16-18 Year Olds


These new graded qualifications provide a broad introduction to a sector and give learners the opportunity to demonstrate increased skill levels.
For learners who do not want to specialise in one particular sector, we offer these Vocational Studies qualifications which gives learners the opportunity to study units from across the sectors. Learners will develop the necessary transferable and sector skills to progress more quickly. The qualifications prepare learners for progression to Level 2 BTECs or other study programmes. They provide for progression by either meeting entry requirements in their own right or by being accepted alongside other qualifications at the same level and adding value to them, typically alongside maths and English studies

Entry Requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSEs Grade 1 or above


During this course you will complete 10 units, 4 of which are mandatory:

• Being Organised
• Developing a Personal Progression Plan
• Working with Others
• Researching a Topic

Specialists units may include:
• Recording Income and Expenditure
• Designing an Interactive Presentation
• Creating an Animation
• Using Digital Communication Technologies
• Creating a Spreadsheet to Solve Problems
• Creating a Website


All BTEC Level 1 Diploma units are assessed through assignment work. Each unit is graded Pass, Merit or Distinction and then an overall grade of Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction* is awarded on completion of the course.

GCSE and Functional Skills qualifications are assessed through external examination and portfolio work.

Awarding body



On successful achievement of this course you may wish to:

Apply to study the BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Information & Creative Technology.

Additional information

Additional help and support is available to you should you require it and you can discuss this further at your admissions interview.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 04/09/2023

End date: 28/06/2024

Time: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Days of week: TBA

Number of Weeks: 35

Apply Now