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Workskills Btec Certificate Level 2 at Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form

Course description

This qualification is designed to provide:
- Education and training for students seeking to develop skills needed for employment whether immediately after the course or in the future.
- Opportunities for students who are seeking employment to achieve a nationally recognised vocational qualification and improve their qualifications profile.
- The knowledge, understanding and skills learners need to enter employment.
- Opportunities for students to focus on problem solving, team work and improving own performance in a range of learning and employment settings.


Managing your own money - Content: Produce a personal budget and understand the use of credit to borrow money.
Searching for a job - Content: Understand how to use sources of information about jobs and how to relate own skills, interests and achievements to potential job roles.
Applying for a job - Content: Understand different methods of applying for a job and be able to prepare an application.
Preparing for an interview - Content: Know information required when preparing for an interview.
Interview skills - Content: Demonstrate readiness for an interview and be able to respond to interview questions.
Career progression - Content: Know information about how to climb a career ladder.
Producing a product - Content: Plan the manufacture of a product or item and make item using the skills needed.
Plan an Enterprise Activity - Content: Know how to choose and plan a viable enterprise activity whilst considering the risks.
Run an Enterprise Activity - Content: Provide a strategy for carrying out a successful Enterprise Activity.
Effectiveness at work - Content: Understand how to maximise potential in the work place.
Managing your health at work - Content: Understand how to maintain physical and mental wellbeing at work.

Future opportunities

Success with this qualification allows students either to progress into the workplace or to continue onto Level 3 courses e.g. A Levels or equivalent. It provides them with those vital transferable skills that can be used in a variety of settings and will inevitably set them apart from others whatever their future goals.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Ferndown Upper School Sixth Form directly.

Last updated date: 14 September 2016
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    • If you are looking to join an excellent Sixth Form where you will achieve good results and have a great time too, Ferndown Upper School is the place for you!

      At Ferndown Upper School we believe that all Sixth Formers are entitled to a full range of activities that include the opportunity to:

      • Participate in main school life and run their own Student Union which organises social events, parties, charity fundraising and improvements to the college block.
      • Enjoy music and sports.
      • Receive clear guidance on future work options and applications to university.

      Every student’s future is important to us, therefore we organise dedicated sessions to provide detailed information on all option choices after Sixth Form. Our Head of Year 13 is also the UCAS co-ordinator at FUS and arranges workshops for students to guide them through the application process to gain entry to university, apprenticeships or employment.

      Furthermore, to ensure that we are offering the best educational and pastoral support, each student is linked to a tutor who will guide them through Sixth Form and will monitor their progress through regular academic mentoring sessions. The tutor is the first contact for students and parents for information and guidance. Tutors can arrange career appointments in school, set in motion information requests to subjects to check academic progress and can organise meetings between students, subject staff and parents.

      The Sixth Form is very much a social community and relations between students and teachers are relaxed and friendly. No two experiences of the Sixth Form are the same, but everyone has much to gain and much to contribute.

      We welcome committed students with ambition. Our most gifted and talented students often progress to the country’s top universities and training establishments, and to promote this students are encouraged to take part in mock interviews with local dignitaries. Our emphasis on taking control and becoming independent learners and thinkers promotes personal growth in all our students. The student community that results is distinctly colourful and energetic.