Sixth form college offers January to June courses

Stockton Sixth Form College has launched two new courses which start in January, as opposed to the traditional September start date.

The two new courses are designed for students who have perhaps dropped out from their September-based course, and do not want to wait until the following September to start a new one. The college is believed to be the first in the UK to offer such a course.

Stockton will offer a Level 2 BTEC Certificate in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship and a Level 3 BTEC 90-credit Diploma in Public Services. Both courses will be run over four days to give students one day a week in which to spend on placement or training to gain more experience.

Joanna Bailey, Principal at Stockton Sixth Form College, said: “If a student is at risk of disengaging from education it is extremely important that there are high quality options available for them throughout the year.”

Ms Bailey added that she was delighted to be able to offer these two new courses in addition to the wide range of A-levels and vocational subjects already offered at the college.