Pathways to Work
At Work Skills Learning, our broad ambition is to enjoy life’s experiences, respond well to challenges and feel good about our decisions. Young people will be given appropriate support to help practice positive choices which will consequently improve their outlook and experience of the world. WSL offers a full range of bespoke courses – adapted to meet the individual requirements of each learner.
All courses are nationally accredited and are taught by subject specialists and practicing professionals, who are passionate about their area of expertise and excited to share their knowledge and experience.
The site reflects industry standard facilities and practice. Young people have access to the below learning spaces.
- Pottery Studio
- Digital Art Equipment
- T-Shirt Press
- Music Studio
- Specialised Software
- Horticulture area
- Food Technology
WORK SKILLS LEARNING: Course Pathways
Work Skills Learning offers students “real life” opportunities to explore industry standard equipment, workshop practice and develop key enterprise skills. The courses are taught by subject specialists and practising professionals, who are passionate about their area of expertise and are excited to share their knowledge and experience. This approach enables students to get a sense of a working environment and learn a variety of skills while achieving accreditation in their chosen interests.
|ICT, Maths, English & Humanities||Subject course content||Entry level to GCSE’s|
|Creative Crafts||Hand building, throwing, sculpting, glazing, exhibiting, enterprise||NCFE Level 1, 2, 3
|Computer Science||Game Design, game art/sound production, testing, programming||NCFE Level 2 Award in Computer Games Development
Computer Science – up to GCSE
|Digital Arts / Graphics||Photography, editing (photoshop), film, animation, t-shirt design, digital graphics editing||Arts Award: Certificate in Bronze, Silver and Gold, or gain accreditation from the list below|
|Music||Sound and audio production skills, recording / producing using GarageBand or Logic||Other Accreditations:
BTEC: Level 1, 2, 3
CIEH: Level 1, 2 – Food Safety
NCFE: Level 1, 2 Award in Exploring Occupational Studies for the Workplace
NCFE Level 1, 2 Award in Occupational Studies for the workplace
|Food Science||Prepare, cook and present simple dishes, planning meals|
|Horticulture||Developing skills in garden horticulture and enterprise|
|Design & Technology||DIY, furniture design, carpentry hand skills, construction|