What will I do on the programme?
You will spend two days a week in class learning English, maths and employability skills, and gaining the essential knowledge required for progression. One day a week will be spent doing taster sessions where you will be able to consider your interests and goals.
The programme will include:
–Qualifications - Functional Skills in English and Maths, and, if appropriate, GCSEs.
–Taster sessions - there will be the opportunity to sample two tasters every term so that you can find something that really interests you.
–Personal and Social Development - designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to be successful in the world of work and life. The sessions will be a mix of classroom-based activities, outside speakers, and trips and visits. You will put together a portfolio of work throughout the year to show your progress.
– Experience of Work - opportunities to develop leadership skills, improve mental well-being and boost confidence through adventurous activities, educational trips and visits. The units include preparation for the world of work, managing money, bills and wages and enterprise.
– Personal Tutor – your Tutor will ensure that you cover essential life skill topics such as learning study skills, preparation for work or further study. They will also support and guide you throughout your programme and support your next step.
A dedicated Personal Tutor who will support and guide you throughout
A dedicated English and maths Tutor
Three reviews of your progress through the year - these could be a written report, a telephone call or a video call
Access to the college’s Careers Team for advice and guidance about your future
College Safeguarding & Well-being Officer
Access to the college’s Student Support Team
Financial assistance and advice if eligible
Eligible for a TOTUM (NUS) card
Support with application forms and interview preparation to help reach your next step
After applying for Find Your Future, you will be invited to an interview where we would expect you to independently demonstrate the following skills and abilities before being made an offer to study:
– be committed to improving your English and maths skills
– be willing to participate in a variety of tasks- independently and as part of a team
– show a willingness to develop and build positive relationships
– show respect and tolerance for others
– demonstrate a willingness to learn through positive behaviours