Vocational courses

NB: All Extended Diploma courses require a grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics unless otherwise stated.

 Subject Level Minimum requirements

ART & DESIGN

Extended Diploma

Grade 5 in GCSE Art & Design. Applicants are required to bring a portfolio to interview

BUSINESS

Extended Diploma

 

BUSINESS & TOURISM

Combined First Certificate/First Award (Level 2)

 

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Level 2 Technical Diploma (TBC)

 

CHILDREN’S PLAY, LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

Extended Diploma

Caution to applicants - grade 5s may be needed to progress to teacher training, but this is not yet announced, discuss at interview

CREATIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION

Extended Diploma

 Applicants are set a task to complete prior to interview

ENGINEERING

Level 2 Diploma

Standard entry requirements plus grade 3 in GCSE Mathematics and grade 3 in another technical subject like Science of Resistant Materials

ENGINEERING

Extended Diploma

Grade 4 in GCSE Science

FOUNDATION PROGRAMME

Range of Qualifications

Interview, references and College assessment

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Level 2

 

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

Extended Diploma

Grade 4 in GCSE Science

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Extended Diploma

Preferred GCSE in Computing or ICT

INFORMATION & CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Extended Certificate (Level 2)

3 x grade 3

PATHWAYS

Individual Learning Plan

Reviews, assessments and introductory visits

PERFORMING ARTS

Extended Diploma

Grade 4 in GCSE English Literature. GCSE Dance and/or Drama are desirable. Alternatively, a Distinction grade at BTEC Level 2. Applicants are required to attend an audition and interview.

PUBLIC SERVICE / SOCIAL STUDIES

Level 2 Diploma

 

PUBLIC SERVICE / SOCIAL STUDIES

Extended Diploma

 

APPLIED SCIENCE (FORENSIC)

Extended Diploma

Grade 4 in two GCSE Science subjects or Merit grade in BTEC Science

SPORT

Level 2 Diploma

 

SPORT & EXERCISE SCIENCES

Extended Diploma

Grade 4 in GCSE Science

TRAVEL & TOURISM

Extended Diploma