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About Vocational Centre

The Vocational Centre is co-located with Nightingale Community Academy and has access to fanatastic vocational facilities including the farm and allotment, industry kitchen, mechanical workshop and hairdressing salon. The Centre currently accommodates 20 students aged 16+.

Our students and staff enjoy being part of the local community and students are supported in work opportunities with many local businesses and community groups including Tooting Leisure Centre, Cannons Leisure Centre, YMCA Wimbledon, Baked Bean Company, Wandsworth Learning Difficulties Network, Wandsworth Health Watch, Project Search and Thrive Battersea Park

 

What’s happening at our Centre this term?

All students are now participating in a number of vocational courses including hair/ beauty, construction, mechanics, animal care and catering.

Students have voted for a new enterprise ART project which they will design and sell to members of the public

A new health and well-being link at YMCA Wimbledon

Students have been celebrating black history month by exploring museum different cultures and discussing influential figures

First student council of the year!

Nominations to take place regarding centre safeguarding ambassador

Events

Outcomes for learners are outstanding, teaching, learning and assessment are excellent and the extremely diverse programmes that meet learners’ individual needs, interests and aspirations, prepare them very well for life after College.
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Latest News

Vocational Centre opened in Wandsworth!

We are thrilled to announce the College has opened a Vocational Centre this term on the grounds of Nightingale Community Academy. Students from across the College enrolled on the Skills for Work & Living Programme are accessing a range of …

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Keeping Fit and Having Fun!

Students from BedZED enjoyed a visit to the brand new trampoline park in Sutton Village Sports Centre, it is a great facility and provides students with a full body workout. Students have exclusive access to the trampolines once a week. …

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VPC Get Creative!

Local artist, Doug Shaw, delivered an enrichment session for students at the Vocational Progression Centre. During the session, students got to see some of his original artwork, which included traditional canvases and some more unusual pieces such as upcycled vinyl prints. It …

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Celebrating College’s Week with “The Big Build”

We had an action packed few days in celebration of the AoC’s “College’s Week”. All of the college centres got involved with our very own “Big Build”. The challenge, led by the Digital School, saw students collectively putting their coding …

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