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About Vocational Centre

The Vocational Centre is co-located with Nightingale Community Academy and has access to fanatastic vocational facilities including the farm and allotment, industry kitchen, mechanical workshop and hairdressing salon. The Centre currently accommodates 20 students aged 16+.

Our students and staff enjoy being part of the local community and students are supported in work opportunities with many local businesses and community groups including Tooting Leisure Centre, Cannons Leisure Centre, YMCA Wimbledon, Baked Bean Company, Wandsworth Learning Difficulties Network, Wandsworth Health Watch, Project Search and Thrive Battersea Park

 

What’s happening at our Centre this term?

All students are now participating in a number of vocational courses including hair/ beauty, construction, mechanics, animal care and catering.

Students have voted for a new enterprise ART project which they will design and sell to members of the public

A new health and well-being link at YMCA Wimbledon

Students have been celebrating black history month by exploring museum different cultures and discussing influential figures

First student council of the year!

Nominations to take place regarding centre safeguarding ambassador

Events

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
Ofsted Report

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