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Diploma in Vocational Studies

Diploma in Vocational Studies L1

Who is it for?

Students on this course are generally aged 16-18 and might need a supported course for a number of reasons. This might be a moderate learning difficulty such as dyslexia, Asperger’s syndrome or for a student who might not have achieved potential at GCSE and needs a stepping stone to a specific Level 1 or Level 2 course. You might also be undecided about what subject to study and might like the idea of the vocational options.

What will I study?

This is a 1 year course that offers a variety of classes to help gain confidence, work in a team, develop independent study and improve skills. All students have the opportunity to study 2 different vocational subjects as part of their course. All students have to do English, Maths and ICT Functional Skills.


Students who come on this course should be prepared to take part in all classes and be able to cope with the rules and expectations of College life. All students will take an Initial Assessment and have an interview with the Tutor, to make sure they are suitable for the course.

Vocational options for L1 Work skills and Vocational Studies courses:

Students have the opportunity to study 2 options as part of their course.
• Hair and Beauty
• Practical Skills
• Health and Social Care
• Catering
• Sport and Recreation
• Art and Media
• Business studies
• Creative Computing
• Performing Arts
• Media Studies

Admissions details

You can download a full time application here.

We have asked for more information about you on the new forms so that we can ensure that we are meeting your needs and are aware of the best ways to help you achieve your goals.

Please send in your application to:

ALDD Course Applications Enrolments
City College Brighton and Hove
Pelham Street
East Sussex

We will send out letters to tell you whether or not you have a place at the end of August. If so, this will invite you to an enrolment session in the week before term starts so that you can enrol on your course(s), pay fees and, if you are new to CCB, have a tour of the College.

If you have any queries please contact Learning Development on 01273 667788 extension 497.