Vocational Pathway Offer

Vocational Pathway Offer

Passport to Employability is an innovative vocational offer for Key Stage 4 students in South London who prefer to learn in a simulated work environment. It's an opportunity for young people to develop their potential, knowledge and self-confidence as a pathway to employment.

Passport students (or 'employees') develop the personal skills and attributes for the workplace while also gaining nationally recognised qualifications via a range of work-based opportunities.

The Course

From September 2016 we will be running FOUR vocational hubs located at sites across South London offering practical work-based experience in:

  • Occupational Studies
  • Creative Industries
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Year 10 offer:

Year 10 employees follow a personalised learning programme which includes:

English – GCSE, Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills

Maths – GCSE, Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills

Computing – ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Arts Awards – in both BRONZE (GCSE equivalency D-G) and SILVER (GCSE equivalency A*-C)

Gifted and talented employees following a two year programme may also be able to study GCSE English Literature/Gold Arts Award

Year 11 offer:

English – GCSE, Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills

Maths –  GCSE, Level 1 & 2 Functional Skills

Computing – ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Creative Industries

Level 2 BTEC Art & Design (Double Award)

Level 2 BTEC Creative Digital Media Production (Double Award)

Arts Award – BRONZE (GCSE equivalency D-G) and SILVER (GCSE equivalency A*-C)

Painting and Decorating

Level 1 and 2 Awards in Occupational Studies

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

Level 1 Motorcycle Workshop Skills

For more information please visit the Passport website: www.passportprogramme.com 

How it Works

Employees gain experience in each vocational area for a term. 

At the end of Term 5 they are offered mentoring and guidance in order to make the optimum choice for a course of study for the remainder of Key Stage 4 and in preparation for post 16 apprenticeships or further education.

  • Specialist teaching will begin in term 6 continuing until the end of Year 11. 
  • Employees will work at a hub for 2/3 days of the week and at the Studios for the remainder of the week on the core areas of study.