Vocational Studies

Qualification: Extended Certificate
Level 1

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About the course

Can't decide on what to do next?

Can't decide on a specific course?

Do you find learning a challenge?

Look no further as City Horizons can offer you a range of alternative options.

This Vocational Studies foundation course is suitable for you if you need to gain a qualification to progress to a specific vocational course.

It is designed to further develop your existing skills to enable you to progress to your next level of learning in our work based vocational areas. 

Our City Horizons courses can be started throughout the academic year. All students without an A*–C/9–4 grade in English or maths will be required to complete a functional skills qualification in both maths and English alongside the Vocational Studies course.

What you will learn
  • Self-assessment
  • UK travel destinations
  • Planning a trip to a visitor attraction
  • Career progression
  • Public service careers
  • Developing personal skills for leadership
  • Role of air cabin crew
  • Welcoming visitors
  • Introduction to healthy eating
  • How the body works
  • Customer service in travel and tourism
  • Personal skills for public services

The course will also include a taster in one or more of the below areas

  • Hairdressing and Beauty
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Engineering
  • Early Years
  • Art & Design
  • Media
  • IT
Assessment

100% Coursework/practical

Entry requirements

A GCSE qualification is not required for this course. On arrival you will complete an initial assessment to see what level you are working at.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
04/09/17 1 year Main
03/09/18 1 year Main
What next?

Once you have completed this qualification you can progress on to a suitable course within a work based vocational subject at the college, an apprenticeship or employment.

Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Trip to Oxygen
  • Freejumping
  • Guest speakers
  • Industry talks and visits
  • Trip to a law court