Supported Learning

Summary of course

This course is designed to develop your social, independence skills, whilst improving your confidence through studying a range of topics.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • English and literacy skills
  • Maths and numeracy skills
  • Independent skills
  • Understanding the community
  • Creative studies
  • Personal and social development

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

You will be taught in small groups and will be set targets to achieve. Both your targets and your progress will be monitored regularly in tutorial sessions.

We will assess your individual needs at your initial interview, and if necessary, we will arrange additional support to help you achieve your learning goals.

Your Study Programme

We will assess your individual needs at your initial interview, and if necessary, will arrange additional support to help you achieve your learning goals.

Who is this course for?

If you are working towards Entry Level 1 or have achieved our Accessing College and Education certificate programme, this course may be for you. It is designed for students who need a supportive environment in which to learn.

This qualification is designed for students working at Entry Level 1. Entry Level 1 is for those students with profound and complex learning difficulties and/or disabilities, including those working towards Entry Level 2. Once you have completed the course, you may have the opportunity to progress on to other Supported Learning courses.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Opportunities include:

  • Supported Learning study

Entry Requirements for new students

You must already be at Level P5 or above before joining. You must be willing to take part in new learning opportunities and to improve your literacy, numeracy and social skills. You should also be committed to furthering your education.

Interview Requirements

Once you've submitted your application online, you will need to attend a course interview.

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, all interviews will take place by telephone so, you'll receive a call from one of our teachers.

We have asked them to call you within 1-3 weeks and they will usually make the calls after school hours.

This call will take between 5 and 10 minutes, the teacher will give you information about the course and you will have the opportunity to ask questions. It's probably worth making a note of these beforehand so you don't miss out on something important.

It's nothing you need to worry about. Our teachers just want to hear that you're ready to take the next step in your studies and are making the right choice. Before your course interview you must send us your Education, Health and Care Plan, if you have one, or details of your support needs plus your latest School report.

After the course interview, we'll send you a conditional offer by email or provide alternative advice.

General Info (materials required for the course)

There are usually at least two full day trips to various locations:

  • Day trips - £20.00 - £40.00
  • Students will also need to bring in £2 per week for independent skills

Course fee information


Course fee information

Sorry, you’ve missed the start date for this course but we are planning to offer it again in September 2020. If you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us on 0300 123 2344 or complete our easy online enquiry form


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