Post 16 CHI

CHI (Classroom in the Heart of Industry) is based in Bargates, Christchurch, Tesco Riverside & Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth. At each site, we have a classroom space and fully supported on-the-job training opportunities. At Bargates our students run the Venture shop, supporting local artists and creators and selling their products. Across CHI our students work with a team of teachers, learning and employment support workers and placement coordinators to develop the skills and knowledge required to enable them to be successful in employment opportunities across the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch areas. 

CHI Programme

Classroom in the Heart of Industry (CHI ) is a unique Linwood School provision designed for students aged 16-19 who have an EHCP. It is a two- or three-year programme designed to develop employability skills alongside gaining recognised qualifications. The CHI project acts as a gateway to employment by providing training and experience to prepare young people for working life. CHI seeks to support and develop students’ skills for employment. 

We are committed to maximising the learning opportunities and ensuring successful outcomes for all our learners. Parties from education and industry are working together to deliver a productive and successful curriculum. 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3


Marsham Court Hotel


Individual placements 2 days per week

Bargates for academic studies

Individual  placements 3 days per week

Bargates for academic studies


Functional Maths Entry Level 1 – Level 2

Functional English Entry Level 1 – Level 2

GCSE English/Maths where appropriate

BTEC Workskills L1

ASDAN – Personal Social and Emotional Development L1 – L2

Health and Safety at Work

Emergency First Aid at Work and

Food Health and Hygiene where appropriate

Daily Wellbeing sessions covering British Values, health and wellbeing, e-safety, and relationships


36 Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QL.

Telephone: 01202 932220

Mobile: 07599 563618


36 The Bargates, Christchurch, BH23 1QL

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