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Alternative Curriculum (VIP Course)

Course Name 
Alternative Curriculum (VIP Course)Available for applications
Course Details
Location Castleford Campus
Location Wakefield City Campus
Level Entry 3
Level Level 1
Level Level 2
Start Date Start dates are October and January although applications will be considered throughout the year
Duration Maximum of one year depending on start date.
Mode of Study Full time
Awarding Body Ascentis
Progression within Wakefield College Yes
Residential No
Day Trips Yes
Opportunity for Placement Yes
Mandatory Placement No
Course Overview Re-engagement programme for students who find it difficult to engage in a full-time vocational course whether at College or another provider. The course will help you develop your confidence, study skills and awareness of College expectations which will help you successfully access a vocational course of your choice the following year.
What you will Study Ascentis Certificate in Progression at either Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2
How you will Learn Through a variety of practical activities and classroom-based and remote sessions.
Course Structure

The Study Programme will deliver practical sessions in the classroom which will develop a student's self esteem, study skills to support them back into a college curriculum area and employability skills to support their development towards the world of work.

Students who have not secured a Grade 4 or above in maths and English will continue to study those subjects to support future progression.

How you will be Assessed Portfolio based assignments and practical work.
Entry Requirements Prior qualifications will be assessed and used to determine the most appropriate level of study.
Attendance Expectations As a full-time student you will be expected to attend all classes as specified on your timetable and all personal tutorial sessions.
Attendance - Please note

This is part of a full-time Study Programme.

It may be available as a standalone fee paying course that is not part of a full-time Study Programme subject to sufficient interest.

For further information call Course Information on 01924 789111.

Fee Information

Tuition and certification are free if you are aged 16-18. Related additional costs may include materials, equipment, visits, and residentials, which are payable by all students.

Any student registered with an Awarding Body who has been given free entry and subsequently withdraws or is withdrawn by a tutor will incur the certification fee associated with the course. Any re-sit examination will incur a cost.

Different fees apply to international/overseas students and those studying this qualification as a standalone course.

For more detailed information on financial support please contact the Financial Support Team on 01924 789304.

Further Study Students can progress on to a full-time study programme at Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 within any area of the College, subject to meeting the entry requirements of the course and successful interview.
How to Apply Referral by Head of current curriculum area. External applicants should contact the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.
For Further Details

Please contact James Pennington (Head of Alternative Curriculum & School Partnerships) on 01924 789741.

Alternatively, Course Information on 01924 789111.

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Course Groups (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Subject Area (W) Foundation Learning (FLEX)
Client Group (W) 16-18
Search Ref (W) 58759
Website Ref (W) CWXIA6FNBE
Information last amended: 09 May 2022 09:42

Forthcoming Open Events
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10.00am, Saturday, 19 November, 2022

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