Entry 3 / Level 1 LEAP Hub Business
Intent & Curriculum purpose:
Developing independence, communication and personal skills, with an introduction to a diverse range of employment skills.
Based at our Pinewood Campus (dedicated to employment progression), this Hub focuses on the exciting and varied world of business.
Qualifications range from Entry 3 to Level 1. Students study towards an academic qualification, alongside Employability based units that will be tailored specifically to work placements and employment-based career routes. An Independent Life Skills unit is also incorporated within the programme. Students are provided with the opportunity to visit businesses to see first-hand how they operate.
Areas covered within this programme include:
- Enterprise - setting up a small-scale business
- Career planning, developing interview techniques and CV writing
- Customer Service
- Personal budgeting and money management
- Understanding the retail selling process
Planned in groups and through individual work experience. Internal and some external where appropriate. All work experience will be relevant to future progression and career goals.
English and Maths:
Discrete sessions in English and maths including a qualification route, where applicable. Functional English and maths embedded via the curriculum.
Additional skills development:
Personal and social development skills such as independent living skills (ILS), confidence-building, teamwork, healthy living, citizenship, rights and responsibilities. In addition, students will have access to a wide range of ongoing wellbeing and mindfulness initiatives.
On successful completion, progression is likely to be: full/part-time employment, further education, a supported internship or apprenticeship.