Exciting courses for 14-16 year-olds

Specialist vocational facilities and industry-trained and experienced tutors provide an excellent entry point into their chosen vocation. Students are supported and able to develop the skills needed to succeed. 

From their starting point, students will experience the highest standards for learning and be supported to progress onto further study up to degree level, apprenticeships and or work. Students benefit from smaller class sizes. Students must have turned 14 at the start of the academic year.  

14-16 Elective Home Educated Students

Parents of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils who are home educating their children, can now apply for a vocational programme for their child. The usual schedule of study is three days a week. Students can choose vocational subjects that interest them, alongside their core subjects in English, maths, PSHE and science.  

Plumpton College will only consider home-educated students whose parents can confirm their child's home-educated status (e.g. a copy of the de-registration letter). They must have been out of education for at least six months. If accepted onto a course, the student's course will be funded by the Education Funding & Skills Agency. However, costs of course materials and travel (equipment, course handbooks, safety wear) are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. There are currently no bursaries for students on a 14-16 programme. 

Apply as a home educated student


14-16 School Educated Students

We offer Key Stage 4 students the opportunity to explore their interests, enhance their skills and introduce them to vocational-related learning through participation in several inspiring vocational/technical programmes. All courses deliver accredited qualifications designed to assist with a clear post-16 progression pathway. 

These 14-16 courses are suitable for students of all abilities. The school release programme will put students at an advantage to progress to higher-level vocational/ technical qualifications, apprenticeships or employment. 

Any offer on this programme is dependent on the relevant school agreeing to release the learner one day a week, pay the applicable cost and provide any additional support requirements. Applicants under 16 years of age or compulsory school age on school roll must prove that their headteacher or head of year agree to them studying at the College. All correspondence will be sent via the designated lead/contact at the school. 

Apply for the school link programme

Please email enquiries@plumpton.ac.uk for more information on our School Link Programme and an application form.

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