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Knockavoe School 10 Melmount Gardens

Young Enterprise

The Young Enterprise Team Programme is an exciting enterprise journey that is suitable for students aged 15 to 19+ who have mild to moderate learning difficulties or are studying for Entry Level or Level 1 qualifications.

It is designed to aid the transition from education into independent living and employment by developing life skills through working as a team to set up and run a business or social enterprise. Full teacher and student resources are provided which have been designed to meet a range to abilities and needs.

How does it work?

Over a period of time ranging from one to two years, students work in teams to set up and run a real company or social enterprise under the guidance of their teacher, local business volunteer and Young Enterprise Manager. Each student takes on a job role and works as part of a team to be responsible for an area of the business such as Finance, Sales or Marketing. Students have the opportunity to manage money, open a bank account, interact with business volunteers and customer at sales events and present to an audience. The programme develops life skills which are fundamental for young people making the transition from education:

  • Communication
  • Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Resilience
  • Money Management
 

AQA Entry Level Technology and Design

Design and Technology: Resistant Materials helps students develop the ability to design and make products with creativity and originality, using a range of materials and techniques.

This specification requires students to develop their knowledge of woods, metals, plastics and composite materials. Other materials may also be used and the use of new technologies is also encouraged.

 

 

Asdan Transition Challenge

Transition Challenge offers a learner-centred, activity-based curriculum that can be undertaken with as much support as necessary. It has been developed for learners aged 14–16 with SEND, although it can be used with older age groups if appropriate.

There are two levels available:

  • Sensory: this programme offers a developmental perspective for learners with PMLD and rewards very small steps of learning and achievement
  • Introduction and Progression: the activities in this programme cover the statutory programmes of study for the Key Stage 4 National Curriculum, along with activities to develop the skills required for adult living
 

Princes Trust

Since 1976, Princes Trust has worked with over 825,000 young people, giving them practical and financial support to develop their key work skills so they can move into employment, education or training.

Recognising that many young people lack formal qualifications, they actively promote qualifications to those who need them most – whether they’ve struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

Our qualifications seek to:

  • Ensure learners have every opportunity to gain formal recognition of their skills and achievements

  • Develop qualifications that offer flexibility, choice and pathways to progression

  • Provide excellent support and service to our partners to ensure they’re best placed to support young people

SNAP SHOT

  • CHOOSE BITE-SIZED CHUNKS OF LEARNING OR WHOLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • DEVELOP THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS AT THEIR OWN PACE AND IN DIFFERENT LEARNING CONTEXTS
  • COMBINE LEARNING TO HELP ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS
  • HAVE THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS RECORDED CENTRALLY TO REMAIN WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR LEARNING AND WORKING LIFE
 

Essential Skills ICT

These practical qualifications offer a flexible approach

 

CCEA ELQ Science

Science stimulates and excites students’ curiosity and their interest in the world around them. Through their work in science, students begin to understand major scientific ideas, to appreciate how these develop and contribute to technological change, and recognise the cultural significance of science and its worldwide development.

Science offers students the opportunity to take part in a range of practical activities that allow them to link scientific theory to actual experience.

Students learn how the results of experimental evidence and models are used to explain phenomena and events. Through carrying out enquiry-based investigations, students develop key skills and are encouraged to think critically and creatively.

 

Essential Skill Numeracy

Essential Skills Numeracy

The CCEA Entry Level Certificate in Essential Skills Adult Numeracy has been

designed to be consistent with these principles and its assessment arrangements

are based on the national standards, which are included as Section 4 in this

document. The qualification is appropriate for adults in education, the workplace,

training schemes and other everyday settings who wish to:

• improve their essential numeracy skills;

• become better qualified;

• improve their employment and training opportunities;

• improve their overall quality of life and personal development;

 

CCEA ELQ Learning for Life and Work

Through studying this specification, students gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • diversity, social inclusion, rights and responsibilities;
  • the role of government and non-governmental organisations in protecting people’s rights;
  • democratic institutions and processes;
  • how to maximise physical and mental health and well-being;
  • relationships and sexuality;
  • to be a discerning consumer;
  • the impact of globalisation on employment;
  • recruitment and selection procedures;
  • self-employment;
  • the work environment; and
  • the social responsibility of businesses.

These courses provide students with the skills they require to think independently, make informed decisions, and take appropriate action when faced with personal, social, economic and employment issues.

 

CCEA ELQ Art & Design

CCEA’s Art & Design qualifications challenge students to develop their observational skills and aesthetic appreciation. Investigation, experimentation and self-expression are prized at all levels, and this ethos helps students as they learn how to express their inner-most feelings and perceptions visually.

From Entry Level to A2, CCEA’s Art and Design qualifications stimulate student imaginations and help them to explore new ways of seeing and representing the world around them.

The Applied Art and Design specification will not be available from September 2008 as we wish to consult further with employers to make this a more innovative applied specification.

 

Essential Skills Literacy

Essential Skills

The CCEA Entry Level Certificate in Essential Skills Adult Literacy has been

designed to be consistent with these principles and its assessment arrangements

are based on the national standards, which are included as Section 4 in this

document. The qualification is appropriate for adults in education, the workplace,

training schemes and other everyday settings who wish to:

  • improve their essential literacy skills;
  • become better qualified;
  • improve their employment and training opportunities;
  • improve their overall quality of life and personal development;
  • progress through the national qualifications framework.
 

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