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14-16 years old

16-18 years old


Higher Education



West Thames College works in partnerships with local schools to offer specialist vocational courses aimed at 14-16 year olds.

Key Features

  • We offer specialist vocational courses in subjects which are not always available at schools and are designed to give a real insight to the world of work.
  • Students have access to state-of-the-art equipment, studios and salons.
  • We work closely with schools and parents to ensure that students succeed, providing regular feedback at parents' evenings and through progress and attendance reports.
FreshStart for Year 11s Full time courses for Year 11 pupils who might be more suited to a college than a school environment. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information
English as an Additional Language Full time course for students needing additional English language support. English is studied alongside a choice of vocational options. Please download our course leaflet for more information. If you're ready to apply, please contact Reman Swidan on 020 8326 2061 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Special Educational Needs

We can arrange customised provision to ensure that students get the best out of their education.

For further information please contact the Information Centre  to arrange an initial meeting to discuss your requirements.


Katie O'Loughlin
Attendance Officer, 14-16 Alternative Provision

“As the Attendance Officer here at Freshstart my role is to help and support all of our students in maintaining their attendance and punctuality targets.

I’m friendly and approachable and very thankful to work in such a rewarding department.”

Katie OLoughlin

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