Here at Yeovil College we pride ourselves on our extremely close connections with local schools within our Community. Working closely alongside these ensures that the transition from school life into college life is as easy as possible. Somerset works are funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver the Somerset NEETs Project – and Yeovil College is proud to be a partner in this project.
We value our partnership with Somerset Works, who are an independent service providing impartial advice and support with the aim of enabling young people to maintain or access a place in education, employment or training post-16.
We value our strong relationship with Somerset Works, who are an independent service, not connected to colleges, training providers or employers, who give advice and support with the aim of enabling young people to maintain or access a place in education employment or training post-16. Somerset works are funded through the European Social Fund (ESF) to deliver the Somerset NEETs Project – SomersetWorks.
The project works to provide access to a range of provision available to young people on their journey from education to employment, and also provides new opportunities for young people in school years 11 to 13 – people aged 15 to 18 – who are, or at risk of, finding themselves, Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).
It covers three key areas:
- Year 11 provision – Talent Academies – a sector-based programme of ‘meaningful engagements’ with employers in key sectors; and Transition Courses – short vocational programmes identified through existing Transition Panels.
- Years 12-13 provision – additional resources for young people who are not in employment or training and would like to take part in a range of opportunities.
- Support for young people who are at risk of becoming NEET.
Discover more about how SomersetWorks can support you at SomersetWorks, including:
- Making a referral directly to the project.
- Viewing case studies from people have already benefitted from the project.
- Understanding the opportunities available, including traineeship.
- Viewing some of the most common FAQs.
- Viewing the SomersetWorks Privacy Notcie – Privacy Notice – SomersetWorks
Our 14-16 Academies are unique to Yeovil College and involve gaining industry recognised qualifications through local businesses in the Engineering and Construction industries.
We believe that developing new skills and building on current interests can lead to great things and that is why we have created our Academies for students aged 14-16 in Year 10 and 11.
Our Schools Links course brings you the opportunity to work alongside key businesses in the community. We have support from Jones Building Group, Screwfix and Leonardo who have all sponsored an Academy group, and invest significant amounts of time, equipment and ‘workwear’ to make sure that you excel within your chosen industry.
Upon completion of your Academy programme, you will be guaranteed an interview for an Apprenticeship or to study a full-time study programme here at Yeovil College.
For more information about our Academies contact – iZone@yeovil.ac.uk
If you are a student from Sir John Colfox Academy, Beaminster School or Gillingham School then you belong to our exclusive partnership programme. You will benefit from a range of vocational courses with the access to our industry-standard facilities whilst still obtaining personal support from your current school.
You have the opportunity to study a technical programme at Yeovil College, whilst continuing with any English and Mathematics and completing work experience back at your Sixth Form, and your choice is huge! You can select from across our curriculum which includes Engineering, Hair & Beauty, Health and Social Care, Business, Construction and many more.
For all transport questions, please refer to the Head of your school’s Sixth Form.
Our courses available are tailored to each school, so make sure you check what is available to your own school before applying. Check out our online prospectus or speak to your school’s careers team.
To find out more about which vocational and technical qualifications your school supports, download our latest Partnership Information Guide. Your school is easily identifiable by your symbol:
Once you’ve selected your preferred vocational or technical programme, you can then apply through your school at the same time as you select your A Levels.
Being in the heart of Yeovil enables us to work closely with all of our locals schools in a two-way partnership arrangement. We are extremely proud and protective of our strong and solid relationships with the local school community. We work with a whole range of teaching and support staff to ensure that transition from one school to the next is a smooth and seamless process.
We provide opportunities for students to be part of college life for a day through our Year 10 Experience Days which include two taster sessions and a variety of fun activities for the students to get involved in. These days are a fantastic way to be able to experience life.
Most local schools are involved with experience days, and we see over 1,000 Year 10s on campus during the Experience Day period. If, however, your school is not involved and you’d like to be, simply drop email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the academic year you will see many friendly faces from Yeovil College attending key events at your school to answer any questions you may have about studying with us. We’re regular visitors at your school’s parents’ evenings, pop-up sessions, options evenings and assemblies.
We also provide drop-in sessions and application workshops at many local schools, where we can support you with information, advice and guidance, completing your application form, talking to you about your options or a particular course and supporting you with the interview process.
With lots of opportunities to talk to us, don’t be shy and come and ask us anything you wish to know about studying at Yeovil College!
We like to make accessing our campus as easy as we can for learners. With bus services provided by local companies that run through neighbouring villages and towns, and our direct Yeovil College bus services, it has never been easier to study with us.
With subsidised tickets and bursaries available to students it means that you can study with us for less. Why travel further?
For more information visit our Study With Us page.
Creating a safe learning environment for our students is something that we pride ourselves on. We have dedicated teams working across campus who ensure that your needs, issues or troubles are dealt with in a confidential and appropriate manner.
From your initial contact we will endeavour to find ways in which we will be able to support you as a student throughout your studies here with us.
For more information about the levels of support available visit our Support page.