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

An Advanced Apprenticeship for the Children and Young People’s Workforce gives the successful apprentice a full Level 3 qualification and a licence to practice. They will have proven themselves to have the skills necessary to carry out a variety of tasks with some guidance or supervision. It is a requirement of Ofsted that all early years’ practitioners become fully qualified to Level 3 as soon as possible.

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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.

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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)

A Level Classical Civilisation is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as historical events and the culture of the Ancient World. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Archaeology, Ancient History, English, History and Sociology.

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

A Commis Chef is the most common starting position in many kitchens and is in principal, the most junior culinary role. A commis chef prepares food and carries out basic cooking tasks under the supervision of a more senior chef. The primary objective of the commis chef is to learn and understand how to carry out the basic functions in every section of the kitchen.

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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level Computer Science is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to become an effective designer and implementer of computing solutions. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Games Development and Information Systems.

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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)

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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Counselling Skills involve the ability to listen to another person and hear exactly what they are trying to say, from their point of view. This portfolio based course is designed for those who want to learn listening/counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity, or those who want to find out more about this field.

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This course provides learning experiences which will enable you to develop and practice counselling skills. It will also increase your knowledge/understanding of such skills and look at counselling theories in more depth. It is specifically designed for those who want to take the next step towards training to become a counsellor.

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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 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).

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

The role of a customer service practitioner is to deliver high quality products and services to the customers of their organisation. Your core responsibility will be to provide a high quality service to customers which will be delivered from the workplace, digitally, or through going out into the customer’s own locality.

Your actions will influence the customer experience and their satisfaction with your organisation. You will demonstrate excellent customer service skills and behaviours as well as product and/or service knowledge when delivering to your customers.

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

The main purpose of a customer service specialist is to be a ‘professional’ for direct customer support within all sectors and organisation types. You are an advocate of Customer Service who acts as a referral point for dealing with more complex or technical customer requests, complaints, and queries. You are often an escalation point for complicated or ongoing customer problems.

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School Leavers (16-18)

A Level Dance is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of dance styles including Contemporary, which is the main style, along with other styles such as Jazz, Latin, Ballet and Ballroom. Students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress to University to study Dance at a higher level or work in a related dance profession.

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