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Due to staff development, the college will be closed to all full-time students from 09:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday 26th November.
Part-time evening classes will run as usual.

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

Creative Digital Media (Games Design)
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

In the UK, the gaming industry is worth over GBP5 billion to the economy, with more than 2000 firms, of all sizes, designing and developing games. In the past two years, more than 10000 new video games were released, and every single one of them had at least one designer - this job involves creating the looks, the rules and background story, and the critical structures to the game. As newer technologies are developed, more designers are needed to use these tools in bringing creativity to life on screen.

Computing
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Software, in all its designs and forms, makes its mark on every aspect of our lives - using the Internet; controlling our gadgets; playing the latest video games; special effects in TV shows and films. All of these programs and applications have been designed and created by qualified and experienced software developers, and there is continuing growth in the market for such people. The software industry produces over GBP160 billion for the UK economy and is the fastest growing sector right now.

Childhood Studies
Full-time 2 1st Aug 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is intended for anyone who wants to work in the field of children's care, learning and development.

You can use the qualification to gain employment as a nursery assistant, creche worker, special needs assistant or other jobs which involve caring for children.

During the course you will learn how to prepare and maintain environments for childcare, how to communicate with children and adults and how you can support children's play and learning.

Childhood Studies
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 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 1st Aug 2020 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.

Digital Technology (Networking & Cybersecurity)
Full-time 2 1st Aug 2020 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Digital Technology is a critical part of everyday life, and all of it is now part of a global network of computer systems. Designing, building, and maintaining these networks requires specially trained, skilled technicians and engineers. Users of these networks expect them to be safe and that their data is secure and the area of cybersecurity requires additional support.

Animal Management
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is intended for anyone who would like to develop a career working with animals. Highly qualified and experienced veterinary, technical and teaching staff support students to acheive this qualification.
It is based around our Animal Recue Centre which has full veterinarian facilities and will allow you to learn what is needed to work with animals. The rescue centre looks after wildlife, exotic species and cats all of which need care to be released or rehomed. Your studies will not only benefit you but the animals within the centre and beyond.

Health & Social Care
Full-time 3 1st Aug 2020 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course is for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in health or social care, for example; nursing, occupational therapy, social work or youth work. The course is taught by a team of professional staff, with strong teaching and vocational experience. You will spend three days in college and one day per week in work placement in a care setting. You will get three placements over two years, developing skills and knowledge which will help you in your assignments and enhance your career prospects or prepare for university.