Level 1 Vocational Studies
This equally practical and theoretical course is available to students who need to continue developing their GCSE Maths and English grades whilst participating in a course that has a strong focus on preparing students for employment or further training.
The course content covers a variety of subject areas that support many skills that can be suitably transferred to the workplace or onto a Level 2 course.
Students will explore a variety of vocational subjects whilst developing many skills such as researching, customer service, teamwork, social awareness, problem solving, self-motivation. Students will also learn about potential opportunities to progress towards e.g. Catering, Sport, Health and Social care, Public Services and IT.
This course is designed to act as a platform to support the students, assisting them to decide on a specific vocational course, that they can progress onto the following year. The course also ensures that students have sufficient skills to support success and helps to support students with the development of their Maths and English skills/grades.
- Course Information
You will study a wide range of subjects which are interesting, fun and will enable you to really excel in both academic and practical abilities. The course will help you develop a range of employability skills such as professionalism; leadership; research skills; teamwork and social awareness, and as part of the course you will also study English and Maths.
- Entry Requirements
For our Pre-Advanced Level 1 courses the entry requirements are 1 x GCSE at Grade 3, 1 x GCSE at Grade 2 & Maths or English Language at Grade 2 and Grade 1 in the other.
Please note that any student who has not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4 for English and/or maths will continue with these studies as part of their vocational study programme.
Some courses and subjects will have additional specific entry requirements or require DBS clearance to undertake placements. Information about this can be found on the Apply Portal, and on your offer letter which you will receive after your interview.
- How will I be assessed?
Assessment takes place through coursework, practical activities and continual assessment throughout the year.
- Progression Pathway
Once you have successfully completed this course you may be able to progress in college to any level 2 vocational programme or onto employment in a range of different areas.