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Stepping Stones - Year 2 (Year 11)


This part-time course is specifically designed for young people who have been home educated for a minimum of two terms. The 14-16 (Year 10 and 11) specialised course will provide small class sizes on a part-time basis for those who need to build their confidence, vocational, employability and interpersonal skills.

Entry requirements

There are no grade requirements however you must have been out of school education for at least two terms and registered with the Elective Home Education Team within their County Council.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
13/09/2021TBCTBC1 yr(s)1380A1524FREE£500.00Apply

How long is the course?

One year.

2 days per week.


How will I be assessed?

Learners are assessed through their portfolio work and practical assessments.

What does the course lead to?

  • Further study at the college
  • Apprenticeships

What will I study?

Learners will study maths and English at either functional skills or GCSE level.

Study units might include:

  • Personal finance
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Personal presentation

Learners will also have a tutorial session each week to discuss progress and well-being issues.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

Further post 16 courses within foundation studies or vocational mainstream i.e. hair and beauty, motor vehicle, catering etc.

How do I apply?

Apply online


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Why choose West Notts?

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100% A Level pass rate in 2020

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Best A Level provider in Mansfield and Ashfield for student progress*

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One of the top colleges in the UK for student satisfaction**

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An extensive bus service across Mansfield and the surrounding area

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£50m investment in our facilities since 2008

*Value added is a measure of a student’s progress against their starting point
**Learner Exit Survey 2017/18
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