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

An Apprenticeship in Business Administration provides both the company and employee with a sound structure through which to operate all of their functions. In today’s society the pace is fast and employees need to work more efficiently and effectively to help support the smooth operation of a business.

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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)

A Level Business Studies is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study Business in a variety of contexts. Many students who enjoy, and successfully complete, this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Business Studies and related degrees.

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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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Adults (18+)

This practical course is suitable for anyone who wishes to develop their love of ceramics, whether you are an absolute beginner or have previous experience with clay.

To help you master the craft of pottery, you can bring ideas of your own, or respond to the range of construction and decorating techniques our friendly and experienced tutor will teach you.

All our art and design courses develop creative skills and a personal approach to artwork. They are based on an understanding of media, materials and the work of other artists.

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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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The Introductory Certificate in Education and Training course is suitable if you do not need a full teaching qualification but want to leave the way open to progress to the full award in the future.

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The Certificate in Education & Training, Preparatory is particularly suitable if you are interested in teaching and want a short qualification that does not have a minimum teaching requirement, or if you have just started a teaching role. It can also give you a ‘taster’ of teaching if you are unsure about whether teaching is for you. The Certificate is equivalent to the first module of the Certificate in Education/Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and so allows you to progress onto a full teaching qualification at a later date if you secure teaching practice hours.

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The Certificate in Teaching, Learning & Assessment, Intermediate is particularly suitable if you do not need a full teaching qualification such as the Cert Ed/PGCE, but would like to leave the way open to progress to the full award in the future. The programme comprises the first three modules of the Certificate in Education or PGCE.

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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)

A Level Chemistry is a two year course which will give you the opportunity to study a range of topics such as Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Many students who enjoy and successfully complete this subject typically progress onto a range of degree courses including: Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Pharmacy, Pharmacology and Chemical Engineering

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

The Apprenticeship offered in this area give people a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding into the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of their development. Equally, it ensures candidates put childcare theory into practice.

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

The Apprenticeship offered in this area give people a fulfilling opportunity to work with children and young people while also gaining an understanding into the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of their development. Equally, it ensures candidates put childcare theory into practice.

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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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