Sheiling College has a vocational programme, running alongside and integral to the individual study programme; the implementation of which is supported by the Work Experience Coordinator
Our aim over the 3 year programme is to provide each student with a range of transferable vocational skills which are specific to an individuals planned destination, skill set and aspirations.
Although work experience is student led and tailored to the individual, the following model is used as guidance:
Students will participate in a range of on-site vocational activities and experiences, including gardening, milk and mail delivery, small animal care and basic maintenance.
During the second year, the aim will be to provide a range of external taster sessions within the various work environments we have developed links with in our local community. Taster sessions could include tours of various business establishments, or participating in specific tasks for a short period of time at any number of our work experience providers. Examples of these work experience opportunities may include car washing, farm work, housekeeping or working in an office.
From what we learn during the first two years through observations, feedback and further student voice and choice meetings, the third year should focus on more specific, individualised work placements which ultimately can be continued once they leave college.