ABOUT OUR COLLEGE

South Cheshire College is the home of post-16 education in Crewe and Nantwich and is one of the leading tertiary and sixth form colleges nationally. From Friday 31st March 2017, South Cheshire College merged with West Cheshire College to create a new FE College for Cheshire, now offering a wide range of learning provision across three campuses – Crewe, Chester and Ellesmere Port.

Our Crewe-based campus is situated in a residential area about one and a half miles from Crewe town centre. It is ten minutes walk from Crewe train station and has close links to Junctions 16 & 17 of the M6.

Students travel to study at our Crewe-based campus from throughout Cheshire, notably Crewe, Nantwich, Alsager, Middlewich, Winsford, Sandbach and Congleton. They also travel from areas much further-a-field from Staffordshire and Shropshire. Indeed, through our International Programme, students travel from across the world to study at South Cheshire College.

The College mainly provides education for 16-19 year-olds but also offers apprenticeships and other work-based learning programmes. We also offer Higher Education courses and a range of courses for adults, many of whom are returning to education after a long break are also available.

South Cheshire College prides itself on excellence and 2016/17 was another year of outstanding academic achievement with an increase in students achieving top grades on both A-level courses and Vocational programmes.

Students achieved a 99.7% pass rate for A-Levels, with 82.1% achieving top grades (A*-C) and 52.7% achieving grades A*-B.

99.6% of students passed the Extended Diploma, with 57.4% achieving high grades of Distinction* or Distinction.

South Cheshire College was also praised following a ‘Good’ Ofsted grading inspection in 2016 which again confirmed its position as a leading Further Education provider in the region.

Inspectors commented on the ‘good teaching, learning and assessment’ and highlighted that the large majority of learners make good progress compared to their starting points and the majority of learners meet or exceed their target grades.

Inspectors described the implementation of 16 to 19 study programmes as ‘highly effective’ and that they meet the needs of learners well.

South Cheshire College is also developing strong international links with educational institutions around the world in countries such as China and Thailand. As a result, students are travelling to the College to study A-Levels, Vocational programmes and other shorter courses

Students are housed with local families throughout their stay through the ‘Homestay’ programme.

South Cheshire College has strong links with Oxford University and is the Pembroke North hub for the University’s Pembroke College.

It is also the North West Science Centre in partnership with the University of Oxford’s Corpus Christi College and Pembroke College.

College students work closely with the University of Oxford through the Honours and Raising Aspirations programme which provides opportunities for personal and academic achievement and gives students the competitive edge they need when applying to the most prestigious universities in the country.

The College has achieved the acclaimed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) assured status, highlighting the quality of provision. It also has also received numerous other awards including Beacon Status which recognises excellent institutions that deliver high-quality teaching and learning and Investors in People Gold status.

Finally, the College has world-class facilities in the £74 million campus that opened in September 2010, including a huge sports arena, theatre, state-of-the-art workshops, three-storey library and café outlets.

The College is truly a wonderful environment to come and study in. Why would you choose anywhere else?

Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

A-levels

South Cheshire College

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A-Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level ... [+]

Introduction

At South Cheshire College, a third of full-time 16-19-year-old students are enrolled in our successful and diverse A Level programme. We currently offer over 30 A Level subjects across a range of curriculum areas.

In 2016, we proudly celebrated our tenth year of gaining a 99% or above pass rate on A Level subjects. The College consistently achieves outstanding results, with 2016 showing a pass rate of 99.1% – above the national pass rate of 98.1%. 76.5% of students who completed the A Level programme in 2016 achieved A*, A, B or C grades, of these pupils, 48.6% attained top grades of A*-B’s.

South Cheshire College’s £75 million campus provides A Level students with outstanding facilities to enhance their learning. The College’s three-storey library hosts over 16,000 books, 5,000 e-books, access to thousands of online journals and articles, 120 networked computers and space for group and private study.... [-]

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Courses

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This is an exciting opportunity for students aged 15-19 years old to have a taster of college education at one of the most innovative colleges in the UK. International ed ... [+]

Study abroad programme at South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College.

This is an exciting opportunity for students aged 15-19 years old to have a taster of college education at one of the most innovative colleges in the UK. International education will provide you with an enriching and rewarding experience that will remain with you for the rest of your life. You will learn new skills, experience new cultures and your mind will be opened up to the wide world in which we live. At South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College, two newly merged top performing Further Education Colleges, bespoke programmes of study are offered to overseas students, tailor-made to suit each individual; from short two week stays to whole year programmes.... [-]

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Diploma

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BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and carry university entry points so students are able to apply to higher education courses just as if the ... [+]

Level 3 Extended Diploma Courses at South Cheshire and West College

Extended Diploma courses have been designed in partnership with universities, employers and professional organisations, allowing students to develop skills for their future studies and employment.

The College is committed to academic excellence and our success rates are always above the national average. Once again our Level 3 BTEC results were excellent and we announced a 99.6% pass rate. At the state of the art campuses at Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester and a dedicated international office, students get all the support they need to settle in quickly and feel comfortable.

The Diploma Route to University!

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas are the equivalent of 3 A-Levels and carry university entry points so students are able to apply to higher education courses just as if they were taking A-Levels.... [-]

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Summer courses

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2-week European summer programme 8-21 July 2018 based in Chester

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2-week European summer programme 8-21 July 2018 based in Crewe ... [+]

2-week European summer programme 8-21 July 2018 based in Crewe

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This is an exciting programme for international students wishing to improve their English language skills, and at the same time to learn about British Culture. ... [+]

Summer School 2018 at South Cheshire College and West Cheshire College

INSPIRE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE

Enhance your Language

Skills, Explore Britain,

Make new friends!

This is an exciting programme for

international students wishing to

improve their English language skills,

and at the same time to learn about

British Culture. Students will also get to

explore some wonderful parts of the UK,

such as London, Oxford, Manchester,

Cambridge, Liverpool, and York. Students

will be given an initial assessment of

their current level of English, which will

determine their class and personal

targets.

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