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Vocational Training and skills programmes

Programmes for learners aged 16 to 19-years-old including literacy and numeracy skills, work experience, vocational qualifications, personal and social development, and behaviour, attendance and attainment support.

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We specialise in offering learning and training opportunities for students who, for whatever reason, don’t want to stay in a traditional academic environment. We provide our students with a different option – the opportunity to carry on their learning in a smaller, highly supportive environment where the focus is on providing learning and training options to help you gain the skills, qualifications and experiences you need to achieve your goals in life.

Catch22 College

The Catch22 College has been designed for learners aged 16 to 19-years-old and can be tailored to each learner’s individual needs, education and employment goals. We support a significant number of learners with learning difficulties and disabilities.

If you or your young person train with us, we will work with you to design a tailored learning programme which is matched to your interests and goals for the future. Our students can pick from a range of learning options from three key elements:

  • Functional literacy and numeracy skills
    We support learners to reach functional skills at Level 2 in both numeracy and literacy by the time they finish their learning programme.
  • Work experience
    We aim to support all learners into external work placements. This enables the development of good employment skills and with support provides an environment which enables learners to build their confidence and understanding of the world of work.
  • Vocational qualifications
    Local delivery teams carry out a detailed market analysis to ensure that our vocational programmes that they offer meet the needs of the local economy.

Learn more about our Vision and Values here.


Catch22 College locations

Each College has its own prospectus which outlines the courses available. Click the links below to find out more about your chosen location and to download the Catch22 College prospectus for your site.

Catch22 College is accredited with the national matrix quality standard – an outcome-based accreditation promoted by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills for organisations that offer high quality advice and guidance services.

Maidstone Skills Centre

The Maidstone Skills Centre in Kent provides provision for schools and pupil referral units wanting to offer vocational study for their students in Year 10, 11, 12 and 13. Groups attend the centre to achieve BTEC qualifications.

Maidstone Skills Centre is used by schools, training providers and the public – with programmes and facilities that aim to help people develop skills for life while providing a valuable local resource.


Blended Learning

You can download online learning timetables for each of our Colleges on their respective website pages.

Download our blended learning policy

Safeguarding Guidance for COVID-19

Addendum to Catch22 College Safeguarding Policy 2019 to reflect the related changes due to COVID-19.

Catch22 Independent and Academy schools are all closed, apart from essential provision for Key Worker and Vulnerable children, in response to the current situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Read the full guidance document | Report a Safeguarding concern

Student Bursary and Financial Support information

As a Post-16 student at the Catch22 College, you may be entitled to receive financial support to help you while you are studying with us. Below are links to guidance and support on applying for bursaries and application forms (application forms should be submitted to College staff before admission or on site).

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement

As required by the ESFA we have published statement to provide details of how we plan to use the 16-19 Tuition Funding in line with the ESFA guidance to prioritise support for disadvantaged students.

Read our Additional Tuition Fund Statement

Guidance support guide for applications for Student Financial Support (Bursary Fund and Free Meals)

This guide describes the financial help that might be available depending on your circumstances. Read the guide to learn more about financial support available and guidance on applying

Read guidance on Student Financial Support

Discretionary Bursary Application

This form should be completed if you would like to be considered for a discretionary bursary.

To be considered for a discretionary bursary you must meet the following criteria

  • Be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31st August 2020
  • Students aged 19 or over are only eligible to receive a discretionary bursary if they are continuing on a learning programme they started when they were aged 16 to 18 (“19+ continuers”), or have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Be able to provide evidence to confirm that your gross (pre-tax) family/household income is less than £20,000 per annum.

View and download the application form

Vulnerable Bursary Application

This form should be completed if you are a student, aged between 16 and 18 years old on 31st August 2020 and one or more of the following is true for you:

  • You receive Income Support/Universal Credit in your own name
  • You are in care, or you are a Care Leaver
  • You receive both an Employment Support Allowance/Universal Credit AND Disability Living Allowance or a Personal Independence Payment in your own name.

View and download the application form

Free Student Meals Application

To be considered for Free Meals Support you must be aged 16 or over but under 19 at 31st August 2020

The following groups of students are not eligible for free meals while they are with Catch22:

  • Students of secondary school age between 14 and 16
  • Students aged 19 or over at the start of their learning programme with Catch22, unless they have an EHCP or are a 19+ continuing student.

View and download the application form

Get in touch

Contact us if you have an enquiry about Catch22 College and Vocational Training Programmes and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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