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Stepping Stones - for Elected Home Educated 14-16 year olds


The Stepping Stones (home educated 14-16 specialist course) is for young people in year 10 and 11 and has been specifically designed to provide a stepping stone for young people looking to move into Further Education post-16.

The course aims to support young people into education in a safe and secure environment. Class sizes are small allowing tutors the opportunity to meet the individual needs of learners.

Students will study at the college three days per week (9.30am-3pm) and will work towards Functional Skills qualifications in maths, English and IT, alongside a vocational subject, either: construction crafts, motor vehicle, hair and beauty or care occupations. Students will also develop vocational and employability skills.

More information can be obtained by contacting the college on 0808 100 3626 or emailing

Entry requirements

Potential applicants must be aged 14-16 and currently receiving home schooling. Applicants must have been electively home educated since January 2018.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDay/TimeWksDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)
16-18over 19
09/09/2019Various331 yr(s)4948A1FREE£500.00

How long is the course?

One year.


How will I be assessed?

Course work and practical assessments.

Exams in English, Maths and ICT.

What does the course lead to?

This course will give young people the qualifications, skills and confidence to continue their education at the college; allowing them to progress onto further vocational courses.

What will I study?

Students will study Functional Skills in maths, English and IT along with a vocational subject, either: construction crafts, motor vehicle, hair and beauty or care occupations.

What can I go on to study?

On completion of this course, students will be able to progress on to other college courses – which could be related to their vocational specialism (construction, motor vehicle, hair and beauty or care).


Next steps

Enrol on this course

For more information, please contact us on 0808 100 3626 or email

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