Programmes, Courses and Accreditations

Core Subjects

Our Learners cover all core subjects including Maths, English and Science as well as and engaging in age-appropriate topics in history, geography, and ICT. They are taught by qualified SEN teachers 1:1 where appropriate in English, Maths, Science and PSHE. 

Qualifications and Accreditations: 

Currently learners can take the following qualifications: 

Functional Skills in Maths and English from Entry Level 1 to Level 2 

GCSE Maths, English (Language and Literature) Biology, Geography and Art 

Arts Award:  Bronze, Silver, and Gold 

Youth Health Champions (YHC) Level 2 Award (Post 16) 

Luccombe Hub Employability Programme (Post 16 September 2024) 

British Horse Society (BHS) qualifications Bronze, Silver, Gold, Stage 1 and 2


ASDAN programmes focus on completing challenges and skills according to individual ability and the development of social and life skills. 

We currently offer several short courses and Towards Independence programmes, covering subjects such as Animal Care, Land-Based Sector, Food Wise and Expressive Arts and Gardening. Students are free to make their own choice, from a number of courses on offer through ASDAN. 

We are an accredited EAQ Centre offering Equine Assisted Learning and offer riding lessons with the Luccombe Riding School. 

We cover practical lessons in finance, money management, cooking, healthy lifestyle, life skills, ICT and we ensure our learners understand internet safety and social media use. 

Vocational Opportunities

We offer practical classes in mechanics and woodwork and other rural pursuits. 

We work with The Dorset Forestry Commission where students can learn all elements of forestry management and skills in coppicing and hedge-laying. All of these skills combined help our students to aim towards working apprenticeships.  We are also member of Social Farm and Gardens, the Outdoor Learning Institute and our learners are able to benefit from sessions at Woodland School –, Dorset Trade Skills, Abavia who offer qualifications in operating farm machinery including tractor driving and Dorset Coppicing group.  

Our students have the opportunity to participate in work experience with animal care and farm-based activities including farriers, equine dentists and vets.


Luccombe Hub has strong links with the local community and children are encouraged to get involved with charitable activities and local events. 

Personal Development

It’s important to us that each child feels included and valued. By offering a wide range of experiences we can ensure each young person’s talents are discovered and nurtured, including:


  • Geo-Cashing 
  • Bush Craft/Forest School 
  • Allotment & Gardening 
  • Cooking 
  • Art: Textiles, jewellery making, photography, sculpture, pottery, Art enterprise 
  • Music 
  • STEM 
  • Cultural, Ethical & Moral Values 
  • Design Technology 
  • Employability 


  • Cooking 
  • Gardening 
  • Environmental Studies 
  • Mechanics 
  • Carpentry 
  • Animal Care 
  • Horse Riding 
  • Life Skills 
  • Woodwork 
  • Therapeutic Farm 

Attending workshops run by visiting artists, e.g. Stone carving, metal work, felting, weaving, pottery, lamp making and upholstery. 

Measuring Progress

All conventional schools are tied by legislation that dictates that students have to reach a certain level by a certain age. At The Hub we celebrate every individual achievement regardless of age or ability. 

Each young person helps plan their own educational journey. They are able to explore and develop in a way that inspires them. The Hub is showing tangible results and genuine development with all students. We pride ourselves on individual progress, whether that be in academic achievements, attendance, regulating behaviour in difficult situations, or managing fears and anxieties.