The course can be chosen through consultation with the Learning Support or EAL departments.
As a school we have offered the WorkSkills qualification for those students that will consider joining an apprenticeship scheme, rather than continue with A Levels at the end of Year 11. The WorkSkills course no longer counts towards performance measures, we have therefore opted for the above course, which has similar units and will to help you improve your knowledge, understanding and skills needed to gain and retain a job.
A recent survey from the CBI showed that most employers want employees with a positive attitude and wider employability skills to succeed in the workplace. The survey suggested that, ‘these wider employability skills should include: general communication skills, applied numeracy, team working, problem solving and integrity’.
The work is completed over the three years which is related to local organisations and local entrepreneurs. We look at your own skills, team working and presentation skills and the group will plan their own activity that will gain income, encourage team work,communication within the group and externally, problem solving and the use of initiative.
There is an external paper that is based on the research from the local organisations. The internal coursework can be recorded through a number of means such as PowerPoint presentations, wall displays, and Word reports. The activity that the group decide on will be documented throughout and feedback on self assessment and self reflection given throughout the course.You will obtain a Pass, Merit and Distinction.
No prior knowledge is required.
The units build on the skills taught in school and offer the opportunity to recognise these skills with a formal qualification.
There will be visits connected to the course which will be used as case studies to enhance knowledge, skills and understanding of the units being studied.
The course will appeal if you:
Progress into a career in a wide range of jobs having experienced the skills which will help you understand what is required.