Different routes to your career
We will work with you to make sure you are on a course that is best suited to your way of learning. This will help you exceed your potential and maximise your opportunities for university or job success. Use the information below to discover the right level and learning style for you.
When you leave school, a world of opportunities open up to you. Whilst that’s exciting, it can also be scary as choices can cause confusion. What’s right for you? What level should you be studying at? What qualification type suits your
learning style? This section will help you understand what we offer and what’s right for you.
What are Vocational qualifications?
Vocational qualifications are the bread and butter of Accrington and Rossendale College’s provision. We are a work-based college and vocational qualifications are closely related to the world of work with a practical slant; but there will still be some study-based learning. The amount varies according to the course taken. Assessment can be by practical assessment, portfolio assessment (coursework) or examination. Vocational courses at this level are full-time courses.
Vocational courses are structured with more of the work taking place in college or on placement and perhaps less in your own time – although you will still have homework and coursework assignments to complete.
Vocational courses at Level 3 are equivalent to 3 A-Levels and provide UCAS points needed for University entry.