Vocational and practical subjects are courses that focus on providing hands-on, real-world experience and training in a specific trade, craft, or skill. They can include subjects such as automotive technology, culinary arts, construction, cosmetology, and many others. These subjects provide students with an alternative route to traditional academic subjects and prepare them for careers that require specific technical skills.
Some of the benefits of following the vocational route into learning can include the easy building of transferable skills that are desirable to employers. Additionally, for students who struggle with traditional academic subjects, vocational and practical courses can be an engaging and rewarding alternative, helping to improve overall academic performance.
Universities host many events in the vocational and practical subject areas, for students, school colleagues and parents and guardians. You can browse these here.