Vocational Studies

Qualification: Extended Certificate
Entry 3 or Level 1

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About this course

Can't decide on what to do next?

Can't decide on a specific course?

Do you find learning a challenge?

Look no further as City Horizons can offer you a range of alternative options. Our courses are ideal if you didn’t pass your English and maths qualifications and need an opportunity to continue your studies.

We offer multi-skilled courses designed to assist, empower and support successful progression onto a suitable vocational course, an apprenticeship or into employment.

Our City Horizons courses can be started throughout the academic year. All students without an 9-4/A*-C grade in English or Maths will be required to complete a functional skills qualification in these subjects alongside the Vocational Studies course.

Your course will include trips and visits to help develop your skills such as communication and team work.

What you will learn
  • Teamwork
  • Research skills
  • Office based and sport activities
  • Presentation skills
  • Career progression
  • Customer service
  • Professionalism in the workplace
  • Planning and organising skills
  • Developing personal skills for leadership
  • Introduction to healthy eating
  • Personal skills for public services
  • Customer service in travel and tourism

The course will also include a taster in one or more of vocational course areas below:

  • Hairdressing and Beauty
  • Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Motor Vehicle 
  • Engineering
  • Early Years
  • Art & Design
  • Media
  • IT

Vocational Studies Assessment

Entry requirements

A GCSE qualification is not required for this course. On arrival you will complete an initial assessment to see what level you are working at.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
01/09/20 1 year Main campus
What next?

Once completing this qualification you can progress on to a suitable course within a work based vocational subject at the college, an apprenticeship or employment.

Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Trip to Oxygen Freejumping
  • Guest speakers
  • Industry talks and visits
  • Trip to a law court