CEIAG at Villa Real
Villa Real 14-19 Provision actively works within the Gatesby Benchmarks to provide a stable careers programme based on theory and access to the labour market. Students can access one careers lesson per week within 14-19 Provision (where appropriate). All will learn about the types of jobs available for them when they leave school and how to apply for jobs. They will also look at suitable clothing for different types of job interview and how to present themselves well.
They will practice interview techniques and look at their personal skills and attributes. Students will also learn about having realistic goals to prepare them for the future after 14-19 Provision. Member of the Job Centre Team will also come and compete a block of work with 14-19 Provision students.
Students also have the opportunity to attend local careers fayres, as well as the fayre held in school, which is attended by local colleges and other providers of education and care post 19. We are also developing links with former pupils to come and given informal talks around their next steps.
ENTERPRISE COFFEE MORNING
Our 14-19 Provision students follow a curriculum of enterprise activities which include researching, planning and making high quality products. Students use decision making skills throughout each project to select products that are desirable to their customers, would sell well and make a profit for their business.
From 2018 the 14-19 Provision will be developing, and hold a coffee morning, for students, parents and staff to attend. This project gives students the opportunity to research and make decisions about; the type of coffee morning they would like to create, table ware, menus, uniform and music. This is part of the ASDAN Entry Level 2 qualification in Employability and Towards Independence Catering Assistant course.
Students take orders from customers, serve food, take payment and tidy up. They also count takings and work out how much profit they have made.
All profit goes to a charity selected by the 14-19 Provision.
All year 14 students (where appropriate) are given the opportunity to take part in work experience. Students are supported by the ‘Enterprise Business Partnership’ team to look at their skills and interests, and identify a suitable placement. Students can use the skills they have learnt in 14-19 Provision in a different setting, developing their confidence and understanding of expectations in the workplace.
14-19 Provision students have the opportunity to grow their own plants and vegetables in our school garden. Students are then able to sell any produce to staff, students and parents.