Not sure what
career path
to take?

Choosing the right level for you

The right course for you is the one that will help you succeed and you will enjoy. We have got what you need – whether you have a specific subject in mind or you want to keep your options open.

We offer a mixture of academic and Vocational courses. That means we can match your skills and ambitions with courses in many different subjects and at all levels to get you, and keep you, on the right track.
Get in touch if you have any questions about what you want to do. We have staff here who are qualified and experienced in helping you to find the right route for your future.
  Your grades/the grades you’re expecting Your next step Your future
HE Level 4/5 (Higher Education)

Subject specific
What will I get?

Foundation degree/HNC

Higher Level Apprenticeships
Where to next?

BA/BSC Honours

Further training

Level 3
These courses are either A Levels or Vocational courses which are equivalent to up to three A Levels. Many of our Level 2 students progress to Level 3 Entry:

4 GCSEs grades A* to C or equivalent qualifications, plus interview
What will I get?

A Levels
Extended Diploma
NVQ/VRQ Level 3

Advanced Apprenticeship
Where to next?

Higher Education

Further training

Level 2
These courses offer you a greater insight into subjects and working life. We encourage you to explore new ideas, working individually and in groups. You can build on previous qualifications and improve on past results Entry:

GCSEs grades D and E, plus interview
What will I get?

Level 2 Diploma
NVQ/VRQ Level 2

Where to next?

Level 3 qualification

Further training

Level 1
You will have a broad introduction to subjects and develop practical skills and greater confidence Entry:

GCSEs grade E to G or Vocational Entry qualifications, plus interview
What will I get?

Level 1 Diploma

NVQ Level 1
Foundation Learning
Where to next?

Level 2 qualification

Further training

Vocational entry level
You will learn in small, supported groups, gaining the essential skills to progress at college. Support is tailored to meet your individual needs so you succeed Entry:

What will I get?

Qualifications in your chosen Vocational subject
Where to next?

Level 1 qualification

Further training


Get in contact

Ask our Enquiries & Admissions team by email or call on 01344 868600

get in touch