Course Comparison Guide

Are you considering your options and need help with deciding which qualification to take?
Use our course comparison guide to understand your options.

The right course

Our handy course comparison identifies the different elements of each qualification offered at Harrogate College to help you make an informed decision. Please note, these are typical answers but information may be dependent on the course. For more information on specific courses, check out our course pages or contact us

Question Apprenticeships Vocational Courses Degrees T Levels
Will this course pay you a wage
Do we offer these courses?
Are GCSEs required to study these courses?
Can you progress to university through these courses? N/A
Will there be practical elements to these courses?
Will you get support while studying these courses?
Are there lots of subjects to choose from with these courses?
Do these courses have more coursework than exams? N/A
Can you study these courses if you’re over 18?
Will you gain transferable skills from these courses?

*Degrees are University Centre Leeds courses, validated by Leeds City College. Both University Centre Leeds and Leeds City College are a part of Luminate Education Group.

Luminate Education Group consists of Harrogate College, Leeds City College, University Centre Leeds, Leeds Sixth Form College, Keighley College and Leeds Conservatoire.

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