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					  BRIAN JACKSON COLLEGE

    ‘Lighting the way to a better future




                 Part of

National Children’s Centre



         PROSPECTUS – 2011 – 2012
MISSION STATEMENT:



Brian Jackson College – Mission Statement

‘Lighting the way to a better future’

Brian Jackson College is an Education and Training centre for those pupils who have
found the mainstream school environment either challenging or inappropriate to their
needs. It is our aim to provide an individualised learning experience and environment,
incorporating quality vocational programmes alongside the essential core subjects in
the form of functional skills.




    David Hale: Head of Brian Jackson College
CONTENTS



Vocational Programmes


   1. Motorcycle Maintenance

   2. Film and Photography

   3. Food Technology

   4. Art and Design

   5. Textiles Technology/Retail

   6. Hair and Beauty

   7. Preparation for Working Life

   8. Sport and Leisure




Functional Skills


Functional Skills will be delivered in collaboration with Vocational tutors and will form
an integral part of assessed assignments and tasks. Functional Skills tutors will work
alongside and in some cases team teach with Vocational tutors in order to enhance
delivery and overall achievement.


Work Experience

A structured work placement schedule will be put into place for each student linked to
their vocational options. Employers will be asked to be involved in the assessment
process to make the work experience more realistic and worthwhile.
THE STAFF


David Hale        Head of Brian Jackson College, Vocational Coordinator and
                  Programme Tutor for Sport and Leisure.

Deb. Theabould    Deputy Head of Brian Jackson College, Safeguarding and 16-19
                  Project Coordinator

Tracey Samuda     Placement Coordinator. Programme Tutor
                  Functional Skills (Numeracy).

Francis Bolton    Programme Tutor for Art and Design, Chrysallis Project and New
                  Beginnings

Lloyd Pusey       Pastoral Care Coordinator. Programme Tutor for Personal and
                  Social Development.

Anthony Gray      External Visits and visiting speakers co-ordinator. Programme
                  Tutor for Functional Skills (English).

Donna Sylvester   Functional Skills Coordinator. Tutor for New Beginnings

Steve Bishop      Programme Tutor for Carpentry and Joinery.

Julie Henderson   Programme Tutor for Food Technology and Textiles.

Ayesha Patel      Programme Tutor for ICT and Science.

Nicola Riches     Programme Tutor for Beauty Therapy.

Nathan Allette    Learning Support Assistant

Andrew Davies     Learning Support Assistant

Tracey Liburd     Learning Support Assistant

Katrina Hodgson   Administrator

Terri Welsh       Administrator

Volunteers        Brian Jackson College and the National Children’s Centre
                  welcomes volunteers to help enhance the learning environ-
                   -ment in a variety of roles.
MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE - Entry Level and Level One

This vocational qualification is a basic introduction to Engineering and Mechanics.

Students are taught in a practical environment where they will dismantle and rebuild
motor cycles. This will include changing tyres and repairing punctures.

Health and Safety is also an integral part of the programme and students are taught how
to work safely in a workshop environment, identifying tools and equipment.

The programme also includes basic servicing and more complex mechanical skills
where major components of the machines are dismantled.

Some modules can involve the actual riding of the machines to demonstrate control and
overall riding ability.


STRUCTURE

Taster Programme :                          5 guided learning hours

Mechanics Programme:                       30 guided learning hours

Riding Programme:                          10 guided learning hour
FOOD TECHNOLOGY



This AQA programme is designed to introduce the student to food handling,
preparation and storage. It is delivered practically in the college’s food technology
room and will prepare the student for unit 5 which looks at cooking food for
consumption.

Each student will prepare food for a specified function and they will assess the
suitability of various foodstuffs.

This programme will enable the student to prepare and cook a meal where eventually it
will be served in the college refectory.

Successful students will have a progression route to Level One and possibly Level
Two.



Guided Learning Hours        - at the discretion of the college
ART AND DESIGN

This AQA Entry Level Certificate is a broad course which offers students the
opportunity to develop skills in art, craft and design.

The qualification is designed for students who may eventually study aspects of the
GCSE Art and Design Award with possible progression onto that programme.

GCSE Components are:

      Applied
      Fine Art
      Graphic Communication
      Photography
      Textile Design
      Three Dimensional Design



Guided Learning Hours – at the discretion of the college
TEXTILES TECHNOLOGY/RETAIL

In this AQA accredited programme students will learn how textile products are made
from component parts through investigation.

This workroom based programme will also enable the student to enhance fabrics,
utilising the application of colour, pattern or texture for a variety of products. He/She
will also learn about industrial printing.

As this programme is practical in nature students will be able to design and make a
fabric container for possible sale in one of our shops. They will also learn how to re-
upholster chairs and other goods again for eventual sale.

Successful students will possibly have a progression route to Level One and/or Level
Two.




Guided Learning Hours – at the discretion of the college
HAIR AND BEAUTY

This City and Guilds qualification at Entry Level Three and Level One is aimed at
those students with an interest in the hair and beauty sector.

The programme will give each student a basic knowledge and practical introduction to
prepare them for further learning or training. There are short courses in hair plaiting,
nail art or make up as well as opportunities for students to develop their own skills in a
range of hair and beauty techniques.

The four components are:

      Hand cares, skin care, nail art and shampooing.
      Make up application and face painting.
      Women’s hair styling.
      Using colour to create an image.



Guided Learning Hours - 70 to 350 (depending on level)
PREPARATION FOR WORKING LIFE


This AQA qualification at Entry Level 3 and Level One is aimed at preparing the
student for the work environment and for functioning in society as a whole.

The various components of this qualification are:

      Letters of Application
      Curriculum Vitae
      Interview Preparation
      Citizenship
      Lifestyle Issues
      Organisations
      Employment Opportunities
      Making Economic Decisions




Guided Learning Hours - negotiable depending on level.
CARPENTRY AND JOINERY

This AQA accredited programme at Entry Level and Level One is an introduction to
working in wood through a series of practical projects which develop measuring,
marking and cutting, the forming of timber and sheet material.

The projects incorporate various unit award scheme requirements and underpinning
knowledge through practical activity and application.

The programme will also incorporate units 15 and 16 in AQA Design and Technology
which are:



    Designing and Making a Small Container in Wood.
    Designing and Incorporating an Object in Acrylic.




Guided Learning Hours – at the discretion of the college
SPORT AND LEISURE

This OCR accredited Level One programme is an introduction to working within the
sport and leisure industry. Each student will study the following assessed modules:



      The Importance of an Active and Healthy Lifestyle.
      The Importance of participation in Sport and Active Leisure.
      How the body works – introducing science in Sport and Exercise.
      Introducing the Sport and Active Leisure Industry.
      Working with Customers in the Sport and Active Leisure Industry.
      Working with specific populations in Sport and Active Leisure.




Guided Learning Hours – 240
APPLICATION FORM

If you are interested in any of the programmes listed please complete the
application form below and post it to:

The Administration Office
Brian Jackson College
Vision House
High Street
Heckmondwike
WF16 0AD

Tel: 01924 408306




Personal Details    Name :
                    D.O.B :
                    Address:




Name of Current
School
Programmes you
wish to Apply
for.

Personal
Statement
(Why you wish
to apply for this
programme).




Signature

Signature of
Parent/Guardian

				
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