Choice of Courses on offer
Types of Courses for you to choose from:
We have an established Apprenticeship provision, offering Apprenticeships at Intermediate, Advanced and Higher level. As an apprentice you will work with an employer, earn a wage and learn your skills on the job. Please click here for detailed information on our wide range of Apprenticeships.
Traineeships provide the essential work preparation training, Maths and English and work experience needed to apply for an Apprenticeship or another job training opportunity. Employers provide the valuable work experience placement and interview as part of the programme. Please click here for further details.
The College has specialised in Vocational Courses for several years, which can lead you directly to University, Higher Education courses, Apprenticeships or Employment. Our Vocational Courses are offered at a wide range of levels to suit
everyone. Studying on one of our Vocational Courses involves continuous assessment, mainly through coursework, practical work related assignments, work experience, some externally assessed examinations and in some cases online tests.
These courses are offered as part of a Study Programme. Please see details below.
John Ruskin College offers Level 3 Vocational Courses to non-EU Students in the following subjects: Business Management, Children’s Care, Learning and Development, Creative Industries, Hair, Beauty and Spa Therapies, Health & Social Care, Science and Sport.
For further information on course details for International students, application and eligibility criteria please click here or contact Admissions on 0044 (0)20 8651 1131 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is a Study Programme?
A Study Programme is made up of the following four parts:
(This information only applies to students who will be studying on a Vocational Course).
- Main Qualification – studying in our Industry Standard facilities, you will choose a vocational option that will combine with all aspects of your Study Programme to advance your chosen career pathway.
- English and Maths – we provide a
high quality learning experience to ensure that every student who hasn’t already achieved a C/4 or above works towards at least achieving a grade 4 in English and Maths GCSE. Most of our students will be doing GCSE, some may be on Functional Skills as a stepping stone to prepare for GCSE.
- Work Experience – All students will complete Work Experience as part of their Study Programme. Students get to work for top local companies that are based In Croydon and the surrounding areas. Many have moved on to employment or an Apprenticeship with them as a result.
- Tutorial – Our effective tutorial system ensures that learners meet or exceed their individual targets to achieve their Study Programmes and progress to their next chosen step.
English and Maths
All students who do not have GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or above will be well prepared to achieve these. Students who have achieved a grade C/4 or above in Maths may have the opportunity to study towards a Level 3 qualification in Maths.
We place strong emphasis on ensuring you are confident to move into the world of work (via Apprenticeship) or Higher Education and therefore work with local and national employers to enhance your work readiness. We also build the English and Maths skills that are needed for independent study and to achieve the best degree you can. These are the same skills that employers need you to have to add to the success of their businesses.
What English and Maths will you study?
This will depend on the qualifications and grades you already have in English and Maths.
To ensure clarity, we have included both the old and new grade boundaries.