Open Pathways

This personalised one year Level 2 programme gives students the opportunity to prepare for the world of work whilst studying a vocational course of choice. Students choose a core programme of study from Business Studies or Health & Social Care. Alongside the core programme, students have the opportunity to take Functional Maths and English and to spend one day each week on work placement.

Entry Requirements

It is an advantage to have some GCSEs although this is not essential.

How is the course taught?

For the Business Studies and Health & Social Care routes, students will spend four days each week in Sixth Form taking part in structured lessons which combine practical activities with traditional lecture-based learning. They will also spend one day each week on work placement.


Progression routes

Students will gain a wide range of skills during the programme, which will widen their employment opportunities. Not only will participants learn about the industry they are interested in, but they will also enhance their communication and working skills which will prepare them for a range of future routes. On completion of the course, students may progress directly into employment or an apprenticeship, or choose to enrol for further vocational study or A-Level courses.