Vocational pathways are available at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and are for those students who enjoy a more practical approach to learning. All courses have been designed to develop students’ interest in the world of work and to begin to acquire skills in the different sectors of industry and business.

The Curriculum


Care and Childhood Studies Courses

Few careers are more satisfying than working in care. These courses help students develop an understanding of people and how they develop emotionally, physically and psychologically. They are a challenging preparation for careers in community work, health services, residential care, nursing, teaching and social work. There are lots of opportunities for qualified child care staff including working in nurseries, family centres, infants and primary schools and with children with special needs. There are even opportunities to work abroad as a nanny or with children on holiday resorts.

OCR Level 1/2 Cambridge National Certificate in Child Development

This Certificate gives you an introductory to the type of knowledge and understanding required when working in child care and education and play-work. It provides the opportunity to develop basic skills in caring for children which can be used on a personal basis supporting parenthood on towards relevant employment..

Business and IT Courses

Our business courses are work-related qualifications for those interested in a wide range of careers such as Accounting, Retail, Human Resources, Marketing, and Administration.

Pearson BTEC Level 1/Level 2 Tech Award in Enterprise

This programme has been designed to provide a broad educational basis for further training and further education or for moving into appropriate employment within the business and administration sectors.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate in Business

The aim of this course is to prepare students who wish to embark on a career within the field of business or, for those who prefer, it counts towards entry into Higher Education (HND/BA). The units are assessed and graded, and an overall grade for the qualification is awarded, i.e. Pass, Merit or Distinction. All units are internally assessed.



Miss G Bell – Subject Leader

Mrs J Ryland

Miss Evans