Every individual matters

At Runshaw, we want you to be happy here and to achieve your full personal and academic potential. We have a great track record in supporting students. In our last three college inspections, our support for students was  graded as ‘Outstanding’. At a recent Best Practice  visit from Ofsted, they said Runshaw was “…in a league of its own”.

Qualifications that make you stand out from the crowd

At Runshaw, you gain an advantage over other candidates applying for your choice of job role or higher education place. You can choose to study for a wide range of additional qualifications on top of your main qualification to give you the best chance of success in the future. We offer additional qualifications relevant to a range of career aims so that you can find one that will really help you get ahead! Some of these include:

  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 

  • ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

  • Prestigious Competitions CREST awards, UK Maths Challenge, Informatic Olympiad and many more!

  • GCSE Maths & English

  • First Aid

  • Course-specific additional qualifications – Health & Safety, Cabin Crew, Food Hygiene

Making you more employable

At Runshaw, you gain the skills and experience you will need for successful employment in the future. These are skills that employers value, such as: communication, problem solving, organisation, team working and negotiation. You have the opportunity to develop these skills through a range of interesting and worthwhile activities:

• Work experience placements

• Real work environments: Travel Hub, Runshaw Radio, Chef School

• Volunteering: V50, V100 awards

• Student Ambassador work & charity fundraising

Getting you where you want to go

At Runshaw, you will receive high quality careers guidance to help you to make well-informed decisions about your future plans. Specialist staff help you prepare for your chosen next step, ensuring that you achieve the qualifications you need and then move on to your choice of higher education, employment, training or apprenticeship. Every Runshaw student also benefits from the unique ‘Runshaw CV’ to take away and use when applying for jobs or other opportunities.