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14-16 Provision


We provide engaging and inspirational content across subjects such as:

Subject Area Course outline Year 1 Year 2 Study Programme Progression Route Apprenticeship Route
Construction & Trades

Year 10 only
This level 1 Certificate will give you a solid foundation in Bricklaying and prepare you to take further qualifications to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding within Bricklaying. Further Details Level 1 Certificate in Bricklaying Full Level 1 Diploma in either Trade or Painting and Decorating. Trade apprenticeships are available but learners need to find their own employment
Engineering and Electrical

Year 11 only

These qualifications give learners a broad introduction to the practices and processes of engineering technologies. They cover basic knowledge, understanding and skills that are relevant to a wide variety of careers and study routes and takes a hands-on approach to basic engineering training by providing learners with:

  • Experience and understanding of a range of potential careers in the engineering sector.
  • Information that will help them make more informed decisions about their post-16 options.
  • Personal skills to help them work effectively and achieve their potential.
  • Transferable skills and skills that are not widely advanced through the traditional academic curriculum, which are applicable to a wide variety of contexts and learning objectives.

Qual Aim 601/5657/0

  Level 1 Award in Engineering Technologies (QCF) Level 1 Diploma in Engineering Technologies or Level 1 Diploma in Electrical Installation Trade apprenticeships are available but learners need to find their own employment
Hospitality & Catering

Level 1 Diploma in introduction to the Hospitality Industry

Accreditation No: 601/0239/1

These qualifications help you get your first job in the hospitality sector. You'll learn about many aspects of the industry and gain valuable practical and teamwork skills. The qualification covers various routes, including cookery, food service and the industry as a whole.

These qualifications are for anyone who is interested in a career in the hospitality sector. It is particularly aimed at 14-19 year olds working towards full Level 2 qualifications and skilled employment, including Apprenticeships. The pre-apprenticeship route is ideal preparation for those learners wishing to undertake the level 2 apprenticeship, whilst the other routes available are especially good for those learners needing extra support.

Level 1 Certificate in the introduction to the Hospitality Industry Level 2 Diploma in the introduction to the Hospitality Industry Level 2 Technical Certificate in Cookery Level Diploma in Advanced Professional Cookery Intermediate Apprenticeship in Cookery

Advanced Apprenticeship in Hospitality Supervision and Leadership
Hair & Beauty

Level 1 Diploma in introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector

Accreditation No: 500/6345/5

Our certificates and diplomas are designed to build on your interest and passion for the hair and beauty industry, covering a wide range of skills from styling, plaiting and twisting to make-up or nail art.

These qualifications are designed for people who want to prepare for further learning or training in the hair and beauty sector.

Level 1 Certificate in the Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Level 1 Diploma in the Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector Level 2 Technical Certificate in Beauty Therapy

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Hairdressing

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Hairdressing

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Beauty Therapy (Tech Level)
Intermediate Apprenticeship Beauty Therapy

Intermediate Apprenticeship Hairdressing

Advanced Apprenticeship Beauty Therapy

Advanced Apprenticeship Hairdressing
Sport/Public Services BTEC Firsts in Sport can help you take your first steps towards a career in sport and fitness. You'll learn essential skills such as training for personal fitness, encouraging sports participation, and organising and leading events and activities. Further Details BTEC L1/2 Cert in Sport BTEC L1/2 Cert in Public Services Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport & Exercise Science Level 2 Activity Leadership

Level 3 NVQ Diploma Supporting the Delivery of PE and School Sport
Business, Travel & Tourism BTEC Firsts in Business can help you take your first steps towards a career in the business world. You'll learn essential skills such as business enterprise, project management, selling and promoting a brand, and financial awareness, from planning to making a profit. Further Details BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Certificate in Business Level 2 Certificate in Travel and Tourism
Art & Media The Level 1 Award and Diploma in Art, Design and Media are designed to provide students who are intrigued and motivated by art and design with opportunities to explore, develop and test their creativity. Further Details UAL Level 1 Award in Art, Design & Media UAL Award in Creative Media Production & Technology UAL Level 2 Diploma in Art, Design or Creative Media
IT The level 1 qualifications for IT Users is designed to meet the needs of today's businesses, these hands-on, applied qualifications give learners a chance to gain a nationally recognised vocational qualification and progress to employment or further education in the IT sector. Further Details BTEC Level 1 for IT users (ITQ) BTEC Level 1 Diploma for IT users (ITQ) BTEC level 2 Diploma in ICT (or Extended Certificate) Intermediate Apprenticeship in ICT

Our students have thrived during their time with Chelmsford College - they love the fact that it is a very different and more independent environment than they experience at school. The skills they are gaining will help them when it comes to transition and the vocational training has opened their eyes to greater opportunities for their future."

Martin Bunyan, Head of 14-16 provision at The Mayflower School

Please contact your school directly to confirm if they are engaging with Chelmsford College to enhance their curriculum and what options they are providing for 14-16 year olds. Please direct all other enquiries to careersadvicezone@chelmsford.ac.uk.