Education and training
Schools and colleges
Wandsworth has a wide range of schools offering a high quality education, enabling pupils to achieve their full potential. The area gives parents the opportunity to choose from a good variety of state funded and independent schools, each highly motivated and offering a broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils attend special schools if that is the placement decided following a statutory assessment of their special education needs.
- Find a list of schools and colleges in Wandsworth
- Find State sixth form and FE colleges in Wandsworth
- Details of secondary schools in Wandsworth
The Prince's Trust Team Programme
For a better chance to moving into employment, training or education, sign up to a free 12 week Personal Development Programme.
Take part in community projects and an action packed residential week in the Peak District.
More information on the Prince's Trust Team Programme
- Who can take part? 16-25 year olds
- Where: South Thames College
Need help finding what to do next? Confused about what choice to make? See the Department for Education's Foundation Learning pages for more information.
For information about specific courses for young people over 16 across the whole country, visit UCAS Progress
For up to date information about adult education courses in London, visit Floodlight London.
Off to uni? Have you completed your UCAS form?
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The Duke of Edinburgh's Award
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a programme of activities that leads to a recognised award that proves you have a certain level of skill and have recognised personal qualities. It is for young people aged 14-24 years old. You can do the programme at three levels, Bronze, Silver or Gold.
To achieve an award you must complete a personal programme of activities in your spare time, under four sections (five if you're going for the Gold award):
- Skill - e.g. learn a musical instrument or improve your photography skills
- Service - e.g. volunteer to do some conservation work or help out at a local playgroup
- Physical Recreation - e.g. learn a new sport or style of dance
- Expedition - be a member of a team, plan and prepare your expedition, e.g. sailing on the Norfolk Broads, hiking in the Brecon Beacons or horse riding in the New Forest.
- Residential (Gold Award) - spend 5 days and 4 nights away from home on a shared activity with people you've never met before.
The award will help you to:
- Challenge yourself
- Have new experiences
- Meet friends and learn how to work in a team
- Discover hidden talents
- Make a difference in the local community
- Get fit
- Gain confidence
Ask your teacher, youth club leader, scout or guide leader if you can do the award through your school or club. If you can, they will tell you how to get started and help you through your award.
If you don't know where to do the award, contact Mark Chapman via the contact details listed.
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