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During this one-year course you will cover a variety of contemporary topics surrounding the childcare sector to give you the necessary foundations and knowledge required to progress in this field. Many of the skills learnt on this course are highly transferable and can be applied in a range of employment and educational settings.

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Helping to improve lives through care, support and education, a career in the Nursing, Health & Social Care sector is extremely fulfilling.

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This course is designed for you to learn and discover a range of topics and issues surrounding health and wellbeing in contemporary society with the aim of progressing to further study or employment. During your studies you will explore many of the key challenges and questions surrounding this topic, and in doing, so aims to give you the knowledge and transferable skills necessary for starting a rewarding and fulfilling career in the Health and well-being sector.

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During this one-year course you will study a variety of contemporary issues and topics currently facing the Police and Criminal Justice system today, such as hate crime, crime solving methods and crime prevention. It is an ideal option for those seeking to progress onto higher education or further study within this area and can provide a wide range of future employment opportunities both in the public and private sector.

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The study of Social Science opens up diverse opportunities in areas such as the criminal justice system: HM courts and tribunal service; welfare services; the police, prison and probation services; youth and community work; and local government. For those wishing to pursue a career in Psychology, career paths may include: clinical, health, sport, forensic and neuropsychology.

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This Level 2 Certificate qualification is designed to provide the essential basic understanding of the subject for those working in, or intending to work in, accounts. It covers bookkeeping to trial balance, using both manual and computerised techniques. The programme is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence.

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Adults (18+)

This Level 3 course builds on the topics covered in the AAT Level 2 Certificate and extends on the areas covered to the completion of final accounts. The programme is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence.

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AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) qualifications provide the knowledge and skills needed to work in today’s modern accounting environment. The course builds on the topics covered in the AAT Level 3 Diploma in Accounting, and extends on the areas covered to the completion of final accounts. The course is designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence.

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Counselling Skills involve the ability to listen to another person and hear exactly what they are trying to say, from their point of view. This portfolio based course is designed for those who want to learn listening/counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity, or those who want to find out more about this field.

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This course provides learning experiences which will enable you to develop and practice counselling skills. It will also increase your knowledge/understanding of such skills and look at counselling theories in more depth. It is specifically designed for those who want to take the next step towards training to become a counsellor.

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Functional Skills English aims to develop your current literacy skills to help you to succeed in everyday work and social situations, as well as to qualify for further study. You will cover communication skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening and can study at two levels (Level 1 and Level 2). The awarding body for the course is City & Guilds (C&G).

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Adults (18+)

This enjoyable and popular course will enhance your skills and confidence in English, both verbally and in writing. It will also help you develop an insight into the rich heritage of writing in English and (along with GCSE Maths) forms part of the minimum entry requirements for a wide range of careers including Nursing, Teaching and the Police Force.

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Adults (18+)

Maths plays a vital role in modern life and is an important ‘life skill’ in itself. Many employer surveys highlight the shortage of job applicants with adequate maths skills and a significant number of careers now demand a proven, certificated ability in maths as a basic entry requirement. Maths qualifications are increasingly needed for entry to academic, vocational and professional courses – ranging from the sciences to financial services, nursing and paramedical courses. Whatever your study or career plans, a qualification in maths provides you with improved job prospects and will also develop a broad range of additional skills, such as problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking.

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CIPD is Europe’s largest HR Development Professional Body with over 135,000 members and prides itself on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within Organisations. Their aim is to drive sustained Organisational Performance through HR; shaping thinking, leading practice and building capability through the profession. Our programme is delivered based on research, student feedback/experiences and encompasses the learning required at this level. Following successful completion of the course you will be offered the opportunity to progress to the full Diploma at level 5.

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CIPD is Europe’s largest HR Development Professional Body with over 135,000 members and prides itself on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within organisations. Their aim is to drive sustained organisational performance through HR; shaping thinking, leading practice and building capability through the profession. Our programme is delivered based on research, student feedback/experiences and encompasses the learning required at this level. Successful completion of the course provides direct entry to CIPD level 7, should you wish to pursue this higher level qualification thereafter.

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