student demonstrating skills learnt on their catering and hospitality course


The courses on offer at Greenbank College include vocational qualifications (VQs) – courses that prepare you to do a particular type of job. We also offer courses that help build your functional skills, help get you engaged in activities, develop your skills, increase confidence and well-being.


Courses are available in these areas

Art & Gardening

Why study for a vocational qualification?

Achieving a vocational qualification can help you to:

  • Get the skills that you need to start work
  • Help you decide whether it is the job you want to do
  • Develop your career
  • Go on to further learning

Vocational qualification levels can be compared to other qualifications. Entry and Level 1 qualifications build confidence and help people prepare for further learning and work. Level 2 is the equivalent of grades A* to C at GCSE and Level 3 qualifications are equivalent to A Levels.

How different qualifications compare: