At Highbury College, we provide more than just your chosen qualification. All students are enrolled on a specialised Study Programme, which is tailored to your specific educational needs.

Attendance is very important and we expect excellent attendance from all of our students. To ensure you gain the best from your studies we expect 100% attendance at all times for all aspects of your Study Programme, including maths and English.

Vocational Qualification

Your Study Programme includes the vocational qualification you are studying towards in your chosen subject, e.g. City & Guilds or BTEC Level 2 or Level 3 Certificates and Diplomas.

Work Experience

Vocationally relevant and high quality work placements are an integral part of your Study Programme and allow you to develop many of the skills needed to thrive in the modern workplace.

Students at every level are given the opportunity to complete a minimum of 30 hours of work experience during their course, with some Level 2/3 student undertaking 45-day work industry placements.

Employability Skills

Employability Skills are embedded into your Study Programme at every level. The College will help make you work ready and ensure become employable in your chosen career.


To ensure you get the most out of your time at Highbury, we offer a range of activities and initiatives for you to get involved in. These activities are known as enrichment and they provide excellent opportunities to make new friends, learn new skills, help others, improve your health and wellbeing and boost your CV. For more information, click here.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are important to employers and may also be a key requirement if you want to progress on to other courses after college. Achieving grade 9-4 (A*-C) in both subjects at GCSE is highly recommended and often leads to higher earnings in the future. However, if you do not achieve these grades, you will work towards them alongside your core qualification. Highbury's #AllAboutME Team offer comprehensive exam and study support, giving you the very best chance to succeed.

Progression Support

If you have any questions about your career or the qualifications you need, Highbury's expert careers team offers impartial and confidential advice about your options for university, further education, training and employment or and apprenticeship.