16-18 Sixth Form
Salford City College boasts a wide and varied range of A-Level and vocational courses, as well as apprenticeships.
A-Levels are generally designed to prepare students for university. Students usually select four subjects to study at AS-Level in their first year and then continue on with three of these subjects at A2-Level in their second year. Since the introduction of Linear A-Levels, this is not an option in all subjects and therefore you will be advised at the time of your interview and at Open Events. To study A-Levels, we would expect that you would have 3Bs and 3Cs or above in your GCSEs.
If you are looking for a more work-related course, a vocational BTEC or NVQ may be more suited to your needs. You can work on your own or as part of a team to complete assessments and projects. Vocational courses operate on a continuous assessment basis. This type of course is generally available at three levels – advanced, intermediate and foundation. Regardless of your GCSEs, there is a level to suit you.
For those students who do not gain a C or above in Maths or English, you will be required to re-sit this at college and this will be added to your timetable at enrolment. This applies to all colleges and not just Salford City College.
Many students study an NVQ as an apprentice. Apprentices gain practical experience in their chosen field and are able to earn money whilst they learn. Apprenticeships are available in customer service, business administration, construction, event marketing, IT, estates and many other areas.