Curriculum & Pathways

Students at Sedgwick College enjoy a high-quality education in which they will develop and gain accreditation in their Literacy and Numeracy skills; personal character; social and emotional management; life skills; as well as the knowledge and skills in a specialist career pathway. The curriculum pathway will be individualised and matched carefully to each student’s needs and ambitions for the future and will be offered from entry level 1 through to Level 2. The  specialist career pathway courses on offer currently are:

  • Retail & Enterprise
  • Hospitality & Catering
  • Horticulture & Floristry
  • Creative & Performing Arts
  • Animal Care
  • Media & Technology

Students follow and gain accreditation in the following courses: ASDAN Transition Challenge; Pre-entry Maths and English; Ascentis English and Maths; Ascentis Independent Living; Arts Award; ASDAN Personal Development; Towards Independence; Employability; and Functional Skills. As each young person’s pathway and curriculum journey is indvidualised for their unique needs, some students may also study Entry Level 3 AQA Maths and AQA Step Up English Gold or Silver. 

Specialist Career Pathways 

Hospitality & Catering

Our Hospitality and Catering pathway offers our young people real world opportunities to develop, experience and apply skills in front of house, meeting and greeting guests, event preparation and behind the scenes, housekeeping, and learning skills in the kitchen preparing and making food. 

The pathway offers the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills and confidence in communication to provide outstanding service and to make a difference to members of the community and paying guests! 

In the first year, our young people have the opportunity to try their hand at everything. With guidance and support from the experienced team of teaching and support staff and closely matched to each individual’s needs and talents, each young person has opportunities to develop in all areas of the pathway. 

We have some fantastic facilities for students to complete their training in. These include:

  • Training Kitchen
    Here, our young people have accessible facilities to make different jams, chutneys, and prepare food to be served in Raphael’s Tea Rooms! Attention to detail and safety is important, and all our young people complete a Food Safety accreditation. 
  • Raphael’s Tea Rooms 
    This is a public-facing outlet where our young people meet and greet real paying customers, take orders, prepare and serve food, clean down and prepare for the following day. We are guided by our young people and their progression, so carefully build up each individual’s training within the classroom and within the Tea Rooms when closed to allow each young person appropriate preparation and learning time. 

We are developing a network of local restaurants and cafés where our young people will be able to progress on to external work placements. 

Can you support our young people? 

Contact us today! 

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