Ready for Work Programme

Level 2

Duration: 1 Year

Contact: Mr B Harper

Entry Requirements

This course is by invitation only.

Course Content

Selected Homewood students will be invited to join this new, full-time programme. The main short-term objective is to prepare these young people for a full-time apprenticeship or employment with training. The long term aim is to make these young people more employable and improve their opportunities in the future.

The programme will consist of either two or three days in school to work on English, Maths and a Customer Service level 2 qualification and the remaining two or three days at a work placement. Ideally the work placement would be linked to the student’s future careers aspiration. Time spent in the work placement would help develop the essential transferable employability skills that all employers are looking for.

This programme will be open to Homewood students who have not achieved five GCSE grades at A* – C including a level 4 in GCSE English and/or Maths.

Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre will work with the student, their parents/careers and local employers to find the most appropriate work placement. All work placements will be Health and Safety checked and all will have Employers Liability Insurance.

In addition Homewood school staff will make regular visits to monitor each work placement to ensure our students are being fully supported and making a positive contribution to the place of work.

University Success

In 2018, 93% of students went to their first or second choice university.

A Level Pass Rate

In 2018, Homewood's Year 13 students achieved 100% pass rate in over 42 A-level and Level 3 courses.