Entry Level Certificate in Vocational Studies

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details


College 16-18


Foundation Learning

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 362.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

This is a ‘First Steps’ programme which gives learners a taste of different vocational sectors such as construction crafts, gas and plumbing, multi-skills, motor vehicle. It is perfect for learners who have not yet made their mind up about which subject they would like to study and to boost their English and maths skills. On successful completion of the course, learners can progress to a Level 1 qualification in their chosen sector.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 1 or above including English and maths

What you will Learn

The qualification provides a pathway into a range of sectors giving learners the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with different job roles before deciding which career progression they wish to choose.

Learners will study GCSE maths and English alongside their qualification.

There are a number of enrichment activities throughout the year including:

– Enterprise
– Community Projects
– Sporting activities
– Work Experience


Assessment consists of both performance evidence and knowledge evidence.

Performance evidence through direct observation and oral questioning.

Knowledge through research and completion of assignments.


Learner may progress onto a Level 1 vocational programme

Supported Internship

Apprenticeship programme


Career Options

Successful students who started the course with low esteem and self confidence have progressed to Level 1 or Level 2 programmes at the college.

Mandatory Units

The mandatory units for this course are:

– Personal action planning, Presentation Skills, Developing Employability Skills.

Optional units for this course could include:

– Skills for gaining employment
– Rights and responsibilities of citizenship
– Sector related projects

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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