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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 9,10 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.

Read more about the General Programme for Home Educated students here.

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 2021 intake from January 2021 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

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!

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