Alternative Curriculum Programmes

Young learner, smiling, in an informal classroom settingCSV works with schools providing an alternative curriculum for young people aged 14-16 years.

CSV 's Alternative Curriculum programme is for young people who have not excelled in mainstream education or face barriers to learning. They benefit from smaller class sizes and additional support in a less formal setting.

Learners get tuition in basic skills including English, Maths and ICT, and Personal and Social Development, and have the opportunity to work towards vocational qualifications including media studies, construction and childcare.

They receive motivational training and guidance, one-to-one support and vocational ‘taster’ opportunities, and we stand beside them during their next steps, be it further education or employment.

CSV has well-established learning centres, CSV Springboards, offering up to 5 days a week for individual students. Schools may also refer young people for fewer days to work towards a specific vocational qualification. Please note that our trustees have agreed to a major transformation of CSV. Sadly, this means that many of our learning operations will be closing by 31 July 2014. Read more.

Find a learning opportunity for you.

Visit our map to find a CSV learning centre near you.