Vocational Level 3 Subjects

Our vocational qualifications are level 3 courses that are equivalent in standard and size to a single A-level. These courses are a combination of coursework and external examination.

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  • Business Studies

    Business Studies

    The course is the National Extended Certificate in Business Studies, this is the equivalent of one A Level. The course uses a learner-centred approach to study, with the main assessment style being project-based. Practical and thinking skills are both developed throughout the course, fully preparing students for the world of work or higher education. The course comprises of 4 units of study, 2 of which are externally assessed and 2 of which are internally assessed. These units cover a wide range of Business topics including Business Environments, Marketing, Finance and Human Resources.

  • Design and Technology: Food Science and Nutrition

    Design and Technology: Food Science and Nutrition

    An understanding of food science and nutrition is relevant to many industries and job roles. Care providers and nutritionists in hospitals use this knowledge, as do sports coaches and fitness instructors. Hotels and restaurants, food manufacturers and government agencies also use this understanding to develop menus, food products and policies that support healthy eating initiatives. Many employment opportunities within the field of food science and nutrition are available to graduates.

  • Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance

    Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Music Performance

    A-level Music is an academic subject which develops your understanding and knowledge to allow you to communicate through music as a performer and composer. You will develop your skills as a performer as well as increase your knowledge of compositional techniques. Throughout the course, you will study harmony and composition which will allow you to apply your understanding in a stylistic manner. You will analyse a range of different styles of music by aurally recognising key musical devices. Aural awareness will be developed through active listening, dictation and singing. You will study a series of set works from a wide range of styles where you are expected to discuss and evaluate, through essay writing, the devices and techniques used. The performance expectations are very high and throughout the course you will be developing your performance skills in workshops and master classes. A-level Music is about developing and preparing you as a musician and equipping you with the skills to progress to university and industry.

  • Level 3 Sport BTEC

    Level 3 Sport BTEC

    The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Sport offers learners the opportunity to develop a range of techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. This course is ideal for those learners who are looking to build a career in one of the sporting sectors or to progress to further education within the field of sport. The course is a mixture of exam, synoptic assessment and coursework and is fully recognised by employers and further education establishments.

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