The main focus of CACT’s Education strand is based upon offering young people a range of opportunities particularly those who are not reaching or who have struggled to reach their full potential through mainstream education. These programmes are divided between pre-16 alternative provision and post-16 further education.


Alternative Education Provision (South-East London)

We currently support students who for a variety of reasons find life difficult in mainstream schools. Our aim is to help support the students to discover their true potential without having to be referred to an off-site pupil referral unit.

Alternative Provision (Kent)

Our Alternative Provision in Kent is based in Folkestone and New Romney under the Birchwood Pupil Referral Unit for 14-16 year olds and in Maidstone for the New Line Learning Academy for ages 11-16. As with our South-East London provision, we strive to ensure that our students receive a high quality of provision and leave with a range of GCSE’s.

Employment and Skills

CACT has a long history of delivering a range of employability courses for those people looking for a job. Most our current delivery is based upon traineeships for 16-18 year olds.

We have strong partnerships with local further education colleges including London South East Colleges (Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich) and Hadlow College. In addition, we also have a wide range of employers linked to the trust and the football club where there are potential opportunities for young people.

Literacy and Numeracy Mainstream Education

In September 2016 we started offering an exciting new initiative, which is funded by L&Q Housing, to deliver literacy and numeracy programmes for primary school children in Greenwich and Bexley to help raise their levels of achievement. 

Higher Education and the University of Greenwich

We work closely with the University of Greenwich on a range of initiatives including; the development of a Foundation Degree in Sport and Community; Higher Apprenticeships; a jointly funded PhD post and a joint schools project. Read more here.


Dr Alan Sanders
Director of Education, Health and Sport
P: 0208 850 2866