It is very difficult to give you a good idea of what SOFEA is like from a website. It’s much better to get us to give you a ring so we can invite you to come in for a very informal chat to find out more.

Or you can download our simple Application Form or contact us for more information. You can start with us immediately, or book a place for September.

If you are 16-18 (or up to 24 if you have an Education and Health Care Plan) and you join one of our programmes then working with SOFEA will be your official full time education programme.

We will start by discussing with you what the best approach is and design an individual programme with you – usually this is three days or more per week and can last for up to a year (this is flexible).

If you need to get public transport to get to us, we will pay for that.

Your parents will be able to claim child benefit and tax credits if appropriate and you may be eligible for a bursary.