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Edexcel BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Studies (QCF) - Catering

Course Code: C0070
Campus: Millfield
Week Commencing: 10 Sep 18
18/19 Academic Year End Date:
22 Jun 19

The ‘Routeways’ programme is a specifically designed, professional and technical employability programme for young people with learning difficulties who have additional learning and support needs.

Students may choose to study and take qualifications in the following vocational pathways: Pearson BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Vocational Studies in Retail and Pearson BTEC level 1 certificate in Hospitality.

A team of specialist lecturers delivers these courses. There is a high level of pastoral care and learners’ progress is reviewed and supported during their course of study. All students must be capable of undertaking and maintaining a weekly work placement. This provides students with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience and employability skills to support their progression to the world of work.  While studying at the college, students also develop confidence, communication skills and life skills to support independence.

Students may undertake a vocational qualification as well as Essential Skills qualifications in Communication, Application of Number and ICT, related to their ability and skills.  Students are encouraged to learn through a practical, project-based approach which allows them to apply knowledge and skills to life and work situations.

Career Opportunities / Progression

Students who successfully complete this programme may progress to level two mainstream further education or training provision or to supported or open employment.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have already attained (or deemed capable of attaining as demonstrated through an initial diagnostic assessment administered by the College) an Entry Level 1 qualification in Literacy and Numeracy.
Students must also be aged 16-18 (24 for those requiring additional support) and have evidence of satisfactory attendance (90%), behaviour and attitude from prior learning experience. Applicants will also be required to complete a satisfactory performance at an interview. Applicants should have participated in a College sampling week or a diagnostic assessment and guidance session.


Tuition Fee


All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.

Other Information

Contact Information

Contact the Centre for Supported Learning, Tel: 028 9026 5415 / 028 9053 3164 or email:[email protected]