All learners in P16 work towards appropriate qualifications. For learners working towards Entry 1 they will achieve NOCN Personal Progress, either an award or certificate.
For learners working at Entry 1 and above they will achieve:
NOCN Functional Skills (English, Maths and ICT or ECDL)
NOCN – Using Employability Skills E1-3
NOCN Independent Living
NOCN Skills for Employment, Training & Personal Development Level 1
Students choose 2 vocational options from the following:
Catering: this is a full time option where students work between our catering kitchen and coffee shop. Core skills are embedded throughout this option, with young people having the very ‘real’ task of preparing lunch for the other P16 students every day as well as catering for larger events within school.
Workshop: this option combines traditional wood-work skills and an added element of ‘enterprise’. Students are encouraged to set up small business projects using the skills they develop during this option.
Creative Enterprise: students choosing this option have the opportunity to work in our shop ‘The Makery’ situated on Barugh Green Road, Barugh Green, Barnsley S75 1JT. Students develop a range of creative and entrepreneurial skills as well as further developing appropriate social interaction, money management and literacy skills. The Makery was awarded a 5 rating from the Food Standards Agency.
Health and Beauty: this option takes place in our fully functioning health and beauty salon. Students develop skills in delivering a range of treatments, supported by a fully qualified beauty therapist. Parents are regularly invited in to receive treatments delivered by their child. Students are also able to have work experience with a fully qualified hairdresser who spends an afternoon a week in the salon.
Media: students explore and develop a range of skills using different types of media. This includes producing marketing materials for both our shop and the annual Christmas Panto.
Horticulture: this options makes use of our outdoor horticulture area and polytunnel. Students learn a range of horticulture skills whilst maintaining a functional ‘garden kitchen’. This option has enterprise links, with students creating bespoke floral gifts for special occasions.