I am a parent
Through our excellent partnerships with schools in the city and county we develop programmes of study which gives young people the opportunity to divide their education between school and college. There are currently over 500 young people from 30 schools participating in our highly regarded programme. Central has a team of staff dedicated to the work we do with schools which co-ordinates the programmes and supports the welfare of young people during their time at the college.
There are many benefits of studying at the college including:
- Having the chance to try a career option before making choices at 16
- The opportunity to achieve industry standard qualifications
- The opportunity to work in industry standard facilities
- The chance to learn from well qualified teachers who are professionals in their trade
The college environment is very different from school. We expect our young people to be responsible for their own learning and have high standards of behaviour. If a young person is offered a place on a college course the place may be withdrawn if our high standards of behaviour are not met. You also need to be aware that students may be required to travel independently to and from college, that college sites are open sites and that there is no formal supervision at the college during break and lunch times, although there will always be someone available to help if needed.
If you would like to know more about courses for young people under the age of 16, talk to a teacher at your son/daughter's school and they will contact Central to explore the options. In the case of young people who are being home educated please contact Central direct on Tel: 0115 884 2840 or email firstname.lastname@example.org