Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The course is designed to be a stepping stone onto one of our employment focused pathways, developing work skills will be a priority for all learners according to their needs and ability. Learners are offered through this programme a ‘taster’ of the various pathways they may choose to progress onto including Hospitality and Catering, Multimedia, Retail, Sports and the opportunity develop core employability skills through practical experience which will include an internal work placement.
In addition work will be undertaken to develop work-related skills such as communication, money, organisation and independent travel skills.
Through this programme all learners will work towards a nationally accredited qualification.
The Vocational Carousel course enables learners to have access to develop their English and maths, which are embedded within the delivery of all teaching at a level relevant to the individual. Some learners will work towards Functional Skills qualifications.
During your study programme you will have access to our extensive computing facilities and the college’s own Intranet service including the Student Portal. You will also work in various purpose-built settings for the different elements of the course e.g. a fully equipped kitchen for Hospitality and Catering, on-site and community retail outlets, a fully equipped gym as well as accessing the wider community to develop skills and confidence and promote independence.
This course is all about preparing you for the next step; a Vocational Pathway programme.
There are no formal entry requirements; however suitability will be discussed at interview and based on individual circumstances.
All students will compile a portfolio of evidence that will contain a mixture of photographs, witness statements, personal statements and course work. The portfolios are internally assessed and verified prior to external verification by an Awarding Body.
Some students will be entered for Functional Skills English and Maths live assessments at the level indicated during initial assessments and verified through continuous diagnostic assessments.
If students successfully complete this programme of study they can progress onto Year 3 options within Inclusive Learning. The options are:
Hospitality and Catering Pathway
Performing Arts Pathway
Arts and Crafts Pathway
- Employment Pathway
All students will participate in small group sessions comprising no more than 10 students. The study methods are a mix of practical, theory and independent research completed by students with appropriate support.