Entry 3 Vocational Pathways

Start (w/c): 02/09/2019 Full Time - To be arranged (09:00 to 16:00) Nantgarw

Course Information

This course is suitable for learners who are interested in developing new or existing skills in a range of IT and administrative tasks, as well as having experience running an enterprise task. You will also gain knowledge in your own skills and attributes that will help you to progress in all aspects.

This is a course, which starts from the basics and develops skills in IT software and other IT & Business applications. It is for anyone who is interested in gaining practical software skills and experience in IT and the office environment. Learning is undertaken within our modern and well-equipped classrooms and will take place within a supportive and friendly environment.

What Will I Learn?

You will cover a Business and IT curriculum, which includes Edexcel E3 Award in Business Administration and certificate in Vocational Studies E3.

In addition you will also study Essential Skills Wales Communication, Numeracy and Digital Literacy.

Entry Requirements

You must be working at Entry Level 2 in Literacy and Numeracy. Working towards Entry 3 qualifications.

You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.


You will participate in a period of initial assessment, and your work will be assessed by a range of methods, which may include portfolios, observation and tests.


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Career Progression

  • On successful completion of this course you may progress to other higher level courses, or to employment. Specialist Careers’ advice is provided by Careers Wales and assistance with compiling a CV or accessing training is given prior to completion of the course.

Potential Careers

Career Info

  • Book-keeper, payroll manager or wages clerk

    Average salary: £21,450

  • Finance officer

    Average salary: £24,531

  • Records clerk or assistant

    Average salary: £17,960

  • Transport or distribution clerk or assistant

    Average salary: £20,787

  • Human resources administrative occupation

    Average salary: £21,450

  • Sales administrator

    Average salary: £18,447


Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.

Entry Requirements

There are no minimum academic requirements, although entrants typically possess GCSEs/S grades or equivalent qualifications, and maths may be required. Training is typically provided on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs in relevant areas are available, and apprenticeships may be available in some areas.


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