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.

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.

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.

Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Electrical Installation

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework/Practical/Exam
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must be at least 16 years of age and have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification.

Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Plumbing

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework/Practical/Exam
Entry Requirements: There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must be at least 16 years of age and have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification.

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.

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.

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.

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.