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What Courses Do We Offer?

Camden Pathways offers students a wide range of courses through different providers.

We try to make sure there's something to interest every student – from boxing to business, from art to health and beauty. 

Have a look by clicking on the green tabs below. 

Footsteps Sports Academy

Footsteps offer a nurturing education environment to young people who have experienced difficulties in mainstream school or would benefit from a small education setting.

Class sizes are a maximum of 6 and students are supported by a learning mentor during lessons.

Referring agencies and parents/carers receive a weekly report to monitor progress.

Our aim is to provide you with a positive experience of education, support with personal development and access to sport and vocational opportunities. Footsteps will also provide you with a high level of support to make decisions about your next steps in education and training.

Curriculum offer:


• Business Studies

• Biology

• Maths

• English

• Religious Studies

• Art

• PE

• Additional GCSEs can be offered where appropriate


Sports Leaders Awards, FA Level 1 Coaching Courses and First Aid courses are available

The sports curriculum consists of football, non-contact boxing, weight training, wrestling, martial arts, tennis, tabletennis, rugby, and athletics. External coaches support students to ensure optimal participation, progress and development.



Footsteps Sports Academy

Principal: Chris Hall 07838132091 chris.hall@footstepstrust.com

Youth Hub, White Hart Lane, N22 5QW
Phone: 020 8881 4050



How to get here

• Wood Green Station / White Hart Lane Overground

• W3 Bus



NLQAP Quality Assurance: Meets Required Standards

DfE registered: Yes

Ofsted rating: 2 (2022)

Capital City College Group

A good range of vocational courses, delivered by tutors and people with real industry experience.

They focus on achieving qualifications, improving behaviour and attendance, and preparing young people for further education or the world of work. The courses are designed to engage the interest of learners.

The college is based on 2 sites, and aims to:

  • provide you with an alternative route to gain qualifications with an individualised programme suited to your needs.
  • enhance your learning experience in a college environment with excellent facilities, to support you to gain qualifications which will lead to employment or further study
  • ensure you are fully prepared with the right skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in the modern workplace.


Curriculum offer: 

City and Islington College

  • Level 1 BTEC Business
  • Level 1 BTEC Performing Arts 

Maths and English GCSE & Functional Skills

Functional Skills ICT (Functional Skills route) or Level 1 BTEC Gateway Science (GCSE route)

NOCN personal development


College of North East London

  • Level 1 VTCT Introduction to the Hair & Beauty Sector
  • Level 1 City & Guilds Multi Skills Construction
  • Level 1 BTEC Sport

Maths and English GCSE & Functional Skills

Functional Skills ICT (Functional Skills route) or Level 1 BTEC Gateway Science (GCSE route)

NOCN personal development



Shaheena Khatri – KS4 Business Manager                          


020 8442 3042           


College of North-East London, High Road, Tottenham, N15 4RU


Westminster Kingsway College, 211 Grays Inn Road, Kings Cross, WC1X 8RA


City & Islington College, 444 Camden Road, Islington, N7 0SP               



How to find us:

College of North-East London (CONEL)                                                               
Bus: 76, 149, 259, 279, 318, 349, 476,                                

Overground: South Tottenham                             

Tube: Seven Sisters (Victoria Line)


Westminster Kingsway College

Train – Kings Cross St Pancras                               

Buses: 10, 17, 45, 46, 30, 73, 91, 214, 394


City and Islington College

Tube: Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line)               

Buses: 4, 29, 43, 91, 153, 253, 254, 259, 271, 393



NLQAP Quality Assurance: Meets required standards
DfE registered: Yes

Ofsted rating: 3 (2020) for the post 16 college

The Arts Xchange

The Arts Xchange provides alternative education through a creative media and performing arts curriculum. This course may be suitable for you if you have an interest in a career in arts or media and would benefit from a smaller, less formal learning environment.

We believe passionately that learning can and should be enjoyable. A creative curriculum puts pleasure back into learning and our offer ensures that students are able to work towards meaningful qualifications. Some lessons are taught by industry professionals who have an up-to-date knowledge of the working world of Arts & Media. The Arts Xchange offers state of the art facilities which have been purpose built to offer a range of specialist teaching spaces, including a dance studio, theatre, recording studio and music technology suite.




Creative Curriculum

Level 2 Vocational Pathways:

UAL Creative Media Production (Digital Arts, Film, Music Technology)

UAL Performing Arts Level (Dance, Drama, Vocals)


Core curriculum

Maths and English GCSE & Functional Skills


Extended Curriculum

This strand of the curriculum engages students in personal, social and health education and preparation for post 16 education, training, or employment. One of the strengths of the college is the emphasis on personal and social growth, enabling students to develop a stronger sense of who they are and helping them to improve their self-confidence and ability to interact with others.



Gosia Klosek – Head of School

020 4568 4747



263 – 269 City Road. EC1V 1JX



Tube: Angel & Old Street                           

Overground: Highbury & Islington

Buses: 205, 214, 43


NLQAP Quality Assurance: Meets required standards
DfE registered: Yes
Ofsted rating: 2 (2017)


 Westside School

We provide our pupils with an engaging, challenging and rewarding education. Whilst every one of our pupils is an individual with their own specific interests and needs, what links them all is their potential to achieve well and lead happy, successful adult lives. 

We seek to provide pupils with the same breadth of opportunities both inside and outside the classroom as any mainstream school.  All our teachers hold qualified teacher status and every effort is made to offer a wide range of subjects.


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Our aims:

  • To offer a broad curriculum of academic and vocational subjects enhanced by educational visits, external speakers and partnerships with local schools and community groups;
  • To create a bespoke plan for each pupil so that any gaps in their education can be addressed and they can continue the GCSE courses they have already begun;
  • To keep classes to eight pupils or fewer and with two members of staff
  • To encourage families to be active partners in their children’s education;
  • To nurture key life skills such as confidence, self-esteem and ambition as well as the ability to co-operate, listen and interact positively with peers.


Curriculum offer:

GCSE:  English Language, Math, Biology, Sociology, Religious Studies, Art

Vocational Subjects:  Hair & Beauty, BTEC Business Enterprise & NCFE Mental Health Awareness Level 2

Extracurricular clubs: Cookery, Art, Non-contact boxing, Basketball, E-sports

Therapeutic interventions: Speech and Language, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Psychology



Headteacher: Patricia Hanley

Westside School

Galena House, 8-30 Galena Road, Hammersmith, W6 0LT

Tel: 020 7504 0512

E-mail: office@westsideschool.org.uk




Tube: Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly or District Line to Hammersmith or District line to Ravenscourt Park


NLQAP Quality Assurance:
DfE registered: Yes

Ofsted rating: 1 (2019)

The Boxing Academy

The Boxing Academy offers high quality education and development to the most hard-to-reach young people, realised through the discipline and ethos of boxing.

Our unique model offers intense mentoring and support for young people, placing them in a class of 8 students with a dedicated boxer who acts as mentor, teacher support and coach throughout their stay with us. 

For young people who have had a negative and unsuccessful time in mainstream, especially those who have anger or aggression issues, this is a fresh start and an opportunity to complete their GCSEs and gain a place in further education. The ethos reflects our origins, that of a boxing gym: a small, comfortable and familial environment with clear boundaries, a system of rewards and sanctions and an emphasis on discipline, achievement and hard work.

Students do not need to have boxed to attend the Boxing Academy. In fact, most of them haven’t. The daily boxing training helps with concentration, fitness and self-esteem but they do not compete. We use daily Boxing training to provide a skill-based intervention which successfully improves the wellbeing, academic success, resilience and life opportunities for young people.


Curriculum offer:







Functional Skills Maths and English



Principal – Anna Cain

1 Monteagle Way, Hackney, London E5 8PH
020 8986 4674





Overground: Hackney Central, Rectory Road, Clapton



NLQAP Quality Assurance: Meets Required Standards
DfE registered: Yes

Ofsted rating: 1 (2020)

 BSix College

Studying at BSix will allow you to experience life at a sixth form college with teachers who understand the needs of 14 – 16 year old students on an alternative provision pathway.

We personalise the study programme for you. Alongside your main vocational subject you will study English and Maths at the level most appropriate for you. The level that you study at is based on interview and assessment. We are aware that secondary school is not the best environment for all 14 – 16 learners. At BSix we have a good record of providing an educational setting to help you get back on track.

We treat you like an adult. We are here to support you, but we also expect you to study hard and aspire to be successful.



BTEC Level 1 Vocational Studies

UAL Level 1 Art, Design and Media

Entry level 3 Edexcel Science

Maths & English GCSE or Functional Skills

Trinity ESOL courses are also available



Kenninghall Road, E5 8BP
0800 3892 947
Gordon Mestrum – KS4 Manager: gmestrum@bsix.ac.uk



Trains: Clapton, Hackney Downs and Rectory Road

Buses: 38, 48, 55, 56, 106, 253, 254, 393, 488



NLQAP Quality Assurance: Meets required standard
DfE registered: Yes
Ofsted rating: 2 (2021)

The Avalon Project

 We believe in a person-centred approach to learning in small classes with high tutor to student ratios. Our classes are taught by experienced, professionals who create and deliver dynamic hands on lessons that are practical and designed to meet the needs of all of our young people. By working with small groups, we are able to provide the appropriate level of support and wraparound care so our learners can thrive.


Curriculum offer

The Avalon Project is a part time vocational offer of 2 days per week.

Young people are educated in school for their core subjects.


BTEC level one diploma in Engineering

The course covers a wide range of engineering sectors, including mechanical maintenance and repair, welding and metal fabrication, electrical installation, design and making products. 


BTEC level one diploma in Construction

This course covers a wide range of construction sectors, the course covers carpentry, electrics, plumbing, painting and decorating, and brickwork 


As part of both courses, young people participate in dirt-biking every half term. Biking days are carefully paced to stretch the technical abilities whilst being physical demanding and fun. 

The sessions are designed to build resilience, encourage team-working, improve confidence and keep everyone motivated on their studies.  



The Avalon Project
1a Churchway
London, NW1 1LJ

E: neil.monaghan@camden.gov.uk

T: 0207 974 2392

Website: https://www.avalonproject.co.uk/



Euston Station – Overground & Underground

Bus: 168 & 253



Quality Assured in September 2022 by CCfL – provider met required standards

DfE registered: No – part time provision - Managed by Camden Council’s Youth Support Service