Welcome To Gateway

At The Gateway we offer alternative education for vulnerable learners who are leaving or have left statutory education at 16 but are unable to progress into employment, further education or training. They may have ‘fallen off’ a post 16 programme they have started elsewhere because they don’t have the skills to maintain their place.

They may have complex problems that contribute to them not being ready to take the next step.

The diversity of learner needs will be significant and The Gateway offers individual programmes that seek to address many of these through personalised learning
programmes to suit each learners needs.
Learners will engage in individual learning packages to suit their need

• Learning packages may include gaining literacy and numeracy and/or vocational qualifications.
• Staff will support learners to develop self-confidence, self-esteem, social skills
• Staff will encourage an understanding of the expectations of the work place or college.
• Staff will work with each learner from the start to develop a ‘moving on’ plan so that when they leave they can secure a place in further education, employment or training and maintain it successfully.

We currently offer the following curriculum

Exam Board Qualification
English – at appropriate level
AQA Entry 1-3 Step Up to English
Edexcel Functional Skills L1&2 Functional Skills English
NCFE 10, 11,post 16 Certificate of English
AQA GCSE 9-1 English Language
Maths  – at appropriate level
Edexcel Functional Skills – entry level Functional Skills Entry Level 1-3 Maths
Edexcel Functional Skills Maths L1 – L2
Edexcel  GCSE Mathematics 9-1
Edexcel GCSE
Preparation for Working Life
AQA Certificate 1/2 PWL
Edexcel Functional Skills ICT Entry Level, L1 – L2
Wider Skills
NCFE Level 1 Short Course Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
NCFE Level 1 Short Course Level 1 Award in Sexual Health
OCR GCSE 9-1 Business Studies
OCR Cambridge Technical Award/certificate Health & Social Care 
NCFE Level 1 Award in Music Technology
Physical Education
OCR GCSE Physical Education (New specification) 9-1
Award Sports Leader
GCSE Constructing in the Built Environment (new specification)
City & Guilds Level 1 Level 1 Award Construction Skills or Level 1 Certificate
Motor Vehicle
IMIAL Level 1 Level 1 Certificate in Service and Maintenance Engineering (VRQ)
ABC Level 1 Award Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies
Kitchen Craft
Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Jamie Olivers Home Cooking Skills (short course)
City & Guilds NVQ Level 1 Food Preparation & Cooking