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Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Extended Certificate in Progression (Entry 3)

Students and staff at The Houghton Hub at Central Bedfordshire College.


Gateway Qualifications Entry Level Extended Certificate in Progression (Entry 3)

The Gateway to Progression Extended Certificate Entry Level 3 is a dynamic and flexible educational experience designed to empower students by delivering a wide range of vocational skills and essential knowledge. This course operated as a unique educational carousel, providing students with the opportunity to choose from various vocational subject each term. The curriculum features a diverse array of options including media, carpentry, bike mechanics, small business enterprise, photography, animation, go kart mechanics, and animal care and cultivation, providing students with an opportunity to explore and discover their passions, interests and potential job prospects.

Throughout the course, students will engage in a variety of purposeful units, each designed to equip them with practical skills essential for future employment or further studies, tailored to their individual aspirations. These units include topics such as health and safety, communication, time management, and budgeting, offering a solid foundation for personal and professional development.

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Course information

Need to know

What qualification will I gain?

Gateway to Progression Entry Level 3 Extended Certificate.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout, students will be assessed using a wide variety of assessment methods, these include Discussions, Written Work, Photographs, Practical Activities, Projects and Displays.

Course content

What will I study?

You will study:

Personal and professional units, including health and safety, time management, creating your own learning plan as well as specialised units, enabling students to dive deeper into subjects of their choice. Whether it’s building confidence with animals, honing craft skills, mastering vehicle maintenance, or participating in exercise and fitness programs, our curriculum ensures students gain a well-rounded education that caters to their unique interests and future goals.

Next steps

Course progression:
  • Gateway progression level 1
  • Vocational Studies Level 1


Available Courses
Central Bedfordshire College Houghton Learning Hub
Starts: 09/09/2024
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Any questions?

If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.