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									RUNSHAW COLLEGE
       Vocational courses 2011
                         Runshaw College Vocational Courses 2011




“Students enjoy their lessons,
contribute enthusiastically
and speak very highly of the
support they receive from
staff in and out of lessons...”
                                                       Contents




Contents
                                         48 Engineering and Motor Vehicle          76 Public Services
College Information                      49 Engineering BTEC Level 2 Diploma       77 Public Services BTEC
                                         50 Advanced Engineering Diploma              Entry Level Award
 3   Principal’s Introduction
 4   Outstanding in Every Way            51 Motor Vehicle Studies ABC              78 Public Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma
 6   Supporting Your Studies                Level 1 Diploma                        79 Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma
10   Enriching Your College Experience   52 Motor Vehicle Technology BTEC          80 Public Services (Uniformed) BTEC
14   Sporting Excellence                    Level 2 Diploma                           Level 3 Extended Diploma
18   What are Vocational Courses?        53 Design Engineering or Motor Sport
                                            BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma          82 Science
                                                                                   83 Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Course Directory
                                         54 Hairdressing                           84 Applied Science BTEC Level 3
24 Art, Design and Graphics              55 Hairdressing and Beauty                   Extended Diploma
25 Art and Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma      Level 1 Diploma                        85 Applied Science (Forensic Science)
26 Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma   56 Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma              BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
27 Art and Design BTEC Level 3           57 Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship
   Extended Diploma                      58 Hairdressing NVQ 3                     86 Sport
28 Graphic Design BTEC Level 3                                                     87 Exercise and Fitness Instructing NVQ 2
   Extended Diploma
                                         60 Health, Social Care and                88 Sport and Active Leisure BTEC
                                            Childhood Studies                          Level 1 Diploma
30 Beauty Therapy                        61 Caring for Children BTEC               89 Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma
31 Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma           Level 1 Diploma                        90 Sport and Exercise Sciences BTEC
32 Beauty Therapy NVQ 3                  62 Child Care, Learning and                  Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                            Development BTEC Level 2 Diploma       91 Sports Development, Coaching and
34 Business, Retail and Administration   63 Child Care, Learning and Development      Fitness BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                            Level 2 Apprenticeship
35 Accounting Level 2 Apprenticeship
                                         64 Child Care, Learning and               92 Tourism, Hospitality and Catering
36 Business BTEC Level 1 Diploma
                                            Development BTEC Level 3
37 Business BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                                   93 Introduction to Catering and
                                            Extended Diploma
                                                                                      Hospitality City and Guilds 7107
38 Business and Administration           65 Health and Social Care BTEC
   Level 2 Apprenticeship                                                          94 Foundation Chef Level 1 Diploma
                                            Entry Level Award
39 Business BTEC Level 3                                                           95 Professional Chef and Food and
                                         66 Health and Social Care BTEC
   Extended Diploma                                                                   Beverage Services Level 2 Diploma
                                            Level 1 Diploma
40 Customer Service                                                                96 Catering and Hospitality
                                         67 Health and Social Care BTEC
   Level 2 Apprenticeship                                                             Level 2 Apprenticeship
                                            Level 2 Diploma
                                                                                   98 Catering and Hospitality (Kitchen and
                                         68 Health and Social Care BTEC
                                                                                      Larder) NVQ 3
42 Computing and IT                         Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                                                                   99 Hospitality, Supervision and
43 IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                                      Leadership NVQ 3
44 IT BTEC Level 2 Diploma               70 Media and Performing Arts
                                                                                   100 Hotel, Restaurant and Event
45 IT Practitioners BTEC Level 3         71 Media BTEC Level 2 Diploma                 Management BTEC Level 3
   Extended Diploma                      72 Media (Television and Film) BTEC           Extended Diploma
                                            Level 3 Extended Diploma               102 Travel and Tourism BTEC
46 School of Foundation Studies and      73 Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma       Level 2 Diploma
   Skills                                74 Performing Arts BTEC                   103 Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3
47 Foundation Studies and Skills            Level 3 Extended Diploma                   Extended Diploma


                                                                                   104 Applying to Runshaw
                                                                                   105 Admissions Timeline
                                                                                   106 Important Information
                                                                                   107 How to get to Runshaw
                                                                                   108 Index



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    Runshaw College Vocational Courses 2011




                             “There are extensive resources
                             devoted to additional study
                             support... “ Ofsted


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                                   Welcome to Runshaw College




                                Welcome to Runshaw College
                                As a student at Runshaw College, you       As a result, Runshaw was awarded
                                are at the heart of everything we do.      Beacon College status by the
                                Our simple ambition is that you are        Department for Education. Beacon
                                happy and fulfilled whilst achieving       College status is only awarded to
                                your dreams and ambitions during           colleges which are ‘Beacons’ of
                                your time with us.                         educational excellence. We are very
                                                                           proud to be the only Beacon College
                                We aim to provide:                         in this area.
                                • the very best teaching
                                • personal tutors and teachers who
                                  really care for you                      We have also worked very hard to
                                                                           make sure that you have the facilities
                                • a wide range of enrichment
                                                                           you deserve. In recent years we have
                                  activities from sport, music and
                                                                           invested over £25m in upgrading
                                  drama to visits, debates and
                                                                           college resources, including:
                                  students’ clubs
                                                                           • a new student restaurant
                                • additional support for those
                                  students who require extra help          • a new Student Services building
Kathy Passant Principal           with their studies                       • a new ICT and computer building
                                • a friendly, caring and safe                (Runshaw is a centre of excellence
                                  environment with high                      for IT)
                                  expectations at all times                • a new sports hall, fitness suite and
                                                                             two all-weather sports pitches
                                Visitors to the college frequently
                                                                           • new laboratories in the Sir Walter
                                comment on its happy and purposeful
  “Visitors to the college      atmosphere. I believe this comes from
                                                                             Norman Howarth Science Suite
  frequently comment on its     the friendly and respectful                • music, drama and performing arts
                                relationships which exist between staff      facilities
  happy and purposeful
                                and students, creating a college           • language laboratories
  atmosphere. I believe this    community where each person is             • the Arena – an outdoor
  comes from the strong         valued and can flourish.                     performance area
  relationships which exist     We are proud of our reputation and         We believe that we now have the
  between staff and             popularity. The successes of our           finest facilities in the region.
                                students over the years have led to
  students creating a college   widespread recognition.                    We are extremely proud of our
  community where each                                                     students. They are a delight to work
                                We are the only college in the country     with. I hope you will join us and I look
  person is valued and can      to have won the European Quality           forward to making you welcome at
  flourish.”                    Award for Excellence. In our               Runshaw.
                                Inspection of May 2008, Ofsted judged
                                us to be ‘outstanding’ in every respect;
                                a wonderful tribute to the staff and
                                students who make up the Runshaw
                                learning community.                        Kathy Passant
                                                                           Principal




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                                                     Outstanding in every way




Outstanding in every way!
    Runshaw’s Ofsted report is a really glowing tribute to our staff
    and students.

    Every aspect of the college was graded as Outstanding.

    No other college in the county has ever received so many high
    grades with no weaknesses identified.

    The following comments sum up Ofsted’s stunning verdict.

    “At Runshaw, every learner really does matter... the learner
    experience and the quality of teaching and learning are at the
    heart of every aspect of the college... for many students, the
    exceptional support they receive has changed their lives....
    there is a very strong emphasis on developing the full potential
    of the students......and a sense of teacher and learner working
    together in the pursuit of excellence.”




Among other comments,                          about our support:                             about our staff:
inspectors also said.......                    ‘the college has continued to invest           ‘exceptionally good lesson planning...’
                                               significant resources to maintain high
about our students:                                                                           ‘staff are very well-qualified, highly
                                               standards...’
‘students enjoy their lessons and contribute                                                  motivated and totally dedicated to helping
enthusiastically...’                           ‘the range of enrichment activities is         students enjoy and achieve...’
                                               outstanding...’
‘students speak with great enthusiasm                                                         ‘there is extensive celebration of students’
about their achievements’                      ‘excellent promotion of equality of            achievements...’
                                               opportunity...’
‘attendance is very good’                                                                     ‘the college has pushed the boundaries in
                                               ‘students value the inclusive nature of        developing innovative and creative practice
‘students make an excellent contribution to
                                               individual support...’                         in lessons which supports highly effective
the life of the college and the wider
                                                                                              teaching...’
community’                                     ‘student progression to higher education,
                                               further education or training is excellent’    ‘students enjoy their lessons, contribute
‘student progression to higher education,
                                                                                              enthusiastically and speak very highly of
further education or training is excellent’    ‘there are extensive resources devoted to
                                                                                              the support they receive from staff in and
                                               additional study support’
‘students are very well prepared for                                                          out of lessons...’
examinations and beyond’                       ‘a culture of respect permeates the college’
                                                                                              ‘staff work hard within a culture of high
‘students’ views... are used very well to      ‘guidance and support are excellent...’        expectations, backed by strong support and
drive forward continuous improvements’                                                        an excellent programme of staff
                                                                                              development...’

                                                                                              ‘teachers engage and motivate students to
                                                                                              have ambitious aspirations and produce
                                                                                              work of a very high quality...’


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                                              Outstanding in every way



Inspection Report Summary                Key Strengths                           • Excellent performance
                                         • Exceptionally strong focus on           management, leading to
Runshaw achieved outstanding grades in
                                           student enjoyment and                   consistently high standards and
every aspect of its provision.
                                           achievement                             relentless focus on continuous
Effectiveness of provision                                                         improvement
                                         • Outstanding success rates for
Outstanding
                                           students aged 16 to 18                • Exceptionally competent and
Capacity to improve                                                                dedicated staff and excellent
                                         • Outstanding personal development
Outstanding                                                                        resources to support teaching and
                                           of students
                                                                                   learning
Achievement and standards
                                         • Excellent value added to learners’
Outstanding                                                                      • Excellent financial management
                                           previous attainment
                                                                                   and deployment of resources
Quality of provision
                                         • Innovative and creative practice
Outstanding                                                                      No significant areas for
                                           leading to high quality teaching
Teaching and learning                      and learning                          improvement.
Outstanding
                                         • Highly inclusive range of provision
Support for students                       and excellent enrichment
Outstanding
                                         • Excellent partnership working to
Leadership and management                  meet local needs
Outstanding
                                         • Outstanding guidance and support
Equality of opportunity                    for students
Outstanding
                                         • Inspirational leadership




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                                            Supporting your studies




Supporting your studies
    Every Individual Matters

    Above all, we want you to be happy at
    college and to achieve your full personal
    and academic potential. We have a great
    track record in supporting students.
    In our last two college inspections,
    our support for students was graded
    as ‘outstanding’.

    We sincerely hope that the experience
    you have here, both academically and
    socially, will stay with you as happy
    memories for the rest of your life.




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                                                       Supporting your studies




Personal Tutor                                  Vocational Support Tutorial                     • create action plans and time plans with
When you join Runshaw you will be               You will receive individualised support from      you to raise your achievement
assigned a personal tutor. Your tutor will      your course team to help you achieve your       • liaise with your tutors to ensure you
guide you through your course, track your       full potential. Weekly VST sessions offer the     maximise your learning
achievements, support you through any           time and space to address problem areas in      • listen and provide help and support
difficult time, helping you access the varied   your learning and help you develop study          with issues that may be affecting your
support available. And, above all, celebrate    skills. These sessions could be one to one        college life
your successes. You will enjoy a wide           or in small groups depending on your
                                                                                                • support you to overcome any problems
variety of tutorial sessions to develop         needs.
                                                                                                  that you may experience in college
personal, social, health and economic skills
and knowledge.                                  Pastoral Support Team                           • raise awareness of support that is
                                                Throughout your time at Runshaw you will          available
Individual Target Setting                       receive a huge amount of support to help        • provide a supportive ear to talk about
During induction you will be set a target       you to be successful with your studies.           problems and/or issues
achievement grade for your course based                                                         • act as a professional friend
                                                Student Mentors will:
on your GCSE grades. This is known as your
                                                • help you to settle in and adjust to
minimum target grade (MTG). Your                                                                Work Placement
                                                   college
personal tutor and subject tutors will                                                          All students will have the opportunity to
continuously check your progress against        • help you to keep your attendance to a
                                                                                                undertake work placement as part of their
your MTG so they can support you in               high level
                                                                                                studies. This is a valuable experience for
attaining it. Most of all, your MTG will        • give you individual support if you are        students and provides them with the
enable you to know how well you are               struggling with your work and/or              opportunity to experience, first hand,
doing.                                            meeting deadlines                             vocational practice within the industry.


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                                                      Supporting your studies



Parent - College Relationship                   Study Support                                 facilities such as computers, internet access
We believe that your parents or guardians       A dedicated team of tutors and Educational    and other valuable resources. They are
will play a vital role in supporting and        Support Workers work with students to         effectively supported by experienced
ensuring your success at the college and we     remove barriers to learning and promote       Educational Support Workers who possess
are committed to maintaining a productive       independence through personalised             wide subject knowledge.
and successful relationship with them. We       programmes for those in need of
will communicate with them on a regular         additional help. Sensitive and discrete       Student Services
basis and will always welcome enquiries         support is provided for students who have     Your welfare is our priority and we will
about your progress or any concerns.            learning differences including dyslexia,      help you to overcome any obstacles to your
                                                Asperger’s Syndrome, visual or hearing        success, achievement and progression.
Parents will receive:
                                                difficulties, mental and physical health
• an invitation to an induction welcome                                                       We will help you with:
                                                needs. Students whose first language is not
   evening to meet your tutors                                                                • career decisions and higher education
                                                English can be provided with the skills and
• prompt contact in the event of poor                                                           routes
                                                knowledge to help them succeed on their
  attendance or progress                        course.                                       • applying for universities
• an invitation to attend parents’                                                            • full and part-time job vacancies and
  evenings in each academic year                Achievement Programme                           employment opportunities
• a higher education guidance evening at        The Achievement Programme provides            • managing your finances
  the end of the first year, and the start of   support to students who need extra help to
                                                                                              • individual counselling for your personal
  the second year specifically designed for     achieve their full potential by giving them
                                                                                                difficulties
  Advanced Vocational courses                   the opportunity to catch up with their
                                                studies and/or improve their grades.
• progress reports twice a year
                                                Students attend the Achievement               Gifted and Talented Students
• the opportunity to join the parents’                                                        We believe that our specialist 16 -19
                                                Programme on their study day and work in
  focus group which meets twice a year to                                                     student campus provides the ideal
                                                a non-threatening, supported and highly
  discuss new developments and any                                                            environment for gifted and talented
                                                productive working environment, with
  concerns                                                                                    students. If you have a special gift or talent,
                                                                                              you can be assured that when you come to
                                                                                              Runshaw, you will receive extra support
                                                                                              and encouragement to develop your
                                                                                              individual talents.




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                                                    Supporting your studies



Achieving your Full Potential
At Runshaw, we will encourage you to:
• explore your chosen subject in greater
  depth
• receive extra support outside lessons in
  individual tutorials
• broaden your experience by
  participating in a wide range of
  activities
• enjoy subject enhancement activities
  like trips, attending events, hearing
  invited speakers, participating in
  regional and national competitions
• participate in enrichment activities like
  the languages, instrumental tuition,
  Duke of Edinburgh Awards, first aid,
  sport, archery, counselling etc
• benefit from work placement
  opportunities during the course
• develop skills through volunteering
  both at college and in the wider
  community
• enhance your CV by offering opportunities
  to be a college ambassador or peer mentor


Study Day
You will have a dedicated study day which
offers you flexibility in your studies.
Your study day will enable you to develop
independent study skills by working from
home or a chance to utilise all the resources
at college such as IT suites, specialist course
facilities and well stocked library. It will also
enable you to arrange meetings with staff for
further guidance or if necessary attend the
achievement programme for higher level
support ensuring you reach your full
potential.

Study days also provide course teams with an
opportunity to arrange trips that enhance
your studies without interfering with your
classes.

This flexibility is an excellent introduction and
preparation for independent learning at
university or in the world of work.




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                                              Enriching your college experience




Enriching your college experience
During your time at Runshaw you will have the opportunity to
take part in a number of different enrichment activities. These will
increase your enjoyment of your studies and equip you for further
success.

There are over 60 activities to choose from so here is a brief
outline of some of them:




Duke of Edinburgh’s Award                     Visual Arts                                   Radio Presenting Workshop
Take part in the internationally recognised   • Drawing & Painting Techniques               Want to have a go at being a radio
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which is highly                                                  presenter, reading the news and playing
                                              • Sketching
regarded by universities and employers.                                                     your favourite tunes? Well, book onto the
                                              • Printmaking                                 College Radio Enrichment Workshops.
Performing Arts
                                              Media                                         Computing Gaming Club
• College productions – be part of the
                                              If you are interested in joining any of the   Try out new games without having to buy
  college production, ranging from
                                              following enrichment activities, register     them.
  musicals to Shakespeare
                                              your name during enrolment:
• Dance Club – a dance club for all
                                              • magazine club                               Christian Union and Islamic
  wannabe dancers
                                              • film club                                   Society
• Choreography workshop - for students
                                              • photography                                 Dynamic societies that brings like-minded
  with some dance experience. Learn
                                                                                            people together to discuss issues and
  about the basic principles of               • video production
                                                                                            worship.
  choreography and work towards regular       • digital imagery
  performances                                • Runshaw TV


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                                             Enriching your college experience




Band                                         Chamber Choir                                 Rock Music Workshop
Do you play any woodwind instrument,         A more specialised choir for those with       Designed for students already playing an
drums or bass guitar? In the college band    more musical experience.                      instrument or singing.
you will have the opportunity to perform a
wide range of music from jazz to popular     For those wishing to be part of an intimate   Debating Society
music.                                       musical group you can check out the           Have your say on the debates that matter
                                             following:                                    most!
Choir                                        • recitals
All are welcome at choir whether you are a   • percussion group                            Creative Writing
serious singer or a complete beginner.       • string group                                Learn the skills of becoming a creative
                                             • folk group                                  writer; let your creativity run wild!
Music Theory
                                             • saxophone group
Learn more about the theory of music at                                                    Chess Club
                                             • clarinet group
any level, read music more fluently, pass                                                  Chess is becoming more popular than ever
exams, perfect your technical and            • flute group
                                                                                           – come and join us!
theoretical knowledge.                       • brass group
                                                                                           First Aid
                                                                                           Learn basic life saving skills on this short
                                                                                           course and gain a recognized certificate of
                                                                                           competence.


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Counselling Skills                              Recreational Sports                              Outdoor Adventure/Activities
If you’re thinking of working in the caring     Lots of sports available to play in free time,   For all those interested in pursuing outdoor
professions attending this course could         on our purpose built recreational sports         activities ranging from mountain biking to
make your CV stand out from the crowd           courts – five a side football, girls football,   rock climbing to cycling fitness.
and you'll have fun along the way!              rugby, hockey, basketball.
                                                                                                 Caving
                                                Come and try out some new sports such as
Sport                                                                                            This will allow participants to navigate
                                                fut sal, tag rugby, short tennis, Wii Fit
Football, hockey, rugby, volleyball,                                                             through several famous pot holes.
basketball, badminton: for anyone who
                                                Cheerleading
wants to have a go at being in a team, for                                                       Survivors Days
                                                Cheerleading is a sport that uses organized
fun or even playing in matches at home                                                           Short course covering leadership, team
                                                routines made from elements of some
and away.                                                                                        working and problem solving using a range
                                                tumbling, dance, jumps and stunting to
                                                                                                 of outdoor scenarios.
                                                direct the event’s spectators to cheer on
Conditioning
                                                sports teams at games and matches and
Resistance training, cardiovascular work                                                         Snorkelling
                                                compete in cheerleading competitions – so
and flexibility exercises in the college gym.                                                    This practical course covers the selection
                                                come and join us!
                                                                                                 and use of equipment/snorkel and diving
Trampolining                                                                                     techniques.
Come to this fun session: learn how to
trampoline and stay fit at the same time.




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Skiing                                         How to enrol onto an activity                  Have your say
Skiing and snowboarding trips and tuition      At enrolment you will be able to register      You have an opportunity to represent your
for beginners and advanced to the Chill        your interest in the activity of your choice   tutor group by becoming a PT rep. You
Factor in Manchester.                          and pick up some information. At the           could also become a member of the
                                               beginning of term we hold ‘Freshers’ Fayre’    Student Council.
Mountain Rescue Courses                        when you can try out activities and enrol.
                                                                                              The Student Council is the voice of the
Take part in a search and rescue exercise in
                                               Some courses run weekly for the whole          students from across the sixth form college.
the Forest of Bowland.
                                               year, some are block courses that only run     Its members represent the views of
                                               for a few weeks but may run several times      students to staff as well as working closely
Climbing and Abseiling
                                               during the year, some outdoor                  together as a team on many cross-college
This practical course covers
                                               activities/courses run just for a day.         activities and issues such as the Freshers’
climbing/abseiling skills, belaying/rope
                                                                                              Party, the annual Leavers’ Ball and
work, selecting and fitting equipment and
                                                                                              Christmas Tree Ball, charity events and
climbing safely.
                                                                                              student welfare.

                                                                                              If you would like to be closely involved
                                                                                              with college events and activities and have
                                                                                              your say, then there are excellent
                                                                                              opportunities to do so.




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                                         Runshaw is one of the top colleges for sport




Runshaw has been the top college
for Sport in the North West
since 2000
Runshaw is the place to come if you are serious about sport
and are willing to work hard. We will endeavour to enable                               Student Profile
you to make the most of both your sporting and academic                                 Lauren Finch
                                                                                        Physical Education
talents. We will help you to fulfil your potential, encourage
                                                                                        Lauren says, “I decided to come to
you to be responsible for your own actions, be innovative                               Runshaw because I felt it was the
and take the initiative.                                                                best college in the area; it has great
                                                                                        results year on year and has
                                                                                        excellent success in sports.”
Sporting highlights
• The Academy Football team were quarter finalists in the National Cup

• The Girls Academy Football team are currently top of the North West League and will
  now compete in the National Finals at Loughborough

• The Academy Rugby League team got through the semi-finals of the National Cup

• The Academy Rugby Union team made
  it through to the semi-finals of the
  Lancashire Cup

• The Academy Basketball team
  made it through to the
  National Finals in Nottingham.
  They also came a fantastic
  4th in the Belgium European
  tournament and have now
  been invited to play in
  Luxembourg

• The Academy Hockey team
  have qualified for the
  National Finals in
  Loughborough

• The Academy Netball team
  have won the North West
  League

• In terms of individual sports
  Runshaw sporting students
  have gained places at the
  National Finals in cross
  country, badminton and tennis.


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                                                 Two of our Runshaw students,
                                                 Rebecca White and Olivia Dean,
                                                 pictured right, have excelled in
                                                 Netball this year.
                                                 Olivia’s achievements include:
                                                 • Member of the British Colleges’ squad
                                                 • Player of the Season – Runshaw
                                                   Academy
                                                 • National finalists with YWCA Bury
                                                   Netball Club
                                                 • Player of the Season – Bolton Ladies
                                                   Netball League
                                                 • Runners up Premier League Bolton
                                                   Ladies Netball League
"Up and under, down under"
                                                 • Winners Division One Bury Ladies
Runshaw Rugby League ace Josh Jones
                                                   League
shines on Aussie tour (pictured above).
                                                 Rebecca’s achievements this year include:
Runshaw student Josh Jones successfully
                                                 • Played in the Nationals
represented St Helens Rugby League in
their 3 week Foundation Academy tour of          • Runners up at Leyland Motors
Australia U’16. Josh is the England School       • Member of the North West Regional
Boy Captain and a former Bishop                    Squad
Rawstorne student.




                                                                                             Dean Heapes
                                                                                             Dean studies Physical Education and is a
                                                                                             member of the Swimming Academy.

                                                                                             Achievements:
                                                                                             • Ranked 7th nationally 200m Breaststroke
                                                                                             • Regional Champion 200m Breaststroke
                                                                                             • Lancashire County Champion 100m and
                                                                                               200m Breaststroke
                                                                                             • District Champion 50m, 100m and 200m
                                                                                               Breaststroke
                                                                                             • 2 national qualifying times100m and
                                                                                               200m Breastroke
                                                                                             • Came 2nd in Regional College Gala
                                                                                               100m Breastroke
                                                                                             • British Biathlon Champion
                                                                                             • Member of winning Runshaw Swimming
Olympic hopeful - Tutor Fay Nash                                                               team
Former Runshaw student and current England player, Fay Nash, has returned to the
Langdale Road campus to help inspire her pupils to success. Fay has been selected to
represent England at the next Olympic Games in London 2012 (pictured above left).


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                              Runshaw is one of the top colleges for sport




Runshaw has been the top college
for Sport in the North West
since 2000
The ethos of our Academy is excellence in both academic
achievement and sporting performance. To join our Academy
                                                                         Swimming Success
you don’t need to take a sports course at Runshaw and                    Former student Joshua Walsh (pictured
selection is based on your performance in your sport. If you             above) was selected to represent England
                                                                         at the Third Commonwealth Youth Games
have expressed an interest in joining our Academy you will
                                                                         in India where he managed to secure a
be invited in for trials during the summer term.                         Bronze medal.

There are currently Academy teams in rugby league and                    Naomi Saville and Tanya Lancaster both
                                                                         recorded outstanding victories at the
union, basketball, netball, football, golf, hockey, badminton
                                                                         National Finals in Loughborough. Naomi
and tennis but we also cater for every individual sport and              took 3 golds and 1 silver and Tanya
currently offer training in cycling, athletics, fell running and         recorded 1 gold and 1 bronze. An
                                                                         absolutely outstanding performance.
trampolining. You will be allocated six hours per week
training, plus sporting fixtures on Wednesday afternoon.




Runshaw’s Rugby Champions




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Women’s Football                                  Louis Mayers                                     Badminton
Runshaw’s Women’s Football squad is very          Louis studies Sports at Runshaw and is a         After a successful year Jennifer Salisbury
strong and a number of players are                member of the Football Academy.                  can now count herself as the Number One
members of local clubs and play regularly         Achievements:                                    college badminton player in the country
at the highest level. The team are North          • Reached the last 30 of the English college     after beating the country’s best at the
West 5 a Side Champions and were Bronze             trials                                         National Finals in Loughborough.
Medal winners in the National Finals at           • Played semi-professional outside of the
                                                    college – Squires Gate FC in North West
Loughborough securing their position once
                                                    counties Premier Division
again as one of the best teams in the
                                                  • Spent three years at Manchester City and
country.
                                                    a year at Blackburn Rovers before coming
Our current goal keeper, Danielle Gibbons,          to college
(pictured above), has been selected for the
England squad and we wish her every
success.




                                                  Tennis
                                                  Tennis doubles players, Stuart Gent, Adam
                                                  Francis, Sam Stuart and Tom Hopwood
                                                  have been hard to beat this year. Sam
                                                  Stuart and Stuart Gent are now ranked 4th
                                                  best college tennis players in the country
                                                                                                   Betti Worth
                                                  after testing their abilities against the best   Betti studies Sports Science at Runshaw and
                                                  and coming 4th in the National Tennis            is a member of the Football Academy.
                                                  Finals.                                          Achievements:
                                                                                                   • Represented England Colleges U19s
                                                                                                   • Captained England Colleges U16s and
                                                                                                     won the Rose Ball International
                                                                                                     Tournament two years running
                                                                                                   • Has two England Caps
                                                                                                   • Plays Centre Mid Field for Manchester
                                                                                                     City 1st Team
                                                                                                   • Captain of Manchester City Reserves
                                                                                                   • Manager’s Player of Year for Manchester
                                                                                                     City and Runshaw Football Academy.




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                                 What are Vocational Courses?




What are Vocational Courses?
 Vocational qualifications focus on employment sectors,
 developing an academic understanding of the area along
 with practical, work-related skills. They provide a real-
 world approach to learning and skills development along
 with a theoretical background. They’re designed so that
 they can be developed and updated in response to
 industry and learner needs, making students much more
 employable. They’re great if you have an idea of which
 industry you’d like to work in.




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What is a BTEC?                                  What is a BTEC Level 3
BTECs are nationally recognised, semi-           Extended Diploma?
practical, work related qualifications,          Structure
giving you knowledge, understanding and          BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are 2 year
skills that will help you progress into higher   courses made up of 18 units or subjects
education (to study an academic subject or       (core units and specialist units) related to
to continue with the vocational route) or        your chosen industry. It is graded Pass,
they will prepare you for employment.            Merit or Distinction and at the end you
You focus on one industry by studying one        achieve a triple grade e.g. PPP, MMM or
BTEC qualification that covers a range of        DDD, which attract points for university,
topics / subjects related to your chosen         just like A-levels. A BTEC Level 3 Extended
industry.                                        Diploma is the equivalent to achieving
Learning methods                                 3 A-levels. A final triple grade of DDD is
You will learn through a variety of study        equivalent to achieving 3 grade A’s at
methods including formal class teaching,         A-level and attracts the same UCAS points
group work, case studies, practical              for university.
activities, presentation and role-play, and      How do I get on this course?
personal research for assignments.               To get straight onto the BTEC Level 3
Assessment                                       Extended Diploma you will need 5 GCSE
You’ll be assessed through a variety of          passes at grades A-C. You are required to
assignments based on work-related                include both English and Mathematics, but
situations or activities with opportunities      one can be at grade C and the other at           Progression
for teamwork and individual in-depth             grade D. Alternatively you will need at          Most students will go on to university after
study. You could produce reports,                least a Merit in a Vocational Level 2            studying a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma.
coursework or projects, take part in             Diploma e.g. BTEC Level 2 Diploma and            It is a popular and successful route into
practical assessment, role-plays or              have achieved qualifications in literacy and     higher education where you might choose
presentations, but on your BTEC course           numeracy at your target level. You will also     to study a Foundation Degree qualification
you won’t take exams.                            need a high standard of written and              or a full honours degree course. Others go
                                                 spoken English, the ability to use and           straight into work. A BTEC Level 3
                                                 understand numbers and good IT skills.           Extended Diploma will give you knowledge
                                                 You need to have very good organisational        and skills to enter your chosen industry.
                                                 skills to manage the coursework.


PROGRESSION ROUTES:




                                                                                                                      BTEC Higher
                                                                                                                     National Diploma
                                                                   Level 2                      Level 3             Foundation Degree
                                                                                                                  Accounting Technicians




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What is a BTEC Level 2 Diploma?                What is a BTEC Entry Level
Structure                                      Award?
BTEC Level 2 Diplomas are one year courses     The Entry Level course is an introduction to
made up of a number of units or subjects,      vocational study. It is a one year course
related to your chosen industry. At the end    made up of a wide variety of units which
you should achieve a Pass, Merit or            give you the opportunity to develop the
Distinction. A BTEC Level 2 Diploma is the     skills and knowledge needed as a first
equivalent to achieving 4 GCSE passes at       step to vocational qualifications.
grade C.                                       How do I get on this course?
How do I get on this course?                   You do not need any formal qualifications
To get onto the BTEC Level 2 Diploma you       however, you will need to show a good
will need at least 4 GCSE passes at grade D    level of commitment towards studying and
including English or Mathematics               attending college, plus a keen interest in a
preferably one at grade D and the other at     vocational area of study. This will be
grade E or vice versa, or a Vocational Level   demonstrated at interview which will be
1 qualification e.g. BTEC Level 1 Diploma.     part of your enrolment.

Progression                                    Progression
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is a great            Most students progress on to a level 1
stepping stone onto the Level 3 Diploma        course but you could progress onto
and most students will go on to study at       learning in the workplace, supported
this higher level to give them more            employment or employment
knowledge, skills and experience for
working in their chosen industry or            What is an NVQ?
studying at a higher level. Others choose to   An NVQ is a work-related, hands-on
continue learning in the workplace,            qualification that focuses on
gaining employment-based training.             employment skills. They’ve been
                                               developed by the industry for the
What is a BTEC Level 1 Diploma                 industry. You will have to show
                                               you are able to do certain work-
Structure
                                               related skills, demonstrating that
A BTEC Level 1 Diploma is the first step on
                                               you meet national standards set by
the BTEC ladder. It’s a good introduction to
                                               employers and making sure you can
learning about the area of work you’re
                                               actually do the job.
interested in.
                                               Learning methods
It’s a one year course made up of a number
                                               You’ll work in a realistic working
of units, or subjects, all related to your
                                               environment and will undertake
chosen industry.
                                               placements in the industry. Learning will
How do I get on this course?                   also take place in the classroom where you
To get onto the BTEC Level 1 Diploma you       will be taught related theory using a
will need one GCSE at grade D and 2 at         variety of teaching and learning methods.
grade E including Mathematics or English.
                                               You will learn through a variety of study
Progression                                    methods including formal class teaching,
Most students will carry on learning about     group work, case studies, practical
their chosen industry and progress on to a     activities, role-play and personal research
BTEC Level 2 Diploma. Some students            for assignments.
choose to carry on learning in the
                                               Assessment
workplace, gaining employment-based
                                               You will be assessed through observation in
training.
                                               a realistic working environment and
                                               during placements, by producing or
                                               gathering appropriate materials and


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through questioning. You will put together     qualifications whilst also being employed.     In addition there may be assignments and
a portfolio and be observed by an              You will be paid a wage that reflects your     tests related to the technical certificate,
assessor who will observe you doing the        skills, experience and ability. You don’t      numeracy and literacy.
tasks. In addition you will undertake          necessarily need a job before you apply, we
                                                                                              Structure
some formal exams.                             will help you find employment.
                                                                                              To complete your Apprenticeship you will
                                               An apprenticeship normally takes between
Depending on your current level of skills                                                     complete an NVQ qualification, which is a
                                               12 and 18 months.
you will start on either a Level 1 or 2                                                       work-related, hands-on qualification that
course. These courses are a great way to       Learning methods                               focuses on what you do in the workplace.
develop highly valued skills for industry      You will learn both on-the-job with your       You will have to demonstrate you are able
and also act as a stepping stone onto the      employer and off-the-job in college. Your      to work to national standards and actually
next level. Many of our students will go on    time in college will depend on your area of    do the job. You will also learn the theory
to develop their skills further by moving up   study but will not be more than one day a      behind what you are doing and will gain a
to the next level (2 or 3) whilst others       week, during which you will learn through      technical certificate to support this.
choose to continue learning in the work        a variety of study methods including formal    Depending on the area you choose to work
place, gaining employment-based training.      class teaching, group work, case studies,      in you may be able to take other
                                               practical activities and job-related tasks.    appropriate qualifications to support your
What is an Apprenticeship?                                                                    job role, you may also improve your
                                               Assessment
Apprenticeships enable you to work, train                                                     numeracy and literacy to ensure you have
                                               You will be visited in the workplace by your
and earn at the same time. You can train                                                      the right level in both to succeed in the
                                               assessor who will work with you to build a
for a skilled job and gain valuable                                                           workplace.
                                               portfolio of evidence for your NVQ.




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How do I get on this course?                   Will a vocational qualification                What is a Foundation Studies and
To get onto an Apprenticeship you will         suit me?                                       Skills Course?
need at least 4 GCSE passes at grade D,        BTECs and NVQs are great if you know           This is a brilliant course if you need extra
preferably including Mathematics and           which industry you would like to work in.      support to gain the skills needed to move
English or a Vocational Level 1                By studying these qualifications you           on to a Level 1 course at college or prepare
qualification. You also need to be reliable,   develop skills and knowledge specifically      you for work.
committed, enthusiastic and motivated to       related to your chosen industry which
                                                                                              To come on this course you do not need
progress in your chosen area.                  makes you highly employable.
                                                                                              any formal qualifications but we do expect
Progression                                    There are no exams, however to be              you to want to work hard at college and
Providing your job role allows, you can        successful on these courses you will need to   achieve your targets. The course can last 1,
progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship or      be organised and have good time                2 or 3 years depending on your ability.
you may choose a higher level college-         management skills to be able to put
                                                                                              You will have an individual timetable
based course. On successful completion of      together your portfolio of work. Don’t
                                                                                              planned over 3 full days depending on your
an Advanced Apprenticeship you can             worry if you find this difficult; we’ll help
                                                                                              current abilities and your long term aims.
advance to a Foundation Degree, full or        you develop these skills. You need to be
                                                                                              You will be able to choose your vocational
part-time. You may decide just to progress     committed and be prepared to take
                                                                                              option to work on alongside the core
in the workplace.                              responsibility for your own learning.
                                                                                              subjects.




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“Student progression to higher
education, further education or
training is excellent...” Ofsted




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Art, Design and Graphics Courses
Art, Design and Media BTEC Level 1 Diploma
Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Graphic Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Art, Design and Graphics students all achieved 3 distinctions in
their advanced level studies this year. This is the equivalent to 3 A
grades at GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the UCAS tariff table:

Alex Atkinson                        Christopher Hodge                      Hannah Shah
Laura Baker                          Sammi Jones                            Lauren Shearer
Sean Bates                           Lauren Kenyon                          Nicholas Smith
Adam Bretherton                      Adam Kirkman                           Emily Thomas
Stacie Broderick                     Leah Le                                David Townhill
Heather Caton                        Grace Lee                              Darshil Varsani
Stephanie Christian                  Ruth Liddell                           Rachel Walkden
Laura Cook                           Rachel Liptrot                         Donna Wilkinson
Hayley Corns                         Robyn Marshall                         Jake Yarwood
Rebecca Cordell                      Liam McCarthy
Naomi Cox                            Aliki Panteli
Natalie Dowbekin                     Sarah Parton
Eva Duerden                          Debbie Pickup
Ben Fearnley
Matthew Green
Lee Haydock




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Art and Design                                         What are the entry requirements for                 To stimulate your work you will go on a variety
                                                       this course?                                        of trips and visits. To widen the experience in
BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                   You will need 1 GCSE pass at grade D and 2          college there are opportunities to go on college
What will I do on the course?                          GCSE passes at grade E including Art,               trips and get to know other vocational
This is a 1 year course that will build on your        Mathematics and English. If you do not have an      students. There will be the opportunity to meet
skills and creativity whilst developing the skills     art qualification you will be expected to           various visiting artists and the chance to explore
necessary for a successful introduction to all         complete a short project to showcase your           lots of exciting new skills.
areas of Art and Design. We will extend your           artistic ability.
knowledge of Art and Design by developing                                                                  You do not take a written exam on this course.
your research, design and artistic skills. This will                                                       Instead, your tutors will assess the work you
                                                       What will this course prepare me for?               produce throughout the year. Your tutors, and
include drawing, sketching and 3D work. In             When you have successfully completed the
addition to this we will help you to express your                                                          then an external examiner, will mark and grade
                                                       course you could stay at college and progress       your work. The majority of our students
personal ideas to meet the unit briefs. There is       on to a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design
a final project which gives you the opportunity                                                            progress to higher level courses.
                                                       or Graphic Design. It can also prepare you for
to showcase your skills.                               finding employment in the art, craft and design
As part of the course you will also study              industries.
Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT
together with Personal and Social Development          What’s great about this course?
to help you to reach your full potential in            The course offers you the opportunity to work
education and prepare you to work confidently,         in a variety of art and design areas. You will be
effectively and independently in life.                 taught in a friendly and supportive environment
                                                       by specialist tutors.


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Art and Design BTEC Level 2                             What are the entry requirements for                What’s great about this course?
                                                        this course?                                       The course offers you the opportunity to work
Diploma                                                 You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D:            in a variety of art and design areas. You will be
What will I do on the course?                           preferably a grade C in Art and then a grade D     taught in a friendly and supportive environment
This is a 1 year course which will develop your         in Mathematics and a grade E in English, or vice   by specialist tutors.
artistic talents. You will have the opportunity to      versa. If you have no art qualification you will
                                                                                                           To stimulate your work you will go on a variety
explore a wide variety of areas including 2D            be asked to complete a short project to
                                                                                                           of trips and visits. To widen the experience in
and 3D communication, graphic design,                   showcase your artistic ability .
                                                                                                           college there are opportunities to go on college
photography and textiles. You will also learn
                                                                                                           trips and get to know other vocational
about contextual references in art and design,          What will this course prepare me for?              students. There will be the opportunity to meet
explore, develop and produce your ideas.                When you have successfully completed the           various visiting artists and the chance to explore
                                                        course you could stay at college and progress      lots of exciting new skills.
You may also study Mathematics and/or English
                                                        on to a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art
up to Level 2 to support your practical work
                                                        and Design or Graphic Design. It can also          You do not take a written exam on this course.
and career development.
                                                        prepare you for finding employment in the art,     Instead, your tutors will assess the work you
                                                        craft and design industries.                       produce throughout the year. Your tutors, and
                                                                                                           then an external examiner, will mark and grade
                                                                                                           your work. The majority of our students
                                                                                                           progress to higher level courses.




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                                             Art & Design BTEC Level 3                          practical art and design skills, applicants will
                                                                                                need at least grade C in an Art or Design GCSE.
                                             Extended Diploma                                   All students who have not achieved English or
                                             What will I do on the course?                      Mathematics at grade C are expected to retake
                                             Over the 2 years of this course you will develop   the subject as a supplement to their Level 3
                                             your skills in a wide range of disciplines         Extended Diploma timetable.
                                             including:
                                             • drawing, life drawing and painting               What will this course prepare me for?
                                             • 3D design involving project work in a variety    This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels.You will
                                               of materials e.g. wood, metal, ceramics,         be able to progress to university or into
                                               plastics and paper                               employment or training within your specialist
                                             • art history from primitive to contemporary art   field; this could include employment in design
                                               including other cultures                         agencies, manufacturing, graphic design
                                             • fashion and textiles                             companies or self employment.
Student Profile                              • graphic design including illustration,
                                                                                                What’s great about this course?
Christopher Hodge                              typography and advertising
                                                                                                You will be taught in specialised classrooms
Art & Design                                 • photography involving the full use of the
                                                                                                with excellent facilities by highly qualified staff
                                               darkroom to develop and process black and
Christopher says, “I like everything                                                            that have a wide-range of industrial experience.
                                               white film
about my course! Runshaw is a really                                                            You will have the opportunity to visit galleries
great place if you want to further           • printmaking including silk screen printing,
                                                                                                and exhibitions and will participate in the end
your art skills. The facilities are really     lino and mono-printing
                                                                                                of year show where your work may be
good along with the support from                                                                exhibited.
tutors.”                                     What are the entry requirements for
                                             this course?                                       Results on the course are consistently excellent.
                                             You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.         In 2009, 100% of students achieved the
                                             You are required to include English and            qualification with 80% gaining high grades and
                                             Mathematics but one can be grade C and the         47% at the highest possible grade of DDD.
                                             other grade D. Due to the emphasis on




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Graphic Design                                       All students who have not achieved English and
                                                     Mathematics at grade C are expected to retake
BTEC Level 3                                         the subject as a supplement to their Level 3
Extended Diploma                                     Extended Diploma timetable.
What will I do on the course?                        Please note: due to the emphasis on practical
You will study:                                      art and design skills, applicants will need at
• computers in art techniques and software           least grade C in Art or Design GCSE.
  packages
• designing with type and letterforms                What will this course prepare me for?
• design and produce websites                        This course will prepare you for either a degree
• illustration and design techniques used in         course in Graphic Design, Web Design,
  Graphic Design                                     Illustration, Multimedia and Advertising, or
• layout design techniques                           directly into employment within these areas.

• coming up with ideas and concepts
• using different experimentation techniques
                                                     What’s great about this course?
                                                                                                          Student Profile
                                                     Great facilities which include a state of the art,   Sarah Parton
  and media
                                                     industry standard Apple Mac Suite and Apple          Art & Design
• contextual studies and the history of Art and
                                                     laptops. Highly qualified staff with relevant        Sarah says “I really like the different
  Design
                                                     industry experience. You will have the chance        areas within the Art & Design course
• professional practices within the graphic          to do external commissions and take part in          as it allows me to experiment with
  industry                                           work experience and design agency experience         new and interesting design
• work experience within the graphics industry       within the college.                                  techniques.”

What are the entry requirements for                  Students on Graphics achieve consistently
this course?                                         excellent grades. In 2009 100% of students
You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.           achieved the qualification with 86% gaining
You are required to include English and              high grades and 48% gaining DDD, the highest
Mathematics but one can be grade C and the           grade possible.
other grade D.




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               “Students are very well prepared for
               examinations and beyond...” Ofsted


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Beauty Therapy Courses
Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma
Beauty Therapy NVQ 3




                                                                           Student Profile
                                                                           Charlie Watkinson
                                                                           Beauty Therapy
                                                                           Charlie says, “I have really enjoyed
                                                                           learning new skills such as waxing
                                                                           and facials.”


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Beauty Therapy                                         You will also study Essential Skills in              • working with number in the workplace
                                                       Mathematics and/or English to support your           • IT skills
Level 2 Diploma                                        practical and career development.                    • progression to higher level courses and other
What will I do on the course?                                                                                 areas of the industry
You will require a unique combination of skills        What are the entry requirements for
and artistic flair to achieve a variety of practical   this course?                                         What’s great about this course?
and theory skills including:                           You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D               To be a Beauty Therapist your personality
• manicure                                             including grade D Mathematics and grade E            should be vibrant, sparkling and interesting.
• pedicure                                             English or vice versa.                               At Runshaw we will encourage you to develop
• make-up                                                                                                   this further with additional training. You will
                                                       What will this course prepare me for?                enjoy developing a wide variety of skills
• facial
                                                       To be a Beauty Therapist you will require a          including:
• eye treatments                                       range of skills and training not only in practical   • self tanning
• health and safety                                    areas but in being diplomatic and sympathetic
                                                                                                            • hot stone therapy
• reception duties                                     to clients and those around you.
                                                                                                            • ear piercing
• team work
                                                       Here at Runshaw we will provide you not only         • Dermalogica
• basic knowledge of Chemistry, Physics,               with the practical skills but with many of the       • selling and retail
  Biology and Mathematics                              vital qualities required to succeed in the
                                                                                                            • competition work
The course is assessed through a number of             industry, including:
practical assessments which are observed,              • communication skills for the industry              During your course, trips and activities are
assignments and written exams, all of which            • dealing with difficult clients and situations      arranged including Hair and Beauty shows at
require a high degree of commitment and hard                                                                Blackpool and Manchester, Ice Skating and
                                                       • work placements
work. Throughout the course you will work                                                                   various local and national charity events.
                                                       • competition work
through the units working on members of the
general public who use our town centre based
salons.


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Beauty Therapy                                           What will this course prepare me for?             What’s great about this course?
                                                         You will already have developed the required      Results on this course are consistently high with
NVQ 3                                                    skills of being diplomatic and sympathetic to     a good track record of achieving 100% pass
What will I do on the course?                            clients and others around you; however you will   rates over recent years.
After hard work, training and commitment on              now build on your basic occupational skills and
                                                                                                           To be a beauty therapist your personality should
Level 2 you will now be ready to show your               transform these by adding your own personal
                                                                                                           be vibrant, sparkling and interesting.
natural artistic flair by demonstrating your own         touch. You will gain enormous reward working
                                                                                                           At Runshaw we will encourage you to develop
qualities and skills in a range of areas including:      with the public and other beauticians to
                                                                                                           further with additional training in areas such as:
• electrolysis                                           enhance their well-being.
                                                                                                           • advanced epilation
• electrical facial work                                 At Runshaw we will continue to provide you        • competition work
• electrical body work                                   not only with the practical skills but also the   • dermalogical retail and product training
• promoting of services and treatments                   vital qualities required to succeed in the
                                                                                                           • ear piercing
• body and head massage                                  industry.
                                                                                                           • fake tanning
• supervisory roles and responsibilities                 These include:                                    • make-up
You will be assessed on your course through              • communication skills for the industry           • artificial nails
observation of practical assessments,                    • dealing with difficult clients and situations
                                                         • work placements                                 During your course, trips and activities are
assignments and written examinations, all of
                                                         • competition work                                arranged including Hair and Beauty shows in
which require a high degree of commitment
                                                         • working with number in the workplace            Blackpool and Manchester, ice skating and
and hard work. You will also work with
                                                         • information technology                          various local and national charity events.
members of the general public who visit our
town centre based salons.                                • progression to higher levels and other areas
                                                           of the industry
What are the entry requirements for
this course?
You will need to have achieved a pass in
a Level 2 Beauty Therapy or equivalent.




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Business, Retail and Administration Courses
Accounting Level 2 Apprenticeship
Business BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                                Megan McShane
Business BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                                Grant Mercer
Business and Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship                           Hannah Mercer
Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                                       Junaid Mirza
Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship                                      Sabbir Mohamed
These Business, Retail and Administration students all achieved              Darren Morris
3 distinctions in their advanced level studies this year. This is the        Alex Nutter
equivalent to 3 A grades at GCE A-level and worth 360 points on              Parashar Parmar
the UCAS tariff table:
                                                                             Matthew Parsell
                                                                             Dilen Pattni
Hassan Ali                             Olivia Gibbs-Stringer                 Michael Penman
Faye Almond                            Natalie Gornall                       Daniel Petinaud
Leanne Ashcroft                        Andrew Greenwood                      Alexander Pilkington
Sarah Ashton                           Matthew Hartley                       Kerry Pollard
Thomas Barlow                          Anna Harvey                           Laura Ridehalgh
Joshua Barnes                          Paul Hawkins                          Catherine Riley
Michael Beckett                        Zac Heath                             Chloe Ryding
Daniel Bibby                           Daniel Hill                           Faiyaz Selant
Hayley Billington                      Matthew Holmes                        Alexander Sharples
Jonathan Blackburn                     Mohammed Hoque                        Emma Shepherd
Samantha Bonney                        Luke Howard                           Karam Singh
Victoria Brindle                       Nazir Hussain                         Amy Slater
Jonathan Burke                         Jack Iddon                            Stephanie Stewart
Paul Carr                              Katie Jennings                        Elizabeth Strange
Simon Charnock                         Emily Kevan                           Amy Strutt
Chethan Chauhan                        Shaharyar Khan                        Lauren Sutton
Lauren Clague                          Elliott Kurjan                        Cheryl Sweetnam
Anthony Cooke                          Chelsea Lannon                        Zahid Tagari
Robert Cowap                           Ciaran Large                          Sarah Talbot
Benjamin Cowburn                       Kathryn Leathard                      Jonathan Terry
Christopher Davies                     Elizabeth Lewis                       Fiona Thompson
Stuart Eland                           Jake McCarthy                         Rebecca Thornley
Lewis Fazackerley                      Nial McGarty                          Olivia Tuggey
Simon Fox                              Christopher McGill                    Matthew Turner
Kate Frackelton                        Samantha McGowan                      Lucy Tuttle
Samantha Freeman                       Peter McLearie                        Elle Vernon


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Jodie Vickers            Accounting Level 2                                What are the entry requirements for
                                                                           this course?
William Wall             Apprenticeship                                    You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade C or
Rebecca Walsh            What will I do on the course?                     above including Mathematics and English.
                         You will be working 4 days a week and will
Christopher Walton                                                         What will this course prepare me for?
                         come into college at our Euxton site 1 day a
Megan West               week. You will work towards an Apprenticeship     • a career in accounts
                         Framework at Level 2 in Accounts consisting of:   • progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship -
Curtis Wilkinson
                         • Level 2 NVQ Diploma - AAT foundation              AAT Intermediate
Idanan Zafar             • Functional Skills in Mathematics and English    • progression to other related Level 3 courses
                         • Module on employment rights and
                           responsibilities – this will teach you about    What’s great about this course?
                           contracts of employment and other work-         You will be employed in an office/junior
                           related issues                                  accounts role earning an apprenticeship salary
                                                                           as well as coming to college. You will benefit
                         In addition to individual certificates, on        from working with qualified/experienced
                         successful completion of all elements you will    colleagues and have the support of your
                         be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework            assessor throughout your training.
                         Certificate.
                                                                           In addition you will have access to all college
                                                                           facilities, in the same way as full time students.




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Business BTEC Level 1                                 What will this course prepare me for?
                                                      This course is designed to encourage you to
Diploma                                               develop the personal skills and qualities you
What will I do on the course?                         need to work in the world of business. We will
You will learn about jobs and starting work in        help you to achieve your full potential by taking
business, develop a wide range of related skills      a practical hands-on approach and by relating
that will prepare you to work in the world of         teaching to real jobs and careers in business. It
business administration and develop                   will give you the opportunity to progress to a
employability skills. There will also be the          level 2 course, Modern Apprenticeship or junior
opportunity to develop your knowledge and             employment.
experience of administration duties in the
college offices and in a work experience              What’s great about this course?
situation.                                            To stimulate your work you will go on a variety
                                                      of trips and visits. There will also be the
As part of the course you will also study
Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and
                                                      opportunity to listen to and meet visiting guest
                                                      speakers from industry with the chance to
                                                                                                          Student Profile
ICT together with Personal and Social                                                                     Daniel Bibby
                                                      explore lots of exciting new skills.
Development to help you to reach your full                                                                Business
potential in education and prepare you to work        The course is taught by specialist Business         Daniel says, “I always wanted to come
confidently, effectively and independently in         tutors who teach on other pre-advanced and          to Runshaw; I preferred the campus
life.                                                 advanced level vocational courses at the college    compared to other colleges and the
                                                      and who will give you full support and              course content looked great. I would
What are the entry requirements for                   guidance throughout your course.                    recommend Runshaw to others if they
this course?                                                                                              want to do well and progress into
You will need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes                                                              further education or employment.
at GCSE including Mathematics or English.                                                                 Runshaw will set you up for life after
                                                                                                          education!”




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Business BTEC Level 2                                  • how to work out profit and loss and prepare       You will learn to value teamwork and explore
                                                         a cash flow forecast                              sales promotion techniques using state of the
Diploma                                                                                                    art equipment and facilities.
                                                       • how to develop effective sales and customer
Have you got what it takes to become an                  service techniques
                                                                                                           A one-week work experience placement in a
entrepreneur? Perhaps you have some good               • about the benefits of online business             business-related organisation will give you the
ideas; you just need a little direction for running
                                                       You will also study Functional Skills to support    opportunity to sample a business career role.
a business. We will give you the chance by
showing you how to produce a business plan,            your practical and career development.              Runshaw recognises that some learners
where to get advice from, tips on how to                                                                   studying on vocational courses like to do other
manage your cash flow and how to create and            What are the entry requirements for                 things as well and the good news is that we
deliver a first class sales presentation.              this course?                                        have a lot to offer.
                                                       You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a
The Business course has so much scope for              minimum grade D in Mathematics and grade E          This year we have been involved in several
learning new things such as personal selling           in English or vice versa.                           enrichment events including team games, Chill
and starting up a small business – looking at                                                              Factor snowboarding, basic first aid, running a
the skills needed to set up and run your own           What will this course prepare me for?               Fair Trade stall, a customer service trip to the
small business. You will explore different types       You will be able to progress on to a BTEC Level     Trafford Centre and best of all, a 3 day
of organisations and how people in                     3 Diploma course or get a job in banking, retail,   residential to London. We had a guided tour
organisations are chosen for their job skills.         insurance or accountancy, or even venture into      round the Houses of Parliament and were
                                                       self-employment.                                    invited back to meet our local MP (David
You will amaze yourself at the skills you will
                                                                                                           Borrow). There was also a tour of the Bank of
develop on this one-year course and during
                                                       What’s great about this course?                     England and then off to the BBC to see how
your week-long work placement.
                                                       Runshaw has excellent facilities and friendly,      they make TV shows like “Paul O’Grady”.
What will I do on the course?                          supportive staff. The course has a proven track
You will learn:                                        record of success and you will be encouraged
• how to prepare a business plan                       to achieve your full potential and aim for a
• key pressures in business and how they               successful career in a business environment.
  respond to competition




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Business and Administration                         What are the entry requirements for               What’s great about this course?
                                                    this course?                                      You will be employed in an office junior role
Level 2 Apprenticeship                              You will need GCSE grade C or above in English    earning an apprenticeship salary as well as
What will I do on the course?                       and Mathematics plus 3 other GCSE passes at       coming to college.
You will work towards an Apprenticeship             grade D or above.
                                                                                                      Also you will have access to all college facilities
Framework at Level 2 in Business and
                                                                                                      in the same way as full time students.
Administration consisting of:                       What will this course prepare me for?
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Business and               • you will develop your skills and knowledge in
  Administration – assessed in the work place         administration and can pursue a career in
• Functional Skills                                   this area
• Technical Certificate – the college part of       • progression to Advanced Apprenticeship
  your course where you learn the theory              Level 3 in Business and Administration
  needed for your NVQ                               • progression to related level 3 courses
• Module on employment rights and
  responsibilities – this will teach you about
  contracts of employment and other work-
  related issues

In addition to individual certificates, on
successful completion of all elements you will
be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework
Certificate.




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Business BTEC Level 3                                     What are the entry requirements for               Ofsted inspected the School of Business and
                                                          this course?                                      confirmed the existing Grade 1 quoting,
Extended Diploma                                          You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.        “There is something very special about Business
What will I do on the course?                             You are required to include both English and      at Runshaw.”
You will learn the practical skills for business in       Mathematics, but one can be at grade C and
                                                                                                            The special things we do include:
the disciplines of Accounting, Retail and                 the other at grade D. All students who have not
                                                                                                            • Course trips: the opportunity to enhance
Marketing, Economics, Law, Human Resources,               achieved English and Mathematics at grade C
                                                                                                              your learning by taking part in trips to places
Project Management and e-business. Your                   are expected to retake these subjects in
                                                                                                              such as the Chill Factor, Alton Towers and
demonstration of knowledge, application,                  addition to their Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                                                                                              Preston Crown and Magistrate Courts
analysis and evaluation skills will be through a          timetable.
                                                                                                            • Residentials: the chance to take part in
variety of coursework assessment methods
                                                          What will this course prepare me for?               residential visits; previous students have
including report writing, presentations, group
                                                          The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is                enjoyed trips to the Lakes, the European
projects, surveys, business games, role plays,
                                                          equivalent to 3 GCE A-levels. After completing      Parliament, the Stock Exchange and United
debates, video and audio blogs, as well as
                                                          the course you could progress on to                 Nations in New York and Euro Disney
outdoor pursuits such as team building
activities and overnight residentials.                    employment or study on a degree course in a       • Guest Speakers: we have welcomed
                                                          related field such as Business Studies,             professional speakers specialising in Human
                                                          Accounting, Marketing, Retail, Project              Resources, Retail Management and
                                                          Management or Human Resources.                      Magistrates to talk to students about Law,
                                                                                                              to allow them to apply academic learning to
                                                          What’s great about this course?                     ‘real life’ situations
                                                          In 2009, students achieved 100% high grades       • Progression: the highly experienced staff in
                                                          with 88% of those being Distinctions: the           the department have built up strong links
                                                          equivalent of 3 A grades at A-level. Of the 102     with our colleagues in the universities and
                                                          students who completed the course in 2009,          are best placed to help students prepare for
                                                          84 went on to study at their chosen university      the challenges of higher education and
                                                          including Lancaster, Aston, Manchester,             exciting future careers.
                                                          Sheffield Hallam, De Montfort and UCLan.




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Customer Service                                       What will this course prepare me for?
                                                       • possible progression to an Advanced
Level 2 Apprenticeship                                   Apprenticeship at Level 3 in Customer
What will I do on the course?                            Service
You will work towards an Apprenticeship                • you will develop your skills and knowledge in
Framework at Level 2 in Customer Service                 customer service which will open doors in
consisting of:                                           lots of organisations
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Customer Service –
  assessed in the work place                           What’s great about this course?
• Functional Skills                                    You will be employed in a suitable role earning
• Technical Certificate – the college part of the      an apprenticeship salary, learning on the job as
  course where you will learn the theory               well as coming to college. In addition you will
  needed for your NVQ                                  have the opportunity to access all college
                                                       facilities in the same way as full time students.
• Module on employment rights and
  responsibilities – this will teach you about
                                                                                                           Student Profile
  contracts of employment and other work-                                                                  Matt Hartley
  related issues                                                                                           Business
In addition to individual certificates, on                                                                 Matt says, “I'd recommend a BTEC
successful completion of all elements you will                                                             course because, if you're like me, I
be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework                                                                     perform at my highest potential in
Certificate.                                                                                               practical work and coursework. I like
                                                                                                           my course because of the fantastic
What are the entry requirements for                                                                        variation and the college has a great
this course?                                                                                               atmosphere and buzz around the
You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D or                                                                  whole campus.”
above including English and Mathematics.




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“Students enjoy their lessons and
contribute enthusiastically...” Ofsted


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Computing and IT Courses
IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma IT
IT BTEC Level 2 Diploma
IT Practitioners BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Computing and IT students all achieved 3 distinctions in their
advanced level studies this year. This is the equivalent to 3 A grades at
GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the UCAS tariff table:


Adrian Blair                          Christopher Kennedy
Faye Bolton                           Alfred Lobb                            Student Profile
Daniel Chapman                        Matthew Lomax                          Katie Johnson
                                                                             ICT
Chris Clark                           Mark Nelson
                                                                             Katie says, “I have enjoyed all
Liam Duckworth                        Stephen Owens                          aspects of my course so far, however
                                                                             I found digital graphics and
Samuel Fish                           Zakir Patel
                                                                             computer animation to be the best
Sam Forrest                           David Pope                             in my opinion as they were very
                                                                             different to all the other units and
Alexander Fryer                       Thomas Rutter
                                                                             they were very practical and I could
Stephen Gardner                       Laura Taylor                           really get involved.”
Andrew Gordon                         Matthew Taylor
Karl Hennan                           Joshua Turner
Sarah Hodgson                         George Wych


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IT Users BTEC Level 1                               As part of the course you will also study           What’s great about this course?
                                                    Functional Skills in Mathematics and English        The course is delivered through a combination
Diploma                                             and Personal and Social Development to help         of lessons and practical workshops and is
What will I do on the course?                       you to reach your full potential in education       assessed through coursework rather than
Do you like working with computers? Would           and prepare you to work confidently, effectively    exams. The course is an excellent preparation
you like a career in the IT industry? Do you like   and independently in life.                          for our Level 2 courses.
working independently and problem solving?
                                                                                                        In addition to the internet, Moodle and college
                                                    What are the entry requirements for
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions                                                          e-mail are also available for students to use
                                                    this course?
above then maybe you should consider                                                                    both in college and to access from home.
                                                    You need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes at
studying a BTEC Level 1 Diploma in IT users .
                                                    GCSE including Mathematics and English.
The course is practical and will give you the
chance to develop some of the skills that you       What will this course prepare me for?
would need to work in the IT industry. You will     If you complete the Level 1 qualification then
learn about work in the IT industry, about PC       you can progress onto a Level 2 course. This
systems, using the internet and digital devices     course will give you the basic IT skills that you
whilst developing your IT skills and personal       would need to progress into the ICT industry.
effectiveness.


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IT BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                 What’s great about this course?
                                                        We have a state-of-the-art computer system
What will I do on the course?
                                                        with each of our computer suites housing 25
As part of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma you will
                                                        PCs equipped with the latest business-standard
study a variety of topics in the IT industry
                                                        software and internet access. You will be
including computer systems, website
                                                        encouraged to work as part of a team, develop
development, databases, spreadsheets,
                                                        your communication skills and use the internet
networking, using IT to present information
                                                        as part of your research.
and installing hardware components.
                                                        The course has a 100% ICT timetable including
You will also study Functional Skills to support
                                                        Functional Skills which is delivered through a
your practical and career development.
                                                        combination of lessons and practical
                                                        workshops. In addition to the internet, Moodle
What are the entry requirements for
                                                        and college e-mail facilities are also available for
this course?
You need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a
                                                        students to use both in college and to access
                                                        from home.
                                                                                                               Student Profile
minimum of grade D Mathematics and grade E                                                                     Nanthicha Duffy
in English or vice versa.                                                                                      ICT
                                                                                                               Nanthicha says, “The tutors at
What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                               Runshaw give you lots of
This course will give you the skills necessary for
                                                                                                               information and really help you
progression into employment within the ICT
                                                                                                               understand what you are doing.
field or for the continuation of your studies on
                                                                                                               I enjoy every single unit within my
an advanced course such as the BTEC Level 3
                                                                                                               course and learn new skills and
Diploma for IT Practitioners or a Level 3 course
                                                                                                               knowledge every day.”
in ICT.




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IT Practitioners BTEC Level 3                     • how businesses can take advantage of            What’s great about this course?
                                                    technology and recent innovations               In 2009, the School of Computing and IT had a
Extended Diploma                                                                                    pass rate of 100% with 76% achieving high
                                                  • what the implications of installing a new
What will I do on the course?                       computer system are for a business              grades. Computing and IT courses were
The IT Practitioners BTEC Level 3 Extended                                                          awarded Grade 1 indicating outstanding
                                                  • how to manage the security of data and
Diploma offers a wide range of opportunities to                                                     provision in our recent Ofsted inspection.
                                                    avoid and detect computer crime
learn about the IT Sector. It is a technical,
                                                  • how to design and write a computer              Inspectors commented on:
work-related course designed for those wishing
                                                    program and make sure programs are user         • the very good teaching and learning
to learn how to be professionals in the
                                                    friendly                                        • good resources for learning
computing and IT industries. You will learn by
completing projects and assignments that are      • how to design, build and maintain a web site    • our excellent support for students
based on realistic workplace situations,          • how can I design and build a computer game      • outstanding curriculum management
activities and demands. As well as learning         and how to create an animated scene using
                                                                                                    The inspectors said ‘Pass rates are high and
about the employment area you have chosen,          a digital camera and computer software
                                                                                                    often well above national averages. Students
you will develop the skills you need to start a                                                     regularly achieve grades which are above those
career.                                           What are the entry requirements for
                                                                                                    predicted by their GCSE results, particularly in
                                                  this course?
To be successful on the course it will be                                                           Computing.’
                                                  You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.
necessary for you to undertake a significant      You are required to include English and           There are a wide range of enrichment activities
amount of private study to meet the demands       Mathematics, but one can be grade C and the       available for Computing/ICT students; past
of the programme.                                 other at grade D.                                 opportunities have included paintball, game
The course will enable you to find out:                                                             zone, Go Ape, and Alton Towers. You will also
• how hardware inside the machine actually        What will this course prepare me for?             have the opportunity to go on an annual
  works and what it’s like to install and         The course prepares you for progression to a      conference trip overseas and join our computer
  maintain software                               Foundation Degree or an Honours Degree in         games club.
• how to put a PC together and how                Computing or ICT. Upon completion of further      Additionally work experience is available in Year
  operating systems work                          study, you would be able to pursue a career in    2 for those who want to experience what it’s
• how to plan and configure a network             software engineering, web and multimedia          like to work in the computing industry.
                                                  production, programming, systems analysis,
                                                  hardware and software support or network
                                                  engineering. You may also choose to start work
                                                  in the industry at a more junior level straight
                                                  after completing your Level 3 Extended
                                                  Diploma.




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School of Foundation Studies
and Skills
Foundation Studies and Skills

Foundation Studies and Skills is specifically designed to give students
a wide experience of college life consisting of qualifications, chances
to try out vocational options, fun activities and time to make an
informed decision about which pathway to choose for progression.

                                                                            Student Profile
                                                                            Junior Kenyon
                                                                            Foundation Studies & Skills
                                                                            Junior says, “The college has a great
                                                                            atmosphere which makes it an
                                                                            enjoyable place to be. Also the
                                                                            course I am studying is very varied
                                                                            which makes it interesting for me.”




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Foundation Studies and Skills                       Choose from:                                      What’s great about this course?
                                                    • Catering                                        This course is great because it allows you to
What will I do on the course?                       • Care                                            build your skills at your own pace in a small
You will have an individual timetable planned       • Design Technology                               class. While you are learning, you will have fun
over 3 full days depending on your current          • Business Administration and Retail              visiting new places and trying lots of new
abilities and your long term aims. You will be                                                        activities. You will have support in the class and
able to choose your vocational option to work       What are the entry requirements for               out of class if you need it. You will develop your
on alongside the core subjects. You will work       this course?                                      self confidence and have the opportunity to try
towards a range of qualifications including         You do not need any formal qualifications but     vocational option(s) and a work placement to
Functional Skills in English, Mathematics, ICT,     we do expect you to want to work hard at          help you make realistic choices about your
Food Safety, Health and Safety at Work and an       college and achieve your targets. .               future.
award covering employability skills and personal
development.                                        What will this course prepare me for?
Core Subjects:                                      A wide range of vocational careers is open to
• English                                           students who pass the Foundation Studies
• Mathematics                                       course. You may decide to progress to a Level 1
• ICT                                               course in college, go on to supported
• Citizenship                                       employment, volunteer work or work-based
• Personal Tutorial                                 training. You will also have the opportunity to
• Enrichment and Clubs                              try out some of our vocational courses to help
• Work experience                                   you decide on your progression route.




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Engineering and
Motor Vehicle Courses
Engineering BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Advanced Engineering Diploma
Motor Vehicle Studies ABC Level 1 Diploma
Motor Vehicle Technology BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Design Engineering or Motor Sport BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Engineering and Motor Vehicle students all achieved 3
distinctions in their advanced level studies this year. This is the
equivalent to 3 A grades at GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the
                                                                          Student Profile
                                                                          Aiden Cowell
UCAS tariff table:                                                        Engineering
                                                                          Aiden says, “The course has allowed
Adam Badat                          Andrew Kelly                          me to delve into the depths of
Robert Ball                         Paul Lees                             engineering, something that I felt
                                                                          was more achievable at Runshaw
Jack Boyers                         Oliver Lonsdale                       than any other college I looked at.”
Nathan Brierley                     Glen McCue
Paul Brown                          Adam Minshull
Peter Caunce                        Christopher Mitchell
Christopher Childs                  James Pimlott
George Cullen                       Michael Prescott
Adam Elford                         Dale Roberts
Neil Fitzpatrick                    Jack Rostron
Dominik Foss                        Matthew Roy
Kieran Galbraith                    Rebecca Singleton
Shelby Higson                       Matthew Whittle
David Hoyle                         Steven Wiswall
Jordan Jones




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Engineering BTEC Level 2                             What will this course prepare me for?            machinery, with a CNC lathe, milling machine,
                                                     After successfully completing this course        3D printer, laser cutter and plastic forming
Diploma                                              students can progress to the Level 3             centre.
What will I do on the course?                        Engineering course or alternatively, you could
                                                                                                      Because this is a vocational course, the work
This is a 1 year course which provides learners      progress into employment or directly on to an
                                                                                                      that you do in college will be backed up by
with a broad based knowledge of both                 Apprenticeship for Engineering.
                                                                                                      looking at engineering in the world of work
mechanical and electronic engineering. There
                                                                                                      through trips, visits and guest speakers directly
will be some manufacturing in the workshop           What’s great about this course?
                                                                                                      from industry. There is also ample opportunity
and circuit construction. This is backed up with     The course provides sound understanding of all
                                                                                                      to take part in the extensive range of
theory work to support learning.                     aspects of engineering, in a friendly and
                                                                                                      enrichment activities put on by the college
                                                     supportive environment.
You will also study Functional Skills to support                                                      throughout the year.
your practical and career development.               The School of Engineering has excellent
                                                     facilities, designed to teach a range of
                                                     engineering disciplines. There are clean and
What are the entry requirements for
                                                     well-equipped classrooms, a dedicated
this course?
                                                     computer facility with industry standard
You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D
                                                     software. The mechanical engineering
including Mathematics, Science and English.
                                                     workshop has a range of industry-standard


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Advanced Engineering                                       experience as part of their course and will         The Advanced Diploma is a great foundation
                                                           complete an extended project to demonstrate         for students choosing to continue to further
Diploma                                                    their ability to work independently. They are       and higher education. Students could take up
What will I do on the course?                              required to plan, prepare, develop and realise a    an Advanced Apprenticeship, or do a
The Advanced Diploma in Engineering is a 2-                project, and present the final outcome.             foundation degree in areas like engineering
year full-time qualification offering a blend of                                                               design, electrical or electronic engineering,
                                                           The Diploma also helps students develop other
theoretical study and practical learning. It                                                                   aerospace engineering or engineering systems.
                                                           valuable skills such as working independently,
allows students to learn in a work-related
                                                           managing their own time and working as part         The Diploma could also lead to a wide range of
setting – both real and simulated. Students are
                                                           of a team. Students develop their thinking,         undergraduate degrees in subjects such as
introduced to one of the most important
                                                           questioning, creative and communication skills      aeronautical engineering, automotive
sectors in the UK, giving them hands-on
                                                           and equips them with the knowledge and              engineering, building services engineering,
experience of key engineering activities, like
                                                           understanding to take on different roles,           manufacturing engineering, electrical and
using computers and software packages, and
                                                           providing the kind of flexibility that employers    electronic engineering, mechanical engineering
specifying engineering materials, production
                                                           are often looking for.                              or biomedical materials science – either full
and manufacture.
                                                                                                               time or part time, combined with a job.
                                                           Students are given an insight into an industry
Students will learn about the main principles
                                                           that already employs over 1.6 million people,       Students who have completed a degree can
and practices for this sector:
                                                           but which – thanks to an acute skills shortage –    head for professional status and a career in
• The engineered world - looking at how                    offers huge career potential.                       areas like engineering management, project
  engineering businesses operate, their                                                                        leadership and technical design.
  processes and the impact of internal and                 What are the entry requirements for
  external factors                                                                                             Students wishing to go straight into
                                                           this course?
• Discovering engineering technology - looking                                                                 employment could work in an engineering-
                                                           You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-B.
  at basic engineering principles such as                                                                      related job in many sectors – such as health,
                                                           You are required to include Mathematics,
  design, materials, electronics systems,                                                                      entertainment, farming, construction, transport
                                                           English Language and Science at grade B. As
  maintenance and manufacturing, as well as                                                                    and manufacturing.
                                                           part of the course students must also study A-
  how to use 2D and 3D computer software                   level Mathematics as their additional or
  for modelling and for design, testing and                                                                    What’s great about this course?
                                                           specialist learning.
  manufacture                                                                                                  You will be joining a very strong and supportive
                                                                                                               team. Excellent tutors will teach and guide you
• Engineering the future - looking at what                 What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                               through the course and you will make lots of
  makes innovations succeed, how new                       The Advanced Diploma has a cross-disciplinary
                                                                                                               new friends. Activities and trips are offered
  materials contribute to design and how to                approach allowing students to learn to apply
                                                                                                               regularly and you will be given the opportunity
  develop and launch new ideas                             their skills in various business and
                                                                                                               to understand the different areas of the
• Analytical methods for engineering - looking             organisational settings and get a good idea of
                                                                                                               engineering industry through visits, speakers
  at how to apply mathematical and scientific              their career options. It gives students a fully-
                                                                                                               and work experience.
  principles in engineering analysis, design and           rounded education and provides them with the
  problem solving, including algebra, geometry             skills they need for further study or future
  and trigonometry, calculus and statistics                employment in many areas.
In addition, students will develop a number of             This is a Level 3 qualification equivalent to 3.5
transferable skills that are essential to their self-      A-levels. The Universities and College
development. These include functional skills in            Admissions Service (UCAS) awards the
Mathematics, English and ICT as well as                    qualification a maximum of 490 UCAS points
personal, learning and thinking skills. Students           (the same as 3.5 A-levels).
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Motor Vehicle Studies ABC                               What will this course prepare me for?                Because this is a practical course the work that
                                                        This will prepare learners for the BTEC Level 2      you do in college will be backed up by looking
Level 1 Diploma                                         Diploma in Vehicle Technology and will provide       at engineering in the world of work through
What will I do on the course?                           essential skills to work in industry. It will also   trips, visits and guest speakers directly from
There will be a varied selection of units,              prepare those students who wish to seek an           industry. There is also ample opportunity to
covering all aspects of motor vehicle.                  apprenticeship.                                      take part in the extensive range of enrichment
                                                                                                             activities put on by the college throughout the
These will include:
                                                        What’s great about this course?                      year.
• Health & Safety
                                                        This is mainly a hands-on course, working in a
• Vehicle power units                                   workshop environment, with some written              Additional Costs
• Steering and suspension systems                       work required to complete a portfolio. You will      You will need to purchase a pair of overalls and
• Braking systems                                       have the opportunity to learn a lot about motor      a pair of steel toe-capped boots for use in all
• Routine maintenance                                   vehicles. The staff who teach on this course         practical sessions.
• Electrical systems                                    have many years of experience in the motor
                                                        vehicle trade and they are keen to bring their
As part of the course you will also study               experience and enthusiasm into the learning
Functional Skills and Personal and Social               environment.
Development to help you to reach your full
potential in education and prepare you to work          The School of Engineering has excellent
confidently, effectively and independently in life.     facilities, with clean and well-equipped
                                                        classrooms, a dedicated computer facility with
What are the entry requirements for                     industry software, a mechanical engineering
this course?                                            workshop with industry-standard machinery, a
You will need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes            CNC lathe and milling machine and a vacuum
at GCSE including Mathematics and English.              forming centre.




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Motor Vehicle Technology                              What are the entry requirements for              All the tutors have many years of experience in
                                                      this course?                                     the motor vehicle trade and they are keen to
BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                  You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D           bring their experience and enthusiasm into the
What will I do on the course?                         including Mathematics, Science and English.      learning environment.
You will develop your knowledge and skills in a
                                                                                                       The School of Engineering has excellent
variety of areas covering all aspects of motor        What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                       facilities, with clean and well-equipped
vehicle technology including:                         This will prepare you for a Level 3 course or
                                                                                                       classrooms, a dedicated computer facility with
• Essential Working Practices in Vehicle              directly into employment as a vehicle
                                                                                                       industry software, a mechanical engineering
  Technology                                          technician.
                                                                                                       workshop with industry-standard machinery, a
• Vehicle Electrical & Electronic Principles                                                           CNC lathe and milling machine and a vacuum
• Engineering Skills in Vehicle Repair                What’s great about this course?                  forming centre.
• Vehicle Engine System Principles                    The course provides a high level of automotive
                                                      knowledge and is designed for students who       You will take part in a variety of visits and hear
• Vehicle Wheels, Tyres, Steering and
                                                      wish to seek employment as a technician or       from visiting speakers to support your studies.
  Suspension Systems
                                                      mechanic.
• Motorsport                                                                                           Additional Costs
You will also study Functional Skills to support                                                       All students will need to purchase safety
your practical and career development.                                                                 footwear and overalls which are essential for
                                                                                                       practical workshop activities.




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Design Engineering or Motor                         Design Engineering and Motor Sport                 What will this course prepare me for?
                                                    Engineering are all about working things out       What do you want to do next? This course is
Sport BTEC Level 3                                  and that regularly includes Mathematical and       designed to take students onto further study
Extended Diploma                                    Scientific principles, so bring your calculator!   and many of our students have continued their
What will I do on the course?                       You will understand how businesses are             studies in Engineering at universities or
You will choose one of two routes in                controlled, manage your own project and learn      Runshaw Adult College.
Engineering, either Design Engineering or           how to express your ideas clearly. A good
                                                                                                       Whatever you decide to do next will be
Motor Sport. On both courses you will learn         engineer investigates; you will carry out
                                                                                                       supported by the underpinning key skills
about the many different aspects of being an        experiments, research and materials testing,
                                                                                                       (communication, teamwork, Mathematics etc),
Engineer.                                           allowing you to discover the best solution.
                                                                                                       which you have gained during your course.
On both routes the essentials of Mathematics,       What are the entry requirements for
Science, Mechanics, Electronics and CAD are all                                                        What’s great about this course?
                                                    this course?
taught at an academic level. On the Design                                                             You will be joining a very strong and supportive
                                                    You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.
Engineering route you will also learn about                                                            team. Excellent tutors will teach and guide you
                                                    You are required to include Mathematics and
manufacturing processes and will develop                                                               through the course and you will make lots of
                                                    Science at grade C and English at no less than
problem solving skills related to this area of                                                         new friends. Activities and trips are offered
                                                    grade D. All students who have not achieved
engineering.                                                                                           regularly and you will be given the opportunity
                                                    English at grade C are expected to retake the
                                                                                                       to understand the different areas of the
                                                    subject as a supplement to their Level 3
On the Motorsport Engineering route you will                                                           engineering industry through visits, speakers
                                                    Extended Diploma timetable.
focus on Motorsport Engineering and problem                                                            and work experience.
solving skills for the motor sport industry.
                                                                                                       The pass rate over previous years has
                                                                                                       consistently been 100% and the high grades
                                                                                                       achieved by previous students are exceptional.
                                                                                                       In 2009 100% of students also achieved high
                                                                                                       grades and 76% achieved DDD - the equivalent
                                                                                                       to 3 A-levels at grade A.




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Hairdressing Courses
Hairdressing and Beauty Level 1 Diploma
Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma
Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship
Hairdressing NVQ 3


                                                                          Student Profile
                                                                          Rachael Blogg
                                                                          Hairdressing
                                                                          Rachael says, “It is great to be able
                                                                          to take part in the salon
                                                                          competitions which are part of my
                                                                          course. I have met loads of new
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Hairdressing and Beauty                              Beauty Therapy                                       • communication skills for the industry
                                                     You will learn all of the valuable basic skills of   • dealing with difficult clients and situations
Level 1 Diploma                                      beauty therapy:                                      • work placements
Are you interested in helping people to look         • health and safety                                  • competition work
and feel at their best? If so, this course is for    • working on reception                               • working with number in the workplace
you, it is really adventurous and combines Hair      • working as part of a team                          • IT skills
and Beauty enabling you to cover both subjects       • preparing and maintaining the beauty               • progression to higher level courses and other
and then choose a pathway into hairdressing or         therapy area                                         areas of the industry
beauty therapy. It will help you to develop and
                                                     • assisting with facial and nail treatments
practice the skills required for employment
                                                                                                          What’s great about this course?
and/or progression in hairdressing and beauty        As part of the course you will also study
                                                                                                          To be a hairdresser your personality should be
sector.                                              Functional Skills and Personal and Social
                                                                                                          vibrant, sparkling and interesting. At Runshaw
                                                     Development to help you to reach your full
                                                                                                          we will encourage you to develop this further
What will I do on the course?                        potential in education.
                                                                                                          with additional training in areas such as:
Hair dressing
                                                                                                          • fashion cutting
You will learn all of the valuable basic skills of   What are the entry requirements for
hairdressing:                                        this course?                                         • competition work
• shampooing and conditioning                        You will need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes         • enrichment
• working on reception                               at GCSE including Mathematics and English.           • working within the local community
• working as part of a team                                                                               During your course you will have the
• health and safety                                  What will this course prepare me for?                opportunity to take part in a variety of
• preparing for hairdressing services                To work in the Hair and Beauty sector you will       enrichment opportunities:
                                                     require a range of skills and training. Here at      • Ice skating
• maintaining work areas
                                                     Runshaw we will provide you not only with
                                                                                                          • College open events
                                                     practical skills but also with many of the vital
                                                                                                          • Blackpool hair show
                                                     qualities required to succeed in the industry
                                                     including:                                           • Manchester hair show
                                                                                                          • Competitions
                                                                                                          • Fundraising activities
                                                                                                          • Community activities


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Hairdressing                                              You will also study Functional Skills to support      vital qualities required to succeed in the
                                                          your practical and career development.                industry including:
Level 2 Diploma                                                                                                 • communication skills for the industry
                                                          All students will have a personal tutor who will
What will I do on the course?                                                                                   • dealing with difficult clients and situations
                                                          act as a first point of contact and provide a vital
You will require a unique combination of skills                                                                 • work placements
                                                          link for communication between college and
and artistic flair to achieve a variety of practical                                                            • competition work
                                                          home. All students meet weekly with their
and theory skills including:
                                                          personal tutor to monitor attendance,                 • working with number in the workplace
• cutting
                                                          progression, agree and set learning targets and       • information technology
• colouring                                               provide support for any barriers to learning to       • progression to higher levels and other areas
• perming                                                 ensure they reach their full potential in college.      of the industry
• styling
• shampoo and condition the hair and scalp                What are the entry requirements for                   What’s great about this course?
• health and safety                                       this course?                                          To be a hairdresser your personality should be
• reception duties                                        You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D                vibrant, sparkling and interesting. At Runshaw
                                                          including Mathematics grade D and English             we will encourage you to develop further with
• team work
                                                          grade E or vice versa.                                additional training in areas such as:
• consultation
                                                                                                                • hair extensions
• excellent customer skills
                                                          What will this course prepare me for?                 • Wella and L’Oreal colouring
You will achieve your course through                      To be a hairdresser you will require a range of
                                                                                                                • ear piercing
observation of practical assessments,                     skills and training not only in practical areas but
                                                                                                                • L’Oreal and Chill retail and product training
assignments and written exams, all of which               in being diplomatic and sympathetic to clients
                                                          and others around you.                                • fashion cutting
require a high degree of commitment and hard
work. You will work through the units working                                                                   • competition work
                                                          Here at Runshaw we will provide you not only
on members of the general public who visit our                                                                  During your course, trips and activities are
                                                          with practical skills but also with many of the
town centre based salons.                                                                                       arranged including hair shows at Blackpool and
                                                                                                                Manchester, ice skating and various local and
                                                                                                                national charity events.




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                                       Hairdressing                                      What are the entry requirements for
                                                                                         this course?
                                       Level 2 Apprenticeship
                                                                                         You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D or
                                       What will I do on the course?                     above including English and Mathematics.
                                       You will be working 4 days a week and will
                                       come into college at our Chorley site 1 day a     What will this course prepare me for?
                                       week. You will work towards an Apprenticeship     • a career in hairdressing
                                       Framework at Level 2 in Hairdressing consisting   • progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship
                                       of:                                                 at Level 3 in Hairdressing
                                       • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Hairdressing
                                                                                         • progression to other related Level 3 courses
                                       • Functional Skills
                                       • Module on employment rights and                 What’s great about this course?
                                         responsibilities – this will teach you about    You will be employed in a salon earning an

Student Profile                          contracts of employment and other work-
                                         related issues
                                                                                         apprenticeship salary as well as coming into
                                                                                         college. You will benefit from working in our
Jessica Murphy                         In addition to individual certificates, on        salon and being trained by visiting specialists.
Hairdressing                           successful completion of all elements you will    You will also go on visits to exhibitions and
                                       be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework            competitions.
Jessica says, “There is a very good
client base which means that you       Certificate.                                      In addition you will have access to all college
have the chance to learn lots of new                                                     facilities, in the same way as full time students.
skills, in a modern and up to date
environment.”




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Hairdressing NVQ 3                                     What are the entry requirements for                What’s great about this course?
                                                       this course?                                       Results on this course are consistently high with
What will I do on the course?                          You will need to have achieved a pass in Level 2   a good track record of achieving 100% pass
After hard work, training and commitment on            Hairdressing or equivalent.                        rates over recent years.
Level 2 you will now be ready to demonstrate
your natural artistic flair by demonstrating your                                                         To be a hairdresser your personality should be
                                                       What will this course prepare me for?
own qualities and skills in a range of areas                                                              vibrant, sparkling and interesting. At Runshaw
                                                       You will have already developed the required
including:                                                                                                we will encourage you to develop further with
                                                       skills of being diplomatic and sympathetic to
• colour hair using a variety of techniques                                                               additional training in areas such as:
                                                       clients and others around you, however you will
                                                                                                          • hair extensions
• creatively cut hair using a combination of           now build on your basic occupational skills and
                                                                                                          • Wella and L’Oreal colouring
  techniques                                           transform these by adding your own personal
                                                                                                          • ear piercing
• monitor procedures to safely control work            touch. You will gain enormous pleasure
                                                                                                          • L’Oreal retail and product training
  operations                                           working with the public and other hairdressers
                                                                                                          • fashion cutting
• promote additional services or products to           to enhance their well-being.
                                                                                                          • competition catwalk work
  clients                                              At Runshaw we will continue to provide you         • organising events
• monitor procedures to safely control work            not only with the practical skills but also the
  operations                                                                                              During your course, trips and activities are
                                                       vital qualities required to succeed in the
                                                                                                          arranged including hair shows at Blackpool and
• develop and enhance your creative                    industry.
                                                                                                          Manchester, ice skating and various local and
  hairdressing skills                                  These include:
                                                                                                          national charity events.
• contribute to the planning and                       • communication skills for
  implementation of promotional activities                the industry
• creatively style and dress hair                      • dealing with difficult
• creatively dress long hair                             clients and situations
• provide hairdressing consultation services           • work placements
                                                       • competition work
You will be assessed on your course through
                                                       • working with number
observation of practical assessments,
                                                         in the workplace
assignments and written examinations, all of
which require a high degree of commitment              • information technology
and hard work. You will also work with                 • progression to higher levels
members of the general public who visit our              and other areas of the industry
town centre based salons.                              • preparation for promotional
                                                         activities




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Health, Social Care and                                                    Jennifer Harrison-Holt

Childhood Studies                                                          Sally Heron
                                                                           Rachel Hilton
Caring for Children BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                   Sarah Hodge
Child Care, Learning and Development BTEC Level 2 Diploma                  Elizabeth Hodkinson
Child Care, Learning and Development Level 2 Apprenticeship                Samantha Holmes
Child Care, Learning and Development Level 3 Extended Diploma              Stephanie Holt
Health and Social Care BTEC Entry Level Award
                                                                           Grace Hunter
Health and Social Care BTEC Level 1 Diploma
                                                                           Olivia Ingham
Health and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma
                                                                           Jemima Jacques
Health & Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                                                           Aimee Kay
These Health, Social Care and Childhood Studies students all achieved      Rosie Kay
3 distinctions in their advanced level studies this year. This is the
                                                                           Lauren Kenny
equivalent to 3 A grades at GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the
UCAS tariff table:                                                         Gemma Larbey
                                                                           Anna Liversidge
Laura Ambrose                       Jennifer Collard                       Rebecca Lofthouse
Rachel Armistead                    Kristina Cook                          Sally Maddock
Laura Ashcroft                      Emily Cookson                          Katie Malaney
Hayley Baines                       Megan Corley                           Laura Margerison
Charlie Beckett                     Rachael Cowling                        Jessica Martin
Aimee Bennison                      Niomi Creig                            Ashlie McGinley
Rachael Bennison                    Louise Crook                           Michelle McManus
Alexandra Bentley                   Erin Cullingford                       Samantha Merrill
Nadinea Bilsborough                 Stacey Dean                            Chloe Morrin
Antonia Bintcliffe                  Laura Dundavan                         Jayna Nayee
Emily Bolton                        Charlotte Evans                        Rachel Nuttall
Natasha Bousfield                   Lucy Faulkner                          Rebecca Oakes
Emma Boyle                          Rebekah Fiddler                        Rachael O'Horo
Shabana Brepotra                    Charlotte Findlay                      Jessica Palmer
Charlotte Brewster                  Jessica Fish                           Andrea Peters
Kimberley Brome                     Sarah Fisher                           Emily-Rose Phillips
Jodie Broughton                     Laura Flannery                         Jenny Phillipson
Katie Brown                         Ayeesha Fox                            Natalie Phoenix
Sophie Brown                        Sarah Gibbons                          Jordan Pye
Phillip Busby                       Shauny Godwin                          Lauren Rimmer
Alice Byrne                         Melissa Goulding                       Faye Robinson
Annabelle Casson                    Lucy Griffiths                         Emma Rostron
Laura Coghlin                       Stephanie Hacking                      Anna Runciman


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                                             Caring for Children BTEC                              What’s great about this course?
                                                                                                   The course prepares you to progress onto a
                                             Level 1 Diploma                                       Level 2 course or into employment at a non-
                                             What will I do on the course?                         supervisory level.
                                             This qualification will offer you an introduction
                                                                                                   The teachers are friendly and supportive and
                                             into caring for children. You will get the
                                                                                                   work hard to give you a really worthwhile
                                             opportunity to develop personal skills and
                                                                                                   experience at college, not only by achieving a
                                             attributes that will form a good basis for
                                                                                                   high standard in your qualification but also
                                             studying at higher levels, employment or
                                                                                                   through enrichment activities, trips, visits and
                                             training.
                                                                                                   fund raising activities.
                                             This qualification is delivered through a wide
                                             range of practical activities, e.g. create picture    Please note: Most students on Health and
                                             books and story telling:                              Social Care courses undertake work in
                                             • Communicating with children                         placements with children and vulnerable people
Student Profile                              • Valuing children and children’s rights              as part of their course. It is a requirement that
                                                                                                   all students complete a Criminal Records
Laura Ashcroft                               • Healthy eating
                                                                                                   Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
Health and Social Care                       • Getting ready for the workplace
                                                                                                   have any cautions or convictions which would
Laura says, “As part of my course I          • Keeping children safe                               put in question their suitability to work in these
take part in a work placement which          • Physical activities for children                    areas. Students who do have convictions may
I really enjoy; it also gives me                                                                   not be able to complete a Health and Social
valuable experience for once I have          What are the entry requirements for                   Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
completed the course.”                       this course?                                          speak in confidence to a member of the
                                             You will need 1 GCSE pass at grade D and 2 at         Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
                                             Grade E including Mathematics and English.            School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
                                                                                                   or discuss this at one of the college Open
                                             What will this course prepare me for?                 Evenings.
                                             As part of the course you will also study
                                             Functional Skills and Personal and Social
                                             Development to help you to reach your full
                                             potential in education and prepare you to work
Amy Salt-Riley                               confidently, effectively and independently in life.
Georgina Seed
Asmasiddiqa Shaikh
Danielle Short
Rachael Sibbett-Coulson
Catherine Singleton
Bianca Smith
Lauren Smith
Lydia Southern
Charlotte Stretch
Jessica Taylor
Sally Todd
Hannah Turner
Katie Turner
Fiona Unsworth
Lauren Walker
Rebecca Wilson
Kaitlin Woods


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Child Care, Learning and                               What are the entry requirements for                   through enrichment activities, trips, visits and
                                                       this course?                                          fund raising activities.
Development                                            You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with
BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                                                                         There are no exams on the Level 2 Diploma
                                                       a minimum of grade D Mathematics and
                                                                                                             course as all your work is assessed through
What will I do on the course?                          English.
                                                                                                             coursework.
The units and work placements on the course
provide you with the opportunity to develop a          What will this course prepare me for?                 Please note: Most students on Health and
range of skills, techniques, personal qualities        The course prepares you to progress onto a            Social Care courses undertake work in
and attitudes to work successfully as an               Level 3 Diploma or into employment at a non-          placements with children and vulnerable people
employee in the area of children’s care, learning      supervisory level.                                    as part of their course. It is a requirement that
and development.                                                                                             all students complete a Criminal Records
                                                       Students who decide to stay on at college most
                                                                                                             Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
To achieve the qualification you will study            usually progress onto a Level 3 Diploma in Child
                                                                                                             have any cautions or convictions which would
specialised units in college and work in               Care, Learning and Development.
                                                                                                             put in question their suitability to work in these
placements with children, being part of the                                                                  areas. Students who do have convictions may
team and applying the knowledge in placement           What’s great about this course?                       not be able to complete a Health and Social
to the real work setting.                              The work placements are great and give you            Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
                                                       the chance to work with children in schools and       speak in confidence to a member of the
Areas you will study include:
                                                       nurseries. This experience in the real work           Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
• understanding children’s development
                                                       environment helps you decide on the next              School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
• keeping children safe                                stage of your career. With this qualification you     or discuss this at one of the college Open
• communicating with children and adults               have the choice of going into employment              Evenings.
• preparing and maintaining child care                 directly or other in-service training or staying at
  environments                                         college and progressing onto a Level 3 diploma
• roles and responsibilities in child care             course.
  (professional development)
                                                       The teachers are friendly and supportive and
• care of children under the age of 3 years            work hard to give you a really worthwhile
You will also study Functional Skills to support       experience at college, not only by achieving a
your practical and career development.                 high standard in your qualification but also


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Child Care, Learning and                              In addition to individual certificates, on       What’s great about this course?
                                                      successful completion of all elements you will   You will be employed in a nursery earning an
Development Level 2                                   be awarded an Apprenticeship Framework           apprenticeship salary and learning on the job as
Apprenticeship                                        Certificate.                                     well as coming to college. You will also benefit
What will I do on the course?                                                                          from guest speakers and visits. You will have
You will be working 4 days a week and 1 day a         What are the entry requirements for              the opportunity to meet and work with other
week in college at our Euxton site. You will          this course?                                     young people your own age, who are working
work towards an Apprenticeship Framework at           You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D or        in similar settings.
Level 2 in Child Care, Learning and                   above including English and Mathematics.
                                                                                                       In addition you will also be able to access
Development consisting of:                                                                             college facilities in the same way as full time
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Child Care, Learning         What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                       students.
and Development – assessed in the work place          The qualifications give you a ‘licence to
• Functional Skills                                   practice’ in a nursery or school setting
• Technical Certificate – the college part of the     as well as:
course where you learn the theory needed for          • progression to Advanced Apprenticeship
your NVQ                                                 Level 3 in Child Care, Learning and
                                                         Development
• Module on employment rights and
responsibilities – this will teach you about          • progression to other related Level 3 courses
contracts of employment and other work-
related issues
• Paediatric First Aid Certificate


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Child Care, Learning &                                  What will this course prepare me for?
                                                        This qualification gives a Qualified Practitioner
Development BTEC Level 3                                Status in child care and learning settings and
Extended Diploma                                        entry to university with appropriate grades.
What will I do on the course?                           Whilst on the course you will be able to decide
This course provides an exciting mixture of both        whether you wish to continue with your studies
practical work, in a range of child care and            and enter university to train as a primary
learning settings with children up to 8 years,          teacher, or another related degree, or go
and academic study of children, their learning,         directly to work as a qualified practitioner.
development, health and care up to 16 years             There are a wealth of employment
of age.                                                 opportunities in both the public and private
                                                        sectors: in nurseries, schools, Sure Start centres,
You will undertake a substantial amount of              workplace crèches and with holiday companies
placement work in schools and nurseries over            in this country and abroad. Many of the
the 2 year course becoming a member of the              students on the course decide to continue their
placement team. Working alongside                       higher education at Runshaw HE.
professionals in these settings, schools and
nurseries will give you the experience and              What’s great about this course?
understanding of children which makes                   Perhaps the current students are the best
learning in the classroom come to life when             people to say what is good about the course.
studying the units which make up the Level 3            Here are some quotes from them:
Extended Diploma.
                                                        “The lessons are really interesting and I like the
This course will help you to:                           different teaching methods the teachers use.”
• learn about child development
• develop your study and research skills                “Placement is great and I like the fact that we
• understand how children learn                         are consulted on where we go.”
• develop your communication and                        “I wouldn’t change college life for all the tea in
  interpersonal skills                                  China.”
• be able to care for babies and young children
                                                        “This year has been brilliant!”
You will also complete a portfolio covering your
work in placement which includes all of the             The results on Child Care, Learning and
planned activities, routines and observations           Development courses are consistently excellent.
that you will undertake in the child care and           In 2009, 100% of students achieved the
learning settings.                                      qualification with 91% gaining high grades and
                                                        59% gaining DDD, the highest grade possible.
Enrichment forms an important part of what is
incorporated into the course and this includes          Please note: Most students on Health and
trips and visits, fund raising activities and the       Social Care courses undertake work in
option to join classes which give you extra skills      placements with children and vulnerable people
such as First Aid or Sign Language.                     as part of their course. It is a requirement that
                                                        all students complete a Criminal Records
What are the entry requirements for                     Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
this course?                                            have any cautions or convictions which would
You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.              put in question their suitability to work in these
Preferably both English and Mathematics at              areas. Students who do have convictions may
grade C but a C in English, and a minimum of            not be able to complete a Health and Social
grade D in Mathematics is acceptable. However           Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
if you want to progress to a teaching degree,           speak in confidence to a member of the
with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) at university       Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
you will require Science, Mathematics and               School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
English at grade C. Due to the number of units          or discuss this at one of the college Open
and placement requirements on the course it is          Evenings.
unlikely that you will have the opportunity to
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Health and Social Care                                studying at college with a keen interest in          Please note: Most students on Health and
                                                      Health and Social Care. This will be                 Social Care courses undertake work in
BTEC Entry Level Award                                demonstrated through a short interview on            placements with children and vulnerable people
What will I do on the course?                         application.                                         as part of their course. It is a requirement that
This course will offer you an introduction to                                                              all students complete a Criminal Records
Health and Social Care. You will get the              What will this course prepare me for?                Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
opportunity to develop personal skills and            This course is really good preparation for           have any cautions or convictions which would
attributes that will form a good basis for            studying in college. You will gain the skills and    put in question their suitability to work in these
studying on a BTEC Level 1 course. It is a            confidence needed to study successfully on a         areas. Students who do have convictions may
fantastic opportunity to get used to, and gain        Level 1 course and being familiar with the           not be able to complete a Health and Social
confidence, with learning and producing the           learning and assessment styles will make the         Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
work needed to gain an accredited qualification       step up much easier for you.                         speak in confidence to a member of the
in Health and Social Care.                                                                                 Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
                                                      What’s great about this course?                      School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
As part of the course you will also study
                                                      The group you will be in will be small and           or discuss this at one of the college open
Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and
                                                      friendly with lots of opportunities to work in       evenings.
ICT together with Personal and Social
                                                      teams. You will do lots of different units which
Development to help you to reach your full
                                                      will prepare you fully for progression and
potential in college and prepare you to work
                                                      develop your personal skills. The course tutors
confidently, effectively and independently in life.
                                                      are all friendly and caring; they will help you to
                                                      learn and make the right choices for success.
What are the entry requirements for
                                                      You will do extra activities which include trips,
this course?
                                                      visits, fund raising and enrichment activities.
No formal qualifications are required to gain a
place on this course. However we would like
you to make a commitment to attending and




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Health and Social Care                                   All students will have a personal tutor who will      You will do extras, including trips and visits,
                                                         act as a first point of contact and provide a vital   fund raising and enrichment activities such as a
BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                     link for communication between college and            day at Beacon Fell doing outdoor pursuits.
What will I do on the course?                            home. All students meet weekly with their             These all help with the units you study and help
This course will offer you an introduction into          personal tutor to monitor attendance,                 you to build your skills and confidence.
Health and Social Care. You will get the                 progression, agree and set learning targets and
opportunity to develop personal skills and               provide support for any barriers to learning to       Please note: Most students on Health and
attributes that will form a good basis for               ensure they reach their full potential in college.    Social Care courses undertake work in
studying at higher levels or employment or                                                                     placements with children and vulnerable people
training.                                                What are the entry requirements for                   as part of their course. It is a requirement that
                                                         this course?                                          all students complete a Criminal Records
Areas you will study include:
                                                         You will need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes          Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
• social services
                                                         at GCSE including Mathematics and English.            have any cautions or convictions which would
• personal care needs                                                                                          put in question their suitability to work in these
• financial management                                   What will this course prepare me for?                 areas. Students who do have convictions may
• working environments                                   Students who successfully complete their units        not be able to complete a Health and Social
                                                         will be given the opportunity to progress onto a      Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
You will also look at a variety of issues such as
                                                         Level 2 Diploma course in Health and Social           speak in confidence to a member of the
how people are viewed in society, health and
                                                         Care. Whichever route you choose you will be          Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
the environment and social responsibility. There
                                                         given help and support from your tutor.               School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
will also be an opportunity to undertake a work
                                                                                                               or discuss this at one of the college Open
placement aimed at improving your general
                                                         What’s great about this course?                       Evenings.
employability skills. Work placements are
offered in a wide range of Health and Social             The group you will be in will be small and
settings.                                                friendly with lots of opportunities to work in
                                                         teams and build up your communication and
As part of the course you will also study                interpersonal skills. You will do lots of different
Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and            units which will prepare you to make good
ICT together with Personal and Social                    career choices, supported by friendly and caring
Development to help you to reach your full               staff.
potential in education and prepare you to work
confidently, effectively and independently in life.




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Health and Social Care                              highly commended Cadet Scheme. The Cadet            high standard in your qualification but also
                                                    Scheme includes an induction to those services      through enrichment activities, trips, visits and
BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                and specially selected work placements.             fund raising.
What will I do on the course?
The course prepares you to progress in the area                                                         There are practical activities incorporated into
                                                    What are the entry requirements for
of Health and Social Care and starts to develop                                                         the classes and these help you to develop your
                                                    this course?
your skills and knowledge through studying                                                              interpersonal and communication skills which
                                                    You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D
specialist units and working in a health and                                                            are essential when you work in health and
                                                    including Mathematics and English.
social care setting.                                                                                    social care.

On the course you will study areas such as:         What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                        Please note: Most students on Health and
• communication and rights                          The course prepares you to progress either into
                                                                                                        Social Care courses undertake work in
• the care sector                                   employment and subsequent training in the
                                                                                                        placements with children and vulnerable people
                                                    care sector or, most usually, progression on to a
• the health and social care sector                                                                     as part of their course. It is a requirement that
                                                    Level 3 Diploma in Care or Child Care, Learning
• cultural diversity                                                                                    all students complete a Criminal Records
                                                    and Development. Students who have
• human lifespan development                                                                            Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
                                                    successfully gained appropriate GCSEs may
                                                                                                        have any cautions or convictions which would
• anatomy and physiology for health and social      progress on to the more academically
                                                                                                        put in question their suitability to work in these
  care                                              demanding Level 3 Diploma in Child Care,
                                                                                                        areas. Students who do have convictions may
• health and social care services                   Learning and Development, or the Level 3
                                                                                                        not be able to complete a Health and Social
• the impact of diet on health                      Diploma in Health and Social Care.
                                                                                                        Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
                                                                                                        speak in confidence to a member of the
You will also study Functional Skills to support    What’s great about this course?                     Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
your practical and career development.              The work placements are great and give you          School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
                                                    the chance to experience the real work              or discuss this at one of the college Open
Students on the course have the opportunity to
                                                    environment which helps you decide on the           Evenings.
undertake a work placement in a health and
                                                    next stage of your career.
social care setting. Some students will also have
the opportunity to be interviewed for a limited     The teachers are friendly and supportive and
number of places in the NHS and Social Services     work hard to give you a really worthwhile
through the National Training Organisation’s        experience at college, not only by achieving a




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Health & Social Care                                     dietician, nursing, social work, teaching or          Enrichment forms an important part of what is
                                                         psychology and have gone on to work in social         incorporated into the course and this includes
BTEC Level 3 Extended                                    work, counselling, occupational therapy,              trips and visits, an ‘outward bound’ day, fund
Diploma                                                  midwifery, complementary therapies and                raising activities and the option to join classes
                                                         radiography.                                          which give you extra skills such as first aid.
What will I do on the course?
This work-related specialist course is specifically      The Level 3 Extended Diploma will also prepare        Students on Health & Social Care achieve
designed for students who wish to pursue a               you for further training, such as NVQs, whilst        consistently excellent grades. In 2009, 100% of
career as a health and social care professional          working in health and social care settings,           students achieved the qualification with 100%
and want a course which incorporates                     eventually moving on to supervisory or                gaining high grades and 60% at DDD, the
challenging academic study and a significant             management positions. There is also the option        highest grade possible.
amount of work experience.                               of working in the field and taking a part time
                                                         degree, combining the benefits of practical and       Please note: Most students on Health and
Whilst on the course you will work in 4 health
                                                         academic work whilst earning a salary. Many of        Social Care courses undertake work in
and social settings which form a vital part of
                                                         the students on the course decide to continue         placements with children and vulnerable people
your qualification. Undertaking a minimum of
                                                         their higher education at Runshaw HE.                 as part of their course. It is a requirement that
100 hours of work placement over the 2 year
                                                                                                               all students complete a Criminal Records
course, you will gain experience in practical
                                                         What’s great about this course?                       Bureau (CRB) check to confirm they do not
settings which will complement the learning
                                                         Working in placement alongside skilled and            have any cautions or convictions which would
you will get from studying the units on the
                                                         experienced professionals in a range of               put in question their suitability to work in these
course.
                                                         organisations gives you the opportunity to            areas. Students who do have convictions may
Working alongside experienced staff in these             select the specific area in which you would like      not be able to complete a Health and Social
settings you will learn the way in which the             to specialise once you have successfully              Care course. If this is a cause of concern please
organisations work and how the care given                achieved your qualification.                          speak in confidence to a member of the
contributes to the health and well being of the                                                                Schools Liaison team, contact the Head of
                                                         The course is supportive and friendly and allows
service users. You will gain knowledge about                                                                   School of Health, Care and Childhood Studies
                                                         you to mature and develop both as an
the wide range of professions within the health                                                                or discuss this at one of the college Open
                                                         individual and as a professional. There is a lot of
service which will help you in planning your                                                                   Evenings.
                                                         practical advice and guidance from the staff
future career.
                                                         who have all worked in health and care
Through your studies you will learn about                professions, helping you to decide on your
communication, health and safety, anatomy                progression route.
and physiology and explore issues such as
safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

In Year 2 students will have the opportunity to
specialise in either Social Care or Health
Studies.

What are the entry requirements for
this course?
You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.
You are required to include English
and Mathematics but one can be grade C and
the other at grade D. All students who
have not achieved English and Mathematics at
grade C are expected to retake the
subject as a supplement to their Level 3
Extended Diploma timetable.

What will this course prepare me for?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is
equivalent to 3 A-levels and allows entry to
higher education across the large number of
health and social care related degrees.

Previous students have continued their studies
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                               “ A culture of respect permeates
                               the college...” Ofsted




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Media and Performing Arts Courses
Media BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Media (Television and Film) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Media and Performing Arts students all achieved 3 distinctions
in their advanced level studies this year. This is the equivalent to 3 A
grades at GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the UCAS tariff table:


Keira-Lea Atherton                    Leanne Murray
Emily Batchelor
Zoe Belshaw
                                      Toni Nicholson
                                      Nathan Orr
                                                                             Student Profile
                                                                             Jamie Pope
Melissa Coupe                         Jamie Pope                             Media Production (TV and Film)

                                      Sam Pratt                              Jamie says, “The tutors at Runshaw
John Cunney
                                                                             offer very good guidance in Media
Steven England                        Ellis Thomas                           and are very knowledgable.
                                                                             The training students get with
Lauren Gordon                         Rebecca Thornborrow                    industry standard software is great
Katie Hayde                           Dawn Walker                            to help develop your skills and boost
                                                                             your CV.”
Olivia Higham                         James Waterworth
Rosanna Lomax                         Laura Wilson
Amy Miller                            Sam Wilson
Cameron Mills                         Stephanie Wilson
David Murray


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Media BTEC Level 2 Diploma                            What will this course prepare me for?              To stimulate your work and creative skills you
                                                      When you have successfully completed the           will be encouraged to take part in enrichment
What will I do on the course?                         Level 2 Diploma you could stay on at college       activities such as film/video production club, the
This is a 1 year course which will develop and        and progress onto the Level 3 Media Diploma.       college radio and the college magazine. There
build on your skills and creativity. It will extend   It can also prepare you for employment in the      will be industrial visits to a range of media
your knowledge of media by developing your            media industry.                                    industries, including Radio Lancashire, Bradford
research, design and production skills. This will                                                        Media Museum and television studios. In
include film making, recording and using IT           What’s great about this course?                    addition to all of this students are invited on a
creatively including Web authoring.                   The Media department at Runshaw has                very exciting residential trip to Disneyland Paris
You will also study Functional Skills to support      experienced specialist staff who are friendly,     which has taken place in January or February in
your practical work and career development.           approachable and always willing to help. The       past years.
                                                      Media department contains a range of industry
                                                                                                         There are no external exams in Media; you will
What are the entry requirements for                   standard facilities including a suite of Apple
                                                                                                         complete coursework which is internally
this course?                                          Mac computers, 7 video editing suites (final cut
                                                                                                         assessed and graded.
You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a         studio and Adobe Premier) and a range of
minimum grade D English and grade E                   video, audio and digital photographic
Mathematics or vice versa.                            equipment. The department operates an open
                                                      access policy. This allows you to access
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Media (Television and Film)                             What are the entry requirements for                 The department operates an open access policy.
                                                        this course?                                        This allows you to access production equipment
BTEC Level 3 Extended                                   You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.          outside of class hours. Staff are experienced in
Diploma                                                 You are required to include English and             a range of media production industries. You will
What will I do on the course?                           Mathematics, but 1 can be grade C and the           also be encouraged to enhance your creative
This Level 3 Extended Diploma is a practical,           other at grade D. All students who have not         skills through enrichment activities. Students
work-related course based upon the Television           achieved English and Mathematics at grade C         run the college television station, Runshaw TV,
and Film Industry. You will learn by completing         are expected to retake the subject as a             and see their programming broadcast around
projects and assignments that are based on              supplement to their Level 3 Extended Diploma        the college campus. You have the opportunity
realistic television workplace situations,              timetable.                                          to be involved in multi-camera shoots both in
activities and demands.                                                                                     the studio and at local events.
                                                        What will this course prepare me for?
You will be given practical video and animation                                                             On the course we include a variety of guest
                                                        This course is equivalent to 3 A-levels and is
projects and will develop the skills that you                                                               speakers, workshop days and industrial visits for
                                                        highly valued by employers and higher
need to start a career or study at a higher level.                                                          a range of media industries which have
                                                        education providers.
You will learn how to write reports and essays,                                                             included a Cinema Exhibition Day at the
present yourself and work with others;                  A number of progression routes exist on to a        Odeon; we have links with the British Youth
research, plan and prepare for a media                  range of degree programmes for example, in          Film Academy (BYFA) who run workshops at
production.                                             Television/Media Production, Broadcast              the college and a yearly film production
• How do you build an audience for a                    Journalism, Multi-Media Production, Animation,      summer school; The Co-operative and
   television drama?                                    Public Relations or Advertising. A few students     Exposures Film Festival; World Skills Challenge;
                                                        may progress directly into entry level careers in   BBC Manchester; BBC Radio Lancashire;
• What is it about the animator’s
                                                        the media industry.                                 Bradford Media Museum and the Manchester
  characterisation that made ‘Bagpuss’ and
                                                                                                            studios.
  ‘Wallace and Gromit’ so popular?
                                                        What’s great about this course?
• What makes some television adverts so                                                                     Media students achieve consistently excellent
                                                        The Media department at Runshaw has
  memorable and others so annoying?                                                                         grades. In 2009, 100% of students achieved
                                                        experienced, specialist staff that are friendly,
• Do violent films increase violence in society?                                                            the qualification with 96% gaining high grades.
                                                        approachable and always willing to help.
• What job roles are there on a multi camera            Runshaw’s Eskdale building contains a range of
  shoot?                                                industry standard facilities including a suite of
                                                        Apple Mac computers, a range of video editing
                                                        suites (final cut studio) and video, audio and
                                                        digital photographic equipment.


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Performing Arts                                    What are the entry requirements for                  What’s great about this course?
                                                   this course?                                         Runshaw offers an intensive, diverse,
BTEC Level 2 Diploma                               You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a        professional and highly focused course that
What will I do on the course?                      minimum of grade D Mathematics and grade E           prepares you for this exciting and demanding
The course will help you develop your skills in    English or vice versa.                               industry. We offer students the opportunity to
acting and dance (including jazz dance).                                                                work within a fully functioning theatre
                                                   Additionally, as there is a high demand for this
You will explore the performance demands of                                                             company, fulfilling all roles and responsibilities
                                                   course and places are limited, students take
different types of scripts and will build your                                                          involved.
                                                   part in an exciting and focused 2 day audition
knowledge of the industry by learning about
                                                   process, with successful students being offered      There are performance projects and written
the production process - rehearsing and
                                                   a place on the course. As a result of this, if you   assignments throughout the year. There is a
performing in a play and the performing arts
                                                   are accepted, you will find yourself working         blend of practical and theory based classes
business – how to make a living in the
                                                   with a group of highly-motivated and talented        which provide a very real grounding for
performing arts.
                                                   students who will support and work with you          progression in a wide variety of career paths
You will take part in a comprehensive range of     to achieve your full potential at one of the best    within the industry.
performances in workshop situations, to peers      colleges in England.
                                                                                                        Enrichment opportunities include the chance to
and in professional public events. Students can
                                                                                                        be involved as performers, backstage, publicity
also perform in the numerous plays offered as      What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                        and front of house personnel for productions in
enrichment activities.                             The course is a mixture of practical and theory
                                                                                                        the dance and drama disciplines.
                                                   classes ensuring students get a true reflection
You will also study Functional Skills to support
                                                   of the rigours of a career within performing
your practical and career development.
                                                   arts.

                                                   The course is an excellent preparatory platform
                                                   for progression onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended
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Performing Arts BTEC Level 3                           qualifications, applicants must also pass a 2-day
                                                       audition, with successful students being offered
Extended Diploma                                       a place on the course.
What will I do on the course?
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma is an                What will this course prepare me for?
intensive and exciting 2 year course designed          The course focuses predominantly on drama
for those who want to be professional                  and dance, with additional sessions in singing
performers. Highly qualified tutors deliver a          technique. It aims to produce professional and
series of units covering different aspects of the      skilled performers who leave Runshaw ready to
performing arts. Some units focus on the               move up to the next step of their training in
development of physical and vocal performance          drama school or university.
skills whilst others explore the process of
                                                       The course is equivalent to 3 A-levels with the
crafting an effective performance piece.
                                                       highest grade being equal to 3 A grades at A-
Specialist units examine the history of the
performing arts and others analyse the business
and technical aspects of the profession.
                                                       level. The majority of students on this course
                                                       progress to either drama/dance school or
                                                                                                            Student Profile
                                                       university.                                          Rebecca Eastham
The first year of the course includes a tour of                                                             Performing Arts
                                                       Past students have gone on to further study in
local primary schools which gives students a                                                                Rebecca says, “The highlights of my
                                                       a wide variety of universities including BA
flavour of the pressures of professional touring                                                            college experience were visiting the
                                                       (hons) in Musical Theatre at Mountview
theatre. This process is further developed in the                                                           schools with my course and being
                                                       Academy of Theatre Arts, in Acting at Central
second year when students undertake a more                                                                  involved in college performances like
                                                       School of Speech and Drama and in Acting at
challenging tour of local high schools with                                                                 'Little Voice', 'Brassed Off' and
                                                       Manchester Metropolitan University.
adaptations of Shakespeare plays such as Ross                                                               'Elizabeth'.”
and Jules in 2009 and Night’s Black Agents in
2010.
                                                       What’s great about this course?
Other features of the course involve students          In 2009 students in Performing Arts achieved a
directing extracts from scripted plays, learning       100% pass rate and 100% high grades, i.e.
the techniques of classical theatre, and               Merit or above, which is equivalent to
preparing audition pieces in preparation for           3 A-levels at grade B and over, with 83% of our
applying to drama schools. There are no written        students gaining a DDD - the equivalent to
examinations, although there is some written           3 A-levels at grade A!
coursework, so the majority of the assessments
take the form of practical performance pieces.         The Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing
                                                       Arts is a diverse and hugely rewarding course
Through your studies you will develop skills in        designed for the best young performers in the
voice, acting, drama improvisation, dance,             North West to extend and develop their skills.
choreographing, directing and singing. In              Students are expected and supported to meet
addition you will learn about the business             the high expectations of the committed and
aspects of the performance industry.                   enthusiastic staff. There is a high demand for
By the end of the course, you will have been           this course and places are limited. As a result of
trained to a standard where you will be able to        this, if you are accepted, you will find yourself
move on to the next level of drama/dance               working with a group of highly-motivated and
school or university.                                  talented students who will support and work
                                                       with you to achieve your full potential at one of
What are the entry requirements for                    the best colleges in England.                        Muchmuchmore Theatre
this course?                                                                                                Company
                                                       Performers need performance experience, and
To gain a place, a student would normally offer        here at Runshaw we recognise this. You will          Muchmuchmore Theatre Company
a Merit or Distinction in the BTEC First Diploma       take part in lots of exciting performances over      performed the hilarious comedy
in Performance, or 5 GCSE passes at grades A-          the 2 years of your Level 3 Extended Diploma,        ELIZABETH by Dario Fo.
C. You are required to include both English and        including 2 major productions, 2 touring
Mathematics, but 1 can be at grade C and the           performances in 20 different venues and a            In the title role was Rebecca Eastham
other at grade D. All students who have not            range of smaller performances and workshops.         (pictured above). She is one of
achieved English and Mathematics at grade C
                                                       If you want to train to be a professional            Runshaw’s stars who has secured a
are expected to retake the subject as a
supplement to their BTEC Level 3 Extended              performer, then this is the course for you.          place at the most prestigious
Diploma timetable. In addition to the required                                                              ‘Mountview’ drama school in London.


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“The range of enrichment activities is
outstanding...” Ofsted

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Public Services Courses
Public Services BTEC Entry Level Award
Public Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma
Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Public Services (Uniformed) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Public Services students all achieved 3 distinctions in their
advanced level studies this year. This is the equivalent to 3 A grades at
GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the UCAS tariff table:


Robert Aldis                          Daniel Griffiths                            Student Profile
Chloe Allison                         Lewis Grimshaw                              Andrew Butcher
                                                                                  Public Services
George Berwick                        Nick Halford
                                                                                  Andrew says, “I liked the look of the
Laura Billington                      Cole Hankinson                              Public Services course at Runshaw. I
Connell Blackburn-Green               Daniel Hardman                              would recommend the teaching staff
                                                                                  on the course as they have ties to
Kelly Bond                            David Hargreaves                            the public services.”
Louise Booth                          Victoria Harvey
Sophie Broxson                        Georgina Hayhurst
Colin Bunce                           Daniel Hemmings
Andrew Butcher                        Alex Hill                              Ryan Kendrick
Daniel Carroll                        Kate Hodgkinson                        Hope Kerry
Daniel Case                           Sam Hodson                             Alexander King
Amy Chadwick                          John Hogg                              Joseph Knight
Nathan Collier                        Kirstie Holden                         Matthew Kolodziejczak
Jack Connor                           Joshua Holmes                          Sarah Laraway
Verity Cook                           Nathaniel Holmes                       Kenny Lawton
Jonathan Cowell                       Kieron Holt                            Emma Leigh
Cameron Cox                           Nazlou Hosseinpour                     Sian Lloyd
Daniel Davies                         Melissa Houghton                       Oliver Magee
Louis Davies                          Joanna Humphreys                       Thomas Mattack
Samantha Derbyshire                   Robert Ingham                          Sarah McDonald
Ashley Edmonds                        Stephen Jackson                        Razina Mitha
Megan Ellison                         Sian James                             Elliot Newton
Phoebe Fawcett                        Nathan Johnson                         Karl Noblett
Declan Finney                         Emma Jones                             John Owen
Daniel Fitzgerald                     Rikki Jones                            Mathew Parkinson
Samuel Foster                         Amanda Kearsley                        James Phillips
Victoria Gardner                      Dean Kellett                           Samuel Porter
Lisa Gorton                           Jessica Kemp                           Sophie Powell


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Rachael Price         Public Services BTEC                               place on this course. However we would like
                                                                         you to make a commitment to attending and
Jacob Pugh            Entry Level Award                                  studying at college with a keen interest in
Ethan Pye             What will I do on the course?                      Public Services. This will be demonstrated
                      This course will offer you an introduction to      through a short interview on application.
Jessica Riding
                      Public Services.You will get the opportunity to
Dean Rigby            develop personal skills and attributes that will   What will this course prepare me for?
                      form a good basis for studying on a BTEC Level     This course is really good preparation for
Kieron Rourke
                      1 course. It is a fantastic opportunity to get     studying in college. You will gain the skills and
Natalie Schultz       used to, and gain confidence with learning and     confidence needed to study successfully on a
                      producing the work needed to gain an               Level 1 course and being familiar with the
Katie Seddon
                      accredited qualification in Public Services.       learning and assessment styles will make the
Daniel Shaw                                                              step up much easier for you.
                      As part of the course you will also study
Nicholas Shepherd     Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and
                                                                         What’s great about this course?
Rhys Simmons          ICT together with Personal and Social
                                                                         The group you will be in will be small and
                      Development to help you to reach your full
                                                                         friendly with lots of opportunities to work in
Danielle Speakman     potential in college and prepare you to work
                                                                         teams. You will do lots of different units which
Dale Spence-Maynard   confidently, effectively and independently in
                                                                         will prepare you fully for progression and
                      life.
Bethany Summerfield                                                      develop your personal skills. The course tutors
                                                                         are all friendly and caring, they will help you to
Mitchell Thomas       What are the entry requirements for
                                                                         learn and make the right choices for success.
                      this course?
Rhys Thomas                                                              You will do extra activities which include trips,
                      No formal qualifications are required to gain a
                                                                         visits, fund raising and enrichment activities.
Georgina Thorpe
Daniel Titterington
Connor Townsend
Thomas Virtue
James Walsh
Sean Watts
Kirstie Wetton
Charlotte White
Seth Williams




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Public Services BTEC                                   There will also be the opportunity to attend a       What’s great about this course?
                                                       residential trip as part of your assessment and      You get the chance to study many different
Level 1 Diploma                                        learn new skills such as team working.               aspects of all the public services. Runshaw has
What will I do on the course?                                                                               excellent links with a range of public services
                                                       As part of the course you will also study
Can you imagine yourself working with the                                                                   and students can access courses run by the
                                                       Functional Skills, Mathematics, English and ICT
general public? Are you interested in a career in                                                           Army, Marines, Police and Navy. You will get to
                                                       together with Personal and Social Development
the police, fire service or armed services? Do                                                              meet the staff and officers, ask questions and
                                                       to help you to reach your full potential in
you like a challenge?                                                                                       get the advice and support you need to be able
                                                       education and prepare you to work confidently,
                                                                                                            to join them.
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions         effectively and independently in life.
above then maybe you should consider                                                                        You will study a wide range of subjects which
studying BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Public                What are the entry requirements for                  are interesting, fun and will enable you to really
Services.                                              this course?                                         excel in both academic and practical ability. In
                                                       You need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes at           this safe and supportive environment, you will
You will study a range of subject areas
                                                       GCSE including Mathematics and English.              discover things about yourself that you never
including:
                                                       What will this course prepare me for?                knew existed.
• team working skills
                                                       Once you have completed this course you will
• health and physical fitness
                                                       be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma
• value of sport and recreation                        course or entry into a range of uniformed
• emergency services                                   public services in particular, but will also focus
• dealing with incidents in the public services        on non-uniformed services.




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Public Services BTEC                                attitudes and values needed to become an             The subjects that you will study are interesting
                                                    informed and thoughtful citizen. There will be       and fun and enable you to really excel in both
Level 2 Diploma                                     an opportunity to explore adventurous activities     academic and practical ability. In this safe and
What will I do on the course?                       and teamwork for the uniformed public services       supportive environment, you will discover
Can you imagine yourself working with the           allowing you to participate in and review the        things about yourself that you never knew
general public? Are you interested in a career in   benefits of outdoor activities to both your own      existed.
the police, fire service or armed services? Do      skills development and to public service work
                                                                                                         This course prepares you for studying at Level 3
you like a challenge?                               and training. You will also start to examine the
                                                                                                         and employment or training in the Public
                                                    impact of criminal behaviour and how local and
If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the questions                                                           Services sectors.
                                                    national crimes are reported and solved.
above then maybe you should consider
                                                                                                         Runshaw has a friendly learning environment
studying BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public             You will also study Functional Skills to support
                                                                                                         that offers strong pastoral support and caters
Services.                                           your practical and career development.
                                                                                                         for individual needs. We have excellent contacts
Through your studies you will look at a wide                                                             with a range of public services and students can
                                                    What are the entry requirements for
variety of subjects relating to all the uniformed                                                        access courses run by the Army, Marines, Police
                                                    this course?
public services.                                                                                         and Navy.
                                                    You need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a
You will learn about                                minimum of grade D Mathematics and grade E           There is a wide and varied range of enrichment
• employment opportunities                          English or vice versa.                               activities for you to participate in including
• the application and selection process                                                                  • Residential trips
• preparation for selection                         What’s great about this course?                      • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme
                                                    The course is delivered in a mixture of practical,   • Sports leadership
• teamwork skills
                                                    work-related and theoretical tasks and
• personal and social development                                                                        • Sport Academy
                                                    activities. It is mainly classroom based but there
• fitness                                                                                                • A full range of college enrichment activities
                                                    is ample opportunity to join in a range of
• health and fitness                                outdoor activities. You get the chance to study
• anatomy and physiology                            many different aspects of all the public services,
                                                    meet real life staff and officers, ask them
In addition, you will also develop an
                                                    questions and get the advice and support you
understanding of the knowledge, skills,
                                                    need to be able to join them!




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                                                        teachers with knowledge of Public Services.        What’s great about this course?
Public Services (Uniformed)
                                                        You will also be supported to achieve your best    You get the chance to study many different
BTEC Level 3                                            by a personal tutor who will monitor your          aspects of all public services, meet real life
Extended Diploma                                        progress and ensure you are performing to the      public servants to ask them questions and get
                                                        best of your ability.                              the advice and support you need to be able to
What will I do on the course?
                                                                                                           join them. The 18 subjects you study are
This exciting 2 year course is designed to equip
                                                        What are the entry requirements for                interesting and informative and enable you to
you with the necessary skills and knowledge to
                                                        this course?                                       really excel in both academic and practical
enter a career within the uniformed public
                                                        You will need 5 GCSEs at grades A-C. You are       ability. You will discover things you never knew
services. The careers include: the Police
                                                        required to include both English and               about yourself and will learn in a safe and
including PCSO’s, Fire Service, Army, Royal
                                                        Mathematics, but 1 can be at grade C and the       supportive environment.
Navy, RAF, Royal Marines Commandos, Prison
                                                        other at grade D. All students who have not
Service, Ambulance Service and HM Customs                                                                  We have developed excellent links with an
                                                        achieved English and Mathematics at grade C
and Excise. Students interested in the wide                                                                extensive range of uniformed public services
                                                        are expected to retake the subject as a
number of non-uniformed public services, e.g.                                                              and organise exciting vocationally-specific trips.
                                                        supplement to their Level 3 Extended Diploma
civilian roles such as an Emergency Service Call                                                           We have existing public service personnel as
                                                        timetable.
Taker, would also benefit from this course.                                                                guest speakers to provide an insight in to the
                                                                                                           life of a public servant. The majority of the
You will study a range of interesting subjects          What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                           course will focus on the theoretical aspects of
and you will also have the opportunity to               On successful completion of the course you can
                                                                                                           public service; however you will have the
attend a residential as part of your studies to         progress on to university to study a wide range
                                                                                                           opportunity to take part in some outdoor and
learn new skills such as team working, problem          of degrees; study our Foundation Degree in
                                                                                                           other practical activities as part of your studies.
solving and leadership skills. You should expect        Public Services or our BA Hons in Criminology
to take part in some fitness activities as part of      and Criminal Justice here at Runshaw, or apply     In 2009, students in Public Services achieved
a fitness unit, and enrichment activities. Guest        for a career in both the uniformed and non-        a 100% pass rate and 100% high grades,
speakers from public services visit us at the           uniformed public services. The course will also    i.e. Merit or above, which is equivalent to
college and you will also have some                     prepare students for employment in civilian life   3 A-levels at grade B and over, with 96% of
opportunities to visit them.                            by developing research and investigative skills    our students gaining a DDD - the equivalent
                                                        and will demonstrate the importance of team        to 3 A-levels at grade A!
You will be encouraged to fulfill your potential
                                                        work and self discipline.
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                          “Guidance and support
                          are excellent...” Ofsted




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Science Courses
Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Applied Science (Forensic Science) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Science students all achieved 3 distinctions in their advanced
level studies this year. This is the equivalent to 3 A grades at GCE A-
level and worth 360 points on the UCAS tariff table:


Ella Baxter                           Rachael Nash
Damien Brown                          Nathan Parkinson                       Student Profile
Peter Dobson                          Rishi Parmar                           Chandini Parmar
                                                                             Science
Emma Durband                          Sabeeha Patel
                                                                             Chandini says, “Runshaw has a
Rebecca Goulding                      Raven Powell                           friendly atmosphere everywhere you
                                                                             look, from the enthusiastic tutors to
Aamirah Hasan                         Ben Rogerson
                                                                             the picturesque campus.”
Zainab Hussain                        Joshua Roworth
Chloe Hylton                          Jessica Smith
Jodie Jameson                         Natasha Snape
Mobin Mahetaji                        Todd Thornley
Ayesha Member                         Jane Usher


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Applied Science                                    What will this course prepare me for?               To stimulate your work and widen your
                                                   The course will prepare you for progression         experience in college there are opportunities to
BTEC Level 2 Diploma                               onto the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in           go on trips and visits to explore the world of
What will I do on the course?                      Applied Science (Laboratory and Industrial) or      work.
This is a 1 year course which will give you the    the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Forensic
                                                                                                       There is a high level of individual practical work
opportunity to develop your science skills in      Science and then progression into work or
                                                                                                       to fully develop the necessary skills for a
readiness for working in a scientific              higher education.
                                                                                                       successful career in the science industry. There
environment. The course covers 3 key areas:
                                                                                                       are no exams as the course is assessed
Biology, Chemistry and Physics with an             What’s great about this course?
                                                                                                       internally and externally through assignments.
emphasis on the work of scientists and             The Science department has up to date and
technicians.                                       purpose-built facilities where you will be taught   This is a fantastic chance to be part of a
                                                   in a friendly and supportive way by a team of       growing number of highly motivated,
You will also study Functional Skills to support
                                                   dedicated, enthusiastic and highly qualified        enthusiastic science students at Runshaw
your practical work and career development.
                                                   tutors.                                             College.

What are the entry requirements for
this course?
You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a
grade D Mathematics and grade E English or
vice versa.




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Applied Science                                       What are the entry requirements for               What’s great about this course?
                                                      this course?                                      You will join a growing number of highly
BTEC Level 3 Extended                                 You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C         motivated, enthusiastic and successful science
Diploma                                               including at least a grade C in both Science      students. We have an excellent pass rate of
What will I do on the course?                         (Additional or Applied) and Mathematics.You       100% which has been consistent over a
The course aims to teach you scientific               are also required to have a grade C or above in   number of years. The number of high grades
principles and how to work in a laboratory            English. All students who have not achieved       (MMM or above) achieved by previous students
situation with both chemicals and live                English at grade C are expected to retake the     is exceptional. You will enjoy effective and
organisms. This is a practically based course         subject as a supplement to their Level 3          stimulating teaching, excellent student support
with the underpinning scientific theory being         Extended Diploma timetable.                       and will have the opportunity to go on trips to
taught at an academic level. To analyse your                                                            places such as Chester Zoo and Nowgen
results from your practical work successfully         What will this course prepare me for?             (genetic research park) to support your studies.
you will require good mathematical skills.            Most of our students progress on to degree        You will also have the chance to take part in
Through your studies you will study a wide            programmes at a number of good universities.      our annual paintballing challenge.
variety of scientific areas including analytical      Past students have gone on to study a wide
                                                                                                        In 2009 students in Science achieved a 100%
techniques; studying rates of reaction and            range of subjects including Chemistry, Biology-
                                                                                                        pass rate and 100% high grades, i.e. merit or
model changes using IT; breeding and                  related degrees, Pharmacy, Radiography and
                                                                                                        above, which is equivalent to 3 A-levels at
monitoring genetic changes in live organisms          Nursing.
                                                                                                        grade B and over, with 46% of our students
and building and proving your own colorimeter         Alternatively you may choose to progress          gaining a DDD - the equivalent to 3 A-levels at
to measure concentration of unknown                   directly into a career as a pharmaceutical        grade A!
solutions.                                            researcher or a laboratory technician in a
                                                      hospital, college or industry.


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                                         Applied Science                                        What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                On completion of the course you could
                                         (Forensic Science)                                     progress directly into a career as a laboratory
                                         BTEC Level 3                                           technician in forensics, hospital, college or
                                         Extended Diploma                                       industry.

                                         What will I do on the course?                          Increasingly students are progressing on to HND
                                         You will study scientific principles and will learn,   and Degree programmes. Past students have
                                         by practice, the techniques needed to collect          gone on to study a range of subjects including
                                         biological, chemical and physical evidence and         Forensic Science, Criminology, Psychology and
                                         then analyse it.You will also learn how to work        Sports Science.
                                         safely in a laboratory situation.
                                                                                                What’s great about this course?
                                         Additionally you will study the physiology of          You have the chance to be a part of a growing

Student Profile                          human body systems, traffic accident and fire
                                         investigation procedures, analytical techniques
                                                                                                number of highly motivated, enthusiastic
                                                                                                science students and will enjoy effective and
John Gray                                including building and using your own                  stimulating teaching and excellent student
Forensic Science                         colorimeter to measure concentration of                support.
                                         unknown solutions.
John says, “My course is great                                                                  Students will have the opportunity to take part
because I've learnt so much about                                                               in trips to enhance their learning; students have
                                         What are the entry requirements for
forensics and psychology. I've found                                                            in the past enjoyed trips to Nowgen (genetic
                                         this course?
all the classes really interesting and                                                          research park), the Thackeray Museum and the
                                         You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A - C
the tutors treat you like an adult.”                                                            Fire Training College. You will also have the
                                         including at least a grade C in Additional or
                                         Applied Science.You are required to include            chance to take part in our annual paintballing
                                         both English and Mathematics, but one can be           challenge.
                                         at grade C and the other at grade D.
                                         All students who have not achieved English or
                                         Mathematics at grade C are expected to retake
                                         the subject as a supplement to their Level 3
                                         Extended Diploma timetable.




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Sport Courses
Exercise and Fitness Instructing NVQ 2
Sport and Active Leisure BTEC Level 1 Diploma
Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma
Sport and Exercise Sciences BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

These Sport students all achieved 3 distinctions in their advanced
level studies this year. This is the equivalent to 3 A grades at GCE A-
level and worth 360 points on the UCAS tariff table:
                                                                               Student Profile
Rachael Abraham-Roth                 Lewis Hiney                               Rebecca White
                                                                               Sport
Tom Aitkenhead                       Amy Hughes
                                                                               Rebecca says, “Runshaw has
Nicola Barker                        Joshua Iddon                              supported me in all aspects of my
                                                                               sporting interests. I am part of the
Ross Barton                          Joshua Jenkinson
                                                                               Netball Academy and am also a
James Bolton                         Alexander Kaylor                          member of the North West regional
Ashleigh Boyd                                                                  squad, and I even played in the
                                     Daniel Leaver
                                                                               Nationals.”
Harry Brazel                         Elliott Lee
Adam Brindle                         Richard Lepori
Jacob Campbell                       Adam Mason
Gavin Clark                          Louis Mayers
Andrew Crowther                      Helen McCarthy
Daniel Cryer                         Connor Moffatt
Christina Cunningham                 Andrew Morrison
Liam Davidson                        Lee Morton
Nathan Davies                        Rory Murphy
Jessica Dixon                        Joshua Neale
Benedict Dobby                       Harry Phillips
Abby-Leigh Edmundson                 Nicholas Power
Louise Fairhurst                     Nicola Ryan
Emily Farley                         Joel Smith                            Piran Ward
Adam Forrest                         Oliver Smith                          Rebecca White
Robert Gardner                       Glenn Stoneman                        Ryan White
Emily Giles                          Chris Strachan                        James Whittaker
James Gray                           Oliver Stringer                       Matthew Whittam
Camille Grimes                       Lewis Swarbrick                       Adam Wilkinson
Andrew Harrison                      Victoria Taylor                       Joseph Woodcock
Charlotte Heyes                      Zac Thomas                            Emma Woods
Amy Hindle                           Scott Walmsley                        Bethany Worth


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Exercise and Fitness                                  Skills such as teamwork, exercise and fitness        What’s great about this course?
                                                      knowledge, principles of training, health and        In addition you will have the opportunity to
Instructing NVQ 2                                     safety factors and effective exercise sessions all   take the following certified courses:
What will I do on the course?                         play a major part in the delivery and assessment     • Sport Leader Awards
This course is for learners who are interested in     of the qualification.                                • YMCA – certificate in Assistant Fitness
the sport and fitness industry. The course will                                                              Instruction
                                                      You will also study Functional Skills to support
give you an introduction into the skills required     your practical and career development.               • Community Sports Leadership Award
for working in a gym such as fitness programme                                                             • First Aid
design, Health and Safety issues and the various      You will need a strong vocational commitment
                                                      to sport and recreation, a desire to work in the     You will also be able to coach in local primary
systems of the body and the effects exercise has
                                                      sports industry, willingness to participate in a     schools, take part in an induction residential
upon them.
                                                      wide range of college activities and an interest     and many other outdoor activities.
As a qualified Fitness Instructor, you will be able   in leading activity sessions in the local            Runshaw has good relations with local
to write programmes for clients with a variety of     community on a weekly basis.                         employers to ensure worthwhile work
fitness goals and once completed this course can
                                                                                                           experience placements. Our sports department
lead onto a number of courses some of which           What are the entry requirements for                  will support and encourage you throughout the
make up the Personal Trainer Award. This course       this course?                                         course, and you will receive quality teaching
will allow you gain entry to the Register of          You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a        from well-qualified and enthusiastic staff.
Exercise Professionals at level 2.                    minimum of grade D Mathematics and grade E
                                                      English or vice versa.                               The college has recently invested in a modern
                                                                                                           and well equipped sports centre and fully
                                                      What will this course prepare me for?                equipped fitness suite, offering some of the
                                                      Progression onto a higher level sport-related        best sports facilities in the region and an
                                                      course or employment in the Fitness industry.        excellent teaching environment.



Versatility is second nature to Runshaw
College student Adam Taleb-Bendiab.

Adam (pictured left) had been excelling in his
sport as a member of the Lancashire
Rugby team but more recently he
decided to turn his attention to Judo,
and has been so successful that he
has won a silver medal in the
North West Open Judo Championships.

Adam is a former Balshaw’s High School
student and, although Rugby was his first
love, he has found the challenges of Judo to
be where he wants to concentrate his energies
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Sport and Active Leisure                              You will cover 3 main themes: sport and active     What will this course prepare me for?
                                                      leisure and the individual, the economy and the    Progression onto a Level 2 course or another
BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                  community. Lifestyle choices have an impact        sports related course or training and
What will I do on the course?                         on your health and wellbeing and this course       employment. This course will prepare you for
The Level 1 Diploma in Sport and Active Leisure       will help you to learn about the impact on your    employment such as fitness instruction,
course is aimed at students who have a specific       own health and self confidence. As part of the     equipment supply, stadium and activity centre
interest in the sports and leisure industry. You      course you will also study Functional Skills in    management, ground keeping and play work.
will develop a range of employability skills and      Mathematics, English and ICT together with
techniques, understanding the personal                Personal and Social Development to help you to     What’s great about this course?
qualities and attitudes which are essential for       reach your full potential in education and         • coach in local primary schools
successful performance in working life and/or         prepare you to work confidently, effectively and   • link up with local sport development teams
further education.                                    independently in life.                             for volunteering in the community
Skills such as:                                                                                          • take part in an induction residential
• teamwork and self management                        What are the entry requirements for
                                                                                                         • participate in outdoor activities
                                                      this course?
• planning a sports event
                                                      You will need 1 grade D and 2 grade E passes       The college has a state of the art well equipped
• healthy lifestyles                                                                                     sports centre and fully equipped fitness suite,
                                                      at GCSE including Mathematics and/or English.
• visiting sports venues                                                                                 offering some of the best sports facilities in the
• taking part in fitness training                                                                        region and an excellent teaching environment.
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                                       Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma                          Sport Development, Coaching and Fitness or
                                                                                           Sport Sciences (providing you have a GCSE
                                       What will I do on the course?                       grade C in Science). The course could help you
                                       On this course you will study a variety of sports   in finding a career in the sports industry or you
                                       science-related subjects on a full-time basis.      could progress onto one of the gym instructor
                                       The course is designed for those who want a         courses.
                                       career in sport and sport science.

                                       During the year you learn about nutrition for       What’s great about this course?
                                       sports performance, how to instruct exercise        The Level 2 Diploma course combines academic
                                       and fitness, anatomy and how the body works,        units and practical experiences.You will have
                                       health and safety, training and fitness and will    the opportunity to put your academic skills into
                                       take part in practical sport.                       practice when you take part in a one week
                                                                                           work experience placement at a sports venue of
                                       You will also be able to study for your             your choice. In the past some students have
Student Profile                        Community Sports Leader Award, where you
                                       will be able to work with local schools and
                                                                                           worked with Bolton Arena delivering football in
                                                                                           the community and some have even gained
Jake Campbell                          sports groups to help develop your leadership       part-time employment as a result of their work
Sport & Exercise Science               skills.                                             experience visits at local leisure centres.
Jake says “I'm part of the college
                                       You will also study Functional Skills to support    Students are guided and supported by
Rugby Union Academy and being at
                                       your practical and career development.              experienced staff and a designated personal
Runshaw has allowed me to take
                                                                                           tutor. Students will also have the opportunity
part in several events including the
                                       What are the entry requirements for                 to enhance their GCSE grades in Mathematics,
North West England Colleges
                                       this course?                                        English or Science.
competition and I was also part of
                                       You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a
the team that reached the Semi                                                             The course is enhanced by a range of activities
                                       minimum of grade D Mathematics and grade E
Finals of the Lancashire Plate.”                                                           and sports related qualifications. This year all
                                       English or vice versa.
                                                                                           our students completed training in disability
                                       What will this course prepare me for?               awareness, first aid and mountain rescue.
                                       After successfully completing the course you        You will also get the chance to take part in
                                       will be able to progress to an advanced level       some fun activities like ice skating, climbing,
                                       course such as the BTEC Level 3 Diploma in          caving, hill walking and stadium tours.




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Sport and Exercise Sciences                         are expected to retake the subject as a            What’s great about this course?
                                                    supplement to their Level 3 Extended Diploma       This course is very popular and has enjoyed
BTEC Level 3                                        timetable.                                         100% pass rates since it was set up, and in
Extended Diploma                                                                                       2009, 86% of students achieved high grades
                                                    In addition a grade C or above MUST be
                                                                                                       with 51% achieving DDD, the highest grade
What will I do on the course?                       achieved in Science.
                                                                                                       possible. This Level 3 Extended Diploma has
The course aims to answer questions such as:
                                                                                                       been structured for students who have a real
• What effects occur in my body when I begin        What will this course prepare me for?
                                                                                                       interest in the field of Sport Sciences and is
  to exercise?                                      Upon successful completion of the diploma it is
                                                                                                       suitable for students who prefer continuous,
• How do I generate top spin in my tennis           possible to progress into higher education to
                                                                                                       on-going, non-exam based assessment.
  serve?                                            study in the following areas:
                                                                                                       Alongside your studies you will also have the
                                                    • Sport and Exercise Studies
• Which muscles do I use in sporting actions                                                           opportunity to work towards gaining additional
  and how do they work?                             • Physical Education Teaching (both primary        sports coaching awards and take part in
                                                      and secondary)                                   outdoor activities and expeditions.
• What kind of nutrition does an athlete
  require?                                          • Sports Therapy
                                                                                                       Runshaw is one of the North West’s most
• How can I treat and prevent sports injuries?      • Coaching Science
                                                                                                       successful sporting colleges and offers
• Which energy systems do I use in sport and        • Health, Sports Performance and Nutrition
                                                                                                       progression to excellence in sport. The sports
  what types of training improve them?              • Recreation/Sports Management                     department has incorporated an elite sports
• How do I become qualified as a sports             • Sport Development                                programme in the following sports: football,
  coach?                                            There are also opportunities to apply for the      rugby league, hockey and netball.
• What are sports therapists and what do they       police or armed forces, or to seek employment      Runshaw has exceptional facilities and
  do?                                               within leisure centres, health clubs or sport      experienced staff who have represented their
                                                    coaching within the UK or abroad. Past             country and coached sport in the UK and
What are the entry requirements for                 students have progressed onto higher               overseas. There is work experience in a variety
this course?                                        education in sport and exercise sciences, sports   of placements. Furthermore, the course has
You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.          therapy, teaching, coaching and other related      gained a very good reputation with universities
You are required to include both English and        areas or have obtained employment within the       as evidenced by the number of former students
Mathematics, but 1 can be at grade C and the        fitness industry, sports development centres or    who have successfully gained admittance to a
other at grade D. All students who have not         community football instructors.                    variety of undergraduate degree courses at a
achieved English and Mathematics at grade C
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Sports Development,                                  There are also opportunities to apply for the
                                                     armed forces, or to seek employment within
Coaching and Fitness                                 leisure centres, health clubs or sport coaching
BTEC Level 3                                         within the UK or abroad. Past students have
Extended Diploma                                     gone onto higher education on one of the
                                                     many sports degree courses available, or have
What will I do on the course?
                                                     obtained employment within the fitness
The BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sports
                                                     industry, sports development centres or
Development, Coaching and Fitness course
                                                     community sports instructors.
deals with the principles and practices within
the sport and coaching industry and is
                                                     What’s great about this course?
equivalent to 3 A-levels. It is mainly a
                                                     Runshaw is one of the North West’s most
theoretical course that analyses many aspects
                                                     successful sporting colleges and offers
of sport. It is delivered through a variety of
                                                     progression to excellence in sport.
methods, within the classroom, physiology lab,
                                                     Runshaw has exceptional
the college’s floodlit astro turf and state of the
                                                     facilities and experienced staff
art fitness suite.
                                                     who have represented their
The course aims to answer questions such as:         country and coached sport in
• How does the body work in sport?                   the UK and overseas. Furthermore, the sports
• How do I test an athlete’s fitness levels?         department has incorporated an elite sports
                                                     programme in the following sports : rugby
• How should I train to improve my fitness for
                                                     union rugby league, football, hockey ,
  my sport?
                                                     basketball and netball.
• What are the techniques and tactics of
  different sports?                                  Studying on the Sports Development, Coaching
• How can my sport be developed in society?          and Fitness course, students work towards
• Which skills do I need to work in the sports       sports leadership and coaching awards and
  industry?                                          take part in outdoor pursuits. There is a work
                                                     experience unit in which students gain a
• What sports organisations are there and
                                                     valuable insight into the sports environment.
  what is their role?
                                                     Furthermore, the course has gained a very
• How do I become qualified as a sports
                                                     good reputation with universities as evidenced
  coach?
                                                     by the number of former students who have
                                                     successfully gained admittance to a variety of
What are the entry requirements for
                                                     undergraduate degree courses at a number of
this course?
                                                     reputable universities.
You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.
You are required to include both English and         This course is very popular and has enjoyed
Mathematics, but 1 can be at grade C and the         100% pass rates since it was set up, and high
other at grade D. All students who have not          levels of students achieve high grades.This Level
achieved English or Mathematics at grade C are       3 Diploma has been structured for students
expected to retake the subject as a supplement       who have a real interest in the wider aspects of
to their Level 3 Extended Diploma timetable.         sports development, coaching and fitness. It is
                                                     particularly suitable for students who have a
What will this course prepare me for?                preference for continuous, on-going, non-exam
Upon successful completion of the diploma it is      based assessment. The course is structured for
possible to progress into higher education to        you to confidently build upon knowledge and
study in the following areas:                        enable you to successfully progress through the
                                                     course.
• Sport and Exercise Studies
• Physical Education Teaching (both primary          In 2009 students in Sport Development,
  and secondary)                                     Coaching & Fitness achieved a 100% pass rate
• Sport Therapy                                      and 85% high grades, i.e. Merit or above,
• Coaching Science                                   which is equivalent to 3 A-levels at grade B and
                                                     over, with 34% of our students gaining DDD
• Health, Sports Performance and Nutrition
                                                     - the equivalent to 3 A-levels at grade A.
• Recreation/Sports Management
• Leisure Management
• Sport Development


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Tourism, Hospitality and
Catering Courses
Introduction to Catering and Hospitality City and Guilds 7107
Foundation Chef Level 1 Diploma
Professional Chef and Food and Beverage Services Level 2 Diploma
Catering and Hospitality Level 2 Apprenticeship
Catering and Hospitality (Kitchen and Larder) NVQ 3
Hospitality Supervision and Leadership NVQ 3
Hotel, Restaurant & Event Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 2 Diploma
                                                                          Student Profile
                                                                          Lillie Dugdale
Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                                                          Travel & Tourism

These Tourism, Hospitality and Catering students all achieved 3           Lillie says, “My course provides lots
                                                                          of opportunities, particularly due to
distinctions in their advanced level studies this year. This is the       the wide range of trips available to
equivalent to 3 A grades at GCE A-level and worth 360 points on the       me. I also take part in Spanish classes
UCAS tariff table:                                                        as part of my Travel & Tourism
                                                                          course which will help boost my CV
                                                                          when I come to look for
Olivia Bradburn                                                           employment after college.”
Kirsty Brade
Hannah Catterall
Olivia Franklin
Emma Gaul
Melissa Hallatt
Laura Harper
Jodie Marsh
Hayley McCabe
Amber Park
Natalie Prew
Alicia Price
Jennifer Walton
Catherine Yarwood




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Introduction to Catering and                          What are the course requirements for this           What’s great about this course?
                                                      course?                                             The group you will be in will be small and
Hospitality City and Guilds                           No formal qualifications are required to gain a     friendly with lots of opportunities to work in
7107                                                  place on this course. However we would like         teams, with some practical and theory work.
What will I study?                                    you to make a commitment to attending and           You will do lots of different units which will
This course will offer you an introduction to         studying at college with a keen interest in         prepare you fully for progression and develop
Catering and Hospitality.You will also get the        catering and hospitality. This will be              your personal skills. The course tutors are all
opportunity to develop personal skills and            demonstrated through a short interview on           friendly and caring, they will help you to learn
attributes that will form a good basis for            application.                                        and make the right choices for success. You will
studying on the Professional Chef Level 1                                                                 do extra activities which include enhancements
Diploma. It is a fantastic opportunity to get         What will this course prepare me for?               to the course, trips, visits, fund raising and
used to, and gain confidence with, learning           This course is really good preparation for          enrichment activities.
and producing the work needed to gain an              studying in college. You will gain the skills and
accredited qualification in Catering and              confidence needed to study successfully on a
Hospitality.                                          Level 1 course and being familiar with the
                                                      learning and assessment styles will make the
As part of the course you will also study             step up much easier for you.
Functional Skills in Mathematics, English and
ICT together with Personal and Social
Development (employability) to help you to
reach your full potential in college and prepare
you to work confidently, effectively and
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Foundation Chef                                        What are the entry requirements for this           What’s great about this course?
                                                       course? (3 stages)                                 The course encompasses a variety of sessions
Level 1 Diploma                                        Stage 1 - Applicants must have a good record       and practical activities. Guest speakers from
This is a brand new award and is offered by the        of achievement, a keen interest in the catering    top restaurants, hospitality shows, brewery and
college for the first time from September 2010.        and hospitality industry which will be discussed   hotel visits all enhance the course and
The award is aimed at those individuals who            during a pre enrolment interview.                  encourage you on your Catering and Hospitality
want to progress within the industry. It provides                                                         journey.
                                                       Stage 2 - Applicants will need a grade D in
students with a sound foundation of high
                                                       English, 2 grade E passes at GCSE which must       This course is delivered in our own training
quality skills that can be applied across a range
                                                       include Mathematics; Food Technology would         kitchens and restaurants, our renowned
of processes and commodities.
                                                       also be beneficial.                                Foxholes Brasserie and Bistro, which serves both
                                                                                                          staff of the college and members of the public.
What will I study?                                     Stage 3 – Once accepted at Runshaw students
                                                                                                          You will also be given theory lessons to support
Modules include investigating the catering and         will undertake a rigorous initial 2 week
                                                                                                          your assignments throughout your
hospitality industry, food safety in catering,         assessment to establish the most appropriate
                                                                                                          qualification.
healthier foods, special diets, food and               course level.
beverage knowledge and customer care.                                                                     You will be taught by a small team of fully
You will also be taught basic preparation and          How will I be assessed?                            trained Chef and Food Service lecturers, who
cooking techniques.                                    Students will complete a range of theoretical      have recent industry knowledge and experience
                                                       and practical activities that will be graded. In   with high recognition in the industry for their
As part of the course you will also study
                                                       addition, students will be expected to produce     standards and students’ achievements.
Functional Skills and Personal and Social
                                                       work after periods of personal research.
Development to help you to reach your full
                                                                                                          What equipment will I need to buy?
potential in education and prepare you to work
                                                       Will this course lead to a qualification?          You will need a full chef and waiter’s uniform,
confidently, effectively and independently in
                                                       Upon successful completion you will be             recommended books which will be ordered
life.
                                                       awarded a Level 1 qualification in Hospitality     through the college.
                                                       and Catering. Once you have completed this
                                                                                                          The information for this course is correct at the
                                                       award, you can apply to progress to the Level 2
                                                                                                          time of publication but this may change subject
                                                       Diploma.
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Professional Chef and Food                             What are the entry requirements for this             Students have the opportunity to take part in
                                                       course?                                              our placement programme where a suitable
and Beverage Services                                  Stage 1 - Applicants must have a keen interest       restaurant or hotel is found to match the
Level 2 Diploma                                        in the catering and hospitality industry which       individual’s needs. You will gain confidence and
What will I do on the course?                          will be discussed during a pre enrolment             develop your level of skill throughout the year
This is a 2 year course with a variety of              interview.                                           in college and whilst on placement.
sessions, theory and practical based, providing        Stage 2 - Applicants will need 4 grade D passes      Placements include the highly acclaimed:
the student with a well-rounded qualification to       at GCSE, 1 of which must include Mathematics;        • Whatley Manor, Cotswolds
gain employment or progression on to the next          Food Technology and a grade C in English             • The Crab, Chieveley
level or employment.                                   would also be beneficial.                            • Chesil Rectory, Winchester
                                                       Stage 3 – Once accepted at Runshaw students          • Marco Pierre White’s Yew Tree, Newbury
What will I study?
Modules include investigating the catering and         will undertake a rigorous initial 2 week             • Sharrow Bay, Lake District
hospitality industry, food safety in catering,         assessment to establish the most appropriate         • Northcote Manor, Llangho
healthier foods, special diets, food and               course level e.g. Level 1 or Level 2 Diploma.        • Stanley House, Mellor
beverage knowledge including wine, gueridon
service and customer care. You will also be            What will this course prepare me for?                What equipment will I need to buy?
taught how to prepare and cook stocks, soups           It will fully prepare you for work in the catering   You will need a full chef and waiter’s uniform,
and sauces, fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry        and hospitality industry.                            recommended books which will be ordered
and fish, grains and pasta plus breads and                                                                  through the college.
desserts.                                              What’s great about this course?
                                                       The course encompasses a variety of sessions         The information for this course is correct at the
                                                       and practical activities. Guest speakers from top    time of publication but this may change subject
How will I be assessed?
                                                       restaurants, hospitality shows, brewery and          to any changes made by awarding bodies.
Theoretical aspects of the programme will
mainly be through assignments and short                hotel visits all enhance the course and
answer questions. Individual practical tests will      encourage you on your Catering and Hospitality
take place throughout the programme with 4             journey.
main practical tests close to completion.

This course explores food preparation, cooking
and food and drink service. Students are
expected to work on events and functions,
both inside and outside the college, often with
high profile visitors present. Students work
towards a number of important awards such as
the Food Safety Certificate.

This course is delivered in our own training
kitchens and restaurants, our renowned
Foxholes Brasserie and Bistro, which serves both
staff of the college and members of the public.
You will also be given theory lessons to support
your assignments throughout your
qualification.

You will be taught by a small team of fully
trained Chef and Food Service lecturers, who
have recent industry knowledge and experience
with high recognition in the industry for their
standards and students’ achievements.




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Catering and Hospitality                            What are the entry requirements for               What’s great about this course?
                                                    this course?                                      You will be earning and learning on the job as
Level 2 Apprenticeship                              You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D or         well as coming to college. At college you will
What will I do on the course?                       above including English and Mathematics.          be assessed in our newly established Foxholes
You will work towards an Apprenticeship                                                               Bistro in the kitchen and/or restaurant at our
Framework at Level 2 in Catering consisting of      What will this course prepare me for?             Leyland site. Specialist theme events are
Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Catering and                 • progression to Advanced Level 3                 organised to supplement your training.
Hospitality in an area of your choice.                Apprenticeship in Catering and Hospitality      You will also have the opportunity to go on
You can choose from:                                • you will develop your skills and knowledge in   visits and trips relating to your area of study.
• Front office                                        your chosen area and can pursue a career        In addition there will be access to all college
• Housekeeping                                      • progression to other related Level 3 courses    facilities in the same way as full time students.
• Food and drink service
• Professional cookery
• Multi-skilled hospitality
• Bar services
• Food processing and cooking
• Technical Certificate: to help you learn the
  theory behind the course
• Functional Skills
• Module on employment rights and
  responsibilities – this will teach you about
  contracts of employment and other
  work-related issues

In addition to individual certificates,
on successful completion of all
elements you will be awarded an
Apprenticeship Framework Certificate.




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Former Runshaw student, super chef Chris Kenny,
is cooking up another delightful treat.

WorldSkills UK; Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons... from Runshaw,
Oxford to Calgary!

WorldSkills London 2011 will be held from 6 - 9 October 2011.
It will involve an estimated 1200 competitors from 60 nations
competing in 40 skills. 250,000 visitors are expected to attend
the event.

The international profile of London, coupled with the proximity of
the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games will provide a
world focus and global platform in 2011, linking world class
achievements in sport and skills.

There are over 70 skills competitions that cover 5 key sectors:
Built Environment; Engineering; Cultural and Creative Arts; IT and
Business Administration; Professional, Social, Public and Hospitality
Services.

A number of members of the UK Squad for the WorldSkills event
studied at colleges in the North West. One of them is former
Runshaw College student Chris Kenny. Chris was a student at
Runshaw and gained an NVQ 3 in Hospitality and Catering.

After leaving Runshaw Chris secured a highly sought-after position
at the prestigious Raymond Blanc Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons in
Oxford.

Chris reached the final 3 for Cooking for which he had to take part
in a 3-day competition at the ExCel Theatre in London.

Runshaw College is very proud of this former student and we wish
him the very best in the future.




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Catering and Hospitality                                What are the entry requirements for                If you would prefer to pursue higher education
                                                        this course?                                       we will help you find a university which suits
(Kitchen and Larder)                                    You will need to have achieved a pass in a Level   your needs and assist in UCAS applications.
NVQ 3                                                   2 course in the same subject, for example Chef     Past students have gone on to study BA
What will I do on the course?                           Diploma Level 2 or NVQ 2 Professional Cookery.     Culinary Arts, Foundation Degrees and Higher
This course is designed for students who wish to        You will also need to have good attendance         National Diplomas in Hotel, Catering and
specialise in kitchen and larder work; it provides      and to have attained:                              Institutional Management at university.
a useful grounding for you to progress right to         • either a grade C in GCSE Mathematics (or
the top.                                                  Level 2 adult numeracy) and a grade D in         What’s great about this course?
                                                          GCSE English Language (or Level 1 adult          This course offers you the opportunity to gain
As part of your qualification you will plan and           literacy)                                        your catering qualification in a supportive
organise a theme evening of your choice; past                                                              environment. You will be trained by fully
                                                        • or a grade C in GCSE English Language (or
themes have included ‘Around the world’ and                                                                qualified and experienced staff in superb
                                                          Level 2 adult literacy) and a grade D in GCSE
‘Viva Las Vegas’. These events are very popular                                                            facilities at a college that has an excellent
                                                          Mathematics (or Level 1 adult numeracy)
at Foxholes and are great fun both for the                                                                 reputation for producing fine chefs who have
customers and students.                                                                                    worked in some of the best establishments in
                                                        What will this course prepare me for?
                                                        In an ever-expanding industry there are            the country.
Level 3 Kitchen and Larder students are initially
engaged in menu planning and food                       numerous job opportunities throughout the          A very successful past student who features in
presentation. Each student has the chance to            world. The links Runshaw has with the industry     the City and Guilds literature claims:
write a themed event menu. Throughout the               will help you find suitable employment upon
                                                                                                           “My skills and knowledge have been vastly
year each student is given an evening to show           completion of the course. We also have a very
                                                                                                           improved and I will miss the fantastic tutors
their skills and ability in producing, costing and      high rate of students offered jobs where they
                                                                                                           here at college; but thanks to Runshaw I am
presenting their own menu.                              attended placements.
                                                                                                           ready for bigger things.”
You will have the opportunity to gain experience
within the industry, every student will be given a
6-week work placement. Runshaw has an
excellent relationship with some of the best hotels
and restaurants in the country such as Whatley
Manor, Sharrow Bay and Northcote Manor, all of
which hold at least one Michelin star. This allows
you to put into practice the skills that you learn
in college and also witness first hand what it’s
like to work at the top end of the industry.

The college training restaurant ‘Foxholes
Brasserie’ is open to the public, and you will be
able to contribute towards the menus and
special dishes.

By working in ‘Foxholes’ you will:
• work with food, from preparation to
  presentation of the finished dish
• get a feel of how a real restaurant is run and
  how it functions
• be given a specific section to run throughout
  the production sessions
• guide a team of students and delegate tasks
  towards a successful service

You will learn how to run a kitchen as well as
running a section. This entails the writing, costing
and ordering of menus for ‘specials’ and themed
events. It is essential to learn both the practical
and theoretical side of running a kitchen, so the
requirements below will help to ensure you are
necessarily equipped for the demands of this
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Hospitality Supervision and                            What are the entry requirements for                  What’s great about this course?
                                                       this course?                                         You will not only learn many new skills but
Leadership NVQ 3                                       You will need to have achieved a pass in a Level     have the opportunity to gain hands-on
What will I do on the course?                          2 course in the same subject, for example            experience in a very supportive and friendly
This 1 year course is designed to prepare you          Catering and Hospitality NVQ 2.                      environment. We offer superb work experience,
for employment in a supervisory and leadership         You are also expected to have a good level of        giving each individual the opportunity to work
role in the Hospitality and Catering Industry. It      attendance and to have attained:                     in Michelin star organisations, to travel, learn
covers all aspects of hospitality management;          • either a grade C in GCSE Mathematics (or           new skills and reflect on the realities of the
communication, leading a team, supervising               Level 2 adult numeracy) and grade D in GCSE        workplace. Enrichment opportunities have
customer service, stock control, effective use of        English Language (or Level 1 adult literacy)       included a range of guest speakers from the
resources, bar management and catering for             • or a grade C in GCSE English Language (or          Industry and trips to local breweries, hotels,
functions. You will have the opportunity to put          Level 2 adult literacy) and grade D in GCSE        clubs and a European trip to Paris visiting
your knowledge and skills into practice in               Mathematics (or Level 1 adult numeracy)            Disneyland and Moet Chandon.
Foxholes Brasserie, Bistro and reception where
                                                                                                            Comments from former students include:
you will assist the food service lecturers in day      What will this course prepare me for?                “I have made so many new friends with
to day running and organisation.                       The hospitality industry offers opportunities in a   students as well as staff. I recommend
As part of your qualification you will plan and        wide range of areas from food service, front of      Runshaw for the pleasant atmosphere and
organise a theme evening of your choice, past          house operations and events. Whichever area          friendly individuals that are here”.
themes have included ‘Viva Las Vegas’, ‘Great          you choose you will face interesting and
                                                       exciting challenges. You may like to work in         Sara Nash, now studying at Sheffield Hallam
British Dining’ and ‘Wild, Wild West’. These
                                                       hotels, restaurants and bars, or perhaps event       University for a BA Honours Degree in
evenings are an excellent learning experience
                                                       catering or cruising. The course provides the        Hospitality Management.
and are very popular for both customers and
students.                                              grounding from which you can progress to the
                                                       top. Many past students have secured
Your Personal Tutor will provide individual            supervisory positions or have chosen to
support and guidance throughout your                   progress to higher education to study BA
qualification and you will also have the               Hospitality Management or Tourism and Events
opportunity to develop your IT skills.                 Management.
As in Level 2 you will have the
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Hotel, Restaurant &                                    In conjunction with this qualification you will    What will this course prepare me for?
                                                       also be studying towards a Foundation              The course prepares you to further your career
Event Management                                       Certificate in Food Hygiene and you will           in a number of ways. Students may choose to
BTEC Level 3                                           participate in a variety of team building          take their studies to Level 4 and undertake a
Extended Diploma                                       exercises. A number of out of college activities   variety of higher education degrees or HNDs in
                                                       are planned throughout the 2 years, which in       subject areas such as Licensed Retail
What will I do on the course?
                                                       the past have included educational visits to       Management, Casino Management and
On the course you will study a range of
                                                       London, Barcelona and Paris. You will also be      Corporate Events Management. Students may
theoretical and practical skills. Through your
                                                       given the opportunity to tour a variety of         choose to pursue a trainee management route
studies you will learn about how the wide
                                                       specialist facilities which have included The      with a variety of providers including restaurants,
spectrum of hospitality businesses operate and
                                                       Cocktail Factory in Preston, Prospect Brewery in   hotel chains or breweries.
will develop the skills required to be successful
                                                       Standish and local hospitality outlets such as
in this field. You will work in Foxholes                                                                  Over the past 5 years, employment in the
                                                       The Olive Press and Stanley House.
Restaurant to prepare or serve a range of                                                                 hospitality sector has increased faster than for
different foods.                                                                                          the economy overall. But there remain
                                                       What are the entry requirements for
                                                                                                          significant skills gaps, particularly in the
There will also be a work-related project              this course?
                                                                                                          following areas:
requiring a period of work placement which             You must achieve 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.
                                                                                                          • customer service
will be carried out throughout the year with a         You are required to include English and
                                                                                                          • interpersonal skills
corporate hospitality provider. Previous               Mathematics but one can be at grade C and
providers have included Twickenham - Six               the other at grade D. All students who have not    • supervisory skills
Nations Tournament, the Grand National at              achieved English and Mathematics at grade C        • finance
Aintree and Royal Ascot.                               are expected to retake the subject as a            • employability skills
                                                       supplement to their Level 3 Extended Diploma
                                                                                                          This qualification covers all these skills gaps and
                                                       timetable.
                                                                                                          fully prepares the student for the world of work
                                                                                                          in the hospitality industry.

                                                                                                          What’s great about this course?
                                                                                                          Here are some comments from our students:

                                                                                                          “The course is very interesting, you have the
                                                                                                          opportunity to go on many trips and guest
                                                                                                          speakers come in to give you advice on
                                                                                                          different career paths to follow.”
                                                                                                          Jennifer Walton

                                                                                                          “Runshaw has a good reputation and the
                                                                                                          tutors are very helpful, giving you lots of
                                                                                                          feedback and support.”
                                                                                                          Kirsty Brade

                                                                                                          “It is a friendly college that makes me feel at
                                                                                                          home; it also has very good grades and all the
                                                                                                          people are very helpful.”
                                                                                                          Catherine Yarwood

                                                                                                          “It is an interesting and fun course where there
                                                                                                          are lots of opportunities to gain new skills and
                                                                                                          there is a lot of work experience on offer to
                                                                                                          give you an understanding of the hospitality
                                                                                                          industry.”
                                                                                                          Natalie Prew

                                                                                                          Students on Hotel, Restaurant & Event
                                                                                                          Management achieve consistently excellent
                                                                                                          grades. In 2009, 100% of students achieved
                                                                                                          the qualification with 100% gaining high
                                                                                                          grades and 71% gaining DDD, the highest
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“Teachers engage and
motivate students to have
ambitious aspirations and
produce work of a very
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Travel and Tourism                                     You will take part in class work, group activities,   Hotel, Restaurant and Event Management
                                                       role play, research, presentations, visits to         courses, and can then continue onto degree
BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                   attractions and destinations. You will also learn     courses in higher education. Alternatively, there
What will I do on the course?                          how to deliver a resort rep’s transfer speech and     are a wide variety of job opportunities and you
You will learn about:                                  welcome meeting as well as a cabin crew safety        could find yourself working for airlines and
• the different sectors of the travel and tourism      briefing.                                             airports, tour operators, travel agents, visitor
  industry including the career opportunities                                                                attractions, visitor centres and many more.
  available                                            You will also study Functional Skills to support
                                                       your practical and career development.
• how to deliver excellent customer service                                                                  What’s great about this course?
• how to plan and run events, which includes                                                                 You will enjoy the wide variety and excellent
                                                       What are the entry requirements for
  taking part in an educational visit in the UK                                                              standard of teaching and assessment on the
                                                       this course?
  which you will organise                                                                                    course. You will enjoy trips to such places as
                                                       You will need 4 GCSE passes at grade D with a
• job search and employment skills with a one                                                                Alton Towers, Manchester Airport,Trafford
                                                       minimum of grade D English and a grade E
  week work experience in the tourism                                                                        Centre and Disneyland Paris.There are also
                                                       Mathematics or vice versa.
  industry                                                                                                   team building activities and placement
• plan holidays to meet customer needs                                                                       opportunities, all of which prepare you well for
                                                       What will this course prepare me for?                 the next step up the ladder to success.
• marketing skills including how to produce            You will develop study and life skills that will
  promotional products                                 prepare you for more advanced study or into           The teachers are friendly and helpful and you
                                                       employment in the travel and tourism industry.        will be working with a small group of students,
                                                                                                             developing teamwork and communication
                                                       Many of our students continue their studies on        skills.
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                                          Travel and Tourism                                 Although the majority of assignments are
                                                                                             written, others involve discussion, role play,
                                          BTEC Level 3                                       simulation, news reports, presentations and
                                          Extended Diploma                                   other practical activities including work
                                          What will I do on the course?                      experience. We also have a mock aircraft in one
                                          This course combines a BTEC Extended Diploma       of our classrooms which will give you lots of
                                          in Travel and Tourism and an NCFE Level 2          opportunity to practice safety demonstrations,
                                          Certificate in Airline Cabin Crew and offers       serving food and drink and other essential
                                          structured learning, a 2-week work experience      cabin crew duties.
                                          and trips in the UK and abroad which give you
                                          first hand experience of the industry.             What are the entry requirements for
                                                                                             this course?
                                          You will study a whole range of vocational
                                                                                             You will need 5 GCSE passes at grades A-C.
                                          subjects that address all the major sectors
                                                                                             You are required to include both English and
Student Profile                           within the travel and tourism industry.
                                          On this course you will:
                                                                                             Mathematics, but one can be at grade C and
                                                                                             the other at grade D. All students who have not
Emma Gaul                                                                                    achieved English and Mathematics at grade C
                                          • investigate holiday destinations and the
Travel & Tourism                                                                             are expected to retake the subject as a
                                            reasons why people travel
Ema says, “I decided to come to                                                              supplement to their Level 3 timetable in
                                          • gain an insight into the hospitality industry
Runshaw because the course                                                                   preparation for employment or higher
                                            and research products and services offered
involved an NCFE Cabin Crew                                                                  education.
                                            by hotels
qualification alongside the Travel &
Tourism course. As I am particularly      • find out about the cruise industry and the
                                                                                             What will this course prepare me for?
interested in this work I knew              careers available
                                                                                             Our students progress to work in areas across
Runshaw could offer me a better           • develop the skills required to work as a         the travel and tourism industry including
education and potentially increase          Holiday Representative                           airports, hotels, airlines, tourist attractions and
my chances of a career in cabin crew      • have the opportunity to complete a 2-            for tour operators.
in the future and help me to achieve        week work placement in the travel and
my lifetime ambition.”                                                                       Many of our students choose to progress to
                                            tourism industry
                                                                                             higher education to complete a related degree
                                          • practice and improve your customer service       course in Travel, Leisure, International Tourism
                                            skills                                           Management or Event Management. Some
                                          • work as part of a team to plan an event in       students remain at Runshaw to study our own
                                            college                                          degree programme in Tourism and Event
                                          • develop the skills and knowledge required to     Management.
                                            prepare you for a career in the airline cabin
                                            crew industry                                    What’s great about this course?
                                                                                             • relevant visits to both local and national
                                          The course is taught in a classroom and you will     tourist attractions
                                          be assessed via assignments that closely relate
                                                                                             • travel and tourism residentials in the UK and
                                          to the industry in which you will one day work.
                                                                                               overseas
                                                                                             • varied assessment methods
                                                                                             • a recognised cabin crew qualification
                                                                                             • support with career development and
                                                                                               progression to university
                                                                                             • an opportunity to visit an airline training
                                                                                               centre to practice aircraft evacuations
                                                                                             • you may have the opportunity to learn
                                                                                               another language

                                                                                             The results on Travel & Tourism are consistently
                                                                                             excellent. In 2009 100% of students achieved
                                                                                             the qualification with 92% gaining high grades
                                                                                             and 40% gaining DDD, the highest grade
                                                                                             possible.




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                                                       Applying to Runshaw




Applying to Runshaw
Please note that Runshaw is a very oversubscribed college;
unfortunately we were unable to give places to all the students
who applied last year. To be sure of your place you will need to
apply early and achieve the entry requirements for your course.
We will have more detailed information relating to the admissions
process at our Open Day and Open Evenings in the autumn term.


How to apply                                   Interviews                                     Open Evenings
Application forms are available from your      Interviews commence in February; these are     This year we are holding an Open Day in
school or from Runshaw; contact the            an ideal opportunity for you to discuss your   September and Open Evenings in October,
Schools Liaison team to request your           course choice, gain realistic guidance on      November and March.
application form on 01772 643000, email        our expectations and assess your ability to
                                                                                              This is your opportunity to come and look
info@runshaw.ac.uk or you can print off an     meet the demands of your course.
                                                                                              around college and meet the Principal and
application form from our website. We visit
                                               Our aim is to make the interview process as    teaching staff. You will be able to ask lots
schools from September and we hold an
                                               welcoming and as comfortable as possible       of questions about the courses you want to
Open Day in September with Open
                                               and to enrol you on the right course. We       take or the careers you want to follow, or
Evenings in October, November and March.
                                               believe that our informal and friendly         about applying to Runshaw.
Application forms should be handed in to       approach will help us both discover
your high school careers co-ordinator or       whether Runshaw is the right choice for
head of year, who will fill in the reference   you.
section and send it on to us.
                                               Following your interview you will receive a
                                               letter explaining what to do next. You will
                                               need to read this carefully and keep it in a
                                               safe place for when you enrol.




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                                                     Admissions Timeline




Admissions Timeline
September 2010                              January 2011                                   June 2011
Runshaw prospectus available from school    Hand in your completed application form        You complete your GCSEs.
or college: we start our school visits.     at school to your careers co-ordinator or
College Open Day Saturday 25 September      head of year, who will fill in the reference   July 2011
11.00am – 3.00pm.                           section and send it on to us.                  New Student Days: your opportunity to
                                                                                           spend a day at college.
October 2010                                February 2011
We continue to visit schools: you can       Interviews begin in schools and in college.    August 2011
discuss your application with us. College                                                  GCSE results day and enrolment. You must
Open Evening Thursday 14 October            March/April 2011                               come into college to enrol with your results
4.00pm – 8.30pm. Application forms are      College Open Evening Wednesday 9 March         slip. If you are not able to enrol at your
available from school or college.           4.00pm – 8.30pm. Look out for college          designated time we may not be able to
                                            application deadline: in recent years it has   guarantee your place at college.
November/December 2010                      been 1 April, but due to increasing
College Open Evening Monday 8 November      applications it may be earlier this year.      September 2011
4.00pm – 8.30pm. Fill in your college                                                      College begins!
application form.                           May 2011
                                            You will receive details of New Student
                                            Days and your bus pass information.




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                                                         Important Information




Important Information
Disability and equal opportunities                Where applicants have extreme needs, the       Contact us
Runshaw College is committed to equality          college will exercise professional judgment    If you would like any further information
of opportunity for all members of its             as to whether we are able to offer an          about any of the courses or activities
community and we respect all students for         individual a place. Assessment will be made    included in our course guides, or would like
their individuality, abilities and aspirations.   against the following criteria:                an application form, please contact:
We actively encourage applications from           • social and educational needs of the          Schools Liaison
students with disabilities or learning              applicant                                    Runshaw College
difficulties and you will be given the
                                                  • level of present educational                 Langdale Road
support you need to achieve your full
                                                    performance                                  Leyland
learning potential. If you need more
                                                  • additional support needs                     Lancs
information, please ask for a copy of the
                                                                                                 PR25 3DQ
college’s disability statement, ‘Enabling         • medical health needs
Success’ and the Disability Equality Scheme.                                                     Tel: 01772 643000
                                                  Runshaw will match these against its ability
                                                                                                 Fax: 01257 469286
                                                  to support the special applicant, as well as
Financial support                                                                                Email: info@runshaw.ac.uk
                                                  the needs of other students at college. If a
Financial support is available to students in                                                    Website: www.runshaw.ac.uk
                                                  student is refused entry to college, they
the form of the Education Maintenance             may appeal in writing to the principal.
Allowance. For more information please
call the student helpline on 0800 121 8989        Safeguarding
or visit the EMA website at                       Runshaw College is committed to
www.direct.gov.uk/ema                             safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
                                                  children and vulnerable adults and expects
Information in the course guides                  all staff to share this commitment.
Courses are offered in good faith but
Runshaw reserves the right to:
• cancel courses if they do not reach
  enrolment targets
• change the syllabus of a course without
  prior notice


Admissions
Runshaw may require applicants to provide
or allow access to evidence of suitability for
admission to a particular course. This may
be a reference from a previous education
institution, employer or doctor.


Students will be expected to:
• meet the entry criteria for their chosen
   course and provide proof of
   examination grades, a good record of
   achievement, a good record of
   attendance and a supportive reference
• meet the residency criteria laid down by
  the funding council or pay the
  appropriate course fee
• disclose any criminal conviction




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                                                     How to get to Runshaw




How to get to Runshaw
Directions From M6                            Bus routes to Runshaw
• Exit at Junction 28 for Leyland             College buses provide easy transport to Runshaw from a wide surrounding area. These
                                              buses are timed to arrive at college at 8.50am and leave at 4.38pm. In addition to these,
• Turn left from north and south exits into
                                              local bus services run regularly between Chorley, Preston and Leyland town centres, and
  Leyland Way
                                              students living in these areas can use these services throughout the day (a college bus pass is
• Take the second turning on your left        valid for one journey into college in the morning and one journey home in the afternoon
  into Bent Lane                              on one bus route). A college bus pass may be purchased to cover the cost of the year’s
• At the end of Bent Lane turn right into     transport. The cost of the pass for 2010 – 2011 is £320 and £105 for a Leyland Zone pass.
  Heald House Road                            Information and application packs are sent out to all applicants in June.
• At the next mini roundabout turn left
   into Langdale Road
• Proceed for approximately ¼ mile and
  Runshaw College is on the left




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                                                             Course Index




Course index
Vocational subjects index                                           66   Health and Social Care BTEC Level 1 Diploma

35    Accounting Level 2 Apprenticeship                             67   Heath and Social Care BTEC Level 2 Diploma

50    Advanced Engineering Diploma                                  68   Health and Social Care BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

83    Applied Science BTEC Level 2 Diploma                          99   Hospitality, Supervision and Leadership NVQ 3

84    Applied Science BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                 100 Hotel, Restaurant and Event Management
                                                                        BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
85    Applied Science (Forensic Science)
      BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                                 93   Introduction to Catering and Hospitality City and Guilds 7107

25    Art and Design BTEC Level 1 Diploma                           44   IT BTEC Level 2 Diploma

26    Art and Design BTEC Level 2 Diploma                           45   IT Practitioners BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

27    Art and Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                  43   IT Users BTEC Level 1 Diploma

31    Beauty Therapy Level 2 Diploma                                71   Media BTEC Level 2 Diploma

32    Beauty Therapy NVQ 3                                          72   Media (Television and Film) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

36    Business BTEC Level 1 Diploma                                 51   Motor Vehicle Studies ABC Level 1 Diploma

37    Business BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                 52   Motor Vehicle Technology BTEC Level 2 Diploma

39    Business BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                        73   Performing Arts BTEC Level 2 Diploma

38    Business and Administration Level 2 Apprenticeship            74   Performing Arts BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

96    Catering and Hospitality Level 2 Apprenticeship               95   Professional Chef and Food and Beverage Services
                                                                         Level 2 Diploma
98    Catering and Hospitality (Kitchen and Larder) NVQ 3
                                                                    77   Public Services BTEC Entry Level Award
61    Caring for Children BTEC Level 1 Diploma
                                                                    78   Public Services BTEC Level 1 Diploma
62    Child Care, Learning and Development
      BTEC Level 2 Diploma                                          79   Public Services BTEC Level 2 Diploma

63    Child Care, Learning and Development Level 2 Apprenticeship   80   Public Services (Uniformed) BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

64    Child Care, Learning and Development                          88   Sport and Active Leisure BTEC Level 1 Diploma
      BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                                 89   Sport BTEC Level 2 Diploma
40    Customer Service Level 2 Apprenticeship                       91   Sports Development, Coaching and Fitness BTEC Level 3
53    Design Engineering or Motor Sport                                  Extended Diploma
      BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma                                 90   Sport and Exercise Sciences BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
49    Engineering BTEC Level 2 Diploma                              102 Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 2 Diploma
87    Exercise and Fitness Instructing NVQ 2                        103 Travel and Tourism BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
94    Foundation Chef Level 1 Diploma

47    Foundation Studies and Skills

28    Graphic Design BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

55    Hairdressing and Beauty Level 1 Diploma

57    Hairdressing Level 2 Apprenticeship

56    Hairdressing Level 2 Diploma

58    Hairdressing NVQ 3

65    Health and Social Care BTEC Entry Level Award




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Name of Subject Area




                       “Students make an excellent
                       contribution to the life of the
                       college and the wider
                       community...” Ofsted
RUNSHAW COLLEGE

DATES FOR OPEN EVENTS
Saturday     25 September 11.00am - 3.00pm
Thursday     14 October    4.00pm - 8.30pm
Monday       8 November    4.00pm - 8.30pm
Wednesday 9 March 2011     4.00pm - 8.30pm




CONTACT
Runshaw College
Langdale Road
Leyland
Lancashire
PR25 3DQ
Telephone:   01772 643 000
Fax:         01257 469286
Minicom:     01772 642 005
Email:       info@runshaw.ac.uk
Website:     www.runshaw.ac.uk

								
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