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Basildon Bowlers Croft GAPS Centre

We can help you progress towards your next steps...

If you are out of education or training and want to gain qualifications, work experience, confidence and self belief to achieve your dreams, our GAPS Basildon Centre offering trade courses can help you.

We’ll develop a tailored package of support and goals to help support your individual needs. Working in small groups, our friendly and experienced tutors will help you to progress towards your next steps in life.

As a participant at TCHCs GAPS Basildon Centre you will have the opportunity to gain vocational skills and qualifications, including maths, English, skills for work and work experience.

Your programme will include:

  • Vocational Aim
  • Maths & English
  • Life Skills
  • Work Skills
  • Work Experience

Courses we offer

Kirsty Negus‚Äč

Basildon GAPS Centre Manager

My name is Kirsty Negus and I am the Centre Manager at GAPS Basildon РBowlers Croft. I have 34 years of experience in Hairdressing but for the past 3 years I have focused on Further Education, I bring a wealth of knowledge with me working in FMCG and B2B for the past 19 years. 

My passion is education and giving learners the tools they need to achieve their dreams. At Bowlers Croft we work with the learner to get them work ready to gain employment. We are a small team who are working towards the same goal. The team help learners to build confidence, resilience, independence and community spirit. This happens through enriched lessons which explore local industries and robust employer partnerships. 

We support British Values such as equality and diversity, respect, tolerance and inclusivity. It takes a community to bring up a young person and here at Bowlers Croft, we believe we support this.


TCHC works effectively to include learners with complex needs. We have the facilities and expertise to work with learners with special educational needs in the areas of:

  • Sensory and physical needs
  • Cognition and learning
  • Communication and interaction
  • Social and emotional difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Learners with complex communication difficulties (ASD)

Our provision proudly consists of a personalised and flexible programme of support, which is updated regularly, to give our learners a positive learning experience.

All courses will be accredited through National Awarding Bodies.

Financial Support

This programme is fully funded. For eligible learners, we may be able to provide support covering costs such as travel and meals.

Please click here to see if you are eligible for financial support.


TCHC takes its safeguarding responsibilities very seriously and we want to ensure that all people using our centres and services are kept safe from all forms of harm.

We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to:

  • Respect each other‚Äôs right to feel safe
  • Treat others fairly and with respect
  • Not to threaten, hurt or abuse others

It is important you feel safe, if you are worried or concerned about yourself or someone you know, please talk to us:

Alex Pazik – Safeguarding Manager (07732 684738)

Charlie Stone – Safeguarding Champion (07701 311520)

or please email:¬†[email protected]


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