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Hertfordshire County Council

Study Plus – skills and training for 16 to 24 year olds

Are you aged 16 – 19 (or 20 - 24 with an Education Health and Care Plan), keen to get into work or further study but struggling to find your way?

Study Plus is a free course for those who are not in education, training or employment.

What does it offer?

Study Plus offers:

  • Gateway Award in Employability Skills (Level 1)
  • Smaller classes in community settings
  • Life skills programme
  • Individual support to reach your goals
  • Information, advice and guidance for your next steps
  • Work-related learning and workshops
  • Friendly and experienced team offering additional learning support in class
  • (Not available in the 2020-21 academic year)
    Functional Skills: English and maths (Entry Level 3 – Level 2)

Please note that for the remainder of the academic year 2020-21, we will not be offering an English Functional Skills qualification to those enrolled on the Study Plus programme for 16 to 19 year olds (19-24 with an EHCP).

Instead, we will continue to embed these skills within our wider curriculum.

We've received extra money from the 16-19 Tuition Fund to provide additional tuition for some of our Study Plus learners, to help them catch up on any learning or gaps in knowledge as a result of COVID-19.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Aged 16-19 (or 20 - 24 with a current EHCP)
  • Maths and English skills around Entry Level 3 or above
  • A working knowledge of ICT and understanding of Employability skills at the equivalent of Entry Level 3 or above
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 16 hours study per week across 3 days
  • Able to maintain a minimum of 85% attendance
  • Able to complete independent home learning.

Where will I be located?

Study Plus is located in Stevenage, however the course will take place online and via socially distanced face-to-face tutorials.

How do I apply?

Enquire online or contact us by:

Email: or Phone: 01992 556194

You'll be asked to:

  • Complete a referral form and reference
  • Attend a virtual or telephone interview to meet the staff, to help determine your suitability for the programme.

A risk assessment may be carried out for Health and safety reasons.

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