School’s Partnership Programme
This Programme is run in collaboration with a number of local schools and the Southern Regional College. Together we provide a number of Vocational courses which aim to prepare our young people for working life. Students can study a range of courses whilst on day release at the SRC. These courses include CCEA Occupational Studies and BTEC qualifications.
These qualifications are designed to be accessible to a wide range of pupils of all abilities.
Year 11 and Year 12 pupils will have the opportunity to learn for work, through work and about work with a real outcome that will give them the skills for life. It is also possible to select individual units as part of an enrichment programme.
These qualifications provide a ‘hands-on’ approach to learning
CCEA Occupational Studies
The specification consists of 14 occupational areas.
The Southern Regional College – Armagh Campus offer the following units:
Pupils study in the college on one day per week.
Hospitality and Catering
Motor Vehicle Studies
The qualification is available at either a single or double award.
A double award is made up of four units (2 units per year) from any occupational area.
Single Award is made up of two units from any occupational area. This qualification is the equivalent of 2 GCSE’s at Grade C.
The Southern Regional College offers three BTEC qualifications for our students. Students can study the following courses.
• Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business (Retail)
• Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Countryside and Environment (Agriculture)
• Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Hospitality
These courses offer a bite-sized opportunity for learners to experience a vocational qualification. They are an ideal way to get a taster of an area of employment which they may wish to consider as a career.
Enables progression to other courses particularly NVQ and to training and employment