" My favourite activity was Health and Safety with Lee "
Our Year 1 course is called Motiv8. It is a 38 week programme focusing on teamwork, motivation and group activities. The programme runs for 2 and a half days per week.
The activities focus on confidence building and communication, and you can decide with your group what activities you would like to experience. Have a look at our activities page to see what kind of things we do.
You will start to work on your employability skills- that means how to get a job and how to keep it! This will include learning about how to write a CV, how to apply for a job, what to do in a job interview, a minimum of 100 hours work experience and much more.
You can get work related qualifications that will help you when you are ready to get a job, and to help you learn life skills, such as:
Level 3 First Aid at Work
Level 1 Customer Service Principles
Level 1 Award in Skills for Further Learning and Employment
Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment
Level 1 Extended Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment
Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Further Learning and Employment
Equality and Diversity
Maths and English functional skills (we will look at what grades you already have and what level you are working at to help us put you on the right level for you).
We have a dedicated functional skills tutor and functional skills teaching assistant to support and develop your maths and English or offer additional 1:1 tuition.
Functional Skills is built into the programme. We try to think outside the box when we design our functional skills lessons, including games and activities to help you learn. For example, you might attend a murder mystery or plan a trip (and then get to go!).
You will also have the opportunity to achieve extra qualifications relating to the type of job you would like to do. We do this in our Career Specific sessions, where you can do e-learning and distance learning in your chosen subjects with the support our staff team. For example, if you want to work in health and social care, you can do qualifications in safeguarding and infection control, or if you want to work with food, you can get a food hygiene certificate- and we will cover all the costs!
You also get to choose an exciting topic to study in our Weekly Workshops.
" I like the trips and the banter in the classes. "