About Career Colleges

Career Colleges are a new concept in education, with employers taking a leading role in designing and delivering the curriculum.

At a Career College, hands-on practical training is combined with academic teaching. You will learn through practical experiences, projects set by employers and of course, quality work experience opportunities.

Different Career Colleges have different specialisms, but all are linked to industries that are in need of a well-skilled future workforce.

You can therefore be assured that there will be a range of job opportunities available in your chosen specialism when the time comes to progress out of education and into the world of work.

Our overarching aim is to ensure that as a Career College student, you are equipped with the necessary skills and hands-on experience to take your next step to a successful career.

 A Career College offers:

  • Exciting, innovative and active learning, relating directly to real ‘work’
  • High quality teaching from qualified staff in core academic areas (including GCSE English, Maths and Sciences at Key Stage 4 for 14–16-year-olds)
  • Prestigious coaching and industry expertise within each vocational specialism
  • Industry-standard facilities and resources to aid your learning
  • Personalised learning to suit your individual skills and interests
  • Excellent links with local employers
  • A clear line of sight to the world of work and your future career
  • Help to develop essential employability skills
  • High quality careers education and advice
  • The expectation that on completion of your course, you will progress into either employment, an apprenticeship or further/higher education
  • Opportunities to meet and connect with other young people in Career Colleges around the country
  • Expert support, advice and mentoring to expand your horizons and encourage aspiration
  • A selection process which ensures all students have enthusiasm and aptitude for their chosen programme of study – as well good, all-round attainment