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.

Progression

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.

Facilities

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.

CoursesContentAccreditation
ICT, Maths, English & HumanitiesSubject course contentEntry level to GCSE’s
Creative CraftsHand building, throwing, sculpting, glazing, exhibiting, enterpriseNCFE Level 1, 2, 3
Creative Craft
Computer ScienceGame Design, game art/sound production, testing, programmingNCFE Level 2 Award in Computer Games Development
Computer Science – up to GCSE
Digital Arts / GraphicsPhotography, editing (photoshop), film, animation, t-shirt design, digital graphics editingArts Award: Certificate in Bronze, Silver and Gold, or gain accreditation from the list below
MusicSound and audio production skills, recording / producing using GarageBand or LogicOther 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 SciencePrepare, cook and present simple dishes, planning meals
HorticultureDeveloping skills in garden horticulture and enterprise
Design & TechnologyDIY, furniture design, carpentry hand skills, construction