Employment and Enterprise

Employment and Enterprise is the new name given to the Vocational department. The Employment and Enterprise department look to prepare you for a more successful future through the study of both academic and work-related subjects; providing students with the skills that will enable success in the workplace. The Employment and Enterprise department boasts specialist computer suites as well as teaching rooms that are designed for tutorial style, student-led learning sessions.

Subjects include:

  • Business Studies GCSE
  • Business Studies A-Level
  • VCERT in Business and Enterprise
  • BTEC National Extended Certificate in Business
  • Child Development GCSE
  • Health and Social Care Level 2 BTEC

The department teach a mixture of qualifications, including BTEC’s, GCSE’s and A-Levels.  BTEC’s are a nationally recognised qualification, tailored towards real life experience and can guide you towards specific jobs or further education courses.  Just like other GCSE’s and A-Levels, our BTEC courses offer a more flexible, hands-on approach to learning, giving you an insight into the world of work as well as providing a practical element; allowing the students to learn by participating in projects.


Staff Names Staff  Titles
Mr S Hector Head of Employment and Enterprise
Mr L Cooke Business Studies /Senior Leader
Mrs B Curran Health and Social Care / Child Development
Miss A Snelling Business Studies / Second in Sixth Form (maternity leave)
Mr C MacLeod Business Studies


Employment and Enterprise

Health and Social Care trip to the Hunterian Museum Year 9 students Trade based learning