GCSE Equivalent Vocational Qualifications

Equivalent Vocational Qualifications

ACE offers a variety of GCSE, BTEC vocational equivalents at level 1 and level 2. These qualifications form part of the students option choice in year 9 and are deliver at ACE to students in year 10 and/or 11.


These GCSE vocational equivalents are delivered one day per week, the students attend ACE to undertake their BTEC qualification either at level 1 or level 2. By attending a vocational learning centre the student has the opportunity to experience learning in a more industry style setting. These courses are practical by nature and assessed through a portfolio of evidence.


These courses are ideal for any students who has a clear idea of which sector they would like to work in and can often provide the student with that first step as well as opening doors for both college and apprenticeships.


The following subject areas are available:



Hospitality and Catering

Health and Social Care

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