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14 – 16 Provision

The College offers two types of 14-16 programmes:

Alternative Provision (full time, i.e. three days per week)

We offer three-day courses in a range of subjects appropriate to an individual’s interest and ability.

Students spend three days (roughly 9am-4pm) in their subject area and will achieve qualifications relevant to the course. Students often start their full-time provision in Foundation studies, achieving Functional Skills in Maths and English alongside practical skills accredited by Ascentis.

If a student is taking GCSEs at school and has a proven ability in a subject, they may begin their studies in their chosen curriculum area to achieve a Level 1 qualification.

We are currently unable to enter students for GCSEs.

School Link (one day per week)

We offer 1‑day courses in a variety of vocational subjects.

Students spend one day (roughly 9am-3pm) in that curriculum area working towards a qualification recognised by industries. Students usually attend for two years (years 10 and 11). By the end of the first year they would usually have achieved an Award/​Certificate; at the end of the second year they achieve a Certificate/​Diploma. This means that if a student wants to join a course in year 11 and only has one year left, they can do one year of the course and achieve a smaller qualification. These courses also give students the opportunity to mix with students from other schools, giving them a real flavour of college life.

Please note: we no longer accept EHE; learners must be on roll with school. 

Bespoke Packages to Suit Your Students

We are always looking to improve and develop the provision in line with the needs of schools. Therefore, if you know of a student that might benefit from a different curriculum area/​something we don’t yet offer then please get in touch to discuss. When appropriate, and in conjunction with the curriculum area, we can sometimes infill students into an appropriate subject for one day a week.


Curriculum Areas

The curriculum areas we offer vary per campus:

Chippenham Campus

  • Foundation Programme
  • Catering
  • Construction Trades
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 
  • Health and Social Care/​Childcare
  • Maths and English Functional Skills (GCSE)
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Bespoke Carousel
  • Art and Design 
  • Engineering

Trowbridge Campus

  • Foundation Programme
  • Catering
  • Construction Trades
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 
  • Health and Social Care/​Childcare
  • Maths and English Functional Skills (GCSE)
  • Vehicle Maintenance

Lackham Campus

  • Foundation Programme
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Care
  • Maths and English Functional Skills (GCSE)
  • Public Services?
  • Sport
  • RHS Horticulture/​Landscape Gardening 
  • Vehicle Systems Maintenance (Landbased Engineering)

Salisbury Campus

  • Foundation Programme
  • Catering
  • Construction Trades
  • Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy 
  • Health and Social Care/​Childcare
  • Maths and English Functional Skills (GCSE)
  • Vehicle Maintenance

How to Apply

Applications for both of these programmes can only be made through a school. For more information about the separate application processes, please see below:

Alternative Provision (full time, three days per week)

  • Application is sent to school alongside a tariff sheet and Service Level Agreement 
  • 14 – 19 School Link Coordinator requires all information on young person e.g. EHCPs, past reports to support application 
  • Application is sent to admissions to process (Please note: If student is in receipt of EHCP application will not be processed without receipt of most recent document. 
  • Stage 1: Admissions invite young person in to meet with 14 – 19 School Link Coordinator to complete BKSB initial assessments. 14 – 19 School Link Coordinator then suggests suitable course 
  • Stage 2: Students are invited to attend an interview with curriculum who then make the decision whether they are offered a place 
  • Curriculum send offer to admissions with course code. Admissions will then inform schools of offer. Schools should inform the student. 
  • Student to be invited to attend a taster day/​session.
  • Student invited to enrolment day, the same as post-16 
  • Student fully enrolled onto course

School Link (one day per week)

  • Application is sent to school alongside a tariff sheet and Service Level Agreement 
  • 14 – 19 School Link Coordinator requires all information on young person e.g. EHCPs, past reports to support application 
  • Application is sent to admissions to process (Please note: If student is in receipt of EHCP application will not be processed without receipt of most recent document. 
  • Stage 1: Admissions invite young person in to meet with 14 – 19 School Link Coordinator. 
  • Stage 2: School is contacted to discuss student’s attendance, attainment and attitude to learning to ensure student is suitable for course. 
  • Coordinator sends offer to admissions with course code. Admissions will then inform schools of offer. Schools should inform the student. 
  • Student to be invited to attend a taster day/​session
  • Student invited to enrolment day same as post-16 
  • Student fully enrolled onto course

Contact Us:

School Links Co-Ordinator: Helen Dodds, Helen.​Dodds@​wiltshire.​ac.​uk

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