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Level 1

New Directions


1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023


Adult 19+



Our New Directions course is suitable for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Our great qualification covers career progression as well as English, maths and IT.

Learners will study a Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies.

Core units include:

  • Self-Assessment and career progression
  • Performing Arts
  • Business, Retail & Public Services

Learners will also study Functional Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT.

In addition to the above, students will have regular tutorials with their personal coach as well as have access to careers advice and guidance.

This programme offers students the opportunity to develop their social skills, gain independence as well as gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification.

Staff will take into account the various ways in which students learn and will plan lessons to encourage students to learning in a variety of ways, including their preferred style.

Assessment is by continuous monitoring, assignments, portfolio and formal examinations throughout the course.

Students will also meet regularly with their personal tutor to help plan their studies and to discuss progress and any concerns.

There are no formal entry requirements. However, students will be asked to attend an interview and complete a short on-line assessment.

Where it can lead to
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