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One Year Courses

One Year Courses

Green Pathway - Route C

The Mosslands School offers students the opportunity to choose from a range of one year courses and in some circumstances courses may be delivered in conjunction with St Mary’s and Oldershaw.

One year students spend a minimum of two days a week in Mosslands and study Functional Skills in English and Maths as well as being provided with the opportunity to re-sit GCSE Maths and/or English. The other 3 days are either spent in our Consortium schools or two days are spent at our training providers with one day's work experience per week where possible.

The one year courses at Level 2 can be the equivalent of up to 4 GCSEs at A* - C when completed.

Courses Available:


These Level 2 qualifications are assessed through a combination of coursework and externally assessed examinations.  Work experience can play an important part of most of the BTEC/CTECs on offer and where possible, students are assisted in finding placements and encouraged to attend these placements regularly throughout the year.

The range of courses includes:

Many students from the BTEC/CTEC courses go on to study A Levels or higher level BTEC qualifications in the subject area if they do not want to go to work immediately or to widen their career choice later on.

In addition to the BTEC/CTECs, a number of other courses are available which emphasise the practical aspects of learning. These courses include:

Many students from these courses progress onto higher level courses and/or apprenticeships/traineeships as an alternative to going straight into employment in the chosen area of their studies.   In particular, links with The Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW) are extremely strong.  The college has been very successful at delivering high quality training services for Mosslands students. 

Student, Sam Bain, receiving his “Learner of the Year” Award from Jan Molby at the annual awards ceremony in October 2015.


“The curriculum is broadened through a partnership with a local college.” – Ofsted 2016