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Pre-ECT Programme for Year 10 students (for students aged 14-16) at Wakefield College

Course description

Part-time preparation course for full ECT programme
This ECT preparation provision has been developed to meet the needs of young people and partner schools and offers a one-day provision each week for learners who may be disengaged and/or already identified as potential ECT students in Year 11. It aims to provide the platform for a smooth transition for students from school into full time College programmes.

Course content

The programme includes a range of non-accredited PSD activities alongside a different vocational option each week in areas such as construction, motor vehicle, hair & beauty, animal care, public services, sport and many more. 
The provision aims to engage and challenge students, make them familiar with the College environment, and support them to make the correct choice of ECT programme in Year 11. It acts as a comprehensive transition programme for potential ECT students and seeks to ensure that students are ready for full-time education at Wakefield College in Year 11. 

Entry requirements

Identified by school as a potential ECT candidate
Currently working at Entry Level or Level 1
A good reference from Head of Year 9 or Head teacher


Participants learn in a range of ways and experiences in Personal and Social Development sessions, vocational Tasters and generally being in the College environment.

Financial information

Please see 14-16 pricing structure in this publication or contact the 14-16 Unit at Wakefield College for more details: 
Tel - 01924 789742 or by email -

Future opportunities

Early College Transfer student in Year 11 using this programme to correctly identify the most appropriate vocational area in which to study.

Further information

If you require further information please contact:

School staff should contact the 14-16 Unit on 01924 789742.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 31 October 2018
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    • Castleford Campus (Postcode WF10 4UA)

      The Castleford Campus (previously known as the skillsXchange) houses the College’s provision in Construction, Motor Vehicle, Engineering, Hair and Beauty, IT and some Care and replaces the training which was previously offered at the College’s Whitwood Campus.

      Located at Junction 32 of the M62 between Castleford and Pontefract, the site is well known for Xscape, the indoor ski slope whose building houses a 14-screen cinema, bowling alley, climbing wall, sports facilities and restaurants. The Campus is situated directly next to the Asda in Glasshoughton.

      A learning resource centre, equipped with the very latest in technology, is a superb place for individual study, or to relax and use the internet. The Centre overlooks the large external courtyard, where students can mix, mingle and chill.

      In state-of-the-art hair and beauty salons, including a nail bar, we are training the next generation of hairdressers and beauticians. These professional salons offer live training environments to our students, with treatments for both men and women available at affordable prices. There are also industry standard facilities for the study of construction and engineering, motor vehicle and electrical courses.