School Leaver

Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year Level 3 Part-Time - Day Hartlepool Sixth Form A-Levels Apply Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course has been designed for people who are looking for a career in engineering, an Engineering apprenticeship, or who would like to progress to studying engineering within Higher Education.

The course is equivalent to a single A-Level and will be studied alongside other subjects,.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 5-9, including English and Maths.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire As part of the course, it is expected that you will provide your own stationery including: pens, pencils, paper, a scientific calculator and a ring binder. As part of the programme, you will be given the opportunity to take part in educational trips and visits to Higher Education establishments and engineering facilities, which may require some cost.

The course has been designed to offer students a range of theoretical and practical subjects.

Assessment of the course is carried out using a combination of externally set examinations, internal assessments and practical assessments.

English and Math's are important life skills that will help you to achieve your full potential in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you have not already achieved grade 4-9 in GCSE Math's and/or English at school, we will support you to complete a Level 2 course while you improve your skills.

Monday to Friday between 9:00am-16:00pm. Days and times of study are subject to change dependent upon group allocation. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term and will be discussed during the enrolment period.

There are three mandatory units of study:

- Engineering Principles
- Delivery of Engineering Processes Safely as a Team
- Engineering Product Design and Manufacture

There is also an additional unit, which will be to chosen to meet the needs of the cohort from a variety of optional units.

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What’s next?

Upon completion of your studies, you could progress into Higher Education or onto an engineering apprenticeship.

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Why sixth form is different to school

A fresh start

Sometimes you just need a clean break to become the person you were destined to be. Starting college is the perfect opportunity to break free and become that new person!

New people

Our diverse student community means that you will meet lots of new people of different ages, backgrounds and interests, so you can enjoy making lifelong friendships!

Specialist Staff

Most of our lecturers are industry savvy and are experts in teaching 16-18 year olds. They have lots of valuable experience and knowledge to pass onto you.


College is a more mature and relaxed environment than school and you are treated like an adult. You’ll be on first name terms with your lecturers so no more Sir and Miss! You can also start to make your own decisions.

Free time

Your timetable will be very different to school. You will have a lot more free time to take part in extra-curricular activities, study, or get extra money and work experience with a part-time job.

Different environment

College is a very different learning environment to school. You may even become more inspired and have a new motivation to work towards your future goal in a college environment.

More choice

A college can offer a much wider choice of A-Level subjects, plus vocational courses in lots of different subjects and at different levels.

More opportunities

You will have the opportunity to take part in lots of different activities outside of the classroom to boost your confidence and help you develop your skills and personal qualities.

Specialist facilities

A college can invest in an extensive range of industry-standard facilities to give you the skills and knowledge to prepare for university or employment, and can also offer subjects that need specialist facilities.

97.2% of our students progress to a positive destination

(*Destination data for Hartlepool Sixth Form students aged 16-18, academic year 2017/18).

Why choose Hartlepool Sixth Form?

We are the College of the Year.

(*Top college nationally for BTECs, Pearson 2019)

100% pass rate in 20 A-Level subjects including Computer Science, Economics, History and Maths. 

*Summer 2019

99.1% overall A-Level pass rate

*Summer 2019

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