"NAVIGATE IS AT THE HEART OF OUR TUTORIAL PROGRAMME, HELPING OUR LEARNERS TO BUILD THE SKILLS THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN WORK AND LIFE"
City of Oxford College
City of Oxford College is the largest further education provider in Oxfordshire and part of the Activate Learning group. The college has a strong focus on employability and enterprise, with a number of programmes focussed on supporting young people to develop workplace skills. The Activate Learning group of colleges currently hold an Ofsted ‘Good’ grade.
The Foundation Studies department at City of Oxford College provides a number of opportunities for its learners to develop employability skills. These include work placements with local employers, regular employability sessions and in-house work experience in a thriving college-based convenience shop. This activity was captured in a number of ways, including generic qualifications and paper-based diaries. The department wanted to move to an online platform that would ensure all learner evidence was collated centrally, and distance-travelled could be measured effectively.
Navigate has been integrated into the provision in the department to support the work of the newly appointed Progress Coaches, whose primary role is to support the tutorial and employability programme.
Navigate is being used to:
City of Oxford College
Jobwise Training is a family-owned and run Training Provider based in Central London, providing apprenticeships, placements and in-house training. The Jobwise training programmes are designed to support 16-19 year-olds looking to gain the vital skills required to secure employment and progress in life. Jobwise holds one of the industry's highest success rates (95%) and currently has an Ofsted ‘Good’ grade.
Jobwise Training is fully-focussed on ensuring their learners develop the skills needed to be successful in the workplace. To this end they provide regular weekly employability sessions that include visits from local employers, skills development and team projects. To ensure this activity is properly recorded Jobwise wanted a tool that would measure each learners’ ‘distance-travelled’ and evidence the employability skills they are developing.
Jobwise Training has utilised the Navigate online platform to ensure all full-time learners can evidence their employability skills development and have a meaningful measure of their ‘distance-travelled’.
Their process for this is:
Moving forward, Jobwise Training plans to expand their use of Navigate to include recording learner placement activity through Navigate, thus ensuring all employability skills activity is easily accessible on a single platform.