New Forest Care Education gives opportunities to students from 16-19 to access education away from the conventional college environment.
Students will be part of a small group (6 Max), with high levels of staff support. They will be registered with New Forest Care’s training centre and have access to City & Guilds Awards, Certificates and Diplomas in Skills for Working Life, AQA Awards, Outdoor Education Certification, Work Based Health & Safety Qualifications and support to achieve Functional Skills Level 2 in mathematics and English.
Other qualifications in Outdoor Education i.e. NICAS, will also be available. The focus of using these awards are to build self-esteem, improve communication and develop and understand relationships.
A qualified Teacher will lead an experienced group of support staff in ensuring individual needs are understood and met.
The responsibility of the students EHCP will fall with our Post 16 SENCo, who will oversee the delivery of support to ensure it continues to meet the need of each student, whilst also continuing to provide an appropriate level of challenge.
The focus of the programme is to not only continue to provide quality education and the opportunity to build on qualifications already achieved, but try and bridge the gap for these students to successfully move on to the next step in their learning or working life. This may be to access a further education provision, college or look to support them in finding work with training.
All students will be given the opportunity to undertake work experience throughout the year, supported by key staff who will mentor the student during this time. The support staff will also work closely with the employer to ensure the needs of the individual are managed and given careful consideration to, whilst in placement.
City & Guilds Skills For Working Life
These qualifications could lead to you leading a more independent life, using skills that you have learned to help you with tasks in the home, personal activities, or those that can assist you with dealing with the outside world.
These qualifications could also lead you to some supported employment activities, where you could be helping someone else perform their job or progressing to a job under supervision. You might progress to a Level 1 qualification in a subject area that interests you.
Functional Skills Maths & English
In order to equip you for your future whether that be continuing education, apprenticeship or employment you will study English and Maths functional skills. FS allows you to improve your English and Maths while exploring the real-world scenarios where these skills are needed.
In English you will develop good communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. You will be assessed to see whether you can use these skills in everyday situations. In Maths you will explore how numeracy is essential in everyday life from purchasing groceries and budgeting to DIY and maintaining a home
AQA Awards – PSHE
The unit award scheme allows you to achieve certificates from AQA that recognise your achievements in a wide range of areas.
At New Forest Care education, you will undertake a variety of these short award courses in topics designed to help you develop positive relationships both personally and professionally.
The UAS also allows you to explore topics of personal interest and undertake personal projects where you can select from a range of awards.