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  1. Kingston Maurward College Current work and plans for 2006/2007 Andy Daw 8/9 June 2006 Seizing the Opportunities

  2. Introduction 1 • Dorset’s land based college – half the surrounding area is sea • No application for Increased Flexibility so no initial funding • Pre 2003 schools work was primarily marketing tasters • Existing schools partnership grown from the Dorset EBP

  3. Introduction 2 • Competition from GFE: Yeovil, Weymouth, Bournemouth and Poole • Local school is in top 100 – and has few students who would benefit from vocational options • Business model was based on full cost recovery with a ‘marketing’ discount

  4. KMC current offer • Current work focussed around 14-16 level 1 and level 2 qualifications – with clear progression • 2 curriculum areas currently offering opportunities to schools • All students interviewed in year 9 • The KMC offer is now part of some West Dorset school year 10/11 option list • Parents evenings, reports, qualifications • Schools Protocol • Priced per hour

  5. Practical Countryside • Offered at KMC • Day release, 5 terms • 1 term taster – all aspects • 4 terms Land Based Operations NVQ1 • 3 mandatory units and 3 optional units • Success rates 80% (2 cohorts) • Progression into KMC courses 76%

  6. Workshop Skills • Offered at KMC • Day release 5 terms welding and blacksmithing • C&G Introduction to Welding (students choose option) level 1certificate (success 75%) • College certificate for blacksmithing

  7. Animal Care First Certificate • Offered off site in schools and in house • Day release • Year 1 NVQ1 Animal Care • Year 2 BTEC First Certificate Animal Care • Students dropped 2 GCSEs and will gain 2 GCSE equivalent BTEC

  8. Other services • Offering assessment and verification for LBO to Learning Centres • Accrediting competence for students on work experience at KMC with LBO units • Infill onto First Diploma Horse Studies (2 days per week)

  9. Next steps • Next year single curriculum manager responsible for the development of schools work • Pricing is bundled differently • Tuition cost • Exam registration and certification • Transport

  10. Next steps • Foundation degree modules Welfare and Ethics (20 credit unit) and Research Methods (10 credit unit) to be offered to Year 12 from local 6th form • Extending the level 1 + level 2 offer to countryside and the environment • Tailored key stage 2 offer • 14-19 diploma • Contact David Humphries 01305 215069 david.humphries@kmc.ac.uk