Module 4: Vocational Education and Training & Early School Leaving
This module will enable the learner to examine alternative approaches to addressing and responding to the unique needs of children and young people, particularly early school leavers or those at risk of dropping out of mainstream education. It will explore the different responses that are required to enable those who do not fit into mainstream education to reach their full potential. It will examine various interventions that target vulnerable young people who are at risk of dropping out of mainstream education. It will focus on the strengths of the vocational education and training sector and the role VET practitioners play in responding to and addressing educational marginalisation and exclusion. The learner will gain knowledge about initiatives in the field of VET and how this sector responds to the daily challenges and problems faced by vulnerable children and young people to ensure all children reach their potential. The module will enable the learner to appreciate the role of VET in fostering inclusion. It will explore the holistic approach it takes in addressing the multiple & complex needs of vulnerable children and young people. The module will discuss the alternative methods of pedagogy and the types of collaborative practice and multi-agency engagement that is occurring within the VET sector. The module will focus particularly on the way the VET sector work towards creating positive learning outcomes for all its students.