|Mrs Sarah Burnett||- Lead Co-ordinator|
Statement about NVQ
There are many other support roles required in this programme which vary for each vocational area. Each student will have their own personal mentor in the workplace, assessor from the training provider and overall support from the Sixth Form team at Kingsbridge
NVQ is a Nationally Recognised Qualification based on evidencing practical skills and competency in the workplace. Students are given credit for what they are able to achieve in their chosen area of work. The ethos of the programme is targeted at students who are uncertain about a Further Education college and employment, and allows further personal maturity and development. The student must have enough commitment and interest to sustain a minimum of 3 full days in industry. This work based learning option is suitable for students who wish to follow a vocational area with the main focus of learning from a local work placement setting. The majority of the student’s week is spent in the workplace learning the skills and tasks appropriate to that industry. The student has to complete a portfolio of skills which is monitored by an NVQ Assessor, and there are no formal exams.
The Level 2 programmes are normally one academic year, but can be more or less according to the student’s personal progression.
There is a network of support to help them through the transition from college to the demands of the workplace, and they will be assigned a mentor within the workplace and pastoral tutor at College.
The timetable is structured to suit the workplace needs and the individual needs of the student. There are opportunities to be involved in the Sixth Form College extra curriculum and social activities.
NVQ VOCATIONAL AREAS
• Early Years Education Level 2 & 3
• Landbased Studies – equine, animal care, horticulture, conservation
• Customer Service
• Information Technology
• Business Administration
• Sport and Recreation
Generic courses are negotiated during the year for example
• First Aid
• Health & Safety
• Manual Handling
• Information Technology
• Food Hygiene
There are also short courses and visits offered which compliment the subject, and are offered to students as they progress.
Visit to special needs school
Sport & Recreation
Tractor driving (age related)
Strimming (age related)
There are other NVQs available and students are invited to let us know their other areas of interest.
CONTACT: Sarah Burnett