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Prep 4 Pathway to Progression at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

These courses are for young people who:• Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications• Are not certain of what vocational area to move into• Need a bit more support with English and Maths• Need to develop their confidence and other social skills• Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progressionThese courses are called Preparation for Vocation (P4) and we offer a range of year-long P4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Course content

These courses are for young people who:• Are leaving school with little or no GCSE qualifications• Are not certain of what vocational area to move into• Need a bit more support with English and Maths• Need to develop their confidence and other social skills• Need more 1-2-1 support and steadier progressionThese courses are called Preparation for Vocation (P4) and we offer a range of year-long P4 courses that prepare you for progressing onto a vocational programme. You can choose from a range of vocational areas including catering, health and social care, ICT, motor vehicle, construction, hair and beauty and creative arts. As part of the course you will also work on employability skills, English, Maths and ICT. Courses are available at a range of levels from Entry 2 to Level 2 and once you have been for an informal interview and assessment, we will make sure that you are put on the right course for you. Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress onto higher level courses or into employment.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. An interview is required to make sure this is the right level for you.

Assessment

The course is assessed throughout the year by coursework.

Future opportunities

You could continue in your chosen subject to the next level or choose a different subject altogether.

Further information

This course lasts for one year.

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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    • At the Cauldon campus of Stoke on Trent College, the following subject areas are based:

      Business, IT and Computing

      Child Care

      Health and Social Care

      Hair, Beauty and Holistic Therapies

      Hospitality and Catering

      Public Services and Army Preparation

      Sports and Sport Science

      Travel and Tourism

      Foundation Learning

      ESOL