Vocational Learning is an important part of our Key Stage 4 curriculum offering learners an opportunity to develop transferable workplace skills and experiences. Many of our learners thrive in a non-traditional learning environment that allows them to learn new skills in a more “hands-on” way. All our vocational courses allow our learners to achieve accreditation from entry level up to level 3 with qualifications recognised by post-16 providers and employers. Our vocational courses are provided by:
- CAST Northwest
- IT Way
- Tyler Lee
- Carrington Horse
In addition we support and value the offer of work experience placements from local companies which are pertinent to the individualised timetable of some of our Key Stage 4 learners. These placements include retail outlets, construction companies, childcare providers and catering outlets which supplement the academic work that the learners complete as part of their options courses.
Vocational learning is supported in the SEALs curriculum at Key Stage 4 with learners completing short courses in employability, food hygiene, first aid and other associated qualifications including those recognised by ASDAN and the Prince’s Trust
Learners’ attendance, attitude to learning and progress towards their targets are carefully monitored and rewarded in line with Three Towers’ policies. Rigorous quality assurance procedures, close cooperation and daily communication with all our providers ensures that our learners understand that offsite provision is still closely monitored by Three Towers.
Key Stage 4 Vocational Learners
|Monday – Thursday||Vocational or Work Experience placement|
|Friday||English||1 x 50 mins|
|Maths||1 x 50 mins|
|Emotional Literacy||1 x 50 mins|
|Princes’ Trust “Achieve”||1 x 50 mins|
|Social Skills||1 x 35 mins|