Individual Senior Programmes by arrangement
Gateway is a work based learning programme that offers opportunities to earn nationally recognized qualifications in a career of your choice. This could include such industries as: Early Childhood, Retail Skills, Equine Studies, Elder Care, Agriculture, Animal Care, Baking or Butchery.
- It offers structured workplace learning to senior students
- It allows students the opportunity to develop work related skills and values
- It allows students to gain qualifications in their chosen industry and gain industry related unit standards whilst still at school
What will I learn? This will depend on subject chosen and qualification on offer.
How will I learn? Distance learning with Polytechnics and outside providers supported by the Student Centre staff and tutors from outside providers.
- Leads to: Provides a pathway directly into industry and gives the student an opportunity to see if this is the career they would like to follow
- Cost and Materials: Contribution to course costs is required in some cases
- Entry Requirements: Students must be able to demonstrate a history of satisfactory attendance, independent work habits and a genuine interest in an alternative subject
- Teacher in Charge: Mrs M Gilmour & Mrs L Setford
Examples of Individual Programmes on offer:
Agriculture – Students gain Unit Standards while working one day per week on a farm for a year. The course can lead to a Diploma in Agribusiness Management.
Early Childhood Training – Students study unit standards through Porse and spend one day per week during either Terms 2 and 3 working at either an Early Childhood Centre or Kindergarten. The theory work is self-paced and the Porse tutor comes in once per week to mark work and keep students on track. The course can lead to studying a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood).
Equine/Animal Care – Unit standards are available in Equine Studies through Telford Polytechnic and Equine eLearning Ltd. Students must complete a work placement in the industry during Terms 2 and 3. A strong background in horses is essential.
Elder Care – Students work towards a National Certificate in Community Support (Level 3) and spend one day per week working in the rest home industry. The course can lead to a Bachelor of Nursing.
Retail Skills – This course is aimed at those students who are looking at a career in the Retail or Customer Service Industry. All students must complete a practical work placement within the industry one day per week for a minimum of one term or alternatively have their own part-time retail job.
EIT Trades Academy Courses
Designed for senior students who would like to explore a potential vocational pathway in the trades.
Students select one of the trades on offer and will attend EIT one day a week for the duration of the year. They offer 20+ Level 2 or Level 3 NCEA credits (Unit Standards).
Teachers understand girls are off site for a day and structure school programmes to minimise the disruption of students potentially missing some school class time.
|Building and Construction|
(2 days compulsory at EIT for Level 3)
(Entry conditions may apply for Level 3)
|Hair and Beauty||2/3|
|Travel and Tourism||2|
(A combination of automotive, engineeringand
construction for those who would liketo try all of them)
- Leads to: Provides a pathway directly into industry and gives the student an opportunity to see if this is the career they would like to follow.
- Cost and Materials: Not applicable
- Entry Requirements: Students must have good attendance, independent work habits and a genuine interest in an alternative subject.
- Teacher in Charge: Mrs C Kelsey