Students need to be 16 – 24 years old and have an Education Health Care Plan.
Learning and assessment
All units from the main qualification will be assessed using the C&G criteria and they will also be fully internally verified and submitted for external verification where necessary. A work experience diary will record all activities, skills and progress whilst the student is on their placement.
The main intended outcome is Supported Employment, which will be achieved by working in conjunction/partnership with other organisations such as Job Centre Plus (Access To Work), Brothers of Charity, Mencap etc.
Based on both the students aspirations and the personalised nature of the programme it is our intention that the students become ‘job ready’ in the area in which they would like to find employment. As we are a Land-based college the placements will mainly be in these areas but can be amended to suit the individual.
All students will gain work experience after initial induction period. It is hoped that all students will experience a minimal of 3 placements over the 3 term academic year with 1 definately being ‘external’.