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Choosing the Right Course

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Choosing a course may seem like a big task, however, our personalised advice and guidance will give you the confidence to choose an appropriate path. We will help you find the best course to achieve your ambitions.

Types of Qualifications

•    BTEC
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.

•    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.

•    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.

•    VRQ
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.