Places for Year 10 and 11 students

Working with Schools

We work in partnership with schools and local authorities to meet the needs of pupils who want the opportunity to try vocational courses in Years 10 and 11 that are not available at their schools. Download our Year 10 and 11 courses guide.

It is a valuable service and annually over 200 pupils take advantage of the opportunity to combine study at both school and college.

This ‘School Links’ programme can only be accessed by agreement with schools and local authorities that participate in the scheme.

We offer courses in the following vocational areas:

  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Health and Social Care
  • Child Care
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages)

All courses will include Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Available Programmes

Day Release

These are one-day programmes that are open to pupils in Years 10 and 11. Pupils will spend one day per week at College and the remaining days at school continuing with their GCSE studies.

Vocational Tasters

These are full-time courses at College for pupils in Year 11. Year 10 pupils will be considered if appropriate.


This is a full-time programme at College for Year 11 pupils, which involves them joining an existing group of students aged between 16 and 19 in a vocational area of their choice at an appropriate level.

Coming to College

To find out more about what we can offer you, download our 14-16 Prospectus 2016-17
To refer students for places, please complete our 14-16 referral form and email or post it to us.

Information for parents

If you have a child who you feel would benefit from taking a vocational course whilst still at school, please discuss the matter with your child’s Form Tutor or Head of Year. They will liaise with the College to help accommodate your needs.

Applications would have to be made through the school or local authority. They will be able to advise you on the process. If your application is successful, you would then be referred to the College to complete the enrollment process.

Contact us

Please call us on 020 8208 5112 if you have any questions.

You can also contact the School Links manager, Helen Crabtree, by email