This course is for you if you need help in deciding what to do next; you will have the chance to try a number of different subject areas, while you have support completing English and maths GCSEs. You can change subjects every half term up until Easter, so you could try up to four different career areas. Then from Easter up to the summer break, you stay with the area that you want to progress to a Level 2 course in next year.
You will get to choose from the following different areas: Automotive & Engineering / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism / Construction / Sport & Public Services / Hair & Beauty / Childcare & Education / Creative (IT/Art/Media)
I wanted a taste of a couple of course areas and to improve my grades from school, so the Directions course at BCoT was perfect for me. We’ve studied Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT, as well as two vocational options. I chose Catering and Construction – both were brilliant!
The course has helped my grades but I’ve also improved as a person. I used to be shy but my confidence has grown since being at BCoT. I’ve learnt to challenge myself and push myself to achieve better grades.
Settling in was difficult but I knew I needed to improve myself and my grades, so I just got on with it. The whole year has been brilliant – I’ve enjoyed it all and have met some great friends. I’ve applied to do a Level 1 course at BCoT next year and I hope to go on to Level 2 and Level 3 after that.