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Vocational Qualifications

BTECs, UAL and CACHE are courses with a vocational focus recommended for those interested in a particular area of study e.g. Performing Arts or Information Technology. They are continually assessed, coursework based qualifications with very few or no exams. All qualifications range from Level 1 through to Levels 4 & 5.

Please note: In some subjects qualifications are City & Guilds, UAL or IMI accredited instead.

Level 1 courses cover routine tasks and basic knowledge - they are ideal if you are new to the subject area.


Level 2 course require some knowledge or experience of the subject area.


Level 3 courses will further develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject area.


Higher Education level courses offering specialist knowledge and understanding of the subject area.