Vocational A-levels

Vocational A-levels at Eccles Sixth Form College 

Eccles Sixth Form College are proud to introduce, Vocational A-levels, a new, unique qualification that allows students to receive ‘the academic rigour of studying A-levels, coupled with the practical elements of Vocational studies’.

Vocational A-levels at Eccles College

At Eccles Sixth Form College students can choose to study three vocational subjects at one time on our Vocational A-level Programme. You will have the opportunity to study a combination of three of the following subjects:


You will study units such as animal behaviour and welfare, animal training and animal biology, all in our industry standard animal centre.


Units of study will include anatomy for sport and exercise, physiology and psychology. You will also have access to the state-of-the-art-facilities including our brand-new gym and sports science laboratory.


This course will include units such as deviance, crime scene analysis, punishment and crime. Psychological theory will underpin this exciting course.


Areas of study will include working in the science industry, fundamentals of science and practical techniques.


The course will cover units such as the business environment, public relations and marketing.


You will investigate the travel and tourism sector, aviation and marketing of the travel industry.

Students will study the key principles in their three chosen subjects over the two year period, allowing a more varied pathway. For example, you may wish to combine your love of sport with learning more about business and science. You may choose to study animal management, applied science and business studies. These exciting vocational courses are a route on to Higher Education and have equivalent tariff points as A-levels. Each course is designed to allow students to progress academically whilst developing their practical skills in our state-of-the-art, industry-standard facilities.