Courses A-Z

Academic Excellence Pathway

A Level

The Academic Excellence Pathway is designed to improve our students’ chances of securing places on the most competitive university courses. It is also an opportunity for students with very good GCSE grades to stretch themselves further and develop their study skills by researching an Extended Project in a topic of interest.

ACCESS to Health Professions

Level 3

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of Human Physiology, Health & Welfare and how it’s studied.

Access to Health Science Professions

Level 3

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry and Physics and how it’s studied.

ACCESS to Humanities and Social Sciences

Level 3

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of psychology and sociology, and how it’s studied as well as various core units.

Access to Nursing and Midwifery

Level 3

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of Human Physiology, Health & Welfare and how it’s studied.

ACCESS to Science

Level 3:

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of Biology, Human Physiology, Chemistry and Physics and how it’s studied.

Applied Psychology

BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate

This is an exciting and interesting, contemporary course that will give you an understanding of the different Psychological approaches and how they are applied to the world you live in.

Applied Science

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Applied Science offers students the chance to continue their studies of all three sciences but in vocational scenarios, with less emphasis on examinations than the A-Level sciences. We offer the Extended Diploma, which is a full time, 3 A-Level equivalent qualification.

Art and Design

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Art and Design is a two-year art course equivalent to 3 A-levels. The course will provide you with opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas and produce a portfolio that will help you to progress onto study at Higher Education, or employment.

Art, Craft & Design

A LEVEL

You will work your way through a series of practical assignments to explore and develop your skills and understanding of Art, Craft & Design.

BIOLOGY

A Level

Biology at Cheadle is in the top 25% nationally for progress. Biology is the science of life. In Biology you will study how organisms function and interact with each other. Biology is an exciting and fast moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in genetics and in the fight against disease. 

Business

BTEC Level 3

The course will be offered as the equivalent of 2 and 3 A levels. The BTEC Business Course is designed to provide a highly specialist, work-related qualification across a range of business sectors. The units you study will provide you with the knowledge, understanding and skills that you need to prepare for further education or employment.

BUSINESS

A LEVEL

Business is an exciting and topical course, which students can relate to. You will study topics such as marketing, finance, human resources and operations management and analyse how they influence the way in which a Business performs.

Business

BTEC Level 2 First Certificate

It is a vocational broad based qualification at Level 2 that provides knowledge and understanding of this vocational area. How different parts of business work

CABIN CREW (INTRODUCTION TO)

NCFE LEVEL 2

Launch your airline career with a fantastic opportunity to develop relevant knowledge and the practical skills you will need to begin work as cabin crew or a customer service agent at a regional or International airport. Superb training facilities and fully qualified, experienced aviation industrial professionals will not only prepare you for an exciting career but will bring your learning to life.

CHEMISTRY

A Level

A-level Chemistry is a rigorous, challenging and ultimately rewarding course that develops students' scientific skills and knowledge. Assessment is entirely exam-based, with three papers taken at the end of the second year. In the first year, students will explore the fundamental principles that form the basis of Chemistry and apply this to how Chemistry is used in the modern world.

Choices Provision (LLDD)

Each course is set up for one to two years, however depending upon the level of the learner at entry and their individual needs, there is a possibility to progress through the qualifications and remain at college for a maximum of 3 years. There is also some opportunity for some learners to attend on a part time basis if needed.

Computer Games Design

Level 3

Computer Game Design introducers the industry of computer games production though practical exercises. The key areas covered on this course are game design and production, game mechanics, object construction and animation.

Creative Media

BTEC Level 2

The media industry is in an age of rapid growth with global communication networks bringing the digital age to every home. This is a specialist two year course with an integrated creative and technical study of media production. Although the course is practical, developing skills such as team-building, communication and presentation, there are substantial written elements that have to be covered in each unit.

Creative Media

BTEC Level 3

Creative media is a full time vocational course equivalent to 3 A levels. It looks at a wide variety of disciplines geared towards working in the media industry. During your time studying this course you will be introduced to the types of careers available to you upon leaving college. Pathways include higher education degrees, degree apprenticeships, practical in work apprenticeships, work placements and employment.

Criminology

Level 3 Certificate & Diploma

The Level 3 Applied Certificate and Diploma in Criminology is a qualification with elements of Psychology, Law and Sociology that complements studies in humanities but will be attractive and useful to a range of students.

Early Years Educator

(19+) Work-Related Learning: Level 3

The Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma is an 18- month course equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. The Diploma will lead to a highly specialised work-related qualification comprising the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in an Early Years setting with children under 5 years old.

EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR

(16-18) Work Related Learning: Level 3

The Early Years Educator Level 3 Diploma is an 18- month course equivalent to 2 A Levels. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. The Diploma will lead to a highly specialised work-related qualification comprising the knowledge, understanding and skills required to work in an Early Years setting with children under 5 years old.

Early Years Practitioner

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

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

Early Years Practitioner

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 2

The Early Years Practitioner Level 2 Diploma is a 12- month course equivalent to 4-5 GCSEs. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. This is an ideal qualification for unemployed individuals with a focussed career ambition, volunteers and unqualified new employees in the sector.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

A LEVEL

Studying the English language is not only fascinating but also enables students to develop a wide range of writing skills which are invaluable for both further study and future employment.

English Language – GCSE

GCSE

GCSE English Language is designed to develop and enhance personal skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, and to encourage learners to be inspired, moved and changed by following a broad, satisfying and worthwhile course of study.

ENGLISH LITERATURE

A LEVEL

Throughout this course you will study a broad range of literature, from the established canon to great contemporary writing. You will develop knowledge and understanding of the writer’s craft and how language, form and structure are used to create meaning.

GEOGRAPHY

A LEVEL

Geography is the study of the Earth. The world we live in is changing. Geography allows you to see why and how it is changing. It can enhance communication skills, literacy and numeracy, IT literacy, spatial awareness, team working, problem solving and environmental awareness.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

BTEC Level 3

The course will be offered as the equivalent of 1, 2 or 3 A levels. The course will lead to a highly specialized work-related qualification where you will gain the knowledge, understanding and skills to prepare you to progress to employment or continue to study in Higher Education.

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

BTEC Level 2

This programme is for you if you want to work with people in some way. For example in a care or health setting. You will gain the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills that you will need to prepare for employment within a wide range of caring services.

HISTORY

A LEVEL

To make sense of the world we live in it is essential to understand key events, individuals, movements and conflicts that have shaped history.

ICT

BTEC Level 2

This is a full-time qualification for one year, covering both theoretical and practical aspects of ICT focusing on creative skills and technologies.

Information Technology

Level 3

Students are taught employability skills for the digital sector and how to find and use information properly. They have hands on experience of computer hardware and networks as well as designing and building websites.

Information Technology

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

This course is designed for anyone with an interest in a career in a varied and fast changing industry. No previous qualifications are necessary just an interest and a desire to succeed. Careers in the digital sector are expanding massively in our area and this course will equip students with the skills and experiences to take full advantage of the opportunities available.

Information Technology

Level 2

The course will be offered as the equivalent of 1, 2 or 3 A levels. Students are taught the links between project planning, systems analysis and design and relational database construction. There are clear links between the units taught. This course equips students with the skills to become successful at university and ultimately, in employment.

LAW

A Level

Law is the subject for you if you have a genuine interest in the Law or the English Legal System, if you enjoy an intellectual challenge or if you are interested in becoming a barrister or solicitor. Law essentially involves the study of the English Legal System and the system of Law Making in England and Wales along with a detailed look at key aspects of Criminal Law, the Law of Tort and Human Rights.

Maths

A LEVEL

Mathematics is about solving problems. Pure Maths provides methods involving algebra, trigonometry, functions and calculus. Applied Maths is divided into Statistics and Mechanics. Statistics is about data analysis and probability whereas Mechanics is about forces and motion of objects.

Maths – GCSE

GCSE 9 - 1

GCSE Mathematics develops your understanding of mathematics and gives you the confidence to tackle problems in education, the work place and everyday life.

MEDIA STUDIES

A LEVEL

We spend huge parts of our life consuming Media. It surrounds us all the time and we use it for all kinds of different and varied reasons. Media Studies teaches you to develop critical perspectives on what you watch, read, listen to, or play every day. It encourages you to reflect on why texts appeal and what purpose they serve in our daily lives.

PHOTOGRAPHY

A LEVEL

Are you creative and imaginative? Do you enjoy exploring ideas and looking at things in different ways? If so, you should consider a course in photography. Photography is about looking, learning, thinking and communicating ideas. It inspires creative thinkers. Photography means ‘drawing with light’ and that is what photographers do when they take a picture.

PHYSICS

A LEVEL

Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. It is the most basic and fundamental science. It’s an exciting and fast moving science with new discoveries being made every week, particularly in astronomy and particle physics.

Playwork Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning: Level 2

The Level 2 Playwork Certificate is a 12- month course, delivered in the workplace. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. This is an ideal qualification for unemployed individuals with a focussed career ambition, volunteers and unqualified new employees working in schools, leisure centres and a variety of other setting with children aged 4 to 14 years.

Playwork Diploma

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 3

The Level 3 Playwork Diploma is a 12- month course, delivered in the workplace. The course is 100% assessed by coursework and work-related observations, with assignments to meet criteria. This is an ideal qualification for those who work in the sector in a supervisory capacity or have a career ambition to progress to this role, in schools, leisure centres and a variety of other setting with children aged 4 to 14 years.

PSYCHOLOGY

A LEVEL

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. It is about understanding people. It is about understanding yourself. Psychology as a subject is like a jigsaw, and each piece of the jigsaw represents a different type of psychology.

SOCIOLOGY

A LEVEL

This is an exciting, very modern course that will give students a deeper understanding of the world around them and allow reflection on social issues relevant to their own social experiences.

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS – Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning: Level 2 Certificate

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

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS – DIPLOMA

(19+) Work-Related Learning: Level 3 Diploma

This level 3 qualification is aimed at those members of the schools workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils or students that require specialist knowledge and skills, for example supporting pupils or students with learning disabilities.

SPECIALIST SUPPORT FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SCHOOLS.

(19+) Work Related Learning: Level 3 advanced

This level 3 qualification is aimed at those members of the school workforce who directly support the teaching and learning of pupils or students that require specialist knowledge and skills, for example supporting pupils or students with learning disabilities.

SPORT

BTEC Level 2

This Level 2 BTEC qualification is a one year course equivalent to a GCSE. The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas, practically as well as theoretically. This will help you progress onto a Level 3 course in Sport or another subject. Alternatively, you will be well prepared to go straight into employment or gain a place on an apprenticeship.

Sport

BTEC Level 3

The BTEC in Sport is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course is assessed through a range of coursework and externally examined units. The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas within sport and develop a range of academic and practical skills that will help you to progress into a career in the sports, health and fitness industry.

Sport (Coaching and Development in conjunction with City in the Community)

Level 3

The BTEC in Sport is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The course is assessed through a range of coursework and externally examined units. The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas within sport and develop a range of academic and practical skills that will help you to progress into a career in the sports, health and fitness industry.

Sport – BTEC LEVEL 2 Partnership

BTEC LEVEL 2 Partnership

This practical football-focused programme will provide you with the opportunity to play regular football and gain a Level 2 BTEC qualification (equivalent to a GCSE) in just one year. It offers a range of opportunities to sample multi-sports, practically as well as theoretically.

Sport and Exercise

NCFE Level 2

The course will be offered as the equivalent of 4 GCSE’s. The course is assessed through a range of coursework assessments ranging from PowerPoints, practical assessments and written assignments.

Sport Science

BTEC Level 3

The course will be offered as the equivalent of 1, 2 or 3 A levels. The course is assessed through a range of coursework and externally examined units. The course will provide you with a range of opportunities to sample a wide range of specialist areas within sport and develop a range of academic and practical skills that will help you to progress into a career in the sports, health and fitness industry.

Sports Science, Coaching & Personal Fitness Training

BTEC Level 3

This Sport Science qualification is a two-year course equivalent to 3 A Levels. The Course Content This course will focus on knowledge of the key components of the human body for sport and exercise performance. Students will be invited to …

Supported Internship

Entry Level

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

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 2

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

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Certificate

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 3

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

Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools – Diploma Specialist

(19+) Work-Related Learning Level 3

The Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools Diploma Specialist is a progression route from the Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate accreditation, ideal for Teaching Assistants with experience of supporting teaching and learning in the education sector. The Diploma is suited to individuals who are already in employment in schools or colleges.

TRAVEL & TOURISM

BTEC LEVEL 2

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the most vibrant industries in the world. This course gives students a lively and varied introduction to the travel industry.

Travel & Tourism

BTEC LEVEL 3

The Travel and Tourism industry is one of the most vibrant industries in the world. This course gives students a lively and varied introduction to the travel industry.

Uniformed Protective Services

BTEC Level 3

The course will be offered as the equivalent of 2 or 3 A levels. A career in Public Services is extremely wide ranging, from the Uniformed Public Services, to Government Departments, local Government and organisations such as MI5 and MI6 Paramedic.

Uniformed Protective Services

BTEC Level 2

A career in Public Services is extremely wide ranging, from the Uniformed Public Services, to Government Departments, local Government and organisations such as MI5 and MI6.

Vocational Studies

BTEC Level 1

This is a one-year course designed to enable you to explore different vocational areas. These areas may include Business & ICT, Sport & Leisure, Health & Social Care, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism and Retail Operation. It is hoped that as you study various vocational options you will widen your knowledge, enabling you to make informed career choices.