L2 Gateway

L2GATE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs Andersen

Gateway is an exciting opportunity that opens a new pathway from school to employment/on job training or tertiary study by combining school study with work based learning. Students attend a work placement one day a week and complete an individual learning plan of approximately 20 industry based credits relating to their chosen area of work. Examples of industry placements include: trades, hospitality, health, education, childcare, retail and agriculture. 

Gateway gives students a chance to show an employer that he/she can be a good worker, honest and reliable. Students who have been in Gateway are often offered jobs/apprenticeships during the year. Very few students do not get a permanent job, apprenticeship or go on to further their education from this programme.

Central Hawke’s Bay College is funded for 46 Gateway places per year, therefore we must undergo a selection process.

To be eligible to participate in the Gateway programme students must meet the following criteria

  • be 16 years of age
  • be reliable and punctual with a good attendance record
  • have good classroom, homework management skills
  • able to manage individualised/self-directed learning and assessment
  • acknowledge that they will miss one day of school and commit to catching up work missed in class
  • capable of undertaking a structured work placement, and achieving credits in the workplace
  • able to display a strong interest in a particular industry or career direction
  • be work ready
  • have energy and enthusiasm – a desire to learn and work

Students who do not meet the initial criteria will be given the opportunity to reapply for the programme once they demonstrate they meet the set criteria outlined above, or they may look at alternative programmes such as STAR.

Gateway is not just work experience. The student should have an identified career already. Gateway is work based training designed to simulate the real world of work. Students will not work shadow out in business but be as actively involved as possible within the constraints of the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015, and work on industry based credits towards a national qualification.

Students may be referred by teachers who have noted particular talents, work ethics and goals of students.



Recommended Prior Learning

Must have level 1


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 6401 v6 Provide first aid
2
I
1
U.S. 6402 v8 Provide basic life support
1
I
1
U.S. 7121 v6 Demonstrate skills to search and select information
1
I
2
U.S. 10780 v5 Complete a work experience placement
2
I
3
U.S. 10781 v6 Produce a plan for own future directions
2
I
3
U.S. 12383 v8 Explore career options and their implications
2
I
3
U.S. 17593 v5 Apply safe work practices in the workplace
2
I
4
U.S. 19522 v5 Undertake job safety analysis
3
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

builder, nurse, mechanic


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Disclaimer


The Standards offered are correct at time of writing

Course content may change by the start of the year