South Cheshire College:
South Chesire College is located in Crewe, in Cheshire, North West England. We offer a wide range of A Level & vocational courses for 16 - 19 year olds. We also offer part-time & full-time qualification courses for adults including English language courses. The award-winning South Cheshire College is the perfect place for you to continue your education, whether preparing for higher education or employment. Recently awarded Beacon Status, the ultimate standard for excellence in education, the College has been recognised as one of the best in the country.We have made major investments in up-to-date and relevant resources and facilities to ensure that the students are at the forefront of their education.
1. Wide range of A Level & vocational courses for 16 - 19 year olds
2. Part-time & full-time qualification courses for adults in fields including:
- Business and administration
- Management training
- Beauty therapy
- Performing arts
- Information technology
- Health and social care
- Visual arts and media
and many more...
All programmes of study at South Cheshire College lead to national qualifications that are recognised by employers, universities and professional bodies. With hundreds of courses to choose from, including AS-Levels, A-Levels, National Diplomas, GNVQs and NVQs, you can pick and mix, designing a programme to suit your individual requirements.
Financial assistance may be available depending on your circumstances.
Courses of Study:
Most people take GCSEs during the last 2 years at school and they provide a route into higher level qualifications such as NVQs, BTECs and A-Levels. You are encouraged to take/retake English Language and Maths, if you have not achieved at least grade C and wish to do A-Levels or a BTEC National Diploma.
AS and A-Levels - Advanced Subsidiary Level and Advanced Level
The College offers 38 subjects at AS and A-Level. Every year we have over 700 full-time students on A-Level courses. You may study up to five single subjects or you may choose to combine AS and A-Levels with other courses. The minimum entry requirement is 5 GCSE subjects at grade A-C. Some subjects may require a grade B in specific GCSE subjects. All A-Level students will follow a programme to develop their key skills during their studies and will also take part in the enrichment programme.
Entry Level programmes are designed for students who need to develop key skills before moving on to an NVQ Level 1 or foundation programme. Students can achieve a vocational award and/or key skills award from Edexcel. Students have an individual timetable to match their particular needs and interests. Some students will spend 1 year at entry level, others will follow the programme over 2 years.
At Entry, Introductory, First, National and Higher levels, these courses lead to nationally recognised, work-related qualifications and cover different career areas. You will follow a practical course which will enable you to gain the knowledge and skills you need at work. They may be studied full-time or part-time and are related to employment.
Foundation Degrees (Fd) are the new, nationally recognised, higher education qualifications. They take two or three years to complete and are a dynamic mix of academic and work based learning. You can study full or part-time and the hours can be flexible to suit your needs.
The qualification is flexible and you can 'top up' a Foundation Degree to a Bachelors Degree (BSc / BA) at University later on, or you can stop studying once you have successfully gained your Foundation Degree - a qualification in its own right. Our Foundation Degrees are all validated by Manchester Metropolitan University, so it is possible to do the Fd at South Cheshire College, and then progress to MMU to complete the final year of your degree.
A key benefit to you is that you can gain a qualification at degree level without moving away from home, giving up your part-time job or losing touch with your friends in Cheshire. The fees for Foundation degrees are also surprisingly low when compared to doing a degree full-time at university.
NVQs - National Vocational Qualifications
NVQs are job-related qualifications and focus on employment skills. An NVQ proves that you meet national standards set by employers and ensures that you can actually do the job. NVQs are available at 5 levels covering basic occupations at level 1 to professional occupations at level 5. NVQs are assessed by observing you at work, by the materials you produce or collect and by the questions asked of you. You may achieve an NVQ following a programme at college, combined with practical work placement and there are no time limits. NVQs are suitable for school leavers, people wishing to return to employment after a period out of work or employees who wish to gain a nationally-recognised qualification.