Academic year: 22/23


Great British Menu Winning Chef, Adam Reid will take over as Chef-Patron at the White’s Chef Academy in the new academic year. This is an exclusive programme for aspiring young chefs and catering professionals to learn contemporary cooking and hospitality skills. Mentored by Daniel Akrigg, an award-winning chef with a Michelin background, trained under prestigious chefs including Simon Rogan and Michael Deane. Also mentored by John Parrott who trained at The Savoy Hotel London and worked at Michelin starred Thornbury Castle restaurant, under Kenneth Bell MBE.

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: 22/23


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: 22/23


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: 22/23


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: 22/23


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 (Nursing) provides the opportunity to apply for a degree in nursing, including nursing specialisms such as adult/children’s/mental health nursing 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: 22/23


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


This course will enable you to achieve an advanced level of spoken fluency in certain everyday situations and will help you to extend your skills in listening, reading and writing.

If you are already confident in using the present and past perfect tenses and wish to progress to using future and additional past tenses then this is the course for you!

Academic year: 22/23


The Aspirations Academy is centred on supporting students in demonstrating the skills, efficiency and readiness for a full time programme in college, an apprenticeship or employment. The Aspirations Academy is the just the start of your journey!

The programme will help young people to use Macclesfield College’s ‘3 A’ framework for success. The programme will prioritise Attendance, Attitude and Appearance as the underpinning skills to be.

Academic year: 21/22


Would you like to learn new techniques and consider a wider range of make-up when applying your own make-up.
This course is for complete begginers and is designed to help you build awareness and knowledge of the basic make-up application proesses.
You will learn how to prepare the work area, understand appropriate product types, basic principles for skin care for make-up preparation, basic application techniques and maintainance and gain awareness of appropriate removal.

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Academic year: 21/22


Two week course on making pastry and bread products.

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Academic year: 21/22


This course will provide you with the skills to hold basic conversations in the target language and to understand simple pieces of literature.

Academic year: 21/22


Would you like to learn a new technique and update your skills Brow lamination involves the thickening, straightening, shaping, lengthening, optional tinting of your eyebrow hairs to provide a fuller, more even look. It can also help keep them in place after washing off any cosmetics you may wear. The last step is a nourishing oil to help prevent skin irritation and hair dryness that may be caused by the chemicals used during the lamination process.

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