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Our full-time courses offer a mixture of academic & practical learning, great if you have a general career area in mind, and many Level 3 courses are equivalent to 3 A-Levels!

Key Facts

  • Full-time (3-5 days) studied over one or two years
  • Study subjects related to a general career area, e.g. engineering, sport, film
  • Combine academic learning with practical experience
  • Level 1 to Level 3 qualifications
  • Qualifications can include UAL Arts Diplomas, BTECs & NVQs
  • Level 3, two-year diploma qualifications, are equivalent to 3 A-Levels
  • Progression to university, apprenticeships or employment

All full–time students undertake a Study Programme which consists of 540 hours of study per year and is tailored to suit you. Your personalised Study Programme will include:

  • A Qualification
    We offer Level 1, 2 or 3 qualifications such as a Diploma, Extended Diploma, City & Guilds qualifications or other professional qualifications. Our Level 3, 2-year qualifications are equivalent to 3 A-Levels.
  • Non-Qualification Activity
    This includes tutorials, study skills, vocational skills, work placements, e-learning, trips, additional qualifications and support with job and university applications.

English & Maths

If you are aged 16-18 at the start of your programme and haven’t achieved a GCSE grade 9–4 (previously grade ‘C’ or above) in English or Maths then these classes will be compulsory. Our tutors will work with you to achieve better grades, which will help you progress to the next stage of your education or your chosen career.

View our courses

IT (Software Development)
Full-time 2 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This one year course provides a good overview of hardware and software, as well as considering linked concepts such as mobile and cloud technology. The course is ideal for those looking to gain more understanding of how computers work within business with a more in depth look at specific requirements linked to technology.

Bakery
Full-time 2 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course will appeal to those who are serious about a career within the patisserie or bakery sector. The course will comprise of mainly practical aspects in both the bakery and patisserie kitchen with some theory. Work experience, directed study and on-line learning will also be given.

A-Levels (Full-Time)
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Our A-Level students have progressed on to a variety of Russell Group Universities, full-time employment and higher-level apprenticeships. We also have experience of preparing students for Oxbridge applications. In 2018, 100% of students passed, with 83% achieving A*-C.

Carpentry & Joinery
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry and Bench Joinery has been designed to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding of learners, enabling them to work within their chosen craft. You will be given a choice of which career route you wish to take on induction (Bench or Site). Skills gained on the course can be transferable to other trade areas include: measuring and application of number, problem solving skills and communicating with different people within a working environment.

The Construction department regularly competes in the construction skills competition with some very promising wins and most recently a national finalist. The facilities are state of the art and the teaching staffs have a combined knowledge of nearly 50 years in the local area ranging from site and bench joinery to boat building!

Vocational Studies
Full-time 1 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The vocational studies programme enables you to not only develop crucial independent study skills needed to access future programmes of study at college, but provides an opportunity to study and experience a variety of vocational areas, in preparation for your progression. These may include Art and Design, Animal Care, Professional Cookery, Care Sectors, Business /IT, Hair and Beauty and Construction. Opportunities to experience first-hand careers in vocational areas will be embedded throughout the year long programme.

Childhood Studies
Full-time 3 2nd Sep 2019 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The course provides an excellent and well-established route to progress to professional training such as primary teaching, paediatric nursing and early years studies. You can use this qualification to progress to a wide range of degree programmes, for example, psychology, sociology, social work, criminology or educational studies.

The programme includes professional practice over two years to include the full age range of children's settings. You will spend two days in placement and three days in college each week. This programme is particularly useful if you want to work as a teaching assistant or to study for a teaching degree.

Exploring The Caring Sectors (Childhood Studies)
Full-time 1 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course will introduce you to working with children, allowing you to gain basic knowledge and understanding of key areas such as physical and emotional needs, safety, reading and rhymes for children, creative play, healthy eating, and learning through practical workplace experience.

Beauty Therapy
Full-time 1 2nd Sep 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!