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Pearson BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies


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BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies

The Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies gives you the opportunity to experience more than one vocational sector if you have not yet decided between Health & Social Care, Hospitality or Hair & Beauty.

The course enables you to develop knowledge, understanding and the skills of different vocational sectors to help progression to a higher level qualification or employment in a specific sector.

It builds and develops cross-cutting employability skills by carrying out practical activities in a vocational context whilst developing a range of personal skills, techniques and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

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Subject Details

Who is this course for?

The Diploma in Vocational Studies is ideal if you are interested in a career in Health & Social Care, Hospitality or Hair & Beauty. You will benefit from learning employability skills and on completion you can progress to the next level within your chosen sector.

Course Duration: One year full-time (36 weeks)

What you will learn (Course Modules)

Mandatory Units:

  • Self-Assessment
  • Career Progression

Optional Units:

  • Maintaining safety of self and others in the workplace
  • Working in a team
  • Carrying out an individual project
  • Making and receiving calls
  • Self-management skills
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Preparing for an interview & Interview skills
  • Managing your money

Health & Social Care Units:

  • Communication skills with adults and children
  • Creative activities for children
  • Learning experiences
  • Keeping children safe

How is it assessed?

The course is assessed through a variety of practical activities and written assignments.

What next?

From this course, you can either progress to Level 2 in Hair and Beauty, Hospitality or Health & Social Care. It can also help you find employment.

Subject Levels

Level One

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