The course runs alongside A Levels, it is advised that students are studying certain core subjects in order to apply for that specific academy (see below for more details). In order to be eligible for application, students will also need to be enrolled on a full time Level 3 programme of study.
Franklin College is a partner of the UK Career Ready programme, an exciting scheme which is designed to give students studying advanced level courses extra experience to help them in their future career and develop key employability skills.
The Academy is not a course in itself – it runs alongside other subjects as an enrichment programme focusing on raising achievement, aspirations and employability skills. You will need to be following certain core subjects in order to join and be enrolled on a full-time level 3 study programme.
We are constantly seeking new ways to improve and develop our academies as there is always the possibility of expansion and research into other fields.
All of the above areas are designed to assist you in the current competitive economic climate and to equip you with the best possible skills that will allow you to flourish in the workplace.
Career Ready graduates from the programme have secured places at some of the UK’s most renowned universities and those choosing not to go onto higher education have gained jobs with local businesses and entrepreneurs as a direct result of being on the Career Ready programme.
Cameron Barber, Business Career Academy graduate 2015 said, “Being part of the Career Academy has changed my life dramatically and given me so much more confidence. The paid internship I did over the summer holiday and my relationship with my business mentor has enabled me to realise my true potential and decide upon my future career.”
Cameron was selected as national winner of the Sir Winfried Bischoff award for his outstanding dedication to the programme and also for the biggest transformation over the two year period. Cameron said; “It feels great to have won such a prestigious award and this will certainly help improve my employability skills.”
I had a general interest in the sciences and wanted to know about different career paths based on my subjects.
I enjoy visiting businesses (such as Phillips66) and Universities (such as Lincoln University) to gain insights into how many different options are available and finding new courses I hadn't thought about in the past.
It has helped me decide that I want to study a more practical degree than what I originally wanted and in a completely different type of job.
I would recommend it as it keeps me motivated towards a further goal when I don't understand content in my lessons as I know the work I put in now is getting me closer to my future goals and ambitions.
Yes. Individual and small group tutorials are an essential part of your College programme. During that time, you will be able to approach your Progress Coach with any problem