Level One Diploma in Introductory Vocational Studies

The Level One Diploma in Introductory Vocational Studies is designed to introduce learners to a variety of areas of work and the employment opportunities within them. Learners are encouraged to try out a range of vocational areas, find out which they like best and gain a better sense of direction for their future careers. 

What will I study?

Core units - these are mandatory and include:

  • Career progression
  • Self-assessment

You will choose from a range of vocational areas, including:

  • Art and performing arts
  • Caring for children
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • IT and business
  • Public services
  • Sports and active leisure
  • Travel and tourism

You will also study/complete:

  • English and mathematics
  • Work experience

How will I be assessed?

Learner work will be assessed and verified throughout the year.

How will the course be delivered?

There will be a mixture of classroom and external contact.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you must have:

  • A satisfactory college interview
  • Suitable references
  • Appropriate level of English and mathematics

Interviews for full time courses starting in September are postponed, but don't worry - applicants will instead be given a formal offer of a place on a suitable course. Other entry requirements still apply.

Where you meet the entry requirements for your chosen course you will be accepted.

Where you do not meet the entry requirements for your chosen course, we guarantee you a place on a suitable alternative. See How to Apply for further details.

What next?

The opportunity to progress (if appropriate) to a more vocationally specific course at East Riding College, employment or an Apprenticeship.

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide Full-time Course Guide 2021 Part-Time Autumn Course Guide