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BTEC Level 1 Vocational Studies

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The Pearson BTEC Level 1 Introductory Award, Certificate and Diploma in Vocational Studies is aimed at post-16 learners who want to continue their education and develop their skills for progression to further learning and, ultimately, to employment. All learners taking these qualifications will study core units that focus on key transferable skills such as research and planning, time management and working with others. Learners will also take a number of sector units. The content of the sector units allows the delivery to be practical and active in order to engage the learners.

Topics Covered

Examples of topics covered include

  • Being Organised
  • Developing a personal progression plan
  • Creating an Animation
  • Organising a Meeting
  • Contribute to running an event
  • Designing an Interactive Presentation
  • Preparing and cooking food
  • Exploring Travel and Tourism
  • Developing Digital Information Using IT
  • Responding to an Incident
  • Playing Sport
  • Keeping Active and Healthy


Assessment is designed to fit the purpose and objective of the qualification and all units are internally assessed - giving learners the opportunity to demonstrate skills developed in applied scenarios. There is a range of assessment styles suited to skills - and sector-based qualifications at this level. All units are graded to encourage skills development and performance. Students can achieve a Grade at Pass, Merit and Distinction.

More Information

For more information please contact Mrs N Lightfoot or Mr G Gorst (Course Tutors)

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