Our Courses

We offer a wide variety of courses delivered through several different qualifications.

All students have an individually tailored timetable so we can be flexible when agreeing your programme of study with you.

Some of our courses have specific entry requirements which you can find on the individual course pages.
If you do not have grade C in GCSE English language or maths you will be required to take one or both subjects in your first year.

Level 3 courses including A levels, BTECs and Cambridge Technicals

What’s the difference? A levels are general academic courses mainly assessed through examination at the end of two years. Specific information about assessment can be found on the course pages.

BTECs and Cambridge Technicals are more vocationally oriented and are predominantly assessed through coursework.

Our standard expectation is that all students will study the equivalent of three subjects, though four subjects can be taken by the most able students.

Level 2 courses – The Vocational Pathway; a stepping stone to your future

We offer a vocational pathway for students who do not currently meet the entry requirements to study Level 3 qualifications.  It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning which will include meaningful and relevant work experience.  If you choose this option you will be studying a one year Cambridge Technical qualification which is valued for progression in to further study or employment.

Your programme of study is put together as follows:

  • choose one main vocational subject from this selection; Business, Health and Social Care, Media or Sport
  • then add either of both Maths and or English GSCE if you have not passed them
  • add Workskills if you are only studying one of maths or English

At the end of the year you can go on to employment, further education and training or an apprenticeship.  If you achieve a merit grade or above you can progress on to a Level 3 course in your main vocational subject (two A level equivalent) and take an additional vocational course or A level.

This chart will help you to start thinking about a suitable programme of study. 

 

 * You also have the option of taking the Extended Project Qualification.  The EPQ is an independent research qualification, valued by Universities, equivalent to half an A level.