European Social Fund

A-Level Extra

Preston College is providing Level 3 learners with the option to study one A-Level alongside their technical-vocational qualification. Choosing whether to study a BTEC or A-Level pathway can be a tough decision to make, that’s why we’re offering learners the opportunity to combine both methods of study to create a broader combination of qualifications. This combination gives you the chance to develop your creative and technical skills during a BTEC, while developing your research and analytical skills through an A-Level.

How It Works

STEP 1: Choose your Level 3 programme

STEP 2: Choose one option from the list below (click to find out more):                   

For example:

  • Level 3 Health & Social Care + English
  • Level 3 Mechanical Engineering + Maths

Key Benefits

  • Earn extra UCAS points to help you progress onto university
  • Learn practical skills and experience alongside academic theory
  • Gain an additional qualification to broaden your future career opportunities
  • Strengthen job and apprenticeship applications

Entry Criteria

This course package is best suited to high achieving GCSE learners who would like to study additional provision. For this reason, suitability for the programme will be judged at interview, pending successful achievement of agreed GCSE results.

How to Apply

After choosing your preferred Technical-Vocational programme, you will be provided with the choice of an A-Level subject to complement your course, subject to meeting the entry requirements.