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YOUR FIRST DAY (2023/24)

Whether this is your first year at Weston College or you are a returning student, the information below will give you an overview of all the important information you need to start the new year.

Each year we start out with an induction that helps both new and returning learners get used to the College environment and start the academic year in a positive manner. For new students it’s important to have time to adjust, get to know people, understand how everything works, as well as find your way around. It is also a great way to ensure you are on the programme to achieve your career goals. Our induction helps you to do just that!
 

What will my induction programme include?

  • Your induction programme is designed to prepare you for the programme you will study and life at College or with your employer if you are on an apprenticeship.
  • You will be provided with a range of course related information including the different elements of your programme you will study, your timetable, a skills map, and an overview of your assessment requirements.
  • It will include a range of activities that are course related, team building with your peers, ensuring you are clear on the behaviours and expectations while in College as well as health and safety, safeguarding and online safety.
  • Your induction programme will develop your skills and confidence in using Microsoft Teams so that you can participate in the online and digital learning elements of your programme.
  • After your first face-to-face day, induction activities will continue. This will include further face-to-face days, or you might be required to complete some online activities. The exact details of your full induction programme will be provided to you on your first induction day.
  • Campus Freshers’ Fair – where you will find out about all the exciting things that come with being a Weston College learner.

What do I need to bring?

All learners will need to bring the following, though please see below any specific requirements for your programme:

  • Pen and paper
  • Lunch (or money to buy lunch), drinks bottle, drink and snacks
  • Last school report (if you finished year 11 in 2023)

What you need to do before your first day 

The below are some key activities that you will need to have completed before your first day. For any help with the below, please contact your personal tutor via Teams.

  1. Download the MyWeston app via the App Store or from Google Play.
  2. Download the Microsoft Teams app via the App Store or from Google Play.
  3. Log in to Office 365 with your college email and log-in and download your FREE Office 365 software.
  4. If under 18 get your parents to complete the parent permission slip for trips and work experience and bring it with you on your first day.
  5. If you are going to travel to college by bus, make sure you have purchased the necessary bus pass. All information can be found here.

Where do I need to go?

All learners who study with us in September 2023 will automatically become part of their subject area’s Career Excellence Hub, receiving unrivalled career benefits unique to Weston College that give you the opportunity to become career ready, get ahead and stand out from the crowd!

Simply select your Career Excellence Hub from the dropdowns below and you will see all the first day information for the programmes within that specific Career Excellence Hub.

SELECT YOUR SUBJECT

Animal Level 1 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 420/711

Animal Level 2 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 417

Animal Level 3 Year 1 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 412

Animal Level 3 Year 2 - 8th September, 12:00pm, Knightstone Campus 412


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch, note pad and pen, lap top optional. Flat shoes and clothes that are easy to work in and suitable for being out with public (no ripped jeans, no short shorts and no crop tops)

Level 1 Art & Design - 5th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro

Level 2 Art & Design - 5th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro

Level 3 Art & Design Year 1 - 5th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro

Level 3 Art & Design Year 2 - 4th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro

UAL Foundation Diploma Art & Design - 4th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro


Please bring clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, drinks bottle, snack, packed lunch or lunch money.

Level 2 Business - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 409

Level 3 Business Year 1 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 413/415

Level 3 Business Year 2 - 8th September, 12:00pm, Knightstone Campus 420

Level 2 Travel - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 409

Level 3 Travel Year 1 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 423

Level 3 Travel Year 2 - 8th September, 12:00pm, Knightstone Campus 417

T Level Business and Leadership Year 1, 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus 410

T Level Business and Leadership Year 2, 8th September, 12:00pm, Knightstone Campus 410



Please bring money for lunch, smartphone/tablet/laptop if possible

Level 1 - 8th September, 9am, BWK 1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus

Level 2 - 8th September, 9am, BWK1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy footwear.

Level 1 - 8th September 9am, CAPR 1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus

Level 2 - 8th September, 9am, CARP 1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, Sturdy footwear.

Level 1 Plumbing - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 1 Dip Plumbing - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 4 HNC Civil Engineering - 11th September, 9:00am, Winter Gardens Main Reception

T Level Construction Yr 1 - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro

T Level Construction Yr 2 - 7th September, 9:00am, South West Skills Campus Civils Lab

Level 1 Brickwork - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 2 Brickwork - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 1 Plastering - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 1 Dip Plastering - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 1 Electrical - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*

Level 2 Electrical - 4th September, 9:00am, South West Skills Campus El1*

Level 1 Carpentry - 4th September, 12:45pm, South West Skills Campus Bistro*


Please bring drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen.
* Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty

Level 1 IT - 6th September, 10:00, Pickup from Bistro

Digital T Level Transition Programme - 6th September, 9:00, Room 520

BTEC Level 3 Computing (Year 1) - 6th September, 9:00, Room 514

BTEC Level 3 eSports (Year 1) - 6th September, 9:00, Room 519

BTEC Level 3 Computing (Year 2) - 8th September, 9:00, Room 514

Digital T Level (Year 1) - 6th September, 9:00, Room 518

Digital T Level (Year 2) - 8th September, 9:00, Room 512

Please bring your smartphone if you have one.

Level 1 Caring for Children - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus G62 (Community Room)

Level 2 Working with Children in Early Years and Primary Settings - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus G62 (Community Room)

Education and Childcare T Level Year 1 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus G62 (Community Room)

Education and Childcare T Level Year 2 - 11th September (In setting - block week)


Please bring a drinks bottle with a lid, note pad and pen, laptop and colouring pens/pencils optional

Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations - 4th September, 8:00, Engineering common area (will be met by tutors holding signs)

Level 3 Engineering Technical Diploma - 4th September, 8:00, Engineering common area (will be met by tutors holding signs)

T Level Engineering and Manufacturing Yr 1 - 4th September, 8:00, Engineering common area (will be met by tutors holding signs)

T Level Engineering and Manufacturing Yr 2 - 2nd October, 8:00, Engineering common area (will be met by tutors holding signs)


Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, Sturdy footwear. Drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen.

Level 1 - 8th September, 9am, EL1 Workshop South West Skills Campus

Level 2 - 8th September 9am, EL1 Workshop South West Skills Campus.

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, sturdy footwear.

Level 3 Fashion Year 1 - 5th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro

Level 3 Fashion Year 2 - 6th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Level 3 Computer Game Animation Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus A113

Level 3 Computer Game Animation Year 2 - 6th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus A126


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Level 3 Graphic Design Year 1 - 4th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus Bistro

Level 3 Graphic Design Year 2 - 4th September, 9:30am, Loxton Campus A014


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Level 1 Hair - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus HBC Reception

Level 2 Hair & Beauty and Media make up - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus HBC Reception

Level 2 Hair and Beauty - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus HBC Reception

Level 3 Hair - 7th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus HBC Reception

Level 3 Beauty and Level 3 Hair and Media - 7th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus HBC Reception


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, felt pens, lap top optional closed in shoes

Level 1 Health & Social Care - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 104

Level 2 Health & Social Care (Social) - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 202

Health Science T Level Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 207

Level 3 Health & Social Care, Year One (Extended) - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 203

Level 3 Health & Social Care, Year Two (Extended) - 8th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 206


Please bring a water bottle/lunch or money for lunch/pen/paper/lap top optional

Level 1 General Cookery and Barista - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus The Grove

Level 2 Professional Cookery - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus The Grove

Level 3 Advanced Professional Cookery - 7th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus The Grove


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, felt pens, lap top optional closed in shoes

Level 2 Media - 5th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus A102

Level 3 Media Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus A108

Level 3 Media Year 2 - 8th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus A108


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Level 1 - 4th September, 9:00, South West Skills Campus Bistro

Level 2 - 4th September, 9:00, South West Skills Campus Bistro

Level 3 - 4th September, 9:00, South West Skills Campus Bistro


Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, Sturdy footwear. Drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen.

Level 2 Music - 5th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus M015

Level 3 Music Year 1 - 5th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus M015

Level 3 Music Year 2 - 8th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus M015


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Level 1 - 8th September 9am, PLA 1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus

Level 2 - 8th September 9am, PLA1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy footwear.

Level 2 Performing Arts - 6th September, 9:00am, Knightstone Campus Dance 2

Level 3 Performing Arts Year 1 - 6th September, 9:00am, Knightstone Campus Dance 2

Level 3 Performing Arts Year 2 - 8th September, 9:00am, Knightstone Campus Dance 2


Please wear Clothes that are easy to move in (blacks) and/or dance wear, jazz shoes or trainers and also bring water, food and notebooks and a pen.

Level 3 Photography Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus A133


Please bring a drinks bottle, lunch or money for lunch, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Level 1 - 8th September, 9am, PL1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus.

Level 2 - 8th September, 9am, PL1 Workshop, South West Skills Campus.

Please wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty and sturdy footwear.

Public Services Level 2 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus Sports Hall

Public Services Level 3 Year 1 - 6th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus Sports Hall

Public Services Level 3 Year 2 - 8th September, 9:30am, Knightstone Campus Sports Hall


Please bring a sports kit, drinks bottle, note pad and pen, laptop optional

Sixth Form Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus Sixth Form Centre

Sixth Form Year 2 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus Sixth Form Centre


Please bring a packed lunch, drink, note pad and pen.

Level 1 Sport - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 104

Level 2 Sport - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 117

Level 3 Sports Therapy & Exercise Science Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 108

Level 3 Sports Therapy & Exercise Science Year 2 - 8th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 109

Level 3 Coaching & Physical Education Year 1 - 4th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 109

Level 3 Coaching & Physical Education Year 2 - 8th September, 9:00am, Loxton Campus (Health and Active Living Skills Centre) Room 117


Please bring sports kit, drinks bottle, note pad and pen, laptop optional

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