Full-Time Vocational Course List

Art & Design

Level 2 Award/Diploma in Art & Design

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Coursework, 40% external assignment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Art and Design Technology.

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art & Design (Fashion Pathway)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment:60% Coursework, 40% externall assignment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Art and/ or Design Technology.

Business

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Business

Duration: 1 year or 2 year options
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Level 1 in Business Administration

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply.

Childcare & Health Studies

BTEC Diploma in Caring for Children

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply.

BTEC First Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Development

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework & Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Children's Play, Learning & Development (EYE)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. Please note: If you have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and Maths you will not be allowed to study this Level 3 course. It would also be preferable if you have achieved a grade C in Science.

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health & Social Care

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have a GCSE grade D or above in Science.

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health & Social Care

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have a GCSE grade 4 (C) or above in Science.

Construction

CITB Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment:70% Practical, 30% Theory
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements. For this course you must have also successfully completed a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Basic Level 1 Bricklaying skills would be an asset on joining this course.

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Site Joinery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 100% Coursework/Practical
Entry Requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Diploma in Site Joinery.

BTEC Level 3 National Subsidiary Diploma Construction and Built Environment

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Coursework/Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Science or you will have completed a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject along with GCSE grade 4 (C) in Maths and English. If you have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Construction you will have the necessary entry requirements for this course.

Level 1 Certificate in Access to Building Services

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply.

Level 2 Diploma in Access to Building Services

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 100% Coursework/Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

CITB Level 1 Certificate Multicraft Construction Activities

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 80% Coursework, 20% Theory
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 100%Coursework/Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you may also have a Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills.

C Skills Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bench/Site Joinery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework/Practical/End Test
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. Alternatively, you will have a Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills.

Engineering

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 90% Coursework,10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Coursework, 40% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment:90% Coursework, 10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment:60% Coursework, 40% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma Engineering Design and Product Development

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment:60% Coursework, 40% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you will also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Science.

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: Coursework/Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Entry Level requirements apply.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment:Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements. For this course you must have also successfully completed VRQ Level 2 Hairdressing.

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment:Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Entry Level requirements apply.

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you will preferably have two GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above in English and a Science.

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment:Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must have also successfully completed VRQ Level 3 Hairdressing.

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Spa Therapy

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Coursework/Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must have also successfully completed the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Beauty Therapy.

Hospitality & Catering

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 80% Practical, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply. For this course you will be required to complete on assessment for dexterity.

Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 80% Practical, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have successfully completed Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery or equivalent. You will also be required to complete an assessment for dexterity.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 80% Practical, 20% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have successfully completed Level 2 Diploma in Professional Cookery or equivalent.

ICT & Computing

BTEC First Extended Certificate in Information and Creative Technology

Duration: 1 year or 2 year options
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Portfolio/external assessment
Entry Requirements:Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Information Technology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT Users

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment:100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply.

Introductory Courses

Promoting Skills for Living/Skills for Independence & Work

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Entry Level
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements

Media, Music Technology & Performing Arts

BTEC Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Music Performance and Production

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Coursework, 40% External
Entry Requirements: Five GSCEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, Maths, Music and/or Music Technology. For this course you must also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Music and/or Music Technology.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production & Technology

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Coursework, 40% external assignments
Entry Requirements: Five GSCEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including English, Maths, Music and/or Music Technology. For this course you must also have GCSE at grade 4 (C) or above in Music and/or Music Technology.

Public Services

NCFE Level 2 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework & Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Duration: 2 Years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Coursework & Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

Science

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: A combination of coursework/exams
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

Sports

NCFE Level 2 Diploma in Sport, Exercise & Fitness

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: 2
Assessment: Coursework/Practical/Presentations
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences (1)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Coursework / Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. You should achieve a grade 4 (C) in at least two subjects in either Maths, English and Science GCSEs.

Level 1 Diploma in Sport

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: 1
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport (Development, Coaching and Fitness)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: 3
Assessment: Coursework/Practical
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

Travel & Tourism

BTEC Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Coursework, plus two external assessments
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.