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.

  • 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

    The BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Music Performance 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 performing arts sectors or to progress to further education within the field of music. This course is a mixture of exam, synoptic assessment and coursework and is fully recognised by employers and further education establishments.

  • 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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