Entry Level 3 Vocational Studies

Course content

Course introduction

The BTEC Entry Level 3 Diploma in Vocational Studies is a one year course suited to learners who need additional time to improve their grades. Learners study a number of units from several vocational areas. They are given an opportunity to develop their understanding of topics such as Health and Social Care, Business Studies, ICT and Art and Design. They will also study Functional Skills, English and Mathematics at an appropriate level.


Entry level 3

Specific course entry requirements

The Entry Level programme is suitable for you if you gain at least three grade 1s (or equivalent), in addition to English Language grade 1, in your GCSEs (please refer to the Entry Requirements section of the SJR prospectus for further details).

How will I be assessed?

All units are coursework based. English and Mathematics are assessed by examination.

Where will this course lead me?

On successful completion of the course, learners may progress to Level 1 programmes in College, or undertake training or employment. Learners with an Education, Health and Care Plan may progress to a supported internship.

Student learning

Nurturing rising talent

Our Elective Programme is designed to help you develop your gifts and interests as part of an enhanced level 3 programme. We will help you realise your potential by nurturing your talent and preparing you for study at the most prestigious universities or for progression to competitive higher-level apprenticeships. Your options range from our Honours Programme, which might include following a fourth A level, to specialist Futures Programmes that will support your career goals.

Competitive sport

The college has a number of teams that play as part of the Association of College’s league and are very competitive each year. We play games on a Wednesday afternoon, so this will make up part of your time-table.

There will be trials for male and female football, male and female rugby league and netball on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30pm, meet at the Sports Hall. Following trials will be a pizza and soft drink meeting in the Sports Hall to give you more information on the season. Hockey and Basketball will follow during the first week. Details will be emailed.

  • Male Football
  • Female Football
  • Male Rugby League
  • Female Rugby League
  • Netball
  • Basketball
  • Hockey