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This course is designed to give learners the core skills they need to progress, and for students who prefer to study more than one sector. This is a follow on course from Level 1 Enterprise and enrolment to this course is through an internal process.
Students will prepare for progression and wider society by exploring different vocational areas and having an awareness of their local community.
This course is based at our Filton campus, located in South Gloucestershire which is easily accessible from the city of Bristol by train (Bristol Parkway / Bristol Abbey Wood) and bus. As well as our Stroud campus in the centre of Gloucestershire, surrounded by the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The campus is a short walk from Stroud train station and easily accessible by bus.
How will I know how I am doing?
You will study a L1 BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies. A range of teaching methods will be used in the classroom, including: writing, reading, researching, presentations, discussions and creating storyboards. Assignments will be issued throughout the year to assess your understanding and knowledge. You will also have the option to run an event or complete work experience in the local community.
What do I need to join?
Ideally you will possess GCSE grade 2 or Functional Skills Entry Level 3 in both English and Maths. Most important is a positive attitude and the willingness to learn.
How will I learn?
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on either Functional Skills or GCSE programmes in English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress into further study and training or employment upon completion of your programme of study. Key attributes required by employers are that individuals be enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform), organised, articulate, able to think 'outside the box', business-like and enterprising, and that they have a 'can-do' attitude. We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your programme of study, and your tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made, as well as areas for development.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete will be eligible for progression onto a Level 2 programme of study, or an apprenticeship in a related discipline.
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (6 hours ago)