Vocational Pathway

For young people who are aiming to find a job after college.

Vocational Pathway

Vocational Pathway

If you have goals to develop work related skills, gain a Further Education qualification or move into employment, our Vocational Pathway is for you! Students in this pathway follow our in-house programme, an FE study programme or a Supported Internship.

We will support you to develop your independence and increase your confidence while also developing skills for the workplace.

In-house programme

Based mainly in our Enterprises, you will learn workplace-specific skills, as well as transferable skills such as organisation, timekeeping, teamwork and communication. You will also have the opportunity to take part in work experience outside of college to further develop these skills in an area of interest to you.

You might take part in timetabled Maths & English and IT sessions, if you are working towards a qualification at Entry Level 3 or above.

FE Study Programme

Staff at Sense College can support you to study for a qualification at Loughborough College. We will support you during your mainstream lessons as well as during independent study time. When you are not in lessons at Loughborough College, you will take part in sessions at Sense College, which could include PSHE, employability, independent living skills, or Maths & English.

Loughborough College courses have their own entry requirements and there are some courses that we would not be able to support you to study. Please speak to our Admissions team for more information.

Work experience

Where possible, we will set up a work placement for you to increase your work experience in an area that interests you. Work placements are a great way to experience a different team environment. Depending on your aspirations and availability, this might be inside Sense College, or with an external employer.
Alongside your work placement, we will work with you to develop your employability skills, offer careers advice, and support you to write your CV and apply for jobs.

Supported Internships

If you are on a Supported Internship, you will spend 2 days a week with an employer, and 1 day a week in college. This programme is designed to last for 1 year, with the aim of moving into employment at the end.

Our Employment Coordinator will support you to set up a work placement with a local employer, based on your interests and goals.