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Alternative Curriculum

Key Stage 4 – Alternative Pathway

For a number of our pupils, Moorside works with colleges and external providers to offer vocational courses for the following subject areas:

  • Motor Mechanics - Level 1 Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
  • Engineering - BTEC Level 1 Diploma in Engineering (QCF) equivalent to 4 GCSEs
  • Hair and Beauty – Level 1 Principle Learning in Hair & Beauty Studies: equivalent to 2 GCSEs

These courses are very successful, bespoke programmes that allow those attending to get ‘hands on’ experience of a particular subject and trade area.

Some of the colleges that we work with at Moorside are:

  • Leek College
  • Reaseheath College
  • Stoke on Trent College – Burslem Campus