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Vocational Courses

Vocational Pathways are full-time programmes and are ideal for students who have a real interest in, or a passion for a particular subject.  The programmes are delivered over 1 or 2 years depending on the level.  You will be taught by a team of lecturers who have a wealth of experience which relates directly to the vocational areas they teach on. 

Our Vocational Pathway performance is strong with success rates of 99.5% and 347 students achieving a triple distinction grade or higher.

Is a Level 3 vocational pathway for you?

This is you:

  • I'm organised and meet strict deadlines
  • I like working on multiple assignments at the same time
  • I want to study units that relate to my chosen career
  • I'd like to go on to university, get an apprenticeship or get a job

You'll need:

  • Usually 4 or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course you'd like to study (including maths and/or English)
  • Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and English at appropriate levels

Your study programme:

  • Your chosen subject over 2 years
  • Maths and English*
  • Relevant work experience

Is a progression and skills (Level 2, Level 1 and Entry Level) vocational pathway for you?

This is you:

  • I like applied learning, but I want to build up my skills, knowledge and confidence first
  • Then I'd like to study on a higher-level vocational or skills programme, get an apprenticeship or get a job

You'll need:

Our progression and skills-based pathways have 3 different levels:

  • Level 2 - 4 GCSEs at D (3) or above
  • Level 1 (Foundation) - 2 GCSEs at E (2) or below
  • Entry Level (Foundation) - No formal qualifications needed

Your study programme:

  • Maths and English*
  • Your chosen subject in one year at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2
  • Relevant work experience

 

*Maths and English are essential and mandatory components of all study programmes at the College to ensure that you are prepared for continuing education or employment.  If you haven't yet achieved grades A* - C (9-4) in these important subjects you'll continue with timetabled maths and/or English sessions and retake appropriate qualifications alongside your main course.

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