Key Stage 4 Programme

A brick archway built by a Key Stage 4 student

A brick archway built by a Key Stage 4 student

vocational qualifications in the gcse years

For several years, Essex Youthbuild has been running a Key Stage 4 Programme for young people to gain vocational qualifications in Construction, complementing their school curriculum. Young people come to Essex Youthbuild through school and work towards Level 1 City & Guilds’ qualifications in Construction Skills. Essex Youthbuild also welcomes Elective Home Educated students.

We have found that for many young people, gaining some vocational experience at this crucial age helps them focus on their future and can improve their academic studies at school.

When nearing completion of their course, students receive one-to-one help with applications for college and apprenticeship and leave with a photographic portfolio of their work and accomplishments.

For more information on this programme, please call 01245 461700 or email