1. BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Applied Science

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    Be in your element with this first step in completing a full level 3 diploma. You’ll put your theories into practice in our practical laboratories where you’ll study biology, chemistry and physics. You’ll discover more about specific areas of science such as diseases, physiology, genetics, astronomy, and more.

    Benefits & Skills

    • Analyse and identify contemporary issues in science.
    • Develop knowledge of applications of organic and inorganic chemistry.
    • Gain knowledge of diseases, astronomy, and biological molecules.
    • Understand the physiology of human body systems.

    Who is this course for?

    If you’re in year 11 or 12 and are looking to take the next steps towards your career these courses are for you. Our vast selection of vocational courses span a range of subjects and combine academic study with practical skills. Study in industry standard facilities and use our industry links to prepare for progression.

  2. Human Resource Practice CIPD Certificate Level 3

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    The Human Resource Practice CIPD Certificate Level 3 provides a firm foundation in all areas of human resources alongside an understanding of human resources in a business context. It helps students develop the practical and relevant skills to work confidently as an effective human resource practitioner.

    Successful candidates receive the HR Practice CIPD Certificate and are awarded Associate membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (Assoc CIPD).

    As a member of CIPD, you can keep up-to-date on the latest HR developments. As a professional body, the CIPD supports its members, sets the standards for professional qualifications and advises individuals and businesses on how to manage their people effectively and fairly.

    This course will benefit you if want to gain the essential knowledge and skills required to move into HR, are working in HR at a support level, but do not hold a formal HR qualification, aspire to become a professional member of the CIPD or are a line manager, with responsibility for people management and development.

  3. Award in Education and Training

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    This course provides an introduction for those new to training and teaching or those wishing to teach or train. It is designed as a qualification which will equip a wide range of teachers/trainers and facilitators with a threshold license to teachť. The course is ideal for those who may be currently teaching in the lifelong learning sector and require an initial teacher training qualification, or those who would like an introduction to the sector. It would also be suited to those seeking career progression or who want to improve confidence and presentation skills.

  4. Uniformed Public Services Level 3

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    A career in public services takes hard work, dedication and the willingness to work as part of a team. The Level 3 Uniformed Public Service Study Programme can instil these qualities in you while working on the core knowledge that you’ll need to start your career. You’ll study leadership and team work, government policies, and about citizenship and diversity. We’ll go on outdoor and adventurous expeditions; on land and on water. You’ll get the opportunity to engage with a range of public services personnel from different walks of life to help you to plan your next career move. With our Employability Skills Passport, you’ll also develop wider skills to help in your future role. You can apply to go straight into employment in a uniformed public service following the course or do further studies at University in criminology, law or associated disciplines.

  5. Sport Level 3

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    If you’re interested in sport, the human body and being active, the Level 3 Sport Study Programme gives you a rigorous understanding of the elements that you’ll need to know to get into a career in the health and fitness industry. You’ll study anatomy and physiology, learn about coaching techniques and how to improve people’s performances in sports and in the gym. You’ll also study sports development including provision for disabilities and fro young people. You’ll do work experience tied directly to the sports industry and work on your maths, English and additional employability skills alongside the main programme. This Programme can lead directly into a Degree in a sports related subject such as a BSc (Hons) Physical Education. You can also get a role in the industry at entry level as a sports development officer, sports coach or a fitness instructor.

  6. Performing & Production Arts Level 3

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    Working as a performer is a career option for those that are talented and dedicated to their art. The Level 3 Performing or Production Arts Study Programme will help you to develop your talents for the stage, whether singing, dancing or acting. You’ll learn a range of dance styles including jazz, tap, ballet and contemporary, study improvisation and scripted acting, and take part in a number of practical workshops to help you prepare for working on stage or on camera. The programme helps you prepare pieces for auditions for stage school or for university, as well as giving you work experience helping you boost your CV. This programme can help you with becoming a trained actor, dancer or singer. You can go onto set up your own stage company or become a teacher after studying a performance-related degree.

  7. Health and Social Care Level 3

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    If you have experience in health and social care and want the opportunity to improve your skills in the caring professions, the level 3 Health and Social Care Study Programme allows you to gain hands-on experience and develop your understanding of the industry in a balanced mixture of practical and classroom work. You’ll study the care of children, infection prevention and control, anatomy, physiology and psychology. Wider support with employability skills are also embedded into your course in addition to UCAS applications and CVs. This Programme prepares you for a higher education curse in related fields of study with a foundation of knowledge and skills. You can also continue in your role in the care industry or apply for promotion.

  8. Advanced Vehicle Management

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    The motor trade is thriving and for your chance to be a part of it, the Level 3 Motor Vehicle Study Programme gives you a comprehensive look at all aspects of the motor trade and the practical skills that you’ll need to be able to diagnose and repair motor vehicles. You’ll understand engine faults, transmission issues, chassis issues and be able to fix electrical problems in cars. You’ll be trained in customer care and take part in team building exercises to prepare you for working in a garage or in a related field working with machines. You can progress to university level in a range of subjects with UCAS points, or start an Apprenticeship. You’ll also be given guidance in how to join the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) corps of the army should you want to move into uniformed service.

  9. Childcare and Education

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    Supporting and educating children to help them reach their potential is a fantastic career option. The Level 3 Child Care and Education (EYE) Study Programme allows you to reach the highest level in practical early years skills, allowing you to work unsupervised in a range of settings both in the UK and overseas. You’ll learn how to develop and observe activities, learn about child health and development, and professional practice. The course is built to work around you as an individual learner, and in a range of placements to suit you. This qualification leads to careers in a wide range of settings, progression to HE entry to Norland College for Nannies or work as a ski/children’s rep abroad.

  10. Media and Theatrical Makeup

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    Learning the skills to make performers look good under lights and cameras, the Level 3 Media and Theatrical Makeup Study Programme prepares you for work behind the scenes in film, television and a variety of settings. You’ll study advanced hairdressing skills, body art, air brush makeup, theatrical makeup and special effects makeup, learning how to properly apply prosthetic pieces – all the advanced skills that you need in your future exciting career. You’ll also build up wider skills such as communication skills, working as a team, and working with clients and colleagues. You can continue from this course in to a Level 4 Programme such as a HND or Degree, or can begin your career in television, theatre, or as a makeup artist in a salon.


Harrogate College

Hornbeam Park Ave, Harrogate HG2 8QT United Kingdom

Tel: 01423 879466
Email: contact@harrogate-college.ac.uk