We offer the alternative accreditation of Functional Skills to boys who are working below GCSE Level 2. Functional Skills is a problem solving course and is assessed internally. The students have access to courses in Maths and English. Students will still be expected to sit their timetabled GCSEs as well.
A small group of Year 10 boys are selected to attend an off-site provision – Flower Skills and Training – a practical course for one day a week. The course involves experiencing a range of multi-skills, gaining a City and Guild accreditation. The practical and technical skills prepare pupils for a possible future career in construction. The course is for one year.
‘The course is enjoyable and interesting. We have learnt a lot.’ Teshaun
‘The tutors are helpful and they make the work clear so we can understand what we need to do.’ Danny.
‘Going to Flowers Skills will open opportunities for me. I enjoy going. We have done carpentry, tiling and painting since September.’ Antonio
This BTEC level one diploma in Engineering is suitable for anyone with an interest in engineering and motorcycle maintenance. The course covers a range of engineering aspects, such as mechanical servicing and assembly, welding and metal work, machining processes and electronics. The curriculum is motorcycle focused and learners practice their new skills on Archway’s fleet of dirt bikes.
As part of the engineering course, learners attend regular off-road rider training sessions where they are taught safe off-road motor biking by Auto Cycle Union qualified coaches. All off-road rider training is delivered in line with Auto Cycle Union best practice and minimum standards.
The IFS e-test has been developed by the London Institute of Banking & Finance and provides electronic testing of their qualifications. Students are taught in small groups and are then entered for the LIBF Level 2 Certificate and/or Award in Financial Education (CeFE) 601 /1239/ 6. There is also a LIFE qualification for students who are of low ability.