Courses for you

  • Level 3 Professional Performance Programme - Acting

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This intensive, full-time course focuses primarily on acting and drama, along with additional classes in dance and singing technique. You will be continually supported as you extend your performance skills in a range of styles and will be given the opportunity to take part in a number of public shows, some that you may audition for and others that you will automatically be cast in as part of your course. We often take some of these shows to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You will also be taught the skills you need to pass auditions so that you can continue your training at one of the top drama schools or universities in the UK.

    91% of students who apply, gain places at accredited dance and drama schools. We take the best young performers in the North West and help them to develop the skills that allow them to progress on to the most prestigious drama schools and universities in the UK.

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  • Level 3 Applied Science

    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. Applied Science covers all corners of science, dipping in to aspects of chemistry and biology, combining this with maths and industrial science.

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  • Level 2 in Art and Design

    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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  • Level 3 in Art and Design

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This two year course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification and equips students with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to progress into further or higher education, or training and apprenticeships in the creative sector. It is a stimulating and demanding course designed for those who have an interest in the visual arts, giving you the opportunity to explore and develop your creativity.

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  • Level 2 E Sports

    School Leavers (16-18)

    BRAND NEW FOR SEPTEMBER 2023. The BTEC Level 2 in ESports is aimed at students who are looking to progress into employment in the ESports industry. The qualification is endorsed by the British ESports Association as being suitable for learners wanting to work in the industry. This full-time course provides an in-depth study of the sector, supporting progression to Level 3 and employment in key areas of the industry such as: Coaching, Health and Fitness in the ESports industry, Enterprise and Creativity, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, ESports Events, Practical Gaming, Gaming Citizenship, Personal and Professional Development along with an understanding and appreciation of the positive benefits of ESports.

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  • L3 BTEC Applied Professional Engineering

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a two year BTEC L3 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. Build knowledge and skills to become our professionals of the future! Become equipped for both university and employment.

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  • Level 2 Business

    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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  • Level 3 Business

    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. Develop a real understanding of what is involved, both theoretically and practically, in becoming an effective business professional.

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  • Level 1 Caring for Children

    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. This qualification offers students an introduction to vocational study and childcare.

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  • Level 2 Chef Diploma

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a one year course you will develop a broad range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of food preparation and cooking. You will gain work experience externally and also through the many partnerships the Chef School has with employers. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete their City and Guilds L2 Chef Diploma have the option of progressing to Tourism Management or Business to develop leadership skills at Level 3 or secure excellent positions in industry working in a variety of restaurants and hotels all over the country. If you want to progress in the catering industry, picking up numerous skills and experiences along the way, then this is the course for you!

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  • Level 2 Children's Care, Learning and Development

    School Leavers (16-18)

    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. If you are excited by the prospect of working with children, gaining skills and qualifications along the way, with great prospects for your career, we are sure this is the course for you.

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  • Level 3 Children's Play, Learning & Development (Early Years Educator)

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This is the course for students looking at working with children as Early Years Practitioners, Teaching Assistants or Nannies, or going on to study further for other careers such as Teaching. 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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  • Level 3 Computing & ICT

    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. Get a good grounding in all aspects of computing and the means to study a specialist area at university.

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  • Creative Digital Media Production Level 3

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This is the first step in getting you a career in the TV and Film industry. 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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  • Creative Media Production UAL Level 2

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of Moving Image (editing, lighting and camera), Digital Print, Photography and Audio Editing.  Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 Creative Media Production (Film and TV). A practical, work-based approach to learning, based on the television and film industry.

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