FAQs

How do Career Colleges differ from a regular FE College?

Career Colleges offer practical training and education designed by industry, with direct input from employers to the training of young people. They are specialist training centres, offered in areas with real prospects of employment, driven by the market.

They differ from a regular FE college by being a “college within a college”. They have access to specialist teachers and facilities, but because student numbers are limited, each Career College creates its own identity.

The Career Colleges Trust has drawn on national and international best practice to develop a curriculum framework to marry expertise in delivery of the National Curriculum, preparation of young people for work and vocational education. This includes best practice in teaching and learning and a wealth of resources, including technology to support learners, teachers and employers.