Level 3 Future Pathways
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.
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?
|Provide basic life support
|Provide first aid
|Describe the significance of one’s work within an employing organisation
Course Related Costs
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.