Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in The United Kingdom


Click here to see the list of Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in The United Kingdom.

About Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in The United Kingdom

The United Kingdom, which includes England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, has a number of policies and programs in place aimed at providing vocational education and training  (VET) for both young people and adults, training that will help these individuals learn a trade and thus find gainful employment.  Low productivity and inadequate training in the United Kingdom, spurred the government in 1997 to develop a strategy focused on both raising the standards for vocational education and training and increasing inclusion.

Goals of Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom

The strategies for improving vocational education and training were developed with a number of goals and objectives in mind, many of which have now been met thank to the tireless work of the professionals who put these programs into place.  Some of these goals and objectives included:

  • Goal 1:  By the age of 19, all young people should be ready for skilled employment or higher education.
    • Objective 1:  By 2008, sixty percent of those aged 16 should receive the equivalent of five GCSEs at grade A to C.
    • Objective 2:  Increase the proportion of 19 year olds who achieve at least level 2 by five percentage points by 2008, and increase the proportion of young people who achieve level 3 and 4.
    • Objective 3:  reduce the proportion of young people not in education, employment or training by two percentage points by 2010.  
  • Goal 2:  Tackle the adult skills gap: increase the number of adults with the skills required for employability and progression to higher levels of training.
    • Objective 1:  Improve the basic skills levels of 2.25 million adults by 2010.
    • Objective 2:  reduce by 40 % the number of adults in the workforce lacking level 2 qualifications by 2010. One million adults in the workforce to achieve level 2 by 2006.

Vocational Education and Training in the United Kingdom Today

Vocational education and training in the United Kingdom now begins in lower secondary school, with vocational General Certificates of Secondary Education (GCSEs) available in eight subject areas, including Applied Art and Design, IT education, Business, Manufacturing, Engineering, Leisure and Tourism and Health/Social Care.  Other courses are currently under development and should be available shortly.  Students between the ages of 14 and 16 can also now participate in young apprenticeships, in which they shadow workers as a way to give them a clearer picture of the day-to-day work that is required in a given career industry.

Vocational Education and training in the UK continues at the upper secondary level, with programs available in the same eight programs offered at the lower secondary school level.  The goal of upper secondary vocational training is threefold.  Upon completing compulsory secondary education, the next main routes for young people are:

  • To continue in full-time education in a school or college;
  • To move on to a work-based training program, usually an apprenticeship; or
  • To start work by becoming employed full-time or part-time or doing voluntary work.

Additional apprenticeships, internships and trade-based training are available to adult students over the age of 18.  These come in the form of career colleges, vocational schools, and technical institutes, offering programs such as computer science, programming, data base management and management information systems.

List of Career Colleges and Vocational Schools in The United Kingdom

Below is a list of schools that match what you are searching for:

Browsing 1 - 10 of 25 results (page 1 of 3 pages)
[start] [previous] - 1 2 3 - [end]
Contact: Beaming White 1 Day Laser Teeth Whitening Course

Name
Email
Message
35 St Anns Road, Fitness First St Georges Shopping Centre, Harrow, Middlesex, The United Kingdom
Miami White! Is a UK company currently operating within London Camden High Street & Ealing Broadway. They offer the latest treatments in Laser Cosmetic Teeth Whitening as well as Cosmetic Teeth Whitening Training. The company organizes a 1-day Teeth whitening Training, which is executed by... See full description.
Contact: Bellerbys College

Name
Email
Message
1 Billinton Way, Brighton, East Sussex, The United Kingdom
Bellerbys College is an educational network of four sixth form colleges aimed at international students. The colleges are located in the UK, and owned by Study Group International. Bellerbys College is coeducational, and provides educational opportunities for students from more than 60... See full description.
Contact: Cambridge International College

Name
Email
Message
College House, Leoville, Jersey, The United Kingdom
Cambridge International College is an accredited British College, specialized in the provision of modern careers training. Students have the option of pursuing courses either through a professional distance-learning system, or with the support of local organizations, making available campus and... See full description.
Contact: Cardiff Management & Languages Academy

Name
Email
Message
Oliver House, 2nd Floor Suite, 16.17 High Street, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, The United Kingdom
Cardiff Management & Languages Academy is a school, dedicated to providing quality education since 2006. It is based in Cardiff, Wales, but welcomes students from all over the globe. The school offers English language, business management, information technology (IT) and bespoke training... See full description.
Contact: Centre Academy London

Name
Email
Message
92 St Johns Hill Battersea, London, The United Kingdom
Centre Academy London is formed by two special needs schools in the UK - Centre Academy London and Centre Academy East Anglia. At both locations, the institution follows the purpose to provide excellent education, while also enabling students with various learning difficulties to succeed. The... See full description.
Contact: Chef Academy of London

Name
Email
Message
57-61 MORTIMER STREET LONDON, London, The United Kingdom
Chef Academy Of London offers an effective and practical training program that gives our students all the tools to start a career as a professional chef. during the program you will be followed by one our chef trainers and will have the chance to get an insiders view of the restaurant business.... See full description.
Contact: CITI Limited

Name
Email
Message
Lovat Bank, Silver Street, Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire, The United Kingdom
CITI is focused on the development of professional project and program management in leading commercial and industrial organizations and the UK public sector. The organization has also made available MSc Managing Major Projects and Programs, which include Portfolio Management courses, Program... See full description.
Contact: Coleg Llysfasi

Name
Email
Message
Ruthin, , Denbighshire, The United Kingdom
Coleg Llysfasi started its operations in 1911, primarily focusing its education in the agricultural sector, especially agricultural training. The teaching focus is to provide excellent education in specialized fields of study to the students. Over the passage of time other areas of technical... See full description.
Contact: Cornwall College

Name
Email
Message
John Keay House Tregonissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall, The United Kingdom
The main campus of Cornwall College is located in St. Austell with other campuses spread all over Cornwall, United Kingdom. Cornwall College has six other campuses spreading over Camborne, Newquay, Saltash, Duchy, Rosewarne and Stole Climsland. Cornwall College is endorsed by the government of... See full description.
Contact: Gloucestershire College

Name
Email
Message
Princess Elizabeth Way,, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, The United Kingdom
Gloucestershire College is an educational institution with three main sites, based in the UK - Cheltenham, Gloucester and the Royal Forest of Dean. They also operate a number of satellite sites, i.e. a Construction School in Kingsditch and a Mitcheldean campus. The school is a well-known... See full description.
Browsing 1 - 10 of 25 results (page 1 of 3 pages)
[start] [previous] - 1 2 3 - [end]