Courses for you

  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health & Social Care/Nursing & Midwifery)

    Adults (18+)

    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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  • Access to Higher Education: Policing & Criminal Justice Level 3

    Adults (18+)

    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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  • Access to Higher Education: Primary School Teaching & Childhood Studies Level 3

    Adults (18+)

    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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  • Access to Higher Education: Social Sciences (Psychology, Criminology & Sociology) Level 3

    Adults (18+)

    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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  • BA (Hons) Community and Social Care (Policy & Practice)

    Adults (18+)

    Our Community & Social Care Degree develops a wider understanding of why society behaves in the way it does towards participants of social care, and what can be done to address this by the individual, communities and the state. This qualification is validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

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  • BA (Hons) Community and Social Care (Policy & Practice) (Foundation Entry)

    Adults (18+)

    This Foundation Entry course aims to explore the contribution made by a range of disciplines to the study of social work, social welfare, social care, early years provision and other forms of community based practice. Ideas are explored from the fields of Sociology, Social Policy, Politics, Human Growth and Development and Social Welfare. No prior knowledge of these areas is expected.

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  • BSc (Hons) in Medical Sciences (Foundation Entry)

    Adults (18+)

    The aim of our programme is to help you further develop and enhance the key skills required to become an outstanding Medical Scientist. It is a ‘gateway’ course to prepare you to become a highly competitive candidate for graduate entry medicine, dental, veterinary, pharmacy, Physician Associate or other professional programmes.

    We will focus on scientific knowledge, maths and communication skills as well as ensuring that you gain all the experience necessary to excel in your medical career.

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  • BSc (Hons) in Psychology & Criminology

    Adults (18+)

    The combination of Psychology and Criminology offers a fascinating and complementary programme of study. Through this degree, you will be provided with: the opportunity to learn about factors influencing human experience and behaviour; an introduction to criminological theories and the nature of crime in society; and an understanding of crime and criminal behaviour from a number of different perspectives. This qualification is validated by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

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  • FD in Criminology & Criminal Justice

    Adults (18+)

    Examine how crime is defined, perceived as a problem and managed in modern society. Our Foundation Degree looks at the widespread and growing interest in crime, the nature of crime in society, theories of crime and the nature/function of the main criminal justice agencies.

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  • PGCE

    Adults (18+)

    Our programmes are validated by the University of Central Lancashire and offer a sound introduction to teaching, giving you an integrated overview of teaching theory and practice. The courses are ideal if you are looking to start a career in teaching or already work as a teacher but do not have a teaching qualification. You may also be able to undertake your teaching practice at Runshaw College.

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