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Thurrock 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, GAPS Thurrock Study Programme 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 in TCHCs GAPS Study Programme 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


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)
Ella Collet РSafeguarding Champion (07541 774089)

or please email:¬†[email protected]

Shannon Jordan

Thurrock GAPS Centre Manager

I have been based at GAPS Thurrock since August 2023, previously in the Centre Administrator role. As of March 2024, I moved into the Centre Manager role and look forward to supporting our centre and its learners in achieving their full potential going forward.

I have worked in education in Thurrock for the last 5 years and am a qualified teacher myself. I have experience in primary education and a strength of mine is building a learning environment that both enriches and challenges students. I believe in breaking down barriers to learning and equipping young people with the skills to achieve their goals, advocate for themselves and thrive in the wider world.

GAPS Thurrock is a study programme which provides tailored education for young people with diverse needs and SEND. The exceptional staff team of Tutors and LSA’s recognise the benefits of getting to know the young people in our centre well and using that to support them in progressing both academically and personally. The lessons in our centre are specific to the needs of our learners and are taught through a range of engaging methods. Our wider curriculum emphasis is on fostering confidence, independence, and essential life skills for success.


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