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Choosing a Course

Levels of Study

We have a wide range of provision, so there is a course for everyone. We work with each student to create a programme of study that is right for you. Your programme could include a number of features including work experience, vocational qualifications and A Levels, English, maths and enrichment activities which will offer you a range of opportunities for your future career.

Your tutors or our Careers Advice and Guidance team will work with you and discuss which levels will be most suited to your course and career path.

Level of studyEntry requirementsLevel descriptionQualifications you can achieve
Entry LevelThere are no formal entry requirementsOur entry level courses
are designed to prepare students for a Level 1 course
  • Employability skills Personal and life skills
  • Functional skills in English and maths
Level 14 GCSEs at grades 3-1 or D-G or an Entry Level 3 qualificationLevel 1 is a foundation qualification and provides students with the basic skills, knowledge and confidence to progress onto Level 2 and 3 courses
  • Level 1 vocational qualification
  • Functional skills in English and maths
Level 24 GCSEs at grades 9-4 or grade A*- D or a Level 1 qualificationLevel 2 is an intermediate qualification that will prepare you for further study or employment including apprenticeships
  • Level 2 vocational qualification
  • GCSEs
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
Level 35 GCSEs grade 9-5 or A*-C including English and maths or a Level 2 qualificationAn advanced qualification, Level 3 programmes provide students with the knowledge and skills to progress onto university and employment including apprenticeships
  • Level 3 vocational qualification
  • AS and A Levels
  • Advanced Apprenticeship

Information, Advice and Guidance

Not sure on your options or need some extra advice?

Our Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Team offers impartial and unbiased information, advice and guidance to help you with your College and course choice. Visit the following page or use the following form to contact the team.

Click here to find out more about the Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Team

Contact: Careers