What is SWAT?

SWAT stands for ‘Serious about Work and Training’. The SWAT is a full time learning programme for learners who have had barriers to learning. It supports them holistically by developing a transferable skill set for the future with Maths and English as the Core Learning Aim. This course has been designed for those who enjoy a ‘non-traditional’ style of learning.

Who is SWAT for?

SWAT is for anyone who is undecided about their future, unsure of what pathway to take whether it is an Apprenticeship route or further education, and for someone who needs additional support to decide on their next step.

Course content and details

The Course is delivered in line with the Academic year over 3 ½ days per week

  • Monday-Wednesday: 9:00-16:00 each day
  • Thursday: 9:00 – 12:30

The course will be taught through various methods, and will be assessed through a range of methods, including fun practical assessments, outdoor activities, multiple-choice exams and the completion of a portfolio. All tests and assessments are carried out over the duration of the SWAT programme.

Maths and English Functional Skills will be taught to make sure you are at a good level for future career choices, along with a mix of the following options:

  •  Self-assessment
  • Making informed career and progression choices
  • Preparation for an interview
  •  Planning for and reflecting on a job interview
  •  Searching for a job/course/apprenticeship
  •  Effective teamwork
  •  Working as a volunteer
  • Personal fitness and wellbeing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Archery
  • Wall Climbing
  • Volunteering for local charities
  • Use of the gym

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