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Somerville House

Somerville House has its own suite of vocational workshops including a sports area, an art room and a life skills kitchen. Students have access to a quiet space for prayer and reflection and a breakout space when they need time out from their studies.   

The Supported Engagement Programmes at Somerville House offer 4 distinct routes for students aged 16-24 to re-engage with education or to prepare them for employment in addition to the Princes Trust TEAM Programme.

Students on these programmes will benefit from

  • A small campus environment
  • Staff who are experienced in supporting students with SEMH needs
  • Internal work experience placements
  • A supported transition into further study or work

Students on these courses may have

  • Missed part of their schooling due to ill health or challenging personal circumstances
  • Have an EHCP and/or SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) needs
  • Not achieved the grades they needed at school in order to progress
  • Not decided what they would like to do in the future 
  • Anxiety or concerns about starting a FE course and would benefit from a small campus and staffing team

14-16 Alternative Provision & School Partnerships

At Leeds City College, we have a successful history of working in partnership with schools, including the city’s Specialist Inclusive Learning Centres, to provide a range of programmes to support, engage, and progress 14-16 year olds.

The outcomes for our students are excellent, with preparation for a vocational course pathway at the heart of everything we provide. We have outstanding year-on-year progression rates for students continuing on to further education, employment, and post-16 training.

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School partnerships

These are one day per week accredited vocational courses for year 10 and 11 students in a range of curriculum areas including hair and beauty, hospitality, catering, and travel and tourism.

Alternative provision

This is a full-time provision for year 10 and 11 students, including specialist Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) support. Programmes of study focus on English and maths but are personalised and include vocational tasters to give students experiences to inform their post-16 pathways.

Elective home education

This provision is for up to 15 hours a week to access vocational courses for year 10 and 11 students.

Entry requirements

Full-time learners in years 10 and 11 cannot apply directly for Alternative Provision. We only accept referrals via school partners and the local authority. Elective home educated may apply directly via the college website.


Our post-16 option is for you if you are aged 16-24 and are unsure of your future. You will study a broad ranging vocational curriculum and then be given the opportunity to specialise in an area of interest. Each person’s pathway is highly personalised, so you will have the opportunity to take further qualifications or focus on areas that suit you.


Progression Studies


If you’re unsure of what’s next in your future, our supportive Progression Studies programme will help you make career decisions and set you on the path to success. This full-time course will explore different education and career options, allowing you to solidify your next steps. You will also improve your social, personal, and professional skills, ready for your future.

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Princes Trust

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The Prince’s Trust

If you’re looking to develop employment, education, and training skills, The Prince’s Trust TEAM programme will develop you personally and professionally. You will experience fantastic opportunities, and gain lots of valuable skills and work experience.

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