Overview

This is a Pathway that will develop your practical skills and knowledge in preparation for supported employment or voluntary work.

Description

This Pathway is suited to those wishing to explore employment opportunities, who either have a clear idea of the industry they would like to work in, or for those who have yet to decide.

The first year of an employability Pathway helps prepare students for employment by: developing employability skills, working within a number of industries and improving the skills needed to be considered for employment. These skills will vary between individuals and progress will be recorded over time.

The second year of an employability Pathway is suited to those wishing to secure employment and have a clear idea of what industry they would like to work in. Landmarks College offer vocational work opportunities in: Animal Care, Horticulture, Hospitality & Catering, Retail and Domestic Services. This portfolio is developing over time, so please contact the college to see if we have any vacancies in your chosen sector.

All students will work with employers near to their home and will receive travel training that will enable independent travel by the end of the Pathway. Each student will work with a nominated Key Worker, who with the employer will establish agreed learning priorities that will move a student towards successful employment.

All students will work towards improving their functional skills, in mathematics and English specific to their industry and they will be supported to undertake a functional skills qualification at the end of the Pathway to recognise improvements within their skills and knowledge.

Duration

Students should be willing to work the hours of work required by the employer, this may involve shift work and/or weekend working.

Pathways run for a maximum of two academic years.

How will I be assessed?

All interns will work towards individual targets and milestones agreed with an employer. Key workers supporting interns will ensure progress is being tracked effectively, producing progress reports with employers to determine suitability of employment in the chosen sector at the end of the programme.

What will I study?

In addition to specific vocational, employer-related training, all interns will study:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Travel Training
  • Employability
  • Job Search skills and preparation

What does the pathway lead to?

This Pathway could lead to paid or voluntary employment.

However, there is no guarantee of employment at the end of this pathway, although students will have amassed significant vocational experience that will enhance applications for future employment.

Examples of Employment

Hospitality and Catering Training – The Archer, Rainworth

The Archer is where Landmarks will launch their curriculum development into Hospitality and Catering in September 2016, training young adults with a variety of additional needs who wish to work within the bar and restaurant trade

Internship Opportunities

Landmarks is proud to offer, with our partners, two Internship opportunities within a Nottingham City Centre Pub.These opportunities are suited to those interested in working within the Pub trade, working in either Bar or Kitchen Team Member roles