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Vocational Studies Entry Level at South Downs College

Course description

The course is designed for those who may still have some support needs in English and Maths and who need a foundation year in college to help them to make choices before going into mainstream education or work.

The course aims to give students the chance to improve basic skills, while at the same time work on general skills and knowledge about a range of work-related areas.

Course content

Students can choose options in the areas of:

  • Office and retail
  • Sport and recreation
  • Catering
  • Art
  • Practical skills
  • Motor vehicle
  • Drama
  • Care

English, Maths, Information Technology, group work and personal development are also part of the course.


Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification requirements.


During your course your teachers will let you know how you are doing and what you need to do to improve your work.

You will be given personal learning targets that will be reviewed throughout the year.

Future opportunities

During your course your tutor will work with you to help you decide what you want to move on to do next.

If you pass your course, have worked hard and attended regularly you may be able to move to a level 1 course at college.

You may choose to move on to other training opportunities or apprenticeships outside college.

You will get support from the College’s Career Zone staff to help you plan your next move.

Further information

The Entry Level Vocational Studies course can cater for a range of students who have yet to make decisions about their future and will benefit from a high level of tutorial support before moving into mainstream education or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Downs College directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016

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