Choosing your Vocational / Technical Course


At the College you have an unsurpassed variety of vocational courses to choose from at all levels from Foundation right up to Level 3, with over 4000 students studying full-time each year.

Vocational qualifications have been designed in partnership with employers, universities and professional or trade organisations – this means that you can develop the skills that employers want.

The experience of studying a particular vocational area can also help you make up your mind about the type of work you can see yourself doing in the future. Many students choosing a vocational route already know the job sector they want to work in and a vocational qualification can give a firm foundation for further study at a higher level as preparation for a future career.

Work Experience

If you choose a vocational course you will take part in a Work Experience Placement. The purpose of Work Experience is to give students a first-hand knowledge of work and additionally develop their employability skills. For more information see our Work Experience page.