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Options for 14 – 16 Home Edu­cat­ed Students

Home edu­cat­ed stu­dents can now access on-site col­lege cours­es free of charge to enhance their home education.

Not­ting­ham Col­lege has been lead­ing the way local­ly and nation­al­ly in cre­at­ing pro­grammes of study specif­i­cal­ly for this group of young peo­ple. The Pre-16 and Schools Team sup­port these stu­dents on their learn­ing jour­ney from appli­ca­tion, enrol­ment and through to the suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of their course.

To access the home edu­cat­ed pro­grammes a stu­dent must be equiv­a­lent in age to school years 10 or 11.

We work hard to bal­ance the diverse needs of the whole home edu­cat­ed com­mu­ni­ty includ­ing those young peo­ple who come to home edu­ca­tion when school hasn’t been a suc­cess­ful learn­ing envi­ron­ment. The home edu­cat­ed pro­vi­sion at Not­ting­ham Col­lege may not always be suit­able for stu­dents with sig­nif­i­cant behav­iour­al issues and those who are dis­en­gaged from edu­ca­tion. Stu­dents who have been per­ma­nent­ly exclud­ed from school, or were at risk of this hap­pen­ing pri­or to de-reg­is­tra­tion from school, may be referred to alter­na­tive pro­vi­sion. Each appli­ca­tion is ful­ly explored to ensure that every indi­vid­ual is on a pro­gramme which offers the best and most appro­pri­ate sup­port to meet their needs.

Addi­tion­al bespoke home edu­cat­ed courses

In addi­tion to our GCSE and Pre-GCSE cours­es, we cur­rent­ly offer bespoke cours­es in Art and Design, Cater­ing, Per­form­ing Arts and Cre­ative Media Pro­duc­tion at Lev­el 1 for home edu­cat­ed stu­dents, as well as a Lev­el 2 Art and Design course. These run for half a day week through­out the aca­d­e­m­ic year. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please con­tact a mem­ber of the team on: 0115 912 5502 ext 3511.

We will be tak­ing appli­ca­tions for our Sep­tem­ber 2022 intake from Jan­u­ary 2022 and details of how to apply will be avail­able in the new year. 

The appli­ca­tion process explained

  • Stu­dents com­plete appli­ca­tion forms
  • Once the appli­ca­tion is received in Col­lege, stu­dents are invit­ed for online Eng­lish and maths ini­tial assess­ments. Stu­dents have as much time as they need to com­plete these assessments
  • The results pro­vide us with base­line infor­ma­tion about a student’s cur­rent knowl­edge and under­stand­ing and help us decide which lev­el course would be most appro­pri­ate for the student
  • Stu­dents will then be invit­ed for an inter­view and if this is suc­cess­ful they will be offered a place

Pre-16 Home Educated Course Options

All our cours­es are deliv­ered face to face in one of our col­lege centres.

Student case study: Fern - Pre-16 (GCSEs)

Fern had a period of home schooling, but then joined a pre-16 programme to get her GCSEs. Now she's at sixth form!