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Ways to study

Ways To Study School Leaver Guide

What should I study?

Newham College offers many different course types and all of them provide you with vast skills to build a great career!

No time?

No problem! We offer both full-time and part-time courses. We even offer courses at weeekends!

Full-time or part-time?

•    Full-time courses: Gives you the chance to focus on your studies in depth.
•    Part-time courses: Offers great flexibility if you need it.

A-Z of progression routes:

Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Facilitates learning in small study groups


This is a Vocational Qualification that can be studied at different levels. They are designed to give students a good foundation in the practical skills which are required within the work place. These courses focus on specific aspects of employment within the vocational sector.  One BTEC can even be equivalent to three A levels and will lead to university. We offer BTEC courses in a range of subjects. There is a lot to choose from, but you can apply as soon as you know which subject interests you the most. 

Our subject areas

City & Guilds

City & Guilds courses which are otherwise known as C&G, account for a number vocational qualifications at various levels.
C&G qualifications can sometimes be achieved in the workplace, sometimes in the
classroom, or even a mixture of both.


Pre-Access and Access

Newham College has a range of Pre-Access and Access courses, to prepare you for University. You normally need to be aged 19 or over for these courses, but there is a possibility to enrol onto one, if you are aged 18.

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Prince's Trust Team Programme

This exciting 12-week personal development programme for 16 – 25 year olds, opens the door to employment opportunities or Further Education through doing work placements, CV writing, community work, gaining qualifications and more! The course is also designed to improve confidence and increase self-esteem and includes an induction, a residential, a community project, work experience, team challenge and a
final presentation.
Start dates are all through the year.

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Progression qualifications

These nationally recognised courses are validated by The Open College Network Eastern
Region. They enable students to develop skills in a wide range of specialist subjects and help learners to gain confidence and motivation. They are available at entry level to level three.


Vocationally Related Qualification is a work related and practical qualification helping students to develop their employment skills. This nationally recognised qualification is designed to bring real business benefits through its strong focus on practical skills and assessment.

View our VRQ courses

What next?

Visit our Course Search page to find a course that suits you.

For help choosing the type of qualification and subject that best suits you, our learner services consultant can help. You can click the icon at the top of this page to chat to a consultant (Monday- Friday 8.30 am-6 pm and until 6.30 pm on Tuesdays) or register your interest and a member of the team will be in touch shortly.