Alternative Curriculum at Longbenton Community College
This is a one year programme which gives you the opportunity to attend work based learning for three days each week (where you will gain practical skills in your chosen vocational area) and continue your education at school for two days.
• Following an assessment, you can work towards an Apprenticeship, a Study Programme Qualification or equivalent.
• All work based learning providers have fully qualified staff to support you throughout the programme.
• You will still have the support of your school in completing your education. There is the option to then transfer to the Learning Provider in the second year
Who provides the work based learning?
Barnardo’s Palmersville Training
Northumbria Youth Action (NYA)
Both learning providers are easily accessible by public transport. Palmersville Training is in Benton and NYA is in North Shields. In addition to attending these training centres there will be an expectation that you go out on a work based placement in order for you to develop your skills and experience in a real working environment.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Longbenton Community College directly.