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Vocational areas

Here is an overview of the vocational areas you can choose to focus on as part of your Skills for Work and Living programme:

Animal Care

If you are passionate about animals, this is a great programme for you. Some of the skills you will learn include; how to handle, feed, groom, clean and take good care of animals. Skills for Work and Living – Animal Care is offered in a safe setting from our College centres with our farming partners.

Building Maintenance

If you are practical, interested in making things and do not mind getting your hands dirty our Building Maintenance programme is the one for you. You will receive an introduction to construction and decorating skills as well as learning how to stay safe in a workshop and on site. Skills for Work and Living – Building Maintenance is offered in a safe setting from the following College centres; Lomond House, Vocational Centre, Vocational Progression Centre, Garratt House and Beaconsfield Centre with our construction partners.

Catering and Hospitality

If you are interested in food and enjoy being around people this is the programme for you. You will develop your skills in practical cooking, hospitality, learn about food health and safety and advance your social skills. Skills for Work and Living – Catering is offered in a safe setting from our College centres.

Charitable Work

If you enjoy being around people and like to be part of a team, then our charity sector programme is for you. You will learn important work skills such as; time keeping, personal presentation, organising and presenting goods for sale, handling money, social enterprise and working with members of the public. Skills for Work and Living – Charity Sector is offered in a safe setting from all our College centres with our charity partners.

Customer Service 

If you enjoy being around people and want to develop your social and confidence skills, Customer Services is the programme for you. Some of the important work skills you will learn include; administration, time keeping, personal presentation and working with members of the public. Skills for Work and Living – Customer Service is offered in a safe setting from our College centres with our vocational partners.

Digital Media

If you love all things digital and would like to learn basic filming, DJing, editing and photography skills then this is the programme for you. You can also help create our digital student magazine and take part in our College radio show. Skills for Work and Living – Digital Media is offered at all our College centres in partnership with our Digital Team.

Expressive Art

If you are passionate about art and want to explore your creativity, then this is a great choice for you. You will learn different art techniques and use different materials to create expressive works of art. Skills for Work and Living – Expressive Art is offered in a safe setting at all of our college centres with our creative partners.

Hair and Beauty

If you enjoy being around people and are interested in hair and beauty, this is the programme for you. Some of the skills you will learn include; how to wash hair and perform basic styling techniques, such as plaiting and twisting hair, and salon health and safety. Skills for Work and Living – Hair and Beauty is offered in a safe setting at all of our College centres.

Horticulture

If you love to be outdoors and are interested in gardening, growing flowers and vegetables (and you do not mind getting muddy), this is the programme for you. Skills for Work and Living – Horticulture is offered in a safe setting from all of our College centres with our gardening and farming partners.

Motor Vehicle Maintenance

This is a great programme if you are interested in cars and how things
work, our Motor Vehicle Maintenance programme. Some of the practical skills you will learn include; how to keep cars looking great, tyre repair and how to stay safe in a garage. Skills for Work and Living Motor Vehicle Maintenance is offered in a safe setting from the following College centres; Lomond House, Vocational Centre, Vocational Progression Centre, Garratt House and Beaconsfield Centre with our motor vehicle partners.

Retail

If you enjoy being around people and working as part of a team, this is the programme for you. You will learn important work skills such as; time keeping, personal presentation, organising and presenting goods for sale, money handling and working in a team and with members of the public. Skills for Work and Living – Retail is offered in a safe setting from all of our College centres with our retail partners.

Upcycling

If you have a passion for recycling, repairing and upcycling old things so they can be used again, this is the programme for you. Some of the skills you will learn include; what can be recycled, collection of recyclables, sorting and preparing recyclables for processing and how to work safely. Skills for Work and Living – Upcycling is offered in a safe setting from all of our College centres with our recycling partners. (Upcycling is offered at some centres.)

Volunteering and Contributing to my Community

If you enjoy being helpful and would like to work as part of a team our volunteering programme is the one for you. This programme is all about developing your social skills, increasing your confidence. Skills for Work and Living – Volunteering is offered in a safe setting from our all of our College centres with our volunteering partners.

 

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Ofsted November 2019

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