The courses we offer

At Hugh Baird College, there is a wide range of programmes and subjects for you to choose from that will prepare you for employment and/or university.

The courses we offer give you more than just the skills you need. We build you an individualised study programme that gives you the chance to gain work experience and enables you to develop attitudes and qualities that are valued by employers in the Liverpool City Region and beyond.

We will also work with you on subjects like maths and English. This means that, when you leave us, you’re ready for higher level qualifications or to enter the world of work.


At the Sixth Form Centre, based at our South Sefton Campus, we offer a wide choice of A-levels which are delivered by specialist teachers in a modern campus with outstanding facilities. View our A-levels pages for more information.

14-16 College:
Full time courses for 14 year olds!

That’s right, you could leave school and join us full time at 14. You will still study GCSEs in core subjects, but alongside you will get the chance to study hands on, work related courses that will give you a head start in your chosen career. View our 14-16 College pages for more information.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Access to HE diplomas are a well established set of qualifications designed for people who do not have the grades to enter a university level course, but do have life experience and a willingness to learn.

The courses are designed for mature learners (19+) and enable us to put together a programme of study which best suits your needs. View our Access to Higher Education page for more information

Hugh Baird University Centre:
Foundation Degrees and Top Up Degrees

Foundation Degrees are degree level qualifications that mix study with work-related learning. These courses are designed with employers, so you can be certain that you’re gaining the skills your chosen industry needs. Once you have completed your Foundation Degree, you can ‘Top up’ to full honours level by completing another year of study.

We are growing our Foundation Degree and Top up Degree offerings all the time. View our University Centre pages for more information.


You can find out more about Apprenticeships, here.

Developing your Maths and English skills

Universities and employers are now looking at GCSE grades in maths and English as a way to differentiate between applicants. We are committed to improving the maths and English skills of all of our students. Therefore all our courses include weekly sessions in these areas.


If you are unsure of your next step, or you just want to discuss the options available to you, call The POD team on 0151 353 4444 or arrange a careers advice appointment, click here.