Gateway to FE - Entry Level 3
Course Code: GGSP1008
Next available course:
16-18 (19- 24 with EHCP) year old? Worried that you did not get your grades? Worried that all your friends are at College and you have missed the boat? Here...let us give you a second chance and get you back on track.
All 16-18 years young people with no prior qualifications, grades lesser than a D or 3 in maths in English, Functional Skills under Level 2 and ESOL students are eligible to apply for this course.
This is ideal for those in seasonal employment and those who find themselves without a job or training at the start of the New Year. If you think you have missed the boat in September, don't worry because we can help you to improve your maths and English and get you on track for future promotions and progression.
Students with EHC Plan who are 19-24 year olds are eligible to apply for this course as long as they meet the above criteria (no prior qualifications, grades less than D or 3 in maths/ 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.
Teaching and Learning Methods
There are a variety of assessments methods used to provide you with positive and constructive feedback. We use verbal and written feedback by marking your work and record your targets so you can track your own progress, this can be done at home or at College.
The username and password to access your targets will be provided at the start of the year.
We use peer assessments and a buddying system to help build your confidence.
Your progression is tracked fortnightly so you are never more than two weeks behind.
There are exams at the end of the course for maths and English (summative). For all other units/ modules you will build a portfolio of evidence of all your course work.
Industry 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.