CGC’s programmes are designed to support your professional and personal development, whatever your starting point may be. Students in both Key Stages are offered a vocational pathway for the academic year, comprised of 3 equally important parts:
As well as selection of vocational qualifications, English and maths are a key part of your studies as employers value literacy and numeracy. In each Key Stage, we also offer a range of other subjects and activities designed to develop you personally, socially and academically.
Each young person undertakes an initial and diagnostic assessment which helps us to determine the most appropriate pathway and starting level for him/her.
We believe that positive relationships can have an important effect on learning and success, therefore each student is offered a chance to meet with a coach for 1:1 support with both personal development and career planning. During a typical session you might set and review targets related to your course, or to personal development and future career goals. The coach is also an advocate and liaises with family members and any external agencies that may be working with a student.
ACE is an in-house, co-curricular programme that helps students develop transferable skills such as teamwork, professional communication and business principles. As well as developing the confidence and agility to succeed in the workplace, we also believe that young people should have opportunities to engage with the wider community so that they are able to be active citizens and leaders in the modern world. We have adopted the CBI Framework for Employability Skills as a roadmap for ACE, as it highlights key skills that employers look for and that our students should be developing through a wide range of learning experiences.
ACE is also the umbrella programme for a range of activities that cover several key National Curriculum areas, such as SMSC and PSHE, Careers Education and British Values. Project-based learning that offers real life experience is also a key part of the way ACE is delivered.
Read more about ACE.