ACE Develop New Programme ‘Active 8’ to support the delivery and attainment of the school accountability programme Progress 8

ACE has developed a programme to support the attainment of Progress 8 called Active 8 which offers a wide range of vocational qualifications at entry level and levels 1 & 2 to meet the needs of Progress 8 (the new secondary school accountability system) the programme has been designed specifically to support the development of young people who are at risk of failing in the traditional school system.  The qualifications are delivered by specialist vocational staff and in small groups to meet the individualised needs of each student.

The programme offers choice and flexibility for individual learners and schools and by offering a number of set combinations ACE are able to offer a cost effective service.  Please contact us for further information.

CallumCase Study

Callum was in year 11 when he came to ACE, he had completely disengaged and was starting to get into trouble in and out of school.  When he first came to ACE he was a very angry and unhappy young man, he could see no future for himself and didn’t see the point of education.  His specialist tutor negotiated a way forward with him and through a programme of intervention and one-to-one support he was gradually integrated into the group. He was clearly a bright young man who had lost his way.  By week 4 he was fully engaged with his programme, had full attendance throughout and left ACE at the end of his course with a level 1 Diploma in vocational studies which included employability skills, construction, sport and leisure, catering and travel and tourism in addition to his IMIAL level 1 certificate in service and maintenance engineering.

During this time his attendance at school improved and the school provided him with specialist support to concentrate on his English and maths.  As time went on he became a support for other students helping them to raise their standards of work.  Lou Gardiner, Managing Director of ACE said “The most incredible thing for me was a conversation that I had with him where he had a light bulb moment and told me that he suddenly felt so much more grown up than his peers at school, we had all noticed it but now he recognised it himself and felt like a young adult.”

Callum is now at Great Yarmouth College studying on a full time course in motor vehicle.