A Vocational course is a full-time course that provides a more practical approach by applying learning to real life situations. Many of our vocational courses feature a work experience placement, designed to provide you with the opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills.
Progress is measured throughout the course, allowing you to monitor your performance on an ongoing basis, just like in the workplace. For many students the ongoing assessment provided by the Diploma route can be a preferable option to exam based courses.
An Extended Diploma (Level 3) is a two-year course, equivalent to three A Levels, and will appeal to a student keen to pursue their chosen subject at a higher level and/or as a career. An Extended Certificate (Level 3) can be taken alongside an A Level programme, in place of one A Level subject. A Diploma or Extended Certificate (Level 2) is a one-year course, designed to provide students with the confidence and skills to progress to a Level 3 Extended Diploma.