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School Leavers

Are you still undecided about what is the best option for you?

Perhaps you would like to get into construction or another trade but don't know where to start? Maybe you think because school didn't go very well or because you have not been in education for a while that you aren’t able to study at college and follow your dreams? Exeter College can help you!

We offer courses designed for those who are not in education, employment or training and who wish to take part in some form of positive activity that will help them work towards a long term goal, such as employment or further studies at college. We have helped many students find work or training, who have come to us with little or no education, a troubled past or who have suffered from ill health and our supportive staff could do the same for you.

Students on residential

Prince's Trust TEAM

Prince's Trust TEAM is a course for 16-25 year olds that will boost your confidence and help you plan for your future. It is ideal for anyone looking to move into employment or hoping to move onto further courses. The course runs full time (five days per week) for 12 weeks and can be studied in Exeter or Exmouth.

You will take part in a range of activities including a five day residential on Dartmoor, a Community Project, fundraising events, a two week work placement and much more. In addition, students will work towards a Level 1 Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.

Please note, if you are aged 19 years or above, participation in TEAM will not affect your receipt of Job Seekers Allowance (JSA) or equivalent benefits.

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Positive Pathways

Positive Pathways

Positive Pathways is a fun, engaging and practical course for 16-18 year olds which is designed to boost your confidence and self esteem. You will learn with up to seven other young people and your group will be set a range of challenges, projects and activities designed to help you to use and build on your skills. You will measure your progress and record your achievements in workbooks that will allow you to gain two NCFE Level 1 Awards. This is part time (three days a week) 18 week course which is studied in Exeter.

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Fast Track

Fast Track

Fast Track is unique in the UK because it enables you to gain four GCSEs in a year. You will study three mandatory subjects and will be able to choose a fourth subject. You will be taught through lectures, group work, teamwork plus individual study. Fast Track is a highly supportive course, which encourages independent learning. This is a 1 year Level 2 course.

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Fast Track


Traineeships will give you work preparation training, maths, English and work experience to get you ready for an apprenticeship or other job with training. We will work with you to help you decide if this is the route for you.

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To find out more about any of our Alternative courses to get you started please contact 01392 400500 or email

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