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Types of Vocational Programmes

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.

Types of vocational programmes include:

Foundation Learning +

These programmes are available at entry level and level 1. Foundation programmes teach you the skills you need for a practical career and prepare you for further study or employment.
All students will study maths and english to help them prepare for their chosen progression route, alongside work experience and employability skills development

BTEC Programmes +

BTECs are work-related qualifications and are available across a range of sectors. They can be studied at levels 1, 2 and 3 certificate and diploma. The level 3 extended diploma qualification is equivalent to three A-levels.

NVQ Diploma +

National Vocational Qualifications are usually completed in the workplace or a realistic work environment, where your ability to do the job is tested. having an NVQ qualification at level 2 or 3 is a great way to show you have work-related skills and experience.

Apprenticeships +

An Apprenticeship is work based training that meets the needs of the employer whilst allowing you to study towards nationally recognised qualifications. This is a way of learning the skills necessary for various careers while earning a wage at the same time. it combines real work alongside learning and training.

Next Steps - Higher Education +

We offer a combination of honours degrees, professional qualifications and innovative foundation degree courses which are validated by our highly respected university partners such as, Buckinghamshire New University, The University of Bolton, The University of Huddersfield and Liverpool John Moores University.

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