Work-Based Learning Activities
The programme aims to provide long term, high-quality work experience preparing students for the world of work. The one-year course is aimed at Post 16 students as an alternative to A-levels.
Students spend September in school in order to get work-ready. This includes a number of work-shops run by local businesses training students on skills they see as essential in the work place
The students then begin their work experience placements for three days a week. The remaining two days are spent in school studying towards BTEC qualifications in Life Skills, which employers demand and students will benefit from throughout their career.
Many apprenticeships demand a GCSE pass in maths and English. Students can continue their studies in these subjects which will boost their career chances, as well as improving their long-term prospects and future earning potential.
By choosing our Pre-Apprenticeship Programme students will benefit from support provided to help them exceed their academic potential and become a sought after future employee.
How is the course assessed?
All students complete three BTEC courses equivalent to three GCSE’s in the following programmes:
- BTEC Level 2 Personal and Social Development
- BTEC Level 2 Planning and Participating in Work Experience
- BTEC Level 2 Workskills
Students will also continue to study GCSE English and Maths if they have not achieved a level 4.