Welcome to Vocational

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Welcome to the Vocational department. We run a vibrant modern vocational curriculum for our students with a number of courses available for all 14-19 students. Our main specialism is Hairdressing & Barbering, but we also offer courses in Beauty, Health & Social Care and Childcare. All available courses are checked thoroughly, and can all be described as ‘industry standard’ qualifications. These give the students the opportunity to learn both the theoretical and practical skills required.

We also offer functional skills courses in English and Maths at level 1&2, and these are offered to all students who require them. They are intended to help raise the standards of our students’ literacy and numeracy with the ultimate goal of offering a balanced and broad programme. We have found that an increase in students’ communication skills, not only boosts their confidence, but also enables them to achieve their goals and gives them greater opportunity to progress.

We have a team of dedicated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff with a wide spectrum of knowledge and experience. They use their expertise to deliver relevant, well-planned, dynamic and demanding courses. Our outcomes for the last 5 years have always remained at 90% or greater, and a high proportion of our students carry on to follow a career in their chosen subject.

Our facilities include a fully equipped modern professional salon with a number of stations available. This is open to members of the public, and it offers a number of different treatments at reasonable prices. Students use this resource to practice all the skills they learn in theory lessons, from reception duties to practical consultations. All in a supporting environment that prepares them for a career within their chosen specialism.

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