KS5 Vocational Certificate

The Vocational Certificate is a bespoke programme aimed at young people who wish to work towards Level 2 accreditation. The course combines vocational qualifications and is tailored to the individual educational needs of the students and where possible to meet their aspirations for the future.

Year one – Level one Personal and Social Development primarily aims to improve confidence, communication and resilience of students. Units of study include developing self, rights and responsibilities and working with others. Students need to successfully complete eight units in order to achieve a pass.

Year two – develops those skills and qualities gained during the first year of the course, allowing students to work towards a Level 2 Award or Certificate in Employability Skills. This qualification develops an understanding of the requirements of seeking employment and provides the ability to relate to workplace environments.

The course is supported throughout the duration with extra-curricular visits these might include the Magistrates Court, The Road Safety Experience and Work related activities such as Kent Choices. We also have a number of guest speakers and workshops this year these have included flower arranging, communication and interview skills and mock interviews.

Students will also be required to take English and Maths qualifications in the form of re-sits and functional qualifications if they have not already achieved a level 4 grade.

Alongside the Vocational qualifications students will take further qualifications at present these include: Retail Knowledge levels 1 and 2, Art, Hair, Sport Studies and Beauty and Home Cooking Skills (these are subject to change).