Academic year: 21/22


This is an exclusive programme for aspiring young chefs and catering professionals to learn contemporary cooking and hospitality skills, whilst being mentored by Michelin Star-winning Chef, Aiden Byrne.

You will study on a full-time programme, combining practical work with related theory in food preparation and cooking. On successful completion of the programme, you will go on to a guaranteed apprenticeship in your chosen field.

High quality employers have already been sourced to provide eventual apprenticeships. You will be matched to your eventual employer during your full-time programme and will work with them throughout.

Academic year: 21/22


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 national qualifications accepted as a standard entry qualification by Higher Education (HE) providers in England and Wales. Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to Higher Education Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

Upon successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma (Business and Management), you will be able to apply for degrees in a variety of business- related fields including Human Resources, Marketing, Management or General Business.
Alternatively, you could progress directly on to the HNC Business which then allows you to progress up to HND Business (at Macclesfield College and other HE providers). From the HND there are opportunities to progress to ‘top up’ to a BA/BSc honours degree with a higher education provider offering Level 6 provision.
The course is designed to prepare learners without formal educational backgrounds for academic work and university life. In addition to academic content, study skills and IT skills are supported and developed.

The course starts in September for the duration of one academic year and is organised to allow students to fit their study around their home, family and work commitments (9.30am – 3.00pm). You will be expected to attend all teaching sessions for approximately 10-12 hours in college over 2-3 days a week. Please note that you will need to supplement this by studying in your own time.

Course delivery will be via a combination of both ‘traditional face-to-face’ and ‘remote’ teaching; you will also be required to access on-line material to supplement both of these delivery methods.

Access to Higher Education Courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans

-Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

– If you complete your Access to Higher Education course and subsequent degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

More information on paying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma is available at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Academic year: 21/22


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 national qualifications accepted as a standard entry qualification by Higher Education (HE) providers in England and Wales. Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to Higher Education Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Computer Science) explores a range of areas in the field of information technology (IT), including programming and mathematics, web design, networking, cyber security, databases and systems.
By completing this Access to HE Diploma, you will be able to take your first step towards a wide variety of industry careers, from software engineer or IT technician to website content manager or database developer. You will also be ready to embark on a range of degree-level courses within the computing sector.
Alternatively, you could progress directly on to the HNC Computing & Systems Development which then allows you to progress up to HND Computing & Systems Development (at Macclesfield College and other HE providers). From the HND there are opportunities to progress to ‘top up’ to a BSc honours degree with a higher education provider offering Level 6 provision.
The course is designed to prepare learners without formal educational backgrounds for academic work and university life. In addition to academic content, study skills and IT skills are supported and developed.

The course starts in September for the duration of one academic year and is organised to allow students to fit their study around their home, family and work commitments (9.30am – 3.00pm). You will be expected to attend all teaching sessions for approximately 10-12 hours in college over 2-3 days a week. Please note that you will need to supplement this by studying in your own time.

Course delivery will be via a combination of both ‘traditional face-to-face’ and ‘remote’ teaching; you will also be required to access on-line material to supplement both of these delivery methods.

Access to Higher Education Courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans

-Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

– If you complete your Access to Higher Education course and subsequent degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

More information on paying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma is available at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Academic year: 21/22


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 national qualifications accepted as a standard entry qualification by Higher Education (HE) providers in England and Wales. Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to Higher Education Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Social Science and Humanities) provides the opportunity to apply for a degree across a range of subjects such as education, sociology, psychology, social work, literature, and media studies and more.

The course is designed to prepare learners without formal educational backgrounds for academic work and university life. In addition to academic content, study skills and IT skills are supported and developed.

The course starts in September for the duration of one academic year and is organised to allow students to fit their study around their home, family and work commitments (9.30am – 3.00pm). You will be expected to attend all teaching sessions for approximately 10-12 hours in college over 2-3 days a week. Please note that you will need to supplement this by studying in your own time.

Sessions will be delivered in well-equipped classroom settings; you will also be required to access on-line material.

Access to Higher Education Courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans

-Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

– If you complete your Access to Higher Education course and subsequent degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

More information on paying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma is available at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Academic year: 21/22


Access to Higher Education Diplomas are full Level 3 national qualifications accepted as a standard entry qualification by Higher Education (HE) providers in England and Wales. Each year over 40,000 learners in the UK register on Access to Higher Education Diplomas and most go on to succeed in HE and embark on life changing new careers.

The Access to Higher Education Diploma (Health Professionals) provides the opportunity to apply for a degree across a range of health-related areas including nursing, midwifery, paramedic etc.

The course is designed to prepare learners without formal educational backgrounds for academic work and university life. In addition to academic content, study skills and IT skills are supported and developed.

The course starts in September for the duration of one academic year and is organised to allow students to fit their study around their home, family and work commitments (9.30am – 3.00pm). You will be expected to attend all teaching sessions for approximately 10-12 hours in college over 2-3 days a week. Please note that you will need to supplement this by studying in your own time.

Course delivery will be via a combination of both ‘traditional face-to-face’ and ‘remote’ teaching; you will also be required to access on-line material to supplement both of these delivery methods.

Access to Higher Education Courses are eligible for Advanced Learner Loans

-Loan eligibility doesn’t depend on your income and there are no credit checks.

– If you complete your Access to Higher Education course and subsequent degree, your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off.

More information on paying for your Access to Higher Education Diploma is available at https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan

Academic year: 21/22


The BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Applied Science is a practical work-related course. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. The course will introduce you to the sciences and provides a good basis for you to progress onto a more advanced qualification.

Academic year: 21/22


Here at Macclesfield College we offer both Functional Skills and GCSE English. We have various course start dates depending on which course / level is to be completed.

GCSE is now the new 9-1 format.

Functional Skills offers you a broad range of subject knowledge in a functional, real life context. Learners often feel this helps contextualise the questions and allows for better understanding of the subject. This qualification can be used as a stepping stone towards GCSE.

Courses are suitable if you wish to improve skills to support your children with homework.

Classes take place either in the evening or during the day for approximately 2 – 2.5 hours per week. There is an expectation that you will complete some self-study at home in conjunction with your course. This will vary depending on your level and ability, but as a guideline, you should allow 2-3 hours a week to complete homework and self-study activities.

Only one level/subject may be studied per year.

COMPLETION OF AN ASSESSMENT IS ESSENTIAL – PLEASE CHOOSE AN ASSESSMENT DATE AND TIME FROM THE DROP DOWN BELOW.

Academic year: 21/22


This course will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Construction trade.

Academic year: 21/22


This course will allow you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the Construction trade.

Academic year: 21/22


The Foundation Degree Arts Children and Young People is a programme for those working, or wanting to work, with children and/or young people from birth to twenty-five years of age in a wide variety of education and care settings. This part-time course enables both qualified practitioners (already employed in the children’s and young people’s sector) and student practitioners to develop further academic and vocational knowledge, skills and understanding and to apply these in their work with children and young people. The Foundation Degree Arts Module Framework is comprised of a set of common Core Modules, sharing the same philosophies, understandings and values for practitioners working in an integrated children’s and young people’s sector with children and young people 0– 25 years of age. A number of specialist practitioner option modules have been designed so that practitioners and student practitioners can select from these to meet their personal, professional and employment needs and interests.

Academic year: 21/22


Looking for the perfect combination of golf education and achieving your BTEC diploma in sport. This exciting programme is open to only 20 students for academic year 21/22 and will sit as part of our already highly succesful sports acadamies.

Academic year: 21/22


This qualification is for training providers and employers to deliver to learners in the 16-18 and 19+ age groups. These learners will have an interest in gaining the knowledge to work safely within the automotive retail industry as it continues
to see an increase in Electric/Hybrid vehicles entering the workplace.

It is therefore designed to provide learners with an introduction to the knowledge of safe working practices, the dangers surrounding and the precautions required to avoid potential injury when near Electric/Hybrid vehicles.