If you want to stay in full-time education, you can choose subjects that interest you; either opting for a variety at A Level or specialising in one area on a vocational Level 2 Progression or Level 3 Extended Diploma. You may decide classroom based learning isn’t for you anymore - many of our full-time vocational courses are practically based.
All of these options will give you an advantage whether you want to find a job or go on to university. We’ll help you make the choice that’s right for you. For more information and to discuss your options in further detail make sure you come along to one of our many open events or get in touch to find out more.
Level 1 and 2 Progression
These one year courses are focused on progression, either to further study, Apprenticeships or into employment. You will develop knowledge and understanding by applying your learning and skills in a work-related context.
Progression 1 is the pathway to Level 2 Progression courses.
Progression 2 is the pathway to Level 3 courses including Extended Diplomas and in specific instances, to A Levels.
Level 3 Diploma
Previously known as the National Diploma, the 180 credit, 18-unit qualification is referred to as the Extended Diploma. This Diploma is equivalent to three subjects at A Level.
It is an excellent route if you have decided on the broad area of employment you wish to pursue.
Advanced Level programmes consist of formal lectures, class activities and assessments, set homework and problem solving. For each subject, you will also be required to undertake several hours of independent study. Modern study facilities are available in the College and successful students use these effectively.
Students who successfully complete the AS Level units in Year 1 may progress to A2 Level in Year 2 where further units are assessed. We strongly encourage a broad programme for A Level students.
From 2017, all A Levels will be delivered in the new linear format with no qualification at the end of year one. Unlike old modular A Levels, academic assessment for Linear A Levels will take place at the end of two years of study.
A Levels are however, also available as a stand alone one-year AS Level qualification. These AS Level qualifications do not lead on to the second year of study and a full A Level qualification.