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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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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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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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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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Adults (18+)

Understanding what makes people tick prepares you for a wide range of careers, not just as a professional psychologist – no wonder Psychology is such an incredibly popular degree course. You’ll learn how to apply scientific methods to measure, understand and explain beliefs, decision-making processes and behaviour. How can we improve our ability to detect lies? What role does stress play in our lives? How can professionals improve their performance at work? It’s the first element of training towards a career as a Chartered Psychologist, and you’ll learn how to apply your knowledge in a variety of professional settings.

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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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The Introductory Certificate in Education and Training course is suitable if you do not need a full teaching qualification but want to leave the way open to progress to the full award in the future.

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The Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory is particularly suitable if you are interested in teaching and want a short qualification that does not have a minimum teaching requirement, or if you have just started a teaching role. It can also give you a ‘taster’ of teaching if you are unsure about whether teaching is for you. The Certificate is equivalent to the first module of the Certificate in Education/Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and so allows you to progress onto a full teaching qualification at a later date if you secure teaching practice hours.

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The Certificate in Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Intermediate is particularly suitable if you do not need a full teaching qualification such as the Cert Ed/PGCE, but would like to leave the way open to progress to the full award in the future. The programme comprises the first three modules of the Certificate in Education or PGCE.

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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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Our Foundation Degree is designed to develop you as a confident, knowledgeable and effective practitioner, working with children, young people and their families in a variety of education and care settings. It is available to study on a full-time basis and offers additional industry related qualifications and a professional work placement to enhance your employability prospects.

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Through the delivery of theoretical knowledge and practical experience you will develop the expertise sought after by local and national employers. The course combines an in-depth study of the application of computer technology to the engineering process, with additional industry related qualifications, such as SolidWorks, and a work placement module to enhance your skills.

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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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Britain’s communities are diverse, growing and made up of people with differing needs, meaning opportunities within Public Services, Prisons and Law Enforcement are vast and varied. Our Foundation Degree offers you the opportunity to gain the skills needed for a highly rewarding career in these dynamic sectors, together with additional qualifications, such as the Certificate of Knowledge in Policing, at no extra cost.

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Adults (18+)

This course will help you develop the skills required to analyse and improve sporting performance. You’ll also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications through the County Sports Partnership at no extra cost and will undertake a 45 day professional work placement to enhance your employment prospects.

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