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Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course aims to give you skills and con­fi­dence to make the tran­si­tion to fur­ther learn­ing in the main col­lege envi­ron­ment, or progress towards employ­ment. You will choose to spe­cialise in your own voca­tion­al sub­ject area, which includes: Ani­mal Care, Art, Busi­ness & IT, Cater­ing, Child­care, Con­struc­tion, Hair & 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 are 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 (Dis­clo­sure and Bar­ring Ser­vice), we will con­tact you with more details on how to apply for this once you have been offered a place on the course. 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. There are oppor­tu­ni­ties to progress to a Sup­port­ed Intern­ship or the Employ­a­bil­i­ty Course.

Course Con­tent

Units stud­ied include:

  • Bud­get­ing and man­ag­ing money
  • Team build­ing
  • Employ­a­bil­i­ty
  • Sex and relationships
  • Alco­hol and drug awareness
  • Young peo­ple
  • Law and order

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


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