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Not in Education or Training?

John Ruskin College has two great courses to prepare 16-18 year olds who have been out of education for some time or have barriers to learning.

Our Get Ready LEAP courses are a great starting point for young people to prepare for their next steps. The courses provide a safe place to develop their communication skills, and confidence to prepare for a full-time College course, or to head into the world of work. 


Get Ready focuses on supporting young people to manage the expectations of college life, achieve their qualifications and progress on to fantastic destinations at college and beyond. 

Get Ready benefits from small groups, and expert tutors, alongside strong pastoral support.


  • Certificate in Personal and Social Skills, including topics such as teamwork, dealing with problems, and managing relationships, and skills such as personal finances, community action and preparation for work
  • Essential Digital Skills qualification
  • Math and English qualifications if required
  • Tutorial and enrichment


To a vocational level 1 course at John Ruskin College.

LEAP (Learning, Employability and Progression) is a great way to support the transition into employment, preparing and supporting you with building the skills you'll need to secure and maintain employment. 

This course has varied start and exit points throughout the year and is designed to help young people who may need a little support to transition into employment in their local community. 


  • Preparation for Work
  • Personal Development
  • Assertiveness and Confidence Building
  • Volunteering
  • Citizenship
  • Digital Literacy
  • Enterprise Project
  • Work Experience


To employment.

Want to Find Out More?

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Come along to one of our Open Events! It's your chance to tour the College, meet our staff and talk about Get Ready or LEAP. Click here to book your place today.
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Apply for Get Ready or LEAP online and our team will get in touch with you.
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If you’d like to talk through your options, then come and meet our Client Services team. No booking or appointments are required. Simply arrive at the college with your ID and our team will take you through the enrolment process.


There are no entry requirements for either course. Please speak with our Client Services team to find out when you can join this course.

If you are under 19 on 31/08/2022, tuition is free. 

Address: John Ruskin College, Selsdon Park Road, South Croydon, CR2 8JJ

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