Vocational courses are designed to help you learn in a practical way about a specific job area. They can help you get the skills you need to start a job, progress in a career or go on to higher education.
They are recognised by the Government as a direct equivalent to A Levels. Vocational qualifications often come in varying sizes at sixth form and college. This means you can study the equivalent of several A Levels in one vocational area, making you an expert in your field.