Our dedicated A level centre, the 7th Form, builds on a traditional 6th Form model to help you plan for a long-term career. That’s one of the reasons our A level provision is in the top 10% in the country.
Art and Design
Our Creative Hub is equipped with the very latest technology to prepare you for careers in interactive media and publishing, fashion, music, textiles, jewellery, stage and set design . . . and much more.
The numbers really do add up on these courses, which prepare you for a high-profile career in one of the fastest growing and most diverse professional sectors in the UK.
Learn your trade in our £3.5 million automotive centre, which has specialist workshops, an MOT test lane, chassis dynamometer, engine testing and fault diagnostic equipment. It’s hands-on, and cutting edge.
Get ready for take-off – these courses give you chance to get hands-on experience with aircraft, while learning all the fundamentals about aeronautical engineering and maintenance.
Our modern on-site training salon, The Retreat, equips you with skills such as manicure, pedicure, skincare, body massage, waxing, and other treatments, and gives you chance to work with real clients.
Our business and enterprise courses are built around practical assignments based on real-life workplace situations, backed up with placements and valuable work experience opportunities.
Catering and Hospitality
Our on-site restaurant the Orange Tree is the perfect training ground for anyone seeking a career in the food sector, with its two professional standard training and production kitchens.
Looking to create 3D games, build websites or master mobile networks? Then you are in the right place – these computing courses are the perfect place to launch a career in the lucrative IT industry.
Our modern and well-equipped training facilities, and links with big employers, can help you to build a career as an electrician, civil engineer, road worker, carpenter, roofer or fitter.
Early Years and Child Care
If you’re a practical, patient and fun-loving person, we can help you to unlock the door to a career as a teaching assistant, children’s centre manager, or early years educator.
Our £3 million Discovery Centre gives you chance to get hands-on experience in a range of disciplines, from milling and turning to welding and sheet metal work – all desperately sought-after skills.
If you love working with children, then our supporting teaching and learning qualifications will give you all the tools you need to interact with young people in a school environment.
English is the language of science, aviation, computers, diplomacy, sport, leisure and tourism. It’s in every walk of life; get to grips with English, and you’ll find the doors opening to a host of exciting careers.
Our award-winning Foundation Learning programme is tailor-made for students who require additional support to prepare for employment, or need help to develop independent living skills.
You’ll be a cut above the rest by learning skills such as styling, colouring, perming and blow-drying at our on-site salon, The Retreat, with plenty of opportunities for work placements.
Health and Social Care
Care, compassion and commitment are the core values needed to learn all the practical skills required for a range of careers from care assistants to health visitors, midwives, nurses, therapists, or nutritionists.
Humanities and Social Sciences
You will learn skills here which will be invaluable for the whole of your life; constructing arguments, analysing decisions, and interpreting information about human behaviour, and the world around us.
Getting to grips with maths is a vital step on the career ladder. We’ll give you a grounding in everything from algebra and geometry to calculus and trigonometry, all taught in an imaginative and innovative way.
From photography and video editing to the art of great cinema, our media courses give you chance to produce short films, take on real-life projects with businesses, and showcase your creative work.
Love what you do by starting a career in music at our industry-standard studios and technology – it’s a journey which can take you all the way from level two, right through to university or a recording contract.
Public Uniformed Services
These disciplined and physically active courses are designed specifically for people who are seeking a career in either the police, fire service, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, or the Army.
If you have an inquisitive mind and an appetite for experimentation, our biology, chemistry and physics courses have the formula for an eye-opening range of career possibilities.
Prepare yourself for a career in the sports coaching, fitness, sports development or event organisation industries with the help of our state-of-the-art facilities including indoor sports dome and 3G pitches.