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Meet our Assistant Directors and find out about the different study programmes and pathways available to you and explore our three state-of-the-art Campuses.

Our Study Programmes


A Levels*

A full-time programme allows you to specialise in one pathway that can lead to employment in a specific industry. They are available at different levels, depending on the grades you achieve at GCSE. You will also gain the knowledge and skills needed to progress onto Higher National Certificate/Diploma or Degree programmes at the College or university.

You can choose three A Levels from our wide range of over 30 subjects. A Levels are the academic route to university or a higher-level Apprenticeship, and many of our learners progress to competitive courses at prestigious universities. They give you the chance to build on your GCSE subjects as well as improving your research and analytical skills.

*A Levels are only available at our Crewe Campus.

T Levels


T Levels are new Level 3 courses that can be studied following GCSEs. These courses will enable you to gain a head start and be able to specialise in your chosen career pathway. They are taught by experienced teachers and the courses are supported by experts from industry who ensure you gain valuable high-level technical skills and knowledge, as well as a substantial work experience placement of 45 days.

An Apprenticeship is a structured training programme that combines employment with a College course. You earn a wage whilst working alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. You will gain nationally-recognised qualifications, mostly through working on the job and being assessed in the workplace or attending College. 

Our Campuses

Crewe Campus

As well as our modern classrooms, the Crewe Campus boasts a multi-purpose sports hall, climbing wall and fitness gym for you to keep fit and practice various sports as part of your course.  Our TV and radio studios have all the specialist equipment you need to produce and edit professional quality shows. As a Travel and Tourism learner, you will get the chance to practise your skills in our mock aircraft cabin. Hospitality learners serve paying customers in our award-winning restaurant, The Academy.  Other facilities include, hair, beauty and barbering salons, professional ‘Centre Stage’ theatre and engineering and construction workshops. Our impressive facilities are where you will meet new friends and be immersed in an environment ideal for learning.

Ellesmere Port Campus

As well as our modern classrooms, we have industry-standard facilities which include impressive tennis courts, fitness gym, 150-seat theatre and engineering and construction workshops. Our Academy West restaurant and training kitchens are fully-fitted with equipment that is used in the industry. Travel and Tourism learners benefit from doing airline safety briefings and serving in a real section of aircraft fuselage.  Engineering learners benefit from our links with employers, such as SP Energy Networks and Ecolab, and our industry-standard machinery to perform various engineering operations such as welding, fabrication, repair and maintenance. Our bespoke hair, beauty and barbering salons create an authentic environment for learners to gain skills in the various aspects of working in the industries. Our Ellesmere Port Campus is a great place to be and to meet new friends.

Chester Campus

As well as our modern classrooms, we have industry-standard facilities which include impressive art and design workshops, science laboratories and a motor vehicle workshop with four vehicle ramps. Our strong links with local employers, such as Vauxhall Motors and the NHS, ensure that you will have access to work placements and industry professionals, who will help you to succeed in your future career. As a Media, Games Art and Design learner, you will develop skills in a number of areas and have access to 4K video recording equipment and specialist software applications.  

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