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You will develop new thinking and learning skills through real-world projects, while also honing your maths or English and gaining a head start in your chosen vocational area.

The programme is designed flexibly around your requirements and is aimed at giving you the best possible start in September.

What I'll learn

This programme develops your entrepreneurial skills. You will get a good grounding in design thinking which you will apply to real-life issues related to your choice of vocational area.


How I'll learn

The taught element includes:

A block of lessons at the start of the course

Small-group teaching, focusing on relevant aspects

Incorporation into specialist lessons for other subjects, for example with other learners on similar programmes

Teaching of, or seminars on, project management and/or subject specific skills.

The taught element also includes the development of:

Research skills

Project management skills

Writing, investigative, field study, performance or production skills, as appropriate

Presentation skills


Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs A*-C (4 and above) including maths or English.

Commitment to your learning and willingness to embrace a creative and practical way of problem solving.


How to Apply

Applying for one of our programmes is easy.

You can apply for a vocational programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page. You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.