‘HYBRID’ A-levels are being launched at Keighley College.

The Bradford Road campus is introducing the courses, which will combine traditional A-levels with vocational elements, from September.

There will be two-year business and law, and social science, courses and a three-year option.

The vocational elements will incorporate Northern Council for Further Education and Business and Technology Education Council accreditations.

For students who don’t meet the minimum GCSE requirements to study A-levels, the college offers Access to Further Education courses.

College principal, Steve Kelly, said: “We’re excited to introduce new hybrid A-levels.

“As we’re vocational experts, it’s fantastic to be able to combine practical and theory for the qualifications.

“We’ll be bringing dedicated A-level staff on board who are committed to creating an empowering and inclusive environment for our students.”

The college, a member of Luminate Education Group, has also recently launched a higher education centre to meet increased demand for degree courses. It includes learning and research facilities to complement the theoretical work of degree-level apprenticeships and to support those studying for higher national qualifications.

For more details, visit keighleycollege.ac.uk