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Career Focussed Courses

As one of the largest Further Education Colleges and providers of Higher Education outside of the university sector in England, we are well positioned to have the perfect course for you.

Our huge range of full and part-time, Further and Higher Education career-focussed courses are designed to give you the edge when it comes to employment or career advancement.

It is a national requirement for all students aged 16-18 undertaking an educational programme to continue to study English and/or Mathematics if a GCSE at Grade A*-C has not been attained in these subjects.

Use the course search to find your specific preference; choosing either 'What you want to study' or at 'What level' or enter 'keywords' - hairdressing, science, management, teaching or plumbing etc.

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Alternatively, the quick-links below provide you with all the details you'll need to know to make your decision.

Further Education

A Levels (AS and A2)

Arts and Media

Beauty Therapy

Bradford WWI Film School

Business and Enterprise

Community Learning

Computing and ICT


Distance and E-Learning

Early Years

Entry Pathways





Health, Community and Social Care

Hospitality and Catering

International Students courses

Public Services


Professional part-time and Short Courses

Sport, Exercise and Fitness

Travel and Tourism


Higher Education

Arts and Media

Bradford WWI Film School

Beauty Therapy & Hairdressing

Business & Management



Early Years and Childhood Studies

Education Studies and Professional Development


Film, Animation & Photography

Health & Care


Initial Teacher Education

International Students courses


Ophthalmic Dispensing

Public Services

Professional part-time and Short Courses

Social and Community Practice

Sport & Leisure

Travel & Tourism

Choosing the right course can be a complex business so why not contact our Admission, Careers and Guidance team on 01274 433333 for advice.

As we are passionate about offering fair fees for quality degrees, you will also benefit from tuition fees that are significantly less than what the vast majority of universities are charging.

Course Levels Explained

To help you decide which course or courses are right for you, the guide below give details of the various levels and qualifications.

Current Situation

Course Level

What's Next

No formal qualifications or wanting an introduction to learning with opportunities for progression

Entry Level 1, 2 or 3 Foundation Learning

Progression onto the Next Entry Level or Level 1 Course

Basic education, few or no formal qualifications, GCSES at grades E OR F

Level 1 NVQ, BTEC Foundation Learning

Level 2 Courses,  Apprenticeship  Employment

Four GCSES at grades D and E (inc Mathematic  & English), NVQ level 1, foundation diploma

Level 2 NVQ, BTEC Level 2 Diploma, Apprenticeship, Level 2 Access


Level  3 Courses,  Apprenticeship  Employment, Level 3 Access

Four or more GCSES at grade C or above (inc Maths & English), NVQ level 2, BTEC level 2 Diploma, Higher Diploma

Level 3 NVQ,  BTEC  Level 3 Diploma, Extended Diploma, Apprenticeship. Level 3 Access

Higher Education, Employment

Five or more GCSES at grade C or above Higher Diploma

Level 3  AS/A Level Courses

Higher Education,  Employment

AS/A Levels International Baccalaureate NVQ Level 3 BTEC Level 3 Diploma Access Course

Level 4 – 6 Degree, Foundation Degree, HND, Honours Degree, PGDip, Masters.

Further Study at University, Employment