||The ARTiculation competition is a nationally-acclaimed annual event designed to promote the appreciation and discussion of art. The competition seeks to engage all full-time students aged 16-19 - and regardless of background or experience - with art, and to develop their confidence and ability to express their opinions and thoughts through critical thinking and problem solving techniques.
|The Character Matrix
||The Character Matrix is about the life skills needed in the ‘real world’. These are the attributes we want our learners to achieve when they graduate from their study programme. For tutors this document forms the backbone of curriculum design, informing sessions, assignments, activities and measurement of our learners progress over their course of study. In terms of impact, we continually assess Pre-Degree learners through progress checks to measure the demonstration of character traits and attributes that mirror expectations of working in higher education or industry.
|Brightside Mentoring programme
||Plymouth College of Art is developing a programme that will offer a bespoke, creative and unique opportunity for small number of Higher Education students to offer mentoring support to around 30 Pre Degree students. Our platform will be built with the support of Brightside, an online Mentoring company with an excellent track record of success.
|Creative Careers Toolkit (CCT)
||The Creative Careers Toolkit is a series of embedded tutorials, workshops, activities and tasks that ended careers within the Character Matrix. It includes: Digital badges, an embedded post 16 CIAG intervention model. (GCB 6+8) A network of departmental careers champions within the institution. (GCB 8) An employability planning panel reviewing our CIAG provision. (GCB 1 to 8) A platform of work experience for all students. (GCB 5 + 6)
|Design to Sell
||This project is designed to enhance your professional practice and our learners maturity as an artist, maker or designer. The skills and knowledge they gain in this project will be transferable in any chosen academic or career path. They will explore elements of a business focused environment, this brief is about creativity, collaboration and commercialism.
|IB Service Learning activities
||Service learning provides opportunities for students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. The purpose is for students to contribute to society by improving the lives of people or assisting the environment or animals.
|Inspire and Engage
||A progression event held annually in May, where Pre-Degree year 1 students engage with HE workshops and activities, predominantly held in our Tavistock Place campus.
||The Risk of NEET Indicator (RONI) is a pilot we have designed to identify young people in college who have risk factors for becoming NEET, to offer bespoke and aspirational interventions.
||NEET stands for "Not in Education, Employment, or Training." It refers to a person who is unemployed, not in school or in a meaningful training programme.
Work shadowing - Generally refers to a specified, often short and at times, where necessary supervised period of time between 1 or 2 hours or 1 or 2 days that a young person spends within the workplace. The young people taking part in work shadowing activities are not intended to be performing work tasks, but rather learning about the world of work and the industrial environment.(GCB 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 + 8)
Work placement - This can also include lengthy internships & usually refer to a longer period of time that a young person spends within the workplace. This is predominantly unsupervised by a member of academic staff and students have an opportunity to learn directly about industrial expectations, working life and the working environment. (GCB 4, 5, 6 + 8)
Volunteering - This experience will usually be an arrangement between the young person and an organisation which will not entitle them to a financial reward or benefit in kind for work they perform under the arrangement. (GCB 4, 5, 6 + 8)
Freelance work - This experience will be aligned closely with creative industrial expectations. The creative industries are one of the fastest growing sectors in the UK, with 47% of working people self-employed or working as independent freelance creative practitioners. (GCB 4 + 6).