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Programmes available at Horizon
At Horizon, we offer:
- 2 bridging programmes to support Key Stage 5 students with making decisions about their next steps and moving on from school
- 2 pathways to employment to support students to successfully get and retain jobs (with an 80% employment rate and 90% retention rate)
- A post-employment service to help graduate interns to apply for Access to Work funding and to secure the support of a Job Coach
Please see our course overview for more information.
COLLEGE BRIDGING PROGRAMME
1 year programme for school leavers (aged 16) who are able to pursue formal qualifications (functional skills or GCSE).
Based at a local college 4 days a week, the course includes core lessons in English, Maths, ICT and PE, along with a vocational option (for example, an introduction to Creative Media, Catering and Hospitality, or Construction) and one full day focused on career planning, life skills and PSHE (including Relationships and Sex Education). On day 5, students undertake individual work experience to build their confidence and skill in the workplace.
Students who successfully complete this course typically move on to study at a mainstream college.
BROADEN HORIZONS BRIDGING PROGRAMME
2 year programme for school leavers (aged 16) who are unable to access formal qualifications or who need support to become more independent.
This course is aimed at learners who would benefit from additional support to become independent as they get closer to adulthood.
Students study English, Maths, ICT, PE, PSHE (including Relationships and Sex Education) and a series of vocational tasters (for example, Catering and Hospitality, Construction, Horticulture and Retail). In addition, students undertake supported work experience placements as a whole class.
Students who successfully complete this course typically move on to study at a mainstream college or our Pre-internship Programme.
1 year programme for students working towards a Supported Internship Programme but who need additional time to prepare for employment.
This course is for students who are coming to the end of their time in education and who are want to join the Supported Internship programme but aren’t quite ready.
Students continue building on their literacy, numeracy and digital skills in class, and sample work ‘taster’ sessions to help them develop work skills.
Students who successfully complete this course typically apply for the Supported Internship Programme.
SUPPORTED INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
1 year programme for 16 to 25 year old students who are ready to move into employment.
This course is for students wishing to move into employment but who need help to do so.
Interns undertake a work placement with an employer partner. The placement is a ‘working interview’ which leads to a paid job offer for successful interns.
Interns also go to college one day a week to study English, Maths, work and life skills and applicable workplace qualifications (for example, first aid, health and safety, or food hygiene).
Typically, 80% of interns are successful in gaining paid work at the end of their placement, and 90% of employed interns retain their jobs.
For graduate interns who need a helping hand beyond the Supported Internship.
Our Post-employment Service offers advice on Access to Work funding applications.
We also provide Job Coach support through the Learning for Life Charity (LFLC) for those who are granted Access to Work funding for this purpose.