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

Qualification Offer THE GATEWAY@SPSP
Exam Board Qualification Post 16 approved
English – at appropriate level
Edexcel Entry 1-3 Entry Level
AQA Entry 1-3 Step Up: 5972 Silver & 5973 Gold Y
Edexcel Functional Skills L1&2 FSE01 & FSE02
NCFE 10, 11,post 16 Level 1 & Level 2 Y
AQA GCSE 9-1 English Language Y
Maths  – at appropriate level
Edexcel Functional Skills – entry level Functional Skills Entry Level 1-3 Maths
NCFE Level 1 & Entry Level Certificate of Maths – Entry Level – Level 1 Y
Edexcel Functional Skills Maths L1 – L2
Edexcel GCSE Mathematics 9-1 Y
AQA Certificate 1/2 Preparation for Working Life (Final Year) Y
Wider Skills
NCFE Level 1 Short Course Level 1 Award in Substance Misuse Awareness
NCFE Level 1 Short Course Level 1 Award in Money Management
The Gateway Level 1 Short Course British Values
Edexcel Functional Skills ICT EL 1/2/3, L1, L2 Y
Arts Award Bronze Award
The Gateway Level 1 H&SC Y
OCR GCSE Business Y
Physical Education
Sports Leaders UK Award Sports Leader
City & Guilds Level 1 Level 1 Award Construction Skills Y
Motor Vehicle
ABC Level 1 Award Level 1 Award in Motor Vehicle Studies Y
Kitchen Craft
Edexcel BTEC Level 1/2 Award in Jamie Olivers Home Cooking Skills (short course)
City & Guilds NVQ Level 1 Food Preparation Y
Board Qualification Title QAN Number Level Aw/Cert/Dip Mandatory Units Optional Units Number of Credits Required Registration End Date Certificate End Date
BTEC Level 1 Award Home Cooking Skills 500/8084/2 1 Award centre devised to meet criteria in spec 4 31/12/2017 31/12/2019
BTEC Level 2 Award Home Cooking Skills 500/8020/9 2 Award centre devised to meet criteria in spec 6 31/12/2017 31/12/2019
BTEC Construction & Built Environment 600/6817/6 2 Award 3 (2 core & 1 mandatory) 1 120 GLH 31/12/2019 31/12/2020
City & Guild Construction Skills 601/0324/3 1 Award 3 6 (3 of which must come from units 103 -137) 9 30/04/2018 30/04/2019
City & Guild Construction Skills 601/0330/9 1 Certificate 3 12 (6 of which must come from units 103-137) 15 30/04/2018 30/04/2019
City & Guild NVQ Level 1 Food Preparation 500/9797/0 1 Certificate 3 (10 credits) remaining 8 credits made up from Section A of spec 18 31/12/2019 31/12/2020