Alternative Education Scheme

About Us

The Hunslet Club delivers a daytime education programme leading to accredited qualifications in motor vehicle studies, hair & beauty, sport and catering to young people who are in Key Stage 3 or Key Stage 4 and those who are at risk of low achievement in school or are disadvantaged by the school environment.

The courses vary between a few weeks up to two years in length. Hundreds of young people have successfully achieved accredited qualifications and have progressed into further learning routes or job opportunities.

In the last academic year alone, 380 learners referred from almost 40 high schools gained an average of four qualifications each.

We aim to deliver a quality learning experience in an environment that is both welcoming and safe. We not only provide the knowledge and skills required to succeed in an educational setting, we also teach the social skills needed to survive in the workplace. We are also an approved JCQ Host Centre

We are a registered learning centre with Pearson (previously Ed-Excel) and NOCN . We are an approved provider for Education Leeds and have also formed successful partnerships with the Youth Service, Probation Service, Youth Offending Team and Leeds United Football Club.

The Club is committed to developing its vocational learning programme and offering opportunities for all young people irrespective of circumstances both educationally or socially.


Courses are entirely learner centred and versatile; our timetables are individual for each learner ensuring flexibility, suitability and feasibility to ensure maximum achievement for each learner. Programmes of study are arranged in conjunction with school and parents and devised in an entirely bespoke manner.

School Referrals

We accept applications for learners to participate in our scheme via a referral from their current school/education provider. Once the referral has been received we will invite the learner to visit the Club to assess their individual needs and progression route. Learners are issued with confirmation of their commencement date and timetable and will receive a full induction

Feedback from Parents

“I just wanted to express my thanks for the support you have given my son in the time he has been coming to you. As you know his journey through education has been incredibly trying at times and I’m grateful for the way he has been encouraged and nurtured at the Club”

“He has never had a day when he’s not wanted to attend and that in itself is a reflection of the good work you’re doing there. If it hadn’t been for places like the Hunslet Club then I don’t know what direction he would have gone in but thanks to the inspiration he’s had there he is now in the process of joining the Army and has secured a place at Leeds City College to study Public Services alongside his training”

Feedback from Awarding Bodies

Certa Quality review – 15th July 2015

“There is a relaxed but work-like atmosphere at Hunslet Club that suits learners who have struggled with conventional school provision.

This is a highly organised and well run provision. The facilities are very good and learners are clearly motivated and engaged by the units and the well-designed assessment booklets.

Assessment, IV procedures and documentation are robust, consistent and thorough in all aspects. Tutor feedback has improved in consistently since the last QR visit

Pearson Btec – 18th January 2016

“All quality processes are in place and effective

The assessment team are professionally competent and qualified in their subject areas and have a relevant teaching qualification. They are assisted by a team of support workers and admin and management staff.

The building is well equipped with excellent resources and facilities that are appropriate, safe and sufficient for the courses that are delivered and that provide learners with a realistic working environment in all vocational areas ensuring learners are given the opportunity to achieve.

The QN is proactive, well organized and committed to ensuring that all quality measures at the centre are being met. Good detailed IV of assessment decisions helps ensure that standards are being maintained”

For more information please contact the club on 0113 271 6489 or via e-mail