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SCC Futures

SCC Futures is a unique set of opportunities designed to support progression onto university and employment. We work with students to boost their skills and confidence through academic and professional programmes.

SCC Futures comprises of three pathways on offer that allow you to follow a tailored programme to help you to achieve your goals for the future:

  • The Honours Programme
  • The Uni Ready Programme
  • The Work Ready Programme

 

Download the SCC Futures Brochure or read on below

SCC Futures is a unique selection of pathways that will support you to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed.

The three pathways on offer allow you to follow a tailored programme that will help you to achieve your goals for the future.

This is the programme for students who aspire to places at universities such as Oxbridge or the prestigious Russell Group. The Russell Group represents 24 leading UK universities that maintain:

· The very best research
· An outstanding teaching and learning experience
· Unrivalled links with business and the public sector

You will be supported by experienced South Cheshire College (SCC) staff to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to succeed when applying to these prestigious universities.

Entry requirements for The Honours Programme is typically 6 A-A* grades including English and Maths

Additional programmes include:

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) – The EPQ is a freestanding qualification that demonstrates your commitment to a subject and allows you to develop the independent research skills needed for undergraduate study.

Technical Baccalaureate (Tech Bacc) – Our Level 3 BTEC students taking Core Maths can bespoke their study programme by taking the EPQ to achieve the Technical Baccalaureate (Tech Bacc). Tech Bacc is a new performance measure that allows students aspiring to a technical career a high quality alternative to A-Levels.

Critical Thinking – Throughout the academic year, there will be opportunities for students to engage in Critical Thinking workshops designed to hone skills for successful academic study. These skills include logical reasoning, the ability to think analytically, to evaluate others arguments and to develop your own.

The Uni Ready Programme is open to all students who are interested in discovering university with subject specific lectures delivered by academics from leading Universities. Students will boost their skills and confidence to support them in making informed decisions about applying for their chosen university course.

We have programmes suitable for AS Level and BTEC students across a broad range of subjects, working alongside some of the UK’s top university departments. Most universities require candidates to demonstrate wider learning and additional skills acquired through participating in:

· Academic lectures
· Subject specific seminars
· Experience days

In addition, students can also engage in the following awards:

Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)– The EPQ is a freestanding qualification that demonstrates your commitment to a subject and allows you to develop the independent research skills needed for undergraduate study.

Technical Baccalaureate (Tech Bacc) – Our Level 3 BTEC students taking Core Maths can bespoke their study programme by taking the EPQ to achieve the Technical Baccalaureate (Tech Bacc). Tech Bacc is a new performance measure that allows students aspiring to a technical career a high quality alternative to A Levels.

The aim of the Work Ready Programme is to prepare students for the world of work and they will benefit from:

The Employability Skills Programme

Employability is all about the skills and attitudes that students need to move on in the world of work. The College’s professional Careers Advisers together with a network of business contacts will deliver workshops with students. These will:

· Help students to identify their individual strengths and development needs
· Challenge students to look for experiences that will enhance their skills and qualities
· Coach students in how to sell their skills in CV’s and presentations
· Prepare for a real world assessment of their work readiness with Crewe Pledge

As they complete their college studies working closely with Careers, PDT’s the SCC Apprenticeship Service and national vacancies, students will be matched with apprenticeship opportunities as they become available.

The Window to Work Programme

This programme will address the issues of creating a positive online presence that will help to market employment skills and provide a secure environment for students to ‘test’ their CVs with real employers with the potential of finding appropriate work experience.

Other opportunities for students include:

· Access to local and regional employers through partnerships with the Crewe Pledge and South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce
· Access to Apprenticeship and Higher Learning Opportunities
· Workshops delivered by leading UK businesses for professional skills

The focus of the programme of activities is to:

· Develop vocational and academic skills for the workplace
· Enhance soft skills
· Support students through work experience

In addition we offer four Subject Centres in partnership with Corpus Christi College and Pembroke College Oxford.

The North West Science Network
As the North West Hub for the Science Network events take place across the year both at South Cheshire College and in Oxford. The network engages students with research-level science designed to further equip them for entry to HE.

Pembroke North Enlightenment Programme (Humanities)
Students go through a rigorous academic interview to join the Pembroke North scheme. They spend a year following a demanding academic programme of lectures in humanities.

The North West Theology and Religious Studies Centre
This offers an academic programme and students attend lectures and seminars delivered by academics from leading universities. They can also apply for an Easter Study Skills School and a residential Summer School at the University of Oxford.

The Manchester Centre for Languages and Culture (MCLC)
The MCLC offers a range of seminars and events for students who are interested in Modern Foreign Languages, Linguistics, History Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Law, Sociology, Psychology and Art all delivered by top Universities. The MCLC works in collaboration with Lancaster and Oxford Universities.

SCC Futures is a unique package and we are always interested in hearing from you.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more please get in touch!

Contact:
Fiona Burgess – Futures Co-ordinator
Email: fiona.burgess@scc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01270 654654 ext. 517

Mitchell Burke – Oxbridge Co-ordinator
Email: mitchell.burke@scc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01270 654654 ext. 521

Fiona Burgess
Fiona BurgessFutures Co-ordinator
Mitchell Burke
Mitchell BurkeOxbridge Co-ordinator

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