Bridging Course - Progress to Technical Trades

Code: 3B100719S11

Course Information

09/09/2019 - 02/07/2020 (36 weeks)
Mon - Fri
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Southgate Campus

Fee Information

Free for 16-18 year olds (European Union)

If you are aged 19+, please click here for further information on financial help that may be available to you.

Course Fee

Barnet & Southgate College makes every effort to ensure that details about course fees are as accurate as possible but these are subject to change and an assessment of individual circumstances and eligibility.

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This course is for young people aged 16 - 19 who want to work in a technical trade in the future. This could include roles as an engineer, electrician, building maintenance, or transport technology. There are hundreds of different jobs or apprenticeships for people with technical skills.

None, but motivation, determination to succeed and a good attitude towards learning are all vital.

You will be studying a full Diploma in Level 1 Vocational Studies. Many of the units will relate to, Engineering, Electrical, Transport & Science. You will also study English and maths and ICT. Students with a GCSE grade 3 in English or maths will retake these GCSE's. In addition, you will have a weekly tutorial with your own personal tutor and a work experience placement.

Assessment will be ongoing throughout the course.

On successful completion of this course you will gain a Level 1 Vocational Diploma (Pass, Merit or Distinction), English and maths

Come and see the Foundation Learning team to discuss how this Course can help you get to where you want to be. You should bring any GCSE or BTEC results with you as well as identification documents. Contact the Curriculum Manager, Mary William ( Alternatively please email We look forward to meeting you!

Yes - but motivation and enthusiasm are more important than experience / qualifications. It is more of a discussion than an interview. We want to open the doors that are closed to you right now and an important part of this is seeing you in person and discussing how we can help. You will also sit an English and Maths assessment to help us have the right course for you.

You only need to provide basic equipment such as pens, paper, folders, calculators etc. We will supply the rest.

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