Vocational courses are work-related courses. They are often developed in partnership with industry representatives to make sure you are well prepared to meet the requirements of employers in your future career.
If you choose a vocational course, you will take a more practical approach to learning, whilst still covering important theory on the subject. Our Vocational courses are offered at different levels depending upon your GCSE results.
Level 3 courses
The Level 3 Diploma is a great option for you if you have done well at GCSE level but now wish to move on to a vocational course related to your career plans.
All courses will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need for employment or Higher Education in your chosen field and some involve a significant element of work placement.
Level 2 courses
Level 2 Diplomas are vocational courses that allow you to focus on the career area of your choice and develop the knowledge and skills that employers will be looking for.
You will have the chance to choose a course that fits in with the strengths you have developed at school and with your future plans. Courses usually last for one year and you will need a number of GCSE passes at grade D or above to qualify.
Level 1 courses
Level 1 Diplomas are usually aimed at those who are hoping to progress from GCSE and are working at a grade D-G.
The courses aim to further basic knowledge within your chosen area and improve your competence in carrying out tasks relating to job roles within given industry.
You may want to take a GCSE subject alongside an A level or a Vocational course to complement your studies, or improve existing grades.
We offer are GCSE Astronomy, Chinese, English, Maths, Science and Spanish.
These have been designed for 16 – 19 year old’s who may need to achieve qualifications in order to progress onto a Level 2 courses or progress into employment.
Functional Skills are qualifications suitable for anyone wanting to develop their English, Mathematics or ICT skills.
Functional Skills can be taken alongside level 1 and 2 courses, and form an automatic part of Apprenticeship courses.
How to Apply Important Information
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- Return to your account any time to amend information before submitting your application.
- When you submit your application we’ll contact you (and your parent/guardian if you are under 18) to arrange an interview.
- Subject to successful interview you will be offered a place.