Home Education Hub

Home Education Hub

Home educated students can now access college courses free of charge to support their home education. City & Islington College is now leading the way locally, creating programmes of study specifically for this group of young people. We will support these students on their learning journey from application, enrolment and through to the successful completion of their course.

Options for 14-16 Home Educated Students

To access the Home Education Hub programmes a young person must be the equivalent age of students going into Years 10 or 11.

This provision at City and Islington College may not always be suitable for young people with significant behavioural issues and those who are disengaged from education. Those who have been permanently excluded from school, or were at risk of this happening prior to de-registration from school, may be referred to alternative provision. Each application is fully explored to ensure that every individual is on a programme which offers the best and most appropriate support to meet their needs.

The application process explained

  • Parents/carers should complete this registration of interest form
  • Once the expression of interest is received and assessed, the young person may be invited for online English and maths initial assessments. We allow as much time as needed to complete these assessments
  • The results provide us with baseline information about a young person's current knowledge and understanding and help us decide which level course would be most appropriate
  • Applicants will then be invited for an interview and if this is successful they will be offered a place
  • If you have any questions, please email homeeducationhub@candi.ac.uk

More information about Home Education Hub

  • It is proposed that our Home Education Hub will launch in September 2019 if there is enough student demand and that the proposed provision attracts students who would benefit most from the offer
  • The intention of this programme is to create a pathway for home educated young people to join the College and prepare for their next steps to further or higher education
  • Students on this programme will be in College for approximately 14 hours per week (potentially Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday dependent on timetables and following the usual term times)
  • They will be taught by high quality subject experts and receive a blend of subject specific lessons, study skills/employability support and pastoral/tutorial support creating a rich programme designed to build confidence as well as educational attainment
  • Students will be given homework and develop their independent research and study skills
  • The provision will be located at our Angel centres, with a base room and some subject delivery in the Centre of Applied Sciences and other subjects delivered in the Sixth Form
  • Students will benefit from accessing the great resources available including use of the libraries, science laboratories and refectories and the Home Education Hub and its students will be a key part of College life
  • There will be an opening evening planned to share more information
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