Our 14-16 School Links Programme is a part time provision that aims to bridge the gap between school learning and vocational training. We work closely with a number of local schools to offer students the chance to take part in vocational courses that they would not otherwise be able to access.

  • We deliver fully accredited programmes that are interesting, creative and balanced
  • We deliver inclusion programmes for those who find it difficult to engage in mainstream school curriculum
  • We work with learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

We continue to work with our partners to provide support and learner progress to ensure that students make real progress towards their chosen career path. All students work in an adult environment, where they are encouraged to make the most of the opportunities available to them and to learn from their peers (of different ages and backgrounds) to achieve success.

We offer courses in a wide choice of practical subjects that give 14-16 yr. olds a taste of what to expect at college and in the workplace.

We offer courses in the following Vocational areas

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Childcare
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Health & Social Care
  • Hospitality
  • Inclusion Programmes (Make it Work)
  • Inclusive Learning - SEND (Special Education Needs & Disability)
  • Media
  • Sports

The majority of our programmes are at Entry 3, Level 1/2 (depending on ability) and they mostly occupy four to five hours per week for a total of thirty-six weeks (one academic year).

Download our latest  pdf14-16 School Links Programme Directory for more information and costings.

If you are a student aged 14-16 or a parent you need to put in a request through your school or local authority. If you are a school or local authority that wants to get involved, please contact Angie Hincks – (14-16 Cross College, School Links Coordinator) via email.

For general course enquiries, please contact the Learner Information Service.

Please note: Our 14-16 School Links programme is part time provision only. Those 14-16 Yr. olds that need to access full time study through our KS4 department must be referred through their local authority. Learn more about our KS4 programme.