A New Horizon For Young People
                   A Differentiated Learning Experience in an Holistic & supportive Environment
Fully Accredited Learning in the Lakes

                           SwitchED 2
                                   
                                                                                                           


                                               

Learning in the Lakes

SwitchED  2 Studies

What will I do?


Pupils will take part in different aspects of catering and hospitality ranging from front and back of house hospitality. All pupils will complete practicals every week and be able to take the produce home for all the family. 


What will I achieve?


Food preparation and cooking skills, including how to maintain a safe environment and healthy eating knowledge. For pupils aged 11 and over Skills for further learning Award, Certificate or Diploma in Hospitality. The qualifications range from entry level 1 to level 2 and a starting point will be determined to what is appropriate to individuals needs. 


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What will I do?


Pupils will look after plants and small animals which will include chickens, fruit and vegetables. All grown produce will be used for cooking and some to take home and share between family and friends.


What will I achieve?


Skills involving looking after small animals and sowing seeds and growing plants. You will also gain skills maintaining and using equipment associated with land based studies. For pupils aged 11 and over Skills for Further Learning Award, Certificate or Diploma in land based studies.




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What will I do?


Pupils will take part in practical activities from new and old methods of mechanics which will range from engine management diagnostics to changing spark plugs and oil. 


What will I achieve?

pupils will gain skills in using equipment to maintain and repair vehicles. For pupils aged 11 and over Skills for Further learning Award, Certificate or Diploma in motor vehicle.




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What will I do?


Pupils will take part in activities such as mountain biking, orienteering, fell walking, gorge walking and rock climbing.


What will I achieve?


Outdoor education will be available for all pupils to develop their physical ability and soft skills such as confidence and team work skills. For pupils aged 11 and over Skills for Further Learning Award, Certificate or Diploma in Outdoor Education.




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What else is available?


Pupils will develop additional skills such as team work and employability. All additional skills will be accredited via units in Skills for Further Learning. Pupils will also have the opportunity to develop their numeracy and literacy skills via the vocational study and also gain accreditation via functional skills.


The qualifications are suitable for pre 16 learners who wish to gain certification for learning and skills in order to demonstrate their capacity for further learning and/or employment. The qualifications provide an opportunity for learners to focus upon personal development combined with employability skills linked to a wide range of sectors.




The Qualifications serve to: 
  • Engage learners and provide a mechanism to establish learning and employment goals 
  • Enable learners to recognise their skills and realise their potential to progress into further learning and employment 
  • Enable learners to develop their literacy and/or numeracy skills. 
Introduce learners to vocational areas which will aid further learning and employment decisions 
  • Contribute to a learners personal and social development skills 
  • Provide learning opportunities which are stimulating and engaging. 


The qualifications offer progression across Entry level 1 and up to Level 1 and Level 2 within the same suite of qualifications The qualifications structure compliment specialist vocational qualifications offering a smooth transition to specialist study.

Benefits to Learners
  • Flexibility and progression opportunities within a suite of qualifications and across the breadth of sizes - Award, Certificate, Diploma 
  • Learners achieve a nationally recognised qualification. 
  • Learners develop personal, social and employability knowledge and skills and have the opportunity to explore vocational optional units to inform career planning 
  • Units are transferable and may be achieved over a period time. 
  • The qualifications offer a route to specific vocationally related qualifications.  
  • A wide range of assessment methods to suit learner needs. 

The qualifications offer progression across Entry level 3 and up to Level 1 and Level 2 within the same suite of qualifications the qualifications structure compliment specialist vocational qualifications offering a smooth transition to specialist study.