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Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course aims to build skills and confidence to make the transition to further learning in the main college environment, or progress towards employment. You will study units including:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Budgeting and managing money
  • IT
  • Health and safety
  • Teambuilding
  • Employability
  • Sex and relationships
  • Alcohol and drug awareness
  • Young people
  • Law and order

You will also choose to specialise in your own vocational subject area, which include Animal Care, Art, Business and IT, Catering, Childcare, Construction, Hair and Beauty, Motor Vehicle, Public Services and Sport. These programmes also include sessions in English and maths, enrichment, tutorials, independence and supported study.


Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed on their progress throughout the year and build a portfolio of evidence. The work is validated by an external verifier from AIM Awards. Functional skills will involve tests at the appropriate level.

Additional Information

If you choose Health and Social Care you will require a DBS check through the college. You will be provided with opportunities to develop skills that support your social and personal development, and undertake employability sessions including work experience. All of our programmes are underpinned by the opportunity to develop life skills. These include: independent living skills, communication development, travel training and safety in the community. Some vocational options will involve the purchase of equipment or uniform.

Potential Future Career

Most students progress from Pathways to a mainstream course in their chosen vocational area.


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