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.

Early College  Transfer Programme for Home Educated 14-16 year olds

The 14-16 team at Calderdale College are very proud to have been one of the first to recognise that FE courses could provide exciting opportunities for young people educated at home. We have been developing and improving our provision since 2013 with learners achieving outstanding results and exciting progression pathways.

Predominately on an infill basis, our ECT programme provides breadth of choice from the wide range of vocational courses from the FE (16-18) provision alongside maths and English GCSE (1 per year) providing bespoke provision to meet learners’ individual needs. Timetables vary depending on course and run over 3 – 4 days totalling maximum of 15 hours of accredited learning. Learners can also access the Duke of Edinburgh Award and additional maths and English workshops to boost their GCSE studies.

Courses available: Professional Cookery; Health & Social Care; Childcare: Business; Animal Care; Sport; Employability & Life Skills; Electrical Installation; Plumbing; Joinery; Engineering; Brickwork; Hairdressing; Beauty Therapy; Information Computer Technology


This is discrete provision for 14-16 year olds offering BTEC Creative Media, BTEC Music Technology plus GCSE Art & Design (The programme is equivalent to 3 GCSEs)

For more information please use the following link.

To apply, please click here.

For individual enquiries contact Chris Eckersley, 14-16 Manager on 01422 399332 or email [email protected]

What courses can I do?

Electrical Installation
Art & Design
Beauty Therapy
Music Technology
Employability & Life Skills
Professional Cookery
Health & Social Care
Information Computer Technology
Animal Care
Creative Media

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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