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Brooklands College, Weybridge Surrey - Raising knowledge, skills and aspirations to build success in the community

FULL TIME COURSES 2007/2008

So Much Choice at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey

 

Brooklands College, Weybridge, Surrey
Raising knowledge, skills and aspirations to build success in the community

AS /A2 Levels & GCSE Subjects
Art & Design
Business & Professional
Care & Health
Catering & Hospitality 
Computing
Engineering
Languages
Media
Performing Arts & Music
Public Services
Sport & Leisure
Science & Mathematics
Travel & Tourism

WHY COME TO BROOKLANDS COLLEGE?
Brooklands College students enjoy an exceptional choice of subjects and the opportunity to tailor individual timetables to include a mix of units from academic, vocational and practical courses.

Our courses are available at different levels depending on the qualifications you already have or are expecting to achieve. There are also different methods of assessment from exams to coursework or practical tasks and you need to consider which would
suit you best.

As well as our excellent and varied choice of courses, our facilities and social programme is designed to match your needs. We offer the grounding to help you develop your talents whilst offering you all the support you need to enable you to study in a friendly and
exciting environment.

The Old Building at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey

Facilities and Resources

At Brooklands College we want you to achieve your full potential in as many ways as possible, and to enable you to do this we provide an exceptional range
of up-to-date facilities and resources to enhance your
student life.

These include:

Brooklands Bakery
Careers Centre
College Bus Service
College Chaplaincy
College Health Service
Drama & Dance Studio
Driving School
Engineering Workshops
Fitness Suite
High Ropes Course
Internet Cafe
IT
Learning Centre
Little Brooklands Nursery
Nature Trail
Recording Studio
Refectory
Restaurant
Science Laboratories
Sports Hall
Student Centre
Training Kitchens
Travel Shop
TV Studio and Digital
Video/Radio Editing Suites
Work Placement Office
FAQ's

Q. Once I ’ve sent in my application form, when will I
receive an interview?

A. On receipt of your application form, we will send you an acknowledgement letter. You can normally expect to be invited for an interview within three weeks.

Q. When do I enrol for my course?
A. Early enrolment for vocational courses will take place from Monday 2nd July to Friday 6th July 2007.
A Level enrolment and late vocational enrolment will
take place from Tuesday 28th August to Friday 31st August 2007. You will be sent an exact date and time after your interview.


Q. Will I get homework?
A. The completion of assignments, essays and private study is necessary outside the classroom if success is to be achieved. Deadlines are given for assignments / essays
to be completed and work handed in late is penalised,
except where special arrangements have been made with the Tutor concerned.

Q. What if I have a learning difficulty or disability?
A. We have excellent student support facilities, which
will assist you with all your learning needs. A representative from Skills Development will be available at Open Evenings to discuss your needs.

FAQ's
continued

Q. Is there a good range of courses to choose from?
A. Yes. We offer a large range of AS/A2 levels and over 70 vocational courses to suit most interests.

Q. Can I combine AS/A2 levels with a vocational course?
A. Yes. You can mix and match a range of subjects to suit your learning needs and interests. When you come for your interview, we can take you through all the options available.

Q. What if I don ’t achieve the grades I need?
A. Don’t worry, we have a range of courses available to suit all levels. You will be invited to visit the College again to meet with a Tutor or an Advisor to discuss your grades. If necessary she/he will advise you on an alternative course of study.

Q. When can I come and take a look around the College?
A. The ideal time to visit the College is during our Open Evenings where you will be given a tour of the main
facilities within Brooklands College. For forthcoming
Open Evenings see the bottom of this page
   

WHERE

NEXT?

Where Next? - Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
 
Wherever you are studying now, you will have a choice about where to carry on your studies when Year 11 has finished. Of course, if you go to a school without a 6th Form you will have to go somewhere else if you want to carry on studying and learning
new skills.

When it comes to the qualifications on offer, you could be faced with as many as four choices:

Apprenticeship
If you want to get a job but carry on learning, this offers the best route with work being combined with Practical and Vocational qualifications. Further Education Colleges also offer this route.

Further Education College
Further Education Colleges are likely to offer the widest choice in terms of routes available and will offer Academic, Vocational and Practical qualifications, sometimes combined together.

6th Form College
6th Form Colleges tend to specialise in the Academic route. They may also offer some Vocational areas but they do not tend to offer Practical routes.

School 6th Form
School 6th Forms will usually offer a good range of Academic qualifications and some Vocational. It is unusual for them to offer Practical qualifications.

Other Things to Consider
It is important to remember that your choice doesn’t just depend on the qualification routes available.

You will need to look at what support is available to you to help you achieve your chosen qualifications. This might be support to help you get to grips with a new, higher level of study or it might be personal support.

In addition, the standard and range of facilities will be particularly important for some qualifications. You might even want to consider the sporting and social aspects of each option before choosing.

One of the best ways to find out about all of these things is to attend the Open Evenings.
 
Which Qualifications - There's so much choice at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey

WHICH

QUALIFICATIONS

 

   

WHICH QUALIFICATIONS
There is a large number of qualifications on offer and the one which is best for you will depend on what qualifications you have already and the way in which you like to learn. If you have a couple of grade C GCSEs and the rest are D or E then the next step for you would be to take Level 2 qualifications in your chosen route. However, if you want to study AS/A2Levels which are Level 3 qualifications you would need to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above (two of which must be grade B).

The important thing is that whatever your current (or expected) qualifications, there will be qualifications on offer to help you take the next step up the ladder to achieve your ambitions.
 

Qualifications on offer are:

ACADEMIC VOCATIONAL PRACTICAL
Entry Level
You have few or no qualifications
  Supported Learning
 
Bridge Vocational Diploma
Level 1
You have some GCSEs at grades E-G
  BTEC Introductory Certificate / Diploma NVQ Level 1
 
Other Technical
Level 2
5 GCSEs
 including 1 or 2 at grade C
GCSEs Vocational GCSEs
 
BTEC First Diploma
NVQ Level 2
 
Other Technical
Apprenticeship
Level 3
You have at least 5 GCSEs
at C or above
(two of which must be grade B)
AS/A2 Levels Applied A Levels
 
BTEC Nationals
NVQ Level 3
 
Other Technical Advanced
Apprenticeship
 
Sports & Leisure at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
Brooklands College Student
Performing Arts at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
Catering & Hospitality at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
Sports & Leisure at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
Art & Design at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
Science at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
Your Qualification Options - More Information
AS/A2 Levels: Curriculum 2000 replaced A Levels with
AS and A2 Levels, allowing you to choose a broader
range of subjects and to gain nationally recognised
qualifications at the end of both your first (AS) and second (A2)year. They remain the traditional academic route, particularly for those wanting to progress to Higher Education.
GCSE And Vocational GCSE ’s: GCSE ’s are essential qualifications for many jobs and for entry on to further study courses, as well as providing evidence of a good level of general education. Although these are the standard Level 2 academic qualifications for 14-16 year olds, some people may wish to improve their grades particularly in English and Mathematics. As a result Colleges and Schools offer these but usually only as part of a Full-Time course. Vocational GCSEs give you the chance to study new subjects that are more work related.
Applied A Levels: These are vocational qualifications, offered at Level 3. They can normally be studied as part of a Full-Time course (Part and Single Awards) or as a Full-Time course in their own right (Full Award which is equivalent to two A Levels). They are graded as A Levels and are suitable qualifications for entry into Higher Education.
BTEC Introductory Certificates: These are Level 1 qualifications for students wanting to progress to Level 2 or employment. They are offered in a variety of vocational areas.
BTEC First Diploma: A BTEC First Diploma is a Level 2 qualification providing a basis for further specialist study at Level 3 (BTEC National or NVQ) or a career in a specific skill area. It is equivalent to 4 GCSE ’s.
NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications): NVQs are nationally recognised, job specific qualifications which assess the skills demonstrated in the workplace. They are practically based with much of the assessment being carried out through observations in the workplace or realistic work environment within the College, e.g. a training restaurant or engineering workshop.

NVQs are available at 5 levels, from 1 which covers basic activities, to 5 which is management level.

Other Technical: This covers a wide range of specialist qualifications and awards at all levels which are accredited by awarding bodies such as City and Guilds and RSA. They are normally used to access practical
skills required in areas such as Catering, Engineering and Construction.
BTEC Nationals: These are specialist vocational qualifications valued by the relevant industry / sector and Higher Education. They have been revised and there are three awards available, which vary in the number of units undertaken:
  BTEC National Award 6 units
  (1 ‘A ’Level equivalent)
BTEC National Certificate 12 units
  (2 ‘A ’Level equivalent)
BTEC National Diploma 18 units
  (3 ‘A ’Level equivalent)
This means that these qualifications can be taken as part of a Full-Time course (Award and Certificate) or as a Full-Time course in their own right (Diploma).
Apprenticeships: These enable you to work and study so that you can earn and learn. They are available at Levels 2 (Apprenticeship) and 3 (Advanced Apprenticeship) and the ‘learning’ part involves undertaking an NVQ which covers workplace assessment and at least one ‘Technical’ Certificate, which covers the under pinning theoretical knowledge, together with Key Skills. They will normally involve attending the College for one day a week.
       
Where Do Our Students Come From?
Brooklands College receives applications from students attending over 100 different schools, including:
Ashcombe School, Ash Technology College, Bishop David Brown School,
Bishop Wand CE Secondary School, Blenheim High School, Carwarden House School, Christ ’s School, Claremont Fan Court School, Collingwood College, Epsom And Ewell High School, Esher High School, Fullbrook School, George Abbot School, Glebelands School, Glyn School, Gordon ’s School Woking, Halliford School, Heathland School, Heathside School,
Hinchley Wood School, Howard Of Effingham School, Jubilee High School, Magna Carta School, Matthew Arnold School, Philip Southcote School, Raynes Park High School, Ricards Lodge High School, Rydens School, Salesian RC School, Southborough School, St Andrew’s Roman Catholic School, St John The Baptist School, St Paul ’s Catholic College, Sunbury Manor School, Teddington School, Thamesmead School, Therfield School, Tolworth Girls'School, Winston Churchill School Woking, Woking High School
 

TRAVEL

Brooklands College is located on Heath Road (B374) in Weybridge and we are really easy to get to by bus, rail, road or on foot.
By Train
Weybridge Rail Station is conveniently very close to Brooklands College and on a direct line, within 30 minutes, for many towns  including:
Wimbledon (21 mins), Surbiton, Esher (9 mins), Hersham, Walton-on-Thames, Byfleet 7 New Haw, West Byfleet, Woking (10 mins), Brookwood, Ash Vale, Aldershot, Addlestone, Chertsey (7 minutes), Virginia Water, Egham, Staines (20 mins), Ashford, Feltham (30 mins).
There are also non-direct trains from places such as Kingston-Upon-Thames, Richmond-Upon-Thames and Farnborough.
Rail Information for Weybridge
By Car
Brooklands College has a large free car park for students ’cars,motorbikes and bicycles.
By Bus
The 451 from Staines via Chertsey, Addlestone, New Haw and Byfleet is available from the bus stop on Heath Road, just outside the College.
Other services from Kingston, Guildford and Woking stop at the Ship Hotel in Weybridge. For public bus fares and timetables, phone the National Bus Service on 0870 608 2 608.
Brooklands Bus Service
The College runs bus services to and from;
Ashford via Sunbury Bookham via Cobham Camberley via Woking
Staines via Shepperton
The buses arrive at the College daily at 9 am and leave at 5 pm. Please telephone our Student Services Office for further details on 01932 797 901.
       

Brooklands College, Weybridge Surrey - Raising knowledge, skills and aspirations to build success in the community

FULL TIME COURSES 2007/2008

 

Students at Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey
HOW TO
 
FIND OUT
 
MORE
Our friendly and helpful team of Course Information Advisers are on hand to answer your queries and provide you with more information about the course you want.
Our contact details follow, you can also find out more at one of our Open Evenings / Information Events (see below)
Brooklands College Weybridge Surrey - Help Is at the other end of our Phone Line - Call now!
You can contact us by:
Website: www.brooklands.ac.uk
Phone: 01932 797 797
In Person: Monday –Thursday 8.30am – 5.00pm;
Friday 8.30am – 4.30pm
E-mail: info@brooklands.ac.uk
Post: Course Information, Brooklands College,
Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TT
Minicom: 01932 797 897
OPEN &
 
INFORMATION
 
EVENINGS
You can also find out more at one of our
information events.
Wednesday 10th October 2007 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Open Evening - Weybridge Campus
Thursday 22nd November 2007 5.30pm – 9.00pm
Open Evening - Weybridge Campus
Thursday 17th January 2008 5.30pm – 8.00pm
Information Evening - Weybridge Campus
Tuesday 29th April 2008 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Information Evening - Weybridge Campus
 
PART TIME
COURSES

Brooklands College Part Time Courses
Including courses in the Staines,
Camberley & Elmbridge areas

Remember we are introducing new courses all the time at Brooklands College, so even if the subject you want to study isn’t listed in our prospectus, it is still worth getting in touch.