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Young Parents Education

Young Parents Education

Foundation College

The Young Parents Education Program (YPEP) offers pregnant teens and young parents the opportunity to complete their education in the flexible learning environment. Students are encouraged to bring their babies to class with them, and a fully-qualified child care support worker will be onsite during each class to assist with care.

Students will undertake a VCAL course, available in levels Intermediate and Senior. Curriculum includes classes on developing work related skills, personal development, literacy and numeracy. Integrated within these subjects will be skills and knowledge relevant to young parents.

Other course levels are available based on the students individual needs and prior education. 

Please contact Fiona if you require any further information on 9704 7388.


Depending on your age and school year level, a Transition from School Form may be required, and approval given prior to commencing the program. To be eligible for VCAL, students must be at least 15 years old as of January 1 of the current year, and fulfill the eligibility requirements for government subsidised training places. This training is delivered with funding from the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. Eligibility criteria apply or training is offered on a fee for service basis. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

VCALINT001 Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (Intermediate) for Young Parents (YPEP)

In addition to the below course structure, students will engage in many learning and practical activities that relate to the care of their babies, parenthood and early education. Students have regular visits from representatives many parenting support agencies.

This course aims to provide the skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable students to make informed choices regarding pathways to work and further education.

The VCAL program is a foundation, intermediate and senior qualification based on hands-on learning, also known as applied learning.

The VCAL Intermediate level contains four curriculum strands:
Literacy & Numeracy Skills
Industry Specific Skills  
Work Related Skills         
Personal Development Skills 

VCAL units at each level reflect the progression in skills, knowledge and attitude development. At VCAL Intermediate level, learning is reasonably autonomous in regard to planning and work activities but conducted under supervision. Knowledge and employability skills development leads to independent learning, confidence and a high level of transferable skills. 

UNIT

UNIT NAME

HOURS

CREDIT

LIT021

Literacy Skills

100

1

LIT022

Oral Communication Skills

100

1

NUM021

Numeracy Skills – Unit 1

100

1

PDS021

Personal Development Skills – Unit 1

100

1

PDS022

Personal Development Skills – Unit 2

100

1

WRS021

Work Related Skills – Unit 1

100

1

WRS022

Work Related Skills – Unit 2

100

1

Industry Specific Skill + VET Practical Placement

300

3

DELIVERED TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS OPTIONS
Students will be required to select one qualification (Industry Specific Skill) that they will study one day per week for the duration of the year. Foundation Learning Centre delivers a number of qualification options onsite, which you can view here, that students can select from. Students can opt to undertake a qualification delivered at another RTO.
*FLC will need to approve any courses selected at another RTO prior to enrolment.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be awarded the VCAL Intermediate, students must successfully complete a learning program which contains a minimum of ten credits. At the VCAL Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels the learning program must also include accredited Vocational Education & Training (VET) curriculum components to the value of a minimum of one credit in the Industry Specific Skills strand.

For entry into this course potential students require literacy and language skills at least equivalent to 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults, VCALFND001 VCAL Foundation or a mainstream Year 10 Pass.

PATHWAY
At course completion VCAL Intermediate students may be interested in completing a VCAL Senior course, undertake further training at TAFE. Alternatively, students may wish to start an apprenticeship or secure employment.

 

See the course guide for more details > 

VCALSNR001 Victorian Certificate in Applied Learning (Senior) for Young Parents (YPEP)

In addition to the below course structure, students will engage in many learning and practical activities that relate to the care of their babies, parenthood and early education. Students have regular visits from representatives many parenting support agencies.

This course is the final certificate offered in VCAL, and is an alternative to a Year 12 pass. Students at this level will have completed VCAL Intermediate or Year 11, and will be able to work independently.

The focus during VCAL Senior is on preparation for the workforce and community involvement. Students will participate in a Community Outreach program that is exclusively designed to give the students an opportunity to ‘pay it forward’ through working with a range of different people and organisations within the community.

VCAL Senior students will also participate in a team building Senior Camp.

The VCAL Senior level contains four curriculum strands:
Literacy & Numeracy Skills      
Industry Specific Skills 
Work Related Skills
Personal Development Skills 

VCAL units at each level reflect the progression in skills, knowledge and attitude development. At VCAL Senior level, learning is autonomous in regard to planning and work activities but is conducted under supervision. Knowledge and employability skills development leads to a high level of interpersonal skills, independent action and achievement of tasks that require decision making and leadership.

UNIT

UNIT NAME

HOURS

CREDIT

LIT031

Literacy Skills

100

1

LIT032

Oral Communication Skills

100

1

NUM031

Numeracy Skills—Unit 1

100

1

PDS031

Personal Development Skills – Unit 1

100

1

PDS032

Personal Development Skills – Unit 2

100

1

WRS031

Work Related Skills – Unit 1

100

1

WRS032

Work Related Skills – Unit 2

100

1

Industry Specific Skill + VET Practical Placement

300

3

VET DELIVERED TO SECONDARY SCHOOLS OPTIONS
Students will be required to select one qualification (Industry Specific Skill) that they will study one day per week for the duration of the year. Foundation Learning Centre delivers a number of qualification options onsite, which you can view here, that students can select from. Students can opt to undertake a qualification delivered at another RTO.
*FLC will need to approve any courses selected at another RTO prior to enrolment.


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be awarded the VCAL Senior, students must successfully complete a learning program which contains a minimum of ten credits. At the VCAL Foundation, Intermediate and Senior levels the learning program must also include accredited Vocational Education & Training (VET) curriculum components to the value of a minimum of one credit in the Industry Specific Skills strand.

For entry into this course potential students require literacy and language skills at least equivalent to 22473VIC Certificate II in General Education for Adults, VCALINT001 VCAL Intermediate or a mainstream Year 11 Pass.

PATHWAY
At course completion, VCAL Senior students may wish to go on to further study, tertiary education or employment.

See the course guide for more details > 

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