What would be a typical day at the college?
The course is term time, although again some students may have the opportunity to work over part of the holidays but this is done through negotiation with students and their parents and the students will gain time off in lieu if this happens.
The day at CHI is often different and some students will start placements at 9am whilst others may start at 9.30am or 10am.
Between Monday to Thursday students will have some form of work placement and on the Friday, they have a short class-based session followed by PE or enrichment activities.
On occasion a student might visit other outlets. This may be over a whole day or part of the day.
For the first year Students are based in the workplace where we have training rooms for academic lessons and the opportunity to develop wok skills within various departments of the businesses.
Second and Third Year
Once students have gained a variety of experiences in the workplace they will have an idea about the sort of work they would like to pursue. We will source placements for them to develop further their skills within different businesses. Students in the second year usually have two days work placement and students in the third year typically have three days work placements. The students will spend the rest of the week following their academic students and enrichment activities.
All programmes are flexible to the students’ individual needs and support is given both on site at our bases and in all external workplaces. Staff are trained to support every student and are focussed on encouraging them to become as independent and employable as possible.