Fiction VS Facts - Uncovering the myths around vocational qualifications
Lots of people have misconceptions about vocational courses, here we take a closer look at what vocational courses and apprenticeships actually involve. Can you decipher which are the facts and which are fiction? Vocational courses are for students who aren‚Äôt academic. Fiction ‚Äì Vocational courses are chosen for your preferred learning style and career goals, not academic ability. Vocational qualifications aren‚Äôt as desired/favoured as A Level qualifications Fiction ‚Äì Level 3 vocational qualifications are equivalent to A Levels. A Distinction* is equal to A* at A Level. Apprenticeships are a good way to earn while you learn Fact ‚Äì Apprenticeships allow you to work and study at the same time. You can combine practical training in your workplace whilst studying one day a week at college, all whilst still getting paid! Vocational courses are only for construction trades only. Fiction ‚Äì Vocational learning offers a variation of courses, including Applied Science and Business. Visit wvr.ac.uk/school-leaver/ to see all the courses the college offers to school leavers. You have to study A-Levels if you want to go to university Fiction ‚Äì Over a quarter of university students studied a BTEC rather than A Levels. Vocational courses involve lots of practical learning Fact ‚Äì Vocational qualifications consist of more hands-on training that prepares students for real world situations and jobs. With hands-on training, you can be one step ahead and secure your desired career. To find out more about our vocational courses and apprenticeships click here!