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This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment.


Sixth Form Curriculum


Open Awards is an Awarding Organisation approved by Ofqual and an Access Validating Agency approved by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA). We provide Ofqual regulated qualifications and units and also offer bespoke quality endorsed units and flexible learning situations.


At Welcombe Hills School 6th Form, our learners’ aspirations are at the heart of what we do. We are all passionate about our school's mission to change lives through learning and this manifests in our flexibility and creativity when it comes to working with our students. 


Open Awards


We started the Open Awards in April 2016. Currently we are running the following courses:


  • Open Awards Entry Level 3 Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment
  • Units include:
  • Personal Action Planning
  • Preparation for Work
  • Personal Finances
  • Following Instructions
  • Garden Horticulture Skills
  • Health and Fitness



  • Open Awards Entry Level 1 Certificate in Independent Living - Looking After Yourself and Your Home
  • Units include:
  • Looking after yourself and your home
  • Household shopping
  • Everyday food and drink preparation
  • Observing and Encouraging Birds
  • Personal Safety
  • Accessing the Countryside


  • Open Awards Entry Level Certificate in Independent Living - Living in the Community
  • Units include:
  • Living in the Community
  • Environmental Issues
  • Knowing your local area
  • Accessing the countryside
  • Eating out
  • Exploring Art


For details on the Open Awards and the units taught within the above courses please follow the links below: