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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.
This course is designed to help students improve their overall English Skills. In addition, it is for those students who wish to progress to further academic or vocational study but who do not yet have the necessary grades to do so.
Enables you to gain a nationally recognised qualification equivalent to GCSE / O Level. Improves confidence & ability in a range of functional English skills.
Progression routes include vocational and academic courses at a range of levels including L3 / A Level. Functional Skills will also prepare you for GCSE. This course will give you a relevant and up-to-date qualification which will boost your employability and / or your confidence in your current role.
No Formal Entry Requirements
Explanation of entry requirements
Grading structure from gov.uk
Specific entry requirements
Students must be aged 19+.
There are no entry requirements, but all students will be given an assessment and interview prior to the course commencing.
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