Post 16

Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) plans identify Educational, Health, Social and early employment needs for students after formal education and set out additional support to meet those needs.

The Code of Practice gives an overview of the purpose of an EHCP: The purpose of an EHCP is to offer targeted educational provision to meet the educational needs of the child or young person in order to secure the best possible outcomes for them.
This includes an overview set across education, health and social care and reflects the changing educational landscape of students as they get older preparing them for functional adulthood. To achieve this, local authorities use the information from the assessment to:

1. Establish and record the views, interests and aspirations of the parents and child or young person
2. Provide a full description of the child or young person’s special educational needs and any health and social care needs
3. Establish outcomes across education, health and social care based on the child or young person’s needs and aspirations
4. Specify the provision required and how education, health and care services will work together to meet the child or young person’s needs and support the achievement of the agreed outcomes.
5. Local authorities must consult the young person throughout the process of assessment and production of an EHC plan.

The employability programme offered at Luccombe Hub acts as a pivotal point for post 16 students enabling them to make sense of a demanding and fast changing world around them. The cornerstone feature of the programme is the ‘person centred’ strategy it adopts ensuring each students receives relevant and fit for purpose support, guidance and developmental challenge.

The programme follows a five-star guidance set of principles that ensure young people are able to measure their progress in a supportive and true to life manner.

Five-Star System

Luccombe provides post 16 students with specialist employability training based on supporting students to achieve personal bests in readiness for their next steps towards realizing their career path after completing their education at 18. The training follows a five-star system as follows;


The employability programme at Luccombe ensures that the training is ‘person centred’. This means that students are treated as individuals, focussing on their own training and individual needs rather than simply following a standard curriculum.


Students are linked to established professionals who act as external mentors supporting the real life application of what is being taught at Luccombe and in the world at large.


Training is based on achieving competency rather than simply knowing about it.


Employment needs are supported as a direct response to student interests. When students are uncertain about what they might wish to do they are given a range of competency choices in line with their naturally aligned aptitudes.


Progress is regularly measured and there is no limit in repeating training to achieve a desired set of competencies. Unlike mainstream education Training for Employment at Luccombe prioritises students journey rather than having to complete a standard pre-set curriculum. No student is left behind on the journey.

In collaboration with:

In collaboration with Dorset Trade Skills Ltd
Recognised qualifications in:

Bricklaying, Plastering
Tiling, Health and Safety,
Decorating, CSCS Registration,
Food Hygiene Carpentry.