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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Chemical, Biochemical and Microbiological Laboratory Techniques, Genetics, Physiology and Applied Chemistry. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the science industry.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and techniques including drawing, painting, mixed media, print and 3D. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 in Art and Design or Graphics.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will initially develop a broad range of practical skills and techniques within the areas of fine art, 3D, graphics, photography, textiles and contextual studies. Following this, you will then select an area in which to specialise in, where you will gain more advanced skills and knowledge, supporting successful progression into further study or employment within the field of art and design.

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School Leavers (16-18)

We are very excited to be introducing this course for the first time in September 2017, following the success of our Music Performance course for the past 4 years. This is an opportunity for serious and gifted musicians to extend their skills in the areas of Performance, Composition, Musical Analysis, Music Theory and Production.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Enterprise in the Business World, Finance, Marketing and Team Building in Business.  Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 Extended Diploma in Business.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Project Management and Leadership Skills.  Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the business sector.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge to develop your understanding of topics such as keeping children safe and developing communication skills with young children. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course, progress onto the L2 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of food preparation and cooking and food and beverage service. You will gain work experience externally and also in the College’s award winning Foxholes restaurant. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete their City and Guilds L2 Food and Beverage qualification progress onto the L2 Chef Diploma or employment in the hospitality industry.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of food preparation and cooking, including food safety and health and safety. You will gain work experience externally and also in the College’s award winning Foxholes restaurant. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L2 Food and Beverage course or employment in the hospitality industry.

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Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical and theoretical childcare skills, such as, understanding children’s development and communication skills with children and adults. You will gain practical experience working with children in early years’ settings. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 in Children’s Play, Learning and Development (EYE).

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of child development, safeguarding children, supporting children’s additional needs and reflective practice. You will gain practical experience working with children aged 0-8 years working in different early years setting. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment working in schools and nurseries.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of web-design, digital graphics, software development, networking, hardware repair and programming. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the computing industry.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Television and Film Production.  You will also have the opportunity to gain work experience externally and in the college’s own production company RunshawTV.  Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the Media Industry.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical and theoretical engineering skills including machining techniques, materials science, mathematics and drawing design. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 in Engineering or employment in the engineering sector.

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School Leavers (16-18)

Over a two year course you will be encouraged to advance your engineering skills set through study of mechanics, electronics, materials science, mathematics and computer aided design (CAD). Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress into Higher Education or employment in the engineering sector.

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