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SIXTH FORM VOCATIONAL ROUTE (LEVEL 3)

Advance your job and university progression credentials with our wide range of high performing vocational courses. A BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is studied over two years and is equivalent to three A Levels. The focus here is on coursework, with a balance of hands-on practical experience and some external assessments, making these courses a great choice if you know the broad area of employment you wish to pursue. Level 3 vocational courses are widely recognised as suitable qualifications for entry to university, apprenticeships or employment.

This is you:

• I’m organised and meet strict deadlines

• I like working on multiple assignments at the same time

• I want to study units that relate to my chosen career

• I’d like to go on to university, get an apprenticeship or get a job

You’ll need:

• A minimum of four or more high grades at GCSE in subjects that are relevant to the course you’d like to study, including

maths and/or English Language

• Level 2 Diploma with overall Merit in a relevant subject and maths and/or English Language at GCSE grade 4 or above

Your Study Programme:

• Your chosen subject over two years

• Maths and English*

• Relevant work experience

• Tutorial sessions

• Enrichment opportunities

• Independent study

• Internal and external assessments during year 1 and year 2

PROGRESSION & SKILLS PATHWAYS (LEVEL 2, LEVEL 1 AND ENTRY LEVEL COURSES)

If you are looking to undertake specialist vocational training in areas such as Hairdressing & Beauty or Construction, or are not quite ready to jump into a Level 3 programme, then our full-time Progression & Skills Pathways are designed to help you progress to further study or to the world of work. You will continue to develop your maths and English knowledge and understanding throughout your one year programme, and will apply your learning and skills in a work related context.


This is you:

• I like applied learning, but I want to build up on my skills, knowledge and confidence first

• Then I’d like to study a higher-level vocational or skills programme, get an apprenticeship or get a job

You’ll need:

Our Progression and Skills Pathways have three different levels:

• Level 2 – four GCSEs at grade 3 or above

• Level 1 (Foundation) – two GCSEs at grade 2 or below

• Entry Level (Foundation) – no formal qualifications needed

Your Study Programme:

• Your chosen subject over one year

• Maths and English*

• Relevant work experience

• Tutorial sessions

• Enrichment opportunities

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