Students will study:
Employability skills to enable them to secure a work experience placement. The placement is tailored to the students career aims and lasts between 3 - 6 months.
Maths and English are studied to improve students grades so that they can leave college with the best grades possible.
Study GCSE Citizenship, understanding how to develop into a positive and proactive citizen.
Students will also be enrolled in a group work placement, where they will work together in the local community to improve confidence, learn about the working environment and improve skills such as teamwork, time keeping and organisation.
Students learn through a variety of methods. Classroom activities form parts of the course, such as Maths, English and Employability skills. The Duke of Edinburgh Award is taught in a very practical way and allows students to learn through passed on knowledge which they then use in a real life environment.
Trips are varied with this course. Students have been to The Skills Show and have been on active trips such as raft building and canoeing to practice for their expedition.
Costs are kept to a minimum, but students will need to purchase the kit needed for the expedition such as walking boots. Tents and a variety of equipment are provided.
The Upgrade Programme has three progression aims. Students can progress to a Level 2 course of their choice, subject to meeting the entry requirements. We have a huge success rate for students to progress onto Level 2 and even Level 3 Apprenticeships. We support students to find an apprenticeship that suits their career aims. A full-time job; as a College we work with students to find work in an industry that they enjoy.