CHOOSING YOUR STUDY PROGRAMME

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WHICH LEVEL IS RIGHT FOR YOU?

When choosing your course options you need to ensure you apply for a level of qualification in line with your predicted GCSE grades and your career aspirations. Our staff can help you decide which programme of study is right for you.

Each level of study has specific entry requirements as outlined in the table below. These requirements are for general guidance only and some courses have additional entry requirements which are included in the subject descriptions.

A Level, T Level & Level 3 BTEC

Entry requirements Type of qualification Progression routes

These courses require standard entry requirements of at least five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, or a successful completion of a level 2  qualification with a merit or distinction grade.

For most courses, this should include GCSEs in Mathematics and English. Some courses will require certain GCSE grades to be achieved in specialist subjects.

A Levels
Progression on to further education or university, employment or an Advanced Apprenticeship
T Levels
BTEC Diploma Level 3
BTEC Extended Certificate Level 3

GCSE & Level 2 BTEC

Entry requirements Type of qualification Progression routes

These courses require either successful completion of a level 1 programme of study, or mostly grade 3 or equivalent GCSEs, or are for students who have not achieved English and Mathematics GCSEs.

BTEC Diploma Level 2
Progression on to a Level 3 qualification, employment or an Advanced Apprenticeship
BTEC Extended Certificate Level 2
City & Guilds Diploma Level 2
GCSEs Level 2

Level 1/Vocational

Entry requirements Type of qualification Progression routes
No formal qualifications required although a range of GCSEs at grade 1 to 2 preferable
A range of Level 1 and Entry Level qualifications as part of a Foundation Learning Programme
Progression on to a Level 2 qualification, employment or an Apprenticeship

Entry Level/Foundation Learning

Entry requirements Type of qualification Progression routes
No previous qualifications necessary
A range of Level 1 and Entry Level qualifications as part of a Foundation Learning Programme
Progression on to a Level 1 qualification or employment

Guide To Course Work

Some courses contain little or no coursework, while others are assessed entirely by coursework. When you are considering which courses you wish to take you should bear this in mind.You can find out more details on the precise nature of coursework demands from the course information leaflets available from the Student Support Centre.

Course Leaflets

You can also find more details about specific courses on the individual course information leaflets which are available from the Student Support Centre. Alternatively you will be able to pick them up at our open evenings. These leaflets will give you more idea about the specific requirements and expectations of a course.

Open Evenings

We also recommend that you come to at least one of our Open Evenings in the autumn term to find out more from students and staff about the courses you are interested in.

Our open evenings will run from 4:30pm – 7:30pm on the below dates:

Tuesday 11th October 2022

Wednesday 16th November 2022

Thursday 26th January 2023

Wednesday 14th June 2023

If you are over 19 you can join any full-time course at St Vincent and there are part-time options too. Details of fees and fee remission categories are available on application to the college.

Learning Support

If you have a physical disability or learning difficulty we are committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly. We will make any adjustments we can so you are not put at any undue disadvantage.

 

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