Our Courses

Our curriculum reflects our aim to provide students with a sense of the real world of work and the importance of having the skills, attitudes and approaches required to be successful in the 21st century.

Our courses have been chosen to reflect the knowledge and skills needed to gain employment in new and developing industries such as creative media and engineering as well 
as more established sectors such as health and social care.

Our courses are structured in four different pathways to give students the best possible chance in the world of work whatever their chosen career. There are also specialist teachers supporting students to gain A* – C grades at GCSE in english and maths.

 

BTEC Level 3 Applied Science (2 Years)

Broadly equivalent to one GCE A Level

You will cover topics such as:

  • Practical scientific procedures and techniques
  • Science investigation skills
  • Physiology of human body systems

How will I be assessed?

Each unit will be assessed individually with possible award of Pass, Merit and Distinction which make up the whole qualification. It enables learner to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes. The majority of the course is still assessed through internal assessments created by the college or school. BTEC have introduced an element of external assessment in the mandatory units – 2 assessments for the extended certificate qualification.

What can I do when I complete the course?

Higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, or employment within the health/clinical professions where the Government has identified a significant national skill shortage.

BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care (2 Years)

Broadly equivalent to three GCE A Level

What will I learn?

Health and Social Care continues to be one of the largest industries in our area. These courses combine practical, theory and work placements experience to allow you to develop skills and knowledge needed to commence employment within any of the Health and Social care sectors or progress onto higher education.

Content may vary due to new qualification currently being developed.

You will cover topics such as:

  • Developing effective communications
  • Equality, Diversity and Rights
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Work placement in a health and social care environment

How will I be assessed?

Each unit will be assessed individually with possible award of Pass, Merit and Distinction which make up the whole qualification. It enables learner to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes. The majority of the course is still assessed through internal assessments created by the college or school. BTEC have introduced an element of external assessment in the mandatory units – 2 assessments for the certificate qualification and 3 for the diploma qualification.

What can I do when I complete 
the course?

There are many progression and career opportunities after gaining these qualifications.

Level 3 students can progress onto Higher education to complete studies in many Health and Social Care fields including nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, social work or gain employment within the Health and Social Care sector.

BTEC Level 3 Peter Jones Enterprise Academy Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (2 Years)

Broadly equivalent to two GCE A Level

What will I learn?
Enterprise@Freebrough is the approved Cleveland Hub for the delivery of the Enterprise and Entrepreneurship qualification through the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy. The qualification helps develop students’ understanding of planning, setting up and running their own business and looks at all the stages needed including actual running of the business. The course is delivered through a combination of teaching, master classes, workshops and placements, and involves interaction with local, national and international businesses. The course is suited to people who are focussed on self-employment or any interested in working in any business environment and can be studied alongside any of the other courses on offer.

Content may vary due to new qualification currently being developed.

You will cover topics such as:

  • Business planning and pitching
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Operating your business
  • Launching your business vision

How will I be assessed?
The framework awards credit for qualifications and units, presenting qualification in a way that is easy to understand and measure. Each unit will be assessed individually with possible award of Pass, Merit and Distinction which make up the whole qualification. It enables learner to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes. The majority of the course is still assessed through internal assessments created by the college or school. BTEC have introduced an element of external assessment in the mandatory units – 2 assessments for the certificate qualification and 3 for the diploma qualification.

What can I do when I complete the course?
On completion of this course students can progress onto Higher Education to complete level 4 qualifications, continue to run their own business or seek employment within an organisation.

BTEC Level 3 Engineering (2 Years)

Broadly equivalent to two GCE A Level

What will I learn?
The engineering sector continues to suffer from a skills gap and needs to keep up with the rapidly developing technologies now available. The BTEC Nationals in Engineering have been designed to give you the underpinning knowledge and specific skills needed to meet the needs of the modern mechanical engineering industries.

Content may vary due to new qualification currently being developed.

You will cover topics such as:

  • Health and Safety
  • Mechanical principals
  • Engineering project
  • Engineering drawing for technicians

How will I be assessed?
The framework awards credit for qualifications and units, presenting qualification in a way that is easy to understand and measure. Each unit will be assessed individually with possible award of Pass, Merit and Distinction which make up the whole qualification. It enables the learner to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes. The majority of the course is still assessed through internal assessments created by the college or school. BTEC have introduced an element of external assessment in the mandatory units – 2 assessments for the certificate qualification and 3 for the diploma qualification.

What can I do when I complete the course?
The qualification provides progression opportunities to higher education, degree and professional development programmes within the same or related areas of study, within universities and other institutions or employment within the design, engineering or manufacturing industries.

BTEC Level 3 Creative Media Production (2 Years)

Broadly equivalent to two GCE A Levels

What will I learn?
The creative media industry has grown rapidly over the past ten years and this qualification has been developed to provide vocationally-related education and training for those who are intending to work in the creative media sector. It gives learners the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and understanding relevant to the media industries in an applied learning context and the opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Content may vary due to new qualification currently being developed.

You will study units including:

  • Understanding the radio industry
  • Understanding the computer games industry
  • Developing a small business in the creative media industries
  • Understanding the Creative Media Sector

How will I be assessed?
The framework awards credit for qualifications and units, presenting qualification in a way that is easy to understand and measure. Each unit will be assessed individually with possible award of Pass, Merit and Distinction which make up the whole qualification. It enables the learner to gain qualifications at their own pace along flexible routes. The majority of the course is still assessed through internal assessments created by the college or school. BTEC have introduced an element of external assessment in the mandatory units – 2 assessments for the certificate qualification and 3 for the diploma qualification.

What can I do when I complete the course?
There is potential for the qualification to prepare learners for employment in the appropriate vocational sector and it is suitable for those who have decided that they wish to enter a particular area of work. Some learners may wish to gain the qualification in order to progress to a level 4 related programme in higher education.

A Level English Language (2 Years)

What will I learn?

This course introduces the study of English in its various forms and contexts, with the concepts and methods appropriate for the analysis of language underpinning all elements of the course.

Offering clear skills progression from GCSE, these courses allow students to build on the skills already gained and prepare for their next steps.

The variety of assessment styles used, such as data analysis, discursive essays, directed writing, original writing and research-based investigative writing, allows students to develop a wide range of skills. These include critical reading, data analysis, evaluation, the ability to develop and sustain arguments and a number of different writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

How will I be assessed?

These qualifications are linear. Linear means that students will sit all the AS exams at the end of their AS course and all the A-level exams at the end of their A-level course. There will be 2 written exams in year 1, 2 written exams in year 2 and one non exam assessment.

What can I do when I complete the course?

Once you complete the course you can move on to higher education, study for a degree or apply for employment in a range of fields.

A Level Maths (2 Years)

What will I learn?

You will:

  • Develop your understanding of mathematics and mathematical processes in an enjoyable way that promotes confidence
  • Develop abilities to reason logically and recognise incorrect reasoning, to generalise and to construct mathematical proofs
  • Extend your range of mathematical skills and techniques and use them in more difficult, unstructured problems
  • Develop an understanding of coherence and progression in mathematics and of how different areas of mathematics can be connected
  • Learn to recognise how a situation may be represented mathematically and understand the relationship between ‘real-world’ problems and mathematics
  • Learn to use mathematics as an effective means of communication
  • Learn to read and understand mathematical arguments and articles concerning applications of mathematics
  • Acquire the skills needed to use technology such as calculators and computers effectively, recognise when such use may be inappropriate and be aware of limitations
  • Develop an awareness of the relevance of mathematics to other fields of study, to the world of work and to society in general

Topics covered include Algebra and functions; coordinate geometry in the (x, y) plane; sequences and series; differentiation and integration.

How will I be assessed?

There are a total of six units from the specification to be covered – three at AS level and three at A2. These are assessed by exam.

What can I do when I complete the course?

Once you complete the course you can move on to higher education, study for a degree or apply for employment in a range of fields.