In light of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the labour market, vocational and progression qualifications have become even more essential in supporting entry and re-entry to employment.

Our range of flexible multi-pathway qualifications have been designed to equip learners with key learning and employability skills, alongside knowledge from a wide array of vocational areas. They are consistent with the principles for study programmes for 16-19 year olds. In addition, they are relevant - particularly in the case of the smaller qualifications - for adults, including those who are unemployed.

Pathways to Employment

Build a qualifications package to support your learners' route to employment in the following sectors:

Leadership and Governance

Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Developing Leadership Skills 1 1 8
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Developing Leadership Skills 2 2 16

Skills for Vocational Studies

Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
OCNLR Entry Level Award in Skills for Vocational Studies (Entry 3) E3 9 69
OCNLR Entry Level Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies (Entry 3) E3 32 250
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Vocational Studies* 1 9 81
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Vocational Studies* 1 32 283
* New units in Marine Engineering and The Environment and Conservation

Skills for Professions

Qualification Level Credits Guided Learning Hours
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Animal Care 1 9 81
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 1 9 75
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration and Finance 1 9 75
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Catering, Hospitality and Tourism 1 9 73
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Construction and Engineering 1 9 75
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries 1 9 70
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 1 6 54
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Early Years 1 9 81
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Hair and Beauty 1 9 77
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 1 9 75
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Public Services 1 9 57
OCNLR Level 1 Award in Skills for Professions in Sport 1 9 75
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Animal Care 1 32 278
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 1 32 276
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration and Finance 1 32 271
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Catering, Hospitality and Tourism 1 32 244
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Construction and Engineering 1 32 270
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries 1 32 281
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 1 18 162
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Early Years 1 32 278
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Hair and Beauty 1 32 270
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 1 32 270
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Public Services 1 32 282
OCNLR Level 1 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Sport 1 32 282
OCNLR Level 1 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 1 37 333
OCNLR Level 1 Extended Award in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 1 9 81
OCNLR Level 1 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 1 32 288
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 2 6 44
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Catering, Hospitality and Tourism 2 6 45
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Creative and Digital Industries 2 6 44
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 2 6 48
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Engineering 2 6 44
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 6 44
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Horticulture, Environmental and Animal Care 2 6 48
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 2 18 130
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Building and Construction 2 16 109
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business Administration and Finance 2 16 111
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Catering, Hospitality and Tourism 2 16 117
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 2 16 128
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Professions in Engineering 2 16 128
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate In Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 16 125
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in Horticulture, Environmental and Animal Care 2 16 128
OCNLR Level 2 Certificate in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Industries 2 18 121
OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Catering, Hospitality and Tourism 2 37 279
OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 2 37 296
OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 37 285
OCNLR Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Professions in Horticulture, Environmental and Animal Care 2 37 296
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Applied Science and Technology 2 26 190
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Building and Construction 2 26 198
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Business Administration and Finance 2 26 189
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Digital Industries and Technology 2 26 208
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Engineering 2 26 203
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in Health and Social Care 2 26 200
OCNLR Level 2 Extended Certificate in Skills for Professions in the Creative and Digital Industries 2 27 187
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Building and Construction 2 6 44
OCNLR Level 2 Award in Skills for Professions in Business, Administration & Finance 2 6 44