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Vocational Studies - Level 1 Diploma

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Start Date: 2 September 2024
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Camden Road Centre
Suitable for: School Leavers
Duration: 1 Year
Level: Level 1

ABOUT THE COURSE

This course will develop your knowledge and understanding of the business world, focusing on retail, with a range of units to prepare you for work in customer services. As well as studying ICT, English and maths, you will also develop your employability skills and look at your own career development.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the business world, focusing on retail, and will study a range of units to prepare you for work in customer services.

As well as studying ICT, English and maths, you will also develop your employability skills and will look at your own career development.

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • To be aged 16 to 18
  • GCSEs in English Language and Maths at grade 2 or above, or Functional Skills at Entry Level 3 or above
  • A reference from your previous school/college

All applicants must have an interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is through coursework, and your attendance will also be monitored.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

School Leavers


If you will be aged 16, 17 or 18 on 31st August prior to the start date of your course and you have the legal right to remain in the UK for the duration of your programme then your study with us will be free. Please see here for the documents you will need to show us.

Some courses will have other associated costs, such as for specialist materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support, see here for details.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

The course gives you the chance to develop useful, transferable skills in completing tasks to help you progress to further learning, such as a Level 2 course.

WHERE STUDENTS PROGRESS TO AFTER THIS COURSE

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of people went into Education, not Higher Education, after completing the course
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of people went into Employment after completing the course

MEET SOME OF THE TEACHERS

Anne Farrell

Anne is an experienced Curriculum Team Leader as well as lecturing in English, Business and Alternative Provision at City and Islington College. Anne has over 20 years of experience in lecturing and tutoring across all levels and subject ranges in Further Education for students ages 14-24 years old.

When delivering courses, Anne strives to meet the needs of students with diverse interests and abilities by introducing them to a range of subjects that can help them realise a progression pathway (employment, education, or training). The courses Anne delivers are enriched with educational trips, visitors from key organizations, specialist trainers and speakers which link to industry and are designed to develop interpersonal skills. 

Anne is currently delivering BTEC Level 1 Vocational Business and NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business for learners aged 16-18. Anne embeds English to strengthen communication skills and deliver lessons through project-based learning. Both courses are linked to several businesses to provide a business context for a better understanding of the world of work.


Lee Kennedy

Lee has a genuine passion for education and a rich history of excellence in the realm of business. His approach to teaching is firmly rooted in the belief that education is the foundation upon which successful careers are built, he strives to instil this understanding in every learner that crosses his path. Having earned a stellar reputation as a Business Teacher, Lecturer, and Tutor, Lee has consistently demonstrated his commitment to delivering not just information, but a deep understanding of the ever-evolving world of business. His classroom sessions are characterised by dynamic discussions, real-world case studies, and interactive exercises that ensure students are equipped with the tools they need to navigate the corporate landscape with confidence.

Beyond his primary teaching responsibilities, Lee helps fellow educators refine their strategies and methodologies for maximum impact. His coaching endeavours have brought significant transformations in teaching dynamics, enabling educators to better connect with their students and drive tangible outcomes.

In collaboration with Deloitte, one of the world's leading consulting firms, Lee offers an exclusive Employability Skills training program. Here, he imparts crucial soft skills and industry insights to budding professionals, ensuring they are well-prepared to transition smoothly into the workforce. This collaboration underscores Lee's overarching mission: to bridge the gap between academia and industry and to foster a new generation of business leaders. Lee's unwavering commitment to education, his innovative teaching techniques, and his partnership with global industry leaders make him an invaluable asset to any institution and a guiding light for his students.


The teachers listed may change, these shown are an example of the teachers who teach on these programmes.

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