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  • Creative Media Production

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  • Professional Catering

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  • OverviewCourse ContentRequirements

    At Tomlinscote 6th Form College we offer a tailored experience to students wishing to acquire further training within the construction industry. We offer industry-based, nationally accredited training on two key aspects of the construction industry, both at Level 2 and Level 3:

    • Site Carpentry
    • Brick laying
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    What is the difference between Site Carpentry and Brick Laying?

    The Site Carpentry Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas have been developed to give students both the knowledge and practical skills to use within the construction industry. Students undertaking this hands on vocational subject will learn about the preparation and use of power tools, first fix and second fix operations, structural carcassing and maintenance to non-structural carpentry work. In addition to these key aspects, both courses cover Health and Safety in the construction industry, as well as understanding construction technology, communication and quantities. Each Diploma is carried out over two full days in our purpose built workshops on the college site.

    The Brick Laying Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically designed to give students the knowledge, understanding and practical skills to use within the Brick Laying area of the construction industry. Students undertaking this practical qualification will learn about the interpretation of working drawings to set out masonry structures and the basics of thin joint and masonry cladding. In addition, students will gain the experience of building solid walling, independent and attached piers and the building of cavity walling forming masonry structures.

    What do we offer?

    We can offer both the Level 2 and Level 3 Diplomas courses in both aspects of the construction industry outlined above. There are progression routes available which are suited to all types of learner.

    Typically, in Year 1, students will follow the Level 2 Cskills Awards Diploma in either discipline (Site Carpentry or Brick Laying) - this is determined by the student at interview dependent upon their choice of qualification or chosen interest. Year two of the course could follow either pathway outlined below:

    At the end of the first year, there are two possible routes for students to follow for the second year:

    • Students who pass the Level 2 qualification in the first year at a high level and who show a natural aptitude and skill within that particular area of construction can choose to continue with that discipline and progress onto the Level 3 Cskills Diploma in that same discipline.
    • Students who do not pass the Level 2 qualification at a high enough level or those who wish to have experience of both disciplines (Site Carpentry and Brick Laying) can choose to progress onto the Level 2 Cskills Diploma in the second year in the second discipline (either Site Carpentry or Brick Laying, dependent upon what they have studied in the first year) to ensure that they have a breadth of experience in both areas of construction.
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    At Tomlinscote 6th Form College we offer a unique experience to students wishing to acquire training within the Childcare and early years education industry. We offer industry-based, nationally accredited training on all aspects of the childcare sector which is teamed with weekly work placements within early years education centres throughout the entirety of the course. These regular and ongoing work placements allow the students to apply their training from College to a real life work situation, both at Level 2 and Level 3.

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    The Level 2 and Level 3 Childcare CACHE courses have been developed to give students both the knowledge and practical skills to use within the Childcare industry. The courses study child development from a baby to a 7 year old child. Students learn about the theories behind different aspects of child development on a modular course that is structured into 18 units which include health and welfare, social care and well-being. Specifically, students will acquire the knowledge and awareness of children’s learning styles, the roles and responsibilities of looking after children and are introduced to everyday care routines and activities to support the differing stages of transition throughout childhood.

    On the Cache course, at both Level 2 and Level 3, students spend two days a week in local pre-schools learning how to look after young children in a practical situation. The students on the course are assessed over a wide variety of tasks, both in College and on work placement. Students are based in a purpose built room within the College.

    What do we offer?

    We can offer both the Level 2 and Level 3 CACHE courses and there are progression routes available which are suited to all types of learner and this is dependent upon the entry criteria achieved by the learner at the start of the course.

    • Students who possess 5 A*-C grades (or equivalent), including English and Maths, at GCSE can commence the Level 3 CACHE Diploma immediately. This is a two year course which is assessed through a variety of ways both in College and out at work placement.
    • Students who do not possess the entry criteria for the Level 3 CACHE Diploma (outlined above) may start on the Level 2 qualification in their first year. Progression onto the Level 3 Diploma can take place in the second year of Sixth Form and students can then begin to study the two yearlong Level 3 Diploma in their second and third years at College.
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    The SCL & PULSE Football Academy is a unique full-time football and educational development programme open to both males and females regardless of previous football playing ability or experience and aims to help young footballers achieve their career dreams within the football or sports coaching industry. There is the option of following the two year VRQ Level 2 programme or the two year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma qualification.


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    As part of this football excellence course, you will gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of coaching and the ability to teach children and young adults through football as well as having the opportunity to study a range of academic and industry recognised qualifications. Students will train on a full time basis and have the option to play in competitive fixtures as part of their football development programme.

    The Academy is managed by industry experts and highly qualified coaches who share a vision and passion for helping young players to succeed. They will be assisted by an extensive team of coaches, support staff such as fitness coaches, sports therapists and masseurs who have applied their trade extensively at the highest levels of football both in the UK and abroad.

    At the end of the 2 year programme, students will be offered guidance and support in applying for full time further education or employment opportunities including:

    1. USA University / Junior College Football Playing Scholarships
    2. UK University Foundation or Sport related Honours Degrees
    3. Full Time Coaching Opportunities within the UK or USA
    4. Apprenticeships or Full time Employment within the Football or Sports Industry

    For more information, please contact the Sixth Form office on 01276 709239, or email

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  • OverviewCourse ContentRequirements

    Our Health and Beauty Therapy Department currently offers the following Technical qualifications:

    • Year One: VTCT Level 2 Certificate in Beauty Specialist Techniques (QCF)
    • Year Two: VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Spa and Body Treatments (QCF)
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    What makes the provision unique here at Tomlinscote Sixth Form College is our ability to personalise the qualification to meet the needs of the individual. Our small class sizes enable us to provide one to one support allowing students to progress at their own pace. Assessment will take the form of observation, practical projects and on-line written assessments.

    We are very proud of our outstanding facilities here at Tomlinscote; students work in a fully equipped commercial salon developing their industry skills and taking responsibility for the care and customer service of all clients using the Salon. In addition further enrichment of learning is supported by direct links to industry with external work placement embedded into the course and visits from and to leading skincare and beauty brands including Dermalogica, Jessica and Fake Bake.

    This VTCT professionally recognised qualifications will provide training and expertise in all areas of VRQ Level 2 and Level 3 Beauty Therapies. Subject areas studied in the first year include facial, waxing, manicure, pedicure, tinting and make-up, self tan and nail art. Progression and advancement onto the Level 3 qualification will see completion of the two year programme with training dedicated to body massage, aromatherapy, Indian head massage, hot stones and spa treatments. The course syllabus will also cover subject related anatomy and physiology and business studies.

    The VTCT VRQ Level 2 and Level 3 technical qualifications are internationally recognised and the standard expected by Employers within the Health and Beauty industry. We have many success stories with past students finding employment within Spas, Salons, Hotels and prestigious skincare brands.

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    At Tomlinscote 6th Form College we offer an amazing, unique opportunity to students wishing to study Hairdressing VRQ Level 2 and NVQ level 3, working in a real, industry based salon environment.

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    We are registered with VTCT (Vocation Training Charitable Trust) and offer a complete 2 year full time qualification which will incorporate Level 2 & Level 3 women's hairdressing and men’s barbering. We offer all students an excellent understanding of the hairdressing industry in a unique, nurturing learning/training environment. The students benefit from a personal and supportive, yet challenging, environment to work towards their qualifications as they practice on real clients in a work based environment. Our students begin to work on clients immediately and are assessed accordingly to their own individual pace. The salon is approved and supported by L’Oréal professional education and technical support as well as equipped using the latest equipment and professional products.

    So, how are we different from other colleges?

    As you are probably aware, other local colleges offer Hairdressing courses. Our offer is VRQ Level 2 & NVQ level 3, gaining both qualifications within the two year study programme. This means that you will have an advantage within industry/employment, unlike the other colleges that only provide Level 1 and Level 2 to their students within a two year study programme. Elsewhere, if students wish to continue onto a Level 3 qualification, they will be required to complete this as a mature student for an additional year as evening school. Whereas, at Tomlinscote, our Level 3 qualification is studied in the second year of the hairdressing and barbering programme and will give you the opportunity to obtain skills in colour correction, creative cutting and barbering, including traditional hot towels and wet shaving. Both qualifications are internationally recognised, enabling the learner to explore endless opportunities within the hairdressing and barbering industry, worldwide.

    Due to limited spaces, we can accommodate up to 15 students. This enables the learner to benefit from having the opportunity of one to one tuition and a personalised approach to the delivery of the qualifications. Each qualification consists of practical observations and external examinations.

    On completion of the qualification, the stylist will seek employment within industry. There are many career opportunities a junior stylist or barber in a salon, cruise ships, Our past students have gained employment in successful salons, including The Velvet Rooms - Chobham, The Venue - Frimley, Anis Barbers - Camberley and The Cutting Edge - Cornwall.

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  • OverviewCourse ContentRequirements

    BTEC Creative Media Production Department currently offers the following qualifications:


    Year 1:

    • Digital Media Sectors and Audiences
    • Planning and Pitching a Digital Media Product

    Year 2:

    • Digital Moving Image Production
    • Digital Audio Production
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    BTECs are vocationally related qualifications, where learners develop knowledge and understanding by applying their learning and skills in a work-related context. Additionally, they are popular and effective because they engage learners to take responsibility for their own learning and to develop skills that are essential for the modern-day workplace. These skills include: teamwork; working from a prescribed brief; working to deadlines; presenting information effectively, and accurately completing administrative tasks and processes. BTEC Firsts motivate learners, and open doors to progression into further study and responsibility within the workplace.

    LEVEL 3 National Diploma in Film and Television Production (2A Levels equivalent)

    The course is structured into specific units which are both internally and externally assessed and spread over 2 years:

    • Unit 3 - Digital Media Skills
    • Unit 7 - Media Enterprise
    • Unit 8 - Responding to a Commission
    • Unit 10 - Film Production – Fiction
    • Unit 18 - Storyboarding for Digital Media
    • Unit 19 - Scriptwriting
    • Unit 20 - Single Camera Techniques
    • Unit 21 - Film Editing
    • Unit 23 - Stop Motion Animation
    • Unit 35 - Multi Camera Techniques

    The Creative Media Production course will equip learners with the necessary creative knowledge, skills and understanding required to progress within this broad industry. The qualification has been designed in consultation with employers and will support application to roles within the film and television industry or to further training and apprenticeships where appropriate. The focus on technical skills in film and television allows students to gain a grounding in areas such as production, lighting, studio operations and studio facilities. Additionally, it also encourages students to focus on particular support roles such as production runner/assistant, researchers and camera crew.

    There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate sector as well as progressing to further learning at degree level in courses such as:

    • HND in Creative Media Production – Moving Image
    • HND Creative Industries - TV

    When studied with other qualifications within the study programme, such as an A Level in English Literature or BTEC Extended Certificate in subjects such as Art and Design or Computing, learners can progress into higher education on full degree courses for example:

    • BA (Hons) Film and Television Production
    • BA (Hons) Screenwriting (Scriptwriting)
    • BSc (Hons) Film Production Technology

    For more information, please contact the Sixth Form office on 01276 709239, or email

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  • OverviewCourse ContentRequirements

    Our Vocational Catering Department currently offers the following qualifications:

    Year 1:

    • NVQ Level 2 Professional Cookery diploma
    • NVQ Level 2 Barista Skills
    • NVQ Level 2 ‘Professional Food Handler’s Certificate’

    Year 2:

    • NVQ Level 3 Professional Cookery diploma
    • Alternative route for those not looking to progress to Level 3 diploma: NVQ L2 diploma in Food and Beverage Service
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    What makes our provision unique here at Tomlinscote is our ability to personalise our qualifications to the requirement of the individual. Our small class sizes enable us to provide one to one support to students as they progress on their courses and our tutors are able to tailor the respective courses to the desires of the student. The module structure of each qualification requires that mandatory units are covered but if there is a desire is or passion for a particular area of the course (to include more patisserie work for example) then this can be accommodated through additional modules.

    We are very proud of our outstanding facilities here at Tomlinscote; students work in a fully equipped industrial kitchen and run a full lunch and dinner service in our Vocational Centre café which enables them to apply their knowledge, skills and understanding in a fully functioning Catering environment. In addition, students also have external work placements out in the Catering industry throughout their course which enables them to further their experience, knowledge and skills of each aspect of the qualification. They are assessed (both in College and out on work placement) through observations, practical projects and written assessments.

    The City and Guilds Professional Cookery qualification is internationally recognised and is, in many cases, a requirement for entry into the catering profession. After this course, students may progress on to a full-time Level 3 Catering course, a traineeship, an Apprenticeship or into employment. We have many success stories with past students currently placed in positions at Penny Hill Park Hotel and Country Club in Bagshot and on apprenticeship programmes at Tante Marie in Woking.

    For more information, please contact the Sixth Form office on 01276 709239, or email

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Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 8PY

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