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Study programme

As an NTU college student, you'll get more than a qualification. You'll have a study programme that includes further academic skills and work experience.

You'll find a friendly and supportive learning environment while you're studying at Brackenhurst. You'll learn by getting stuck in with practical lessons and classroom teaching. We'll help you build your confidence and independence for the future. You'll improve your knowledge and skills, and be ready to really ‘wow’ future employers and universities.

Study with us, and you'll get more than just a course. We tailor your study programme to you. We design it to give you the skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies and in your future career. You'll get extra sessions to help you with:

  • English, maths and IT skills
  • citizenship education
  • work experience.
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You'll study either a:

  • Level 2 Diploma, equivalent to GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma, equivalent to three A-levels.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma.

We believe the best way to learn is by doing. We'll teach you through a mixture of classroom learning and practical sessions. All our courses have practical assessments. This means you'll have the chance to showcase what skills you've learned during your time here.

English, maths and IT

Throughout your course, you'll be able to develop your English, maths and IT skills through additional sessions. If you still need to achieve GCSE grade 4 / C in English or maths, we'll also give you extra support to retake the exams. Check our course pages to see further information on entry requirements.

Employability and work experience

We want to make sure you're prepared for the next steps after your college course. Whether you're going to university or into employment, we'll work with you to plan for your future.

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Citizenship education

All post-16 education includes learning about citizenship. This will be part of your development while you're studying with us. You'll explore important issues such as, democracy, freedom, and British values. You'll have lectures from expert guests.

Our tutors

You'll have one-to-ones with your course leader. They'll act as your tutor. You'll discuss your wellbeing and your progress throughout the course. Our tutors are here to support your ambitions and help you achieve your dream career. They're all industry experts, with passion for, and in-depth knowledge of, their subjects.

You’ll also hear from inspirational guest lecturers and industry speakers. They'll help bring your subject to life.