We offer the opportunities for students to undertake vocational qualifications to support their Level 3 programme of A-levels and BTEC to enhance their CV, knowledge and skills. These include:
- Fitness Instructing
- Sports Leadership
- Duke of Edinburgh
We also offer a Level 2 course on Nutrition & Health
SPORTS LEADERSHIP QUALIFICATIONS
These are great course for any students wishing to develop their teamwork and leadership skills and support the growing numbers of sports leaders who make sport such a vibrant part of the community life today.
Students will learn how to plan and lead activity sessions and run sports events, working with children of different ages and abilities and support community sport activities. The course is a mixture of theory and practical activity involving work in the college, local schools and community.
This course links perfectly to voluntary work and participation in sport outside of college. It can also be completed alongside the Duke of Edinburgh or the International Baccalaureate to support your progress in these qualifications.
FITNESS INSTRUCTING & PERSONAL TRAINING
Students will undertake the theoretical study on the human body in action, training and fitness sessions and programming & working in the fitness industry. You will learn how to instruct fitness session in the gym environment, teaching different techniques and training methods to clients.
This is an excellent course for those who are thinking about entering the health and fitness sector, a huge industry with an array of career opportunities including personal training and strength and conditioning.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARDS
The DofE Awards are fun, adventure and challenge based with three progressive levels (Bronze, Silver and Gold). Students undertake a wide range of activities which pushing personal boundaries, gaining new skills and enhancing their CVs and university applications. Students applying for this course should have taken their bronze or silver award at school and are aiming to progress this to the next level at college.
“I was very impressed by the number and variety of courses available at the College, as well as the facilities and the grounds. The vibe here is very welcoming and inspiring, with both the teachers and the students being friendly and helpful.”
MARTINA TOTH (PREVIOUSLY HOME-EDUCATED
“Since the first time I came to an Open Evening, I loved the ambience of the College. It is very friendly and warm. It offered the IB, which I wanted to do.”
INES MATHIEU (EX-MILLAIS SCHOOL, HORSHAM)
“As everyone says (and rightly so) the atmosphere at Varndean College simply felt the most welcoming to me, with its open green spaces and strong sense of Art.”
KITTY FABRY (EX-LONGHILL HIGH SCHOOL)
“I loved the campus and the atmosphere, the teachers are all so friendly and the College itself makes you feel at home. I have had a fabulous two years.”
FREDERICKA GRAY (EX-VARNDEAN SCHOOL)