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LOCATION & START DATE
Cornwall College Camborne - 9 September 2024
Cornwall College St Austell - 9 September 2024
LEVEL
Level 1 Levels Explained
DURATION
36 weeks, 1 year
LEARNING AREA
Foundation Learning Find out more
ATTENDANCE
Full-time

Vocational Studies

The Vocational Studies course is part of our Vocational Pathway. This course is for learners who are unsure of the vocational pathway they wish to pursue for the future or do not have the entry requirements for a higher level course.

Vocational Studies aims to develop vocational and study skills, alongside behaviours and attitudes, preparing learners to make informed decisions and prepare to be successful learners on the next stage of their journey.

Learners will have the opportunity to sample different vocational areas to gain an insight into the subject, gain vocationally relevant skills, knowledge of careers available in that subject and expectations at the next stage of that chosen vocational area.

In addition to vocational skills, learners will gain personal development skills and explore career choices.

Following successful completion of this qualification learners will have the skills and knowledge to make an informed decision about future study and work.

For those who know the subject they want to specialise in but don’t have the entry requirements, we have the possibility of a Vocational Specialist Level 1 course which will allow you to focus on one specific subject specialism.

What you will learn

Within this pathway you will focus on developing your vocational skills ready for the next stage of your learning. This will include a focus on skills related to the vocational subject areas you have chosen for your course. You will also build your teamwork skills, self-confidence and develop your English and maths.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of vocational options as part of your course. At our St Austell and Camborne campuses, options may include media, childcare, sport, art, construction, motor vehicle, carpentry, business, travel and tourism, hairdressing and catering.

Our Duchy Stoke Climsland and Bicton campuses offer land based options which may include animal care, equine countryside skills, agriculture, construction multiskills, horticultural studies, sport and land and environment.

There will be a focus on your personal development to support you to build your self confidence and resilience ready for your next steps.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements but will be suitable for learners working towards level 1.

Work experience

You will be able to take advantage of a work experience placement as part of your course.

Assessment

You will study a nationally accredited vocational qualification at level 1. The course will also allow you to continue the development of English and maths (either GCSE or Functional Skills).

Progression

Once you have completed this pathway, you may wish to consider a level 2 subject in a specialist area.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Within this pathway you will focus on developing your vocational skills ready for the next stage of your learning. This will include a focus on skills related to the vocational subject areas you have chosen for your course. You will also build your teamwork skills, self-confidence and develop your English and maths.

You will be able to choose from a wide range of vocational options as part of your course. At our St Austell and Camborne campuses, options may include media, childcare, sport, art, construction, motor vehicle, carpentry, business, travel and tourism, hairdressing and catering.

Our Duchy Stoke Climsland and Bicton campuses offer land based options which may include animal care, equine countryside skills, agriculture, construction multiskills, horticultural studies, sport and land and environment.

There will be a focus on your personal development to support you to build your self confidence and resilience ready for your next steps.

No formal entry requirements but will be suitable for learners working towards level 1.

You will be able to take advantage of a work experience placement as part of your course.

You will study a nationally accredited vocational qualification at level 1. The course will also allow you to continue the development of English and maths (either GCSE or Functional Skills).

Once you have completed this pathway, you may wish to consider a level 2 subject in a specialist area.

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College Camborne

Our Camborne campus has served as a vocational training hub for nearly a century. The iconic Tamar tower and the ‘big top’ that covers our construction and engineering provision, are landmarks known throughout the area. This legacy, combined with an exciting modernisation programme, has made Cornwall College Camborne the home of cutting edge facilities, dynamic learning experiences and fantastic student spaces. Open and modern learning areas, electric vehicle training labs, esports gaming facilities, chill out areas, an award-winning restaurant and plenty more besides, makes this the perfect place to have your #careercollege experience.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Cornwall College St Austell

Cornwall College St Austell

Set at the top of St Austell, with incredible views over the bay, our campus boasts ground-breaking facilities and exceptional student spaces. The Keay Theatre area plays host to our famous Altitude Dance Academy and performing arts, while our award-winning student restaurant Cloisters is recognised as one of the best in the country. Brand new electric vehicle training labs set within our modern construction and engineering buildings showcase just some of the incredible opportunities for people in St Austell and beyond.

Read more on the exciting developments at St Austell & Camborne


Dates & Locations

16-19
  • Location - Cornwall College Camborne
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £362.00* - FREE for school leavers
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

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  • Location - Cornwall College St Austell
  • Start Date - 9 September 2024
  • Tuition Fees: £0.00* - FREE for school leavers
            
    *Please note - Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

    MORE INFORMATION ON FINANCIAL SUPPORT
    Information for School Leavers
    Information for ages 19+
  • Apply Now
    For 9 September 2024 start date
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Fees apply to adults and HE students only. Only the most common fees scenario is shown. Actual fees may vary depending on your personal situation. Please contact us for further information.

Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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