The Achieve Programme
Staff List and HOD Names
Mrs Lorraine Walker
Ms Deirdre Vallely
Mr Michael Vallely
Mr Karl McQuaid
Mr Dan McGivern
Mrs Ciara Shields
Mrs Debbie Birney
Mr Patrick Mervyn
Mr Conor Kennedy
Aims of Department
The Prince’s Trust Achieve qualification is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the skills and confidence needed to succeed in education. Focusing on personal development and employability skills, pupils gain a formal qualification equivalent to two ‘B’ grades at GCSE.
Outline of Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5
KEY STAGE 4
Delivered at Key Stage 4, pupils choose to complete four units over two years of a GCSE programme. Students may choose from
Undertaking an Enterprise Project
Participating in Exercise
These projects, when combined, complete a full portfolio of work which is submitted at the end of Year 12. There is no exam element to this course. Pupils are continuously assessed throughout their course of study.
Within the units, pupils will learn how each project relates to working in a safe, hygienic and secure working environment.
The aim of the programme is to provide pupils with the skills necessary to progress into a suitable job, training opportunity or the offer of further and higher education. The programme develops young peoples’ key transferable skills such as the use of digital media, teamwork, self-management, planning, financial management and self-care. Young people complete the course equipped with the ability to navigate the fluid changing nature of the work market.