Vocational Studies

The Vocational studies programme is taken over a year and is aimed at students who have achieved grades 1 or 2 in their GCSEs. Upon successful completion, students can progress on to a level two programme of study.


This course will provide supportive learning in a small group and develop a range of academic, personal and social skills needed for further vocational studies and employment.

The subject enables you to understand demands of different vocational subjects as you complete units in Business, Travel and tourism, Media and Health and Social Care. You will complete a range of units tailored to your needs and interests

Topics Include:

  • Exploring travel and tourism
  • Advising others on healthy lifestyle
  • Preparing a business plan
  • Media – shooting a short promotional video.

Key skills you will develop are:

  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Presentation
  • Communication
  • Research.

Each unit you undertake supports the development of your literacy and numeracy skills.