Studying a further education course is an invaluable investment in your future!
As an adult student (aged 19+) at Runshaw College you can be assured of an outstanding educational experience. We offer the unique combination of exceptional results, an inspiring atmosphere, excellent facilities and high quality courses recognised by employers and universities.
We are an outstanding college* committed to your success. Our supportive staff are dedicated to ensuring your learning experience is truly enjoyable. You will be taught in an adult environment with access to outstanding teaching and learning, and professional support. Whatever your ambitions, we can help you realise your dreams!
*Ofsted inspection report.
Everything you want…
- Excellent choice of courses
- Outstanding teaching
- Friendly, supportive staff
- Welcoming, adult environment
- Great facilities
- Free parking at our Euxton Lane Campus in Chorley
Subjects available at Runshaw include:
- Access to Higher Education
- Accounting (AAT accredited)
- Art & Design
- English – GCSE and Functional Skills
- English for Speakers of Other Languages
- Maths – GCSE and Functional Skills
- Science – GCSE
- Sport – Personal Training & Instructing
- Teaching Assistants
Whether you want to be the next big thing or just want to quietly enjoy the knowledge that you can tackle the household budget, we can help you realise your ambitions!
English & Maths Courses
Our ‘Functional Skills’ English and Maths courses are FREE# and are available at a variety of levels leading up to GCSE. We also offer FREE GCSEs in Maths and English to anyone aged 19+ who does not have a GCSE in English or Maths at Grade A*- C.
(#Dependent upon your current level of skills and qualifications).
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
If English is not your main language, our range of English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) courses will help you to improve your speaking, listening and reading skills.
Access to Higher Education (HE) Courses – Change your life in a year!
Access courses prepare you for university study and can be your passport to an entirely new career! They provide students aged 19+ with the skills and qualifications required for progression to degrees, foundation degrees and other higher level studies, including Runshaw College Degrees.
If you’re aged 24+, you could also be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of your Access course. If you progress to and successfully complete a degree/higher education course, the balance of your Access Loan will be written off. This means your Access course could be free!
Qualifications range in Level from ‘Entry’ through to ‘Level 8’ and successful completion of a qualification at one level, allows application to the next level. The table below provides further details.
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