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For students who need curriculum support, early intervention to avoid exclusion or schooling on exclusion, we offer an Alternative Provision of Education (APE) to support their educational and social development 

Nuneaton & Bedworth Leisure Trust (NBLT) is a non-for-profit organisation and registered charity that aspires to improve people’s quality of life, health and well-being through leisure, fitness and activities which are accessible to all.

Our Alternative Provision of Education offers curriculum support & early intervention to avoid exclusion and is successful because it recognises and works as a partnership between the educational authority, school, student, parent and us. We are accredited with Warwickshire County Council. 

With considerable experience working with young people we understand that more and more children struggle in mainstream school and feelings of loneliness, confusion and frustration often manifest as anger and  other forms of unacceptable behaviour locking the students in a never ending cycle that can often lead to permanent exclusion.

Our objectives

Our objectives under the Alternative Provision of Education (APE) is to support the development of the individual excluded student, by:

  • Treat the cause not the symptoms

  • Improve behaviour, attendance and attitude to learning

  • Identify positive destinations

  • Reintegrate into school educational progress and attainment

  • Support the family of each child


We offer an initial assessment with the partners to ensure that all aspects of the student’s life are examined to enable an holistic approach to be developed. Following this a dedicated key worker will work intensively with the student on all related and identified issues creating a range of support. Most importantly we will agree a contract outlining the expectations, detailing the support provided and the consequences that both the student and key worker will sign.

Support will be personalised and delivered on a one to one basis but can be adapted to work with groups of students if required by the school or student. We can work within school/ academy/ or college or off site at one our dedicated learning centres.

All of our educational courses are ASDAN accredited and will include:

  • Award of Personal Effectiveness (AoPE)

  • Certificate of Personal Effectiveness (CoPE)

  • Sport, Nutrition & Fitness

  • Outdoor activities

  • Community involvement and volunteering

  • Disability and sport awareness

  • Work experience

  • PHSE

  • Embedded learning of Numeracy & Literacy

  • National Governing Body qualification in all sports

  • Umpiring and officiating

  • Gym instructor qualifications

  • Step in coaching programme

  • Pathway to employment in the sports industry

  • Work experience

  • Volunteering

  • CV preparation

  • Interview techniques

  • Employability skills

  • Work readiness programmes

Outdoor Educational Opportunities:

We are experienced in positive outdoor educational activities in differing locations around the UK and have the skills and knowledge to plan, organise and deliver activities.

Referrals for excluded students can come from agencies that include: Youth Justice Service, Family Intervention Projects, Social Services, Schools and individual self referrals.

For more information about APE and how to refer a young person onto the scheme, please contact:

Matthew Finnegan or alternatively call 024 76400 597 / 07917 088 236

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