Accredited Qualifications 

Vulcan Centre is registered with the National Open College Network (NOCN) to deliver a range of accredited qualifications.  
It has purpose-built classroom with a computer suite. Vulcan staff work in partnership with referring organisations to develop programmes of study most appropriate to the learner(s). Our learners benefit from studying in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere, in small groups. 
Support with School Curriculum delivery - The Vulcan Centre customises courses to suit learners and the requirements of the referring school or organisation. 
Placements for 14 to 16 year olds - The Vulcan Centre has experience of working with learners from a range of educational backgrounds - secondary schools, pupil referral units, academies, oversees educated and informally educated. 


The qualifications that we offer are equivalent to BTEC qualifications and allow learners to gain 6-18 credits. Courses require between 60 - 170 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) of study. (Usually between 16 - 38 weeks, for a learner attending 2 or more days a week) They are suitable for age 14+. A full qualification is achieved by studying compulsory units in conjunction with optional units. 
As the qualifications are vocationally based, they offer the opportunity for learners to achieve a balance of practical skill and theoretical knowledge. Evidence of learning and achievement against all assessment criteria, must be provided, which means practical work is required to be written up. 
Learners following our qualifications will have the opportunity to acquire skills in a variety of areas such as: 
Nutrition & Performance 
Olympic Weightlifting 
Body Conditioning 
Health & Safety in the Workplace 
Assertive Living 
We also offer the units as standalone awards to give a wider range of learners the opportunity to gain credits. 

Functional Skills 

To further enhance the progression of our learners they can study and gain qualifications in Functional Skills Maths and Functional Skills English. The total recommended GLH for the Functional Skills qualifications are 45 hours. It is intended that learners will take assessments for the qualifications ‘on demand’, when they are deemed ready. 
Functional Skills Maths and English: Learners focus on acquiring skills, knowledge and understanding that will enable them to progress and succeed in learning, in employment and in life. 
Our site uses cookies. For more information, see our cookie policy. Accept cookies and close
Reject cookies Manage settings