Additional Studies Courses for 2017 Entry

Please use the links below to obtain details of our full range of Additional Studies courses. All course details are updated annually for the following academic year prior to our Open Evenings held in October.

To view additional information regarding each academic department please navigate to our Departments pages.

Below are some examples. See Additional Studies Handbook for more.
Available Courses

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

The College runs its own Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award group and welcomes interest from first year students, with or without previous experience. Interested students need to attend advertised meetings in September to formally apply. 

Equine Studies (Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate)

Equine Studies is part of the Additional Studies programme and has been revised and extended to provide open access courses to all students with or without previous experience with horses. All of these course choices can be taken in addition to an academic course programme.

Financial Studies Certificate (Institute of Financial Services)

Understanding money and how it affects you is a key life skill.  Becoming money wise can ensure that you are able to take control of your finances.

Graded Instrumental Music (ABRSM)

Students who would like to continue their instrumental or vocal lessons and work towards the goal of a graded examination can have one to one tuition from a team of specialist instrumental tutors.  Students will need their own instrument and may have to purchase music during the course.

Leadership Through Rugby Union (1st4sport Level 2 Award)

Qualification Specification for the 1st4sport Level 2 Award in Leadership through Rugby Union (QCF). The qualification is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed in partnership with the RFU to support young people with an interest in supporting and working in grass-roots Rugby Union.


Pre-Teaching is for students considering applying for Primary Teaching degrees (2018 university entry) as universities expect students to have had ten days’ recent classroom experience i.e. whilst in their first year (Year 12) at College. The same applies for some Secondary Education degrees (often with Mathematics or Physical Education) if they include QTS (Qualified Teacher Status). 

The Principles of Coaching Sport (1st4Sport Level 2 Award)

The qualification is awarded by 1st4sport Qualifications and has been developed with guidance from SkillsActive and sports coach UK, to support people who have an interest in coaching sport. This qualification can be used to support the achievement of a variety sport-specific coaching programmes.