Multi Trades Skills - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course is for 16 to 19 year olds who are undecided about their future and have found it difficult to engage in education in the past. It aims to support your social, emotional mental health and behavioural support needs as well as academic attainment, whilst giving you the opportunity to develop skills in a variety of vocational areas. You will also undertake a work placement to give you experience of the working environment and a valuable addition to your C.V.

After initial assessment, you will be guided through a range of subjects where independent learning and creativity are encouraged. These will be relevant to your future needs and could range from work skills and managing money, to health and safety in the workplace. Up to half of your time at College will be spent in a vocational area engaging in practical activities to help you decide and prepare for what you want to do next.

Subjects could include:

  • Motor vehicle
  • Construction
  • Sport
  • Hairdressing/beauty therapy
  • Media/art
  • Health and social care
  • Farming
  • Land environmental management
  • Grounds maintenance

Assessment Methods

Staff will observe your work and provide regular feedback. You will build a coursework folder of written and pictorial evidence of your learning and be able to work towards the next level in Maths and English, and set and monitor your own targets.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress on to further education Level 1 or 2 qualifications. Alternatively, you could find employment or start an Apprenticeship if you secure an employer.

Course Summary

Course Title Multi Trades
Entry Requirements

You need to be working to at least Entry Level 2 Functional Skills level and have a positive attitude to learning. You also need the ability to work within a group of eight to ten students and entry is subject to a successful interview.

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It’s a pleasure and honour to study at this College. My tutors and the Learning Support Assistants provide all the support I need and are always there for me. They make it clear they’re working with you rather than taking a leading role.

Jordaine Durban

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