Vocational Training

Our vocational qualifications range from Entry Level – Level 1 and are designed to provide an introduction to the skills and knowledge required for working in the following sectors: Hair & Beauty, Catering & Hospitality, Horticulture, Business Admin, Health & Social Care, Sport & Leisure, Motor Vehicle Maintenance, Customer Service as well as Entry Level – Level 2 in Digital & Coding, Employability and Functional Skills in Math, English and ICT. Learners will gain understanding of key skills and areas of knowledge required for further study of and employment in the sectors.

As well as accredited provision we also deliver AQA non-accredited learning and offer unit certification for recognition of achievement and progress. RARPA – Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement is a tried and tested approach to ensuring the quality of non-accredited learning programmes and learning opportunities within a training programme.

Vocational Qualifications

Hair & Beauty

Awarding Body – VTCT

Pre 16s

Entry Level 3 certificate in the introduction to the Hair & Beauty sector

Post 16

Level 1 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 1 certificate in Beauty

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Barbering

Level 2 Certificate in Beauty

Level 3 Certificate Hairdressing

Level 3 Certificate Beauty Therapy

Level 3 Assessors qualification

Level 3 award in Education & Training

Level 4 certificate in Education & Training

Awarding body – NOCN

Pre-16 qualifications

NOCN Entry Level Award in Preparing for Further Learning or Employment (Entry 3)

  • Construction
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration
  • Hospitality
  • Retail


Post 16 Qualifications

NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Basic Construction Skills

NOCN Level 1 Certificate in Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

NOCN Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ)

Hair & Beauty

Students work in a modern commercial hair salon in small groups leading to apprentiships in Hair and Beauty.


Students work in purpose-built workshops in order to gain a Level 1 NCON in Construction.