Vocational

Applied Human Biology – BTEC National Extended Certificate

BTEC National Extended Certificate

This new course offers students the chance to further their studies of science that takes a different approach from the traditional A-level route. The extended certificate is the equivalent size to 1 A Level.

Applied Law – BTEC – Level 3

BTEC Level 3 (Pearson)

Law is the subject for you if you have a genuine interest in the Law or the English Legal System, if you enjoy an intellectual challenge or if you are interested in becoming a barrister or solicitor.

APPLIED SCIENCE

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

This course offers students the chance to further their studies of science that takes a different approach from the traditional A-level route. The BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science includes a range of practical laboratory experience and academic study.

Applied Science – BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate (Pearson)

This one year course offers students the chance to build their understanding of Science to access level three qualifications. Students would complete GCSE Mathematics and English Language alongside this program if they obtain a 3 or below at GCSE.

Applied Science BTEC Level 2

BTEC Level 2

This course offers students the chance to build their understanding of Science in order to access level three qualifications.

Applied Science BTEC Level 3

BTEC Level 3

This course offers students the chance to further their studies of science that takes a different approach from the traditional A-level route. The BTEC level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science includes a range of practical laboratory experience and academic study.

Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two-year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Business – BTEC Level 2 – Ex Diploma

BTEC Level 2 Diploma (Edexcel)

It is a vocational broad-based qualification at Level 2 that provides knowledge and understanding of business and the business environment.

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION – LEVEL 2

LEVEL 2, CERTIFICATE, INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP

The Apprenticeship in Business and Administration is aimed at those individuals who wish to work in the world of Business and develop those skills to enable them to establish a long-term career path.

BUSINESS AND ADMINISTRATION – LEVEL 3

LEVEL 3, DIPLOMA, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Business and Administration is aimed at those individuals who wish to progress further in the world of Business and further develop those skills to enable them to establish a long-term career path.

BUSINESS BTEC – Level 3 – Ex Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

One of the main aims of the course is to help students prepare for a future in business. This goes beyond focusing on academic skills to work based and personal development. We want our students to be ‘career/university ready’ once they have completed the course with us.

CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S WORKFORCE – LEVEL 2

LEVEL 2, INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP, CERTIFICATE

The Children and Young People’s Workforce L2 Certificate is the foundation course if you are interested in working with children aged 0-5 years. It will introduce you to the necessary skills and knowledge required to progress to the level 3 Advanced Diploma.

Children’s Play, Learning & Development (CPLD)

BTEC Level 3 & 2

A desire to work with younger children as an educator or carer is important to have for both programmes. A National Diploma in CPLD is a three A Level, two-year programme with a mixture of core units, mandatory specialist units …

Choices provision (LLDD)

Each course is set up for one to two years, however depending upon the level of the learner at entry and their individual needs, there is a possibility to progress through the qualifications and remain at college for a maximum of 3 years. There is also some opportunity for some learners to attend on a part time basis if needed.

Creative Media – Level 2 – Diploma

Level 2 Diploma (OCR)

This is a full-time qualification for one year, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of media focusing on creative skills and technologies. The course is ideal if you are interested in a career in Creative Media or prefer to keep your options open.

Creative Media – Level 3 -Extended Diploma

Level 3 Extended Diploma (OCR Cambridge Technical)

This is a broad-based two year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production which looks at core aspects of the media industry. Although the course is mainly practical by developing skills such as team building, assignments, communication, presentations, software skills and creative product production there are written elements that must be covered in each unit.

Criminology – Level 3

Level 3 Certificate (EDUQAS/WJEC)

The Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of psychology, law and sociology that complements studies in humanities but will be attractive and useful to a range of students.

EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR (EYE)

Level 3 ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

This qualification meets the needs of learners who work with or want to work with children in a wide range of settings, eg Early Years, Nursery Practitioner, Child Minder.

Football Excellence

Do you love to play Football? Are you interested in becoming a Football Coach? At Marple Sixth Form College we offer a top class education both on and off the pitch. Aimed at combining your academic study with professional football coaching, the programme is ideal for any student with an ambition to work in the Football and Sports industry.

GCSE RE-SIT PROGRAMME

What is GCSE re-sit programme? This is an innovative and timely programme designed to meet the needs of students who may be disappointed with their GCSE results, may not wish to do a full Level 2 course at this stage, …

Health and Social Care

BTEC Level 2 First Extended Certificate

This one year course prepares you with a specialist work related qualification in Health and Social Care. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to a Level 3 vocational area.

Health and Social Care – BTEC Level 1/2 First Certificate

BTEC Level 1/2 First Certificate

This one year course prepares you with a specialist work related qualification in Health and Social Care. You will gain knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to a Level 3 vocational area.

Health and Social Care – BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

The BTEC in Health and Social Care is a two year course equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course will lead to a highly specialized work-related qualification where you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC in Health and Social Care is a two year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course will lead to a highly specialized work-related qualification where you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

ICT Level 2

BTEC Level 2

This is a full-time qualification for one year, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of ICT focusing on creative skills and technologies.

ICT: BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate

BTEC Certificate/Extended Certificate

Information Technology (IT) involves the uses of computers in industry, commerce, the arts and elsewhere. IT includes aspects of IT systems architecture, human factors, project management and the general ability to use computers. Increasingly businesses are implementing IT strategies to manage and process data both to support many business processes and to deliver new opportunities.

PERFORMING ARTS (Acting)

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Performing Arts is available to study as an Extended Certificate (Equivalent to one A-Level, can be taken alongside other subjects) or the Extended Diploma (Equivalent to three A-Levels, full time programme of study).

PLAYWORK – Level 2

LEVEL 2 INTERMEDIATE APPRENTICESHIP

The course combines assignments and observation of practical experience in the workplace. The employment award comprises of three units. The diploma has 12 mandatory units with a variety of optional units.

PLAYWORK – Level 3

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

The course combines assignments and observation of practical experience in the workplace. The employment award comprises of three units. The diploma has 13 mandatory units with a variety of optional units.

PROGRESSION PATHWAY

Level 2

This course has been built around the needs of employers and is intended to help you to create a portfolio of skills which will improve your future career opportunities. Successful completion will enable you to progress either into employment or onto a Level 3 course in the area of your choice at our College

Public Services BTEC Level 2

BTEC Level 2

A career in Public Services is extremely wide ranging, from the Uniformed Public Services, to Government Departments, local Government and organisations such as MI5 and MI6. Our programme will equip you with a good understanding of employment and life within the Public Services and you will gain the relevant and knowledge and skills at Level 2 to be able to progress higher.

PUBLIC SERVICES L3 Ex Dip

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This practical course will give you an understanding of employment and life within the Public Services (uniformed and non-uniformed) and you will gain the relevant knowledge and skills to succeed in this sector. It is an ideal foundation for further study and a future career in Public Services.

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS – LEVEL 3

LEVEL 3, ADVANCED APPRENTICESHIP

This level 3 qualification is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils or students that require specialist knowledge and skills, for example supporting pupils or students with learning disabilities.

SPORT

BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate

Sport is a large and expanding world and plays an important part in many people’s lives. This course looks at the sport industry and performance and is an ideal foundation for further study and a career in Sport.

Sport & Exercise Sciences with Personal Training – BTEC Level 3

BTEC Level 3

This Sport Science qualification is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels.

Sport BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

This Level 2 BTEC qualification is a one year course equivalent to a GCSE. The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas, practically as well as theoretically. This will help you progress onto a Level 3 course in Sport or another subject. Alternatively you will be well prepared to go straight into employment or gain a place on an apprenticeship.

Sport BTEC Level 3 Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Diploma

The BTEC in Sport is a two year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course is assessed through a range of coursework and externally examined units. The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas within sport and develop a range of academic and practical skills that will help you to progress into a career in the sports, health and fitness industry.

Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport is a two-year course that is equivalent to 3 A-Levels. It is assessed through 19 coursework based units which aim to provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas within sport and develop an understanding of the academic and practical skills that will help you to progress into a career in the sports, health and fitness industry.

SUPPORTING TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS – LEVEL 2

LEVEL 2, CERTIFICATE , APPRENTICESHIP

This level 2 qualification is aimed at those members of the schools workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils or students that require specialist knowledge and skills, for example supporting pupils or students with learning disabilities and are supervised in their work.

Vocational Studies

Level 1

This is a one-year course designed to enable you to explore different vocational areas. These areas may include Business & ICT, Sport & Leisure, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism and Retail Operation. It is hoped that as you study various vocational options you will widen your knowledge, enabling you to make informed career choices.