Individual timetables are developed for up to 4-5 days per week.
The Skills Track Programme is aimed at students who are undecided about their future career options or who wish to spend a year sampling a range of subjects before deciding which area to move into.
The course is designed to allow students to try a large number of vocational options whilst improving their basic and key skills. Students are supported through Individual and Group Tutorials.
Vocational areas may include (subject to availability): Art and Design, Brickwork, Carpentry, Catering, Childcare, Electronics, Horticulture, Office Skills, and Painting and Decorating.
There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from this course you must be committed to improving your qualifications and skills. Admission is by interview.
Assessment will be ongoing and take place within the taught environment. The English and maths qualifications are assessed formally under examination conditions.
Students may progress onto other college courses at Level 1 or Level 2, to an apprenticeship or employment.
There are no course fees for students aged under 19 years.
Students may need to provide specialist equipment, such as safety boots, for some sessions. A student contribution will be expected towards the cost of the subsidised course residential.
It may be possible to incorporate work experience into an individual student's timetable. Students will have regular meetings with their personal tutor to ensure that they are keeping up with the programme.