SUBJECT:
OCCUPATIONAL STUDIES

EXAMINATION:
Level 1 & 2 and Entry Level

EXAMINING BOARD:
CCEA

LEVELS/TIERS AVAILABLE:
Level 1 / 2 / Entry Level

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The qualifications have been designed to provide a more ‘hands on’ approach to learning. They focus on occupationally related knowledge, understanding and skills with an emphasis on learning through practical activities.

 

Key Features

The qualifications will appeal to learners who are better suited to develop their skills in a more practical, occupationally orientated environment.

It will emphasise learning by doing, helping learners to develop the transferable skills necessary in a changing and dynamic working environment.

 

Recognition

The qualifications are approved by the Department of Education (a Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Studies is at the same level as a GCSE with grades from A* – C available).

 

ASSESSMENT:

Learners’ achievements are based on evidence from their practical work throughout their course.

 

CONTENT:

The Occupational Areas are:

  • Design and Creativity
  • Business and Services
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Environment and Society
  • Construction
  • Engineering and Engineering Services

Pupils will be able to choose units from those offered by the Southern Regional College.

 

What Skills will you Develop?

  • Time Management
  • Record Keeping
  • Communication
  • Practical ‘hand on’ Skills

 

Career Pathways

  • Beautician
  • Hairdresser
  • Car Mechanic
  • Joiner
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • Engineer
  • Web Designer
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