Occupational Studies

Mrs E. Murphy
Mr A. Logue
Mrs N. Maguire

The world of work is constantly changing. Today it is uncommon for a person to have only one occupation throughout their working life, so it’s vital that we are able to transfer and adapt our knowledge and skills throughout our careers.

To foster these abilities, Occupational Studies allows learners to learn for work, through work and about work, and it provides the potential for this learning to take place in out-of-school contexts. This hands-on approach is ideal for those who prefer to develop their skills in a more practical, occupational environment.

Occupational Studies is both coherent and flexible and provides a good foundation from which to advance to competence-based post-16 courses.

What will I Study?

Occupational Studies has six individual qualifications. Each of these relates to a general occupational area and includes a range of optional units. Learners must complete two units from the same occupational area to achieve a qualification. Pupils at St. John’s complete 4 Units throughout Year 11 and 12 to achieve a Level 2.

Units Covered

  • Contempory Cuisine
  • Shampooing and Conditioning
  • Bench Joinery
  • Carpentry

Useful Links

CCEA – Occupational Studies Microsite – contains a range of info for this subject including specification, sample work and support material.