POST 16 ROUTES

Our Post 16 College is based at Walker Terrace, in the centre of Gateshead. All learners will access local workplace environments, entertainment and leisure facilities all within Gateshead Centre. They will also access Gateshead College campuses at the Baltic site, Academy for Sport and Skills Academy. Our central location will allow access to a range of different environments and create situations for learners to meet new people and develop new independence, employability skills and social skills.

We provide three routes, or curriculum pathways, for our post 16 provision. Students choose a route depending on interest and need. Some students will move across routes according to their own individualised learning plan. Individual timetables across all programmes are entirely bespoke/ individualised to the learner depending upon their needs and aspirations.

The three curriculum routes are Routes to Employment Pathways 1, 2 or 3. 

Details of each route are given below:

Routes to Employment Pathway 1: Pre-entry Level - Entry 2

Learners will study:

  • Arts Award EXPLORE

  • Entry Level Art and Design

  • Entry Level Award in English/ Maths skills

  • Horticulture

  • Skills for independence and work

  • Introduction to travel safety

  • Special Olympics

  • PSD

  • Gym                     

 

Exit routes

  • Independent supported living, 

  • supported employment or internship

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Own business

 

Routes to Employment Pathway 2: Entry Level 3 - Level 1

  • Arts Award Bronze

  • PSD

  • Functional Skills, English, Maths

  • Horticulture

  • Enterprise

  • BTEC Workskills

  • Volunteering/ Leadership/ DofE

  • Gym

Exit routes

  • Supported internship/ employment

  • Paid employment

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Own business

Routes to Employment Pathway 3: Level 1 - Level 3

  • Functional skills English, Maths

  • OR GCSE English, Maths & Science

  • BTEC Workskills

  • Other GCSE routes, eg History, Business or Digital Media

  • Volunteering/ Leadership/ DofE

  • Personal and Social Development

  • Where appropriate learners will be able to access A Level study also

Exit routes

  • Apprenticeships

  • FE study

  • HE study

  • Paid employment

  • Supported internship

  • Own business

 

 

Access to Work Experience for all students

All students will participate in work experience throughout the course of the academic year as opportunities present themselves. All students will participate in social enterprise and assist in the running of a business to gain invaluable transferable employability skills.

Partnership Arrangements

Post 16 learners have access to a range of different opportunities through the successful development of partnerships with community groups and organisations within the local community. 

Many of our successful supported work experience placements have arisen from a partnership with Voiceworks; a project funded by the local authority.  These opportunities for the learners have only become possible through successful partnership arrangements. 

For more details of our Post 16 offer please see the documents below....

Contact: 0191 487 4595 / enquiries@cedarstrust.org.uk / Cedars Trust, Ivy Lane, Gateshead, NE9 6QD