14-16 Alternative Provision

Alternative Provision placements for schools to access for their students.

From academic year 2016-17 the 14-25 Progressions Team will offer two new programmes detailed below.  Details of which providers can offer these programmes is included on the attachments below.

  1. Progressions Programmes
  2. KS3 and 4 Re-engagement Programmes


Progression Programmes ( Key Stage 4)

These programmes have previously been known as the Direct Programme (up to 2 year courses aiming to achieve a GCSE equivalent qualification in a vocational area, see separate directory) and the Flexible Programme (roll on, roll off courses).

Delivered by the Alternative Provision Network providers, these courses are suitable for learners who are at risk of disengaging from the mainstream school curriculum and becoming NEET. Placements are part time and last up to 2 years.


Target group - Key Stage 4 (and, in exceptional circumstances, Y9) learners who would benefit from usually one or two days off site, the remainder of the time typically spent in school. 

Programme duration: Ongoing (minimum half term blocks).  Some courses offer GCSE equivalent qualifications accessed across 2 years.

Support: Support needs must be met by referring school.


Re-engagement Programmes (Key Stage 3 & 4)

Delivered by the Alternative Provision Network Providers, these courses are suitable for learners demonstrating exclusion risk factors that despite the schools usual multi agency strategies are not showing improvement. Placements are part time (1-2 days per week) and short term (up to a maximum of one term).

Access: School refer to the 14-25 Progressions Team

Support: Support needs must be met by referring school.


New Arrival Support (Key Stage 4)

A programme of full-time equivalent provision for young people newly arrived in the city, who require extended induction support before attending a mainstream school.  The course is aimed primarily at Y11 students.

Access: Referral via Fair Access arrangements and through the Children Missing Education Team.

If you would like to talk to a member of our about our Alternative Provision, please contact us on 0114 2296185 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Download this file (AP Progressions (Flexible) directory for learners 16-17.pdf)Alternative Provision Progression (Flexible)A directory of all Alternative Provision opportunities across the network
Download this file (AP Provider manual 2016-17.pdf)Provider ManualAn explanation for providers of all aspects of the Alternative Provision programme
Download this file (INCIDENT FORM 2016-17.doc)Incident Form 
Download this file (Progression Directory 2016-17.pdf)Progression Directory 2016-17.pdf 
Download this file (REFERRAL FORM 2016-17.doc)Referral Form including Including Individual learning PlanA copy of a blank referral for school to complete
Download this file (Safeguarding Children and POVA responsibilities 1.pdf)Safeguarding Children and POVA responsibilities 
Download this file (Safeguarding Policy 1.pdf)Safeguarding Policy 
Download this file (School Withdrawal Form.doc)School Withdrawal Form.docSchool withdrawal form
Download this file (Schools Manual 2016-17.pdf)Schools ManualAn explanation for schools of all aspects of the Alternative Provision programme

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