In partnership with Tamworth and Lichfield College we offer the following courses:-
Travel & Tourism
Health & Social Care
The courses last for one year and provide excellent opportunities for further training, Advanced Vocational Courses or employment.
Some students do not feel ready for AS and A level courses at the end of year 11, or may not have achieved the grades they expected. After successfully completing the one year vocational course many students have the required entry qualifications and confidence to transfer to AS and A2 courses.
The courses are student based and while exams are still important there is a much greater emphasis on portfolio work.
Over a two-week period, students spend six days in Tomlinson Hall. Most of this time is used to gain Key Skills qualifications in Information Technology, Communications and Application of Number. Assignments are based on real life experiences and enable the students to learn and practise skills in useful and practical situations. There is a definite emphasis on teamwork to advance knowledge, skills and problem solving.
Once a fortnight, students work in one of the feeder primary schools. This provides valuable experience of working with others and taking on responsibility.
Four days are spent at Tamworth College where students concentrate on their chosen vocational course. Workshops and facilities are of the highest standard. Tomlinson Hall and the College work closely together to make sure students get the most from their course and enjoy the experience.
Students have the benefit of continuing with school life whilst experiencing the challenge of a new one at college. They make new friends, gain new skills and build new confidence.
We offer GCSE re-sit courses in English and Maths only for those students who fail to reach a Grade C. Since many degree courses and jobs demand these specific qualifications all such students are expected to re-sit these examinations in the Sixth Form.