Technical and vocational qualifications offer practical learning programmes that relate to specific job roles or employment sectors. Courses are designed to help you learn in a practical way about a specific job area. They can help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress in a career or go on to higher levels of education.

These courses are modular. Most of them are a separate pathway of their own. For example, the sports and exercise science course leads to a level 3 extended diploma, equivalent to three A levels, so if applying for this you cannot apply for any other subjects alongside it.

However, some of the standalone qualifications can be combined with other courses.

Art and design

Childcare and education

Hair and media makeup

Performing arts

Sport and exercise science

Theatrical media makeup