P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:02/20 |B2201218|a13H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m10|s÷n1÷e T E L E V I S I O N H IGHER EDUCATION SPRING A provided by the BBC at the rfquest of t he School Broadcasting CU nited Kingdom M A 6-19 ################################## ######################################## POLYSANDCOLLE GES F se? CNAA degree courseq M 3 What sort of place? (CNAA degree courses,  student li fe and  careers)  UNIVERSI$HES MU CCA and after (Applying, b eing inter-  viewed, gaining a pla ce) MG e (Course work; career 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:02/43 |B2202218|a15H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m336F|s÷n1÷e advisory sfrvice) #################### ######################################## ############## A for 16-19 year olds who are hoping to e nter the T e series may also be of general interest to  ir wider career options. TU es, Polytechnics and Colleges or Institu tes of Higher EUK ngdom vary grfatly in environment, facil ities S nts should bear this in mindN The  ammes present many glimpses of course wo rk and student life, but none  to be typical of all institutions. They should however provide  ction for pupils, who should also consul t appropriate  s their plans with their tutors and care er  T he Series Consultant, Catherine Aven|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:04/16 |B2203218|a15H/Ed2|i14TFXT|m36DC|s÷n1÷et OBE. TSBC nd the production team welcomes teachers ' NI s and would like to report, pleasf  to: JOHN CHAPPLE, BBC SCHOOLS TV, TELEV ISION CENTRE, LONDON W12 8QT  - 1 - GENERALINTRODUCTION A fr education is the aspiration of most b oys and girls GCEA s and Scottish Highers in school sixth f orms or  The United Kingdom still has a lower  portion of 18 year olds proceeding to de gree courses than in the case W Europf or North America; this means tha t undergraduates still  emic elite despite the four-fold expan3h on in higher  ecades. E courses in many subfects and most  tutions, and is usually based upon p|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/29 |B2204218 3rhng 'A' levels in two or three  s, frequdntly directly rdlated to 1tuden ts' proposed course of  ducationN Intending doctors an$ dentist s generally take LH bAology, while engineers study mathemati cs and L binatIon of languages and @4mafhties. S me courses have very cde r q4bbeat entry requirements, whereas others, O xford's PPE or many business studies de& rees are comparatively  I clear, however, that mathematics is part icularly valuable whether  iences and aNp applicant without at leas t 'O' level  disadvantagdd in getting indo a prdferr ed  e in obtaining a sdart on a chosen  r, especially in b5rhness. I remembdring that for many courses, parti cularly in 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:04/12 |B2205218|a15H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m3DB6|s÷n1÷eg ical sniversities, a good BTEC Diploma w ill A ls. IS roader course in the sixth form than in England and after their 'O' grades sit f our or five subjects one year H ighers and many schools follow this by a second year in the  o thf Certificatf of Sixth Form Studies. S should check carefully with  of institutions which attract them for particular subject  O evel as well as 'A' level, and ensurf th at they meet  equirements (usually five distinct subfe cts, at A vel and the other thrfe at 'O' level,  ades A, B, or C, or with a CSE Grade 1; no subject can be counted at O d 'A' level). M studies or form periods to conduct |c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:04/03 |B2206218|a15H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m41123|s÷n1÷e group  n into account before choosing a coursf of higher educationN Pupils masing the choice are in urgent need of as  ormation as possible if they are to choo sf wellN Some of the  be covered are: ghy go to univbqsity? How does a V al or non-vocational courses# Teacher raining and diversified courses in colle ges/institutfs of higher  to market yourself on the application fo rm and how to cope  summoned: Studfnt life and opportunitie s for  cultural, social, sporting, creative, or  es and friendships; the particular  e of sandwich coursfs; the purposeful ss e of vacations and the gap  l and college with the possibility of de ferred entry to 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:04/27 |B2207218|a15H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m4148F|s÷n1÷e ordfr to expfrience 'a real job', or to travel or  ty service.  M 2 - TV er education, including grants and award s, is another  ill need guidance and discussionN They should  ce of entrance scholarships at Oxford an d C ng from the Local Education A e leaflets which it will produce to guid e parfnts calculating  be expfcted to contribute towards a son' s or daughter's  ether thf particular Authority normally gives  yeng for nonMdegree courses, where  s are discretionary rather than mandator y. Inland Revenuf offices  the possibility of taking out a covenan t in favour of a son 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:06/01 |B2208218|a15H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m417FB|s÷n1÷e full-time education. I that industrial sponsorships are mostly limited to  cience, engineering, technology, compute r  st unlikely that a student will find  ompany to sponsor him/hfr for a course i n a non-vocational subject such  sophy or history. POLYSANDCOLLE GES: gHAT SORT OF COU2SE? (Repeat: fhqs t broadcast 21 N THEPROGRAMME W of place?" focus on degree-level  s at Polytechnics, Colleges and Institut es of Higher Education. T at Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic, Eal ing College of HE Roehampton Institute of Higher Education during  T stablish that most students nowadays at polys and  hfm rather than univfrsity, and do n|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:06/00 |B2209218|a15H/Ed2|A14 BXT|m41B67|s÷n1÷e ot sde  I eneral, coursds are more vocational and practical th—n pqrely acaddDhc, and thdr e is a greater concentration of  1kall and a closer conneapion bdtween t eacher and studdnt than   daching is largely tutorial and seLhnar -based, and there  d-based coursesN Ev—n thou£h maf8 entra nts to thdse  ell at 'A' levdl than sNhversity entran ts, the  s degrdes qpper and lower sdconds, and thirds, awarded to thdse students is rou ghly the s!lf as thosd gaindd in F versities. TRI which includd the Froebel Institute on i ts  concerned with teachdr educathon. D ee courses taught at thesd instatuthons are often validated by nearby  es but thf largesd validating body |c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:06/04 |B220A218|a15H/Ed2|i14 DXT|m41ED3<2nn1÷e is the Council for National AA rdsN DR EDWIN KERR, CHIEF OFBHBDR, CNAA notes that at  are reading for degrees awarded by the Council,  ter similar in form to that of thd Unitd d K DP s HRH he Price of Wales who  vdr certain of the degrde prdsentation c erdmonies. @ENNYTAYLOR of M echanical E&fhneering at oventry Lanchd stdr P iod of industrial work with British  and in a dchnoloc8 laboratory. She is carrying out track tdsts on a  uspension assembly, and rdcordifg road a nd test track data. She  er Poly tutor in the laboratory and cHvd s him an account of  - 3 -  acti6hties she has so bar carried o2t a nd the courses an 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:07/01 |B220B218 experience before returnin£ to collecd next yearN One  ddsigning pard of a car SIMON PALMER, a Business S Eali ng College of HE, has his industrial  cement whph ICI Plastics One of his me rchandiqhng dudies is to set up  ing display for DIY double glazing in re tail shopsN JANET KENARD BusAness Studids at Ealing, is spending her three  e Marley Tile CompaV8. She is finding t hat  businAss analysa1 and the use of  mputers at college helps hdr in phe prod uction and stock level  ssigned to do by the tile compaF8. M ocomputers ard qsdd by studdnds of many subbects for example,  storyboards and  y ddsign their own animated filmN L|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/21 |B220C218425AB|svn1÷e angtage  cially for the repetitive practice phey need whfn starting a new langu!be like R ussian. BACKG NTNDINFORMATION M olytechnic courses ard biased towards th e vocational and practical  e subfect and can be said to prepare st0 dents for employmend;  facilities and personnel dedicated to r esearch, which  dustry Co1rsds in sciences and applied science,  ss studies predominate in polytechnics Dhd CNAA ame as for a ddgree of a univer1—ty,  elaborate arrangements are made to ensu re high quality in these N Studdnts takang 'A' levels at school or an FE collegA will  t least two passes, and for popular subb ects, three. IF e compftition is as kden as it is fo|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/40 |B020D218 r an N Sometimes students who have only  one 'A' level E—y embark upon a diploma co1rse and hopd to transfer  course at thf end of the first year if they are doing well and  ol record behind them Polytdchnics do not educate  or vdterinary surgeons, but some of them have  cture, for exampleN dhey usually have site large nulbdrs studying the social s ciencds but few opportunities for  purely academic' subbects as classics, a rt history, or philosophy. M hnic co1rses are providdd on a sandwich basis wherdby  rated with periods of practical expdrien ce in a @ ionN Sandwich courses vary from thd 'th in  rIods of study and work, or 'thick 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:08/07 |B220E218|a15H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m42C83|s÷n1÷e andwichds' whfre students may spend two years in a polytechnicL ond year  loyment and a final year back at the pod yN A variant is the 1-3-1  h is particularly usef0l for engineers, and enables the  st and last years of a five-year period of F Sandwich schemes also vary in another re spect: in a 'college-based' co0rse  nts are free to arrange theib work pdrho ds wherevdr thdy or their  gfst but in a 'work —ased' sandwich stu dents are e.f—gdd by  n sent off to the collegd or polytfchFhc for thd  often returning to the employer during vacations and building up a spdcial rela tionship with that firm which h—8  the basis for a permanent career T—ere are advandages and  h routes. 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:08/00 |B220F21 HETEXTFEF M 4 - SCI stitutds of Highdr Education, which havd developed out M l colleges also opdrate sandwich scheme s on NS sandwich courses after spefding a year or two at work, d0ring which thdy take a B @C Diploma which can qualify  r entry to a degree course as an alterna tivd to 'A' level GCE or SH s). T@ose Colleges and Institutes which were prebhously teacher training  es tend to havd few sandwich coursfs and to be more orientatdd  ities, liberal arts and creative/aesthet ic subbdcts such  r home economicsN They prdpare students for BA, BSc BH BEd. Students who havd c—hled Bachelor of E o careers in teaching, but compdte  ssfully for a range of occupations w|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:09/02 |B2210218|a15H'Ed2 hdre the sqbject of study is leq2  nt to the employer than a trained hhnd a nd avhdencd of intellectual  nd social activities which have give& ex 0drience of leadership   gerial positions. I ed that t—e teaching CERDIFICATE courses (—vd been  dent tdachers are now expected to re d f or a E as one of its components or by takilb a BA or BSc degree and then adding a 9far' s course in a college or  rtment for a postgraduatd ceptificatd af education (Sixth D at the rdquirement for future teachers t o (—vd EI ong their 'O' level passds) G technic courses are often directly relat ed to the rdquirdments  uch as architecture or civil engiffe|c
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:10/06 |B2211218|a11H/Ed2|i14 DXTC ring, a FC ollege courses is that they repuire  dnts to study two subjects This contra sts with thd traditional  ern of spdcialisation in one subject tak en to great depth,  e broadly based first 9darN There ard d ouble honours  ailable in universaties, of course, but dhe C nts in more than one subfect,  enabling them to build qp a degree cours e o0t of different  ing academic s0bbects on offer. I mportant for students to study the rdlev ant compendia and to get  om institutions which attract them and a pply in good time;  wait until sniversities have rdjeated t hfm before PC nd Institutds, becausf they will ofte& h ave 
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:01/05 |B2213218|a15H7Ed2|i14TEXT|m43D9F|s÷n1÷e in rfcent years, and  chers are often in a minority amongst th e student   - 5 - TU rsities Central Council on Admissions (U CCA), POBCGGL 1HY TPCA System (PCAS), POBCG los GL50 3AP BIBLIOGRAPHY ACOMPEND IUM OF ADVANCED COURSES IN COLLEGES OF F URTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATIONM L on and South-Eastern Regional Advisory C ouncil for Further Education R l Advisory Councils (available from Tavi stock House South, TSL don, WC1H 9LR, |—3.60 inc postage). UNI VERSITIES ENTRANCE: THE OF HBIAL GUIDE 1 988 ACU ties 1987 GUIDETOTHECOLLEGESANDINS TITUTES OF HIGHER EDUCA$JON 1988 S g Conference of Principals and Directors of Colleges and Institutes H
P723 CEEFAX 723 Wed 2 Mar 21:00/37 |B2214218|a13H/Ed2|i14TEXT|m4410A|s÷n1÷e r Education (available from Edge Hill Co llege of Higher Education SH  d, OrmsShqk, Lancs L39 4QP, free) POLYT ECHNIC COURSES HANDBOOK 1988M89 PP ublishing for the Committee of Directors of Polytechnics, 1987. C full-time and sandwich courses in Englan d and Wales. HEHANDBOOKOFDEG JEAND ADVANCED COU2SES IN INSTITU D COLLEGES OF HIGHEREDUCATIONPOLYTECHNICSUNIV ERSITY DEPARTMENTS OF EDUCATION, ENGLAND AND WALES 1988 LESLN onal Association of Teachers in Further and Highfr E DIRECTORYOF FIRST DEGREE AND DIPLOMA OF HIGHER EDUCA TION (DipHE) COURSES M CNAA able from 344-54 Grays Inn Road, London WC1 8BP, free) 1987 DEGREECORSEGUIDE S CRACWHCM 6 guidfs JAM DBONAYOURCHOICEOFDE GREE AND DIPLOMA A polytechnic and college courses - wh|c
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