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“I knew I didn’t want to be in a classroom for another year, so I tried something new...”


The summer fun doesn’t need to end in September. With our brand new Active Lifestyles full-time course, you’ll get the chance to spend lots of time outdoors, gainings skills and qualifications – and enjoying yourself!

New horizons. New beginnings.

If you’re not quite sure where you want to go next with your life, that’s ok. At HTP we have a 20-year track record of helping young people to discover their next step and build their careers.

So why not join our Foundation Skills for Active Lifestyles course (detailed info) and get outdoors? You can apply NOW for this flexible one-year course which give you the opportunity to learn more about the direction you want to take. You’ll clear your head and get a fresh start with a choice of engaging modules – with real qualifications – to help you choose and prepare for your next career adventure.

We’re a very different education provider. With much smaller group sizes, our super-friendly team at Riverbank Campus in Newport will support you every step of the way. You’ll gain exciting new skills and start to plan your next move – whether it’s continuing with Further or Higher Education, or into a job with an Apprenticeship.

Talk to HTP today and discover a different way to find, and reach, your new horizon.

Your questions answered:

What activities could I do?

This course is made up of sport, leisure and nutrition modules in a range of subjects, such as: sport & fitness instructing, outdoor pursuits, personal development and general cookery. 

How long exactly is the course?

This course is for one academic year – starting in early September (but you can still join up to October half-term) and finishing in July.

Do I need any qualifications to apply?

No. You don’t need any previous experience or qualifications to learn with us – just a desire to try new things and get your career started.

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Who can do this course?

All of our Full-time Courses are available to you if you are:

  • Aged 16-18 (or under 25 if you hold an Education, Health & Care Plan)
  • living in England
  • not in full-time education
Not sure you’re eligible? Or got other questions?

Will I have to pay to do a course?

No – the government will pay the cost of your course if you’re 16–18, or under 25 if you hold an Education, Health & Care Plan (EHCP).

You may also receive a bursary to support your learning. This will be discussed with you on application and could entitle you to up to £1,200 if your course lasts at least 30 weeks in one year. Depending on where you live you may also be eligible for help with your travel costs.

You must attend regularly to receive bursaries and other payments.

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What could this course lead to?

Progression from our full-time courses is something that we discuss from day one. There is a structured progression route for each of the courses we offer, including higher level qualifications, Apprenticeships or other employment, including self-employment.

When and how can I apply?

Our courses start in September but you can apply right now, or contact us to arrange a convenient time to visit the campus, see the facilities and meet our staff.

Before starting your course you will be asked to come in to meet your Training Consultant and complete your Programme Induction. This will include a tour of the campus areas where your training will take place. You will also receive further information about the course, such as any equipment or clothing you may need to provide and will be given an outline of your course timetable.

If you’re ready to apply for a Full-time Course with us, it’s easy:

  1. Contact us by phone or via our Contact Form,
  2. We’ll talk to you about your options and, if necessary, help you to complete the Application Form,
  3. We’ll help you choose which course is right for you.
Ready to apply?
Meet the Team: Tim Corbett

Meet the Team: Tim Corbett

“There’s no such thing as a typical day. In the warmer months we’re on the water, and during the cooler months we’ll be hiking or mountain biking so there’s a huge variety.”

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Prefer to start work now?

We have Apprenticeship and Traineeship opportunities available right now – across the Isle of Wight and the south coast, in all types of businesses.

Temporary campus closure

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Temporary campus closure

Due to exciting work starting to expand facilities at The Old Grammar School Campus, the building will be closed until the beginning of August.

In the meantime please refer all contact and visits to our Riverbank Campus in Little London, Newport PO30 5BS.

All calls will automatically be redirected, and apprentices and students will be notified directly of any changes to training or exam arrangements.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused while this work is being carried out.

Our Portsmouth Campus is unaffected and is operating as normal.