The Skills Track Programme is aimed at students who are undecided about their future career options or who wish to spend a year sampling a range of subjects before deciding which area to move into.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

Students may progress onto other college courses at Level 1 or Level 2, to an apprenticeship or employment.

What jobs can I get? 

Vocational subjects are delivered in specialist areas of the College, on both the Lansdowne and North road campuses, by subject specialist teachers.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

There are no formal entry requirements but to benefit from this course you must be committed to improving your qualifications and skills. Admission is by interview.

What about work experience? 

It may be possible to incorporate work experience into an individual student's timetable. Students will have regular meetings with their personal tutor to ensure that they are keeping up with the programme.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
LPN1FC001F 07/09/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 

There are no course fees for students aged under 19 years.

Associated Costs 

Students may need to provide specialist equipment, such as safety boots, for some sessions. A student contribution will be expected towards the cost of the subsidised course residential.

Course content

Course Content 

The course is designed to allow students to try a large number of vocational options. Students are supported through Individual and Group Tutorials.

Vocational areas may include (subject to availability): Brickwork, Catering, Sport and Customer Service.

You will work towards nationally recognised qualifications in Functional Skills Maths and English up to Level 2.

More info

Start Day/Time 

Course timetables are developed for up to 3-4 days per week.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

Ascentis

Curriculum Area 

Applied Science, Care and Foundation Studies - Foundation

More about the course 

It may be possible to incorporate work experience into an individual student's timetable. Students will have regular meetings with their personal tutor to ensure that they are keeping up with the programme.

Duration 

1 Year

Attendance 

Full-time

Level 

Level 1

Qualification Name 

Level 1 Certificate/Diploma

Awarding Body 

Ascentis