Lifelong learning skills and communities (LLSC) Progression Team

A Council-run service to help with Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

Supports children and young people: 11-16 years

Referral reason: Alternative Provision can support young people to

  • Develop their readiness to learn;
  • Improve their chances of making progress;
  • Achieve successful transition between phases of education towards adulthood and employment; and
  • Be supported to reintegrate for excluded or disengaged pupils.

Schools can refer when they are concerned about a young person of secondary school age.  In general, young people will need some of their learning to be delivered outside a school environment due to their needs.

People involved: The progression team staff work with Sheffield schools in matching alternative provision from our Alternative Provision Network (of 20 approved providers).

The team meet learners, school staff and parents/ carers.

Offer:Learners take part in a range of activities or interventions depending on the alternative provider.

Learners are supported to explore progression opportunities, gain experience or a qualification, and/or have a positive school reengagement plan.

Where appropriate, young people are supported back into school.

How to refer

Schools can refer and access alternative provision. They should discuss this with families first.

Schools can contact or refer to the service by:


Phoning: 0114 229 6185