Study Programme

Study programmes are designed for 16 to 19 year olds, or 16 to 25 year olds where the student has an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCP), they are based on a young person’s prior attainment and designed to meet clear educational and career aspirations.

The Study programme is designed to meet individual learning needs and incorporates the following elements:-

  • Provides a main aim qualification dependent on the students desired outcome of the programme
  • be linked to suitable progression opportunities in training, employment or further levels of education
  • Requires students to work towards Functional skills in Maths and English (or other qualifications that will act as a stepping stone for achievement of these qualifications in time).
  • Allow for meaningful work experience as appropriate. Where employment is not an appropriate progression aim, even in the longer term, this principle can be applied.

We want students to be confident and ready to meet the demands of learning, work and life.

Each study programme is made up of the following key ingredients:

  • A main aim qualification in on one of the 3 areas
  • Personal Social Development/Employability or a vocational qualification – see the Vocational training page
  • Functional skills in maths & English – see the Functional skills page
  • A work placement
  • PSHE – Personal, social, health and economic
  • Tutorial

Pathway 1 – Transition to Independence

Achieve your potential, on a programme that encourages you to develop self-awareness & gain new skills and independence.

What can I do next?

This pathway is a stepping stone in supporting an individual onto their future destination of Further Education, it has been identified as being successful for individuals that are potentially lacking in confidence and self-esteem, want to build on their social skills and building relationships.

Pathway 2 – Life Skills

Unleash your potential and combine vocational experience and qualifications on a programme that will give you the opportunity to explore the world of work.

What can I do next?

This pathway is a stepping stone in supporting an individual onto their future destination of Employment, it has been identified as being successful for individuals that need support with what to expect from the world of work and clarification of what being an employee is and means.

Pathway 3 – Qualified to Work – Sector Led

Believe and achieve by gaining sector led vocational skills, technical knowledge and the confidence to pursue your career.

What can I do next?

This pathway is a stepping stone in supporting an individual onto their future destination of a traineeship or apprenticeship; it has been identified as being successful for individuals that need a year to give them experience in a specific area and a Level 1 qualification.

Student Counsellor

We have a fully qualified counsellor on site that learners can self-refer to or our staff can refer learners on.  This service has shown increases in attendance, behaviour and achievement rates.

The Counselling Service has been established to support those we work with to grow and achieve their next steps in life, achieving their qualifications while with us and gaining independence and becoming more able to interact with others.

The service provides confidential and professional counselling through 121 sessions for our young people with our in house counsellor.

Joy Beacham is a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). Joy has worked as a counsellor for 15 years with experience in both mainstream and Special Needs educational provision.

Joy offers an Integrative Counselling Model which uses the combination of Psychodynamic, Person Centred and CBT skills to provide the client with an integrated approach to their counselling needs.

Joy will be offering short term counselling to assist the learners as they progress through the Landau provision before transitioning to the next step in their individual pathways.


Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors forum is how we give our learners a voice, it is a forum for them to share their ideas and for us to share updates and ensure they understand how to report any safeguarding concerns or health & safety concerns.  We find it a great way to communicate with our learners and give them the responsibility of sharing this with their peers.  We want them to be responsible for their experience.

We deliver our Study programme in Shropshire and Staffordshire 

Stoke – Newstead, Waterside Drive, Stoke-on-Trent ST3 3NW

Wellington – 23 Church Street, Wellington, Telford TF1 1DQ

Taster Days

We hold taster days before learners start with us on programme each academic year
If this programme sounds right for you, you will get invited in for a visit and booked onto taster days to meet the team and some of your potential peers, have a tour of the centre and get to know the environment. The taster days are an opportunity for you to get to know us and us to assess your needs and understand how best we can support you in our education journey with us, it gives us an overview of your learning styles. You’ll experience some elements of the programme during your time with us to get to understand what your lessons will be like and complete initial assessments for each subject you will be studying.


Those eligible for a bursary must be:

t least 16 and under 19 on 31st August 

Be studying at a publicly funded school or college, or be on an unpaid training course

Meet the residency requirements – we can support you with this

You can apply for a discretionary bursary if you’re over 19 and have an educational health care plan.