ACE has a proven track record in delivering education and training to young people aged 16-18.

We specialise in working with young people who may need a little more support in a smaller-scale environment than they may get in a mainstream college and those who need to work within smaller groups to be successful. Support for those with specific needs or an EHCP is also available.

16–18 Study Programmes

To support young people aged 16-18 (24 with an Education, Health and Care plan) to gain a vocational qualification, work experience and functional skills in preparation for progression to further study, an apprenticeship or employment with training.



Across both centres, we will be offering a range of ENTRY LEVEL and level 1 courses including:

Construction – Multi Trade
Motor Vehicle
Health & Social Care (in Norwich only)
Hospitality (and catering or tourism)

We will also be running a range of level 2 study programmes (currently in Norwich only) including:

Construction and the Built Environment
Catering & Hospitality
Motor Vehicle Technology
Child’s Play Learning and Development
Land Based Studies


For those who may not be ready for a Level 1 programme, we are going to be offering an Entry Level 3 Nurture programme. This is being delivered using the blended approach; some learning will take place remotely and some in the classroom. Learners will gain an accreditation in vocational studies and it will prepare them to move on to study with us at Level 1.

What you need to know

  • Starts week commencing w/c 4th September 2023 (but enrolment is open until the end of September for latecomers)
  • Finishes July 2024
  • The programme is funded by the College of West Anglia or East Coast College (depending on location)
  • You will attend 3 days a week, doing vocational studies in your chosen area, English/maths, employability, and PSD
  • There are two separate weeks of work experience during the college year
  • Financial support with transport, meals and equipment may be available for those who are eligible

How to find out more, or apply straight away

If you would like to come for a visit to either our Norwich or Great Yarmouth centre to find out whether ACE is the ‘right fit’ for you, please book online HERE. Please select the site you would like to visit - Rackheath or Gorleston.


Call us on 01603 720308 or complete the enquiry form online for a call back from a member of staff.


If you are ready to apply, please complete our online application form HERE

or alternatively download and complete one HERE and email it to