Day Release Scheme
Most of our 14 - 16 learners are at secondary school and attend college one day a week to study for a vocational qualification or additional GCSEs. Pupils can study hairdressing, engineering, childcare and other qualifications and obtain support for maths and languages.
Each partner school has its own scheme. If you are interested in attending college while still at school, you should approach your Year Head in School to discuss your needs. Read more.
Not in School
A few young people aged 14 - 16 may not be at school for a number of reasons including for health, emotional, lifestyle or other issues. The college is able to offer a very limited number of places, in special circumstances, to school pupils under 16 for whom school is no longer appropriate. Recent examples include a school pupil who missed all of year 10 due to illness and came to college to study for a vocational qualification. Other examples include home tutored individuals and those who have been out of mainstream schooling.
Under 16 pupils are not funded by the government. The school will need to pay a fee to the college to cover tuition costs. Where the school is not willing to pay fees, the family will be invoiced. The college is not able to provide any financial support to under 16 full-time students or their families for tuition or transport costs.
Occasionally an under 16 will want to attend college for a GCSE or other course. Fees will need to be paid. The school must give permission for this. There are special rules relating to under 16s being on campus in the evening which must be followed. In general, the under 16 must be supervised by an adult (relative or carer) while they are in class. This usually means that the adult must enrol into the same class as the under 16, or be on campus.
Occasionally a school may suggest that a pupil should attend a day class. The college should be contacted in the first instance on 01458 844400. Email enquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.