Learning for Progress

What will I study?

On this course students will attend college two days a week and the remaining three days will be spent on an unpaid work experience placement. This course is designed to develop student’s employability skills and provide qualifications and experience in an employment area of their own choice. This will be achieved through careers counselling, where students will map out their future career path and identify a work experience placement that is suited to their needs. This course will also enable students to re-sit their Level 2 Maths and English qualifications. To prepare students for the workplace and to make them more employable, all students will also complete a range of regulated work related courses such as the QNUK Level 1 Health and Safety in the Workplace.

What support will I have throughout the course?

You will have the support of the sixth form team to help you with any problems you may have with your work placement or studies. You will also have regular one-to-one meetings with the College careers advisor Ms Mackle to help you work out the next steps in your career journey, you can also keep in touch with her on this email g.mackle@ccwhitby.org.

What do students do afterwards?

Students can progress onto Level 3 courses once they have secured five GCSEs at Grade 4 or above or can apply for an apprenticeship.

How will I be assessed?

  • Level 2 GCSE Maths and English exam
  • work experience targets
  • a range of practical assessments and written/multiple choice examinations for work related qualifications.

What can I do to prepare?

Talk to other students about their experiences and discuss different career paths with family and friends. Would a combination of Sixth Form and work related learning suit your style of learning?

“I have learned new things and I’m gaining lots of experience from my work placement. I am taking many qualifications including Health and Safety.” – Olivia Leeman