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Level 2 Future Pathways

Level 2

Course Code: 2GFPS
Who can I talk to: Ms Stewart

Where your workplace or trade academy is your classroom and your employer or trade tutor is your teacher. Future Pathways is a practical work experience and trades academy programme designed to extend you by immersing you in the real world of work, building upon Level 1 and preparing you for Level 3. In short, you really learn how to work! As a work experience student, you are contracted to the course and to an employer through Gateway. In addition to classroom learning, you will complete a maximum of 20 weeks’ work experience together with projects your teacher and employer will assess on-the-job. Alternatively, as a trades academy student, you are also contracted to the course and to your tertiary provider. In addition to classroom learning and assessment, you will complete a maximum of 33 weeks’ trade training with the added benefit of acquiring a further 20-35 credits at NCEA Level 2.

Course Information

What Knowledge Will I Develop?

Practical, fun and applied best describes the knowledge learning for a Future Pathways student. From ’how to get a job in five minutes to planning your future pathway beyond high school and negotiating a workplace agreement with a real employer, you build a self-confidence that puts you ahead of your peers in terms of a real awareness of what employers want and need from you as a future member of the workforce. You learn how to write for business, understand workplace needs for personal presentation and working with customers, take the time needed to explore your potential pathways beyond school then plan and take action on these, and understand your rights and responsibilities at work under law. You have the opportunity to take part in further short courses to develop teamwork, leadership and life skills necessary for the next chapter of your young life beyond school. Your employer or trade tutor trains and assesses your practical studies programme. You also complete a Workplace First Aid certificate, qualifying you for two years as a workplace first responder. The routine of a Future Pathways student forces you to quickly learn how to manage your normal school studies with extensive practical learning commitments, to be communicative, organised and thoroughly prepared.

How Will The Course Contribute To My Qualification?

Code Title Credits Internal External Core Optional L1 Literacy L1 Numeracy UE Reading UE Writing Date
24871 Complete complex forms 2 y y 22-10-2021
6402 Provide basic life support 1 y y 24-09-2021
6401 Provide first aid 1 y y 24-09-2021
6400 Manage first aid in an emergency situation 2 y y 24-09-2021
1979 Describe employment agreements 3 y y 03-09-2021
12383 Explore career options and their implications 3 y 11-10-2021
12382 Describe the significance of one’s work with an employing organisation 2 y y 20-08-2021
10781 Produce a plan for own future directions 3 y y 18-06-2021
62 Maintain personal presentation and a positive attitude in a workplace involving customer contact 3 y y 09-04-2021
Credits: 18-21 credits for work experience students; trades academy students may earn an additional 20-35 credits.
Does this course provide a pathway to University Entrance? No

Entry Requirements

Students are required to submit to programme selection requirements, such as a formal written application and attendance of a family/whanau information evening. All students welcome, with HOD approval.

Course Related Costs

No course costs for students.

Companion Subjects

Any subject the promotes a relevant, suitable pathway beyond high school; 2TRADE or 2GATEWAY

Subject Combination Notes

Trades academy BCATS students may be precluded from 2TBLD; too many practical subjects in a student's timetable may become too overwhelming.