It is vital that you apply for your Enhanced DBS check, which is necessary for working with young people on the Future Frontiers programme.
If you already have a DBS check from the last 3 years for CHILD WORKFORCE, please send a scanned copy to your Programme Manager.
You will not be able to coach on this programme without a fully processed DBS check, which can take up to four weeks to come through once it has been submitted.
Below is a run through of the programme from your training workshop. Look through the steps and read through the information below regarding timings and scheduling sessions.
You will schedule your sessions with your pupil over email.
Choose a time which suits you both, bearing in mind work and school commitments.
Remember to schedule time in for session prep ahead of each session.
Typically, each core session takes approx. 90 minutes but you can be flexible depending on how long the activities take you.
You will complete 1 session a week from when you are matched until your end of programme deadline (see below).
Protect your session times just as you would any other commitments at work.
Cancelling sessions last minute shows your pupil that you are not dedicated to the programme and does not reflect a professional working environment.
You will be introduced to your pupil and should reach out via email to schedule your first session.
You must finish all your sessions by this point and end contact with your pupil. Your Vedamo account will be deactivated.
Summer 1 April w/c 26th April Friday 28th May
Summer 2 May June July
TOP TIP: Don't schedule a session for the very last day of the programme. If either of you can't make the session, there won't be any leeway to reschedule.
Make sure your sessions will fit into the timings indicated.
If you have any commitments such as Annual Leave, you may have to have two sessions in one week.
You will be using the online platform Vedamo to host your sessions.
Before your programme, you will be sent an invite to register an account.
Click the link
Fill out your details
Wait to be registered as a 'Teacher'
Log in to your new account and then 'schedule a live session'
Name your session (e.g Future Frontiers Coaching session 1) and select the date and time you and your pupil have agreed on.
In the final box, you can add your pupil's email address. This will send them a reminder of the session and the link they can use to enter it (they do not need to create an account)
Vedamo records everything you do in the “room” – we use this to spot check your sessions.
You'll upload the Activity Handbook to the notebook (and you can turn the pages like an ebook on the notebook) and help your student work through it. You use your Coach Handbook to guide you in the best way to complete the activities.
Upload the handbook to your "File Library" (on your Vedamo homepage), to save time on uploads into the Virtual classroom.
Please download all the work you do on the notebook and send it as a PDF to your student at the end of every session. Click the three dots on the left hand side of the screen and then "export to PDF", otherwise you will lose your hard work!
Watch this demo video:
As a coach, it's important you understand how to safeguard your pupil whilst on the programme.
Please click on the images/links in this section to access all the resources you will need to complete your sessions here.
Session Check Lists
Follow the steps to make sure that you know what you need to do before, during and after your sessions with your pupils.
Download the checklists PDF here! (also found individually on the Session Information page)
ACTIVITY HANDBOOK PDF
Database of careers and courses.
Session 3-4: Research providers
Form codes - Many pupils have Unifrog accounts already but if your pupil is from one of the following schools, they should use the following:
Morpeth School - FRAUMorpethSchool22
East Barnet High School - FRAUEastBarnetSchool22
Chislehurst School for Girls - FRAUChiselhurstSchoolforgirls22
London D&E UTC - FRAULondonDesignandEngineeringUTC22
St Mary's, Blackpool - FRAUStMarysCatholicAcademy,Blackpool22
Ark Burlington Danes -
Kings CofE Wolverhampton -
Shireland Collegiate - FRAUShirelandCollegiateAcademy22
If your pupil's school is not listed here and they don't know their login details, ask them to search their inboxes for an email from Unifrog with account details.
Try it yourself! (Coach demo)
Career planning tools.
Session 1: Skills builder
Job Sector quiz
Login - Students need to sign up here.
When prompted to give their school name, they should type FutureFrontiersUK.
Try it yourself! (Coach demo)
VIDEO COMING SOON
As you know, we will not give you lots of information about your pupil before the programme - it's important that you get to know them on their terms during your first couple of sessions.
However, please find some general pointers to help you, depending on whether your pupil
is in Year 12 or Year 13.
Just finished GCSEs
Completing Level 3 qualifications - A Levels & BTECS
Second year of Level 3 qualifications
Applying for university Autumn 2020
Applying to apprenticeships Spring/Summer 2021
You will be emailing your pupil to schedule your sessions.
always use your work email address
always copy in your Programme Manager: