Full-Time Vocational Course List

Art, Design & Media

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Art & Design

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% coursework. Internally assessed and externally moderated.
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have a GCSE at Grade 4 or above in Art & Design. If this is not the case, you can still arrange for an interview where you can showcase a portfolio of your artwork and demonstrate your potential.

Level 3 Diploma/Extended Diploma in Sound Engineering & Production

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% coursework. Internally assessed and externally moderated
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

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

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 100% Coursework. Internally assessed and externally moderated.
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply

Business

BTEC Level 1 Introductory in Business

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

BTEC Level 2 Certificate/ Diploma in Business

Duration: 1 year or 2 year options
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Coursework and examination in two units

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Business

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 4 externally assessed units and 9 internally assessed units
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

Childcare & Health Studies

NCFE CACHE Level 1 Diploma in Introduction to Health, Social Care and Children and Young People's Settings

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

NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in An Introduction to Early Years Education and Care

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: Internally assessed observations/portfolio/coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. You will also need a Grade 4 in English Language for this course.

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Technical Diploma in Childcare & Education (EYE)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: A combination of practical assignments, internally/externally 80% coursework & 20% exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. You will also need the Grade 4’s to be in English, Maths and preferably 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 3 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 or above in Science.

Construction

Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills

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

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 90% Coursework, 10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply.
For this course you may also have a Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills. It would be advisable to have a basic understanding and experience of Bricklaying prior to starting the course.

Level 2 Extended Diploma in Bricklaying

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 90% Coursework, 10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you must have also successfully completed a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

C Skills Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bench/Site Joinery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 90% Coursework, 10% Exam
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 Plumbing & Heating Installation

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 90% Coursework, 10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. You will also require a Grade 4 in Maths.

Level 2 Intermediate Diploma in Electrical Installation

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 90% Coursework, 10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. You will also require a Grade 4 in Maths.

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 or above in Science or you will have completed a Level 2 Diploma in a related subject, along with GCSE Grade 4 in Maths and English. If you have completed a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Construction you will have the necessary entry requirements for this course.

Engineering

Level 1 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 90% Coursework, 10% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply, Plus at least a Grade 2 in GCSE Maths, English and Science

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, plus Grade 3 in GCSE English, Maths and Science

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, plus a Grade 3 in GCSE English, Maths and Science.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies Electrical Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Coursework, 40% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply, plus Grade 4 in GCSE Maths, English and Science.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies Mechanical Engineering

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Coursework, 40% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply, plus Grade 4 in GCSE Maths, English and Science.

Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering Technologies Product Design

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment:60% Coursework, 40% Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply, plus a Grade 4 in GCSE English, Maths and Science.

Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

Level 1 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy

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

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Hairdressing

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

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 NVQ Level 2 in Hairdressing.

VTCT Level 2 Diploma in Media, Hair & Make-up Artistry

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 30% Exam, 50% Practical, 20% Internal Assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply. For this course you will preferably have two GCSEs at Grade 4 or above in English and a Science.

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 or above in English and a Science.

Level 3 NVQ 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.

VTCT Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects & Hair & Media Make-up

Duration:1 Year
Course Level:Level 3
Assessment:Practical/theory
Entry Requirements:NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Hair & Media make-up or an alternative qualification.

Hospitality & Catering

Level 1 Diploma in Professional Cookery with Level 1 certificate in Professional Food and Beverage Service

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 1
Assessment: 70% Practical, 30% Coursework
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 1 entry requirements apply. For this course you will be required to complete an assessment for dexterity.

Level 2 VRQ Diploma in Professional Cookery with Level 2 Diploma in Professional Food and Beverage Service

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 2
Assessment: 70% Practical, 30% Coursework
Entry Requirements: On successful completion you may choose to enter the workplace, or continue your studies further on the Level 3 Diploma in Professional Cookery or Level 3 Diploma in Supervision in Food and Beverage Service.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Professional Cookery

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Practical, 40% Coursework / Written Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have successfully completed Level 2 VRQ in Professional Cookery/ Level 2 VRQ in Professional Food and Beverage Service or equivalent.

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Supervision in Food and Beverage Service

Duration: 1 year
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: 60% Practical, 40% Coursework/ Exam
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. For this course you must also have successfully completed Level 2 VRQ in Professional Cookery/ Level 2 VRQ in Professional Food and Beverage Service or equivalent.

ICT & Computing

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Information Technology

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

BTEC Level 2 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 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology

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

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Games, Animation & VFX Skills

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Two internally set and marked written exams, plus internally assessed and externally moderated assessment evidence
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply.

Foundation Learning

CERTA Entry Level Diploma in Independent Living (Entry 2)

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Entry Level
Assessment: 100% Coursework
Entry Requirements: No formal entry requirements

CERTA Entry Level Diploma in Using Employability Skills (Entry 3)

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

Public Services

NCFE Level 2 Diploma Entry to the Uniformed Services

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

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Public Services

Duration: 2 Years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Portfolio & coursework
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, plus at least a Grade 4 in GCSE Science.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Biomedical Science

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: A combination of Coursework/Exams
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply, plus at least a Grade 4 in GCSE Science.

Sports

Introductory Diploma in Sport

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

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 Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Sciences

Duration: 2 years
Course Level: Level 3
Assessment: Coursework / Practical/ External Assessment
Entry Requirements: Standard Level 3 entry requirements apply. You will also ideally have achieved Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths, English and Science.

BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport

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

Travel & Tourism

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Travel & Tourism

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