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Higher Education Evening Tuesday 29 April 2014 Part of Truro & Penwith College
Applying to Higher Education Vocational Routes Part of Truro & Penwith College
Preparation and Research Higher Education Talks Higher Education Talks Higher Education Fair Higher Education Fair June 2014 - ILP Day June 2014 - ILP Day Student Services staff Student Services staff Personal Tutor Personal Tutor Subject staff Subject staff www.ucas.ac.uk www.ucas.ac.uk Institution websites Institution websites
Preparation and Research Subject or subjects to be studied Subject or subjects to be studied Duration and content of chosen course Duration and content of chosen course Entry Requirements Entry Requirements Location: Location: city or rural city or rural closeness to Cornwall closeness to Cornwall Accommodation available Accommodation available Gap Year Gap Year
The Application Procedure: an overview Pro-active research by student Pro-active research by student Open Day visits to universities Open Day visits to universities Apply online: September 2014 onwards Apply online: September 2014 onwards Interviews/offers Interviews/offers Student makes final decision Student makes final decision Results: Results: Extended Diplomas: before leaving June/July 2015 Extended Diplomas: before leaving June/July 2015 A level: August 2015 A level: August 2015
Deadlines EARLY APPLICATION IS RECOMMENDED! 15 October 2014 15 October 2014 Oxford University Oxford University Cambridge University Cambridge University Medicine/Veterinary Medicine/Dentistry Medicine/Veterinary Medicine/Dentistry Music Conservatoires: 1 October 2014 Music Conservatoires: 1 October 2014 All other courses: 15 January 2015 All other courses: 15 January 2015 College deadline: 28 November 2014 College deadline: 28 November 2014
The Application: UCAS University and Colleges Admissions Service University and Colleges Admissions Service Apply Online Apply Online Personal Details Personal Details Financial Support Financial Support University Choices University Choices
The Application: UCAS continued Education Education All qualifications – already achieved and those awaited All qualifications – already achieved and those awaited Employment history Employment history Personal Statement written by student Personal Statement written by student Reference provided by the College Reference provided by the College Pay on-line £23 (single application £11) Pay on-line £23 (single application £11)
After Application Apply tracking system online Apply tracking system online Responses from institutions via UCAS Responses from institutions via UCAS Decision time! Decision time! 1 st choice = Firm (CF) 1 st choice = Firm (CF) 2 nd choice = Insurance (CI) 2 nd choice = Insurance (CI) Work hard to achieve good results! Work hard to achieve good results! UCAS Extra UCAS Extra Clearing system Clearing system
Higher Education at Truro & Penwith College
A College survey showed that over 70% of students questioned were interested in the provision of more Higher Education opportunities in the Truro & Penwith area for the following reasons: Reputation of the College Support offered/small teaching groups Costs – living at home so less living costs Accessibility An attractive place to study Closeness to family (mature students) More opportunities in Cornwall?
Higher Education Courses offered at Truro College 2014 - 2015 Degree Courses BA (Hons) Contemporary World Jazz BSc (Hons) Community, Social Enterprise and Management BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching (top up) BSc (Hons) Archaeology (top up) BA (Hons) Silversmithing & Jewellery BA (Hons) Human Behavioural Studies (top up) BA (Hons) Education & Training BA (Hons) Applied Media (top-up) * Subject to approval
Foundation Degrees 2014 Art & Design FdA Commercial Fashion FdA Digital Visualisation (Art & Design) FdA Interior Design Practice FdA Silversmithing & Jewellery Beauty & Complementary Therapies FdSc Complementary Body Therapies FdSC Salon & Spa Management Business & Law FdA Business Management FdSc Law FdA Managing Business Resources Community & Counselling FdA Children & Young Peoples Workforce FdSc Community Studies (Development & Youth Work) FdA Counselling Studies Education FdA Early Childhood Education English & Humanities FdSc Archaeology FdA English Studies FdA Geography & Society FdSc Geography & The Environment FdA History, Heritage & Archaeology IT & Computing FdA Computer Games Design & Production FdSc Computer Technology FdSc Web Technology Media & Photography FdA Action Photography FdA Media Advertising FdA Photography & Digital Imaging Music, Sound & Performing Arts FdA Commercial Music Performance & Production Science FdSc Biomedical Studies FdSc Bioscience FdSc Environmental & Public Health FdSc Health & Nutrition Sport & Public Services FdSc Exercise, Health & Fitness FdSc Outdoor Education FdSc Public Services FdSc Sports Coaching FdSc Sports Rehabilitation
Higher National Diplomas HND Applied Psychology HND Media Moving Image HND Sound Engineering & Multimedia Integration
Access to Higher Education Pathways include: Humanities Childhood Studies Nursing/Human Sciences Psychology/Counselling Theory Science Teaching Humanities, Teaching & Law
What are the advantages of studying at Truro & Penwith College? Excellent facilities and resources Quality in Teaching and Learning Accessibility within Cornwall Lower living costs
Advanced Vocational Courses into Higher Education o Extended Diploma students tend to choose HE programmes related to the vocational area they have studied. o At Truro & Penwith College in 2013, over 300 students went from vocational courses into Higher Education (Numbers are increasing each year)
Destinations CASE STUDY 1 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services Tom completed the course with a Distinction profile. He has now progressed onto a Degree in Psychology and Criminology at Plymouth University
Alice achieved a Distinction profile. She is now studying on a BSc Sports Rehabilitation course at St Marys University College, Twickenham. She spends her summer working in the USA at summer camps for abled bodied & disabled children. CASE STUDY 2 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
Frazer achieved a triple D* profile on completion of the Extended Diploma, he was also a regular member of the Elite Academy with a focus on athletics. Frazers interest in fitness and personal health led to him applying to study the FdSc in Exercise, Health and Fitness which is run at Truro College and validated by Plymouth University CASE STUDY 3 Extended Diploma in Sports (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
Matt achieved a triple D* profile on completion of the course. He was a regular member of the College Golf Academy and represented the College on a number of occasions. Matt combined his love of golf with the skills he learned on the E.Dip. by choosing to study BSc (Hons) Sports Management (Golf) at Bournemouth University. CASE STUDY 4 Extended Diploma in Sports (Development, Coaching and Fitness)
CASE STUDY 5 National Diploma in 3D Design Holly achieved a triple DISTINCTION. She studied for a BA Honours Degree in Costume Design at the London College of Fashion. Now runs her own millinery company in Truro
CASE STUDY 6 National Diploma in Travel & Tourism Carol achieved a triple Distinction in her Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism. She then went on to do an Event Management Success Course at Truro College. Carol always wanted a career in travel, and is now in Lanzarote, working as a Resort Representative for a major tour operator, Thomson/TUI.
CASE STUDY 7 OCR DIPLOMA IN ADMINISTRATION (BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL) Inga is working towards achieving her Level 3 Diploma in Administration and Diploma in Text Processing (Business Professional) qualifications after completing her A Level studies here at Truro College. She felt she needed to take a gap year before continuing her studies at university. This secretarial course has given Inga additional skills and qualifications which are recognised in the workplace. She is now looking forward to using these skills as a way of funding herself through her business management degree course.
CASE STUDY 8 Extended Diploma in Business (180 credits) Josh completed his Extended Diploma in Business and having thoroughly enjoyed the marketing units, decided to study this further at degree level. However, he did not want to become heavily in debt nor did he wish to leave Cornwall so he decided to apply for the Foundation Degree in Business and Law. Currently in the second year of his studies Josh is progressing well.
CASE STUDY 9 Subsidiary Diploma in Music Nathan gained 2 A Levels and a Subsidiary Diploma in Music and is now completing the second year of a BA Hons in Contemporary World Jazz.
CASE STUDIES 10 & 11 Extended Diploma in Care Jacey achieved DDM and progressed to Brighton University to study Criminology and Applied Psychology. Kerrie achieved D*D*D* and progressed to Birmingham University to study a degree in Social Work
CASE STUDIES 12 & 13 Extended Diploma in Health Amy achieved D*D*D* and progressed to University of West of England to study Childrens Nursing Sarah achieved D*D*D* and progressed to University of Bournemouth to study a degree in Midwifery
FINANCE IN HIGHER EDUCATION For students starting in 2015 29
Finance in Higher Education Costs Costs Loans Loans Repayment of loans Repayment of loans Grants Grants Extra help Extra help 30
Key Messages: Students do not have to pay any fees up- frontStudents do not have to pay any fees up- front They do not start to repay any loans until they have left university and are earning over £21,000They do not start to repay any loans until they have left university and are earning over £21,000 How much they repay depends on how much they are earning, not how much they borrowedHow much they repay depends on how much they are earning, not how much they borrowed Loans are written off after 30 yearsLoans are written off after 30 years
COSTS TUITIONFEES up to £9,000 per year 32 LIVING COSTS ? GOVERNMENT LOAN FOR TUITION FEES GOVERNMENT LOAN FOR LIVING COSTS
LOANS Government loans for tuition fees not means tested available to all students on full time courses paid to the university or college each year
Government loans for living costs accommodation books and materials food travel clothes and toiletries etc
Loans – living costs (2014 – 15) Maximum: Maximum: London: £7,751 London: £7,751 Outside of London: £5,555 Outside of London: £5,555 Parental home: £4,418 Parental home: £4,418 Minimum: Minimum: London: £5,038 London: £5,038 Outside of London: £3,610 Outside of London: £3,610 Parental home: £2,871 Parental home: £2,871
Loan repayments Tuition fee & living cost loans are added together Repayments are automatically deducted from salary each month No repayment if salary falls to £21,000 36
Loan repayments How much graduates repay each month depends on what they are earning, not how much they borrowed! How much graduates repay each month depends on what they are earning, not how much they borrowed! 38
MEANS TESTED: Where household income is less than £25,000 the student will be eligible for the full grant of £3,387 each year Where household income is less than £25,000 the student will be eligible for the full grant of £3,387 each year Partial grants for households on incomes up to £42,600 Partial grants for households on incomes up to £42,600 39 DO NOT HAVE TO BE REPAID MAINTENANCE GRANTS 2014-2015
Maintenance Grant (2014-2015) Household incomeMaintenance grant £25,000£3,387 £30,000£2,441 £35,000£1,494 £40,000£547 40
bursaries bursaries scholarships scholarships sponsorships sponsorships disabled students e.g. dyslexia disabled students e.g. dyslexia part-time jobs part-time jobs parents parents 41 EXTRA HELP!