STEPS to 16 Curriculum



A mix of functional skills and hands-on practical learning helps students to embrace education again.

At STEPS to 16 we offer a variety of nationally recognised qualifications. 

The majority of our students complete City and Guilds awards in Functional Skills and we offer a variety of personal development OCN courses.

Functional Skills

Functional skills include practical skills in English, Maths and I.T.   These qualifications are available to all learners aged 14 and above.

At Surrey Care Trust we believe that developing the skills to use English, Maths and practical contexts to suit different situations, underpin every single aspect of learning, work and life.

With good functional skills our students will have the ability to draw on a bank of transferable skills to help them succeed in employment, further learning and all areas of life.

At STEPS we embed functional skills into the pre-vocational subjects, as well as delivering concentrated sessions every day. The teaching styles and techniques we use engage the learners through a programme of practical activities while also relating them to everyday situations or problems they may encounter in the outside world.

Pre-vocational Options

We offer a range of pre vocational options including OCN accreditation.

The timetable is sufficiently flexible to allow students to study across one or more different areas. These include:

  • Hairdressing
  • Horticulture
  • Catering
  • Understanding Customer Service
  • Environmental work and boat handling
  • Mechanics, from January 2015

We’re delighted to have received a Barclays Lifeskills award which recognises the commitment of the trainers on our STEPS to 16 alternative education programme to promote employability teaching and go above and beyond to prepare young people for the world of work.

LifeSkils Award FINAL


An OCN accreditation is offered in a range of topics including personal development, healthy eating and drug awareness.

Call Richard Tweddle on 01483 487037 to find out more about what we offer at STEPS to 16.

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