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Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This is an Entry 3 vocational programme designed to help you to develop the skills and attitudes to succeed.  It will enable you to work towards an Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vocational Studies, Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English.  You will also undertake work placement and enrichment activities.  Successful completion of this programme then gives you the opportunity to progress to Level 1 or beyond.

Entry requirements

You should have grades F-G at GCSE - or no GCSEs - and would not at this stage be able to achieve at Level 1.   Your initial assessment is likely to be E1/E2 in English and Maths.  You should:

  • Have a passion for retail or travel and tourism
  • Have a good attendance record at school or your previous training provider
  • Need enhanced support to transition into College

All applicants will have an individual advice and guidance interview to assess their needs and suitability for the course.

Course Content

  • An Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vocational Studies
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Functional Skills English
  • Enrichment
  • Work Placement

How will I be assessed?

You will produce a portfolio of evidence and will be supported to work towards numeracy, literacy and personal targets which will be reviewed every half term.  You will also sit a Functional English and Maths controlled assessment.   Any inclusion and support needs will be assessed and reviewed throughout the year and we will work hard to give you the support you need.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may be asked to make a voluntary contribution to trips throughout the year and may also be asked to purchase some personal safety equipment that is relevant to the vocational area.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

  • Diploma in Fashion Retail
  • Introduction to the Travel and Tourism Industry
  • Continuation of maths and English studies

Careers

You could consider a career in fashion retail, retail management or visual merchandising. You could also secure job roles at airports, airlines, travel agencies, theme parks and tourist information centres.

 

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Joshua Tonks

Joshua Tonks

Motor Vehicle transitions course puts Joshua on the right road

A transitions course in Motor Vehicles has helped put Belper teenager Joshua Tonks on the road to his chosen career.Joshua, aged 17, is now a motor vehicle apprentice with Ripley-based garage Gary Owen Motor Services and is enjoying working on a whole range of different cars.After successfully completing the one-year transitions course, Joshua's dad, who works as lorry mechanic, helped him land his ideal apprenticeship.The vocational programme was perfectly suited to the young school leaver, who has always had a passion for motor vehicles and wanted help in developing his skills.While on the course, Joshua achieved an Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vehicle Technology as well as gaining Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English qualifications.Joshua, who is currently learning to drive, likes working on all makes and models of cars but if he had a choice of which make and model to own, it would be the Alfa Romeo C4. Joshua said:

The transitions course at Derby College helped me get my apprenticeship and I'd recommend it to other people leaving school who are keen to get into the motor vehicle industry.

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