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Exclusive Professional Skills Programme

We recognise that competition for entry to top universities and coveted professions is fierce. So, to ensure that you exceed expectations and compete with the very best, we have designed three, unique Professional Skills Programmes.

Each programme, designed by industry experts, combine academic qualifications with professional skills and valuable work experience, demonstrating to employers and universities that you have what it takes to succeed in your future career.

Delivered in our A Level Academy, we advocate a highly supportive learning experience with smaller class sizes, to stretch and maximise your potential, contributing to your academic success.

Carol Moyo
Carol Moyo

Allied Health Professional Programme

If you are interested in a career in the allied health industry, this programme provides exclusive placements with high-profile employers including the NHS, masterclasses with true industry experts and a clinical ward reflecting a realistic work environment.

There's also an exciting opportunity to attend an annual Healthcare Sciences Skills Show and Behind Bars Conference. To add value to your CV and personal statement, there will be plenty of enrichment initiatives with local and national organisations to get involved in such as Dementia Care, Marie Curie and Children in Need.

Combining two traditional A level subjects with a practical health and social care qualification, you will cover a broad range of topics from exploring the work of influential psychologists, social influence and memory to socialisation, cultural identity and human lifespan development.

Programme components:

Popular Careers:

  • Dietitian
  • Social Worker
  • Health Care Practitioner
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational Therapist
Ben Wostenholme
Ben Wolstenholme

Law Enforcement and Government Professional Programme

Whether you have the ambition to shape government policy, make a difference in your local area or aid and protect the public, this programme offers the opportunity to take advantage of industry links with huge organisations such as Merseyside Police Force and Royal Marines.

You’ll also have the chance to take part in adventure outdoor activities including kayaking and abseiling, build key employability skills, go on exciting trips to London and military training camps, take part in mock bar trials and Model United Nations General Assembly (MUNGA) and join the debating society. 

Combining two traditional A level subjects with a practical public services qualification, you will cover a broad range of topics from government policies, government operations, citizenship and diversity to the legal system, criminal law and discussions surrounding morality, justice and technology in law.

Programme components:

Popular Careers:

  • Border Control Officer
  • Policy Adviser
  • Civil Servant
  • Armed Forces Personnel
  • Researcher
Rachel Whelan
Rebecca Whelan

IT and Business Professional Programme

IT and business are an integral part of many industries and due to advancements in technology, there is an increasing demand for individuals with a high level of technical skills. This programme is designed to meet this demand by providing valuable placements and enterprise projects with organisations such as global manufacturer, Saint-Gobain.

There is also an opportunity to gain prestigious Microsoft Office Specialist Master status, compete in national championships, pitch your business ideas, Dragon’s Den style, to O2 Think Big and link up with our £3m Northern Logistics Academy. 

Combining two traditional A level subjects with a practical IT qualification, you will cover a broad range of topics from corporate strategy, accounting, human resources and marketing to IT systems, website development and social media in business. You’ll also explore how maths is used to make predictions and model real-life situations.

Programme components:

Popular Careers:

  • Software Engineer
  • Systems Developer
  • Business Analyst
  • Commercial Analyst
  • Management Consultant

Why study a Professional Skills Programme with us?

Exclusive Programmes

Choose from three programmes, tailoring your studies to achieve your future ambitions.

Develop Extensive Skills

Study two A levels and one BTEC, combining academic knowledge, professional skills and experience.

Dedicated Support

Supportive learning experience with smaller class sizes, to stretch and maximise your potential.

Enhanced Learning

Work placements, industry guest speakers, inspirational trips and enrichment initiatives.

Progression Opportunities

Great progression onto a higher apprenticeship or university and ultimately, your dream career.


Develop valuable employability skills such as leadership, communication and teamworking.