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The Study Programme

Our Study Programme is an alternative provision to sixth form or college for learners 16 to 18 years old.

The study programme is a 34 week programme starting in September. You will attend taught lessons 3 days a week, which will be equivalent to 14 hours of study a week. There will also be opportunities to attend work placements throughout the year.

As a part of this course, you will be required to engage in every part of your programme, including:

  • Vocational Qualification Pathway - Employability skills
  • functional skills in Maths and English
  • work experience
  • enrichment opportunities.

In addition to the academic curriculum, we have regular specialist guest speakers to cover topics such as:

  • budgeting and debt recovery
  • sexual health
  • mental health
  • community policing
  • drugs and alcohol
  • fire safety
  • dementia friends
  • first aid

Locations and days

We have 2 study programmes running throughout the year in different locations and on different days.

  • Kettering: Monday to Wednesday
  • Wellingborough: Wednesday to Friday 


The level of qualification you study with us will depend on what qualification level you already have. If you don’t have any qualifications, we will ensure you are enrolled on a level that is appropriate but ambitious.

Functional Skills Maths and English levels:

  • entry level 3
  • level 1
  • level 2

Employability qualification levels:

  • unit accreditation
  • level 1
  • level 2

Our study programme helps you to believe in yourself, step outside your comfort zone, and aspire to do more. We’ll give you the knowledge, support and confidence to prepare you for work or further education.

Become a Study Programme Learner

Firstly, get in touch to arrange a convenient time to come and meet us and have a look around.

Depending on the time of year you may have to wait until the next start date, but we will keep in touch with you to ensure you are all prepared for the next intake.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01604 367119

Guardians or support organisations

A member of the team will discuss the young person’s needs, previous educational attainment, personal circumstances and challenges or barriers to learning and agree on a plan for the most suitable next steps.

Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01604 367119

Last updated 16 June 2023