Occupational Studies

Students in Years 11 and 12 have the opportunity to avail of Occupational Studies at the Northern Regional College one day per week.

These courses are designed to provide a more ‘hands-on’ approach to learning.

There are a number of areas of study from which pupils can select:

  • Catering
  • Brick Laying
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Plumbing
  • Joinery
  • Beauty
  • Hair Dressing

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

These qualifications are approved by the Department of Education for teaching at Key Stage 4.

A Level 2 Certificate in Occupational Studies is graded at the same levels as a GCSE A* - C on the National Qualification Framework and a Level 1 Certificate at the same levels as a GCSE D - G on the National Qualification Framework.

Achievement below Level 1 is also recognised by CCEA as a First Skills Certificate which equates to Entry Level 1, 2 and 3.

These courses enable progression to other courses, particularly vocationally related courses, and to training and employment.

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