As Children Leeds 14-19 Offsite Approved Providers, we offer structured, accredited multi media training for Alternative Curriculum learners. Working closely with schools and parents, we tailor Individual Learning Plans to the needs, desires and agreed goals of the learner. With the support of assertive mentoring, learners stay focussed on how and when they will reach their personal targets. Essential skills such as IT, numeracy and literacy are embedded in the training to maximise success at GCSE. Life skills and coping strategies are developed through the creative processes. In doing so, our learners raise their self-esteem, gain qualification and set long term goals. All is achieved in an environment that the young people themselves choose to be in.
Here’s a short film about offsite learning at Lifeforce made by volunteer Sarah Statham.
“As soon as I saw the studios, I thought good things. I take more notice here than I ever did at school. I want to do something with my music now and I want to do it off my own bat.” Young Lifeforce participant.
“If I hadn’t come to lifeforce, there’s no way I would of got in. You needed a GCSE in Music at C or above and I didn’t have it. But they said the qualifications I got here were actually better. I genuinely feel lucky that I came here.” ” 2015 learner who went on to study at Leeds College Of Music
“In all the provisions I’ve been to, this is the only place in two years that I’ve done any work.” 2015 Learner
“Lifeforce helped me build my confidence in all ways possible. Lifeforce made me feel welcome and pushed me to my limits to achieve. It also helped me to be a more positive person.” 2014 Learner
“Here the staff really listen to you. They know how to treat students.” 2012 Learner
“You definitely changed my son for the better.” 2012 Learner’s Mum
Learners can work towards gaining nationally recognised Level 1, 2 and 3 vocational qualifications awarded by Arts Awards and Certa (formally NOCN). These courses are flexible, learner led and based around practical projects that produce tangible results.
Lifeforce can also deliver modular support for other accredited streams and creative Diplomas that complement the mainstream school curriculum. These courses are aimed at students who are well on their way to achieving but are looking for extra educational support their school may not be able to provide.
For more information or to arrange an informal visit, contact the administrator Lottie Jardine on 0113 200 7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“A high set of entries for the silver arts award, marked out by fine professionalism, ambition, commitment and enthusiasm…everybody has obviously grown through the experience! Congratulations on fantastic work!” Anni Raw, Arts Award Moderator.
“Lifeforce Productions have the skills, knowledge and understanding to engross these pupils with their expertise and experience…We would not have any hesitation in recommending this excellent service to other establishments within the city.” Bhupinder Riyat, Programmes Supervisor, TLC North (Pupil Referral Unit).