At Coal Clough Academy we offer an ambitious vocational curriculum that is designed to give all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. We provide a wide range of vocational opportunities to ensure our pupils are able to reach their aspirations and gain access to further education and rewarding employment when they leave us.

We pride ourselves on providing vocational courses which lead to a passionate understanding of, and commitment to, the joy of technical accomplishment. The large range of vocational subjects that can be studied here at Coal Clough Academy are designed to provide opportunities for all pupils to experience a more ‘hands-on’ approach to their learning and overcome any barriers to learning that they may have experienced in their previous schools. It can give those who learn in different ways a chance to flourish and perform well, as the type of teaching is far more social, interactive, and visual.

Our pupils are able to experience a vocational curriculum that is carefully planned and sequenced in order for them to develop their skills and knowledge in the vocational subjects they study. It is through this practical approach that we are able to support pupils to improve their motivation, self-confidence and engagement with education.

Vikki Bishop

Head Vocational Curriculum

vbishop@coalclough.org

“Our pupils are able to experience a vocational curriculum that is carefully planned and sequenced in order for them to develop their skills and knowledge in the vocational subjects they study.”

 

Vocational Qualifications 2022-2023

Occupational Studies for the Workplace (Sport units) Level 2 Award NCFE
Construction Level 1 Introductory Award/Certificate BTEC
Well-Being Level 1 Certificate NCFE/CACHE
Travel & Tourism Level 1 Certificate NCFE
Public Services Level 1 Introductory Award BTEC
Cooking Skills Level 2 Award BTEC
Occupational Studies for the Workplace (I-Media units) Level 2 Award/ Certificate NCFE
Motor Vehicle Studies Level 1 Award/Cert ABC
Art & Design Level 1/2 Certificate NCFE
GCSE Art & Design AQA
Photography Level 1 Award NCFE
Sport Level 1 Award Active IQ
Citizenship Short Course ASDAN
Geography Short Course ASDAN
History Short Course ASDAN
Gardening Short Course ASDAN
Computing Short Course ASDAN
Careers Short Course ASDAN

“We pride ourselves on providing vocational courses which lead to a passionate understanding of, and commitment to, the joy of technical accomplishment.”