Thursday, 26 May 2011

Apprenticeship Open day notice 2011

Apprenticeship Open day notice 2011
View more documents from Welling School Sixth Form.

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Discretionary Learner Support (dLS) for 16-18 year olds

What is discretionary Learner Support (dLS)?
·         It is a one-off grant for students with identified and specific financial needs associated with the costs of learning or in cases of emergency with living costs.
·         It is especially for students who have experienced a sudden change in their circumstances (e.g. a loss of income or parent redundancy) that national schemes can not respond to.

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Half Term Intervention year 12 & 13

Thamesmead Town Apprenticeship Scheme

Thamesmead Town Football club are opening their doors to the local community in a bid to provide local youngsters the opportunity to gain a range of qualifications and work experience as part of an Apprenticeship in Active Leisure and Learning: Activity Leadership.

Using the high quality training facilities at Thamesmead Town Football Club the Apprenticeship in Activity Leadership will be delivered in partnership with Barnfield College Luton, who will be the main deliverer.

In order for all the students to get the most out of the course they will be employed as apprentices by Thamesmead Town Football and become actively involved in a variety of roles and the day to day working of our football club and community programme. During the apprenticeship programme  Thamesmead Town Football Club will provide the opportunity for learners to undertake tasks that are relevant to and support their studies.

The educational element of the programme is delivered 2-3 days per week and is open to 16-18 year old girls and boys. The duration of the course is between 22-26 weeks and the training will be based at the new Sporting Club Thamesmead, the home of Thamesmead Town Football Club.  The practical job role of the apprenticeship will be 8 hours per week in addition to the 2-3 days educational element.

All apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £60 per week
All apprentices will receive the following qualifications:
1) NVQ Certificate in Activity Leadership (Level 2)
2) Child Welfare / Safeguarding
3) Emergency First Aid / Health & Safety
4) Functional Skills - Maths (Level 1)
5) Functional Skills English (Level 1)
6) Award in Leading Health Related Activity Sessions (Level 2)
7) Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning (Level 2)
The course is totally free of charge and to apply students are required to attend a short work trial bringing along their National Insurance number, their full home address, date of birth and an emergency contact number. We will also need any student's previous qualifications but there is no minimum requirement for acceptance onto the course.

This is an excellent opportunity for the young people of Thamesmead and the local community to get involved with  Thamesmead Town Football Club , achieve nationally recognised qualifications and commence on the ladder to a career in Sport & Leisure.


Skiing Internship Opportunity for School Leavers in Canada

Internship Opportunity for School Leavers – (Limited Places Left)

We now only have limited places left on our most popular Instructor Internship Programs. Successful school leavers can get a full winter season experience and the opportunity to earn money and gain experience in a top Ski School.

Successful applicants will receive:
  • A GUARANTEED offer of employment as a Ski or Snowboard Instructor
  • Early season orientation, instructor training and accommodation package - Everything sorted so all you have to do is ski or ride!
  • Canadian Instructor Association membership and level one ski or snowboard examination (CSIA / CASI International Certification)
  • Training, support and further qualifications throughout the season
  • Assistance and support with obtaining Working Holiday Visas, flights and insurances (in partnership with STA Travel)
We are looking for school leavers who:

* Have a passion for skiing or snowboarding (beginner to advanced ability welcome)
* Have a willingness to learn through training and working
* Have an interest in travel and adventure
* Are available between November and April
* Will be 18 years of age by November
* Are looking for a life changing experience
* Have the financial support to participate (the all inclusive program costs are approx. £3000-8000)

Interested Students Should: contact us directly for access to our online instructor starter kit by emailing us at

This will give them some really handy (and FREE!) information, tips and advice on taking a winter season and entering the ski industry.

PS – As outlined above there are now only limited working holiday visas available for Canada so we would urge interested school leavers to contact us ASAP to avoid missing out.

Monday, 23 May 2011


Dear all,
I need to meet with all of you who wish to stay another year. I will be making decisions on whether this will happen based on
Please e  mail myself or Julie Wood to arrange an appointment with me this week to discuss further.
Kind regards
Miss Beer

Sunday, 22 May 2011

UCAS Tariff Table (including BTEC)

BBC documentary

Educated and out of work? Up for hire?

The BBC is looking for young talented people between the ages of 18-24 who are desperate to find work. The producers have approached Prospects to see if we can help find participants to be filmed in July and August, for a documentary.

Producer Miles Carter said, “I really think this project will be great, not only to create awareness for young people but also for employers. We are looking for people who are talented, educated and out of work.”
Participants will benefit from intensive training and a chance to undertake real work experience, with the possibility of a job at the end. The documentary will then be shown to an invited audience to introduce a live debate, and representatives from Prospects will be asked to attend. The programme will be supported by a dedicated website where we can post information.
The producers are looking for young people from all parts of the country with many different experiences and backgrounds, who can answer yes to these questions.

• Are you a school leaver or graduate, unemployed for over a year?

• Would you like 40 years of career experience in four weeks, and the chance of a real job at the end of it?

Miles adds, “This exciting new series aims to give individuals with potential a genuine opportunity to find the right employer and start a new career”.

If you know a young person aged 18 - 24 who meets the criteria and might like to take part,
please contact Love Productions on 020 7067 4837 or email:

New Apprenticeships

Apprentice Administrator 81105 (Core + 7000825) for an Accountants in Canary Wharf
5 GCSE grades A* n- C including English & Maths or equivalent.

Filing, preparing records for archiving, organising meetings, answering the telephone and other general office duties.

9.00am - 5.30pm Mon - Fri

£192 per week

Training in Apprenticeship in Business Admin leading to NVQ level 2 quals with Kaplan Financial.

Apply on line - applicants need to register first. (see vacancy for full website)

Closing date 20th May 2011

Advanced Apprentice Nursery Nurse 76851(Core + 7000826) - a Day Nursery in Canary Wharf
Level 2 Childcare qualification required

Day to day care, feeding and education of children, completing developmental records and discussing child's progress with parents and staff.

40 hours per week
£200 per week

Apprenticeship in Children's Care, learning 7 development leading to NVQ Leve 3 qulaifications with Smart Training

Apply on line - applicants need to register first (see vacancy for full website)

Closing date 28th May 2011

Apprentice Light Vehicle Technician (Core + 7000829) Motor Vehicle Dealerships throughout London for Mercedes-Benz
GCSE grades A* - C Maths and ICT or equivalent qualifications required.

Maintaining and repairing motor vehicles from routine servicing to complete overhaul of vehicle systems using electronic fault diagniosis.

40 hours over a 5 day week.
£100 per week

On-the-job training in a London dealership and block release weeks at a training centre in Milton Keynes for NVQ Level 2 qualifications.

Apply on line (see vacancy for full website)
Apply now for Summer 2011 entry

Trainee Firefighter (Core + 7000831) - Fire Brigade throughout London
No formal qualifications are required but must be ahged 17.5 or over and have a fulkl manual UK driving licence (or have a provosional licence and obtain a full licence by 31/08/2011). Must also pass physical and job related tests, medical and eye examinations.

Protect and save people and property from fire and other hazards etc….(see vacancy for full dertails)
Usually 42 hours per week on a shift system

£21,157 plus £5021 London weighting a year.

Full-time induction programme at Southwark training centre, lastin 3-4 months, then joining a fire station for a 1 year probationery period, working and training alongside experienced firefighters.

Apply on line (see vacancy for further details)
Closing date 20th May 2011

Summer Reading Challenge Volunteer

Got any spare time?
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Fashion foundation diploma

Tuesday, 17 May 2011


We hope you will be able to assist with a short survey we are undertaking to elicit views from students in Years 12 & 13 about how they are going about choosing a university and how London compares with other English regions. 

The survey has 11 questions and students can also enter a prize draw to win one of six Amazon vouchers, each worth £50.

The survey is anonymous and takes about 5 minutes. We would be most grateful if you could encourage a few of your Year 12 and Year 13 students to complete the survey which can be found at by Friday 3 June 2011.

American Soccer Scholarships

If you are aware of 6th form students (male and female) who may be interested in applying for a soccer scholarship beginning August/September 2011 please have them/parents/guardians complete the online contact form at as soon as possible.

  • Students should be very smart, serious about their education and play soccer at a high standard.

  • Students must be able to provide Video footage (highlights) of them playing competitive game(s) and as we are coming to the end of most soccer seasons here in the U.K. it would be wise for those who don’t have footage to take it now as this is the only way U.S. Coaches will be able to view the students skills as a soccer player.

  • The male soccer team coaches are looking for: 5 goalkeepers, 2 strikers, 1 left fullback, 1 Centre back and a number midfield players.

  • The female soccer team coaches are seeking 1 goalkeeper and players for various positions.

  • Parents/Guardians should be aware that for those who are offered a soccer scholarship it would be very unlikely to cover all costs and they should be prepared to contribute something towards their child’s education.

LCC Summer Programme 2011


Monday, 16 May 2011


The students who are claiming EMA at the moment & returning in September, do not have to fill out another form. They have to ring the hotline & they will be given a NOE number when they get this they need to bring it to Sandy Kent (Attendance Officer) she will then be able to put this on the system and process your payments.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

UCL June 2011 workshops

Have you applied for student finance yet? Deadline May 31st!

Not going to Uni?

"So you're thinking about not going to uni. Congratulations! You've just proved that you're not afraid to think differently. Contrary to what the masses may say, university isn't the only path to success. From apprenticeships to debt-free learning, there are literally thousands of other opportunities out there."

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Also another useful site to find non-degree courses. Click here

Or what about an apprentice ship. Click here

Business Saturday Class

Interested in Crime Scene investigation?

London South Bank University Law and Forensic Science

Code ASP SB03

Year Group: Year 12

Dates: 28-30 Jun 2011

9am- 4pm

Take Part in Forensic evidence for a court case take part in a mock trial

Request application forms from Michelle Debono

Events at DeMontfort University

There are many events coming up for students at DeMontfort University
Please check out the link below to book yourself a place.

London Taster Course Programme update

Please inform your year 12 students that there are still places available on a number of university taster courses at various universities in London. For example, the University of Greenwich has just announced that they are running a taster courses on English Language, Language Teaching and Literature on Thursday 21 July 2011. For further details and to apply to this free taster course, students should visit
Also just announced is the History of Art taster evening at Birkbeck, University of London on Wednesday 29 June 2011, 6pm - 8pm. For further details and to apply to this taster course please ask students to visit

Other taster courses by subject area with places available are:
Arts and Humanities
‘Arts and Humanities’, SOAS, Wednesday 6 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Build Your Future: An understanding of the construction industry’, UCL, Wednesday 6 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
Electronic Engineering
‘Electronic Engineering in the Internet Age’, Queen Mary, University of London, Wednesday 29 June 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Electronic and Electrical Engineering ‘, UCL, Monday 11 & Tuesday 12 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Design and Innovation’, Queen Mary, University of London, Thursday 30 June 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Sustainable Energy Engineering’, Queen Mary, University of London, Thursday 30 June 2011 [Details/Apply]
English Language ‘English Language, Language Teaching and Literature’, University of Greenwich, Thursday 21 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘New Perspectives in History’, Royal Holloway, University of London, Wednesday 29 June 2011 [Details/Apply]
History of Art
‘History of Art BA Taster’, Birkbeck, University of London, Wednesday 29 June 2011 [Details/Apply]
Language Teaching‘English Language, Language Teaching and Literature’, University of Greenwich, Thursday 21 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
Literature ‘English Language, Language Teaching and Literature’, University of Greenwich, Thursday 21 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
Materials Science
‘Materials Science’, Queen Mary, University of London [Details/Apply]
‘Mathematics at University’, Queen Mary, University of London, Wednesday 15 June 2011 [Details/Apply]
Medical Physics
‘Bringing Physics to Life: An Introduction to Medical’, UCL, Thursday 7 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Nursing’, King’s College London, Monday 18 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Philosophy: Love, Redemption and God’, Heythrop College, Friday 1 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Philosophy, Religion and Ethics: Art, Truth and Second Life’, Heythrop College, Friday 1 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
‘Theology: Knowing God and Becoming Human’, Heythrop College, Friday 1 July 2011 [Details/Apply]
Please check regularly for any updates. To apply to any of the free taster courses above, students should visit our website for further details and the online application form.
Please note places are allocated on a first-come first served basis and due to limited places, students will only be given a place on a maximum of 3 taster courses in total.

Open days - Check out the University of London Undergraduate Open Days Page on Facebook

Morgan Stanley’s Work Experience programme

Morgan Stanley is one of the world's leading investment banks, and they have asked Pure Potential to invite a selection of the brightest sixth formers to apply for their 3 day Work Experience programme and exclusive open day this July 2011.

Step In, Step Up is designed for female students only, a 3 day work experience programme it compromises of many elements including case studies, panel sessions and work shadowing.

The Open Day is available to all students and is an opportunity to find out about Morgan Stanley’s various divisions through presentations and workshops, as well as meeting industry professionals to ask questions.

If any of your students have an interest in finding out more about the investment banking industry then Morgan Stanley’s 3 day Work Experience programme and exclusive Open Day are opportunities not to be missed.

We strongly recommend that your students apply because having such a prestigious firm on their personal statement or CV will be hugely beneficial when it comes to applying to university and looking for work experience as undergraduates.

For more information about the 3 day Work Experience programme and 1 day Open Day, please visit our website - .

When your students apply please ensure that they mention Pure Potential in their covering letter. The application deadline is 6 June 2011.

Friday, 6 May 2011


Hospitality Apprentice - working towards NVQ Level 2 in Hospitality & Catering Apprenticeship framework with McDonalds Restaurants.
Variable shifts from 22hours per week - Apprenticeship website Vac No VAC000059312 - Core + 7000808.
Vehicle Fitter Apprenticeship - National Tyres and Autocare - apply on line -
(Closing date 16th June 2011) Core + vac no: 8000030

Apprentice Travel Consultant - Thomas Cook - apply on line
(Closing date 24th June 2011) Core + vac no. 7000807

For more informtion contact
Prospects Services Limited
233 Broadway



Tel: 020 8301 3900 Fax 020 8304 4107

Interested in Oxford or Cambridge?

UKCAT University Admissions Test 2011

Do you drive to Bexleyheath?

Students that drive to Bexleyheath for their lessons must display a Parking Permit (obtainable from Mrs Gray at Bexleyheath). If there is no permit on display the car is at risk of being clamped.
Miss Beer has info on a summer school at Ravensbourne from 4th -8th July in Media, Graphics, Fashion Design and Broadcast Sound. Is this is of interest to you, please see ASAP for application information.

Goldsmith's Summer Schools

Young Journalists’ Academy

MESSAGE FROM: Young Journalists’ Academy

We have had a lot of strong applications for the 2011 Young Journalists' Academy Summer School, organised by Journalism Education in partnership with The Times, but are still accepting applications until Thursday 24 June. This is an excellent opportunity for students who are thinking about obtaining a career in the media, with our recent alumni study showing almost 90% of graduates have gone on to be published or do further work in the media.  (see:

It is completely free of charge and takes place in Canary Wharf on 30 July to 6 August.

As a previous student said: ‘The opportunity to join the summer school was one I couldn’t miss, as it would get the ball rolling on my journalism career.’

The programme is open to 16- to 18-year-old London state school pupils who have the passion and the guts, but not ‘the right contacts’, to break into journalism. It is ideal for any student who is interested in a career in the media. The aim of the summer school is to offer a route into the competitive field of journalism. For more information about the programme, to download our brochure and to access the application form, please visit The final deadline for applications is Thursday 24 June.

Successful candidates will get a unique chance to meet some of Britain's most renowned journalists, to participate in media training workshops and to visit the headquarters of high profile media institutions. Past speakers include Decca Aitkenhead (The Guardian), Daniel Finkelstein (The Times), Simon Newman (Reuters), Simon Nixon (Wall Street Journal) and Dean Piper (Sunday Mirror).