Here at Hope High School we offer some of our pupils the opportunity to access alternative provision to education. For reasons that are uniquely for the individual pupil, a placement may be sort. We understand that a school environment is not always the right place for all our pupils to learn.  Currently we use a number of different providers, all offering different types of education. Below is a brief description of the providers and the qualifications that are offered.

 

Apple Cast NW

Apple Cast NW is a charity based provider that “offers a safe and secure environment for people of all ages who are interested in fishing and the environment. Cast NW has developed bespoke outdoor activities which include horticulture, conservation, fishing management, fish breeding, aquaponics, agriculture, tailored woodwork shops and animal care.” Taken from the Cast flyer.

At Hope High School, we have found that the majority of pupils that have accessed Cast have become more confident in other areas of their school career. Thus the knock on effect is that they can then access the curriculum delivered in school.

The qualifications that are offered at Cast are:

  • Open Awards -
  • Fishery management level 1 Award/Certificate
  • Horticulture Entry 2-3 Award/Certificate
  • Horticulture Level 1 Award
  • Conservation Level 1 Award/Certificate

UK provider number 10061538

Please click the link to visit their website and have a look at what Cast offer

www.castnw.co.uk

You can also follow them on facebook

PVC - Preston Vocational Centre

PVC provides vocational training in trades such as Construction, plumbing, electrics and home design. It provides high quality support for young people across Lancashire. PVC provides programmes which progress to and supports apprenticeships, employment or further education. PVC developed in partnership with Preston LEAD Group, Preston City Council, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Education Business Partnership, Preston's College and the Learning Skills Council. Pupils at accessing provision at PVC gain Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Construction (QCF) qualification.

UK provider number 10033688

Please click the link to visit their website and have a look at what PVC offer

https://www.prestonvocationalcentre.co.uk/pvc-home

The Skelmersdale Creative Hub

Creative Hub is a new provision that Hope High have recently engaged with. The Hub is an Arts based provision, homing in on pupils artistic skills and widening their creative expression. 

The Hub allows pupils to explore photography, spray painting, woodwork, music, Filmmaking, up-cycling furniture, community work plus more!

The pupils can achieve a Bronze Art Award. If they are studying GCSE art in school then the staff at The Hub will work alongside them to help them achieve this to the best of their ability. 

Community number 09021446

Follow the link below and have a look at The Creative Hub in action.

http://www.skemcreativehub.org.uk

Fix It UK Ltd enables young people from Wigan and the surrounding areas to meet the opportunities and responsibilities of society today, by offering them training in Motor Vehicle Studies, Basic Construction and personal development programmes that build confidence, motivation and personal, social and life skills.

Beneficiaries lack positive role models and have grown up in households where worklessness is the norm. The project improves the life chances of young people, by raising their aspirations and introducing them to new activities

UK Charity Number 1105320 

Please click the link to visit their website and have a look at what Fix It offer

https://www.fixit-uk.org/

You can also follow them on facebook

 

4Techmoto Ltd

4techmoto is an accredited automotive technical training school, support learning in cycle maintenance, construction, functional skills and IT at training centres located in Preston.  It provides high quality support for young people across Lancashire. 4Techmoto provides programmes which progress to and supports apprenticeships, employment or further education.

At Hope High School, we have found that the majority of pupils that have accessed 4Techmoto have become more confident in other areas of their school career. Thus the knock on effect is that they can then access the curriculum delivered in school.

Fir Tree CIC

Fir Tree is an Independent Specialist College for young people aged 16 – 25 with learning disabilities, social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs that require a personalised approach to their education, health and wellbeing. They have a 14-19 vocational project that Hope High pupils can access.

All of the provision is delivered from the access for all training centre based in Appley Bridge, Wigan which is set within a former Christmas tree plantation. The site comprises of a disabled accessible fishery and two log cabin style education centres consisting of four classroom areas. The first centre offers a practical learning zone that can be configured to support learner’s needs and the practical indoor activities taking place. 

All the programmes are flexible and cover a variety of different accredited outcomes ranging from Outdoor Work Preparation, Land & Environment through to Independent Living Skills and Preparation for Adulthood. Pupils can gain a Btech Level 1 certificate in each of the 4 accredited outcomes.

Please click the link to visit their website and have a look at what Fir Tree offer

https://www.firtreecic.co.uk/school-programme.php

You can also follow them on facebook

The Bike Works Skelmersdale offer long term work experience placements for students which provides practical, hands on experience of repairing and servicing bikes for customers in a supervised environment. The employability skills that students gain from this placement are invaluable for them when they move on from Hope High School.

Preston North End Community and Education Trust’s secondary school provision programme is for Year 10 and Year 11 students that may benefit from working in a sporting environment, providing bespoke qualifications.

The programme is designed for hard-to-reach Key Stage 4 students who are disengaged with their school-based studies, lacking in confidence or self-esteem or displaying poor attendance in the standard school environment.

The Trust is now offering a range of courses that help to keep students engaged in their work and maintain their focus, also providing opportunities to learn new skills, too.

Students can choose to study with Preston North End as one of their GCSE options with a two-year course in sport or enterprise available, contributing to their progress eight score.

Under the progress eight programme, pupils will study a combined Level 1 and Level 2 course that contributes in Department for Education tables in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

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