STAR programmes are available in agriculture and are a popular choice with schools where a group of students are taken out of the school each week for either a half or full day. This is an external programme where 100% of the course content is out of the school’s grounds. There are some schools that have opted to have a classroom available and also allows some of the practical courses on the school grounds e.g. motorbikes. This creates a lot of interest right through the school.
Land Based Training requires a minimum number of students per course of 10. This is to cover the minimum costs associated with successfully operating any of the courses that require a specialist Tutor as well as Administration that includes course preparation, site and location as well as the Unit Standard technicalities.
Gateway has been designed to help schools meet the learning needs of all their students. Gateway assists schools to make learning relevant, and to broaden students’ options by offering workplace learning.
It also enables schools to help their students by strengthening the range of career pathways into adult life and independence.
Students pursue individual learning programmes which allow them to gain new skills and knowledge in a workplace in their local community. The learning is hands-on and practical.