Generally speaking, most pupils will have access to an alternative offer in addition to the main offer of the part-time school (e.g. B half a day, one day a week). However, some students may be programmed full-time with an external provider. In these circumstances, alternative service providers must ensure that pupils have access to nuclear subjects (i.e. English, mathematics, natural sciences, computer science) and that they have the opportunity to acquire appropriate and accredited qualifications to help them access higher education or training. The local authority offers schools a specific support service to help them organise appropriate alternative offers for their pupils in key phases 3 and 4. Suppliers can apply for one or more lots depending on the size and flexibility of their offer. . .