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Career Pathways

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Our courses are personalised programmes which are open to young people who are not in education, employment or training and particularly anyone who has left school with no qualifications or low grades. 

The courses will help you develop your personal and social skills and improve your qualifications in a highly supportive environment. Each course has a dedicated tutor and includes regular one-to-one progress reviews.

The courses are individually tailored which allows you to explore one or more work-related (we call these vocational) subject areas of your choice whilst developing your employability, personal and social skills and improving your English and maths.

We offer two career pathways routes. On the mixed vocational tasters pathway you will sample several industry areas and will select your own programme. You will be able to get a brief introduction to working in areas such as care, retail, sport, business, catering, travel and tourism or construction which will help you to find an industry that’s right for you. 

Or, if you already know what are you’d like to find out more about, you can choose the specific vocational area pathway and start training for your chosen area such as sport, hair and beauty, IT or construction. 

The Progress to Level 2 course is aimed at students who have successfully completed a Level 1 vocational qualification but who need additional English and maths support before they can progress to a Level 2 course. This course provides you with the opportunity to improve your Functional Skills in English and maths whilst learning about employability and work skills. All work on this course is tailored to your individual career route and can also include work experience and Level 2 tasters.

Completion of these courses will enable you to progress onto a variety of courses, work or training.

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Plastering (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you’re practically minded with good attention to detail, which is needed to mix and apply plaster to surfaces both in a business building and in a house.

Painting and Decorating (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you like to be creative, have a good eye for detail and enjoy seeing projects through to completion.

Carpentry and Joinery (Entry Level) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you are interested in woodwork and careers in carpentry and joinery and would like to build your basic skills in this trade.

Career Pathways - Specific Vocational Area (Entry 3) - Full-time

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.

Introduction to Vehicle Technology (Entry 3) - Full-time

This course is perfect if you love cars and want to get a good basic grounding in the skills needed by today’s motor vehicle repair industry.

Progress to Level 2 (Level 1) - Full-time

This course is ideal if you’d like to improve your English and maths before progressing onto a Level 2 course in a range of work-related (vocational) areas.

Career Pathways: Mixed Vocational Tasters (Entry 3) - Full-time

This course is aimed at you if you would like a full time college course but are unsure of your career path or exactly what you’d like to study. You could gain skills in care, retail, sport, business, catering, travel…

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