Where do you work? Who would be your boss? Find the most bizarre place/job that a creative person works.
- You may also find the careers section of our website useful. This provides an overview of support we offer, useful tools and our digital version of the creative careers guide.
- A presentation on creative careers which we recently delivered to pupils and teaching staff might also be useful.
A key message: “We might be living in isolation but creativity is in everything we see and do, so get involved with small challenges that can grow your knowledge and confidence, then bring it in and show us what you can do – we’re excited to see what you’re capable of. During times like this is where the creators get to work.”
Still to Apply? We are still taking applications to The Northern School of Art and we have simplified our admissions process. In most cases, we will offer people a place without the need for a telephone interview, and in some cases without a portfolio. To apply, please fill out the online form on our website (www.northernart.ac.uk) or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01642 288 888.
Message From Stockton Sixth Form College
Please go to https://vle.tvc.ac.uk/ for information for students to bridge the gap between their year 11 studies and becoming a year 12 student. There are some useful articles, links, worksheets, etc. so it should make the students' transition a lot easier when joining in September.
If any students are wanting to apply to Stockton Sixth Form College, we are now conducting telephone interviews to make sure that we are giving the right advice.
On the website, we also have the link to our bridging the gap site which, as previously mentioned, is specifically designed for the year 11 students to access resources focused around the subjects that they are planning on studying.
We have also begun posting videos of teachers talking about the different subjects on offer and what is involved in the different courses; again, these can be easily accessed by our social media platforms.
If students still haven't applied, this can also be done via the website simply by clicking on the apply now tab. We are then calling students and interviewing them over the phone to discuss careers aspirations and subject choices, etc.
Message From Askham Bryan College
Applicant Event Tuesday 14th – Thursday 16th July
This event is to build upon our virtual open event last month and now introduce students to our curriculum and campus teams. From the reception and grounds staff, through to their course manager and learning support team – the idea is for students to get a feel for their course and the environment of where they will be studying.
The event will take place via Zoom webinars which means students/parents & guardians/teachers do not need to book and instead can find all the links they need for the event via our What’s On page.
You’ll see we start with an introduction to our campuses on day 1 and then followed by our course areas on days 2 & 3.
Before the sessions we would encourage students to visit our Find out More page where they can find our course guides, course and support overview presentations, and some virtual tour footage.
Some information from a few FAQs that we have received:
Can students still apply / what happens next if they apply?
- Yes we are still welcoming and processing applications for the next academic year. Student can submit applications online via this link: Apply now
- Applicants will receive confirmation of their application and will then be contacted by their relevant course manager with details of their telephone interview
Will the college be open in September?
- We are expecting to be open in September unless we are told differently by the government.
Is there anything I (our students) can do in the meantime to prepare for college?
- Our teaching teams are in the process of preparing course information and pre-enrolment activities which you will be asked to complete from June onwards to help you prepare for college. You will receive information about this in May.
Who can I contact for further information?
- Our Student Recruitment Team are more than happy to answer any questions from school staff, students and parents/guardians. Get in touch via this email or contact us on 07970649184 Monday to Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
Message From BL Hairdressing
BL Hairdressing are still accepting applications for Year 11s and holding interviews via telephone for any students who are interested in an Apprenticeship in Hairdressing or Barbering starting September 2020.
Army Foundation College (AFC) Harrogate
Virtual Open Day 22nd July 11am