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Alternative Provision (Pre 16)

Uphold is an innovative programme exclusively offered to Year 10 & 11 students. There are no entry requirements for this programme. Whatever their barriers our supportive team will develop a tailor made progression route to help the young person into further education, apprenticeships or employment. 


Uphold blends essential Functional Skills learning in English, Maths and ICT with Employability Skills and a range of level 1 vocational options to offer an enhanced curriculum, bringing learning to life.


We offer a rolling programme throughout the year so learners can start at any time, with a timetable built around the needs of each individual student.


The Curriculum


Functional Skills

English, Maths and ICT are the essential cornerstones for success in further education and the world of work. Our highly experienced and dedicated team of trainers have developed techniques to work with learners from a variety of backgrounds to bring real life applications into the learning environment.

Small class sizes of 12 learners per session compliment our teaching style.


Thorough diagnostic assessment of basic skills and learning styles help our trainers determine the correct level of qualification for each young person and promote a solid grounding for future progression.


Vocational Options

Our vocational qualifications takes learning to an interactive level, blending classroom based learning with essential hands on work experience to enable our learners to gain real world experience and an opportunity to embed learning through practical application.


We offer accredited Level 1 vocational qualifications in:

  • Retail
  • Childcare
  • Customer Service
  • Business Administration


For further information about Uphold and a breakdown of course costs contact Beverley Jones-Leka our Programmes Manager on 020 8358 8704 or email Beverley on