Vocational study programmes, such as BTEC and NVQs are practical and hands on. Choosing this type of course will equip you with skills in a specific sector or trade. Your progress in assessed through projects and practical work and contact with employers is frequent to ensure you build your skills and knowledge ready for the real world.
If you’re practical, hands-on, don’t like exams and want to focus on one subject area, then a vocational route could be right for you. Successful completion of a vocational study programme can lead to higher level study programmes, university, an apprenticeship or straight into work.
For more information visit the Gateshead College to view vocational courses.