This programme is designed to provide opportunities to progress to Level 2
qualifications in either ICT, Art and Design or Business. Students will develop
a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes, which are
essential for successful performance in working life. It also provides
opportunities to progress to other vocational areas across the College for those
who have not yet decided on a specific sector to follow. The Level 1 Diploma in
Vocational Studies is validated by Pearson Edexcel.
Students enrolling to this course must attend an informal interview. For
learners who have recently been in education, the profile is likely to include
one of the following:
- An Entry 3 qualification
- A standard of literacy and numeracy supported by a general education
equivalent to four GCSEs at grades 1-3
- Other related qualifications
- Related work experience
do not have a GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths and/or English, they will have
to undertake further study in these subjects as part of their programme of study
in addition to the main 'core' qualification.
Units offered include:
- Using the Internet
- Using Email
- Word Processing Software
- Self Assessment
- Career Progression
- Desktop Publishing Software
- Using a Computer in Business Administration
- Creating Business Documents
- IT User Fundamentals and Exploring Drawing
to work within a team, gain transferable skills, manage time, take
responsibility for their own work and become self-reliant. There is an
expectation that students will work in their own time to complete the necessary
reading, homework and assessment tasks.
Through a combination of practical experience, written assignments and reviews, the vocational qualification provides the Level 1 learner with the knowledge, skills and understanding needed for further progression.
Assessment during and at the end of each module is classroom based.Throughout the course, students are assessed through written and practical assignments, which are marked by the course tutor. All assessment is internally set and marked against Pearson Edexcel set criteria. To achieve a 'pass' a learner must have successfully passed all the assessment criteria.
On completion of the course, students may progress onto a further education course aimed at level 2 attainment.
The college will recruit learners to BTEC qualifications with integrity.
It is expected that students will make every effort to attend all sessions. Students must have a commitment to completing the course. Those students with work and/or family commitments should be aware of the duration of the course and the need to attend all classes.
The college will take appropriate steps to assess each applicant's potential and make a professional judgement about their ability to complete the programme of study successfully and achieve the qualification. This will include ensuring that applicants have appropriate information and advice about the qualification and that the qualification will meet their needs.