Gateway to FE - Entry Level 3

Course Code: GGSP1008

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Start DateLocationDuration
08/01/2019Gateway Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

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

Entry Requirements

All 16 to 18-year-old young people who have no prior qualifications, have grades lesser than a D in maths and English, functional skills under Level 2 and ESOL students are eligible to apply for this course.

This is the ideal programme for those who are in seasonal employment who have the time and ability to join a course in January and learn new skills which lead to rewarding employment.

If you think you missed the boat in September, don't worry because we can help you to improve your maths and English and put you on track for future promotions and progression.

Students with an EHC Plan who are 19-24 year olds are also eligible to apply for this course as long as they meet the above criteria (no prior qualifications, grades less than D in maths and English or below Level 2 functional skills)

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.

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Career Options and Progression

Modules and Assessment

Teaching and Learning Methods

At B&FC, we apply a wide range of diverse teaching methods.

Our expert teaching staff understand that all individuals are different and their learning methods are different too.

One learner may prefer to be taught through clear instructions while another might prefer to have a demonstration and yet another would prefer to be left alone to figure something out for themselves. We cater for all abilities.

Our ultimate goal is for each learner to meet all their targets, gain their qualifications and be successful - and we will provide wrap-around support to ensure you achieve that.

We do this through workshops, practical sessions and classroom sessions. One-to-one tutorials, independent study sessions, trips, enterprise activities, team building sessions, group tutorials, clubs are also utilised to help you learn and reach your goals

In-class contact time is approximately 16 hours per week. Some independent study is required - at least one to two hours per week - to help build your research skills. You will also be required to complete at least 20 hours in work placement.

Work Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

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.

Tuition Fees

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.

Terms and Conditions

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