Supported Learning

Summary of course

This is a full-time transition course designed for students who have a diagnosis of ASC, and need a supportive environment in which to learn and progress. This is a blended accredited, transition course. Students work towards a qualification alongside an inclusive, enjoyable and progressively challenging knowledge, skills and behaviours programme.

We will assess your individual needs at your initial interview. Additional personalised support is then planned with you to help you achieve your learning goals and widen progression opportunities . You will be taught in small groups and will be set individual targets to achieve. Both your targets and your progress will be monitored regularly in all sessions.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Digital Skills
  • Independent Learning and Living Skills
  • Work and Employability related Skills

How is the course assessed?

Assessment is continuous and progress is recorded in the student's Passport alongside unit and project work. You will be encouraged to work with others, improve your own learning, social, communication skills and performance.

Who is this course for?

This is a full-time transition course designed for students who have a diagnosis of ASC, and need a supportive environment in which to learn.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Transition options include:

  • Further study opportunities in Supported Learning
  • Wider college vocational programmes – specific to student career aspirations/ interests
  • Supported Internship Programme
  • Employment/ External Opportunities

Entry Requirements for new students

There are no formal entry requirements - just a willingness to take part and develop skills for further courses or employment.

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.

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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