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  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    School Leavers (16-18)

    The UAL Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one-year course which students complete after their A level or L3 Vocational studies and before progressing onto a degree. Foundation is effectively a 3rd year at 6th form. It is primarily designed to bridge the gap between Sixth Form and University studies, supporting progression to a subject specialist art and design programme at Art College, or to an Honours Degree at University.

    Awarded by: UAL Awarding Body

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  • Foundation Skills

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Foundation Skills are courses to introduce students to college study whilst improving their basic skills. The course runs over 4 days a week. There are no formal qualifications needed to apply for these courses.

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  • Future Skills

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical and theoretical employability skills. You will study topics such as teamwork and communication, whilst developing important study skills. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto a range of L1 courses.

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  • Level 3 Graphic Design

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Welcome to Level 3 Graphic Design at Runshaw College. This two year course aims to provide students with the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification and equips them 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 Graphic arts, giving you the opportunity to explore and develop your creativity.

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  • Level 2 Hair & Media Make-up

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This exciting course provides a starting point towards a career in the professional hair and make-up industry. Whether you are interested in a career in high fashion, the bridal industry, photography, film or TV, this course provides a foundation in the techniques used in the world of professional hair and make-up.

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  • Level 2 Health & Social Care

    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 subjects such as human lifespan development and Health and Social care values. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L3 Health and Social Care course. If you are interested in working with young people and adults as a youth worker, social worker, nurse, midwife or other health professional, this is the course for you.

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  • Level 3 Health & Social Care

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of life stages, anatomy and physiology and safeguarding children and adults. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the Health and Social Care industry. Areas include anatomy, communication, nutrition, equality, psychology, sociology, public health and health education.

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  • L1 Health, Care and Childhood Studies

    School Leavers (16-18)

    If you are interested in developing skills in working with children or adults through practical activities, then this course is for you. With activities including creating picture books for children or a healthy meal for adults, you get a real feel for working with children and adults in health, care and childhood settings.

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  • Level 1 IT with Business

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over the course you will experience a variety of units chosen with current trends and demands in mind. Teachers at Runshaw are highly experienced and are also dedicated to making the time students spend with us both successful and enjoyable. Enrolling on a vocational course means you will have a 100% Computing & IT timetable and be part of a winning team!

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  • 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 Professional Performance Programme – Dance

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This intensive, full-time course focuses primarily on dance in various forms, along with additional classes in acting and singing technique. You will be continually supported as you extend your 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. You will also be taught the skills you need to pass auditions so that you can continue your training at one of the top dance 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 dance schools and universities in the UK.

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  • Level 3 Professional Performance Programme - Musical Theatre

    School Leavers (16-18)

    This intensive, full-time course focuses on combining the three disciplines of acting, dance and singing in order to create the all-round performer. You will be continually supported as you extend your technique in a range of styles and will be given the opportunity to take part in a number of public performances, some that you may audition for and others that you will automatically be cast in as part of your course. You will also be taught the skills you need to pass auditions so that you can continue your training at one of the top conservatoires or universities in the UK. 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 conservatoires and universities in the UK.

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  • Level 2 Professional Performance Programme

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge that will develop your skills in dance, acting and musical theatre. Many students who enjoy and complete this course successfully audition and progress onto the L3 Professional Performance Programme. This is a challenging course for motivated and committed students who want to pursue a career in the performing arts.

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  • Level 3 Public Services (Uniformed)

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a two year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of law, psychology, teamwork, politics, citizenship and criminology. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto Higher Education or employment in the Public Service industry. The course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to enter a career within the uniformed Public Services.

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  • Level 1 Public Services and Sport

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Do you like a challenge and the opportunity to build your self-esteem and confidence? Over a one year course you will develop a range of practical skills and theoretical knowledge in the areas of teamwork, communication and leadership. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this course progress onto the L2 Public Services course.

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