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The New Approach Programme – Alternative Year 11 at Colchester Institute

Course description

This exciting full-time programme offers compulsory education to students in year 11. Attendance is full-time and matches the pattern of the school year. You are offered a mixture of formal and informal education in a variety of settings. You will have the opportunity where appropriate, to access specific vocational training and extended work-based learning. In addition, you will study Functional Skills in English,maths and ICT as part of your main programme. Programmes are tailored to suit individual needs and provide pathways to further study, Apprenticeships and employment.

All applicants to the programme must have the approval of the Local Education Authority (information and guidance on this procedure must be sought from the Area Education Office) or from schools.

All learners will complete an initial six week short programme from September to half-term. Successful completion of a short programme secures progression to the main New Approach programme. This course is a Study Programme, which includes Functional Skills, WorkSkills and activity based learning and enrichment.

Course content

Learners will have the opportunity to follow personalised learning programmes.

Key components of the New Approach programme may include:
  • Sports and Leisure
  • Media and Photography
  • ICT
  • Community Engagement
  • Carpentry and Craft Skills
  • Practical Projects
  • Wide Range of Enrichment Activities
  • Basic Food Hygiene
  • First Aid

Entry requirements

Approval from the local Education Authority (LEA). Students need to demonstrate a commitment to working towards agreed outcomes and successfully complete a taster module.

Future opportunities

Further study on a specific vocational course.

Students in previous years have progressed to further education programmes, employment and Apprenticeships.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

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