Key Stage 4 Provision - Capital City College Group
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Key Stage 4 Provision

Accredited Alternative Education Provision

Capital City College Group offers accredited alternative education provision for Key Stage 4 pupils, aged 14-16 years old. The courses we offer provide knowledge, experience and the vital employability skills required by employers.

Offering a highly inclusive, safe environment that fosters a culture of mutual respect and tolerance for students and staff, our Key Stage 4 provision offers QCF-based qualifications that transform lives, with high achievement rates that exceed national averages.

We are a specialist Digital Careers College and Health and Social Care Careers College, with outstanding local and regional relationships that produce meaningful work experience, with a strong career-focused ethos.

Aims and Objectives

Our Key Stage 4 provision aims to:

  1. Meet the DfE, Local Authority and schools’ requirements for Alternative Provision
  2. Re-engage young people disapplied from the National Curriculum at Key Stage 4
  3. Motivate young people to achieve and progress
  4. Progress students from Year 10 into Year 11, and in turn onto Further Education, employment or an Apprenticeship

Our offer includes both one day per week ‘day release’ courses from Entry Level to Level 2 along with full-time alternative provision courses. We interview each student so that we can advise and guide them to the right course for them.

Students can choose subject areas according to their interests, abilities, and intended career aims. An individual learning plan is prepared and carried out within well-equipped workshops and classrooms.

Programmes

CANDI (Centre for Business, Arts and Technology) – Full-Time

GCSE Programme
Year 11
Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 2 – Level 1
Performance Points: GCSEs in Maths, English with BTEC Applied Science (Level 1 Introductory) or BTEC Business (Level 1 Introductory)


This GCSE programme is designed as an alternative programme for learners who are in Year 11 and suitable for a GCSE course, but are either having difficulty in a school environment or displaced through circumstances. It integrates:

  • GCSE and Functional Skills in English
  • GCSE and Functional Skills in Maths
  • BTEC Applied Science (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Or BTEC Business (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Bespoke Tutorial programme which covers PSHE topics, and a focus on Enrichment and Careers Development
  • Vocational qualifications through the Pathways programme from Level 1 Award -Level 1 Diploma (see vocational pathway tab)

Accelerate
Year 10 or Year 11
Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 – Entry Level 2
Performance Points: Based on Individual Learning Plan


The Accelerate programme is designed to cater for disaffected learners, excluded learners or those not progressing well in traditional school education. This course is truly personalised and integrates:

  • Functional Skills in English – Level 1 – Entry Level 2
  • Functional Skills in Maths – Level 1 – Entry Level 2
  • BTEC Applied Science – (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Or BTEC Business (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Bespoke Tutorial programme which covers PSHE topics, and a focus on Enrichment and Careers Development
  • Vocational qualifications through the Pathways programme from Level 1 Award -Level 1 Diploma (see vocational pathway tab)

CANDI (Centre for Business, Arts and Technology) – Vocational Pathways

Art and Design
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Diploma

The highest concentration of people working in the creative or cultural industry is in London, so we are perfectly located to help you begin your career. If you are interested in this exciting area. We offer fully-equipped studios for printmaking, painting, photography, fashion, textiles, computer graphics, mixed media design and sculpture. We have excellent links with many arts organisations, providing a wider range of work experience as well as a showcase for your work.

Many of our staff combine teaching with successful careers as practising artists, designers, fashion illustrators and photographers. This brings you valuable insight into the creative industry and contemporary themes.

Music Practitioners
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Certificate


This programme is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career within the music industry. The Music Practitioners RSL Level 1 includes a wide range of theory-based and practical units, including music production, sound recording and songwriting, enabling progression into the industry or post-16 study.

CANDI (Finsbury Park Centre) – Part-Time

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Duration: 1 day per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award
Performance Points: 57-102 (not included in Key Stage 4 performance tables)

This Level 1 course is a work-related course with practical elements providing a basic understanding of the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy industry. This course will introduce you to the hair and beauty industry, working in salons and developing communication and customer care skills.

CONEL (Enfield Centre) – Full-Time

GCSE Programme
Year 11
Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 2 – Level 1

Performance Points: GCSEs in Maths, English with BTEC Vocational Studies (Level 1 Introductory)

This GCSE programme is designed as an alternative programme for learners who are in Year 11 and suitable for a GCSE course, but are either having difficulty in a school environment or displaced through circumstances. It integrates:

  • GCSE and Functional Skills in English
  • GCSE and Functional Skills in Maths
  • BTEC Vocational Studies – (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Bespoke Tutorial programme which covers PSHE topics, and a focus on Enrichment and Careers Development
  • Vocational qualifications through the Pathways programme from Level 1 Award -Level 1 Diploma (see vocational pathway tab)

Accelerate
Year 10 or Year 11

Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 – Entry Level 2
Performance Points: Based on Individual Learning Plan

The Accelerate programme is designed to cater for disaffected learners, excluded learners or those not progressing well in traditional school education. This course is truly personalised and integrates:

  • Functional Skills in English – Level 1 – Entry Level 2
  • Functional Skills in Maths – Level 1 – Entry Level 2
  • BTEC Vocational Studies – (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Bespoke Tutorial programme which covers PSHE topics, and a focus on Enrichment and Careers Development
  • Vocational qualifications through the Pathways programme from Level 1 Award -Level 1 Diploma (see vocational pathway tab)

CONEL (Enfield Centre) Vocational Pathways

Construction
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Extended Certificate

This practical course is an introduction to carpentry, painting, decorating and building techniques including brickwork. Students will work towards the Basic Skills 6219 (Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, Carpentry) Certificate, validated by City & Guilds, which includes a wide range of units that enable progression into the industry or further study.

Health and Social Care
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Certificate

This practical course provides an introduction to the field of health and social care, focusing on essential skills and knowledge required in the industry. Students will explore various aspects of health and social care, including communication, safeguarding, basic medical procedures, and interpersonal skills. The course aims to equip students with a solid foundation for further study or entry-level positions in the health and social care sector.

At CONEL, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals who have extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of health and social care. We offer a diverse curriculum that covers a wide range of topics, ensuring that you develop a comprehensive understanding of the industry and its current practices. Through practical training and interactive learning experiences, you will gain valuable skills that are relevant to real-world scenarios in health and social care settings.

By enrolling in this course, you will be taking the first step towards a rewarding career in the health and social care sector. Whether you aspire to become a healthcare assistant, support worker, or pursue further studies in nursing or social work, our program will provide you with the necessary foundation to succeed.

Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Diploma

This programme is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in sport, fitness or nutrition. The Skills for Sport and Active Leisure Level 1 Gateway Certificate offers a wide range of units, including short and long-term exercise plans and a healthy diet, enabling progression into the industry or post-16 study.

CONEL (Tottenham Centre) – Full-Time

Access 2 Education
Year 10 or Year 11
Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Pre-Entry Level – Level 1
Performance Points: Based on Individual Learning Plan (not included in Key Stage 4 performance tables)

The Access 2 Education programme is designed for new entrants to the UK in Year 10 or Year 11, who have English as a second language and do not possess the language skills to enter mainstream education. The programme uses specially trained ESOL teachers to quickly develop the student’s English speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Students will complete the ESOL Skills for Life Certificate at an appropriate level, depending on the initial assessment, alongside developing maths and ICT skills. This course has very high progression rates into post-16 mainstream education.

Accelerate
Year 10 or Year 11
Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 – Entry Level 2
Performance Points: Based on Individual Learning Plan

The Accelerate programme is designed to cater for disaffected learners, excluded learners or those not progressing well in traditional school education. This course is truly personalised and integrates:

  • Functional Skills in English – Level 1 – Entry Level 2
  • Functional Skills in Maths – Level 1 – Entry Level 2
  • BTEC Vocational Studies – (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Bespoke Tutorial programme which covers PSHE topics, and a focus on Enrichment and Careers Development
  • Vocational qualifications through the Pathways programme from Level 1 Award -Level 1 Diploma (see vocational pathway tab)

GCSE Programme
Year 11
Duration: Full-time, 5 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 2 – Level 1
Performance Points: GCSEs in Maths, English with BTEC Vocational Studies (Level 1 Introductory)

This GCSE programme is designed as an alternative programme for learners who are in Year 11 and suitable for a GCSE course, but are either having difficulty in a school environment or displaced through circumstances. It integrates:

  • GCSE and Functional Skills in English
  • GCSE and Functional Skills in Maths
  • BTEC Vocational Studies – (Level 1 Introductory)
  • Bespoke Tutorial programme which covers PSHE topics, and a focus on Enrichment and Careers Development
  • Vocational qualifications through the Pathways programme from Level 1 Award -Level 1 Diploma (see vocational pathway tab)

CONEL (Tottenham Centre) – Vocational Pathways

Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Diploma
Performance Points: 57-102 (not included in Key Stage 4 performance tables)

This Level 1 course is a work-related course with practical elements providing a basic understanding of the Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy industry. 

Construction
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Extended Certificate

This practical course is an introduction to carpentry, painting, decorating and building techniques including brickwork. Students will work towards the Basic Skills 6219 (Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, Carpentry) Certificate, validated by City & Guilds, which includes a wide range of units that enable progression into the industry or further study.

Sport, Fitness and Active Leisure
Duration: 2 days per week over 36 weeks
Level: Level 1 Award – Level 1 Diploma

This programme is aimed at students wanting to pursue a career in sport, fitness or nutrition. The Skills for Sport and Active Leisure Level 1 Gateway Certificate offers a wide range of units, including short and long-term exercise plans and a healthy diet, enabling progression into the industry or post-16 study.

CONEL (Tottenham Centre) – Access to Education – English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course:
Duration: Full Time
Level: M1-M6

This intensive ESOL course is designed to provide non-native 14-16yrs English speakers with a solid foundation in the English language. Through a combination of language instruction, practical exercises, and immersive learning experiences, students will develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. The course is tailored to different proficiency levels, ranging from M1 to M6, ensuring that each student receives appropriate instruction based on their language abilities.

At CONEL (Tottenham), we understand the importance of effective communication in today’s globalised world. Our experienced teachers are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment where students can thrive. Through engaging lessons and interactive activities, we focus on building language proficiency and cultural awareness.

By enrolling in this ESOL course, you will gain the necessary language skills to communicate effectively in various social, academic, and professional contexts. Whether you are seeking to enhance your employment prospects, pursue higher education, or integrate into English-speaking communities, our program will equip you with the tools and confidence to succeed. As you progress through the course, you will have opportunities to practice your language skills through real-life scenarios and receive feedback from our experienced instructors.

Costs

City and Islington College (CANDI) and The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL)

  • Tier 1 – £9,000
  • Tier 2 – £11,000 (includes learners with EHCP, SEN needs or where additional agencies are involved).
  • Access 2 Education – £8,700

All course costs are per learner, per year, and include awarding body registration, certification and course materials.

Home-educated students can now access college courses free of charge to support their home education. For more information please see our Home Education Hub page here.

How to Apply

Admission to Key Stage 4 is by referral from schools and agencies only. Please email Shaheena Khatri at shaheena.khatri@conel.ac.uk for more information on how to apply.

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