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Level 3 Future Pathways

Level 3

Course Code: 3GFPS
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 further extend you by immersing you in the real world of work, building upon the Level 1 and Level 2 courses. In short, you quickly learn what your future pathway is going to look like and be like! As a work experience student, you are contracted to the course and to an employer through Gateway. In addition to classroom learning, you complete a maximum of 20 weeks’ work experience together with projects your industry training provider 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, you will complete a maximum of 33 weeks’ trade training with the added benefit of acquiring a further 29-45 credits at NCEA Level 3.

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 negotiating a workplace agreement with a real employer to working with industry professionals, 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. Your industry training provider and employer or trade tutor trains and assesses your practical studies programme. You have a further opportunity to take part in short courses to develop teamwork, leadership and life skills necessary for the next chapter of your young life beyond school. 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 will force you at Level 3 to quickly learn how to manage your normal school studies with extensive practical learning commitments, to be communicative, organised and absolutely 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
6402 Provide basic life support 1 y y 24-09-2021
6401 Provide first aid 1 y y 24-09-2021
12382 Describe the significance of one’s work within an employing organisation 2 y y 20-08-2021
Credits: 06 compulsory credits and either a further 20 credits from GATEWAY, or a further 29-45 credits from Trades Academy.
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 that promotes a relevant, suitable pathway into tertiary education or training and/or meaningful employment beyond high school.

Subject Combination Notes

Intending students need to take care when considering a programme that consists of multiple practical subjects, as this could quickly become overwhelming. Gateway work experience students are required to complete 20 weeks' practical for one day per week. Trades Academy students are required to complete 33 weeks' practical for two days per week.