This programme is an ideal option if you enjoy hands-on learning and want to improve your skills. You may be planning to move on to a Level 2 course but do not expect to achieve at least two A*-D grades at GCSE in relevant subjects. Or you may wish to prepare for employment by boosting your skills. This programme will focus on a mixture of vocational learning, Functional Skills and personal development.
There are no formal entry qualifications, but you should be working at the higher end of Entry Level 3 for Literacy. If you have not reached this Level, or if you need support in lessons, Entry Level 3 Foundation Learning (the Preparation for Progression course) may be a better option for you.
What will I study?
You will follow an individual programme based on your interests and skills.
The course will focus on:
- preparing you for further study and the world of work
- personal and social development
- Functional Skills (English, Mathematics and ICT)
You will choose three different vocational areas from this list:
- Health and Social Care
- Travel and Tourism
- Performing Arts
- Art and Design
On the course you will:
- develop your Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills
- work in small groups on project work
- gain a core set of skills and qualifications to help you progress
Method of assessment
During the course you will be assessed in a variety of ways, both practical and written, including assignments and tests.
What will I be able to progress to?
You will have a range of options open to you when you finish the course, including further study on a Level 2 course, providing you have achieved at least a Level 1 qualification in both Maths and English and have an excellent record of attendance and work submission. Students may also progress to apprenticeships and work.