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  • 3D Design A Level

    School Leavers (16-18)

    A Level 3D Design is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to explore materials and create three dimensional work using a broad range of materials and techniques. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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  • Art & Design UAL Level 2

    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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  • Art & Design UAL Level 3

    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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  • Certificate in Education & PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate in Education)

    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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  • Core Maths

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Core Maths at Runshaw College is a brand new Level 3 qualification enabling students to develop their mathematics and gain UCAS points towards an application to university. The course sits within the A Level programme and is equivalent to an AS level qualification.

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  • Fine Art A Level

    School Leavers (16-18)

    A Level Fine Art is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to work in a range of media and to explore painting, drawing and print making. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    Adults (18+),
    School Leavers (16-18)

    The Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one year course. 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 or Foundation Degree at University.

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  • Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Our Foundation Diploma in Art & Design is an intensive one year course. 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.

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  • Further Maths A Level

    School Leavers (16-18)

    A Level Further Mathematics is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study Pure Mathematics, Mechanics, Statistics and Decision Mathematics which will enhance your skills and enable you to develop as an independent learner. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses at university including Physics, Engineering, Computer Science and Economics.

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  • GCSE Mathematics

    Adults (18+)

    Maths plays a vital role in modern life and is an important ‘life skill’ in itself. Many employer surveys highlight the shortage of job applicants with adequate maths skills and a significant number of careers now demand a proven, certificated ability in maths as a basic entry requirement. Maths qualifications are increasingly needed for entry to academic, vocational and professional courses – ranging from the sciences to financial services, nursing and paramedical courses. Whatever your study or career plans, a qualification in maths provides you with improved job prospects and will also develop a broad range of additional skills, such as problem solving, logical reasoning and flexible thinking.

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  • Graphic Communication A Level

    School Leavers (16-18)

    A Level Graphic Communication is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to investigate the main areas of graphic design ranging from advertising to historical and contextual studies in graphic design. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto art and design related degrees.

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  • Graphic Design UAL Level 3

    School Leavers (16-18)

    Over a two year course you will develop a broad range of practical skills and techniques using traditional art materials as well as digital software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator; you will develop confidence using Apple Macs, working to industry standard. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this course will progress onto further study or employment within the field of graphic design.

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  • Mathematics A Level

    School Leavers (16-18)

    A Level Mathematics is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study Pure Mathematics, Mechanics and Statistics. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a wide range of degree courses at university.

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  • Maths – Functional Skills Levels 1 & 2

    Adults (18+)

    Our Functional Skills courses focus on the skills needed in everyday work and social situations. They help develop practical maths skills and allow you to apply these to a range of realistic everyday situations. Whether you need to learn how to calculate percentages for work or balance your personal finances, Functional Skills Maths courses will focus on practical maths skills used in everyday life. Our courses are available at two levels (Level 1 & 2) and both aim to build on your current skills. The awarding body for the course is City & Guilds (C&G).

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  • Photography A Level

    School Leavers (16-18)

    A Level Photography is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to form a personal enquiry and expression using the selection and manipulation of images. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto Photography or art and design related degrees.

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