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Level 3 Vocational

Vocational Level 3


BTECs, Cambridge Technical and other Applied General Qualifications include both an examined element and (normally) a controlled assessment or coursework unit that is marked internally and sent to the exam board for moderation.


BTECs all have a minimum of 40% internally assessed coursework. For BTEC subjects worth two or more A-levels (called Diplomas or Extended Diplomas), the ratio of internally marked coursework is higher than for BTECs worth 1 A-level (known as Extended Certificates). The “scenarios” for the controlled assessments in these subjects are normally provided somewhere between a week to three weeks in advance of the controlled assessment.


Both Sport and Health and Social Care offer Diploma options which are double awards (equivalent of two subjects). All other subjects on offer in this category are the equivalent of one A Level.


For students who are predicted to achieve, or who have achieved a minimum of 4 grades at 4 or above at GCSE, it is acceptable to choose three BTEC subjects at Level 3.

Vocational courses:


  • Art & Design (Extended Certificate)
  • Business Studies (Extended Certificate) 
  • Criminology Diploma 
  • Dance (Extended Certificate)
  • Health & Social Care (Extended Certificate)
  • Health & Social Diploma*
  • Information Technology (Extended Certificate) 
  • Music
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Science (Extended Certificate) 
  • Sport (Extended Certificate) 
  • Sport National Diploma*


*Equivalent to two A Levels



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Ursuline College is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Edmund's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.