This page explains the steps that a Mode student typically goes through once they’ve completed an application
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll invite you to Mode for an informal interview to:
We’ll advise you on your options if the course turns out not be suited to your needs.
Once you sign onto your course, you’ll be invited to an induction day at Mode when you’ll:
At the start of training your individual learning plan will be developed. This sets out how you are going to achieve your qualification. To develop a plan:
You’ll be taught theory and practical skills in your place of work. With some of our programmes such as apprenticeships, you’ll also attend training sessions at the Mode training centre. During these sessions you build on the skills you’re developing in the workplace. If you have additional learning needs, you receive specialist support during these sessions.
You receive a formal review in the workplace at least once every 10 weeks to check if you’re progressing in line with your invidual learning plan. If you need additional support, these visits will be every 4 weeks. Your review is a chance for you to let us know if you’re having any problems affecting your training. Our support and development advisors will help you sort these out.
Assessments are part of your course. You’ll be assessed in your place of work by a Mode assessor. You might also have assessments at Mode’s training centre. Assessments include observations and written or oral questions, depending on what’s most appropriate. You’ll have lots of opportunity to discuss what’s expected of you before your assessments take place. You’ll agree a schedule of assessments with your assessor. If you feel confident, you can ask to be assessed sooner.
You receive high quality teaching, support, information, advice and guidance throughout your course to ensure you have the best opportunity to achieve your qualification. Students’ achievements are celebrated each year at Mode’s Annual Celebration of Achievement.
After you’ve finished your course, you’re encouraged to keep learning. A Mode advisor will help you explore further qualifications to help you progress along your chosen career path. If appropriate, they will help you enrol on another course.