Having working vocational sites supports students wellbeing

and progression as they learn lifelong employability skills during their work experience sessions, this develops their self-confidence and builds self-esteem. For our young people to be successful in their chosen vocational areas, it is important we support their emotional and mental wellbeing. A young person who has these skills will have fewer barriers to learning and a better understanding of themselves and how to meet their own needs.

Students learn life long, valuable transferrable employability skills to increase the likelihood of them access a meaningful vocation when they leave college.

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Some of the transferable skills that the students learn include:

  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Team working skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Listening skills and following instructions
  • Keeping safe and following procedures
  • Behaviour and self-presentation
  • Working under pressure
  • Time management
  • Positive work ethics and motivation
  • Health and Safety
  • Adaptability
  • Functional numeracy and literacy
  • Digital skills and IT
  • Decision making

Our courses combine industry qualifications with on the job experience