Vocational Courses

BTEC courses are designed as specialist qualifications for students who have a clear view of their future career or who are seeking progression to higher education. They are an equivalent to A-levels and are valued by universities, further education colleges and employers. They are career related courses with a specific vocational context and can be combined with both AS and A-levels. OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK awarding body, committed to providing qualifications that engage learners of all ages at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes to achieve their full potential.

Applied Science

Whether you are thinking of moving forward into the world of work, an apprenticeship or university, having a vocational qualification is an excellent training ground. Many science students have academic skills but fewer have the hands-on experience that comes with...

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Business Studies

The aim of the BTEC Extended Certificate is to develop skills required for employment and for University. By completing this qualification you are providing yourself with a unique platform that gives you the knowledge and skills to establish your own business or to...

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Core Maths

Core Maths at Rainhill Sixth Form is a relatively new Level 3 qualification enabling students to develop their mathematics skills and gain UCAS points towards an application to university. The course sits within the A-level programme but is equivalent to an AS level...

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Creative Digital Media Production

Students who choose to study Creative Digital Media Production will enjoy developing practical skills as well as studying approaches used in media production. Students can expect the following as part of their studies;  To educate you as students in a Media world, to...

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Dance

BTEC Performing Arts – Dance at Rainhill Sixth Form aims to engage, inspire and challenge you with a breadth of performance and technical content. You will work both practically and theoretically covering a range of dance styles (ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary,...

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Fashion & Clothing

Fashion & Clothing at Rainhill Sixth Form is ideally suited to learners with preference for practical, rather than theoretical learning. The course is tailored towards specific career areas and with a focus on creativity. This course is an opportunity for students to...

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Health and Social Care

The aim of this course is to develop skills required for employment and for University. By completing this qualification you are providing yourself with a unique platform that gives you the knowledge and skills for a specialist industry that is becoming increasingly...

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ICT

This is a practical and challenging two year programme of study, equivalent to one A level. This course covers general units such as Database Design alongside specialised aspects of information technology, such as website development.  The BTEC Level 3 Information and...

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Sport

The course studies the theory side of sport and recreation as well as looking at practical aspects that could be applied within university degrees or in the world of work. The course covers a wide variety of areas such as sports participation and also the organisation...

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