Coronavirus Update

Eastleigh College has moved to online learning, as such campuses are closed to the vast majority of learners. The College remains open (including over the Easter holiday period) for 16-18 learners of key workers, and those learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). However, for both categories, learners are asked to stay at home where it is safe to do so. Consistent with public health advice, learners and staff are asked to follow public health guidance and the steps outlined via the 'read more' button.

What opportunities will this course give me?

Progression on completion of the course will depend upon individual performance, attitude and attendance with successful learners being offered transition into the vocational Level 2 programme of their choice. Those wishing to transfer to a vocational area with specific skill requirements may have to engage with further level 1 programmes to develop those skills. All offers will be made by the receiving academic teams as a result of transition of interview.

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 a Level 1 full-time, two-phase preparatory programme that supports and rewards personal development, resilience and commitment by developing under achieving or NEET, first year, learners working towards their goal of gaining entry to a vocational programme of their choice.

Why is this course for me?

The programme runs over three full study days between 09:00 and 16:15 daily over 36 weeks. Students will be split into two groups one cohort attending Monday to Wednesday the other Wednesday to Friday.

The course will run as two distinct programmes;

Phase 1: Pre-KickStart is a 6-week probationary programme which will assess individual professional behaviours, resilience, respect and ambition through a number of compulsory probationary tasks 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. Each learner will be expected to undertake a minimum of 45 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.

The course is scheduled to start on 09th Sept 2019.

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 12-15 with the capacity to increase if required, provided they are supported by a tutor and group learning support.

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 a recognised qualification at Level 1 or Entry 3.
• Work Experience - each learner will be expected to undertake a minimum of 45hours of Work experience as part of this study programme

This 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. Vocational options may be selected from an offering that could include;

• Hospitality & Catering
• Care
• Computer Science
• Practical skills (Carpentry)
• Dance
• Hair & Beauty
• Journalism
• Sport/Public Services
• Social Enterprise
• Transportation

Individuals will have the opportunity to change their vocational options for each of the 5-week half-term cycles enabling individuals to sample various options prior to committing to a follow-on programme. Individuals should also be able to continue with a themed programme throughout the duration of the year should they so choose. 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 will offer a level 1 qualification linked to the respective vocational pathway as appropriate.

Application Information

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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7/9/2020 - Apply Now


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24+: £2,245.00

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PBIKS Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £2,245.00 Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.