Study Programme

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The Study Programme is aimed at 16-18 years olds who want a different option to the usual route. This course is ideal for students who, for whatever reason, are not able to attend a traditional education environment, such as school or college.

Why choose Runway?

  • You will gain a internationally recognised qualification
  • Flexible online learning
  • Our staff are experienced managers from range of backgrounds that will support your learning journey every step of the way
  • University of Cambridge
  • Vision Express
  • Reed
  • Youngs

Course Information

Course Overview

There is a full induction programme at the start of the course. Learners will start the course getting to know your surroundings, personal tutor, and fellow peers. Housekeeping rules and group expectations will be agreed by all learners from the outset, to ensure everyone feels comfortable and safe in their learning environment.

Having achieved your qualification you will be supported to progress onto either a Traineeship or Apprenticeship programme to help further develop your skills, qualifications and experience. Ultimately, we want to provide you with the tools and ability to gain employment and start a career that you can excel in.


  • Level 2 Diploma in Skills for Business
  • Level 2 Certificate in Developing Enterprise Skills
  • Employability Skills and support with your chosen career path
  • Life and Wellbeing Skills High quality work experience relevant to you
  • Achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English


  • We are not your typical school or college and pride ourselves on creating a fun and interactive learning experience
  • As an alternative option to traditional study, we offer training in smaller groups in a supportive environment
  • Typically the learning groups will be no more than 10 students, and every group will be assigned their own dedicated personal tutor and pastoral support
  • We want to ensure all our learners feel fully supported while they learn and progress


  • Functional Skills Functional Skills English (if applicable) Maths (if applicable)
  • Skills for Business
  • Investigating Enterprise Skills
  • Work Experience
  • British Values
  • Understanding Personal Finances
  • Money Matter for Employment
  • CV writing
  • Mindset
  • Problem Solving
  • Safeguarding and Prevent
  • Drug and Alcohol awareness
  • Mental health Awareness
  • Job Hunting
  • Careers Advice
  • Interview Skills


The Study programme will take place at our dedicated learning centre in Tonbridge, however we don’t want learners to be purely classroom based.
There will be plenty of activities on offer, including workshops, team building events, outdoor activities, trips and visits to local businesses. On-site we have a dedicated outside area with football posts and table tennis!


We want to make sure you find work experience that’s relevant to you and your interests. We will work with you to find an employer to match your needs. We already have links with numerous employers who are waiting to welcome you.


Work experience will start in Term 3, which begins in January 2022. You will attend your work placement for one day per week across Terms 3 and 4.


Typically, the learner will be on timetable 5 days per week throughout the academic year, running between 10am and 3:30pm.


We will try to cover everything needed whilst you are at our learning centre, but there might be some revision or coursework that will need completing in your own time.


The only exams involved are Maths and English Functional Skills, all of the other work is coursework based.


The good news is the Study Programme course is completely FREE to the learner.


The course is a full academic year, September to June. You will follow the same holiday pattern as schools and colleges, so there will be half term breaks, Christmas and Easter holidays too.


We are located in Tonbridge, Kent. We have good public transport links (bus and train), as well as road links. We have very limited parking available at our centre and visitors must park in the visitors’spaces only. If these are full, please use off-site parking.

Our testimonials

30,000+ learners trust Runway Training to boost their careers

  • Many thanks Runway training

    I have gained much knowledge from this course. It is the first time I have accessed training virtually and everything was easy to follow with clear instructions for which questionnaire to complete, video to watch or attachments to read. In particularly I found the personality traits and what motivates others and may demotivate another. I will take this learning with me onto the next stage of my career.


    ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership & Management
  • I would highly recommended it to anyone

    I loved the quality of the video as well as the knowledge of the tutor. I am planing to attend more online training run by Runway Training and I would highly recommended it to anyone who wants to improve their skills sets.


    Aspiring Manager.
  • Great to work around a full-time job

    This was great to work around a full-time job as [I] could select as and when to watch the videos and complete the tasks.


    Team Leader
  • It's extremely knowledgeable

    Overall I enjoyed the course and found it extremely knowledgeable and tutorials were easy to follow. The tutor gave excellent feedback with prompt replies.

    Z. Jane

    Senior Graphic Designer.
  • Very informative and enjoyable.

    Very informative and enjoyable. Well presented by Alison and well supported by Seb. Thank You!

    A. Dawkins

  • I had a fantastic learning experience

    I would like to say that I had a fantastic learning experience with the company, I found you very professional at all times, great communication throughout and very supportive. The on-line maths formative assessments where very good and helped me be successful. You were able to get me through the exam in time and I was pleased to receive my certificate when I returned from our holiday, so well done I would certainly recommend you to others.

    Mike Rooksby

    Runway Direct Learner, Bristol
  • We are extremely impressed with the quality

    Pepenbury is a charity that provides high quality care and support for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.  We train our staff with the necessary skills in order for us to provide the best possible care and management in both Care and non-Care focused roles within the organisation. We have worked with Runway Training over the past year and are extremely impressed with the quality of the training, support and resources provided including the knowledge and expertise of all the staff that we have had the pleasure of working alongside. As an employer, Runway Training have provided us with the flexibility to up skill our staff across various departments including Care (both Residential and Domiciliary) through Health and Social Care programmes but also through Retail Management and Business Administration qualifications.  All staff have been trained to an extremely high standard and Runway Training have worked collaboratively with us, the employer, to support staff through all aspects of their training. Their breadth of knowledge and quality of provision make Runway Training a leader in their industry and it is clear to see how they have achieved all of their current and past accolades.  Their staff are all expert in their fields and it is evident that they pride themselves on professional conduct, which as a result provides highly knowledgeable and up skilled staff for our organisation; we cannot recommend Runway Training highly enough.

    Lisa Mitchell

    Pepenbury, Kent
  • Thanks for your support during my apprenticeship.

    I will like to show a big appreciation to Zoe Harrison for her support during my apprenticeship to guide me to get not only to pass but to achieve a distinction. She has been very dedicated and supportive during the time that I have known her whilst on the apprenticeship. Zoe has been a source of encouragement to me during times when I questioned whether the apprenticeship was for me and considered dropping out. I just wanted you to know that I believe that Zoe is extremely competent as an apprentice tutor and knows her craft. I believe that she is a valued asset to your organisation and under her guidance many apprentices will succeed. Many thanks

    Runway Training Student

  • I really enjoyed the course

    I really enjoyed the course and recapped over somethings that I had already learnt and learned many new things. I also liked that Maureen allowed me to take the lungs out of the Sams (Resusci-Doll). Thank you!!

    Christin Weatherburn

    Emergency First Aid at Work, Orchard Hill Partnership, Surrey
  • Very good, fun and informative.

    Visual information, activities, group work all excellent. I feel like I gained knowledge and I'm sure I will use it in the future.

    T. Champion

    Emergency First Aid at Work, Homeless Care, Maidstone
  • I am really pleased

    Thank you for all your support and patience, I would not have been able to get through it without you.

    Julian Tudor

    Business and Administration Apprentice, Porchlight, Canterbury
  • I really enjoyed the course.

    Learning was made fun and very interesting and helpful for my job and home life. Yvonne was great. Thank you

    E. Barnes

    Emergency First Aid at Work, St Martins School, Tunbridge Wells

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