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Why study a vocational course?

There are so many reasons to study a vocational course such as a Level 3 BTEC, City & Guilds or UAL Diploma at BCoT.

These types of qualifications guarantee that you'll:

  • Get a more hands-on experience
    If you prefer to learn through a mix of practical application and classroom theory, studying a vocational course at BCoT is the perfect option.  Our courses ensure you get to put the skills you've learnt into practice, you gain work experience and you actively learn through doing an activity rather than just reading or writing about it.

  • Avoid exams
    The learning approach and lifestyle at BCoT is quite different from school as only a few of our courses are exam based and different assessment methods are used to monitor progress.

  • Focus on what you really enjoy
    Studying a vocational course allows you to focus on a particular subject, sector or industry.

  • Learn the skills employers want
    We work closely with employers such as Mercedes Benz, Fitness First and Cisco to ensure you learn the right skills and knowledge to use in the workplace.

  • Progress to university, an apprenticeship or your first job
    Vocational courses can prepare you for next step on to higher education, an apprenticeship or your first job – in some cases they can even give you a head start! Don't just take our word for it!

 Find out why you should study a vocational course from our staff and students:

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