Welcome to our first year of alternative provision! 

Stevenage Education Support Centre will offer a Vocational Programme of alternative provision for Key Stage 4 students in Stevenage Secondary Schools. 

This alternative provision educational package will be offered primarily to Stevenage Secondary Schools, but will be offered to schools outside of the Stevenage area, if places are available.

Vocational Programme at SESC on a Wednesday

Students will be provided with a therapeutic approach in all lessons where mentoring and a nurturing learning environment is consistent. SESC staff have experience in working with students that have social, emotional and behavioral difficulties, using strategies to achieve the best outcomes for every student.  

Students will be taught in small groups of no more than five students with a teacher and teaching assistant. Each lesson duration is 50 minutes, thus 1 block being 100 minutes of teaching and learning. 

The options for this are:

  • Home Cooking (BTEC Level 1 & 2)
  • Award in Sport (WJEC Vocational Level 1 & 2)
  • Construction (City and Guilds Level 1 & 2)
  • Hair and Beauty (City and Guild Level 1 & 2)

Schools can refer using the following link: Vocational Programme Referral Form

College Programme

This year we are embarking in offering students a whole day at college in a vocational area. These courses are with partners who hold the same values as the center and we will work in partnership to ensure a quality education is offered to those enrolled for their schools. Transport and TA support will be provided by the center.

  • Construction – Hertford Regional College
  • Hair and Beauty – North Herts College (Hitchin Campus)
  • Vehicle and Motor – Hertford Regional College
  • Childcare – North Herts College (Stevenage Campus)

Schools can refer using the following link: Alternative Provision Referral Form