Under the Programmes tab you can set up your Gateway, Trades and Taster Courses.
On this page you can set up the employers involved in gateway. Under “Create New Programme” add the name of the business/employer who is offering work experience and click “add”.
The Status refers to whether you want to record a student as enrolled or interested but you can add other status if required (eg Declined, withdrawn)
Once you have all your employers in the system you can record students as either interested or enrolled in Gateway. This will then appear on their profile for other staff to see.
In the notes box you can add details of when the placement happens and how long it runs for eg Every Wednesday during term 2 etc…
You can also create a group from this screen in order to send students messages or invites.
On the student screen they have the option to submit an expression of interest in Gateway and you will receive this as a request. Once the request is received you can add them as interested and let the student know you will consider them for the programme. This is a good way to keep track of the requests you have coming in.
On this page you can indicate students who are involved in Trades Academy programmes. As with Gateway you can record them as interested or enrolled and other staff will be able to view this on student profiles.
Under “create a new programme” you can enter the name of the Trades Academy eg Construction and Infrastructure – Year 1. You will then be able to choose it from the drop down box under Programmes when adding students.
You can record extra details (like the day of the week the student is out of school) in the Notes box and this will also be recorded on the student profile.
You can advertise taster courses to students through Career Central, and they can sign up / show interest via a request. You can then record their interest under the courses tab and contact them when the course is available. It is also a good way to ensure that the course they would like to attend matches their occupational interests. The ability to automatically transfer a request to this page is under development.