Applied Learning

Applied Learning

BTECs (Applied Learning) give students the skills they need to either move on to higher education or go straight into employment. For instance, a BTEC National Certificate in Business would cover all aspects of business including: Marketing, Law, Human Resources, Accounting.

BTEC Applied Learning courses on offer:

Post 16

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business

BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Subsidory Diploma in Travel and Tourism

Year 10 and 11

BTEC Level 2 in Child Care Learning and Development

BTEC Level 2 in Business

BTEC Level 2 Work Skill

What is a Applied Learning?

  • Applied Learning are work-related qualifications suitable for a wide range of students, built to accommodate the needs of employers and allow progression to university.
  • They provide a practical, real-world approach to learning without sacrificing any of the essential subject theory.
  • Applied Learning are recognised by schools, colleges, universities, employers and professional bodies across the United Kingdom and in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • Applied Learning have been around for 25 years and their reputation is second to none. They continue to be developed and updated with and for industry and in response to the  needs of learners.

Why is Applied Learning important?

  • Applied Learning courses are understood and recognised by a large number of organisations in a wide range of sectors.
  • They offer natural progression along a vocational path, from and to academic qualifications and university.
  • Applied Learning qualifications are developed with key industry representatives and sector skills councils to ensure that they meet employer and student needs.
  • Many industry and professional bodies offer successful Applied Learning students exemptions for their own accredited qualifications.

Enterprise Education at SAINTS

Enterprise Education plays a key part in the Applied Learning Department. Students studying BTEC will get involved in enterprise activity of some kind. BTEC Level 3 students run Enterprise Day’s at the Phonix and SAIPS primary schools to their year 6 students. The Applied Learning Department also run’s Enterprise Days for year 7, 8 and 9 students.

One of the enterprise strategies is Young Enterprise. Students set up and run a business and will sell their products at the school’s Market Place which is outside the Library Conde on Monday and Tuesday break time.

This year we entered a SAINTS student business in the International Schools Enterprise Competition run by Man Like a Fish. In 2013 a Young Enterprise company which sold  stationary won the Best Student Business in Malawi.

The stock exchange tracks the total amount of cash sales so far for each business which is set up. The following companies this term are:

  • Superior Enterprise which sells phone accessories
  • Carnage which sell Pencil Cases
  • L – devrag which sells bracelets and necklaces handmade


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