The Futures curriculum intent is to:
Ensure each young person has maximised opportunity to progress to independent adult lives
Develop each individual's character so they're ready for their future, building upon their personal strengths and developing their core employability skills needed by our local economy
The Pathway to Work course is specifically aimed at young people who want to move into employment but need to build their skills, knowledge and self - confidence. Also, to support young people by equipping them with the skills they need for work, largely through learning in workplace environments.
The Pathway to Work course will support students to:
Develop problem solving skills
Gain an understanding of performance and behaviour required in the workplace
Comply with workplace requirements such as time keeping, health and safety and positive working relationships
Learn how to follow instructions and complete set tasks to a required standard
Carry out new tasks as their confidence and ability increases
Students will gain real work-related experience, with the intended aim of them moving into paid employment or to support progression to an alternative placement with a view to build their personal skills further and gain paid employment in future.
Placements will be selected based on individual student's interests and career aspirations where possible.
Throughout the programme students will develop their employability skills and gain valuable experience by working with local organisations.
They will attend college to work towards Maths and English qualifications which meet their ability level. Students will gain transferable employability skills to enhance their likelihood of longer-term sustained employment.