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Options for school leavers - What makes up your Study Programme?

Following secondary school you can start an apprenticeship through Huish or start a Study Programme of A Level or vocational qualifications.

Entry Requirements

Apprenticeships - We offer apprenticeships from Level 2-5. Entry requirements will vary with some apprenticeships requiring no formal requirements.

Level 3 Study Programme - You will need 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including Maths and English Language. Some courses will have additional requirements, please refer to the course page for details.

Level 2 Study Programme - You will need GCSE English and Mathematics at grade D/3 or above plus a range of GCSEs at C/4/D/3 grades.

Employability skills course - If you who do not have the entry requirements for the GCSE resit programme or are unsure of your options please contact us to discuss the opportunities waiting for you at Huish.

How to select a Level 3 Study Programme

Our Level 3 Study Programmes are two years in length and you must select a core of three (units) subjects.

The core of your Study Programme can consist of;

  • 3 A Level qualifications.
  • A mixture of 3 A Level or vocational (Extended Certificate) qualifications. 
  • A singular vocational (Extended Diploma) qualification - This qualification is equivalent to 3 A Levels or Extended Certificates; it will occupy a similar portion of your timetable and have similar UCAS tariff points value.

In addition to this core combination, students will participate in further holistic development such as directed study time, enrichment activities or smaller qualifications.

All combinations of Level 3 qualifications are equally recognised by employers and universities but depending on your chosen career path and preferred method of study one combination may be a more suitable choice. You will have many opportunities to discuss your Study Programme and can find out more by speaking to our staff, joining us for our Open Events or watching our preparation film

Level 2 Study Programmes

Students who have narrowly missed out on the minimum entry requirements for a Level 3 Study Programme can commence a full time Level 2 Study Programme. You will select a vocational Level 2 qualification, can resit GCSE English Language, Maths and/or Science and partake in enrichment activities within your Study Programme. These one year Study Programmes provide a progression route to further Level 3 study, to an apprenticeship or into employment. 

Find out more about your options at Huish

More information about our courses can be found on the left hand menu and using the course menu. If you would like more information then you can also contact us on 01823 320 800 or by email to

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