12GATE

Level 2/Level 3 Gateway

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr R. King

Gateway is a Government funded 'premier' programme which provides opportunities for students to participate in workplace learning and achieve workplace qualifications while still at school. Gateway is a formalised, contract-based learning arrangement (with the employer community) following an initial preparation phase that ensures the students have completed Workplace Safety, First Aid and Site Safe certificates (if required).

Gateway gives students a head-start to gain employment, (part time and full time), apprenticeships, further training opportunities and valuable networks for later reference. Students are able to attend placements that fit into their timetables; this is usually one day a week but is flexible to student need (10 days minimum requirement in total for the year). Gateway students attend normal classes when they are not on their placements. They are expected to catch up on any work missed in other subjects and their attendance must remain at 85% during the year on the Gateway programme. Gateway fully funds any course costs and student costs (eg; equipment/tools etc) Gateway prepares students and expects them to be organised and committed to carry out the workplace contract for their benefit, for the benefit of the employer and for the good reputation of the school. If a student does not consistently meet these attendance, schoolwork completion and workplace contract expectations they may be withdrawn from the programme following consultation with the Gateway teacher, Deans and parents/caregivers.  

NOTE; teachers and workplace coordinators attempt to work with the students to ensure a best fit in the workplace and to minimise stress around completion of the student's school studies programme ; SEE COURSE OVERVIEW 

Some of the employment placement opportunities include:

Accounting; Agriculture; Animal care; Art and Design; Air stewarding; Automotive technician or re-finisher; Audio-engineering; Architecture; Barista; Banking; Beauty therapy; Baking; Barber; Brick/tile layer; Broadcasting; Building; Butchery; Computing; Conservation; Dance; Design; Diving; Drafting/Graphic design; Early Childcare; Electrical; Engineering; Event Management; Fabrication and welding; Fashion; Florist; Glazier;  Hairdressing; Hospitality; Horticulture; Interior Design; Joinery; Landscaping; Legal; Media; Medical; Music performance and teaching; Nursing; Painter; Performing Arts; Personal training; Pharmacy; Photography;Pilot; Plasterer; Plumbing; Radio and media; Refrigeration Engineer; Retail; Sports and sports coaching; Surveying; Teaching; Transport; Tourism; Zoology...etc


Examples of external courses offered;

Health and Safety Levels 2 and 3; First Aid Certificate; Site Safe Certificate;

Red Shirts/Countdown retail Certificate; Electrical/ ETCO; MITO/Automotive;

Events Management; Computing/Programming/Game development;

 Music/sound production; Diving; Youth work; Early Childhood....etc.



Course Overview

Term 1
During Term 1,following the workplace preparation phase (eg; First Aid/Workplace Safety etc) and careers input (begin Career Plan), students will undertake a significant community based 'project' that develops teamwork,communication and problem solving skills. From week 6 of Term one the Gateway Workplace Coordinator will also begin placing students in their relevant workplace environment.

Students will gain approximately 1 L1 Credit, 1 L2 Credit and 10 L3 credits from the workplace preparation courses and approximately 15 L3 credits from the community based project.

Term 2
During Term 2, following the completion of the project, students may choose assessment standards relevant to their workplace and/or standards from a menu of skills based units. Many students, for example, will be focusing on workplace related standards including Barista, Early Childhood, Automotive, Youth-work etc.
NOTE; Students who complete their community based projects early Term 2, will also be offered 5 L3 credits from 2 generic skills-based standards as an option (eg; Decision Making skills/Researching a workplace).
NOTE; All standards offered in Gateway are Unit Standards and count towards NCEA L2/L3 but not University Entrance. Students in GATEWAY can be expected to complete around 30 L3 Unit Standard credits during the course.

Term 3
During Term 3, teacher and student revisit the original Career Plan, update C.V's and begin planning for 'next steps', that may include (among other options) apprenticeships/trainee-ships; full time employment; tertiary studies at Polytech/University; or a plan to return to school and complete a higher level NCEA qualification. Gateway concludes with a graduation ceremony and celebration where parents/caregivers can gather with students and invited speakers to recognise their achievements.

Term 4
Revision work for students studying for external exams and continued opportunity to sharpen C.V's for students applying for employment/traineeships etc.

Recommended Prior Learning

Positive attitude, at least 85% attendance and a strong work ethic. Students need to complete an application by the end of Term 3 and interviews will be conducted at the beginning of Term 4. Course acceptance/decline by letter;

NOTE; There is also an opportunity for 'late applications' at the beginning of the Gateway year where students have made changes to course/career directions. This will still necessitate and interview with parents/caregivers invited.

Career Pathways

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 35 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1296 v7
NZQA Info
Interview in informal situations

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 1312 v7
NZQA Info
Give oral instructions in the workplace

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 4251 v8
NZQA Info
Plan a career pathway

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6400 v6
NZQA Info
Manage first aid in an emergency situation

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6401 v6
NZQA Info
Provide first aid

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

1
1
1
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6402 v8
NZQA Info
Provide basic life support

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

1
1
1
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 7121 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate skills to search and select information

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 9681 v7
NZQA Info
Contribute within a team or group which has an objective

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 9705 v7
NZQA Info
Give feedback on performance in the workplace

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30265 v2
NZQA Info
Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30906 v1
NZQA Info
Plan and engage in an activity intended to benefit the community

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 35
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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