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Level 1 Launchpad


Course ID: 163678

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • Level 1 GCSE qualification.
  • An excellent career starter and starting point for futher education.
  • You'll also gain qualifications in English, Maths and ICT throughout the course.
  • You can progress to Level 2 courses such as GCSEs and vocational courses here at the college.
  • Access full support from our dedicated and passionate teaching team.
  • Study in our inclusive, safe and respectful learning environment.
  • Utilise our excellent resources and facilities and reach your full learning potential.

What to expect from the course

The Level 1 GCSE Progression is a great way to start your career. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

The course offers you the opportunity to study a range of science subjects. If you didn't get the grades you wanted and are undecided which path to choose, then this course can open up the area of science for you and help your progress through the other levels of training offered within science. You will be assessed for your English and maths and work at the level that’s right for you.

Subjects you will study include:
• English
• Maths
• Science

These can be studied alongside some GCSEs or used to prepare for GCSEs or vocational programmes. You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial.


C&G Literacy

C&G Numeracy

A range of national qualifications in relevant subject areas

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

A baker decorating pastries.
Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
A woman getting a nail treatment on her hands.
Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
A chef preparing a dish.
Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
An illustration of students using Office 365.
Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

You could progress onto Level 2 courses like:


• Level 2 Vocational programmes.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You will need to have a minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade E or a Pass at entry level.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

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