Vocational Studies BTEC Entry Level

What will I learn?

Functional Skills:


  • How to use numbers in everyday life
  • Money
  • Handling data
  • Common measures


  • Reading and writing
  • Topic work
  • Speaking and listening skills


  • Practical technology

Foundation Learning: Preparation for Work

  • Planning and making journeys
  • Discuss, develop and practise taking part in interviews
  • Prepare for going to work
  • Create an up-to-date CV

Topics linked to health & safety at home, in the workplace and in the community


  • Food hygiene and safe food practice
  • Food preparation and cooking skills
  • Investigate and practise food service skills
  • Planning visits

Personal Development

  • Independence training
  • Healthy living
  • Working towards goals
  • Developing yourself


  • Multi activities
  • Enterprise projects
  • Drama
  • Gardening
  • Cooking

How long will it take to qualify?

1 year

How will I be assessed?

GCSE Use of Maths / Maths GCSE Foundation: AQA External modular exams

English / Maths: Functional Skills Entry Level and/or Levels 1 or 2, depending on previous grade/ability

Vocational Units: BTEC Entry Level in Vocational Studies; or BTEC Entry Level in Skills for work and independence

Additional Learning Opportunities

Every effort will be made to offer work experience opportunities for at least half a day each week

Who is this course aimed at?

BTEC Vocational Studies (Entry Level) is a one-year course and is suitable for students who:

  • want help and support with their learning
  • want to work at Foundation Learning Level
  • need to improve their social skills and communication skills
  • want to develop greater independence
  • would like to develop and improve their life skills
  • want to improve in English, Maths & ICT skills

What next?

Once you successfully complete the course you could possibly continue at John Leggott College on an appropriate course, apply for work-based training, apply to other colleges, or seek employment.



  • Entry Level


  • Vocational Studies

Course Length

  • 1 Year

Get in touch

John Leggott College
West Common Lane
North Lincolnshire, DN17 1DS

Tel: +44(0)1724 282998,
​​​​​​​Email: info@leggott.ac.uk


  • Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium


  • Sixth Form Colleges Association
  • Ofsted Good Provider