Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence


Cambridge Campus

Course Duration:2 Year(s)
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:05/09/2019

Course Overview

Aspire is a programme that runs 4 days per week 9am to 3pm.  It enable young people to take an accredited award in Enterprise through Gateway Qualification at entry 1 or entry 2 depending on the young person's ability.

The curriculum is rich and varied and allows young people to develop their English and maths skills as well as speaking and listening so that they can speak up about their own plans for their adulthood.

Young people on Aspire will have the chance to develop vocational skills from a range of choices and have English, maths, ICT, art, drama, music, wider world and employability as part of their programme.

Aspire is a pathway for learners that need to build their skills to move on to the pathways that have more accredited learning within them.  Aspire can be a finishing course for Learning for Life learners or a starting course for those that want to move on through the Entry 2 and Entry 3 pathways but may lack the confidence or ability in basic skills.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Young people on Aspire will have the chance to try out a supported work experience within the college setting as well as some opportunities to get involved in community action projects.

For more details contact:

Alison Goold – Head of Supported Learning
Gareth Davies – EHCP Reviewing Manager

Entry Requirements

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership Application Form, which is held by your Careers Teacher at school.

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form, online here or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

The Cambridge Campus is open as normal.

Huntingdon Campus Status

The Huntingdon Campus is open as normal.