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St Mary’s Aspire Vocational Centre

The Aspire Vocational Centre offers our students a flexible learning facility that can provide work related learning experiences and enables some students to follow vocational aspects of their accreditation routes while on the college site

The centre has a range of spaces that can support formal learning and work based activities. For example, there is a café facility that can be opened to the public or invited guests for events, a working car washing facility and a print workshop. Other activities available include a hairdressing salon, shop and a vocational centre reception area..

As well as gaining valuable workplace experience, the Aspire Vocational Centre helps pupils to develop independent living skills, self-esteem, communication skills and functional numeracy and literacy