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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

Digital Technology (Networking & Cybersecurity)
Full-time 2 Sept 2019 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.

Full-time 2 Sept 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.

Construction Skills & the Built Environment
Full-time 3 Sept 2019 2 Years

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

The BTEC National Certificate in Construction has 12 units (6 per year). This is a generic course to teach you many aspects of construction from design technology, building surveying, construction management, maths, health and safety, planning and organisation, valuation etc. You MUST be employed (self-employed if proof of regular work can be produced).

Site Carpentry (Construction), Level 3
Full-time 3 Sept 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!

Exploring The Caring Sectors (Childhood Studies)
Full-time 1 Sept 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 Sept 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

Information coming soon!

Professional Cookery: Multi-Skill
Full-time 3 Sept 2019 1 Year

Campus: Milnthorpe Road Campus (MRC)

This course gives you some freedom to develop your ideas and give you the opportunities to create your own dishes. You are also given responsibility to lead a team of level 1 and level 2 students, delegating tasks to them and supervising their progress. If you take the Multiskills route, you will work one day in pastry, two days in the main kitchen and one day developing your skills in the training kitchens. The multiskill qualification is a combination of larder and pastry units.

If you opt for pastry, your time will be spent developing your patisserie skills in pastry. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills in cakes, pastry, enriched dough products and hot and cold desserts with sauces, sauce and filling. You will also work with chocolate, sugar and decorative work.

Vocational Studies
Full-time 1 Sept 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.