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
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.