What opportunities will this course give me?
Progression on completion of the course will be dependent upon individual performance, attitude and attendance with successful learners being offered opportunities to transition into the vocational Level 1 or 2 programme of their choice, provided entry requirements can be met.
Those wishing to transfer to a vocational area with specific skill requirements may have to engage with further Level 1 programmes to develop those core skills. All offers will be made by the receiving academic teams as a result of transition interview or performance linked to vocational taster sessions throughout the year.
The offer of continuance from Phase 1: Pre-KickStart to Phase 2: KickStart will be measured against an individuals attendance, punctuality, performance, attitude and behaviour.
What will I be learning?
KickStart is full-time, two-phase preparatory programme that supports and rewards personal development, resilience and commitment by developing individuals who have yet to achieve the entry requirements for their desired career progression programme.
Why is this course for me?
The programme runs over three full study days between 09:00 and 17:00 (16:30 on Friday) daily over 36 weeks. Students may be split into two groups one cohort attending Monday to Wednesday with alternate options joining Wednesday to Friday.
The course will run as two distinct programmes;
Phase 1: Pre-KickStart is a 6-week probationary programme which will review individual professional behaviours, resilience, respect and ambition through a number of compulsory probationary tasks, including maths and English, which must be completed within the Pre-KickStart programme.
Phase 2: Kickstart will include working towards Maths and English qualifications set to an individuals personal needs alongside a vocational Level 1 qualification and a tutorial programme which contains a second qualification. For learners who demonstrate academic ability, a positive attitude and are able an opportunity to upskill to a Level 2 qualification is available.
Each learner will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours of work experience agreed and co-ordinated across the duration of the programme.
The offer of continuance from Phase 1: Pre-KickStart to Phase 2: KickStart will be measured against an individuals attendance, punctuality, performance, attitude and behaviour at the end of Phase 1.
The course is scheduled to start on 11th Sept 2023.
How will my learning be enhanced?
Individuals will be able to select Vocational Options from an offering that could include (Please check at interview as not all options are available for the full year);
• Care (a mix of child care and social care)
• Hair & Beauty (a mix of hair and beauty sessions)
• Hospitality and Catering
• Motor Vehicle
• Public Services & sport
• Business & Logistics
Individuals will have the opportunity to change Vocational Options for each of the six half-term cycles, enabling a varied experience and the opportunity to explore different vocational fields to support an individual pathway to follow-on programmes.
Some of these options will allow individuals to continue with a themed programme throughout the duration of the year, should there be sufficient space.
These options will be delivered by curriculum leads for the respective area with a view to reviewing individuals suitability for the sector and follow on programmes for resilience, professional behaviour and commitment. Some of these choices may also offer a small stand alone Level 1 qualification linked to the respective vocational pathway as appropriate.
Why is Eastleigh College my best choice?
This programme will allow individuals an opportunity to stretch and challenge by providing support and encouragement while offering opportunities to sample Level 2 work and academic expectations if appropriate.
There are options for multiple start dates, Sept & Nov 23 and Jan 24, depending on customer demand.
What do I need to sign up?
This course is suitable for;
Individuals who have had an unsuccessful academic journey who; Have not met the entry requirement for their chosen learning programme; Are unsure of their future career options; Attended full time courses but have found it difficult to maintain the pace or who wish to change career paths part way through the academic year; And are between 16- 18 (24 if supported with an EHCP) or first year vocational learners entering College with moderate barriers to progression.
Tutor groups are set at 12-14 with the capacity to increase if required, provided they are supported by a tutor and group learning support.
To access this you will need to attend an interview morning which comprises a short presentation, BKSB assessments for maths and English alongside a 1-2-1 interview.
Is there anything else I need to know?
All learners who have not achieved a GCSE A*-C or 9-4 grade for Maths or English will be required to engage with an appropriate Maths or English programme until the GCSE Grade 4 (C) or equivalent has been achieved.
The programme will contain five core elements;
• English - This will be offered at an appropriate level for each individual.
• Maths - This will be offered at an appropriate level for each individual.
• Employability Skills - This will be offered as part of two recognised qualifications at Level 1. (There is an opportunity for some to sample L2 qualification).
• Work Experience - each learner will be expected to undertake a minimum of 60 hours of Work Experience (or more) as part of this study programme.
• Vocational Tasters. Core learning will be supported with numerous vocational options that learners may opt in or out of as per the programme timetable as their interests are identified.
This course is only for learners aged 16-18 (or 19-24 with an EHCP).
Appropriate PPE will be required to comply with workshop or salon requirements
Appropriate PPE will be required to comply with workshop or salon safety requirements and dress code.
Please note that all courses are subject to minimum numbers and course descriptions may be subject to change. A place on your chosen course is not confirmed until all of the necessary enrolment paperwork is signed and any relevant fees are paid. The team will be in touch to discuss this with you, once your application has been processed.
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