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Career Pathways - Specific Vocational Area (Entry 3)

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Course outline

This course is aimed at you if you would like a full time college course in a specific work-related (vocational) area, while developing your personal and social skills.

The course provides an opportunity for you to develop your knowledge in your chosen vocational area whilst developing your employability skills.

You’ll develop your personal and social skills, confidence, self-esteem and your English and maths.

The course covers:

  • Vocational training for your chosen area e.g. sport, hair and beauty, I.T, construction
  • Personal and social development
  • Employability/career preparation
  • Working in a team/problem solving
  • As the year progresses you will participate in work projects and go on trips

You will also study English and maths.

English and maths - skills for your future
Employers and universities really value skills in English and maths. So, building on your existing knowledge of these subjects will help you prepare for your future career or further study. *If you are aged 16-18 and have not yet achieved GCSE English Language and Maths at grade C or above/grade 4 or above don’t worry - we’ll support you with the right lessons to increase your confidence in these essential employability skills.

Enterprise skills
Our courses are designed to help you achieve your ambitions, whether you plan to go on to a higher level of study or start a career. Employability and study skills will be included to help you develop the broad skills required by industry. They will vary from course to course and are designed to meet local and national employer needs.

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Central College Nottingham, Beeston High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham NG9 4AH


04 September 2017 - 29 June 2018

Course code:

  • NCFE Certificate in Occupational Studies for the Workplace
  • NCFE Certificate in Personal and Social Development

1 year

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however you will need to complete an English and maths assessment to determine the right course and support for you.

Teaching & assessment

There will be continuous assessment of each unit. You will undertake practical assessments and produce a personal portfolio of evidence.


We’ll help get you ready to progress on to one of the following:

  • Level 1 course in a specialised trade
  • Employment
Additional information

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