Places for Year 10 and 11 students

Our School Links scheme provides places in college for Year 10 and 11 students. It is open to students currently based in school and those being educated at home.

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.

It is a valuable service and annually over 100 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
  • Health and Social Care
  • Child Care
  • Radio
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) to support GCSE

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.

Applying for places

To refer students for places, please complete and return our Referral Form which can be downloaded 
and emailed 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 enrolment process.

Information for Home Educated learners

Parents of Year 10 and Year 11 pupils at Key Stage 4, who are home educating their children, can now apply for a vocational programme for their child. If accepted onto a course, the student's course fee will be funded by the Education Funding Agency, providing that the student maintains good attendance. However, costs of course materials (equipment, course handbooks, safety wear) are the responsibility of the parent/guardian. The college will only consider home-educated students whose parents provide confirmation of home educating status (e.g. a copy of the de-registration letter) for their child, who must usually have been out of education for at least 6 months.  For full information please download our information sheet.

Contact us

Please call us on 020 8208 5383 / 5384 / 5112 if you have any questions.

You can also contact the Lead Young Support Worker, Jodi Uju-Evelyn, by email