Fourteen to Sixteen Year Olds

Working in partnership, aspiring to excellence

Being a student is one of the most exciting times of a young person’s life and so it is vital that they choose the right place and programme of study.

At Wakefield College there is a great learning experience waiting and courses that will provide students with skills and knowledge to cope with the next important stage of their life.

14 - 16 Provision at Wakefield College

Wakefield College currently offers two types of programmes for its 14 - 16 learners

Step Up Programme

Part-time courses for year 10/11 pupils in a range of subjects areas.

Early College Transfer

For learners in Year 11 where school may no longer be the best option.

Working in Partnership

Working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers

Wakefield College is committed to working in partnership with local schools, employers and learning providers to transform learning, attainment, achievement and progression across the district. Dedicated to encouraging and enabling the continued participation of young people in education and training, Wakefield College 14 - 16 programmes aim to raise awareness of, and increase participation in, Further and Higher Education.

We offer schools across the district a comprehensive range of activities for pupils who are looking to enhance their curriculum, and broaden their knowledge and understanding of opportunities in further education and employment.

There are almost 200 learners of compulsory school age participating in 14 - 16 courses at Wakefield College.

We sincerely hope that we can assist you in broadening your school curriculum and widening student participation in work related learning.

Progression Agreements
Wakefield College is delighted to announce that we have introduced a Wakefield College 14 - 16 Progression Agreement to maximise the opportunities for Step Up learners to progress from their 14 - 16 studies into post 16 study with us.

This demonstrates our commitment to strengthen links with partner schools and reward the success, hard work and commitment of young people accessing 14 - 16 provision at Wakefield College.

These will reward students who pass their course and demonstrate excellent attendance and behaviour over the duration of their 14 - 16 study. The Progression Agreements are now active and will be valid for learners in the current Year 11 cohort applying to Wakefield College during the year.

We are delighted that in September 2017, 72% of our 14-16 cohort progressed into mainstream college education with us and continue their education at Wakefield College.

Details of the full criteria are available on request from the 14 - 16 Unit, or if you have any questions please contact Sandra Lockett, you can also request a copy of our 14 - 16 prospectus.

I was nervous on the first day but quickly started to prefer it to school. I liked how we were treated like adults and not kids

Jack Clay
Early College Transfer – Crofton Academy


We have a range of accredited courses, short courses, taster sessions and taster days available

Activity Description Cost per school for learners commencing
Early College Transfer,
Step Up and other Accredited Courses
One or two year part-time courses for Year 10/11 pupils in a range of subject areas. £6.50 per learner, per hour - Classroom based lessons or lessons without an equipment or uniform requirement (ie Childcare, Health & Social Care, Public Services)
Group Rate (12+ from a school) - £75

£7.50 per learner, per hour - Entry Level and Level 1 workshop/salon based (ie Motor Vehicle, Construction, Hair & Beauty)
Group Rate (12+) - £80 per hour, per group

£8.50 per learner, per hour - Level 2 workshop/salon based (ie Motor Vehicle, Construction, Hair & Beauty)
Group Rate (12+) - £95 per hour, per group
Year 10 Taster Days Scheduled by College four times each academic year. Pupils choose two vocational or four A-Level subjects to study for the day. Lunch is provided. Subsidised by Wakefield College.
Taster Sessions Scheduled on request by schools, comprising of short, non-accredited sessions in am, pm or twilight slots for Year 9 to Year 11. A range of subject areas is available to choose from. FREE
In School Sessions Scheduled on request by schools, comprising of a College Tutor teaching a lesson in school to give learners an insight into what a subject consists of at College. FREE
Discovery Days A guided tour of individual College Campuses, with lunch included. Maximum 16 pupils at any one time. Schedule runs between 9.30am and 3pm at the convenience of the school. FREE
Non-accredited Courses Programmes Including Yr. 10 Pre-Early College Transfer, Vocational Carousel and Flex Transition. Variable. Please contact the 14 - 16 team.

Contact Us

James Pennington
Programme Manager: Partnerships
Telephone: 01924 789744

Sandra Lockett
14 - 16 Programme Coordinator
Early College Transfer & Step Up Programme
Telephone: 01924 789742

Louise Crook
School Liaison Officer
Telephone: 01924 789481

Kayleigh Moore
School Liaison Coordinator
Telephone: 01924 789746

Rachel Wilby
14 - 16 Learning Support and Achievement Mentor
Telephone: 01924 789743

Jake Hughes
14 - 16 Learning Support and Achievement Mentor
Telephone: 01924 789743

Fourteen to Sixteen Prospectus 2017/18

You will find within this Prospectus a list of courses and activities offered by Wakefield College.

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Get in touch

Chat to one of our specialist course advisors, telephone the Course Information Team on 01924 789111.

Chat with course information about these or other courses, telephone 01924 789111 or email

Download a copy of our School Leaver Prospectus, or request a printed copy from Course information.

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