Your Future starts today! Runshaw College offers 3 Access to Higher Education courses as well as the Level 2 Pre Access to Social Sciences course. The courses are designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence. Find out more about these courses below.

  • Welcome to Pre/Access to Social Sciences

    Nasrullah Anwar

    Job Title: Course Leader for Access to Higher Education

    University attended: Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College

    Nasrullah Anwar graduated from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College with an honours degree in English Studies with Media Studies and Creative Writing. He then went on to work in Third Sector for 13 years as a Chief Officer at a number of charities. During this time he also completed an Executive Diploma in Management Studies from Blackburn College and a Masters in Community Leadership from UCLAN. His return to education inspired him to switch careers and he got his first teaching job at the UCLAN. In 2016, he took a job teaching HE and Adult courses at Runshaw College, where he also completed his PGCE. Currently, Nasrullah is the Course Leader for the Access to HE: Social Sciences and the L2 Pre Access: Social Sciences course and is in the process of completing his Professional Doctorate in Education.

    Why should students choose your subject?

    As teachers our job is to prepare students for whatever is coming next: higher education, apprenticeships or work. You will develop your study skills in: note taking, planning / structuring essays, critical and creative thinking and effective referencing, with an introduction to Sociology, Psychology and education, as well as building your confidence so that you are ready to progress on to the next stage.

    Where do students progress to after studying your subject?

    On successful completion of the Pre Access course, you will be able to progress to a higher level qualification / Level 3 course. On completion of our Access to HE course, you will be able to progress to a higher level qualification / degree. I look forward to meeting you!

  • Welcome to Access to Nursing & Midwifery / Health & Social Care

    Yvette Mitchell

    Job Title: Course Tutor for Access to Higher Education: Nursing & Midwifery / Health & Social Care

    I have had 22 years of clinical experience within the NHS and private nursing sector. As a Registered General Nurse and Registered Midwife, I have held numerous positions of seniority over the years, including my final role as Nursing Director. In all positions I was responsible for accurate record keeping and working as an autonomous practitioner. I’ve mentored junior staff and provided education programmes within the community and hospital clinics.

    As a midwife I was responsible for the care of clients and their babies, before, during and after delivery, demonstrating research-based practice to a high standard. I’ve worked within a multidisciplinary team within clinics demographically based within disadvantaged communities, experienced teenage pregnancies, substance misuse and socio-economic deprivation and all the associated problems of the community.

    Working with adult learners is a privilege, the NHS was my first love, and by working with our adult learners I am able to assist them into new life opportunities to be able to fulfil their goals and dreams.

  • Welcome to Access to Social Sciences

    Natasha Gill

    Job Title: Course Tutor for Access to Higher Education: Social Sciences

    The course opens doors of opportunities that you may have thought were closed. I thoroughly enjoy teaching our students different police theories and then applying them to real lite situations. The study of Social Sciences opens up diverse opportunities in areas such as the criminal justice system: HM courts and tribunal service; welfare services; the police, prison and probation services; youth and community work; and local government. For those wishing to pursue a career in Psychology, career paths may include: clinical, health, sport, forensic and neuropsychology.