Vocational Pathways (Entry 3)

Vocational Pathways (Entry 3)

Subject Area: Supported Learning


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2021
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 141284
  • Entry Requirements

    • Participation in transition activities and events
    • Assessment of prior and current learning
    • Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP)

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    Vocational Studies is a program designed to help students develop basic skills and awareness in different vocational areas. During the programme, students will develop their communication, employability and practical skills. The Vocational Studies programme will improve the students’ confidence and self-esteem and encourage independence within a new learning environment. At our Ipswich Campus there are two pathways to choose from: Creative Arts Pathway and Care Industries Pathway.

    Creative Arts Pathway

    This programme will explore and develop practical skills in a wide range of creative arts. These will include painting, drawing, 2D media and textiles. Students will experience and create their own media products using a range of exciting technologies. Performance Art is also included within the course content and students will explore different types of roles within the performing arts sector to understand how a performance is planned and delivered effectively. Students will be given the opportunity to express their ideas, thoughts and creations in a supportive learning environment. Progression pathways include Level 1 Art and Design, Level 1 Media and Level 1 Performing Arts.

    Care Industries Pathway

    This programme will build awareness and understanding and develop skills to support others in adult, young people, children and early years care settings. The course will explore what a healthy lifestyle looks like, understand what good nutrition means, practice basic food preparation and understand key concepts of working with others including respect, welfare and confidentiality. Students will learn about the activities and services of a wide range of support services in the local area and learn about entry level employment opportunities in this sector. Progression pathways include Level 1 Childcare, Level 1 Health & Social Care and Level 1 Catering.

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    Next Steps

    On successful completion of this course, students can progress on to another Supported Learning course, such as the Enterprise or Employability programmes.

    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2021.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.