Supported Learning

Summary of course

The course is designed to enable you to study for further qualifications and prepare you to progress onto a Level 1 or Level 2 course and build your core and confidence to re-take GCSEs in Maths and English. Everyone does Mathematics and English at a level that is right for them - from Entry Level 3 Functional Skills up to GCSE.

Additionally there will be opportunities to explore and study digital skills, work and employability skills alongside independent learning and living skills.

You will have the opportunity to participate in experiences of work and vocationally focused tasters' providing a fantastic opportunity to explore the vocational areas of the college in preparation for your next course focus.

You will also cover a range of employability skills to help you prepare for the work place.

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. Targets and 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?

There are varying methods of assessment within the programme, eg. observations, role play professional discussions, written tasks and presentations, workbooks, written assessments and computer based activities.

Who is this course for?

This is a full-time course designed for students progressing from a supported/ specialist learning environment into FE and students transitioning that need a supportive environment in which to learn build confidence and progress.

Progression and Career Opportunities

Transition options include:

  • 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


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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