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Learning for 14 to 19-year-olds

We offer a range of programmes tailored for learners aged 14 to 19. We can help you to build your confidence and gain real skills for work or to help you with further study.

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16 to 19 full time study support programme

The programme provides young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET) or at risk of becoming NEET, children in care and care leavers with confidence building, personal development and employability skills. The programme includes English, maths and ICT skills and a chance to attend a supportive work placement and gain appropriate work-related qualifications.

14 to 19 part time study programmes

This is a personal programme for each learner. Young people (equivalent to year 10 and above) can work towards GCSE or functional skills (entry level to level 2) in English, maths and ICT as needed, and gain a work-related qualification. Most learners on this programme are those who need an alternative curriculum or environment to the one offered in schools.

16 to 19 tuition fund

DACES have been awarded additional funding to maximise the support we provide for 16 to 19 learner achievement and personal development up until the end of July 2022.

We will provide targeted support for those learners who need further consolidation, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, to using teaching and learning staff to be BKSB mentors and gain essential maths, English and digital skills.

In addition, we will provide additional personal development opportunities through small group tuition to ensure that these learners will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • online safety
  • mental wellbeing
  • keeping safe from sexual and crime exploitation

This support will be provided by a combination of tutors, mentors and dedicated learning support staff to small groups of no more than 4 learners either face-to-face, where restrictions allow, or online.

16 to 19 apprenticeship programme

A 12 to 24 month programme giving young people the opportunity to gain paid work place experience in a variety of subjects.


For more information on our learning for 14 to 19-year-olds offer, please email