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Vocational Studies Level 1 Diploma at Mid Cheshire College

Course description

The programme will help you to:

• Understand procedures used in the retail industry such as stock control, cash handling, and related security issues
• Develop your personal skills in customer service and communicating with others
• Recognise what contributes to ‘healthy living’, developing your knowledge of healthy lifestyles
• Build good study skills if you wish to continue with your studies
• Develop your creative skills in art and design or multimedia

This course will be based in several vocational areas which will include art and design, catering, travel and tourism, performing arts,I.T and business studies. In addition, students will complete a functional skill qualification in English or Maths.

Course content

This course includes a Study Programme to provide learners with a coherent and enriching curriculum which will provide them with the academic, social and employability skills to progress to further or higher education or employment.
The content of the study programme is designed to broaden the learner experience beyond the main qualification of study.

The key theme of Study Programmes at Level 1 will be preparation for the world of work and the development of personal, social and employability skills.

As well as your core qualification you will study GCSE or Functional Skills English and/or maths plus English and maths development as part of the core qualification.

Learners will also undertake personal progress planning and pastoral education. Plus additional personal development activity which may include work experience and projects.

Entry requirements

2 GCSEs at grade E – G or an Entry Level qualification.


Throughout the programme you will be continually assessed through a variety of presentations, witnessed tasks, and some pieces of written work.

Future opportunities

Staff and students have regular contact with the careers service. On completing this Level 1 course students may wish to access a Level 1 or Level 2 course in a specific vocational area (subject to the entry requirements).

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Mid Cheshire College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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