BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies Level 1

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area



Mode of Study

Mode of Study
Full Time


Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone

Start Date

Start Date
01 September 2020

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

No formal requirements

In a nutshell

This is an ideal starting point if you’re unsure about what you want to do. Not only will it introduce you to college and college life, but it also allows you to sample six different vocational areas within your first year.

This course is for you if...’re not sure what you want to do next want to try a few different subjects to see which might be for you want to learn practical skills that will help you study further

What will I be doing?

The course is built around core, practical units that give you the practical skills and techniques to help you gain realistic work experience. These units cover topics such as being organised, developing a progression plan, working with others and researching a topic, before you move on to units from up to six of the following:

  • Art and Design
  • Business
  • Digital Media
  • Hospitality
  • Performing Arts
  • Public Services
  • Sport

Throughout the course, you’ll be assessed through assignments and tasks and practical assessments, to ultimately achieve:

What is expected of me?

There are no formal entry requirements, but you’ll need to be motivated, hardworking and willing to have a go at each of the vocational options. You’ll also need to be committed to full attendance and being punctual for all sessions.

What comes next?

The Diploma gives you the chance to develop useful, transferable skills in completing tasks to help you progress to further learning. If you decide one of the vocational areas is for you, you can continue your studies at Level 2.

Additional information

You’ll need to purchase safety kit for the practical elements of the course, which costs around £110.00. There may be additional costs during the year for educational visits.

Where can I study BTEC Diploma in Vocational Studies Level 1?

Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone
(Full Time)
Start Date: 01 September 2020

Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?

Call 01495 333 777 to speak to our Student Recruitment team

All courses may be subject to change

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