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Green Labyrinth Education (GLE) offers a range of pathways for students aged 16-19 or up to 25 for those with an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP).  Whether you require a vocational pathway from level 1 to level 3 or a more supportive route back in to education through distance learning, counselling and mentoring we may have a programme to suit.

What We Offer

We also offer a Level 1 Preparation for employment, or you can choose to progress onto an apprenticeship or traineeship if you are looking for practical experience.

Enrichment Programme 22/23

Green Labyrinth aim to provide an enrichment programme which supports student development in a variety of ways. Our enrichment programme aims to prepare students for progression, citizenship, and employment and to support their wellbeing and develop their skills.

We have grouped our enrichment skills and qualities potential in to the 8 common enrichment categories. These categories were identified in the AoC funded Enrichment research project.

We have colour coded the groups and included the skills and qualities we believe each enrichment holds the potential to offer each student undertaking that activity.

Social and emotional literacy.

Citizenship, political literacy, leadership, campaigning & advocacy.

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

Language and literacy – including oracy.

Enterprise and economic literacy

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Contributing to the community and social action.

Understanding the world; global issues and international links.

The afore mentioned research project also identifies a series of rationales for enrichment which we believe fit our own motives for enrichment and provide a base for students to garner new skills and qualities and support the scaffolding of skills and qualities taught in academic/vocational topics with an enhanced experiential capacity for growth and development.

Colleges’ rationale for enrichment can be described in several ways:

Voluntarism: these are electives - activities which students choose to engage in, with all the motivation and engagement which follows.

Entitlement: some colleges offer a menu but expect everyone to choose something.

Deepening: the opportunity to extend and deepen a student’s awareness, understanding or experience - this can support or complement their main programme.

Broadening: these are activities which extend students’ horizons and allow them to explore their own interests and aspirations as well as develop new skills.

Complementarity: activities which contrast with a student’s main programme, contributing to broadening.

Motivation: engaging students, helping them to connect them to the college and wider community.

STEP 1 - Supportive, Targeted Engagement Pathway

This comprises of distance learning, mentoring and on-site counselling for students wishing to continue their studies however have barriers to engaging in a physical setting.

STEP 2 - Supportive, Targeted Engagement Pathway

This step is aimed at students with barriers to learning and require a higher level of face to face mentoring to support with academic study.

Every pathway has a progression route to higher-level study, employment, apprenticeship or traineeship built in and we will support all students on to their next steps with impartial guidance and professionalism, however, we hope all students will wish to continue their learning journey with GLE where ever possible.

We have two locations for onsite learning and a bespoke range of distance learning and mentor packages. Our main site is located in the town centre and our delivery of level 2 Diploma in Beauty is in west Swindon. 

Our programmes, both remote and onsite offer a unique level of experience that will support you to become the best version of yourself!

We have developed a programme of study and support that will engage and challenge which includes:

Small class sizes to offer a more bespoke learning experience
An academic mentor assigned to every student
Our inhouse counsellor to support with mental health and well-being
A varied enrichment programme
Guest speakers
Work experience 

Try a Traineeship!

An Exciting New Work Experience Alternative!

Traineeship is a skills development programme that includes a work placement. It can last from 6 weeks up to 1 year, though most traineeships last for less than 6 months. They are designed to help young people aged 16 to 19 who don’t yet have the appropriate skills or experience, and unlock their great potential to prepare them for their future careers helping them to become ‘work ready’.

Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths, and work experience needed to secure an apprenticeship or employment.

Green Labyrinth Education Vocational pathways

Barbering Diploma Level 2 

Entry requirements - 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above or a great interview

Progression - Progress to qualifications at a higher level, to an apprenticeship or to employment in Barbering

The qualifications’ purpose is to:

Students will have the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications at a higher level, to an apprenticeship or to employment in a barbers
Support students in to becoming outstanding members of their community and engage successfully with further study and/or sustained employment or apprenticeship

The programme also includes the following:

Maths and English GCSE for those who need to continue their studies
Work experience
The Character in Practice programme
The good citizen award
Our GLE characteristics programme
All students will have a designated mentor and the offer of on-site counselling where required
Regular, impartial advice and guidance on progression opportunities
Support with additional learning needs

Upon successful completion of the programme students/parents/guardians will be invited to our graduation ceremony and for those who excel will be our graduation with honours certificate

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Green Labyrinth Education Vocational pathways

Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Diploma in Digital and IT Skills

Entry requirements -  4 GCSEs grade 3 or above, or a great interview

Progression - Employment, Level 3 qualification, Apprenticeship level 3, if aged 19 upon completion of the course we can support with the new level 5 diploma in Web Application Development

The qualifications’ purpose is to:

Prepare students to progress to a qualification in the same sector or a related area at a higher level
Prepare students for employment within different roles in the digital and creative industries and in other industries that require specific digital and IT skills.
Support students in to becoming outstanding members of their community and engage successfully with further study and/or sustained employment or apprenticeship

The programme also includes the following:

Maths and English GCSE for those who need to continue their studies
An enrichment programme exploring robotics and programming
The Character in Practice programme
The good citizen award
Our GLE characteristics programme
All students will have a designated mentor and the offer of on-site counselling where required
Regular, impartial advice and guidance on progression opportunities
Support with additional learning needs

Upon successful completion of the programme students/parents/guardians will be invited to our graduation ceremony and for those who excel will be our graduation with honours certificate

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Level 1 Art


Level: Level 1
Lessons per week: 9
Class size: 8-10 learners



WHAT WILL I STUDY?


We learn about artists, art skills and techniques including the elements of art and colour theory. We experiment with paint, pastels, pen, ink and collage to develop art skills and techniques. Learners then work on planning and creating their own 2D art image. Learners then work together to plan an Arts event of their choice, developing their confidence to work with others, communication and team skills.
Learners also work on a plan for their progression, thinking about their career interests and goals. We also learn about rights and responsibilities in the workplace and how to search and apply for a job.


HOW AM I ASSESSED?

Learners are assessed through their class work, folder work, sketch book and practical controlled assessments. All assessments happen in college.


WHAT COULD THIS LEAD TO?

Further education, for example a level 2 Arts related course at New College, employment or an apprenticeship.

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The VTCT Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy General (QCF)

Delivered on-site at the Wiltshire School of Beauty

Entry requirements - 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above or a great interview

Progression - GLE Entrepreneurship qualification, Level 3 programmes in Beauty, Media make up, Apprenticeship, Employment or self-employment

The qualifications’ purpose is to:

 For students seeking a career as an employed and/or self-employed beauty therapist. This qualification is based on the beauty therapy National Occupational Standards (NOS) and is recognised by the UK’s leading professional bodies as being fit for purpose for preparing learners for a career as a beauty therapist
Support students in to becoming outstanding members of their community and engage successfully with further study and/or sustained employment or apprenticeship

You will study:

Practical Units:
Facial and skin care
Eyelash and brow treatments
Waxing
Manicure
Pedicure
Additional Units:
Make up 
Threading

Theory units:

Health and Safety
Promote additional services or products to clients
Develop and maintain effectiveness at work

The programme also includes the following:

Maths and English GCSE for those who need to continue their studies
Work experience
The Character in Practice programme
The good citizen award
Our GLE characteristics programme
All students will have a designated mentor and the offer of on-site counselling where required
Regular, impartial advice and guidance on progression opportunities
Support with additional learning needs

Upon successful completion of the programme students/parents/guardians will be invited to our graduation ceremony and for those who excel will be our graduation with honours certificate

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Green Labyrinth Education Vocational pathways

Highfield Level 1 Diploma in Personal Development for Employability

Entry requirements - Willingness to take part in a full-time study programme and progress on to a higher qualification/employment or apprenticeship

Progression - GLE Level 2 Entrepreneur programme, a higher-level qualification in any field of study, apprenticeship, employment

The qualifications’ purpose is to:

Prepare students for employment and/or support a role in the workplace/apprenticeship or further study. The content of the qualification is designed to be flexible for learners to achieve a variety of employment-based skills, along with a number of work-related tasters.

The programme also includes the following:

Maths and English GCSE for those who need to continue their studies
Potential work placement in a relevant setting alongside students’ vocational interest
The Character in Practice programme
The good citizen award
Our GLE characteristics programme
All students will have a designated mentor and the offer of on-site counselling where required
Regular, impartial advice and guidance on progression opportunities
Support with additional learning needs
Job club and CV workshop
Guest speaker’s employer forums

Upon successful completion of the programme students/parents/guardians will be invited to our graduation ceremony and for those who excel will be our graduation with honours certificate

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Early Years Diploma Level 2

Entry requirements - 4 GCSEs grade 3 or above or a great interview

Progression - Progress to qualifications at a higher level, to an apprenticeship or to employment or a traineeship

The qualifications’ purpose is to:

Students will have the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to progress to qualifications at a higher level, to an apprenticeship or to employment in a early years setting
Support students in to becoming outstanding members of their community and engage successfully with further study and/or sustained employment or apprenticeship

The programme also includes the following:

Maths and English GCSE for those who need to continue their studies
Work experience
The Character in Practice programme
The good citizen award
Our GLE characteristics programme
All students will have a designated mentor and the offer of on-site counselling where required
Regular, impartial advice and guidance on progression opportunities
Support with additional learning needs

Upon successful completion of the programme students/parents/guardians will be invited to our graduation ceremony and for those who excel will be our graduation with honours certificate

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Green Labyrinth Education Vocational pathways

Highfield Level 2 Diploma in Personal Development for Employability (entrepreneurship)

Entry requirements - 4 grade 3 GCSE’s or above or successful graduation from our level 1 PDE programme or a great interview

Progression - Employment, self-employed, Further study, apprenticeship

The qualifications’ purpose is to:

Prepare students for employment and/or support a role in the workplace/apprenticeship or further study. The content of the qualification is designed to be flexible for learners to understand the basics of start-up business, from initial idea to marketing, book keeping stock control and ordering to actualisation and business start up

The programme also includes the following:

Maths and English GCSE for those who need to continue their studies
Potential work placement in a relevant setting alongside students’ vocational interest
The Character in Practice programme
The good citizen award
Our GLE characteristics programme
All students will have a designated mentor and the offer of on-site counselling where required
Regular, impartial advice and guidance on progression opportunities
Support with additional learning needs
Job club and CV workshop
Guest speaker’s including business leaders, entrepreneurs, and open day forum of self-start businesses from: trades, tech, media and the arts
GLE business presentation day upon successful graduation students can market their product to local business leaders and potential supporters and investors

Upon successful completion of the programme students/parents/guardians will be invited to our graduation ceremony and for those who excel will be our graduation with honours certificate

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Level 1 Health, Social Care and Early Years

Level: Level 1

Lessons per week: 6
Class size: 8-10 learners


WHAT WILL I STUDY?
Skills-based qualifications designed to help learners develop the personal and social skills needed to help them to progress to independent living, future employment in Health and Social Care or Early Years or further vocational study.
To include:
Work experience
Underpinning knowledge
Guest speakers


HOW AM I ASSESSED?

You will be assessed by Coursework and assessments.


WHAT COULD THIS LEAD TO?

Progression routes are

-Level 2 HSC
-Level 2 Early Years
-Apprenticeship Level 2


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Level: Level 1
Lessons per week: 6
Class size: 8-10 learners


WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Vocational - Learners will cover a CORE subject or A2 DEVELOPING A PERSONAL PROGRESSION PLAN-this covers shorts and long-term goal. Progression opportunities. Identifying own skills and behaviours' auditing own skills and behaviours. Creating a progression plan and identifying transferable skills.
Students will study 2 main topics
HSC8-Advising others about healthy lifestyle-Factors that affect health-How Healthy are you-Staying Healthy-Independent and group research-Planning an information sharing event on healthy lifestyles.
Designing a product-This is contextualized to individual areas of work for example a gaming device.
Workskills –Contributing to the work of a TEAM
-Searching and applying for jobs
-Rights and responsibilities in the workplace


HOW AM I ASSESSED?

Vocational - Learning creates a portfolio of work which is assessed. Some units WORKSKILLS and CORE have workbooks which have additional evidence.
Main Units have a controlled assessment over a period that is completed independantly.These can be retaken if not passed.

WorkSkills - Learning creates a portfolio of work which is assessed. Some units WORKSKILLS and CORE have workbooks which have additional evidence.
Main Units have a controlled assessment over a period that is completed independantly.These can be retaken if not passed.


WHAT COULD THIS LEAD TO?

BTEC Level 1 in Vocational Skills.

BTEC Level 1 in Workskills.

There is an opportunity for Pass, Merit or Distinction in all areas of assessment.

We can help to support learners in an Apprenticeship, Work or Higher Education.




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Personal and Social Development - ASDAN 


Level: Level 1 ASDAN Progression Certificate
Lessons per week: 6
Class size: 8-10 learners

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

The Personal and Social Development (PSD) qualifications offer imaginative ways of supporting young people in:
-becoming confident individuals who are physically, emotionally and socially healthy
-being responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and embrace change
-managing risk together with their own wellbeing
as well as introducing them to new activities and personal challenges.


HOW AM I ASSESSED?

You will be assesed by coursework.

WHAT COULD THIS LEAD TO?

Progression routes are:-Level 1 or 2 vocational qualification-Employment/ Volunteering


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Green Labyrinth Education Enrichment

Lego and Games

Description -  Communication, reading instructions, Relaxation, problem solving

Theme's -

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Citizenship, political literacy, leadership, campaigning & advocacy.

Language and literacy – including oracy.

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Student Union

Description - Chance to be involved in decision-making at the college and bring about positive change. Remits include; Education, Events, Health and Welfare and the Environment

Theme's -

Contributing to the community and social action.

Citizenship, political literacy, leadership, campaigning & advocacy.

Understanding the world; global issues and international links.

Language and literacy – including oracy.

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Textiles

Description -  Develop skills in textiles and textile techniques.
Links into art, sustainability in fashion

Theme's -

Social and emotional literacy.

Contributing to the community and social action.

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

Enterprise and economic literacy

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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Foodwise

Description -  An Asdan Qual covering: Healthy eating, basic food safety, food prep and presentation, cooking on a budget, entertaining, the food industry, practical skills, exploring the food from other cultures.

Theme's -

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Language and literacy – including oracy.

Enterprise and economic literacy

Contributing to the community and social action.

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

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Colouring For Calm

Description -  Time to relax and chill out, enhance your focus.
Run by our counsellor who is there to support emotional well-being

Theme's -

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Social and emotional literacy.

Contributing to the community and social action.

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

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Adventure and Residential

Description -  An Asdan qual comprising of, planning a trip, Aspects of trips and visits, Museums, galleries and heritage, Evaluation – links to English and maths

Theme's -

Language and literacy – including oracy.

Social and emotional literacy.

Citizenship, political literacy, leadership, campaigning & advocacy.

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

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Citizenship and Sociology

Description - An Asdan qual covering, Rights and responsibilities, Community and volunteering, Government and democracy, Law and order, Finance and Global Citizenship

Theme's -

Citizenship, political literacy, leadership, campaigning & advocacy.

Language and literacy – including oracy.

Enterprise and economic literacy

Contributing to the community and social action.

Understanding the world; global issues and international links.

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

Social and emotional literacy.

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Comic Book Café and Cos Play

Description -  For those who enjoy reading, drawing and discussing comic books. The outcome of designing your own superhero – Links in to literacy, art, communication and appreciating the opinion of others which also links to SEN

Theme's -

Creative and performing arts and cultural literacy.

Sport, fitness, physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Contributing to the community and social action.

Social and emotional literacy.

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Maths



Level: Entry 3 - GCSE
Lessons per week: up to 3 depending on your level
Class size:  8-10 learners


WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Maths is diverse, engaging and essential in equipping students with the right skills to reach their future destination. The Maths GCSE foundation course at Green Labyrinth is through AQA who designs qualifications and support to enable students to engage with, explore and succeed in maths. By putting students first, our aim is to support them to shape what success in maths looks like for every student. The question papers are designed with students in mind to give the best possible opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of maths, to ensure they achieve the results they deserve.
Subject content for the course:
· Number
· Algebra
· Ratio, proportion and rates of change
· Geometry and measures
· Probability
· Statistics

As well as GCSE, there is also the option to study Functional Skills Maths at Entry Level, Level 1 and Level 2.