Our Curriculum


Functional Skills-Mathematics

Course Contents
  • Problem solving
  • Essential life skills
  • Money Management
  • Trips to the big bang fair
Qualifications in Functional Skills
  • Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry Level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Maths exists everywhere in your life. The purpose of Functional Skills maths is to equip you with the mathematical skills to put to use in your working and everyday life.

We can teach you the skills and knowledge you require to achieve up to Level 2 Mathematics in a fun and relevant way.

We do this through integrating other topics and specialisms such as angles and measurements for Carpentry, ratio in Painting and Decorating and proportion for cooking tasty meals in Hospitality.

Functional Skills-English

Course Contents
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Practical skills
  • Employability
  • Trips such as the theatre and exhibitions
  • Competitions such as creative writing
Qualifications in Functional Skills
  • Entry Level 1
  • Entry Level 2
  • Entry Level 3
  • Level 1
  • Level 2

Functional Skills are essential skills within English which is vital for young people to participate in life, learning and work. Functional skills English strengthens and brings consistency to learning routines for young people.

We aim to ensure students have good communication skills in reading, writing, and speaking and listening.

It encourages and promotes how these key skills are used in everyday situations.


Course Contents
  • Excel calculations
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Posters
  • Microsoft office
  • Projects on travel and maps
Course Contents
  • Research into technology
  • Problem solving
  • Decision making
  • Industry Knowledge
  • Employability skills
  • Leadership projects

At West Midlands Education & Skills we offer sought after digital knowledge. Modern society expects digital skills to be as important as English and Maths.

We integrate digital skills into other subjects to ensure young people are equipped for their future.



Course Contents
  • Biology

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

Qualifications in Science
  • OCR Entry Level Science

In Science, students will explore the structure and behaviour of the physical and natural world though observation and experiment.


Course Contents
  • Research
  • Source Reading
  • Newsletters
  • Creative poster work
  • Quizzes
  • Assignments
  • Course Content Science
  • Theory of Scientific discoveries
  • Experiments
Course Contents
  • Video research
  • Simulation
  • Trips
  • Course Content Geography
  • Mapping
  • Measurements
  • Presentation
  • Practical creative tasks
Qualifications in Humanities
  • OCR Entry Level 1-3 History
  • OCR Entry Level 1-3 Geography
  • NOCN Entry Level Award in General Religious Education

In Humanities students learn and study broad aspects of human society and culture. It helps our students understand and appreciate the social norms that have evolved throughout history, all over the world, and how this impacts their understanding of being a British Citizen.

SET Personal Development

Skills for Employment, Training, and Personal Development
Course Contents
  • Preparation for the future
  • Employability
  • Communication skills
  • Equality and diversity
  • Team work
  • Leadership
  • Interview techniques
  • Career planning

Skills for employment, training and personal development is a qualification designed to prepare students for their future and cover areas such as equality and diversity, assertiveness and team work. Students will build a portfolio that includes a CV and a covering letter and also have the opportunity to practice interview techniques. This qualification will assist in preparing students for their next adventure.

Physical Education ( P.E. )

Physical Education course designed to prepare students for further P.E. & P.T. qualifications.
Course Contents
  • Core fitness
  • Strength training
  • Team work
  • Independent tasks
  • A range of different sports from rounder’s to football
  • Sport Theory
  • Sport History
  • Confidence building
Qualification in Physical Education:
  • NOCN Level 1 Award in Sport & Leisure

A qualification designed to help students to understand the importance of keeping healthy. To understand both positive and negative impacts of sport and leisure on physical and mental health as well as the social benefits.

Art And Design

Course Contents
  • Fun, creative, inspiring
  • Artist research
  • Leadership projects
  • Peer teaching
  • Trips such as the Botanical gardens, sea life centre
Course Contents
  • Exhibitions
  • Reviews
  • Music
  • Dancing
  • Course

NOCN Level 1
At West Midlands Education & Skills we allow our students to express their own feelings and beliefs through creation of their own work and others artwork. During the course students take on challenges, participate in various activities, experience art events such as The Botanical garden as well as research artists who inspire them.

It is our aim to help young people enjoy the arts, encourage individual development and help to define their creative futures.

Painting and Decorating

Course Contents
  • Practical skills
  • Knowledge of the trade
  • Preparing a work area
  • Wallpaper application
  • Using correct tools
  • Integration of maths and English
Course Contents
  • Live projects around the school
  • Trips to The Painting and Decorating show in Coventry

The Painting and Decorating course is a Level 1 Certificate that covers gaining practical skills and knowledge about the trade. Alongside the practical work numeracy and literacy are embedded in fun and interesting way.

The students are introduced to different decorating tools and materials as well as how to prepare a work space, learning skills on wallpaper, using the correct tools and techniques and gain knowledge in 2D shapes and angles. Throughout the course students will understand the importance of working safely and responsibly while working independently or as part of a team.

Students have the opportunity to attend trips such as to The Painting and Decorating show in Coventry and working on live projects around the school.


Course Contents
  • Practical projects
  • Industry knowledge
  • Environmental issues
  • Bricklaying techniques
  • Health and safety
  • Trips to Aston Hall
Course Contents
  • Practical integration of Maths and English
  • Employability
  • Independent learning
  • Peer teaching

The Bricklaying course is a Level 1 Certificate in Construction Crafts (QCF) and is designed to provide an introduction to the construction industry. The certificate will explore skills, knowledge and techniques needed for Bricklaying. Within the course students will not only understand construction but environmental and health and safety issues. The students are encouraged to work on discussions as a group and develop their own skills independently. In the Bricklaying course to further the students knowledge we take the students on trips to places like Aston Hall so they can explore different types of Brickwork. This qualification is a practical course that will progress on to further vocational learning in Construction.

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