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. 

Programme Outline:

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

Work Experience:

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.