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Getting Ready for Education And Training (GREAT) at Macclesfield College

Course description

Who is this course for?

  • Students aged 16 years and over. 
  • You may be looking for a course that offers different ways to learn than you may have experienced at school. This course could act as a stepping stone to a course in your chosen subject area or as a bridge into employment. 

What will I do?

  • Edexcel Diploma in Workskills - Level 1 OR
  • Edexcel Certificate in Personal and Social Development - Entry 3
  • Entry 3 Award in Workskills - Entry 3
  • Level 1 Awards in Vocational Studies and Safe Road Skills and Attitudes

Course content

You'll cover a variety of topic areas including:

  • Enterprise Activity 
  • Project work 
  • Independent Living 
  • Preparing for Employment
  • Succeeding at Work

Entry requirements

  • Enthusiastic about being at college and see employment or further education as one of your goals.
  • Able to listen and follow instructions.
  • Willing to try new things.
  • Prepared to commit to a full time course. 


Learning will take place in a mix of environments including classroom based sessions, practical workshops and work-based learning.

Future opportunities

  • Level 1 or Level 2 vocational course
  • Employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Macclesfield College directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2016
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    • Macclesfield College of Further and Higher Education has been built around what you need and is designed to inspire you to succeed. The open-plan campus is state-of-the-art, with industry-standard training facilities and a number of specialist art and design studios. Come and see us - walk around our purpose-built campus and experience the incredible wow factor for yourself!