Level 2 vocational programme

NCFE Retail Knowledge Level 1 (over 1 year)

Term 1

Unit 1 Understanding the Business of Retail - looks at what a retail business is, the types of outlets and their key features. looking at how retail businesses have evolved over the years.

Term 2

Unit 2 Understanding Customer Service - What good and bad customer service looks like and the key features of a successful Customer Service dept in a retail outlet.

Term 3

Unit 3 Know the Main provisions of Health and Safety Legislation in Relation to a Retail Business. This unit looks at all aspects of Health and safety in a workplace including the storage of hazardous materials, fire evacuation and emergency procedures.

Term 4

Unit 4 Understand How Individuals and Teams contribute to the effectiveness of a retail business - looking at how the components function together in order to work successfully together.

Term 5

Unit 5 Understanding the Control / Handling and Replenishment of Stock in a Retail Business- how do shops display goods/ window displays, different layouts and tricks of the trade.

Term 6

Unit 6 Retail Selling Process- how sales are made, what are the buying signals and how open and closed questions can create the right dialogue for sales.

NCFE Retail Knowledge Level 1 (over 1 year) YEAR 1

 Term 1

Unit 1 Understanding Customer Service in the Retail Sector: Looking at all aspects of customer service what makes it successful and what can make it inefficient and unacceptable.

Term 2

Unit 2 Understanding the Retail Selling Process- The 5 selling point, what is involved in a smooth sale and how this can be honed into a successful art.

Term 3

Unit 2 Understanding the Retail Selling Process- The 5 selling point, what is involved in a smooth sale and how this can be honed into a successful art.

Term 4

Unit 3 Understanding How Individuals and Team Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Retail Business- the importance of teamwork and how all the elements work in conjunction to ensure the effective running of a retail establishment

Term 5

Unit 3 Understanding How Individuals and Team Contribute to the Effectiveness of a Retail Business- the importance of teamwork and how all the elements work in conjunction to ensure the effective running of a retail establishment

Term 6

Unit 4 Understanding How a Retail Business Maintains Health and Safety on its Premises. Looking at day to day health and safety, fire precautions, evacuation procedures and safe handling and lifting. Students look at relevant legislation and GOSHH regulations.

NCFE Retail Knowledge Level 1 (over 2year) YEAR 2

Term 1

Unit 05 Understanding retail consumer law – understanding consumer protection laws and customers rights.

 

Term 2

Unit 6 Understanding security and loss prevention in a retail business- What are the risks to a business when its security is compromised.

Term 3

Unit 07 Understanding the handling of customer payments in a retail business- What risks are there in handling payments for retail staff?

Term 4

Unit 08 Understanding the control, receipt and storage of stock in a retail business- the importance of stock rotation and knowing how much stock is held.

Term 5

Unit 09 Understanding visual merchandising for retail business – shop displays and the importance of clever planning in a retail business.

Term 6

Recap of year- preparation of folders for moderation

NCFE Personal and Social Development - Level 1 (Year 12)

Term 1

Unit 2 Developing self – How will you improve yourself in the coming months ?– set targets for self development

Unit 5 Healthy Living – How could you improve your diet/ lifestyle ?– set targets for self improvement.

Term 2

Unit 7 Leisure Time – How do you use your leisure time ? includes the completion of a variety of activities and learning new skills

Term 3

Unit 11 Preparation for work- job searching and analysis of skills, qualities and attributes needed for the world of work.

Unit 10 Parenting Awareness- How much do babies cost? What impact does having a baby have on a family?

Term 4

Unit 9 Rights and responsibilities – a unit looking at making good choices and the impact your behaviour can have on others

 

Term 5

Unit 6 Managing Social interactions- Looking at appropriate behaviours and body language.

 

Term 6

Unit 12 Working as part of a team- reflecting on  working as a team member, what went well and what could we improve

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Employability Skills ( Year 13)

Term 1

Unit 1 Understanding Mindset - exploring the mindset qualities that an employer may look for.

Unit 10 Managing your Time - preparing a presentation to ensure that it meets the prescribed time limitations.

Term 2

Unit 27 Working with colleagues and looking at the expectations others may have of you and you of them.

Unit 28 Working with managers -types of mangers, their roles and expectations of the role.

Term 3

Unit 25 working in a team - using practical experiences of team work to answer questions posed.

Unit 22 Following instructions- why it is important to follow instructions in the workplace for both appraisal and safety reasons

Term 4

Unit 9 Setting your targets- discussions around the appraisal system and SMART target setting. Unit 26 Dealing with conflict - constructive strategies for dealing with conflict in the workplace.

Term 5

Unit 18 Understanding risk - elements of Health and safety in the workplace.

Unit 23 understanding your responsibilities in the workplace- why your part of the puzzle is important and how to ensure you meet your appraisal targets.

Term 6

Unit 14 Problem solving in the workplace - when things go wrong practical strategies for dealing with issues that may arise.

 UNIT 19 Understanding and coping with change. How change in the workplace can affect individuals and ways of coping with that change.

More able students will be able to work on additional units throughout the year, which will be reflected on their certificate. 

BTEC LEVEL 2 Home Cooking Skills ( 1 Year)

What are Home Cooking Skills qualifications?

Cooking is an essential life skill, empowering us to make changes that benefit our health and wellbeing. Our Home Cooking Skills courses aim to give every young person the basic skills and knowledge to be able to cook for themselves in a healthy, cost-effective way, as well as gain the confidence to share these skills with friends and family.

Why take Home Cooking Skills?

Learning to cook used to be passed down through the generations, but these days many of us lack the knowledge or skills to cook from scratch. Instead, we rely on pre-prepared or ready-cooked food, a major cause of the obesity epidemic affecting our nation’s health.

This engaging course aims to change all that. For some, it may be the start of a career in cooking; for others, it will help them to learn the basic skills and recipes that will help them to make healthy choices throughout their lives.

What will I learn?

You will learn essential knowledge and skills such as:

  • kitchen basics: what equipment you need and the best way to stock your store cupboard, fridge and freezer
  • food safety and hygiene: knife safety, fridge management and rotation
  • how to shop cleverly: shopping lists, seasonal food and planning ahead
  • preparing ingredients and understanding confusing food labels.

How are Home Cooking Skills qualifications structured?

Home Cooking Skills includes two single-unit BTEC qualifications, one at Level 1 and one at Level 2.

Level 1

4 credits

Focuses on giving all young people the skills to prepare delicious and nutritious home-cooked food using fresh ingredients, as well as an understanding of the value of passing on cooking knowledge.

Level 2

6 credits

Develops the student’s ability to plan and prepare a series of nutritious home-cooked meals for breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner, and helps them understand how to cook economically.

Functional Maths All levels

Functional skills Levels range from Entry Level 3 to Level 2. Students will be entered for the appropriate level after undertaking a baseline assessment. Upon successful completion of each level a student will progress onto the next level.

 

Term 1

Using number and the number system – whole numbers, fractions and decimals Includes: counting, reading and writing numbers, comparing and ordering numbers, adding and subtracting (up to 3 digits), dividing (3 digit by single digit), multiplying (up to 2 digit by 2 digit), rounding to whole, 10, 100 or 1,000, sequences of numbers, simple equivalent fractions, decimals up to 2 places.

Term 2

Using number and the number system – whole numbers, fractions and decimals Includes: counting, reading and writing numbers, comparing and ordering numbers, adding and subtracting (up to 3 digits), dividing (3 digit by single digit), multiplying (up to 2 digit by 2 digit), rounding to whole, 10, 100 or 1,000, sequences of numbers, simple equivalent fractions, decimals up to 2 places.

Term 3

Using common measures, shape and space

Awareness of money and calculating with money. time (telling time and recording time), reading time from analogue and digital clocks, units of measure for time, distance, mass, capacity, instruments used in measuring, 2D and 3D shape names and properties, positional vocabulary and awareness of compass points and direction.

Term 4

Using common measures, shape and space

Awareness of money and calculating with money. time (telling time and recording time), reading time from analogue and digital clocks, units of measure for time, distance, mass, capacity, instruments used in measuring, 2D and 3D shape names and properties, positional vocabulary and awareness of compass points and direction.

Term 5

Handling information and data

Extracting info from lists, tables, diagrams, charts, graphs, frequency tables, pictograms, interpreting information and making comparisons, organizing and representing data in appropriate ways (tables, pictograms, graphs, etc)

Term 6

Handling information and data

Extracting info from lists, tables, diagrams, charts, graphs, frequency tables, pictograms, interpreting information and making comparisons, organizing and representing data in appropriate ways (tables, pictograms, graphs, etc)

Functional English – All levels

Functional skills Levels range from Entry Level 3 to Level 2. Students will be entered for the appropriate level after undertaking a baseline assessment. Upon successful completion of each level a student will progress onto the next level.

 

Term 1

Introduction to functional skills - baseline students EL3- L2. Spelling, punctuation and grammar. Reading for information. Reading to understand the purpose of texts

Term 2

Reading :textual features.  Reading : organisational features. Reading : finding meaning. Reading Mock paper practice.

Term 3

Reading : Comparison. Reading: mock paper practice. Speaking and listening and communicating: Listening closely. Speaking, istening and communicating: Questions task 1 part 1.

Term 4

Speaking, listening and communicating: Presentations task 1 part 2. Speaking , listening and communicating: discussions part 2. Speaking, listening and communicating task 1 and 2 formal assessment.

Term 5

Writing: Format and structure/Information sheet.  Spelling, punctuation and grammar: spelling strategies / grammar. Writing : structure and using paragraphs. Writing Letters / Writing emails/ Writing reviews

Term 6

Writing : Mock paper practice 1 . Writing reports. Writing : forum. Writing: Contributions. Writing mock practice paper 2