Course Title: Post 16 Vocational and work readiness and vocational studies - 4 elements
Course description: Our full-time courses (Entry Level 3 to Level 1) are supportive, enriching and creative - aimed at those who need support to progress to the next stage of their lives, or who have struggled before within traditional educational settings. Our learners benefit from very small class sizes, supported work experience and potential mental health support – an exciting and unique alternative to mainstream pathways. All full-time courses are credits-based, so there is flexibility to change subjects and try out different areas. If needed, courses include English and maths.
1) Vocational Studies – 3 options.
2) Functional Skills – English and maths – if needed
3) Supported Work Experience – Compulsory
4) Mental Health Support – Subject to suitability (aged 11 - 17)
Mental Health Support – Subject to suitability As with our KS4 offer, we are able to offer mental health support for those in KS3. Working with Oxford Health, we are part of a unique partnership with leading Oxfordshire third-sector organisations, to increase the options open to the county’s young people. The partnership is supported, managed and funded directly by CAMHS and helps young people access mental health support early. Subject to suitability, a young person could take part in a 12 week, 1-hour-a-week support programme alongside their other studies at Synolos, or as a stand-alone offer. This service is free to access, but has limited places and is subject to NHS guidelines.
Start Date: Rolling start from the September
Programme length: 1 academic year with the option of a second year
Programme cost: Free for 16-24-year-olds with an EHCP
Who is eligible?
Young people aged between 16 -18 and up to 24 who have an Education, Health and Care Plan.
Application process for schools
* Please complete the application form
* Synolos to establish needs of the learner using provided information
* If we feel the young person is suitable for the Synolos environment, we will arrange for the young person visit and have a formal chat
* Once we have met with the young person, a formal decision will be sent to the appropriate parties via email
* Learners will attend a 1 hour session for induction and enrolment. At this session young people will need to bring ID and any other paper work such a certificates
* Learners will be given their timetables and full start dates
* Once started each learner will complete a 6 week probation period to decide if this is a suitable programme for them to continual with
* For those with EHCPs, it is important that we have a copy of the EHCP in order for us to assess the needs of the young person and put into place any required additional support
* Synolos reserves the right to refuse anyone a placement