The Learning Partnership in Collaboration With Schools
Providing more choice for your future
Highlands College is working together with the secondary schools and has developed a new range of Key Stage 4 options that will be available soon. Designed to introduce young people to practical skills for work the programme is a first step that can lead to Highlands’ courses and apprenticeship opportunities.
How does it work?
The new vocational programme at Highlands will give you a chance to learn practical skills in the well equipped workshops and salons. You will be taught by the same tutors who teach on our apprenticeship programmes and you will be expected to work to industry standards.
The course will take place on Fridays on the College campus over 2 years and you will be working towards a nationally recognized qualification.
It is a practical programme, which will involve you standing on your feet and being busy. It will be demanding and require considerable motivation to learn the new skills that will be taught.
What is available?
You have the choice of the following vocational areas:
- Engineering (Fabrication and Welding)
- Hair & Beauty
- Hospitality and Catering
- Motor Vehicle Maintenence and Repair
What do I need to do next?
We expect that there will be a high demand for this programme and numbers are limited.
There will be a recruitment process, just as you would have to get on to a Highlands course or to get a job. Applicants will be interviewed and those who demonstrate the right attitude and aptitude will be selected.
If you are interested you should:
- Decide which course you are most interested in
- Talk to your family and teachers at school
- Apply by completing and returning the application form which is available from your careers teacher at school
- Continue to work hard at school, particularly in subjects like English and Mathematics, which are essential for work
Where will it lead?
It can lead to a place on a full-time Highlands vocational course or eventually to an apprenticeship programme. It is your chance to impress the tutors at Highlands with your commitment and enthusiasm.
What happens if I apply?
- You will be invited for interview
- If that is successful you will be offered a place
- There is a contract, which will be signed by you and your parent or guardian
- You will take part in a full induction before the course starts.