14 - 16 Courses

Our Early College Transfer (ECT) programme allows you to study in a different environment and gain qualifications in English, Maths & vocational subjects.

Why choose Calderdale College?

We provide additional courses to enable young people who are home educated to acquire qualifications in a wide variety of subjects, depending on their interests and choice of career pathway.

We meet individual needs

Calderdale College have been successfully supporting young people who are home educated since 2013.

All our students on the ECT programme have a personalised timetable designed to meet their needs.

Individual timetables are designed from a range of vocational subjects and GCSEs/Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Applicants must have been educated at home for a minimum of 12 months and have provided evidence of appropriate education taking place at home to the local authority EHE team. The college provision is part time only, and intended to supplement education taking place at home.

The responsibility of the child’s education remains with the parents/carers.

14-16 Early College Transfer Offer For Elective Home Educated Learners 2024/25

We are currently reviewing our ECT provision to provide discrete groups in pathways that are popular with our electively home educated community.

The courses available are:

  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Welding & Fabrication (Engineering)
  • Animal Care
  • Creative Media – course full. To be added to the waiting list, please email [email protected]
  • Sport, Leisure and Outdoor Education
  • Performing Arts
  • Hair & Beauty
Group sizes will be 12/14 learners. English and Maths will also be timetabled into these discrete groups enabling the timetable to be planned over 2.5 days.
A learner who joins us at aged 14 will have the opportunity to study 1 GCSE/Functional Skill and one Vocational course in Year 1, and then an additional GCSE/Functional Skill and vocational course in Year 2.
Hours of study will be roughly 13-15 hours per week, over 2-2.5 days. Learners will be expected to do additional Maths and English study at home to maximize success.

To apply, please email [email protected]

Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions. Call Christine Eckersley on 01422 399 332 or email [email protected]

Did you know?

90% of students go on to employment or further study

OFSTED Good and Outstanding

We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!

Here’s what they said

“Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”

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“Learners gain confidence and improve the social interaction and communication skills that will support them well in their future lives.”

View our OFSTED report here.

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