Vocational

Applied Science

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

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 Practice

BTEC Extended Diploma Level 3

The BTEC in Art and Design Practice is a two-year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. This broad and exciting practical course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas, develop your knowledge and creativity and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, gain an apprenticeship or employment.

BUSINESS

BTEC Level 3

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.

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

BTEC Level 2

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

BTEC Level 3

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. The qualification is internally assessed and then moderated by a visiting moderator.

Criminology

Level 3

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

(16-18) EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR: Level 3

The Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma is a 12- month course equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria.

Early Years Educator

(19+) Work-Related Learning: Level 3

The Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma is a 15-month course equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria.

Early Years Practitioner Diploma

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 2

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma is a 10-month course equivalent to 4-5 GCSEs.  The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. 

Early Years Practitioner Diploma

(16-18) WORK-RELATED LEARNING: LEVEL 2

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma is a 12- month course equivalent to 4-5 GCSEs.  The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. The Diploma will ideal for those hoping to work with children and young people in an Early Years setting.  

Football Excellence

1st-4 - Sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching

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.

Health and Social Care

OCR Extended Diploma

The OCR 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.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

OCR Level 3

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.

Health and Social Care

OCR Level 3

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

OCR Level 1/2

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.

ICT

BTEC Level 3

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.

Information Technology

Extended Diploma Level 3

Students are taught the links between project planning, systems analysis and design and relational database construction. There are clear links between the units taught. This course equips students with the skills to become successful at university and ultimately, in employment.

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 Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 2

The Level 2 Playwork Certificate is a 10- month course, delivered in the workplace. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. 

Playwork Diploma

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 3

The Level 3 Playwork Diploma is a 12 - month course, delivered in the workplace. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. 

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

Sport

BTEC Level 2

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 with Sports Coaching Award

BTEC Level 3

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.

Supported Internship

Entry Level

A supported internship is a type of study programme specifically aimed at young people aged 16 to 24 who have a statement of special educational needs, a Learning Difficulty Assessment, or an EHC plan, who want to move into employment and need extra support to do so.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Diploma Specialist

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 3

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma Specialist is a progression route from the Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate accreditation, ideal for Teaching Assistants with experience of supporting teaching and learning in the education sector.

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 2

Schools Level 2 Certificate is designed to develop and enhance knowledge and skills required to support teaching and learning in an educational environment. This is an ideal qualification for unemployed individuals with a focussed career ambition, volunteers, and unqualified new employees in the sector. 

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 3

The Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Certificate provides a progression route from Level 2 accreditation. It is also an ideal qualification for Teaching Assistants with experience supporting teaching and learning in the education sector wishing to participate in an accredited qualification.

Uniformed Protective Services

BTEC Level 3

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.