16-18 year olds

If you...

• Didn’t get the GCSE grades you needed to do what you wanted to do?
• Aren’t quite ready for College, Apprenticeships or work?
• Don’t know what you want to do?
• Tried a large college but it wasn’t quite right for you?
• Feel like you need more support?

..... contact the a2a Team @ The Gatehouse.

Ring Mel, Louis, Kerry or Nic on
0117 9788 968 or 0117 9781 708

Work towards qualifications that put you under less pressure but are still valued by Colleges and Employers

  • OCR English and Math’s Functional Skills from Entry to Level 2 (GCSE equal)

  • ICT qualifications such as CLAIT and ECDL

  • An Ascentis Certificate or Diploma in Progression

Attend 2 or 3 days a week and earn £12 training allowance
We are a small, friendly and relaxed Training Provider with over 30 years of experience in working with young people from South Bristol.

We are not like a normal school or College –Our learners work in small groups and receive lots of support.

Build your confidence 

Access advice and guidance

Try different things 

Get help to move on to College, Work or Apprenticeships,

Learn useful Employability and Life Skills
All Learners have a Youth Support Advisor (YSA) who is there to support them with issues outside of study.

Where we can’t provide the support you need we will help you find it, including -

  • Benefit advice
  • Counseling
  • Support with anxiety and mental health
  • Advice on sexual health
  • Support in dealing with addiction

… and much more
Our courses start throughout the year.

If you have started at a different provider but struggled, or if you just didn’t know what to do and haven’t done anything at all, we may still be able to work with you.

If you are under 19 you should be in either training or work with training. Our full-time course means you are still in full-time education and your parents or carers can continue to claim child benefit for you.

If you are unsure or have any questions we are happy to talk to you.
Hartcliffe & Withywood Ventures
The Gatehouse
Hareclive Road
BS13 9JN​​

E-Mail:  [email protected]
Phone:  0117 9781708
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"The support was much better than school!"

"I liked everything - I actually wanted to be here!"

"I learnt things that I didn't learn in school."

"I liked the variety of people."

I felt that the course "gave me a routine"

"It was good that everyone got on, and the staff were nice. ​"