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Gaps is a study programme that helps young people to take control of their future. It is ideal for those not in employment, education or training (NEET), as it offers the opportunity to improve and gain qualifications in Maths and English, and one of the following: Customer Services; ICT or Social Media. It also gives young people the chance to gain confidence, practical work skills and work experience.

It’s not like school or college

We provide a flexible and informal studying environment in smaller groups, with one-on-one time with a personal mentor and support with finding a job, apprenticeship or college place.

You may also be eligible for financial support.

Remote and Digital Education Update
18.01.2021

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the majority of our learners will be working with their Team Leader and/or Tutor remotely. All expectations of learners will be made clear by a TCHC member of staff upon invitation and at the beginning of each session.  Delivery arrangements will be made clear (such as timetabling) virtual learning environment update and assessment arrangements.

Learners should contact their Team Leader or Tutor if they need support with device connectivity to access their learning.

All learners will be sent a link to their session prior from their tutor. They will also receive a reminder link on the day of the session. This link will include instructions and offer guidance if you are experiencing connectivity issues.

Learners are to follow the guidance as per our Remote Learning Policy, please click here to view.

Our Centres will be open for learners to attend face to face sessions where possible if our Centre is the most suitable environment for the learner. We would like to reassure you that we have taken every reasonable measure to ensure our Centres are COVID secure.

To see our remote education offer for our adult learners please click here or contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Digital Education Timetable

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 AM  

Where possible work placements
will be arranged in a COVID secure environment.

Please feel free to contact
your tutor and / or Team Leader
for support.

09:30-10:00
Prevent, BV, E&D & Safeguarding

09:30-10:00
Prevent, BV, E&D & Safeguarding
09:30-10:00
Prevent, BV, E&D & Safeguarding
09:30-10:00
Prevent, BV, E&D & Safeguarding
             10:00-12:30
Vocational Award Sessions

10:00-12:30
English Sessions

10:00-12:30
Maths Sessions

10:00-12:30
Tutorials and 1:1 Sessions

      10:00-12:30
Maths Sessions
10:00-12:30
English Sessions
 
PM   1:30-4:00
Vocational Award Sessions
1:30-4:00
English Sessions
1:30-4:00
Maths Sessions
1:30-4:00
Tutorials and 1:1 Sessions
     

1:30-4:00
Maths Sessions

1:30-4:00
English Sessions
 

 

Get in touch

Our centre details:

Peterborough - 07803 243 266

Thurrock & Romford - 07708 327 449

Ipswich - 01473 232257 / 07720 090 215

Dunstable - 01923 698443 / 07873 619504

 

16-19 Tuition Fund Statement
12.10.2021

The purpose of this statement is to set out how TCHC Group is planning to utilise its 16 to 19 tuition fund allocation to support students who may have had their learning disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The strategic use of this fund will reflect our mission, in putting learners at the heart of what we deliver and focus on bridging the gap from education to employment. We will use the expertise of our staff and partners to inform small group practice and ensure that learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) benefit from the fund enabling them to progress and fulfil their immediate and long-term ambitions.

The tuition fund will be used to support small groups of young people aged 16-19 who have yet to achieve a grade 4/5 in English and/ or mathematics. Learners with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) – including those aged 19 to 24 who require additional tuition to help them catch up with their studies – will also be supported by this provision. Supporting SEND learners with this fund will allow us to further reduce the progression gap of SEND individuals moving into employment opportunities.

Across the geographical areas we work within, we have high number of economically disadvantaged backgrounds. Use of these funds will allow for further development of these individuals and enable sustained progression pathways.

TCHC have designed a process to direct this funding where it will have the most impact. Using learners starting points and with clear evidence of assessment of need, we are committed to:

  • Ensuring that learners who have not yet achieved a GCSE or equivalent in English/ maths at grade 4/5 have access to English and maths tuition above and beyond their study programme entitlement.
  • Ensuring that learners without a GCSE or equivalent in English/ maths at grade 5 have vocational tuition above and beyond their study programme entitlement
  • Prioritising learners for additional tuition to ensure that those who need extra support receive it first.

Examples of support on offer will include:

  • GCSE exam re-sit preparation
  • Functional skills assessment preparation
  • Vocational knowledge catch-up sessions ensuring some of the hardest to reach have the skills, knowledge and confidence to progress into industry or higher levels of vocational training.
  • Well-being support to underpin learner’s belief in their own ability and potential. Stretching and challenging learners through extra curricula activities, enabling them to feel confident across all subject areas.

TCHC will ensure that we timetable sessions in addition to the planned programme of study hours already timetabled for the academic year 2021/22. Sessions will comprise of no more than three learners. However, at times this may increase to 6 ensuring all benefit from expert knowledge, we would ensure the extra support is above and beyond for these types of sessions. The sessions will be delivered by tutors and support staff with the relevant skills and experience and who have a good rapport with each learner. Sessions will be delivered using a blend of online and face to face delivery and will all be subject to TCHC’s quality assurance processes.