BCITO Gateway Packages; Guide for Schools

Level 3 Unit Standards

Gateway 2020

BCITO has two Gateway support packages designed to enhance and focus the learning that occurs throughout a student’s structured workplace learning and assessment programme.

Work placements must be of a sufficient duration to allow students time to develop the skill and knowledge levels required to achieve the standards. Less than 10 high-quality industry placement days are highly unlikely to enable a motivated student to achieve the same skills and knowledge as someone who's gaining them throughout the year as part of a subject. (More than 10 is preferable - it should be a year-long programme.)

BCITO Gateway is our introductory programme, suitable for students with the maturity to benefit from experience gained in a workplace and who have enough familiarity with materials, tools, equipment and machinery likely to be encountered in their work placements to be safe in a workplace.

BCITO Gateway Advanced is an advanced programme that focuses on students doing work in industry placement that meets the Stage 3 BCATS project criteria. Students must be sufficiently prepared for the level of independent research, learning, and recording required.  

BCITO Gateway Advanced is advanced.  Students should already have completed Level 2 BCATS unit standards or be able to demonstrate to BCITO staff equivalent skills, knowledge, and behaviours.

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