Our Pre-Advanced courses offer an exciting, vocational based programme to help you to explore different subject interests and develop the personal skills and experiences you need to progress.

With Maths and English at its core, these courses are available from Entry Level to Level 2, in a range of vocational subjects. Our courses are designed to offer you tailored support and skills development to help you progress on to further studies or to get ready for an Apprenticeship.

Ambitions

All Level 2 courses are part of the Ambitions Programme. This exciting programme is linked to your chosen College course and will help you to explore your career options and develop the personal skills and experiences you need to achieve your ambitions.

Available courses include:

  • Business
  • Digital
  • Education and Childcare
  • Engineering
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Social Work Professions
  • Law, Justice and Protective Services
  • Sport/BFC

On successful completion of your Level 2 course you may be able to progress on to further studies with a Level 3 course in your chosen subject, or progress on to an Apprenticeship or employment

Pre-Advanced Programme

All Level 1 courses are part of the Pre-Advanced programmes. At this level, you will develop basic skills and knowledge of your chosen vocational subject, alongside English and Maths, and also develop your personal skills to help you take those first steps towards your chosen career.

  • Available courses include:
  • Business
  • Digital
  • Education and Childcare
  • Engineering
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Health and Social Work Professions
  • Law, Justice and Protective Services
  • Sport/BFC

On successful completion of your Level 1 course you may be able to progress on to further studies with a Level 2 course in your chosen subject.

Choices

The Choices programmes is particularly suitable for learners who have not previously achieved due to lack of focus, direction and/or confidence and aims to meet the needs of students by offering an individual study programme, within a structured curriculum.

The CHOICES Programme is challenging and exciting! We offer a wide variety of subjects tailor-making your programme to suit your needs. 

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to cover all four skills in English:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

The course will allow you to progress onto your chosen courses within College. Learning is through classroom based activities, enterprise projects and access to all vocational areas within College. Students who progress onto Entry Level 3 ESOL will be able to choose either a vocational or an academic route depending on their career choices. No prior qualifications are required. The level of study will be decided by initial assessment. For your chosen vocational option, you will also study a range of topics which may include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT skills
  • Communication and working with others
  • Vocational tasters
  • Skills
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