learn the skills you need
Vocational courses provide a blend of classroom tuition mixed with practical, hands-on learning and work experience. They are available in Levels 1 to 3 and are ideal if you prefer the practical elements of learning, as, not only will you learn in the classroom, you will also spend a lot of your time in the workshop, studio, salon or gym to experience the real-life working environment.
Vocational courses provide a well-rounded qualification that gives you both the knowledge and the employability skills needed to get you noticed after you leave college, whether you decide to move on to higher education, an apprenticeship or go straight into employment.
You can study a vocational course in a range of subjects from plumbing to childcare, and engineering to business.
Every course has specific entry requirements; just take a look on the relevant course page for more information.
Vocational courses can be graded Pass (P), Merit (M), Distinction (D) or Distinction-star (D*).
|Level 2 Qualifications:||Level 3 Qualifications:|
|Distinction* - GCSE Grade 8/9||Distinction* - A-level Grade A*|
|Distinction - GCSE Grade 7/8||Distinction - A-level Grade A|
|Merit - GCSE Grade 5/6||Merit - A-level Grade C|
|Pass - GCSE Grade 4/5||Pass - A-level Grade E|
Some vocational courses may be graded with double or triple grades, for example, D*D* or D*D*D*