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E3 Certificate in Vocational Studies at Elite Training Systems Yorkshire (ETSY)

Course description

Elite Training Systems Yorkshire (ETSY)  is a training provider that delivers a range of vocational courses as well as delivering PSD and Functional Skills in English and Maths.

We have an excellent track record of achievement and our learners progress on to the next level either with us, or to college, another training establishment or on to an apprenticeship or employment.

Our Pontefract centre is situated next to Carleton High School and it has large outdoor areas including a football field.It is 30 mins walk from Pontefract town centre or you can get a bus to Chequerfield Circle and then it is a 15 min walk to the centre.

Course content

Engagement and Enrolment:

Enrolement paperwork, command tasks, mini taster sessions in different vocational areas, team buiding activities and tutorials.

E3 Certificate in Vocational Studies 500/9135/9

There are two mandatory units : Self Assessment & Career Progression

You will then complete units in the following vocational areas:

Horticulture Cooking Construction and Motor

Functional Skills E1-L1 Englah and Maths

Enrichment activities


Course days : Monday Tuesday Thursday

Course Times: 9am-3pm


Entry requirements

Not achieved 5 GCSE A*C including Maths and English

* You may still join the course if you have acieved 5 GCSE including Maths and English depending on the circumstances

Aged 16-18


Inital Assessment at the start  and end of the programme to see what level you are working at and your progress and achievement at the end of the programme.

Financial information


This is avaialbe for you to apply depending on your home and personal situation. You need to have your own bank account .

Free Meals

This is avaialbe if you meet the criteria . Ypu will recieve weekely payments into your bank to enable you to buy lunches. You need you own bank account.

Future opportunities

This course finishes  w/c 9th Feb 2015 and you can then progress on to the L1 Ext Certificate in Vocational Studies or our E3 Award in Introduction to Vehicle Technology  at our Wakefield Centre.

Alternatively you can progress on to one of our ESF programmes, a E3/L1 course in a specific vocational area at college, training establishment, or into employment with training.

Further information

Extra support is available including 1:1 support if needed

Support and guidance given throughout the programme and with progression at the end of the programme.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 05 October 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 21 weeks
  • Course code: E3 Award Vocational Pontefract
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 12

Contact details

    • Contact name:
    • Juliette Sycamore
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 01977 301707
    • Email address:


  • More information
    • The centre is situated near to Carleton High School and is off the main road. It has large grounds which includes a playground area and a large field.It is all one one level. There is a specific student entrance which is to the rear of the building.

      There are local small shops 15 mins walk away. It is 30 mins wlak form the town centre.