Study Programme Gateway to FE - Entry Level 3
Course Code: GGSP1003
Next available course:
16-18 (19- 24 with EHCP) year old? Worried that you did not get your grades? Here...let us give you a second chance and get you back on track.
The Gateway Course is designed to help 16-18 year old learners who have no prior qualifications or have GCSE at Grades D and below.
This course will support you to build your grades up and to carve a pathway to higher level course. This course will lead you on to a Level 2 course and will give you a better grade in your maths and English than you currently hold.
We have a very holistic approach to teaching and learning and we embed employability and social development skills throughout the course so that you are better equipped not only for Further Education but also for employment. The other possible routes are into- Traineeship & Apprenticeship.
You can chose one of these career/ vocational pathway as your Gateway- Construction, Automotive,, Sports, Business & Administration, Travel and Tourism & IT, Hair & Beauty, Catering, Performing Arts & Music, Visual Arts and Child Care.
You will get opportunities to be part of enrichment clubs and you can join our football team. We have loads of field trips and enrichment trips to give you wider and richer experience of college life.
If all this sounds like fantastic opportunities, contact us and fill in an application or click here
To do this course you should be between 16 and 18 years old with no previous qualifications other than English and maths at grades lower than a 3/D (GCSE) or level 2 (Functional Skills).
If you have an Education, Health and Care Plan and you are aged between 19 to 24 you may also apply for this course. However, as above you must have no previous qualifications other than English and maths at grades lower than a 3/D (GCSE) or level 2 (Functional Skills).
You can also apply for this course if you are an ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) student.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Modules and Assessment
Teaching and Learning Methods
We use a wide range of teaching methods to cater for individual learning styles. For instance, one person might like to receive clear instructions whereas another might want to observe a demonstration and someone else might prefer to be left alone to work things through themselves.
We offer workshops, practical sessions, classroom sessions, one-to-one and group tutorials, independent study sessions, trips, enterprise activities, team-building sessions and clubs, all of which are designed to help you achieve your learning goals.
Timetabled sessions total around 16 hours a week and we expect you to spend a further 1-2 hours each week working on your own to develop your research skills. The course also includes a work placement totaling at least 20 hours.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.