Local HE provision for local needs 1986 Plymouth Polytechnic ( later University of Plymouth Colleges - UPC) saw need to improve access to HE for mature students 1988 Government policy shift to increase participation in Higher Education - with the direct result of a rapid expansion of college based HE 2004 Cornwall gained first tranche of ESF Objective One funding 2007 UPC had 9,500 HE students studying in FE with assurance of quality and progression, on line resources and support services and a wide range of courses linked to local economic priorities
What is a Foundation degree? Vocational qualification in higher education offered by Universities and FE Colleges working together in partnership Gives substantial higher level knowledge in a specific subject with a defined value of 240 Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points
Quiz What is the minimum UCAS points required to start a Foundation Degree? 60 What percentage of Foundation students top up to full Bachelors Degree ? 80%
Quiz What percentage of current Cornwall College HE students are From Cornwall? 75% Are 21 and under? 44% Are part time? 11%
Quiz The 2011 Census has revealed that the number of 20 – 24 year olds resident in Cornwall has increased by how much( %)? 28% How much has the HE participation rates of Cornish Residents grown (%) between 2004 – 2011? 15.3%
Provision across Cornwall Cornwall College Duchy College Rosewarne Cornwall College Camborne Cornwall College Newquay Falmouth Marine School Cornwall College St Austell Duchy College Stoke Climsland Cornwall College Saltash
Subject Areas Animals, Horticulture and Land-use Business and Information Technology Creative Arts and Media Health, Counselling, Teaching and Social Sciences Hospitality and Tourism Marine Studies Science, Engineering and Technology Sports and Public Services Cornwall College
Truro and Penwith College Art and Design Beauty and Complementary Therapies Business and Law Care, Community, Counselling and Health Computing and IT Education and Teacher Training English, Humanities and Social Sciences Media and Photography Music, Sound and Performing Arts Science & Environmental Health Sport and Outdoor Education
Degree top-ups Full degree Applied Zoology Business Enterprise Contemporary Creative Practice Counselling Studies Environmental Resource Management Health & Social Care Horticulture Rural Business Management Sports Performance and Coaching Combined Social Science Social Work (Plymouth University – Camborne campus) Business Enterprise Renewable Energy & Carbon Management Cornwall College
Degree Top-ups Applied Media Archaeology Contemporary World Jazz Education & Training Silver Smithing & Jewellery Sports Performance & Coaching Truro and Penwith College
Postgraduate Cornwall College NCTJ Journalism Diploma CertEd and PGCE Research Masters – Equitation Science – Biological Science – Agriculture and Food MA Management MA Management (Education) Truro and Penwith College CertEd and PGCE Cornwall SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training )
Progression from FE to Teacher Training (Computing) Cornwall SCITT (Secondary) or Primary SCITT Level 3 qualification e.g. A levels, BTEC National Diploma, Access course GCSEs grades A – C in English and Maths (Science also required for Primary Teaching) FdSc Computing, Networking and Software Development FdSc Computer Technology BSc Hons Computing BSc Hons Multimedia Computing BSc Hons Computer Networking
FdA Action Photography FdA Digital Visualisation FdA Media Advertising FdA photography & Digital Imaging HND Media and Moving Image Top up to BA (Hons) Applied Media A minimum of 60 tariff points at A Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification. Applicants should normally have GCSE English and Maths at Grade C or above.
Case study 1 Lucas has 9 GCSEs at grades B/C ; AS maths (E); A levels Physics (E), Computing (D) and Electronics (A) He was diagnosed as ‘borderline Asperger’s’ at Primary School and is very shy, doesn’t make friends easily. He is interested in higher education and his interest lies in computing and IT. He eventually wants a good job in Cornwall in IT. What would you advise? Case study 2 Sarah wants to become a primary school teacher and get a job in Cornwall. She is particularly interested in sport and has 160 UCAS points. What would you advise?
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