Enhance your Study Programmes and prepare your learners for further learning, training or employment. Study programmes are designed to meet the needs of learners aged 16 – 19, and develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviours they will need in the future.

Discover our wide range of qualifications to meet the requirements of the Study Programme. These qualifications enable your learners to develop the skills, and behaviours need to meet the demands of learning, work, and life.

16-19 Study Programme exemplars

The leaflets below illustrate how you can use our popular level 2 qualifications as the core aim in a 16-19 study programme.

The pathways shown are suggestions based on our experience and that of providers using these qualifications. You can develop other pathways to meet the local, regional and national employer needs relevant to your learners using the units shown in each leaflet.

Guides are available for:

Level 2 16-19 Study Programme in Business – Gateway Qualifications

Level 2 16-19 Study Programme in Digital and IT Skills – Gateway Qualifications

Level 2 16-19 Study Programme in Health and Care – Gateway Qualifications

How is a study programme created?

It’s a Department for Education (DfE) requirement that all learners funded through the 16 to 19 funding methodology are enrolled on a study programme. Whether your learners are going on to further study or embarking on a career, a study programme gives them the best possible chance of success. Our qualifications allow you to build a bespoke programme offering so that each learner can meet their career goals.

Study programmes are designed for a minimum of 580 planned hours per academic year from 2022 to 2023 onwards. These full-time programmes should provide learners with a structured and challenging learning that supports their development and progression in line with their career plans.

Create confident, skilled learners through your curriculum offering

Study programmes should be individually tailored, but will typically combine the elements below:

  • Include substantial qualifications that stretch students and prepare them for education at the next level or for employment
  • English and maths, where students have not yet achieved a GCSE grade 4,
  • Work experience,
  • Other supporting qualifications to develop learners’ character, broader skills, transferable skills and confidence, and support progression onto further study or into employment.

Other choices for a substantial qualification include:

Or explore our range of level 2 Certificates and Diplomas

Popular choices for enrichment activities include:

For more information read the 16 to 19 study programmes: guidance 2022 to 2023 academic year from the DfE.

T Level Transition Programmes

The T Level Transition Programme is a particular study programme designed to help learners develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours that will help them to progress to and succeed at a T Level.

The Transition Programme is intended for learners who have the ‘potential to progress’ onto a T Level programme with the extra support and preparation that the programme can provide.

Find out more about our T Level Transition Programmes

If you need more information about how to use any of our qualifications we’d be delighted to discuss your individual needs and help you find the right solution for your learners, do get in touch with your usual contact, or contact us through the website.