Cheshire College – South & West offers exciting opportunities for their 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices to access high-quality teaching and learning at our modern Campuses in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.
They aim to provide their learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study at the College or university. They encourage their learners to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy in their future careers.
All their Campuses provide a safe, happy and innovative learning experience that will ensure you achieve your full potential.
You will have access to world-class inspirational facilities which are the result of a £140m investment in the latest technology and real work environments.
Cheshire College offers a variety of courses such as full time courses, apprenticeships, and higher education courses.
Studying Applied Science can open up a huge range of opportunities across a variety of job roles. Not only do our courses help towards gaining medically-related jobs but they can also enable you to progress into careers in astronomy, sound recording, engineering or weather forecasting.
The world of business and retail is vibrant and fast-paced, offering opportunities for those with drive and determination across a range of industries and retail sectors. It is a diverse industry where you could start your career in business planning, digital marketing, website design, human resources, training and development, business ethics and finance.
In the fast-moving world of today, it is essential to have the necessary skills to keep up with the advances in modern technology. Whether you just want to develop your skills or are pursuing a specific IT-based career, our courses can help you gain the skills you need.
Construction is a huge industry in the UK that employs a large number of people and covers many different trades and professional occupations. With all the different courses available, the College will be able to set you up for the career that suits you best.
The early years of a child’s life play a critical part in their development and the person they will become. Playing a role in the early development of a child is hard work but extremely rewarding. If you want to gain the practical and personal skills needed to equip you to work in the early years sector, then we can help.
If you are practical and good at solving problems, then you could start your career in one of the many roles available in the manufacturing, mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering industries. There is high demand from employers for staff in these areas with vacancies for designers, production operatives and maintenance engineers.
As a fashion industries learner, you will explore marketing and display techniques and find out how to deliver outstanding customer service. You will gain essential skills in management, buying, brand development, fashion promotion strategies and research and development. You will benefit from our strong links with local employers by working on visual merchandising projects for the major brands at McArthur Glen Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet.
A hairdressing and beauty therapy qualification can open up opportunities in many environments from hair and beauty salons and spas to cruise ships and the film and television industry.
Health and social care is a rewarding and increasingly valued sector to work in. With an ageing population, a greater understanding of mental health and the expectation that people with disabilities lead independent and fulfilling lives, there is an increased demand and employers are looking to fill vacancies in a variety of roles. We will help you gain the skills and experience you need to fill these vacancies.
Whether you want to work in a restaurant kitchen, front-of-house or progress to managing a hotel of your own, hospitality and catering courses can open up lots of opportunities for you. You could gain the skills and qualifications you need to start your career in the UK or abroad, or progress to university.
These courses can help you develop skills for an independent life, whether that is in the home, or learning skills you need to enter the workplace. You will develop personal, social and emotional skills which will help promote independence in daily life and in the workplace.
Why not study something you love whilst gaining valuable skills and qualifications that employers in the industry are looking for? Studying Media and Games offers you the opportunity to pursue a number of exciting careers, including games development, digital media, journalism, film, photography and TV production, or even setting up as a multimedia freelancer.
The motor vehicle industries offer many employment opportunities for the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles in an industry that employs around 800,000 people. With cars becoming ever more complex and sophisticated, there is an increasing need for highly-trained technicians who have the skills to service and repair these vehicles.
Performing Arts in the UK is a thriving industry which offers a vast range of employment opportunities. Many exciting careers can stem from a Performing Arts qualification, whether it’s in the theatre, music or entertainment industries.
If you have a passion and enthusiasm for fitness and health, enjoy an active lifestyle and competition, then our Sport courses may just be right for you. Opportunities in this area are varied and we can help you to step into a sports career or training for a specific profession. Whichever route you choose, our range of courses is sure to have one that will suit you.
Do you like to experience different cultures, enjoy planning holidays and events, have a passion for high-quality customer service and want to help people make the most of their travels? Then our suite of travel and tourism programmes may lead you to an exciting career path where you could travel the world and meet new people. Our courses prepare you for jobs in a variety of settings which include the airline industry, travel and tourism companies, hotels, cruise ships and tourist boards.
Are you driven to help others, especially in times of crisis? Do you like to be active and enjoy following clear rules as part of a tight-knit team? Do you take pride in public service and want to play your part in solving problems which help communities and individuals to be safe? If so, a rewarding career in the uniformed protective services may be the role for you.
The creative industries are worth billions of pounds every year and by choosing one of these courses you can take a step towards employment in any sector including art, design, graphics, photography, film and media. You could start your career as an Artist, Graphic, Fashion or Product Designer or Photographer.
Apprenticeships are designed by employers to reflect the current market and industry needs. They offer a structured programme which provides your Apprentice with the skills needed to do the job well. They will work towards their Apprenticeship qualification by studying technical skills and carrying out practical assessments.
As employees, apprentices earn a wage and work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. Off the job, usually on a day-release basis, apprentices receive training to work towards nationally recognised qualifications. Anyone over 16 and not in full-time education can apply.
Apprenticeships can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level, the Apprentices’ ability and the industry sector. Apprentices are paid minimum wage however many apprentices earn significantly more.
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This course gives you an introduction to a broad range of Art, Design and Media disciplines and to gradually develop an area of specialism in your chosen field of practice. You will be supported to develop a professional portfolio of work and the knowledge and expertise that will demonstrate your abilities and match your aspirations for employment or further study.
• improve your employability by offering practical experience of construction management
• study for a Degree accredited by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) to help you on your career progression.
• develop additional skills in terms of IT, team building, presentation skills, personal development and independent learning and problem solving.
BSc final year will include a final year Dissertation which develops research skills for the future of construction.
Mandatory units include:
-Managing an Engineering Project
This Higher National Certificate (HNC) aims to equip an individual with knowledge and understanding and skills for success in a range of positions in travel and tourism management. You will develop skills in leadership and management, marketing, sustainable tourism, customer service as well as carrying out a research project.
The course aimed at learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and is designed for learners who wish to pursue a career in engineering. In addition to the skills, knowledge and techniques that underpin the study of the sector, the course gives you an experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for employment, progression within employment or further study. Mandatory units include: -Engineering Design -Engineering Maths -Engineering Science -Managing a Professional Engineering Project -Production Engineering for Manufacture -Quality and Process Improvement Plus optional units from the following: -Mechanical Principles -Electrical and Electronic Principles
The course aimed at learners wanting to continue their education through applied learning. It provides a wide-ranging study of the engineering sector and is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in engineering. In addition to the skills, knowledge and techniques that underpin the study of the sector, the course gives you experience of the breadth and depth of the sector that will prepare you for employment, progression within employment or further study. Mandatory units include: -Engineering Design -Engineering Maths -Engineering Science -Managing a Professional Engineering Project -Mechanical Principles -Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines Plus optional units from the following: -Electrical and Electronic Principles -Production Engineering for Manufacture.
Become part of their new and innovative production company as an actor, technician, designer and / or events manager. On their Performing Arts HNC you are part of a working production team creating, organising, performing and managing all manner of events and productions including Musicals, Fashion Shows, Verbatim Theatre, Pantomime and innovative work.
Become part of their new and innovative production company as a technician, designer and / or events manager. On our HNC Performing Arts you are part of a working production team creating, organising, performing and managing all manner of events and productions including musicals, fashion shows, verbatim theatre, pantomime, dance shows and innovative work.
Fees: Fees vary by course, but Cheshire College also provides Financial Support for Learners aged 16-18
as well as Financial Support for Learners that are 19+.