Developing Vocational Skills
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
Are you interested in gardening, hospitality or retail? Our Developing Vocational Skills course will build on your understanding and help you to prepare for employment.
Designed for those living with a disability and/or learning disability, this course is tailored to your individual needs and interests.
Working with a Personal Tutor, you will develop your Individual Learning Plan and set personal and realistic learning goals, which will include work skills targets.
You will learn as part of a small group and have the opportunity to gain work experience in one of our real working environments on campus, such as the college shop, cafe or horticulture facility.
You do not need any formal qualifications or experience to enrol on this course.
What will I achieve?
On successful completion you will receive a Level 1 in Retail Skills.
What will I learn?
- Moving goods and materials in a retail environment
- Monitoring and maintaining ease of shopping in a retail sales area
- Work place health and safety requirements in retail environments
- Working effectively in a retail team
- Keeping a non-food retail environment clean and tidy
How is the course taught?
- Group work
- Practical sessions
- Theory sessions
How am I assessed?
- Portfolio work
- English and maths assessment
Work experience opportunities
Students will have the opportunity to gain work experience in one of our retail outlets. We have a college shop and cafe on campus, where students develop their customer service skills and knowledge of the retail industry.
English and Maths
English and maths are embedded into this course through tasks such as measuring, stock taking and cash handling.
Where can I progress?
You can progress to a Supported Internship when you successfully complete this course.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
If you are aged 19+ the cost of the course will depend on your circumstances. Our support pages can help you determine your suitability.