Your College experience is made up of more than just your qualification. The course type that you choose is just one part of your study programme, whether it is a full time Campus based course or an Apprenticeship in the workplace. All study programmes are tailored to the individual learner and are designed to support learning, development and growth leading to employment or further education.
If you are aged 16 to 18 years and choose to study full time, your study programme is made up of:
- Your qualification – This will be the course you choose, which will be studied on Campus. This will be your recognised qualification.
- Maths & English – If you didn’t achieve GCSE grade C or above at school you will study either GCSE or Functional Skills alongside your main qualification. If you did achieve grade C or above, development and application of Maths and English will still be incorporated into your learning.
- Work experience – All our courses have work experience embedded into them to ensure you have experience of the real working world.
- Enrichment – You’re encouraged to take part in extra enrichment activities whilst at College to make the most of your time and boost your CV. Our Enrichment Team offer opportunities to take part in sports, volunteering, charity work, clubs and societies.
- Study support – Our Learner Journey Team can support you with all aspects of your course, should you need it. They will also come and talk to you in class about your options after College and help with University or job applications.
A new style of apprenticeships has been designed to help apprentices develop the skills they need to be successful in their industry and make a real contribution to employers.
- Your job – On and off-the-job training to develop skills and knowledge
- Values and behaviours – that are relevant to the role and industry
- English and Maths – all apprentices will be required to develop Maths and English skills and align them to their job
- Endpoint assessment – employers and assessors will ‘sign-off’ the apprentice as being ready for assessment towards the end of the apprenticeship.