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Project One – Vocational Studies

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Project One – Vocational Studies

What will I do?

Project One at Milton Keynes College is a unique course that focuses on the individual development of students through the exploration of self-expression, personal and community identity as well as personal growth. This is achieved through understanding and exploring creativity as well as encouraging social interaction. It is a course that seeks to find the individual within the student, preparing them for progression within college and contributing to the development of life skills.

What’s next?

Upon completion of Project One, students can progress to courses in other schools within the college at an appropriate level. One of the unique features of Project One is the opportunity to try out future course options as part of the programme.

Is it for me?

We are looking for students who are keen to develop their independence skills and progress into our mainstream courses the following academic year. You will be interested in finding out more about yourselves and exploring your course options with the support of the course teams. You will be prepared to develop your team working and independence and focus on your personal development in preparation for your academic future. We offer the chance to experience courses within curriculum areas towards the end of the academic year to ensure that you make an informed choice about your next steps.

course highlights

Units include local history, group working skills, communication skills in the workplace and problem-solving in the workplace. Students are given the chance to carry out projects in curriculum areas they may be interested in for the following academic year when completing two units. We are working with local visitor centres, museums and attractions to ensure that students are engaged with their local community.

HOW WILL MY PROGRESS BE MONITORED?

Students will have weekly 1:1s with tutors and will have support from our excellent Wellbeing team. Assessment is primarily project-based and will be assessed in writing and verbally where appropriate.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

The programme is assignment based and has 6 units totalling 21 credits.

HOW MUCH WILL I HAVE TO STUDY EACH WEEK?

Students will be in 3 days per week (including English and Maths).

Entry Requirements

Entry is dependent on a detailed interview with a member of the course team and is subject to information from previous education providers. The course is only available to students under 19 (unless an EHCP is in place).

work experience and employers

Work experience options are focused on development and transition into mainstream courses. We are working closely with local organisations and will offer the chance to experience work placements in a range of areas.

addtional information

Focus on developing confidence, independence and skills to progress.

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