This course is designed for students who are interested in gaining skills and careers in the sports or the leisure industry but lack the required entry requirements to go onto a mainstream courses or apprenticeship programme. It is also ideal for students who need a more supported environment in which to learn and flourish and is an ideal move on from other E3 supported courses.
This course is the first step to gaining vocational qualifications that will help you decide what pathway to take further and has a clear goal to get you work ready by the end of the course.
A typical week will offer you a variety sports and customer care lessons as well as exploring the fitness industry and healthy lifestyles. You will also have English and maths lessons with specialist teachers and a highly supportive environment. All classes are taught in small groups and are supported by Learning Support Mentors to help you with any barriers to learning that you might have.
You will follow an accredited qualification awarded through Gateway Qualifications and have the chance to do English, maths and employability lessons that help with building skills for the workplace, confidence, team work and resilience.
This course will have some input from the Sports and Public Services Department and you will have the chance to make progressions onto the mainstream courses once you feel ready and confident to do so.
This course is the first step to gaining vocational qualifications that will help you decide what pathway to take further. Once you are more confident you could go onto a mainstream Sport or UPS course, or remain on this course for a second year as it is up to 2 years duration. There is also an opportunity to join the Supported Internship programme on the successful completion of this course.
You must have achieved Entry 2 or Entry 3 qualifications to consider this course, students will need to able to work confidently at E3/ Level 1.
In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.