What is a Study Programme?

If you are aged 16 to 18 years when you come to college, the subject you choose will be part of a personalised full-time study programme.

Your study programme is made up of four main parts and personalised to your specific needs:

1. Your chosen subject qualification – eg. Business BTEC Level 3, Motor Vehicle Level 1 etc.


2. English and Maths, to help you reach Level 2 (Grade C at GCSE), if you don’t have a grade C already. Students with a grade C will be offered the opportunity to study Advanced Maths or English to help prepare for work or university.


3. Work experience or other work preparation programme in a relevant area of work, suited to you.


4. Non-qualification activity, such as tutorials and enrichment activities, to help you make the most of your time at college.

The aim of Study Programmes is to maximise your potential to progress onto higher education and/or skilled employment by giving you all the right skills and qualifications.

As all universities and most employers are now looking for students with grade C in English and Maths, it’s easy to see why these subjects continue to be taught at college, so that by the time you leave us you are fully prepared for whatever your next step will be.

If instead of a full-time study programme you choose to go onto a Traineeship or Apprenticeship, three elements will still be covered – your Traineeship/Apprenticeship will be the work experience, you will have release from work to study a technical qualification at college, and you will also come to college to do English and Maths to get you to Level 2/GCSE grade C.

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