Signposting vocational pathways
Oaklands College presented the vocational options and pathways to our Year 11s and Year 10s
One of our FE college partners presented to our Year 11 and Year 10 cohort this morning about their options post 16. Oaklands College explained the different pathways and courses available on their two campuses in Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield. The courses range from art and design, business studies, sport through to vocational hair and beauty, animal care and construction options. There are different routes that can lead onto Apprenticeships or university allowing our pupils future option choices. Oaklands offer experienced lecturers on industry specialisms and have links and actively encourage work experience placements during the students’ courses. The T-levels were also introduced, which are a new government initiative which is linking businesses and industry with vocational courses. The format varies, but it is typically 80% course and 20% placement (45 days) – Oaklands College are launching Business, Engineering and Education & Childcare T-levels this September.
If pupils and parents/carers are interested there are Open Days on 25th and 27th April 2023 across their two campus sites – look at their website for details: https://www.oaklands.ac.uk/ Any questions about options at college, apprenticeships or sixth form please contact the school.