This award is open for initiatives that have enabled successful and sustainable transition into post-16 education and training from schools. Assessors will be looking for strong examples that support students during the move from pre-16 to post-16 education that support progression.
The initiatives could include (but not restricted to):
- Progression into technical education and training. Good examples of how colleges supported students progressing from schools into post-16 technical education and training. This could include programmes which work in partnership with schools to support the transition from a school to college environment.
- Supporting health and wellbeing. Examples of effective programmes of how a college supports students during the challenging transition from pre to post-16 environments and the continuity of this would be welcome.
- Effective curriculum delivery. How colleges effective deliver curriculum during the transition period, providing meaningful qualifications and the development of a wide range of personal, social and employability skills, including the development of English and/or mathematics, relevant to each student’s needs.
- Partnerships with schools. Well established arrangements with schools that ensures students receive high quality advice and guidance that enables them and/or their parents/guardians to make informed choices. Coupled to this, examples of colleges working with schools to give summer/taster courses pre-induction, which support to transition to post-16 education and training.
About the Skills and Education Group
The Skills and Education Group unites education and skills orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. Our mission is the advancement of skills and education to improve the lives of individuals.
With more than one hundred years of collective experience, the Group's strategic partnerships creates opportunities to inform, influence, and represent the wider education and skills sector.
We want all students to achieve their full potential - no matter what their age, background or ability.