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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.

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

Moving on

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.

Training & Resource Centre Alma Road
SW18 1AQ
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Telephone: 020 8875 9905
Mobile: 07771 946 899

Basketball coaching course

Develop your personal skills and team performance and sign up for a basketball coaching course. Starts 15 April, on Mondays. Can be used for Duke of Edinburgh's Award Certificate.

Information on Education and training