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BTEC Introductory Diploma, Level 1

Vocational Studies - Pathways to Progression

The focus of this course is to develop knowledge and skills that will be important for progressing onto further study or that prepare you for employment and building confidence in the workplace. The qualification provides an opportunity to cover broader units and then the chance to complete units related to certain pathways.

You will have tutorial time each week with the Pathways team to provide pastoral support, set and review targets and prepare you for your next steps. You will be provided with opportunities to complete projects that support the development of your employability skills.

The qualification also contains elements that will address a student’s needs in literacy and numeracy as well as personal development areas. The course provides opportunities for attending classes in a vocational area of interest (subject to agreement with the course team).

You will study English and Maths. Your main programme will include some or all of the following:

  • Developing a Personal Progression Plan
  • Being Organised
  • Healthy Lifestyles, Sport & Physical Activity
  • Developing IT Skills
  • Apprenticeship and careers
  • Team Working and Problem Solving
  • Presenting to Others

On achievement of the Award students will be able to progress onto the BTEC Level 1 Certificate. On completion of the full qualification students will be able to progress on to a Level 2 course after a successful interview. This qualification prepares students for higher level studies.

No formal entry requirements. However, students who are placed on this course are expected to attend all lessons, to adhere to all college rules and to complete all work to the best of their ability. If required, they will be expected to attend English and Maths lessons. Students are required to play an active role in lessons, and take part in discussions and group work. Students will be given some flexibility in how they choose to present work and being creative is encouraged.

Assessment methods include informal discussions, observations, presentations, role-play and written work.