Learning to Work
Learning to Work is a two-year programme for selected students in Year 10 and 11 which takes two option blocks on the timetable and has two main components:
- Reaseheath College or Work Placement
- School-based sessions led by the BITE team
Reaseheath College or Work Placement: one day a week.
Students study one of the following courses from the College Vocational Opportunities Programme:
|Course Title||Course Information||Qualification|
|Agriculture||Working with crops & farm animals; Maintenance of tools & equipment; Tractor operation & maintenance||City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies|
|Animal Care||Animal feeding & watering; Maintaining animal accommodation; Handling, exercise & restraint||City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies or Pearson BTEC First Award in Animal Care|
|Construction||Health & Safety; First Aid; Brickwork; Carpentry & joinery; Using & maintaining tools; Site maintenance||Pearson Level 1 BTEC Certificate in Construction|
|Equine||Horse care & management; Heath & condition; Feeding & fattening; Grooming; Stable management||City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Land-based Studies|
|Food Studies||Preparing & cooking; understanding balanced diets; planning & producing dishes for a purpose||NCFE Level 1 and 2 Certificate in Food Safety and Cookery|
|Motor Vehicle Maintenance||Health & Safety; Engines & Systems; Fast-fit Operation; Electrical Systems||IMIAL Level 1 or 2 Certificate in Service & Maintenance Engineering|
|Level 1 is equivalent to the new GCSE grades 3 and below; Level 2 is equivalent to the new GCSE grades 4 and above|
The college sessions take place every Wednesday or Thursday during term time and form part of the timetable of all students concerned.
Further information about Reaseheath College and the Vocational Opportunities Programme courses offered by visiting their website: www.reaseheath.ac.uk/14-16-students/
Transport to and from the college is by minibus, leaving school at 8.45am and returning for 3.30pm. Students are provided with overalls, boots and other equipment and do not need to wear school uniform on these days.
Alternatively students can choose a work placement which links to their future career aspirations (e.g. hairdressing). This has led to a Saturday job being offered to one of our students this year.