Level 1 Programme

Level 1

This course is for you if...

  • you need more time to improve your skills in English and Maths.
  • you need to catch up on knowledge and skills you missed out on at school.
  • you need to improve your employability skills.

What will I study on this course?

The Level 1 programme provides a personalised and flexible approach to learning, so that you can gain skills and qualifications that will allow you to progress to further study or employment. 

The programme will consist of:

  • Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Studies, including units such as Personal Development (mandatory), Being Organised (mandatory), Business, Fitness and Nutrition and Art. This will make up the majority of your timetable.
  • Functional Skills English
  • Functional Skills Maths

What courses combine well with this course?

This is a stand-alone package course, which is not taken with any others.

Where can this course lead to?

If students gain a Distinction in the Vocational Studies course, and improve their literacy and numeracy skills, they may be able to progress to Level 2 courses at Itchen, including GCSEs and vocational qualifications.


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