Vocational Curriculum

WESC learner Harryot mixing up a storm in her design class
WESC learner Harryot mixing up a storm in her design class

Vocational courses are planned around the learner’s interests and aspirations. These vocational learning outcomes are based on the learner’s hopes for the future and will incorporate their needs, strengths, preferences and interests. Learners are fully involved in their vocational course planning that outlines what activities they will participate in for a successful transition to adulthood.

Work experience will be planned, where possible, around the learner’s interests and aspirations. NCFE Occupational Studies or OCR in Life and Living Skills will be studied.

The NCFE Occupational Studies qualification consists of optional units and WESC can offer the following occupational areas with supportive work placements:

  • Land-based
  • Hospitality and catering
  • Design, media and technology
  • Office and business
  • Retail and service enterprise
  • Sport, leisure and tourism
  • Employability and social development

In addition to vocational subjects learners will also study Maths and English Ascentis stepping stone unit qualifications.

Course information leaflets

AQA Entry Level Certificate in Maths

AQA Entry Level Certificate in Design and Technology

AQA Entry Level Certificate in Science

AQA Entry Level Certificate in Art and Design

AQA Unit Award Scheme Art

Level 1 & 2 Certificate in Music Technology

NCFE Award & Certificate in Radio

NCFE Level 1 Certificate in Art and Design

NCFE Level 1 Occupational Studies for the workplace

NCFE Level 2 Occupational Studies for the workplace

PSHE and Citizenship

For more information about WESC’s Functional Skills please click here.