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information for parents & carers

Welcome to our information pages for parents. We trust you find the information you are looking for here, or in the rest of the training website. Please contact us if you need further information.

asphaleia training is part of the asphaleia group and is committed to working towards the Every Child Matters outcomes. The asphaleia training team are currently based in Worthing, Shoreham-by-Sea, Haywards Heath and Littlehampton, West Sussex and Uxbridge, West London.

For further information on the asphaleia group, please click here.

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  • A bit more about us

    At asphaleia training, we offer alternative learning programmes for young people aged 14-18 years old who are not in education, employment or training (also known as NEET) and those are at risk of becoming NEET. In order to access our free learning provision, young people must be NEET or at risk of becoming NEET when applying to us. 

    For young people aged 16-18 we offer several programmes, including a full menu of qualifications to help them get on track with their learning and secure the future they want for themselves. Our young people come to our programmes for many reasons. Some do not engage with the school or college environment and prefer our alternative learning centres. Some have dropped out of college simply because they couldn't cope with the amount of work they needed to do. Some need some extra time to figure out what they want to do, and want to complete some qualifications in the meantime.

    asphaleia can be a huge stepping stone for so many young people, who need a little more time to decide what they want to do. Our flexible and diverse range of courses (which include work based certificates as well as more academic courses including numeracy and literacy) ensure young people work at the right level for them and achieve qualifications. To find out more about these specific programmes click here.

    Young people on our programmes achieve at least one qualification whilst they are with us (some can be completed in a morning!) and will be fully supported to move into a suitable progression, such as school/college, an apprenticeship or employment.

    In addition to our own learning programmes running from our Sussex and London based learning centres, we work alongside schools and other agencies to provide additional support to young people who are aged 14-16 and identified at being at risk of becoming NEET and not making a successful transition into further education or employment. This would include young people who are facing exclusion or those who are faced with challenging learning difficulties which make successful learning in a school environment more difficult.

    If you are unsure if your son or daughter is able to receive support from asphaleia training please contact us - our team would be more than happy to discuss your interest further.

  • Locations

    We are based in Worthing, Kent and Uxbridge, West London and our centres are open all year round. 

    Please contact us for more information should you be interested in our provision in this area.

  • Financial help

    The rules for getting help with money whilst a young person is in education have changed. Please click here to find out more about what will be available and whether your child will be entitled to receive help.

  • Apply for our programmes

    If your son or daughter wants to apply to current asphaleia training programmes, please contact the team in Worthing or Uxbridge. The contact details are:


    Worthing, Shoreham, Haywards Heath and Littlehampton

    Contact names: Kelly Reeves or Vanessa Potter
    E: To email the team, click here
    T: 01903 823546


    Contact name: Jurgita Sereikaite
    E: To email the team, click here
    T: 01895 272485

  • Useful links

    Find out about other asphaleia projects here

    The Department for Education:
    BBC online learning resources:
    BBC support for parents: