How we develop your skills
Students at Franklin thrive during their time with us.
Alongside your studies you'll complete a Personal and Professional Development Programme.
It's designed to fulfil your aspirations for learning, employment, and independence during your time at Franklin.
You can choose from over 70 academies, clubs, and societies.
Franklin is highly effective at meeting the local, regional, and national skills agenda
Working with key local employers and stakeholders within the region, we developed our nationally recognised Centre for Professional Development (CfPD), a unique approach to brokering the match between employer needs and the skills of talented local young people.
Within CfPD sits our Franklin Professionals Programme, which is centred around the local skills and regional priority sectors.
These include our award-winning Career Academy, offering career pathways for students interested in business & logistics, STEM, health & social care, and law.
How Franklin responds to the local area needs
Franklin works with the local and regional business community to understand and address the needs of the local area with input from the Greater Lincolnshire and Rutland LSIP. This allows us to identify and work towards key areas of skills development requirements, these include:
- Work Readiness and Essential Skills Action
- Digitisation and Smarter Working
- Decarbonisation and Green Skills
Franklin is working in partnership with local providers who are in receipt of the third round of Local Skills Improvement Fund (LSIF). Working together to deliver projects linked to the skills development areas noted above, as referenced in our Accountability Statement.
In response to changes needed in the local area to make education more aligned to Local Labour Market needs and the skills needed to support local economic growth, a new ten-week initiative has been developed with The Business Hive, Grimsby. This exciting employer-led programme focuses on building character, knowledge, and skills that will develop confidence, communication and enable our students to raise their aspirations and to have the best start towards their employment journey.
Recent additions to our Franklin Professional Programme include our Allied Health and Mental Health Academies in partnership with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospital, Care Plus Group, and Navigo. Plus, our Social Work Academy working in partnership with North East Lincs Council and the University of Hull. With strategic intent to retain talent locally and address key priority sectors and to support students wanting to secure local employment.
Franklin Sixth Form College continually works with local organisations to ensure we meet the skills needs of employers and stakeholders within the local, regional, and national economy.
Working with students, we nurture their natural ambitions, develop their expanding abilities, and support the growth of vital interpersonal and communication skills.
At the same time, we build aspirations. We’re dedicated to helping students transform their lives, put their career plans into action, and achieve their best possible futures.
Learning doesn’t stop when you leave the classroom.
National Apprenticeship Week 2023
We offer a variety of opportunities for students to gain a better understanding of apprenticeships. Read about our highlights from this week here.
National Careers Week 2023
Franklin's Careers & Progression Evening Event
At Franklin we annually host our nationally recognised Careers and Progression Evening. This is a fantastic event with over 80 exhibitors and over 1,000 visitors, including our students, local school year 10 students and parents and carers. You can read more about this event here.
Regional STEM Conference & Exhibitor in partnership with University of Hull
This year, bigger and better than ever we hosted 13 local secondary school students from year 10 plus, our own STEM students to take part in a series of interactive workshops exploring STEM subjects. These were delivered by a range of universities, employers, apprenticeship providers and Franklin. You can read more about this event from our CLT Associate for Careers, Emma Swinburn here.
National Work Experience Week 2023
We took part in the UK wide initiative, helping young people gain first-hand experience in a variety of different careers. Read about our highlights from this week here.
Franklin Students sweep the board at local SEND Awards event!
Find out more about this fantastic news story here.
Skills Strategy and local priorities headlines include: :
580 students have participated and progressed to positive destinations on the Career Ready programme
359 unique employers have supported the programme with our most recent intake of mentors supported by 23 ex-Franklin Career Ready students
Over 95% of our student's progress onto positive destinations
Working with over 200 employers and universities to provide a curriculum that is relevant to local employment opportunities and supports local skills priorities
More than 150 work experience opportunities available
91% Level 2 students attended work experience placement in the community
Supported at a strategic level by an Enterprise Advisor from Forrester Boyd
New for September 2023 our Mental Health Academy in partnership with Navigo
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At Franklin, our fantastic teams work together seamlessly to support student throughout their journey with us and beyond.
Find out more about how the Aspire, CfPD, and Enrichment Teams work through an integrated approach to provide opportunities for Franklin students to change their world.