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Open Events 2024

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We are pleased to welcome visitors to our beautiful campus for our Open Events 2024.

Saturday 23rd March 9.15 – 13.00

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Find out about all our subjects and Careers Academies from our teaching staff and students whilst exploring our beautiful campus. 

Our Principal Peter McGhee will be hosting a number of talks to introduce you to our outstanding college and our learning support and pastoral staff will be available to answer your questions. 

You will also get the opportunity to grab a coffee at Starbucks, sample food from our delicious menu and learn more about our exciting enrichment programme and upcoming trips and visits for 2024!

We cannot wait to welcome you to St John Rigby College – your College where you will “grow with us”.


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Level 2 entry requirements

If you’re not quite ready to start on a Level 3 Technical course (T Levels) or a Vocational Level 3 course (BTEC) but want to begin on the path to your chosen career, the Transition Programme could be for you.  

Transition Programmes are tailored to prepare students to move onto Technical or Vocational Level 3 study. They will give you the opportunity to improve your English and Maths, your work readiness skills and introduce you to the technical skills and concepts that you will need for future study and employment. 

As part of the Transition Programme you will study a BTEC Level 2 Award in your chosen subject area as well as the BTEC Level 2 Extended Award in Work Skills. You will also have the opportunity to resit GCSE English and/or Maths if you have not yet achieved a grade 4. 

Entry criteria for Transition Programmes is four grade 3s including grade 3s in English Language and Maths GCSE.

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