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To enrol on a level 3 course:
A minimum of 4 x GCSEs at grades C or level 4 including English and maths
Or a Merit at BTEC level 2 or NVQ level 2 including C in English and maths (or an equivalent qualification)
Certain vocational courses may require a competency based assessment.
To enrol on a level 2 course:
A minimum of 4 x GCSEs at grades D or level 3 including English and maths
Or a pass at BTEC level 1 or NVQ level 1 including D in English and maths (or an equivalent qualification)
Certain vocational courses may require a competency based assessment
To enrol on a level 1 course:
A minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades E or level 2/3 including English and maths
Or Entry level 3 Functional Skills qualifications in English and maths
Or you must show through initial and diagnostic assessments that you have English and maths skills at Entry level 3
You may also be required to complete a skills test relevant to the vocational area.
To enrol on an entry course:
No set entry requirements. You will come to college with a range of qualifications which could include GCSEs, units of qualifications or no qualifications. You must show a genuine interest in learning, be able to demonstrate good attendance patterns and demonstrate socially acceptable behaviour in college
Learners who apply with a Statement of Educational Needs will have their requirements discussed on an individual basis.
All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.
This means you will:
Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
Participate in meaningful work experience
Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development