Teaching Staff

  • Mr Jones - Head of Curriculum Area
  • Mrs Hewes - Coordinator of Learning for Life
  • Miss Dean
  • Mr Fox
  • Mrs Jeggo
  • Miss Judson


Easy-to-assemble BTEC qualifications that stack up to job success and career development. WorkSkills helps the learners with essential skills to function in employment and in life. Employers such as Coca Cola, Deloitte and McDonalds wholeheartedly support what learning programmes, such as WorkSkills, can bring to learners and regularly state ‘that having a workforce who are prepared for work and engaged in learning is a huge advantage’.

The BTEC in WorkSkills:

  • Is a flexible qualification available in a range of sizes and levels which can enrich your curriculum at any time of the year
  • Is funded and contributes to your Foundation Learning provision at Entry 3 and Level 1
  • Has an extensive range of units, giving your centre and learners the opportunity to build their own BTEC that caters for their needs
  • Provides recognition for learners’ abilities and evidence of the skills required for success in the workplace.

A total of 32 units are available at Level 1 across the four skills pathways: Personal Life Skills, Sustainable Employability Skills, Work Placement Skills and Skills for Business. Level 1 qualifications can gain GCSE equivalence at Grades D to G. 

BTEC Sport

What does it take to be a successful coach, fitness instructor, centre manager or personal trainer? Individuals and groups participating in sport have a positive impact on our communities and society as a whole. There are many exciting opportunities in sport which in addition to specific sport related skills, require skills such as self-management, team working, business and customer awareness, problem solving, literacy, numeracy and communication.

BTEC Firsts in Sport provide a practical, real-world approach to learning and develop specific knowledge and skills learners need to work successfully in the industry, such as:

  • Developing project-/self-management and independent-learning skills, by investigating opportunities for employment in the industry, as well as exploring trends which affect participation in sport
  • Developing team working and communication skills by organising and leading sports activities and events and carrying out a variety of roles within a team
  • Developing business and customer awareness by working on assignments which are set in a vocational context.

Learners will also be able to present their work in a variety of ways, including:

  • Written reports, graphs, posters
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Verbal or online presentations.

Grading at unit level requires learners to achieve all the relevant criteria, up to and including the attained grade. This means a student achieving a Distinction for an individual unit will need to achieve all the criteria for a Level 1, Level 2 Pass, Merit and Distinction. If the students completes all the Distinction criteria they can achieve a GCSE equivalent A-A*, Merit criteria can achieve a GCSE equivalent B, and Pass criteria can achieve a GCSE equivalent C grade.

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Alec Hunter Academy - Living for Learning, Learning for Life

Address: Alec Hunter Academy, Stubbs Lane, Braintree, Essex, CM7 3NR | Telephone: 01376 321 813 | Email: admin@alechunter.com

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