Multi Trades Skills - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This programme is for learners 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 and Mental Health (SEMH) as well as academic attainment. The programme will give 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 CV. Throughout your vocational tasters you will be supported to develop transferable skills, employability skills and personal and social skills. You will be encouraged to develop responsibility for your own learning and progress towards your aspirations. Up to half of your time at College will be spent in a vocational subject engaging in practical activities to help you decide and prepare for your next steps. Topics may include: • Motor vehicle • Construction • Sport • Hairdressing/beauty therapy • Creative arts • Health and social care • Land-based studies • Grounds maintenance.

Assessment Methods

Following an initial assessment to establish your starting point, you will set targets for all aspects of your development and be assessed throughout. Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence including photographs, practical and written assessments. Staff also observe you in lessons and on work experience (where appropriate). Your progress will be monitored using these personalised targets through a learner journey. If not already achieved, you will be entered into English and/or maths qualifications at the appropriate level, Functional Skills or GCSE. You will attend English and maths lessons every week and complete an exam at a suitable time of the year.

Progression Options

On completion of the programme, you can apply to study a Level 1 or 2 course, seek employment or apply for an Apprenticeship or Traineeship to support you into employment.

Course Summary

Course Title Multi Trades
Entry Requirements

You need to be working to at least Entry Level 2 for English and maths and have a positive attitude to learning. You
will demonstrate the motivation and commitment to undertake and attend a full-time course. You will have an interest in progressing on to higher level study or employment. Entry is also subject to a
successful interview, initial assessment and induction.

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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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