Welcome to the Vocational Department

Welcome to the Vocational department area.  The Vocational department has very specialist staff who are in touch with industry requirements  Promoting ’learning by doing’ enables learners to become natural problem solvers in a practical and theoretical way.  The technical awards have an practical and written exam which is marked externally. The department offers a range of courses, starting as an introductory level to level 3. Working hand in hand with employers enables a smooth progression in employment through work experience and apprenticeships..  The department offers an outstanding curriculum and teaching in all subjects, at all levels.


Key Stage 4 (14-16) Key Stage 5 (16-18)
Professional Cookery Level 1/2 Technical Award – hospitality/catering
Level 1 certificate in culinary skills
Level 2 certificate/ diploma in culinary skills
Construction  Entry 3 Trowel Occupations Level 1 Bricklaying
Motor Vehicle Level 1 Certificate in transport maintenance Not available
Hairdressing and Beauty Level 1 in Hair and Beauty/ level 2 technical award in Hair and Beauty Level 2 certificate in Hairdressing

Mrs Jean Bignell

The department has a main base at the College site as well as three satellite locations, Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy and Professional Cookery at Dunheved House and the Construction Unit and Motor Vehicle Unit is based on the Pennygillam Industrial Estate.   If you require any further information, please use the contact form at the top of this page to contact a member of the team.

Head of Vocational