Vocational Course

Foundation Studies Entry Level 3

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About this course

This course would be suitable if you are working at Entry Level 2 or 3 and finding the transition to a Level 1 course difficult.

You could be in need of some confidence building before progressing or may not have taken exams for a variety of reasons e.g. health/personal circumstance etc.

During the course you will complete assignments on units which can enable you to progress to a higher level course within the vocational areas at College.

What will I learn?

  • ICT - using software applications including Word, Publisher, Email and PowerPoint - giving you the ability to be creative and identify suitable software for different purposes
  • Travel & Tourism - trips to local places of interest for different types of visitors and researching holiday destinations
  • Business - an introduction to the safe use of office equipment and how to communicate within a business through letter writing, telephone skills and email
  • Health & Social Care - exploring health needs and how different factors can affect your own health. Practical experience of preparing suitable snacks for different groups of people
  • Improving Own Fitness - an introduction to how different types of exercise and fitness classes can improve health and, through practical activities, understand what each entails
  • Catering - a practical introduction to cooking with a qualified chef in the Catering kitchens. Learn new cooking techniques, health & safety and assess the dishes prepared
  • Work Preparation - preparing you for the workplace, including interview techniques, how to behave professionally within the working environment and the importance of career progression

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through coursework.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • Satisfactory interview

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Level 1 vocational courses in a variety of subjects
  • Careers - employment at a junior level or further training

Additional Information

You will take part in a work experience placement.