Oakwood Sixth Form College pupils




What Will You Study?

Vocational Options

This is an important choice as you will spend two years completing this qualification. In September when you join us you will be assessed to ensure you are academically ready to progress onto one of our options courses. Please note – students will need to be working at or above entry level 3 to access theses formal qualifications.

Our two-year programme aims to help you to:

  • Gain vocational qualifications
  • Improve English and maths
  • Develop life skills and employability skills by doing independent living activities, volunteering, mentoring and enrichment activities on a weekly basis.

Vocational Options - you will choose one of the following:-

  • Retail – NCFE Level 1 Award in Retail – delivered at Oakwood Community Shop and Classroom
  • Interactive Media – NCFE Level 1 Award in Interactive Media including website design and games design
  • Travel and Tourism 
  • BTEC Level 1 introductory award in applied science 

If you are working below Entry Level 3 you will join the ‘Thrive’ group and complete the Personal Development program

Personal Development – a provision aimed at our ‘Thrive’ group to develop life skills that include…

  • Catering
  • Horticulture
  • Employability
  • Work Experience
  • Embedded Literacy and Numeracy
  • Communication Workshops

Core Subjects:

  • Maths – Entry Level, Functional Skills and/or GCSE
  • English – Entry Level, Functional Skills and/or GCSE

Q. What will I be doing? – Core

English & maths

Functional Skills in English and maths caters for all abilities and provides qualifications at Functional Skills Entry Level 1, 2 and 3, as well as Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2.

Q. Why am I doing it?

It will equip you with practical skills to get the most out of education, work and everyday life. It will help you to function more confidently, effectively and independently. This course is designed to develop the literacy skills you will need
as an adult.