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14-16 Programme

Many 14-16 programmes have been developed over the last few years with the expansion of Practical Learning Provision to include the Young Apprentice Programme, the Key Stage 4 Engagement Programme (Learn2Work) as well as innovative Gifted & Talented initiatives. Exeter College engages with the 14-19 collaborative agenda through active participation across three consortia within Devon, namely the Exeter Partnership (Exeter4Learning), the Mid & East Devon Consortium and the South Devon Partnership. Collaboration has grown and now collectively includes Exeter College working with over 20 schools. This in turn leads to a well-informed, diverse and fit for purpose collaborative provision.

What’s on offer?

Students in years 10 and 11 have opportunities to study, alongside their GCSE programme in school, a wide range of vocational and applied learning courses, such as;

  • Hairdressing
  • Engineering
  • Automotive
  • Hospitality
  • Childcare
  • Psychology

These courses can be studied at various levels. Many students find these courses a useful step in deciding upon their future career. Click here to download the Practical Learning Opportunities Programme for course information.

To read some student views, please click here .
Students that are interested in any of these courses should speak to their school coordinator in the first instance.
For a list of school coordinators in participating schools please click here.

Students who are interested in studying a course with Exeter College alongside their GCSE programme will be guided through the process by their school. For a quick-reference guide to the process, please click here.

Learn to Work

Exeter College is also working with the Learn2Work (L2W), which is part of the Foundation Learning Programme, offering vocational skills alongside personal development. This also links into a number of courses post-16. Further information can be obtained by visiting the Learn2Work website .

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