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Most of the ‘skills’ activities will be shorter duration courses which will last approximately six to eight weeks in total. First Aid will give you a certificate in Basic Life Support and Automated External Defibrillation (AED) training. Being very hands on and practical, this is great for anyone going into the forces or sports coaching.

Driving Theory will start later in the year and will be delivered by a driving instructor, preparing you for the first part of passing your test.

Latin club will help to you study towards a qualification, which is really useful when applying for a wide range of university courses.

Duke of Edinburgh Gold is a prestigious award which really sets you apart from other people. It includes different sections: skill, volunteering, fitness, expedition and residential.

'Skills' groups available

  • Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award
  • Million Minutes volunteering
  • Sign Language
  • Driving Theory
  • First Aid Qualification
  • Latin

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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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