The Vocational pathway is designed to offer as personalised a programme of study as we are able to provide.
Currently students are taking a variety of pathways. Choices this year include BTEC PE, Hair and Beauty, Art and Hospitality. These choices are combined with a work skills programme which currently includes a Level 1 qualification in Personal and Social Development and a Level 2 qualification in Employability Skills.
Students will be offered the chance to develop their employability skills with a programme of work experience and/or a Land Based Studies which they will attend one or two days a week.
The course this year includes a First Aid qualification and a chance to develop leadership skills through the Drive to Ensure programme. Students are actively encouraged to take part in the Tydeman Centre buddying scheme, developing their social and communication skills. Students will also take part in a number of extra -curricular activities designed to complement the work skills programme.
For those students who do not obtain grade C’s in English and Mathematics a level 2 qualification will be taken in functional Mathematics and English skills.
The vocational programme is popular with many students from the Tydeman Centre but it is not exclusively for those students. A student does not need to have an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) to access this course.