Entry Level 3 Certificate in Vocational Studies

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18


Foundation Learning

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 362.00
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Course Code


Course Overview

The E3 Certificate in Skills for Further Learning and Employment course is designed to prepare young people for further learning or training. The course offers a good starting point for vocational education and training. It offers a mix of personal development and employability skills alongside an introduction to the Construction, Motor Vehicle, Art and Hair & Beauty sector.

Course Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but interest within the above Vocational Sectors is preferred. An interview with Progression Curriculum techer will be required.

What you will Learn

The qualification provides a pathway into a range of sectors giving learners the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with different job roles before deciding which career progression they wish to choose. Learners will study GCSE maths and English alongside their qualification. There are a number of enrichment activities throughout the year including: Community Projects, Sporting activities – with Stockport County and Work Experience


Assessment consists of both performance evidence and knowledge evidence. Performance evidence through direct observation and oral questioning. Knowledge through research and completion of assignments. English and maths will be assessed through exams.


Learner may progress onto a L1 Vocational Programme, Supported Internship, Apprenticeship or Employment

Career Options

Successful students who started the course with low esteem and self confidence have progressed to L1/L2 programmes at the college.

Mandatory Units

Units that will be delivered. range from – Personal ActionPlanning, Right and Responsibilities, Employability and Teamwork – along with maths and English GCSE.

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

Extra Costs Involved

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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