As independent learners, you will find a range of resources for you to continue your learning at home and continue your development of vital skills and attributes.
As you have access to Office 365, you have the ability to access your work anywhere in the world, as long as you can connect to the internet. All copies of lessons, assignment briefs and tasks can be found in SharePoint – Students. If you complete any work, save this into your OneDrive and you will be able to print and show your teaching staff when you are in College.
Remote Live Lessons
During National Lockdown a full timetable of live lessons will be taking place on Microsoft Teams. You will receive individual invites from your teacher to put you into each of your classes. Microsoft Teams will look and feel like an online classroom and if you have any questions, you just need to ask. If you haven’t already got Microsoft Team you can download the App onto any electronic device via the App Store or Google Play; click below to download the App.
If you need any help with Microsoft Teams there are tutorials available. We will be creating some Harrison College specific tutorials which will be coming soon. If you need any help please ring or email College.
Literacy and Numeracy in the Workplace
Virtual Work Experience
Before you begin an Internship you will need to complete some industry related courses, you will find all the resources and learning materials on our CPD platform below:
Students and parents can click the link below to access their personal accounts. There are also a range of interactive modules for you to work through linking to careers and the labour market. Don’t forget to keep your Locker up to date with any activities that you are doing to develop your skills, this may be volunteering and helping others.
Your employability skills development can be accredited by completing the online modules on our BeReady site. You log in with the username and password you set in college and then complete your allocated modules. Let your teacher know when you have completed a module and don’t forget to download your certificate into your Locker.
To support young people during COVID-19, WorldSkills UK have developed a series of free Mindset Masterclasses which can be used at home. They are a suite of ten bite-sized learning modules to develop transferable skills to help students and apprentices become more confident, resilient and agile.
You may have a career in mind or a specific interest you would like to know more about. Future Learn have a range of online courses written by universities that cover topics from Law to Medicine to Study Skills. You will receive a certificate of completion at the end of you can add them to your portfolio and CV. Remember to log you hours in your Start Locker. To get started you just need to create an account so that your progress is saved.
Financial Skills and Understanding
Students who have Finance Skills as part of their study programme will be completing the Lesson in Finance Education Award and then the Certificate in Year 2 of study. The link below gives you access to all of the online materials to ensure that you are ready for the unit assessments.
A core part of your curriculum is Finance Skills, you need to be able to manage your own budget and be confident in managing your money. Use the interactive activities and infographics on MoneySense to continue your learning at home. You don’t need to sign in, just use the resources on the webpage and keep a track of your learning in your Start Locker.
An important life skill is learning to drive and we support you in learning and passing your Driving Theory test. Below are some really useful websites and some practice tests to see how you are doing.
Take a Practice Theory Test
The Highway Code
Know Your Traffic Signs