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Mix and Match

Looking to keep your options open for the future?

Combine a vocational BTEC course with academic A Levels.

We give you the flexibility to study a personalised mix of vocational BTEC courses from the faculty of Media and Creative Arts, alongside one or more A Level /AS Level.

This combination gives you the chance to develop your creative and technical skills in a practical hands-on way, using the college’s state-of-the-art facilities.

What are Vocational BTEC courses?

These courses are taught in a more subject-orientated setting with an emphasis on the practical skills needed for a specific profession. Practical assignments make up most of the assessments and lead to UCAS points for university applications. You can study a one A Level equivalent over one year or a two A Level equivalent over two years.

What are A Levels?

A Levels are mostly classroom-based, where you will study subjects in depth. They are typically assessed by exams and give you a broad choice of options to progress to, either at university or in employment. They take two years to complete and also lead to UCAS points.

5 Reasons to Mix and Match!

  1. Learn a wide range of both academic and vocational skills
  2. Make university or job applications stand out
  3. Greater variety of assessments – it’s not all exams!
  4. The chance to test out different types of course
  5. Our 100% A Level pass rate means you’ll get all the support you need


Pick two A Level subjects and one Vocational BTEC Course


Decide how you would like to continue studying!
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How do I apply?

  1. Search for the Vocational BTEC Course you would like to study online via the search box on this page.
  2. Once we receive your application online we will contact your references and invite you to an interview.
  3. At the interview you can discuss which A Levels you would like to study alongside the Vocational BTEC Course. 

Entry Requirements

Five GCSEs grade A*-C, including English Language and a successful reference and interview.

The following courses have additional requirements:
  • Mathematics, Computer Science, Psychology: B grade at GCSE in Mathematics
  • Biology, Chemistry and Physics: GCSE B Grade in subject or BB in Core and Additional Science; B grade in Maths highly desirable