My Futures Programme

Employability: Getting Ready for Work and Life Level 1 & 2 (City and Guilds)

What is a Pathway Programme?

The Pathway Programme recognises that many young people lack confidence or understanding of the core skills and qualities that are necessary for employment or to get the most out of vocational learning. It also recognises that for many, they may not know what career route is the most appropriate or how to realise their potential.

Employers will often acknowledge that academic achievement means little if a potential employee cannot function effectively in the workplace because of poor communication skills, awareness of health and safety or rights and responsibilities for example.

Similarly, vocational studies in further education or apprenticeships require an individual to be able to manage and organise time, work independently and meet deadlines.

The Pathway Programme will see students work towards three City & Guilds qualifications over the academic year:

• Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Employability Skills

• Functional Skills Maths up to Level 2 (GCSE resit if eligible)

• Functional Skills English up to Level 2 (GCSE resit if eligible)

Teaching and learning would involve participation in a range of practical activities
to help embed skills and knowledge in the context of employment and independent
living. Students will also get the opportunity to gain compliance qualifications relevant to a vocational area such as Emergency First Aid, Food Hygiene, a CSCS Card, Manual Handling or Safeguarding.

How will this benefit the student?

Students will receive IAG support throughout their time on the course and develop an
understanding of Fundamental British Values and Equality & Inclusion through workshops and visits from external health promotion practitioners. Most importantly students will be supported to apply for further education in subject specific
qualifications, an apprenticeship, an industry placement or employment.

Course Duration

One Academic Year.

Entry Requirements

We have an open-door policy and you will be invited to undertake an initial assessment to help you choose what course best suits your requirements.

Next Steps

You could progress to a L2 / L3 course, an Apprenticeship or employment