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The Point: For Learners

THE POINT

Whilst studying at Kidderminster College you will have access to The Point. It’s an innovative and collaborative venture led by the college in partnership with local organisations such as Worcestershire County Council, aimed at ensuring more people in the Wyre Forest area can gain employment.

It’s a one-stop shop, providing free advice and guidance to both our students and members of the community seeking jobs and careers advice. The aim is to help people access the right route for them.

Support is available throughout your time at the college with applying for jobs, writing CVs and developing interview skills, as well as career planning and the importance of having a back-up plan.

So check out The Point when you have a moment!

RECREATIONAL COURSES

Make sure you check out all of the recreational courses The Point offers; from crochet to beginners French; whether you want to start a new hobby, brush up on a rusty skill or just meet new people, there’s something for you!

WORKSHOPS

We regularly run friendly workshop sessions at The Point to support local people, within the Wyre Forest area, into employment, traineeships, apprenticeships or further training.

  • Stepping Stones Maths and English
  • Basic Computer course
  • Advanced IT course
  • Employability course
  • Traineeship programme – 16 to 24yrs
  • Managing your own money
  • Working in a team
  • Applying for jobs
  • Success at Interviews
  • Health and Social Explorer programme
  • Early years education and Childcare Explorer programme
  • Hospitality programme
  • IT/Digital Explorer programme
  • Business Explorer programme

All courses/workshops operate on a roll on, roll off basis.

 

 

CONTACT

If you’re interested in any of the above, please contact The Point on 01562 512098, pop them an email at thepoint@kidderminster.ac.uk or drop in, they’re situated just outside the main college entrance on Market Street.

STAY SOCIAL

Keep updated with the latest vacancies, courses and workshops by following The Point on social:-

TO ALL OUR ENGLISH AND MATHS STUDENTS

Thank you for all your hard work this year and your continued efforts in very unusual circumstances. We do hope you feel well supported by the College in this period of home learning.

We have now heard from the official body Ofqual about how your GCSE exam grades in English and maths will be determined. This is explained in this STANDARD LETTER and we would encourage you all to read it, and to share it with your parents/carers where appropriate.

Your grades will be based on your classroom work and assessments completed since September and your progress reviews to date. They will also be guided by your English or maths tutor, who knows you best and knows how hard you’ve worked. Very specific guidance will be followed by the teachers in this respect to ensure consistency across the country.

Your English and maths tutors will continue to be in touch with you, and to set work, up to the point when grades are to be submitted and you should continue to work on your English and maths until this point.

It may be tempting to ask your teacher or tutor about your potential grades or about the work that they will be doing to determine them, HOWEVER, YOU SHOULD NOT DO SO. They will not be able to discuss this with you, and the grades will be confidential and subject to Ofqual processes and checks before the release date in the summer.

Once the grades have been released in the summer anyone unhappy with their result will have the opportunity to appeal.

Please refer back to our UPDATES page for any FAQ’s you may have.

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