We understand that a school environment does not suit some young people. Our College offers an effective alternative to enable those young people to continue learning.


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Support for students

Pre 16 Coordinator

Our Pre 16 Coordinator will be your first point of contact and will be available to help with any problems, queries or support needs.

The Pre 16 Coordinator will keep in contact with the home school to report on students' attendance and progress.

We also stay in touch with parents and carers, letting them know about any issues.

Dedicated pastoral support is provided to our Pre 16 students with any problems or support needs they may have.

Learning Assistant

If a student's EHCP states they require support within the classroom, we ensure that support is provided.

SEND Team Leader

If a student has an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) at school, the support requirements stated on the EHCP will follow them to College. The SEND Team Leader will monitor their needs and progress and will be involved in their annual reviews.


We have four different pathways for our Pre 16 students:

Year 10
Engage

Our Engage programme is specially designed for Year 10 students who, for a variety of reasons, are not fully integrated in mainstream education.

Students requiring learning support within the classroom will be charged additional costs depending on their individual support needs.

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The programme consists of:

  • Functional Skills Maths & English
  • Tutorial
  • Personal development and targets
  • Community project
  • Enrichment activities: music fusion, photography, sport, cooking, art, animal care

Engage modules:

  • Boundaries, self-management
  • Relationships & social confidence
  • Emotional self care, wellbeing, coping strategies
  • Confidence & self worth
  • Motivation & aspirations
  • Progression planning

Qualifications
Functional Skills Maths
Functional Skills English
College Certificate


Days & Total Weeks
Monday & Tuesday: 9.00 - 3.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00 - 12.15pm
32 weeks in total


Cost
£4,000 per student

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Our Vocational Carousel programme has been developed for Year 11 students who are not coping well in mainstream schools.

Students requiring learning support within the classroom will be charged additional costs depending on their individual support needs.

The programme consists of:

  • GCSE Maths & English
  • Tutorial
  • Personal development and targets

Level 1 award skills in:

  • Professions in animal care
  • Business, administration & finance
  • Creative & digital industries
  • Professions in sport
  • Health & social care
  • Progression planning

Qualifications
OCNL Level 1 Awards in skills

GCSE English
GCSE Maths
Animal Care
Business, Administration & Finance
Creative & Digital Industries Professions in Sport Health & Social Care


Days & Total Weeks
Wednesday: 1.00 - 3.30pm
Thursday & Friday: 9.00am - 3.30pm
32 weeks in total.


Cost
£4,000 per student

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Year 10 & 11
PrESOL

Our PrESOL pathway is designed for Year 10 and 11 students who have English as a second language.

Students requiring learning support within the classroom will be charged additional costs depending on their individual support needs.

The programme consists of:

  • Tutorial
  • Functional Skills Maths
  • Personal development & targets
  • ESOL English
  • OCNL Entry 2 Certificate in Independence & Employability

We focus on improving the students’ English skills in:

  • Speaking
  • Listening
  • Reading
  • Writing

Qualifications
ESOL Qualifications
OCNL Entry 2 Certificate in
Independence & Employability
Functional Skills Maths


Days & Total Weeks
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9.00 - 3.30pm
32 weeks in total.


Cost
£3,500 per student

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Year 11
Vocational Pathways

The Year 11 Vocational Pathway programme is designed for Year 11 students. It enables them to attend College for half a day a week to gain experience and a qualification in a vocational subject area.

Students requiring learning support within the classroom will be charged additional costs depending on their individual support needs.

Students will gain an understanding of the basic mechanical skills needed to work in the automotive repair industry. Students will work in the College’s garage workshop.

Qualification
Level 1 Award/Certificate/Diploma in Motor Vehicle

When & where
Monday: 9.00 - 12.00pm
Highbury Campus

Cost
£1,165 per student

Students will work in the College’s hair & beauty salons and will be introduced to a wide range of hairdressing & beauty skills which will prepare them for progression to higher level learning.

Qualification
Level 1 Certificate in Hair & Beauty

When & where
Monday: 9.00 - 12.00pm
Highbury Campus

Cost
£1,165 per student

The course will cover a range of skills and practical tasks in trades such as Bricklaying, Carpentry & Joinery and Plastering. Students will also learn about the health & safety requirements of the construction trade.

Qualification
Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills

When & where
Wednesday: 12.30 - 3.30pm
North Harbour Campus

Cost
£1,165 per student

How to apply

All applications to be made via the student's home school only.


STEP

Please fill out the form here detailing the name of student and course applying for.

STEP

You will receive a return email from the college requesting information about the student.

STEP

Once information received, the student will be invited into the college for interview.

STEP

The college will inform the school if a place is being offered.

STEP

An offer letter, detailing the course start date, will be sent to both the school and the student’s parents along with some additional paperwork such as consent forms.

STEP

An offer letter, detailing the course start date, will be sent to both the school and the student’s parents along with some additional paperwork such as consent forms.

Please provide any further information you feel relevant

School partnerships

All schools using our Pre 16 curriculum for their students will be asked to sign our Service Level Agreement


College code of conduct

All students attending our Pre 16 provision will be expected to follow our code of conduct.

We have high expectations for all of our students. They are expected to be respectful and to have exemplary behaviour at all times.

Student progress

Six-weekly student progress reports will be sent out to schools and parents detailing the progress the student is making on their course.


Leaving College

Pre 16 students are not permitted to leave the College campus at any time due to safeguarding.

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