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QF1ESP
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  • Is this course for you?

    The Princes trust is intended as a supportive year for learners who are not yet academically ready to progress to the next level of their subject specialism.

    The programme can provide a platform for learners to try new things, develop new skills or improve existing ones, building their self-esteem and self-belief while gaining a Level 1 or 2 qualification.

    This course also gives the learner a year to develop their math and English to give them the opportunity to gain the grades needed to progress onto the next course in their desired subject specialism.

    The prince’s trust award/certificate is also a fantastic opportunity for learners who may feel that the course they have been studying on is not the right choice for them but are wanting to stay at the college. Whether they have been struggling with their studies or need some time out to focus on their goals, this course is the perfect chance for them to explore new opportunities and find a passion for the things they enjoy and have a talent for.

  • Required qualifications

    Learners are required to have entry level 3/GCSE grade 1 or above in maths and English to complete this qualification

  • What skills will I develop?

    We offer a range of units and work experience opportunities that are delivered both onsite and offsite which are orientated around a personal portfolio style assessment. This means the work completed is individualised to the interests of each learner.

    Learners will also be involved in fundraising, enterprise activities and celebrations of success, boosting their confidence and rewarding them for their achievements. They will also gain flexible qualifications, giving them a choice of progression pathways. This provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in education. From improving attainment, attendance, personal and social skills and engagement with education, to reach their potential, both in education and in their future employment. A few of the skills developed are communication, leadership, presentation, teamwork, planning, organising, decision making, problem-solving, time management & ICT.

  • Careers

    Within this course the focus is preparing/developing the skills of the learners to give them the best opportunity to progress to the next academic level, or gain paid employment and become more independent.

    By this point in the learner’s college journey, they should have identified a realistic and achievable aspiration for their academic progress or identified that they are better suited looked for employment and therefore looking for opportunities for work experience in this area independently.

    The college is working with Mencap this year to give learners the best opportunity to work with disability confident companies in areas they are interested in.

    College information and guidance (IaG) will also be involved with the learners from the middle of the year onwards, working with them to investigate employment opportunities within their desired industry.

    Upon completion of this course the learners should have also achieved their maths and English grades needed to progress onto the next level of their subject specialism study programme or looking to leave college to gain paid employment, or partake in a college apprenticeship or supported Internship (please note, supported internships are only available to those learners who have an active EHCP).

  • Work experience

    Students are encouraged to source their own individual work experience placement in line with their interests and aspirations.
    In previous years, students have worked as a group on projects with Tamworth Borough Council & Brewood Parish church.
    We also have several employer and volunteering fairs throughout the year, as well as companies and organisations visiting to give talks on opportunities within the local area. 

  • English and maths

    This course is aimed to be a supportive year giving learners the opportunity to develop their maths and English learners will be placed in a suitable GCSE class within the mainstream provision(s) which is suitable to their current academic ability.

  • Other important information

    There are rolling start dates for this course. First start date is September, the second start date is January/February.

    The qualification gained is a Level 1 or Level 2 personal development and employability skills.

    The course is divided into two parts the award and certificate.  The first 12 weeks will be dedicated to the award. Those students who stay for the full academic year will be working toward the certificate level. As it is a rolling start date course, when you start the course will determine whether you complete the award or certificate.

  • Is this course for you?

    The Princes trust is intended as a supportive year for learners who are not yet academically ready to progress to the next level of their subject specialism.

    The programme can provide a platform for learners to try new things, develop new skills or improve existing ones, building their self-esteem and self-belief while gaining a Level 1 or 2 qualification.

    This course also gives the learner a year to develop their math and English to give them the opportunity to gain the grades needed to progress onto the next course in their desired subject specialism.

    The prince’s trust award/certificate is also a fantastic opportunity for learners who may feel that the course they have been studying on is not the right choice for them but are wanting to stay at the college. Whether they have been struggling with their studies or need some time out to focus on their goals, this course is the perfect chance for them to explore new opportunities and find a passion for the things they enjoy and have a talent for.

  • Required qualifications

    Learners are required to have entry level 3/GCSE grade 1 or above in maths and English to complete this qualification

  • What skills will I develop?

    We offer a range of units and work experience opportunities that are delivered both onsite and offsite which are orientated around a personal portfolio style assessment. This means the work completed is individualised to the interests of each learner.

    Learners will also be involved in fundraising, enterprise activities and celebrations of success, boosting their confidence and rewarding them for their achievements. They will also gain flexible qualifications, giving them a choice of progression pathways. This provides students with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in education. From improving attainment, attendance, personal and social skills and engagement with education, to reach their potential, both in education and in their future employment. A few of the skills developed are communication, leadership, presentation, teamwork, planning, organising, decision making, problem-solving, time management & ICT.

  • Careers

    Within this course the focus is preparing/developing the skills of the learners to give them the best opportunity to progress to the next academic level, or gain paid employment and become more independent.

    By this point in the learner’s college journey, they should have identified a realistic and achievable aspiration for their academic progress or identified that they are better suited looked for employment and therefore looking for opportunities for work experience in this area independently.

    The college is working with Mencap this year to give learners the best opportunity to work with disability confident companies in areas they are interested in.

    College information and guidance (IaG) will also be involved with the learners from the middle of the year onwards, working with them to investigate employment opportunities within their desired industry.

    Upon completion of this course the learners should have also achieved their maths and English grades needed to progress onto the next level of their subject specialism study programme or looking to leave college to gain paid employment, or partake in a college apprenticeship or supported Internship (please note, supported internships are only available to those learners who have an active EHCP).

  • Work experience

    Students are encouraged to source their own individual work experience placement in line with their interests and aspirations.
    In previous years, students have worked as a group on projects with Tamworth Borough Council & Brewood Parish church.
    We also have several employer and volunteering fairs throughout the year, as well as companies and organisations visiting to give talks on opportunities within the local area. 

  • English and maths

    This course is aimed to be a supportive year giving learners the opportunity to develop their maths and English learners will be placed in a suitable GCSE class within the mainstream provision(s) which is suitable to their current academic ability.

  • Other important information

    There are rolling start dates for this course. First start date is September, the second start date is January/February.

    The qualification gained is a Level 1 or Level 2 personal development and employability skills.

    The course is divided into two parts the award and certificate.  The first 12 weeks will be dedicated to the award. Those students who stay for the full academic year will be working toward the certificate level. As it is a rolling start date course, when you start the course will determine whether you complete the award or certificate.

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