Following the announcement from the Prime Minister, we can confirm that BTEC/Vocational exams scheduled for January will be going ahead despite the new national restrictions.
Please check our Coronavirus page for further details.
Through these courses, you can acquire and improve skills that will open doors to further study, employment or supported employment.
Class sizes are generally smaller and a variety of specialist support is available. You can choose vocational options to try out, such as catering, drama, sport, automotive, art, animal care, health and care, business and retail, IT and hair and beauty.
HSDC is excited to announce that we have been awarded Hampshire SEND Employability Hub status. We are looking to take on a cohort of Year 11 students through a specialist, individualised programme where the outcome is paid employment. For more information visit our SEND Employability Hub page.
Former Supported Internship student Liam completed an internship with Waitrose in Waterlooville. With his learning difficulty, he found some tasks difficult, however he worked hard to overcome these and secured a small hourly contract with Waitrose, picking up all the overtime he could and became a valued member of their team. He is now working at Morrisons.
“I decided a Supported Internship was the best route for me to progress into work. My job coach gave me support to learn the role and fit in as part of the Waitrose team. I am glad I took this route as I would never have thought I would be where I am now.”
Will completed a placement with Blue Reef Aquarium, where he progressed from working with the Animal Care team to working with the Visitor Services team and in the café. Will gained a lot of confidence and worked hard to overcome the difficulties presented by his Tourette Syndrome and has since been offered a seasonal contract with them to work in their café and continues to volunteer with the aquarists.
“Before I started the internship, I didn’t feel I was able to work. Now I have overcome my biggest fears such as speaking to the public, and I am now doing public talks in the aquarium. My confidence has grown so much. I couldn’t have achieved this without this opportunity.”
“I owe the staff a lot and I wouldn't be where I am today without them.”Tom Andrews, A Level Student
Everyone at the College was really helpful, and there’s lots of facilities, meaning it’s very easy to get your work done on time, and get good grades. The teaching and support was excellent, they were always on top of it, and made sure you got work done on time and you were challenged. Everyone is friendly and its really diverse, meaning you can get involved in lots of different things.Conor Ward, BTEC student
The college is a bright and happy place, everyone is kind and friendly to each other.Megan Hall, A Level student