HE (University Level) Open Day
05 December, 2017 – 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
For all course enquiries please call the Course Enquiry Line on 030 030 32435
We have a wide range of qualifications on offer, but what do they all mean?
The number of qualifications available in post-16 education can often appear bewildering; this outline will give you an idea of the types of qualifications we offer.
With our Higher Education offering, which ranges from HND to FdSc, up to BSc and BA degrees; you can start your studies with us straight after Year 11 and progress through various courses and levels then leave with a university-level qualification.
Standard entry requirements are five GCSEs at grade C or above, including English Language, with most subjects having additional entry requirements.
We also offer a pre A-level programme for students who fall short of our entry requirements for A-Levels.
Assessment of your progress is on a continuing basis through coursework only - there are no written exams.
BTEC Level 3 qualifications are recognised by universities and employers as an alternative to studying A-levels, offering practical skills and knowledge that are fully transferable into either the world of employment or further study.
Please be aware that some of our BTEC courses have different entry requirements depending on the subject area you wish to study; some courses will offer a different entry level depending on your application assessments.
Your training programme combines elements that will give you a comprehensive knowledge of your chosen sector.
Your training has a practical focus and relates directly to your job role. As an apprentice you will spend the majority of your time in the workplace where your employer will train you in your job role - your “on-the-job” training.
Depending on the type of apprenticeship you are undertaking you may be required to come to College on a day or block release – your “off -the-job” knowledge training.
NVQs reflect the skills and knowledge needed to do a job effectively, and show that a candidate is competent in the area of work the NVQ represents; they cover all the main aspects of an occupation.
Like BTEC/City & Guilds Qualifications, NVQs offers qualifications that are required by industry and can lead to work in a particular job or profession
GCSEs are particularly popular with recent school leavers who were disappointed with their Year 11 results.
All full time students are assessed at the beginning of their programme to check their level in English and Maths.
If the assessment shows that you would benefit from some extra help, this will be arranged as part of your individual learning programme. Functional Skills may be studied at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2.