Calderdale College Home Educated 14-16s Courses

Calderdale College – Early College Transfer for Home Educated 14-16 year olds.

I have received the following information from Calderdale College: 

Calderdale College expanded its previously small provision for EHE students in 2014 due to increasing demands for more comprehensive and varied qualifications to complement education at home. The Early College Transfer (ECT) programme now offers up to a maximum of 15 hours of accredited learning per week for young people aged 14 – 16

Vocational courses – The ECT programme provides opportunities for young people to study from a wide range of vocational courses alongside 16-18 year olds on an infill basis. This allows us to provide the breadth of choice available through our FE offer to create bespoke timetables to suit each student and meet their individual needs.

GCSEs – In addition to the vocational courses students can study a GCSE in English or maths, again on an infill basis. We provide additional English and maths workshops in discrete classes for our ECT students, to support GCSE studies to optimise success.

Duke of Edinburgh – We are a registered provider of The Duke of Edinburgh award scheme which enables our ECT students to participate in a wide range of activities to develop their personal, social and employability skills. D of E is also an advantage when applying for University.

Our students travel from far and wide and feedback from students and parents is excellent, with fantastic academic results for students along with the many benefits in social development through studying in a different environment.

Parent Feedback

The adult environment to learning allows children to reach their full potential which is sadly hard to achieve in the hard pressed conventional school environment, with the obsession with academic success.” H.C.

The ECT programme has been a lifeline for E…. It has boosted his confidence and increased his motivation to learn and be less isolated at home” J.H.

Each child is an individual and treated so, this doesn’t happen in mainstream education” L.W

We have seen our child’s confidence grow massively. She is more open to hearing others’ opinions and perspectives instead of dismissing them. She has made new friends and discovered new passions” D.T.

If you would like more information about our programme please contact Chris Eckersley 14-16 Manager, Calderdale College, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 3UZ

01422 399332.


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