AIMVOCs are designed to enable learners to access vocational qualifications from Entry Level 1 through to Level 2, depending on their level of learning. They can also complete varying sizes of qualification at each level, from Award through to Diploma. Being able to build up achievement in incremental stages can help support intrinsic motivation for learners, and support character education.

All AIMVOCs provide easy progression towards T Levels and apprenticeships.

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Key features

  • optional Employability skills, Maths, Literacy and ICT components
  • flexible assessment methods, allowing centres to devise programmes personalised to the individual
  • can be taught in education settings with minimal equipment and also in industry with specialist equipment
  • allow learners a progression route into employment and further learning
  • spikey profile; different parts of the qualifications can be taught at varying levels
  • build-up in size (using credits ) from Award through to Diploma 
  • offer interim stages of achievement: Extended Award and Extended Certificate
  • are aligned to the 16+ Skills Plan
AIMVOC  Main Features
Animal Care Includes bird care; canine care; farm animal care; general animal care; horse care
Business Admin, Customer Service Includes business administration, business management, customer services skills, enterprise skills, marketing
Catering and Hospitality Multiskilled routes from cooking skills, food safety & hygiene, menu planning, hospitality, customer service in hospitality
Construction Multi-skilled or single skill specific pathways are allowed from construction and building, painting and decorating, carpentry and joinery, brickwork, plumbing, and landscaping
Creative & Design Learners can choose a mix of components from the range of areas: art and design, craft, music, performance and photography rather than being limited to one specific route
Digital Technology Where media, creative & ICT overlap ( think web design, security, software etc)
Engineering & Manufacturing Three main groups: electronics; general engineering skills; and vehicle engineering. Including manufacturing and engineering context
Hair & Beauty Single or mixed options from hairdressing, beauty care, complementary therapies and working in a salon
Health, Lifestyle & Science Three groups which can be standalone or mixed: health & social care; sport, leisure & recreation; travel & tourism
Horticulture Options include horticulture, gardening & landscaping, floristry and working in horticulture
Transport & Logistics Concept of transport and logistics; picking orders, key working practices; receiving and storing goods, preparing vehicles and loads, planning delivery schedules,  recycling






























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