This programme is specifically for students who for many different reasons have been unable to consistently manage a mainstream setting. It is commissioned by Hampshire County Council for those with Social, Emotional and mental health difficulties.

Funding and bursaries

Students if you’re aged over 19 you may be eligible for free tuition depending on the course you want to study, your existing qualifications and your financial circumstances. For more information email or call 023 8087 4874.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for students who are aged 19 or over. Repayments do not begin until the course is completed and you are earning £25,000 or over. Eligible learners will be enrolling on a level 3 or above course and are a UK or EU national. For further information, visit

Entry requirements

No specific entry requirements

What will I learn?

Maths, English, Personal and social skills and socil and communication skills

Work Experience

This is optional depending on the student and may include internal or external work based opportunities


Speaking and Listening
Functional Maths
Healthy Lifestyle
Staying stafe


Internal portfolio work with external moderation
Exams when ready in a 1:1 familiar environment

Enrichment Opportunities

· Cooking
· Art and design technology
· Gym induction and membership, with full use of the Totton leisure Centre Gym, supported by a staff member.
· Sports activities
· Swimming
· ICT/Media

Career and Progression

The aim is to support students to progress into Post 16, further education, onto an apprenticeship or employment through our bespoke staged process with a nurturing approach.

What our students say

Last year I did a rap/grime set as part of a label launch at The Talking Heads which was a mind-blowing and memorable experience. At Totton College the course is fluid so you can really tailor your learning; I’ve been able to combine performance with music tech.

Tomas Miller

Level 3 Music student at Totton College

Contact a tutor

023 80874 874

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