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Vocational Studies EDEXCEL Level 1 Diploma at Northbrook College Sussex

Course description

This qualification has been designed as an introduction to the areas of Business, IT and Travel & Tourism, retail and stock control. The units have been chosen to interlink and have a vocational relevance which will allow you to develop a range of skills.


Assessment will be by a range of methods including presentations, reports and practical tasks.

All students have gone on to do further study such as IT, Business and Travel and Tourism, Art and Media and Cabin Crew.

The course gives great support for students throughout which includes: developing confidence and self esteem, excellent training in applying for work and professional careers advice and guidance for the future.

This year we were very proud of our winning students on this course that took part in an area Enterprise Competition.


  • 100% Achievement rate
  • 100% Teaching and learning satisfaction

Course content

Mandatory Units

  • Core Units in Career Progression & Self Assessment
  • Vocational Studies
  • Functional Skills - English & Maths

Entry requirements

A reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy (at least GCSE grade E or Entry Level 3 in English or Maths), which will be assessed at interview and an appropriate reference will be required. Entry is dependent on interview.

(If you have at least 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (including English), you may be able to start on one of our higher level courses instead, in either ICT or Business, Travel & Tourism.)

Future opportunities

After 1 year you can achieve a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Vocational Studies. This means you can apply for an appropriate course at Level 2 - or you can seek employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northbrook College Sussex directly.

Last updated date: 10 May 2016
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