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Vocational Studies (BTEC Introductory Diploma)

Priestley College

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BTEC Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies WHY TAKE VOCATIONAL STUDIES? The BTEC Introductory Diploma is designed to give you an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different vocational areas to help you to develop personal skills, increase confidence and achieve your full potential. Through studying a range of topics you will be better prepared for the choices you can make when progressing on to Level 2 BTEC First or going into employment. WHAT ARE THE KEY AREAS OF STUDY? The BTEC Vocational Studies course requires you to complete 7 units of work covering a variety of topics. These include Business, Retail and Administration; Customer Service; ICT; Communication; Health and Safety; Travel and Tourism and Health and Social Care. WHAT SKILLS WILL I NEED AND DEVELOP? There are no formal qualifications needed but a good command of English is helpful. We will help you to develop your organisation skills and you will also have the opportunity to complete a range of Key Skills qualifications. HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED? There are no exams on this course but you will need to collect evidence of your work in the form of a portfolio. You will complete work in a variety of ways to assess your ability which will include written assignments, oral presentations, practical tasks and meetings. At the end of each completed unit you are awarded either a pass, merit or distinction grade. PRIESTLEY EXTRA To further your vocational experience you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities including external visits, listening to guest speakers, Business Enterprise days and role plays.

BTEC Introductory Diploma in Vocational Studies WHY TAKE VOCATIONAL STUDIES? The BTEC Introductory Diploma is designed to give you an opportunity to explore and study a variety of different vocational areas to help you to develop personal skills, increase confidence and achieve your full potential. Through studying a range of topics you will be better prepared for the choices you can make when...

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