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. Small tests throughout the qualification enable the learners to take small achievable steps towards success.

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 Food Preparation and Cooking Level 2 Professional Cookery
Construction  Entry 3/ Level 1 Trowel Occupations Level 1/Level 2 Diploma in Brick laying
Motor Vehicle Level 1 Certificate in light vehicle maintenance Level 2 Certificate in Light vehicle maintenance and repair
Hairdressing and Beauty Level 1 Diploma Hair and Beauty Level 2 Diploma in Hairdressing


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.

Mrs Jean Bignell
Head of Vocational