Vocational Pathways

We are pleased to work closely with a number of organisations that provide courses and qualifications that enable our students to access specialist subjects that we are unable to provide on-site.  This allows us to develop wider interests and more vocational studies in our offer to students when they join us.  Please find our directory below which will provide further information and an outline of the courses offered. All courses are quality assured by Malden Oaks. 

Community Motors

We offer a variety of accredited educational courses, chosen to be accessible to a wide range of students and to support broad progression opportunities, interests and needs. The motor vehicle-specific nature of these qualifications enables learners to gain knowledge and experience on which to base future progression decisions and enhance employment prospects, plus gain valuable life skills.

Current courses we offer include:

  • Entry Level 3 – Motor Vehicle Studies
  • Level 1 – Light Vehicle Maintenance
  • Level 1 – Service and Maintenance Engineering
  • Level 2 – Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles

For more details :

http://www.communitymotors.org/training

Days and times Age group/

group size

Referral process and entry points Health & Safety/

QA information

By negotiation. Usually morning 9.30 – 12.00 or afternoon 12.30 – 3.00 KS4 & KS5

1:1 or small group

Roll on, roll off. Informal referral. Inspection carried out by RBK Health & Safety Team.  Courses are accredited by ABC or IMI and QA undertaken by Malden Oaks.

 

Clarendon Cycle Scheme

The scheme is designed to give students the opportunity to learn how to maintain and service bikes, learning on our fleet of school bicycles, whilst working towards accredited outcomes in Cycle Mechanics.

The original vision has evolved into wanting to create a ‘hub’ of cycle initiatives to serve the local community, with a focus on aspects which promote and provide opportunities for young people with additional educational needs in a positive way.

Students can work towards the following qualifications: Entry Level 3, Level 1 & Level 2 City and Guilds cycle mechanics. Entry Level Awards: AQA Unit Award Introduction to cycle maintenance. AQA Unit Award Bicycle Renovation. AQA Unit Award Trail Biking. 

For more details :

http://clarendon.richmond.sch.uk/provisions/clarendon-cycle-scheme/

Days and times Age group/

group size

Referral process and entry points Health & Safety/

QA information

Monday – Friday.

One day a week for 10-12 weeks.

9:15-3pm (negotiable)

13+ years

1:1 or small group

Roll on, roll off. Informal interview. Referral form H&S / Risk Assessments carried out & managed by Clarendon School.  Part of the QCF internationally recognised framework. QA undertaken by Malden Oaks.

 

Road to Success

Bespoke training packages combining vocational education and key skills.

The Morden centre delivers:

Functional Skills (Entry Level 3 – Level 2)
Level 1 Construction & Hair and Beauty
Level 1 PHSE Awareness, Fire Safety Awareness, Health and Safety Awareness
Level 2 NCFE Certificates in Health and Nutrition, Equality and Diversity and Occupational Health and Safety

The Tooting centre delivers:

Functional Skills (Entry Level 3 – Level 2)
Level 1 Certificate in Occupational Studies (Painting & Decorating and Tiling)
Level 1 PHSE Awareness, Fire Safety Awareness, Health and Safety Awareness
Level 2 NCFE Certificates in Health and Nutrition, Equality and Diversity and Occupational Health and Safety
Level 2 Certificate in Skills for employment in the construction industries (Plumbing, Electrics, Tiling and Painting & Decorating) 

For more details:

http://r2s.org.uk/ 

Days and times Age group/

group size

Referral process and entry points Health & Safety/

QA information

Monday – Friday.

Students can attend 1 – 3 days a week

10am – 2pm

14 – 16 years

Small groups

Roll on, roll off. Informal interview. Referral form H&S checks and QA undertaken by Merton, Wandsworth and Malden Oaks

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 Sporting Chances

“Established in 2013, Sporting Chances began as an alternative education provision for young people 16 and under that may have emotional, behavioural or medical conditions preventing them from conforming to mainstream school. Now with a bigger, more established foundation Sporting Chances is growing to become one of the leading alternative providers in the UK.

Whilst supporting and mentoring the young people, Sporting Chances offers learners to complete Sporting Chances certificates in their time with us. These help towards confidence, self-esteem and provide an engaging challenge for the young people to accomplish. Available upon request, we offer a wide variety in the following areas; sport; gaming; fitness; media and music. The subject areas are constantly evolving, as is what we offer across the board at our provisions.”

 

​The young people who attend SC Sport are from a variety of different schools, our main referrals are based in the London Borough of Sutton. Personal development being the main focus, we closely supervise and monitor the students’ progress from when they join us to the time they leave. Prior to attending, SC Sport will meet/interview the young person and discuss their hobbies and interests or alternatively invite them for a taster day. We offer placements on a daily, weekly, full academic term or year, providing valuable respite, on the basis that they are fitting to the program here at SC Sport​

​​For more details:

www.sportingchances.org

Days and times Age group/group size Referral process and entry points Health and safety/QA information
Monday-Friday

One day a week/negotiable.

14-16

Group size varies upon activities

Termly

Referral Form

QA Malden oaks

Health and safety  – Merton and sports centre

 

Green Corridor

 

A small charity run for the benefit of young learners who have special needs.

“At Green Corridor we put our Young People at the heart of everything we do; they can Dig, Plant and Grow in our plots and polytunnel or Pick, Cook and Serve in our Training Kitchen. All on a safe and welcoming site, with qualified tutors who have a passion for their craft and most importantly teaching young people. All our learners have Individualised Learning Plans to guide them on their journey into employment, with fortnightly 1:1 sessions with the youth manager to support them with any concerns regarding their personal development, behaviour or welfare outside of Green Corridor. Our small group sizes, of mixed abilities, promotes a conclusive environment of respect and trust, often encouraging social skills to blossom.”

They take a small number of young people, with special educational needs, aged 14-16 for up to 3 days a week who are otherwise based in education. However, their 16-25 places are entirely for students with EHCP’s.

For more information:

www.greencorridor.org.uk

Days and times Age group/group size Referral process and entry points Health and safety/QA information
Monday-Thursday

One – three days

14-16

Small group

Term by term

Referral Form

QA Malden oaks

  

Anstee Bridge

 

At Anstee Bridge, we support schools to help them meet the needs of Year 11 students who need an alternative to school to encourage them to engage with education. Young people who are referred to us come to the Anstee Bridge Programme for one day a week, while continuing with exam-related work in school, We teach around 24 students in groups of up to eight, guiding them into further education, employment and/or training at the end of Year 11.

Confidence Through Creativity

Students study creative subjects, initially working as individuals. They then come together as a team to deliver a bigger creative project, helping them attain personal and collective achievements. The students express themselves through a medium new to them, helping to show them that their opinions matter, that their views are listened to and their work is a valuable and important part of a creative communal endeavour. Crucially, their creative projects also develop employability skills so that the students reach their potential using confidence gained through creativity.

Anstee Bridge provides each student with an individual timetable based on creative subjects while they continue to work towards their GCSEs at school. We draw on the support of a very wide range of people. We work with charities and professionals working in education and children’s services, plus a host of volunteers who can train, coach and inspire the young people, with skills ranging from street musician, poet, actor, stand-up comedian, magician through to police and fire officers and local employers and business to give them an insight into the world of work.

For more details :

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Days and times Age group/

group size

Referral process and entry points Health & Safety/

QA information

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday.

Students attend 1 day a week

9.30 – 2.30

Year 11

Small groups of 6 – 8 students

One referral point – Referral panel convened for this purpose in the May preceding the academic year H&S checks and QA undertaken by Malden Oaks

 

  School links courses at Kingston College

One day a week school link courses in vocational subjects leading to Level 1 qualifications.  Current subjects for 2016 – 2017 are:

  • Hair and Beauty

For more details:

https://kingston-college.ac.uk/

Days and times Age group/

group size

Referral process and entry points Cost Health & Safety/

QA information

Friday 10am – 12noon KS4

8 – 10 students

September start. College application form. £900 per annum H&S/Risk Assessments carried out by the College.  QA provided by Malden Oaks

  

WUWO Media

WUWO Media’s, EOB Esports Education Initiative Partners with Malden Oaks, Offering Young People Formal Qualifications and Industry Participation.

Content & Education Programme Creators WUWO Media are partnering with Malden Oaks, providing a new alternative education provision for young people at 6th form age. This is a unique opportunity for young people to obtain a qualification using esports, future technology and digital marketing. The ultimate aim is to connect young people to industry and help them engage and become self-worth individuals.

10 spaces for people in 6th form will be offered to join the “Enemy of Boredom” course. The participants will gain a level 1, 2 or 3 qualifications, having learnt and utilised skills gleaned during the programme ranging from:

  • Game Design
  • Event Planning
  • Social Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Esports Participation
  • Working with a magazine company

For more information about the course:

Email: steven@wuwomedia.com

Days and times Age group/group size Referral process and entry points Health and safety/QA information
Monday-Friday

One day a week/negotiable.

14-16

Group size varies upon activities

Termly

Referral Form

QA Malden oaks

Health and safety  – Merton and sports centre