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.