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Some young people aged 14-16 may find mainstream education difficult to engage with for a variety of reasons. To enable these young people to access some form of education, Havering Colleges offer bespoke learning programmes to meet their needs.   

We work closely with schools, parents, carers and other external agencies to create a study programme to provide a positive learning experience for these young people.  The study programmes focus on job-related learning which for some students is the key to their future success and re-engagement with education.

Some of our 14-16 offer is negotiated with schools, where students remain on the school roll and attend the college one half-a-day per week. This cohort attend college for up to 2 years, working towards a vocational qualification alongside their GCSEs which are taken at school.

The college environment is vastly different from school, not least because there is a wider variety of courses to choose from. Classes are taught in specialist learning facilities, by industry-experienced teachers, and students will be expected to be more independent in their learning. 14-16 students are treated the same as any other student and will be expected to follow the same rules and procedures. It is for this reason that not every young person we meet is ready, able or willing to undertake a programme of study at the college and where this is the case, these individuals will be referred back to their respective school or local authority. 

If your child is in Year 10 or 11 and attending school but are interested in exploring this offer, you must speak with your school first, as in many cases the school will be responsible for funding these opportunities. If your child is home educated, then please contact your local Home Education Advisor or call us on the number below as entry routes will differ. 

If you are a parent, carer or a teacher and wish to find out more about Havering Colleges 14-16 offer, please call Schools Liaison on 01708 462893.