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Prep 4 ICT at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

Entry Level vocational course for students aged 16-19. This course is for students who may need to work on their English, maths, and personal and social skills before progressing onto a Level 1 vocational course.

Course content

Prep 4 ICT is a course that can start you on the path to a vocational programme within the Business and ICT area. You will be able to study a range of units including database software, introduction to using ICT systems, audio and video, presentation software. Additionally, you will also work to develop your personal and employability skills completing units in teamwork, managing your money and oral presentation skills. Functional Skills of maths, English and ICT are also integral to the course. Enterprise is also a big feature in the course and you will be encouraged to demonstrate the skills you have learnt through fund raising activities.

Entry requirements

No formal requirements, but you will have a pre-induction interview/assessment to make sure this is the right level for you.


Assessment is on-going throughout the course. For each unit that you work on, you will have to complete an assessment to evidence your learning and understanding. Your tutor will tell you when the assessments will take place. You must successfully pass all of the unit assessments in order to pass the course successfully.

Future opportunities

Support is provided to identify progression pathways that are appropriate to the individual. Progression can be within the Preparation 4 Vocation area to a level 1 or employability course or it can be within the Business and ICT area or any of the other vocational areas that are on offer in college.

Further information

All of the Prep 4 courses are smaller sized classes to allow more individual support that nurtures and develops learners and their learning. As the course progresses throughout the year, more independence and autonomy is encouraged.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: F1592
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 24


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